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Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 14, 2010, 07:39:53 pm »
Re: raw comb honey, I recommend getting a free blood glucose test kit and then testing your blood sugars before you eat it and 1 and 2 hours afterwards. I noticed only small negative physical effects from eating raw comb honey, but when I tested my BG I found it spiked it terribly--so I don't recommend that you go by your own perceptions only.

That little glucose machine would tell me nothing about whether it's good for me or not. I'm sure it would say that my blood sugar spiked. But that's why I eat raw honeycomb, to get the pure sugar into my system. If there is no crash afterwards no harm is done. Here's what I mean. Way back when I used to eat a plate of pasta I always felt like I had to take a nap afterwards. I was also gaining weight with pasta/bread in my diet. Fast forward to the fruitarian period when I used to have 15 bananas for breakfast alone and NOT experience a crash afterwards or gain any weight even after months on 2000-3000 kcal of fruit daily. I can tell the pasta was causing harm to my body but the fruit wasn't. I have a magnificent body that has been fine-tuned over millions of years to know what is good for it and what is not. We should not rely on machines to tell us what is right for us. Instinct is king, always has been always will be. 

You didn't spit out the wax, did you?

Nope, I crush the honeycomb with a fork, mix it with raw eggs and drink it.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 13, 2010, 10:31:41 pm »
Update on raw honeycomb. I took a tablespoon of raw honeycomb and mixed it with 4 raw eggs. Tasted very good. I expected an insane sugar high followed by a crash but it didn't happen. No excessive urination or feeling tired, even hours after the drink. Might have something to do with consuming the whole thing not just the honey. One thing I'm noticing is that I'm much less thirsty now compared to when I start my day with a ground beef meal. I was starting to get a bit bothered by being so thirsty and having to drink so much water every day. I've been drinking this raw H&E drink once a day for 3 days now and it somehow takes away the thirst. I might make this raw drink my daily breakfast if no negative things come from it.

apologies to the author of the thread for straying from the subject

Don't worry about it. As far as I'm concerned you are on topic and adding value to the discussion.

Raw bone marrow is my primary source of fat. It is delicious!

A lot of people mention raw bone marrow. I'll have to try it soon.

but it's likely that it was eaten raw

RPD +1

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 12, 2010, 03:39:17 am »
I'm not talking about commercial supermarket butter. When I say market I mean the market in the open where dairy farmer's bring dairy, beekeepers bring honey and candles, and fruit/veg importers bring their stuff. The raw butter is called 'boerenboter' translated 'farmers butter' and you have to ask for it but they do have it.   

Journals / Re: The Wodg Journal
« on: June 11, 2010, 06:40:40 pm »
Quit all exercise and start doing zhan zhuang. It involves just standing without movement and just being aware of your body. You will heal this in less than 2 months. Don't be fooled by its simplicity, it's much harder than you can imagine. Just wait when your legs start shaking after just a couple minutes. You start 10 min a day and build up to 30-45 min over a course of couple weeks. Your internal power will grow daily and you will feel it. This is the best book to learn the practice. You should give it a try.


Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 11, 2010, 05:50:21 pm »
I just bought raw honeycomb and will try it later with raw eggs. Yesterday I recovered pretty quickly after eating a large meat meal. As for people who say I should give raw butter some time before I cut it out completely, not gonna happen. So I should endure stomach upset and feeling like shit for a month just so I can eat it? Lol, it's not like it will make me fly or something. I just wanted to test out how I would react to raw butter and now I know. Stupid move and my body let me know. I'm doing better than ever now and don't want to screw up my blood chemistry, hormonal balance or digestion. Just looking for something that could improve it even more.

I was actually more shocked that you procured it so quickly than the results. here its like you gotta make an appointment to go to a farm or get a delivery.

Our country is a dairy country. You can find raw butter on pretty much every market here.   

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 11, 2010, 07:15:56 am »
Emm yeah that's right, I tried 60 gr of raw grass-fed butter on empty stomach and it made me go to the bathroom several times today. Plus it made my body feel dirty and heavy. The ZC euphoria and sense of lightness disappeared in a instant and was replaced by this heavy crap feeling. No way am I touching that stuff ever again.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:02:57 am »
Ok, tried raw butter and didn't like it at all. It just didn't agree with my system. I might or might not try raw honeycomb. But I'm thinking why even bother.

Hot Topics / Re: RPD nutrition jobs?
« on: June 10, 2010, 05:17:22 am »
Become an information marketer. It simply means you take what you know and sell it to the masses. People make millions with that stuff on the internet. Just assume authority and go for it.  

edit: watch this video, it explains what information marketing is

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 10, 2010, 04:57:26 am »
Something dawned on me today. Maybe it wasn't the sugar in fruit that caused less than optimal digestion of raw meat/fat. It could have been the fiber and the fermentation thereof that was somehow interfering with the digestion and absorption of nutrients (from raw meat/fat). The recent discovery that raw eggs are now being digested and absorbed completely makes me want to experiment even further. I want to try raw grass-fed butter and raw honeycomb. I never got to try Aajonus' famous lubrication formula. It's raw eggs+raw butter+raw honey. I have no intention to do the primal diet all the way as I'm quite certain that I don't want raw milk, raw cheese, raw cream or vegetable juice in my diet.

But I do want to try raw butter, raw honeycomb and high meat on my much improved digestion. If honeycomb doesn't interfere with digestion of raw meat/fat like fruit does then the experiment will become 'zero fruit' and animal foods only. I have no sugar cravings on ZC, just looking again to see if there is a next level. Also I have no intention to eat fruit again. I'm quite certain about this. I'll keep you folks posted. Thanks for reading my journal and commenting with valuable knowledge, it's much appreciated.       

Health / Re: Sitting on public transport
« on: June 09, 2010, 08:33:45 pm »
Standing or sitting you can choose from depending whether you need rest or not. Is not such a big deal. But what bothers me is being so close to people and having an increased sense of smell. I cannot stand perfume anymore or to be around chain smokers even when they are not smoking.

Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: How big?
« on: June 09, 2010, 08:12:14 pm »
If getting big is one of your goals just go for it and hit the weights. I personally think the whole idea of forcing your body into looking huge is not right. I resonate more with natural movements done in nature. There is something very unnatural about going to a gym and using all these weird machines and devices. I think intense paleo type activity like what you see in these videos is much better for functional strength, awareness, coordination and mental sharpness.


Hot Topics / Re: Giving up bread, difficult, ?
« on: June 09, 2010, 07:41:45 pm »
I would give up bread easily if I had something to replace it, which I don't at the time.

What are you talking about?

There's plenty of fruit and raw meat everywhere.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 07, 2010, 08:18:43 pm »
Day 19 on zero carb. I'm thriving. I sleep only 5 to 6 hours a day and have more energy and vitality than when I slept 8-9 hours. I'm drinking raw eggs and extracting everything from them. Within 20 minutes after drinking 4 eggs I notice how my vision becomes sharper and colors brighter. This didn't happen after drinking raw eggs when I had fruit in my diet. So this to me is another sign I'm extracting nutrients more efficiently on ZC. Right now all I'm eating is raw lean meat, raw fatty ground beef and raw eggs. The depth of appreciation my body has developed for raw meat/fat has increased even more. I feel it nourishing me more than ever and on a deeper level.

If I could go back and give recommendations to my SAD eating self this would be it:

-3 weeks 100% fruitarian diet to stop chronic inflammation and start CLEANING crap out
-then a couple months of fruit+raw lean meat daily for REGENERATION, REBUILDING and DETOX, plus a zero carb high fat raw day a couple times a month to keep hormone levels high
-once you feel healed switch over to ZC high fat burning metabolism to start THRIVING. A fruit meal a couple times a month is optional and might be beneficial for some minerals and vitamins. Effect of fruit on a 100% fat burning metabolism I will know once I try a fruit meal but right now any craving for sugar is nonexistent.

Hot Topics / Re: Kills and Eats LIVE CHICKEN - video on youtube
« on: June 06, 2010, 07:01:28 am »
Here's the original high quality version that was on youtube.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 06, 2010, 06:49:08 am »
I just read this interesting article. People who eat fruit may want to read this.

"The first meal you have appears to program your metabolism for the rest of the day," said study senior author Martin Young, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease. "This study suggests that if you ate a carbohydrate-rich breakfast it would promote carbohydrate utilization throughout the rest of the day, whereas, if you have a fat-rich breakfast, you have metabolic plasticity to transfer your energy utilization between carbohydrate and fat."

Bray said the research team found that fat intake at the time of waking seems to turn on fat metabolism very efficiently and also turns on the animal's ability to respond to different types of food later in the day. When the animals were fed carbohydrates upon waking, carbohydrate metabolism was turned on and seemed to stay on even when the animal was eating different kinds of food later in the day.

Now I know why I intuitively didn't want to eat high fat on days that I consumed fruit. I had fruit in the morning and then if I had a high fat meal later in the day something felt not right. According to the study if fruit was consumed as your first meal then you can't switch back to a fat burning metabolism that same day. I don't agree with the conclusion that fruit is ok after a high fat meal. From my experience if you want to eat high fat raw it's best to stay zero carb the whole day and then eat fruit the next day. And if you had fruit for breakfast it's best to eat only lean meat that day.

Hot Topics / Re: Kills and Eats LIVE CHICKEN - video on youtube
« on: June 05, 2010, 06:14:29 am »
The young lad seemed to be enjoying himself. Interesting how he has the words raw meat, paleo and primal diet in his video tags. I saved the video for myself in case youtube removes it. I want to buy a rabbit and do the same. Kill it, skin it and eat it. Thanks for posting the video.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 05, 2010, 05:42:54 am »
I didn't view it as constipation, though, just a sign of nearly complete digestion.

I experienced constipation on cooked ZC that included lots of cream and full fat cheese. My digestion now on RZC is better than ever and is nothing like what I experienced before. A lot can change in 6 months but right now it does feel like 'nearly complete digestion' and absorption of nutrients from raw meat/fat. I'll also be adding raw eggs back to see if they are more nourishing now on ZC. Never had problems with them but I considered them a weak food compared to raw meat. But my previous conclusion could be wrong because I had less perfect digestion before ZC.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 04, 2010, 05:06:48 am »
That's one of the things I hate about RZC.. Only eating 1-2 meals a day is so boring...Eating many small meals a day of fruit and lean meat is fun : )

I don't eat for pleasure. I eat to have energy to perform in the real world, make stuff happen and have a kick ass life. That's what gives me pleasure not the taste of food. To me eating once and having tons of energy the rest of the day is extremely liberating because it allows me to focus on things that are important to me. And since our time on earth is finite everything that frees up time and gives more energy is a good thing. But I see where you are coming from. When I used to eat like that I used to think like that too. Nothing wrong with it, it's raw paleo and anything raw paleo is power, energy and vitality. I just intuitively felt there was some next level and ZC might very well be it.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 03, 2010, 06:14:34 pm »
What do you mean by 'no hunger ever'...? I don't see how this is possible. Please explain, in detail.

I have 2 meals a day now, at 8.30 and 16.30. There is about 8 hours between them. I'm never hungry when I start the second meal and I would have no problem not eating until next morning. I have eaten 500gr fatty ground beef in the morning and then skipped the second meal without feeling hungry the whole day or even the next morning.   

ActionHero, I don't know whether there's anything to it, but Dr. Jay Wortman claimed that VLCers/ZCers may need to consume some salt, because he indicated that his patients excreted more salt when they went VLC--and some got constipated, which reportedly resolved with increased salt intake. It hasn't made a noticeable difference in my case, though, but maybe I'm not consuming enough. Since I don't have access to blood (a "Paleo" source of salt), I add sea salt or seaweed (another Paleo source of salt, as well as iodine) to some of my foods.

I don't know how salty blood really is. I remember tasting my own blood sometimes after a cut and it tasted metallic like, never salty. There may be some blood in the ground beef I am buying but not very much. The little salt that was on the meat my mom prepared did cause the surface of my tongue to feel a bit sore so I'm not sure how much we really need. I can't imagine constipation on raw ZC, maybe it happens only on cooked ZC.

You can go a step further and spend as much time as possible outside with as little clothes on as possible.

I do half an hour shirtless sunbathing every day on my balcony when there is sun. Been doing it since the fruitarian period.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 03, 2010, 04:42:47 am »
So, honestly, do you feel better or worse then when you were eating fruits?

Just as good really, but on zero carb you get these benefits
-a limitless supply of energy, it's there all the time
-better digestion and absorption of nutrients from raw meat/fat
-low insulin levels, more growth hormone secretion, better deeper sleep
-no hunger ever

With fruit you get the short sugar high as your blood glucose levels rise but
-it interferes with optimal digestion of raw meat/fat
-you will experience hunger which is not true hunger but craving for more fruit
-the energy is not a stable constant flow like you experience on ZC
-it is more like a gasoline tank that can be emptied very fast

If nothing changes in 6 months I will not include fruit back in my daily diet. After 2 weeks on ZC I have observed only benefits from dropping fruit. So there you have your answer. 

BUT. If I eat Fruits(I mean at all, not in the same meal, that I would never do), I get bad reactions from cooked. Like heavy toothpain etc.
How do that comes...?

I don't know, maybe they get sensitive from fruit and you only notice it when having to chew something hard like cooked meat.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: June 02, 2010, 07:52:56 pm »
Yesterday I visited my mother and she made baby back ribs which is my favorite dish from childhood. It was my first cooked meat in a while and I didn't have any problems with it. I tried eating raw pork some time ago and didn't like it but the baby back ribs tasted heavenly. Today the surface of my tongue feels a bit sore. This could be due to the salt that was on the meat. Haven't had salt for months on raw paleo. No carbs were consumed. It didn't even cross my mind.

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: May 30, 2010, 07:28:04 pm »
Went to bed at 24.00 and was planning to get up at 8.00. Couldn't fall asleep until 1.00 but did wake up at 7.00 after only 6 hours of sleep. I was surprisingly well rested and jumped out of bed with enthusiasm to face the day. Franklin was right when he said the world looks fresh and new in the morning. I think making this change of such an ingrained habit is so much easier because of raw zero carb, mostly because of the absence of stimulants and better hormonal function. I probably would not have woken up well rested if I had a supersized mcdonalds meal late last night. I'm only now beginning to reflect back how my past habits from SAD days must have affected my body and mind at the time. Anyways I'll keep this journal strictly focused on my zero carb experiment and not go into details about the sleep stuff. I might mention other positive changes I'm making but the focus of this journal will be the zero carb experience. 

Journals / Re: 6 Month Zero Carb Experiment
« on: May 29, 2010, 08:51:25 pm »
Day 10 on zero carb. I feel that my instincts have somewhat increased in the last couple of days. I feel more aware and in command of the space around me. The last 2 months the biggest changes I've made that have really made a difference are to finish eating before 18.00 and recently going 100% zero carb. My next thing to implement is aligning my sleep patterns with the circadian rhythm. This one might be the most challenging so far. I've been going to sleep at 1.30-2.00 for years now. I want to move this to 21.30-22.00 and get up around 5.30-6.00 instead of 9.30-10.00. I'm very motivated to do this especially after reading Early Rising by Benjamin Franklin. For those interested the book can be read for free


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