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Old 07-14-2004, 10:30 PM   #21
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It amounts to more meat eating than is currently in vogue.
Good news, Mikey. It's back in vogue. This year, carbs are bad, protein is good, and fat is neutral.
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:58 AM   #22
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The New Orleans diet is never in vogue. It's good to be bad. But one local tv chef, John Folse, is working on taking salt and fat out of the good stuff and hopefully making it still taste - Alright!

Food is one of our luxury items - barbell strategy eat regular then splurge 2-3 times/week.
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Article I read yesterday claims the 'low carb' fad has apexed and is on its way out. Said half of those who went low carb have given it up. New food products, most notably the new low carb colas are not moving off the shelf.

Time for the next fad. I'm going to go out on a limb and say its going to involve yaks blood and wheat middlings. Whether they're eaten or rubbed on the tummy, I'm still not sure.
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:02 AM   #24
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The next fad is already emerging: food is bad for you.

Fat and cholesterol will clog your arteries. Protein breaks down to toxic urea. Carbs lead to insulin resistence and oxidative damage to DNA. And, of course, mouse studies have already shown that by starving yourself, you'll live forever. And it'll also help you attain ER
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:27 AM   #25
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Low-carb diet - good thing I have never got sucked in into that...

I can't imagine how much my grocery will cost if I have to increase my meat consumption and decrease my cheap "filler" stuff (rice, pasta, potatoes).

I tried to start a new fad a while back, called Jane's-balanced-diet-regular-exercise-no-junk-food fad hoping to get rich and start ER early...

Unfortunately there has been little interest. I am not sure why Maybe my diet name is not fashionable enough?

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Thats funny!

I remember some movie that takes place in the future, forget which one. The main characters were having a chat and in the background you can hear the news reporter on the tv saying "a major breakthrough in weight loss has just been made. Scientists have proven that eating more healthy foods in smaller quantities and working out moderately is proven to help you lose weight and feel better. More at 11..."

You folks looking at buying large hunks of cow should consider those 'tougher' cuts. Not only are they cheaper, I prefer them on the occasions I eat meat. Chuck is probably the most underrated cut of meat, just dont overcook it. A chuck eye steak (if you can find it) has the appearance of a small rib eye. Rubbed with garlic, salt and pepper and grilled rare to medium rare has one of the best beef flavors. Even a regular chuck steak (and I get them at 2.28/lb here) treated the same way is pretty tasty.

Braised as a pot roast, chili, beef stew the forequarter is pretty good. If you can get short ribs, rub them with horseradish and braise them for several hours...the horseradish mellows out sweet like garlic...or look up a recipe for korean short ribs. Day before yesterday I pounded out some flank and made braciole...stuffed with italian bread crumbs, garlic, eggs and parmesan, then braised in a homemade tomato sauce. Slip a brisket into a mix of barbecue sauce, beef stock and whiskey and simmer until fork tender...shred and make sandwiches.

Shoot, now I have to go buy a brisket. Somebody got me going on chicken wings last week.
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Even a regular chuck steak (and I get them at 2.28/lb here) treated the same way is pretty tasty.
We like chuck steak too. Also consider buying a whole boneless pork loin. We have it cut to order (we prefer 1" thick) and grill it. Brush on some italian salad dressing the last few minutes on the grill. It goes on sale here every month or two for $1.99/lb - cheaper than hamburger and far better.

Speaking of grills, am I the only one who just learned they no longer use briquettes with gas grills? These new gas grills are a huge improvement. They use a metal plate over the burner instead of briquettes, and there are almost none of the flare-ups there used to be. I just bought a "Little Aussie" grill which is small and uses about half the gas as my old one, yet still has plenty of room for our needs. This grill is very well constructed and I bought it for $89 plus tax at Menards. This one is coated in porcelain. It's the best gas grill I've ever owned.
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:50 PM   #28
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All this talk about food...making me hungry.

You guys are worse than chinese water torture!



Btw, I have realized why my fad diet has never taken off. It's name is too long!

Ever noticed how the fad that got popular only has 1 - 2 words name?

Atkins. Beverly Hills. Cabbage Soup.

I gotta think of a shorter name.



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Old 07-15-2004, 12:56 PM   #29
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I gotta think of a shorter name.
Heh, reminds me of a sitcom (3rd Rock From the Sun, I think) where they had a weight loss group called "Fat Losers". You could have the Fat Loser diet.

(If anyone is feeling offended, it's a pun, it's a pun. And I'm overweight.)
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It's not really a pun, but still somewhat amusing.
Of course, "Fat Losers" is about as non-PC as you
can get, but then I'm about as non-PC as you can get,
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How about the "blueberry muffin" diet?

You stop eating so much so you can stop looking like a blueberry muffin, overflowing its tin.

Which reminds me. I need to buy some bigger 'tins'...
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It's not really a pun, but still somewhat amusing.
John Galt, master of the pun, please explain why "Fat Losers" is not a pun. It looks like a pun to me. I even looked up pun to confirm:

the usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings

Is there some nuance I'm missing that makes this other than a pun, and if so, what the heck is it? I feel like such a fat loser having to ask this question.
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You know what word I'm not comfortable with? Nuance. It's not a real word. Like "gesture." Gesture's a real word. With gesture you know where you stand. But nuance? I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong.
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I detect some nuance of ambivalence from TH. He should stick with the ER genre lest his posts lose their cogency.
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I agree with wabmester's definition of a pun, and I stand corrected. "Fat Losers" is definitely a pun.
Believe it or not, although amused by the name, I missed that.
I humbly beg your pardon................

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So when you're on the Fat Loser Diet who monitors your progress?


Get ready!









Are you ready?




Chubby Checkers!



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I would vote for Refrigerator "Parry". Now that's a pun

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Do you know if that price includes cutting and wrapping? If so, it is a great bargain. BTW- the guy I bought from has passed over, and I would like to get some again. You live in Puget Sound, don't you? Would you share your source with me- either on the forum or in a message?

Beyond saving money, I would like to get back to this because I believe it is nutritionally better.

Thanks, Mikey
Hi Mikey, I am told it does include cutting and wrapping. I don't have any info on the guy myself, just an agreement with the co-worker who's been doing it, but I'll ask him on Monday. We are "up north" almost to Canada, but it's a nice drive.

I agree about the nutirtional value too. Besides, with the lastest "low carb" craze, we should be right back in fashion, eh?
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Rubbed with garlic, salt and pepper and grilled rare to medium rare has one of the best beef flavors. *Even a regular chuck steak (and I get them at 2.28/lb here) treated the same way is pretty tasty.

Braised as a pot roast, chili, beef stew the forequarter is pretty good. *If you can get short ribs, rub them with horseradish and braise them for several hours...the horseradish mellows out sweet like garlic...or look up a recipe for korean short ribs. *Day before yesterday I pounded out some flank and made braciole...stuffed with italian bread crumbs, garlic, eggs and parmesan, then braised in a homemade tomato sauce. *Slip a brisket into a mix of barbecue sauce, beef stock and whiskey and simmer until fork tender...shred and make sandwiches.

Shoot, now I have to go buy a brisket. *Somebody got me going on chicken wings last week.
Oh, man, TH, now I have drooled all over the keyboard. :P
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