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My Version of The Paleo Diet

I met about 7 different entrepreneurs in NYC during the past couple of weeks,  it’s summer after all, and I got to get out and mingle a bit.  The one thing they all had in common: Paleo Diet. Or some variation of it. Including myself.

These were hard-core people, best seller authors, Silicon Valley movers and shakers, people in the entretainment business.  On one dinner we ate only meat, all sorts of it, another entrepreneur we met for coffee put zero sugar or milk in his cup, another one had only eggs for breakfast.

chicken and nuts (Pinterest source)

I first heard about the Paleo diet after reading “Wheat Belly” which caused a tremendous impression on me as I had NO idea how harmful it is to eat bread and/or wheat products, especially the ones that can be found in the supermarkets in our times and hidden in the ingredients of most things we eat, including canned pumkping soup mind you, which I did not suspect at all.

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My Two Favorite Places to Eat In Mysore This Time Around

Here are two restaurants that made my day this time around in Mysore, James and I kept on going back for more!

The OTHER Sri Durga, or “stand up caffe”, which was recommended by Deborah (from the blog Bird in the Tree) has been an enormous revelation. No, it is not the one on the main Gokulam road, it is the one next door to the Nilgris on the side street.

The food comes out very quickly, everything is clean. The water (which I still do not drink) runs through a purifier. Things are not as spicey. The menu has quite a bit of variety and the chai… oh my goodness, the chai… seriously I’ve never had anything more tasty!

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Very Tantric of Me

Please don’t kill him! I screamed.  My parents had to hold me back. But it was too late. The pig was murdered in front of my eyes.
I grew up with an extended family who owned farms in Northern Argentina and when I was 9 I witnessed the brutality of what happens in them.  I refused to eat pork ever since that instance. Felt responsible for the little animal. 
Agriculture and Meat Industry Fuels Her
As the years went by I became vegetarian. Then noticed I was not getting enough nutrition, got sick, went back to eating meat when necessary (never pork!), and finally came to a point of balance where I eat what I need, with compassion and mindfulness.
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7 Reads for Thursday: On The Blog Hunt

How right is it for teachers to crack into “stories” and “myths” while in yoga class?

Yogi shows how to tone the muscles of your throat using your tongue

Alexander Graham Bell’s first sketch of the telephone. Just how I imagined it.

Decide what you want for dinner and see it in drawing form first. Who knew there were five ways to cook beans?
Jill’s comfort set of things that travel with her to Mysore on almost every trip. Sweet

Millionaire men stick to Ashtanga, the women? Nah! they move on to Tracy who can get those bodies ready for the 35 mm lens of Hollywood.

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Claudia’s Guide to Mysore, India

So you are finally ready to visit Mysore… Congrats!  Read on and get ready for the adventure…
Traditional delicious food

If you are a woman planning  read this post first, it’s THAT important. And if you are a man read it too.

Mysore is generally safe but recently there have been some security issues, and is better to be safe than sorry.  Now back to the post.

Ever since my first trip to Mysore I wanted to have a comprehensive list of information, as in: when to go, how to prepare, what to pack, places to stay, where to eat, etc.

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