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by 10361 · June 07, 2014 at 03:49 PM

-nuts/nut butter
-dark chocolate
-grain-fed meat
-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas)
-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes)
-full-fat dairy

For me, it's:
-nuts/nut butter--occasionally, like maybe a few times a month; mostly macadamia nuts and almonds; very rarely do I eat walnuts
-dark chocolate--MY NEW ADDICTION; I love Green & Black's 85%! Trying to cut down to a few squares a week
-grain-fed meat--several times a week; can't always afford grass-fed
-chicken/turkey--maybe once or twice a month; honestly, chicken/turkey has no flavor to me; plus the n6 PUFAs...
-high sugar fruits--rarely; maybe a banana once a month
-nightshades--pretty much every day; I love onions and tomatoes and peppers
-safe starches--very rarely to never at all; I'm having sweet potatoes for the first time in months tomorrow for Thanksgiving
-alcohol--pretty rare; maybe once or twice a month when I'm out with friends
-full-fat dairy--a few times a month; mostly full-fat yogurt; but I do eat ghee often

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15831 · November 24, 2011 at 02:31 AM

-nuts/nut butter: every night. Maybe 1-2 ounces cashews, hazel, macadamia

-dark chocolate: every night

-grain-fed meat: beef? Maybe once per week

-chicken/turkey: maybe 4-5x week

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): never

-nightshades: maybe daily since I use hot pepper for spice daily

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): twice daily. Every meal.

-alcohol: never unless there's a party

-full-fat dairy: never

8883 · November 24, 2011 at 06:48 PM

I never eat any of those :P

506 · November 24, 2011 at 01:55 PM

  • Nuts/nut butter: Small amount daily, a few walnuts. No nut butter.
  • Dark chocolate: Almost daily, 1-2 squares, 85% cocoa (my usual "dessert", with an espresso)
  • Grain-fed meat: Difficult to say as most lamb/beef is mostly grass-fed in UK - I would say 2-3 times per week.
  • Chicken/turkey: Turkey is a waste of oxygen as far as I'm concerned, dry and tasteless. Eat chicken once or twice a week.
  • High sugar fruits: Rarely, once a week at most.
  • Nightshades: 2-3 times a week, tomatoes or peppers. Cutting out nightshades seems weird to me as they are delicious and appealing fruits that surely would have been eaten by cavemen? But looked into it that much.
  • Safe starches: Very rarely, probably rice due to social eating once a month. I think I get enough carbs from fruit and veg so don't choose to add in any starches at home.
  • Alcohol: 3-4 times a week. Mostly gin and tonic or red wine, an occasional beer.
  • Full-fat dairy: Daily. 3 large tablespoons of FF greek yoghurt for breakfast with berries, walnuts and cocoa nibs. Yum.

1009 · November 24, 2011 at 01:53 PM

-nuts/nut butter- Once a month. I never buy it but my wife does.

-dark chocolate- Every other day, 90% or higher. I treat it like a vitamin.

-grain-fed meat- 2-3 times a week.

-chicken/turkey- 1-2 times a week.

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas)- only if my wife uses it for "Dessert", maybe twice a month.

-nightshades- often. Ebbs and flows, if I could it would be every meal because I tolerate them all just fine.

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes)- once a day, typically saved for dinner so that any insulin spikes and hunger pangs are negligible. Or, PWO.

-alcohol- 1-2 times per week during football season. :)

-full-fat dairy- Daily heavy cream with coffee. Like Harris, I LOVE Rice Crispies with Heavy Cream for dessert about 2x/week. Pastured butter as often as possible.

248 · November 24, 2011 at 01:47 PM

-nuts/nut butter: never.
-dark chocolate: almost never.
-grain-fed meat: never; I rather not eat if it's not grass-fed.
-chicken/turkey: chicken- never; turkey bacons one pack a week.
-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): banana- never; mango - 2-3 a month -nightshades: never.
-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) : GF rice flour based breads and Fingering potatoes- few times a week. And the two are the only kinds of starches I consume. I never eat rice as a grain.
-alcohol: my downfall.........
-full-fat dairy: in tea or coffee; grass-fed butter.

16813 · November 24, 2011 at 01:04 PM

-nuts/nut butter - rarely, maybe a teaspoon of nutella every 1-2 days. I used to do more nuts, but weary of it due to n6 PUFAs. Maybe if Costco starts carrying macadamias again...

-dark chocolate - used to eat it daily started at 70%, went very quickly to 99% then 100% baking chocolate (I know, sounds gross, but you get used to it very quickly after you try the 99% Lindt), now I just do cocoa powder + coconut oil in coffee.

-grain-fed meat - 2-3x a week. Usually the 85/15 organic ground beef from Costco which I suspect isn't grass fed. Sometimes ham steak, or pork ribs.

-chicken/turkey - less than 1x a week due to n6 PUFAs

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) - very rare.

-nightshades - small amount of campari tomatoes in salad - maybe 4-5x a week.

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) - 1/2 cup of sweet potato about 1-1.5hrs after a big workout.

-alcohol - 2-3x a week. Usually tequila or scotch neat, sometimes red wine (only 1 drink at a time with dinner.) Sometimes I have about 1/4 cup of Pom + lime juice with the tequila instead of neat.

-full-fat dairy - very rare (get acid reflux from it if I over do it) recently had cheese from raw milk without any ill effects. A few weeks ago, had some heavy cream in coffee, but not much.

50 · November 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM

-nuts/nut butter: Everyday (addicted to almond butter)

-dark chocolate: Every day (2 pieces or so)

-grain-fed meat: None (vegetarian, but eat fish, lots)

-chicken/turkey: None

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): Banana almost every day

-nightshades: Daily, tomatoes mostly

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): Right now, maybe once a week

-alcohol: Few times a week (Vodka, wine)

-full-fat dairy: None, but will start

5235 · November 24, 2011 at 04:41 AM

Nuts/nut butter: Daily, 2-3 oz per day

Dark chocolate: Daily, about 2 oz per day

Grain-fed meat: Almost never, unless I'm dining out, which is very rare. Oh, and jerky occasionally

Chicken/turkey: Daily, 1-2 meals a day probably

High sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): Bananas daily, apples and pears 2-3x a week

Nightshades: Sriracha daily, others rarely

Safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): Winter squash, 1-2x per week

Alcohol: Almost never

Full-fat dairy: Almost never, but looking to re-introduce goat's milk yoghurt and cheese

543 · November 24, 2011 at 03:34 AM

-nuts/nut butter every few days, and just a bit (like a few nuts). Usually brazil nuts, but occasionally almonds.

-dark chocolate Maybe a small bit every two weeks? Sometimes only once a month? I only use bakers choco though. Unless it's a 99% bar, but I haven't found one in a long time...

-grain-fed meat almost every day. I'm on a budget, and can't exactly afford the better stuff now. :( Mostly beef in various forms.

-chicken/turkey Never

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) Once a week? Or less.

-nightshades Almost every day. Especially tomatoes. But I also love peppers.

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) Pretty much every day (rice or rice flour). Occasionally sweet potatoes.

-alcohol Anywhere from twice a month to no times a month? XD (usually vodka or gin. Sometimes white wine.)

-full-fat dairy Almost every day (mostly cheese,butter)

2923 · November 24, 2011 at 03:14 AM

Wow, I must be dead of starvation. Never touch any of that stuff. Well, chicken I guess, in the form of chicken liver and eggs, but I can't remember the last time I ate regular chicken meat. Got some thighs in the freezer, I'll probably make soup of them someday, but no urge for chicken anymore.

Now, if you hadn't prefaced red meat with "grain-fed", I could include myself among the living. Lotsa regular red meat, supplemented with fish oil. Can't afford grain-fed. Yeah, maybe that's why I'm dead.

70 · November 24, 2011 at 02:52 AM

-nuts/nut butter - weekends. weekends are indoor drumline camps; need calories, but have very little time to eat. problem solved.

-dark chocolate - rarely.

-grain-fed meat - whenever i can, but not much more than once a week

-chicken/turkey - multiple times/week

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) - 1/week, maybe.

-nightshades - psh, hot peppers are delicious

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) - PWO (2-3/week, usually 2meals PWO)

-alcohol - never

-full-fat dairy - being a post-vegan, still not huge on the whole dairy deal.

3697 · November 24, 2011 at 02:43 AM

-nuts/nut butter: every night. Usually a handful of almonds and/or cashews

-dark chocolate: every night

-grain-fed meat: I eat chicken several times a week. If we're talking beef only, then maybe a couple times a month.

-chicken/turkey: I eat chicken sausages for breakfast most days. A few other servings here and there during the week.

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): I eat one medium sized banana a day

-nightshades: can't remember a day when I didn't

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): Every other day

-alcohol: too often...

-full-fat dairy: once a week I have some ice cream

40550 · November 25, 2011 at 02:43 AM

  • nuts/nut butter - Nuts, weekly. Nut butters, never.
  • dark chocolate - Less than monthly.
  • grain-fed meat - Weekly. My meat are not 100% grass-fed, but I raised it so I know the quality is there.
  • chicken/turkey - Chicken, weekly to twice monthly. Turkey, Thanksgiving only.
  • high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) - Rarely, a few times per year.
  • nightshades - Weekly, I have no issues with nightshades.
  • safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) - Weekly, I'm not carbphobic or attempting VLC or ketogenic.
  • alcohol - Monthly.
  • full-fat dairy - Daily cream in my coffee, but otherwise, no dairy.

1452 · November 24, 2011 at 05:59 PM

-nuts/nut butter: rarely some macadamias or walnuts

-dark chocolate: never

-grain-fed meat: never, except this also means organic with a little bit grain-fed

-chicken/turkey: never

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): 30 bananas a day.. Oh, wait... a year

-nightshades: rarely, peppers or tomatoes for a few days in a month

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): sweet potatoes a few times a week

-alcohol: never

-full-fat dairy: never, no access to raw milk

20462 · November 24, 2011 at 03:37 PM

-nuts/nut butter: Daily, almonds, macadamia, hazel, brazil. I have them mixed together in a Mason jar and scoop them out in 2oz increments.

-dark chocolate: Daily, usually in the afternoon with tea.

-grain-fed meat: Steak. Twice a week

-chicken/turkey: Chicken. 4-5 days a week

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): I eat for the season. Bananas were incorporated over summer pre-WOD but was able to exit those when the weather cooled.

-nightshades: As a spice, daily. As a vegetable? Several times a week.

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): Daily, potatoes both regular and sweet. All varieties plus seasonals such as parsnips, squash, rutabagas..

-alcohol: Hot toddy when I'm cold or feel like I'm getting a cold. At parties.

-full-fat dairy: In my coffee in the morning and about once or twice a week I'll have a sheep or goat yogurt.

2650 · November 24, 2011 at 02:26 PM

-nuts/nut butter: daily (i usually will have a few nuts daily), once a week i might have a snack with nut butter, or actually have a good handful of nuts

-dark chocolate: few times a month

-grain-fed meat: 2-3 times a week (usually when i dine out, or at work, rarely at home)

-chicken/turkey: 3 times a week (trying to do less)

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): few times a week

-nightshades: almost every meal

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): few times a week, usually on heavier training days

-alcohol: few times a week (usually wine, sometimes vodka and club, rarely beer)

-full-fat dairy: few times a week, usually grass fed cottage cheese, goat/feta cheese, greek yogurt

7153 · November 24, 2011 at 02:11 PM

-nuts/nut butter Every few days

-dark chocolate Every few days

-grain-fed meat Never at home--but we do eat out about once a month or so.

-chicken/turkey Usually once a week (pastured only, of course)

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas)** I rarely eat those, but I do it seasonal local fruit on a daily basis.

-nightshades I don't have any problems with these, so I eat them whenever--maybe once or twice a week

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes)** Rice--only when I have sushi; Sweet potatoes--a few times a week (I am not VLC).

-alcohol So rarely that last night one glass of wine gave me a serious buzz, lol.

-full-fat dairy Once a week or so--unless you are including pastured butter in which case, daily.

3500 · November 24, 2011 at 01:44 PM

  • nuts/nut butter: rarely. I've pretty much stopped dead snacking on nuts, so it's usually in a dish.
  • dark chocolate: averages once per week, in small amounts (100% unsweetened chocolate, takes less to satisfy)
  • grain-fed meat: if not including chicken/turkey, maybe once per week beef and 2-3 times per week pork.
  • chicken/turkey: 2-3 times per week.
  • high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): rarely.
  • nightshades: almost daily. I still eat ketchup, for example, lots of chili pepper and hot sauce, and salads with tomatoes.
  • safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes). averages about 1-2 times per week, with wide variance.
  • alcohol: four or so times per week. Mostly distilled spirits.
  • full-fat dairy: daily

20 · November 24, 2011 at 01:22 PM

-nuts/nut butter: don't buy them but manage to gather some nuts a few times a month, i do miss peanut butter though. i'm confused paleo-wise on whats really acceptable and affordable at the same time

-dark chocolate: a square of lindt 90% few times a week

-grain-fed meat: unless i'm eating out (about once a week) it's grass-fed

-chicken/turkey: beer-can chicken once a month

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): stopped buying em but i may treat myself to a mango once a week and i tend to steal my roommates bananas about twice a week (consistently)

-nightshades: not certain what these are but based on the other replies, sriracha, peppers, & tomatoes daily

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): just started consuming sweet potato recently and started doing so daily within an hr post-workout

-alcohol: once a week - scotch neat

-full-fat dairy: kerry gold butter daily

37013 · November 24, 2011 at 02:24 AM

-nuts/nut butter: 4-6 pecan or walnut halves once or twice/week

-dark chocolate: rarely

-grain-fed meat -about 50% of total

-chicken/turkey occasionally (mostly beef)

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) several times per week

-nightshades occasional peppers

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) rarely

-alcohol The tiny amount in water kefir daily

-full-fat dairy A cup of full fat yogurt daily

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0 · June 07, 2014 at 03:49 PM

-nuts/nut butter


-dark chocolate

Once a week

-grain-fed meat Daily, though I prefer grass fed, and I can afford it, it is still hard to find.


Once a week

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) Daily, grapefruit count? it does on my keto diet



-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes)

Never, or once every 3 months if I'm out at a restaurant


A few times a year, new years, anniversary..

-full-fat dairy

That's all I eat is the cream since I am ketogenic. Giving up dairy means I avoid everything but the cream. If it's grass-fed, it's even better.

0 · June 07, 2014 at 09:39 AM

nuts/nut butter: everyday -dark chocolate: several times week -grain-fed meat: rarely -chicken/turkey: almost daily -high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): daily -nightshades: sometimes -safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): 5 times a week: sweet potatoes -alcohol: very rare -full-fat dairy: very rare

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0 · June 06, 2014 at 08:12 PM

-nuts/nut butter have a jar of raw almond butter or 4 oz almonds/macs 1-2 times a month -dark chocolate 1 bar 88% 1-2 times a month

-grain-fed meat always buy organic/all natural or grass fed -chicken/turkey never -high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) never,but want to try 1 banana 1-2 times a month -nightshades 1 serving tomato or sweet pepper 1-2 times a month -safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) never -alcohol never in my life -full-fat dairy 8 oz cheese/cream cheese 1-2 times a month,but 2-6 tbsp.grass fed butter every day

451 · November 25, 2011 at 03:22 AM

-nuts/nut butter - Everyday, not huge amounts though

-dark chocolate - A few times a week more often if it's a holiday/lady time

-grain-fed meat - Once a month? I only buy grass fed, but eat at restaurants once a monthish

-chicken/turkey - Chicken often (few times a week), turkey rarely

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) - A lot, a few times per day

-nightshades - Every day

-safe starches - No rice (belly aches) sweet potatoes every day

-alcohol - once per monthish

-full-fat dairy - Never, horribly allergic. Not lactose intolerant, allergic!

1311 · November 25, 2011 at 02:41 AM

-nuts/nut butter : macadamias or almonds daily/mac or almond butter weekly

-dark chocolate : every few days (or switch with homemade coconut oil chocolate)

-grain-fed meat : once a week due to loving pork

-chicken/turkey : only chicken, if in a curry or well roasted because it is sooo boring

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) : a banana once a week/fortnight.

-nightshades : canned tomatoes, several times a week, capsicum in chilli

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) : almost never

-alcohol : once every two weeks. sometimes a month without

-full-fat dairy : only on the few occassions i dip into good quality cheeses otherwise its homemade coconut yoghurt

11648 · November 24, 2011 at 09:53 PM

-nuts/nut butter

Nuts daily, nut butter never, don't like it.

-dark chocolate

Daily, small pieces of 99% cocoa dark chocolate.

-grain-fed meat

Almost daily.


A few times a week.

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas)

Twice a week or so.


Four times a week or so.

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes)

Almost never. I might have sweet potatoes if I go out to dinner, once a month or so.



-full-fat dairy

Daily. The question should not be "full fat" or not, in fact full fat is good for you. The question should have been if it's lactose-free or not, and preferably goat-based. So, I eat only lactose-free goat dairy (hard cheeses, home-made probiotic lactose-free yoghurt). From cows I only do butter and lactose-free sour cream. I don't drink animal milk.

1281 · November 24, 2011 at 09:37 PM

-nuts/nut butter : mh, maybe once a month

-dark chocolate : never, really sensitive to coffein

-grain-fed meat : maybe once a month (chicken), I buy lamb and goat mostly, so that's pretty safe

-chicken/turkey : only chicken, once a month maybe

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas) : lots of apples right now! probably 2 a day.

-nightshades : mostly canned tomatoes, once a week

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes) : every day. normal taters too. I have some kind of starch with every meal usually

-alcohol : once every week/two weeks. sometimes a month without

-full-fat dairy : I drink home-made goat milk's kefir (1 glass) every day

12804 · November 24, 2011 at 12:47 PM

-nuts/nut butter: Never

-dark chocolate: Whenever I get a craving for chocolate

-grain-fed meat: Rarely

-chicken/turkey: Never

-high sugar fruits (e.g. mangoes, bananas): Every meal

-nightshades: Whenever I have them, usually a couple times a week or daily

-safe starches (e.g. white rice, sweet potatoes): See nightsades

-alcohol: Never

-full-fat dairy: Every meal

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