I went to to the store and saw the grass fed beef at $24.00 lb versus the grain fed beef on sale at $5.99 lb. Now my question is should I even be eating in the Paleo mold if my meat is grain fed? I know that dropping all processed foods have put me ahead of the game but will I run the chance of developing some of the same diseases associated with the "Western Neolithic" diet?
buy in bulk when possible. prices at places like Whole Foods are absurd, and quality is iffy. Buy from the guy who raised the cow if you can. Find a local farmer here www.eatwild.com
You can do this....but I advocate supplementing high dose fish oil to offset the omega six loads. Many can't afford or have access to the meat so I don't focus on what they can't do but I do focus in on what they can do. I want them to get better. Even eating omega six meat is better than eating vegan
Our gym just bought a cow from a local farm that is grass fed beef. The cow cost $2000 and with about 14-15 people going in on it the cost for all of us was $150. I think that i averaged out to about $5/lb. This particular farm sells less than a whole cow, (you can buy roasts, ground, not necessarily mass quantitites)and depending on where you live, maybe there's a similiar place near you. Good luck!
Order online at places like www.texasgrassfedbeef.com. Prices are under 6$ a lb for cheaper cuts and ground beef. 24$ a lb is ridiculous.
I recently found a farmer's market locally that had 2 farms/ranches selling grass fed beef, goat, and even wild gator. All were around 5$ per lb. Fantastic deal.
Check http://www.eatwild.com for farmers' markets near you.
Some cuts of meat make delicious meals but are much cheaper than others and require some specific prep. In my area, I can find grass fed / organic (or both) beef for $7-10/pound in cuts such as flank, skirt, hangar, brisket, tongue, stew meat (usually cut from the shoulder), and ground (usually scraps from other prep). If you want a big rib-eye or porterhouse or fancy cut, you'll pay $15-25/pound or more, but it isn't that hard to make great meals from the cheap stuff too.
It is expensive, I myself stick to grass fed ground meat, @ $6.99/ lbs and I been getting organ meats at $3.99/lbs since I am on a budget I just stare at the filet mignon @ 24.99/lbs when staring at the price list, quick daydream and order my 3.99/lbs organ meat haha :D
Ohh I know you don't "have" to measure and count calories, but since I am on a tight budget I limit myself to 50-60g of protein a day that is about 6-7 ounces of meat, there is a formula 0.8g per kg of body weight of protein, just enough for repair and maintenance, and consume the rest of my calories in fat (which is usually cheaper I think).
Again I do this protein restriction because I could eat a pound of meat in one sitting, so at least my limiting myself, I can make that 3.99 lb of meat feed me for at least 2 days. Doesn't seem so expensive now does it :)
oh but I wouldn't eat like say liver everyday, though dense in nutrition I think if you ate it everyday it would actually have negative effects. once, maybe twice a week?
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