I've been doing a lot of reading about paleo and am seriously considering trying this. The main thing holding me back is meat - I've been eating no meat except for fish for months and prior to that haven't eaten any sort of red meat since I was about 14, so 9 years.
My main reason for cutting out things like poultry has been ethical issues, but I think I've found a butcher in my state who sells only free range, organic meat. However, my main reason for cutting out red meat specifically all those years ago is that I've just always hated the taste. I remember sometimes it made me throw up. I enjoy pork, but could never stand anything like beef, deer, rabbit, etc.
Unfortunately the other thing I have trouble eating is seafood other than fish...mussels, scallops, etc, and I read somewhere here that these are actually the best things to supplement with if not eating red meat. I don't know if it's the texture or the taste or the sight of little bodies on a plate, but every time I try to eat one of those things I physically gag and can't keep it down. I'm open to trying seafood like this again, but while I like the idea of eating those things and want to enjoy them, I've just never been able to do it.
Do I HAVE to eat red meat and/or things like scallops to go paleo or is there any way to structure my diet in a way that doesn't require red meat?
I'm not sure if things like my age and other stats are relevant in this, but just in case they are: I'm 23, 5'4 and the last time I weighed myself a few months ago it was somewhere around 45-47kg. The only exercise I do is running, but I'm soon to start cycling and would like to try CrossFit in a while as well. I'm happy with my current weight but don't mind gaining just as long as it's muscle.
Thanks in advance for your help!