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by 130 · February 20, 2014 at 01:14 AM

Let's just say I am the epitome of lazy AND am always stretched for time as I work 32 hours a week and go to school full time. Also, I'm avoiding most forms of meat for reasons that I don't currently want to discuss. I have chosen to keep... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 20, 2014 at 01:13 AM

Yes, it will be ok, under a few conditions: - Your seafood is wild (e.g. alaskan wild salmon, wild sardines), and you eat shellfish. Eat oysters 1-2 times a week (I buy them canned, at Trader Joes, with olive oil instead of seed oil).... (more)

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by 160 · February 03, 2014 at 04:30 PM

I'm curious if I am missing out any important fat sources. Most of my fats come from: -Coconut butter/oil -Nut butter -Avocados -Fish oil -Grass-fed beef, but this is usually lean and about 1-2 times per week I... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · February 03, 2014 at 02:49 PM

I am quite surprised olive oil isn't on your list. Even if it isn't your favorite you should at least consider using it. It is my favorite oil by far. Consider adding it to your list, the farther up the better. When choosing one, go for a... (more)

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by 287 · May 30, 2013 at 06:43 AM

what I wanna know is, could we eat only a handful of different foods and potentially receive optimal nourishment? what foods would these be?

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RoryD 0 · May 30, 2013 at 06:43 AM

We need absorbable nutrients from foods which we can tolerate. One could be very healthy consuming nothing but raw milk, eggs and water.

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by 1768 · May 17, 2013 at 09:23 PM

I want to collect a diverse sampling of what foods people rely on, and see if any good or new ideas come up, as well as to just get a feel for what the community seems to prefer. Please format your answer as follows protein: x food fibrous... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 17, 2013 at 09:18 PM

Protein*:* fish (wild salmon, various whitefish varieties), chicken, eggs fibrous/non-starchy vegetable*:* broccoli and asparagus fat source*:* avocado, olive oil complex/starchy carb source*:* sweet potatoes, Ezekiel bread, brown rice fruit... (more)

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by 94 · February 23, 2013 at 07:56 PM

Hi there! To give you some sort of background, I'm a 33yo dude, I am 5'10", and started the switch to this lifestyle at 282lbs. I have pretty severe IBS, and I am an emotional eater, since like everyone else, I have a tremendous amount of stress... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · February 23, 2013 at 05:25 AM

Jason, Your story reminds me a lot of my own. We are both the same height and I was approaching the weight you are now (around 265ish). I came from an athletic background, but the real world happened and my food choices were horrible. Like... (more)

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by 1972 · January 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Do you guys find yourself in a rut with eating the same veggies every day and lacking variety like I do? I do go to salad bars for about 5 meals a week where I eat a huge salad with lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs, and... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · January 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Sure, I eat a lot of the same vegetables usually because it depends what's on special and in season but this does not worry me. I may not mix it up on a daily basis but that's inpractical for a lot of us anyway if you're like me and try and keep... (more)

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by 15 · December 14, 2012 at 09:01 PM

I started the Paleo lifestyle 9 weeks ago. From my initial research it appeared the way forward was lean protein, veg, fruits, & nuts. And to cut out dairy, carbs, legumes, and all that is processed. Following this, and exercising 6 x a... (more)

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Violet_2 0 · December 14, 2012 at 09:01 PM

It's been great to read all your comments and has been helpful. I hear a lot of Paleo folk say that grains are empty calories/ anti-nutrients. This is interesting, as I read steel-cut oats are high in B vitamins, iron & fibre and that brown... (more)

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by 384 · November 08, 2012 at 09:08 PM

So I'm getting sick of my usual veg: spaghetti squash, acorn squash, sweet potato and brussels sprouts. Plus, they are pretty high in carbs. I would like to expand my variety, but I don't really know how to cook other vegetables. I liked... (more)

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arugula 0 · November 08, 2012 at 04:05 PM

Borscht. This recipe is close to what I make, I think. I can't double check it right now as it won't load for me. I don't use any sugar if it calls for that and I only use one potato in what's almost a gallon of soup. I did use a pint of my beef... (more)

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by 410 · August 01, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Am I correct in thinking that the main reason behind "eat a variety of fruits and vegetables" is to ensure a full nutrient portfolio? I've put my meals into FitDay and over the week I get pretty much double of triple of the RDA of everything... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 01, 2012 at 11:36 PM

There are non-vitamin and non-mineral compounds in those foods that detoxify/cleanse our body in various ways. They might be free radical scavengers or increase glutathione production or bind to heavy metals. This is where plants belong in the... (more)

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by 96 · April 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

During the weekend, I eat a very wide variety of plants, but during the week, I mostly just saute a few handfuls of greens in the pan I just cooked my meat in for lunch/dinner. Is this unhealthy? I eat kale, spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens,... (more)

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jake_7 0 · April 23, 2012 at 10:18 PM

it just sounds like you need to relax a bit. you said you feel great so feel great and don't stress yourself out. take a step back and realize how far ahead of the curve you are just by simply eating a paleo diet.

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by 520 · March 03, 2012 at 09:43 PM

As the topic says, what spices do you regularly find yourself using alllll the time? For me, I love coconut mousse, which I just use coconut with cocoa and cinnamon. For the meatier side of things, it's hard to put down cayenne and garlic. ... (more)

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syrahna 0 · March 02, 2012 at 03:50 AM

Aleppo pepper. (This is a must have, people!) Turmeric (for inflammation) sits on my counter and I sprinkle at least a token dash into almost everything - lots more in heavily spiced dishes. Other faves: hot Spanish smoked paprika, cumin that I... (more)

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by 75 · February 14, 2012 at 04:15 AM

Hello everyone. I have been following a Paleo diet since the new year, and I am enjoying it so far but I can't help put feel like I don;t really have much variety in my diet like. Just wondered if people could offer some easy to make... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · February 14, 2012 at 04:07 AM

Honestly, the best way to add variety to your diet is to get in the kitchen and get your hands dirty. Make a goal to try at least "1 a week"- 1 new vegetable, 1 new recipe, 1 new preparation...just something!! Stalk out as many recipe site as... (more)

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by 897 · January 31, 2012 at 07:44 PM

I love the sweet fruity filling of dried figs, but I don't like the fibrous skin of the dried fruit. Therefore, I can only eat figs in the comfort of my home because I split them open and gnaw out the fruity goodness like a wild baboon. What's... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · January 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

i like to chop them up and stew them with carrots, parnips and greens or add them to ground turkey, eggs and goat cheese and make meatball type things..

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by 2913 · October 12, 2012 at 06:41 PM

Yes, I'm in the process of converting over to being a proper little paleo. On top of that, I am a foodie and I thoroughly enjoy cooking, new flavors, new spices. So, I was wondering what ethnic cuisines people are using for inspiration and... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · January 27, 2012 at 06:41 PM

If you want some Brazilian ideas, go to a churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse). You can get great meats, offal, veggie dishes, etc. Like the Basque, aside from beans it is pretty solidly paleo. Some will serve bread, but many don't. Frequently... (more)

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by 123 · July 10, 2012 at 03:39 PM

Hey, I love rock climbing, and recently I have been climbing (bouldering, actually) indoors 2-3 times a week, for about 2 hours each time. I've cancelled my gym subscription because going to the gym is just so much more boring than climbing (and... (more)

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Allan_2 0 · July 10, 2012 at 03:39 PM

It depends on ones goals, too. Increased body weight comes at great cost in climbing since it is difficult to strengthen fingers in proportion, and fingers typically become the limiting strength factor in climbing. So I think it is kind... (more)

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by 1176 · September 20, 2011 at 03:27 AM

My sister has been doing better on moderate carb paleo. So far she's eating yams, white rice, and a little bit of yogurt and fruit. She needs to rotate a wide variety of foods because she's prone to allergies, plus we don't want to overload on the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 20, 2011 at 02:15 AM

Avoiding fructose? You'll want starches, which are simply polymerized glucose. Rice, potatoes, root veg, etc...

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by 255 · June 28, 2011 at 04:44 PM

when I get super busy, I find myself reaching for the same meals over and over again. I wonder, am I doing myself a big disservice, or is it really just macronutrient levels that matter?

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BAMBAM 0 · June 28, 2011 at 04:17 PM

Let's remember that the Paleo diet is an ideal based on hunter-gatherers. When they gathered food they were eating a wide range of diverse species of plants. The level of biodiversity in hunter-gatherers far exceeds ours simply due to the fact... (more)

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by 20469 · February 07, 2011 at 04:27 AM

How much food variety do you think is natural for humans to get? Did most of our ancestors, most of which probably lived in fairly rich regions of the world, know of and eat dozens and dozens of types of foods? Or do you think they mostly... (more)

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Brad_1 0 · February 07, 2011 at 04:22 AM

I think it's difficult to tell depending on the region/climate we lived in. I feel that meat would be our main source of energy and fruits and vegetables would suffice when we were grazing and searching for that "big kill." This has always been... (more)

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by 4073 · January 20, 2011 at 05:06 AM

What are your thoughts on the advantages or disadvantages of very little food variety? What would be the problem of limiting the variety of paleo foods to just a few things seasonally? Could this possibly help with any issues such as weight... (more)

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Faky_McFakerson 0 · January 20, 2011 at 05:06 AM

I think a varied diet is excellent. Thinking paleolithically, it's extremely unlikely that societies - when not confined to say, an island- had to maximize the resources available to them. That is- they didn't go out everyday and get a... (more)

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by 10750 · January 31, 2012 at 01:54 PM

Duck, quail, ostrich, emu....?????? Do you ever make paleo-style food from other eggs besides chicken? What would you recommend? Recipies?

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Kimmie 0 · September 24, 2010 at 02:47 PM

Goose eggs are great! They're the equivalent of about 3 regular chicken eggs, and I understand that chefs love them, because of their lower water content. Paleos living around the Austin/San Antonio area can get goose eggs through Greenling.com.... (more)