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by 130 · about 3 hours ago

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 1:13 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 · about 3 hours ago

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 2:49 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 1772 · about 3 hours ago

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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Matt_11 0 · May 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

What's got my attention currently: protein: pork (though beef is a close second) fibrous carb/non-starchy vegetable: arugula (#1 by a wide margin) fat source: olive oil and butter (haven't used coconut oil in ages) complex/starchy carb source:... (more)

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by 94 · about 3 hours ago

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 5:25 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 1974 · about 3 hours ago

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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Matt_11 0 · January 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I make a conscious effort weekly to switch up my veg load. This week it was carrots, red cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, tomatoes and parsnips. Next week I'm planning radishes, sweet potatoes, nappa cabbage, beets, fennel and arugula. Planning... (more)

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by 15 · about 3 hours ago

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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Britt_2 0 · December 12, 2012 at 7:46 PM

If you are not sensitive to gluten, then I don't think you need to completely cut it out. My question to you though is what form you plan to eat it in? If you mean you want to eat sprouted grain bread occasionally, then sure do it. If you mean... (more)

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by 454 · about 3 hours ago

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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Gabby_1 0 · November 08, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I love roasted cauliflower. Cover the florets with olive oil, sprinkle with salt. I also like adding some cayenne pepper for a kick. Then I put them in the oven at 400F for 20 to 25 minutes, until I can stick a fork into them easily. While... (more)

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by 410 · about 3 hours ago

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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Karen 0 · August 01, 2012 at 9:02 PM

The study of nutrition and which vitamins, minerals and phyto-chemicals are essential or important is still quite young. A major reason to eat a wide variety is to obtain the important nutrients we don't yet know.

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by 96 · about 3 hours ago

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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Prescott 0 · April 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Short answer: no. Liver is nature's multivitamin! I would be more worried about making sure you get adequate soluble fiber to support gut flora health than anything, but it sounds like you're doing that. I think if you look at online... (more)

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by 896 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 6:41 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 · about 4 hours ago

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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AndyM 0 · January 07, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I'm sure there's a theoretically better and more complicated exercise regime, but the fact that you enjoy it, are motivated to improve at it etc. is more important. Plus it is great all body, intense burst, classically paleo activity. Of course... (more)

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by 1186 · about 4 hours ago

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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citrusfire 0 · September 20, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Mashed potatoes of any sort, no skin, pastured butter/cream. Few things better in life than red meat and mashed potatoes.

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by 20787 · about 4 hours ago

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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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · February 07, 2011 at 4:27 AM

local biodiversity is vast, along with seasonal variations. Look around (assuming you're in the northern hemisphere) when spring hits and take note of the diversity of plants that pop up, and how many produce fruit, seeds or nuts by fall. And... (more)

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by 4086 · about 4 hours ago

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 5:06 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 10768 · about 4 hours ago

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 2:47 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)

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by 519 · October 25, 2014 at 3:29 AM

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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none 0 · February 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Chipotles - whole, canned or powdered. Hurts soooo good. Like FIRE! :)

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by 255 · October 24, 2014 at 3:26 AM

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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Jack_Kronk 0 · June 28, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Macronutrient levels are important, but let's not downplay the importance of micronutrients. If you are eating the same thing over and over again, you may very well develop a deficiency in one or more mirconutrients. In fact, I be quite surprised... (more)

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by 287 · October 22, 2014 at 4:05 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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Stephen_4 0 · May 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I only need meat, vegetables, tubers, dairy, nuts, fruit, legumes and occasional whole grains. Everyone is different though.

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by 75 · October 17, 2014 at 3:29 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 4:07 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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