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Pescetarian, or semi Vegan Paleos?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Is anyone here a pescetarian, or vegan/mostly veg paleo? I have been Paleo/Primal with meat every day for almost three years. Before that, I was vegan for 3 years (with gluten, bad times). My husband and I are going to a flexitarian diet, consisting mostly of vegan dishes, with a few days of seafood and meat thrown in. Dairy is rare anyway, but gives me gas and acne. I have fibrcystic breast syndrome, so soy products are limited, as they aggravate the flare-ups. Anyway, even my husband is sick of eating meat everyday, and he is a lean carnivore beast. Responsibly-raised meat is extremely expensive for everyday consumption. I can over-eat meat and fat like a Klump, but fill-up quick on veggie meals. We will still eat grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and eggs a couple nights per week, but can't continue to do it everyday. Anyone else? I'm week two back to veg, eggs, seafood, no cheese, no meat, feel better, lost flab. Am I an outlier?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:48 PM

I am Type A-. I don't buy into the blood type thing, though :)

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on August 26, 2012
at 01:59 AM

Neither? Do you mean no? (I didnt ask an either or question)

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on August 25, 2012
at 02:06 PM

Neither, Jamie.

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on August 25, 2012
at 04:09 AM

But in general Id say you dont need to eat meat everyday, and a diet with a fair bit of fish in it is probably quite good (provided your thyroid can handle the excess iodine, and especially if theres a decent amount of fatty fish). I am personally not sure about this mostly vegetarian lark though. Especially without milk, seems like itd be a little prone to being a low fat, high carb diet. But whatever you want, is what you want.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on August 25, 2012
at 04:02 AM

Do you eat alot of carbs perhaps? Maybe thats why you gained weight on a higher fat diet, and lost it when you stoped. What I heard was: Under 100 grams of carbs is for slow weight loss, 100-150 grams is for weight maintenance. Perhaps up to 200 if your heavy training. Over than and youve gotta drop the fat levels. If your eating carbs to a level you can get full calories for energy from vegetarian eating, it seems like your eating too many for weight loss on a high fat diet. Just some rough guessage there.

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on August 25, 2012
at 03:14 AM

foreveryoung, you have no idea about the words out of this man's mouth- it's actually best to completely ignore him, which I will do, henceforth.

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on August 25, 2012
at 03:08 AM

Not to put words in his mouth, but my guess is he still does mean high protein, just high fish protein. So if you need to eat a high protein breakfast, then eat a bunch of shrimp or something along those lines. I'm mostly pescetarian, as I said, but still eat a lot of protein.

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on August 25, 2012
at 02:52 AM

I only ask, Kruse, because in other forums, you've been so dismissive of me and my experiences. You have belittled me and ridiculed me. You advocate a protein-heavy breakfast, every morning, and you weren't so pescetarian driven then. What has changed for you?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on August 25, 2012
at 02:33 AM

Oh, really, do tell :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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on August 25, 2012
at 02:30 AM

I eat more seafood than offal. Then comes meat.

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on August 25, 2012
at 01:28 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/143686/questions-seafood-vs-ruminant-nutrition#axzz24W2MwqBp

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on August 25, 2012
at 12:47 AM

I love quinoa tabbouli with falafel patties! Yes, I have re-embraced chickpeas and chickpea flour :) I'm a naughty lady!

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on August 25, 2012
at 12:38 AM

You aren't an outlier. I've been doing the same thing for about 3 months. Good meat is expensive and I'm too lazy to search out the deals. I do get my hands on good eggs and some good fish. I've lost about 12lbs since doing so. I'm also not afraid of quinoa and do tend towards higher carb. Tried low carb and high fat and it just didn't suit me.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on August 25, 2012
at 12:47 AM

I love quinoa tabbouli with falafel patties! Yes, I have re-embraced chickpeas and chickpea flour :) I'm a naughty lady!

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on August 25, 2012
at 01:04 AM

I am a mostly paleo-pescetarian. I eat protein powder, Greek yogurt, and eggs on occasion too, but most of my animal flesh comes seafood.

I'll eat steak, pork, or bison (like 6-8oz) about 1x per week and foie gras about 1-2x per month. I feel great. I go by how I feel though. This summer I've been virtually totally pescetarian, but in the winter, for some reason I feel better eating a bit more chicken, bison, and beef (often in soups/stews). Summer time though, it's a mostly fish and fruit diet with leafy greens.

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on August 25, 2012
at 06:07 PM

Hey Lyndsay, I know everybody writes this off but have you checked out the Blood Type Diet? I have family members who swear by it. Curious if your blood type usually doesn't tolerate red meat or high fat...

http://www.dadamo.com/

I don't know where I land on it but it might be worth checking out.

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:48 PM

I am Type A-. I don't buy into the blood type thing, though :)

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