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How many of you make vegetables the bulk of your diet?

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Created July 28, 2012 at 9:19 PM

How many of you just eat meat once per day and the rest of your dietary intake is veg?

A115b8aa3c375f10d5bde0c0d06b6143

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on July 28, 2012
at 11:36 PM

Same here re: volume/calories. I bulk up my plate with vegetables, but the true substance of my meals is meat.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on July 28, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Oh, beer. In my pre-paleo days I made a dinner out of a beer on more than one occasion. ...That's interesting that you started out meat heavy and then shifted down as you, presumably, filled nutrient stores. I see that happening with myself, too.

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on July 28, 2012
at 11:03 PM

*now* sorry, typo.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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at 11:03 PM

I have been paleo since 2010. I started out meat-heavy, coming from a vegan diet. I know am able to stay full on a lot of veg with a few tablespoons of fat and 4oz of animal protein per day, sometimes half at lunch/half at dinner. I don't eat breakfast. Starchy veg has been important in my recovery from alcoholism. Previously, most of my calories came from beer.

3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

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on July 28, 2012
at 10:48 PM

+1 for eating with the seasons.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 28, 2012
at 10:31 PM

Gotcha. Solid diet.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on July 28, 2012
at 10:14 PM

Vegetables cooked in fat/tossed with oil, olives, avocados. Sweet potatoes/starchy veg. and well, meat. I probably consume around 1200 cals per day. I'm never hungry, though.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 28, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Wow that's tiny. And you're 100% paleo, right? Where do you get your calories?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on July 28, 2012
at 09:50 PM

I'd say I eat around 4oz of animal meat per day, but I only eat twice a day.

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7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on July 28, 2012
at 09:21 PM

By volume, yes, by calories, no.

It also changes seasonally for me. Right now I'm getting lots of veggies and fruit, and less meat (mostly in the form of fish). In the winter I eat tubers, meat (especially beef, lamb, and goat), and winter greens.

As for once per day, I personally feel better when I have protein, starch, and fat at each meal. So my meals normally have a protein, a starchy veggie, and a non-starchy veggie.

A115b8aa3c375f10d5bde0c0d06b6143

(865)

on July 28, 2012
at 11:36 PM

Same here re: volume/calories. I bulk up my plate with vegetables, but the true substance of my meals is meat.

3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

(2262)

on July 28, 2012
at 10:48 PM

+1 for eating with the seasons.

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on July 28, 2012
at 10:19 PM

I eat meat once a day, for two reasons. First, over the past year I've found that it's how I feel best personally. Second, my budget is pretty tight right now, and I don't feel comfortable ethically buying CAFO meat. So yes, I probably eat more plants than meat. I eat lots of fat, moderate carb, adequate protein. Most days I probably end up near the PHD ratios, but I don't count for personal reasons.

Right now I'm eating eggs at breakfast some days, other [days] I have fruit topped with coconut milk for breakfast instead, or occasionally (couple times a month?) a nut-/coconut-based baked good. Something like veggie soup cooked in bone broth at lunch, and something with about 4 oz (I think) meat with sweet potato and veg for dinner.

The key for me is bone broth. I eat a lot of that. I do eat organ meats probably once or twice a week. The rest is generally higher fat muscle meat.

(Disclaimer: I had been eating WAPF-style legumes on occasion, so I don't consider myself totally paleo, but haven't over the past few weeks because of being glutened and wanting to heal fully.)

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on July 28, 2012
at 09:38 PM

Meat as in animal/fish flesh? usually 1-2x. 2x if I'm doing 100% paleo and 1x if I'm doing paleo + Greek yogurt or Friendship brand 1% no-salt added cottage cheese (cleanest I can find).

I would not say that I make vegetables the bulk of my diet though.

Why? How often do you eat meat?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 28, 2012
at 10:31 PM

Gotcha. Solid diet.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 28, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Wow that's tiny. And you're 100% paleo, right? Where do you get your calories?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on July 28, 2012
at 09:50 PM

I'd say I eat around 4oz of animal meat per day, but I only eat twice a day.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on July 28, 2012
at 10:14 PM

Vegetables cooked in fat/tossed with oil, olives, avocados. Sweet potatoes/starchy veg. and well, meat. I probably consume around 1200 cals per day. I'm never hungry, though.

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Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

on July 29, 2012
at 06:24 AM

My diet is pretty much half protein, half veggies.

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2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915

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on July 28, 2012
at 10:56 PM

I'm still pretty new to this, but I get hungry without protein. I've tried doing salads with lots of veggies, a whole avocado and homemade dressing, but it only lasts me a couple of hours. If I add last nights leftover meat, I'm good til dinner. Have you been Paleo long? Were you always able to stay full on mostly veggies?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on July 28, 2012
at 11:03 PM

*now* sorry, typo.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on July 28, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Oh, beer. In my pre-paleo days I made a dinner out of a beer on more than one occasion. ...That's interesting that you started out meat heavy and then shifted down as you, presumably, filled nutrient stores. I see that happening with myself, too.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on July 28, 2012
at 11:03 PM

I have been paleo since 2010. I started out meat-heavy, coming from a vegan diet. I know am able to stay full on a lot of veg with a few tablespoons of fat and 4oz of animal protein per day, sometimes half at lunch/half at dinner. I don't eat breakfast. Starchy veg has been important in my recovery from alcoholism. Previously, most of my calories came from beer.

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on July 29, 2012
at 04:05 PM

I normally eat animal flesh once a day at dinner, usually 4-6 oz. For lunch I will have eggs or sardines, oysters (twice a week) in a salad. With that and the protein I get from veggies, nuts, and occasional dairy I get an adequate supply. Veggies -low carb veggies- make up the bulk of my diet.

I will not touch CAFO meat so budget is part of the reason. I also actively choose to eat less animal flesh for personal reasons. I am lucky to not need that much protein so 50-80g per day is just fine for me. I won't deny myself if I feel I need more or just want to eat a huge hunk o'meat but on a regular basis it's not that much (relative to the paleo diet in general)

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