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Reintroducing Meat After Over Twenty Years - Advice Please

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Hi

It's been just over 20 years since I ate meat, although I did eat fish and eggs up until approximately 8-10 years ago. 15-17 years since I ate dairy and 10 years since I ate grains. For about the past 5-6 years I followed Doug Graham's raw vegan 80/10/10 diet.

To cut a long story short, my health declined and in November I started to included cooked veg again. Since January I've added back in fish and eggs and my digestion, energy, headaches and mood have really struggled.

I knew it was going to take time for my body to adjust after such a long period of abstention of several food groups but I'm going to persevere as I couldn't feel much worse than I did before with the numerous deficiencies and hormonal imbalances I had whilst eating raw.

Now I'm considering starting to eat meat again after doctors strong recommendations in an attempt to provide my body the many nutrients that it has been deprived of for so long.

It's been over two decades since a morsel of meat entered my mouth and I've never really cooked meat so don't really know where to start.

What would be the best choices and easiest to digest and absorb. I would also really appreciate any cooking tips and portions sizes for a 5ft 6in female who due to extreme fatigue is currently not exercising.

Thank you for all your help.

Peace x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:40 PM

Thanks again Uncle Long Hair. I still haven't added meat back in yet because I've been having a host of digestive and health issues. This weekend I spent in A & E and the doctors suspect I have gallstones, an inflamed stomach lining and possibly crohns disease. I'm still await test results and an ultrasound scan to confirm. Liver will probably be the first meat I re-introduce because that is what I feel most drawn to. What's interesting is that I never really liked it as a child but my body seems to keep calling me to try it grilled or as a pate x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on March 26, 2013
at 02:36 PM

Thanks Amber. It's reassuring to know that the body can adapt x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on March 26, 2013
at 11:24 AM

Thanks AIPVegan. It's been challenging physically, emotionally and mentally. I've added back in fish and eggs but have yet to add back in meat - still struggling with that one. Your advice to look to the future is a great reminder and just what I needed to hear after spending the weekend in hospital with suspected gallstones, crohns and an inflammed stomach. Wishing you well x

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on March 15, 2013
at 07:16 AM

I got some useful tips in this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/171017/vegan-going-paleo-pescatarian-need-to-learn-basics-of-fish-meat#axzz2NYsWVBbk

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on March 15, 2013
at 04:53 AM

Thanks Lisa. I make sure to stop drinking 30 minutes before and after meals. I still have not tried meat yet, I'm now thinking of starting with liver as that is what my body seems to want x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:10 AM

I mean This, not thinks or thins - arghhh! x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:10 AM

Thinks, not thins! x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:10 AM

Hi Joanna Thank you, thins fills me with optimism x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:07 AM

Hi CaveGirl I'm glad someone is finding my experiences 'neat and interesting'! Thanks for the enzyme brand suggestion - I'll look into these x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:04 AM

I feel like I may have to learn to eat meat all again x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:04 AM

I think I'm struggling with eggs so am going to eliminate them for a couple of weeks and see if things improve x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:03 AM

Thank you Scatabrain. I was never a big meat lover, I favoured fish and eggs over meat. The only meaty things I do remember liking were pate, ham, moussaka, and occasionally sausages - although I always preferred those in toad in the hole or battered. My Mum (bless her) was never a great cook so most of my memories are of dry, chewy, leathery meat x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 07:55 AM

Thank you for your Good Luck wishes. I do appreciate you sharing your story as it is helpful to know that things will improve x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 07:54 AM

Thanks for sharing your experience, it is reassuring x

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on February 12, 2013
at 05:49 AM

Let your taste buds decide.

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

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on February 11, 2013
at 10:30 PM

I was a vegetarian for 16 years until it started destroying my guts and mood. I just dove right back into eating meat. Even with my angry IBS guts, it went smoothly. I think it's more mental than physical. Raw veg and beans destroy my guts, but I can eat a pound of meat and feel awesome. It's crazy! Get some NOW Super Enzymes and rock on.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:17 PM

Thanks VB. I've found a local butcher that does grass finished and pasture raised but not 100% grass fed. Is that sufficient enough ? x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:15 PM

Thank you Soul and Dragonfly. I really crave eggs as well and could easily eat a dozen in one sitting. I thought it may be my body just asking for what it's been missing for some time. I have exceptionally low B12 and Vit D levels and have had little to no fat for several years so the egg cravings make sense. Thank you again for your advice x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:12 PM

Thanks Primal Fit-D. Onwards and upwards! x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:09 PM

As much as I love eggs three do not fill me up and I feel I could easily eat a dozen in one sitting. Is this just my body wanting to refuel after many years running on empty? Should I listen to my body or continue to limit consumption? x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:08 PM

Hi Evelyn The eggs are from my friends chickens so I know they are pasture raised and fed. Why would the yolks be tolerated better than the whites -I love both? They seem to digest well at the time but it is a little later my digestion suffers. I;ve noticed the same thing with salmon. I've only cooked it twice but both times it was ok. I've also had some success with smoked mackerel and smoked salmon, however my food bill has been less than healthy for these additions! I also really crave these.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:01 PM

Thank you Dragonfly. I'm sure you'll understand that I'd rather remove the cause of the constipation than take something for it. The doctor has also got me taking Vit D with Calicum tablets and I do wonder if these are contributing factors? x P.S. What does YMMV mean?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:57 PM

Actually, the liquid in soup may make digestion worse. YMMV, but keep in mind that drinking very little liquid with your meals is ideal. You may want some Magnesium Citrate for constipation.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:54 PM

+1 The sooner you can get in those nutrient-dense foods, the sooner your body will make more digestive enzymes, HCL, etc.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:46 PM

You would be surprised how your body may react. It may take a couple weeks for transition, but my body craves fat and certain meats now! Also, if liver is something you think you will take a liking to, then go for it! Like I said, start with small portions, and build up. Even if that a simply one bite of meat a meal. Just let your body guide you. And remember, you may go through a transitional period, just don't give up, and keep with it. You won't regret it!

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:40 PM

Hi Evelyn. Thank you for this informative protocol. Starting with soup makes sense. I'd like to do it without digestive enzymes and HCL but accept that I may need to use these on a temporary basis. I've already eating plenty of sauerkraut and a very large salad with lemon and bell peppers daily but have not been able to source any kefir. I've tried eggs and have been having three very soft boiled ones a day but I'm beginning to think that they might be responsible for the constipation I've suffered with recently. Is this possible? x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:28 PM

Thank you Primal Fit-D. This makes sense. For years I've also been very low fat so it will be interesting to see how my body responds. Oddly enough the only really 'meat' I think I might like is liver. I used to hate it as a child, I remember it being dry and rubbery but for some reason that is what I feel drawn to try first x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:15 PM

Thank you KB. After such a long period of ill-health I just want to jump right in but I know you are right about taking it slowly. I've always been an all or nothing person, which has helped me achieve many things in life - sadly one of those things was ill-health through raw veganism x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:13 PM

Thank you Slimlcy, I appreciate that x

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:06 PM

I don't have any exact advice, but good luck and take it slow.

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2
9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

on March 26, 2013
at 12:55 PM

I was vegetarian for 3 years and when I went back to meat, I just started eating it, the first thing I had was lean beef, and I had no problem digesting it, in fact it was like I had taken a 5 hour energy drink. But I grew up eating meat so 3 years might not have been long enough for my system to really adjust.

The anecdotes I've heard from people going back to eating meat is that once they get past the first bite, it's really not a struggle at all. Meat has its own texture that you might have to get used to again. If you find it difficult, you might pick one of the most appetizing meats that you think you'd prefer (everyone seems to have a favorite, chicken, fish, eggs, or meat) and stick to just that for a while.

From a nutrition standpoint, organ meats have a lot more bang for the buck (well, gram), and are full of the nutrients normally missing from a vegetarian/vegan diet, so trying to work some liver into your diet might do wonders for you. Pastured egg yolks are also basically a multi-vitamin and are generally easy to assimilate, and it's fun to find a farm which raises well-treated chickens and can provide you with their eggs.

I would focus on making the food delicious too, for example add some bacon to the recipe. A friend of mine has been vegetarian for 15 years and says he still craves bacon. If you have liver, smother it in caramalized onions. Make your favorite vegetable dishes and eat a full portion of those along with your meat. For example I am not sure there is anything more delicious than brussels sprouts cooked with bacon, or roasted beets, or a roasted sweet potato with butter. Don't think that you have to radically alter your diet, you could eat 75% the same as you have been before but just adding some carefully chosen meats. You might end up having a healthier diet than a lot of Paleo folks who think that Paleo = carnivore, which it definitely doesn't.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on March 26, 2013
at 02:40 PM

Thanks again Uncle Long Hair. I still haven't added meat back in yet because I've been having a host of digestive and health issues. This weekend I spent in A & E and the doctors suspect I have gallstones, an inflamed stomach lining and possibly crohns disease. I'm still await test results and an ultrasound scan to confirm. Liver will probably be the first meat I re-introduce because that is what I feel most drawn to. What's interesting is that I never really liked it as a child but my body seems to keep calling me to try it grilled or as a pate x

2
A0c6d1e41fc0441b593a05050aefada7

on March 26, 2013
at 12:37 PM

I was a strict vegan for almost 9 years before I started Paleo. I jumped right in by eating poultry, and actually my body handled it fine. My body was ravenous for it, even though I was a very healthy vegan. I are a TON of meat when I first started. I started with poultry, eggs, fish and went up from there to beef, pork etc.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on March 26, 2013
at 02:36 PM

Thanks Amber. It's reassuring to know that the body can adapt x

2
Aefbb8585ed1af53812030f558412237

on March 26, 2013
at 11:06 AM

I am recently going through the same transition. I am on a strict AIP diet for 1-2years and my Dr. said it is a slow healing process and not to expect immediate results. He said to look to the future and that picture of health that will come through time. After one week I have not strayed, but have not really eaten meat either. I tried fish last night, but my problem is getting it to my mouth, and then holding myself together. I have been veg for over 20 years and never ate fish in the intrum. For cooking I suggest using your same marinades for veggie meals as you would animal meals. For example, if you have a favorite tofu, then make chicken the same way. Good luck to you!

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on March 26, 2013
at 11:24 AM

Thanks AIPVegan. It's been challenging physically, emotionally and mentally. I've added back in fish and eggs but have yet to add back in meat - still struggling with that one. Your advice to look to the future is a great reminder and just what I needed to hear after spending the weekend in hospital with suspected gallstones, crohns and an inflammed stomach. Wishing you well x

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6290e88d700668afabc91e7c4ff96000

on March 15, 2013
at 03:23 AM

Be sure you don't drink to much fluid during meals. You don't want to dilute the digestive acids. Be well.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on March 15, 2013
at 04:53 AM

Thanks Lisa. I make sure to stop drinking 30 minutes before and after meals. I still have not tried meat yet, I'm now thinking of starting with liver as that is what my body seems to want x

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:13 AM

i could've written that same story, peace. luckily, the body is good at adapting again. i hadn't had meat in 5 years as i followed 80/10/10 but i started with fish and was totally fine. i then added chicken and eventually after two weeks, red meat. my health started improving immediately but the bathroom smells were bad at first. like to the point where i would throw up from the gasly smell. this went away after 3 weeks or so.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:10 AM

Thinks, not thins! x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:10 AM

Hi Joanna Thank you, thins fills me with optimism x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:10 AM

I mean This, not thinks or thins - arghhh! x

2
D5cc9a30fa713e09330d945ece5f4c07

on February 12, 2013
at 02:18 AM

What a neat thread! I've only dabbled in vegetarianism in the past (love meat too much). I agree with the posters about digestive enzymes helping you with your transition but would suggest a quad action enzyme and plant based. That Now brand has animal sourced enzymes and to me that seems kinda gross taking a supplement made from animal bile. Also ditto on the fish as being the easiest to digest at first. Salmon gets my nod too, lots of good Omega oils and because they farm raise the best tasting variety now it is consistently tasty (some species of salmon don't taste good at all).

Keep us posted, your story seems unique (and interesting).

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:07 AM

Hi CaveGirl I'm glad someone is finding my experiences 'neat and interesting'! Thanks for the enzyme brand suggestion - I'll look into these x

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on February 11, 2013
at 10:25 PM

Congrats, I'm so excited for you. Two years ago the only meat I ate was chicken, maybe the odd bit of lamb, because I have IBS and was told red meat was a no-no. Now I regularly eat steak, elk, bison, lamb, pork, goose, duck, etc. There's a world new world of taste and nutrition in ethically-raised animals. Good luck and enjoy!

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 07:55 AM

Thank you for your Good Luck wishes. I do appreciate you sharing your story as it is helpful to know that things will improve x

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:50 PM

I was also vegetarian and vegan for a while but not as long as you were. You mentioned above that you feel inclined to eat liver. Let me tell you that I broke my vegan eating with liver and I ate it every single day for quite a while. I couldn't get enough, and I think it was because of severe nutrient deficiencies. It also doesn't help that I was a product of a pescetarian pregnancy, and was formula fed because my mother had trouble producing enough milk. Now, I don't have that severe hunger for liver anymore, I just eat it 4-8 times a month.

I would really suggest that you take some digestive enzymes or hydrochloric acid to aid digestion. Starting with this order might help: liver,ground meat, soft meats like chicken or fish, small chunks of beef/mutton/bison/goat in stews or soups, and lastly big whole chunks of meat like steak.

Slow cooking your food is a good idea also, and make a lot of bone broth(and add chicken/duck feet in the broth for extra gelatin).

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:54 PM

+1 The sooner you can get in those nutrient-dense foods, the sooner your body will make more digestive enzymes, HCL, etc.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:15 PM

Thank you Soul and Dragonfly. I really crave eggs as well and could easily eat a dozen in one sitting. I thought it may be my body just asking for what it's been missing for some time. I have exceptionally low B12 and Vit D levels and have had little to no fat for several years so the egg cravings make sense. Thank you again for your advice x

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3d32417c82811adb90f0790f820c571a

(63)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:31 PM

I can understand your pain. I was vegetarian for 20 years. No meat, no eggs. Then slowly first I built my good digestion ready for animal proteins. considering you still have sufficient stomach acid left after years of veganism, First eat big raw salads containing kraut or kimchi, lemons, bell peppers, some greens. This will provide some natural enzymes for your disgestion. Then start with just chicken soup with just a piece of meat boiled in and mashed completely. If tolerated add egg yolks. Then whole eggs, then some more pieces of chicken, then fish will be easiest to digest, then liver pate, then ground beef, then finally steak! Add lot of fermented veggies kraut, kimchi, kefir along with meals. If you struggle with digestion follow a protocol for supplementing with HCL with Pepsin which will help breakdown proteins. You can also look for super digestive enzymes if you feel. Hope that helps!

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:40 PM

Hi Evelyn. Thank you for this informative protocol. Starting with soup makes sense. I'd like to do it without digestive enzymes and HCL but accept that I may need to use these on a temporary basis. I've already eating plenty of sauerkraut and a very large salad with lemon and bell peppers daily but have not been able to source any kefir. I've tried eggs and have been having three very soft boiled ones a day but I'm beginning to think that they might be responsible for the constipation I've suffered with recently. Is this possible? x

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:57 PM

Actually, the liquid in soup may make digestion worse. YMMV, but keep in mind that drinking very little liquid with your meals is ideal. You may want some Magnesium Citrate for constipation.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:01 PM

Thank you Dragonfly. I'm sure you'll understand that I'd rather remove the cause of the constipation than take something for it. The doctor has also got me taking Vit D with Calicum tablets and I do wonder if these are contributing factors? x P.S. What does YMMV mean?

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97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

on February 11, 2013
at 08:23 PM

Peace,

When I started eating meat again a little over a year ago, I started with the meats I knew my taste buds would agree with. For the first couple of weeks I didn't consume any meat portions larger than my fist, and gradually built up to larger portions. Make sure to take small bites, and chew the meat completely up as well, which may sound strange off hand, but it may help your digestive process. The key is listening to your body, and taking it slow. I would be sure to stay hydrated as well. Good luck! I feel much better now that I am consuming meat again!

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:12 PM

Thanks Primal Fit-D. Onwards and upwards! x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:28 PM

Thank you Primal Fit-D. This makes sense. For years I've also been very low fat so it will be interesting to see how my body responds. Oddly enough the only really 'meat' I think I might like is liver. I used to hate it as a child, I remember it being dry and rubbery but for some reason that is what I feel drawn to try first x

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:46 PM

You would be surprised how your body may react. It may take a couple weeks for transition, but my body craves fat and certain meats now! Also, if liver is something you think you will take a liking to, then go for it! Like I said, start with small portions, and build up. Even if that a simply one bite of meat a meal. Just let your body guide you. And remember, you may go through a transitional period, just don't give up, and keep with it. You won't regret it!

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04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

(975)

on February 12, 2013
at 01:44 AM

I tolerate all animals proteins great but I dont think I can do raw eggs seeing as cookie dough makes me feel bloated

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:04 AM

I think I'm struggling with eggs so am going to eliminate them for a couple of weeks and see if things improve x

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24a0a0d5073f0a77c3737ef9d0e4c426

on February 12, 2013
at 01:04 AM

I was veg for 10 years. For me i ate the few things i remembered liking. I didnt like the smel of cooked meat at all. But that changed very quickly. That really surprised me. Your first few meat portions should not be nig but that won't last. You will feel a lot better. I would not introduce dairy at the same time and always avoid grains. Do you have a fond memory of any meals that contained meat? For me it was bacon. I suggest eggs and chicken soup as easy starters. Then fish if you enjoy it. Then go nuts when you're up for it. You will not regret it.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:03 AM

Thank you Scatabrain. I was never a big meat lover, I favoured fish and eggs over meat. The only meaty things I do remember liking were pate, ham, moussaka, and occasionally sausages - although I always preferred those in toad in the hole or battered. My Mum (bless her) was never a great cook so most of my memories are of dry, chewy, leathery meat x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:04 AM

I feel like I may have to learn to eat meat all again x

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on February 11, 2013
at 09:08 PM

I have never been a vegetarian, but here is my advice:

choose good meat. GRASS-FED only. Make sure it is tasty. If you keep eating good quality meat, you will fall in love with it.

I can have grass-fed meat every single day and still be excited about it.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:17 PM

Thanks VB. I've found a local butcher that does grass finished and pasture raised but not 100% grass fed. Is that sufficient enough ? x

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on February 12, 2013
at 05:49 AM

Let your taste buds decide.

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3d32417c82811adb90f0790f820c571a

(63)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:56 PM

Hi Peace, hope your eggs are pastured, try adding only yolks first and see if they are well tolerated. Fish would be easiest to digest, try wild alaskan salmon, it was easiest on my digestion, I felt so energetic after eating salmon. They are my most craved food now! but soo expensive! so I limit my consumption to only once a week, other days I eat alaskan cod and canned sardines, they are awesome too! just add some lemon, kimchi, kraut, veggies with them. Now I also eat pastured chicken, lamb, liver once a week. You have to first look into nourishing a healthy gut flora whichi is the most important aspect of good health. Gut health is everything! and also replenish your body with necessary enzymes and HCL. Good Luck!

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:09 PM

As much as I love eggs three do not fill me up and I feel I could easily eat a dozen in one sitting. Is this just my body wanting to refuel after many years running on empty? Should I listen to my body or continue to limit consumption? x

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 09:08 PM

Hi Evelyn The eggs are from my friends chickens so I know they are pasture raised and fed. Why would the yolks be tolerated better than the whites -I love both? They seem to digest well at the time but it is a little later my digestion suffers. I;ve noticed the same thing with salmon. I've only cooked it twice but both times it was ok. I've also had some success with smoked mackerel and smoked salmon, however my food bill has been less than healthy for these additions! I also really crave these.

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6d3ca716e659e6664f3e2264d5ebbeda

(45)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:08 PM

Start with small portions, and (based on no fact or research) I would think ground meat would be easier to digest.

If you are having extreme fatigue, you may have some deeper issues with digestion you should discuss with your doctor.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

(92)

on February 11, 2013
at 08:15 PM

Thank you KB. After such a long period of ill-health I just want to jump right in but I know you are right about taking it slowly. I've always been an all or nothing person, which has helped me achieve many things in life - sadly one of those things was ill-health through raw veganism x

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