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Is my " ultra pure" diet too strict? Is it sustainable long term?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 28, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I'd like to start what I call my " 110% ultra pure" diet, and follow it for at least a few months.

On this diet, the ONLY things I will consume are: 1. Grass fed beef tallow 2. 75% lean grass fed beef 3. Organic green leaf lettuce 4. Organic romaine lettuce 5. Organic raw cauliflower 6. Organic raw brocolli 7. Organic garlic. 8. Purified water

And that's it. Is this healthy to sustain over long periods? Am I getting enough nutrients here? I'd like to be anywhere from 50-80% fat a day

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on October 29, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Goitrogens. If you have or could possibly have thyroid issues, skip consuming large quantities of raw cruciferous veggies. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=47

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on October 28, 2012
at 09:24 PM

Ya well that's *you* : )

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on October 28, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Why not? Hit and run answers without explanations are not useful.

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on October 28, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Broccoli is goitrogenic for some folk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goitrogen

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on October 28, 2012
at 07:42 PM

Wayne, It's rude to omit your reasoning for your recommendations. In addition, it makes you look stupid.

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

(456)

on October 28, 2012
at 06:49 PM

What's wrong with raw broccoli?

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

(456)

on October 28, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of this?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Another example of folks confusing/conflating restrictive with healthy...

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:10 PM

What about fermented vegetables? Meat on the bone? I think it is a great diet, but aren't you tired to eat the same old stuff? Don't you want something else that goes with it? World is full of delicious wholesome foods, if you are not as sick as I am - enjoy some wholesome ethnic dishes.

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on October 28, 2012
at 05:35 PM

I wouldn't eat brocolli or cauliflower raw.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 28, 2012
at 09:24 PM

Ya well that's *you* : )

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 28, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Why not? Hit and run answers without explanations are not useful.

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on October 29, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Goitrogens. If you have or could possibly have thyroid issues, skip consuming large quantities of raw cruciferous veggies. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=47

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F6b28b8f67467af0337a0381a6857f4f

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:10 PM

you need diversity in your diet both for your health and your metal sanity. I would get bored of eating solely those items very quickly

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366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:45 PM

Just for fun, tried that in Fitday at about 1800 calories & 59% fat. You'd be very deficient in calcium and Vitamin A, & also Vitamin E but in this context I wouldn't find the E so worrying. You could possibly compensate for the A with some cod liver oil I guess.

If it were me, no way would I do it even as an experiment. I'd also be extremely worried about my thyroid (you've chosen very goitrogenic veggies) & general energy levels, to say nothing of teeth, gums & skin.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on October 28, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Do an elimination diet, then reintroduce foods, if you want to have a nice little gut healing situation.

In an isolated system, away from the rest of the world, with the injection of some "supplements" (foods like liver, egg yolks, ferments, etc or encapsulated nutrients like vit D, magnesium etc) it would be possibly sustainable. In a social life with events, traveling, variety, friends, family, and sanity? Totally unsustainable. You can judge yourself whether you'd like to never enjoy a meal out or at someones house again and never have variety. Some people do that- my hedonist side would revolt hard.

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Could you explain your reasoning behind your choice of these foods and your exclusions of others? If you feel that you're suffering food sensitivities, an elimination diet is an important test, but the key there is to begin reintroducing foods to nail down your exact problem foods.

I don't see a good justification for such a limited menu if you're not trying an elimination diet. Even diversifying so much as eating various kinds of red meats would be beneficial for your diet as each has different nutrient profiles. You could include plenty of other types of vegetables as well.

Personally, I believe in theories of enzyme exhaustion from eating too much of one kind of food for too long. You might not suffer much from doing this for a few months (other than the suffering of your taste buds), but I don't think it's going to be great for your health either.

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Healthy, yes... But to boring

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:50 PM

Dont eat broccoli raw!

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 28, 2012
at 07:42 PM

Wayne, It's rude to omit your reasoning for your recommendations. In addition, it makes you look stupid.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on October 28, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Broccoli is goitrogenic for some folk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goitrogen

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

(456)

on October 28, 2012
at 06:49 PM

What's wrong with raw broccoli?

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:47 PM

You may find that after awhile, you don't want to eat those at all, which could leave you with few food choices. Ultra strict does not have to mean the same things all the time.

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:34 PM

Can't you add some things like fish and seaweed and sea food and nuts into that? Just one meat may not quite have everything you need.

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