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3 Foods, And That's It

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 16, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Before I get flamed for asking... I realize that this isn't the ideal diet.

But just out of curiosity, and for other reasons (e.g. to drastically minimize food reward, or to save time), I'm wondering what 3 foods (and only those 3) would be the most optimal.

I'm thinking this:

  1. Pastured eggs
  2. Sweet potatoes
  3. Liver occasionally (1-2x/week)

I'm even thinking just eggs and sweet potatoes would suffice.

5cb72179fcddcee6a6b570dc80269a1a

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on May 26, 2013
at 08:30 PM

very good. I'd go with: 1) A whole, free range organic chicken (everything) 2) Sweet Potato (orange flesh) 3) Something Green.

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:44 PM

I'll agree to disagree. This obsession with quenching food reward only makes sense in a culture rich enough to have unlimited food choices. Even then it doesn't make a lot of sense, because it is an easy pathway to disordered eating.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on April 03, 2012
at 12:19 PM

I think you have nailed it, Melissa. Why so snarky, Loon? My understanding is that high food reward usually involves fat/starch/salt or fat/sugar combos. cooked plain apple vs. apple pie. Plain potato vs. french fries. I'm not saying the plain potato isn't appetizing, just that most people quit eating them long before they'd quit eating the same potato quantity in french-fry form.

9267cb2507141e9a72e9d7159a5ffb80

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on April 03, 2012
at 11:17 AM

Why food combining isnt allowed any more info on this?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 03, 2012
at 06:31 AM

How is a dog that is eating steamed sweet potatoes "raw fed"?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 03, 2012
at 04:15 AM

Well, I was all set to flame you--I mean, you practically dared us to--but then I realized that at least 4 days out of 7 I only eat 3 foods. Oh. My most frequent 3 are grapefruit, salad and beef. I know, I'm stretching it with the salad but mine are pretty much just leaves. Okay, then, go ahead. :-))

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on November 25, 2011
at 09:40 PM

im going to eat nothing but resveratrol :P

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

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on November 25, 2011
at 09:32 PM

wrong its not about calorie density, look at Shangri-La Diet, you're chugging olive oil. its about foods with perceived "low-reward" that are nutritionally dense

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on September 18, 2011
at 03:01 PM

We do not need yet another lecture on our lack of understanding.

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on September 18, 2011
at 06:23 AM

I apologize for nothing! ;) Cow is a whole food, which can be broken down into a variety of tasty meals. Just following suit with the whole chicken crowd.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 18, 2011
at 04:45 AM

Crispiness does a whole lot, they did a MRI brainscan on this when researching batter coating for fish&chips, and it effects.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 18, 2011
at 04:44 AM

Yes but food reward is much more than that, most SAD foods are scientifically tricked to be rewarding. Crispiness, balance of salty and sweet, MSG. You could make soy to be very unrewarding, or highly rewarding, just using the correct fats, texture, spices sugars etc...

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on September 18, 2011
at 03:04 AM

It's in the posts. Large group of posts, but notes other cultures that eat quite a bit of a few foods. Actually, SAD does that too: its' wheat, corn and soy.

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on September 18, 2011
at 01:44 AM

Sounds delicious! I agree. A little garlic and butter and I could survive on this diet.

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on September 18, 2011
at 01:42 AM

+1 Tom. I love them and so does my Raw fed dog. He eats his steamed sweet potato before his steak!

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:59 PM

I didn't know about the liver limitation. Maybe I should trade scallops for liver.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:17 PM

you're cheating! Whole cow means meat and liver and other organs :D

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:13 PM

hi vdh, you list 3 superfoods. How often would you eat the liver? It's recommended not to overdue it. 3 times a week is max. Then you're left with sweet potatoes and eggs for the other days. Now try to eat at least 2000 kcals with sweet potatoes and eggs on any given day. It's impossible! Sweet Potatoes are low cals food and craming eggs from a whole chicken house is probably not that heahty either :D it's actually too healthy, too much vitamins your body tries to remove

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:07 PM

I agree! Beef and potatoes for the win! Anyone remembering Danny Roddys Healhty Hair Diet? He pretty much ate just potatoes and beef.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on September 17, 2011
at 10:36 PM

Milk just makes no sense! The single food to eat is meat. Is it optimal? No, but it works and has been proven. After drinking only Milk you'll get into serious problems. Look it up at http://180degreehealth.blogspot.com/search/label/milk%20cure

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on September 17, 2011
at 05:31 PM

+1 Tom. They taste almost too fantastic if lots of junk isn't also being eaten.

03fa485bfd54734522755f47a5e6597e

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on September 17, 2011
at 03:32 PM

I haven't studied food reward myself, because I first heard about it from Matt Stone, whose enthusiasm for the idea a while back made it (and him) sound too goofy to pay attention to. So I don't know what it really is. But this thread seems to indicate that one one else really does (yet) either.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 17, 2011
at 01:34 AM

Mel, try Japanese sweet potatoes baked at 350 for two hours. Eat plain, no fat, no salt. Super tasty. It's prolly a higher sugar content, yes.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 17, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Agreed, Tom. I eat them plain regularly.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 16, 2011
at 10:10 PM

maybe the sweet potatoes I'm buying are significantly lower in sugar? It's possible. It varies quite a bit by variety. The high-sugar kind could be a high-reward because it's sugar + starch.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

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on September 16, 2011
at 10:02 PM

Is it possible that reward can be subjective? Plain microwaved potatoes and sweet potatoes are both very addictive for me, someone else mentioned plain sweet potatoes taste like cake to them, I definitely agree. Although I have noticed that a few hours in the fridge drastically lowers my enjoyment of them... But they're still good, I love the starchy textures :P Plain protein is pretty much the only thing that kills my appetite in the way low reward sounds like it should.

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on September 16, 2011
at 09:36 PM

So all these silly mini-lists come out of food reward avoidance? Paleo means survival, and survival means more variety not less IMHO. Grok would starve before he tracked down his first liver. He didn't have a car and Whole Foods. Would a modern paleo starve in China before eating a rewarding bowl of rice?

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on September 16, 2011
at 09:23 PM

A plain, peeled sweet potato nuked until soft tastes like cake to me. It's almost too sweet (but not quite).

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 16, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Is steamed sweet potato different than plain baked? Plain baked sweet potato is decadent to me.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on September 16, 2011
at 08:48 PM

P.S. I'm doing this because it is fun, not because I believe in the food reward theory.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 16, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Katie, have ever eaten a plain steamed sweet potato? Ugh, just plain awful. I was trying to eat these for lunch and lost weight, weight I didn't need to lose.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on September 16, 2011
at 08:15 PM

I agree, it would be interesting to reverse hack restaurant foods

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:50 PM

I bet he knows alot about this topic, but this series is just mostly entertainment and that research doesnt really make good tv ;) It would be interesting to hear his thoughts about it.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:48 PM

Obviously he is a very good chef and researched how to make his dishes as rewarding as possible. Theres two seasons of those episodes, they are not fully on youtube, but you can find them if you seek hard enough ;)

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:46 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41AHxTR1MqQ

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:45 PM

No! Food and a brain scanner! I am totally there if they are on the internets :)

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:45 PM

Oh good, so it isn't just me who is confused by this

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:44 PM

Have you seen those Heston Blumenthal cooking shows where they did brain scans for him, essentially researching about food reward. Crispiness of food, spiciness, textures etc.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:03 PM

One of the impressions I've gotten from the food reward stuff is that it's not just avoiding variety and flavourings... But also avoiding calorie density. Starch is highly rewarding, and any added fat makes whatever your eating more rewarding, especially carbs. I've been thinking back to when I tried protein-sparing modified fasts, my appetite was strongly and quickly reduced, and I reduced down to below 800 calories eating nothing but relatively low fat animal protein... Fish, shellfish, pastured eggs and beef. It's highly effective, but as you've pointed out, probably not optimal.

51b472fa449ab0e5433f27dcd799fedd

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:55 PM

I definitely think nobody should do this (I'm a big proponent of eating a large variety of food to spread out hormesis), but I still think it's sort of a neat thought-experiment.

51b472fa449ab0e5433f27dcd799fedd

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I definitely think nobody should do this (I'm a big proponent of eating the largest variety of food you possibly can), but I still think it's sort of a neat thought-experiment.

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:32 PM

Actually, after seeing Steph's reply, I think her whole pastured chicken would be a better choice than the grass fed beef liver. You get a combo deal there!

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:31 PM

Oh, your second item is smart. Organs and all makes it a definite super food!

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on September 16, 2011
at 05:57 PM

I think this is another unhealthy consequence of the food reward theory, and shouldn't be entertained.

51b472fa449ab0e5433f27dcd799fedd

(1091)

on September 16, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I definitely think nobody should do this (I'm a big proponent of eating the largest variety of food you possibly can), but I still think it's sort of a neat thought-experiment.

51b472fa449ab0e5433f27dcd799fedd

(1091)

on September 16, 2011
at 06:55 PM

I definitely think nobody should do this (I'm a big proponent of eating a large variety of food to spread out hormesis), but I still think it's sort of a neat thought-experiment.

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

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on November 25, 2011
at 09:40 PM

im going to eat nothing but resveratrol :P

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:42 PM

I think food reward is not about monotonioous couple of ingredients diet, or did loose something during translation.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:45 PM

Oh good, so it isn't just me who is confused by this

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:04 AM

It's in the posts. Large group of posts, but notes other cultures that eat quite a bit of a few foods. Actually, SAD does that too: its' wheat, corn and soy.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 18, 2011
at 04:45 AM

Crispiness does a whole lot, they did a MRI brainscan on this when researching batter coating for fish&chips, and it effects.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on September 16, 2011
at 09:36 PM

So all these silly mini-lists come out of food reward avoidance? Paleo means survival, and survival means more variety not less IMHO. Grok would starve before he tracked down his first liver. He didn't have a car and Whole Foods. Would a modern paleo starve in China before eating a rewarding bowl of rice?

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 18, 2011
at 04:44 AM

Yes but food reward is much more than that, most SAD foods are scientifically tricked to be rewarding. Crispiness, balance of salty and sweet, MSG. You could make soy to be very unrewarding, or highly rewarding, just using the correct fats, texture, spices sugars etc...

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072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on September 16, 2011
at 09:28 PM

Maybe I missed it, but I don't see how this question got bent to a "food reward" post. I don't know enough about food nutrition density and which three would be the "optimal" foods. However, if I were given 3 foods to eat and sustain myself, I would choose:

  1. Grassfed ground beef
  2. Guacamole (combo of a few items, but I consider it a single food)
  3. Spaghetti squash

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(4878)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:44 AM

Sounds delicious! I agree. A little garlic and butter and I could survive on this diet.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on September 16, 2011
at 08:33 PM

  1. Whole cow or sheep

  2. Whole salmon w/roe

  3. Seaweed

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:17 PM

you're cheating! Whole cow means meat and liver and other organs :D

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 18, 2011
at 06:23 AM

I apologize for nothing! ;) Cow is a whole food, which can be broken down into a variety of tasty meals. Just following suit with the whole chicken crowd.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 16, 2011
at 08:48 PM

P.S. I'm doing this because it is fun, not because I believe in the food reward theory.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 16, 2011
at 08:46 PM

You guys, this isn't what food reward is about. I could eat just three whole foods and maximize food reward. Food reward has to do with flavorings and certain combinations of flavorings/macronutrients, and IMHO cooking techniques. Plain sweet potatoes or other starchy vegetables steamed or microwaved are absolutely the most unappetizing things I have ever eaten. I was trying to be strict paleo and eating them for lunch and I kept losing weight I didn't need to lose. But slice em up and fry them in butter...and I could eat them all day. You can eat as many different types of food as you like and be low-reward. I would say there are three simple things to do:

  • only non-industrial whole foods and no industrial flavorings like MSG
  • only raw, steamed, microwaved, or boiled foods
  • never combine fat, salt, or carbs. If you eat something sweet, DO NOT add fat/salt for example.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 17, 2011
at 01:34 AM

Mel, try Japanese sweet potatoes baked at 350 for two hours. Eat plain, no fat, no salt. Super tasty. It's prolly a higher sugar content, yes.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:01 PM

We do not need yet another lecture on our lack of understanding.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on September 16, 2011
at 10:02 PM

Is it possible that reward can be subjective? Plain microwaved potatoes and sweet potatoes are both very addictive for me, someone else mentioned plain sweet potatoes taste like cake to them, I definitely agree. Although I have noticed that a few hours in the fridge drastically lowers my enjoyment of them... But they're still good, I love the starchy textures :P Plain protein is pretty much the only thing that kills my appetite in the way low reward sounds like it should.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 16, 2011
at 10:10 PM

maybe the sweet potatoes I'm buying are significantly lower in sugar? It's possible. It varies quite a bit by variety. The high-sugar kind could be a high-reward because it's sugar + starch.

03fa485bfd54734522755f47a5e6597e

(3944)

on September 17, 2011
at 03:32 PM

I haven't studied food reward myself, because I first heard about it from Matt Stone, whose enthusiasm for the idea a while back made it (and him) sound too goofy to pay attention to. So I don't know what it really is. But this thread seems to indicate that one one else really does (yet) either.

9267cb2507141e9a72e9d7159a5ffb80

(78)

on April 03, 2012
at 11:17 AM

Why food combining isnt allowed any more info on this?

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on April 03, 2012
at 12:19 PM

I think you have nailed it, Melissa. Why so snarky, Loon? My understanding is that high food reward usually involves fat/starch/salt or fat/sugar combos. cooked plain apple vs. apple pie. Plain potato vs. french fries. I'm not saying the plain potato isn't appetizing, just that most people quit eating them long before they'd quit eating the same potato quantity in french-fry form.

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:44 PM

I'll agree to disagree. This obsession with quenching food reward only makes sense in a culture rich enough to have unlimited food choices. Even then it doesn't make a lot of sense, because it is an easy pathway to disordered eating.

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:19 PM

I thought food reward was learned and therefore stronger for known foods and weaker for new foods that had not built up an existing calorie-flavor association?

I thought that was why Seth Roberts recommended crazy spicing as a way to increase complexity of flavor and decrease the food-flavor reward pathway and that this was one of the reasons that junk food, being identical in flavor was so strongly associated with weight gain...

Do I have it all backwards?

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 16, 2011
at 07:46 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41AHxTR1MqQ

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 16, 2011
at 07:44 PM

Have you seen those Heston Blumenthal cooking shows where they did brain scans for him, essentially researching about food reward. Crispiness of food, spiciness, textures etc.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on September 16, 2011
at 08:15 PM

I agree, it would be interesting to reverse hack restaurant foods

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 16, 2011
at 07:50 PM

I bet he knows alot about this topic, but this series is just mostly entertainment and that research doesnt really make good tv ;) It would be interesting to hear his thoughts about it.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on September 16, 2011
at 07:45 PM

No! Food and a brain scanner! I am totally there if they are on the internets :)

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 16, 2011
at 07:48 PM

Obviously he is a very good chef and researched how to make his dishes as rewarding as possible. Theres two seasons of those episodes, they are not fully on youtube, but you can find them if you seek hard enough ;)

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:30 PM

For some of us with food intolerance issues we get stuck with eating only 3 foods for awhile until we can determine what we can tolerate. I think your list is excellent for nutrition, but for food intolerance issues eggs, sweet potatoes and liver can sometimes be hard on the system. My favorite three are beef with broth, potato, (white rice if you can't tolerate potato.) and romaine lettuce.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:07 PM

I agree! Beef and potatoes for the win! Anyone remembering Danny Roddys Healhty Hair Diet? He pretty much ate just potatoes and beef.

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on September 16, 2011
at 05:40 PM

Hmmmm.....

  1. Wild Alaskan Salmon

  2. A Whole, Free Range Organic Chicken (the whole thing! Organs and all....)

  3. Broccoli

I wanted to say spinach, but decided to go with a veggie with more carbs....So that is my top 3.....

Steph

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:31 PM

Oh, your second item is smart. Organs and all makes it a definite super food!

5cb72179fcddcee6a6b570dc80269a1a

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on May 26, 2013
at 08:30 PM

very good. I'd go with: 1) A whole, free range organic chicken (everything) 2) Sweet Potato (orange flesh) 3) Something Green.

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on September 16, 2011
at 05:36 PM

I formulated my answer before seeing your full text, so the substantial overlap isn't because I copied you.

If I were limited to just a single food, I'd go with raw, grass-fed milk. If I got to add a second food, pastured eggs would be my choice. But with three foods, I get to branch out a bit more and include a starch and some fruit (to replace the carbs that would otherwise have been supplied by milk). So I'll go with:

  1. Beef liver.
  2. Sweet potatoes.
  3. Goji berries.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on September 17, 2011
at 10:36 PM

Milk just makes no sense! The single food to eat is meat. Is it optimal? No, but it works and has been proven. After drinking only Milk you'll get into serious problems. Look it up at http://180degreehealth.blogspot.com/search/label/milk%20cure

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:21 PM

beef, eggs, broccoli

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 17, 2011
at 02:29 PM

One food is enough : Rimonabant :P

Other then that, you could probably grow GMO marijuana with low THC content but large Cannabidiol content. Sounds natural and easy to make without any negative effects of synthetic stuff [Also, this is nice proof that nature always comes with poison and antidote in the same package]

Yeh, food reward is real, BUT, I find that diets a la Shangri La are idiotic. I don't say theory is idiotic, practice makes it so.

Anyway, I would go for meat, eggs and brocoli.

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on September 16, 2011
at 10:55 PM

The problem with having someone pick three foods for you is that you might not be able to eat one or more of them. However that being said:

Pastured Lamb (or beef or bison) Pastured Eggs White Potatoes OR Sweet Potatoes

I would also like to eat some wild salmon from time to time for health reasons. In addition some berries, citrus fruit and some green vegetables. The main modification I would make is switch the meat up during the week between wild salmon and pastured lamb or beef or bison. This is how the Perfect Health Diet mentions eating. Also allow yourself berries or citrus as well as green leafy vegetables from time to time.

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on September 16, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Eggs, White Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts? Salmon or Scallops? not sure which one would be better, I feel like it would be a good idea to have some veg in there.

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6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:27 PM

I can't vouch for grass fed raw milk because I've never had it and its unavailable in my state that I am aware of.

Honestly I would also go with your three choices of pastured eggs, grassfed beef liver, and sweet potatoes. I'm one of those people who can eat the same foods over and over and over. I rarely ever get tired of them. It's easier that way too.

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:32 PM

Actually, after seeing Steph's reply, I think her whole pastured chicken would be a better choice than the grass fed beef liver. You get a combo deal there!

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:59 PM

I didn't know about the liver limitation. Maybe I should trade scallops for liver.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:13 PM

hi vdh, you list 3 superfoods. How often would you eat the liver? It's recommended not to overdue it. 3 times a week is max. Then you're left with sweet potatoes and eggs for the other days. Now try to eat at least 2000 kcals with sweet potatoes and eggs on any given day. It's impossible! Sweet Potatoes are low cals food and craming eggs from a whole chicken house is probably not that heahty either :D it's actually too healthy, too much vitamins your body tries to remove

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on March 16, 2013
at 03:45 AM

Spinach or Spaghetti Squash, Salmon (every single part from the bones to the skin - ADORE belly, skin, collars, you name it)... And grass-fed beef or bison (or ostrich, elk, venison).

Oh wait, I pretty much live this way already! Ha ha!

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on April 03, 2012
at 11:19 AM

Eggs, Broccoli, Salmon

Also why food combining isnt good? What does it do actually?

Thanks!!!

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on April 03, 2012
at 04:03 AM

I am actually going back to a limited foods list not because of the food reward theory, because it helps with binging.

Fish (sardines and salmon), Pastured eggs, Salad mix, Sweet potato, Blueberries

If I had to pick three, it would be: sardines, salad mix, and sweet potato.

I use coconut oil to cook the eggs and for the sweet potato. I find that having the same thing planned out reduces anxiety about food. Also, having pre-proportioned food is a lifesaver for me. I tried to buy bulk foods and pre-proportion but it was still hard.

Is this optimal? No, but if it works for now, I don't see why not.

Good luck with your plan.

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:54 AM

Broccolli Eggs Fish

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on September 17, 2011
at 10:36 PM

-Eggs -Goat Milk -Potatoes

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on September 17, 2011
at 10:26 PM

  • (rare) Beef
  • potatoes
  • salt

This could be a typical day/ week for me in winter! I'd definitely miss some fish, but that's it.

I don't consider this question as a "food reward" post! And in my opinion there is something wrong to include "superfoods" in a 3-times list. It's really about quantities and you don't want to eat 3000 kcals with tons of eggs/ fish (omega 3 overdosis)/ seaweed/ goji berries or liver (vitamin A Toxicity).

but then again, i'm not sure how serious this question is and i miss the whole point!

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:57 PM

I'm surprised no one's mentioned shellfish... That would be my first choice. Probably shellfish, pastured eggs, raw milk.

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