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Can I sustain a Paleo diet if I don't like meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 25, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Can I survive a paleo diet if I think meat is gross? Yes, I think meat is gross, I know that is blasphemy here. I haven't eaten red meat or pork since 2006 (only eat poultry/fish). I did recently start eating pastured bacon though (gateway meat). I stopped eating meat originally because I thought it was unethical. This was before I knew a difference between traditional farming and factory farming. Now, it isn't a matter of ethics, it's a matter of becoming completely grossed out when I cook meat.

I made a pastured chicken tonight. I had to pluck a couple feathers, chop of the neck, chop off the yellow pussed pope's nose (took about an hour of googling to realize what the hell that was), take out the guts. I ate the breast (dark meat tastes slimy), but I can't stop thinking about those feathers popping out. It was disgusting.

Is it possible to continue on if I don't like meat? Is there anyone out there like me? Any advice would be appreciated.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 31, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Sadly, that was my most recent concert. Biz Markie was there though, so that was pretty cool;)

Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

(1478)

on July 27, 2012
at 12:59 AM

Ha ha...yo GABA GABA. Only a parent would get that reference. No I did not feel I was letting myself down, because I felt and feel I am doing what's right for my body, and if it doese not work I will stop. I do however have to take a lot of crap from family and friends who are vegetarian.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on July 26, 2012
at 03:36 AM

You bet Mandy!!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:03 PM

Greeeaaaat! They've been pooping on my patio table:/

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Psuedo-rodents like chipmunks and squirrels are prone to carrying parasites, aren't they? I don't have any reference on that thought, but it exists in the back of my mind for whatever reason...

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:23 PM

If you don't mind some dairy, which is primal, not paleo, it is even easier. Fish, chicken, eggs, cheese are all good protein sources. You could branch out into turkey, duck, etc., as well. Throw in some shrimp and shellfish too, if you want. Really, just eat what you like. Just fish and chicken would do quite nicely. Paleo doesn't mean you have to eat certain things, it's more about avoiding the really bad stuff - processed junk and industrial food.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:41 PM

The chipmunks are so tiny though, it would be like eating quail* for dinner. *most over rated game bird ever. Way too tiny.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:35 PM

I hate chicken! Chose the meats you like, avoid what you don't:) Life's too short!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:17 PM

I do too. I think I could catch my own fish, actually. It's been a very long time, but I think I could do it! I don't really have much empathy for fish.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:16 PM

Thanks for responding!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:16 PM

There is a rumor that we're getting a Trader Joe's. Currently we don't have either, so it's the Farmer's Market (which I prefer anyway, but the meat processing leaves something to be desired, obviously). Thanks!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:14 PM

Thanks for the input! Interesting about the energy level. I sometimes wonder if I'd lose weight easier if I ate red meat. Probably just looking for a miracle cure for losing 10lbs though;) Did you feel like you were letting yourself down by eating meat? I know it's illogical, but I feel like I'm breaking my 6 year record if I eat it. Kind of stupid. "Try it, you'll like it!" That's the song I sing to my girls.

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on July 25, 2012
at 12:12 PM

I hate the cheepmonkies...the back porch is caved and the bulbs are gone from all their excavating...I thought they were cute till one of them stared me down with its black beady eyes...

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:10 PM

I used to eat red meat...rare and bloody. Now, I'm not sure I can handle pot roast. I remember loving it, but it's a texture thing, I think. I can imagine you aren't into chicken!! My husband's grandmother wouldn't eat it because she had to take care of processing the chickens when she was young and had bad memories of the smell of feathers.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:07 PM

I agree with you completely! I don't substitute with nuts and I don't do shakes. I do a little dairy (cream in coffee, occasional cheese). I make chicken broth with the whole carcass..don't know if that's what most here consider "bone broth" (i assume they are talking beef bones), but it is absolutely delicious. I make chicken soup for my sick daughter last week and it was the best soup I'd ever tasted (if I do say so, myself). I have some going in the crockpot right now. Thanks for your input!! I appreciate it!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:02 PM

Wanted to add too that when I change my perspective a bit, it gets a bit easier. If I think of the fact that it died so I can eat it, it makes me respect it more and lowers the gross-out factor for me. Maybe a little sentimental, but whatever.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:01 PM

I cooked my first whole chicken back in November. It was a little weird, but I got used to it. That was until I started buying the pastured local chickens with the really long necks. I agree with you though, it does get easier.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:59 AM

I knew it wasn't puss...or at least I hoped. I just chopped the whole tail off. It didn't look infected, just disgusting. I was able to look up what it was eventually (not easy info to find when you don't know what the hell you're looking at). It was just wrong. Very wrong.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:57 AM

I'm not talking about completely abstaining from meat. I'm just talking about red meat and pork. I can still eat chicken, I just am opposed to plucking feathers. Grok ate small game? I have some chipmunks that are eating all my herbs and pooping on my patio....

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:55 AM

Yes, I think it's a texture thing too. I don't like the muscle fiber. I might try the grassfed beef at some point...it's in the freezer!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:53 AM

Good to know! Sometimes I don't want meat at all. My favorite meal lately is eggs scrambled with left-over sweet potatoes. Thanks for your input!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Thanks for all the comments! sigamagaw, you're right, it wasn't puss, I think it's the oil from the gland above the tail (apparently you only get that in the freshest birds). Good to know that I can survive without red meat. I really should eat more of a variety of fish, it seems. I love it, so that shouldn't be too hard.

3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

(2262)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:37 AM

Agreed but I would like to add something, I did not eat beef before going paleo either, I hadnt done it since I was 12 and every time I tried to since it just grossed me out. Then there was the day I had my first grass fed ground beef burger, and it tasted SO much different than any other red meat that I think it is worth a try. Also it is pretty far removed from the big slab of meat that it was just sliced off of an animal, but turns out those are pretty good too!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:56 AM

seriously Mandy - why do your own beheading? That said, I personally think its funny that people here are not considering fish and poultry to be Meat. To me they are most definitely meat. Then again, I don't have a problem eating meat - but I don't want to kill and clean it.

Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

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on July 25, 2012
at 06:14 AM

I do, it's my favourite part to eat, but if they thought it was pus, they shouldn't have eaten it. I hope it was just oil, or yucky. :P

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:08 AM

It's probably preening oil. You know what a pope's nose is, right?

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:07 AM

+1 for the Lascaux reference.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on July 25, 2012
at 04:23 AM

Mandy is talking about an almost complete abstinence to meat, Gio.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:28 AM

Don't be ridiculous, of course it can be done. Grok did not eat meat everday. Especially cow meat, more small game like rodents and fowls.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:26 AM

Just eat more fish and other exotic sea animals. I eat ruminant organs like liver and hearts but not the muscle meat. Muscle meat is useless when cooked and hard as shit(pun intented) to digest.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:24 AM

I cut back on eating beef significantly bacause i get constipated when i consume to much beef or dairy. Naturally beef is acidic and is hard for your body to break it down. I eat mostly fish and seafood for my protein, amino aicds and omega 3's. Plus it's a lot easier to digest because fish meat has a softer texture than cow meat. I feel better now. I only have beef once a month now.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:12 AM

I wouldn't be able to do it. Meat is the main thing. No carrots at Lascaux. No fish or chickens either but I don't exclude them. Meat is the one food you don't avoid on a paleo diet.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:07 AM

I hope you can hear the nearly unanimous ABSOLUTELY! If you can do fish and eggs with ease you are golden.

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:34 AM

Yes. Plenty of protein and good fat there! Find some raw milk! Make yogurt and kefir. Cheese is nutrient packed! Make sure it's grass fed!

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:31 AM

It may have been gross..but it was not pus. Pus is from an infection. I sure hope the chicken you ate was not infected in any way.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 25, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Start there, and it is likely that you might develop a taste for other meats. But you really don't need to. Just get rid of grains, soy and vegetable oils and you will reap the most paleo benefits.

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(559)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Of course it's possible. Fish, eggs, and dairy can cover for any nutritional holes caused by not eating red meat.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 25, 2012
at 02:08 AM

There is nothing you can't get from lots of veggies, lots of fish and eggs, and some poultry thrown in for variety.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:51 AM

For $6/pound that's the least they could do! That was seriously about enough to make me a vegetarian. I absolutely could not believe that yellow puss was coming out. gag.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:50 AM

I kind of figured I would get the suggestion to avoid so much poultry. It's just so easy (well, when I don't have to do the beheading). I have a great source for eggs and fish.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:48 AM

That's like asking "Is it possible to continue on Paleo if I just really love bread?"

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:48 AM

I've never completely understood the difference. Primal incorporates some dairy?

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Fish I can handle, no matter what. Chicken I do okay with if it's conventional. You don't have to pluck feathers from grocery store chickens. They also put the organs in handy little baggies. I don't know about red meat...I'm kind of nervous to try. I bought some ground beef (100% grassfed) as a surprise for my husband, but it's still in my freezer.

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

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on July 25, 2012
at 01:32 AM

If i had to do all that to a chicken, i probably wouldn't to eat it either! Maybe you could start with some meat that's already had it's head removed?

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

(234)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:31 AM

if i had to do all that to a chicken, i probably wouldn't to eat it either!

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4b05d725a8332e8e917a4ca58b6e8a1e

(1239)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:09 AM

There are plenty of pescatarian paleo followers. In the summer when it's hot, I don't like to consume much red meat either (and I hate chicken, so that's never on my menu). I stick to a wide variety of wild-caught fish, shellfish, fruits, egga, and vegetables. You'll do absolutely fine.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:53 AM

Good to know! Sometimes I don't want meat at all. My favorite meal lately is eggs scrambled with left-over sweet potatoes. Thanks for your input!

5
0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

on July 25, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Nope


5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:41 PM

The chipmunks are so tiny though, it would be like eating quail* for dinner. *most over rated game bird ever. Way too tiny.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:07 AM

+1 for the Lascaux reference.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:12 PM

I hate the cheepmonkies...the back porch is caved and the bulbs are gone from all their excavating...I thought they were cute till one of them stared me down with its black beady eyes...

Medium avatar

(10611)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:12 AM

I wouldn't be able to do it. Meat is the main thing. No carrots at Lascaux. No fish or chickens either but I don't exclude them. Meat is the one food you don't avoid on a paleo diet.

9c8a6d20ee1db00a795709d6d2e2ce7a

(559)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Of course it's possible. Fish, eggs, and dairy can cover for any nutritional holes caused by not eating red meat.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:28 AM

Don't be ridiculous, of course it can be done. Grok did not eat meat everday. Especially cow meat, more small game like rodents and fowls.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:57 AM

I'm not talking about completely abstaining from meat. I'm just talking about red meat and pork. I can still eat chicken, I just am opposed to plucking feathers. Grok ate small game? I have some chipmunks that are eating all my herbs and pooping on my patio....

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on July 25, 2012
at 04:23 AM

Mandy is talking about an almost complete abstinence to meat, Gio.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Psuedo-rodents like chipmunks and squirrels are prone to carrying parasites, aren't they? I don't have any reference on that thought, but it exists in the back of my mind for whatever reason...

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:03 PM

Greeeaaaat! They've been pooping on my patio table:/

4
1bc98471e58675661ebde4de4507f4f3

on July 25, 2012
at 03:23 AM

The more you prepare and eat meat the faster that feeling will go away. You just need to get accustomed to it.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:01 PM

I cooked my first whole chicken back in November. It was a little weird, but I got used to it. That was until I started buying the pastured local chickens with the really long necks. I agree with you though, it does get easier.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:02 PM

Wanted to add too that when I change my perspective a bit, it gets a bit easier. If I think of the fact that it died so I can eat it, it makes me respect it more and lowers the gross-out factor for me. Maybe a little sentimental, but whatever.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 25, 2012
at 01:33 AM

If you do fish and poultry, with some eggs, you can definitely sustain paleo. Would personally lean more towards the fish than poultry though.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 25, 2012
at 02:08 AM

There is nothing you can't get from lots of veggies, lots of fish and eggs, and some poultry thrown in for variety.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:55 AM

Yes, I think it's a texture thing too. I don't like the muscle fiber. I might try the grassfed beef at some point...it's in the freezer!

3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

(2262)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:37 AM

Agreed but I would like to add something, I did not eat beef before going paleo either, I hadnt done it since I was 12 and every time I tried to since it just grossed me out. Then there was the day I had my first grass fed ground beef burger, and it tasted SO much different than any other red meat that I think it is worth a try. Also it is pretty far removed from the big slab of meat that it was just sliced off of an animal, but turns out those are pretty good too!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:50 AM

I kind of figured I would get the suggestion to avoid so much poultry. It's just so easy (well, when I don't have to do the beheading). I have a great source for eggs and fish.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:56 AM

seriously Mandy - why do your own beheading? That said, I personally think its funny that people here are not considering fish and poultry to be Meat. To me they are most definitely meat. Then again, I don't have a problem eating meat - but I don't want to kill and clean it.

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Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

on July 25, 2012
at 02:18 AM

You should NEVER eat meat that has pus on it. You should've returned it for a refund. The meat is supposed to be inspected, and animals like that tossed.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:08 AM

It's probably preening oil. You know what a pope's nose is, right?

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 11:59 AM

I knew it wasn't puss...or at least I hoped. I just chopped the whole tail off. It didn't look infected, just disgusting. I was able to look up what it was eventually (not easy info to find when you don't know what the hell you're looking at). It was just wrong. Very wrong.

Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

(7370)

on July 25, 2012
at 06:14 AM

I do, it's my favourite part to eat, but if they thought it was pus, they shouldn't have eaten it. I hope it was just oil, or yucky. :P

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Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

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on July 25, 2012
at 03:31 AM

I started out as a paleo pescaterian. I was just like you, vegetarian for 20 years. Meat was disgusting to me. I started this paleo journey to increase my energy level. I had had enough of being tired all of the time. My energy is better on paleo pescaterian, but still not the sustained energy everyone talks about. I made a decision to try to add in meat. I started slowly and it was not easy. The taste was really gross to me and I still don't like it all that much, but when I ate red meat I got a buzz of energy. I am able to stay up later without crashing and it is worth it. I even am starting to like some meat. My energy is still not where I need it to be. I think I have or had a problem digesting protein. This is why I prefer fish. My body seems to digest it better.

Good luck..Like I tell my kids, try it several times and if you still don't like it, dont eat it.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:14 PM

Thanks for the input! Interesting about the energy level. I sometimes wonder if I'd lose weight easier if I ate red meat. Probably just looking for a miracle cure for losing 10lbs though;) Did you feel like you were letting yourself down by eating meat? I know it's illogical, but I feel like I'm breaking my 6 year record if I eat it. Kind of stupid. "Try it, you'll like it!" That's the song I sing to my girls.

Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

(1478)

on July 27, 2012
at 12:59 AM

Ha ha...yo GABA GABA. Only a parent would get that reference. No I did not feel I was letting myself down, because I felt and feel I am doing what's right for my body, and if it doese not work I will stop. I do however have to take a lot of crap from family and friends who are vegetarian.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 31, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Sadly, that was my most recent concert. Biz Markie was there though, so that was pretty cool;)

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81cf1892bafcdfa38779f4b9b488198d

(606)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:10 AM

No, but hell no.

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:43 AM

I totally know what you mean about the chicken - I grew up on a farm and chicken slaughter days were the worst, because it is so gross to dip them into hot water to open their pores or follicles.. whatever the feather is attached to, and having to pluck, and gut, it is something I still remember with disgust, and am just not into chicken as a result. I can remember the smell of the hot feathers, blood and skin. I'd say eat what you can, if that is just fish and eggs, I am sure you will get what you need. No reason to be grossed out if you have an aversion. Bacon is a great gateway meat as you noted. The CLA and omega 3s of grassfed beef is awesome - maybe try a well cooked pot roast type of meal? Well cooked, savory, not bloody if that is not your thing. Good luck on what you decide.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:10 PM

I used to eat red meat...rare and bloody. Now, I'm not sure I can handle pot roast. I remember loving it, but it's a texture thing, I think. I can imagine you aren't into chicken!! My husband's grandmother wouldn't eat it because she had to take care of processing the chickens when she was young and had bad memories of the smell of feathers.

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3dd59bff899261860c0bdaae8540cc70

on July 25, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Yes it's doable. Stick with fish, eggs, and whatever else you find palatable. Just remember to get plenty of protein and lots of good fats so you will be satiated.

Don't substitute meat with nuts. That doesn't work.

Dairy is doable too if you can tolerate it. Personally I just don't see a lot of nutritional value in eating a bunch of dairy products. Unless you do all raw products.

I'd try to do some bone broth as well. Easy to make and tastes great.

Of course veggies and such.

Don't do this "substitution food" BS. Having a protein shake every now and again is fine-especially if you're a power lifter or something like that. But they aren't needed and they aren't food. Get your protein and fat from real food.

Good luck!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:07 PM

I agree with you completely! I don't substitute with nuts and I don't do shakes. I do a little dairy (cream in coffee, occasional cheese). I make chicken broth with the whole carcass..don't know if that's what most here consider "bone broth" (i assume they are talking beef bones), but it is absolutely delicious. I make chicken soup for my sick daughter last week and it was the best soup I'd ever tasted (if I do say so, myself). I have some going in the crockpot right now. Thanks for your input!! I appreciate it!

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8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

on July 25, 2012
at 01:37 AM

How about being primal instead?...then I'd say yes.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:48 AM

I've never completely understood the difference. Primal incorporates some dairy?

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:34 AM

Yes. Plenty of protein and good fat there! Find some raw milk! Make yogurt and kefir. Cheese is nutrient packed! Make sure it's grass fed!

1
C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 25, 2012
at 01:31 AM

How do you respond to fish or meat that's already cut up by a butcher?

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Fish I can handle, no matter what. Chicken I do okay with if it's conventional. You don't have to pluck feathers from grocery store chickens. They also put the organs in handy little baggies. I don't know about red meat...I'm kind of nervous to try. I bought some ground beef (100% grassfed) as a surprise for my husband, but it's still in my freezer.

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on July 25, 2012
at 06:47 AM

I consider fish (and poultry) to be "meat".

You might not want to catch and kill your own fish either.

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(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:17 PM

I do too. I think I could catch my own fish, actually. It's been a very long time, but I think I could do it! I don't really have much empathy for fish.

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on July 25, 2012
at 06:01 AM

Eat fish and whatever meat you like and eggs. You will be fine.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:16 PM

Thanks for responding!

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on July 26, 2012
at 03:36 AM

You bet Mandy!!

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on July 25, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Yes, you can be paleo and healthy and not eat meat that you don't prepare yourself. If it isn't a question of ethics, you can buy many prepared meats at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. Just heat and serve.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on July 25, 2012
at 12:16 PM

There is a rumor that we're getting a Trader Joe's. Currently we don't have either, so it's the Farmer's Market (which I prefer anyway, but the meat processing leaves something to be desired, obviously). Thanks!

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