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About non-organic meat.

Commented on September 16, 2013
Created September 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Hey everyone!

I'm sure this question has been asked but when I did a search I couldn't get my question completely answered so please bear with me.

I am recovering from way, WAY too many years of vegetarianism/veganism, surviving on a hyper processed high carb diet and thankfully I have a Paleo enthusiast doctor who sat me down and gave me a straight talk about my diet and said I would ruin my body if I kept eating like I was.

So here I am and here's my question:

I know older schools of Paleo encouraged lean meats because of weight loss and assumptions of non-organic sources

I can only afford some organic food right now (some chicken, some buffalo) - am I doing serious harm if I eat some non-organic chicken (whole chickens)? Is this okay for the time being as long as I'm trying to do organic when I can and will be able to buy grass-fed in the future?

If YOU could only buy non-organic, what would you buy??

Thanks everybody! I appreciate any and all feedback. I'm definitely feeling a little lost in this world!

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on September 16, 2013
at 12:26 PM

+1 to the eggs and small oily fish, and not stressing over the 'small??' things.

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on September 16, 2013
at 11:52 AM

I'd prioritise omega-3 eggs over organic, personally. If we're talking incremental improvements. Ideally, just find somebody with a backyard flock and get your eggs there, probably your best eggs, even if "grain/soy-fed".

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on September 16, 2013
at 06:01 AM

Agreed to this

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on September 16, 2013
at 05:52 AM

If needing to be very budget minded I would lean toward organic eggs and canned fish like sardines, mackerel, salmon, anchovies, mixing them with olive oil (instead of conventional mayonaise) is a good first step toward a more paleo style.

Abde578ab628bd95844449f557577950

on September 16, 2013
at 06:01 AM

Agreed to this

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 16, 2013
at 11:52 AM

I'd prioritise omega-3 eggs over organic, personally. If we're talking incremental improvements. Ideally, just find somebody with a backyard flock and get your eggs there, probably your best eggs, even if "grain/soy-fed".

7904c7276d7e48f1be887fabd263bfd9

(300)

on September 16, 2013
at 12:26 PM

+1 to the eggs and small oily fish, and not stressing over the 'small??' things.

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on September 15, 2013
at 03:04 PM

Organic is the icing on the proverbial cake. Don't sweat it. And ignore the silliness of avoiding non-organic animal fat, you might as well debate how many angels can dance on the head a pin while you're at it.

Broad strokes, first. Nutrient dense diet with lots of plants, use animals to support that plant-rich diet.

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