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aversion to meat and vegetables

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Lately I've been unappetized by meat and vegetables, which are, as I'm sure you all know, the bread and butter of the Paleo diet, but I just can't seem to stomach them lately. I wasn't able to finish the power greens salad with leftover Thanksgiving turkey on top that I brought for lunch yesterday. I am, however, fine with sweet and fatty foods like nuts and fruit. I don't want to gain any weight, but I know I have, and I want to get back on the higher protein, lower carb version of Paleo but it will be nigh impossible if it turns my stomach. Anyone ever get anything similar?

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on January 14, 2013
at 10:21 PM

Thanks for the tip! I went on a juice fast for a week and that cured my aversion, but I've been experimenting with different ethnic food and having fun with it. I tried a Moroccan dish the other day and now I've got the whole family turned on to it.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on December 03, 2012
at 12:02 PM

Okay, because I would recommend white potatoes over fruit and nuts, especially since for me, potatoes with my tender steak create a meal that I never seem to tire from.

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on December 03, 2012
at 04:46 AM

it's not that i don't find white potatoes appetizing, I just tend to avoid them in general

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on November 29, 2012
at 11:15 AM

You don't find white potatoes appetizing?

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on November 29, 2012
at 08:16 AM

I can get like this as well. Broadening the cuisines/branching out/using tried and true herb and spices combos can increase relative palatbaility..

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on November 29, 2012
at 02:50 AM

I'm fine with sweet potatoes, but not white potatoes

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on November 28, 2012
at 08:27 PM

I can get like that sometimes. Things become too routine, and become uninterested (trust me I don't want to see a turkey again for a year!)

One way to break out of the rut is to try to cook something you've never eaten before. Try Moroccan cuisine or Vietnamese. Give your meat and veggies a face lift and learn about another culture at the same time!

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on November 29, 2012
at 08:16 AM

I can get like this as well. Broadening the cuisines/branching out/using tried and true herb and spices combos can increase relative palatbaility..

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on January 14, 2013
at 10:21 PM

Thanks for the tip! I went on a juice fast for a week and that cured my aversion, but I've been experimenting with different ethnic food and having fun with it. I tried a Moroccan dish the other day and now I've got the whole family turned on to it.

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on November 29, 2012
at 08:38 AM

I have the same deal any time I have a 2-3 day break and have some sweet foods or a total slip up (such as a holiday!). It can be hard to get back on track but what helps me is to IF, skip breakfast, and eat something really fatty and satisfying for lunch/dinner (around 3 or 4 PM for me), which for me is usually spiced ground beef (taco like seasonings), guacamole, fresh salsa, sour cream if I am into dairy at that point (changes from time to time!) and put it on a bed of lettuce. It feels like such a sinful food but it is so satisfying. That and having about an ounce of macadamia nuts - they're the only nuts that don't stall me out, and they almost taste sweet. The macros of a ground beef taco salad type deal with the guac or sour cream (or both!) makes it 80-90% fat but with so much flavor, it is my magic get back in the groove meal.

I don't know if you have a similarly satisfying paleo meal, but this is my go to. Also, organic rotisery chicken - I am lucky to have an organic option available at my local grocery store. I just dig into the skin and the dark meat and feel full soon, also feel thirsty for water, which seems to help me out. Then I get busy making a stock and then a soup with the remaining chicken and some carrots, onion, celery, not too high carb if the carrots and onions aren't excessive. That keeps me full and satisfied due to the salt, the richness of the broth, etc. You can get back on track!

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on November 28, 2012
at 08:47 PM

This EXACT same thing happened to me. Had been low carb for a few months, only meat, veggies, fats, and eggs. And suddenly the thought of any of those things made me want to BARF. I craved the EXACT same things as you, nuts and fruit. It was weird. I gained weight from it, and wish I would have considered potatoes. I think my body just wanted some carbs again, but i've heard fructose is 20% more fat forming than glucose after not having it for a while. Try adding in some potatoes and other starchy vegetables, and pretty soon your body will start to want the meat and such again, and you most likely will not gain weight. good luck!

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on November 28, 2012
at 07:39 PM

How about tubers? Like potatoes.

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on December 03, 2012
at 04:46 AM

it's not that i don't find white potatoes appetizing, I just tend to avoid them in general

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on November 29, 2012
at 02:50 AM

I'm fine with sweet potatoes, but not white potatoes

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on November 29, 2012
at 11:15 AM

You don't find white potatoes appetizing?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on December 03, 2012
at 12:02 PM

Okay, because I would recommend white potatoes over fruit and nuts, especially since for me, potatoes with my tender steak create a meal that I never seem to tire from.

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on November 29, 2012
at 08:25 AM

Like has been said, I would try to 'spice it up' and vary things0 palatability may well increase.

There may also be a possibility that your 'high protein low carb' diet is not fuelling you properly - you crave the sweet and fatty, perhaps more caloric dense foods. Why not try adding more fat? I like turkey and greens sometimes, but depending on your enegery requirements the meal is pretty high in protein and not much else.

Alternatively, try 'going with your gut' and eating what you crave, within reason. If you think nuts and fruit (especially together) increase your propensity to gain weight, try the old 'meat and potatoes (or sweet ptoatoes, or another starch, etc) diet. Sometimes adding in things you may not have had in a while will be helpful.

Consider looking at any stressors in your life as well (there is a question and some stuff about that here - http://paleohacks.com/questions/125795/hack-my-sudden-aversion-to-meat#axzz2DbAsTR00 )

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