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not much meat for me

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 08, 2012 at 12:20 AM

If you read my profile I think you'll see that I have run the gamut of eating styles. Vegetarian (true vegetarian) for 13 years, tried veganism, raw foodie for a while etc. Anyhoo, I became interested in the Paleo diet particularly since my husband has been suffering from a mysterious intestinal disorder for many years and terrible acid reflux (he takes a Prilosec every day and has been for 2 years)--we've been trying to find a solution to his problems so he's cut out wheat, dairy etc. As for me, giving up bread/crackers/etc. wasn't a big deal since I have tried all sorts of dietary styles. Here's my dilemma--left to my own devices, I am a veggie girl at heart. He's been out of the country for 2 weeks now and I think I ate some fish one night, and then I did make a chicken (we raise our own livestock), but it has taken a whole week for me to eat it. I'm just not really that into meat. If he cooks it he likes to cook), I'll eat it, but that is pretty much it. I won't eat meat from a store or restaurant (except a fish, I can't grow a fish), and although we have a freezer full of goat, sheep, and chicken, I just don't really care about cooking it for myself. THoughts? Is this a bad thing? I do not eat any processed food either and really never have.

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on May 09, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Go with your instincts.. eat more. Here's LAZY soup recipe: -Slice onion, carrots and celery -Toss into a pot with meat, broth, herbs salt and pepper -Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cover until meat is tender. 3 hours for stewing beef. Dont even cook down the veggies, just toss it all together.

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on May 08, 2012
at 05:18 PM

I dont agree, I think paleo and vegetarians especially vegans share many of the same beliefs, like sustainability, minimal processing, minimal sugar, and everyone is looking for optimal health and avoiding SAD. It really bothers me when people who eat meat diss vegetarians and vice versa, when vegans/ vegetarians give that holier than thou attitude. It's not very helpful!

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:14 AM

I guess I'll go out to the freezer and get something to thaw out.

5cd8441bd01fc10816085bfc092477c4

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:10 AM

I just know I should be eating more. Maybe it's laziness...I don't know!

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on May 08, 2012
at 07:41 AM

What about gelatin and dairy for your protein needs?

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:46 AM

thank you for the link.

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:36 AM

I know, I need to figure out a way. I don't object to it, it just isn't something I navigate towards naturally

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Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

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on May 08, 2012
at 01:54 AM

I was the same way. I have been a vegetarian for 20 or so years sometimes adding seafood when I get anemic. I never realized it before but I was always so tired. I just started eating red meat, and let me tell you it has been a battle. I realized I hate the taste of beef, but like bison meat. I have been doing the cooking so that is even more of a battle. Next step is to add organ meats, yuck. Let me tell you I feel a lot better. I have more energy and alomast get a buzz when I eat the red meat. It has taken me 3 months to get to this point. I started with chicken and fish. Then pork. It is best covered in a lot of sauce. Slow cooked or pulled is good too. Most important listen to your body. If your body tells you it doesn't like meat then don't eat it, but don't mistake psychological issues with meat for your body telling you it is not right. That's what I did for years.

Finally look into the possibility your body is having trouble digesting the meat. I think this is part of my problem. I added in some supplements to help with that and we will see how that works.

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:40 AM

The key problem with heartburn/gerd is carbs/grains. Taking Prilosec will actually make his underlying digestive issues and health, worse.

Here is a great article on GERD. http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:46 AM

thank you for the link.

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I think the protein from meat sources is important..if you can bring yourself to do it. Maybe you could add it soups, hide it in stews, etc... ?

5cd8441bd01fc10816085bfc092477c4

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:36 AM

I know, I need to figure out a way. I don't object to it, it just isn't something I navigate towards naturally

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on May 08, 2012
at 06:53 AM

Paleo and vegeterians dont and shouldnt mix.

Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

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on May 08, 2012
at 05:18 PM

I dont agree, I think paleo and vegetarians especially vegans share many of the same beliefs, like sustainability, minimal processing, minimal sugar, and everyone is looking for optimal health and avoiding SAD. It really bothers me when people who eat meat diss vegetarians and vice versa, when vegans/ vegetarians give that holier than thou attitude. It's not very helpful!

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F524eaa9d58e5cd2d2368ff7bfffda9c

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on May 08, 2012
at 01:57 AM

If you WANT to eat more, putting it in soups and stews would be the easiest.

5cd8441bd01fc10816085bfc092477c4

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:10 AM

I just know I should be eating more. Maybe it's laziness...I don't know!

5cd8441bd01fc10816085bfc092477c4

(925)

on May 08, 2012
at 11:14 AM

I guess I'll go out to the freezer and get something to thaw out.

F524eaa9d58e5cd2d2368ff7bfffda9c

(480)

on May 09, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Go with your instincts.. eat more. Here's LAZY soup recipe: -Slice onion, carrots and celery -Toss into a pot with meat, broth, herbs salt and pepper -Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cover until meat is tender. 3 hours for stewing beef. Dont even cook down the veggies, just toss it all together.

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:58 AM

If it's the texture that is bothering you, could you try to make meat an "accent" in the meal? For example, you can shred meat and put it in a casserole with lots of veggies and maybe some starches as opposed to a steak on its own with veggies as sides. For me, red meat was the hardest for me to enjoy. I didn't enjoy eating it in say, as a giant steak, but I like it better ground up into a sauce mixed with lots of vegetables.

It might make it more palatable for you if it is cooked with stuff, rather than standing alone as the main course.

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:52 AM

I think you're probably fine as long as you're eating some. like 4oz a day is a good amount to have.

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on May 08, 2012
at 12:25 AM

So don't eat meat if you don't want to. I'm not all that into meat either but my husband pressure cooked a venison roast and I was all up in that.

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