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What will happen if I eat meat every other day?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 11, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I am intolerant to almost everything and I am a SIBO-starving diet (soup with zucchini and carrot, meat and egg yolks).

I always go by the way my body feels. I eat whatever it tells me to eat. For some weird reason, I feel I should not be eating so much meat (I have been OD meat lately since the only alternatives are boiled carrots and zucchini).

Do you think it would be okay for me to eat meat every other day if I add coconut oil to my carrot and zucchini soup?

In case you are wondering, this is not a trolling question.

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on January 12, 2013
at 08:06 PM

I react to ALL prokinetics (I have tried five different brands) and I have a very weird reaction to ginger. Any idea how to help my body to move food along the way? At least I found a natural cure for constipation... I just wish to find a natural prokinetic. Please answer. Thanks.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on January 12, 2013
at 08:04 PM

Thanks for answering. I have a question for you and I really really hope you answer it. I have tried taking digestive enzymes. Four different kinds - it was a total nightmare and a waste of money - horrible stomach ache. I have never tried Betaine HCl because I have erosive gastritis. Do you think I can take acid with that? I would love to know. Is there any food / natural substance that would work as Betaine HCl? I have tried apple cider vinegar, and it did not agree with me. How do I know if I need it or not? I have impaired gut motility due to SIBO but I cannot find ANYTHING for it.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on January 12, 2013
at 06:17 AM

I think so. I am not hungry - that's for sure.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on January 11, 2013
at 09:42 PM

No, I don't eat fish. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE FISH, I just have reaction to it. I eat grass-fed beef, liver, duck, ox tails and egg yolks.

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on January 11, 2013
at 09:30 PM

What kinds of meat do you eat? Do you eat fish?

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on January 11, 2013
at 08:40 PM

Well if you can't (?) workout, then I really see no reason to eating much in the way of animal products, as you aren't very rapidly tearing down muscle, nor are you very rapidly depleting nutrients. I bet you could get by on a lot less meat than everyother day- maybe just once a week.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on January 11, 2013
at 08:25 PM

I cannot work out yet (sigh). I walk every day though.

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on January 11, 2013
at 08:20 PM

The reason I ask is because if you don't work out a lot or hard enough, then there's really no reason to be eating a lot of protein. Actually it makes very little biological sense that if you are not exercising and yet somehow manage to get hundreds of grams of protein in each day.

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on January 11, 2013
at 08:14 PM

almost always better**

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on January 11, 2013
at 08:14 PM

How often do you workout and what types of workouts do you do?

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on January 11, 2013
at 08:10 PM

@Troll, how'd you manage to get into vb's account? Jking, yea dude, listening to your body is always better than listening to dogma when it comes to health.

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on January 12, 2013
at 01:18 PM

It shouldn't make much difference unless you're not getting enough protein. It's equivalent to alternate day fasting, sort of. You won't start losing muscle tissue unless when you do get meat it's not enough. If you are in that state, and you're catabolizing muscle, it is dangerous because your body would do it from everywhere at once, including heart tissue.

We don't need a lot of protein, something like 0.5g-1g of protein per lean body weight in pounds is enough. 0.5 is if you're not trying to build muscle and just want to maintain enough for repairs. 1-1.5g if you're trying to build muscle. That's not a lot of protein, and you have to multiply it by either 3 or 4 depending on the type of meat. i.e beef would be 25% protein, lean chicken breast would be about 30% protein.

If you're not lifting weights, you can certainly go on the low end of the scale since there's very little muscle tissue to repair.

If you do eat meat and find it hard to digest, there might be an issue with low stomach acid. So things like digestive enzymes with Betaine HCL will help there, and it would be better to avoid having the meat as part of a soup as the liquid would dilute the acid. If the soup is a bone broth and contains a lot of gelatin, that wouldn't apply as much since it's protein and not all water.

Perhaps you can experiment and see if eating meat that's on the raw side is easier for you to digest, or perhaps try good quality sashimi instead for a while.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on January 12, 2013
at 08:06 PM

I react to ALL prokinetics (I have tried five different brands) and I have a very weird reaction to ginger. Any idea how to help my body to move food along the way? At least I found a natural cure for constipation... I just wish to find a natural prokinetic. Please answer. Thanks.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 12, 2013
at 08:04 PM

Thanks for answering. I have a question for you and I really really hope you answer it. I have tried taking digestive enzymes. Four different kinds - it was a total nightmare and a waste of money - horrible stomach ache. I have never tried Betaine HCl because I have erosive gastritis. Do you think I can take acid with that? I would love to know. Is there any food / natural substance that would work as Betaine HCl? I have tried apple cider vinegar, and it did not agree with me. How do I know if I need it or not? I have impaired gut motility due to SIBO but I cannot find ANYTHING for it.

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on January 12, 2013
at 01:11 AM

i think it's fine. are you getting a good amount of calories for your height/weight/activity level?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on January 12, 2013
at 06:17 AM

I think so. I am not hungry - that's for sure.

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