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.
asked byVB (15515)
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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.