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Hack my Paleo Diet

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 01, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I've been paleo for about 1 year and I feel great. However, I noticed I've gotten into a routine with a lot of my meals. Have I figured out the perfect balance of foods, or am I about to die of some weird mineral deficiency?

Any comments or feedback from the community would be awesome!

Breakfast - 4 free range eggs - 5 slices of uncured bacon

Lunch

  • 2-4 cups of spinach and baby kale
  • Sliced chicken strips
  • Tons of olive oil
  • 3-4 cups of broccoli (a full family sized bag)

Dinner

  • Grass-fed steak (sometimes grilled salmon)
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • Cottage cheese

Snacks

  • 0-fat Greek yogurt (my wife likes it) mixed with loads of coconut oil
  • Macadamia nuts

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Haha I always like your answers but the oxalate and goitrogenic properties of veggies make everything confusing as hell :)

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on September 01, 2012
at 10:31 PM

I think that you have indeed fell into a routine. IMHO, you eat way too much of the same thing. There's no reason to eat 4 eggs for breakfast for example, that's way too much after a while (our ancestors didn't have access to eggs daily, so 4 every day for a year is a lot). Just 1-2 eggs daily, but add some veggies, some fruits, some kefir, some home-made patties. Also, no reason to add all this oil to foods, e.g. coconut oil in the yogurt -- not needed. Your food is fatty already, no need for additional oils.

Definitely add more seafood and shellfish (more than half of your meats should be from seafood IMHO), offal, bone broth, sea vegetables, fruits, and as importantly: different kinds of vegetables. Turnips, kohlrabi, carrots, beets, squash etc etc, so many choices out there!

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on September 01, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Is it plain greek yogurt? If no, I'd switch to plain and add fruit if needed. I agree with April about full fat yogurt. No reason you can't buy full fat for yourself and fat free for your wife. One day, she might accidentally try your full fat and realize what she's missing out on...

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on September 01, 2012
at 08:58 PM

Looks great to me (albeit a bit boring) but my suggestions would be to add grass-fed liver, more fish/seafood and some more vegetables. Keep in mind the oxalate in spinach that can hinder magnesium absorption (so you can/should supplement with magnesium) and the iodine-blocking properties of broccoli (which is no problem if you don't have a thyroid problem). If you can, it would also probably be better to switch to full-fat yogurt rather than just mixing coconut oil in it. And make sure you're getting plenty of sunshine (or at least supplementing with D3).

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on September 01, 2012
at 10:28 PM

Haha I always like your answers but the oxalate and goitrogenic properties of veggies make everything confusing as hell :)

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