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Pescetarianism with Raw/Paleo focus?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I have currently been following a pescetarian diet and feel overly pretty awesome. Most of my problems come from lack of sleep due to being an immature college kid.

I've realized fairly recently how damaging grains can be to your system.

About a year ago I became a vegetarian and then on to a raw vegan diet. It went well for about a week but then I felt like something was missing so I started eating meat again and not the healthiest of meats but this fall I have made a focus to get rid of the junk again.

What are your thoughts on eating just wild fish and free range eggs as a source of protein? I'm a fairly big animal lover and I struggle with the idea of eating animals a lot, which is something the paleo diet advocates.

With that said I do appreciate the views from this particular diet, you all have taught me a lot.

So do you think eating solely veggies/fruits/eggs/fish is enough? Or is there something in other meats that is necessary for a supremely healthy diet?

Thanks and have a great day

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on November 20, 2012
at 06:50 PM

There's more than enough fat in Salmon or sardines. The negligible amount of omega 3 in grassfed beef is ALA, which some people have trouble converting in to usable forms like DHA and EPA. Unless you're outright eating the heads and making broth with the bones, shellfish are a must. I totally disagree.

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http://www.jackkruse.com/brain-gut-6-epi-paleo-rx/

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on November 20, 2012
at 06:28 PM

Yeah, I'm already a huge salmon fan. I eat wild sockeye salmon a lot. Didn't know that bout cod, I appreciate it.

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on November 20, 2012
at 04:40 PM

Nah, You'll be fine. I'd make sure I eat some shellfish once or twice a week like mussels or oysters for stuff like B12, zinc, selenium, etc. If you're really worried, enter your daily intake in to something cron-o-meter or fitday and if you're hitting most of your RDA's you're probably doing fine. I'd argue fish and shellfish are better than meat, any day of the week.

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on November 20, 2012
at 05:19 PM

Denise Minger follows a diet similar to the one you describe: http://rawfoodsos.com/2010/01/20/my-current-diet/ Lots of raw fruit, veggies, fish, eggs and some nuts.

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:50 PM

It'll work, but if you eat the eggs raw you might have a problem. Something about the protein in egg white causing a biotin deficiency.

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:47 PM

Yes, take a look at "epi paleo".

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on November 20, 2012
at 06:35 PM

http://www.jackkruse.com/brain-gut-6-epi-paleo-rx/

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on November 20, 2012
at 06:21 PM

Eating the right types of fish will eliminate the need to eat high purine foods like mussels or scallops. Cod is a white oceanic fish that has almost no fat but It has tons of almost every b vitamin as well as plenty of minerals. Maybe indulge on some salmon every once in a while if you have the money for extra omega 3s. Eating an avocado everyday will get you good fat along with more b vitamins minerals and fiber. The vitamin e in these will help keep you healthy and will also help with sleep. Lean grass fed beef roast is going to give some more fats along with omega 3s and it tastes fantastic. I've seen Some people with this approach tend to eat more nuts and seeds to get extra fats but be aware of the extremely high omega six amounts. A handful a day is plenty as long as they are sprouted first to release enzyme inhibitors. It's always good to keep 3s above sixes or just slightly under.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on November 20, 2012
at 06:50 PM

There's more than enough fat in Salmon or sardines. The negligible amount of omega 3 in grassfed beef is ALA, which some people have trouble converting in to usable forms like DHA and EPA. Unless you're outright eating the heads and making broth with the bones, shellfish are a must. I totally disagree.

Cdc84a328f467464f23b6d272036483e

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on November 20, 2012
at 06:28 PM

Yeah, I'm already a huge salmon fan. I eat wild sockeye salmon a lot. Didn't know that bout cod, I appreciate it.

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on November 20, 2012
at 05:28 PM

Yeah, its enough. Though, there is absolutely nothing wrong with consuming some amount of cooked vegetables.

Most of my nutrition comes from fruits, raw and cooked vegetables, shellfish, and chicken breasts with olive oil on salads.

Has been working well for me.

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