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Vegetarian paleo for people who can't do meat (for awhile)

Commented on March 26, 2015
Created March 24, 2015 at 11:53 AM

I am thinking of eliminating animal protein from my diet as I have gout, every time I eat meat my gout becomes incredibly painful. I am not looking to remove meat forever, just until my gout is under control.

??How does this kind of diet look? I know it won't be as optimal as one with meat and fish in but pain free and just a good diet is better than optimal and insane pain.

 

The building block of the diet will be veggies, lots of veggies

I will have grassfed butter and cream for my healthy fats aswell as olive oil

Starches will be a big part of my diet, cheap, filling and my gout does not flare up with them

Berries of all kinds and cherries with other fruits less often

Eggs will be my main protein source, free range grat quality.

 

??Would that be a healthy?

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 25, 2015
at 05:40 PM

@JoePears92

Don't confuse symptoms for root cause. ??You're treating the symptom by removing high purine foods. That's fine when you've got pain, but think about treating the root cause.

 

I went paleo because I had this constant unmanageable acid reflux every night. ??Yes, I was taking antacids, but at some point they failled to work. ??Only until I treated the root cause by removing gluten and dairy, did the problem (reflux) go away.

 

I can now tolerate some dairy, though not too much. ??But any exposure to any grain other than white rice causes reflux, and in some cases even white rice can cause it if I eat too much.

 

Always seek to find the root cause and treat that, treating the symptom is nothing more than a cheap bandaid.

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on March 25, 2015
at 06:19 PM

I am adding meat back eventuallybut literally 5 minutes after I eat meat my current gout flareup becomes agonizing and it is directly related to when I eat meat.

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on March 25, 2015
at 07:38 PM

Congratulations to you for controlling your gout problem and i also appreciate you for sharing some knowledge on this topic. Become vegetarian is good thing and i also want more people aware of this. Good Job!

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on March 26, 2015
at 01:03 AM

I thought that carbs were good until I got diabetes. Eating a lot of starchy and sugary foods is bad if you're overweight. Stick to the low glycemic carbs - berries, chard, cabbage, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes for instances.

26ab42894ae96c87f784c659b7c1aee2

on March 25, 2015
at 07:44 PM

I am not a vegetarian but I am definitely eating with a veggie template until this gout goes away.

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26ab42894ae96c87f784c659b7c1aee2

on March 25, 2015
at 11:39 AM

@PaleoRob

Do you do cheese? I am eating zero animal protein until my gout goes, in the meantime I am considering using cheese.

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on March 25, 2015
at 12:09 PM

I don't eat cheese anymore right now, but again for my own reasons (lowering cholesterol by lowering dietary fat/cholesterol) i also appear to be one of the few that dairy fat causes my LDL to rise very high. I'm not sure how cheese can help or hinder gout though.

ps you can reply to someones answer by clicking the 'add comment' box under their reply ;)

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on March 25, 2015
at 11:23 AM

I think it looks fine, I'm actually doing something similar for my own reasons (lowering cholesterol) and for me it means lots of starch (yams, potatoes) veggies (brocoli, carrots, green beans, whatever is in season) and some non-paleo legumes (kidney beans, lentils, chick peas) and i find the meals quite satisfying even though i also go a bit lower on fat

I think high starch vegetarian paleo is a pretty good diet as long as you keep some seafood and eggs in the mix for B-12 and of course keep somewhat active, especially if you're combining carbs & fat

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26ab42894ae96c87f784c659b7c1aee2

on March 25, 2015
at 10:49 AM

@raydawg

 

why does it only flare up when I eat meat, not fruit then?Fruit seems to help if anything, especially cherries and raspberries.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 25, 2015
at 10:42 AM

Actually gout is caused by high fructose intake, not meat intake. ??Just google fructose and gout and you'll see plenty of articles about it.

You're better off giving up all fruit for a while instead.

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