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Any rules on combining foods?

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Created December 12, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Are there any foods considered paleo that aren't good to combine for any reasons?

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on February 06, 2012
at 01:43 AM

Except for tandoori chicken...that is a meat/yogurt combo I wouldn't give up!

56e59609362978a9dcb390fdeb45427f

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on December 13, 2011
at 03:12 AM

Thanks heavyarms, I'll check that out.

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on December 12, 2011
at 02:49 PM

Simple as in, from experience, not eating butter at the same time as bread has worked for me. There's no need to be quite so condescending. The post is there for the OP if he's interested in reading up on the topic if he thinks it might be worthwhile. It's obvious you don't, so we'll just agree to disagree - I'm not interested in a paleo dick-measuring contest.

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Simple as in fat makes you fat? Or simple as in you should also logically avoid combining insulin-spiking protein with fats? Or simple as in calories in = calories out?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:00 PM

I can haz cheeseburger?

082bf04a7486991c5e573a66f1404b3e

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on December 12, 2011
at 11:49 AM

Entitled to your opinion. Just putting it out there for the OP who can check it out if he desires. There is definetely a simple logic to me of avoiding combining insulin-spiking carbs with fats.

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at 11:14 AM

I'm not sure there's that much to be said for it, and don't see how it relates to IF.

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Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:30 AM

There are no rules. Relax and eat food.

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on December 12, 2011
at 03:08 AM

I think it's the combinations of foods that we should eat together that is most interesting. For example, sweet potato fries with duckfat, pinot noir, and a rare steak. These must be eaten together. Or you will die.

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Well, meat and dairy should stay separate (minerals like calcium and iron fight for absorption)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1600930

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:00 PM

I can haz cheeseburger?

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:56 AM

As AndyM said, this lifestyle isn't really about complicated rules.

I happen to enjoy starting with the lightest foods, fruit and salad, then cooked vegetables if any and the meat last. I also tend to eat one food at a time rather than rotating bites from type to type--and don't ask me why because I don't know.

I hadn't thought about it until I read Jeff's answer, but when I started eating yogurt I made it a separate meal rather than adding it to my main meal. I didn't know about the mineral absorption issue but meat and yogurt just don't appeal to me as a combo.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on February 06, 2012
at 01:43 AM

Except for tandoori chicken...that is a meat/yogurt combo I wouldn't give up!

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on November 20, 2012
at 05:24 PM

There is one rule -- If it makes you hurl, probably not a good idea to combine

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on November 20, 2012
at 03:03 PM

I don't eat carbs and fats at the same time because I don't feel well when I do. Some people feel fine. I don't.

I wouldn't worry so much about ruls as much as how you feel.

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082bf04a7486991c5e573a66f1404b3e

on December 12, 2011
at 10:38 AM

Actually, putting paleo aside for a minute - there's a lot to be said (if you google it) for 'nutrient partitioning', for exactly the same reason as IF.

The general rule is to seperate carbs and fats as much as possible. Which shouldnt be hard given the sparsity of carbs in most peoples paleo diets (at least those who dont eat potatoes).

Visit leangains, or Alan Aragorns's pages for informed discussion on this (and many other) diet-related topic. In fact, I'd recommend everyone take at look at these :)

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on December 12, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Simple as in fat makes you fat? Or simple as in you should also logically avoid combining insulin-spiking protein with fats? Or simple as in calories in = calories out?

082bf04a7486991c5e573a66f1404b3e

(813)

on December 12, 2011
at 11:49 AM

Entitled to your opinion. Just putting it out there for the OP who can check it out if he desires. There is definetely a simple logic to me of avoiding combining insulin-spiking carbs with fats.

56e59609362978a9dcb390fdeb45427f

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on December 13, 2011
at 03:12 AM

Thanks heavyarms, I'll check that out.

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 12, 2011
at 11:14 AM

I'm not sure there's that much to be said for it, and don't see how it relates to IF.

082bf04a7486991c5e573a66f1404b3e

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on December 12, 2011
at 02:49 PM

Simple as in, from experience, not eating butter at the same time as bread has worked for me. There's no need to be quite so condescending. The post is there for the OP if he's interested in reading up on the topic if he thinks it might be worthwhile. It's obvious you don't, so we'll just agree to disagree - I'm not interested in a paleo dick-measuring contest.

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on December 12, 2011
at 05:17 AM

Agree with chilling. I did read on Men's Health that vinegar lowers glycemic load when eaten with carbs. And coffee does the opposite. Take that for whatever it's worth.

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on December 12, 2011
at 02:18 AM

Oh absolutely yes! You mean to say they didn't they tell you when you joined at the Paleo Member Initiation where you pinky swore to shun all grains and vegans? No? Wow! I need to have a word with your Grand Puba!

Here's the secret rule: You must avoid eating purple bison steaks with blue bobcat livers on any day that ends in the letter Q.

Other than that, enjoy your new diet however you like based on your goals. ;)

Um, ok, ok, the only thing I've heard about is to really avoid is mixing carbs with proteins, but I'm not sure that's even going to matter. It might cause greater AGEs, but it's unlikely to matter that much.

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