Hack my vegetarian diet

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I have been looking to add more carbs after a bad experience with LC paleo and came up with this diet.

Two main meals per day consisting of buckwheat porridge with coconut oil and vitamineral green/earth powders, with gelatin mixed in to thicken it.

I know most of you will think this is disgusting but a truly enjoy the flavor and I feel great eating it. Are there any concerns I should have following this diet long term. I also ferment the buckwheat in whey protein to remove any antinutrients.

I realize this is not the typical meat/veggies paleo diet but are there really any major problems where I will be lacking specific nutrients? Also is coconut oil the best fat source I could choose or are there better options? Will my O6:O3 ratios be okay, or should I add animal foods with better ratios?



on October 11, 2012
at 12:01 PM

I don't care if this was Durianrider himself...I hope I never see one of our members tell someone to go to a vegetarian site again...



on October 10, 2012
at 06:56 PM

Wow. Just reading your question started a gag reflex. I used to make a shake, which was fine until I added the blue-green algae. It turned a nasty color and made me gag. Much like I'm gagging now. I think I'd rather eat maggots.



on October 10, 2012
at 03:38 PM

Just a (poor) attempt at stirring shit up... how paleo is my gruel?



on October 10, 2012
at 01:04 PM

or at the very least a site that doesn't believe whole foods are best.



on October 10, 2012
at 12:41 PM

Why not go over to a vegetarian site and ask this question?

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:17 AM

In relation to O6:O3 ratios, 20g of chia seed will provide about 3g of plant based omega 3.

If you're feeling good on it and its agreeable with your gut flora, more power to you.



on October 10, 2012
at 02:01 PM

IMO that's not very nutritious at all. If your coming from a low fat veggie diet then it's no surprise you had difficulties with LC. Paleo doesn't have to be low carb and a lot of the time people feel better with starch including myself. At least throw in some lean meat, there are very few people who can get away with no animal protein and in the end it catches up with you. As to the nutrients lacking well where would I start creatine, choline, phosphatidylserine, Retinol, Vitamin D, there are a lot of concerns following that diet long term, you may get enough calories but I would be worried about brain function in the short term.

You can still be high carb low fat and eat paleo but please eat some animal protein.



on October 11, 2012
at 11:57 AM

Note to the HACKS:

Why the FUCK do we insist on only preaching to the choir!!! Instead of telling this person to go away offer some damn help! I can't believe the cliquish/elitist attitude I see here on an almost daily basis. So what if this is a troll attempt. Can you prove it? Troll or not I make my best effort to answer a question because it's a great opportunity to evangelize paleo to the "bi-curious" unconverted.... That's at least part of the implied mission statement of this site right?

Now that I've got that off my chest:


  1. You need animal fat and protein: Add as many Oysters, Shrimp, and oily fish as you can.

  2. For a vegetarian diet you don't eat many actual vegetables. Paleos and Vegetarians alike eat a shit ton of vegetables. Good thing is that the most nutrient dense ones are also the the cheapest. Kale, Spinach, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Collard Greens. Cook them in stews with bacon.... (bacon is a paleo vegetable).

  3. See a psychologist.



on October 10, 2012
at 12:55 PM

i would find some portein source that your body dont react to,

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