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(part 1) They say that we should strive to be 90% paleo/primal...

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They say that we should strive to be 90% paleo/primal, which foods most frequently make up your 90%?

Please make a note if you exercise regularly (besides walking).

67871ef2326f29da48f1522827fc0f80

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on May 26, 2013
at 02:57 AM

@alligator No. @ivycivy I have a photo of me butchering one ~6yo. I suppose it's cultura. I grew up eating real food we killed. @Varelse Possum is big rat. I've had coon but never possum. @tomcowlin Taste, yes but also iceberg & romaine aren't as nutritious. Why eat 'water' when I can have something with 'bite' and vitamins :) @thhq I've seen some expensive! You can find Celtic cheap but yours may have better benefits.

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on May 25, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Lol, you guys are funny man. I don't like the o3:o6 ratio in eggs and separating egg yolks to get the whites is a bitch. I'm okay with Christopher's eggs from Kroger (they have a 1:1 o3:o6 ratio) but I'm hesitant still because I'm not well versed enough on the form of o3 in those eggs to know if it truly balances out the o6 when in the body. So while I'm not opposed to eggs, I do definitely prefer beef, steak or some other meat, however my view could change, and I still do eat eggs periodically, just not daily or anything. Although now I'm actually kinda getting hungry for some eggs, so...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 25, 2013
at 05:13 PM

Stephen. Why aren't you eating eggs. If for some reason SR doesn't eat eggs, then I feel there is some important reason I shouldn't be eating them either. What is it?

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(1097)

on May 25, 2013
at 05:08 PM

no sugar added* ha. Sorry.

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(10601)

on May 25, 2013
at 04:20 PM

I'm familiar with sugar-raisins which are found in raisin bran.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 25, 2013
at 04:19 PM

Yea, I stopped eating oysters a little while ago now, there's a whole story behind it, it's on one of my questions or answers somewhere here on PH, Travis asked me about it in the comments of one of them.

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(10601)

on May 25, 2013
at 04:17 PM

What? No oysters? Moderation being the operative term here...

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(10601)

on May 25, 2013
at 04:15 PM

I paid WAY too much for some French sea salt yesterday, but the crunch of those big grains on a grilled halibut fillet is hard to beat.

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on May 25, 2013
at 04:01 PM

Yes, now corrected.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 25, 2013
at 02:36 PM

Do you mean turmeric?

1c2e6e8d1334a56e46d670b40d2bcf80

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on May 25, 2013
at 02:09 PM

Is the lettuce preference health base or just a taste thing?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on May 25, 2013
at 01:47 PM

Squirrel isn't bad. I've had it before. Where I'm from they eat pretty much any animal in the woods, but I personally had to draw the line at possum.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

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on May 25, 2013
at 02:55 AM

No sugar raisins? Wtf?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on May 25, 2013
at 01:31 AM

making a note...

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on May 25, 2013
at 01:31 AM

aurochs .

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 25, 2013
at 12:55 AM

I've eaten this way for a while now. The only thing I've changed very recently is soft bones where dairy was. This lowers the fat in my diet dramatically.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 25, 2013
at 12:53 AM

This list would be higher in fat if I had dairy where I have bones now. But bones seem so much more of a paleo source of calcium than dairy to me and it absolutely baffles me why more paleo circles aren't considering bone a viable calcium source. I feel like I'm missing something obvious tbh.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on May 25, 2013
at 12:26 AM

turnip greens are something I've been needing to try. That's really low fat seeming, besides ground beef.

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

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on May 25, 2013
at 12:13 AM

great list - I love it all, but ... squirrel? EWWW! I know - it's just in my mind, it's a cultural thing ... but ... squirrel?

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on May 24, 2013
at 09:05 PM

great list. is this in actual order from most to least calories consumed?

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67871ef2326f29da48f1522827fc0f80

(704)

on May 24, 2013
at 08:31 PM

  1. lean beef
  2. chicken (all, use bones for stock)
  3. pork: use bones for stock; prefer smoked ham bone-in steak; pork chops (mmm, fried blood!); occasionally bacon but not too much since I do smoked ham and...
  4. smoked trout (also fresh trout)
  5. Alaskan wild caught salmon (usually raw, sometimes smoked)
  6. occasional other fish (usually what's on special offer): hake, tilapia, roughy
  7. turkey (all, use bones for stock)
  8. game meats from our forest (squirrel, quail, dove, etc.)
  9. whole eggs (go weeks where I eat 1-2/ day, then won't eat any for a couple weeks)
  10. coconut oil (for cooking)
  11. EVOO (high quality for 'dressing' -- usually drizzled over veg)
  12. Celtic sea salt
  13. ground organic cocoa nibs
  14. chia seeds (I cannot tolerate flax, chia's great for my gut)
  15. basil, chives, lavender, sage, dill, cilantro, parsley (all fresh, we raise)
  16. onions
  17. cabbage
  18. kale (and more kale and more kale)
  19. chard (all kinds)
  20. spinach (really all kinds of normal ones)
  21. greens from root veg (radish, beet, turnip, etc.)
  22. all leaf lettuces (no iceberg nor romaine)
  23. 'wild edibles' (poke, mouses-ear, narrow dock, etc.)
  24. carrots
  25. cucumbers
  26. sweet potatoes
  27. tomatoes (try to avoid nightshades but I go into kicks of tomatoes, eggplant)
  28. garlic (like nightshades, try to avoid but I can put 16 cloves in one recipe w/o blinking)
  29. tinned sardines, tinned trout (great for when I'm short on time)
  30. nuts (all raw: macadamia, almond, English walnut and Black walnut)

I get too much non-paleo (like vodka, rum and whiskey and over do fruit/nuts!). I'm not perfect but the above lists my most common foods. We also raise kohlrabi and various other slightly unusual foods.

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on May 25, 2013
at 12:13 AM

great list - I love it all, but ... squirrel? EWWW! I know - it's just in my mind, it's a cultural thing ... but ... squirrel?

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on May 24, 2013
at 09:05 PM

great list. is this in actual order from most to least calories consumed?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on May 25, 2013
at 01:47 PM

Squirrel isn't bad. I've had it before. Where I'm from they eat pretty much any animal in the woods, but I personally had to draw the line at possum.

1c2e6e8d1334a56e46d670b40d2bcf80

(103)

on May 25, 2013
at 02:09 PM

Is the lettuce preference health base or just a taste thing?

Medium avatar

(10601)

on May 25, 2013
at 04:15 PM

I paid WAY too much for some French sea salt yesterday, but the crunch of those big grains on a grilled halibut fillet is hard to beat.

67871ef2326f29da48f1522827fc0f80

(704)

on May 26, 2013
at 02:57 AM

@alligator No. @ivycivy I have a photo of me butchering one ~6yo. I suppose it's cultura. I grew up eating real food we killed. @Varelse Possum is big rat. I've had coon but never possum. @tomcowlin Taste, yes but also iceberg & romaine aren't as nutritious. Why eat 'water' when I can have something with 'bite' and vitamins :) @thhq I've seen some expensive! You can find Celtic cheap but yours may have better benefits.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 24, 2013
at 08:22 PM

chicken, salmon, tuna, sardines, eggs (really free range), plain Greek yogurt, Friendship brand 1% no-salt added cottage cheese, kefir, bison

bananas, sweet potatoes, potatoes

asparagus, broccoli, homemade salsa

almonds

raw honey, blueberries

  • I exercise regularly

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 24, 2013
at 11:53 PM

As of Recent:

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Ground Beef
  • Steak
  • Chicken
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Turnip Greens
  • Soft Bones (Sardine bones til I figure out how to work this pressure cooker)
  • Occasional fish

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on May 25, 2013
at 12:26 AM

turnip greens are something I've been needing to try. That's really low fat seeming, besides ground beef.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 25, 2013
at 12:55 AM

I've eaten this way for a while now. The only thing I've changed very recently is soft bones where dairy was. This lowers the fat in my diet dramatically.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 25, 2013
at 12:53 AM

This list would be higher in fat if I had dairy where I have bones now. But bones seem so much more of a paleo source of calcium than dairy to me and it absolutely baffles me why more paleo circles aren't considering bone a viable calcium source. I feel like I'm missing something obvious tbh.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 25, 2013
at 04:19 PM

Yea, I stopped eating oysters a little while ago now, there's a whole story behind it, it's on one of my questions or answers somewhere here on PH, Travis asked me about it in the comments of one of them.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 25, 2013
at 05:13 PM

Stephen. Why aren't you eating eggs. If for some reason SR doesn't eat eggs, then I feel there is some important reason I shouldn't be eating them either. What is it?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 25, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Lol, you guys are funny man. I don't like the o3:o6 ratio in eggs and separating egg yolks to get the whites is a bitch. I'm okay with Christopher's eggs from Kroger (they have a 1:1 o3:o6 ratio) but I'm hesitant still because I'm not well versed enough on the form of o3 in those eggs to know if it truly balances out the o6 when in the body. So while I'm not opposed to eggs, I do definitely prefer beef, steak or some other meat, however my view could change, and I still do eat eggs periodically, just not daily or anything. Although now I'm actually kinda getting hungry for some eggs, so...

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(10601)

on May 25, 2013
at 04:17 PM

What? No oysters? Moderation being the operative term here...

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on May 25, 2013
at 11:31 AM

Grass-fed beef: oxtail, short ribs, marrow, liver, heart and eye-of-round as tartare

Bone-broth from marrow and knuckle bones above

rendered fat from above, butter and occasional olive oil

Salmon

Shellfish

Sweet and white potatoes

Occasional yucca and white rice

kale, chard, spinach, arugula

seaweed

egg yolks

raspberries and blueberries

lemon

garlic, onion, avocado, peppers, carrot, zucchini, eggplant, artichoke, asparagus...

water kefir, beet kvass, kombucha

sauerkraut and kim chi

raw cream and milk occassionally

Currently, I walk 3 miles/day, do a kettlebell workout 2x/week and a Lotte Berk-type barre workout 6x/week.

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on May 25, 2013
at 01:22 AM

eggs, bacon, asparagus, broccoli, chicken, ground beef, spinach, kale, almonds, coffee, kefir, cucumber, celery, onions, garlic, coconut oil, olive oil (for homemade mayo and salad dressings), cheese, coffee cream

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3701e7c9e76fe7a6abfe14498d742259

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on May 25, 2013
at 12:45 AM

Sardines

Rice

Eggs

Yogurt

Pork

Chicken

Sweet Potatoes

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618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on May 25, 2013
at 12:27 AM

Beef (roast, ribeye, ground beef)

Pork (belly, tenderloin, shoulder for roasting)

Chicken (thighs, feet & backs for broth)

Sardines

Avocados

Kerrygold butter, Duck fat, Bacon fat

Rice, short grained white

Potato - white, sweet

Butternut squash

Spinach

Green beans

Courgettes

Collards

Kelp noodles

Dulce

Pepitas

Sunflower seeds

Corn Thins

Brazil nuts

Raw cheeses

Heavy cream

coffee

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on May 24, 2013
at 11:36 PM

I usually have these at least 5 out of 7 days a week: Eggs, salmon, kabocha squash, papaya, guava, broccoli, olive oil, 99% dark chocolate.

Other days: Chicken, grass-fed beef, mangoes, bok choy, various other veggies, dried or fresh coconut, nuts.

Oh, and I put Sriracha on my eggs every morning for breakfast. The day I stop putting Sriracha on my eggs is the day I stop living.

I do weight lifting and plyometrics.

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on May 24, 2013
at 10:35 PM

Eggs, tea, sweet potato, carrots, onions, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, cucumber, tomato, avocado, colourful fruit, dates, coconut, almonds, chia seed, sunflower seed and sunflower butter, pumpkin seeds, bacon, chicken, steelhead trout, kippered herring, tuna, pork chops, beef.

EDIT: I've decided to try limiting large white-centered fruit, like apples, bananas and pears, in favour of colourful-centered fruit like peaches and berries, after watching Terry Wahl's presentation from the Ancestral Health Symposium. I eat a lot of fruit carbs due to running so that's a lot of stomach space occupied by sugary and lower-nutrient fruit. So all that to say I changed "all fruit" in my above list to read "colourful fruit".

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on May 24, 2013
at 10:14 PM

Eggs, Beef, Chicken, Broccoli, White Rice (I'm counting it), coffee, kerrygold butter, coconut oil, and hot sauce make up 90% of my total diet. I "exercise" (lifting, sprints, kettlebells, hard shoveling for work, etc) every day.

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4f828fd11d2d1d595a1653baa5e3e77b

on May 24, 2013
at 08:34 PM

Eggs, spinach, cold cuts, chicken, salmon, avocado, Friendship 4% cottage cheese, sweet potato, onions, broccoli, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, eggplant, cucumber, carrots, beef

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on May 24, 2013
at 08:33 PM

Chicken, beef, grass-fed butter, eggs, water, asparagus, lettuce, herbs, spinach, artichoke, egg plant, olive oil, tea, radishes, peppers, olives, beets, bananas, apples, almond butter (sometimes) grapes, kale, collard, radish greens, sardines, salmon, broccoli, carrots, leeks, onions.

hmmm... there has to be more, but I can't remember what. Still, I think that's a pretty good mix.

Oh, walnuts. And no-sugar-raisins.

Also, I walk about 30 miles a week, at a moderate pace, but no other exercises. Nothing to note anyway.

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on May 25, 2013
at 05:08 PM

no sugar added* ha. Sorry.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on May 25, 2013
at 02:55 AM

No sugar raisins? Wtf?

Medium avatar

(10601)

on May 25, 2013
at 04:20 PM

I'm familiar with sugar-raisins which are found in raisin bran.

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on May 24, 2013
at 08:14 PM

Eggs, coffee, sweet potatoes, canned pumpkin, Greek yogurt, coconut milk/oil, ham, sausage,beef, chicken, dark chocolate/cocoa powder, bananas, asparagus, nuts/nut butters.

I've been training 4 1/2 months for a marathon that was last week. Been running 4 days a week during that time. Ready to switch gears for a while.

Hope this helps.

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on May 25, 2013
at 02:00 PM

Eggs

Grassfed ruminants and their fat

Pastured Pork

Salmon/oysters/tuna

Heavy cream

Cheese

Liver

Kefir

Butter

Lard

Spinach

Honey

I do body weight resistance work 1-2 x per week, plus lots of walking and barefoot dancing.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on May 25, 2013
at 01:58 PM

Proteins: Pork (mostly chops and tenderloins), beef (usually ground or pot roast), chicken (often breasts and drumsticks browned in oil and then baked off), fish (usually broiled or pan sauteed plus sardines and anchovies), eggs (mostly fried), almond butter, cashews and macadamia nuts.

Fats: Heavy cream, Greek yogurt, olive oil, coconut oil, butter.

Plant Matter: Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, zucchini and yellow squash, all leaf lettuces and salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, vinegar, Basmati rice, regular potatoes, spinach, kale, collards, mangoes, pineapple, blackberries, raspberries, green apples and garlic.

Other: Vinegar. I love me some vinegar.

Oh, and I haven't really been working out much lately. Stepping that up.

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1c2e6e8d1334a56e46d670b40d2bcf80

on May 25, 2013
at 12:35 PM

This is acutally quite an interesting exercise and I'm sure there are ones I forgot:

Chicken, Pork, Beef, Lamb, Salmon, Trout, Tuna, Sardines, Mackerel, Eggs

Lettuce, cucumber, onion, avocado, sweet potatoes, asparagus, brocoli(s), cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms

Bananas, apples, peaches, plums

Walnuts, almonds, macadamias, hazelnuts

Dates

Butter, olive oil

Coffee, tea

Omega-3 Supplement (I guess I eat that)

Then weight training 4 times a week and 30 mins of general walking around campus each day.

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24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on May 25, 2013
at 02:26 PM

purple sweet potatoes (only veggie not already listed) & turmeric (also unlisted)...

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on May 25, 2013
at 04:01 PM

Yes, now corrected.

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(10979)

on May 25, 2013
at 02:36 PM

Do you mean turmeric?

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