Protein sources, 2 meals a day, allergies

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Hi Paleo folks! I have several questions about my paleo journey. Firstly, I will write my allergies. I've done a test and I cannot eat gluten, corn, eggs. My staple is looking like that now: 0,5kg of meat/fish a day - pork, beef or fish, Kidney beans, Olive oil/butter, Basmati rice/potatoes, some vegs, fruits like apples and berries. I'm usually eating two times a day and I would like to add some protein source cause I'm eating all meat and beans in one sitting :) I was thinking about adding some dairy, but I've read a lot how it's bad, especially casein. Maybe whey powder mixed with fruits is an answer in the morning as a first meal? Not so paleo, but...just looking for options. I'm also thinking about adding some carbs and fat sources to add variety into my diet, any ideas? Thank you in advance and sorry if my english is bad, I'm not a native speaker :)

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on April 10, 2013
at 06:24 AM

I'd look at seafood for a good source of protein and loads of nutrients with minimal calorie bang for the buck, really. But I guess It's not very appealing to have seafood first thing on the morning, so I'd put it on your second meal. So one of them would be more 'land animal' based and the other one 'sea food' based. I think also than splitting your protein between two meals (maybe even better three) should be optimal than just having them in one sitting.

As for casein, you could try goat and sheep products, it's casein is usually type A2 which seems does not have the so bad issues caused by most cows A1 type.

You may consider also turkey, duck or chicken, pretty neat quality protein although the quality of the source may be very important.

Whey is nice, but I think that having whey for other purposes than a quick boost before/after hard training for athletes is too much for the average joe. If you are not a huge bodybuilder seeking for 200+ grams a day, it should be better to get your protein from real food. Also Whey is not precisely very satiating, at lest to me, it can even trigger hunger (maybe because I choose pretty damm good flavours hehe).

Plenty of options as you see!


on April 10, 2013
at 05:38 AM

Hi I know there has been conflicting discussions about whey protein powder. LIke you I have many other allergies along with having celiac. Here is what i have for breakfast and my body reacts well to it so i feel even if its not 100 percent paelo it works for me.

Whey protein powder (I did my research though and bought a good quality one) Mushed pumpkin (I cook my own) Cinnamon LIttle bit of coconut milk Drop of vanilla essence Nutmeg 1 teaspoon of chia seeds (optional) 1 T of coconut meat unsweetened

Mix it all up, I love it, really tasty and that is my breakfast every morning. I have this at about 10 a.m. after a 16 hour I.F then have a late lunch and that's it, I only have 2 meals a day also.

Hope this helps and I know some others may not agree with the protein powder.



on March 27, 2013
at 03:45 AM

beans rice and protein powders are not allowed on the Paleo Diet, just a heads up. You may want to find a low carb forum instead.



on May 10, 2013
at 10:24 AM

this was spam (the suggested product contains barley, millet, amaranth, rice, peas, oats, flax, and stevia - far from paleo :-\ )

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