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Paleo/Primal without Red meat or coconut?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 01, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I would like to incorporate more Primalish meals -- i am good with getting the protein and cutting carbs but the fat --I am either feast or famine. I find if I eat High Protein/Low Carb for a few days -- I binge on the 4th day and then start again ARGH! I really HATE the taste of Red meat and am pretty sure I am allergic to both coconut and egg yokes. Both of those make me BLOAT up and feel sick and nasty (BTW I only eat the organic farm fresh stuff too). I have no problem with dairy as long as it is--Raw Milk or yogurt (been trying to get more probiotics with food rather than pills)Any suggestions? I was looking at Mark's wife Primal Pescatarian (sp?) --are there any blogs that would help along those lines?

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+1 good answer...poster probably woulda got a whole lot more answers if yours wasn't so on.

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on September 02, 2011
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Firstly paleo is carb agnostic. You don't need to be low carb to follow a paleo lifestyle, it is much more about food quality. That said, if you have some metabolic derangement issues, a lowish carb approach could be beneficial to correcting those issues. Not to mention some people just seem to do better on a lower carb diet.

You don't need to eat red meat or coconut either.

Firstly focus on getting rid of grains, sugar, and industrial seed oils out of your diet. That alone will pretty much fix any food quality issues.

Instead of red meat look for animal protein from fish, other sea foods, poultry, pork, etc. As much as possible go for pasture raised meat and wild caught fish. You tolerate diary so that is also another fat and protein source.

It is possible that coconut is causing you some type of FODMAP issue, you can read more about that here. You may want to try coconut oil instead, as that is only the fat and doesn't contain FODMAP's.

Some other fat source ideas include ghee/butter, olive oil, macadamia oil, avocados.

Another great source of probiotics is fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut. It's simple to make and cheap! Just google and you'll find heaps of recipes.

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on September 02, 2011
at 12:39 AM

+1 good answer...poster probably woulda got a whole lot more answers if yours wasn't so on.

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