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Anybody else eat red meat 4 to 5 times a week.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Hello just wondering if people would be willing to spill out thier meat diet during the week. i.e. for me would be the following

  • Monday - eggs, hamburger, hamburger(leftovers)
  • Tuesday - eggs, tacos(angus beef), Chicken
  • Wednesday - eggs, chicken, pork loin
  • Thursday - eggs, pork loin, steak
  • Friday - eggs, steak, chicken
  • Saturday - eggs, shrimp, chicken
  • Sunday - eggs, brisket, brisket

Based on the above, is this to much red meat?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 23, 2013
at 12:29 AM

Why would a food pyramid Jack Kruse pulled out of who-knows-where make you question paleo more than the average PH post?

Be803dcde63e3cf5e21cc121097b8158

(529)

on May 22, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Dr Jack Kruse has a food pyramid where the base is all seafood. And fish isn't even the base, it's shellfish, and then crustaceans. Sea vegetables fits somewhere in there as well. It's made me question the Paleo Diet, as most of us follow it in the west.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 22, 2013
at 08:53 PM

Strategic liver consumption prevents copper deficiency.

A08b210e4da7e69cd792bddc1f4aae4b

(1031)

on May 22, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Lamb chops in a frying pan, 4 minutes a side, job done. Enjoy!

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on May 22, 2013
at 06:50 PM

Ive been wanting to try lamb but im not sure how to cook it. Beef is a no brainer for me!

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on May 22, 2013
at 04:23 PM

You're worried about _excess_ omega 3s? I'd think that would be easy to balance out with some of the omega-6 fats that are in everything except fish...

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 22, 2013
at 04:21 PM

I agree, other meats just aren't as satisfying to me, I don't know why that is.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on May 22, 2013
at 04:21 PM

try some lamb asap!

63075669c2ec8cb6dab906c334c9b911

(112)

on May 22, 2013
at 04:04 PM

I googled this before and there seems to be disagreement as to whether or not pork is red meat. Pork bacon is red when raw and pink/red when cooked. As for non-bacon red meat I do not have it very often because I mostly have pork and chicken.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on May 22, 2013
at 03:49 PM

beef bacon? pork bacon is white meat.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 22, 2013
at 03:12 PM

Yea I have bacon-fishfish every now and again too ;)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 22, 2013
at 02:08 PM

I'm pretty much there, too. There's a rare lazy Sunday when I'll have bacon,fish,fish.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 22, 2013
at 01:26 PM

I eat red meat 7 days a week.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 22, 2013
at 02:08 PM

I'm pretty much there, too. There's a rare lazy Sunday when I'll have bacon,fish,fish.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 22, 2013
at 03:12 PM

Yea I have bacon-fishfish every now and again too ;)

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on May 22, 2013
at 01:45 PM

For me my eating plan is a very changing thing, so maybe I tell you what I do today and may not be what I'm doing tomorrow, I'm always trying to squeeze the best practices and sometimes I find out that what I thought It was optimal or acceptable yesterday maybe is not so much for today so I do some changes and test.

Having said this, I currently have the most meat for breakfast because I'm currently looking to generate a fulfilling effect that will work my hunger hormone levels in the good way during the rest of the day. In fact, I'm implementing The Quilt's leptin reset with the big-ass breakfast.

This means that, like Stephen, I eat meat on a mostly daily basis also. Some days it can be red meat but some others it might be chicken or turkey... maybe one day I do not have any and go for eggs or an omelette plus butter nut or foie grass... so I'd say that I eat red meat 4 to 5 days per week. But frankly I do not aim to any special number, I think more on overall macro nutrients and rotating sources.

As long as you eat grass-fed (I admit I do not most of the time...) and do not get very past through your safety daily protein limit which could be around 1.5 to 2.5 grams per kilo bodyweight depending on your activity level I think it should be fine... if you were having too much I guess it would reflect on your liver health when you do your regular blood work (you do it from time to time, don't you?)

Despite this, I think that some rest days from any particular food won't hurt, too much of something might not be good nor probably natural.

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8d3cb0be5f31c75a05f853cb3b5c245a

(1601)

on May 22, 2013
at 08:37 PM

you could try diversifying a bit into scallops, mussels, clams, oysters, etc. they've got important minerals like copper, zinc, as well as omega-3's, iodine, selenium... or where is your beef liver or kidney if you don't eat shellfish?

In general, I don't think red meat is too bad, but I think you could get nutritional deficiencies eating that way.

Obviously i'm not the expert and other people have calculated it out, or you can with fitday, but i'd be surprised if you didn't eventually end up copper deficient (Which can contribute to high LDL on a paleo diet, and maybe thyroid problems)

Be803dcde63e3cf5e21cc121097b8158

(529)

on May 22, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Dr Jack Kruse has a food pyramid where the base is all seafood. And fish isn't even the base, it's shellfish, and then crustaceans. Sea vegetables fits somewhere in there as well. It's made me question the Paleo Diet, as most of us follow it in the west.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 22, 2013
at 08:53 PM

Strategic liver consumption prevents copper deficiency.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 23, 2013
at 12:29 AM

Why would a food pyramid Jack Kruse pulled out of who-knows-where make you question paleo more than the average PH post?

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7c09a44d334ef8a8c7c2644b0b7e1383

on May 22, 2013
at 05:56 PM

From what I've read, red meat is healthy partly because it has a much better omega-3/omega-6 ratio than chicken.

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De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

on May 22, 2013
at 04:21 PM

Some diet doc's prescribe red meat 3 times a day to some patients, it can't be too bad

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on May 22, 2013
at 03:50 PM

i usually eat red meat 5-7 days per week. i find it the most satisfying out of all the meats. i just stick to beef.

A08b210e4da7e69cd792bddc1f4aae4b

(1031)

on May 22, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Lamb chops in a frying pan, 4 minutes a side, job done. Enjoy!

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on May 22, 2013
at 06:50 PM

Ive been wanting to try lamb but im not sure how to cook it. Beef is a no brainer for me!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 22, 2013
at 04:21 PM

I agree, other meats just aren't as satisfying to me, I don't know why that is.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on May 22, 2013
at 04:21 PM

try some lamb asap!

1
63075669c2ec8cb6dab906c334c9b911

on May 22, 2013
at 03:38 PM

I eat bacon almost every day in addition to other red meats, so 7 days a week would be most accurate for me.

63075669c2ec8cb6dab906c334c9b911

(112)

on May 22, 2013
at 04:04 PM

I googled this before and there seems to be disagreement as to whether or not pork is red meat. Pork bacon is red when raw and pink/red when cooked. As for non-bacon red meat I do not have it very often because I mostly have pork and chicken.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on May 22, 2013
at 03:49 PM

beef bacon? pork bacon is white meat.

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D1d9b0d839144b72b5f5dae893a686d3

(602)

on May 22, 2013
at 04:22 PM

Red meat is the healthiest type of meat if it is from good sources. Fish is good also. If you are happy eating that much meat, keep it up. If not, eat more.

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8d386bf2c5ba20fcc1a2a0c805b217c9

(743)

on May 22, 2013
at 03:27 PM

I envy you highly. I'm stuck mainly on eggs, chicken, pork, and the occasional fish. Make sure you switch it up so your iron isn't too high, though.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on May 22, 2013
at 02:49 PM

Good red meat is terribly expencive here, so i am mostly eating fish offal currently. Mainly salmon heads and stuff, i am little worried of some enviromental toxins tho, and excess omega 3s.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on May 22, 2013
at 04:23 PM

You're worried about _excess_ omega 3s? I'd think that would be easy to balance out with some of the omega-6 fats that are in everything except fish...

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