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Paleodiet eating mostly white meat????

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 23, 2012 at 4:42 AM

Ok I can't stand red meat or pork. I eat mostly chicken. Would eating paleo with veggie fruit + nuts and chicken work?

I understand the fat is needed and results are better with red meat but am I wasting time with chicken only?

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on May 07, 2013
at 01:07 PM

Do you like fish?

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on December 23, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Agreed. In the summer I eat almost no meat except for fish at most of my meals. It is flavorful and light. No red meat is okay, but as other have said, you need to supplement with healthy omega-3 fish like salmon.

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on December 23, 2012
at 02:55 PM

Hell yeah!!!!!!

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on December 23, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Chickens are nuts, not animals. Their o3:o6 ratio proves it.

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on December 23, 2012
at 05:36 AM

As long as you are staying away from processed stuff, grains, veg oil etc, you should see health benefits.

There are no foods you have to eat, just foods you should stay away from.

IF you cut out sugars and grains, you may even find that your tastes change. Sugar overwhelms taste buds, so once that is out of the way you might find new tastes in foods you didn't previously like!

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on December 23, 2012
at 08:33 PM

I personally do not eat red meat and haven't for like 10 years. I've been eating poultry and seafood switching up different meals along with veggies, salad, nuts and dairy. I recently lost 20 pounds then lost an additional 5 pounds after eliminating dairy. Is is definitely possible! Goodluck!

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on December 23, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Agreed. In the summer I eat almost no meat except for fish at most of my meals. It is flavorful and light. No red meat is okay, but as other have said, you need to supplement with healthy omega-3 fish like salmon.

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on December 23, 2012
at 06:06 AM

The missing fats and Omega 3 fatty acids would need to be made up somewhere in your diet as well as the many vitamins found in red meat for optimal health. You would need to consume fish (salmon, mackeral, sardines, etc.) on a very regular basis. Healthy doses of grass fed butter(if tolerated) would help with some of the fat and vitamin deficiencies.

You know that the results would be better if you ate at least some form of red meat even occasionally! Most would not argue that the taste is vastly superior to chicken. I realize that we are all different but I have a hard time believing that a chicken breast could excite someone more than a grass fed steak with a side of bacon!

Depending on age, taste do change rapidly, especially during one's twenties. I hope that you eventually find red meat enjoyable as it would be very beneficial to your health.

Matt
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on December 23, 2012
at 03:25 PM

Poultry is not as nutritionally dense as other meats, but it's fine to have as a staple I think. It does have a higher ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, but it's still a biologically feasible ratio, unlike the 20:1 ratio in conventional diets, only really possible due to refined oil consumption.

As an aside... Beef (and other ruminants) do NOT have significant amounts PUFAs - omega-3 or omega-6. What little PUFA they do have is mostly omega-6. The whole idea of eating grass-fed beef for your omega-3s is incorrect. Most of the omega-3s in beef are the "worthless" ALA, the stuff you need to convert to "useful" DHA/EPA.

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on December 23, 2012
at 02:43 PM

You just need to learn to like red meat. Most of what I've read, as well as what a cancer doctor has told me (I see him for preventative reasons, not because I have cancer), is that poultry is higher in Omega-6's and should be limited in our diet. Meats like bison, beef and lamb are superior to chicken (as is fatty, cold-water fish). FYI, pork is also higher in Omega-6's, so focus your learning to like more on the red meats.

I was in the same place as you when I started Paleo and just about a year ago I made the decision that I needed to learn to like other meats for my health. I had stopped eating red meat as a teenager (about 15 years earlier). I've learned to like beef, bison, lamb and salmon. I like those meats so much now that I rarely eat poultry. I even like the organ meats! It was hard to digest these meats at first, but I used some enzyme digestive support and now have no problem. My blood work looks pretty good also (I imagine it looked horrible when I was eating grains, peanut butter, canola oil and chicken, but other than how I felt, I don't have a baseline to compare against).

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on December 23, 2012
at 05:24 AM

Time is never wasted with meat. But you will feel like a fool as soon as you taste sausage and/or bacon. Eat it now and win BIG.

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on December 23, 2012
at 02:55 PM

Hell yeah!!!!!!

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:57 PM

You need red meat period. At least 2-3x a week. Have a filet mignon or a rib eye steak a min.of 2x per week. Chicken is good but you won't see benefits like red meat. Make a slow cooked stew full of meat and veggies. It's awesome.

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