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Supplements for veg-free periods

Commented on August 25, 2013
Created August 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I work on an oil rig and have limited options as far as food. They cook all of our meals for us, which usually consists of breaded, fried, cheesy food. I have figured out a system which keeps me as paleo as possible out here:

Breakfast- bacon (sometimes fruit and cottage cheese) Lunch- almonds, jerky, dark chocolate Dinner- lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes (sometimes a potato half if oven-heated only, sometimes fish & steak)

This has been my daily meal plan for the last seven weeks. It gets quite old, and I am really missing all the beautiful veggies I used to eat. Is there a supplement that I should be taking that would mimic the benefits of veggies? This is a last resort but I want to stay as healthy as possible up here.

I have looked into the most popular options (Amazing Greens, Vibrant Health, etc.) but most contain non-paleo ingredients. Is this something I should consider or just keep eating what I'm eating?

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I haven't thought of veggies as an accessory, always considered them vital for meals. I will be out here a couple more weeks. Usually shifts are a month at a time. I feel fine- but feel like I am missing out on the nutrients I could be getting with kale and other good veggies. How do you get enough nutrients without greens? Liver?

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Thank you for the link! The list is fairly extensive, I have a lot of research to do... I like the idea of once-a-week supplements, would help to maintain traveling light.

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Why do you think that greens are totally unnecessary?

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on August 25, 2013
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plug your foods into something like cronometer.com to see if you are missing or short of anything over a period of time.

if you do decide to supplement, you do not need to necessarily supplement every day, once a week may be fine.
Jaminet has tweaked (mainly reduced) his supp recs a bit in his latest book, with more emphasis on 'supplemental foods' & the move to more weekly versus daily supps. more info here http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/

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on August 25, 2013
at 08:38 PM

Thank you for the link! The list is fairly extensive, I have a lot of research to do... I like the idea of once-a-week supplements, would help to maintain traveling light.

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on August 24, 2013
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how much longer are you going to be on the oil rig for? I personally don't think it's necessary to supplement with anything if you are feeling good. powdered greens from a can probably won't deliver the same benefits as fresh greens. I personally think greens are a totally unnecessary food anyways so you aren't missing out on anything with the meal plan you already have.

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on August 25, 2013
at 01:54 AM

Why do you think that greens are totally unnecessary?

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on August 25, 2013
at 08:44 PM

I haven't thought of veggies as an accessory, always considered them vital for meals. I will be out here a couple more weeks. Usually shifts are a month at a time. I feel fine- but feel like I am missing out on the nutrients I could be getting with kale and other good veggies. How do you get enough nutrients without greens? Liver?

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