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    I've been sticking to the paleo diet for about 2 months now. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised. I've lost 20 lbs I didn't know I had to lose! I'm much leaner which serves me well in the military. This website has been very helpful finding resources and learning about paleo. Sounds crazy to lose so much weight so fast, but keep in mind, we run ALL the time, which helped in that process.

    The only problem i'm finding is that i'm starting to get bored with what the same meals everyday and find myself going back to some of the garbage i previously ate just to change it up. I've seen some good recipes on this website, are there any other resources that offer different meals? I'm excited to be on the forums!
    -LtDevilNuts

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    Welcome LtDevilNuts! I've kind of hit a "menu plateau" myself, but the results trump food boredom. Keep poking around here, and elsewhere on the net for interesting recipes you might want to try out. Also eating new types of animals is fun too, organ meats as well. Good luck

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    • #3
      Often you can google any idea with "paleo" and get a lot of recipes, plus there are free books with reader recipes here on Mark's site. And recipes on the main MDA blog. What kinds of stuff do you like, and want to learn to fix different ways?
      "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
      "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
      If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

      beachrat's new primal journal

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      • #4
        I've been eating organic chicken from walmart of all places. I cook it up in the morning and mix it with some microwaveable vegetables and walnuts. I throw it all in a container and eat it throughout the day. Dinner is almost always salmon steak, vegetables and maybe a small bit of dark chocolate. I've seen people go back and forth on bacon. I've been eating more of it since it's delicious and not an as bad as eating other things (at least that's what i've told myself).

        Very true about the chow hall, it's not impossible to eat paleo at the chow hall, but it's not easy. Almost everything is fried and lord knows if there's anything real in the "meat" they serve.

        Thanks for all the responses.

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        • #5
          Lt you gotta get some steak in there!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jedikelly View Post
            Lt you gotta get some steak in there!
            blarg! can't believe I'm agreeing with a "jedi" but yeah, MEAT- RED MEAT is where it is.

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            • #7
              Here's a question, how much does "organic" really matter? If i go in to walmart (which is the only place to buy anything near camp lejeune) and pick up some standard red meat, steak, etc, is that paleo enough or is it worth the drive to Raleigh to pay $22 a pound at whole foods?

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              • #8
                It's worth it to buy conventional red meat. "Organic" is less important than "grass fed"/"grass finished" or pastured. But you'll still get benefit from eating conventional red meat, especially if it keeps you from burning out and eating a bunch of sweets or something.

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                • #9
                  There are toooooooooooooons of great/easy paleo recipes. Check out Mark's cookbook as well as the recipes on this site. You can also check out The Foodee Project | Meals for the paleo lifestyle which compiles recipes from various paleo sites. Yesterday I made Mexican Stew from It's Too Hard!!! And a not so hard recipe | Everyday Paleo which was a nice change for making beef stew. Really tasty, really easy and I have meals in the fridge and freezer for future days. I added some green bell pepper and used a different enchilada sauce, but it still came out great!
                  Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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                  • #10
                    Lt....I'm not former military but I do heavily support y'all ...especially the Corps. But I am a fellow North Carolinian.And I know that you can get some excellent meats at your local Food Lion. I live southwest of Raleigh and my food lions have fantastic cuts of red meat. Much better than Wal Mart!
                    If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
                    James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
                      blarg! can't believe I'm agreeing with a "jedi" but yeah, MEAT- RED MEAT is where it is.
                      Every now and then we do agree on something

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nachobrawler View Post
                        Lt....I'm not former military but I do heavily support y'all ...especially the Corps. But I am a fellow North Carolinian.And I know that you can get some excellent meats at your local Food Lion. I live southwest of Raleigh and my food lions have fantastic cuts of red meat. Much better than Wal Mart!
                        I'll have to try another food lion! The one I went to seemed to have very limited cuts and certainly nothing grass fed.

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                        • #13
                          As was mentioned above....dont use the "no grass fed" as a reason to eat crap (i.e. sweets, sugar,grains,carbs). Standard meats are definitely preferred in the body over that junk. Is it as good as grass fed? No. Is it the best you can do considering? Yes. Grain fed meat is better for you by a long shot over non-meat crap...given the choice between the two. To be honest, I have yet to eat any grass fed meat. I just haven't found any local sources. However, I do supplement fish oil hi in Omega 3's (5000mg/day). So, my fats ratio is probably OK. If you cant find any local grass fed sources I would recommend just getting a fish oil supplement high in Omega 3 and the best sources of red meat you can find. Try for the leaner cuts since the fats have all the toxins in them.

                          Also, my food lion has wild caught fish. A lot of them. You can eat more fish if you find the red meat isnt up to your standards. Have you tried asking the store manager about his sources? He may be able to change some of them to bring in more of a selection for you (of course, you might have to pay for it). If i can get it at my food lion...only an hour or two west of you...he/she should be able to get it for you. I live in Angier and the food lion I shop at is in Benson, NC.

                          Good Luck Lt
                          If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
                          James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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                          • #14
                            Welcome - fellow North Carolinian here, Wilmington native in Triangle exile. I would say, concentrate on getting the processed stuff out of your diet and getting in the habit of cooking good easy stuff per Kennelmom's links and other pointers. You can refine with grass-fed this and pastured that as you get the chance. Is there a farmers' market? We are getting into the good season for lots of variety that way, although some of that is a bit of a racket as far as my pocketbook can tell.

                            Here's one - Onslow County Farmer's Market
                            Home site
                            "Answer: The farmers market is open on Mondays and Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28546. The market is also open Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 1112 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28456. The market is open starting the 3rd Saturday in April until November."

                            I would not worry about the organic label, as others have said. Fresh and minimally processed gets you 9/10ths of the way.

                            Good luck! Thanks for your service.
                            "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                            "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                            If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

                            beachrat's new primal journal

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LtDevilNuts View Post
                              Here's a question, how much does "organic" really matter? If i go in to walmart (which is the only place to buy anything near camp lejeune) and pick up some standard red meat, steak, etc, is that paleo enough or is it worth the drive to Raleigh to pay $22 a pound at whole foods?
                              The Costco in Wilmington has a few items that are organic and they also have wild caught fish in the frozen section. I have seen organic chicken and grass fed ground beef. They also carry large tubs of organic greens for salads and such.

                              There is also a farm that delivers grass fed angus beef to Wilmington once a month. I haven't purchased anything yet but plan on putting in a order for 10 or 20 pounds. Their next run is on April 2.

                              Welcome

                              Here is a website that helps you locate what you are looking for.

                              Eat Wild - North Carolina

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