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  • Priorities for Eating Paleo on a Budget

    http://www.balancedbites.com/2010/10...on-budget.html

    Nice little read.
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  • #2
    Thanks!

    I'm glad you enjoyed my post on paleo eating quality priorities
    Enjoy & be well!

    Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC, HLC
    Certified Nutrition Consultant & Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Paleo nutrition
    http://www.balancedbites.com

    Author of the book "Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle" available on Amazon.com

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    • #3
      Very nice, Diane. Thanks!!!

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      • #4
        Very useful and informative article. The Priority for Protein section was very helpful for me in understanding why grain fed meat is bad for you. It took a little brain power to figure out that I should buy organic from the dirty dozen and non-organic from the clean 15. It was a little confusing because the article never encourages people to buy non-organic in order to save money.

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        • #5
          Thanks for that feedback- maybe I'll clarify in my post a bit more about when buying non-organic veggies/fruits is okay!
          Enjoy & be well!

          Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC, HLC
          Certified Nutrition Consultant & Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Paleo nutrition
          http://www.balancedbites.com

          Author of the book "Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle" available on Amazon.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Diane @ Balanced Bites View Post
            Thanks for that feedback- maybe I'll clarify in my post a bit more about when buying non-organic veggies/fruits is okay!
            I like the "quality matters" PDF guide. I'm thinking about printing it out and giving it to my butcher who sells grass fed beef. In a conversation I had with this butcher I came to learn that he doesn't understand why grass fed beef is better for you than grain fed beef. Thanks to your article, I can now explain why it is to him better. I think I'll point him to your article. Thanks!

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            • #7
              Feel free to print and re-use it anytime, anywhere... just be sure to leave my name and website on it for the reference/credit. Spread the knowledge!!
              Enjoy & be well!

              Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC, HLC
              Certified Nutrition Consultant & Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Paleo nutrition
              http://www.balancedbites.com

              Author of the book "Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle" available on Amazon.com

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              • #8
                I am a college student so I have implemented some of the ideas in this guide. I wish I would have read this when I was starting, I spent way too much money in food the first 6 months or so. I save a lot by buying lean conventional meats and buying grass-fed butter (kerrygold). I also skip already-made coconut products (except for oil) and instead by coconut and make it myself (coconut milk ends up being 1/3-1/2 the price). I also skip most fruits and instead get my carbs from starchy tubers (sweet potatoes, taro, etc) drenched in that awesome grass-fed butter I mentioned before.

                (thought I would add my 1 cent)

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                • #9
                  @venam -

                  I'm glad you liked the post and that it made sense to you- it sounds like you ended up following those rules sort of by default after your own discovery of ingredients/cost/etc. Good for you! Where do you go to college? I'd love to talk to you more about how you make Paleo/Primal work for you while in school.
                  Enjoy & be well!

                  Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC, HLC
                  Certified Nutrition Consultant & Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Paleo nutrition
                  http://www.balancedbites.com

                  Author of the book "Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle" available on Amazon.com

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                  • #10
                    I go to school at The University of Florida (Go Gators!). Feel free to PM me.

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                    • #11
                      Thank-you for your post. I can't afford to buy 100% organic/grass fed (Although at times I take a trip to my whole food market to buy some grass fed beef and organic chicken). I am very fortunate that my nearby supermarket offers premium beef and pork (Creekstone Farms and Farmland). They are not grass-fed or organic, but at least they do not contain hormones/antibiotics and they both adhere to high standards (i.e., the animals are raised humanly, etc). I just supplement my diet with omega 3, but don't have to worry about the toxins in conventional grown meats.....peace of mind! LOL!

                      Again, thanks for the tips!
                      Last edited by Zed; 10-14-2010, 09:35 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Zed-

                        Great! I'm glad it was helpful. I hope people print out that PDF and use it... hang it on the fridge and have a guide to follow. Keep rocking it and doing the best you can, that's what matters!

                        Originally posted by Zed View Post
                        Thank-you for your post. I can't afford to buy 100% organic/grass fed (Although at times I take a tripe to my whole food market to buy some grass fed beef and organic chicken). I am very fortunate that my nearby supermarket offers premium beef and pork (Creekstone Farms and Farmland). They are not grass-fed or organic, but at least they do not contain hormones/antibiotics and they both adhere to high standards (i.e., the animals are raised humanly, etc). I just supplement my diet with omega 3, but don't have to worry about the toxins in conventional grown meats.....peace of mind! LOL!

                        Again, thanks for the tips!
                        Enjoy & be well!

                        Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC, HLC
                        Certified Nutrition Consultant & Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Paleo nutrition
                        http://www.balancedbites.com

                        Author of the book "Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle" available on Amazon.com

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                        • #13
                          This is probably a dumb question, but what are some examples of lean cut meats and what are the cuts which are not lean?

                          Please excuse my naivete, I'm used to eating out.

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                          • #14
                            I don't know them off the top of my head, but I know this... googling is magical and also, you can look at the meat and SEE fat... if you see less of it, it's leaner. If you see more, well it's less lean. The less white stuff, the leaner it is.

                            http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/foo...rition/AN00924
                            http://www.ehow.com/list_5799272_lis...cuts-meat.html

                            Rock on...
                            Enjoy & be well!

                            Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC, HLC
                            Certified Nutrition Consultant & Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Paleo nutrition
                            http://www.balancedbites.com

                            Author of the book "Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle" available on Amazon.com

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                            • #15
                              great article, and great website too

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