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    I'm sorry in advance if the answer to this question lies in the forum already, I did a quick scan and could not find it. Exactly how detrimental to the program is non grass fed animals? Where i live grass fed is VERY expensive and not really that plentiful. I try to do the best that I can i just hope that its not a deal breaker. Thanks in advance to any helpers

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    One of Mark's favorite quotes (not sure from whom) is, "Don't let the perfect become the enemy of the good".

    Yes grass fed is better. Look into options such as meat co-ops, CSA's etc and see if there is any way for you to do some cowpooling.
    These can all help bring the cost down to reasonable.

    But if it really comes down to it. Eat real whole foods including CAFO meat and you will already be miles ahead of the curve. Stressing about making everything perfect just raises your cortisol levels. You'll be fine.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ozzy View Post
      I'm sorry in advance if the answer to this question lies in the forum already, I did a quick scan and could not find it. Exactly how detrimental to the program is non grass fed animals? Where i live grass fed is VERY expensive and not really that plentiful. I try to do the best that I can i just hope that its not a deal breaker. Thanks in advance to any helpers
      I'm 18 and I just cant afford it. Luckily in South Carolina I can get good all natural chicken for a great price. But I eat grain fed beef and pork with no ill effects. I also eat a lot of canned wild Alaskan Salmon which runs $2.33 a can. I'm also looking at ordering some of the pet burger from U.S. Wellness as its $4.19/lb
      Hope this helps!
      Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
      Before and after pics
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      Primal Sucess Story
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
      Primal Journal
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      • #4
        Lots of Rotisserie chicken for me haha...I actually stumbled upon some grass fed grass finished beef at the farmers market and got some but it was definitely pricey...and if you have ever been to Hawaii you understand what I mean.

        @BennettC congratulations on such a smart decision at such a young age...You are definitely way ahead of the curve

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        • #5
          What Paleobird said. Follow the spirit of primal and you'll be better off than 90% of the nation. Get the best you can afford. Stick to protein, veggies, and fruit. Avoid processed. Try not to overcomplicate or overthink things
          --Trish (Bork)
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          • #6
            I completely understand! I have no viable options for grass fed beef near me either. The only thing I could do would be to try to find someone to go halvsies on a cow with, but even then I have nowhere to store it. If I know a friend from an area with a whole foods is coming into town I have them pick me up some grass fed ground beef, but otherwise I eat the grocery store selection. I have still seen results and feel better. I agree with the previous comments... we're still better off than most people

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
              What Paleobird said. Follow the spirit of primal and you'll be better off than 90% of the nation. Get the best you can afford. Stick to protein, veggies, and fruit. Avoid processed. Try not to overcomplicate or overthink things
              Thanks I've tried to stay on the lower carb side of the veggies and fruits and eat plenty of fat and protein. I also recently quit smoking and daily drinking (usually 4-5 drinks) so it has been a big lifestyle change all together. I've stayed very active and used to be a "calorie counter" and it is definitely liberating to be out of that mindset. I have a fairly decent understanding of keeping insulin release low and have started to adapt to this new way of eating. I felt like sh*t the first couple of days but now I feel fine. Its awesome.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ozzy View Post
                Thanks I've tried to stay on the lower carb side of the veggies and fruits and eat plenty of fat and protein. I also recently quit smoking and daily drinking (usually 4-5 drinks) so it has been a big lifestyle change all together. I've stayed very active and used to be a "calorie counter" and it is definitely liberating to be out of that mindset. I have a fairly decent understanding of keeping insulin release low and have started to adapt to this new way of eating. I felt like sh*t the first couple of days but now I feel fine. Its awesome.
                Well done!! Just that right there has probably added a decade or two to your life.

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                • #9
                  Hopefully haha..fortunately I'm only about to be 24 not 40 so its still an early catch I suppose

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                  • #10
                    Even better. You may be able to reverse a lot of the damage you have done with some good new PB habits.

                    Welcome. Stick with it and you have a long and healthy life ahead of you. I wish I had found this at your age.

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                    • #11
                      So another question I have about this...is there any CAFO meats that are better than others? Say foster farms better than Tyson, etc.?

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                      • #12
                        With chicken I try to look for the word all natural bc Tyson and other big corporate companies just taste like shit. Except with the chicken breast which is going to be bland no matter what. Chickens live in the most unsanitary conditions so it's a good idea to source better chicken. No taste problems with beef and pork. And from personal experience working in restaurants, I've seen the lowest grade chicken there is and the smell when you open the bag makes you wanna vomit. Beef and pork always come in much cleaner without a smell. Most chefs do not butcher their own chicken because it's just generally a nasty cut of meat. I'm surprised I still like the stuff lol. As far as nutrition I really don't know and I don't stress about it too much. I like beef liver though which I know to be nutritious and very inexpensive!
                        Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                        Before and after pics
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                        Primal Sucess Story
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                        Primal Journal
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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