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    I am sure this has been touched on before and I know Mark's wife has posted what she eats in a day as she is also a pescetarian... but I was wondering if anyone had or has any thoughts, inputs, or ideas that could help me out with being a primal pescetarian. I am a pescetarian and I do not plan on eating meat anytime soon. The only dairy I eat is homemade 24-hour full fat yogurt (which btw is very delicious)!

    all help is much welcome

    thank you!

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    Veggies is simple. Obviously you've got that part covered. Lots of salad, saute veggies in coconut oil, roast 'em, steam 'em... Include fermented veggies as well.

    So, cooking means no tallow or lard. Ok, use LOTS of coconut oil.

    For protein, you have eggs (EAT LOTS), fish (a few times a week), and yogurt (opt for full-fat Greek style which is less carby). You can also include cheese, though you say that you do not consume other dairy beyond the yogurt.

    Make sure your eggs come from pasture-raised chickens/hens. This is good for the omega-3 ratio and less contaminants they contain.

    Fish. As much as possible, stick to wild caught fish. Eat some seafood a few times a week. Maybe three or four times. Good fish to choose is wild Alaskan Salmon, Cod, Halibut, Bluefish... Sardines and anchovies too!

    Stay away from the fish that are typically contaminated. Well, have them on occasion, just don't make a daily habit of them. Swordfish, Tuna, Marlin, Mahi-Mahi are common examples that have shown high levels of contamination.

    Among shellfish, there's shrimp, crawfish, lobster, crabs, clams, muscles, scallops... Think out of the box.

    Squid and octopus might make it in there on occasion as well!

    The yogurt is great, just don't add a ton of sugar when you are making it. Remember that you're trying to decrease carb intake at least somewhat, from what was likely your CW pre-primal ridiculousness. Cheese is another good option if you ever choose to add it back in, just don't go nuts as the calories pack on fast! Try to keep dairy raw where possible.

    My thoughts anyway. Cheers, and good luck!
    Last edited by Drumroll; 09-17-2012, 05:43 PM.
    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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    • #3
      I did a search of what Mark's pescatarian wife eats and couldn't find it, could you share link? I'd love to see it!
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      • #4
        Fish is the food of the gods. It has omega 3's, iodine, all kinds of good stuff. Go for sardines, salmon, barramundi, any fish with omega 3's. Stay away from anything with mercury, but I'm sure you know all about that. If you don't have it, get the book Bottomfeeder, it's awesome.

        Anyway, I think you'll do excellently well on fish and coconut oil/milk. Enjoy!
        Out of context quote for the day:

        Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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        • #5
          You might consider some fresh water fish too~ like lake/rainbow trout, walleye, perch/sunfish, bass or catfish. Also crawdads/crayfish.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nady View Post
            You might consider some fresh water fish too~ like lake/rainbow trout, walleye, perch/sunfish, bass or catfish. Also crawdads/crayfish.
            Catfish and lake trout are two of the most contaminated fish with environmental pollutants.
            "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
              Catfish and lake trout are two of the most contaminated fish with environmental pollutants.
              Well yuck! Been a long time since I went fishing~ not so good here in AZ, but when I was a kid in MN, good fishing in those lakes. Maybe some areas are better than others?

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              • #8
                This is good for the omega-3 ratio and less contaminants they contain.

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                • #9
                  Isn't it really easy to be a primal pescietarian?

                  Use coconut oil instead of animal based oils, and eat fish instead of animals.
                  Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                  Griff's cholesterol primer
                  5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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                  TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nady View Post
                    Well yuck! Been a long time since I went fishing~ not so good here in AZ, but when I was a kid in MN, good fishing in those lakes. Maybe some areas are better than others?
                    It's not a bar on EVER eating them, just don't make them part of your daily diet. Maybe not even weekly. A couple of times a month maybe.
                    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                    • #11
                      Should be dead easy you are just getting your flesh protein from fish instead of beef. If you eat yogurt I assume you might be open to butter or ghee, if not as others have said there is olive oil and coconut oil to cook with. If you can get the grass, fed hormone fed beef you are good but IMHO wild fish is probably a lot better than supermarket beef. So you should have no problems eating fish as your main primal protein.
                      Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                        Catfish and lake trout are two of the most contaminated fish with environmental pollutants.
                        That's a pretty broad statement that won't be true in every environment. There are lots of Rainbow Trout in lots of lakes where I live that I'm sure have very low levels of contaminants.

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                        • #13
                          i think we can easily live on seafood. alot of our earlier ancestors did. in fact i have thought a fair bit about doing a few months pescetarian to see how i go. where i live i can gather lots of shellfish so that helps. loadsa recipes out there for fish, clams, mussels, abalone etc that are already by default primal or paleo. nicoise salad is tuna, eggs and salad for example. smoked salmon goes awesomely with eggs and avocados. what i would do is make some kind of omlette for breakfast. or just some panfried fatty fish. fish roe omlette. prawn and avocado omlette. a bowl of 24 hr yoghurt with seeds or nuts. etc. nicoise salad, cockle soup of for lunch. some form of sea food dish for dinner. smoked fish pie with cauliflower instead of potato top, creamed abalone with coconut cream and steamed veges, fish curry, cockle curry etc.

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