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  • What are your staples?

    Every human group, even those who live in tropical areas, where all foods are abundant, have staples. A selection of one to three foods that they eat daily, in calorifically significant doses and all year round (or pretty much so).
    They may be staples by a small margin, such as some areas of India where 'legumes' are the staples and no specific legume is consumed all year round; or staples by quite a lot, such as three certain Japanese populations, whose native diet was 70-80% sweet potatoes, glutinous potatoes and yams, respectively or the Inuit, whose staple is seal.
    A staple has to fulfill at least two of these requirements:
    -be consumed through most (or all) seasons
    -be consumed daily
    -forms a significant portion of your yearly kcals
    -is from a specific food source (so: "all varieties of pea" counts, whereas "fruit" does not)

    So, what foods in your diet would fit the category of staples?
    Mine: potatoes and butter. Everything else changes based on the season, but I'm always eating potatoes and butter. Pretty much daily too. Definitely the bulk of my yearly kcals.

    For fun, I worked-out those of the SAD. Basically: construct a SAD day's worth of meals, list the ingredients, the number of times they appear and the kcals they contribute. Select the three that fulfill the role of staples. You'll find they are wheat, hydrogenated vegetable oil and dairy.
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  • #2
    chicken breast/thighs, broccoli/cauliflower, sweet potatoes.

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    • #3
      potatoes
      beef
      lamb
      eggs
      fruits
      white rice
      dairy (butter, sheep yogurt, cheese)
      buckwheat
      some fruit-veggies (tomatoes, cucumber)
      starchy veggies
      onions, leeks, etc.

      Everything organic, pastured.

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      • #4
        This what I eat every couple days. Grass-fed and finished, wild caught, pastured and organic. 100% Primal

        Pastured eggs
        Pastured chicken
        Grass-fed beef
        Shrimp
        Bivalved mollusks
        Primal approved veggies (Salad for the most part with organic spring mix and spinach, broccolli, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers).
        Some fruit (berries for the most part)
        Grass-fed butter
        Grass-fed cheese
        EVCO
        EVOO
        Balsamic vinegar
        Himalyan pink salt or regular sea salt

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        • #5
          coffee
          beef
          salmon
          tomatoes
          rice
          eggs
          whey
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          • #6
            Steak
            Eggs(i'm talking 90 every other week)
            Chicken
            Coffee
            Coconut oil
            Beer (once a week)
            Brussel Sprouts

            I am training for a half marathon, so I have added...

            Sweet Potatoes
            Bacon

            and I have eliminated

            The daily 2 glasses of wine.

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            • #7
              Eggs
              Onions
              Tomatoes

              Almost every day I eat those three at at least one meal my meat is too varied for any one to really be a staple

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              • #8
                Beef and dripping (all pretty much grass fed in uk)
                Lamb
                Sweet potatoes
                Eggs 6-8/day
                Chilli in and on most things
                Coconut milk and berries with kale
                Bags of salad when busy or whatever looks best( living salad is good and available at my local co-op)
                Homemade mayonnaise Cider vinegar, mustard powder egg yolks and olive oil.
                Rice pudding made with glucose on gym days
                Cheese of every type but love buffalo mozarella, parmesan and goats cheese.
                Red wine, which my liver can cope with thanks to my high intake of saturated fat.
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                • #9
                  Potatoes (white and sweet)
                  White rice and rice noodles
                  Nixtamalized corn tortillas
                  Fruit (assorted types)
                  Fruit juice (assorted types)
                  Grass-fed and pastured bone broths fom local butcher
                  Grass-fed beef (assorted cuts, including liver)
                  Clams (oysters to a lesser degree)
                  Shellfish (shrimp, scallops, crab)
                  Nutritional yeast
                  Gelatin
                  Chocolate
                  Coconut water
                  Tomato sauce/paste
                  Refined coonut oil and ghee are my cooking fats
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                  • #10
                    i eat exclusively ground beef. occasionally potatoes. i can't do veggies and do fruit when i can.

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                    • #11
                      Beef
                      Potatoes
                      butter
                      eggs
                      coffee
                      whatever greens on sale/cheapest.

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                      • #12
                        Steak
                        Bacon
                        Animal hearts, assorted.
                        Eggs
                        Avocados
                        Kombucha
                        Molasses
                        Tallow
                        There's more, I'm sure.
                        Crohn's, doing SCD

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                        • #13
                          Eggs
                          Butter
                          Broccoli

                          Those are the three that show up most often in my "recent foods" on MFP. Used to be coconut milk but I have cut way down and like that better.

                          Spinach is probably up there, too, four to six days a week.

                          Beef, poultry, lamb, and various fish show up daily but I do try to vary them so none fits the OP's definition of a staple.

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                          • #14
                            Bananas

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                            • #15
                              Nothing (IF)
                              Coffee
                              Cream & Butter (grassfed)
                              EVOO
                              Pastured Eggs
                              Bacon
                              GF Beef (incl. liver)
                              Wild-caught Salmon
                              Homemade Kefir (from pastured milk)
                              Carrots
                              Dark Leafy Greens
                              Brussels Sprouts
                              Mushrooms
                              Sauerkraut
                              Berries
                              Cheese
                              Raw Almonds & Pecans
                              6' 2" | Age: 42 | SW: 341 | CW: 198 | GW: 180?

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                              ― Søren Kierkegaard

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