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  • #16
    A touch of carbs puts the lid on the meal for me.

    If you don't like animal fat chunks (and my kids don't), are you getting olive oil / coconut oil / butter / using animal fats for cooking?
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
      A touch of carbs puts the lid on the meal for me.

      If you don't like animal fat chunks (and my kids don't), are you getting olive oil / coconut oil / butter / using animal fats for cooking?
      I just started using grass fed butter about two or three weeks ago, before that I was using regular butter.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by jammies View Post
        If your diet is mostly muscle meat and veggies you may want to consider adding in the "rest" of the animal and some seafood. Liver, bone broths, bone marrow are all filled with nutrients at a density and variety much greater than muscle meat. Starting a meal with a nice rich homemade chicken stock with butter, sweet potatoes, sea salt, and tarragon leaves me really satisfied.

        You could also consider adding oysters, brazil nuts, kelp, etc for micronutrients you may be missing.

        Finally, if you have been low carb for a long time, it may be helpful to add in some more primal carbs. Fruit, sweet potatoes, squash, etc may help you feel more satisfied with your meals.
        Jammies is right on all counts. I know people are not cats, but my cats eat a raw-meat diet, and the absolutely worst thing that you can do to a raw cat is give it overwhelmingly plain muscle meat. Cats absolutely NEED the skin and its fat layer, the organs, the bone, the connective tissue - all of it - for health. I think there are parallels for people, too. So, even if you weren't feeling hungry, this would still be my recommendation to all on the Primal - eat more of the animal. Hell, even try pork rinds. I used to be able to polish off a HUGE bag of potato chips, but I CANNOT do that with a bag of pork rinds - I tried more than once!

        I would also play around with the source animals. Not just beef, pork, chicken - add venison, bison, duck, goose, anything in the sea that is not poisonous. If you have the money, you might introduce yourself to new seafoods by going to a good restaurant, just so the first impressions of these foods are positive.

        Throw a few nuts on top of your salads and stuff if you can hack that. I am considering processing my nuts the Weston Price way (soak, drain, dry to bone dry on gentle heat, then eat) - I have nut haters in the house and I have read that I-don't-like-nuts folks do tend to like nuts after they have been processed the Nourishing Traditions way. Worth a shot.

        Don't skimp on fats. Olive oil vinaigrette is a staple in this house on literally everything except my dark chocolate.

        And try a bit of carb with dinner. If you aren't in love with peeling hard squashes yourself, there are the frozen cubes now. Really handy for tossing a couple in the homemade bone broth - yummly way to introduce those.

        This family loves sea vegetables. Write me back if you need ideas on these.

        Perhaps this is an incorrect impression, but I sense that your diet is kinda stuck in a recipe and ingredient rut. This should shake it up some!
        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
          Jammies is right on all counts. I know people are not cats, but my cats eat a raw-meat diet, and the absolutely worst thing that you can do to a raw cat is give it overwhelmingly plain muscle meat. Cats absolutely NEED the skin and its fat layer, the organs, the bone, the connective tissue - all of it - for health. I think there are parallels for people, too. So, even if you weren't feeling hungry, this would still be my recommendation to all on the Primal - eat more of the animal. Hell, even try pork rinds. I used to be able to polish off a HUGE bag of potato chips, but I CANNOT do that with a bag of pork rinds - I tried more than once!

          I would also play around with the source animals. Not just beef, pork, chicken - add venison, bison, duck, goose, anything in the sea that is not poisonous. If you have the money, you might introduce yourself to new seafoods by going to a good restaurant, just so the first impressions of these foods are positive.

          Throw a few nuts on top of your salads and stuff if you can hack that. I am considering processing my nuts the Weston Price way (soak, drain, dry to bone dry on gentle heat, then eat) - I have nut haters in the house and I have read that I-don't-like-nuts folks do tend to like nuts after they have been processed the Nourishing Traditions way. Worth a shot.

          Don't skimp on fats. Olive oil vinaigrette is a staple in this house on literally everything except my dark chocolate.

          And try a bit of carb with dinner. If you aren't in love with peeling hard squashes yourself, there are the frozen cubes now. Really handy for tossing a couple in the homemade bone broth - yummly way to introduce those.

          This family loves sea vegetables. Write me back if you need ideas on these.

          Perhaps this is an incorrect impression, but I sense that your diet is kinda stuck in a recipe and ingredient rut. This should shake it up some!
          Hmm, well these are all good ideas, and I did feel that I needed to change things up a bit. I'm a college student getting ready to study abroad for a year so spending incredible amounts of money on extraordinary food that will only feed me for a few days it not really something that sounds great for me. I eat the way i do because it's cheaper and helps me to only spend so much a week on food. I would like some better ideas to change things up a bit, but I don't want to be spending 100$ a week in foods and seasoning if I could only be spending 50. I do like to cook, and I am pretty good at it, so if you have any kind of recipes that create great tasting food and use simple ingredients I'd be happy to read about them!

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