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  • Help! I'm sick of meat and don't know what else to eat...

    Heya all... so, I'm waiting on the books - the Primal Blueprint and the cookbook - to arrive in the mail, and in the meantime (the last two weeks since I discovered Mark's Daily Apple) I've been getting most of my calories from meat, and then just eating lots of raw and cooked non-starchy veggies.

    Problem is, I'm not used to so much meat. I'm fairly active and need the calories so I can't just do salads all day long, and even nuts prolly won't suffice in the protein dept... or will they? And beans & rice are out, right? Sad news for a frijolera like myself.

    My body is adjusting I guess, but in the mean time, I feel like if I eat one more slap of beef, pork, fish, chicken thigh or egg I'm just gonna barf.

    Is this common? What else can I eat and still be honoring my neaderthal ancestry?
    "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
    ~ Thomas Alva Edison

  • #2
    sick of meat? um. really? Can you cook? like, you've tried a bit of variety... baked, slow cooked with tomatoes, etc... baked chicken legs... stir-fried beef with green beans and a touch of soy (yes I know soy is evil but properly fermented shoyu occasionally...) um... coconut curry beef .. thai fish curry... scrambled eggs... plenty of traditional recipes can be adapted.

    loads of recipes on the site and forum if you have a look around. Check out the banana almond pancakes.

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    • #3
      You can replace of of calories with coconut products and avocados and olives, dont go too overboard on nuts. Could throw in some dairy? cheese and cream? Eggs are great when you make primal pancakes etc with them as you dont feel like you're eating more eggs. I know when i jumped to primal the amount of meat was quite overwhelming so I tried to keep it to fish and chicken which were a bit easier to digest.
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      • #4
        Have you tried organs?


        Ummm tongue....
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        • #5
          just echoing what everyone else has said. heavy on the avocados, coconut products, and even whey protein shakes? One of my mainstays on the run or for a quick breakfast or lunch is vanilla whey, an avocado, blended with cold coconut milk and it's super thick and creamy and satisfying. I am not a huge meat eater either, but getting much better. I also eat lots of wild salmon and shrimp, and halibut when I can get it.....

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          • #6
            Just this weekend I had an AWESOME new dish: scallops half wrapped in thin slices of salmon, covered with lemon/herb butter, and grilled. DELICIOUS! I'm not even a fan of scallops, but I'm going to make this one again.

            Definitely play with your preparations/condiments/spices, and maybe go for ground meats that you can "hide" for a while to change it up a bit. I also just made "taco meat" (in quotes because I really use it for salad and omlettes), which was a new and exciting beef preparation for me. I agree that just eating a slab of meat with a side vegetable can get old quickly, you've gotta shake it up sometimes. I like to make meal plans, so here are a few ideas I posted recently, maybe it'll help!

            http://boundtoearth.wordpress.com/tag/meal-planning/
            You are what you eat,
            and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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            • #7
              Hey Helen - yeah I can cook! I'm actually a pretty fabulous cook, if i do say so meself. THe problem is just that I'm sick of flesh... ugh. But my brother says this is a normal reaction when you start to change your diet pretty drastically, so I'm just gonna wait it out. Thanks for the banana almond pancake suggestion, had them for dinner last night and breakfast this mornin and oooooooh weeeeeeee, did they hit the spot!
              "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
              ~ Thomas Alva Edison

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PrincessGrok View Post
                heavy on the avocados, coconut products, and even whey protein shakes? .....
                Thanks Princess, the whey protein is a good one, even reminded me to separate some whey from some raw milk and make smoothies. If you add fresh strawberries to fresh whey and blend, you get this heavenly, frothy, wonderful concoction... oh lord it's good.

                Can i just eat as much avacado as I like, despite trying to take off a pesky 5 lbs?

                Thanks everybody, for the great suggestions, really helps!
                "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
                ~ Thomas Alva Edison

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rockstareddy View Post
                  You can replace of of calories with coconut products and avocados and olives, dont go too overboard on nuts. Could throw in some dairy? cheese and cream? Eggs are great when you make primal pancakes etc with them as you dont feel like you're eating more eggs. I know when i jumped to primal the amount of meat was quite overwhelming so I tried to keep it to fish and chicken which were a bit easier to digest.
                  Hey brother, thanks for the advice - so, not too many nuts? is that from a weight-conscious perspective, or are there other reasons i'm not hip to?
                  "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
                  ~ Thomas Alva Edison

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                  • #10
                    I go through the same thing. I used to dislike meat, only eating it occasionally, it was never a focus of my diet. Instead I pigged out on carbs!

                    Now, I crave MEAT. Last night, as a treat I bought an angus buger from mcdonalds, my kids were getting shrek happy meals, I was practically drooling by the time I got home, thinking about that well done beef burger, with a chunk of cheddar, onions, tomato and lettuce. ONLY TO FIND THEY FORGOT THE MEAT.

                    I'm pretty sure I had meat rage last night. I wound up IFing for the night.

                    It's weird for me to feel like that towards meat.
                    SW: 235
                    CW:220
                    Rough start due to major carb WD.

                    MWF: 1 hour run/walk, 1.5 hours in the gym - upper/lower and core
                    Sat/Sun=Yard/house work, chasing kids, playing
                    Family walk every night instead of everyone vegging in front of the TV
                    Personal trainer to build muscle mass & to help meet goals

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                    • #11
                      Only thing I can suggest is trying new meat perhaps? Something with a very different taste or texture - so if you're sick of beef, how about squid? I tend to have alternate phases of pork and chicken (beef and lamb are always yummy ) for no apparent reason!

                      Oooor look up foreign recipes to play around with?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by elorajade View Post
                        Now, I crave MEAT. Last night, as a treat I bought an angus buger from mcdonalds, my kids were getting shrek happy meals, I was practically drooling by the time I got home, thinking about that well done beef burger, with a chunk of cheddar, onions, tomato and lettuce. ONLY TO FIND THEY FORGOT THE MEAT.

                        I'm pretty sure I had meat rage last night. I wound up IFing for the night.

                        It's weird for me to feel like that towards meat.
                        WTF? Is that even legal? They FORGOT the meat?!!! I would meat rage too. Good lord...they forgot the meat*shakes head in disbelief* I just have no words, I think my head would have exploded.
                        Calm the f**k down.

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                        • #13
                          Mmm yes, like NMG said, seafood might be a nice change. Maybe some shrimp scampi like someone was looking to make lately. Or a seafood stirfry. Maybe some sashimi? Or a nice seviche?
                          Have you tried lamb? Anyway good luck finding something to shake up the palate! I know that I can get in a rut and get bored of eating the same thing over and over again.
                          Calm the f**k down.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Metismomma View Post
                            WTF? Is that even legal? They FORGOT the meat?!!! I would meat rage too. Good lord...they forgot the meat*shakes head in disbelief* I just have no words, I think my head would have exploded.
                            Yeah, as I said "meat rage". This McDonalds is the only one in 30ks, and I normally am that irritating customer that will go through ALL the bags to ensure the order is complete, as I've gotten home before to find that they've forgotten the toy (hell hath no fury like a 3 yo who didn't get the promised toy!), the drinks, the dips, the fries etc etc etc. However I never realized that I'd have to check for MEAT too!

                            I called and expressed my extreme displeasure. It was too late to go back, kids were settled in eating, and I had to get ready for a garage sale for today.
                            SW: 235
                            CW:220
                            Rough start due to major carb WD.

                            MWF: 1 hour run/walk, 1.5 hours in the gym - upper/lower and core
                            Sat/Sun=Yard/house work, chasing kids, playing
                            Family walk every night instead of everyone vegging in front of the TV
                            Personal trainer to build muscle mass & to help meet goals

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                            • #15
                              MacDonalds haven't served meat in any of it's joints, worldwide in the last few years. I rather not eat than eat MacDonald products. Not even free...

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