Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 44

Thread: Am I the only vegetarian doing this? page

  1. #1
    Amazing's Avatar
    Amazing is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    11

    Am I the only vegetarian doing this?

    Shop Now
    So, yeah, I'm a vegetarian trying to go primal Anyone else?

    For the past two weeks, I've been really following Mark's book, with the exception of the meat-eating aspect. So far, so good! I've given up my diet sodas along with a wide array of mock meats and all grains. I feel fantastic. I don't even miss veggie burgers!

    I've been trying to lose weight for the longest time. I'm one of those skinny fat chicks: I look like any other normal-weight female, but my body fat percentage is at a staggering 30+ percent.

    The only problem with going sort of primal is people's reaction. I can't tell how many people have told me I'm unhealthy and crazy. I'm actually surprised my own husband hasn't joined the CW crowd, saying I'm going to starve myself to death with not eating grains. He's been surprisingly supportive. (he's a big meat eater.)

    Anyway, just wanted to see if there are other vegetarians (I'm lacto-ovo), who are trying to do this.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    barryman9000's Avatar
    barryman9000 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Posts
    355
    So why no meat? Just curious. I've read that Dr. Eades works with vegetarians who want to eat higher fat, no grain diets so I'm sure it's possible.

  3. #3
    Katie82's Avatar
    Katie82 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    478
    Um, Marks wife, Carrie, is a semi-vegetarian. She eats fish which you might want to consider because of all the health benefits. Have you read this?
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-...stion-roundup/

  4. #4
    shannon's Avatar
    shannon is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    lakewood,ohio
    Posts
    1,201
    i don't know if that's going to work. why not fish at least? best of luck to you:-)
    Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers

  5. #5
    Athena's Avatar
    Athena is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    179
    Quote Originally Posted by shannon View Post
    i don't know if that's going to work. why not fish at least? best of luck to you:-)
    Not sure how your going to get protein w/o eating legumes. To me it sounds like a good recipe for iron deficiency. I say at least eat fish. Seriously. For your health.

  6. #6
    BarbeyGirl's Avatar
    BarbeyGirl is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SW Idaho farmland
    Posts
    928
    I think it's possible, since you're lacto-ovo, but you'll need to really concentrate on getting enough eggs and dairy to meet caloric, macronutrient (particularly protein) and micronutrient (B12, iron, and a lot more) needs.

    You're avoiding soy, right?

    I share the question others have asked: Why not meat, or at least fish? You'll be a lot healthier if you include these foods.
    Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

    Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

  7. #7
    DarthFriendly's Avatar
    DarthFriendly is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3,843
    Yes.

    I think you are the only vegemitarian doing this.

    But like Barbey Girl said, with enough eggs, and dairy it might not be impossible.

    I'm not going to ask you why no meat or fish. I don't care.

    I am going to suggest though, that as you notice how you're feeling, and adjust what you're eating, you may want to consider taking Fish Oil as a supplement. YOu could try it for a while, and see if it makes a difference. Or not.

    Good luck.

  8. #8
    Bisous's Avatar
    Bisous is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    468
    I think there is a DHA vegan algae supplement - but protein from fish is helpful! There are a couple of other lacto-ovo-pescatarians here. (not me - I think I kept looking for healthy eating programs until I found one where I could eat all the steak I wanted).

  9. #9
    Bisous's Avatar
    Bisous is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    468
    Also beans aren't so terrible if they are pressure cooked. Kills the lectins on beans.

  10. #10
    DarthFriendly's Avatar
    DarthFriendly is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3,843
    THat vegan algae supplement is bullshit. I worked for a folks who used to sell it. they wouldn't take it either.

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •