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    Eating Primal... Just not Primally

    I am eating primal foods and feel great. I don't eat grains, no sugars, no dairy (other than in salad dressings). However, I am not too appealed by meat. I don't eat it much. I eat tons of fruit, because I love it. A typical day for me goes like this.

    Breakfast: Almonds, maybe a banana.

    Lunch: A Larabar, not a big lunch person.

    Dinner: I eat a very early dinner, around 3 o'clock. I'll eat an apple or banana right when I get home, followed by a salad or something near that. If I have easily accessible meat, this is where I'll get it in, things such as pre-sliced sandwich meats, or some leftover hamburgers or something.

    How would you critique me? I'll eat meat, but not carnivorously. It's not my thing. What can I do in place of that?

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    Eggs.
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    Fish and Eggs.

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    I like the eggs. My problem with fish would be the cost factor; the only thing my family can afford is canned. Are there any lower-mercury canned fish options out there?

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    Critique:
    You say no sugars but you are eating 2 bananas a day which is about 60g of sugar mostly from fructose. Also depending on what you are eating in your salad you have very little fat in that diet. Go crazy on eggs and fish as suggested.

    Unfortunately for you its very difficult to get adequate protein (full spectrum) from anything other than meat though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakonator View Post
    I like the eggs. My problem with fish would be the cost factor; the only thing my family can afford is canned. Are there any lower-mercury canned fish options out there?
    You don't need to worry about mercury in fish (whether canned or fresh)--


    http://chetday.com/mercurymineralfish.htm

    http://www.naturalnews.com/026729_se...cury_tuna.html

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/dis...ercury_levels/

    http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_...cary-after-all

    I echo the last poster. Eating two bananas a day just isn't idea, with all those sugar and carbs. You need up the fat and protein (somewhat hard to do in your case). Your breakfast and lunch is very low on both. Use extra virgin olive oil, eat a whole avocado, cook with coconut oil, etc. Cook up some eggs (with coconut oil) in the morning (have a half avocado too). Your current plan just isn't primal really.
    Last edited by Zed; 11-18-2010 at 10:33 PM.

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    I didn't think 'primal' was necessarily translated to 'carnivor'. I suppose it depends how you want to see things. No grains, dairy or processed sugar sounds pretty 'primal' as these are all agricultural foods. I like to look at ALL natural food as primal.

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    I suggest you read the book and read up on some receipes. Nothing carnivorous about PB.
    You could hide meat in soups and stews if you don't like the thought/taste of it.

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    Sounds like a poor relationship with food, and your barely eating anything........many people hide behind monikers like primal and vegetarian to hide all sorts of eating disorders....I could be wrong, but, just my first thought. Read the blueprint.
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    Not enough protein. If you don't 'like' meat, you should be eating more fish and eggs. In fact, I often make a 'steak omelet,' and you can 'disguise' your meat in that, soups, and stews if you don't like the taste.

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