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    You should've been able to buy nitrate free bacon at TJ's. I have many times. Actually, it's been readily available at any regular grocery I've shopped.


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    Darien, I recently got Green Smoothie Revolution by Victoria Boutenko. She has a section of savory soups which I will try. Also I love to make raw marinara sauce and have it over spiralized zucchini. So I'll be mostly having fish accompanied with a huge salad or one of the above.


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    darien: Try very hard to limit fruits to one per day. Fruits are not good for you in general - they have way too many carbohydrates. Eating six pieces of fruit is no different to your body than eating a similar amount of candy. It all turns into glucose, which is what causes problems and illness.

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    See, I don't limit my fruits, I eat them when I want them. Usually one or two a day, sometimes none. I think fruit is a personal choice! Much healthier than candy imo with it's HFCS and other disgusting crap.


    I'm jealous of your fruit trees Darien! Yum!


    Del Mar Mel, almost all of my meals are served on a bed of baby spinach and mixed greens or with a huge salad! I like raw veggies better than cooked, but have been striving to eat some cooked veg like broccoli califlower and cabbage lately. Mostly in soups so far, but I'm working on it.

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    LEM, what your describing is pretty much what I'm reading and what attracted me to this when I discovered this site over the weekend. It's what I do when I eat fish. Seems very healthy to me.


    What Griff is saying above doesn't seem to jive with the book or what I've read in Mark's post about fruit. Fruit is nature food and fructose is not the same as HFCS. I do understand that ultimately it breaks down to simple sugar and you would want to be cognizant of not focusing entirely on it but I don't think fruit is to be demonized on this plan. I think Atkins does that. I imagine fruit levels might change based on activity level.


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    Mel, I'm a diabetic. I can't eat more than 20 grams of carbs in a given day or my sugars shoot through the roof. Fruit is horrible for me. An apple has more carbs than I'm allowed in a day.


    I still maintain that fruit is Grok's candy and should be eaten sparingly, if at all.

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    Eating an apple and eating some skittles are NOT the same. First of all, due to the fiber the sugar does not spike insulin like the skittles do...it has a much lower GI.


    If you really want to eat a lot of fruit, I don't think there is too much wrong with it really. At least it is natural.


    As for sodium nitrate, I am not convinced that it is all that bad for you. If you read the article on this website on sodium nitrate, and follow the links to the studies that say they are actually bad for you and actually read the abstracts yourself, you will have a much different picture on the issue.


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    OK Griff. I see where you're coming from. My mom was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I'm pretty convinced if she improves her diet that she could have it whipped. There's a documentary called Simply Raw that you might be interested in. Diabetics off their meds in 30 days on a raw food diet. I would think Primal would offer similar benefits. Not that everyone is coming from the same place but I think dropping all processed crap is paramount. I get so PO'd when I hear some of the stuff the nutritionist recommends to my mom. In my mind most of it is exactly what landed her where she is.


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    Mel: No, thanks. I'm on Primal, no meds at all, and I'm doing fine. I'm just modifying Primal to reduce carbs as well. I figure it would be sheer idiocy on my part to tempt my insulin response to go crazy again by adding any unnecessary carbs to my diet.


    I'm doing fine on a largely-carnivore diet. I'm also taking a number of vitamin supplements to make sure I still get what I need every day.

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    Good to hear that Primal works to keep you med-free. I am really hoping to educate my mother about her diet. She is on the very low end so I am certain she could correct her diet and be med free.


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