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    Unhappy Fiancé forced me....from vegetarian to primal.

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    Hello,

    I have been primal now for 6 days and have gained 3lbs. As a former vegan than vegetarian, I hadn't eaten meat for over 4 years. Over the last 6 days I have tried chicken (liked it...), beef (almost threw up and might have to leave it out of my diet going forward), and bacon (dipped in maple syrup as my fiancé told me was a must...and liked it! Might feel better about eating turkey bacon, but it tasted good!)

    This whole primal thing had been rough me for though. I am 106lbs (now 109...) and 5'1". I would like to lose weight by being primal and if I started to do so might feel a little more encouraged. But I've gained 3 lbs and hating all the food I am eating....and it's just kinda rough for me.

    The veggies part I can do love salads, zuchinni, Brussel sprouts, asparagus. But the meat part is going to be rough.

    Been eating lots of eggs, we've gone through 3 cartons this week!

    I dunno just need some and advice and encouragement...any other vegetarians out there who made the switch? This is tough!

    Sincerely,

    Fiancé forced me to go primal....

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    I wasn't a vegetarian for that long, just about 2 years, was pescetarian before that. I started eating meat before going primal though since I just seriously lacked energy on a vegetarian diet, though I was apparently getting my RDA for everything.

    What are you eating every day? I think it's a good idea to work your way up to things. I went to chicken first, then pork, then beef, etc. It would probably be best experiencing it as a composed dish (a soup or stew) instead of straight-up steak (which I didn't appreciate until later). Remember that humans were meant to be omnivores.

    And keep the quality of meats as high as you can...organic/grassfed/free-range, etc.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks ladies for your advice and responses! So helpful! Nice to know others are at there for advice.

    Fish I am cool with started eating it again about a year ago. Shellfish is easier for me shrimp, scallops, etc. But also like salmon and tuna.

    Ok so my meal plan has been looking like this:

    morning - eggs with avocado/tomatoe sprinkle of cheese or primal pancakes (from marks recipe) with berries and a little maple syrup, coffee with soy milk and some brown sugar (trying to switch over to almond slowly and nix the sugar)

    Lunch - salad with hard boiled eggs, grilled zuchinni, nuts, cucumber, tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper

    Dinner - chicken with creamed kale or scallops with spinach or salad with grilled chicken or cauliflower mash and turkey meatloaf ( had a hard time eating the meatloaf), etc

    We only bought grass fed meat, pasture butter, organic veggies and fruits.

    Been snacking on apples. Grapes. Not a lot. Also raw nuts.

    Are raw sunflower seeds ok?

    And I made these almond flour chocolate chip cookies (semi sweet chips) (a paleo recipe) that I had been snacking on a little. It's my first week do needed a little treat. But know I shouldn't really be eating this.

    Cheated one night with a little popcorn and peanut butter (only a little bit)

    Gotta clean up the diet more and stick to the plan...

    It's hard though cause I am not really enjoying the food I am eating, made some other primal recipes (marks crepe recipe) they were disgusting! Made the broccoli crust less quiche one more was pretty good. Made sweet potatoe latkes pretty good. The non meat stuff is easier for me.

    One day at a time I guess...

    Thanks for the support ladies! It helps to hear others feedback, so encouraging!

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    i was veggy for 8 years .. but face it if youve been eating eggs this whole time youve been eating meat

    just take it slow ... and watch the condiments, its probably the source of your weight gain
    started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

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    Your fiance forced you?

    That's your problem right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guod View Post
    5'1" and 109? Are you male or female? I got the impression your a female from the whinny tone. If you are a female those dimentions sound pretty good to me, probably look better at 109 than 106. Your fiance might have it right. Keep with it, follow the plan see how you feel. see how you look. Ask him for feed back.

    If your a guy, 109 and want to loose weight!? your woman is trying to make you a man! Buck up cowboy eat some beef. Move some weights around. Your woman forced you into this so she could have a guy who could really punish that pussy.

    If she forced you into Primal and you are going to marry her you may as well give up now. She is going to run you for the rest of your life anyway. So get on board or dump her and move on back to your bean sprouts.

    If he Forced you It was out of love!!!
    I was going to say exactly this, just a lot more politely. Good luck! BTW if you're eating eggs and seafood you are fine already - you don't have to eat beef or lamb to be "primal." Don't let anyone force you to do anything.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfarny View Post
    I was going to say exactly this, just a lot more politely.
    Sugar in any form, ingestable or verbal isn't good for you!!!
    And the meek shall inherit the earth.
    What good is a used up world, and how could it be worth having?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guod View Post
    I got the impression your a female from the whinny tone.
    And I got the impression you're a male from your arrogance and shitty English.

    Your diet might be anti-CW but your social brain is still stuck there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnvdvci View Post
    And I got the impression you're a male from your arrogance and shitty English.

    Your diet might be anti-CW but your social brain is still stuck there.
    You must be a Liberal Feminist. I can tell because you have no sense of humor.
    Probably a Socialist too! Cause you’re a word “NAZI”!!!
    And the meek shall inherit the earth.
    What good is a used up world, and how could it be worth having?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnvdvci View Post
    And I got the impression you're a male from your arrogance and shitty English.

    Your diet might be anti-CW but your social brain is still stuck there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Guod View Post
    You must be a Liberal Feminist. I can tell because you have no sense of humor.
    Probably a Socialist too! Cause you’re a word “NAZI”!!!
    Does this mean you have no sense of humor, then, Guod? Her statement was just as funny as yours...

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