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    For 20 years I have only eaten chicken and fish, if I don't get red meat in my diet, do I need extra supplementation?
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    Naw.
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    Depends on what else you eat, as well as your age and gender. If you are a per-menopausal female you need lots of iron and, by not eating red meat, you are passing up a good source of iron. So, unless you are eating lots of chicken liver, or lots of iron-rich vegetables like spinach, you might want to take an iron supplement.

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    fish is pretty awesomely comprehensive if you eat a variety of species (fatty and lean).... you could track your micronutrients on cronometer.com if you are really concerned!
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    Why no red meat??
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    Depends on what else you eat, as well as your age and gender

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    Tons of fish is probably better for you than red meat, anyhow, but who eats a pound of fish every day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizard View Post
    For 20 years I have only eaten chicken and fish, if I don't get red meat in my diet, do I need extra supplementation?
    Have you used any nutrition software, on- or offline, to check your macronutrient and mineral intake, especially your electrolyte mineral intake?

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    Thx for the info guys (32 year old female).

    I grew up eating so much meet and I had a iron difficiency and very low blood pressure, and whenever I used to eat red meat I felt tired and sloggish (15 years).

    I stopped eating red meat (and eggs) and only chicken breasts (no liver) and fish, at the age of 16 years my blood pressure and iron went back to normal.

    I started adding eggs to my diet about 6 mnths ago and I'm doing fine. Just had the underactive thyroid issue (T3) the last year and I think that confused all the hormones in my body that caused me to gain 4 lbs and feeling crappy. (5.4f and 129 lbs). I experienced a lot of cravings (nuts & cheese since gaining wait) and started Primal a week ago. (previous diet for about 15 year included no fat at all, only fish & chicken, and some cheese once a month)

    I have gained weight since Primal (was 127 nou 129lbs)
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    Do you eat eggs? Do you eat the "whole fish"? Do you eat shellfish? If so then you are just fine.

    If I lived coastal I would probably opt for this sort of diet, but being in the midwest BEEF it is!

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