You do not need to go with grassfed beef. There's no magic in there. It just has a better omega 3 profile than standard beef. You might consider ordering a tub of grassfed beef tallow from US Wellness Meats and use that for cooking. Then just buy leaner cuts of regular beef. But even that's not required. Regular meats are just fine.
Just eat real food. Make it very simple to get the hang of it. Beef, lamb, chicken with the skin still on, pork with the fat still on, salmon, sardines or other fish. Vegetables and sweet potatoes to accompany with butter. A quarter of a sweet potato won't give you too many carbs if low carb is what you want. Cook big batches in bulk so you have no need for special "lunch meats". Sure it seems scary to spend $25 on a chuck roast, but you can crock pot it, put it in the fridge and then make meals for yourself every day for a whole week (plus soup from the cooking liquid), bringing the cost down to just a couple dollars a meal.
Last edited by sbhikes; 06-11-2012 at 07:13 AM.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2