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    Peanut Butter? Beans?

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    Hi Everyone. I'm totally new and I'm still waiting for my TPB book to arrive.

    So can someone please tell me if peanut butter is OK. What about beans. I'm thinking these are not a part of the Primal way, but I don't understand why. I have about 100 lbs to lose, and I have tried whole-grain, lean protein without much success. I am really struggling with this bacon and butter stuff.

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    Mark did a recent post on peanut butter. Not horrible but not really recommended either. I eat some.

    Fresh beans are fine (except soy beans.) Traditionally soaked beans are not too bad. Mark would say to avoid unless you are vegetarian. I eat them.
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    I eat Peanut Butter & Co peanut butter. Our family of 3 goes through a jar in a month, so we don't eat much.
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    I just sub. Almond Butter and Coconut Butter for peanut butter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust View Post
    I just sub. Almond Butter and Coconut Butter for peanut butter.
    Same here. At first I thought I'd never adjust to almond butter, but after a while you get used to it.

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    The idea of primal eating is to avoid foods that are high in toxins. Beans and peanuts contain lectins that can cause inflammation. As hedonist mentions, there are ways to neutralize some of those toxins.....you can research the weston a price society for those recommendations.

    However, if you have lots of weight to lose, I think that sticking to simple primal basics is the best place to start. Lots of meats, veggies, fats, and fruits works well for lots of people.
    Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammies View Post
    However, if you have lots of weight to lose, I think that sticking to simple primal basics is the best place to start. Lots of meats, veggies, fats, and fruits works well for lots of people.
    Yup, just easy on the fruits, it's considered a moderation group. Think of it like a dessert replacement (small amounts).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust View Post
    I just sub. Almond Butter and Coconut Butter for peanut butter.
    barney butter is probably your best bet for an easy transition to almond butter. Tastes like almond butter, but has the same mouth feel as peanut butter.
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    It's not the bacon-and-butter diet despite what many here would have you think - you should be eating plenty of fresh and seasonal vegetables, and if you have 100 lb to lose, you should be fine with some fresh fruit as well.
    Foods-formerly-regarded-as-healthy but not included on PB are as follows: wheat (bread, pasta, cookies, whatever), corn, rice (especially brown rice), beans, peanuts, fruit juice (this one is major). Milk is probably not a good idea if you are losing weight, either. Basically, these foods contain low-grade toxins (natural ones) that impair your digestion and do other bad stuff to your liver and guts. Fruit juice gives you a sugar hit similar to coke.
    A typical meal consists of a nice piece of meat and a good helping of veggies, with or without a salad. Corn and beans are not vegetables. It should be plenty to fill you up until the next full meal, with no snacks in between. If it's not, eat more at mealtimes and avoid all mindless (and mindful) snacking.
    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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    The lectins in peanuts are especially hard on the gut and difficult to destroy. Gluten in wheat is a type of lectin (not all lectins are bad btw just the ones that bind to the intestinal wall causing gut permeability issues) It's why sensitive people can have allergic reactions to peanuts. The lectin in beans can be nutralized by soaking and proper cooking but they are still high in starch and really not ideal for nutrient density. Not as good a veggies.

    I basically put peanuts along side grains

    Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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