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    Paleo Fail

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    Well, I tried! After 35 years as a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I really tried my best to ease into eating chicken and fish again. I saw the awesome results my husband had, he looks and feels terrific and has lost over 25 pounds. I simply couldn't deny the logic of a Paleo lifestyle.

    It's been 3 months since that first taste of chicken, and I've come back full-circle to the reason I became a vegetarian in the first place at 16 years of age:

    I simply do not like the taste, texture, smell, or anything about animal flesh. Nope, not even bacon!

    But, this certainly been a learning experience, and this is what I'm taking away from it:

    • I have cut WAY down on grains, to almost non-existence. I used to have pasta several times a week, now it might be once a month, if that. And it has to be worth it, as in home-made wonderful, not out of a box.
    • I have upped my yogurt consumption, eating full-fat without guilt!
    • I eat more veggies now than I did before! I relied too much on bread and pasta before.
    • I've begun having a whey shake several times a week as my protein "insurance."
    • I've ditched the long cardio sessions, and have started a body weight exercise program. At 51, I can do 15 on-my-toe pushups, but my goal is to do pullups too!
    • I'm going to stay away from the scale, and concentrate on being strong into my 60's, 70's and beyond. I really only have 7 vanity pounds to lose anyway; its conceivable I'll stay the same weight once I get more muscle on me.


    I really appreciate all the great advice I got here, and I still plan on sticking around because there's so much wisdom in these parts! Maybe I will gear up and try a bite of chicken some time in the future, but for right now I'll letting myself off the hook.
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    I can't accept this.

    Go back and try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Return of Dado View Post
    I can't accept this.

    Go back and try again.
    But just think, I'm leaving more bacon in the world for everyone else!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForensicArtist View Post
    But just think, I'm leaving more bacon in the world for everyone else!!
    I would feel better if you shared the bacon with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Return of Dado View Post
    I would feel better if you shared the bacon with us.
    You'd have to get it away from him first! He had avocado on bacon last night for dinner!
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    I cannot imagine EVER not enjoying the taste of meat and the satisfaction it gives me, especially BBQ. It would be a dark and sad world for me without meat.

    I would speculate that your mindset against meat is psychological...you reference it as "flesh" as if you are a cannibal...which most people find abhorrent. It's your prior vegetarian bias which you have not come to terms with. Them critters are meant to be devoured with pleasure and gusto...can you say and believe that?

    Last edited by Moochy; 08-09-2012 at 03:52 PM.
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    READ THE BOOK! ...as Robb Wolf says: "Trying to convince people to save their own ass will burn you out."

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    and yes, calories DO count my little piggies

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    or maybe she doesn't like meat, and is fine being lacto-ovo

    which is fine. still seems pretty paleo to me, so maybe you didn't fail at all
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    or maybe she doesn't like meat, and is fine being lacto-ovo

    which is fine. still seems pretty paleo to me, so maybe you didn't fail at all
    +1

    I see nothing wrong with eating the way you like. You're doing what works for you instead of trying to fit yourself into someone else's mold. That is absolutely a success.

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    Have you tried sashimi? I think it's the least "meaty" type of animal flesh out there....

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    When we started our babies on their first solids, one of the best ones was for 'pate'. It's basically a small amount of cooked and pureed liver mixed with tomato sauce.

    You might like that as a topping on a vegetable stir fry.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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