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    Oh, to respond to your "overwhelmed by all this animal protein" comment, dairy and eggs contain animal proteins.

    So, you were not really changing the fact that you were consuming animal proteins simply by switching from meat to milk.

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    I often have days where I don't eat any meat at all. Those days I am typically eating eggs and cheese instead and quite a bit of them. Nothing wrong with it at all.
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    I was vegetarian/pescatarian for 12 years until 6 months ago, and still only feel like meat a few times a week - almost exclusively lamb and beef (pork and chicken just don't do it for me). I also eat fish a few times a week though.

    I eat eggs and yoghurt (either sheep's or greek) almost daily though, and love fetta cheese, so I do like animal protein. That being said - I wouldn't call myself primal just yet (or ever - I'm personally wary of applying labels to my diet, except for the vegetarian thing) but I definitely eat significantly less sugar and grains than I did 2 years ago, and I'm enjoying being creative and finding ways to replace those things (mashed cauliflower is a great new discovery! as is raw dark chocolate - honestly don't know how I enjoyed cadbury's and other trash).
    So I think as long as you're taking steps to eat a variety of more nutrient dense whole-foods and less overly processed stuff, you're probably doing yourself a world of good. Besides, isn't Mark's wife pescatarian? Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Sorry about being vague. By "Ok" I meant not eating something that has wings or 4 legs at every meal. I spent the past several years eating meat maybe once a week, and am still getting used to animal protein.

    However, since I've been eating this way for about 2.5 weeks now, I feel amazing and can barely sit still!!!

    Just don't want to screw up the good thing I've got going on right now

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    Animal protein is really healthy though and is probably a big part of why you feel so amazing. I feel at my very best after a meal of really good steak, cooked simply, and not too much else. Maybe some nice wine to go with it.
    Never understood the "too much meat - blah" feeling that some people talk about. That said, there is no particular reason you've got to eat meat every meal or even every day.
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    i don't eat meat everyday. yesterday i had eggs for breakfast and salmon for dinner. i'm a small woman so my servings of protein are not usually all that big anyway. even at that, red meat is so much more filling than white meat i often can't even finish my portion.

    you might want to try different cuts and different kinds of meat too. offal can be a whole new world of flavor and texture, is inexpensive and super super good for you. not all birds are chickens either.
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5kfunrun View Post
    By "Ok" I meant not eating something that has wings or 4 legs at every meal.
    Good god, of course it's okay not to eat meat at every meal! It's even okay if you have some meals without eggs and dairy.
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    People -

    Animals are meat.

    Birds, fish, cows, sheep, goats, frogs and crocodiles - all meat. Don't tell me you don't eat meat, then say you had trout for breakfast.


    Don't use "Meat" as a confining term for cow, pig & chicken flesh. It is any muscle from any thing that has muscles and guts.


    The agreement here is that everyone thinks you should be eating some sort of animal protein. It doesn't have to be muscle meat and it doesn't have to be from a cow/pig/chicken. It can be from marine life, insects or any other animal protein source. If you don't like a specific animal - don't eat it. But, eat some kind of animal.

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    Animals are meat.

    >>snip


    It is any muscle from any thing that has muscles and guts
    you''re going all word-nerd, but not including offal as meat?
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    you''re going all word-nerd, but not including offal as meat?
    Haha - oops!
    I didn't proof read that sentence before posting. There's "Guts", but I forgot to take out the first "Muscle".

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