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    Is the primal diet making me smell weird?

    This is unfortunate but since I've started eating primally (and it's gotten worse) my sweat has a really odd vegetable smell and I also have a terrible smell on my breath. I eat at least 150g carbs a day so it's not ketosis.

    I looked it up online and saw that red meat, cruciferous vegetables, fermented foods and spices like turmeric and garlic contribute to weird smelling sweat?? Not good for me... I eat all these things copiously.
    but, that doesn't leave so much to eat. Lately I've been eating 3 or 4 apples a day, could that contribute anything because of the acid?

    Does or did anyone else have this issue on the primal blueprint? Any ideas to get rid of it? I don't know if I can give up my aged cheese, cabbages and red meat, nor would that be healthful...

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    My husband gets the worst breath ever after snacking on raw cheese and lacto fermented pickles. It's really the cheese. I eat all of those things you listed and it is only after cheese that my breath is bad.

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    I worry about getting enough calcium and I don't think I could eat eggshells and insects at this point.

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    My smell got noticeably better without sugar and wheat, and gets noticeably worse after a cheat day.

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    i think egg shells and insects are really only eaten by a select few
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    Do you smell weird or just human? How do you know the difference? Dunno, we are kinda olfactory challenged here in the USA. We do everything we can to annihilate and/or cover up our natural odors. Just saying....if you smell different on those foods I'd say its for the best one way or another.

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    Well, my mom says it smells weird xD

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    I don't want a new thread, so...

    I recently ate brown rice a few days ago. I know, it was nasty, I had to put a lot of fat on it to make it not taste like cardboard, it constipated me, caused me trouble when I started moving, and then I just put the rest in the garden as organic waste to rid myself of the trash.

    Anyway, Even though the house aired out, and I went to bed with it not smelling like the rice, when I got up to urinate around 0400 and again for work at 0600, I smelled like brown rice. It was really weird, and I remember having that in the past. If you work with drunks, it was a little like the phenomenon where a drunk is venting off the alcohol they drank as they slowly sober up. It was a bad, funky, rice odor, and it was coming from me. My bed really stank of it, leading me to believe I was sweating out the stink.

    Anyone ever had that, or know anything about it?

    Please refrain from chastising me for eating the crap.

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    Have you been eating a very low carb diet?
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    I recently bought a bunch of CAFO chicken because I was going to try to eat protein in the morning (that was a fail - I'm just not hungry in the morning). Anyway, since I had cooked up a lot of it, I ate a bunch of it for about three days. I didn't notice a specific smell of chicken on me, but my armpits smelled like they used to before primal - not great. I actually had to use deodorant.
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