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    I Hate the Taste of Fish...What Can I Do?!?

    I've been primal for about 2.5 years and during that time I have tried to like the taste of fish. I can eat shrimp, fresh mussels, and canned sardines and that is about it. I find salmon particularly offensive. For 2.5 years I've been forcing this food down my own throat and I am sick of it. Would a combination of high quality grass fed beef, eggs, and cod-liver oil supplements effectively replace eating fish? Any thoughts or ideas from other fish haters out there?

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    Yes. Dont eat things you hate, its more stress then its worth. Fish is not special, you can get everything you need elsewhere.

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    Zach, thanks for the confirmation...I'm so sick of trying to like salmon...yeah I know it's good for me but trying to keep from vomitting when eating is getting old. I think the kids are going to be more excited than me, neither of them like fish either!

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    The three you do like are fine. Dip the shrimp in melted grass fed butter, eat the mussels in a broth made with some olive oil in it, and the canned sardines are good just as they are.

    If you're worried you're deficient in a given nutrient, maybe track for awhile on one of the food trackers, then find what other foods are rich in that nutrient.
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    JoanieL,

    Excellent suggestion. I'm going to track for the next two weeks and see what if anything I'm missing from my diet. Any suggestions on food tracking sites? I've used FitDay but don't like it much, I find their food search awkward to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickBall View Post
    JoanieL,

    Excellent suggestion. I'm going to track for the next two weeks and see what if anything I'm missing from my diet. Any suggestions on food tracking sites? I've used FitDay but don't like it much, I find their food search awkward to use.
    I use this site Food journal for the Paleo Diet - PaleoTrack

    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

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    Fish is a weird one for me too. Have you tried smoked salmon, or raw salmon (sashimi grade)? I am not fond of fully cooked salmon steaks, but I love those. I'm kind-of the same way with tuna, I prefer it raw because it doesn't taste as fishy. I love catfish, but only if we've caught it that day or we're eating at a marina or lakeside restaurant that catches it that same day. It goes fishy really fast. One exception to my weird fish preferences is salmon patties, even my picky preschooler loves them. In fact, we're having those tonight with some leftover tzatziki dip.

    Sometimes I think that people have food cravings/aversions for a reason. I've been craving fish lately, and realized it might be because I've been out of my fish oil supplement for about a month.

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    Have you tried Tilapia? It doesn't taste fishy at all. I coat it with almond flour and fry it in a pan with butter. Sometimes I just have fish to make my meat last a little longer since I get in from a local farm. It's also nice to have one day where I just have a none meat source.

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    I agree with Joaniet. Make sure you're getting enough Omega-3 to balance your Omega-6 intake, and that you're taking a really good Omega-3; I've found that a lot of them upset my stomach, and with good reason, many have soy or soybean oil in them.

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    Tilapia I can choke down but it is still unpleasant. Occassionally I will cook it for my wife who loves fish. Thanks for the tip.

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