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    What are your staples?

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    Every human group, even those who live in tropical areas, where all foods are abundant, have staples. A selection of one to three foods that they eat daily, in calorifically significant doses and all year round (or pretty much so).
    They may be staples by a small margin, such as some areas of India where 'legumes' are the staples and no specific legume is consumed all year round; or staples by quite a lot, such as three certain Japanese populations, whose native diet was 70-80% sweet potatoes, glutinous potatoes and yams, respectively or the Inuit, whose staple is seal.
    A staple has to fulfill at least two of these requirements:
    -be consumed through most (or all) seasons
    -be consumed daily
    -forms a significant portion of your yearly kcals
    -is from a specific food source (so: "all varieties of pea" counts, whereas "fruit" does not)

    So, what foods in your diet would fit the category of staples?
    Mine: potatoes and butter. Everything else changes based on the season, but I'm always eating potatoes and butter. Pretty much daily too. Definitely the bulk of my yearly kcals.

    For fun, I worked-out those of the SAD. Basically: construct a SAD day's worth of meals, list the ingredients, the number of times they appear and the kcals they contribute. Select the three that fulfill the role of staples. You'll find they are wheat, hydrogenated vegetable oil and dairy.
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    chicken breast/thighs, broccoli/cauliflower, sweet potatoes.

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    potatoes
    beef
    lamb
    eggs
    fruits
    white rice
    dairy (butter, sheep yogurt, cheese)
    buckwheat
    some fruit-veggies (tomatoes, cucumber)
    starchy veggies
    onions, leeks, etc.

    Everything organic, pastured.

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    This what I eat every couple days. Grass-fed and finished, wild caught, pastured and organic. 100% Primal

    Pastured eggs
    Pastured chicken
    Grass-fed beef
    Shrimp
    Bivalved mollusks
    Primal approved veggies (Salad for the most part with organic spring mix and spinach, broccolli, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers).
    Some fruit (berries for the most part)
    Grass-fed butter
    Grass-fed cheese
    EVCO
    EVOO
    Balsamic vinegar
    Himalyan pink salt or regular sea salt

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    coffee
    beef
    salmon
    tomatoes
    rice
    eggs
    whey
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    Steak
    Eggs(i'm talking 90 every other week)
    Chicken
    Coffee
    Coconut oil
    Beer (once a week)
    Brussel Sprouts

    I am training for a half marathon, so I have added...

    Sweet Potatoes
    Bacon

    and I have eliminated

    The daily 2 glasses of wine.

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    Eggs
    Onions
    Tomatoes

    Almost every day I eat those three at at least one meal my meat is too varied for any one to really be a staple

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    Beef and dripping (all pretty much grass fed in uk)
    Lamb
    Sweet potatoes
    Eggs 6-8/day
    Chilli in and on most things
    Coconut milk and berries with kale
    Bags of salad when busy or whatever looks best( living salad is good and available at my local co-op)
    Homemade mayonnaise Cider vinegar, mustard powder egg yolks and olive oil.
    Rice pudding made with glucose on gym days
    Cheese of every type but love buffalo mozarella, parmesan and goats cheese.
    Red wine, which my liver can cope with thanks to my high intake of saturated fat.
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    Potatoes (white and sweet)
    White rice and rice noodles
    Nixtamalized corn tortillas
    Fruit (assorted types)
    Fruit juice (assorted types)
    Grass-fed and pastured bone broths fom local butcher
    Grass-fed beef (assorted cuts, including liver)
    Clams (oysters to a lesser degree)
    Shellfish (shrimp, scallops, crab)
    Nutritional yeast
    Gelatin
    Chocolate
    Coconut water
    Tomato sauce/paste
    Refined coonut oil and ghee are my cooking fats
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    i eat exclusively ground beef. occasionally potatoes. i can't do veggies and do fruit when i can.

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