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    Struggling with strict paleo :-(

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    Its not so much that I'm craving other foods, just getting a bit bored and overeating...
    When hunger calls I tuck into some nuts or seeds usually. Im eating a lot of meat, probably about 500g per day plus a couple of eggs and / or tin of tuna or mackerel. My weight has plateau-ed at 230lb (6'2") and I'm starting to feel a bit negative about it all.
    I have a large amout of veg, raw or lightly stir fried, and usually have two pieces of fruit each day (orange, apple, pear, strawberry).

    My questions

    Would you advise white rice to introduce some carbs back?

    I read somewhere (PHD I think) that green beans and peas were ok and not treated like other legumes....that would be most welcome if true - any views?

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    White rice is fine too.
    Fruits as you like with meals.
    Legumes: process them before eating -> soak them in warm water for 24h, boil them hard 15mn and let simmer for 2 hours. Then you can eat them, cool them down and stir-fry them the day after. Lots of processing that puts me off most of the time.

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    If it's a real food that grew in the ground or ran on legs, and isn't correlated with any negative health issues, have at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchFry View Post
    Legumes: process them before eating -> soak them in warm water for 24h, boil them hard 15mn and let simmer for 2 hours. Then you can eat them, cool them down and stir-fry them the day after.
    Does anyone really do this? Do you actually expect someone to do this? After this much processing, you could drink them with a straw.

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    Does anyone really do this? Do you actually expect someone to do this? After this much processing, you could drink them with a straw.
    That's pretty much how you cook dried beans. Soak/Boil/Simmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artbuc View Post
    Does anyone really do this? Do you actually expect someone to do this?

    I do. Letting a bowl of stuff soak on the counter isn't exactly hard work. I often plan ahead otherwise there won't be food in the house - and there's surprisingly little that I can eat off the shelf, so not planning ahead means being hungry. Beans might need several hours of cooking, but lentils only need 30-40 minutes, otherwise they become mush.

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    Oh, my apologies. I was not thinking about dry beans...way too much work for me!

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    Eat some sweet potatoes lol...

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    Does anyone really do this? Do you actually expect someone to do this? After this much processing, you could drink them with a straw.
    I do. I go for black beans rather than kidney, they don't turn into mush for me. Then again, I soak them in whey from making my own quark rather than water.

    Oh, my apologies. I was not thinking about dry beans...way too much work for me!
    Well, it's not like you carry that bowl around cradling it...

    You do know that you should presoak and dry out your nuts and seeds the same way, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic Caveman View Post
    Its not so much that I'm craving other foods, just getting a bit bored and overeating...
    When hunger calls I tuck into some nuts or seeds usually. Im eating a lot of meat, probably about 500g per day plus a couple of eggs and / or tin of tuna or mackerel. My weight has plateau-ed at 230lb (6'2") and I'm starting to feel a bit negative about it all.
    I have a large amout of veg, raw or lightly stir fried, and usually have two pieces of fruit each day (orange, apple, pear, strawberry).

    My questions

    Would you advise white rice to introduce some carbs back?

    I read somewhere (PHD I think) that green beans and peas were ok and not treated like other legumes....that would be most welcome if true - any views?
    Search for paleo recipes. Pasta-type dishes with spaghetti squash as an example. Lots of meals you can create that are not just plain meat and vegetable.

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