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4/25/12 2:02 P

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Yumm!! What kind of coconuts did you get??(the hard hairy ones or the "young coconuts"). Let me know how you end up breaking the coconut open! I always have trouble with that, but I know I'm doing something wrong. I just havent figured it out quite yet!

Also, do you have a recipe for the muffins?? That sounds really good!



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4/25/12 5:43 A

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Thanks for the tips! I'm trying to up the avocado and egg content. I actually have a carton of coconut milk in my fridge, thanks to a coupon, and I bought two coconuts the other day at the market but hadn't had a chance to crack them open yet. I'll give it a go.

I just baked up a dozen frittata "muffins" and a dozen egg, fruit, and almond meal muffins (suprisingly low carb because I used applesauce), so I'm hoping having good hearty protein and fat-rich snacks will help too.

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4/24/12 3:53 P

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I personally am not a vegetarian or vegan, but I have found a couple vegetarian/vegan friendly things that have really helped me!

First off, I would make sure you are consuming enough fat. Avocados are really good, so are coconuts! Have you tried coconut milk? Not the thick, canned variety(that is good too, though it usually is used in cooking rather than drinking.) They usually sell cartons of coconut milk next to the rice milk, soy milk, lactose free milks, etc in the fridge section. I buy unsweetened coconut milk, and it tastes just like regular milk(has no strong coconut flavor at all). And it really fills me up! Also, try drizzling a little bit of olive oil over your foods. Olive oil is really healthy and fills you up as well. Eating olives(low sodium) can also be a nice addition to salads.

Where does your protein come from? I have found that for me personally, if I do not eat protein with my fat then I will be hungry quicker. If I am correct, I have heard that sprouts have a lot of protein in them.

These are just some things that I have learned myself, that might help you as well! The biggest tip is that if you are hungry, then eat. By no means should you starve yourself. Remember that vegetables have a lot of water in them. You might need to either up your veggie intake or increase your fat intake(avocados, coconut, olive oil, etc.) in order to get full. Also, drink water!

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4/23/12 11:27 P

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I'm a vegetarian for a lot of reasons, but ethics and empathy are big parts of it. I gave up meat when I was 10 and unless my health absolutely demands it, I really do not want to start eating it again The egg variety is a great idea, I can't believe I didn't think of it. I LOVE duck eggs.

Currently, I'm eating eggs in at least two meals a day and eating a hard-boiled egg as a snack at least once. I'm also eating things like almond butter, flax meal, and pistachios. I'm leaning more heavily on eggs than nuts and seeds, but it's hard for me to go against the "eggs in moderation" stuff I've always learned, even when my doctor is telling me to go against it! I'm eating a massive amount of produce. Lots of fruit smoothies, banana, avocado, spinach, tomato, etc. I bought a couple of coconuts that I'm looking forward to busting open.

Eating as I have been, I get full very quickly and then am starving again just as quickly. Granted, my really big plates are super low calorie. It's kind of hard to know what my diet is going to look like beyond this, though, because it's only been three days so far and I know so few recipes!

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4/23/12 7:17 P

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Are you a vegetarian for religious or ethical reasons? If not, you might want to consider eating meat since eating Paleo is hard do when while being a vegetarian(can't eat things that most vegetarians eat such as soy or beans for protein).

If you are a vegetarian for religious or other reasons important to you, I'd say keep eating the eggs. Try to get some variety with the eggs, if you can. There are several ethnic food stores near where I am that sell various sorts of eggs such as duck and quail. Eating eggs from other animals besides a chicken might help break the monotony of eggs.

What does your daily diet look like so far?

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4/23/12 1:54 P

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Hey all,

I was just wondering if there were any other vegetarians in the group. So far being a veg and eating paleo is tough and involves an insane amount of eggs. I'm hoping someone else has a bit more experience than I!

-Ray

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