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12/10/13 4:40 P

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Because you use a great source of chicken and eggs, you can also use your bones and egg shells to make bone broth. People will drink a cup of bone broth as a snack and with the great mineral content it is a very welcome way to get more nutrition.

Take the bones from your great chickens, plus the shells from the eggs and freeze them as you use them. Also freeze the ends of celery, onion and any other veg you scrape skin off of or cut ends off of. Freeze all of this. Then once a week put bones and shells and vegetables in a big pot with water and tablespoon of vinegar. Slow cook anywhere from 8 hr to 22 hours. Strain off the bits and enjoy cooking and drinking this broth.

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12/10/13 10:43 A

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One other good source of nutrients for you may be sprouts. There is easy tutorials on youtube on how to sprout and you only need a few canning jars. Seeds I've used are broccoli, alfalfa, but there are a ton of others.
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RUSSELL_40's Photo RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
12/10/13 10:18 A

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Yeah, I am trying to add more variety. I am limited due to many health issues though. I can't eat too many greens, due to Coumadin for my A-fib, and congestive heart failure. I am limited in fruit due to being daibetic ( no meds for 3.5 years though ), and my gout precludes me eating game meat, turkey, and pork, and limits my red meat to 2 times a week, which means chicken 12 times a week( no gout flare-ups for 18 months ). I am mostly aiming for variety in my vegetables though, since that will provide me with more nutrients.

I'm thinking Paleo focuses a bit more on where the food comes from, as well as being comprised of lower glycemic carbs. So while, as I do it, it is low carb, I am a bit off on how I get these foods. I am not overly concerned with what I call my diet, but am trying to make some healthier changes to what I do eat. I am close to paying off my car, which will allow me to buy more organic fresh vegetables, and grass fed beef for the 2 red meat meals. The chicken I eat, is already from uncaged chickens, as well as my eggs.

So low carb has helped me with all of these health issues, but I never have really paid attention to where I get the food from. I find this to be an interesting point of the Paleo diet.

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12/9/13 3:15 P

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I have to agree with the idea of diversifying, it's the best way to get a great variety of nutrients and not have to rely on supplements.
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DIXIEDOODLEDEAN's Photo DIXIEDOODLEDEAN Posts: 966
12/9/13 2:11 P

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There are no set rules as you see. Main thing is to eat whole food. Being low carb means a whole lot of green vegetables and a lot less fruit. It is not good to eat same thing day after day. My only suggestion is to diversify even if it is a different mushroom, ground beef patty or fish vs chicken each lunch time meal.

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HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 8,099
12/9/13 12:07 A

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Russell,
your diet is closer to "classic" paleo than mine. I eat a lot of grass-fed but also a lot of dairy. The more recent paleo books move away from some of the original ideas and promote that people eat what their body does well on. Raw dairy works for many, or at least butter or ghee and some cheese. Paleo also recommends against sugar replacements with a few exceptions. If you do a search on paleo blogs you find a whole range of things.
What they all have in common is abstaining from processed foods, sugar and grains. Most are pro high-fat foods.
Come to think of it, Atkins is also not the only low-carb/high-fat diet any more. But they all seem to be pretty similar.
Birgit

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12/8/13 11:55 P

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emoticon I consider myself low carb Paleo/Primal. I do allow dairy now because I can handle it again. I think your eating is fine for Paleo although it is not really low carb unless you make it so. There is a lot of sweet potatoes, high sugar fruits and Paleo-fied desserts here. But you sure CAN make it low carb, and I am. I do eat organic whenever possible. I think it is worth it but we all have to do the best we can. I think despite the differing opinions on it, the main points of Paleo are eating whole, natural foods, grain free and legume free. Dairy is a debate.

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I started eating Atkins, because that was the book I had. I haven't really read much on Paleo, so while I joined the team because it was a low carb diet, and would give me more people to discuss low carb with. I have always considered myself an Atkins dieter.

What I eat almost daily now, is a mushroom omelette for breakfast, b/s chicken thighs with a 1/2 can of tomato for lunch, and b/s chicken thighs with green beans for dinner. I have 2 T butter, and 3-4 T olive oil, plus garlic, and black pepper for seasonings, and my snacks tend to be berries, apples, and macadamia nuts.

I used to eat cheese before, but if I eat more than 4 ozs a week, I have issues, so I dropped that. I also have a problem with Na, which helped nix cheese.

Looking at the description of Paleo, I think I more closely follow this diet now, even if my budget keeps me from eating grass fed/organic foods most of the time. Plus canned vegetables because they are cheap. I do eat organic mushrooms at breakfast though.

Does anything I eat disqualify me as a " Paleo dieter ". As far as I can tell the biggest difference is dairy, which I no longer eat.

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