CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
Emily Ciccarella
Member Emily Ciccarella is offline
 
Emily Ciccarella's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hamburg  NY
Posts: 12
vegetarian paleo?

Hi,

I'm just starting to follow the paleo diet but I rarely eat meat. I do like seafood and white meat but I only eat that when I am home from college since I don't have time to cook it myself. Any other valid suggestions for my protein take? I'll take all the help I can get.

Thanks,

Emily from CrossFit Buffalo
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 09:54 AM   #2
Katherine Derbyshire
Member Katherine Derbyshire is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 7,596
Re: vegetarian paleo?

Vegetarian protein sources need cooking too. If you have time to cook a tofu burger, you have time to cook a chicken breast.

Among meat-free protein sources, eggs are completely paleo, dairy is marginal, and legumes aren't paleo at all.

Katherine
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
Laura Kurth
Member Laura Kurth is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston  MA
Posts: 2,476
Re: vegetarian paleo?

Why do you not eat meat? Just wondering what your reasons are and how strongly you feel about it...

If you eat fish, then it can't so much be an ethics thing right.. Because fish are living creatures too.

If it is a health thing, there is no reason not to include meat in your diet - moderate meat consumption is not unhealthy.

If it is a caloric control thing, there are plenty of lean meats available that are very low in calories.

My advice would be to just eat some meat if it doesn't bother you too much, meat is the easiest way to get protein anyway. Fish is fine but these days you have to worry about mercury and all that, not so good to be eating mass quantities of the stuff especially if you are not too familiar with the source.

If you really feel strongly about not eating meat, you can probably make do with fish and eggs (do you eat eggs?). I would suggest dairy too, but that's not Paleo.

I think processed soy products are frowned upon but I'm not sure what the stance is on fresh edamame, that's a pretty good source of protein.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 09:59 AM   #4
Laura Kurth
Member Laura Kurth is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston  MA
Posts: 2,476
Re: vegetarian paleo?

oh wait, I missed that.

The only reason you don't eat more meat is because you don't "have time to cook it"? Well that's just ridiculous.

Put some effort into your nutrition, it's not that hard!

Also, if you want to be lazy you can buy deli meats that are more 'natural', that might be a viable option. And canned tuna requires no cooking at all (but tends to be high in mercury)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 10:33 AM   #5
S.S.
Departed S.S. is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
 
Posts: 3,800
Re: vegetarian paleo?

Ground beef and turkey take like no time to make. Throw some meat, pepper, onions, paprika, and olive oil in a pan, set on medium-high, cover, stir once per minute, remove after 5-7 minutes. Done.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 10:40 AM   #6
Laura Kurth
Member Laura Kurth is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston  MA
Posts: 2,476
Re: vegetarian paleo?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane Skowron View Post
Ground beef and turkey take like no time to make. Throw some meat, pepper, onions, paprika, and olive oil in a pan, set on medium-high, cover, stir once per minute, remove after 5-7 minutes. Done.
yeah, I just cook a bunch of hamburgers/chicken in one go, fry them in a pan and then I have meat in the fridge for days to take to work with me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 02:28 PM   #7
Brian J. Ross
Affiliate Brian J. Ross is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Suffolk  VA
Posts: 9
Re: vegetarian paleo?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laura Kurth View Post
yeah, I just cook a bunch of hamburgers/chicken in one go, fry them in a pan and then I have meat in the fridge for days to take to work with me.
I am a big fan of Laura's method, usually do it on Sunday.

There was a recent thread on slow cookers. Get one, throw in a roast (takes 42 seconds) when you come back from class, it will be ready. Should feed you for a few days.

There are some decent soy/vegan protein powders out there. Google it or check amazon.

Spirulina is another good source, kind of difficult to work with though. It is a fine powder that doesn't mix well. Turns everything within 3 feet green.

Josh Everitt's CFJ food diary tells us he uses liver powder as a protein source. Also a good source of iron if you don't eat much red meat.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #8
Daniel Lyell
Member Daniel Lyell is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Blacksburg  VA
Posts: 125
Re: vegetarian paleo?

Dining halls have to serve meat. Supplement that with groceries. I eat strictly paleo at college and have no problems getting in good protein.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 05:34 PM   #9
Mike ODonnell
Member Mike ODonnell is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 1,566
Re: vegetarian paleo?

Canned fish takes 30 seconds or less to open....and nowadays you can buy a small whole cooked chicken at most supermarkets for $5.

Besides that....we all have enough time in a day no matter how hard we work, we just have to prioritize food and health over lesser important time wasters like TV and Facebook.....and speaking of FB, I'm going to leave this with a quote I found the other day:

Quote:
Vegetarian: Native American definition for 'lousy hunter'.
__________________
The IF Life
Fitness Spotlight
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 11:28 PM   #10
Emily Ciccarella
Member Emily Ciccarella is offline
 
Emily Ciccarella's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Hamburg  NY
Posts: 12
Re: vegetarian paleo?

thanks for the help! I guess my reasoning for not eating meat in the first place was because of a lack of education...in high school I was under the misconception that red meat was bad so I cut that out completely...then with my hectic schedule I avoided cooking nearly altogether. Now I pretty much eat raw every day, but I think I'll just have to find the time and cook up some chicken on the weekends and keep it in the fridge for a week. I do also eat eggs, but I am trying to cut them out because I'm also loosely following the blood type diet and blood type O diets call for restricted dairy intake.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
As a vegetarian Mario Ribas Nutrition 20 06-01-2009 07:18 AM
Who Says that You Should be a Vegetarian? Chuck Bluestein Nutrition 15 05-08-2009 10:51 AM
Vegetarian.....? Samantha Aurelio Nutrition 22 11-06-2008 12:14 AM
Quick /Easy/ Cheap Paleo/Zone Vegetarian Michael Halbfish Nutrition 1 12-31-2007 12:51 PM
Vegetarian Parth Shah Nutrition 1 01-16-2004 11:39 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:24 PM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.