Health & Nutrition: The Primal/Paleo Diet vs. Vegetarian/Vegan


Man-from-chimp-to-caveman-to-fat-lard-assSo I have been investigating the vegetarian lifestyle, briefly looking in on the vegan ideals and deciding I will definitely not be vegan at this point in my life.  Just because a person is vegetarian doesn’t mean he or she is healthy — some vegetarians are actually carb-atarians, overweight, with the same vascular and insulin problems as the rest of America.

I eat organic, free-range, grass-fed, no-homones, no-antiobitics, non-GMO food as much as I can.  I’ve looked into the differences in protein sources, accessibility of vitamins and minerals, balances of Omega-3 and Omega-6 ratios, etc.  Depending on what path you want to follow, you can find solid reasoning to go either animal or plant-based in your diet.  But I’m not after a “diet,” I want nutrition — fuel and nutrients for my body to keep me healthy and kicking for at least another 45 years.

I have to say that I don’t enjoy eating food.  Frankly, eating meals annoys me.  I have other things to do with my time — mainly because I’m the preparer and the dishwasher around here.  Forty minutes to cook and 20 minutes to clean up simply do not make the 5 to 10 minutes of eating worthwhile to me.  Even mindful eating can get annoying… I’d rather be working.

While I can appreciate the ethical arguments against eating meat, I, personally, do not see a problem eating an animal that is humanely raised and butchered.  After all, when I die, I will be placed in the ground, un-embalmed, with a tree planted on top of my rotting corpse — the tree is to provide shelter for animals, shade for anyone on a hot day, and of course oxygen for breathing.

To those who say there is a spiritual reason for not eating meat, other cultures offer equally justifiable reasons for eating meat, i.e., buffalo, salmon, deer, etc.  However, I’ve also been told and have read that eating meat grounds a person, making astral travel, psychic dreams, clairvoyent/clairaudient experiences more difficult to near impossible.

For myself, as an Energist, I know that there is energy transference from the food we eat to our bodies.  Animals inhumanely raised and slaughtered have a bad energy that affects our health — just look at Americans — we are not healthy people.  But eating grass-fed, free-range animals like in the old days must have a different effect on our energy bodies, yes?  Before livestock, dairy, and soybeans became the mega-money industries they are today, what was it like to truly live off the land?  And not eat Franken-foods designed in a lab solely for profit?

I’ve studied The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates, and I really like her work.  I’ve also delved into the Blood Type Diet, since I’m not a blood type O, and have found some interesting points in that as well.  And of course, there’s the Orgasm Diet.

I’ve lost 82 pounds, but I need to kick-start this plateau.  I’ve enjoyed this plateau because I knew my body needed a rest.  And frankly, at this point, all this information is just confusing.  For me, this is not about losing more weight — I want to feed my body the best-sourced nutrients — losing more weight will be an added bonus.  All I want is a body that is healthy, fit, mobile, and primed for orgasms!  🙂

The past couple of days then, I’ve been researching the Primal and Paleo diets with a bit more earnest.  I did fat-free years ago — gained weight.  Did Adkins — loathed eating that much meat.  Essentially, I have had the undeniable realization that I simply MUST get off sugar and grains.  I already don’t eat corn or corn syrups, don’t eat potato chips, popcorn, snacks, etc. I don’t eat anything store-bought in a box or bag other than single ingredients like rice, chocolate chips, romaine, etc. (except pot stickers, which I will have to give up as well… le sigh…).

I currently don’t eat red meat or pork.  I still eat eggs and chicken — recently calling myself a Chicken-tarian. 🙂  I’ve started making my own butter and buttermilk and will be making my own yogurt, kefir, cheese, etc., soon.

So I’d like to know what all of you are doing to get healthy, be healthy, lose weight, get/stay strong and in shape.  I’m not worried about a number on the scale, per se, but I do want to continue my journey to reclaiming my body.  I’ve done a lot of work already to reclaim my body sexually and physically, but now, I am at another “fork” in the road here, and I’m having trouble deciding between going vegetarian or going primal.

Thoughts?  Experiences?  Ideas?  Please leave a comment below!

Thank you!

trish

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2 responses to “Health & Nutrition: The Primal/Paleo Diet vs. Vegetarian/Vegan

  1. First thanks for the good post. You asked for thoughts, so here are mine for what they are worth. I think you are on a good track. I never understood the ethical arguments against meat, as plants are living things as well and do not grow seeds to simply be our smorgasbord. I also firmly understand the cycle that energy moves through in the physical dimension. We are heroes so to speak of the plants for eating meat as the creatures we eat would rapidly render the earth a desert and in so doing kill themselves out as well. We move their energies on through the cycle relieving the stress on the plants. In regard to the astral projection argument, FOOD grounds. Grounding is not bad, in fact it is necessary to function effectively in this dimension. Fast if you need to bust through a new projection development or are working on a special project. It saddens me that meal time has become such a burden, although I certainly understand in your situation. I think you are hitting what people overlook in the whole food source argument. It is the source of the food, as in how raised/cultivated that is essential. The end does not justify the means, it determines it. Factory cloned plantation style production gets nutritionally weak, and sometimes harmful, bountiful results. Natural ethical production gets nutritionally strong and bountiful results. It does not lend itself to centralized monopoly control, hence its lack of popularity among the Monsanto/FDA crowd. Keep up the great work!!!

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  2. I like what you have to say about Diet and Food .
    I have been on a strict turkey diet before and it was BAD ,
    There was no energy in it .
    I went back to regular meat and it felt like I had a blast of Speed.
    Our Sedinary lifestyle is what is making us fat .
    There are chemicals in meat because of the factory farms that grow it pack animals in together .they have to shoot them with antibiotics to keep them healthy in an un healthy existence.
    Humans evolved eating fruits and nuts ,Berries and the occasional meat.
    I LOVE a Steak , And Processed meat ,It is a hard habit to kick.
    I do try and it is a hard row to hoe
    I do like what you have to say about things .

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