Develop a taste for lamb. Many good recipes I would think on the internet, but I simply slowly braise it in my iron skillet with simply sea salt as seasoning when tender. Or get the cubes and after browning them, throw them into stew.
Remember you don't have to eat a lot to get the benefits. Check your portion sizes.
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I can relate to that Jasmine, I should eat lots of red meat but not pork - that only leaves me with beef because I just can't bear to eat lamb and don't even like the smell and couldn't eat game either. I haven't cut out pork totally yet but eating more beef.
I seldom eat red meat now that pork is no longer a food item what could I eat? I require protien and lots of it, I am hypoglycemic and now have started to put eggs into my oatmeal. I still suffer from crashes (low blood) since I have been following or giving my best effort. All wheat is gone whoops some pasta still. I have researched recipes to no avail any help out there. I am aware that yogurt is protein what is kefer?
When eliminating an avoid from our diet (a great thing, by the way!) it's a very good idea to quickly bring in another food that will meet the same needs, but in a healthy way.
I eat lamb several times a week - not mutton, but lamb. It is tender, easy to digest and provides excellent protein. Chemical-free ground turkey is available at my natural food stores and I like the dark meat best. It makes very good burgers, mixed with minced onion, your favorite spices (such as curry and/or ginger), dry parsley and sea salt. Cold-water, wild-caught fish is a great protein source for type B's. Where I live, wild salmon is easy to find - see what is available in your area.
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Don't forget goat, if you can get it. Worth the tenderizing. Less fat than lamb and gives me a cheerful mood-lift afterwards. B's are so wonderful; you get so many wild choices. Ostrich, even kanagaroo, and horse! Go, B's!
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Remember that what you do eat is just as important as what you don't eat. I changed my own diet rather abruptly, as I was sick and just wanted to get better as fast as possible, but I eased my kids in slowly. I didn't cut out a food completely until I'd found a good replacement the child would consistently eat.
For example, my daughter used to eat a cream cheese sandwich every day for lunch. I switched her to cream cheese on spelt bread- and she ate that daily for all of 8th grade. We tried the goat cheese on spelt bread, but she didn't like it, so we went back to cream cheese.
In your situation, I think you're better off "getting enough animal protein" than you are "cutting out all pork right away." Eat more beef, try things like lamb and goat, and also eat fish and poultry. But don't cut out the pork completely until you've found enough recipes and menu ideas so you stay fed and satisfied when the pork is cut out. And even then it's OK to have it a couple times of year for holidays and such.
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Jazmine and Cat 2 - can't see from your personal summaries if you are following BTD or GTD - though I think Cat 2 has recently done SWAMI...
I am a Gatherer following GTD, so lamb and mutton are Superfoods - beef is not listed, so neutral. Turkey is Superfood, while chicken is black dot. I just switched them, and haven't bothered trying to get hold of difficult items (caribou, goat, bison, emu, ostrich etc)
I then spent quite a bit of time compiling a folder of recipes (so they're all in one place on the internet) by entering the major food ingredient as a search item. I used the BBC Good Food website, others may have alternative suggestions...
The next thing to consider is "substitutions" - the link below is for "Hob to table Moussaka" - (it's truly delicious used as a filling for roasted peppers) - Now, I can't abide Aubergine/Eggplant (black dot), so substitute Zucchini/Courgette (Superfood). Likewise, Feta cheese is black dot, so I substitute for drained Cottage cheese (Diamond)
It's surprising how often you can adapt a recipe so that ALL of the ingredients are Superfoods...
The other thing I did to expand the number of recipes is think "what is it similar to?" - A Quinoa (Diamond) search turned up quite a few recipes, but it's very similar to Couscous (Avoid) - so I searched Couscous, and found HUNDREDS more substitutable recipes.
Also, if you can't deal so well with great slabs of steak, then try the mince alternatives - turkey thigh mince is delicious and great in stir fries...
I'm a very visually orientated person, so the BBC Good Food site really works for me, it has wonderful images which really get the digestive juices flowing. (The only criticism I would make of the RecipieBase on this site is that it doesn't have the images).
Anyway, hope this gives a helping hand - I needed to lose weight, and have lost 22lbs since 23rd May just gone - I've done it by eating the Superfoods, never letting myself go hungry, walking at least 10,000 steps a day and making sure I get a full good night's sleep...
Best wishes to all
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choosing food also depends on any weaknesses or imbalances in physiology; for some - it means more plant foods to get phytooestrogens and fibre/antioxidants to keep things running smoothly, ie wastes out of body and food easy to break down and be used quickly for energy especially during the day. Every person's body will respond differently to foods, and also times eating the particular type of food and portion size. I enjoy a light warm soup early evening, using lentils or split mung or split urid beans with vegetables and spices sauteed in ghee; just this daal soup as last meal of day is soothing, easy to digest, tasty and leaves plenty of time overnight for cleansing and rejuvination of my system and cells, plus I rise feeling light and ready for an early morning walk before breakfast.