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I wish I didn't have to eat chicken but I'm too poor to consistently afford meat =(
03-29-2020 12:28 PM
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(03-29-2020 12:28 PM)The Catalyst Wrote:  I wish I didn't have to eat chicken but I'm too poor to consistently afford meat =(

How much do you spend on food each month? How much do you spend on chicken?

I find in most cases this excuse to be weak. Sure there are some people who are in very tight financial situations and really can't afford more than $200/month for groceries. However most of the time it's people spending $300 on a car note, $2k in rent, and $200 in video games, Netflix, or eating out that are complaining about the cost of red meat.

At my local Costco you can get ribeyes for $9/lb. For most men, a pound is enough for one meal. $9 by itself is more affordable than even one meal at Chipotle, which is like $11 for a rice bowl with double chicken.

Another problem is many people don't financially prioritize their food. If you looked at how much I spend on groceries, you'd probably shriek. It's much more than the average American. But, I don't care, because I choose to splurge on quality meat and oils, while being monastically frugal in other areas. Some people spend $100/month on massages, I prefer to have an abundance of steak at my disposal.

I'm not saying that you're being irresponsible (we don't know). But, there are plenty of ways to make this diet work for you.

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03-29-2020 01:53 PM
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If I'm doing calculations/tracking right I'm spending about US$160 on food/month. About $35 would be chicken if I ate entirely chicken as my meat source(I'm not actually carnivore, I'm eating rice and veg and fruit also). Double that at a minimum if I'm eating beef or pork or fish. My rent's $285. That's pretty much the majority of my expenses
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03-29-2020 02:06 PM
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Yeah if I wasnt making decent money, I never would have tried this diet.

However, after almost two months on it, all I can say is that Im saving tons of money on it, as my appetite has gone down some and I have lost 17 lbs (all fat and water weight). I also dont go out to eat anymore (not that it matters with the covid 19) because I never get hungry, probably only eat once or twice a day tops.

Ground beef can be found here (the fatty stuff) for 2.50 a pound.

2 pounds of that a day is $150 a month, a joke compared to what most spend.

If I wanted to stretch this even further, I could get eggs for $1.30 a dozen, which equals out to approximately 850 calories (an easy meal).

Chicken drumsticks and thighs are cheap as shit and you can even turn the bones into broth for more calories.

I havent quite figured out pork yet, but pork shoulder regularly goes on sale for next to nothing.

Chicken can be made into a soup with a butter cream sauce and that would also be inexpensive.

Sure, compare it to beans and rice and this calculation looks extravagant.

As anyone who has ever subsisted on that shit knows, youre never really satisfied on beans and rice alone.

Knowing what I know now and having tried both, I would never go back to any sort of "plant based" grain heavy vegan trash diet ever again. Just the difference in the amount of brainfog I have is truly night and day.
03-30-2020 01:30 AM
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(03-29-2020 02:06 PM)The Catalyst Wrote:  If I'm doing calculations/tracking right I'm spending about US$160 on food/month. About $35 would be chicken if I ate entirely chicken as my meat source(I'm not actually carnivore, I'm eating rice and veg and fruit also). Double that at a minimum if I'm eating beef or pork or fish. My rent's $285. That's pretty much the majority of my expenses

Fatty pork is 50 to 100% more calorie dense than chicken.
03-30-2020 09:03 AM
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(03-30-2020 09:03 AM)Enigma Wrote:  
(03-29-2020 02:06 PM)The Catalyst Wrote:  If I'm doing calculations/tracking right I'm spending about US$160 on food/month. About $35 would be chicken if I ate entirely chicken as my meat source(I'm not actually carnivore, I'm eating rice and veg and fruit also). Double that at a minimum if I'm eating beef or pork or fish. My rent's $285. That's pretty much the majority of my expenses

Fatty pork is 50 to 100% more calorie dense than chicken.

I'll go ahead and prioritise pork if that's the case...
03-30-2020 10:20 AM
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no better than the raw vegan crowd - should be fascinating to watch in the next decade.
04-01-2020 10:33 AM
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Eating a meat heavy diet is no better than eating raw plants?
04-01-2020 12:18 PM
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Toma_ti doesn't know science.

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04-01-2020 01:11 PM
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Cooked up a pork shoulder, set on high at 425 Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, then put it at 250 for seven hours in the roasting pan. Set the thermometer in it until the center was 180 Fahrenheit.

So I cooked it low and slow, did it right and all that.

Can't say I'm a fan. Bacon is OK, pork rinds are decent for a portable snack and breading substitute. I just can't get into pork, apparently. Kind of a chewy, slimy meat. I dunno. Things taste a bit different on the carnivore diet and pork roast is no exception, it seems. I also quit smoking recently so it is possible that my sense of smell can now pick up androsterone, which would explain why the pork had a piss like smell to it.
04-02-2020 01:11 AM
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