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Where do the bulk of your calories come from?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 25, 2011 at 7:14 AM

I am curious as i just realized today i ate 22 ounces of tenderloin (grassfed) and 800 calories worth of butter (pastured of course) with the meat and some veg today. So is it bad that these two things made up the bulk of my caloric intake in a day? What does everyone else eat to get their calories? How much might do you eat? These weren't the only things i ate today i had an apricot an apple, a few eggs with cheese avocado and tomato some brocolli (with cheese and that butter) and carrots but those things aren't very calorie dense. Is it too much to eat a pound and a half of meat every day? How else could i consume my calores i've tried nuts but it gives me stomach trouble if i eat too much probably from the anti-nutrients and the high omega 6 content doesn't help their cause. So what other calorie dense paleo foods can i eat? Or should i continue my cow demolishing way?

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

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on June 27, 2011
at 01:12 PM

Oh 40-30-30 was the Zone way -- 40% carbs, 30% fat, 30% protein. But I don't know if it works that well as a guide. Now that I see that fat is 50%, I'm thinking of shooting for an even split between carbs & protein. At the moment, I know it's more like 50% fat, 30% carbs, 20% protein. I'm wounding what it would be like to increase my protein even higher.

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on June 26, 2011
at 08:33 AM

lol ya i bought it in bulk 100 pounds total 50 pounds was ground beef and there was a 22 ounce tenderloin in there that i looked at when i had a huge craving and just went crazy on it. I couldn't afford to do that every night though sadly.

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on June 26, 2011
at 05:54 AM

I'm kind of jealous of anyone who can afford to eat that much tenderloin (grass-fed, no less).

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on June 26, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Glenn, I quite enjoyed this answer. Thanks for posting good news.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 25, 2011
at 10:35 PM

Kamal - you named us. Therefore, you are a honorary Torso Chick. So is THomas Seay, because it would kill him instantly if he were to learn he was left out!

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on June 25, 2011
at 08:50 PM

A also assumed the OP ate 100 grams of broccoli/tomatoes and he ate a whole avocado. The avocado gives more nutrition than broc/toms so as long as he ate the whole avocado the data should be reliable. If not his diet is even more deficient specifically in folate, magnesium, and manganese. The OP diet is also pretty low in vitamin C without the 100grams of broccoli.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 25, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I, for one, welcome our new torso chick overlords.

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on June 25, 2011
at 04:51 PM

I really can't complain...and hope it continues unabated.

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on June 25, 2011
at 04:01 PM

Solidarity torso chicks!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 25, 2011
at 02:26 PM

(sniff sniff) smell that? smells like.... REVOLUTION! (or maybe that's the odor of silliness - whatever, I like it!)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 25, 2011
at 01:54 PM

yeah, whats up with all the ladies posting these pretty awesome pics? I like this new paleohacks

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on June 25, 2011
at 01:11 PM

"But I'm wild." Hahaha. Living on the edge, from a Paleo perspective.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 25, 2011
at 12:51 PM

TORSOTORSOTORSOTORSO!!!!!!!!!! CHICK!

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on June 25, 2011
at 11:39 AM

40-30-30? Which numbers are which macros?

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8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

on June 25, 2011
at 11:06 AM

Hmm, interesting. I am tracking my eating for another project. I thought maybe I should target 40-30-30 (just picked that 'cause it seemed popular), and now I realize that about 50% of my cals are coming from fat -- coconut cream/milk, olive oil, avocados, fat on meat.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 25, 2011
at 04:01 PM

Solidarity torso chicks!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 25, 2011
at 11:39 AM

40-30-30? Which numbers are which macros?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 25, 2011
at 12:51 PM

TORSOTORSOTORSOTORSO!!!!!!!!!! CHICK!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 25, 2011
at 02:26 PM

(sniff sniff) smell that? smells like.... REVOLUTION! (or maybe that's the odor of silliness - whatever, I like it!)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 25, 2011
at 01:54 PM

yeah, whats up with all the ladies posting these pretty awesome pics? I like this new paleohacks

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 25, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I, for one, welcome our new torso chick overlords.

226b10cbb6b1d3530b00d2d84a2dc86e

(3313)

on June 25, 2011
at 04:51 PM

I really can't complain...and hope it continues unabated.

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on June 27, 2011
at 01:12 PM

Oh 40-30-30 was the Zone way -- 40% carbs, 30% fat, 30% protein. But I don't know if it works that well as a guide. Now that I see that fat is 50%, I'm thinking of shooting for an even split between carbs & protein. At the moment, I know it's more like 50% fat, 30% carbs, 20% protein. I'm wounding what it would be like to increase my protein even higher.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 25, 2011
at 10:35 PM

Kamal - you named us. Therefore, you are a honorary Torso Chick. So is THomas Seay, because it would kill him instantly if he were to learn he was left out!

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 25, 2011
at 11:39 AM

The bulk of my calories too come from protein. Carbohydrate next; fat is last.

I don???t think its bad that protein and fat seem to have made up the bulk of your calories for that day at all.

It is most definitely NOT too much to eat 1.5 lbs of meat per day. I eat more than that every single day. In fact, in the last two weeks I consume over 300 grams of protein per day, every day.

Calorically dense foods? Well, you???ve got it with meat and fat. If you do want plant foods that are calorically dense then you go tubers, roots, etc ??? starchy things. Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, squashes, pumpkins, parsnip, etc.

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 25, 2011
at 12:58 PM

Lately for me it changes depending on the pressures put on my body that day. Stress, exercise, weather, mental demands, mothering duties, sickness, saving a child from a burning building require a variety of fuels. Some days I need the energy fruit gives, come days I can curl up in front of a warm fire with a stick of butter.

I don't eat a lot of veggies, though. I take a handful of mixed herbs from my garden and eat that as a supplement instead. That's a personal thing I guess.

Just as Ben said, if you are looking for calories, go for those underground roots and tubers, add squashes, and I'm not against organic non GMO corn if you can get it. Myself - I make homemade ice cream once in a while. But I'm wild.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on June 25, 2011
at 01:11 PM

"But I'm wild." Hahaha. Living on the edge, from a Paleo perspective.

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on June 25, 2011
at 09:48 AM

Fat is where it's at. 70-80% of my calories come from fat. I always eat at least pound of grass-fed meat every single day, and have been doing so for about two and half years with excellent results. I say onward ho with your cow demolishing ways!

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on June 26, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Glenn, I quite enjoyed this answer. Thanks for posting good news.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 25, 2011
at 04:37 PM

65% of my calories per day come from fat sources, like avocado, olive oil, ghee, cream/s. cream. protein and carbs for me always end up about equal, around 17-25% per day.

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on June 25, 2011
at 01:32 PM

I started tracking my foods to ensure I was getting adequate/balanced nutrition. Over the past 6 days my fat/carb/protein ratio is 55/26/19. I don't go out of my way to eat any one particular macro, I just eat what I eat and this is how it worked out.

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on June 25, 2011
at 11:55 AM

I'd have to say that the bulk of my calories come from food.

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on June 25, 2011
at 10:44 AM

I get lots of calories from coconut butter and pastured butter. Meat fat and heavy whipping cream follow in that order

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on June 25, 2011
at 06:48 PM

For max testosterone(based on study, ask and you shall receive) a good ratio is 55% carbs, 30% fat, and 15% protein. So the bulk of my calories come from carbs.

I can pretty much guarantee anyone getting 60% or more calories from fat isn't meeting RDAs for all nutrients unless they are eating lots of avocados or eating pounds of vegetables.

For example I entered the OP diet:

3344 calroies

155g protein

55g of carb with 19g being fiber

282g of fat

Folate is 79%

B1 is 93%

Vit E is 8.9mg with 14g of polys, recommendations for E are 1mg per 1g polyunsaturated fat

Calcium is 65%

Magnesium is 62%

Manganese is 34%

Potassium is 80%

Not sure if you eat added salt or not but sodium is at 78%

My recommendation is you start tracking your nutrition intake so you at least meet the RDA. Real paleos ate like 15g of potassium and 1g of magnesium. You might feel paleo but your nutrition isn't matching up.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on June 25, 2011
at 08:50 PM

A also assumed the OP ate 100 grams of broccoli/tomatoes and he ate a whole avocado. The avocado gives more nutrition than broc/toms so as long as he ate the whole avocado the data should be reliable. If not his diet is even more deficient specifically in folate, magnesium, and manganese. The OP diet is also pretty low in vitamin C without the 100grams of broccoli.

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