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Am I eating enough PROTEIN/FATS?

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Created June 06, 2012 at 1:27 AM

What I ate today:

1030AM: 3 Hard-boiled eggs (2 whole, 1 w/o yolk)

11AM: 1 cup of unsweetened white tea, small banana

2PM: 1 salmon steak, salad (lettuce, carrots, cucumbers and [red, orange, yellow, green] peppers.

530PM: 9 Almonds

Throughout the day: Around 3000 ml of water

It is now almost 10PM and I am not hungry and am not planning on eating tonight, but I'm wondering if I ate enough protein today?

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 07, 2012
at 03:12 PM

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 07, 2012
at 03:11 PM

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2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

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on June 06, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Stick to mostly saturated fat. In particular, coconut oil, is a great ketogenic source.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on June 06, 2012
at 05:17 PM

That's severe diet food. Don't throw away yolks ever. Eat some beef.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 06, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Matt, notice that I said too much cardio as in chronic cardio. And I think walking is great. That's what we evolved to do a fair amount of. Running only in fast sprints.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 06, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Khloe while a 20 year old body can put up with a lot of abuse (or the human species would have died out) in the short term, this diet isn't going turn out well. Your body will go into starvation mode because of too low calorie intake. That leads to yoyo dieting where during every restrictive diet your metabolism slows down. Repeated dieting then leads to a progressively slowed metabolism and serious difficulties in losing weight. Better to lose slowly then deal with that. Up the protein and fats.

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

(26)

on June 06, 2012
at 04:07 PM

I'm really not trying to starve, but since I went Paleo I just had a decrease of some apetite loss. And I also briskly walk everyday for an hour, incorporating a little bit of HIIT. Thanks for the website, I will use that! I've been using a food journal so that will definitely help even more!!!! Also, can you please describe what are some "HIGH FAT" foods I can eat?

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

(26)

on June 06, 2012
at 04:02 PM

I only ate when I was hungry. It wasn't, nor did it feel like a restriction.. which is why I asked if I should incorporate more protein. After going paleo, I only eat 2 meals and a snack/tea in between and I drink a whole lot of water so I guess that keeps me full...I'm 20.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 06, 2012
at 02:14 PM

Don't hate on cardio. Though I agree that her activity level is much higher than her nutrition would allow.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 06, 2012
at 01:39 PM

Too much cardio, especially for your calorie intake. Up your calories - more protein, more fat, and do weights much less often instead. Walking is fine. For heavy people it's effectively weightlifting with our own body weight. Don't go too fast. Skip the jogging.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 06, 2012
at 01:20 PM

Khloe how old are you? I'm asking because for some reason I have the impression you may be a teenager. Forgive me if I have that wrong. If you are a teenager, severe restriction like this can be much more damaging even than it would be for an adult.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 06, 2012
at 12:39 PM

On that diet you'll probably go into ketosis, simply because there are so few calories that your body will have to burn fat. Unfortunately you will also go into starvation mode - slowed metabolism. That's not a maintainable diet, and it's definitely not paleo. A low carb paleo diet would have you eating high fat, moderate protein and low carb. Ketosis and more importantly becoming adapted to burning fat will come with that and it's not going to have you starve. On low carb paleo (note that low carb and paleo are not synonymous) you'd skip the banana and have a pork chop or a burger.

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

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on June 06, 2012
at 02:04 AM

I'm 5'6"-7" (haven't been measured in a while, approx 165#, at least an hour of cardio a day (from brisk walking or jogging).

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

(26)

on June 06, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Yeah, I would like to enter Ketosis, what kinds of fats, could you maybe link some reference? I'm fairly new and still getting the hang of paleo! please thnk u!!!

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

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on June 06, 2012
at 01:38 AM

It was an average-sized cut salmon steak, like this one: http://usamania.wikispaces.com/file/view/salmon_steak_500_500.png/211952600/salmon_steak_500_500.png

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

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on June 06, 2012
at 01:37 AM

will I enter Ketosis if I'm not having enough protein/fats?

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on June 06, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Gosh Im surprised you aren't hungry. Seems like you are not eating enough food period.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 06, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Sounds like your trying to lose weight fast. Still stuck in the diets must be starvation mindset. You're probably around 600-700 calories for what you have described, that's starvation level. You do yourself no favors eating that little.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 06, 2012
at 12:47 PM

No.

On that diet you'll probably go into ketosis, simply because there are so few calories that your body will have to burn fat to obtain any energy. Unfortunately you will also go into starvation mode - slowed metabolism. Also since it's too low in protein (and every other nutrient) you eventually start digesting your own muscle tissue. Too far into starvation and important muscles like the heart get injured.

That's not a maintainable diet, and it's definitely not paleo. A low carb paleo diet would have you eating high fat, moderate protein and low carb. Ketosis and more importantly becoming adapted to burning fat will come with that and it's not going to have you starve. On low carb paleo (note that low carb and paleo are not synonymous) you'd skip the banana and have a pork chop or a burger. And a lot more food.

Use a meal tracker like cronometer.com and find out what you are really eating. 1200 calories per day would be bare minimum for a sedentary adult* female losing weight. If you are at all active, you'll need more than that. You also want to make sure your nutrient intake is adequate.

*teenagers need more because they are still growing.

Paleo can help those of us who are overweight lose weight, but it isn't a weight loss diet. It's a health acquiring diet.

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

(26)

on June 06, 2012
at 04:07 PM

I'm really not trying to starve, but since I went Paleo I just had a decrease of some apetite loss. And I also briskly walk everyday for an hour, incorporating a little bit of HIIT. Thanks for the website, I will use that! I've been using a food journal so that will definitely help even more!!!! Also, can you please describe what are some "HIGH FAT" foods I can eat?

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7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on June 06, 2012
at 04:59 AM

Whether or not you got enough protein is highly dependent on how much salmon there actually was. Salmon is protein dense around 7 grams of protein per ounce. If it was a 6 ounce steak your total protein with the eggs and almonds was about 60 grams. This could be enough if you get enough carbohydrate to supply the body's need for glucose.

The Perfect Health Diet (PHD) recommends a combined 600 calories of protein and starch carbs to supply the substrate needed to produce the needed glucose.

After that fat should provide the remaining energy in your diet. Dr Jaminet did a blog on weight loss on PHD and figured out you probably need about 1200 calories a day to get the nutrients you need so about 600 calories in nutrient dense animal fats.

I know theres a lot of debate about carb levels and protein levels. After spending a lot of time reading the PHD book and the blog and implementing the weight loss version of the Jaminets diet, I'm pretty convinced its macro and micro nutrient recommendations are right on for people with fairly normal metabolisms.

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2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

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on June 06, 2012
at 02:00 AM

I would consider this low protein.

What are you goals? Hard to answer since some people dont mind eating low protein, but I agree that in general this is not a lot of food. You could be fine with just this amount of protein but I would definitely then up the fat or carbs big time. If ketosis is your goal than just up the fat.

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

(26)

on June 06, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Yeah, I would like to enter Ketosis, what kinds of fats, could you maybe link some reference? I'm fairly new and still getting the hang of paleo! please thnk u!!!

2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

(2707)

on June 06, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Stick to mostly saturated fat. In particular, coconut oil, is a great ketogenic source.

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449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

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on June 06, 2012
at 02:00 AM

I think there needs to be more information here, namely what is your height/weight/activity level?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 06, 2012
at 02:14 PM

Don't hate on cardio. Though I agree that her activity level is much higher than her nutrition would allow.

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

(26)

on June 06, 2012
at 02:04 AM

I'm 5'6"-7" (haven't been measured in a while, approx 165#, at least an hour of cardio a day (from brisk walking or jogging).

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 06, 2012
at 01:39 PM

Too much cardio, especially for your calorie intake. Up your calories - more protein, more fat, and do weights much less often instead. Walking is fine. For heavy people it's effectively weightlifting with our own body weight. Don't go too fast. Skip the jogging.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 06, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Matt, notice that I said too much cardio as in chronic cardio. And I think walking is great. That's what we evolved to do a fair amount of. Running only in fast sprints.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on June 06, 2012
at 01:32 AM

"1 salmon steak" could be interpreted in many ways...but I agree.

D4c89ca3737e028dfa9021c977abb5e2

(26)

on June 06, 2012
at 01:38 AM

It was an average-sized cut salmon steak, like this one: http://usamania.wikispaces.com/file/view/salmon_steak_500_500.png/211952600/salmon_steak_500_500.png

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 07, 2012
at 02:57 PM

If you eat that much food in a day then definitely you will loose your weight. It's good if you add protein shake in your diet so that would be more helpful.

http://goo.gl/O5CEC

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 07, 2012
at 03:11 PM

He's baaaaaacckkkkk! With even more spam. Mujahid, spam isn't paleo. Not even when you attach it to copy and pasted content

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 07, 2012
at 03:12 PM

He's baaaaaacckkkkk! With even more spam. Mujahid, spam isn't paleo. Not even when you attach it to pseudo content.

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