Hi, here is my diet 'Routine' that I practice daily.I usually don't vary it much as I don't like to spend much time cooking and have to economize. I'd like to hear some criticisms from the most cynical in the gallery. ANy rotten tomatoes would be much appreciated.
Diet: 4 meals per day at 4.5 hr. intervals. The source of foods is grass-fed, free-run but often I have recourse to store-bought variety.
Here is the grocery list:
after weights+cardio (1) 6 lrg. store-bought/freerun Eggs(1 eggshell) :boiled Butter 50 grams(consumed solid, not melted) garlic(1 'bulb' not 'clove') parsely(a few sprigs) decaf green tea(1 bag in water slugged back) Vitamin C(ascorbic acid) 500 mg. tab. Vitamin D3 2 x 400 mg.tabs
(2)Meat(organ or muscle, preferably beef) 7 oz. baked or fried unsweetened shredded Coconut with cinnamon added(1 tsp) 40 grams Cabbage(a handful of baked leaves, well cooked) Spices for meat: paprika (2 tsps), turmeric(1 1/2 tbsps), cayenne(1 tsp.), ginger(2 tsps). Calcium tab 500 mg /bone from meat 10 gr. Vitamin D3 x 2 400 mg. tabs
post-workout (3)Meat(as above, preference for organ/gelatin or collagen rich) Butter 50 grams (with same spices minus cayenne) cabbage rosehip tea(1 bag), rooibos tea(1 bag) Calcium tab 500 mg
(4)canned Tuna in water(drained/rinsed with water)
1 Egg(with shell)
cod liver oil (1 tbsp)
Butter 50 grams Coconut(2-3 tbsps) Vitamin C 500 mg.
This has been a pretty workable scheme for me so far. But maybe(likely) it could be improved upon---perhaps it should if health/wellness is a concern. This much I can't say at the moment in my humble state of ignorance. I also will "question" my exercise routine for the perusal of any out there who are physical culturalists/gym rats(incidentally I work out at home-barefoot and as "natural" as is socially acceptable).
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on April 14, 2011
at 12:46 AM
Solid butter and eggs with shells? Paleo re-enactment is fun, isn't it? I'd throw some dirt in there while you're at it to get the appropriate amount of bacterial flora and, you know, give your immune system something to do.
Also, why are you taking vitamin C and calcium supplements? You should be able to get those in abundance from your diet.
on April 13, 2011
at 11:41 PM
If you're really looking for people to nitpick I'd keep the green tea away from meals as it can impair absorption. Also, calcium and iron seem better kept separated so I'd keep the calcium tab away from the meat meals. If you're going to take the vit-c (which I'm not sure you even need), taking it during the meal that you have meat will increase absorption of the iron.
Aside from that looks good ;)
on April 16, 2011
at 04:49 PM
an entire bulb of garlic every day? seriously? why?
on April 13, 2011
at 11:37 PM
Do you exercise every day? That seems too much. Tell us about your workout.
on April 16, 2011
at 07:09 PM
I'd make these changes:
Skip the tea as it's high in fluoride and probably blocks nutrient uptake
Replace your C supplement with something like this: http://www.thesynergycompany.com/store/product.php?productid=16139&cat=259&page=1
It's unclear how much liver you're eating per week, but make it at least 1/4lb. I try to eat 1/4 lb every other day.
You are listing vitamin D in mgs, but I'm hoping that it's actually IU and is just a typo. If not, then replace that with a proper d3 supplement.
I'd use a calcium citrate supplement and take an equivalent amount of magnesium glycinate. I do 400mg of each a day. I noticed that I was having cardiac arrhythmias after I stopped eating cheese but before I took the supplement. It seems clear to me that I need it.
The canned tuna seems like a bad choice unless it's a BPA-free can, and even then, tuna is on too high of a trophic level to eat in those amounts. The bioaccumulation of contaminants such as mercury are excessive. Eating oysters every other day or so would be a great source of bioavailable zinc, though.
It looks like you're probably deficient in potassium due to a lack of tubers. People fear carbs here, but they work great for me, especially before, during and after weight lifting. I shoot for 100-150g of net starch carbs on normal days and 300+ on workout days. Since cutting out a lot of butter and increasing carbs, I've lost a couple pounds of fat.
Additionally, if you're having digestive troubles, consider adding 6oz of raspberries a day. They're low in fructose but high in fiber. They also have good amounts of vitamin C and manganese.