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Please hack my proposed 8-day emergency eating plan!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2010 at 4:43 PM

OK, so here is my proposed 8 day emergency "I just saw a picture of myself in San Diego this weekend and I only have 8 days until I leave for Hawaii and I want to barf" eating plan. KNOWING THAT THIS IS NOT ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE ANY REAL CHANGE but wanting to at least feel better about myself, I am looking for hacks from successful paleos.

Coffee with cream (mostly decaf with a splash of the caffeinated)

Sipping broth during the day (both homemade and free-range store bought)

compressed eating window of 5 hours, meat with perhaps some green leafy (do get grass-fed)

maybe 1 piece of fruit a day if I have a sweet craving

Loads of water (completely normal for me).

Help?!? TPSW

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on August 26, 2010
at 02:00 PM

BTW, thanks to you both for being thoughtful enough to respond to my spaz attack.

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on August 26, 2010
at 01:57 PM

OK, to clarify... Not to worry, I do not expect to lose much, I am a 48 yo female, 5'4.5" tall with 32% BF and a weight of 141 lbs. My eventual goal weight is about 125. I am fairly athletic with a layer of fat that already eats primal so the eating plan is not really a dramatic change for me, just a refining that I wanted to make sure wouldn't cause some kind of problem/rebound on me. So I am not expecting miracles, just am horrified at the dimpling that I saw on my arms (I won't even discuss my thighs, lol). Now if somebody has some cellulite advice...

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on August 26, 2010
at 11:47 AM

and im telling you it happened week after week. wasnt just water weight... perhaps its not just calories in vs out... perhaps we burn or release more than we think if we are in certain environments. Im not saying expect it. Im a guy, I am VERY active. I was Very Large. I went from Sedentary to Athletic, I reprogrammed, and thats what happened to me. Now to be fair... that would be N=1. Ive helped a couple other friends, one of which lost 12 lbs 2 weeks running. all have had great success.. its not for everyone... its what worked for me.

7df8f3cc7f1475c3ecbbd4a4feb87d04

(514)

on August 25, 2010
at 08:26 PM

Stephen, I saw your estimate of 4-8 lbs a week and I just want to chime in and say that this is probably too unhealthy and/or impossible (8 lbs per week, if we're not talking about water weight, means you'd have to have be burning 4,000 cals/day more than you're taking in for 7 days straight!). Even for just the 4 lbs/week, that's still a deficit of 2,000 cals/day. I guess it's possible for larger people with more muscles or fat to burn 3,000 cals a day while consuming only ~1000 but it strikes me as too intense. So maybe TPSW should only aim for/expect 3 pounds/week at the most.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on August 25, 2010
at 06:01 PM

Limit calories. A little cream and broth if they keep younfrom eating heavy won't hurt... But best results will be from one meal a day, no snacking. Cream and broth will interrupt full fast benefits

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on August 25, 2010
at 05:06 PM

I hope get to ketosis pretty quickly although I did go through a shrimp taco (corn tortilla) and deep fried beef taco extravaganza while in SD. I guess I will have to go cold turkey on sweet without the fruit though. What about the cream and broth?

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on August 25, 2010
at 05:03 PM

Thanks for re-posting, my original question disappeared (probably when I edited). Just started the PrimalBlueprint fitness, have been doing walk/sprints every morning and erratic bodyweight work. I will up my intensity for sure.

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on August 25, 2010
at 04:47 PM

Odd, my post dissapeared.. Reposting

PSMF - Protein Sparing Modified Fast

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_Sparing_Modified_Fast?wasRedirected=true

Avoid all fruits/sugars, limit calories, mostly lean meat

High intensity workout every 2 days for 15-20 min if you want to retain muscle

It's not fun if you're not in ketosis, first few days will be hunger pains. I was able to drop 4-8 lbs a week while already lower bodyfat, but it's sheer willpower til you're in ketosis , must resist rewarding yourself for exercise too.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on August 25, 2010
at 06:01 PM

Limit calories. A little cream and broth if they keep younfrom eating heavy won't hurt... But best results will be from one meal a day, no snacking. Cream and broth will interrupt full fast benefits

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on August 26, 2010
at 02:00 PM

BTW, thanks to you both for being thoughtful enough to respond to my spaz attack.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on August 26, 2010
at 11:47 AM

and im telling you it happened week after week. wasnt just water weight... perhaps its not just calories in vs out... perhaps we burn or release more than we think if we are in certain environments. Im not saying expect it. Im a guy, I am VERY active. I was Very Large. I went from Sedentary to Athletic, I reprogrammed, and thats what happened to me. Now to be fair... that would be N=1. Ive helped a couple other friends, one of which lost 12 lbs 2 weeks running. all have had great success.. its not for everyone... its what worked for me.

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on August 26, 2010
at 01:57 PM

OK, to clarify... Not to worry, I do not expect to lose much, I am a 48 yo female, 5'4.5" tall with 32% BF and a weight of 141 lbs. My eventual goal weight is about 125. I am fairly athletic with a layer of fat that already eats primal so the eating plan is not really a dramatic change for me, just a refining that I wanted to make sure wouldn't cause some kind of problem/rebound on me. So I am not expecting miracles, just am horrified at the dimpling that I saw on my arms (I won't even discuss my thighs, lol). Now if somebody has some cellulite advice...

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on August 25, 2010
at 05:06 PM

I hope get to ketosis pretty quickly although I did go through a shrimp taco (corn tortilla) and deep fried beef taco extravaganza while in SD. I guess I will have to go cold turkey on sweet without the fruit though. What about the cream and broth?

3f61ba25dff05b513c7769a22408169a

on August 25, 2010
at 05:03 PM

Thanks for re-posting, my original question disappeared (probably when I edited). Just started the PrimalBlueprint fitness, have been doing walk/sprints every morning and erratic bodyweight work. I will up my intensity for sure.

7df8f3cc7f1475c3ecbbd4a4feb87d04

(514)

on August 25, 2010
at 08:26 PM

Stephen, I saw your estimate of 4-8 lbs a week and I just want to chime in and say that this is probably too unhealthy and/or impossible (8 lbs per week, if we're not talking about water weight, means you'd have to have be burning 4,000 cals/day more than you're taking in for 7 days straight!). Even for just the 4 lbs/week, that's still a deficit of 2,000 cals/day. I guess it's possible for larger people with more muscles or fat to burn 3,000 cals a day while consuming only ~1000 but it strikes me as too intense. So maybe TPSW should only aim for/expect 3 pounds/week at the most.

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