Just started paleo. I'm 14 and I'm looking to lose some fat.
Breakfast for me would be 3 eggs scrambled in however much bacon I can sneak in (which is usually around 25-30g) and 2 bacon. I always feel like I could eat more, but I'm not sure whether I should or not?
Lunch today was a ham, cheese, nut and avocado salad. It was delicious and kept me satiated for 6+ hours.
Dinner was a let down, it was 2 mackerel fillets (didn't like it - flavour was too strong) some steamed broccoli, cabbage and green beans. I was still hungry after so I had some greek yoghurt and berries.
Since I've only just started, I'm kind of unsure of what to do for meals so I'm full, but having enough calories in to lose weight, and to keep my mum happy that I'm not overeating.
A few people have said that I don't need to worry about calories. Is this true?
So, are you a big eater or not?
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on November 06, 2012
at 10:07 PM
I'm fifteen, I've been paleo since june, and I find that on some days I eat a lot and other days I eat less, depending on how hungry I am. There are many ways to be Paleo, everyone's body has different needs. Paleo means something different to everyone. Go strict paleo for awhile, then tweak it until you feel right. If you're hungry, eat more protein and fat. If you're not, don't. And give your food time to make you feel satiated. I can give you what I ate yesterday. Breakfast:2 eggs in butter, 2 slices of bacon, might've had a slice of ham and a few pieces of broccoli. And some coffee. For lunch I had a medium sized salmon fillet with olive oil and some broccoli. For dinner I made soup with chicken broth and coconut milk and some frozen vegetables (squash, zucchini, cauliflower, onions and peppers) and a hamburger patty cooked in coconut oil. And later I had a couple slices of pizza because my sister was evil. Don't get me wrong though, that's an extremely rare thing for me. I almost never 'cheat'. Minus the pizza that's basically what I eat everyday, maybe some berries or almond butter here and there. And you don't really need to worry about calories right now, just go by feel. But don't eat 10 pounds of bacon or anything : )
on November 07, 2012
at 01:10 PM
Hey, 17 year old paleo teen here (eating this way for about 2 years). I totally agree that calorie counting is a wasteful and time consuming concept. When you eat real, whole foods to satiety. Also get over the nontraditional breakfast, you can have anything. The crockpot is your best friend! I just throw what ever meat in it before I go to bed. i.e. pork chop, lamb, roast and when I wake up throw it under the broiler to get crispy, add a fried egg and down a scoop of coconut oil and bobs your uncle:). Also I love creamed coconut (great fat source). Some days I've even downed a whole pack, but its feeding my body so I don't feel bad about it. I'm 5'2 and can eat upwards of 2500 calories a day, other days less. Everything seems to balance out in the end. Currently I'm doing VLC to fix some digestive issues from prior antibiotic use and being a raw vegan, but use carbs if your a big athlete. I personally cook for my whole family (every meal) lol. My mom has dropped 80 lbs and I even have my twelve year old sister on board. Keep variety up too. Try haddock, cod, lamb, elk, bison, scallops, muscles. There are a ton of great blogs to get you interested i.e. (Nom Nom Paleo, Everyday Paleo, PaleoOmg, Chowstalker (recipe site galore), Food Lovers Primal Palate, Civilized Caveman and FastPaleo. You aren't eating enough fat, its most protein. I thought the same thing. I am eating 16 oz steaks, but still hungry. So I douse them in coconut oil and can barely get through half. Enjoy!!
on November 07, 2012
at 04:28 PM
- raw salads, grilled chicken and fish/seafood, fresh vegetables (steamed, roasted, raw, or sautéed), nonfat Greek yogurt, fresh fruit.
- olive oil, goat cheese, nuts
treats (usually end up eating one, possibly 2 of these items a week)
sorbet, dark chocolate, whipped cream
- I also eat starchy foods too like Ezekiel bread, potatoes/sweet potatoes, quinoa, sushi, or brown rice too. NOT everyday, and I keep a close eye on portions and generally eat them only around workouts....Every once in a while I'll have some baguette with butter, a slice of pizza, or something like that, but these don't come in one weekly or even monthly basis.
on November 07, 2012
at 03:38 AM
I would recommend adding some vegetables for breakfast and lunch. Remove the bacon and nuts if you want to lose weight. You already have enough fat for lunch from the avocado, no need for the nuts too. Here is an example of what my typical day of paleo eating looks like.