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What do your meals normally look like?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 06, 2012 at 8:46 PM

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?

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on November 08, 2012
at 05:27 PM

There's a difference between the two. Coconut butter has the whole coconut where the oil is just the oil (best for cooking.

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(310)

on November 08, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Ditch the grains and sugar for awhile, and give your body time to start running on fat instead of sugar. After being Paleo for, oh maybe a month, then reintroduce foods and see how your body reacts to them. Then decide if you want to include those foods.

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 10:04 PM

Do you think the Oriental food store will have it? There's an Asian store and I think there's a health and fitness food store in my city. I'll have a look when i'm next there. Thanks :)

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Ah, that would make sense. I guess it'll take more than "ditch the grains and sugar" to figure out what's best for me

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(310)

on November 07, 2012
at 09:30 PM

Pizza is quite delicious on occasion, and as for weight loss, be patient with it. It takes time.

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(310)

on November 07, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Try a health food store, and look for coconut butter/creamed coconut while you're there. That stuff is delicious! Just don't eat too much of it. And cooking paleo is easy once you get the hang of it, lots of recipes online.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on November 07, 2012
at 05:58 PM

I get it at my local Loblaws. If your American you can order it online through Nutiva (fantastic deals).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 07, 2012
at 04:44 PM

My advice is just to eat real foods, use common sense and moderation, exercise, and don't sweat the small stuff. The rest should take care of itself.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 07, 2012
at 04:43 PM

My advice is just to eat real foods, don't overanalyze everything you put in your mouth, use common sense and moderation, and exercise. The rest should take care of itself.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 07, 2012
at 04:42 PM

Everyone has different goals. I am a 150lb, 22 year old male with 6% body fat. My goals are aesthetics and performance. I eat Nonfat Greek yogurt because I find a higher protein, moderate carb, moderate fat diet is the best for my body-type and goals. A lot of people on the board eat very high fat, moderate/low protein, low/Very low carb. A lot of people on this board are/once were very obese and diabetic...so what applies to them does NOT apply to healthy, young 14 year old girls who have not ruined their bodies through years of neglect.

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 04:34 PM

Thanks Melmac :)

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 04:33 PM

Thank you, Chelsea! We're still looking for coconut oil, we can't seem to find it anywhere...

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 04:32 PM

Just wondering, why nonfat Greek yoghurt? Your diet isn't particularly high in fat for what I've seen on paleo

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(310)

on November 07, 2012
at 12:13 AM

Paleo teens unite!

239bcbf6d0013fd74890f5c7305daf64

(664)

on November 06, 2012
at 10:57 PM

+1 for a great answer and heling out a fellow teen!

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(310)

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 : )

Medium avatar

(310)

on November 07, 2012
at 12:13 AM

Paleo teens unite!

239bcbf6d0013fd74890f5c7305daf64

(664)

on November 06, 2012
at 10:57 PM

+1 for a great answer and heling out a fellow teen!

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 04:34 PM

Thanks Melmac :)

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

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!!

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on November 07, 2012
at 05:58 PM

I get it at my local Loblaws. If your American you can order it online through Nutiva (fantastic deals).

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 04:33 PM

Thank you, Chelsea! We're still looking for coconut oil, we can't seem to find it anywhere...

Medium avatar

(310)

on November 07, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Try a health food store, and look for coconut butter/creamed coconut while you're there. That stuff is delicious! Just don't eat too much of it. And cooking paleo is easy once you get the hang of it, lots of recipes online.

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 10:04 PM

Do you think the Oriental food store will have it? There's an Asian store and I think there's a health and fitness food store in my city. I'll have a look when i'm next there. Thanks :)

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on November 08, 2012
at 05:27 PM

There's a difference between the two. Coconut butter has the whole coconut where the oil is just the oil (best for cooking.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on November 07, 2012
at 04:28 PM

staples

  • raw salads, grilled chicken and fish/seafood, fresh vegetables (steamed, roasted, raw, or sautéed), nonfat Greek yogurt, fresh fruit.

moderation/as garnishes

  • 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.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 07, 2012
at 04:42 PM

Everyone has different goals. I am a 150lb, 22 year old male with 6% body fat. My goals are aesthetics and performance. I eat Nonfat Greek yogurt because I find a higher protein, moderate carb, moderate fat diet is the best for my body-type and goals. A lot of people on the board eat very high fat, moderate/low protein, low/Very low carb. A lot of people on this board are/once were very obese and diabetic...so what applies to them does NOT apply to healthy, young 14 year old girls who have not ruined their bodies through years of neglect.

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 04:32 PM

Just wondering, why nonfat Greek yoghurt? Your diet isn't particularly high in fat for what I've seen on paleo

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 07, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Ah, that would make sense. I guess it'll take more than "ditch the grains and sugar" to figure out what's best for me

Medium avatar

(310)

on November 07, 2012
at 09:30 PM

Pizza is quite delicious on occasion, and as for weight loss, be patient with it. It takes time.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 07, 2012
at 04:44 PM

My advice is just to eat real foods, use common sense and moderation, exercise, and don't sweat the small stuff. The rest should take care of itself.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 07, 2012
at 04:43 PM

My advice is just to eat real foods, don't overanalyze everything you put in your mouth, use common sense and moderation, and exercise. The rest should take care of itself.

Medium avatar

(310)

on November 08, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Ditch the grains and sugar for awhile, and give your body time to start running on fat instead of sugar. After being Paleo for, oh maybe a month, then reintroduce foods and see how your body reacts to them. Then decide if you want to include those foods.

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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.

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