I started paleo about 2 months ago and from all the information I read, I always thought paleo was about eating until you were satisfied as long as it was the right kind of food. Then I discovered ketosis and found out I need to limit my carbs, protein and fat, which would make up most of my intake. I was bummed to hear about that because I hate tracking what I eat, hence adopting paleolithic life style. In my mind, tracking any food you eat becomes an actually diet and a chore. I also realized I was failing at paleo in some way for the past 2 months because I was eating too much protein.
Anyway, I calculated how much carbs, protein, fat I should have to get into ketosis:
25g carbs(6%), 73g protein (18%) and 135g fat (76%)
I have no idea what 73 g protein and 135g fat looks like on a plate. So how do I know how to translate that information onto a plate? are there guidelines, tools or anyway of eyeing it out? I tried fitness pal and it tracks my carbs ok.
After all this new information I discovered, I found out I was eating too much protein and not enough fats. How would I increase my fat intake and lower my protein intake? and part of this question relates to how to translate information above onto a plate.
an example of how I would eat daily:
breakfast: 2 eggs, 3 pieces of bacon, half plate full of onions, mushrooms and spinach. ( cooked in coconut oil)
lunch: 2-3 pieces of any protein I cooked the night before ( baked in olive oil with salt added) salad with cucumber, tomato, spinach, romaine lettuce, carrots, onion and sometimes I add avocado to my salads (dressing: olive oil and apple cider vinegar)
dinner: 2-3 pieces or more of protein until satisfied ( baked in olive oil sometimes ghee) vegetables: varies, but cauliflower, broccoli, salad etc
snacks: cashews ( only nut I've been eating and only snack really) green tea with coconut oil with little honey. only snacks I eat if I do.
Thank you for reading my rant if you do because I know its long and appreciate any feed back.
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on November 14, 2014
at 03:48 AM
You can follow a paleo diet that is structured to increase ketone bodies (ketosis)...whether that be all the time or just now & then...it's entirely up to you...
But a paleo diet does not have to be a zc, vlc or ketogenic diet
on November 14, 2014
at 12:05 PM
If your only goal is to increase fat intake, you should replace all your lean meats (chicken, turkey, tuna) with fatier meat like fish, pork and beef. It's pretty hard (and unnatural) to get that high amount of fat intake. Except meat, avocadoes, nuts, butter, oils and dark chocolate are pretty much the way to go I suppose.
on November 17, 2014
at 08:24 PM
Lamb breast is high in fat and delicious too. Slow cook on a low heat (hgh first for about 20 mins)and then turn the oven right down as low as it will go and leave it for about 4 hours. It will be delicously crispy and fatty. Pork belly slow cooked in the same way is another very fatty meat and delicious too. I also use heavy cream (or double cream as we cal it in the U.K) and butter. If my fats are low I have a coffee with cream and butter whipped in (tastes deliciously creamy and frothy).