Diet ideas for my regimen?

Commented on December 03, 2013
Created December 03, 2013 at 3:52 AM

Hi, I'm 66 and, as I suspect you'll gather from this question, new to this site and paleo.

My regimen consists of:

MWF: 6AM 90 minute Hot Bikram Yoga

T & Thurs: 7AM workout as follows:

30 Minute treadmill at a fast walk with 30 seconds of max intensity at minutes 15, 20, and 25.

With free weights, 4 sets each with increased weight at each set:

Squats, Deadlifts, dumbbell chest press, dumbbell rows, piston shoulder presses, a couple of other shoulder exercises for which I don't have the name, Bicep curls, kickbacks, & various hand and forearm exercises. Quite a good workout.

I do not eat before 1, nor after 8. Heretofore, I've eaten whatever I want of all classes of foods. I'm disinclined to eat veggies. I am on no medications and am in excellent health. I am going to study the paleo diet because a crew member on my sailboat is the fittest 50 year-old I know.

I would like to lose 20-25lbs of fat. Any suggestions you might have will be much appreciated. I may answer my own question when I get into the literature; however, a voice of experience, from my experience, is always helpful.

Thanks for your help!



on December 03, 2013
at 01:39 PM

I wonder how much fat you have to lose? You really eat within a 7 hour window?



on December 03, 2013
at 08:18 AM

>>>I'm disinclined to eat veggies.<<< What do you typically eat? I'm figuring if you don't eat veggies then you've gotta be eating meat, grains or prepared foods. Ht, wt & body fat % ? (waist mearuerment will give you a SWAG at it) check out http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/ Waist to height ratio (imo) is a much better metric than BMI. I'm 6' / 190 and BMI puts me close to obese. BMI calc yields the same number for two people with the same height & weight... one with 40" waist, the other 35".

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on December 03, 2013
at 11:12 AM

I am a newbie as well but I tend to lose weight when I eat small frequent meals like 4-5 times a day instead of eating 2-3 larger meals a day. Even if the overall amount of food is the same, it is still beneficial to not eat as much in one sitting. If you eat infrequently in larger amounts, your body may think you are in danger of starving, lower its metabolism and store fat.

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on December 03, 2013
at 04:36 AM

Start with the basic Paleo as detailed elsewhere, more fat less carbs and lose the cardio - it isn't good for anyone especially us older dudes. Otherwise your fitness programs looks great . You are doing IF already so cutting the grains, sugars and adding the fat will get you going.

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