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Is this too low carb and too high fat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 24, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Just wondering if anything in this menu seems wrong for my young pretty fit cousin who is active for most of the week.

She skips breakfast, so lunch: avocado, brussel sprouts with olive oil, small bison burger and 2 organic chicken sausage

Snack: about 1/2 cup of coconut flakes

Dinner: large piece of salmon baked, large amounts of cauliflower with olive oil and sundried tomatoes, kale boiled, and tea with a couple tablespoons of coconut milk

She's about my size: 5'2 115ish pounds and exercise varies from walking, yoga, or running, no HIIT.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on May 03, 2012
at 12:02 AM

usually sautees or boils with olive oil or coconut. No dairy, which is why she has a hard time getting up to high fat intake levels. Where we live we can't consistently get good meat... :(

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on May 02, 2012
at 10:50 PM

If she complains of hunger just a couple of hours later, she should probably eat more fat.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on May 02, 2012
at 10:49 PM

Looks like she gets plenty of vegetables, looks good. How does she cook? What fats does she use and how much? Personally I would eat a lot more fat than that (animal fat makes up 60 to 70 percent of my daily calories) and I don't even exercise.

Eea48ea8a2d50ac3ed486958dc7d9456

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on April 24, 2012
at 04:16 AM

maybe to tell her not to skip breakfast? a couple of eggs might make the difference.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on April 24, 2012
at 02:25 AM

She just seems to be eating large quantities of these foods and quite often and a couple hours later complains of hunger. How does one know if ketogenic is right for them?

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:06 AM

Agree. Lalalala.

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D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:32 AM

I think that is a great diet. There are carbs mixed in with the fiber in those vegetables (brussels, avocado, coconut, sundried tomatoes). It may seem like it's too low, but I think it is great for a ketogenic diet (assuming that's what she is going for). And, if her weight is stable and her energy level is high she is probably at the nutritional sweet spot for her body. We should all be so lucky!

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Ccacf7567273244733bc991af4ac42ed

on April 24, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Sounds tasty to me.

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:06 AM

Agree. Lalalala.

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4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Why do you ask? Do you think there's something wrong with her diet?

I agree with the others that it sounds pretty good.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on April 24, 2012
at 02:25 AM

She just seems to be eating large quantities of these foods and quite often and a couple hours later complains of hunger. How does one know if ketogenic is right for them?

Eea48ea8a2d50ac3ed486958dc7d9456

(190)

on April 24, 2012
at 04:16 AM

maybe to tell her not to skip breakfast? a couple of eggs might make the difference.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on May 02, 2012
at 10:50 PM

If she complains of hunger just a couple of hours later, she should probably eat more fat.

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on April 24, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Sounds great, and is not too far a cry from my own diet which is a little higher in fat to keep my binges down (I eat a lot more eggs, grassfed beef, bacon, and a lot less fish or chicken). My calories end up being fairly low (sub 2300 most days, fairly scant for this muscleheaded male), but 65-70% fat and I'm never hungry. That looks to be 45-55% fat depending on portion sizes which is just about right for many paleo dieters, especially if she is already fit.

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