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2 Meals a day for a Jiu Jitsu practitioner?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 11, 2010 at 10:24 PM

I've been paleo lactose (I eat fatty cheese and raw yogurt) for 2 weeks. I'm a BJJ instructor and competitor. I dictate classes 5 x/week, plus privates, and I dedicate 2 x/week to strength training and Cross Fit. I started the diet and started to increase the intensity of my training, because I'm planning to compete in March 2011. I started weighing 78 kilos (goal is 74 so I compete at 76 kilos or 167.5 pounds). Week 1 I've struggled with pooping, but celery solved that problem just fine. I crave sometimes, but I don't do rice, corn or wheat. Normal BJJ practitioners eat a lot, but since I started the PANU, and following the principles of eating when I'm hungry, and almost all of these http://www.paleonu.com/get-started/, I'm eating between 4 and 6 times per day. The interval (without checking the clock) is between 3 and 4 hours per meal. Each meal is simple, full of meat, fat and veggies. I'm dropping bodyfat, 2 kilos in just 2 weeks, feeling high in energy levels, stamina, etc. I especially notice that I'm not sleepy after each meal, like in the carbos days. So I'm wondering if this is normal, because I see 2 meals a day impossible if I'm having this intense exercise. Thanks, I'm very happy to be PANU and feeling alive!!

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on December 15, 2010
at 03:08 AM

Im impresed how my body is reacting to the PANU, droping body fat, abs start to show, skin softer, strenght and stamina increase. Ill keep reading and learning, also finding ways to get fat, is not easy to get in the local store, but i can get tons of veggies close home, direct from the farm. Starting week 3 on paleo.

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on December 13, 2010
at 04:29 AM

The typical technique is to add more carb to prevent weight loss. Potatoes are prefered by many paleo eaters. Personally, I think fresh whole fruit is also a good option as long as your blood sugar control is healthy. Also a good idea is to combine carb with fat intake at the same meal, like potatoes with bacon and butter or somesuch.

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on December 12, 2010
at 10:18 PM

Also, two weeks is a very short time on PaNu. As you adapt, which could take a few months, you may find that you can get by with fewer, albeit larger meals. Not saying that you should - we all have different requirements.

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on December 12, 2010
at 05:36 PM

i let you know when i reached the goal weight, and then ask some wisdom hoy to keep it that way, and more energized.

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on December 12, 2010
at 05:35 PM

thanks, i will. Im resting saturdays and sundays. Ill increase the fat intake

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on December 12, 2010
at 03:30 AM

Above all else, listen to your body. If it's telling you to eat, eat! May want to begin adding more paleo carbs after the weight loss (maintenance, as they refer to it in the Atkins world). Especially with all that exercise.

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on December 12, 2010
at 02:32 AM

You probably need more calories than most. It may difficult to stuff down all those calories in just two meals. I wouldn't worry about it too much if you eat more meals. The amount of meals is a guideline for the average person. It doesn't mean 2 meals is going to be exactly right for everyone. Also, no one has all the answers yet so you will need to consult with your body as well as the guidelines. Sounds like what you are doing is working for you as it is now. Sounds like you are dropping body fat already and are near your goal weight. If it were me, I'd stick with your current system and not fidget with it too much as long as it is working, see how it goes over the next few months and then perhaps after the competition, think about further experimentation.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on December 13, 2010
at 04:29 AM

The typical technique is to add more carb to prevent weight loss. Potatoes are prefered by many paleo eaters. Personally, I think fresh whole fruit is also a good option as long as your blood sugar control is healthy. Also a good idea is to combine carb with fat intake at the same meal, like potatoes with bacon and butter or somesuch.

75fc0701861b06be925ad42a6f9843ce

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on December 12, 2010
at 05:36 PM

i let you know when i reached the goal weight, and then ask some wisdom hoy to keep it that way, and more energized.

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on December 12, 2010
at 02:45 AM

Sounds like you're doing just fine, keep it up!

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on December 12, 2010
at 12:23 AM

You need to use http://www.fitday.com to track what you are eating as far as percentages of carbs, fat, and protein. Most of us who are not super atheletes eat 2000 to 3000 cal a day which is enough..but for you and your intensity, I suspect you need in excess of 4000 calories of which 75% should come from fat and 25% protein plus some green salad with olive oil and vinegar. Use lots of coconut oil to satisfy your cravings for eating 4 times a day. I tablespoon has about 120 calories. If I do get hungry between meals...which is very infrequent...I eat a couple of tablespoons to satisfy me til the next meal. You have to fuel your body with meat and fat to replace those carbs you used to ingest.

Just know that carb loading weight lifters and marathoners and crosscountry bicyclists are tearing their bodies down too frequently and thus the body does not have enough time to repair the microtears to the muscles and over time the body just poops out for being so abused for so long. Take a few days break during your regime.

You have to fuel your body at breakfast with lots of eggs, bacon, sausage, calf or beef liver all fried in coconut oil to get you through til dinner. Then you need a lot of beef steak with lots of fat around the edges or other meats like chicken..eat the skin..or fish.

Just fuel your body with the meat and fat and a few veggies slathered in butter and you will get to two meals a day. It has been said that "grazing" during the day is not really good as it does not give the body time to recover from the digestion of the last meal. Don't remember where I read that.

I would also have you visit http://robbwolf.com
He is an owner of a Crossfit Box in California and knows alot about fueling a body.

75fc0701861b06be925ad42a6f9843ce

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on December 12, 2010
at 05:35 PM

thanks, i will. Im resting saturdays and sundays. Ill increase the fat intake

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on December 12, 2010
at 10:18 PM

Also, two weeks is a very short time on PaNu. As you adapt, which could take a few months, you may find that you can get by with fewer, albeit larger meals. Not saying that you should - we all have different requirements.

75fc0701861b06be925ad42a6f9843ce

(10)

on December 15, 2010
at 03:08 AM

Im impresed how my body is reacting to the PANU, droping body fat, abs start to show, skin softer, strenght and stamina increase. Ill keep reading and learning, also finding ways to get fat, is not easy to get in the local store, but i can get tons of veggies close home, direct from the farm. Starting week 3 on paleo.

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sorry. how do I delete a comment instead of just editing it?

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