so I am into 30 something days of Paleo...no cheats, stickiong by the book. Although I have not always eaten grass fed beef...so Ive noticed that over the last 7-10 days my weight loss has diminished. Even though I am doing more cardio and still training with weights...I have been eating a half an avocado per day...Could someone please help me out with my diet..this is basically what I am eating....breakfast...2 whole eggs, 2 whites, 6 slices bacon, broccoli. (I usually will eat either breakfast or lunch - rarely both meals )...lunch - 1/2 bag trader joes salad, whole egg, 1/2 avocado, 7 grape tomatos, can of tunafish or 6 bacon, oil and vinegar...dinner I usually have either salmon or a steak...broccoli or spinach...always covered in kerrygold butter...so is it possible that I am eating too much fat? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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on March 01, 2014
at 08:14 PM
@CDone Thank you both for taking the time to answer my questions...yet, another one....Please keep in mind that at the moment I am in this for weight loss...I currently weigh 269 lbs...so far today i have consumed the following:
Calories - 1683
Carbs - 33
This is according to the data I have entered in myfitnesspal...so assuming all that I eat tonight is a cup of broccoli and 6 oz of organic turkey breast....do these numbers/ratios look good to you for weight loss? is this a healthy ration? if you would liek the details on what exactly I ate today I can post that as well...Thanks Jim
on March 01, 2014
at 01:13 PM
Yeah, your initial loss was probably just water weight, happens on every diet. Give it time.
Eat real food, exercise (not too much, mostly resistance/weights), and you'll do fine.
BTW, it's a bad idea to discard egg yolks in favor of the whites. The yolks contain B vitamins and folate needed to handle the methionine in the whites. People who eat just the whites open themselves up to homocystinuria - which can lead to heart disease. Yes, that's right, you've been told a lie. Eating the yolks is healthy, eating the whites is a possible CVD vector (depending on your genes). Try to get your hands on pastured eggs if you can, or at least organic. Try to avoid "omega 3" or "vegetarian fed" eggs as the soy/flax the chickens have been fed make the eggs not quite as good for us.
Another conventional wisdom lie is that eating cholesterol has an effect on your cholesterol levels - it does - only between 0.3g-0.5g. That's less than half a gram. Cholesterol is tightly controlled by our livers and is also part of our immune system. If you have very high cholesterol, you probably have an infection that's being dealt with, or some repairs are happening.
You don't need to be so specific. 7 grapes tomatoes or half an avocado or only 6 slices of bacon... there's no need to count calories.
If you're really after quick fatloss, lower your carb intake to 50g-100g a day (don't go zero carb, that's a very bad mistake) and eat 3 palm sized portions of meat a day.
Don't even count the "calories" in things like leafy greens or broccoli. In fact, don't bother counting calories at all unless you find you have no progress after a few months. If you're going to eat kale or spinach, you should cook them as they are high in oxelates.
Be sure to eat some liver or other organ meats occasionally - a couple of ounces a week. Places like US Wellness Meats and Northstar Bison have some very tasty stuff like liverwurst or head cheese (although this isn't like the deli version, but rather made of liver, heart, and kidney and very very tasty.)
Let the rest be high quality fats. Things like grassfed butter, avocado, EVOO, virgin coconut oil, egg yolks, a few squares of 90% dark chocolate, red palm oil (you can use it to make curries along with some turmeric), bacon/lard from pastured pigs, etc. Completely avoid canola, corn, soy, safflower, sunflower and any other "vegetable" oils, "I Can't Believe I'm actually eating this crap", etc. - they contain trans fats which can damage our arteries. Yes, that was another conventional wisdom lie.
Obviously avoid all grains, and yes, corn is a grain, so avoid it too. Ditto for all legumes including peanuts.
You can have some white rice later on once you get to the desired body fat level, but stuff like sweet potatoes and yams would be healthier due to their micronutrients. White potatoes would be ok after you get to your desired fat level, if you're not sensitive to nightshades, but avoid the skins.
Avoid the tuna, go for wild caught salmon or sardines instead, or hell, just have a grassfed steak with bacon and egg yolks - even for breakfast.
on March 01, 2014
at 02:39 AM
Sounds like you are doing fine. your body is just adjusting. Most people will say you need to have 3-4 weeks of a weight stall before it's called a plateau -- 7-10 days is barely a blip.
Just keep it up, and don't worry too much about teh dial until it's been several weeks.