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So I'm on day 4 or 6, and I've got no appetite, what should I be eating?

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Created May 21, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I'm on day four or six, I'm not sure, but the first bit was easy. How can this be hard? It's still not. Willpower reigns supreme here. I'm not quitting, and I know what I'm feeling is normal after 19 years of gaining weight on horrible food. I've cut myself down to some lunch meat as a last resort snack, and mostly salad, though I had a chicken breast at 3 AM and I still don't want food any more. My go to, as shunned as it is in Paleo culture, is milk, something I can't give up (I prefer drinking calories and nutrition rather than eating it). So my question, aside from the usual rebound time for this tiredness and loss of appetite: What the hell can/should I eat, I've got chicken here, but can someone just put in black and white what I should be throwing down the hatch until I figure out my own routine? I'm kind of in need of someone to at this point, just say this is what you are going to eat until you figure this out. Been eating hardly any actual animal matter much less animal fat, no butter, EVOO when I have to cook, but I've kept it simple. Meat, water, lettuce, apples, and milk. I've lost ten pounds (288, i was almost 300)since I've cut back and while its likely water weight, I'm still not at 100% for my patients (I'm in nursing)and I'd like to have a quicker rebound and to diminish my temper which I assume is from exhaustion a bit. Between two jobs, I still get plenty of sleep, but nursing and serving are both physically demanding and stressful, and I've got no fuel left to even move from bed.

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on May 21, 2013
at 06:28 PM

you've been misinformed my friend. paleo is by no means a low fat or low carb diet. Protein powder is iffy, but I personally have no qualms with it. Have a look at this list http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-shopping-list/#axzz2Twr8V8fw these are the types of foods you should be eating. Don't be afraid of eating fat - your current diet looks very low in it.

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at 06:11 PM

But isn't butter, as well as potatoes and protein powders, totally out? I thought paleo was essentially lean meat, water, vegetables, and fruit (in moderation)?

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Being healthy and eating responsibly, as well as losing some of my weight. Once I get farther into this, I am going to start shopping at local farms for meat and produce directly from them, seeing as I've done it before and know who to go to.

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on May 21, 2013
at 03:17 PM

what's your main goal?

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on May 21, 2013
at 03:23 PM

Being healthy and eating responsibly, as well as losing some of my weight. Once I get farther into this, I am going to start shopping at local farms for meat and produce directly from them, seeing as I've done it before and know who to go to.

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on May 21, 2013
at 05:19 PM

Here's a sample meal plan from Mark's Daily Apple http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-sample-menu/#axzz2Twr8V8fw

Breakfast could be 3 eggs scrambled in butter plus bacon/sausages

Lunch could be salmon, with a large salad or a baked potato/sweet potato with butter

Dinner could be steak with veggies roasted or saut??ed in some oil.

As you say you like to drink your calories maybe a smoothie would work - I've been making one recently with avocado, coconut milk, zuchini and protein powder which is delicious!

For snacks you could have a handful of nuts or seeds, some berries, hard boiled eggs, raw veggies.

If you search for meal plans on here you should find plenty of ideas.

1f71bc14f0578c349fecf45d7799a0a1

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on May 21, 2013
at 06:28 PM

you've been misinformed my friend. paleo is by no means a low fat or low carb diet. Protein powder is iffy, but I personally have no qualms with it. Have a look at this list http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-shopping-list/#axzz2Twr8V8fw these are the types of foods you should be eating. Don't be afraid of eating fat - your current diet looks very low in it.

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on May 21, 2013
at 06:11 PM

But isn't butter, as well as potatoes and protein powders, totally out? I thought paleo was essentially lean meat, water, vegetables, and fruit (in moderation)?

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on May 23, 2013
at 05:24 PM

Also, I'd do a little research on pasteurized milk. Pasteurized milk is questionable at best and if you like it that much, I'd consider raw milk if possible. It's what I drink because I train hard and need calories - but I wouldn't trust the crap in the store with a 10 foot pole. Research milk and osteoporosis.

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on May 23, 2013
at 05:22 PM

You don't want to cut calories too much or you will end up hurting yourself, metabolically speaking.

For example, if your maintenance calories is 2,000, eating 1,800 calories would be safer than eating 1,200 calories and in the long run will lead to more weight loss because your metabolism will be working efficient. You want to eat as much as you can while still losing weight! THAT IS THE KEY.

When you drop calories (or even bulk for that matter like bodybuilders) to the extreme, you can develop what's known as metabolic damage. Check out this video for more info on that by Dr and bodybuilder Layne Norton.

In your case, I would consider adding some avocado and eggs to your salad. Your body needs healthy calories in order to work hard. If you starve it, you will be missing important nutrients and your metabolism won't be working as optimally as it could be!

As stated above, you need to increase your animal consumption in order to eat enough calories to stay healthy - a salad is good for vitamins and minerals but extremely lacking as far as energy needs are concerned.

Hope this helps...

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on May 23, 2013
at 04:37 PM

Just eat when hungry. K.I.S.S it always (keep it simple stupid) and buy the highest quality meat and eggs you can buy. Don't touch the stuff at the grocery store with a 10 foot pole unless it is the New Zealand grassfed lamb which is really the best deal on earth. We get it for 3.65/lb or 100% grassed.Add some fruit, starch and veggies when needed and with what you desire and keep within the whole foods framework.

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