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Another diet critique, please.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 14, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Hi everyone,

After my original post a few weeks ago, I have made some major tweaks to my diet. I cut out all fruit except for 1 banana in the morning with my breakfast. I also stopped snacking between meals, and now I only eat 3 times a day. I also listen to my body, and eat when I am hungry.(I was on a 3 hour eating schedule before) I have seen a decent ammount of success with this new way of eating, and I am leaning out at a nice pace. I would like another critique on my diet if you all don't mind.

Breakfast: 3 whole fried eggs, 1/2 an avocado, 1 banana

Lunch: Salad consisting of baby spinach, 1/2 avocado, chicken or tuna, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, and a little olive oil for dressing.

Dinner: Chicken, steak, or pork with roasted veggies, and sometimes a sweet potato.

Thanks!

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on February 21, 2013
at 12:22 PM

This looks like a very healthy diet. Personally I would eat berries instead of a banana, coconut oil instead of olive oil and fish for my protein. I think fish is healthier than poultry (better O3/O6 ratio, vit E and selenium).

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on February 07, 2013
at 10:04 AM

It sounds fine. Would be better to eat more red meat and less chicken/pork for less o6 more micronutrition.

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on December 13, 2012
at 10:32 PM

Interesting! I'm guessing pemmican is not homemade then? Seems like a lot of effort to make pemmican only to break it down again before eating, rather than just putting ground beef in the eggs (an easier mix of lean and fat to obtain).

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on December 13, 2012
at 03:05 PM

@Matt, Yeap and some anecdotal evidence of increased testosterone.

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on December 13, 2012
at 03:03 PM

I'll put the pemmican in the pan and render out the tallow coating the pan and then add the eggs. The eggs cook in the tallow and mix together with the meat.

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on December 13, 2012
at 08:08 AM

Do you mean cook the eggs in tallow? Or do you literally add pemmican in with your scrambled eggs?

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on December 13, 2012
at 06:30 AM

If you are losing weight and feeling good, don't cut out the banana (unless you don't like bananas).

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on November 29, 2012
at 12:33 AM

Selenium, most likely.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on November 16, 2012
at 12:33 AM

I usually cook the eggs in pemmican which may help add some density. Glad you like the sauteed spinach in the eggs!

374f2b88889882ca38a0764b2a57161e

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on November 15, 2012
at 01:09 PM

Thank you, Matt! I will buy Brazil nuts this weekend, and cut out the banana. I added some sauteed spinach to my eggs this morning, and it was delicious.

374f2b88889882ca38a0764b2a57161e

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on November 14, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Thanks! I have no idea of my calorie count for the day, but I did think I wasn't eating enough. I am never hungry between meals though, so I guess for now my body is ok with it lol.

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on November 14, 2012
at 06:52 PM

Hmm well If you feel too hungry or get light headed then I would add some more food but the diet itself looks pretty ideal. I workout every day too and eat a lot more than you do! I guess every body needs different amounts of food though so if you lose weight too fast or feel like you need more then I would eat more.

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on November 14, 2012
at 06:47 PM

I workout everyday, and I only want to lose another 10 lbs or so. I am 6'1 and 195

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on February 21, 2013
at 02:26 PM

I would add a little more fat, such as in your lunch you opt for tuna or chicken these meats are too lean, try an oily fish like mackerel or salmon, and a fattier cut of meat such as chicken thighs or steak.

In addition to this, it would be preferable to add more carb in such as regular sweet potato eating (I know you said you sometimes eat it). Long term low carb dieting can really run you down, and too much protein will also zap your energy.

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on February 21, 2013
at 02:11 PM

Add some sardines for calcium or eat some good aged cheese.

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on February 21, 2013
at 01:31 PM

Are you getting the results you want? Is this way of eating sustainable for you? Are you setting yourself up to succeed achieving whatever your health goals might be?

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on December 13, 2012
at 06:33 AM

Maybe add some offal (e.g., liver, heart) on occasion (e.g., once a week) if you aren't already? Nature's multi-vitamin. You can search paleohacks for good recipes. Personally, I'd prefer that as a source of selenium over nuts.

But of course, if you enjoy nuts (not roasted in vegetable oil) and are still losing weight and feeling good when eating them, then by all means, add them in.

And, if you are losing weight and feeling good, I wouldn't feel the need to cut out the banana unless you don't like bananas.

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on December 13, 2012
at 12:29 AM

Honestly, your diet looks great. If you are still losing weight, I wouldn't worry about anything.

The rate at which you lose weight will naturally slow down as you approach your goal. Since you are smaller, your body needs slightly fewer calories each day.

If your weight loss has stalled, I would suggest tweaking your exercise and daily activity level. Increasing the time you spend NOT sitting is key. So is making your workouts intense enough. Just be sure to get enough rest/recovery between workouts.

If you are looking for a bit of dietary variation, you could consider berries instead of the banana (low sugar and high antioxidant), or including traditional "superfoods" such as bone broth, organ meats and fermented veggies.

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on November 28, 2012
at 10:24 PM

Why Brazil nuts, just out of curiosity?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on November 29, 2012
at 12:33 AM

Selenium, most likely.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on December 13, 2012
at 03:05 PM

@Matt, Yeap and some anecdotal evidence of increased testosterone.

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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on November 14, 2012
at 08:43 PM

I would make a few minor changes but overall looks pretty good.

  • No bananas. If you are still dropping weight, cutting out some fructose would do you good. You are getting plenty of potassium from the avocado.
  • The lunch looks pretty solid. Maybe work some sauteed spinach and kale into the eggs as an omelette or scramble for breakfast.
  • The dinner looks solid as well. If the sweet potato is on a workout day all the better.
  • Add a small handful of Brazil nuts, has worked wonders for me.
  • I agree with @Britt that I hope your portions are fairly substantial since that isn't a lot of food. You definitely don't want to starve yourself.
  • This is very similar to how I normally eat and I have been very pleased with the results. With the occasional "paleofied" thrown in.

Overall, that is a very clean diet with only room for minor tweaks depending on your goals.

Matt
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374f2b88889882ca38a0764b2a57161e

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on November 15, 2012
at 01:09 PM

Thank you, Matt! I will buy Brazil nuts this weekend, and cut out the banana. I added some sauteed spinach to my eggs this morning, and it was delicious.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on November 16, 2012
at 12:33 AM

I usually cook the eggs in pemmican which may help add some density. Glad you like the sauteed spinach in the eggs!

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on December 13, 2012
at 08:08 AM

Do you mean cook the eggs in tallow? Or do you literally add pemmican in with your scrambled eggs?

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on December 13, 2012
at 03:03 PM

I'll put the pemmican in the pan and render out the tallow coating the pan and then add the eggs. The eggs cook in the tallow and mix together with the meat.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on December 13, 2012
at 10:32 PM

Interesting! I'm guessing pemmican is not homemade then? Seems like a lot of effort to make pemmican only to break it down again before eating, rather than just putting ground beef in the eggs (an easier mix of lean and fat to obtain).

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2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on November 14, 2012
at 06:43 PM

Hmm that looks healthy but very low calories. I am a 127 pound woman and would starve on that diet. Do you workout? Are you looking to lose massive amounts of weight?

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on November 14, 2012
at 06:52 PM

Hmm well If you feel too hungry or get light headed then I would add some more food but the diet itself looks pretty ideal. I workout every day too and eat a lot more than you do! I guess every body needs different amounts of food though so if you lose weight too fast or feel like you need more then I would eat more.

374f2b88889882ca38a0764b2a57161e

(10)

on November 14, 2012
at 06:47 PM

I workout everyday, and I only want to lose another 10 lbs or so. I am 6'1 and 195

374f2b88889882ca38a0764b2a57161e

(10)

on November 14, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Thanks! I have no idea of my calorie count for the day, but I did think I wasn't eating enough. I am never hungry between meals though, so I guess for now my body is ok with it lol.

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