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What am I missing out with a diet of mutton curry alone? Can I eat bananas to repent?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 14, 2013 at 4:35 PM

TL;DR I'm doing basic exercise and skipping carbohydrates altogether, I want to lose weight. Will bananas be an adequate supplement and do you have any other ideas.

Stats: I'm 5'10", weight last measured four months ago was 240 pounds, lots of fat % in the body.

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I'm very overweight and trying to lose the fat deposits.

What I'm eating everyday: Mutton curry (that's it). It is prepared with clarified butter, and I make sure to get extra fat in the meat. The curry also has lots of spices (so all those micronutrients) and onion.

I am sure I'm losing out on calcium because I eat boneless mutton. I'm lactose intolerant so trying to think of ways to supplement.

I'm also walking + jogging, sprinting + doing pushups - on alternate sessions. Usually these sessions are separated by two days. Today I was doing bodyweight so I'll be doing running day after tomorrow. This is to combat exhaustion and allow maximum recovery.

I don't feel particularly tired right now but it has been less than a week. I'm sure I'll start seeing negative effects soon if I continue. So I'm considering using Bananas for the carbs and micronutrients now. I can eat rice but I really want/need to lose the weight. Please help.

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

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on August 14, 2013
at 07:46 PM

:-) Always a good to be able to ask better questions. // // Regarding the bone broth vs. consuming bone meal, it's commonly assumed that bone broths with some form of vinegar help leach the nutrients/minerals out of the bones & into the broth, especially such things as calcium(/magnesium?), but some test broths in labs found no or not much significant calcium increase in the broth even after the traditional long-cooking of 72 hours, if I recall this correctly.

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

(529)

on August 14, 2013
at 07:40 PM

Ah, kefir supposedly removes lactose & casein through fermentation, so that might also be useful re: gut health & calcium.

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 07:36 PM

Oh, I meant the spicy variety of green chili, so no fructose there. Surprised to learn about the study, you should write a book called "the truth about bone meal" :) :)

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 07:33 PM

Cool :) if only I could 'accept' two answers!

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 07:32 PM

Awesome answer! Asking this question here made me ask Google better questions too (rubber duck debugging) :) Your answer is very detailed, and gives me many options to experiment. From tomorrow, I'm starting eating Cabbage, Spinach, and Banana (after workout) because they seem to be covering most nutrients I need, but I'll be sure to change things up depending on how I feel! Thanks for the very important tip on preservatives, I'll work on making it as natural as possible.

B668f9e9a60a54c01a275a14b68a843e

(145)

on August 14, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Cheers! I wouldn't worry about lack of carbs in the short term. As long as you can still train/live how you like. Long term you'd want to start eating a lot more of the animal (Liver, bone broth, even brain etc) rather than just muscle meat. There's nothing inherently necessary about carbs though, just the nutrients that go with them. If you feel fine on low carb Primal, I'd say stick with it while it works and eat plenty of green veg and low carb fruit like berries and avocados.

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 05:06 PM

The reason I'm going Bananas (haha) is I'm worried about the negative effects of 0 carbs in my diet. So I want to supplement with Bananas. They are very easily accessible here but coconuts slightly harder to find.

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 05:05 PM

Sure! First, I marinate the (thawed) mutton in ghee, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, a little vinegar, and ginger+garlic paste for 2 hours. Then, I fry onions and green chilli peppers in ghee in a pressure cooker pan until brown. Then I add the mutton, and fry till it is seared on the outside. Then add water and close the lid, and let the cooker "sing" 5 times (the regulator whistles each time pressure peaks). Now let the cooker cool down, open, and dig in!

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1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

on August 14, 2013
at 07:14 PM

If you do feel tired or start needing more carbohydrates, you could try vegetables that are starchier (sweet potatoes), though being fat-adapted and consuming enough fats/proteins should in theory be enough. Needs metabolism-wise when active can very potentially vary between persons, though.

Fructose is often a large barrier to weight loss, though I am not certain about the research. Certainly a large potential barrier.

(Also, bear in mind that vegetables contain carbohydrates, and you are likely consuming >0 carbs simply through your vegetable consumption. Green peppers(sweet variety, not spicy), for example, are one of the higher/g in fructose, as are onions, or tomatoes.)

Obviously, your garlic/ginger pastes and spice mixes or any other pre-made food items should be checked for additives & preservatives (and hidden additive sources, such as "spices", "salt(table salt -- caking agents & preservatives) & "natural flavors") if pre-made, as these can very much affect weight loss.

Second more organ meats & bone broths at some point, as well as enough sunlight for vitamin D/overall health.

A/D/K2/magnesium/zinc are all cofactors in the absorption and correct deposition (in hard/bone/tooth, rather than soft/heart/organ, tissue) of calcium, and more calcium can be harmful without ensuring adequate levels of at least these cofactors.

Bone meal might be a good calcium supplement. There is some debate as to whether bone broths (a common Paleo staple) contain calcium, but scientific studies have actually shown rather low amounts.

You might also consider raw milk (esp. raw goat's milk if even raw cow's milk is not tolerated) for calcium, as many "lactose intolerant" human beings find raw milk very beneficial, though unsure how/if this would affect weight loss.

Bone broth/stocks/ferments/kefir/yoghurt(from raw milk) would also likely help if gut health is bad

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

(529)

on August 14, 2013
at 07:46 PM

:-) Always a good to be able to ask better questions. // // Regarding the bone broth vs. consuming bone meal, it's commonly assumed that bone broths with some form of vinegar help leach the nutrients/minerals out of the bones & into the broth, especially such things as calcium(/magnesium?), but some test broths in labs found no or not much significant calcium increase in the broth even after the traditional long-cooking of 72 hours, if I recall this correctly.

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

(529)

on August 14, 2013
at 07:40 PM

Ah, kefir supposedly removes lactose & casein through fermentation, so that might also be useful re: gut health & calcium.

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 07:32 PM

Awesome answer! Asking this question here made me ask Google better questions too (rubber duck debugging) :) Your answer is very detailed, and gives me many options to experiment. From tomorrow, I'm starting eating Cabbage, Spinach, and Banana (after workout) because they seem to be covering most nutrients I need, but I'll be sure to change things up depending on how I feel! Thanks for the very important tip on preservatives, I'll work on making it as natural as possible.

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 07:36 PM

Oh, I meant the spicy variety of green chili, so no fructose there. Surprised to learn about the study, you should write a book called "the truth about bone meal" :) :)

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B668f9e9a60a54c01a275a14b68a843e

(145)

on August 14, 2013
at 04:53 PM

What a coincidence, I need to find a low carb lamb curry recipe! Cutting carbs for a bit to make up for some dodgy eating over time away from home.

Would you mind sharing your recipe?

I don't understand your choice of bananas though. If you want potassium, get some avocado and green veggies. Far lower carb.

Try buying a coconut and having the juice, and eating the flesh. Potassium + good fats + a reasonable amount of carbs.

I also supplement potassium with cheap tablets off eBay if I've eaten too much salt.

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 05:05 PM

Sure! First, I marinate the (thawed) mutton in ghee, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, a little vinegar, and ginger+garlic paste for 2 hours. Then, I fry onions and green chilli peppers in ghee in a pressure cooker pan until brown. Then I add the mutton, and fry till it is seared on the outside. Then add water and close the lid, and let the cooker "sing" 5 times (the regulator whistles each time pressure peaks). Now let the cooker cool down, open, and dig in!

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 05:06 PM

The reason I'm going Bananas (haha) is I'm worried about the negative effects of 0 carbs in my diet. So I want to supplement with Bananas. They are very easily accessible here but coconuts slightly harder to find.

B668f9e9a60a54c01a275a14b68a843e

(145)

on August 14, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Cheers! I wouldn't worry about lack of carbs in the short term. As long as you can still train/live how you like. Long term you'd want to start eating a lot more of the animal (Liver, bone broth, even brain etc) rather than just muscle meat. There's nothing inherently necessary about carbs though, just the nutrients that go with them. If you feel fine on low carb Primal, I'd say stick with it while it works and eat plenty of green veg and low carb fruit like berries and avocados.

55d7fb2e6e2c49f5bfa2bf873eb06d09

on August 14, 2013
at 07:33 PM

Cool :) if only I could 'accept' two answers!

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56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on August 14, 2013
at 05:35 PM

If you eat some greens with it it should be fine. Surely you have Malabar spinach or amaranth leaves. If it were me, I would also eat some guava or other low calorie, high vit.C - high K fruit.

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