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30 Day Challenge

Commented on January 18, 2011
Created January 17, 2011 at 8:15 PM

I'm in my first full day of the Whole30 Paleo Challenge as detailed at ??http://www.urbangetsdiesel.com/2009/07/change-your-life-in-thirty-days.html. I'm planning to have steak for dinner tonight, but even after breakfast and lunch I still have 1500 calories to eat today. Does anyone have suggestions for tasty high calorie foods that will be safe for this 30 Day strict paleo challenge?

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on January 18, 2011
at 01:14 PM

If you have a food processor, that would help, some places may grind the fat for you!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on January 18, 2011
at 01:13 PM

Guess I better dial it back on my lardfest hehe. I ordered pig leaf fat from my grassfed beef place (vermontgrassfedbeef.com) and the rendering process wasn't too bad! I got a blister from chopping up all that fat, but other than that, it was pretty easy. Diced it all up (about 4lbs), and just tossed it in the crockpot with a couple cups of water, and set it on low. Took about 6 hrs, then I strained it, put chunks back in the crock pot, and rendered a second time for about 4 more hrs& got more lard out of it. The second rendering definitely yielded a "porkier" flavor; using that for eggs!

9d778043b9c008cf3f5c6bc52e648c53

on January 18, 2011
at 03:12 AM

The lard idea is tempting, but based on a some Googling it looks pretty complicated to make. Any suggestions?

9d778043b9c008cf3f5c6bc52e648c53

on January 18, 2011
at 03:04 AM

Whole30 says pork is okay sparingly. The problem is pigs eat EVERYTHING, so there are no grassfed pigs (they usually eat corn and soybeans).

9d778043b9c008cf3f5c6bc52e648c53

on January 18, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Thanks, the Whole30 site was broken when I was originally looking at this, finally got to it today and bought the book.

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on January 18, 2011
at 02:59 AM

Large steaks with guacamole = oh mama!

9d778043b9c008cf3f5c6bc52e648c53

on January 18, 2011
at 02:59 AM

Whole30 for sure recommends one or two snacks per day. They say a snack is just a smaller meal with protein, vegetables/fruit and fat.

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on January 17, 2011
at 09:12 PM

Larger portions :) I've found 16-20oz steaks make me happy.

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on January 18, 2011
at 02:00 AM

I'm on the last day of my first 30 of doing strict paleo. Getting enough calories is still my weak point as I'm losing too much weight but I've found a few things that have helped:

  • Use a lot of olive oil. If you have a salad or veggies, dribble on some oil.
  • Avocados whenever possible.
  • Coconut milk and oil.
  • Larger portions (which is the hardest part for me because eating this way is so filling.)
  • While many paleo advocates are against it, I graze through the day by adding small snacks. I simply can't eat enough in 3 or less meals to get enough calories.

9d778043b9c008cf3f5c6bc52e648c53

on January 18, 2011
at 02:59 AM

Whole30 for sure recommends one or two snacks per day. They say a snack is just a smaller meal with protein, vegetables/fruit and fat.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on January 17, 2011
at 10:41 PM

I'm doing this program also- I'm having copious amounts of coconut milk (just the creamy stuff from the top of the can) in my coffee, eggs cooked in homemade lard, sweet potatoes roasted with said lard or coconut oil. I thought I read that Whole9 wasn't cool with pork, but now I'm not sure, so hopefully all this lard is ok :/

9d778043b9c008cf3f5c6bc52e648c53

on January 18, 2011
at 03:04 AM

Whole30 says pork is okay sparingly. The problem is pigs eat EVERYTHING, so there are no grassfed pigs (they usually eat corn and soybeans).

9d778043b9c008cf3f5c6bc52e648c53

on January 18, 2011
at 03:12 AM

The lard idea is tempting, but based on a some Googling it looks pretty complicated to make. Any suggestions?

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on January 18, 2011
at 01:14 PM

If you have a food processor, that would help, some places may grind the fat for you!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on January 18, 2011
at 01:13 PM

Guess I better dial it back on my lardfest hehe. I ordered pig leaf fat from my grassfed beef place (vermontgrassfedbeef.com) and the rendering process wasn't too bad! I got a blister from chopping up all that fat, but other than that, it was pretty easy. Diced it all up (about 4lbs), and just tossed it in the crockpot with a couple cups of water, and set it on low. Took about 6 hrs, then I strained it, put chunks back in the crock pot, and rendered a second time for about 4 more hrs& got more lard out of it. The second rendering definitely yielded a "porkier" flavor; using that for eggs!

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on January 17, 2011
at 08:32 PM

not totally familiar with the whole30, but i had some coconut shrimp the other night that were pretty calorie dense! shrimp, dredged in coconut flour, then egg, rolled in coconut flakes, fried in coconut oil. yummy fat bomb. have it with a dumptruck sized salad with pepitas and olive oil and that should get you part way there, right?

ETA: custards. or full fat coconut milk blended with some frozen blueberries.

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on January 17, 2011
at 08:24 PM

There are updates to this plan on Whole30, plus check out robbwolf.com for ways to mix & match ingredients to make tasty food. Primal Blueprint is another source.

9d778043b9c008cf3f5c6bc52e648c53

on January 18, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Thanks, the Whole30 site was broken when I was originally looking at this, finally got to it today and bought the book.

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