Hi, I'm not one of those girls who thinks they are fat when they've mostly got a flat stomach.I haven't. I have grab-able fat. Even my mom says I could lose half a stone.
It may be for vanity, but it is also for my running. I need to drop fat for my running in order to run faster.
Also, I notice that when I have a lot of fat with my meal I feel AMAZING - and if I have sweet food after, such as berries or honey - it kills my satiety. Just an observation. Does anyone else experience this?
So this is what I am eating. Bearing in mind I started eating this this morning and it's not 100% paleo. I'm still going to eat rice and possibly beans. (I think yoghurt, cheese and butter are grey areas, am I right?)
Breakfast, 7:00 AM: 3 eggs scrambled with grass-fed butter and almond milk, 2 slices of back bacon.
Snack (If I need it) 11:15 AM: fruit
Lunch, 12:40: salad. Beef/salmon/tuna/chicken/turkey salad, which includes nuts, carrots, salad leaves, lettuce. Piece of fruit after
When I get home from school (at 4:00 PM) I normally have a glass of hazelnut milk.
If I'm training, I might have white rice with turkey for dinner. (6:00 PM) if not, meat and veg, normally.
I used to have frozen berries with Greek yoghurt and honey but I've found that it makes me more hungry so I'm going to stop.
The thing is, after training I get the munchies. I normally combat this with a gluten-free bar (I know that sounds bad, but it isn't - rice, macadamia, dark chocolate and coconut) nuts and hazelbut milk. I realise this is probably too much...
Is this ok? Will it help me lose weight? Any ways to combat hunger after training?
I must add that my mom is extremely fat-phobic. Like, if she makes me breakfast, she'll drain the bacon and literally wipe the grease off. She buys butter mixed with vegetable oil and says skimmed milk is better than full-fat raw dairy. She tries to sneak 0% Greek Yoghurt and buys "extremely lean beef!" So I'm going to have to be careful if one of you guys recommends that I lower carbs and up fat or something.
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on October 10, 2012
at 08:42 PM
Hiding your attempt to eat paleo from your Mum will increase your stress, which is always bad for your health (increased level of cortisol and all that). I suggest that you and your Mum read "Escape the Diet Trap" by London MD John Briffa. After you're on the same page, it will be much easier to proceed.
on October 10, 2012
at 08:32 PM
How about sneaking some coconut oil into your room and putting in some tea?