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Does this diet sound ok for an active 14 year old girl who needs to lose fat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM

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 11, 2012
at 03:08 PM

I'd say adding some coconut oil to replace the abundance of nut milk would help her increase satiety. She spoke to a shortage of healthy fats in her household.

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on October 11, 2012
at 12:52 AM

How does adding calories to a diet help with losing weight?

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:44 PM

Love love love John Briffa! Great suggestion.

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:34 PM

Educate your mother. A good support structure will be your biggest ally.

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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.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 10, 2012
at 08:44 PM

Love love love John Briffa! Great suggestion.

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 10, 2012
at 08:32 PM

How about sneaking some coconut oil into your room and putting in some tea?

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on October 11, 2012
at 03:08 PM

I'd say adding some coconut oil to replace the abundance of nut milk would help her increase satiety. She spoke to a shortage of healthy fats in her household.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 12:52 AM

How does adding calories to a diet help with losing weight?

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 11, 2012
at 12:55 AM

What's with the nut milks? Ditch them. Just crappy fats and sugar.

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