I would like some links, support or ideas on what to eat for 65% fat. Where do I get my fat intake from? I would like to connect with Paleo Mentor do we have any. Is there any support in the Boston area?
I would love recipes , pot lucks, and guidance. I am looking for sample meal plans. I would love ideas, any kind of help. I am sure the Paleo lovers will have a great desire to assist a newbie. Thanks for checking in. Roxy
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on January 26, 2012
at 04:03 PM
I would happily suggest how I've been most successful. My background is that at one time I was over 400lbs at 6 feet tall. I am still working on finishing up the weightloss (down 110lbs) but I've had stumbling blocks along the way due to my own pigheadedness and finances.
Don't worry about the 65% fat part just yet. Just eat whole, wholesome food. Macronutrients are not only arbitrary between the different schools of paleo thought, if you are eating properly they will usually sort themselves out on their own (unless you have a specific reprehension of certain macros like fats, which tends to happen often with athletic folks). IT's only during stalls that you will maybe need to tweak them, and if you start by eradicating the bad foods, you likely won't have a significant stall for quite some time (with the exception of the two-week-in water/bloat loss).
I like to separate everything into stages. This prevents the "cold turkey" approach from burning you out quickly, it eases you into a lifestyle. 1 is mandatory, the rest you can ease into as you see fit.
- Stage 1 (Basics): Eradicate grain-foods, sugars, processed beverages, and vegetable oils from your house and diet. Increase water intake as much as you see fit, and limit your intake of high-sugar fruits (apples/bananas). Stock up on quality butter, eggs, and meat. Make sure your veggies are fairly low-sugar, and varied (try to eat several different varieties per week).
- Stage 2 (Food Quality): Improve the sources of the foods that you eat. Fully explore these ingredients and how to prepare them in a very tasty way, to prevent the burnout most present in diets/lifestyles that promote bland, unsatisfying foods. Cookbooks can help you here somewhat, but knowing these new ingredients will really go a long way to helping you make GOOD food choices and being satisfied with what you eat.
- Stage 3 (Accountability and Tracking): Once comfortable with above, start a food log. I use Cronometer, but there is also Paleotrack, Fitday, FatSecret, etc. This will help you immensely in determining specific caloric needs and troubleshooting any issues you experience along the way.
- Stage 4 (Get Active gradually): As you heal your body with food, your body will literally crave activity. I never force myself to go walking, I just "feel like walking" a lot more often because my body isn't pissed off from inflammation. I suggest letting this step happen quasi-naturally, as you feel better ease into some mild activities such as walking or swimming, don't over-do it. If your body is ready, you'll find yourself inadvertently doing more.
on January 26, 2012
at 02:31 PM
on February 01, 2012
at 07:33 AM
2 lbs bulk sausage (maple is awesome) 1 cup chopped granny smith apple 1 -2 cup shredded swiss cheese (can used sliced cheese) 3 tablespoons brown sugar 5 slices bacon 1 tablespoon bbq dry rub seasonings Directions:
1 Flatten out your sausage into a rectangle onto a piece of aluminum foil. 2 Like a jelly roll, add fillings to your desire. In this case-chopped apple, swiss cheese, and brown sugar. I add a sprinkle cayenne-but that's just me :). 3 roll up jelly roll style. 4 wrap bacon slices around the roll. 5 rub with your favorite bbq rub. 6 smoke in smoker @ 225 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours=until the internal temp reaches 165 degrees. 7 Let sit for 20 minutes before slicing! 8 ENJOY! THIS IS OUR FAVORITE! 9 Try- cheddar and jalepeno filling -- 10 add chorizo sausage layer inside -- 11 ham and pineapple -- 12 sun dried tomato, mozzerella -- 13 greek olive and feta -- .
Not to much would help to lose weight. Remember unhealthy foods has too much fat.