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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 18, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Ok so started being paleo from Saturday so I am an absolute newbie, I am a personal trainer by trade so I understand exercise and nutrition. Just made what I thought was a massive breakfast: 3x rommain lettuce leaves, handful of lettuce, carrots, cabbage, 2x gherkins, 3 spoonfuls of sauerkraut, 3 egg omelette with mushrooms spinach, tomatoes and 1.5 breasts of turkey. I understand I shouldn't calorie count but it was under 500 calories :) and the guideline for food is 2000 calories a day, I think in a day I could only manage 2 of those meals a day Most people say being on diets try get hungry..... Ok well smash on the veg! Simples I think paleo may have solved obesity in the uk and USA wikid!

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 19, 2012
at 08:03 AM

No worries I understand, what about a discussion board on here as well as questions?

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on July 18, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Maybe we could have given the new guy a chance to rework this into a question before closing? Or someone with editing capabilities could have done it for him? Rough crown today! Sorry about that Neal.

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 18, 2012
at 03:11 PM

thanks Maria, and MathGirl72 yea I just wait till I'm absolutely starving till I eat, apart from post workout.

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 18, 2012
at 03:09 PM

that is it know that computers have come in and the desk chair has come along also and manual work is on the decline, but yet the guidelines stay the same especially the carbs thanks for that RaiseFitness

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on July 18, 2012
at 01:02 PM

Most of us eat more fat to make up the calories.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 18, 2012
at 12:59 PM

You described me perfectly. Every couple of days I will wake up feeling ravenous, like I haven't eaten in a week. Other days, meh...don't need to eat for hours. I haven't found an eating pattern that contributes to it and I suspect hormones are the cause.

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 18, 2012
at 10:40 AM

Well I'm doing the 531 strength programme for me it goes 2 days heavy 1 day cardio 2 days heavy etc :) yea I ate that like3 hours ago and I'm still full

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on July 18, 2012
at 12:01 PM

My experience is that I can eat fewer calories than I did before and not have a reduction in activities. I believe that this is because my body is now better at using those calories for energy. I don't get as hungry since my body is comfortable burning it's stored fat.

I have wondered whether the 2000 kCal/day rule has any true scientific basis. Sure we need calories for energy expenditure, but on days that I IF (dinner-to-dinner), I usually find that I cannot make up for the loss calories because I am simply not hungry at night. And I run/bike/lift/basketball/soccer/swim almost everyday so it's not like I am more sedentary on days I IF. Nor do I see a performance reduction.

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on July 18, 2012
at 02:02 PM

A couple of observations. First, most inactive people do not need 2000 kcal per day. When those numbers were assigned, people had more labor related jobs, on average.

Secondly, and related to what you eat, if you try to do paleo with very lean meats like chicken and turkey breasts, you will have a calorie deficit very easily. Add some butter, or oil, or just get fattier meats.

One of the reasons people lose weight initially rather quickly on paleo is they go in avoiding carbs AND fat early on, so they fill up on veggies and lean meat which are both nutritionally dense and quite filling, without having a high calorie cost.

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 18, 2012
at 03:09 PM

that is it know that computers have come in and the desk chair has come along also and manual work is on the decline, but yet the guidelines stay the same especially the carbs thanks for that RaiseFitness

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on July 18, 2012
at 12:38 PM

I wouldn't necessarily draw that conclusion from a single day. I find that my appetite is very variable - one day I don't want much at all and the next I'm totally ravenous and chomping around for everything in sight. But either way, I'm glad you've found something that seems to work for you!

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 18, 2012
at 03:11 PM

thanks Maria, and MathGirl72 yea I just wait till I'm absolutely starving till I eat, apart from post workout.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 18, 2012
at 12:59 PM

You described me perfectly. Every couple of days I will wake up feeling ravenous, like I haven't eaten in a week. Other days, meh...don't need to eat for hours. I haven't found an eating pattern that contributes to it and I suspect hormones are the cause.

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on July 18, 2012
at 09:11 AM

Do. Not. Count. Calories. More true is you have daily heavy training. The meal you describe is an appetizer ;-)

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 18, 2012
at 10:40 AM

Well I'm doing the 531 strength programme for me it goes 2 days heavy 1 day cardio 2 days heavy etc :) yea I ate that like3 hours ago and I'm still full

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