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Starting Paleo - HELP !!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Hi,

I am currently starting Paleo as i feel it will benefit my quest to reach 8-10% bodyfat. I'm currently 'cutting' (basically overdid the carbs on a 'dirty bulk') and need some general pointers.

People have told me to keep fats (from almonds, brasil nuts) high, around 100-120g daily. My protein intake is high due to bodybuilding (300-360g) daily. I have some Post-Workout carbs (50-60g) from Waxy Maize (starch) and 200g strawberries (30g).

I'm avoiding all breads, dairy, sugars etc

Can I get some general pointers as to if the above is nonsence or factual.

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on May 16, 2013
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Hi, Thanks for your reply. I will drop the Waxy Maize from the post workout shake. I eat 300-360g of protein daily. 60g of that comes from 1 protein shake. The rest is from chicken, eggs & nuts (i don't like fish) I only eat my fruit post workout to maximise insulun spikes. I dont touch it at all other than this period. I only eat Sweet Potato so the strach was coming from Waxy Maize

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on May 14, 2013
at 03:45 PM

If you're consuming starch and strawberries, you're not avoiding all sugars. Replace some of those nut fats with coconut. Other than that, your diet is fine.

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on May 14, 2013
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Waxy maize? No, definitely not paleo. Consider replacing this with a very dense starch - yuca or potato come to mind. Other tubers and roots are great, too, but those two are very high in starch.

What are your sources for protein? If you are getting the bulk of your protein from powders and shakes, that's not quite paleo either, so consider eating plenty of, and a variety of, real meat.

Do not keep your fats that high from nuts primarily. Your fat levels will likely fall in that range from eating real meats. Nuts are not required at all, but are AOK to have if you want to eat them.

If you're eating starch and fruit, you're not not eating sugar, but of the sugars you are eating, strawberries (and most berries) should be AOK.

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on May 16, 2013
at 10:42 AM

Hi, Thanks for your reply. I will drop the Waxy Maize from the post workout shake. I eat 300-360g of protein daily. 60g of that comes from 1 protein shake. The rest is from chicken, eggs & nuts (i don't like fish) I only eat my fruit post workout to maximise insulun spikes. I dont touch it at all other than this period. I only eat Sweet Potato so the strach was coming from Waxy Maize

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on May 14, 2013
at 03:47 PM

Looks good to me. Although if you are reaistnance training as well I would increase carbs on workout days and reduce some of the fat. Then on rest days I would eat as you have posted

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