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what are your food/diet rules ? What are your big wins ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Rules (sorted by big wins first):

  1. no grains
  2. limit carbs to roughly 100 grams per day (don't count vegetables). no added sugars except for 85% chocolate
  3. eat real food (meat,fish,eggs,vegetables,fruits,..) instead of processed food
  4. don't eat bad fats such as most vegetable oils but eat healthy fats such as coconut oil, ghee, olive oil and red palm oil. Use coconut oil for most cooking.
  5. eat 2 meals a day
  6. take magnesium when going to sleep. I use Orthica's magnesium-400.
  7. eat fish regularly (for omega-3)
  8. eat food I enjoy such as (red) wine, greek yogurt, frozen berries, 85% chocolate, macadamia nuts
  9. don't eat beans and legumes
  10. eat fermented foods such as greek yoghurt
  11. eat organic foods when possible
  12. take vitamin D when waking up
  13. grass fed beef instead of regular beef when possible
  14. I just started eating bone broth regularly
  15. I plan on eating beef liver once in a while
  16. I plan on eating seaweed once in a while

Cheats:

  1. a few times a week: kebab with salad and garlic sauce (without bread)
  2. a few times a week I cook with sambal oelek (has a bit of corn starch)
  3. sometimes I eat meat and vegetables (or even beans and legumes) which I haven't cooked myself
  4. about once a month: kibbeling ((deep-fried nugget-sized chunks of cod covered in grains.usually deep fried in sunflower oil)
  5. less than once a month: sushi (when eating out)
  6. less than once a month: spareribs (when eating out)

Snacks:

  1. Fruits and vegetables such as carrots and apples
  2. 85% chocolate
  3. macadamia nuts
  4. once in a while : sausage, olives, cheese

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on February 23, 2012
at 10:35 AM

I dont mind the vegetables because they dont contain much carbs. I think I'm below 100 grams most days but I don't really count. It's just a rough estimate.

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on February 23, 2012
at 10:25 AM

that's just semantics. I'm not 100% strict.

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on February 22, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Why don't you count vegetables in your carb intake?

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on February 22, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Okay, fine. I CHOOSE not to eat gluten, not to eat sugar, etc. Yeesh.

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on February 22, 2012
at 04:05 PM

You don't need to have milk or cheese for calcium. Get it from leafy greens like Kale, swiss chard, or collards. You'll be getting calcium from them as well as chlorophyll, fiber, magnesium, and a bunch other good things that dairy lacks.

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on February 22, 2012
at 02:37 PM

that´s almost exactly what I do constantly :)

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on February 22, 2012
at 05:10 PM

OMG. Rules? Nobody told me I needed to have food rules. I figured I could get by making choices. Dang.

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on February 22, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Okay, fine. I CHOOSE not to eat gluten, not to eat sugar, etc. Yeesh.

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on February 23, 2012
at 10:25 AM

that's just semantics. I'm not 100% strict.

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on February 22, 2012
at 12:06 PM

Rules 1.) No grains and no dairy 2.) No carrots (recently decided that 1 pound of raw carrots a day is a bit of a problem. Going cold turkey for awhile) 3.) 1-2 servings of fruit every other day/same goes for nuts 4.) Sweet potato once to twice a week 5.) Lift weights 3 days per week/HIIT Twice a week 6.) Admire myself in the mirror 7.) Catch hell from my coworkers for not eating "real" food 8.) Inter. Fast based upon hunger, not upon an actual schedule 9.) As number 8 goes, eat based on hunger and not meal times 10.) And b/c I forgot to mention it earlier: Lean cuts of meat if bought conventionally, Fattier cuts of meat if grassfed. Eggs and fish. Vit D3 in the winter 11.) Eat plenty of healthy fats (Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, and a touch of Kerrygold butter) 12.) Tell people that I eat more than 100 grams of fat per day and watch reaction

Cheats (limited to once every two weeks to once a month) 1.) Tequila (In the form of NorCal Margaritas) 2.) Strongbow Dry Cider (In the form of "awesome")

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on February 22, 2012
at 07:48 PM

No grains

No legumes

No dairy

Cook with coconut and palm oil.

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on February 22, 2012
at 01:45 PM

  1. No gluten.
  2. Only sources of sugars: fruit, organic dark chocolate, or something I make myself with a 'natural' sweetener.
  3. Alcohol: one glass of red wine during the week, limited to 3 drinks on the weekend.
  4. No seed oils, soy, unpronounceable chemicals, etc.
  5. No grains (further down the list as I eat rice 1-2x a week)
  6. No low-fat, overly processed dairy. I only use good cheeses, heavy cream, and natural sour cream.
  7. One cruciferous veggie serving each day, one leafy green veggie serving each day.
  8. Coconut every day.
  9. 5 days a week: either a strength workout, met-con workout, or run. Skillwork everyday. Stay away from weight and cardio machines.
  10. No sugary/carby fruits (bananas, mangos, apples, etc.), only citrus and berries.

TREATS:

  • a (FT, organic) banana in a smoothie after a long/hard run
  • a glass of red wine once during the week. Cutting back on alcohol is one of the hardest things I've done for paleo!
  • an orange in the afternoon if I've eaten enough fat, and a bit of dark chocolate after supper if I was paleo all day
  • a very small amount of rice pasta or a few rice crackers 1-2 times a week
  • bacon! uncured, low sodium, couple times a week
  • white potatoes, once a week, only after a tough workout

CHEATS:

  • sushi, about once every 6 weeks
  • beer. My husband has won quite a few homebrew contests with a number of his beers, and I cannot refuse to drink his homebrew. This is a once a week thing, and I feel it the next day.
  • non-paleo dessert. I'm a sugar addict, and I try to keep this to 1-2 times a month.

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on February 22, 2012
at 01:07 PM

  1. No grains
  2. I eat dairy but in moderation. Usually small glass of milk for calcium and cheese every once in awhile
  3. Protein at every meal and between, I try to spread it out through the day
  4. Snack on nuts and fruits
  5. Use only healthy oils like olive, avacado when I'm cooking
  6. Strength train 3+ times a week
  7. Cardio at least once a week

Cheats

  1. Once a week I get a cheat meal. Nothing overboard, but I'll eat a burger with the bun, maybe a couple slices of pizza.
  2. At least 2 days between cheat meals
  3. Every once in awhile I'll have something sweet, not often
  4. I'll have a diet soda about once or twice a week
  5. Beer occasionally, more often is wine or a nice whiskey or bourbon
  6. I eat low carb high protein options when dining out, but I don't stress about things like what oil they use and if grass fed

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on February 22, 2012
at 04:05 PM

You don't need to have milk or cheese for calcium. Get it from leafy greens like Kale, swiss chard, or collards. You'll be getting calcium from them as well as chlorophyll, fiber, magnesium, and a bunch other good things that dairy lacks.

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on February 22, 2012
at 07:34 PM

  1. Limit sodium; I have Meniere's disease and this is a huge win for me because it keeps me mostly off meds. It also naturally limits my dairy intake.
  2. Lots of diverse veggies, including starchy ones & some fruit.
  3. A fondness for fish & seafood + use of fish oil when I'm training hard.
  4. A little bit of liver now & then, eliminated my roseacea.
  5. Eliminate all artificial sweeteners & diet drinks, HUGE benefit for me.
  6. Eliminate seed & vegetable oils.
  7. Eat foods that I find enjoyable and lose the martyr complex about diet.
  8. Enjoy most food with family & friends or in peace & mindfulness.

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on February 22, 2012
at 05:03 PM

Avoid starch. No PUFA seed oils. Avoid factory farmed meat.

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on February 22, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Rules:

  • No grains
  • No sugar
  • Get carbs from veggies only - mostly non-starchy ones (some carrots, no potatoes), mostly green ones
  • No vegetable oils, only olive and coconut oil
  • Limit nuts - they can trigger a binge
  • Eat. Real. Food.
  • Eat slowly and savor food. Pay attention to how my tastebuds explode. My tastebuds have been neglected for years, the poor things.
  • Limit snacking. If I only eat when I'm hungry, then I never need to snack. If I'm hungry between meals, that means I need to eat more at mealtime.
  • Be aware of the omega-3/omega-6 ratio, but don't be crazy about it (mentally unhealthy for me)
  • Limit dairy to high fat dairy (cream, full-fat greek yogurt); limit dairy in general
  • No legumes
  • Eat grass-fed beef and fatty fish more than chicken (prior to paleo, I would ONLY eat chicken)
  • Exercise 6x/week. Be active on the 7th. Tone down the chronic cardio, increase strength training and walking.
  • Use IF as a tool to honor hunger and understand my body, not to starve myself.

Cheats:

  • Coconut flakes (1-2x a month - can trigger a coconut binge)
  • 100% dark chocolate (Bakers) everyday
  • Coffee with stevia and almond milk every working
  • Eating out with friends 1x/week
  • I'm not indulging in this yet, but eventually I'd like to treat myself to a frozen yogurt (my favorite)
  • Alcohol. Vodkatequilaredwinewhitewine. In that order. 1-2x/week.
  • Diet soda SOLELY to help wash down the vodkatequila.

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