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Does this sound right for paleo?

Answered on May 14, 2014
Created May 13, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Today I consumed the following

3 cups of black tea, no sugar.

3 glasses of water.

Tuna in spring water

A very small handful of hazelnuts and dried berries (approximately 7 small hazelnuts and maybe 15 dried berries.)

Chicken breast, broccoli and chopped plum tomatoes cooked with a small spoonful of ghee and some garlic and paprika.

A small banana.

I'm currently satisfied but there are literally days where I could eat three or four times this amount and then not want to eat for a couple of days!

Is this right?

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on May 14, 2014
at 05:53 AM

(It's also pretty easy, as I work from home and live alone. So while you would be commuting to work or whatnot and dealing with children and eating a 3rd meal, I'm chillin and grillin trying to stay away from the desk / chair. I tend to bring food to people's houses and cook meals with them to socialize, haha.)

Before breakfast, I usually go out for a quick jog and some stretches / light resistance training. There's a gym walking distance away, so I have fun with that and work up a good appetite. Otherwise, I have to wait about 2 hours after eating to get the ketones back up.

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on May 14, 2014
at 05:38 AM

See, my dr told me to be absolutely minimal on fruits and orange/red/yellow vegetables if I wanted to see weight loss results. I stated before, I don't really care how much I weigh, I care how I feel. The dr recommended I detox from lots of things because my intestine is inflamed (gluten intolerant) and I need to give it a chance to heal. I already wanted to try paleo, and it seemed to fit but I am mostly starving on what the dr recommended for serving sizes and appropriate foods etc

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on May 14, 2014
at 05:38 AM

It didn't take much time. I chop fast and things are heating / cooking while I'm chopping, occasionally 2 pans on the stove and food in the oven while I'm making a quick salad. I cook one meal after I wake up, and one before I sleep. Generally 15hrs from dinner to breakfast and 8 hours from breakfast to dinner (no food or snacks between). It's sort of a workout, as I'm in constant motion while usually talking to friends and family as we bounce around each other in the kitchen. I enjoy the process much. Took ~30 minutes of prep, and 30 minutes to eat. Leftovers easily reheat.

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at 05:34 AM

This is how I've been eating most days. I'm trying to lose body fat and nothing is happening! This is what my dr recommended I do if I really wanted to lose. Yes, I feel hungry.

I am 30 years old, 5ft 8ins and weigh 172lb. I want to lose the fat that seems to be hanging around, I don't care how much I end up weighing, but I want to be able to do up those buttons comfortably and feel healthy and proud again. What would you recommend?

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on May 14, 2014
at 05:30 AM

How on earth do you have the time to make that for breakfast?!

I do not have the time in the mornings before work to make anything of the sort! If I have leftovers and time I will eat those or some eggs, but most of the time, with two little children and a house to get in order before I leave, I only have time to down a quick drink and I'm having to leave. Very hands on job so work doesn't afford me the opportunity to eat every 2 hours. I get 30 minutes for lunch.

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Agreed. That sounds like a decent breakfast, although I would have swapped the fruit for vegetables for my goals.

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on May 14, 2014
at 08:11 PM

Does this sound at all better then? This morning I had an apple with a spoonful of almond butter for breakfast and I got up early to prepare lunch and snacks for work. At morning break I insisted on eating and had a boiled egg and a small banana. For lunch I had a river cobbler fillet (white fish) with red pepper, tomato and cabbage. Seasoned with garlic and paprika, cooked in a spoonful of almond oil. When I got home I had some almonds and some berries. For dinner I had some sweet potato wedges as I wasn't especially hungry but needed an energy boost. I have drunk water with fresh lemon, plain water and black tea.

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on May 14, 2014
at 02:01 AM

For comparison, today to start the day, I took out a baking pan and lined the bottom with extra virgin olive oil (organic) and a few tablespoons of minced garlic. I put 3 small sliced roma tomatoes (organic) over the garlic, then 2 sliced medium zucchinis (organic) over the tomato and seasoned them with fresh ground black pepper and fresh ground himalayan salt. Over the zucchini, went a bunch of green onion and a whole julienned red bell pepper, then some thin sliced cheese (2 year aged grass-fed cheddar) and another big drizzle of olive oil. While that was baking at 350, I started a pan with a sliced onion on organic coconut oil + butter (grass-fed), then made a tea with salted kelp with a splash of red wine, and threw that underneath. Next to the onion on the pan, I added a grass-fed organic ribeye, then started chopping up a baby bok choy (organic). The bok choy went over the onions with a handful of spinach (organic), then I flipped the steak and added fresh-ground pepper and fresh-ground himalayan salt. I drizzled some olive oil around the pan, then pulled the steak out at medium-rareness and put the veg on top. This was about time to pull the baking pan out of the oven. I ate everything, but saved half of the steak for a stir fry for breakfast tomorrow, and then had a couple handfuls of salted pistachios, some vitamin d3 in mct oil, my b vitamins, and a few tablets of chelated magnesium, and a glass of water flavored with fresh-squeezed lemon. That was breakfast.

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on May 14, 2014
at 05:30 AM

How on earth do you have the time to make that for breakfast?!

I do not have the time in the mornings before work to make anything of the sort! If I have leftovers and time I will eat those or some eggs, but most of the time, with two little children and a house to get in order before I leave, I only have time to down a quick drink and I'm having to leave. Very hands on job so work doesn't afford me the opportunity to eat every 2 hours. I get 30 minutes for lunch.

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on May 14, 2014
at 01:58 AM

i would be very hungry from this but if you feel fine eating that little, then do it. my energy would be lagging for sure.

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on May 14, 2014
at 01:46 AM

It looks like very little food and far too low in fat and insufficient servings of fruits/vegetables.

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on May 14, 2014
at 05:38 AM

See, my dr told me to be absolutely minimal on fruits and orange/red/yellow vegetables if I wanted to see weight loss results. I stated before, I don't really care how much I weigh, I care how I feel. The dr recommended I detox from lots of things because my intestine is inflamed (gluten intolerant) and I need to give it a chance to heal. I already wanted to try paleo, and it seemed to fit but I am mostly starving on what the dr recommended for serving sizes and appropriate foods etc

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on May 14, 2014
at 01:06 AM

You've listed a day where you've likely, and significantly, under eaten, so I'm not sure if you can get meaningful information from that...

16d6cd8466c64223c67d76676d1546b7

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on May 14, 2014
at 05:34 AM

This is how I've been eating most days. I'm trying to lose body fat and nothing is happening! This is what my dr recommended I do if I really wanted to lose. Yes, I feel hungry.

I am 30 years old, 5ft 8ins and weigh 172lb. I want to lose the fat that seems to be hanging around, I don't care how much I end up weighing, but I want to be able to do up those buttons comfortably and feel healthy and proud again. What would you recommend?

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on May 14, 2014
at 01:37 AM

Agreed. That sounds like a decent breakfast, although I would have swapped the fruit for vegetables for my goals.

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on May 14, 2014
at 12:50 AM

This would be enough for me, if it was for one meal. Just teasing. I eat way more than that myself since I eat every two hours. One thing I would change it to add more water. I am hungrier some days also.

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