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What do you eat every day?

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Created August 05, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Hi guys. Let me just begin by saying that i am loving paleo and once again the energy is through the roof. Im a broken record i know, lol. I am very curious to know what your daily food list looks like. For eg. I have an omelette consisting of 5 eggs, then about 5 chicken breasts and also a huge salad. Seems to be doing the trick. Also the weight is melting away. So what do you eat everyday?

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on August 07, 2011
at 09:32 PM

Sardines, lovely. Jester, you can come round to my house for dinner anytime :)

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on August 07, 2011
at 09:04 PM

I do the same thing, my fellow lazy paleo. Also worth eating everyday thats quick easy cheap and delicious: a can of sardines in EVOO.

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on August 07, 2011
at 12:03 PM

+1 for everything except the oatmeal

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on August 07, 2011
at 11:37 AM

That's fascinating! I think I may try to eliminate the whites for a while and see how I do. I have Hashimoto's which is an autoimmune disease so perhaps I'll see improvements without the whites. Thanks!

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on August 07, 2011
at 01:49 AM

A few years ago I tried Kwasniewski's Optimal Diet, and he recommends yolks only (less protein, more fat). I found I felt better without the whites so I kept the habit. Recently, though, I've found that Loren Cordain thinks they're contraindicated for autoimmune sufferers, and that may be why I felt better without them: http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/2010/01/paleo-diet-q-29-january-2010-update-on.html

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on August 07, 2011
at 01:06 AM

I'm curious, do you ditch the egg whites for any health reason or is it just personal preference?

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on August 06, 2011
at 04:00 PM

+1 for bacon and eggs

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on August 06, 2011
at 02:30 AM

It's usually right around 2800-2900 cals per day. I was up at 3100 for a couple weeks but I got a bit bouncy:) 2850ish is solid maintenance for me. I definitely move around a lot throughout the day but I never run and never do cardio at all. I lift.

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on August 06, 2011
at 02:15 AM

That's a lot of food for a cat who runs as lean as you do. I wish I had that kind of appetite. Lately, I've had very little appetite and have had to usually eat even when I'm not hungry to keep from losing weight. I'm wondering if it's the 108 degree heat every day (live in OK). Thanks for the post. I need to step up my game.

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on August 05, 2011
at 07:52 PM

How lean are u?

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on August 05, 2011
at 12:33 PM

+1 for "I get very bored eating the same thing all the time -- I would curl up and die eating the same thing every day." I'm with you. I can't imagine eating the same thing everyday. Paleo diet would have varied a lot seasonally and probably quite a bit daily depending on hunting success and where they were foraging.

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74d0407ca99061cab2512ed83683b498

on August 05, 2011
at 12:12 PM

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Fruit or Poached Egg on leftover veg or salad or smoked salmon, coffee w/ coconut milk, very occasional paleo pancakes.

Lunch: Soup or Salad, Cheese, Salami, Olives, HB Eggs, Whatever noshy things are around.

Dinner: Steak, Lamb, Salmon, Lobster, Shrimp, Pork Loin, Butcher-made Sausages (made w/ grassfed naturally raised meat, I <3 http://the-meathook.com/) Sauteed Greens, Roasted Butternut Squash, Roasted Tomatoes w/ Garlic, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower w/ lemon slices and garlic. Salad, salad salad. Stirfries, stews, soups, etc etc.

Snacks: fruit, chocolate! A ripe apricot and a square of dark chocolate is pretty much the best thing ever. Oh, and raw oysters. Yum.

I get very bored eating the same thing all the time -- I would curl up and die eating the same thing every day. Probably the most consistent thing in my diet is pastured eggs. And bacon. But I try to vary everything else.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on August 06, 2011
at 04:00 PM

+1 for bacon and eggs

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on August 05, 2011
at 12:33 PM

+1 for "I get very bored eating the same thing all the time -- I would curl up and die eating the same thing every day." I'm with you. I can't imagine eating the same thing everyday. Paleo diet would have varied a lot seasonally and probably quite a bit daily depending on hunting success and where they were foraging.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 07, 2011
at 08:56 PM

meh...

i don't even eat everyday - - - - - give your body rest from digestion sometimes

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 06, 2011
at 02:17 AM

Pre-workout, 6am: usually banana with almond butter, a little coconut, some sea salt. Huge glass of water or coconut water. Post-workout: ice coffee with milk or ice green tea with an aromatic, coconut water. Sweet and regular potatoes with veg and meat, fruit + and sometimes eggs. Lunch: Greens and meat - I like to make little rollups of roast beef with curry raw cabbage lately or pickles or avocado. Dinner: I eat differently for each season so right now it's a lot of really crispy salads with all things fresh from the market, more potatoes, meat, or fish, + berries. Before bed: If I have CF the next day I'll have some nuts, a few bites of yogurt or cottage cheese 30 minutes before curling up with the pillows.

I don't really snack but if the urge is there then frozen blueberries or blackberries, shaved coconut, maybe some nuts - mac or almonds. Dark chocolate. I change things around quite a bit and instead of cottage cheese will use ricotta with lemon, etc. Really great with kale and smoked meat. I also use a lot of edible flowers in my food. I don't like to eat the same thing every day, I cook each meal as i go, but when eating the 3-3500k calories a day it can get a bit challenging so colour helps :)

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on August 05, 2011
at 01:34 PM

These are the basic foods. The only one I eat absolutely every day is meat; the others come and go.

Meat (either hunted by husband, or from local rancher, or from "green meat" bin at market)

Egg yolks fried in ghee or bacon grease

Sardines or kippered herring, canned

Smoked salmon

Seaweed

Treats: going out for sashimi or soul food barbecue, occasional glass of red wine, macadamia nuts or walnuts

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on August 07, 2011
at 01:06 AM

I'm curious, do you ditch the egg whites for any health reason or is it just personal preference?

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on August 07, 2011
at 11:37 AM

That's fascinating! I think I may try to eliminate the whites for a while and see how I do. I have Hashimoto's which is an autoimmune disease so perhaps I'll see improvements without the whites. Thanks!

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 07, 2011
at 01:49 AM

A few years ago I tried Kwasniewski's Optimal Diet, and he recommends yolks only (less protein, more fat). I found I felt better without the whites so I kept the habit. Recently, though, I've found that Loren Cordain thinks they're contraindicated for autoimmune sufferers, and that may be why I felt better without them: http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/2010/01/paleo-diet-q-29-january-2010-update-on.html

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on August 05, 2011
at 01:31 PM

Eggs and whey are the only things I eat every single day without fail.

Besides those my staples are:

  • every type/cut of meat available
  • sweet potatoes
  • fermented cabbage sides like saurkraut and kimchi
  • avocado
  • mushrooms
  • green/white tea
  • mccanns steel cut oatmeal

Dc842d0107b0c792892ad779a2f9018c

(155)

on August 05, 2011
at 07:52 PM

How lean are u?

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on August 07, 2011
at 12:03 PM

+1 for everything except the oatmeal

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34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on August 05, 2011
at 12:14 PM

Sunday I had tacos (I admit to a few corn tortillas on that day) made from grilled salmon I caught and one or two grilled chicken tacos with pico de gallo and cabbage/broccoli slaw. Monday I ate nearly two pounds of white-tailed deer steaks I harvested last winter along with a very large organic mixed-greens salad. Tuesday was a Meatza made with a venizon/pork sausage crust and assorted veggies, Mozzerella and a little pepperoni. Wednesday was two hambugers with all the fixin's and no buns along with some leftovers from Tuesday. Thursday was chicken stir-fry with asparagus, portobello mushrooms, and other various veggies (I had a little white rice too). I typically IF for 16-20 hours having a little coffee in the morning, a diet coke or two, and some iced-tea, other than that water until dinner and a few beers this week after dinner. I look visably leaner but haven't weighed/measured myself. I will add that I am very, very large and my job/workout routine expends a lot more calories than the average person so the carbs along with IF are almost necessary. The only other way I can lose weight is ZC/VLC but my brain gets foggy and I start to stutter when I utilize those tactics.

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560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on August 05, 2011
at 12:08 PM

Daily meals:

  1. Ground beef or lamb & broccoli or green beans & eggs
  2. Tinned salmon & broccoli or green beans & eggs

Maybe add a sweet potato

Sometimes I vary but those generally it's those 2 meals. I was cooking a wide variety but decided to simplify things. It suits me at the moment.

8e204409aea24957ddbb2ac4fb75cf25

(70)

on August 07, 2011
at 09:04 PM

I do the same thing, my fellow lazy paleo. Also worth eating everyday thats quick easy cheap and delicious: a can of sardines in EVOO.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on August 07, 2011
at 09:32 PM

Sardines, lovely. Jester, you can come round to my house for dinner anytime :)

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 05, 2011
at 11:49 AM

FIRST MEAL (if you will):

I do a whey shake about 1.5-2 hours after waking.

If I???m lifting I???ll do 16 oz of coconut water pre lifting and post lifting.

I???ll do a whey shake post-lifting too.

SECOND MEAL:

12 ounces lean protein like chicken breast or pork tenderloin

12 ounces sweet potato

THIRD MEAL:

6-8 ounces fattier protein

4-5 ounces sweet potato

Bunch of coconut oil

FOURTH MEAL (dinner if you will):

12-14 ounces chicken, beef, pork, fish

10 ounces white potato

7 ounces carrots

5-8 ounces kimchi

4-6 ounces broccoli, cauliflower, etc

Bunch of coconut oil and palm oil

DESSERT:

Macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on August 06, 2011
at 02:15 AM

That's a lot of food for a cat who runs as lean as you do. I wish I had that kind of appetite. Lately, I've had very little appetite and have had to usually eat even when I'm not hungry to keep from losing weight. I'm wondering if it's the 108 degree heat every day (live in OK). Thanks for the post. I need to step up my game.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 06, 2011
at 02:30 AM

It's usually right around 2800-2900 cals per day. I was up at 3100 for a couple weeks but I got a bit bouncy:) 2850ish is solid maintenance for me. I definitely move around a lot throughout the day but I never run and never do cardio at all. I lift.

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485bcefe7f1f7a6df1a293a826bf6137

on August 08, 2011
at 12:55 AM

I typically eat only dinner because I'm not hungry until then. It's usually beef, pork, lamb, or chicken. I put heavy cream and Nutiva coconut oil (usually 3-4 tablespoons over the course of a day) in my coffee . Occasionally I'll eat one or two raw eggs in the AM. Often I won't eat on the two days I work later.

I envy those who can put away 3 squares and still lose weight. Never worked for me.

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on August 07, 2011
at 01:15 AM

I go through phases where I'll eat pretty much the same thing for weeks and then I'll switch it up, depending on how I'm feeling/what I've gotten from the local farm.

Recently it's been:

breakfast: chocolate whey protein (because I had it and figured I should use it up) in decaf coffee with coconut milk

lunch: crustless "pizza" quiche with 1 slice of pepperoni from Applegate Farms Crustless Deep Dish Pizza Quiche

dinner: 1 link of local pastured pork sausage or grass-fed steak cooked in local pastured lard, square of 85% dark chocolate (a few times a week)

My appetite has been very low lately and instead of fighting it I'm going with it to see where it takes me (and the scale).

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on August 06, 2011
at 05:38 AM

breakfast: canned fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel or sardines), olive oil and 2oz of either walnuts, almonds, or macadamia nuts.

lunch: big salad, always with egg and meat/fish, likely with spinach, asparagus, cucumber, bell pepper, mushroom, olives, carrot, or a mix of any of those. my 'switch up' is smoked salmon with hard boiled eggs, or a roasted meat with sauteed broccoli, onions & cabbage. (btw, i prep all this at home and bring to work).

dinner: steak and eggs, or chicken and eggs, or fish and eggs; often a side of olives, or a few cornichons (little french pickles).

i don't often snack, but sometimes i'll have dark chocolate or berries before a work out. that seems to work well.

on the weekends, i'll often make a cheese-less four egg omelette for breakfast, cooked in dr. bronner's coconut oil (the best!!!) and put 1oz of nuts (yeah, that's right, nuts!) inside. trust me, it works. sometimes sauteed veggies.

as you can see, i probably eat less fruit and more nuts than most folks on here. i eat a lot of eggs too, and i swear they have some sort of anabolic effect. i love eggs.

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on August 06, 2011
at 02:18 AM

Breakfast: (usually within 2 hrs. after waking, I do my workouts before I eat) Nitrate free bacon, 3 boiled eggs, large handful of arugula - or leftovers with eggs and arugula

I do IF occasionally ... or if I am hungry Lunch: Usually leftovers - venison, buffalo, steak - add that to a salad of arugula, spinach, romaine, avocado, shrooms, onions ... no dressing

Dinner: Venison, buff, steak, occasionally chicken, usually green veggies, most often Dino kale or other greens sauteed in bacon grease, with shrooms, onions, broc, - sometimes keep it simple with a few handfuls of arugula, spinach, kale ...

Rarely do snacks, (normally too full for that) occasionally 6-7 mac's or walnuts, with a few pieces of coconut. Have blueberries or an apple once a week.

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on August 05, 2011
at 10:29 PM

Breakfast (usualy 2-4 hours after waking up): 3 eggs, bacon, sometimes homefries(potato cooked in bacon, or an omlett.

Lunch: err, no

Dinner: Meat(beef, pork, whatever I killed) + salad or veggie sauté

Quick meal(when I work night shift): frying pan + Ground beef + Green things + spices

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on August 05, 2011
at 02:28 PM

Wow, it took answering this to realize just how predictable my eating is. Of course I mix it up a couple of times a week, but the odds are pretty good that at least 5 times a week my meals look like:

Breakfast: Bacon and eggs. Whey shake with a spoonful of greek yogurt. This is also when I take most of my supplements for the day.

Lunch: I make a roast on the weekends so that I have protein for the week for lunches. Lettuce, tomato, and protein salad. Protein is most often a beef or pork roast. Occasionally a can of tuna or some chicken thighs, or bacon. Home made viniagrette. Occasionally an avocado in there as well.

Dinner: Meat and veg. Generally steak or pork chop, with broccoli or spinach on the side.

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on August 05, 2011
at 02:14 PM

My perfectly tweaked paleo day (only looks like this when I'm at home and not out and about):

Breakfast: eggs/sardines/salmon/leftover beef (any combination of fatty protein) + 4oz sweet potato + coconut oil

Lunch: fruit (2 servings - strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, citrus, banana, etc.) + raw veggies (spinach, carrots, red peppers, mushrooms, cucumber, celery, etc.)

Snack: coconut (fresh, flakes, butter, water, etc.)

Dindin: 1/2 pound fatty beef or lamb or salmon (I try to get bone-in cuts with all the delicious connective tissue), sometimes chicken, sometimes just bone broth or gelatin, + 1/2 pound sweet potato or white rice

If I'm hungry before bed: nuts (macadamia or hazelnut usually)

Once a week: 4oz liver, as many fresh oysters as I can afford

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on August 05, 2011
at 02:08 PM

breakfast- 2 eggs scrambled in butter (or coconut oil or tallow, depending on what I have on hand), mixed with onion and some veggies

lunch- lately it's been a big Greek salad since it's been too hot to cook. I'll throw some of whatever leftover meat I have on hand on it

dinner- something beef (we just bought a 1/4 cow), some sauteed veggies in butter or a salad I don't do snacks (I don't feel hungry between meals)

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on August 05, 2011
at 11:51 AM

Breakfast is yogurt + berries + whey protein

Lunch is usually leftovers from dinner + fruit or something I cook up like bacon, sausage, or eggs. Often contains potatoes.

Dinner is usually some type of protein (grassfed beef, salmon, shellfish, rarely chicken or pork), with vegetables and some starchy tuber (either sweet potato or potato) or some rice. If I eat rice I'll have extra vegetables.

I have dessert a few times a week which is usually whipped cream and berries, dark chocolate, or something simple like an apple.

Obviously I'm eating a higher carb paleo diet (150-200g carbs), so this may not be a good idea for everyone. However, its what works for me.

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on August 05, 2011
at 11:40 AM

I don't have a set daily menu although a lot of my meals look like: green veg + meat or fish + fat + flavors and occasionally a small amount of fruit.

In the summer, typically I'll eat salmon, tuna, some other fish, grass fed beef - patties and steak, grass fed pork sausage, eggs every week. I usually have spinach, dandelion greens, bibb lettuce, cabbage, kale or broccoli for greens. Avocado, coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut milk, butter, almonds, macadamias and olive oil, for my main fats other than meat incorporated. Red peppers, carrot strips, tomatoes, onions and garlic, basil, parsley, mint and lots of other herbs for flavors. Berries or peaches for fruit. 2 cups coffee and cream early am, and weak iced tea all day.

This is just a list of most frequent foods this summer though. I like to mix it up a lot and with eating almost all my produce and meat (not fish) from the farmers market my food follows the seasons. I average 65% fat, 14% carbs (with fiber), 21% protein according to cronometer. I actually eat A LOT of vegetables simply because so many of them are greens.

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on August 05, 2011
at 11:39 AM

Breakfast is a scramble, prepared at the beginning of the week- 12 eggs, 1lb ground meat, broccoli/onion/cauliflower fried in coconut oil. Lunch is a stew prepared for the week, and dinner is up for grabs! This doesn't probably work as well if you're feeding more than 1..

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on August 05, 2011
at 11:35 AM

Two eggs and two pieces of bacon for breakfast, lunch is usually a large salad with fish or chicken on it and dinner is varied I usually try to invent something or go off a receipe I have seen online. Snacks are usually handful of nuts or a can of sardines.

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