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    Baseline:


    Female, age 31.


    5'3", 110 lbs


    Lean and fit from approx 5 hours weekly of bodyweight and interval training, plus an active lifestyle of organic mini-farming and equine endurance racing.


    Diet for past 3 years has been "flegan," -- mostly vegan but with some flex for very occasional meat/dairy. Very clean eating, but heavy on whole grains and legumes. Have shifted to paleo over the past 6 weeks and feel better than ever.


    Day 1 Food as Fuel:


    Hardboiled farm-fresh eggs (2)


    Small spinach salad with walnuts, blueberries, apricots, red onion, and orange-olive oil dressing


    Huge spinach salad with avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, tomato, carrot, cucumber, sunflower seeds, and southwest-style dressing


    Tuna salad with spicy mustard, diced onion, and celery


    Company dinner: Grilled halibut with mango salsa. Spaghetti squash with coconut milk, cashews, and basil. Green salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Apricot "crisp" with almond-coconut topping (no oats). White wine.


    Day 1 Workout:


    Rest day after killer weekend workouts.

    Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

    Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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    Day 2 Food as Fuel:


    Apple with almond butter


    Spinach salad with hardboiled eggs (2), avocado, black olives, radish sprouts, broccoli, carrot, yellow bell pepper, and southwest-style dressing


    Mixed greens salad with grilled salmon, fresh mango salsa, blueberries, walnuts, and orange-olive oil dressing


    Baked spaghetti squash with coconut milk, basil, and cashews.


    Dinner with a friend who understands clean, primal food. Details remain to be seen, but it'll be good! Likely to include a glass of wine.


    Day 2 Workout:


    8 hill sprints followed by 1 mile run at 8:18/mile pace.


    Pushups.


    Planks.

    Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

    Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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      Your food looks/sounds delish!

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        Thanks, Kickbutt.


        Loving to cook totally pays off for this kind of thing!


        I saw over on your journal that you're looking to add more calories. FWIW, my menus above add up to about 2100 cals/day. (I'm little but lean with a lot of muscle to feed. Like you, I'm not trying to lose weight.)




        Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

        Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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          Day 3 Food as Fuel:


          Banana with almond butter


          Scrambled eggs (3) with lightly sauteed onions, peppers, and mushrooms, topped with cilantro, avocado, and southwest dressing over mixed greens.


          Spinach salad with salmon, blueberries, walnuts, carrots, and orange dressing.


          Pork, chicken, or fish (haven't decided yet) with salsa verde and sides of cashew zucchini and chard sauteed with onion. Apricot-blueberry crisp with almond-coconut topping.


          Day 3 Workout:


          5 rotations of back squats, incline pushups, straight-leg deadlifts, weighted HLR's, and renegade rows.


          Afternoon hike in the foothills.

          Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

          Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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            Day 4 Food as Fuel:


            Apricot and blueberry crisp (made with no sugar/sweeteners and a grain-free topping of almonds and unsweetened coconut) with cream.


            Spinach salad with avocado, olives, carrot, sprouts, broccoli, mushroom, and balsamic dressing.


            Grilled pork with salsa verde, zucchini and onion saute, and spaghetti squash with coconut milk and cashews.


            Mixed greens salad with blueberries, walnuts, and orange-mint dressing.


            Frittata with chard and onions.


            Day 4 Workout:


            5-6 Tabata sprints with pull-up sets between.

            Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

            Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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              Day 5 Food as Fuel:


              Apple with almond butter.


              Frittata with bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, and gruyere.


              Lightly steamed green beans and carrots with dill.


              Spinach salad with tuna, avocado, black olives, broccoli, carrot, sprouts, cucumber, and balsamic dressing.


              Fresh cherries.


              Company dinner: Veggie chips with salsa verde. Grilled halibut with mango salsa. Mixed greens salad with blueberries, walnuts, red onion, and orange dressing. Zucchini with coconut-basil sauce. Pinot gris. Dark chocolate and good whiskey for dessert.


              Day 5 Workout:


              3x max-out sets of air squats, push-ups, sit-ups, and OHP. And, the usual farm chores.

              Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

              Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                Day 6 Food as Fuel:


                2 eggs over easy with lightly sauteed pasilla, onion, and mushrooms. Small salad with blueberries, walnuts, and orange dressing.


                Spinach salad with salmon, avocado, broccoli, carrot, tomato, sprouts, and balsamic dressing.


                Apple with almond butter.


                Spaghetti squash with light sauce of clams, tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs.


                Fresh blueberries.


                Dark chocolate (.5 oz) and green tea.


                Day 6 Workout:


                2 mile run at moderate pace.


                5x rotation of weighted lunges, pull-ups, and Roman chairs.


                10 mile equine endurance conditioning ride.


                Farm chores.

                Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                  Day 7 Food as Fuel:


                  Apple with almond butter.


                  Scrambled eggs (3) with zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and spinach.


                  Walnuts and raisins.


                  Spinach salad with avocado, salmon, olives, broccoli, carrot, cucumber, sprouts, and balsamic dressing.


                  Mongolian BBQ (mostly veggies and beef, but a few noodles). Chocolate ice cream. Merlot.


                  Day 7 Workout:


                  6 mile run at moderate pace.


                  20 mile equine endurance conditioning ride.


                  Farm chores.

                  Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                  Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                    Day 8 Food as Fuel:


                    Small spinach salad with blueberries, mango, walnuts, and orange dressing.


                    Spaghetti squash with coconut milk and cashews.


                    Spinach salad with tuna, eggs, olives, avocado, broccoli, carrot, mushrooms, sprouts, and southwest dressing.


                    Grilled salmon. Steamed, herbed green beans and carrots. Mashed cauliflower.


                    Cherries.


                    Day 8 Workout:


                    Rest day from formal exercise.


                    Farm chores and some serious gardening.

                    Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                    Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                      Day 9 Food as Fuel:


                      Curried chicken salad over spinach.


                      Baked salmon with cucumber salad (yogurt-dill dressing), avocado, and green olives.


                      Steamed carrots, green beans, and cauliflower with butter and herbs.


                      Apple.


                      Vegetable curry with hard-boiled eggs.


                      Cherries.


                      Day 9 Workout:


                      Another rest day. Still feeling overtrained. Oops.


                      Farm chores and general activity.

                      Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                      Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                        Day 10 Food as Fuel:


                        Apple with almond and peanut butter


                        2 eggs over easy with sauteed zucchini, peppers, onion, and mushrooms. Cherry tomatoes and cilantro. Southwest-style sauce over the whole thing.


                        Green salad with chicken, blueberries, and walnuts.


                        Vegetable curry topped with a hard boiled egg, green onions, and almonds.


                        Mahi-mahi with apricot-cranberry compote. Steamed green beans, carrots, and cauliflower.


                        Cherries.


                        Day 10 Workout:


                        5x rotation of weighted squats, push-ups, mountain climbers, HLRs, and renegade rows.


                        Farm chores and general activity.

                        Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                        Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                          Day 11 Food as Fuel:


                          Banana with almond butter.


                          Spinach salad with 2 hard boiled eggs, avocado, broccoli, carrot, mushrooms, and southwest dressing.


                          Mixed greens salad with salmon, blueberries, walnuts, and cranberry-orange dressing.


                          Plum and almonds.


                          Italian sasuage and vegetable soup.


                          Cherries and a slice of Havarti.


                          Day 11 Workout:


                          10x 100-meter hill sprints


                          Equine endurance conditioning ride


                          Farm chores and general activity

                          Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                          Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                            Day 12 Food as Fuel:


                            Banana with almond butter.


                            Spinach salad with 2 hard boiled eggs, avocado, carrot, broccoli, zucchini, mushroom, and southwest dressing.


                            Italian sausage and vegetable soup.


                            Mixed green salad with blueberries, peaches, and walnuts.


                            Asian baked salmon with stirfried vegetables and sunflower seeds.


                            Cherries.


                            Day 12 Workout:


                            5x rotation of weighted lunges, pull-ups, Roman chairs/planks/side planks, and overhead presses.


                            Farm chores and dog walks or a hike in the foothills.

                            Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                            Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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                              Day 13 Food as Fuel:


                              4 (tiny) eggs over easy. Sauteed zucchini, mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion.


                              Apple with almond butter.


                              Spinach salad with salmon, walnuts, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, and balsamic dressing.


                              Cherries.


                              Italian sausage and vegetable soup.


                              Blueberries and peaches with coconut cream.


                              Day 13 Workout:


                              Sprints and bodyweight play.


                              Equine endurance conditioning ride.


                              Farm chores.

                              Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

                              Latest post: Stop Being Stupid

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