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  • WTF Does Funkadelic Eat?

    Howdy and welcome, primal peeps!

    Funkadelic Flash here, coming at you with a journal of epic awesomeness (part 2). Some will laugh; some will cry; most will leave emotionless and disinterested due to sheer boredom. This journal is here for no other reason than to sate my exuberant curiosity in regards to exactly how much I eat/train and how it affects me. I plan to share EXACTLY what I eat every single day (along with macro-breakdowns using the trusty CRON-O-meter), my training, and any other thoughts/feelings/encounters that I feel necessary to document. Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to jump in at any time to share their perspective or just to stalk me. Yeah, I'm looking at you, creeper.

    A quick background (with more to come as I have the time):

    I've been (generally) eating and exercising Primal/Paleo for a little over a year now. In the beginning, I "cheated" a good few times with binges like the world has never seen before, but was around 90% for the most part.

    I'm a 6' male, 23 years old. I started at around 180 lbs and within a few months I was up to 200 lbs with more muscle and less fat. I was hooked. My diet and training became my full-time obsession.

    All was well and fine until a few days before Halloween this last year. Long story short: I was bow-hunting for deer, fell out of my tree-stand, and broke my back. (Note: If you plan on falling 15 feet from a tree, don't break the fall with your face.) Now I've got two 11" titanium rods and twelve screws in my back. They limit my mobility, but luckily they're coming out early May at which point I'll be (mostly) back to full capacity. To say I'm looking forward to it would be the understatement of the neolithic era. It's been a long road to recovery (with two surgeries and counting), but I'm getting better every day. I lost a LARGE amount of muscle, being that the only exercise I was able to participate in for the first three (or so) months after the incident was walking. At my lowest, I was at about 175 lbs.

    I got fed up with my slow wasting away and decided I would eat like crazy and attempt to move around a little bit more in order to gain back some of my weight. So, for the last month, I've been following a modified leangains style approach with my food choices coming from Primal/Paleo/WAPF/PHD. I eat higher carb (not quite sure how many, but a good amount) two days a week after low/moderate exercise with moderate carbs (100ish grams of starch from rice or potatoes and other carbs from veggies) on all other days. I haven't "cheated" or eaten anything non-primal since the accident. The results have been...impressive to say the least. I'm now back up to about 191 pounds and just as lean as I was at 175.

    Anywho, here's a photo of the changes from the beginning (On the left: pre-primal at 180 lbs) to today (On the right: 191 lbs). Sadly, I don't have any photos from me at my best when I was 200 (and even more lean than I am now), but I plan on getting back there eventually!



    What I consume DAILY:
    • Cow or other ruminants' muscle meat (grass fed, conventional, and wild harvested)
    • Organ meats (mostly liver and brains)
    • White rice (OH NOES, NOT RICE!!!!!) Yes, rice. I do better with some starch, it's lower in anti-nutrients and toxins than most vegetables, it's cheap, and I'm a poor college student.
    • Salmon and sardines
    • A variety of vegetables
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Eggs (mostly yolks)
    • Coconut oil and milk
    • Grass fed tallow that I render myself
    • Home-fermented sauerkraut and kimchi
    • Bone broth

    What I consume MODERATELY:
    • Pork
    • All other fish
    • Berries

    What I consume RARELY:
    • All other fruit
    • Chicken or other poultry
    • Dark chocolate or cocao nibs
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Olive oil

    What I DON'T consume:
    • All grains, legumes, added sugar, other nuts, and dairy (even butter)

    The only liquids I drink down are water and a variety of teas (and the occasional glass of red wine, but none of that while my back is still healing).

    Did I miss anything?
    Last edited by Funkadelic Flash; 03-14-2011, 01:51 PM.

  • #2
    Dude, keep posting pictures like that and I'll be here every day.

    Aww shoot... ya weren't supposed to see me. Crap.

    Anyways, you completely justified my fear of tree stands and why I hunt with my feet firmly planted on the ground. Wow, what a thing to have happen. Glad to hear you're ok though, and obviously doing very well! Looking forward to see what you're doing. You posting pics of the foods too?

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    • #3
      Dang! Good work. I wish I could break my back and look that fit! Keep keepin' on and good luck with rod removal!
      MY "GET AWESOMELY FIT AND HEALTHY" JOURNAL!

      "Become Your Dream" - De La Vega

      "ďThe fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.Ē - Muhammad Ali

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      • #4
        I like how carbs are part of the F*ck your eating! I used to think I'd grow a muffin top over night due to scary journal stories regarding post carb eating experiences.

        Thanks for sharing exactly what you do and eat.... thats what we all really want to know when we creep on you and check out your sweet new bod!-somehow if we do exactly what you do, we will look like you LOL

        Sorry to hear about your accident/back! Must be Bambi karma or something like that. haha j/k.
        Looking forward to hearing more and believing for a swift recovery!

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        • #5
          And now, of course, all these women are flocking to your journal. Being a funny and eloquent writer you lure them in. Then you shock and impress them with your near-death story of awesome superhero-ness survival. And then... you take your shirt off.
          I see how it is.

          After these women see that you scarf brains and raw liver, they'll instantly fall in love. Right?
          Last edited by ZoŽ; 03-13-2011, 08:28 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Diana Renata
            Dude, keep posting pictures like that and I'll be here every day.
            Haha! I plan to post pictures every month or every-other month. We'll see what happens!


            Aww shoot... ya weren't supposed to see me. Crap.
            I thought that was you hiding in the bushes, dressed in full camo...


            Anyways, you completely justified my fear of tree stands and why I hunt with my feet firmly planted on the ground.
            AHA! So it was you!

            Even after the incident I have no fear of trees. I fully plan to go back to hunting in stands (with increased emphasis on using a safety harness) and pursuing my lifelong passion of climbing trees.


            You posting pics of the foods too?
            I'm considering it...most of my meals are built for taste and nutrition and not so much for show (i.e. a bunch of tasty goods all mixed together in a crazy-big hash), but I'll attempt to make a few pretty things at some point and share.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BecomeYourDream View Post
              Dang! Good work. I wish I could break my back and look that fit!!
              Proper nutrition, ftw? YUP!

              Keep keepin' on and good luck with rod removal!
              Thanks much! I'll be keeping everyone updated on how it all goes down.

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              • #8
                oh hai
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                HANDS OFF MY BACON :: my primal journal

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Evita View Post
                  I like how carbs are part of the F*ck your eating! I used to think I'd grow a muffin top over night due to scary journal stories regarding post carb eating experiences.
                  Haha, ditto! For the first month or so of my Primal journey I tried to go as little carbs as possible, as influenced by the likes of Tarlach. That...didn't work out so hot. I just ended up binging like crazy on ice cream, sugar, candy, sugar, cake, sugar, and more sugar (did I mention sugar?) every week like clockwork. Now, with a more moderate carb intake, I have no problems sticking to the plan with zero slip-ups.

                  -somehow if we do exactly what you do, we will look like you LOL
                  Yeah, that's how it works...right? RIGHT?!

                  Must be Bambi karma or something like that.
                  This is funnier than you might think...

                  AFTER falling out of the tree, sitting down, propped up against a tree, bow destroyed, a deer came out of the brush and walked to within seven or eight yards of me. He just stood there, staring at the broken and powerless Funkadelic. SURE, he looked calm and innocent, but I could tell that deep down he was laughing his white-tailed ass off. Jerk...

                  Looking forward to hearing more and believing for a swift recovery!
                  Thanks!
                  Last edited by Funkadelic Flash; 03-14-2011, 08:43 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ZoŽ View Post
                    And now, of course, all these women are flocking to your journal. Being a funny and eloquent writer you lure them in. Then you shock and impress them with your near-death story of awesome superhero-ness survival. And then... you take your shirt off.
                    I see how it is.

                    After these women see that you scarf brains and raw liver, they'll instantly fall in love. Right?
                    You've revealed my true intentions! I will NOT stand for this.

                    Now where's that "delete" button...

                    PS: Now the stalked becomes the stalker.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by batty View Post
                      oh hai
                      Who invited you?

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                      • #12
                        Funky starts a journal! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!
                        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
                        My Latest Journal

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                        • #13
                          3/14/2011:

                          Nutrition and Exercise
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                          6:20 - A nice, warm cup of high-quality sencha.


                          6:50 - Went to my school's gym with my good friend, Jesse (asfjesse here on the forums). This was the first time that I've attempted to do something other than body-weight work since my accident and it went really well. I kept everything really light as I don't want to push my luck:
                          • Squats - 3x12 @ 135lbs
                          • Deadlifts - 3x8 @ 135lbs
                          • Leg curls and extensions - 2x8 @ 190 and 205lbs, respectively
                          • Calf raises - 2x12 @ 135, 190lbs
                          • Hanging leg raises - 1 set to failure
                          • A few other core workouts like planks and contraction holds


                          11:00 -About 3/5 of the following:
                          • 2 lbs of 85/15 conventional ground beef (fat drained off)
                          • 8 oz of pig brain
                          • 4 oz of grass fed beef liver
                          • 1 cup (uncooked measurement) of white rice
                          • 1.3 lbs of yellow sweet potato
                          • 2.33 cups of chopped carrots
                          • 1.25 cups of chopped onion
                          • .5 cup sauerkraut
                          • 3 Tbs coconut oil
                          • 1 tsp powdered kelp

                          The rest will be eaten later today.

                          Supplements: 5,000 iu D3


                          14:30 -Finished the remains of the above meal. SO FULL...and so good.

                          21:30 - 800mg Mg

                          Normally, on a day like this I would also eat some more meat at the end of the day, but I'm comfortably full and don't feel like anymore fuel.


                          So, now for the totals! Drumroll, please...


                          (don't mind the goal numbers, they're completely arbitrary)

                          HOLY JEEBUS, FUNK! YOU'RE GOING TO KILL YOURSELF WITH ALL OF THOSE CARBS!!! I was actually pretty surprised at the totals, but for at least a week I'm going to eat like I have been for the past month and track because I feel great. If/when I feel like changing, I might slightly lower protein and carbs while raising fat on my workout days.



                          Music and Ramblings
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                          I've decided that each day I will link to a song I enjoy. Why? Because I'm a narcissist and I think that EVERYONE wants to know what kind of music I like.

                          Today's pick is pure awesome and goes out to the always lovely ZoŽ.

                          Waking Up From the American Dream by deadmau5


                          I feel this song has a fairly strong link with us primal folk, considering that a majority (or at least a fair number) of us have awoken from the "American Dream". We've realized that one-upping the Jones' will lead to a perpetually unfulfilled life and that blindly following the powers that be like a bunch of skittish sheep will lead to the stripping of our freedoms and, ultimately, our sick, broken demise. All we need is a roof over our heads, a few close friends, some good old fashioned lovin', and a juicy steak. (Oh, and some internets, of course! )
                          Last edited by Funkadelic Flash; 03-16-2011, 11:34 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                            Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!
                            And the whole world revels and rejoices with jovial cheers, the likes of which have never been seen!

                            Oh, it was just you, naiad? The world...naiad...same difference, right?! ;D

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Funkadelic Flash View Post
                              And the world revels and rejoices with jovial cheers like the world has never seen!

                              Oh, it was just you, naiad? The world...naiad...same difference, right?! ;D
                              I AM the world....or is it I am the Walrus? I don't eat my followers though...
                              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
                              My Latest Journal

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