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B: blueberries, greek yogurt, flax seeds
L: leftover beef casserole with cauliflower rice, tomato, avocado
D: Asian pork mince stir fry with veg stir fry
other: teaspoon coconut oil, water, herbal teas, there must have been something else but I can't remember now
30 minutes of exercises, lots of housework
B: 2 small pieces of flax 'bread' with 2 eggs (scrambled with a bit of milk)
L: 2 pieces of a frittata with sweet potato, avocado and some other green veg in it (eating out), loads of salad, small plain yogurt with berries
D: massive Indian feast (OH's birthday dinner out), had no roti and minimal rice but everything else (I'm sure there were some lurking grains as I was super bloated last night, but not too many as I feel fine today), mango and almond kulfi which, incidentally, is absolutely delicious
other: handful of nut and dried fruit mix, herbal teas, water, bubbles, red wine, hot choc
3 hours of yoga and a good half hour of sawing and lugging to remove a dead shrub.
B: half an avocado and a tomato chopped, a sprinkle of grated cheese, a few teaspoons of yogurt and of taco sauce
L: leftover pre-primal pasta dish (big mistake, was hungry from this point on), lots of veg lightly stir fried with some coconut oil
D: bolognaise sauce over grated zucchini and carrot, salad
other: water, herbal tea, bubbles, hot choc x 2, some Anzacs, a piece of somewhat primalified carrot cake... pasta is evil
Just need to get rid of those extras. Hmmmm. At least I have stopped the temporary nut fettish... Actually, looking back, I think that lack of protein may have been an equal problem with the bit of grain today. Can do better.
One hour walk plus quite a bit of gardening. 'Tis the season of madly growing gardens here...
I feel decidedly fat today (writing Monday 11:46am), is this from the Indian on Saturday night, the bit of wheat I had yesterday, hormones??? Be gone I say!
B: apple, Greek yogurt, muesli
L: chicken meatballs, potato, mixed veg
D: pork ribs (oh I know they're not primal but we love this recipe and I do cut the sugar down to practically zero), potato, stir fried veg
other: water, herbal teas, hot chocolate
That's right: no snackies and no hunger either!!!
Monday is my day off from scheduled exercise but I did mow the lawn and trim the edges... and trimmed on the governments (grrr) side of the fence, so over an hour worth of that kind of exercise.
Have you tried eating more protein, your menu especially breakfast seems quite low - I find cooking a big joint, or opening a tin of salmon makes breakfasts really easy - just have left overs.
More protein will keep you feeling full and provide the building block your body needs - and it also stops you craving carbs which if you are trying to lose weight is definitely the way ahead. Loads of berries for the carbs if you fancy something sweet doesn't create constant cravings but I find that yoghurt and high carb fruit can do. If you are still serving traditional portions of meat to your sons it may be well below the portion size they will actually need for a start.
Also if you are trying to loose weight rather than maintain keep a close eye on your nuts and dairy and just eat as much meat, fish, eggs, berries and low starch veg as you want - I fill our plates full of roast carrots, mushrooms and onions or cauliflower and broccoli and we don't miss potatoes for general meals.
1st June 11 to 30st Aug 11 - 36lb removed in 13 weeks
Messed about on and off for the rest of the year
June 2012 - Had the practice - now time to do it for real
Hi Lisa, I found you too thanks to Marg's ingenuity.
I should frequent these forums too. Although I'm not strictly Primal, or even Paleo, more like low carb with a little bit of cheating from both Primal and Paleo when the fancy takes me, usually because I don't know any better.
I'm trying actually to work out the differences between them all. Low carb says don't eat veges that grow below the ground. And they have a photo that includes a cob of corn in the foods you are allowed to eat. Then they say just berries, no mention of other fruits. I have 7 bananas going off on my bench and I'd love to do something Primal with them.
Must admit I've totally taken to high fat everything. Butter, cream, fat on the meat, coconut oil, nuts etc. I feel like I'm eating so much (yet still sacrificing) but am slowly losing weight. The more fat I eat, the better I do.
The BEST thing I like about Primal are the exercise concepts. Walking is what I lost weight on originally (I was like Lisa and lost weight the "conventional" way) and I know it works best for me. But I've also had success in the past 5 years with dancing (ballet) which is sort of a combination of sprints (well, sort of), lots of rests, and something you enjoy. And also have had success with lifting heavy weights. What I've never had success with is lots of cardio.
Anyways, I perhaps should start my own blog, but perhaps not if I'm not really Primal.
Tell you what, my dog has gone Primal though. She's getting used to those chicken bones.
Nads I imagine your ballet would have been pretty much the perfect exercise.
I think there are at least 3000 (how many users are there?) versions of primal here so I wouldn't worry about how strictly primal you are. Like CK, most people strongly believe that their way is the only way. Oh, and 'eat some more meat' is the PB version of all those things I used to suggest constantly on CK. Anyway, I like these forums, I especially like the frequent links to research... and recipes. And I like that these forums are not overrun by whingers, oh they are here, but not every second post.
The last few days I have decided that wheat really is a problem for me, not an 'I have to have it' problem, but a 'this stuff makes me feel like crap' problem. This is a bit like my dairy lightbulb a few months ago - I've felt mildly not quite right for a reasonably long while but it's not until I cut it out/down and then added a little back in that it became obvious. So, so obvious. So I'm done with wheat!
Thanks Solldara. Ha ha, just try not feeding a teenage boy 'enough' meat... And these are non sporty city slickers too. I grew up on a farm, a sheep and cattle farm... nah, I don't think protein consumption is a problem. Wheat on the other hand... any tiny bit leads to me cruising the cupboards.
B: blueberries, raspberries, Greek yogurt, flax seeds
L: half of a leftover pre-primal pasta dish (the last one - woohoo), a piece of primal frittata, half an avocado
D: balsamic lamb and beetroot salad, cooked in coconut oil, more lamb, full fat feta...
other: water, herbal teas, (post wheat oh dears) dates, many dates, a piece of carrot cake, some 'sweet poison' ice cream
B: apple, Greek yogurt, muesli
L: leftover beef and veg casserole served over cabbage sauteed in butter
D: primalised spicy chicken salad
other: water, herbal teas, small piece of 85% dark chocolate, light hot chocolate, 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
30 minutes of my own exercise routine, fairly active day house/garden/shopping wise
New bit - Summing up
No added sugar and no wheat.
Vaguely suspect items: few borlotti beans in the casserole, small amount of rice noodles in the salad, chocolate, hot chocolate. I am happy with my eating today.
B: raspberries, blueberries, Greek yogurt, flax seeds
L: great big salad - lettuce, tomato, cucumber, beetroot, small tin of red salmon, 1/2 avocado, 2 eggs, bit of mayo
D: 6 deep fried 'yucks' at the OH's work Christmas do
other: 3 1/2 wines, water, herbal teas, hot chocolate, dates, dark choc... oh there was probably something else but I can't remember
30 Minutes walk
Started brilliantly then fell in a heap. Again.
B: apple, almonds, Greek yogurt
L: silverbeet sauteed in butter with leftover beef and rosemary casserole
D: chicken laksa at the local Chinese, well 1/2 a laksa as they are huge, followed by black forest mousse to celebrate the end of the school year, made my own chocolate mousse though
other: 3 glasses wine, water, herbal teas, piece of banana cake (wheat free, fructose free), small piece of dark chocolate
Felt full all day
Not doing very well and not feeling very well. Or is that not feeling very well and not doing very well. Hmmmmm.
B: a sort of a non-potato hash brown made of a carrot, a zucchini, an egg, salt and pepper and cooked in butter, served with a bit of leftover slow cooked roast beef
L: 1 leftover pork rib and veg
D: 2 beef & onion kebabs, 2 chicken wings marinated in stuff people shouldn't eat (OH's cooking night), salad
other: bubbles, water, herbal tea, apple with almond spread, piece of sugar and wheat free chocolate cake