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    For people that skip breakfast (there seem to be a lot of you), what does the rest of your day look like meal wise? In order to get in enough protein if i skip breakfast I would have to have a very large lunch and dinner, so i am curious how you do it.

    I usually have a big salad with chicken for lunch (4-5 oz) and then some sort of sauteed veggies and steak/chicken/fish etc (again 4- 5 oz) for dinner. Do you just bump these up in size?

  • #2
    Today was just one of those days. I intended to at least have some yogurt this morning but ran out the door without time to eat.

    Breakfast: Coffee with coconut milk. I can't miss that, no matter what- lol

    Lunch: Big bowl of turkey and herb soup. (Sorta being a scavenger and cooked the hell out of the Christmas turkey carcass. Added lots of herbs and spices. Didn't have any veg to go in it.) I'd say 10-ish ounces of ham, and 2 cups of broth.

    Dinner: 2-3 cups of cabbage and 8-10 ounces of ham, with home-made tamari/mustard dressing.

    If I felt lacking I'd have just had the yogurt for dessert, or cooked up a couple eggs with dinner.

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    • #3
      I eat three full meals plus lots of snacks during the eight hour window. I'm specifically trying to gain a little weight, though.

      Gordo

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      • #4
        If I am not working, then I start my day with 6 eggs over easy, a few strips of bacon, and a huge pile of broccoli and cauliflower. Then I will have dinner that consists of some kind of meat plus a bunch of veggies. Then I treat myself to a smoothie in the evening which consists of frozen wild blueberries, maybe some nut butter and/or cream, and a few other ingredients.

        One thing to mention, I no longer worry about protein. I was buying and adding in protein powder to my drinks, and always counting to make sure I got in enough grams every day. I no longer do that, and I feel like I have retained my strength and muscle mass just fine. I have heard too often now that the protein requirements we hear are greatly exaggerated. If you lift weights, then your body will respond. So, I just eat more fat now, plus some good protein, veggies and fruits.

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        • #5
          I eat twice a day. I don't weigh/measure these days, but I'm pretty sure I eat 10 oz of protein in one meal (what you eat in any entire day), plus a big pile of vegetables. If I'm eating a curry/stew/soup/chili, I always have seconds, sometimes thirds. I am a petite female.



          Originally posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post

          One thing to mention, I no longer worry about protein. I was buying and adding in protein powder to my drinks, and always counting to make sure I got in enough grams every day. I no longer do that, and I feel like I have retained my strength and muscle mass just fine. I have heard too often now that the protein requirements we hear are greatly exaggerated. If you lift weights, then your body will respond. So, I just eat more fat now, plus some good protein, veggies and fruits.
          +1
          "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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          • #6
            Here is my day today.

            1732 calories. Fat - 121 g (62%), Carbs - 80 g (36 fiber) (14%), Protein - 104 g (24%)

            B - 18 hour IF
            L - BAS, fage with raspberries (11:30 am)
            S- quest protein bar (2:00 pm)
            D - grass fed rib-eye, acorn squash, artichoke with dippin' butter, and a pear. (5:00 pm)

            I normally wouldn't have eaten the protein bar but I was really hungry right after I exercised which was after lunch.

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            • #7
              My usual day, of late:

              First meal at noon or so (after a 16+ hour fast) -- 1-2 cups spinach and 4-7 oz tuna dressed with fish oil, olive oil, balsamic, potassium salt, and spices. On weekends, I often have an omelette and bacon instead.

              Second meal in evening -- 6-10 oz meat (beef, lamb, chicken, pork, whatever), often cooked into an ethnic dish like curry or tagine, with plenty of veggies and maybe some coconut milk. Or, I might have something like a couple grilled chops with sauteed chard and roasted squash.
              Last edited by BarbeyGirl; 12-30-2010, 08:05 AM.
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              • #8
                I break my fast at around 16 hours and usually make myself some breakfast food like fried eggs, bacon, salsa and a slice of home made bread. At work, I break fast with other food. I try to get a lot of protein and veggies in.. tuna salad, chicken salad... I don't eat so much anymore. I really enjoy being in the fasted state. I prefer to work out in a fasted state also.

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                • #9
                  I don't eat breakfast and usually just have two meals, lunch and dinner. Meat portions are typically 6-8+ oz. I can't image just eating 4oz of meat...such a small amount!
                  Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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                  • #10
                    i had my first meal of the day around 11:30. it was the 10% milkfat cabot greek yogurt with cinnamon and blueberries, with five strips of bacon. im totally and completely satisfied, but it was so yummy that i feel like eating it again!

                    dinner tonight is chicken cacciatore OR shrimp with braised leeks and fennel, depending on if my pescatarian husband will be joining me or not.

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                    • #11
                      I like eating something first thing in the morning, always have. Though it is not always breakfast food. If I do a traditional breakfast, it is usually a 3 egg omelet with a huge amount of guacamole and a bit of salsa. Sometimes I throw some bacon in there. Or sometimes I just eat leftovers from the previous night's dinner. It fills me up so well, that lunch is where i skimp. I usually have just a small handful of nuts and some coffee with half and half or light cream (I know, not really primal...) Many days I throw a bit of fruit in there somewhere.

                      Dinner is where I like to have fun cooking and it varies significantly. I usually have a 5-10 oz portion of beef, chix, or fish. I also have a TON of veggies - roasted, sauteed, grilled, or I just throw it all in a BAS. I also usually have a glass of wine or scotch with or after dinner.

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                      • #12
                        Great thread! I was introduced to fasting when I read "Fast5" (free online ebook) and was amazed I would not DIE for not eating constantly!

                        I, too, much prefer to lift fasted. So on my strength training days, I'll have two meals which usually consisted of 3-4 eggs and then about 4 oz of meat. From reading here, I feel I want to increase my protein. I DON'T eat a "ton" of veggies (no fruit). Just lots of good fat.

                        I've got a male online acquaintance who eats every 12 hours; usually one lb of meat with 5 eggs per meal and plenty of good fat (coconut oil, butter).

                        I just love not having to think about what i'm going to eat, nor having to fix it nor eat it so often! Very liberating!

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                        • #13
                          I've been skipping breakfast and no matter what I eat for lunch or dinner, I always try to have eggs with my meal. I love eggs.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you all for your replies, its great to hear what people have been doing and that it has been working. Kicking off my 30 day challenge tomorrow morning!

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                            • #15
                              The bottom range of my lean weight is 125 lbs. I easily get 1 gm/lb in two meals. I really don't worry too much.

                              Lunch often consists of either a couple large servings of cooked veggies and two hamburger patties, or a HUGE serving of raw spinach, and two burgers.

                              Dinner is typically a crap load of veggies, and some meat.

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