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  • Do I have to give up Legumes? Rate my Diet Please!

    My diet is as follows
    Breakfast-
    2 Whole Eggs with 3/4 cup egg whites About One tablespoon Cayenne Pepper scrambled with macadamia oil. 1 Cup of chopped spinach with 1/2 cup of Lentils. GNC Mega Man Sport and 1 OmegaRX Cap.

    Meal 2-
    1 Cup Quinoa, 1/2 Cup Black Beans, 6 oz Chicken Breast, 1 Cup Broccoli, 1 Cup Green Beans

    Gym-Intense Strength Training Monday-Friday.
    Post Work Out Whey Shake in water40grams protien

    Meal 3-
    1 Cup Quinoa, 1/2 Cup Black Beans, 6 oz Chicken Breast, 1 Cup Broccoli, 1 Cup Green Beans

    Snack-
    1 Cup of Spinach with 1/2 cup of lentils or Black beans

    Meal 4-
    Strir Fried Steak with garlic, onions, broccoli, grean beans, and 1 Cup of Quinoa

    Snack-
    Protien Shake before Bed, Mega Man & 1 OmegaRX Cap

    Any advice would be great. I have just ordered The Primal Blue Print & Cook book, but can't wait!
    Main goal is to add muscle/strength. I work in HIT style cardio 2 times per week.

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    What lead you to this diet? Weight loss? Allergies? YOu might be alright with beans, depending what you're here for. It doesn't work for me, I have inflammation and skin issues.

    Cara
    http://primroseandpaleo.wordpress.com

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    • #3
      My advice would be that if you want legumes and or quinoa once in a while then go for it, but know that it's part of your 20%. I would not recommend using the legumes including the lentils as part of your daily diet. I'm also not a fan of the many small meals and snacks daily plan either.
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      • #4
        I just kind of stumbled upon it. I stopped eating grains about a month ago and researching grain free diets. I am not trying to lose weight. I just ordered 2 cases of lentils though and was worried they would not conform to Primal diet. I do have some skin issues (eczema). My main goal is adding muscle while staying somewhat lean.

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        • #5
          Where's the fat in your diet?!? Your breakfast is great with eggs (why extra whites instead of the whole extra egg? yolks are actually more nutritious, from what I understand) and a little oil, but everything else is pretty much oil free.
          You're eating a very carb-heavy, fat-light diet. You're asking me to rate it? I give it two thumbs down.

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          • #6
            Up your fat, lose the beans & quinoa but on special occasions, & you won't need to eat so often.
            And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair
            Kahlil Gibran

            http://simplesunshine.wordpress.com

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the info!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BeastMode View Post
                My diet is as follows
                Breakfast-
                2 Whole Eggs with 3/4 cup egg whites About One tablespoon Cayenne Pepper scrambled with macadamia oil. 1 Cup of chopped spinach with 1/2 cup of Lentils. GNC Mega Man Sport and 1 OmegaRX Cap.

                Meal 2-
                1 Cup Quinoa, 1/2 Cup Black Beans, 6 oz Chicken Breast, 1 Cup Broccoli, 1 Cup Green Beans

                Gym-Intense Strength Training Monday-Friday.
                Post Work Out Whey Shake in water40grams protien

                Meal 3-
                1 Cup Quinoa, 1/2 Cup Black Beans, 6 oz Chicken Breast, 1 Cup Broccoli, 1 Cup Green Beans

                Snack-
                1 Cup of Spinach with 1/2 cup of lentils or Black beans

                Meal 4-
                Strir Fried Steak with garlic, onions, broccoli, grean beans, and 1 Cup of Quinoa

                Snack-
                Protien Shake before Bed, Mega Man & 1 OmegaRX Cap

                Any advice would be great. I have just ordered The Primal Blue Print & Cook book, but can't wait!
                Main goal is to add muscle/strength. I work in HIT style cardio 2 times per week.
                Replace all that quinoa and beans with yams and you are golden. You don't HAVE to do anything, its all a choice. If you are doing high intensity metcon weights then you need to up that chicken breast to at least 10 oz after your workout. minimum 1g protein/lb body weight/day.

                Dave

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                • #9
                  Dave: Is that 1g protein/lb body weight/day a good rule of thumb to aim for? I'm 6'4", 175lbs, trying to reapportion a bit of fat and put on some upper body muscle... Having a hard time getting the protein into my diet being dairy-free and trying not to overdo the eggs (semi-allergy).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by livinlite View Post
                    Dave: Is that 1g protein/lb body weight/day a good rule of thumb to aim for? I'm 6'4", 175lbs, trying to reapportion a bit of fat and put on some upper body muscle... Having a hard time getting the protein into my diet being dairy-free and trying not to overdo the eggs (semi-allergy).
                    Try more fatty meats (or bacon). Make a big hunk of meat at the beginning of the week, cut it up and shove most of it in the freezer. Eat that instead of the lentils and quinoa. Or, if you must, in addition too. Eat almonds or macadamia nuts or walnuts for your snacks.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by livinlite View Post
                      Dave: Is that 1g protein/lb body weight/day a good rule of thumb to aim for? I'm 6'4", 175lbs, trying to reapportion a bit of fat and put on some upper body muscle... Having a hard time getting the protein into my diet being dairy-free and trying not to overdo the eggs (semi-allergy).
                      Livinlite,

                      Yes the 1g/lb is a good aim for an active person. Animal flesh is the way to go for your protein needs. You may need to suppliment with a whey protein isolate or something to bump it up. Doesn't have the same casin issues or insulin spiking as regular dairy so it will help bump up your protein intake if needed.

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