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    Hi Guys

    I stubbled across the Primal Blueprint after my trainer mentioned that he was following the caveman diet, after some reading I found Mark's Daily Apple and from everything I have read so far I am seriously considering giving the lifestyle a go. The only thing I am unsure about is the whole diet side of things. Just wondered if any of you would mind sharing what your typical daily diet consists of? Im particularly intrigued to find out what you do for breakfast, if indeed you eat breakfast?

    Sara

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    I recommend reading the book, or the http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ section.

    And the breakfast thread is here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...REAKFAST-today
    Kriskris.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by krassi View Post
      I recommend reading the book, or the http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ section.

      And the breakfast thread is here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...REAKFAST-today
      agree - my advice, get reading!!! The basics are all in the book and theres more detail than you could ever need in these threads. Browse, read - best way to learn. Then once you are on the path, this is a great place to get detail and info and support and hear peoples experiences, in a context you understand.

      Good luck!

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      • #4
        thanks, i'm waiting on my copy of Mark's book and the recipe book winging its way to me at the moment and i'll work my way through the 101 section. Had a quick look at the breakfast thread, some interesting combinations, suppose you just need to use your imagination. Thanks

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        • #5
          any type of egg - if I'm on the go - Hard Boiled ones; bacon or sausage; most don't like fish for breakfast but I do - if I have time to cook it up. Omlettes are great on weekends when I have more time. I throw a bit of everything in there.
          I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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          • #6
            Hi Sara another from the UK ! The book and the recipe book are great an this site is awesome for info! I have egg and bacon or scrambled eggs and mushrooms or Total greek yogurt [ full fat one] with berries I also like "Debbie and Andrews" Harrogate" sausages or chipolatas from Tesco Morrisons or Asda or most of the time i make them as a brunch [ I am retired now] Good luck in your changeover you will not regret it ! I have lost a few pound but Ive been concentrating on just the changeover and have eliminated sugar, grains and processed foods and feel so much better for it..love Dee xx

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            • #7
              There are different approaches to breakfast:
              1. Eat eggs as often as you can stand it . Add the best bacon, sausage, etc that you can afford. I buy farm eggs every week.

              2. Find primal substitutes for typical breakfast foods such as coconut flour pancakes, almond or pecan meal custards, flax bread, no- grain granola..in addition to as many eggs as you can eat.

              3. Forget your notion of "typical breakfast foods " and eat meats and vegetables, either fresh cooked or leftovers.

              Whatever works for you. Going the #2 route helped me to transition.

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              • #8
                Here's what I ate in January http://worldofgrey.com/?page_id=1248 and so far in Feb http://worldofgrey.com/?page_id=1384
                Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Adrianag View Post
                  3. Forget your notion of "typical breakfast foods " and eat meats and vegetables, either fresh cooked or leftovers.
                  This sounds simple --- because that's what it is. And this succinct advice is spot on: eat meat and veges for breakfast. A little good fat. Or don't eat at all. Wait till you're hungry. And then eat whatever your body is telling you it's hungry for (as long as it's meat and/or plants).
                  Striving to live a life extraordinary.

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                  • #10
                    This forum really needs more informative *sticky* threads where newcomers can go and find answers/ links to thread for their commonly asked questions. I think it may help a lot of people out!
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for this, i think it is just that, to forget the notion of typical breakfasts. As Mark has pointed out, we get programmed into believeing that cerals, wholegrains are what we should be starting the day with. Just thinking about making the changeover seems like being set free, what ive researche so far has opened my eyes...wide !! I cant wait to get started

                      Originally posted by Adrianag View Post
                      There are different approaches to breakfast:
                      1. Eat eggs as often as you can stand it . Add the best bacon, sausage, etc that you can afford. I buy farm eggs every week.

                      2. Find primal substitutes for typical breakfast foods such as coconut flour pancakes, almond or pecan meal custards, flax bread, no- grain granola..in addition to as many eggs as you can eat.

                      3. Forget your notion of "typical breakfast foods " and eat meats and vegetables, either fresh cooked or leftovers.

                      Whatever works for you. Going the #2 route helped me to transition.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Robbie. It seems so simple really, listen to your body! for so long you listen to what you think is good advice, and its been getting me no where. Really excited about making the change.

                        Originally posted by RobbieC View Post
                        This sounds simple --- because that's what it is. And this succinct advice is spot on: eat meat and veges for breakfast. A little good fat. Or don't eat at all. Wait till you're hungry. And then eat whatever your body is telling you it's hungry for (as long as it's meat and/or plants).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sarasaurus View Post
                          Thanks for this, i think it is just that, to forget the notion of typical breakfasts. As Mark has pointed out, we get programmed into believeing that cerals, wholegrains are what we should be starting the day with. Just thinking about making the changeover seems like being set free, what ive researche so far has opened my eyes...wide !! I cant wait to get started
                          All the cereal my hubby and I had in the cupboard have kept the birds in our garden happy!..I cant imagine ever going back to grains so that a huge positive for us too!..and yes the research has opened our eyes too!

                          love Dee xx

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                          • #14
                            Here's a typical day for me:

                            Breakfast: On Sundays, I make mini-fritatas in muffin tins. I fry up some bacon then cook a bunch of veg in the leftover fat. Onions, mushrooms, usually some greens. I get lots of greens for my salads. By the end of the week they're not bad but they're not as good either. They cook up nicely, though, and this lets me get some veg with breakfast. I take all that, crumble up the bacon, and mix that in with a dozen eggs. I load up a 6-count muffin tin, maybe grate some parm on top, and put it in the oven at 375 for 15 or so. I can grab these on th way out the door. I don't like getting up any earlier than I have to, so this is perfect for me. I usually have a cup of coffee with some almond or coconut milk, too.

                            Lunch: Meat and a Big Ass Salad (BAS). Nuff said. I keep the ingredients at work. Cook up the meat on Sunday and reheat at work. Mini meat loaves are my current fave. I dress it with olive oil, sherry vinegar and a little salt and pepper. Sounds spartan but it's awesome. It highlights the flavor of the greens rather than covering it up. Most pre-made salad dressing have heavily processed oils. Those are on the No list. I have one premade dressing in my fridge because it's the only one I've ever found that only has olvie oil (Virginia's Real Caesar). There's a salad dressing thread over in recipes if you want more variety.

                            Dinner: Meat and veg. Veg and meat. I'll get more creative with dinner since I have more time. This week I made a lamb curry in coconut milk. Instead of rice, I used shredded cauliflower (cauli rice and many here call it). I also made moussaka. I try to get my biggest variety of veggies in this meal since breakfast and lunch at work are pretty repetitive. Essentially, I go to the store and check the meat and produce section for what looks good, fresh, local, organic, grass-fed, etc. and figure out from there what to make. I have a well stocked spice cabinet. I don't skimp on the fat when I cook but I limit it to animal fat, coconut oil, olive oil (EVOO raw or regular non-virgin for cooking), butter & ghee. I'm thinking of trying macadamia and palm, too.

                            Snacks: Don't really snack much. I used to be a huge snacker but these food fill me up. I might occasionally have some pumpkin seeds, a piece of cheese, or a little meat.

                            Treats: Red wine, a little 85% chocolate. Not much and not every day.

                            Get good sleep, get outside, move your body, and enjoy feeling awesome!

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