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    Not soy!


    Here are some foods that I eat, sorted from maximum protein to lowest. This isn't the full chart, but you can figure the meat products have no carbs, the dairy have some. I'll put the whole chart up via link when I do a thread on my VHP diet.


    As you can see, it isn't easy to minimize the fat. So don't worry about not getting enough.


    Maybe an all scallops diet, anyone?


    PROTEIN


    Scallops, cooked 98

    Egg Whites 92

    Cheese, Mozzarella, Non-fat 90

    Yogurt, Voskos Greek, Nonfat 83

    Shrimp 82

    Turkey Breast, No skin 82

    Chicken Breast, No skin 80

    Yogurt, Chobani Greek,Nonfat 78

    Ham, Lean only 70

    Yogurt, Stonyfield Nonfat 68

    Chicken Livers 66

    Turkey, Dark Meat 65

    Steak, Cubed 62

    Pork tenderloin or very lean 60

    Steak, Ribeye 60

    Beef Liver 59

    Yogurt, Whole Milk 30

    Bacon, conventional 29


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    Sorry to ask, but why are you avoiding fats?

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      I&#39;m not avoiding them, try as I might.


      It&#39;s simple. A gram of fat has almost 3 times the calories of protein after accounting for TEF (thermal effect of food.)


      By keeping my protein up to 50-60% of calories I find that my hungers are pretty much gone. I can go much further after eating, I&#39;ve found.


      Note that despite best efforts, fats will still be 40-50% of the diet. If you eat animals, you will get fats.

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        So you don&#39;t follow the high fat primal diet anymore? have you found something wrong with it?

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          Yeah. I couldn&#39;t lose weight even at the same calorie levels. I was stuck on a plateau for two months, no matter what I tried.


          Now I am losing weight again and I&#39;m hardly ever hungry. Fat really isn&#39;t any better than carbs when it comes to satiety.

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            I&#39;m assuming this person means that the fat present in the meats consumed will bump the fat content up to 50% or more so it otherwise watching fat. Just my guess but I would like clarification also.

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              How dare you, OTB!


              Jk, well glad to hear it&#39;s working for you!


              I&#39;m eating tons of fat lately and though I, too, seemed to have hit a plateau, I feel better.


              I have yet to try a zero-carb diet. If that doesn&#39;t do it for me, I&#39;ll probably have a go at your VHP. How long do you plan on sticking to it? Are you ever going back to high fat?


              Great list, by the way.

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                Thanks OTB, I think I&#39;m also going to give your high protein approach a try - seems to work better for me when I eat more protein than fat.

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                  Mmm I love the dark turkey meat, much tastier than breast!


                  OTB, I dont know how many calories you&#39;re aiming for a day, but 50-60% cals from protein, would that make it around 350g+ of protein a day? I struggle to get a modest amount even though I have some form of meat/eggs/fish with every meal and occasional whey supp in between. How do you fit it all in??

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                    Del Mar Mel: I think a "Welcome!" is in order, I don&#39;t recall seeing you post before. Yes, you are correct in your assumption. Sources like grains and fruit, of course, have no fat. But if one&#39;s diet is mostly animal sources, fat comes along. Exceptions, of course are non-fat dairy and some sea food. I thought it interesting that the much vaunted shrimp is no better than poultry breast.


                    I, too, much prefer dark meat. Always have. But I&#39;ve actually grown to like the light stuff, too.


                    I&#39;m aiming for 2000 cals/day or less. My protein intake, as mentioned in another thread, is typically 200 grams a day, plus or minus. I&#39;ll stay on this until I get my weight down to 200 pounds with some days off. "Off" meaning more typical PB, higher fats. Not carbs!

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                      I don&#39;t think I could eat 2000 cals a day if I tried, on Primal. I get full enough on around 1000. And I only know that because I&#39;ve been using Fitday - it&#39;s not really any conscious effort to keep the cals low.

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                        OTB, I had a very similar experience. I tried the classic primal blueprint way of eating for six months and gained weight. For me to keep my weight down total calories matter. As much as some around here seem to think we&#39;re all the same and should respond the same, it just isn&#39;t so.

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                        • #13
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                          I didn&#39;t say I&#39;m EATING 2000 cals. Typically a few hundred less! Two thousand is just my chosen ceiling.


                          After subracting the TEF of protein, I&#39;m eating 1300-1600 cals a day.


                          PrimalK, I&#39;m going to guess that your best body weight isn&#39;t 200 pounds if 1000 c/d is fine by you. If it is, wow, that&#39;s low. If you are 5&#39; tall, it&#39;s obvious why that&#39;s enough.

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                            Thanx OTB! Yes, I&#39;m a newbie as of yesterday. Have been eating mostly raw foods and fish so am exploring a slightly different approach. I&#39;m not sure I could tolerate as much fat but I stumbled across Carrie&#39;s Q&A post yesterday and I think my tendency would be to eat very similarly to how she eats.


                            Thanks for the list. I think I&#39;m going to buy a yogurt maker so I can make my own greek yogurt. Love the stuff but it&#39;s ridiculously expensive and most brands aren&#39;t organic.

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                            • #15
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                              OTB: Are you able to avoid sugar and other crap typically added to "non-fat" and lower fat foods?

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