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  • How much do you eat???

    For the sake of this question, please don't state this answer in calories. Our bodies are not computers taking in numbers. There are factors such as absorbability and the state of your own body which are just as big in determining digestion. So, how much do you eat in a day? And what do you eat?

    Lately, I've been eating

    Meat: either 10 herrings (or about 3 pounds) or at least 2 pounds of beef/bison/lamb meat (mostly muscle except for offal every 2-3 days)
    Fat: Along with my meat, I'll eat about 4-8 marrow bones (still experimenting how much I need). I cook in water, so I don't use frying fats to cook anything.
    Vegetation:
    -Early in the day preferrably, I eat some form of complex carb. Generally an orange sweet potato. Sometimes butternut squash, pumpkin, celeriac...still experimenting with plant organs/roots.
    -Some form of green veggie like one head of broccoli, lettuce, or cabbage, usually herbs cooked with the meat
    -Maybe half the days, I'll eat chocolate and a piece of fruit.
    Last edited by wiltondeportes; 06-03-2011, 11:33 PM.

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    Here is my normal macronutrient breakdown. 20% carbs/15-20% protein/60-65% fat

    I log a lot of my daily menus on Nutricalc Plus for school.

    Breakfast : Smoothie - 1 cup of coconut milk, 1/2 cup of berries, 1/2 banana, 2 cups of spinach. Or I will have 3 eggs fried in grass fed butter with ground lamb or bacon.

    Lunch : Salad with sardines/avocado/EVOO dressing and raw cheese. Sometimes I will swap the sardines with salmon or chicken breast no skin. (I avoid the skin because chicken is a lot higher in n6)

    Dinner : Grass fed steak with saurkraut, salsa, steamed veggies. If not a grass fed steak I will normally have grass fed lamb.

    Snack : Handful of macadamia nuts or a serving of 85% dark chocolate.

    If I have a basketball game or if I am going to do some strenous exercise then I may have 1/2 of a sweet potatoe or a little bit of white rice. But other than that my normal carb range with only fruits/veggies come out around 100-125g per day.

    Once a week I will make a bone broth either out of beef knuckle or chicken bones. I will add organ meat to my bone broth as I have a hard time eating them all by themselves. And I will drink a cup of bone broth a day usually in the morning after breakfast or with it.
    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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    • #3
      I'm currently following Leangains. So on workout days I eat around 2lbs of potatoes post-workout along with around a pound of meat and a cup or so of greek yogurt and a bit of fruit if I feel like it. Then a few hours later I'll have some eggs (2-3), a cup or so of greens, a can or sardines (if I didn't eat one earlier), a cup of broth, and some kimchi. For dessert I'll have some homemade sugarfree ice cream and/or shredded coconut mixed in coconut oil. I know it sounds like a lot of food, but I'm trying to build some muscle.

      On rest days I eat more in line with Primal guidlines (much lower carb). I probably eat a pound or two of meat/fish, a huge salad and some type of veggie. On rest and workout days I usually eat 2 meals within an 8 hour window.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
        I'm currently following Leangains. So on workout days I eat around 2lbs of potatoes post-workout along with around a pound of meat and a cup or so of greek yogurt and a bit of fruit if I feel like it. Then a few hours later I'll have some eggs (2-3), a cup or so of greens, a can or sardines (if I didn't eat one earlier), a cup of broth, and some kimchi. For dessert I'll have some homemade sugarfree ice cream and/or shredded coconut mixed in coconut oil. I know it sounds like a lot of food, but I'm trying to build some muscle.

        On rest days I eat more in line with Primal guidlines (much lower carb). I probably eat a pound or two of meat/fish, a huge salad and some type of veggie. On rest and workout days I usually eat 2 meals within an 8 hour window.
        How big are you?

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        • #5
          Normally, I have two eggs and three strips of bacon for breakfast. To switch things up today, I had a primal smoothie: 3/4 cup coconut milk, 1 cup almond milk, 1 egg, 1/2 cup frozen spinach, 1/2 small banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1 tbsp almond butter. It looked absolutely disgusting, but was actually pretty tasty

          I'm going to see how long this keeps me full for. I'll let you know what I end up having for lunch, and when I get around to having it, later.

          The plan today is to make a ground beef/ground pork/mushroom meatloaf for supper which I'll have with a small sweet potato, and maybe some more spinach since I thawed out a block that I need to use up.
          Last edited by belinda; 06-04-2011, 07:42 AM. Reason: forgot the 1/2 banana!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Balance View Post
            Here is my normal macronutrient breakdown. 20% carbs/15-20% protein/60-65% fat

            I log a lot of my daily menus on Nutricalc Plus for school.

            Breakfast : Smoothie - 1 cup of coconut milk, 1/2 cup of berries, 1/2 banana, 2 cups of spinach. Or I will have 3 eggs fried in grass fed butter with ground lamb or bacon.

            Lunch : Salad with sardines/avocado/EVOO dressing and raw cheese. Sometimes I will swap the sardines with salmon or chicken breast no skin. (I avoid the skin because chicken is a lot higher in n6)

            Dinner : Grass fed steak with saurkraut, salsa, steamed veggies. If not a grass fed steak I will normally have grass fed lamb.

            Snack : Handful of macadamia nuts or a serving of 85% dark chocolate.

            If I have a basketball game or if I am going to do some strenous exercise then I may have 1/2 of a sweet potatoe or a little bit of white rice. But other than that my normal carb range with only fruits/veggies come out around 100-125g per day.

            Once a week I will make a bone broth either out of beef knuckle or chicken bones. I will add organ meat to my bone broth as I have a hard time eating them all by themselves. And I will drink a cup of bone broth a day usually in the morning after breakfast or with it.
            I'm more interested in portions, but that sounds quite complicating. I assume you are just spouting an average day off the top of your head right? Or do you stick to that every day?

            So when you say steak, 10 oz steak? 16 oz?

            How much vegetation between the salad and the sides with your steak?

            How much sardines/meat with your salad?

            All these questions are for my own purposes...just trying to see where I stack.

            I look at metabolism being the most efficient probably wins unless the system has such a great piece that requires extra fuel (enormous guns, glucose-chugging brains, etc). I feel that those who are fat in modern society might have superior systems if placed in a natural setting. They use energy more efficiently possibly (this is just a theory). Another correlation I make is to alcohol. People brag about how much alcohol they can drink and not pass out. My interpretation is that the healthier you are, the less you should have to drink to feel the same effect. You absorb it more efficiently and quickly. This is again a theory. It could also be that alcohol is simply a poison to the system, so he who conquers the most poison and still stands has the stronger body.

            I am a mesomorph if I was to decide between the 3 choices, and I use a TON of energy. I always have ate a lot, grains or not.
            Last edited by wiltondeportes; 06-04-2011, 07:49 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
              How big are you?
              5'11", ~167lbs. I've been eating the same way for the around the past 6 months. I started the year at 161, so I've gained about a pound a month, but have been at a plateau over the past month or so.

              I would fit in the ectomorph category if I had to be placed. Before I started weight training 3 years ago, I weighed about 140 pounds. I've always been pretty lean. I think I've done a pretty good job of adding a nice amount of muscle while keeping bodyfat low. I think I'm around 10% bodyfat, possibly a little lower.
              Last edited by yodiewan; 06-04-2011, 08:18 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
                I'm more interested in portions, but that sounds quite complicating. I assume you are just spouting an average day off the top of your head right? Or do you stick to that every day?

                So when you say steak, 10 oz steak? 16 oz?

                How much vegetation between the salad and the sides with your steak?

                How much sardines/meat with your salad?

                All these questions are for my own purposes...just trying to see where I stack.

                I look at metabolism being the most efficient probably wins unless the system has such a great piece that requires extra fuel (enormous guns, glucose-chugging brains, etc). I feel that those who are fat in modern society might have superior systems if placed in a natural setting. They use energy more efficiently possibly (this is just a theory). Another correlation I make is to alcohol. People brag about how much alcohol they can drink and not pass out. My interpretation is that the healthier you are, the less you should have to drink to feel the same effect. You absorb it more efficiently and quickly. This is again a theory. It could also be that alcohol is simply a poison to the system, so he who conquers the most poison and still stands has the stronger body.

                I am a mesomorph if I was to decide between the 3 choices, and I use a TON of energy. I always have ate a lot, grains or not.
                For steak I usually have between 8-12 ounces depending on the cut.
                Normally my salads have 2 cups of greens in them but sometimes I do almost 3 cups. I normally add 1/2 an avocado and maybe an ounce of raw cheese.
                When I eat sardines I have the whole can at once.
                That menu was at the top of my head but its a pretty normal menu for me. I eat red meat (beef/lamb) for most dinners if I am not having fish (salmon/tilapia). For most lunches I will have a salad with either chicken breast/sardines or salmon.
                And for breakfast I either have a primal smoothie or eggs and bacon.
                "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

                People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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                • #9
                  I only eat two meals per day (and IF for 16-18 hours).

                  Late breakfast: 10-12 ounce of baked sweet potatoes (orange, Korean, Dominican, or some other variety) (mashed with butter and cinnamon), two strips of bacon, two fried eggs, and 8-14 ounces of a fatty cut of meat (grassfed lamb arm/blade chops, 85/15 100% grassfed ground beef, etc).

                  Late Lunch: Steamed non-starchy veggies (with some starchy root vegetable like carrot, parsnips, celeriac, etc) with 10-12 ounces of meat (pork chops, ground beef meatloaf, steak, etc),

                  The ounces of meat are just rough estimates (sometimes I have more, sometimes less)

                  Snack: Since the fruits I love are in season now, I am taking advantage of them (organic strawberries, peaches, apricots, bananas, etc),

                  Overall, my average ratios are 20% carbs, 55% fat, and 25% protein. Sometimes I have less carbs, and more fat, sometimes less carbs and more protein, etc.

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                  • #10
                    Mr. Rental in Aurora, IL hes on lake st. but sorry dont have the number and he dosent require a credit card

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                    • #11
                      It varies. I'm not much of a red meat eater. I stick to grass fed ground beef and shredded beef. For breakfast it's usually a protein smoothie with coconut milk and fruit and some green veggies or a full "proper" breakfast with 3-4 eggs scrambled in butter and topped with guacamole and salsa verde or omelet with sauteed veggies and a little cheese with about 4 strips of bacon. Then I follow up with 20 or so nuts, an avocado, veggies sauteed in oil, or full fat greek yogurt. Sometimes I'll do 2-3 ounces of fried cheese (fried in coconut or olive oil). I usually eat an apple or two a few hours after that and then a late lunch, often a big salad with chicken, salmon or shrimp. For dinner it's usually chicken or seafood. Sometimes I'm not in the mood to cook and I'll just do a smoothie.

                      Lately I've been baking a lot of coconut bread and other Primal goodies. I snack on coconut manna here and there.
                      Pax, Lux

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                      • #12
                        Breakfast: 3 Eggs scrambled in butter, 3 slices bacon, 1 potato diced and sauteed in butter

                        Lunch: 2 Roasted Potatoes w/ a cup of shredded raw milk cheese, 3 slices bacon

                        Dinner: Same as breakfast usually. If I'm lucky, a 12 oz NY Strip from my dad or a grass-fed rib-eye from whole foods.

                        Snack: Half a bag of frozen strawberries

                        I'm usually around 5 to 6 potatoes in a day, its my new staple. More nutrient dense than white rice and easier to cook. ( I'm making a conscious attempt to go higher carb recently. )
                        "One can only be a perfect physician for oneself alone. " ~ Luigi Cornaro

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                        • #13
                          Even though my breakfast smoothie could have used another egg (I need more protein), it came in around 500 calories and kept me full until 4:00 this afternoon. I just had half an avocado with balsamic/olive oil dressing. Now I'm heading off to cook my meatloaf

                          Edited to add: meatloaf in the oven, and I just ate half a cup of cottage cheese. I needed the space in the fridge and it gave me another 14 grams of protein!
                          Last edited by belinda; 06-04-2011, 01:52 PM.
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                          F/49/5'4"
                          Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
                          CW: 146.8 lbs
                          GW 140 lbs
                          A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals

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                          • #14
                            Breakfast: 3 eggs, 3 oz of misc. meat, 175 gram leafy greens, 50 g tuber, 125 g bananas
                            Lunch: 8 oz chicken, half a sweet potato, 100 g broccoli, half cup yogurt, 100 g strawberries
                            Dinner: 6 oz beef, 100 g leafy green, half an onion, more fruit stuff.

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