Hey Guys, I have been Primal now for a week and am really enjoying the no grain/low carb lifestyle. I keep reading that this type of diet allows you to eat less frequently, however, I am still hungry every two to three hours ago. I was a vegetarian consuming aroung 450 grams of carbs a day, and living a very active lifestyle of p90x. I was like many of you previously mislead into believing CW about high carb diets being the key to long healthy lifestyle. However, I read Marks book and decided to give this a shot.
I am currently eating around 3000 calories a day, roughly 100 grams of carbs, 170-180 grams of fat, and roughly 200 grams of protein.
I am 5'11 and 147 pounds, roughly 5-6% body fat and in very good shape. I am not looking to loose weight obviously, just trying to maintain and or build some lean muscle mass, in no rush tho.
Typical day of eating for me
3 whole free range organic eggs, 2 egg whites, handful of sunflower seeds cooked in Coconut oil
1.5 scoops of all natural whey protein powder, 1 granny smith apple, 4 TBPS of hemp hearts
Lunch - Similar to Marks B.A.S.
3 large handfuls of organic mixed greens, red, orange and yellow bell peppers, red sweet onion, cucumber, handful of walnuts, and homemade raspberry vinegrette
LARGE Handful of Almonds and or walnuts and 2 or 3 Hard Boiled free range organic eggs
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts steamed with coconut oil, fresh wild salmon, chicken or tilapia. Handful of nuts
If I am hungry later on after dinner will add Celery with raw almond butter
So basically I am asking if my diet looks ok, and also when did you guys start being able to go more then a few hours without food. ? Also, how long til I should start IF?