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    Right now 50% of my calories are coming from protein and carbs and fat are about 25% each. Is this a problem?

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    Not really. If your foods are from the suggested list, you are eating Paleo rather than Primal, that's all. Just kick out dairy if you really want to follow classic Paleo approach. If not, then go for fattier cuts of meat and frying in butter, and your fats will add up pretty fast.
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    • #3
      The only dairy I'm consuming is 2 ounces of Cheddar cheese I have with my morning breakfast. Other than that I'm paleo.

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      • #4
        Here's a sample of a daily meal.Untitled..jpg

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        • #5
          If you are meeting your goals with this approach, then don't f*** with it. Once you start failing your goals, seek the solutions. All rules are really arbitrary anyway, and you know, the only thing everyone can agree on is that one must eat (at least some) vegetables. The rest is individual. You are inspired by a concept, such as whole foods, paleo or primal; the rest is up to you.
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          • #6
            Because fat contains 9 calories per gram and carbs and protein contain 4 your calories from each would be
            Protein 620
            Fat 738
            Carbs 308
            So you percentage would be
            Protein 37.2%
            Fat 44.3%
            Carbs 18.5%
            Which is fine if you're losing fat
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            • #7
              Originally posted by VT Glockster View Post
              Right now 50% of my calories are coming from protein and carbs and fat are about 25% each. Is this a problem?
              really depends on what your goals are to determine if there is a problem. Weight loss?
              Currently dabbling in: IF, leangains, Starting Strength, 5/3/1

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              • #8
                Ahh, I see the error of my ways. That makes more sense.

                My goal is weight loss.

                Originally posted by Stevenhamley View Post
                Because fat contains 9 calories per gram and carbs and protein contain 4 your calories from each would be
                Protein 620
                Fat 738
                Carbs 308
                So you percentage would be
                Protein 37.2%
                Fat 44.3%
                Carbs 18.5%
                Which is fine if you're losing fat

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                • #9
                  What are your stats? Can you really live off of a 1600 daily calorie? =)

                  Your lunch is just 300 calories, that's like just one protein bar.

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                  • #10
                    5' 8" 248 pounds. Since January I have been eating around 2000 calories per day and on average burning about 4000 calories per week exercising and I wasn't loosing any weight.

                    3 weeks ago I started to go the Paleo/Primal route and I have lost 10 pounds so far. I've also reduced my aerobic exercising down to about 2500 calories per week and since the first week of September I have been lifting weights 3 times per week. My goal is 190 - 200 pounds.

                    1600 calories was a low day. I'm usually closer to 2000 on an average day.

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                    • #11
                      I wouldn't worry too much about whether its too few calories. If you're feeling satisfied and losing weight at a healthy pace, then you're likely at a good level for your body. Ten pounds in three weeks is a little fast but you did just start and it's normal to lose a bit more quickly at first.

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                      • #12
                        It's about 1.5kg per week and probably some water weight. 1kg per week is a good amount to lose weekly.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VT Glockster View Post
                          5' 8" 248 pounds. Since January I have been eating around 2000 calories per day and on average burning about 4000 calories per week exercising and I wasn't loosing any weight.

                          3 weeks ago I started to go the Paleo/Primal route and I have lost 10 pounds so far. I've also reduced my aerobic exercising down to about 2500 calories per week and since the first week of September I have been lifting weights 3 times per week. My goal is 190 - 200 pounds.

                          1600 calories was a low day. I'm usually closer to 2000 on an average day.
                          At 248 pounds and eating 1600-2000 calories you're in a huge calorie deficit. I'm 150lbs and I need 2400 calories to maintain and I barely exercise at all. Going that fast may shut down your thyroid in the long term and cause some adrenal problems. I would up my calories a bit and go the steady route if I were you.

                          And you even workout: I would definitely add my calories up and add starches to the mix throughout the day.

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                          • #14
                            According to most weight loss calculators I need to consume 2400 calories per day to maintain a weight of 200 pounds. If I want to loose 2 pounds per week and not exercise I should consume 1700 calories per day.

                            As I mentioned since I have gone Paleo I've cut back on my aerobic activity by half and on average I'm consuming 2000 calories per day. So far I'm averaging 3 pounds per week of weight loss. I don't think that's too much and I'm not feeling hungry.



                            Originally posted by JPA View Post
                            At 248 pounds and eating 1600-2000 calories you're in a huge calorie deficit. I'm 150lbs and I need 2400 calories to maintain and I barely exercise at all. Going that fast may shut down your thyroid in the long term and cause some adrenal problems. I would up my calories a bit and go the steady route if I were you.

                            And you even workout: I would definitely add my calories up and add starches to the mix throughout the day.

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