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  • Rate My Diet...What Do You Think???..What am I missing???

    Hi All!

    I'll first caveat by saying I obviously don't eat the exact same thing every day with variances for eating out, travel, seasonality of foods, occassional loss of willpower (sadly) and yes..what's on sale! But, it seems I have a core of foods that I do buy and eat and the list below would be representative of a normal day. And, luckily I work most days from home, so it's relatively easy to stay on track with eating throughout the day and while I don't adhere exactly to the sample daily diet below, I'm able to stay pretty close to it most days.

    Also, I do buy free range & grass fed on occassion and organic for at least the "dirty dozen" fruits & vegetables. I'm male, 6'2" and weigh in at about 190lbs..moderately active..gym, skiing, hockey, basketball, sprinting!, etc..and, take a multi-vitamin and fish oil tab in the AM

    Daily diet:

    6AM - One homemade protien bar (almond butter, protein powder, eggs, coconut oil, flax seed, dried cranberries)

    8AM - Post Workout Shake - Almond milk, tbsp greek yogurt, whey protein powder, one banana, some frozen blueberries

    9AM - Breakfast Egg Scramble - One egg, sliced cucumber, tomato, half an avacado, diced onion, meat (bacon, sausage, or chicken), and spinach or kale on top..ok, a little hot sauce as well..

    10a-12p - Occassional trip to the refrigerator for a few broccoli crowns or a carrot

    1P - Lunch - Spinach salad with meat, other 1/2 avacado, misc vegetables

    Afternoon snacking - Occassional broccoli, carrot, a couple sweet potato slices, or even handful of nuts.

    Dinner - Meat & Vegetable..Ex. piece of fish or chicken & asparagus or squash

    DESSERT! - Square of dark chocolate & blueberries in small dish of almond milk..

    Maybe a microbrew or glass or red wine snuck in here an there...

    So what do you think...sound good? too much sugar? too many calories?

  • #2
    What are you goals? What are your starting stats? How do you feel on it? If it working great, if not....
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
    PS
    Don't forget to play!

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    • #3
      You eat fairly frequently throughout the day though the choices are all good. So long as you never stray and eat carbs between meals you should be OK.

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      • #4
        You eat more meals in a day than I eat in a week. Why all the constant snacking? You're on the path to giving yourself blood sugar and insulin issues since they're never normalized the whole time you're awake. I also would recommend against protein powder. Fake, crappy, processed food. Work out fasted and eat real food after.
        Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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        • #5
          You food choices seem clean and healthy, though maybe a little lean. Any particular reason why you're eating so frequently? And why you're avoiding fat? Calories matter little if you're eating clean foods until sated/satisfied, and not by the clock. Fat will help you feel fuller longer, and give you energy to burn if you're limiting carbs. But it looks like you're getting plenty of carbs in fruit & veg form.
          Sandra
          *My obligatory intro

          There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

          DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

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          • #6
            The snacking...I'm hungry! I started experimenting with Primal eating about a year ago..almost immediately lost 10-12 lbs..from about 198 to 187ish..have since gained 2-3 lbs back and mostly in muscle I think..that said, I often feel hungry all the time eating this way and thus, the couple trips to the fridge for a carrot or broccoli...

            As for the protein powder, I am with you..I did buy a 10lb box of egg white powder, but, it was not very soluble and frankly, didn't taste very well..so, I just bought another bag of whey for now..just wanting to ensure I get enough protein to support my activities and time in the gym.

            Thanks for the feedback.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sandra in BC View Post
              You food choices seem clean and healthy, though maybe a little lean. Any particular reason why you're eating so frequently? And why you're avoiding fat? Calories matter little if you're eating clean foods until sated/satisfied, and not by the clock. Fat will help you feel fuller longer, and give you energy to burn if you're limiting carbs. But it looks like you're getting plenty of carbs in fruit & veg form.
              The frequent eating..mostly I am hungry..but, maybe because my office desk is about 20 feet from my refrigerator..and, I really am not avoiding fat on purpose..maybe just the brainwashing I've gotten the rest of my life telling me to do so..but, I do eat nuts, avocados, bacon, olive oil, coconut oil, dark chocolate..seems like I'm getting some fats??? Good point on the fat energy v. carbs..thanks for the feedback.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                You eat fairly frequently throughout the day though the choices are all good. So long as you never stray and eat carbs between meals you should be OK.
                Seems like everyone so far has noted that I eat frequently..and, I do. But, I mostly listed out the times for example..I pretty much just eat when I am hungry and my portion sizes are pretty moderate (compared to what they used to be!..I can't even imagine a pizza buffett these days)..as for the snacking, it could be as little as a couple small broccoli pieces or a bite out of a carrot..or 10-15 nuts (typically buy Almonds & Cashews)...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
                  What are you goals? What are your starting stats? How do you feel on it? If it working great, if not....
                  Basically, my goal was just to eat and be healthier..didn't really need to lose a ton of weight; but, 10-12 lbs of bodyfat came off almost immediately and I would say I am relatively close to my ideal body weight. I feel great; but, I didn't feel horrible before..this is definitely better. I don't miss the post meal "food comas" at all! Actually, I was somewhat inspired to start this thread as I was thinking how much I liked the food I was eating and some instinct I had told me that if I like it this much, there must be something wrong or sinful about it!

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                  • #10
                    Snacking makes you weak
                    Why Snacking Makes You Weak, Not Just Fat - GNOLLS.ORG

                    Your food is very low in natural animal fat and appears not to have any ruminant meat and that's probably why you are so hungry. You graze on plant matter like a cow.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      Snacking makes you weak
                      Why Snacking Makes You Weak, Not Just Fat - GNOLLS.ORG

                      Your food is very low in natural animal fat and appears not to have any ruminant meat and that's probably why you are so hungry. You graze on plant matter like a cow.
                      I just read the article you linked to and it was very imformative. Looks like I need to go back to more red meat and fatty cuts..it's really hard to condition yourself to think your body will do better by eating more fat..but, it makes complete sense if your body is using it for energy. Just hard to decouple from what you read everywhere else..skinless, low-fat, etc..etc..etc..

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                      • #12
                        I was eating more fish, ground turkey and chicken. When I switched to GF ground beef, GF bacon and cooking with bacon grease, I am way less hungry (snack-less).

                        I think I was freaking out at first because you are preached at (other places)about eating every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism up. Once I learned to listen to when I was actually hungry it was so much easier.

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