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  • New to Paleo/HighFatLowCarb. Diet Feedback?

    I've been looking into this more and more and wanted some feedback if I'm going this right:

    Typical Breakfast:
    3 eggs
    1 slice of cheese
    2 strips of bacon

    Lunch:
    Broccoli
    Chicken with skin

    Dinner:
    More green veggies
    Usually some variety of either fish, beef or pork

    Snacks: 1 fruit, almonds, cheese

    I've been eating low fat high carb for the longest time with no results for the longest time and never got anywhere. When I cut out refined sugars and white grains I made some significant gains...will this make even more gains?

  • #2
    What's your goal? Weight loss? Health?

    Your diet looks fine as a health target, although I would try to get more coloured vegetables and sulphoids (onions and garlic) in with the dinner veggies. (I'd also count the ghee/fat as an ingredient)

    If you're trying to lose weight, the big thing Mark is emphasising on the front page at the moment is the virtues of fasting. I typically skip lunch (it makes it much easier to get ready for work in the morning). Eating good fatty meals, but fewer of them could help you with calorific reduction, if that is your goal.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    • #3
      I'd drop the breakfast cheese and add a dinner sweet potato (or 1/2 of one.) Otherwise, there's no way to determine how your plan will work for you until you try it.
      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
        What's your goal? Weight loss? Health?

        Your diet looks fine as a health target, although I would try to get more coloured vegetables and sulphoids (onions and garlic) in with the dinner veggies. (I'd also count the ghee/fat as an ingredient)
        My goal is to just give it a try and see what it feels like. I work in healthcare and will be doing family practice in a little bit over a year from now. I lost 40 lbs on just a low to moderate carb restriction (taking out evening carbs) and I'm currently 150lbs at 5'10.

        I guess if anything I'll try to maintain what I have but I just wanted to know if I was doing it right since I've been reading up on this and browsing forums for LCHF diets being prescribed for people struggling with obesity and other related issues (very different from what I was taught in school). For a diet, I wouldn't want to recommend something to a person unless I've given it a try myself.

        So I can keep everything I have now? Even the fruit? I've read some people here even shunning fruit cause of the carbs!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
          I'd drop the breakfast cheese and add a dinner sweet potato (or 1/2 of one.) Otherwise, there's no way to determine how your plan will work for you until you try it.
          Sweet potato? Doesn't that violate the no vegetables grown underground philosophy?

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          • #6
            If you are not trying to lose weight, the fruit should not be a problem. Also, many people eat root vegetables and I think that's a good option too. Dairy is boarderline. Some shun it, others use it daily, I think that is a personal call. I think your on the right track. Fats are crucial so make sure your getting enough!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by acousticfoodie View Post
              Sweet potato? Doesn't that violate the no vegetables grown underground philosophy?
              Huh? Sweet potatoes/Yams are fine. I don't know exactly if they're grown underground, or not. I just know there's a lot of sweet potato fans, here.
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              • #8
                I think the "no vegetables grown underground" philosophy is just a means for people to more easily sort out which vegetables are lower in carbohydrate and which are higher.

                One tiny little ounce of cheese (who eats only one ounce???):
                Calories
                114

                Carbs
                0.36g

                An entire sweet potato:
                Calories
                112

                Carbs
                26.16g

                That's not a lot of carbs, and if you eat half or a quarter of it, it's even less. It's more filling, healthier and in moderation (don't follow Jimmy Moore's example), low in calories and still low in carbs if that's important to you.
                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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