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    Hi everyone, still a newbie to this sight and wanted your advice on what im eating, I have lost much weight (if any) since being on the diet and wanted to know if my food intake was wrong. I am 21 5'6 and weight around 10stone.. I am training 5-6 days a week which i know has to be taken into consideration because of the muscle gaining... Help would be much appreciated

    6.15am black coffee 10 minutes before training (a mixture of cardio and weight)

    8am take my vitamins and either have a protein shake and bannana or porridge with seeds and cinnamon (i know porridge isnt the best however i do stick to having it in the mornings)

    snack - few almonds

    Lunch - Salad with various different meats and often avocados e.g chicken, ham, prawns

    Snack straight after lunch i usually have a handful of berries just to take away my sweet tooth

    Dinner - Fish and veg, chicken and veg, ham omelette with veg, bolognese with 50g spaghetti etc etc....

    Just want to make sure i am not doing anything wrong

    Thanks xx

  • #2
    spaghetti... kick off.

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    • #3
      spaghetti and porridge? Have you read the book?
      Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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      Don't forget to play!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
        spaghetti and porridge? Have you read the book?

        I am wondering this as well.

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        • #5
          Spaghetti and porridge (provided it is grain based porridge) is not in the strict paleo/primal world. If you want to see more weight loss then you might want to consider dropping these food articles. Also, if you want to be strict paleo/primal then just ditch it even if you do not want to see weight loss.

          However, if you feel good about yourself with balanced energy throughout the day: do not sweat the porridge/spaghetti. Your diet is clean provided that you have no allergies to the food/s. Paleo/primal is about feeling good about yourself, pick and choose to your liking. Just because some book says something, sayings which are changed through some later blog posts, it might not fit to you.

          Just enjoy life.

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          • #6
            Oh dear i knew the spaghetti and porridge would smack me in the face, i know im not being completely strict with it and the spaghetti is literally once every few weeks and the porridge is maybe every few days having a protein shake and eggs on the other days, but i didnt think it was that bad considering i train first thing in the morning and i do train every day, ive been told if i am going to consume carbs to have it early in the day which is why i sometimes have porridge (and also mix it with seeds to balance out with protein)

            im guessing i should 'screw' the porridge and have spaghetti once in a blue moon then if im craving carbs?

            thanks for the advice guys
            x

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            • #7
              Why eat spaghetti if you are craving carbs? so many good sources of primal carbs out there. I now some primal marathoners who have added rice only because they need the shear volume of calories but short of that you should be fine without grains.

              If you want to eat wheat and other grains please do so but you are not really eating primal/paleo if you are.
              Last edited by Dirlot; 07-10-2012, 11:51 AM.
              Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
              PS
              Don't forget to play!

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              • #8
                The only reason i would have spaghetti is because it goes with the bolonese and like i said it is a once in a blue moon occurance and i have around 30-50grams only, i understand what your all saying and dont eat it regularly, do you recommend an alternative to eat with bolognese??

                Every other meal i eat has nothing but meat/fish/veg/salad im guessing the rest of my menu was okay then?

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                • #9
                  have your bolognese over spaghetti squash. It rocks!
                  or over shredded zucchini or summer squash. Really any squash will do.
                  5' 9" 47 YO F
                  PB start June 2, 2012
                  Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
                  Current deadlift 245 lbs, squat 165 lbs, bench press 135 lbs


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sammiejay View Post
                    Oh dear i knew the spaghetti and porridge would smack me in the face, i know im not being completely strict with it and the spaghetti is literally once every few weeks and the porridge is maybe every few days ...im guessing i should 'screw' the porridge and have spaghetti once in a blue moon then if im craving carbs?
                    And yet the thread is titled Average daily menu... and asks if there's any problem. Are you just a masochist?

                    Hi, I'm all Primal and stuff, but I also eat crackers and rice cakes and pasta and pizza and French toast... am I bad little monkey?

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                    • #11
                      Ouch, newbie to the sight, looking for abit of help and guidance but feel like im just getting a row of a school teacher.... I'm not as strict as alot of members on this sight however i am the first to admit that, i also dont think eating 50grams of spaghetti with bolognese will make me suddenly explode...

                      Thanks 'June68' i will try that, sounds yummy

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sammiejay View Post
                        Ouch, newbie to the sight, looking for abit of help and guidance but feel like im just getting a row of a school teacher.... I'm not as strict as alot of members on this sight however i am the first to admit that, i also dont think eating 50grams of spaghetti with bolognese will make me suddenly explode...

                        Thanks 'June68' i will try that, sounds yummy
                        Actually the response from the site members was pretty tame on the whole.
                        If you are going to advertise and post your average daily meal as a primal/paleo mean when it isn't people are going to respond with the obvious, and say "ditch the wheat and oats". Especially if you are trying to loose weight which you seemed to indicate you are.
                        Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
                        PS
                        Don't forget to play!

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                        • #13
                          It isn't that eating a little spaghetti is going to make explode....it is that spaghetti is made from wheat and wheat is not good. Read the Primal Blueprint and/or Wheat Belly. Then you will understand the reason for no grains.

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                          • #14
                            Here's the deal: this is not a religion. Most of us do not have 100% adherence. However, you are in the early stages of this diet. I strongly recommend in the beginning you adhere to the Primal Blueprint as closely as possible. If you are just beginning to come off the SAD, your body internally is probably not in great shape and is considerably inflamed. This is where being strict really counts, and where your resolve to be very strict will probably be at its highest. When I first started the PB, I was very strict.

                            A year from now after strict adherence, you can probably afford to have a few "cheats" here and there (I don't condone this but I'm being realistic). A healthy, Primal body with low inflammation and a nice body composition will better absorb an off meal now and again. I've been doing this for about a year and a half and maybe once or twice a month I have an "f-it" meal with some friends and feel no negative effects from it (I still avoid wheat and soy because I have zero desire to eat them, but some ice cream, cheesecake, gluten free brownies I make, organic rice pasta from Trader Joe's, etc). However, I'm lean, very active and have no food sensitivities, so YMMV.

                            If you want to TRULY see the effects, do a Whole 30.

                            The Whole30 Program | Whole9 | Let us change your life.

                            You will see what I'm talking about if you truly adhere to 30 perfect days.
                            Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 07-12-2012, 08:37 AM.
                            Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                            • #15
                              Thankyou! That really helps chocotaco369, Appreciate your time to message that

                              I think ive been seeing it in reverse, breaking myself in slowly to paleo/primal instead of being strict and then maybe have cheats,
                              Does anyone have their daily routine/foods they could possibly share?
                              I understand what everyone is saying is correct however i was aware of that, i just wanted advice not a lecture and to be made feeling stupid

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