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  • I know you'll say everyone has to work out what's right for them but.....

    Hi, I've already cut out wheat and rubbish and lost a stone. I was exceptionally fit 15 years ago and used the zone diet and body for life programme so I know that the high protein thing works for me. Having hit 50, after 5 years of chronic stress I was 45lbs over weight, (I've lost 15) unfit and starting to hurt all the time. I gave up smoking 10 months ago and now have developed Asthma. That is what has led me to this site and I'm all ready to fully embrace the primal thing. I've ordered the books and am waiting for them to arrive so I need to know if I'm on the right track and I'm a bit scared of the fat thing. I walk my dog 7 hours a week, cycle 4 hours, other CV, 2 hours and hit the weights quite hard 3-4 times per week.

    I had an eating disorder years ago so I have to be quite careful not to over restrict and trigger a problem. I am comfortable with my food which involves eating 4 times a day typically, Fruit for breakfast, Eggs mid morning and meat or fish and veg for the other 2 meals. Drinking plenty of water. That is 1500 calories and according to fitday is 38%fat, 37% carbs and 24%. With my activity and currently weighing 176lbs, I could probably eat 1800 calories a day so what do you think I should add to affect the ratios. Many thanks.

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    If you are cycling hard and hitting the weights hard (pushing PB each time) I would say your may be under-eating. Either way if you are loosing weight in a sensible way you are probably about right.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
    PS
    Don't forget to play!

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    • #3
      Are you saying 24% protien?

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      • #4
        Do you know what is giving you the asthma? I always thought I had no food intolerances but I have found that if I avoid eggs I don't get post-nasal drip and cough up phlegm all the time. I don't have asthma though.
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • #5
          squat and deadlift, see how fast your condition improves

          you guys see this shit? everyone wants this excuse and that, some microbiology here, some chemistry there, some nutrition, they bring in the experts,

          BUT NO ONE WANTS TO SQUAT AND DEADLIFT OR DO ANY ACTUAL WORK

          plz, look, i've had enough.

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          • #6
            Oh yes sorry Mr Joshua, 24% protein.

            sbhikes, you've done very well. Good for you. I had a serious chest infection earlier in the year which led to pneumonia. I started getting exercise induced asthma but now it's present all the time. I'm not convinced it is asthma but I don't understand enough about it. I've an appointment at the asthma clinic this week. I had eggs for the first time today in 4 weeks so I know that they are not a factor. I've just given up cows dairy and am trying goats.

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            • #7
              Whoa, Return of the Dado, what upset you. I squat and deadlift. I trained for gladiators the last 2 years that it was on so I know hard work but thanks for your input.

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              • #8
                ^ ??

                Anywho I agree that the total hours spent exercising (including walking dog) might warrant increasing calories by a couple 100s.

                How do you feel? Do you feel starved or hungry?

                I am not even sure what the question is. What are you aiming to achieve?

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                • #9
                  My "^??" was for return of the Dado.

                  Not quite sure what his rant was all about. smh

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                  • #10
                    Lawyerchick. My longwinded question was really to do with ratio of protein, carb and fat and reassurance about eating too much fat. In theory if I added 300 calories of protein and carbs that would reduce the percentage of fat.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lawyerchick12 View Post
                      ^ ??
                      He's gone in the head, don't worry.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dotty Byrd View Post
                        Lawyerchick. My longwinded question was really to do with ratio of protein, carb and fat and reassurance about eating too much fat. In theory if I added 300 calories of protein and carbs that would reduce the percentage of fat.
                        Will kind of need to know your exact eating and cooking methods

                        I know u wrote about eating fruit for breakfast, couple of eggs, and meat or fish and veg for lunch and dinner

                        You also wrote your macros in percentages....having them in grams will be a better assessor for me and many here

                        So have many grams of fat do you eat? grams of carbs etc? what kind of meat and fish (some are fattier etc)

                        Are you petite? A lot of us petite gals fair better with higher fat lower carbs for weight loss and satiety peacefully co-existing

                        At any rate you seem like you are very much on the right track.

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                        • #13
                          hmmm...do most people feel a need to count calories and calculate macros?

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Lawyer Chick,

                            No, I'm 5'7" and a good build with decent muscle. 81 gms fat, 94 gms carbs and 103 gms protein. All lean meat and fish, no processed. I can't tolerate protein first thing which is why I have fruit then and eggs when I come back from dog walk/gym.

                            I feel like I'm on the right track and I'm feeling good. Thanks for your help.

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                            • #15
                              Mr Joshua, I'm hoping not to once I can establish that I'm on the right track. I think I got concerned when I read some other negative posts and thought I would check where I'm at with it and put my typical day into the fitday counter. I should probably just keep doing what I'm doing as it's working ok.

                              Actually I just added in 300 calories of nuts and it changed it to Fat 109 gms Carbs 105 and Protein 111 so it's useful for that, I think.
                              Last edited by Dotty Byrd; 08-27-2012, 11:40 AM.

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