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    Hey guys, I've recently become interested in nutrition and didn't realise the consequences on your body diet has.

    I regular weight train and eat quite a lot as I'm looking to increase mass.

    This was my diet before reading upon nutrition.

    3 weetabix and milk. Ribena.
    3 eggs and half tin of beans or 2 sausage,beans,waffles,tomato and egg. Capri sun.(work breakfast)

    Post work
    3 eggs and half tin of beans (just once if no work)
    Tea (varied as mum makes but I don't eat chips,pizza etc. I did eat pasta and mince.
    3 chicken thighs,broccoli and lettuce or pasta with cheese and sauce.

    A lot of Ribena and sometimes milk.

    Just to confirm that is my old diet.

    My current one is...

    Drinks - just water and green tea.

    Meal 1 - Cheerios with a little bit of milk.
    Meal 2 - work meal same as above but no Capri sun.
    Meal 3 - farmed salmon (want wild though), new potatoes and lettuce
    Meal 4 - 3 chicken thighs, brown rice/broccoli and lettuce.
    Meal 5 - 3 eggs and Half tin of beans.

    I also now eat walnuts and take 1000mg fish oil per day.

    in my new diet I'm removing eggs because I've had constant bloating for the last few months and I'm unsure where its coming from. I may be allergic to some part of my diet and so ill try cut out eggs for a few weeks.

    I'm Also going to try stop eating potatoes because I didn't realise it had so much sugar.

    My question is what meal could replace eggs and beans because I need to replace it to maintain my mass progression.

    Also is there any part of my diet you think needs tweaking.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by BenArfa10 View Post
    Also is there any part of my diet you think needs tweaking.
    Get rid of the cheerios. Invest in some primal/paleo cookbooks. I really like Make It Paleo and Paleo Comfort Foods.
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    • #3
      I thought Cheerios were ok because they're whole meal ?

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      • #4
        Have you read the Primal Blueprint or have any idea what this lifestyle is about? We frown upon wheat products here. Whole grain doesn't make a bit of a difference. Stick to no wheat, no legumes,no corn or soy. Eat a lot of meat and vegetables, limit the sugar and avoid processed foods.
        F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BenArfa10 View Post
          I thought Cheerios were ok because they're whole meal ?
          It needs to be no grain! I agree with the above comments, you need to read the Primal Blueprint and do some research. Primal/Paleo folks eat no grains, beans, legumes and limit starchy veggies (unless we are athletes). Some of us eat whole organic/raw dairy, others do not, you have some reading to do!

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          • #6
            I'm reading ultramind solution.

            What are quick breakfasts I could do?

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            • #7
              Leftovers from last night?
              Bacon and eggs?
              Steak?
              Chicken Breast or thighs?

              Ditch the cheerios and eat real food.

              Read the books and start here
              Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
              PS
              Don't forget to play!

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              • #8
                Read the book, Northerner!

                Bacon and eggs is the breakfast of champions, some folk here drink bulletproof coffee in the mornings. They say it can be done with tea too, I'm still trying to come to terms with the idea of butter in my Earl Grey. I remain unconvinced.

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                • #9
                  Ditch the lettuce, add spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, mustard greens, bok choy, etc.
                  Forgo the rice and beans, beef up on beef.
                  Tea is fine, drink up.
                  Salmon is fine, wild is best, but do what you gotta do.
                  And consider switching up potatoes with sweet potatoes/yams, turnips/rutabagas, carrots, parsnips, beets, and the like.
                  "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by joelwlcx View Post
                    Ditch the lettuce, add spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, mustard greens, bok choy, etc.
                    Forgo the rice and beans, beef up on beef.
                    Tea is fine, drink up.
                    Salmon is fine, wild is best, but do what you gotta do.
                    And consider switching up potatoes with sweet potatoes/yams, turnips/rutabagas, carrots, parsnips, beets, and the like.
                    Ok cool advice. Brown rice no good?

                    I don't really have time to start making eggs and bacon in a morning.

                    I can eat chicken, salmon and steak although having all three everyday is pretty expensive.

                    Swapping lettuce with kale is fine.

                    I can add carrots, turnips etc i already eat broccoli a lot. Ill change new potatoes to sweet.

                    I'd prefer to keep brown rice but if its no good ill ditch it.

                    I like to eat 4 meals.

                    Breakfast - not sure? Something light because I don't have much time.
                    Meal 1 - at work so limited... I might have to start taking my own. Any ideas?
                    Meal 2 - salmon, new potatoes/turnips and kale
                    Meal 3 - chicken thighs, brown rice or parnsips,turnips etc if rice is no good and kale again
                    Meal 4 - steak, peppers, garlic and kale

                    I'm reluctant to use eggs at the moment. I've had really bad bloating where my stomach creaks literally all day for the last 2 months. I'm not sure why but will probably have to remove food I usually eat to find out.

                    I try to cut out all diary but I usually add milk with my eggs and have been using a bit for cereal. I won't use milk again.

                    Thanks

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                    • #11
                      Read the "Smart Fuel" posts on Mark Sisson's blog, and check out his recipes (he posts them every Saturday). Don't limit yourself to a handful of foods and eat the same meals everyday, but rather switch it up every week instead.

                      Plus, I never think in terms of meals anymore. I usually just make a big pot of food and eat the leftovers whenever I get hungry.
                      "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by joelwlcx View Post
                        Read the "Smart Fuel" posts on Mark Sisson's blog, and check out his recipes (he posts them every Saturday). Don't limit yourself to a handful of foods and eat the same meals everyday, but rather switch it up every week instead.

                        Plus, I never think in terms of meals anymore. I usually just make a big pot of food and eat the leftovers whenever I get hungry.
                        I appreciate that, but you're probably not trying to add muscle mass are you? That's my goal so I need extra.

                        Thanks again

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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't have thought it was the eggs that were causing you gyp, but you never know.

                          If I'm in a rush, it's greek yoghurt, nuts and seeds and berries. Fat and calories and nutrients, hell to the yeah. You could whizz up a primal protein shake (i expect there are some ideas on here) or a couple of hardboiled eggs (assuming they aren't the enemy)

                          Saying that, frying up crispy bacon and eggs takes me about 5 minutes. How stretched for time are you?

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                          • #14
                            My husband eats primal/paleo and is adding muscle mass.

                            He is currently utilizing an intermittent fasting protocol of an 16 hr fast followed by an 8 hr eating window, during which he eats 2-3 meals (depends upon the day).

                            he typically has:

                            Meal 1: 4 eggs in butter, steamed mixed veggies with coconut oil (steamed in bone broth), the bone broth that he steamed the veggies in, and frozen berries with coconut cream, cod liver oil, two brazil nuts, some soaked pumpkin seeds, and some sunflower seeds.

                            Meal 2 (if any): venison meat balls, mayo (home made with good oils) and mustard, fresh cut veggies wrapped in cabbage leaves, kale chips if he wants, and sometimes a handful of nuts (macadamias, walnuts, pistachios, and almonds)

                            If it's a workout (lifting body weight or lifting heavy day), he'll have a sweet potato with butter with one of these two meals.

                            Meal 3: beef, fish, or chicken plus big salad (usually with seeds, avocados, tomato, cucumber, lettuces, bell peppers, fennel bulb, carrot, and whatever else we happen to have around. it's beet season, so we have that and "silver beet" which are the greens, and . . . well, just whatever we have around. This is usually dressed with olive oil.

                            If he's still hungry, he'll either have some dark chocolate or some more berries with coconut cream. He usually has no more than 2 servings of fruit per day.

                            It's a pretty simple, straight-forward diet. It's about 45% fat, 30% protein, and 25% carbohydrate (veggies, sweet potato, fruit).

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                            • #15
                              I'd be ditching the beans too - if they're baked beans....legumes, not great. And full of sugar.

                              Meat, fish, veggies, good fats...that's all you need.

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