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  • Demuralist your approach makes sense. I need to figure out what the best breakfast for me is and then stick to it. Breakfast isn't my favorite meal so long as it fuels me, that's okay. I'd rather have a more enjoyable dinner since that's when hubby, son and I eat together. I often skip lunch and it looks like I will have to if I'm going to reach my caloric goals and no more BPC.
    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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    • Thanks for the offer to lend me the book. Our library has it, so maybe next time I take a few days off, I will pick it up.

      I don't care for breakfast either. I do a liquid one, essentially my matcha powder, with 2T of HWC and 1T of kerrygold. Then I make a smoothie with almond milk, coconut milk, 20g of whey or 2 eggs depending on what I have at lunch, coffee granules, 1T MCT, and sweeteners. Tastes like a mocha egg nog. I didn't eat lunch today until 2, had that drink at 6:30.

      I find if I skip lunch totally I get ravenous before dinner, then I eat something and don't get to eat with the family. Lunch today was a cup and a half of homemade beef, cabbage, tomato, bone broth soup, and hot tea with coconut milk and coconut oil. But usually I make an egg salad with 2 eggs, a whole avocado, 1T of homemade mayo, and have 1.5 oz of gouda on the side. Then I drink the tea plain.

      I try to split my protein up kind of evenly throughout the day, go heavier with fat earlier in the day, and heavier with carbs later in the day. It is probably all in my head but I think it helps with my sleep.
      Chris
      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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      • This is an alert message I received from the BodyMedia site where I download my GoWearFit monitor.

        "Today, 81% of the total calories you consumed came from fat. It is recommended to limit this level to 35%. Think small when it comes to meat portions, or replace them with vegetarian options like an easy chick pea salad:" *a helpful recipe was included. It also keeps warning me that my dietary cholesterol is too high.

        I guess I did everything right today.
        Primal since 9/24/2010
        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

        Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
        MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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        • LOL Pebbles you must be
          I got 98% on my first Animal Homeopathy module woo! (studying this as well as the Naturopathy). I just got the second module and its all about nutrition and problems that come from bad nutrition. And it talks about how grains are so bad for our pets, so yay! I knew this, but its all so fascinating. It leads on to things like problems from vaccines and other chemicals etc. I posted about my dog in my journal. But I do love natural medicine!

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          • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
            Anyone seen this book yet? Wondering if it's worth the purchase price.

            Eat Well Feel Good - Practical Paleo Living
            I just got it today and I love it! Well worth buying. Good meals without being complicated.
            Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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            • That book is on my wishlist at Amazon.

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              • The only one star review I saw was from someone who wanted pictures.
                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                • Have any of you had days where you just can't get protein up? I have a couple of days a week like this. Today, my protein was around 55g. My fats were 132 and carbs around 20g.
                  Georgette

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                  • How much protein are you aiming for Geo, those numbers look not too bad I think.

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                    • I think I'm supposed to be getting 62-71g daily.
                      Georgette

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                      • Could you have a boiled egg or 2? Or you mean you are just not physically able to fit more in?
                        I just don't worry if I feel completely satisfied.
                        The numbers are starting to stress me out again, so I might have to stop counting now I know my fav things to eat. I don't know.
                        I didn't want to get in this place again

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                        • UrbanForager- I would suggest trying to get your percentages the way you want, get used to it, and THEN work on getting the calories where you want them. I think after a week of higher fat it will be easier to naturally go down, but as your body is adjusting, trying to keep calories low may be self-defeating. Also, try to make you meal times longer, to give your brain time to realize you just got 400 calories of fat.

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                          • Sabine, perhaps you are right, I'll work on the percentages, get used to them and then work on the total calories. Looks like today I've over-shot the fat: 84.14%, Protein 13.3% Carbs 2.6%. I tend to eat dinner slowly, I'm always the last to finish, but breakfast not so much. Tomorrow I'll be on the road most of the day so I'll just have to do the best I can. I've cooked up some chicken thighs to take with me and I'll have a good breakfast before I leave.
                            Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                            • Sabine is right, I had forgotten that is what I did the first week or so. I actually don't stress if I am off a day, it is trends I worry about.
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                              Unknown

                              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                              • Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                                Could you have a boiled egg or 2? Or you mean you are just not physically able to fit more in?
                                I just don't worry if I feel completely satisfied.
                                The numbers are starting to stress me out again, so I might have to stop counting now I know my fav things to eat. I don't know.
                                I didn't want to get in this place again
                                I can't cook a hardboiled egg to save my life so I don't cook them. I've tried every tip known to mankind.
                                Georgette

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