Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Ladies!!! How many calories do you eat?...

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #46
    Welcome Nivia! I'm 5'7.5", 124 lbs. Today I've eaten 1448 calories. 55% Fat, 23% Protein, 22% Carbs. Yes I eat butter and have heavy whipping cream in my coffee and eggs. I love it. I spent most of my adult life on very low fats while getting sicker and sicker. I've been on Primal 7 weeks now and many problems are gone. I've lost 14 lbs, but maybe the first 11 don't count because I was really sick. Then I threw out all my medications, and have been getting steadily better. Some days I feel like I'm dripping in fats and it feels great. I did spend about 3 days giving the butter (etc.) a serious look before I ate it. Yesterday I consumed 80& fats, that's only a little unusual.
    Last edited by Cryptocode; 01-15-2013, 09:18 PM.
    "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

    Comment


    • #47
      Originally posted by Cryptocode View Post
      Welcome Nivia! I'm 5'7.5", 124 lbs. Today I've eaten 1448 calories. 55% Fat, 23% Protein, 22% Carbs. Yes I eat butter and have heavy whipping cream in my coffee and eggs. I love it. I spent most of my adult life on very low fats while getting sicker and sicker. I've been on Primal 7 weeks now and many problems are gone. I've lost 14 lbs, but maybe the first 11 don't count because I was really sick. Then I threw out all my medications, and have been getting steadily better. Some days I feel like I'm dripping in fats and it feels great. I did spend about 3 days giving the butter (etc.) a serious look before I ate it.
      This is awesome!

      Comment


      • #48
        I do eat butter.. And coconut oil, good quality lard, and some olive oil. I am losing weight at a nice clip - about 2 lbs / weekly and feeling great. I don't measure, but fairly certain I'm in ketosis most of the time as I can tell by the way I feel. I have eaten low carb for years, but until I tailored my diet I couldn't lose weight. Now I do limit calories to about 1500 and I limit protein to about 80 gr. Carbs are always low, at ketosis levels (20 - 50 gr), and make up the difference with fat. No starches at all, and only whole natural foods. Weight down 35 lbs since early August, very easy, no hunger. I'm 58 and have also had my hormones balanced, which has helped me tremendously. I exercise about 3x weekly, cardio and weights, nothing special, mostly just to feel good since I have a sedentary job. Years of acid reflux have been relieved, plus other health benefits, including excellent blood measures. I do track my foods, it helps me stay disciplined and keep the micro-nutrients at the right levels (my tendency is to overheat protein - I had to ratchet down my protein portion sizes to avoid hunger). I'm seeing some wonderful changes in my body shape. Haven't noticed much improvement in cellulite -- maybe that will come in time. I also work to stay hydrated.

        Comment


        • #49
          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
          I honestly believe that everything you eat should be a fat delivery device. For example, tonight's dinner was salmon (a fish-oil delivery device) and roasted veggies (an olive oil and bacon delivery device.) A salad should be an olive oil delivery device and possibly also a fish oil delivery device and what the heck, toss some bacon on there and maybe some cheese. A steak is a grass-fed stearic acid delivery device full of CLA and Omega 3. A potato is a butter delivery device, as are steamed veggies. A good curry is a lauric acid delivery device.

          If you look at any great culture's cuisine, it's all about fat delivery devices.

          Cholesterol and health has been GREATLY misunderstood. I think That Paleo Guy has some of the best articles out there on what is really happening with cholesterol and bad industrial seed oils and your health.
          I like the way you think.

          Comment


          • #50
            I just recently switched to primal, so I don't have blood work numbers, or a whole lot of weight loss numbers, but I have been tracking my food pretty religiously until my "new normal" way of eating really sets in.

            My averages over the last two weeks:
            ~100g of fat
            ~65g of carbs
            ~100g of protien
            ~1800 cal

            I started two weeks ago at 250lbs, and as of this morning, I'm at 238lbs (I think its mostly water weight, but its still encouraging!)

            I hope this helped a bit!

            Comment


            • #51
              I'm so distracted, lol. I forgot to finish my butter story.

              After a month of craving it straight, up to a stick a day, the craving just stopped. Flat. I couldn't even force myself to eat butter straight. Apparently I had filled some long suppressed need, and was done.

              To this day, if any of my children want to eat butter straight (or CO), I let them. I trust their instincts on this one. It comes and goes, usually isn't there at all, and is always self-limiting when it is.
              5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
              Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
              Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
              Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
              ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

              Comment


              • #52
                I'm in maintenance mode now so we'll see if I need to readjust calories. I am running around 1900 calories most days, about 60-68% fat, low carb, usually 50 grams or less most days. Still under 100 grams on higher carb days. During weight loss mode I was at 1500-1800 calories and similar ratios of high fat. I eat plenty of butter, cheese, coconut oil, avocado etc.

                As a young child I was thin and sickly. We lived on a dairy farm so had plenty of butter and cream. Looking back, I LOVED butter and ate it plain. I also preferred cheese over candy. I think my body was trying to heal me and craved the vitamin K2 and butyric acid in butter. By the time I reached my teens I was normal and healthy and had a good figure.

                I still love butter but don't crave it or feel the need to eat it plain.

                Comment


                • #53
                  MamaGrok OMG Thank you so much for your replies. I have had many of the same conditions you mentioned... bloating (even if I didn't eat much), fatigue, dry skin, nails, and hair, water retention (there was a diuretic in my bc which I think started to have a negative effect on me, so I got off it)... I'm hoping eating the primal way will help. I already have less bloating

                  When I mentioned my parents and family history, I was trying to say that's why I want to try the primal lifestyle because it's totally opposite of their lifestyle. I know I can make changes and not end up with CVD.. I'm hoping to never get these conditions.

                  I was pretty much raised on anything that could be made with ground beef, potatoes, rice, beans, bread, and tortillas, and cheap packaged foods (lots of those industrial oils you mentioned). We also always thought that cooking with canola oil was healthy. We also always had cereal and milk, and there was a time in my life when I could eat an entire box of cereal in two days if someone did not get after me. I guess that is why this transition is so difficult.. I have also been anorexic and abused diet pills from China until I could not get them anymore. Within months after I stopped taking them, I gained all the weight back and then some. My metabolism is totally screwed, so this is an adjustment, but I don't want to give up.. I've accepted that the weight loss will come slowly.. It's about my health now.

                  Thanks everyone for your replies! We should have a girls only forum

                  Comment


                  • #54
                    Nivia - I hope you've had your free T3 checked?

                    Your histsory paragraph could have been mine (except I had BED instead of AN).
                    5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                    Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                    Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                    Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                    ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

                    Comment


                    • #55
                      On a good day, 1200-1250 calories. Here are my rough macros:

                      Carbs are around 80 g (320 cal)
                      Protein around 77g (308 cal)
                      Balance is fat (600 cal)

                      So about 50% fat, and 25% carb and protein. I cheat often with 150-200 cal. It sounds like too few calories, but I'm only 5'0'" under 105 pounds, and sedentary. And the menu fills me up, so I figure I'm fine.

                      I do eat slivers of butter, but less than I used to. I used to eat a couple tablespoons, now I lose interest after about 1/2 tablespoon. If you try butter, I recommend the salted butter first. It has more flavor.
                      5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

                      Comment


                      • #56
                        Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
                        I'm so distracted, lol. I forgot to finish my butter story.

                        After a month of craving it straight, up to a stick a day, the craving just stopped. Flat. I couldn't even force myself to eat butter straight. Apparently I had filled some long suppressed need, and was done.

                        To this day, if any of my children want to eat butter straight (or CO), I let them. I trust their instincts on this one. It comes and goes, usually isn't there at all, and is always self-limiting when it is.
                        That's interesting. When I first started PB I was craving CO like crazy, slurping it up by the spoonful. Then suddenly, the very smell of it made me want to gag but I was craving butter. Now I'm back to using both in moderation. I like coconut oil for cooking but eating it straight up does not appeal.

                        I always used to sneak butter snacks as a kid. Now I do sometimes just without the sneaking.

                        I guess sometimes the body knows what it needs.

                        Comment


                        • #57
                          So...how do you know when the body goes on a bingefest for high-grain foods after you eat them that it's not an instinct for the nutrition it needs?
                          My chocolatey Primal journey

                          Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

                          Comment


                          • #58
                            Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                            So...how do you know when the body goes on a bingefest for high-grain foods after you eat them that it's not an instinct for the nutrition it needs?
                            Oh, there is definitely such a thing as taking the "listen to your body" thing too far. Basically you have to be able to trust that your body has its head on straight and is not telling you lies or just confused babble.

                            So I would say if you are still hearing the siren song of the cookies, tell your body to put a sock in it and have a cup of tea.

                            Comment


                            • #59
                              Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                              So...how do you know when the body goes on a bingefest for high-grain foods after you eat them that it's not an instinct for the nutrition it needs?
                              It probably is. If it happens with high fat foods why not carbohydrates.

                              Comment


                              • #60
                                To me, the difference is so many have sugar metabolism problems, screwing our cravings towards a short term elevated blood sugar, rather than real nutritional needs. So a craving for grain or sugar could be a disorder talking, instead of your body so to speak. Cravings for carbs, to me, are suspect. Of course, craving carbs is a natural thing, but for me, my body would happily crave them into infinity. It's broken. So that kind of craving I'm very leery of. Certainly a grain craving which isnt nutritious, with our freak grains of today. A craving for an apple, where half of an apple is just what I need and leaves me feeling better, yea that's real. A craving for a nutritionless donut, I know that's simply a desire for elevated blood sugar levels. There's nothing good there! I do crave rice which I will allow once I'm at my goal weight, but for now, too bad, so sad. I'm seeing hints of my abdominal muscles which I have never seen before in my life. Rice is not getting in the way of that!

                                Also craving that only occur once I smell or see a high carb food, suspect!

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X