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  • #16
    Typical day for me:

    Breakfast: Either 3 hard boiled eggs, or 1 tin of Sardines. Either of them make me feel full until lunch. I also have 1 large cup of coffee sweetened with stevia and lightened with almond milk. I'm allergic to dairy or it'd be full cream. Sadly I can't have that.

    Lunch: Big Ass Salad with either chicken or steak on top, often with 1 whole avocado, and oil and vinegar dressing.

    Dinner: Some type of meat with some type of veggie. I like fattier meats- salmon or steak is more likely to grace my plate than chicken. Vegetables are sauteed, roasted, or steamed and I mix them up- I try to get lots of color.

    I rarely feel a need to snack. I drink herbal tea during the day as desired. I often have a glass or two of red wine in the evening. I occasionally indulge in dark chocolate, or cheese. And if I really, really want something with wheat- I have it. I'm not militant about PB. I figure if I eat this way most of the time, I'm good.
    High Weight: 225
    Weight at start of Primal: 189
    Current Weight: 174
    Goal Weight: 130

    Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012


    • #17
      Originally posted by MJam View Post
      Female, 5'8", 145lbs

      I don't snack and I don't eat fruit and nuts more than twice a week. I try to eat a lot of fat as it keeps me full and it seems my boobs stay big while my tummy gets flatter with the more fat routine (big boobs, flat tummy = ideal me!). I find when I eat more veggie carbs with my amount of exercise, my boobs shrink.
      Seriously? Does this work? How long till you notice a difference?
      Annie Ups the Ante


      • #18
        hey there!

        F, 5'9", 146lbs

        B: 1 egg scrambled in teaspoon of butter, tablespoon of sour cream and some salsa drizzled on the top, cup of coffee (brewed fresh ground not that instant stuff) with heavy cream.

        L: pork chipolata sausages, onion, tomato fried in the pan. Sometimes mushroom too, if i feel like it.

        D: Choose your protein, side of buttery veggies (normally broccoli or broccolini and carrots), mashed cauli or mashed parsnips with a dollop of sour cream.

        Snacks: Macadamia nuts, lindt 85% choc, cheese and turkey rollups.

        im still lookin' to lose so my carb count is pretty dang low, so you will notice not much fruit there. once i hit a place im happier with ill up the carbs to closer to 70-80g's a day. right now im tryin for sub 50, someplace between 30-50.

        i also have in the freezer some almond flour and coconut flour for when the cravings for a cookie or cake or something get pretty strong. you can make a little carrot cake in a mug with some almond flour, grated up baby carrot or half of a regular one, a little bit of stevia (a no no 'round here for some but i use it sparingly), an egg and some vanilla extract. you can have a nice little treat for like 5g of carb. if you are so inclined sweeten up some cream cheese and spread a lil on top. this could help u here and there with those cravings.


        • #19
          Seriously? Does this work? How long till you notice a difference?
          actually it is something i have noticed too. i have much better boobs than i did when i was a vegan and i have spent about 8 yrs breastfeeding in between. i doubt that fixed them somehow.


          • #20
            Wow, Sage you look phenomenal.

            My typical day might be:

            Breakfast: Small cup of coffee and water (I'm not hungry at all in the morning, but I like my routine of sipping coffee, while reading the news in the morning.)

            Lunch: 3 eggs, mixed vegetables and mince in coconut oil

            Dinner: Vegetables and butter, plus meat of sorts (e.g. home-made patties/burgers, steak, salmon, mince), coconut based dressing if fitting.

            Snacks: I usually have one snack time a day late evening (well after dinner), because I don't tend to be too hungry between meals. Typically I choose avocados, cut-up crunchy vegetables, coconut oil straight from the jar, and/or leftovers.


            • #21
              Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, 3 pieces Canadian bacon, 1 100 calorie pack of Wholly Guacamole
              Lunch: Usually home made and consisting of some form of beans (yes, I eat beans) meat and vegetable. Think Chili or in one of my more successful crockpot creations smoked sausage and lentil stew.
              Dinner: A protein (usually steak or fish) and greens cooked with garlic.
              Post workout: Protein shake (I use Isopure Dutch Chocolate low carb) and maybe 2 tbsp of chia seeds.

              This rarely varies and Saturday is usualy a cheat day where I pick at least one meal and have whatever I want.
              Primal since August 2012. CW: 317.


              • #22
                Originally posted by Traderjodie View Post
                Hi everyone,

                I started another thread asking for help with my inability to work through my wheat cravings. I got some good advice but from reading other threads, I suspect that one of my issues is simply that I'm not eating enough. Its a hard transition to make. For example, my breakfast usually consists of two eggs with a couple of strips of bacon. Through out the day I feel like eating more eggs but have refrained. I usually have a can of tuna with some vegatables for lunch and some chicken or beef for dinner.

                It would be really helpful if you could give me examples of what you eat on a "typical" day along with your height and weight (and gender if you feel comfortable with that).

                Thank you so much for all your help!
                I typically eat the following meals:

                half quart yogurt
                meat and a potato
                meat and veggies
                meat, veggies and a potato

                (meat means any kind of eggs, chicken, sausage, beef, liver, pork, whatever. Portion sizes are bigger than the "meat as a condiment/deck of cards" nonsense.)

                I eat the following naughty indulgences more than I should:
                wine, cheese, nuts, dark chocolate, halvah, vegan cheesecake and vegan chia pudding
                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.


                • #23
                  A normal day for me is pretty much supper and a late night snack.

                  Supper: between eight and 12 oz of 4-legged animal. If it's fish, I might eat a pound. A pile of sauteed veggies OR a potato (10 oz or less) OR a serving of rice (1/4 cup dry measure). 1 tblsp of butter or oil on the veggies/potato/rice.

                  Late night snack: a can of sardines or a grapefruit or 2 scrambled eggs.

                  An abnormal day for me is a cheese day. This is usually right after I've gone shopping at WFoods. Main meal: lox and goat cheese wrapped in nori. Snack: some kind of sinfully rich goat or sheep milk cheese eaten with a spoon.

                  Female, age: let's just say I attended the first Woodstock, weight: about 30 pounds over fighting weight, but not uncomfortable with it.
                  "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine


                  Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.


                  • #24
                    Workout day.
                    -3 fried eggs
                    -100g bacon
                    Lunch (stir-fry):
                    -200g lamb's heart
                    -some pork or beef fat
                    -4 cabbage leaves
                    -1 carrot
                    -100g potato
                    Post-workout sugar refill:
                    -100g yoghurt
                    -1 banana

                    Non-Workout day.
                    -200g greek yoghurt
                    -50g nuts
                    Dinner (curry):
                    -200g potatoes
                    -100g pork
                    -1 carrot
                    -1 onion
                    -100ml double cream

                    I'll usually have meat twice a day (between 200 and 500g overall), three to ten types of fruit/veg, some eggs and some dairy every day. I use double-cream to kcal-bulk when the volume of food I feel like eating is small.
                    I'll also have the odd snack thrown in. Snacks of choice are:
                    -25g almond butter
                    -small apple
                    -5-25g nuts (usually about 10, a small handful)
                    -a sip of double-cream
                    -a dash of maple-syrup in my tea/coffee/choffee
                    -a square of dark chocolate
                    Last edited by Kochin; 02-12-2013, 11:03 AM.
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                    I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
                    I'd apologize, but...


                    • #25
                      Lessee, today I had:

                      Green tea for breakfast (black)
                      Lunch: 2 eggs and 3 strips of bacon fried in butter, 1/2 avocado
                      Dinner will be rib eye steak with homemade sweet potato fries and peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and onions fried in coconut oil. A square or two of 90% Lindt chocolate for dessert along with some chai tea (w/ a splash of coconut milk and a bit of stevia)


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Sage View Post
                        Hello this is the Sage, just signed on and having a wonderful time settling in... I am enjoying reading all your experiences and would like to add to the mix, from my experiences on the road to good health. I am 70 years old, and I am proof what works.

                        For starters, I recommend a wonderful book, "Wheat Belly," by Dr. William Davis... you will be amazed.

                        Until next time,
                        To which, my husband replies: f*ck yeah, paleo!

                        Also, i'm psyched to be so hot when i'm 70.


                        • #27
                          I never really had a normal, though I was kind of settling into a routine to make sure I was eating certain foods daily, but then I started really trying to focus and increase my fitness activity, and my appetite has increased right along with it. I was usually around 1300 (maybe 1400) calories a day, however now I am almost 1800.

                          One of my new favs though, is bone broth with little smashed tator and homemade kraut. Sometimes I add some kind of meat to it. Nom Nom Nom
                          65lbs gone and counting!!

                          Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey


                          • #28

                            Coffee & cream, spoonful of butter.

                            Braised spinach and arugula with caramelized onions topped with 2 poached eggs and a butternut squash chipotle cream sauce and spiced roasted cashews. Roasted red potatoes on the side (lunch at my favorite restaurant!)

                            tea, spoonful of butter.

                            Later...grassfed beef and venison burgers.
                            *My obligatory intro

                            There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

                            DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes