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  • What does 1900-2000 calories/day look like on Paleo diet

    I'm having a hard time getting above 1500 calories so I'd like to solicit some feedback from you on what you 1900 calorie + daily menu looks like to get ideas. I've lost very little doing Paleo over the last month because I suspect I'm flirting with starvation mode.

    Thanks,
    Molly

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    4 eggs with coconut oil, and greek yogurt with apple for breakfast

    Salad with a number of vegetables, about 5 oz of meat, and some olive oil for lunch

    dinner with a big piece of meat, sometimes fattier cuts like ground beef and then a potato with butter

    snacks include a handful of nuts, glass of whole milk

    if you want to keep track of what you eat, just go to cronometer.com and plug it in. that's a great way to determine what's going in
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    • #3
      My sample day of 1966 calories consumed (gross). The day's activity was Les Mills Body Flow.

      Breakfast: 1 tbsp heavy cream in my coffee, 2 HB eggs, Greek yogurt, a few strips of bacon and a green apple

      "Lunch": coffee with another tbsp of heavy cream

      Dinner: Sauteed vegetables and fresh pork sausage, a piece of leftover pork loin, some cheese, banana, 2 dark chocolate truffles

      Total macros: 120g fat, 130g carbs, 99g protein (or a 54/26/20% F/C/P split)

      I'm 27, female, 157lbs (<25% BF). This was a PMS-induced "refeed" day carbs-wise, after a full week of being under 70 a day.
      Last edited by unchatenfrance; 03-04-2013, 11:23 AM.

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      • #4
        200 calories, 200 ways:

        What Does 200 Calories Look Like?



        The short answer is it will vary wildly based on the fat content of the meal. The fattier the portion, the smaller the portion. Very calorically dense things: nuts, cheeses, chocolate, dried fruits. Those are some of the biggest stallers of weight loss. Of course, the most calorically dense thing a human being can consume is pure, rendered fat.
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        • #5
          And how does this help OP?

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          • #6
            Let's see: Saturday- 1700 calories:
            Breakfast:
            3 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, asparagus, coffee with 1/4 cup coconut milk (full fat)

            Lunch: a bunch of roast beef

            Dinner: 8 ounce grass fed rib eye, salad with dressing, avocado and oranges, and cauliflower cooked in coconut oil.

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            • #7
              About 2000 calories:

              Breakfast
              2 cups cubed chicken breast
              1 sweet potato

              Snack
              Chocolate (half a bar)

              Lunch
              Panda express-type teriyaki grilled chicken with a side of vegetables

              Before dinner
              3oz cheese

              Dinner
              12 oz wine
              6oz salmon
              vegetables
              sweet potato

              Dessert
              Chocolate (half a bar)

              Skip the chocolate, cheese and wine and you've got a good weight loss diet. Replace it with butter/fat on the potatoes and vegetables and maybe have some larger portions at lunch or fattier meats and you've got a much better diet.
              Last edited by sbhikes; 03-04-2013, 01:18 PM.
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              • #8
                my intake today:
                chocolate banana strawberry smoothie made with--
                2 scoops chocolate whey protein, 1 scoop Sun Warrior natural (unflavored), 1c frozen strawberries and bananas, 1/2c coconut cream, 1c raw milk, 1c almond milk, 1/4c Spectrum decadence blend (chia, coconut, cocoa nibs)
                1,018 cals, 51g carb, 57g fat, 86g protein, 11g fiber

                lunch:
                cacao bomb (made with grass fed butter, coconut butter, raw cacao butter, coconut oil, chocolate hazelnut butter, almond butter, and peanut butter), perfect foods bar (Perfect Foods Bar &mdash; Welcome), 8 oz raw milk
                776 cals, 46g carb, 58g fat, 29g protein, 11g fiber

                dinner:
                chicken breast with mushrooms, asparagus, cheese, and seasoning (homemade alice springs chicken)
                356 cals, 3g carb, 20g fat, 40g protein, 6g fiber

                totals:
                2150 cals, 100g carb, 135g fat, 155g protein, 18g fiber
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                • #9
                  Breakfast:
                  Coffee and 3 eggs. [200]

                  Lunch:
                  large pork rib with sauteed rainbow chard and a large sweet potato [1200]

                  Dinner:
                  1 small whole fish with more sauteed greens and potatoes and onion saute [800]
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by unchatenfrance View Post
                    And how does this help OP?
                    How does having a large list of pictures of dozens of foods in 200 calorie portions, allowing the OP to make a menu easily simply based on looking at the foods with whatever combination they so desire help them?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                      How does having a large list of pictures of dozens of foods in 200 calorie portions, allowing the OP to make a menu easily simply based on looking at the foods with whatever combination they so desire help them?
                      Because saying "cheese and nuts are the biggest stallers of weight loss" and is not an answer to "I think I need to increase my calories, please give me a sample menu." Unless you're saying that OP should eat an extra 400 calories of not cheese and nuts?
                      Last edited by unchatenfrance; 03-04-2013, 01:29 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by unchatenfrance View Post
                        Because saying "cheese and nuts are the biggest stallers of weight loss" and is not an answer to "I think I need to increase my calories, please give me a sample menu." Unless you're saying that OP should eat an extra 400 calories of not cheese and nuts?
                        Extrapolate. If something is known to stall weight loss, it's probably great for losing weight. Food consumption is often limited by volume - if you want to gain weight, eat more calorically dense foods. If you want to lose weight, eat less calorically dense foods.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                          Extrapolate. If something is known to stall weight loss, it's probably great for losing weight. Food consumption is often limited by volume - if you want to gain weight, eat more calorically dense foods. If you want to lose weight, eat less calorically dense foods.
                          I've been MIA from the forum for a while - is there actually something inherently in nuts and cheese that stalls weight loss? Or is it the fact that they are easy to overeat? If one were to count calories and eat x amount of nuts or cheese and still meet one's calorie goal, will said nuts and cheese stall loss nevertheless?

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                          • #14
                            What you can do is go to myfitnesspal.com and tap in the foods/meals you eat per day and it will do the maths for you. Here you will get a precise and simple display of how many cals you're consuming. If after a week or two your weight hasn't gone down or has even gone up then you need to cut back the calories per day maybe 200-300 cals.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by unchatenfrance View Post
                              I've been MIA from the forum for a while - is there actually something inherently in nuts and cheese that stalls weight loss? Or is it the fact that they are easy to overeat? If one were to count calories and eat x amount of nuts or cheese and still meet one's calorie goal, will said nuts and cheese stall loss nevertheless?
                              They are simply easier to overeat. The satiety per calorie is pretty low versus, say, chicken, beef, potatoes, eggs and broccoli. If you have trouble eating enough calories, adding cheese and nuts to things are surefire ways to add calories AND nutrients instead of simply spooning empty fat onto things (which I would never recommend).
                              Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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