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  • #16
    Originally posted by dilberryhoundog View Post
    hey Leida, what I was suggesting is far from a game, I made it sound like a game because you seem to talk of your diet being a game, so I was trying to talk a language that you would understand, sorry. Grok was not playing a game when his body adapted to and became used to eating a certain way over many thousands of years. Emulating how grok ate is the underlying factor to my post above. Because we have refrigerators and shopping centers close by, eating like grok did doesn't come natural, you have to engage your conscious mind a little to override the pitfalls/advantages of modern life. The majority of posts in the primal blueprint nutrition section though, focus waaaaaayyyyyy to much on engaging your conscious brain to override your bodies systems.

    As far as being a roller coaster, stressful and an inconsistent strategy the "game" i proposed is far from, you eat without thinking (eat normal) for half the time, If your hungry grab some primal fare from the fridge. Wow what a revelation, throw out the calorie counters, the trawling of websites looking for the next "diet hack", comparing your self to others, throw it all away.

    The other half of the time there is usually a great opportunity to incorporate one or more of the little challenges into your week with ease. I'll give an example: A couple of times a week I spend the whole day out of home, in the morning before I leave, I take 30 seconds to have a little think about what im gunna eat in the day. I grab a bit of fruit then BAMMMM i've knocked a high carb day and a low calorie day off the list in one fell swoop. Do this a few more times in the week and you've probably taken 2-3 minutes of conscious brain time organising your diet during the week. I can't think of a less "stressful" way of eating, beats all those diet calcs and macro tracking and cal tracking and diet adjusting that I see so prevalent on MDA.

    When you eat like grok did, you will look like grok did. Your probably half way there, Eating WHAT (the primal blueprint food list) grok ate is only half the story. Throw out all the CW diet strategies, games, hacks and stress and start eating HOW grok did, you won't regret it. Check out my success story post if your interested in more, it's in my sig.
    There are times when stressing your body to cope is a good thing and there are times when maybe its not a good thing. Our bodies are really amazing at adapting to changes but those adaptations don't necessarily come without cost. If you look at the healthiest, longest living people on the earth, you will not find a diet that is constantly changing. Just the opposite.
    Last edited by Black Timber; 05-24-2013, 07:35 AM.
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    • #17
      I love what you've said. I guess that's what I want the most: stability, calm and contentment.
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      When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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      • #18
        22 May 2013: Planned: 83 g Total, 30 g fiber Actual: 83/24
        23 May 2013: Approximate: 90/22
        24 May 2013: Approximate: 100/12
        25-26 May: Weekend, not counted, weight: 132.3 (no change)
        May 26 2013 Planned: Approximate: 70/12
        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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        • #19
          Oh-oh, flying by the sit of my pants today, because I really wanted to take my folks leftover supper with me for lunch which was roasted veggies including sweet potato and rutabaga (YUM!) and have liver for supper. So, the evil fruit is only one small apple and my 6 oz of blackberries, keeping fingers crossed I don't get derailed by my folks fruit-plate tonight!!!

          22 May 2013: Planned: 83 g Total, 30 g fiber Actual: 83/24
          23 May 2013: Approximate: 90/22
          24 May 2013: Approximate: 100/12
          25-26 May: Weekend, not counted, weight: 132.3 (no change)
          May 27 2013: Approximate: 85/17
          May 28 2013: Planned 95/23
          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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          • #20
            Hey Leida, I'm going to join you on this because my carb consumption has gotten out of control lately. I have no idea how many grams I've been consuming though (haven't been counting). But last Friday, for example, I think I had like 5 bananas plus a big fruit salad and some rice cakes. Uh, yeah. I'm actually aiming for 100-150 g per day, but what's more important to me is the source of the carbs rather than the exact number of grams. I think if I restricted certain high-carb foods, it would be hard for me to overeat carbs. So I'm restricting my fruit consumption to 1-2 pieces of fruit a day. I'm also going to stop eating rice cakes. (It's a horrible habit that I picked up a couple of weeks ago.) Most of my carbs should come from tubers. Since I already overate carbs today, I'm going to start tomorrow. Well, actually Thursday because tomorrow is a down day for me so I won't be consuming much carbs anyway.

            Oh yeah, and no ice cream. NO. FREAKING. ICE. CREAM!!!! (Or frozen yogurt or gelato!!!)

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            • #21
              Serenity, I was easily fitting in the 100-150 g range with 3 pieces of fruit a day: 1 apple, 1 grapefruit and 6 oz blackberries, plus I had an avocado with lunch as a dressing for my salad. My veggies were all non-starchy, like cabbages and cucumbers. So, I think if you want 100-150 range, your strategy will work just perfect!
              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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              • #22
                Yakes, a hungry day yesterday after lifting, so unfortunately, I could not keep up with the low carb count. Not to mention I consumed some 2000 cals. Will be trying to keep lower today, <1000 cals juicing day, and on the lower side for carbs.

                22 May 2013: Planned: 83 g Total, 30 g fiber Actual: 83/24
                23 May 2013: Approximate: 90/22
                24 May 2013: Approximate: 100/12
                25-26 May: Weekend, not counted, weight: 132.3 (no change)
                May 27 2013: Approximate: 85/17
                May 28 2013: Actual: 140/32
                May 29 2013: Planned 60/13
                Last edited by Leida; 05-29-2013, 05:58 AM.
                My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                • #23
                  Zut, carb binge after lifting again. I think I just conditioned myself to eat carbs after lifting. Arg.

                  22 May 2013: Planned: 83 g Total, 30 g fiber Actual: 83/24
                  23 May 2013: Approximate: 90/22
                  24 May 2013: Approximate: 100/12
                  25-26 May: Weekend, not counted, weight: 132.3 (no change)
                  May 27 2013: Approximate: 85/17
                  May 28 2013: Actual: 140/32
                  May 29 2013: Actual: 66/16
                  May 30 2013: Actual 124/28
                  My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                  When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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