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    Hi everyone,

    Just finished reading Primal Blueprint (great book!) and am going to eat totally Primal for at least 30 days.

    My planned diet is:

    BREAKFAST
    - bacon and eggs with tomato, mushrooms and peas

    LUNCH
    - chicken and stir fried vegetables

    DINNER
    - fish and stir friend vegetables (or salad)

    SNACKS
    - nuts
    - fruit

    Any suggestions for improvement? Any other advice?

    Thanks in advance for any help with this

  • #2
    Which oil are you using to stir fry? Use coconut oil where possible and have a smoothie for breakfast with coconut milk, kale and blueberries. Fruit is fine but don't go mad on the really sweet stuff.
    Provenance is important so make sure you're getting the best quality meats you can find and start eating more than just the meat...liver, and connective tissue such as oxtail stews will also give your body the nutrients it needs.
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    • #3
      I disagree with the smoothie idea. I think food should be eaten. Chewed. Savored. Many on here do smoothies, so do what you think is right for you.

      Just so you know..peas are a legume, so I dont consider them primal. I actually don't know Mark Sisson's stance on them, but if you google "Mark Sisson peas", something will pop up if you are curious about it.

      I would caution you about bacon and nuts. You really don't get much bang for your buck, but if you have self control (I don't when it comes to nuts or their butters, so I voted them off my island), they can certainly play a part in your diet.

      A lot really depends on your goals, size, and age so there is no one fits all. It's good to start with how it's written and see how it goes for you.

      Good luck and enjoy your journey.

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      • #4
        Mark is okay with peas, but he concedes it is a legume. He kind of framed it as a personal preference though.

        OP: your menu looks pretty primal... So try it out and see if it works. However, I would personally not eat the nuts, chicken and bacon if I want to lose weight. Those are high in omega-6. I would personally eat more red meat.


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        • #5
          I am not going to chew a load of raw kale and blueberries. I believe that by blending you make it easier to digest and more likely that your body will absorb the minerals whilst retaining the sating effect of the fibre and the benefit of giving your gut flora something to work with. Similar to how you can make compost quicker if you cut it up first.
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          • #6
            How much fat are you eating? 60%-70% of your daily calories should be from fat. Coconut oil, butter, and cream are good. Some people make bulletproof coffee or eat it raw. Coconut oil can also be mixed with cocoa. The fat will make you feel full and a person can go many hours without feeling hungry. Yesterday, for breakfast I had bulletproof coffee and didn't eat until dinner. I was not hungry at all because my body was burning body fat for fuel. It felt awesome.

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            • #7
              Well, the bacon, chicken, peas and tomatoes aren't primal, but if you enjoyed it, who cares?

              Rock on!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by alanwil2 View Post
                How much fat are you eating? 60%-70% of your daily calories should be from fat. Coconut oil, butter, and cream are good. Some people make bulletproof coffee or eat it raw. Coconut oil can also be mixed with cocoa. The fat will make you feel full and a person can go many hours without feeling hungry. Yesterday, for breakfast I had bulletproof coffee and didn't eat until dinner. I was not hungry at all because my body was burning body fat for fuel. It felt awesome.
                You don't need 60-70% calories from fat. Most people around here have success with much lower fat levels than that. You have to experiment and find out what works out best for you. It's hard to judge your diet without knowing your body stats or goals.

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                • #9
                  Do you experience any problems? If not, your day looks just fine. Bacon every morning will not work for most folks in the long-term if the fat loss is thought. Make sure that you include quality red meat in the rotation as well.

                  Cheers!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MaceyUK View Post
                    I am not going to chew a load of raw kale and blueberries. I believe that by blending you make it easier to digest and more likely that your body will absorb the minerals whilst retaining the sating effect of the fibre and the benefit of giving your gut flora something to work with. Similar to how you can make compost quicker if you cut it up first.
                    Kale should be cooked anyways. Humans are much more suited to cooked food in general.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the insights guys.

                      I'll add some red meat into my diet by replacing one of the above meals with a steak and vegetable meal instead.

                      I will also take peas out and replace them with broccoli.

                      I'll have to think about the fat thing. I don't drink coffee so bulletproof coffee isn't an option. Maybe I should add avocados to my meals?

                      In terms of my goals, I basically want to be as healthy as possible. I'm not overweight but wouldn't mind reducing unneeded fat on my body too.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dgasoa View Post
                        Thanks for the insights guys.

                        I'll add some red meat into my diet by replacing one of the above meals with a steak and vegetable meal instead.

                        I will also take peas out and replace them with broccoli.

                        I'll have to think about the fat thing. I don't drink coffee so bulletproof coffee isn't an option. Maybe I should add avocados to my meals?

                        In terms of my goals, I basically want to be as healthy as possible. I'm not overweight but wouldn't mind reducing unneeded fat on my body too.
                        You don't need to add fat lol! Adding superfluous calories ain't going to help weightloss. Mark does 50-55% cals from fat so I don't know where these people are pulling "need 60-70% fat" from. If you do add fat though, add saturated fats. Coconut oil, butter, fatty beef. Not avocado/nuts/olive oil. Some people find more fat satiates more... But if you are already satiated no reason to up fat.


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                        • #13
                          I don't think you need to snack on anything with such potentially calorie dense meals. Bacon and eggs is calorie dense, chicken has the potential. Keep in mind that Primal is not a license to stuff your face. You should be getting all the nutrition you need from the vegetables, fish, eggs and protein so good job there.
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                          • #14
                            Thanks!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by alanwil2 View Post
                              How much fat are you eating? 60%-70% of your daily calories should be from fat. Coconut oil, butter, and cream are good. Some people make bulletproof coffee or eat it raw. Coconut oil can also be mixed with cocoa. The fat will make you feel full and a person can go many hours without feeling hungry. Yesterday, for breakfast I had bulletproof coffee and didn't eat until dinner. I was not hungry at all because my body was burning body fat for fuel. It felt awesome.
                              What is bullet proof coffee?

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