Adanac85's Primal Journey
Hello all on the forum - this is my attempt to be honest abut what I do eat and how much exercise I do. I started my journey about 2 days ago, so this will cover both days. Any feed back will be great.
Here's a bit about me: My current weight is 65kg, height 163cm. My build is closer to the mesomorph type than others and I can put muscle on very easily. My sports are climbing and biking (both road and cycling) and at least 2 weight sessions at the gym each week. The current programme is super sets.
My goals are to loose a bit of the belly fat that I seem to have accumulated and have a bit more energy for climbing.
Day 1: Food
bowl of fruit salad (not exactly paleo but it needed to be used up)
Left over roast chicken
some grapes and a nut bar (with sugary stuff in it)
chicken and prawn vietnamese salad
2 slices of 70% chocolate
climbing session (about 3 hours)
Day 2: Food
So today was a rest day after a pretty intense weekend and here is what I ate:
2 scrambled eggs
2/3 punnet of pancetta (salty I know but hey)
Left over chicken and prawn vietnamese salad (incl beansprouts, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce and chilli)
leftover roast chicken and home made gravy
dinner (ate out with a friend which was pre-arranged ages ago)
cajun chicken greek salad (left the cheese)
1/2 a fruit crumble - which i tried to scrape the crumble off of the fruit and picked at to keep my friend company while she ate her pudding
1 glass of red wine.
Very, very little as letting legs recover from 40k MTB ride on saturday and a shorter ride on Sunday.
Day 8: Adanac's Primal life
Been sleeping a bit funny this week - not sure if its the change of diet or other factors.
boiled egg with spring onion and a bit of pancetta fat
handful of spinach
some broccoli florets
1/2 punnet pancetta pieces
Beef burger (small patty)
1/3 x sweet potato in a hash w apple and onion
some kale w onion and sour cherries
2 roast carrots
It was a leg day at the gym - and once again I was the only girl in the weights section. Think the guys are starting to know me cause I only had a few funny looks rather than before when they all looked like they thought I was crazy.
I'm currently doing super sets:
5 sets of squats (8 reps) at 35 kg
5 sets of deadlifts (8 reps) at 32.5 kg
single leg lunges w 24 kg
20 min turbo (hr 150-160)
walk to work and back home again
Day 9: Losing the plot a bit with carbs
Yesterday was hard and I'm starting to crave carbs and dairy again. I did have a little dairy in the evening but have stayed far away from carbs, or rather I thought I was until I looked at the calorie breakdown in myfitnesspal. Apparently I'm getting equal carbs to protein ratio and still low on fat. This is really frustrating as I thought I was getting the idea by now!
Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong (other than the beer which is obvious)
left over beef patty with 4-5 asparagus and some broccoli. Was still feeling hungry so had 2 pieces of bacon as well. Black coffee w honey.
some left over roast carrots, sweet potato and kale. I can't remember if I had any protein - I must have!
Pre Crossfit snack:
boiled egg, boiled broccoli and some nuts
Post crossfit dinner
left over sweet potato; 1/2 avocado and boiled spinach/kale 1 carrot
2 spoonfuls of creme fraiche
1 bottle beer
Day 10: A bit of a rubbish day
...so yesterday was a bit of a rubbish day. Felt really devoid of energy and tired. Although that may be because I probably haven't been eating enough recently. I've started using myfitnesspal as a rough indicator of how much I eat and trying to remember to weigh my protein intake as I think it's a bit low.
2 boiled eggs
4 Asparagus spears
2 cups of coffee
Whole mixed nuts (small handful)
1/3 sm sweet potato
handful curly kale
sprinkle sour cherries
2.5 roasted carrots
Graze box spicy seeds
Graze Scandi Berries
8oz beef steak
small number of chips
So from this my ratio in calories were carbs/fat/protein 104:104:131 which I think is massively off; but I'm guessing that it will be part of the learning curve.
Lets try a new approach for Day 11!