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Thread: Adanac85's Primal Journey

  1. #11
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    Aug 2012
    United Kingdom

    Day 11: Think I'm getting the hang of it.

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    2 streaky bacon rashers
    3 mushrooms cooked in bacon grease
    1/2 onion cooked in bacon grease
    small amount of asparagus

    82g ground mince grilled in burger form
    small amount of broccoli florets (like 3-4)
    small amount of asparagus (like 2 or 3)
    some curly Kale


    195g pork steak in a casserole
    1/3 apple
    1/2 onion

    So my ratios are once again off carbs:fat: protein are 101:55:73

    On the plus side I didn't have any honey in my coffee today. Reckon I'll be losing any weight with this ratio or am I still too skewed with the carbs.

    walked about 3 miles to pick up my car but that was about it.
    Last edited by Adanac85; 09-08-2012 at 02:32 AM.

  2. #12
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    Day 12: Once again without any energy

    Once again very little energy all day; and my sleeping is getting a bit iffy as well. I do suffer from insomnia and have leanings towards anxiety so perhaps reading about the importance of cortisol and lack of stress before bedtime wasn't the best plan in the world.

    Small amount of broccoli
    Cup of coffee
    Half an Avocado
    1/2 a beef patty

    Some cauliflower
    Curly Kale
    1/2 beef Patty

    Pre-climb Snack
    1/2 banana

    Dinner (Treat meal)
    Lamb/veg Balti
    1 pt Carlsburg
    1/5 naan

    Totals: carbs:fat: protein 55:55:56 (calories rather than grams)
    Last edited by Adanac85; 09-08-2012 at 02:30 AM.

  3. #13
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    A reinvigorated attempt

    As you guys can probably see, I lost the plot with keeping a record of my eating and primal journey. In December it was certainly off, with more refined carbs and dairy coming in. Over Christmas I completely allowed myself to indulge, although it felt a bit wierd. My friends are finally beginning to come around to my 'wierd' diet and generally humour me.

    I decided over January to become more aware of what I was eating and why I had decided to eat it. I've discovered Evernote is a great tool to record my thoughts towards food during the day and to this end I've recorded my food log for the period between 1-4th January. I would love some critique of what I'm eating and whether or not it's beneficial.

    My current measurements are:

    Waist: 72cm / 28.5inch

    Hip: 85cm / 33 inch

    Bust: 85cm / 33 inch

    Neck: 32cm / 12.5 cm

    And I'd like to lose about an inch or so off of these.

    I'm primarily a boulderer so I am already quite strong and powerful. I have tried heavy lifting and did crossfit for a while but it mainly led to injury/exhaustion and feelings of inadequacy when trying to balance it with my real passion: climbing. I do road bike/mountain bike as well, but only sporadically. Cardio wise I want to try and get at least 2 20minute sessions in a week if not more but not at the detriment of my bouldering.

    Do you think that these goals are achievable while also losing belly flubble?

    Here are my diaries for the last 4 days:

    1 January 2013

    5 rashers bacon
    2 scrambled eggs

    3 carrot s
    Handful almonds
    Handful olives
    Cheese, ten bites

    Pork tenderloin
    1 parsnip
    1 carrot
    Tender stem broccoli

    2nd January 2013
    3 rashers bacon
    1 bell pepper
    3 carrot
    2 mugs coffee w cream

    1 carrot
    3 small pieces of dark chocolate

    1 turkey steak
    Mixed bag vegetables
    Roast pork tenderloin
    1/2 parsnip
    1/2 carrot
    1 pint beer

    3rd January 2013
    Breakfast (about 11)
    2/3 tub of pancetta fried with butter
    small handful mushrooms
    1 boiled egg
    coffee w 1 tablespoon double cream

    Lunch (about 2-3pm)
    handful steamed broccoli
    handful asparagus
    125g grilled turkey

    Dinner (about half 8)
    Brussels sprouts
    Flank steak
    14 grapes

    1 carrot
    Some almonds & pistachios
    about 125g cheese (goats/cows)

    4th January 2012 (Training Day)
    08:00: Coffee w 3 tablespoons double cream - too creamy!

    11:00: Tea a no milk

    Tummy started to rumble about 15 minutes before this. Began to feel spaced out too.

    11:36: Breakfast
    2 boiled eggs
    2 teaspoons chia seeds
    1/2 package of mixed veggies

    12:59: Tummy starting to rumble. Will try to drink more water and ignore it for a while.

    14:32: Tummy has stopped rumbling but have a gnawing hunger inside. Will try and finish this section I'm working on and then eat something.

    14:54: Snack
    Vegetables (raw)
    a bit of flank steak

    still hungry will see how I feel at half 3.

    15:15: Lunch
    Brussels sprouts
    Spring cabbage
    Flank steak

    1700: Snack
    3 celery

    21:00: Dinner
    Lamb Rogan Josh
    veggie curry
    1 pint carlsburg
    1 after dinner chocolate.

    Was very full after. I can't seem to find the compromise between just a main dish and feeling hungry still or having a main and a side and not finishing the side. Maybe next time I'll go for half meat half veg curry with extra veggies on the side.

    What do you guys think?

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    5 January: Day 5 (a rest day)

    How awesome are saturdays?! I woke up late, after climbing the night before and rolled out of bed.

    09:20 - woke up feeling really hungry to the point of feeling slightly nauseated. Needed to go to pick up stuff from the post office so ignored it and it went away.

    10:00: Drink & Snack
    black coffee w 1 table spoon double cream
    1 carrot

    12:45: Drink
    black coffee

    13:11 - stomach starting to feel a bit grumbly and empty. concentration beginning to go, but that may be because what I'm doing is so boring.

    14:30 - lunch
    1/6 tub pancetta
    75g turkey steak
    Handful of green beans
    Handful savoy cabbage

    15:28 - still hungry. Belly is grumbling

    16:40 - snack
    1/6 pancetta
    75g turkey
    ~8 Pistachios

    16:54 - drink
    1 pint beer

    20:00 - dinner
    Sweet potatoes
    Roast potato (1/2 of one cooked in goose fat)
    Green beans
    Roast lamb
    2 glasses white wine
    A GU cheese cake (my treat for the week) did feel guilty but my friends had bought it for dinner.

    22:30 - gluttony
    Another roast potato
    Probably 125g worth of roast lamb.
    I really didn't need it, it just tasted so bloody good!

    I'm going biking tomorrow so my indulgences were justified through the fact that I was going to burn so many calories. I know that this is more akin to a SAD justification for indulgences but i'm pleased that I'm challenging my choices before i make them.

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    6th January: Day 6 - An epic biking day achieved on Paleo!

    This was an early start! 7:00am on a sunday really, really drags. I didn't sleep great either as I was nervous about biking. I've not been on a bike for nearly 5 months and the route we were gonna do was an unknown. That said, I knew I could control what I took with me, nutrition wise, and control i did - to good effect as well:

    07:30 - breakfast
    2 scrambled eggs
    3 rashers bacon, grilled
    Coffee w 1 Tbs double cream

    10:30 - snack
    6 wedges sweet potato
    Match box size roast lamb

    12:30-15:40 - ride fuel
    Mix of dried apricots, almonds biltong, very small chunks of dark chocolate and dried figs.
    Grazed on this throughout ride, bit probably had about 4 PC dark chocolate, 6 pc apricots, a couple of PC biltong and 2-3.figs.

    15:00 - Got very hungry towards the end of the ride

    1600: post ride refuel
    Sweet potato 4-5 wedges
    1 Roast carrot
    Handful Green beans
    Roast lamb

    17:25 - belly has started to grumble and I don't have any more food. Have some water so I'm drinking that but I'm craving something sweet, like dried apricots or figs.

    20:00 - dinner
    Small amount of green coriander curry made w chicken
    4-5 cauliflower florets
    Handful raspberries w glug double cream

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    7 January: Day 7 - the munchies are attacking!!

    I can't believe it's only been a week since reinvorating my primal diet. I am much happier on it now that I've allowed myself double cream in my coffee. It seems to keep most of the cravings away.

    That said, today was a really hungry day. This may have something to do with the amount of energy I put out yesterday but any help on stopping the munchies in the evening would be really great.

    07:50 - drink
    coffee w 1 Tbs double cream

    08:30 - drink
    coffee w 1 tbs double cream

    10:22 - breakfast/1st meal
    2 boiled eggs w 2 tbs chia seed
    handful chopped veggies: broccoli, carrots, cauliflower

    12:30 - snack
    handful chopped veggies: broccoli, carrots, cauliflower

    12:42 - drink
    cup of earl grey tea no milk

    14:16 - lunch/2nd meal
    small amount of coriander chicken
    handful of steamed broccoli florets

    15:15 - snack
    handful chopped veggies: broccoli, carrots, cauliflower

    18:30 - cooking snack (clearly left it too long between meals)
    Handful almonds
    Some biltong
    1 carrot
    Some apricots
    Some pistachio

    19:30 - dinner
    1/2 marrow fried in EVOO
    166g lamb mince
    Handful savoy cabbage
    Handful spring cabbage

    Post dinner snacking
    Small pierce of left over lamb
    1 dried fig
    4 spoonfuls Greek yoghurt

    How can I stop the grazing in the evening?! I don't think it's boredom. Could it be that I'm not drinking enough water in the evening?

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    Day 8: 8 january (a training day)

    07:50 - drink
    coffee w 1 tbs double cream

    08:45 - drink
    coffee w 1 tbs double cream

    10:32 - drink
    Earl great tea w no milk

    11:04: 1st meal
    2 boiled eggs w 2 tbs chia seeds

    12:50 - 2nd meal
    86g lamb
    spring cabbage
    savoy cabbage
    fried marrow

    13:30 - drink
    earl gray

    17:00 - snack
    1 TSP coconut oil
    2 TSP almond butter
    1/2 carrot

    19:30 - dinner
    2 pcs breaded chicken from everyday paleo (1/2 cup almond meal, 1/2 cup coconut flour)
    Handful green chard
    Handful savoy cabbage
    Couple cauliflower florets
    Some baked carrots

    21:00 - snack?!!
    Spoonful butter
    Small Handful pistachios
    2 tsp almond butter
    10 spoonfuls Greek yogurt

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    Day 9: 9 January (a training day)

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    07:44 - first meal
    2 boiled egg a
    2 Tbs Chia seeds
    1/2 avocado
    Coffee w 1 Tbs double cream
    4 Tbs Greek yoghurt
    08:30 - drink
    Coffee w 1 Tbs double cream
    2 x 1000mg cod liver oil

    11:24- dizzy spell?!

    13:00 - drink
    peppermint tea

    14:14 - lunch
    5 cauliflower florets
    handful chard and savoy cabbage
    carrots and peppers (2 carrots & 1 red pepper)
    2 pcs breaded chicken thighs from last night
    2 x 1000mg cod liver oil

    18:00 - pre climb
    2 small bananas
    I felt really weak and tired at climbing so didn't really do any at all. Think my energy levels have something to do with how much/little I'm eating and I probably need to address that. Definitely needed more before climbing as I felt that i had no energy whatsoever.

    20:45 - Third Meal
    2 sausages
    2 rashers bacon
    2 fried eggs
    handful veggies
    1 pint IPA

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