Annie Ups the Ante
I think maybe you're underestimating just how much fat calories even the "leaner" meats have. Even when cooked in minimal oil they can still end up having over half the calories coming from fat. Don't take this as an insult but I think you're drastically underestimating the amount of fat calories you're consuming, which is extremely easy to do when you're dealing with fats because they're so calorie dense. Nearly all studies have shown that people dramatically miscalculate the amount of calories they're actually consuming. I was shocked a few weeks ago when I weighed the splash of coconut cream I put in my coffee. I thought it was about 50 calories worth, turns out it was almost 200. I think all this talk about you being in "starvation mode" is junk. True starvation mode is not only a rare occurrence but still only equates to a few hundred calories a day difference.
Adding lots and lots of vegetables is a good idea, but I really don't think the bulletproof coffee's are helping your situation.
Last edited by Forgotmylastusername; 02-15-2013 at 03:16 AM.
You will likely have 40 to 60 % of fat on this type of a plan, averaging around 50%. Even if your lean meat is Pollock and turkey breast. I was surprised when I put my day through a calculator a few days back. Note how almost all protein choices are very lean -I steamed my fish and boiled my eggs & micro'd egg whites, seafood gumbo was shrimps-, but it ended up with at least 40% fat iirc, with my 2 tbsp of oil for Shangri-La appetite supression (FitDay doesn't show the breakdown graph today, gods know why).
Egg, whole, boiled 2
Olive oil 2 tablespoon
Egg, white only, raw 1
Beef, broth, bouillon, or consomme 1
Grapefruit, raw 1
medium (approx 4" dia)
Seafood Gumbo, 1.5 cups 0.3
Cabbage, green, raw 2
Fish, flatfish (flounder and sole species), cooked, dry heat 225
Jell-O Cup 4
Whey Protein Isolate 1
Cranberries, raw 1
Cheese, Cheddar or American type 20
Last edited by Leida; 02-15-2013 at 08:14 AM.
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Protein requires one of the other two macronutrients (fat, or carbs) in order for you not to go into protein starvation. And I don't think HFLC is a bad thing, anyway- I would think it would be helping your diabetes by keeping your insulin spikes down. What about keeping your current macro ratios but cut back some on portions, or add resistance training (to up your metabolism)? Was your thyroid tested?
High Weight: 225
Weight at start of Primal: 189
Current Weight: 174
Goal Weight: 130
Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012