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    An attempt at Primal Living (or at least eating)

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    This is a repost of a failed attempt on my part to post what I ate for a day and my macro-nutrient break down for a week. Here it is with all the info you need.

    Having not had a chance to read the book yet, I'm doing my best to eat primally until I can get a hold of it (which should be soon). I thought I would submit to the forum my fitday numbers for the past week as well as what I feel is a typical day and get some feedback. Know that I am a 5'7" male weighing about 160# with the current goal of leaning out (currently at between 12-15% BF and would like to be 9-10%). I am in the gym 5 days week where four of those days are heaving lifting coupled with a short, high intensity workout (metcon for those crossfitters out there) between 10 and 20 minutes. The remaining day is just the metcon at about 20 minutes. I do eat a sweet potato after my workouts along with protein - just fyi. Thanks in advance! I would like to continue to gain strength but am happy where I am right now so leaning out is definitely the main goal.

    Average Calories Eaten (Jul 04, 2010 - Jul 10, 2010)


    Calories 2,339 cal
    Fat 147.4g 1,296cal 55%
    Saturated 33.2g 295cal 13%
    Polyunsaturated 16.6g 145cal 6%
    Monounsaturated 79.0g 691cal 30%
    Carbohydrate 83.7g 312cal 13%
    Dietary Fiber 29.1g
    Protein 182.0g 733cal 31%
    Alcohol 0.0 0 0%

    Fat (55%) Carbs (13%)
    Protein (31%) Alcohol (0%)

    And here is a typical day food-wise (not WOD day so no sweet potato which would exist on a WOD day)

    Totals; 2,392 cal; 155.9 fat; 86.2 carbs; 179.6 prot
    Olive oil; 3.33 tbsp; 397 cal; 45.0 fat; 0.0 carbs; 0.0 prot
    Egg, whole; 4 large; 286 cal; 19.9 fat; 1.5 carbs; 25.2 prot
    bacon, cooked; 4 slices; 117 cal; 8.9 fat; 0.4 carbs; 8.1 prot
    Beans, green, raw; 2 cups; 68 cal; 0.3 fat; 15.7 carbs; 4.0 prot
    Protein Powder; 1 scoop (w/ water); 90 cal; 0.3 fat; 2.3 carbs; 20.0 prot
    Roast Beef (Deli); 3 oz; 127 cal; 6.0 fat; 0.7 carbs; 16.2 prot
    Ground Beef, Grass-Fed; 1.75 oz; 94 cal; 7.0 fat; 0.0 carbs; 8.8 prot
    Broccoli, raw; 1 cup; 30 cal; 0.3 fat; 5.8 carbs; 2.5 prot
    Pepper, green, raw; 1 large; 33 cal; 0.3 fat; 7.6 carbs; 1.4 prot
    Almonds, raw; 1 oz; 164 cal; 14.4 fat; 5.6 carbs; 6.0 prot
    Olives, black; 15 medium; 63 cal; 5.7 fat; 3.6 carbs; 0.5 prot
    Pork, tenderloin; 5 oz; 245 cal; 8.6 fat; 0.0 carbs; 39.4 prot
    Pepper, green, raw; 1/4 medium; 6 cal; 0.1 fat; 1.4 carbs; 0.3 prot
    Pepper, red, raw; 1/4 medium; 8 cal; 0.1 fat; 1.8 carbs; 0.3 prot
    Tomatoes, cooked; 1/2 cup; 20 cal; 0.1 fat; 4.5 carbs; 1.1 prot
    Onions; 1 small; 28 cal; 0.1 fat; 6.5 carbs; 0.8 prot
    Flax seeds, ground; 2 tbsp; 97 cal; 7.6 fat; 5.2 carbs; 3.3 prot
    Avocados, raw; 1 small, eaten whole; 227 cal; 21.0 fat; 11.8 carbs; 2.7 prot
    Chicken, breast; 2 oz; 92 cal; 2.0 fat; 0.0 carbs; 17.2 prot
    Sardines, in water; 1 can; 150 cal, 8.0 fat; 0.0 carbs, 19.0 prot
    Salsa; 3/4 cup; 50 cal; 0.3 fat; 11.6 carbs; 2.9 prot

    Total; 2,392 cal; 155.9 fat; 86.2 carbs; 179.6 prot

    Fat (57%) Carbs (13%)
    Protein (30%) Alcohol (0%)

    Again, this is a pretty typical day other than the sweet potato on Workout days.

    Oh yeah, I also have one cheat meal a week. This keeps me and my wife sane (she is not on board with this - she eats whatever she wants and is still tiny so she doesn't see the need). I'm hoping that one a week isn't really hurting me in my goal to lean out. I will admit that those cheat meals usually involve grains and/or sweets. I do try and limit my carb intake the rest of the day so that I'm not going grossly over my usual carb amount. Anyway, I figured you all would need that info too. Thanks again!
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    Welcome. Everything looks great. I'd ditch the flax though.


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    Yeah, I've been confused with the flax. I thought I read that flax oil was more of an issue than flax seed but maybe I'm wrong on that. Is it just the links to prostate cancer or is there something more I couldn't find? Thanks for the reply!
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    Hope you can get the book soon. Ditch the gym. Go climb a tree and lift some heavy-ass rocks or logs and run for your life across a field or through the forest or on the beach. Pretend a tiger is chasing you. Then take a nap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerLily View Post
    Ditch the gym. Go climb a tree and lift some heavy-ass rocks or logs and run for your life across a field or through the forest or on the beach. Pretend a tiger is chasing you. Then take a nap.
    Ha! Awesome - I'll give that a try.

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    My birthday is in August and the books at the top of my list. I also want to get the cookbook
    Me too! Someone gave me a visa gift card for my birthday in June and I bought myself the PB book. Now I need to cookbook.

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