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    Need opinions on my diet..

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    Age 29, 150 pounds, 8% bf.

    Meal 1 Breakfast..

    2-3 eggs
    Meat ( lamb, veal, bison, beef or organ meat ). I purchase ground meat ( grass fed ) from Whole foods.
    Handful of Spinach.
    Black tea
    Few nuts ( Almonds or brazil nuts or pistachios )

    Meal 2 Lunch..

    2 eggs
    Fowl ( chicken, turkey, duck )
    Broccoli, onions and garlic.
    Green tea.

    Meal 3 Midafternoon.

    2 scoops of whey
    1/4 can of coconut milk
    1 glass of water
    1 tsp of raw cacao
    1/2 banana

    Meal 4 Post workout

    2 scoops of whey
    1/4 can of coconut milk
    1 glass of water
    1-2 tsps of raw cacao
    1/2 banana

    Meal 5 Dinner

    2-3 eggs
    Meat ( beef or bison )
    Kale, onions, garlic
    Glass of raw apple cider.

    For cooking I use butter ( kerrigold or unsalted butter ) sometimes EVO.

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    What kind of opinions are you looking for, exactly? Do you have a goal in mind?

    You appear to be eating better than most people. I'm guessing meals 3 and 4 are shakes? If you're working out heavily you should be able to eat more fruit/sweet potatoes, and you could eat more veggies in general. Your fats & proteins look great

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    Well that certainly is a diet comprised of food. Yep.

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    Well! Primary goal is strength while more or less maintaining the same body weight. Currently following Wendler's 5 3 1 four days a week and 2-3 times a week of HIT cardio.

    Red wine 1-2 glasses ( Merlot, bordeaux, Pinot Noir ) with 90-100% 1-2 chunks dark chocolate on weekends.
    A slice or two of authentic pizza, small cup of gelato and a tiramisu with an antipasto salad once every two weeks.


    I guess I am having adequate amount of protein. What about my carb and fat levels?? Are they too low??

    Supplements :

    1 Multivitamin
    2 Vitamin D3
    3 Fish oil
    4 Magnesium
    5 Whey
    6 Dessicated liver.
    7 Brewers yeast.
    8 Raw Cacao
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    Looks pretty good to me. I guess if you want to get all technical, you could plug everything in to fitday or nutritiondata, but if you're getting good results, why bother? If you're at 8% bodyfat I think you're doing pretty good. Is that you in your avatar? If so, you look freakin' ripped!

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    Yes Sir!! that is indeed me in the avtaar pic. I was thinking of cutting the preworkout shake and maybe adding somthing like liver/gizzards( Really fond of organ meat ) with some celery and cucumbers there. Also planning to incorporate some sweet potato. What do you guys think??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnalhorse View Post

    Supplements :

    1 Multivitamin
    2 Vitamin D3
    3 Fish oil
    4 Magnesium
    5 Whey
    6 Dessicated liver.
    7 Brewers yeast.
    8 Raw Cacao
    Do you need the multivitamin? I mean if you did plug what you're eating into Fitday - not that there's a need to - you'd probably find you're over the RDA on most nutrients, probably quite considerably over. people on Paleo/Primal usually are.

    I can see where the D3, fish oil, and Mg fit in. (And items 5,6,7, and 8 are just concentrated foods.) But what's the multivitamin doing besides making your urine a lot more expensive? If you're getting nutrients from your food ....

    Added to that, some of those vitamins will presumably be synthetic forms. That could mean, for example, (with C) a lot of ascorbic acid but none of the co-factors that occur with it in foods. It's said that one can actually be worse off taking a load of ascorbic acid, which is why some people take acerola instead.

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    Sounds good. I think whole foods are in general better than supplements/powders (although if you read my post earlier today, you know that I'm contemplating BCAAs). I have added sweet potatoes/winter squash post-workout the past month or so and I'm getting really good results.

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    Solid meals are always good plus the satiety level is high upon their consumption as opposed to having just a protein shake. I am planning to add a moderate amount of sweet potato for dinner on my workout days. Other than that I am also planning on using coconut oil for cooking.

    What do you guys think of Walnut and Almond oil for cooking???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnalhorse View Post
    Other than that I am also planning on using coconut oil for cooking.

    What do you guys think of Walnut and Almond oil for cooking???
    Coconut oil, yes. Walnut and Almond, no. Nut oils are too high in polyunsaturated fats (too fragile) to use for cooking. Save them for salad dressings and other non-cooking uses. See Mark's post on oils.

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