Do you like bacon, Optimus? Seriously, just add 2-3 strips of bacon at every meal (and make sure you eat three meals). Done. Fat + protein.
A thought about weight gain - those primal breakfast muffins (in the 1st MDA cookbook I think) have eggs and cheese in them so you could eat them when you're not home. Good to have something to grab and go, maybe?
Last edited by Jac; 12-07-2011 at 06:55 PM.
Started Feb 18 2011
Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.
Hi Jenny, hi Optimus!
[Sheesh, what's it take to stop the freakin spammers...?]
Just chiming in to say that I think that prepared-ahead-of-time meals - especially high protein and high fat - go along way to combatting the "I forgot to eat" phenomenon. If it's in front of you (in a lunch bag, whatever), it's a lot harder to forget.
In solidarity with you, Mrs. Sprat,
50 yo single mom
Primal since 12/1/2010. Now Whole30ing until I feel WHOLE again, my goals are no longer scale-related.
Aila's Primal Journey
"If I cling to circumstances, I could claim to be not responsible. Only she who says she did not choose is the loser in the end." Adrienne Rich
Hi jac! Yeah, it's a good idea. I did try the primal breakfast muffins with cheese on Optimus. No go, he isn't a big cheese fan. So I tried them without cheese, still no go. Our toddler won't eat them either. Oh well! We'll work it out...
He woke up in the middle of the night for our daughter and realized he was hungry again... he decided he really does need to do that heavy cream shake every night before bed. NO being hungry!
Aila, as for what it takes to stop the spammers -- moderation that would remove their accounts as well as all their posts might help. Doesn't seem to be happening though.
"Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."
Another thing that he could try if plain ground beef is too boring for him, cook it up with taco seasonings or mix it in with a homemade italian tomato sauce. The bacon idea is awesome as well. Another thing some people do is that if they have a jar of coconut oil that is half empty is to put that in a pan of water on the stove, add some dark chocolate, unsweetened coconut flakes and if he likes macadamia nuts, put that in as well and make like a chocolate bark with it. Avocados are also another good fat that if he must have a salad, that is another way to add some.
The spammers are down right awful. Really getting tired of them.
"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
"Moderation sucks." Suse
"Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
"Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield
I keep getting big carb cravings. And caving in. And feeling IBS-type sick (which I've never noticed before, but it's an interesting correlation and some would say causation.)
Methinks I need to get strict and get low-carb readjusted. Got some ground chicken yesterday so I can try to make my stew even more meat-intensive than it was to start with... maybe that'll help.
I never have the energy or time or motivation to do exercise in the evenings, so my new plan is to give myself a little break at work -- close the door and do some bodyweight exercises. I have enough break time to pull that off legally. I could also go for walks, and I do that, but winter will make that less appealing.
Weight is still hovering around 195. That's better than the 240 I started at, sure, but I allowed myself to lose my original progress over the summer. I want to drop 30 while gaining some muscle and then reassess goals/approach.
I slept 10 hours last night and still didn't want to get up on time. Methinks I have some sleep deficit to contend with, but how can I possibly get more sleep? I have absolutely no spare time in the evenings. *sigh*
Hopefully the exercise and extra protein will help my energy levels. I still feel crappy.
We're working on potty training with our toddler. I think she's doing a great job so far! She usually stays dry (for hours, sometimes) and she managed to score one at school yesterday, woot!