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    Need to correct my CW habits

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    Hello,

    I am interested in some issues beyond the lists of approved unapproved foods. Previously, I would eat almost precisely the way CW nutritionists recommend, and now I am not sure which parts thereof I should discard. This is my 5th day of Whole30. I've just started reading the PB and realize that it may contain answers to my questions (and so may this great website) but it will take a while before I actually finish it and browse through all the interesting threads.

    1.
    CW: Eat small portions regularly.
    Primal: ?


    I work from home, so eating 5-6 times a day was has never a been a problem at all. And I was actually always hungry after 2-3 hours. Now, although my portions are not particularly large, I feel satiated for many hours and do not feel like eating. What should I do? Keep it this way and eat 2-3 times a day? Or diminish portions and try to eat 5 times a day?

    2.
    CW: Eat more calories in the first half of the day because calories consumed before going to bed transform in fat.
    Primal: ?


    My CW nutritionist suggested the following:
    breakfast 1,600 kj
    snack 500 kJ
    lunch 2,000 kJ
    snack 500 kJ
    dinner 1,200 kJ
    small snack 200 kJ
    --------------------
    total 6,000 kJ (female, sedentary job, obese - and the above was just enough to maintain my (over)weight)

    I know I should not really be focusing on calories when eating Primal, but I would love to have a general idea.

    3.
    CW: Carbs in the morning, proteins in the evening
    Primal: ?


    Does it matter in which part of the day I consume fat? In general, should I eat more fat before exercise, and avoid it in the evening?

    4.
    CW: Drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Some radical nutritionists even recommend 30 ml per 1 kg of weight.
    Primal: ?


    5.
    CW (probably not generally accepted, though): Do not mix fruits and vegetables in one meal. It is best to eat fruits on their own.


    6.
    CW: Frying is unhealthy.
    Primal: ?


    Does it depend on the oil? Or is it still unhealthy although I use lard or coconut oil instead of canola or sunflower oil?

    7.
    CW: It is essential that you start your day with a good breakfast.
    Primal: ?


    Thank you!
    Last edited by Farfalla; 04-04-2011 at 12:42 PM.

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    1.
    CW: Eat small portions regularly.
    Primal: ?
    Eat when you're hungry (some of us only eat 1 meal a day and get all our calories in, to boot!)



    2.
    CW: Eat more calories in the first half of the day because calories consumed before going to bed transform in fat.
    Primal: ?
    Eat when you're hungry (yeah, breakfast no longer exists on Primal)

    3.
    CW: Carbs in the morning, proteins in the evening
    Primal: ?
    Fat & protein all day long (when you're hungry), limit carbs to 100 or less for weight loss

    4.
    CW: Drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Some radical nutritionists even recommend 30 ml per 1 kg of weight.
    Primal: ?
    Drink when you're thirsty. Personally I try to drink half my body weight in ounces daily.

    5.
    CW (probably not generally accepted, though): Do not mix fruits and vegetables in one meal. It is best to eat fruits on their own.

    PB: Chow down on veggies, limit fruits. You COULD eat them together, but... why?

    6.
    CW: Frying is unhealthy.
    Primal: ?
    Depends on what you're using. A little dredge in egg and coconut flour once in a while, cooked up in bacon fat or coconut oil won't hurt you. If you're honest-to-goodness-ly absolutely craving fried, do it that way (JMHO). Try to choose healthy oils like coconut & EVOO

    7.
    CW: It is essential that you start your day with a good breakfast.
    Primal: ?
    Eat when you're hungry (LOL, funny how that keeps coming up). If you're hungry in the morning, eat. If you're not, don't. Pretty simple.

    Primal is about healing yourself and learning to listen to what your body needs. The Blueprint just gives you the tools to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farfalla View Post

    1.
    CW: Eat small portions regularly.
    Primal: ?


    I work from home, so eating 5-6 times a day was has never a been a problem at all. And I was actually always hungry after 2-3 hours. Now, although my portions are not particularly large, I feel satiated for many hours and do not feel like eating. What should I do? Keep it this way and eat 2-3 times a day? Or diminish portions and try to eat 5 times a day?

    2.
    CW: Eat more calories in the first half of the day because calories consumed before going to bed transform in fat.
    Primal: ?



    3.
    CW: Carbs in the morning, proteins in the evening
    Primal: ?


    Does it matter in which part of the day I consume fat? In general, should I eat more fat before exercise, and avoid it in the evening?

    4.
    CW: Drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Some radical nutritionists even recommend 30 ml per 1 kg of weight.
    Primal: ?


    5.
    CW (probably not generally accepted, though): Do not mix fruits and vegetables in one meal. It is best to eat fruits on their own.


    6.
    CW: Frying is unhealthy.
    Primal: ?


    Does it depend on the oil? Or is it still unhealthy although I use lard or coconut oil instead of canola or sunflower oil?

    7.
    CW: It is essential that you start your day with a good breakfast.
    Primal: ?


    Thank you!
    1. eat when you are hungry. the whole idea behind eating 5-6 small meals is playing into a myth about metabolism. eat primal, only when you are hungry and you'll be fine. (i only eat 1-2 meals per day)

    2 & 3. your body doesn't care what time it is fed. eat any primal foods when you are hungry. i eat a huge meal right before bed, and i've been losing body fat since i started doing that.

    4. water...there are differing opinions. i pretty much drink when i'm thirsty, which could be as little as 1 liter to as much as 2 gallons per day. obey your body...don't waste your time and stress yourself by measuring it out.

    5. who says you can't mix fruits and vegetables? that seems like really bad advice. i actually recommend cutting back on fruits entirely...they have a lot of sugar. but if you do eat them, eat them when you want/need them.

    6. frying is ok, but the oil does matter. something like lard or tallow is best IMO, but sunflower oil could work too.

    7. it is essential that you always have a good breakfast, but you don't have to start your day with it. i fast every day and break that fast (could be eggs, could be steak) after i get home from work. i haven't had a morning breakfast in almost a year.


    good questions...you will learn a lot from the book i think. the more you can read it the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    ...snip...

    6.
    CW: Frying is unhealthy.
    Primal: ?
    Depends on what you're using. A little dredge in egg and coconut flour once in a while, cooked up in bacon fat or coconut oil won't hurt you. If you're honest-to-goodness-ly absolutely craving fried, do it that way (JMHO). Try to choose healthy oils like coconut & EVOO

    ...snip...
    Does frying necessarily mean "breading" (primal or not)? I say fry away as long as you're using healthy oils and not going overboard on nut/coconut flours. You're only using a little bit. It's not like primal cookies. And eggs are great for most of us. It seems a lot of folks here have to go out of their way to add extra fat to feel full. I keep seeing posts about people eating butter and coconut oil straight or drinking HWC. I just use fat in my cooking. I guess a spoonfull of oil or a glass of HWC tastes good to some folks, but the thought of it makes me gag. Tastes vary. Looking at my macros, I'm getting all the fat I need and steadily dropping weight to boot. (I'm hypothyroid and not particularly overweight so it's slow going, but dropping any weight at all with my metabolism is awesome.) I don't see the point in cutting back on frying unless you're needing to cut back on consumption in general. For me, it increases satiety. I find my appetite settling on fewer total calories when I get enough fat and protein. I primarily cook in bacon fat, coconut oil or ghee. I'd rather put a nice dollop of that in the pan than eat it on its own later. It adds flavor to the whole dish.

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