I tried to kale make chips once. I found out it's easy to scarf an entire bunch of kale (3-4 regular servings) in one sitting. The chips also disintigrated into flakes which make my teeth look like they had green measles. I couldn't leave the house without major brushing and flossing.
Lawyerchick, I don't want to say what I've been eating at the moment, because I have been a Very Bad Girl the past month or so. However, when I am a Good Girl, here is what I aim to eat:
2 hard-boiled eggs with a mix of kelp flakes and salt.
2 brazil nuts.
sometimes: 1x4 piece of kombu kelp (iodine, y'all)
NO SNACKIES (the smoothie was not enough for me. My stomach would growl at 10:30 am. When I added the eggs I forgot about lunch)
0.3 pound of ground beef with doctored tomato sauce** OR Chicken soup***
1/2 cup cooked veggie -- kale, green beans, red cabbage, broccoli
1/4 cup another cooked veggie -- carrot, bell pepper, onion and mushroom
1 square 85% Chocolate
Tea with stevia
NO SNACKIES (if you're in really bad straits, save the chocolate for a snack.)
1/2 can canned salmon (3 oz) or 1 can sardines or 1 can tuna.
raw munchie veggie
Bulletproof hot cocoa (if I feel like it)**** If it's hot, I'll add stevia and True Lemon to seltzer water for a no-calorie soda.
I haven't bothered to plug that into fitday but without the bulletproof cocoa it's about 1200-1300 calories and ~70 grams protein and oh I don't know, maybe 110 carbs(?). That's good for me to maintain with NO exercise. I believe myself to be lucky in that I don't seem to be as sensitive and gain weight on sugar carbs as other people. I still gain, but I have a lot more leeway.
Based on your other posts, you're snacking on hard candy at work (?). If you're not careful, that could easily give you another 100 carbs of sugar, and it may even turn you back into a sugar burner.
Because I've been a Very Bad Girl, I've been gaining a bit, and I'm sure I'm losing muscle, and I might be going back into sugar-burn mode. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD. Next week I'm going to do a primal reset. I plan to re-primalize my home and office. Stuff myself to the gills with fat and protein. Plan for a mini carb flu. Once I'm back to fat burn, I'll decrease the calories again. Plus I need to restart some balance ball exercise videos for strength. I used to do them, then stopped because of tendonitis and a bad bug bite and depression and moving and all manner of excuses. I need to get back into it. When I get good, I put on ankle and wrist weights. I don't mind a little jumping with the balance ball, but I DESPISE PURE CARDIO.
*8 ounces blueberries + 3 scoops whey powder + 1/2 cup greek yog + 1/2 cup CO milk + 14 oz green tea. Makes three smoothies.
**coat an 8x8 pan with CO, mix 1.2 lbs ground beef + italian spices. Press flat into pan, cook 45 mins, cut into meat cubes. For sauce, saute some onion and maybe some bell pepper in butter. Mix in a can diced tomatoes (14 oz) and fresh basil leaves and pink salt. Serve over beef. Makes four servings..
***Take a whole 4lb chicken or chicken thighs, and cover with water with some veg broth. Boil 2 hr. Pick out all the meat. Take the broth, add diced celery carrots turnips and some other veg + parsley and salt, cook 1/2 hour. Add in chicken meat. Makes four big servings.
****1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 small teaspoon CO, stevia, vanilla extract, two tablespoons butter, big cup boiling water. Let it all melt up, then use hand blender.
Last edited by oxide; 08-08-2012 at 03:31 PM.
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5'0" female, 43 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained to 110 on sugar cheat. Reset with 85P / 90C / 90F. Currently weaning off fat to 85P / 90C / 60F.
MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.