This thread has been very timely for me, as it has encouraged me to get back to where I started with paleo/primal.
When I started, it was on similar macro ratios with the exception that I've been around the 1.5 multiplier for protein all along.
Right from the first week I experienced the high energy, mental alertness and weight loss. 6ft male, went from 88kg and 97cm trousers to 77kg and 87cm trousers in 3 or 4 months.
But then I increased my work load at the local non-paleo gym, and got involved with a group of non-paleo hikers. It was about this time I started hanging around the paleo forums as well, which as we know can be fraught with danger. Between these influences, and starting to plan some high altitude treks, I started fiddling with my carb and fat levels to the point where I started losing track of where I was at in terms of strength and vitality. And also felt confused on how to get back to where I had been.
So as of yesterday I'm back to @ 100-120gm P sub 50gm C and @ 300gm F
This is my favorite way to enjoy boneless skinless chicken thighs. Just made it last night and had leftovers for lunch ... still full at 3:30!
Easy Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Smoky Chicken Thighs | Balanced Bites | Holistic & Paleo Nutrition Education
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UNFLAVORED pork rinds
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 splenda packets
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
How To Prepare: Crumble pork rinds until the
resemble fine bread
Beat eggs well then mix
with the remaining
ingredients and beat again.
Add crushed pork rinds to
the egg/cream mixture and
allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Mix will thicken to a "gloppy"
Meanwhile, heat skillet or
griddle with butter or oil,
and when hot, fry pancakes
until golden brown on both
sides. Serve with lots of
butter and low-carb syrup.
If you don't tell someone
who eats them, they will
never have a CLUE that
these delicious french toast
pancakes are made with
pork rinds. THESE ARE
UNBELIEVABLE!! You WILL
be surprised at how
delicious these are!
Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.
65lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
I just wanted to jump in and say thank you so much Paleobird for starting this thread! I've been following it for the past few days since you started it, and it's been very helpful to me.
I can't eat eggs (make me nauseous) and so for the past couple of months, I've gravitated toward salami type meats and/or cheese for breakfasts (kind of a European thing I'm finding). I usually can't eat much for breakfast (steak, or tuna salad, or whatever) it usually makes me feel ill. But in the past I've been able to eat 300-350 calories in sliced meats and cheeses and I've felt good. Also, I've usually been trying to leave the carbs for the evening so that it doesn't spike my insulin too early in the day.
So anyway, this thread kind of crystallized things for me. Helped me realize that for me, like so many others, a more ketogenic way of eating, really is better for me. Perhaps my body had been trying to tell me this for months? I've adjusted my macros accordingly to up the fats and drop the protein even further.
So thanks for starting the thread! We'll see how things go moving forward.
Edit: Oh, and thanks to the person who posted the chocolate coconut milk pudding recipe! I've been looking forward to trying it ever since you mentioned it!
Last edited by lissee; 09-01-2012 at 03:36 AM.