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    Adanac85's Primal Journey

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    Hello all on the forum - this is my attempt to be honest abut what I do eat and how much exercise I do. I started my journey about 2 days ago, so this will cover both days. Any feed back will be great.

    Here's a bit about me: My current weight is 65kg, height 163cm. My build is closer to the mesomorph type than others and I can put muscle on very easily. My sports are climbing and biking (both road and cycling) and at least 2 weight sessions at the gym each week. The current programme is super sets.

    My goals are to loose a bit of the belly fat that I seem to have accumulated and have a bit more energy for climbing.

    Day 1: Food
    Breakfast
    bowl of fruit salad (not exactly paleo but it needed to be used up)
    Left over roast chicken

    Lunch
    some grapes and a nut bar (with sugary stuff in it)

    Dinner
    chicken and prawn vietnamese salad
    2 slices of 70% chocolate
    1 orange

    Exercise:
    climbing session (about 3 hours)

    Day 2: Food

    So today was a rest day after a pretty intense weekend and here is what I ate:

    Breakfast:
    2 scrambled eggs
    2/3 punnet of pancetta (salty I know but hey)

    Lunch:
    Left over chicken and prawn vietnamese salad (incl beansprouts, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce and chilli)

    snack:
    leftover roast chicken and home made gravy

    dinner (ate out with a friend which was pre-arranged ages ago)
    cajun chicken greek salad (left the cheese)

    1/2 a fruit crumble - which i tried to scrape the crumble off of the fruit and picked at to keep my friend company while she ate her pudding
    1 glass of red wine.

    2. Exercise
    Very, very little as letting legs recover from 40k MTB ride on saturday and a shorter ride on Sunday.

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    So yesterday was a bit of a mishmash as I thought I was going to get a chance to go to the gym as well as climb (but I didn't). Hopefully will be able to make up for it today

    1. Food:

    Breakfast:

    3 boiled eggs mashed with small amount of pancetta and spring onion

    Lunch:
    2 small pieces of chicken mixed with mange tout, sweet peas, and red pepper with sesame oil

    Snack pre climbing:
    small punnet of seeds (from graze) and beef jerky

    Dinner:
    steak
    boiled veggies
    small amount of potato
    1 pint of beer
    2 pc 70% chocolate

    2. Exercise
    about 3 hours of climbing. medium level of effort

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    Coolio - I'll bin the beans after this pack.

    So here's my food for the day:

    Breakfast:
    Fruit salad - pinapple, grapes and melon (still festering in the kitchen and the OH refuses to eat)
    2 boiled eggs
    black coffee w honey

    Lunch:
    2 small pieces of chicken
    2 rashers of bacon
    mange tout
    french beans
    spinach

    small handful of sunflower seeds

    dinner
    1/4 med butternut squash
    lamb chop
    peas
    1 carrot
    handful of nuts (being bad!)
    some other greens
    3 pc 85%% chocolate

    Feeling really bloated today and worried that i'm eating too much and not losing weight!

    Exercise:
    walked about 3 miles

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    Hey Adanac, how did that climbing session go? I've been feeling tired since I started primal (this monday) and my workouts have suffered. How is it going for you?

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    My workouts haven't been bad, but have just lessened in quantity. I figured that I shouldn't beat myself up over it and get used to the food first and then filter more workouts next week.

    Think it will be monday: gym session (legs), tuesday road cycle; wednesday gym session/climb, thursday rest and friday gym session climb.

    So yesterdays food:

    breakfast:
    1/4 squash with some nuts

    lunch:
    1 carrot
    small piece of gilled lamb and some chicken
    handful of spinach
    mange tout and some string beans

    after workout snack
    1/4 squash and some prawns

    dinner
    1/2 veg and 1/2 lamb balti
    couple of bites of naan (actually didn't want more than that)
    1 pint lager

    exercise:

    super sets focused on back:
    5 sets of Bar bell rows at 8 reps (20 kg) but probably need to lift more
    5 sets of bw pull ups at 8 reps each
    3 sets ez bar bicep curls at 10 reps 10kg

    20 min turbo keeping heart rate between 140-160bpm

    then climbing session

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    Yesterdays food:

    Breakfast:
    Bacon & Eggs

    Lunch
    Carrot & some nuts

    I wasn't feeling very hungry a bit hungry and knew there was a while to dinner so stocked up a bit.

    Dinner (my treat meal)

    Starter:
    Poached Salmon with dill mayonnaise served on bed of green beans
    1 glass of sancerre

    Main:
    Beef stroganoff served on slice of toasted sourdough
    roasted carrots & parsnips
    1 glass Bordeaux and 1 glass cote du Rhone (I think)

    Pudding:
    Small slice of some generic tart thing

    Exercise
    None whatsoever

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    Food:

    Breakfast:
    Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs

    Lunch:
    handful of copped spinach
    1 carrot
    3 florets of broccoli
    2 bite sized pc of beef jerky

    Post climb snack
    some nuts
    a carrot and left over lunch stuff

    Dinner
    hot & sour chinese veg soup (disgusting so didn't finish it)
    beef w ginger and spring onions (again disgusting so didn't finish it)
    2 x home made beers
    1 glass of wine

    exercise

    bouldering x 3 hours

    current measurements:

    chest 32.5 inches
    waist 29 inches
    hips 36 inches

    Would love to slim down a couple of inches! lets see if I do

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    Day 8: Adanac's Primal life

    Been sleeping a bit funny this week - not sure if its the change of diet or other factors.

    Food:

    breakfast:
    boiled egg with spring onion and a bit of pancetta fat

    Lunch:
    1 carrot
    handful of spinach
    some broccoli florets
    1/2 punnet pancetta pieces

    Dinner:
    Beef burger (small patty)
    1/3 x sweet potato in a hash w apple and onion
    some kale w onion and sour cherries
    2 roast carrots

    Exercise

    It was a leg day at the gym - and once again I was the only girl in the weights section. Think the guys are starting to know me cause I only had a few funny looks rather than before when they all looked like they thought I was crazy.

    I'm currently doing super sets:
    5 sets of squats (8 reps) at 35 kg
    5 sets of deadlifts (8 reps) at 32.5 kg
    single leg lunges w 24 kg

    20 min turbo (hr 150-160)

    walk to work and back home again

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    Day 9: Losing the plot a bit with carbs

    Yesterday was hard and I'm starting to crave carbs and dairy again. I did have a little dairy in the evening but have stayed far away from carbs, or rather I thought I was until I looked at the calorie breakdown in myfitnesspal. Apparently I'm getting equal carbs to protein ratio and still low on fat. This is really frustrating as I thought I was getting the idea by now!

    Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong (other than the beer which is obvious)

    Breakfast:

    left over beef patty with 4-5 asparagus and some broccoli. Was still feeling hungry so had 2 pieces of bacon as well. Black coffee w honey.

    Lunch:
    some left over roast carrots, sweet potato and kale. I can't remember if I had any protein - I must have!

    Pre Crossfit snack:
    boiled egg, boiled broccoli and some nuts

    Post crossfit dinner
    left over sweet potato; 1/2 avocado and boiled spinach/kale 1 carrot
    2 spoonfuls of creme fraiche
    1 bottle beer

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    Day 10: A bit of a rubbish day

    ...so yesterday was a bit of a rubbish day. Felt really devoid of energy and tired. Although that may be because I probably haven't been eating enough recently. I've started using myfitnesspal as a rough indicator of how much I eat and trying to remember to weigh my protein intake as I think it's a bit low.

    Breakfast:
    2 boiled eggs
    4 Asparagus spears
    2 cups of coffee
    1tsp honey
    Whole mixed nuts (small handful)

    Lunch
    1/3 sm sweet potato
    handful curly kale
    handful spinach
    sprinkle sour cherries
    1/4 apple
    2.5 roasted carrots
    1/3 onion

    Pre-climbing Snack
    Graze box spicy seeds
    Graze Scandi Berries

    Dinner
    8oz beef steak
    1pt Carlsburg
    small number of chips
    boiled vegetables



    So from this my ratio in calories were carbs/fat/protein 104:104:131 which I think is massively off; but I'm guessing that it will be part of the learning curve.

    Lets try a new approach for Day 11!

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