Thanks for the sympathies re: passing away of my bunny, you lovely people.
Anyway, back on topic ... I'm doing a moderate but sufficiently extreme version of the potato diet (for me!). I'm concerned about raising my cortisol levels too high, so I try to find a balance between mixing it up and fooling my body that it is in homeostasis.
Dinner is typically about 500 g of potato mashed with a little semi-skimmed goats milk, served with about 120 g shrimps fried with leeks in a moderate amount of olive oil, and a couple of glasses of white wine. I also eat risotto with fish and vegetables and a moderate amount of fat about two nights a week.
Today I ate 2 large bananas for breakfast, and for lunch about 450 g of veggie root mash (swede, carrot, white potato) with a moderate amount of cream mixed in, with two small smoked mackerel fillets and about 70 g of smoked salmon.
I am eating a lot less goat's cheese and butter, and favouring goat's milk and yoghurt more (I sometimes have goat's yoghurt with honey for breakfast but usually eat mostly protein/fat for breakfast).
I'm concurrently investigating Jack Kruse's hypothesis that significant saturated fat blocks absorption/benefits of omega 3. Hence I am not combining cheese and fish nearly so often. To be honest cheese is just about the only food that I currently eat which I find addictive. I just love the fish/cheese combo though - especially a classic fish pie with mashed potato and melted cheese on top.
Also generally I am raising low-level cardio back up to where it was a few months ago. I am noticing a marked thermic effect during exercise from swapping fat for carbs.
Best of all I can enjoy balanced meals with friends and family who are not 'primal'. Meat/fish + potatoes and veg was typical English fayre before pasta and wholegrains became so fashionable and it's still popular as pub grub.
Last edited by paleo-bunny; 12-11-2012 at 02:32 PM.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.