Is my breakfast right
Well basically I had my first primal breakfast, well ummmm maybe,
If someone could put me on the right track would be much appreciated
sauteed zucchini and marinara mix in garlic butter
added a splash of lemon juice and some cream and gently
sauteed til cooked.
Served with a slice of fried tomato and some avocado slices
Now it was to die for, lick the plate kind. Have I done this right
or is it to much fat for losing weight.
Would love some answers
Are you a vegetarian? Where's your protein?
On this plan - if you're trying to lose fat, you need to eat fat; the more the better. Do you have a fitday account? It might help to track your meals on fitday at first to get a feel for your ratios - you should aim for AT LEAST 50% fat though many will recommend more for fat loss. 60% fat / 30% protein / 10% carbs.
No such thing as "too much fat." But I see a lot of carbs there.
I thought marinara mix was protein, fish, calamari,mussels,prawns.
Sorry for my ignorance, zucchini and tomato carbs.
cream and butter fats.
I really need something to put this into perspective for me, might have to check
Marinara mix is tomato sauce with spices in it. You're talking about something that is a fish dish with marinara sauce on it. Not the same thing.
Couchie probably uses a different definition of marinara:
Marinara originally meant "of the sea" (hence the Latin root "mar"), it got mangled into the traditional red sauce because the original had the day's catch cooked in a tomato sauce. As it moved from the coast, people removed the seafood, leaving it meatless, but kept the name. Thus, meatless marinara as we know it.
I don't know abt fitday, but myplate at livestrong.com works really well for me. It'll even give you your ratios in a pie chart off the one side as you add items.
Ok sorry, in aussie we call fish, calamari, mussels, prawns marinara mix
so I had that cooked in garlic butter and cream with zucchini, and fried tomato and
Last edited by couchie; 04-29-2010 at 08:05 PM.
Ah, ok. Good to know.
If you can handle dairy and eat nightshades, that's a pretty good meal. As Griff noted, squash and tomato can be a bit carb heavy, so you'd probably wanna be fairly carnivorous or VLC the rest of the day. Fairly fat heavy the rest of the day too.
Last edited by naiadknight; 04-29-2010 at 08:00 PM.
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Thank you for that, so which veges are lower in carbs
I have so much to learn and my book isn't here yet.
Fitday.com does a more comprehensive breakdown of your nutrients and stuff. And it's much less cluttered.
Here's a good source for you: http://www.nutritiondata.com/tools/nutrient-search
You can put in a search for "highest in fat" and "lowest in carbohydrates" and it will give you a list of items that match the criteria. Low carb veggies are generally the leafy greens and dark green veggies.