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    I just want to shove all the food i can into my mouth

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    8:30 am: BP coffee

    11:30 am: 2 oz turkey with bell pepper, 2 oz smoke salmon, green tipped banana with 1 T almond butter

    3:00 pm: 1 oz cashews

    5:30 pm: 9 pc sashimi with a bit of soy sauce & pickled ginger

    6:15 pm: another banana (oops), avocado mixed with some half & half, 1 tsp almond butter, a tsp cream cheese, a smidge of raw honey (ahhhhh)

    Workout:
    3X10 burpees, 90 sec plank, 60 sec plank
    45 min walk

    Skin: 5 (except for a few spots on my hand)

    I have a bottomless, unsatisfied hunger right now...especially for carbs akak sugar & bread.
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    "Cheat" Days & Bulletproof Hot Chocolate

    Food:
    9:00 am: Bulletproof hot cocoa (water, 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 T KG butter, 1 T coco oil & a dash of cinnamon)

    12:00 pm: 3 oz sliced Applegate turkey, 1/4 yellow bell pepper, granny smith apple

    2:30 pm: 1.5 oz cashews

    5:00 pm: 1/4 c organic full fat yogurt with 1 T almond butter

    8:00 pm: 6 oz sirloin steak fried in butter, 2 c baby romaine, slice orange bell pepper, 1/3 cucumber, mushrooms, 1/2 pc bacon & balsamic

    Workout:
    15 burpees & 90 minutes yoga

    I ate really poorly on Sunday. I was hungover & wanted fries, hotdogs & other unmentionable crap. I think that Sundays need to be my more lax days. I will still avoid gluten if possible but giving myself permission is better than beating myself up about it. I got right back to it today & am feeling great. I switched my bp coffee for bp hot cocoa & it's delicious. I want to reserve coffee for when I need it.
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    It's not as good, but when I really wanted a pizza, I got some Bob's Red Mill gluten-free pizza crust mix. Starchy carbs with some butter or coconut oil help demolish those cravings for me too. And salt! I try to break down the individual parts of the craving and give myself what's reasonable (like some cheese, or something salty or greasy, but not terrible for me).
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    Mehhh sugar won today & so did GRE math

    Food:
    9:00 am: BP hot cocoa

    12:00 pm: 4 oz steak, 1/4 head of cabbage, pc bacon, green apple

    4:00 pm: 1/4 c yogurt with 1 T almond butter, 1/4 orange bell pepper, 1/3 cucumber, 1 T KG

    7:30 pm: 1 chocolate pirouette (from my yoga teacher)

    9:00 pm: 4 oz steak, caramelized onions, baby romaine, few zucchini chips (I burnt the rest)

    10:00 pm: 2 T raw honey, a few cashews

    Workout:
    5 double flight of stairs sprint up
    90 min yoga (1/2 flow 1/2 restorative)

    Blah. I am grumpy grumpy grumpy. I let sugar get the best of me. I am pms-ing when I shouldn't be (breakthrough). My math GRE score potential is concerning me. I need to go to bed and quit doing more problems. Here's to tomorrow being a better day. *Cheers with the glass of wine I wish I had*

    On a side note when I fail to get up and complete some burpees/planks in the morning I am going to make myself sprint (to the best of my ability in my work flats) up the double 5 flights of stairs to my professor's office. It gets me out of breath so I'm pretty sure it's a good replacement.
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    Mexican hot chocolate & spicy chicken drumsticks

    Food:
    9:30 am: BP hot cocoa

    12:00 pm: 4 oz steak, caramelized onions, cabbage baked in olive oil & 1 pc bacon, green apple

    4:00 pm: 1 oz cashews, 1/2 orange bell pepper, green tea

    8:00 pm: glass white wine, 3 drumsticks cooked in KG butter, 7 baby carrots

    9:00 pm: a few cashews, 1 T almond butter, mexican hot cocoa (1/4 c coco milk, 1 T cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne, vanilla)

    Workout:
    10 burpees, 10 flight of stairs sprint (in work flats), 90 sec plank

    So I decided to put my food into a calculator to see where my macros are. I've calculated my required calorie intake before and it says 2089 calories/day. My intake for today was 78 g carb, 116 g fat & 69 g protein. Now I've read that protein intake should equal your bodyweight. I don't see this being feasible for me. Am I deficient in protein?
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    69 g is probably not too low, but it depends on your activity level. From what you did, I think it's okay. If you are more active than that, you probably want to shoot for 100 g. 3 servings of meat a day would probably get you there. I only hit that goal when eating 3 meals a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    69 g is probably not too low, but it depends on your activity level. From what you did, I think it's okay. If you are more active than that, you probably want to shoot for 100 g. 3 servings of meat a day would probably get you there. I only hit that goal when eating 3 meals a day.

    Yeah I'm always puzzled by the "eat 1 g of protein per lb of body weight." That's a lot of protein. I'd have to be supplementing with powders (gross). On days I do yoga or other workouts I tend to naturally eat more anyways.
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    As long as you're maintaining/building muscle appropriately, you're probably fine!
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    New bed, phd in what I want to study & drinks with my professor

    Food:

    8:30 am: BP hot cocoa

    12:00 pm: 3 drumsticks & 8 baby carrots, 1 oz cashews, green tea

    4:30 pm: 2 thin mints

    6:30ish: 2 mojitos (yummmm)

    8:00 pm: can of tuna with natural brown mustard & dill (surprisingly good without the mayo), 1/4 cabbage roasted in oo & 1 pc bacon

    9:00 pm: mexican hot cocoa with some half & half, coco milk

    Workout:
    3x10 flights of stairs sprints at work (in my flats)

    I had a crazy, wonderful long day. I am really happy about the direction that my life is taking. I spoke with my professor about the PhD program and about studying what I want to study. She loved it, said I'd be a strong candidate for the program but do have to get all A's & high GRE scores. She also pulled me in on a massive grant proposal and then we went out for mojitos.

    I am loving the stairs sprints at work but might get some inserts for my flats as my feet don't necessarily appreciate it. I have no food so I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow. I checked out the dirty 12 & clean 15 lists and am going to start getting some things at Walmart because my food spending is out of control. I will still only buy clean meats though, at least hormone & antibiotic free.

    I also got a nice, new queen-sized bed. I think I am going to sleep like a baby tonight...which is good because this weekend I have a giant pile of literature about violence theory & GRE studying to do.
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    When I'm drunk I crave cheese...and bread

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    Yesterday was not the best of days eating-wise or mood-wise. I bombed (okay not really) my practice GRE exam. I took it at a bad time. I was kind of really upset when I saw the scores. I needed to get away from it all so I got a hold of my friends and we went out to dinner. I wanted to drink margaritas & was ravenously hungry. Haha. I recovered from the devastation of doing poorly on my practice exam. THAT is a very good sign. It did not crush me as it might have before. In fact, I am just going to study more.

    Then I went out on the town, had a blast dancing to live NOLA jazz music & other fun adventures. I then got home. I wanted to drunk-eat. The worst. I wanted cheese but instead ate some bread (oops). I think that if I have cheese I won't want the bread. I do well with dairy so I am going to buy myself a block of good quality cheese. I also want to make loaded sweet potatoes. For me everything is about moderation (yes, I need to learn that with alcohol too haha). I can't restrict things or I feel like I need to be upset when I eat something bad. For me what this primal journey has been about is 1) eating more natural minimally processed nutritional food & 2) developing a healthier relationship with food in general.
    Aren't we all just works in progress?

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