sweet potato and fruit.
I'm supposed to be in maintenance, but since starting the primal transition a few weeks ago, I've started losing weight again. Today I'm at my lowest weight ever as an adult, which is several pounds below the point where I feel comfortable at. I'm 34 yrs old, female, 5ft, 6in and weigh 124.5lbs (having lost another pound this week). I'd really like to maintain and not lose any more weight. But, I'm not quite sure how to do this-primal eating seems to be low carb by default and I have no idea how to get to the 100-150 carbs a day for maintenance, that Mark recommends. I hate tracking my food, since that makes me feel like I'm on a diet, but I think I need to track my carbs, at least for now, to stop the weight loss.
So, I'd love some primal friendly, higher carb food ideas
An example of what I'm eating right now:
broke fast at 11am: banana egg pancakes-1 large banana with two medium eggs, pinch of cinnamon and vanilla extract, with 2 tbsp butter and pinch of pink Himalayan salt. 1 beef sausage with mustard drizzled on top.
2ish: salad with lettuce, diced green bell pepper, mushrooms, diced tomato, black olives, hard boiled egg, 1/2 slice cheddar cheese and three strips of bacon. With regular ranch dressing. Finished up with one square Lindt 85% dark chocolate and a handful of almonds
5pm: 2 large mushrooms, drizzled in a tsp of evoo, filled with 1/4 cup pork sausage and diced onion, and topped with 1/2 slice of cheddar cheese.
Water to drink, with two cans of diet soda (working my way down from 6+ cans a day)
After eating this, I was down .5lbs this morning for another new low.
eta: I'm walking around 10 miles a week and doing Mark Lauren's Body By You strength training program three times a week/30 minutes a time. I don't know how this is affecting my weight (I didn't exercise at all while I was actively trying to lose weight).
Last edited by mom23kids; 05-10-2013 at 10:32 AM.
sweet potato and fruit.
My A-team: tubers, squashes, green plantain, carrot, beetroot, onion, tomato
My B-team: fruit, rice, peas, chestnuts
My F-team: sugar, juice, milk, wheat, corn, oats, dry beans
I'm no gourmet so most of it just boiled or baked with butter and salt where appropriate.
Lots of: urban hiking, cycling, sprinting
Lots of: fresh meat, seafood, eggs, organs, tubers, starch fruits, vegetables, meat fat, dairy fat, oil fruits
Some: cured meat, dairy protein, sweet fruits, rice, pulses, tree nuts, oil seeds
Minimal: soy, refined proteins, sugar, liquid carbohydrate, grains, refined oils, peanuts
As for fruit-I have been eating 2-3 bananas a week, but otherwise I'm not fond of fruit. Berries are ok, but since it's not growing season here yet, they're crazy expensive. I just can't afford $4 for 8 ounces of blueberries right now. As soon as the U Pick farms open up though, I'm going to get a bunch of them and freeze them-blueberries and strawberries are like $1.25lb at the u pick farms around here
Fruit, potatoes, rice, sugars (honey, maple syrup), dairy. Also just eat more. Add another banana and egg to those pancakes and use maple syrup on top.
I agree with all the suggestions above. Eat more, especially starches.
Thanks everyone! I'm making a grocery list right now
Go for the yams! They are so satisfying and if you toss a couple in the oven at the same time to bake, they keep very well in the 'fridge for future meals.
Just give them scrub, coat in evoo and bake until a knife easily pierces the thickest part of the yam. Usually do at 365.
I did the same as you but instead of finding healthy ways to maintain, I boomeranged and over-ate. So don't be afraid of the carbs in a banana, yam, potato, rice or fruit.