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    Question Eat less? Seriously?

    Reading through the archives I've read about eating less, not IF, I mean eating less to what your body tells you to eat.

    Isn't one of the main ideas of the primal diet eating as much as you like, knowing that your body will choose what to incorporate and what to ignore? I mean, I enjoy abundant servings of meat, olive oil and butter (and eggs if I could), and my meals are completely filling, but should I eat less or something?

    From the archives:
    "Eat less. This is a huge one that I never see anyone talking about. I am a big fan of “low carb” eating. I think sugar is no better than a toxin. But that doesn't mean anyone needs to eat massive steaks. Humans are designed to eat some flesh, but fish and eggs are certainly sufficient, and more importantly, you only need 1-3 ounces at a time. Unless you're an athlete in training, the need for anything more than a small handful of flesh is exaggerated. We're used to eating huge servings of meat, but then, we're used to eating huge servings of everything."

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    I think the statement that you pulled from the archives refers to the fact that most people have no idea what a healthy serving size actually is. For example: a serving of protein is supposedly about the size of a deck of playing cards. Who really needs to eat 16 - 24oz of steak at one sitting?
    Eat until you are satisfied, not until you are so full that you feel bloated.

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    OK, got it, thanks

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    you've taken that out of context. the article Is There Any Safe Meat? | Mark's Daily Apple is an answer to a specific question " is there really any safe meat to eat these days?
    its not saying eat less meat its saying if you don't have good foods eat less of the bad. ie "Go organic. Expensive, yes, but I believe this is a non-negotiable. If you buy “free-range”, make sure it’s really free-range" thus if you haven't gone organic eat less of the non-organic food


    and no, one of the main ideas of the primal diet isn't eating as much as you like, knowing that your body will choose what to incorporate and what to ignore? If you put it in your body then your body will digest it.

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    When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
    27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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    So, how much should I eat then?

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    Up to you! I start most meals with around a pound of animal (including fish, liver, etc!), chased with eggs, avocado, coconut milk, some hard cheese or nuts, berries, etc. If I eat less meat than that, I start to get weak and feel spacey, etc. I need to get back to making bone broth again, for sure!


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    Eat when you are hungry. Stop when you aren't.

    There's nothing wrong with your body actually knowing what hunger is either. Before cutting out the bread, I never knew what hunger was, just low blood sugar ravening.
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    Well, actually I'm less hungry than ever, at least I can spend a lot of time without eating and not feeling extremely hungry, at some point hunger spikes but then it disappears for some time, amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    low blood sugar ravening.
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    brilliant term; I'd 2nd this. hunger is a slow, rumbling tummy for me and it triggers a 'i'd better eat soon' response. If its a shaky, sicky 'i've got to eat now or I'll pass out' its a carb hunger for me. The difference is really evident after a few weeks.
    When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
    27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
    new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguelinileugim View Post
    Isn't one of the main ideas of the primal diet eating as much as you like, knowing that your body will choose what to incorporate and what to ignore? I mean, I enjoy abundant servings of meat, olive oil and butter (and eggs if I could), and my meals are completely filling, but should I eat less or something?
    Assuming you're not overweight and just eating for health (no mention in the 2 threads i've seen about fat loss), your signal for "I'm done eating" probably works. Most of the people on the forums who tend to have issues are most likely overweight, and their signal doesn't work the same way ... or else they wouldn't be overweight.*

    You sound like so far you're pretty happy with how things are going, minus the lack of fat sources in the other thread, so keep it up.

    *Pending other health issues they can't control, etc, but I'm talking about those who suck at knowing when to stop or have skewed portion sizes, as Shotglass mentions above.

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