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    Guys, you can't have it both ways. You can't keep telling women to eat more, then make comments about beached whales in yoga pants. In general, smaller people eat less than larger people. In general, women are smaller than men. Make the leap.

    To the OP, I totally understand what you mean about eating things daily that your friends think of as indulgences. What I find really interesting are the people around me who claim they can't afford to eat grass fed/wild/pastured, but drink good beer - and good beer is stupidly expensive here. I think I'd actually have more respect for them if they were drinking crap beer with their crap meat because then I'd believe they were broke instead of stingy.

    I tasted a CAFO burger recently, and though I don't remember any great shakes in taste going from CAFO to grass fed, apparently going in the other direction is an eye-opener. It was icky. Even eating the silliest meal now, which in my case is pan-fried hot dogs and eggs, has become fairly healthy and feels good because the hot dogs are grass fed with no chemicals, the eggs come from a local farmer, and I cook them in a decent fat rather than spraying the food equivalent of WD40 on the pan.
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    Not sure I'd be as happy with 100g of 100% dark chocolate as a meal but if that's what you like, go for it. Long ago I used to lose weight every Christmas because I would eat only chocolate all day, as much as I wanted. And it wasn't even dark chocolate. Chocolate is magic or something, I don't know. But the magic has worn off with age.
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    My concern isn't your caloric intake but rather the lack of variety in your diet. Eating the same thing for 3 weeks- especially chocolate and hot dogs for two of your meals- has got to be depleting your body of needed nutrients. You need more variety than that.
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    I would argue against variety - as long as sources are complete. The gut and kidneys will quickly adapt to staple foods to maximize absorption and minimize loss or essential nutrients, minerals, etc. My Australian Shepherd (RIP) made to the age of 16 on basically corn meal (we didn't know better back then).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nivanthe View Post
    She was saying how much she loves how and what she's eating and the success it's been giving her... not asking for ideas on how to improve.
    EXACTAFREAKINGLUTELY!

    Great job primalstudent! Ignore the peanut gallery

    Hell I ate the same 2-3 meals for months on end and felt absolutely great! No problem in my opinion as long as its the nutrient dense stuff (p.s. "Nutrient dense" is code for MEAT! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalStudent View Post
    Breakfast (I call it "brunch" because I usually have my first meal around noon or later): 100g 100% dark chocolate
    Hm...chocolate for breakfast. You're giving me ideas.

    I'd only be able to do that during non-school days though, since I wouldn't get anything else until late afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellwadd View Post
    Hi Primal Student, great to hear that you love the paleo lifestyle!! I also really love it and recently the guys in this forum really helped me to see that I
    a) had developed an unhealthy relationship to food, and b) wasn't eating nearly enough, because I was so caught up on trying to shift that last bit of body weight. I conditioned myself to eat far too few calories by getting in a rut with what I ate, I thought if I deviated off the foods I knew worked for me I would gain loads of weight. what has actually happened by having more variety in my diet and eating a bit more food I've lost the weight easily. I know being a student you need to eat quick and easy stuff as you have lots to pack in to your day: studying/socialising
    /working, but I reckon if you eat less processed stuff the last few pounds will drop off. Maybe try swapping your hotdogs for a tin of tuna with Mayo, or mackrel fillets, or if you prefer to stick with meat try cooking up some bacon and boiling eggs the night before so you can take them with you the next day in a little airtight so you have them to hand when you're hungry, if eggs aren't your thing try half an avocado! I hope this helps and wish you all the very best!! X
    Thanks for the advice but I've been at goal weight (probably below it) for a long time, and never really had anything to lose to begin with. And if by "processed meat" you mean ground-up meat -- should I also stop chewing my food? I certainly wouldn't want to process my food too much...

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    Glad to hear you feel well eating this little. You don't feel cold or weak? If I could get away with eating that little - imagine the savings! I must now learn more about your eating....how many calories per day? Do you have a weekend feast or other deviation?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Glad to hear you feel well eating this little. You don't feel cold or weak? If I could get away with eating that little - imagine the savings! I must now learn more about your eating....how many calories per day? Do you have a weekend feast or other deviation?
    I think it comes to around 1200 calories a day, if I'm being generous. I know it's quite low, so I'm looking for places to add a few calories. And yes, I definitely make up for it on weekends! Friday and Saturday are my days to eat out with friends, splurge, and cheat a bit. After that, I'm satisfied and ready to settle back in to primal for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    EXACTAFREAKINGLUTELY!

    Great job primalstudent! Ignore the peanut gallery

    Hell I ate the same 2-3 meals for months on end and felt absolutely great! No problem in my opinion as long as its the nutrient dense stuff (p.s. "Nutrient dense" is code for MEAT! )
    peanut gallery?
    If it's working for you, great. I just get concerned about folks eating too little and thinking is all good because they are losing weight after all.

    As for variety, I agree. I tend to eat the same 2 or 3 meals (eg. Eggs for brekkie, canned salmon and veggies for lunch/dinner and a meat curry on veggies for lunch/dinner) for weeks if not months before rotating something else in
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