I eat lean meat, some fat on my lamb, only a few eggs + egg white, and 1% cottage cheese. Not truly low low fat but definitely way lower than I did before. Making room for carbs helped a lot in my gym performance. Protein is definitely still the focus too. Ate 16oz of 1% cottage cheese, 1lb lean beef, and 2 eggs today.
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HCLF: lean red meat, eggs, low-fat dairy, bone broth/gelatin, fruits, seafood, liver, small amount of starch (oatmeal, white rice, potatoes, carrots), small amount of saturated fat (butter/ghee/coconut/dark chocolate/cheese).
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I was thinking more about this thread last night and remembering two related things. First, remember the good old days of the enormous leptin reset thread? Well part of the reset protocol was eating 50 g (or something like that) immediately upon waking. Second, in Ferriss's 4-HR body book, he also recommends 30 g or something first thing in the morning for his slow carb diet. It seems like a common thread is to give your body what it wants most, first, and let the rest follow from there.
I wish the brainiacs on either side of the fat v carb debate would stop by this thread to add their two cents. Maybe there is an interesting point of convergence.
I remember the Leptin reset thread. If the whole Leptin reset thing had just stopped with high protein breakfast + get to bed at a reasonable hour that would have given people 99% of the benefit. But it had to go get all crazy confusing beyond that. A high protein largish breakfast really helps me out a lot, as does going to bed early enough to support my early-morning lifestyle. And by "helps me out" I don't mean "miraculous weight loss". I mean I feel healthy, happy, vital and focused and not hungry, crabby and watching the clock for my next meal.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3
It is appealing to think that perhaps the endless arguing about hi fat vs lo fat and this nutrient pathway vs that pathway falls away amid the much more appealing and simple notion that if you eat sufficient protein, everything else falls in line pretty well. I for one will be trying to make protein the priority for a few weeks to see how it all works out, energy levels, satiety, etc.
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I tried, but it was very difficult for me to eat 50 grams of protein first thing in the morning without resorting to whey shakes. I recently realized that a pound of 2% cottage cheese has 56 grams of protein (for a mere 360 calories) and I love the stuff. The thing is that the last thing I want in the morning is food. I'm not sure how to resolve this unless I just say screw it to worrying about doing it with food and just do the shake thing.
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In answer to other posts, I have been Primal for 3 years, but Primal alone was not the fix for uncontrolled night binging.
I am actually doing a moderate carb version of the Leptin Reset. I just didn't mention it by name to avoid all the negative connections with the cult of K. He is the reason I refused until recently to try the high protein breakfast. Sorry I waited so long. On that note, I get half my morning protein in whey and the rest in real food.