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Am I Paleo?


tuckernielson

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Hello group,

 

I joined Nerd Fitness about 8 months ago but haven't been active in the community but joining it really did help motivate me to get back into shape. 

 

I started a new job about 3 months ago and my activity level has dropped dramatically. I'm back on my diet and exercise routine. So I'm going to describe my diet to you which is essentially a High Fat, moderate protein, low carb diet. This is what has worked for me in the past and helped me get from 200 lbs to 170 lbs. I'm now back up to 175 to 180 and with a winter cruise coming up I'd really like to see my abs again.

 

So here is a typical day for me

Breakfast - a single Premier Protein vanilla shake (I get these at costco)

 

Lunch - 4 scrambled eggs and 3 pork sausages

 

Dinner - usually a rib-eye steak and a salad. 

 

That's it - I'm pretty good at keeping away from the sweet stuff. My wife doesn't by chocolate and as long as chocolate isn't in the house I don't eat it.

 

I work out 4 times a week and I lift some weights for about 30 minutes and run for 30 minutes - usually 3 miles.

 

Any changes to my diet/exercise routine you'd like to recommend?

Anything I'm doing wrong?

 

I'd love to know.

Thanks,

Tucker

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Breakfast - a single Premier Protein vanilla shake (I get these at costco)   Not whole food, but low carb which seems to fit your goals.   Paleo - 6.5/10

 

Lunch - 4 scrambled eggs and 3 pork sausages                               Paleo? If naturally fed, 10/10   If factory farm fed, 8.5/10

 

Dinner - usually a rib-eye steak and a salad.                                    Paleo? If naturally fed, 10/10   If factory farm fed, 9/10

 

That's it - I'm pretty good at keeping away from the sweet stuff. My wife doesn't by chocolate and as long as chocolate isn't in the house I don't eat it.

 

I work out 4 times a week and I lift some weights for about 30 minutes and run for 30 minutes - usually 3 miles.   Maybe try replacing a lifting session with something fun? Soccer, tennis, rugby, volleyball - team sports are particularly paleo in my mind - relationships and activities with a community of other people is great for good health. People with active friends live longer and are happier and more vital.

 

Any changes to my diet/exercise routine you'd like to recommend?   If it works for you and you're getting the results you want, everything looks solid. I think increasing your veg intake is a good place to improve your food quality.

 

 

Anything I'm doing wrong?

 

I think you look solid. I still would say more veg. Your body needs all types of nutrition, not just protein, fat, and carb, and if you're running low on your other micronutrients your body only has one way to tell you to get more... hunger. Get more vitamins and minerals, get less hunger. More veggies take longer to digest and keep you feeling full longer. Get more veggies, get less hunger. More veggies equals more options and less food boredom which makes it easier to stay on track over the long run. More veg=more success. I know that for me, personally, if I don't eat veg for a week i lose weight slower than if I ate the extra calories (including extra dressing). That's just me, but I know many others with the same experience.

 

 

For weight loss, you might try skipping the morning shake. You could just try having some heavy cream in your coffee with a little sugar-free sweetener. Keep the shake around at work in case you get hungry, but once you've been doing low-carb paleo for a while you might find it very easy to get all the way to lunch without a meal.

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