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Offline CaveBearClanGirl

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Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« on: April 17, 2010, 12:11:01 PM »
I have now decided to cut fruit out of my diet and see how it goes.  As I said in an earlier thread, I can't bring myself to eat any meat except chicken and fish because I find red meat (and offal, bone marrow, etc) absolutely repulsive.  So do you think this is an ok diet for health and weight loss:

BREAKFAST: an omelet, made from 3 eggs, mushrooms and olive oil (I know olive oil may not be strictly paleo, but since I'm not eating really fatty meat...)

LUNCH: a peice of oily fish with vegetables

DINNER: chicken breast with vegetables

SNACKS: unsalted walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts.

I also take an iron and vitamin C supplement.  What do you think?  Is this enough fat or should I add more olive oil somewhere?
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Re: Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 12:26:30 PM »
you cant eat the same thing long term, you will become bored with it, don't set yourself up for failure and just eat a wide range of paleo foods


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Re: Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 12:59:51 PM »
No, I never become bored with the same thing.  I always eat the same thing anyway, the only difference is now I'm cutting out fruit.  Before paleo, when I was at university I just ate KFC and chocolate for years.  I definitely won't get bored but I need to know if I'll be missing any nutrients eating like this.

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Re: Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 04:16:19 PM »
I certainly think it will be more complete than just KFC and chocolate.

I think it would help if the chicken breast included the skin.  I'd also add wings if you eat them.

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Re: Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 07:04:24 PM »
If you eat the same thing everyday you may get develop a food sensitivity. You may want to have some alternative food items.  I skip eggs and nuts one day a week. (not on the same day)



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Re: Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 04:28:31 AM »
 I`m no dietitian but  I`m curious about what kinds of veggies you eat. Avoiding fruit is one thing but you should compensate by adding different, nutrient dense veggies.

 How about berries......adding frozen blueberries would be a good(year round)choice and, when in season, eating a full range of fresh berries would be healthy, paleo and tasty.

 Long term I think you need to make sure the body is getting all the nutrients/vitamins/antioxidants and fiber it requires. I also think it`s important to balance your body`s acidity/alkalinity for maximum wellbeing.

  IMHO

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Re: Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010, 05:41:44 AM »
If you eat the same thing everyday you may get develop a food sensitivity. You may want to have some alternative food items.  I skip eggs and nuts one day a week. (not on the same day)



What? Most of the people in the world eat the same thing every day.

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Re: Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010, 08:39:01 AM »
Having no knowledge of how long you've been doing any type of Paleo, that diet could be very useful or potentially detrimental. Honestly, the plan itself isn't bad. It looks like you'll be getting a fair amount of fat. However, be aware that if you're having to eat bags-full of nuts each day to stay satiated, your body must be searching for more fat. By far the most important part of that diet plan (given that it doesn't appear to include any cheats) would be satiety IMHO. Of course, if you begin to deviate from the plan due to insufficient satiety, you may find yourself back at KFC... In which case, I guess the best thing to grab might be 1 of those sandwiches with no bread! ;)  -I've never had KFC and in no way endorse it, but i've seen the commercials recently...

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Re: Do you think this diet would be acceptable long-term?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 10:29:26 AM »
Why not enjoy the variety and still get in shape.