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Lazy paleo eating
« on: April 27, 2012, 06:30:12 PM »
Hi everyone!

I've decided to start my own food log so that I can get publicly shamed if I eat something I shouldn't! I started eating better about a month ago after realizing that I am on track to gaining lots of weight. Also, I feed my dog a species-appropriate carnivorous diet and it just make sense to feed myself a species-appropriate diet as well. I am currently not overweight, but it would be nice to lose just a little more. Right now I'm 170cm and 63kg. I was 67kg just a month ago! I think I won't make a goal weight, but just let my body stop the weight loss when it decides.

I don't have any medical issues that I'm trying to resolve, but I would like to prevent any health issues in the future. Previously, my husband and I would eat fast food burgers/ sandwiches, pizza, bagels, cereal, and Chinese take-out daily (I hate cooking). We almost never ate any vegetables or fruit. I was also eating a lot of sweets daily. When I realized what we were eating, I got quite scared so that was a push to start a new lifestyle.

Anyways, now we eat a lazy-style Paleo diet (with dairy and we don't think about what ingredients go into sauces, etc). I'm quite certain that my husband has some sort of lactose intolerance, so we need to work on reducing/eliminating that. We have also cheated quite a bit with sweet alcoholic drinks, chips, etc (basically every weekend). I don't feel too guilty about it yet since it is such a huge improvement to what we ate before. However, I am ready to be even more healthy and cut that stuff out completely. One other big problem that I have is that I can always eat even though I may feel full. The nice thing about eating high fat is that I feel full to the point of feeling sick and then I stop eating. This is my biggest problem, but it is nice that Paleo seems to be able to control that issue with me. I also have the problem of wanting to snack 24/7. Not sure how to tackle that problem yet...

Anyways, today:

Breakfast: 2 cups coffee with milk

Lunch: a large plate of raw kelp noodles, raw mushrooms, pizza sauce (left over in the fridge), and shredded cheese all mixed together (was quite good actually!).

Snacks: ate a slice of uncooked bacon (not sure if that's dangerous to do) and a green apple. Also some peanuts (didn't know that they were a legume when I bought them, but will try to stay away now). And also a chunk of cheese.

Dinner: decided to try a smoothie- cup of carrots, one strawberry, and half a cup of kale blended in orange juice. It looked terrible, but was very good!

Miscellaneous info: I was bored today (end of the semester) so I decided to attempt to dehydrate apple slices and make apple chips out of them. They are still drying in the oven, so don't know how they turned out yet.

I have many more places for improvement, but I am hopeful!  ;D

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 07:15:44 PM »
I just put all that into Fitday and realized that I did a crappy job today. All of my fat and protein came from cheese and peanuts...  31% of my calories came from carbs.... Not very good at all! I'll try harder tomorrow!


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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 02:42:35 AM »
Concentrate on eating meat, fish and vegetables. If you plan your meals around meat or fish with vegetables or salad, you'll do way better.

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 05:41:00 AM »
Pieces of animals (fish are animals btw) should make up the majority of your food for each day.

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 06:56:46 AM »
Since you hate to cook, a raw paleo diet might help.
There are a ton of recipes and forums out there for the details if you're interested. I picked up a few for my mom (she has gall bladder issues and loves raw food) on a forum. I think it was rawpaleoforum.com, but I'm not sure.

Fair warning: the raw folks seemed pretty... um... militant... about their diets. I didn't post. Just lurked!


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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 07:56:53 AM »
Thank you for your advise guys!

Raw paleo does appeal to me (and I already like my steak rare and I LOVE raw tuna and salmon), but I'm not sure I'm ready to do something that drastic for now. Thank you for the forum website, I'll have to take a closer look at it!

Today, I want to focus on eating more meat and veggies.

Breakfast:
2 eggs (runny, yum!), and 2-3 slices of bacon, a cup of instant coffee with some milk

Lunch/dinner:
I'm planning to through some chicken drumsticks in the oven with some spices and fry kale with something as the "vegetable" for the day (you can tell how much I love cooking, lol..)

planned snacks: baby carrots, red wine, apple chips I made yesterday, bacon.


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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012, 04:25:12 PM »
If you hate cooking, raw vegan recipes can be surprisingly useful for vege ideas. Just avoid all the rubbish with flax seeds etc, and add lots of meat, and it makes a pretty good paleo meal.

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 07:47:24 AM »
Hi again!
Thanks, I'll take a look at the raw vegan ideas for veggies.

Yesterday was a huge feat for me, I made a full (cooked) meal for me, my husband, and a friend (who is not interested in eating Paleo, but does want to lose weight) for dinner. We had:

grilled marinaded chicken drumsticks

cauliflower rice (that was amazing, and I hate cauliflower!) with butter and salt

baked eggplant slices with spices, topped off with a slice of tomato, a little shredded cheese, and some basil (really good and I don't typically like eggplant)

kale chips for snacks with a lot of salt (also very good!)

Paleo chocolate chip cookies (almond flour, honey, water, vanilla, baking powder, salt, dark chocolate)

This was my first time making all of these, except grilled chicken, so I felt very successful! Also, I guess we're maturing since I'm slowly but surely getting a taste for vegetables! The only bad thing we did yesterday was drink beer (I drank 2 bottles....)

 

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 08:14:47 AM »
I love fitday! I didn't realize that I could look for which vitamins/nutrients I'm missing!

So from the two days that I've been logging my food, it is telling me that I am deficient in carbs and fiber (I can ignore that right?), vit d, vit e, iron, and thiamin.

I've been trying to read online which foods contain a high amount of those, and it seems like if I eat more spinach, fish, and red meat these will go away. Does that sound about right? Is there anything else that I should be definitely eating? Should I trust these recommendations?

Thanks!

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 06:38:23 PM »
I almost had no meat yesterday as we were too lazy to go shopping and had no meat at the house. For breakfast: 2 eggs, bacon, and cauliflower rice fried in coconut oil. Dinner: scavenging around the kitchen for food: can of tuna, carrots, carrot/berry smoothie, cheese, yoghurt (bad!).

This morning (still no proper meat): 2 eggs with kale fried in butter, coffee.
Lunch: chicken cobb salad with bacon and eggs and an acai unsweet ice tea.
Dinner: 1 bottle of beer, 1.5 bags of nori seaweed snacks, 1 bag of salted calamari snacks, half a smoked fish (don't know what kind). We went to an Asian store...

I should really go do some proper shopping soon   :-\

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 06:56:43 PM »
Breakfast: coffee with coconut milk

Lunch: turkey, bacon, cheese, tomato, cucumber in a lettuce wrap and some ice tea.

Dinner: 2 glasses of blueberry, raspberry, and coconut milk smoothies (couldn't stop at just one, it was soooo good!), a slice of ham, beer, and a bag of nori seaweed.

Alright, tomorrow is grocery shopping day!

Also, I am working on reducing/eliminating dairy. I bought my first can of coconut milk and it was delicious! However, giving up cheese will be tough...

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 07:01:02 PM »
Buy lots of meat. Pieces of cow especially.

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 05:22:43 AM »
Buy lots of meat. Pieces of cow especially.

Yes, thank you, will do! The only beef we can afford is stew beef and ground beef. But I hear ground beef has a good amount of fat, so that should work!

BTW, weighed myself today, and it turns out I lost another kilo, even though I haven't been eating the best things lately as you can see in my log...
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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 05:09:46 PM »
Breakfast: yoghurt smoothie with coconut milk, raspberries, and blueberries. Cup of coffee with coconut milk.

Went shopping finally!


Bought:
Vegetables- broccoli, spinach, avocado, spring mix, cucumber, plantain, mushrooms.

Fruit- strawberries

Meat- "loose" pork sausage, beef brisket, one tuna steak (a splurge, but wanted to try to eat it at home), eggs.

Snacks- walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, almonds, shredded coconut, coconut milk

Drinks- orange juice, almond/coconut mix milk, beer

What are your thoughts? Good buy?

Got inspired an made dinner (skipped lunch):

Seared tuna salad (spring mix, avocado, almonds, tuna). It was ok, but I over cooked the tuna :(



Knew that that wasn't going to be enough food for me and my husband (he is also picky about eating meat that's not completely well done), so made a beef curry (spices, coconut milk, beef, onions, garlic).


I also made these for dessert: http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/3/31/coconut-chocolate-no-bake-macaroons

That was really good, but I used much less syrup (maybe a spoon full) and I used almond slices instead of almond flour. I tried to take a photo, but it did not look good on the photo (a brown blob on a plate, the website has much prettier photos!)

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Re: Lazy paleo eating
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2012, 01:18:25 AM »
Overall looks fine. A few details below.

...yoghurt...
Avoid

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..."loose" pork sausage...
Check the ingredients. Sausages usually contain cornstarch, gluten, soy protein or other stuff.

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orange juice, almond/coconut mix milk, beer
Orange juice is OK-ish, but usually recommended against, because you get a lot of sugar without a lot of the fiber and/or other balancing ingredientes. Almond milk is borderline. Avoid if you can. Beer is of course not paleo.