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Re: Meats and the rest
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2010, 06:18:45 AM »
Yesterday (almost right on target on all fronts).

Beef, ground, 80% lean meat / 20% fat, loaf, cooked, baked   0.7   loaf ( yield from 1 lb raw meat )   549.4
Fat, beef tallow   1   tbsp   115.5
Onions, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt   0.75   large   40.3
Spices, oregano, dried   1   tsp, leaves   3.1
Spices, cumin seed   1   tsp, whole   7.9
Vinegar, balsamic   4   tbsp   32.0
Tomatoes, red, ripe, canned, stewed   1   cup   66.3
Grapes, red or green (European type, such as Thompson seedless), raw   4   10 grapes   135.2
Lettuce, red leaf, raw   0.5   head   24.7
Vegetable oil, coconut   3   tbsp   351.7
Lemon juice, raw   1   lemon yields   11.8
Bananas, raw   1   small (6" to 6-7/8" long)   89.9
Beef, chuck, blade roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, choice, raw   1   lb   1202.0

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Re: Meats and the rest
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2010, 07:38:41 PM »
Yesterday:

Cheated a bit with the provolone and ham. Dairy doesn't affect me negatively and the cheese had negligible carbs. Still not something I'd do regularly, but I needed it to prevent possible worse cheats (I was strangely craving pizza, which I haven't eaten for more than 2 months).

Bananas, raw   3   medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)   315.1
Coffee, brewed, espresso, restaurant-prepared   4   fluid ounce   2.4
Egg, whole, cooked, fried   3   large   270.5
Fat, beef tallow   1.5   tbsp   173.2
Beef, chuck, blade roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, choice, raw   0.5   lb   601.0
Applegate farms prosciutto   112   g   280.0
Cheese, provolone   1   package (6 oz)   596.7
Nuts, cashew nuts, raw   50   g   276.5


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Re: Meats and the rest
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2010, 03:24:34 AM »
Yesterday:

Cals:2,452
Protein: 146g
Carbs: 38g
Fat: 192g

Egg, whole, cooked, fried   2   large   180.3
Fat, beef tallow   1   tbsp   115.5
Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, raw   0.5   lb   880.0
Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat   5   3 oz   420.8
Vegetable oil, coconut   4   tbsp   468.9
Strawberries, raw   20   medium (1-1/4" dia)   76.8
Grapes, red or green (European type, such as Thompson seedless), raw   1   10 grapes   33.8
Nuts, almonds   40   almond   276.0

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Re: Meats and the rest
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2010, 01:33:59 PM »
The few days of tracking I've done so far, have supplied me with a very good idea of what I need to eat and how much I need to eat to stay on track with my nutrients.

Tracking every single meal is time consuming (and annoying when I can't find stuff I ate in the database), so I'll probably go back to not tracking. I may write here from time to time, but I'll switch off from counting and measuring every single meal.


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Re: Meats and the rest
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 05:36:11 AM »
I've not been in this thread nor the forum in general for quite a while. Here's a summary of what's been going on with my diet.

- At first I stayed mostly paleo without posting.
- Then I moved a couple of times to different countries while gradually slipping and/or compromising.
- And finally, for the past 6 - 12 months I have consistently been eating a non-paleo diet. I have stayed mostly away from sugar, bread and pasta, but everything else has been fair game.

I have gained significant body fat (and weight) as a result. I am also less focused and lower energy. My guess of the biggest culprits of the weight gain and lower energy are:

1) Regular (once a week?) strays into pizza, chocolates, ice cream, etc.
2) Beer and wine 3+ times a week
3) Rice several times a week.
4) Cooking oil or cooking margarine when eating out (a few times a week)
5) MSGs and trans fats in restaurant food.
6) Dairy (mostly cheese and butter).
7) Commercial eggs (can't get omega-3 eggs where I live) daily.
8) Meat products with non-paleo ingredients (eg: sausages with starches and sugar, ham with starch, etc.)
9) Cheese-products with non-dairy ingredients.

The root-causes of straying from paleo have been a combination of:

- Unavailability of certain foods where I live and lack of time or focus to make them myself. Eg: I cannot buy grass-fed beef, nor tallow easily; cannot get organic chickens nor omega-3 eggs, and have not made it my priority to spend the time and effort required to develop sources.

- Lifestyle changes that have made me have to eat away from home quite regularly and general exhaustion from having to custom-order or custom source (and prepare) every single meal I eat away from home.

I'll focus on getting back to paleo eating to try and get into better shape and health. I'll post here until I feel I'm back on track.




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Re: Meats and the rest
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 11:54:34 AM »
Welcome back!

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Re: Meats and the rest
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2013, 11:20:45 PM »
Thanks, Warren.

For the past few days I have been eating low carb paleo (only deviations are use of butter and olive oil).
On day 2, the ketosis headaches hit me hard, I had forgotten how fun this was!

I'm definitely in ketosis: yesterday I managed to skip lunch and have a late dinner. I was hungry but not desperate as I would have been on a carb-loaded diet.

I have also lost 2kg, probably mostly water as we know.

Main issue: how to get good fat. Olive oil has a 10:1 Omega 6 to 3 ratio. Commercial eggs and commercial meat aren't that great either. Ditto for commercial butter.

I can get good fish where I live, but it's very lean fish. Coconut oil can help as a butter substitute, but I'd still be missing omega 3.

Something to look at in the absence of grass-fed beef.




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Re: Meats and the rest
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2013, 01:26:05 PM »
Today I had a bunch of clams, along with usual diet of meats, leafs and olive oil and butter.
Turns out clams are a superfood of sorts, full of omega 3 and all sorts of minerals.