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Offline jocky

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« on: June 09, 2010, 12:47:10 AM »
Hi there
Been reading for a while and have taken the first step to my new life changing routine.
Anyway I am a 44 year old male, 5` 9 tall, 205lbs and weight train 3 days a week.
I would be grateful if anyone of the members could answer a few questions I have.
First I would like to add what I typically eat per day.
7am: cup of coffee with one sweetener no milk.
10am: handful of hazelnuts and a banana
12.00: dozen small chunks of melon.
3pm: Handful Almonds and some more melon.
6pm: salad, veg and either chicken, fish or omelette.
9pm: Handful of cooked chicken strips.

Questions:
I would like to keep carbs around the 50 grams a day to reduce body fat.
Is there a problem eating three square meals a day instead of nuts and fruit all the time. For example Breakfast: bacon/eggs.
Lunch: pork chops/veg
Evening meal: salad, veg and either chicken, fish or omelette

Would this be totally paleo and help to reduce body fat?

I know this question has probably been asked a hundred times but if you could answer again.

Thanks

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Re: New Member
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 01:13:47 AM »
Best if you can get no nitrate green bacon but bacon, eggs and mushrooms for instance cooked in lard, tallow or coconut oil is a FABULOUS breakfast!

Not sure about the sweeteners. If I am gagging for sweetness in coffee - only occasional, I put honey in rather than the chemicals :)

It doesn't sound to me like you are getting enough fat? But the other guys have been around longer than me and can answer better :)

Welcome!


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Re: New Member
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 02:42:40 AM »
rentawitch

Thanks
Just to clarify i only have one coffee per day with one sweetner.

How do you think the carbs are.

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Re: New Member
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 01:18:37 PM »
I would like to keep carbs around the 50 grams a day to reduce body fat.

That seems a little extreme, and makes me feel like you're approaching paleo as a "quick fix". Stick to around 100g of carbs, and make sure to get some exercise, even if it's just walking.

Is there a problem eating three square meals a day instead of nuts and fruit all the time. For example Breakfast: bacon/eggs.
Lunch: pork chops/veg
Evening meal: salad, veg and either chicken, fish or omelette

Where did you get the idea that the paleo diet says you can't eat normal meals and need to eat nuts and fruit all the time? Paleo is open ended. Eat whatever and whenever you want, as long as it's the right foods.

Would this be totally paleo and help to reduce body fat?

We're going to need more info on you - height, weight, activity level, etc - before we can help with that. In theory, though, yes. Eating low carb has good results with most people regarding reducing body fat

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Re: New Member
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 01:53:16 PM »
First off - HOWDY!

You're 44, 5'9", 205 and not carb tolerant(welcome to the club :-\).
I would recommend eating about 225g. of protein a day.

Only eat a piece of fruit with protein before and after training. Meat, fat and veggies should make up the abundance of your food. Eat nuts sparingly and only in the a.m.

What type of weight training regiment are you following?

Are you doing any metabolic conditioning work? sprints? Tabata Protocol? 



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Re: New Member
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 05:15:13 PM »

Is there a problem eating three square meals a day instead of nuts and fruit all the time. For example Breakfast: bacon/eggs.
Lunch: pork chops/veg
Evening meal: salad, veg and either chicken, fish or omelette

Where did you get the idea that the paleo diet says you can't eat normal meals and need to eat nuts and fruit all the time? Paleo is open ended. Eat whatever and whenever you want, as long as it's the right foods.


He probably got that idea from the caveman power forum. That sounds like stage one of transitioning into the diet that the man who runs that website recommends.

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Re: New Member
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 07:13:46 PM »
Welcome. Solid advice from the crowd, all around, so I won't add much.

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Re: New Member
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 09:58:14 AM »
Thanks for the replies.
Lone_wolf you are correct.
Before registering here i was reading the stages from caveman power.
Weight training is now after years just maintaining by doing squat, bench and deadlift.
Cardio is walking the dog.
It is not that i was intending eating bacon/eggs all day just trying to vary things from the fruit/nuts recommended on the other site.
I do not expect to drop body fat as in a quick fix basically that a little reassurance that eating low carbs will help.
I am looking for this to be a new way of life.
any problem with cholesterol with this change.

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 12:03:30 PM »
You don't have to start the way Caveman Power recommends. There are all sorts of ways to start the diet, from cold turkey to replacing one meal a day, to one forbidden food at a time.

Caveman Power didn't work for me. Instead of eating fruits and nuts until feasting on whatever I wanted at night. I ended up not eating anything all day and waiting for dinner time to come. And then the next morning I would have unbearable cravings for what I had for dinner. Replacing the Neolith foods with the Paleolith foods as a ran out and making big recipes and eating off of them  worked much better for me.