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Food Journals / Re: Look over my menu please?
« on: March 29, 2011, 05:10:06 PM »

thank you everyone for the input!

i had a couple of 80/20 burgers done MW with some sweet onion.
delicious.

a side note (a bit of a tangent):  i brought my meat almost completely up to room temp before cooking and i couldn't help but notice the burgers- even though cooked nearly all the way through- were still tender and juicy and had a better overall taste than almost any burger i've ever fixed.        it certainly made a difference! 

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Food Journals / Re: Look over my menu please?
« on: March 29, 2011, 11:08:08 AM »
That looks like a good start.  The coffee isn't technically paleo, but black coffee doesn't seem to be too bad.

You're getting plenty of protein.  More fat would be good, as people say.  Try to find chicken with the skin on, and 70% lean ground beef makes an excellent dinner - and will be cheaper than 80% if you can find it.

mmm beef- it's what's for dinner.   tonight!   :)    thanks for the tip.  i love burgers (sans the bun of course)!   


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Food Journals / Re: Look over my menu please?
« on: March 29, 2011, 08:52:58 AM »
Looks fairly good to start out but you really do need to add fat.  Do you leave the skin on your chicken and eat that too?  If you ate more fat each meal, you could go longer between snacking or eating.  Some here only eat once or twice a day.  Keep at ti and keep leaning more toward eliminating the bad stuff and increasing the good stuff...

no skin on the chicken.  they're boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins.  very lean.   and i know i need more fat-     but i can't afford to eat ribeyes everyday.   

thoughts?  suggestions? 

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Food Journals / Look over my menu please?
« on: March 29, 2011, 07:32:53 AM »
hello everyone,

i've been paleo (i hope!) since 3/20.   i have cheated once- friday night the g/f and i went out for sushi - it's just one of those guilty pleasures i'll never give up. 

anyhow, i have a pretty basic menu that probably needs more variety but my funds are severely limited (just moved).    i would appreciate a couple of veterans looking over my plan and will gladly accept some insight!

thanks in advance!

breakfast:
3 eggs over medium (am seriously considering going with hard boiled)
4 thick cut low sodium slices of bacon
handfull of blackberries or strawberries
cup of coffee (or 2) - black

lunch:
i don't really eat a "lunch".
each morning i bake 7 or 8 tyson chicken tenderloins with salt free seasoning.
i also take 2 or 3 raw carrots, skin on.
2 apples.
almonds.
around 10 i start to feel a bit hungry so i grab a piece of chicken, maybe 2.  then i snack on a carrot.   and as the day progresses, as i feel a bit hungry, i eat some more.   usually around noon-1 o'clock i'll eat a bigger portion.   but i tend to spread it out.   i usually eat an apple sometime in the morning and another later in the afternoon.

dinner:
my primary "go-to" dinner is more chicken and a heaping serving of steamed broccoli florets.   and several glasses of water.   
occasionally i'll have a bud light.   but i've cut my beer down to almost nothing.     

a couple of days last week i had some steak in place of the chicken- but lean.  i want to go to a fattier cut, maybe a rib eye now and then.

things i want to incorporate or add more of...:
red wine.  love it.   can't afford it. 
more fat!  i see it all over the boards but am not sure how else to add it.
* dukes mayo---   is this ok to eat?  sugar free.  its got some fat.  and i love it!
more avocado - love 'em. 
coconut oil-  i see people drinking spoonfulls of the stuff-  ??
more veggies, peppers. 
rutabaga - i've got one at the house.  need to figure out how to eat it.
root veggies in general.

in closing, i know it's pretty bland but i'm on a limited budget. 
my primary concern is am i getting enough protein (started working out)?
fat?

thanks again!

- mike
 

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Exercises / Re: bodyweight + sledgehammer - too much?
« on: March 28, 2011, 10:56:56 AM »
Don't do your squats tabata style...

I think you're ok to work sledgehammer work in on your off days.  If you find it impacting your strength days (which are more important) cut them out.

thanks for the reply.
so you recommend the bodyweight squats slow and steady? 
i suppose i could slow them down, and turn the workout into a circuit with minimal rest between sets, rest 2 minutes, do another cycle.
thoughts?

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Exercises / bodyweight + sledgehammer - too much?
« on: March 28, 2011, 10:21:22 AM »
hello everyone,

i've been paleo since 3/20 and so far so good. 

in addition to eating clean, i began a workout routine today:
body squats - 2 sets of 20 HIIT (tabata style).  will do 3 sets next week, 4 the week after.   after i can go pretty strong i will add some weight for resistance.
pull ups -  ahrg!  3 sets of 2 with some negative work to work up to 12 rep sets.
push ups - 3 sets of 10
plank (i need to find a stop watch to work my way up to a 3 minute rep)

i plan on incorporating:
handstand push ups (starting off by doing negatives working my way up)
and
dips (as soon as i can find a couple of chairs or a suitable alternative).

i think this is a prime selection of bodyweight movements and i'm excited to see what kind of results this program has coupled with the paleo diet. 

anyhow, i'm taking it slow as i progress for the next few weeks since i haven't worked out in quite some time.     this workout is M, W, F. 

my question is this:  i'd like to add in some sledgehammer HIIT on my off days - Tu, Th.     something like 4 sets of 20 with a 10 second rest interval.   really just a strength/conditioning/VO2 max type gimmick and to boost my metabolism for the day.

is this counterproductive?    i'm 6', 206 with probably around 18% bf.   not a natural or anything but i think my recovery rate is good and i'm wondering if adding the sledgehammer HIIT will stunt my growth from the primary routine.

i appreciate any/all feedback.

- mike


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