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Meta / Instagram
« on: November 24, 2013, 01:54:04 PM »
Hi, I just started up with my Instagram account, posting pics of my food whenever I can. I find it's really helping with my motivation and progress.

Anyone else have an Instagram account? Follow me if you like, paleochar89 :-)

Diet and nutrition / Just wanted to check I'm doing this right?!
« on: November 19, 2013, 02:57:48 PM »
I'm new to Paleo, and I've been sticking to Paleo pretty strictly. I've been tracking what I eat on MyFittnessPal, purely out of interest, rather than to track calories or anything.

Roughly, what should my percentages me re: fats, proteins & carbs?

According to MyFitnessPal, yesterday my percentages were 25% carbs, 45% fat, 30% protein. And I ate 52g of carbs, 42g fat, 62g of protein. And today, 15% carbs, 62% fat, 23% protein. And 51g of carbs, 94g fat, 79% protein.

And these were both pretty regular days for me since I started Paleo. Should the biggest percentage of my diet be made up of fat?! It scared me a bit when I saw it lol!

Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure I'm doing it right!! I've put what I actually ate in the food journals section if anyone was interested in what I actually ate.

Thanks in advance :-)

Food Journals / Re: EllaBellaRose's Food Journal
« on: November 19, 2013, 02:46:28 PM »
Tuesday 19th November

Breakfast - 2 fried eggs, with sautÚd spinach and a grilled portobello mushroom.

Lunch - Home made guacamole, with leftover chicken breast & bacon, wrapped up in big iceberg lettuce leaf x2.

Snack - 2 clementines.

Dinner - Spicy pork chilli con carne.

Food Journals / Re: EllaBellaRose's Food Journal
« on: November 19, 2013, 02:43:48 PM »
Monday 18th November

Breakfast - Frozen strawberry & spinach smoothie with almond milk ... I read on another website that I wouldn't taste the spinach. This is a lie. I shan't be doing this for breakfast again!!

Lunch - Chicken breast with big mixed salad with olive oil, lemon & black pepper dressing.

Snack - 2 clementines

Dinner - Bacon wrapped salmon fillet with cauliflower "mashed potatoes" (From the Nom Nom Paleo website, which I'm officially addicted to!!) and steamed broccoli.

Introductions / Re: Starting over.
« on: November 17, 2013, 04:15:33 PM »
Hi Darren,

I'm the same as you, I've tried going Paleo before and fallen off the wagon, but this time I'm determined! And you're right, it does feel great :-)

The Come Dine With Me idea sounds fantastic! If only I could convince my friends to give the Paleo way a chance!!

Introductions / Any other Brits?!
« on: November 17, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »
From what I can gather, most of you on here are from the US, and I was just wondering if there were any other Brits on here?! I was also wondering how it was turning Paleo in the US compared to in the UK.

For example, I'd never heard of Spaghetti Squash before, I've been looking, and can't seem to find it here in the UK, or does it just have a different name?

EllaBella :-) 

Diet and nutrition / Breakfast Ideas
« on: November 17, 2013, 04:07:38 PM »
I've only been Paleo minded for about a week now, and I'm absolutely loving it! The food and the way it makes me feel :-)

However, I feel like I'm starting to have a bit of an issue with breakfasts!

I can't eat eggs everyday, putting it simply (without sounding crude!) I would never go to the toilet!! And apart from eggs, all I keep getting from other websites I've been on, is for me to eat yesterdays leftovers.

I know this is probably just something I've got to get used to, but breakfast is my only stumbling block thus far! I've found I've been tempted to / opting to skip breakfast because I'm so uninspired to eat anything Paleo friendly in the mornings that isn't fruit and nuts. I'm trying to lose weight, so I know that's not the best idea.

I know eating meat, fish and veggies for breakfast is something I need to get used to, but to start with I don't always have leftovers, and I was just wondering if anyone had any beginner friendly breakfast ideas that weren't just eggs?!

Thanks in advance!

Diet and nutrition / Ghee & Oils
« on: November 16, 2013, 03:31:26 AM »
Pre-Paleo I cooked with olive oil, which is what I've continued to do since I started eating Paleo, which I believe (if I have it right) is ok, but not the best. I think most of you cook with animal fat, is this the best thing to cook with?

I'm not sure how I feel about cooking with animal fat, maybe it's something I'll work up to, but I'm interested in cooking in other things that are good & Paleo friendly!

So, I've read on some Paleo recipe websites about cooking in ghee, is there some other dairy free ghee that I've never heard of, or are the people on these websites just happy to eat dairy?!

Also, have any of you tried using different oils? I've seen avocado oil, grape seed oil, hazelnut oil, pumpkin oil, rapeseed oil, sesame oil and walnut oil. Are any of these ok to use? Are they tasteless? I'm planning on buying some coconut oil, but does it taste coconutty?!

Sorry for all the questions!! Thanks in advance!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo Granola (?)
« on: November 16, 2013, 03:08:52 AM »
Ok, thanks for the info! I have to say, as a newbee, I'm finding this new way of thinking about food fascinating!

So, no peanuts and no cashews ... Are there any other nuts I should avoid??

I do want to lose weight yes, but mainly I just want to feel healthy by giving my body what it was designed to eat :-)

Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo Granola (?)
« on: November 15, 2013, 02:26:46 PM »
Ok, so what makes some nuts paleo & some nuts not paleo (excuse my ignorance, I'm still learning!)

I am trying to lose weight, so maybe I'll give it a miss, or maybe only eat it when I'm really craving something naughty!!

Food Journals / Re: EllaBellaRose's Food Journal
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:30:52 PM »
Friday 15th November

Breakfast - Fruit smoothie made with mixed frozen berries, fresh banana and almond milk
               - Large handful of mixed seeds

Lunch - Chicken breast in a tomato and basil dressing, with big mixed salad of lettuce, cucumber & grated carrot

Snack - Clementines

Dinner - Large roasted cod loin, with steamed broccoli and carrots.

Food Journals / Re: EllaBellaRose's Food Journal
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:28:13 PM »
Thursday 14th November

Breakfast - 3 rashers of bacon with 3 fried eggs
               - 1/4 of a honey dew melon

Lunch - 2 leftover meatballs with tomato sauce from the night before.

Snack - Banana

Dinner - Salmon, king prawns & Brussels sprouts quickly stir fried in olive oil with lots of garlic and lemon juice, all with a hug mixed salad.

Food Journals / Re: EllaBellaRose's Food Journal
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:24:54 PM »
Wednesday 13th November

Breakfast - Apple and a big handful of sunflower & pumpkin seeds.

Lunch - Soup made with yesterday's left over chicken, homemade chicken stock, carrots, spring onions, and shredded Brussels sprouts.

Dinner - Homemade meatballs, made with pork mince, onions, garlic and spices, with a fresh homemade tomato sauce.

Food Journals / EllaBellaRose's Food Journal
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:21:25 PM »
I plan on documenting what I eat on a daily basis, more for myself than anything else. I know my diet isn't exactly perfect or to the letter yet, but I've only just started and I massively welcome any input or advise!!

Tuesday 12th November (The start of Paleo Diet)

Breakfast - Smoothie made with mixed frozen berries, fresh banana and almond milk.

Lunch - 3 egg omelette with mushrooms, spring onion, salmon and watercress.

Snack - Handful of almonds & an apple.

Dinner - Roasted spicy cumin chicken breast, peppers and aubergine with sweet potato smash.

I tried to post pictures, but it said the files were too big!!

Diet and nutrition / Paleo Granola (?)
« on: November 15, 2013, 12:58:10 PM »
Ok, so pre-paleo I would usually have a bowl of muesli or granola with either soy milk or yoghurt, along with fruit. I can't see myself massively missing eating muesli (it's not exactly earth shattering!!) however, I really think I'm going to get hugely bored of eating so many eggs for breakfast!!

So, I found this recipe and I'm thinking of making it, but what do you guys think? Not "truly paleo "? Too much sugar? Should I avoid or just eat once in a while?

Thanks in advance!!

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