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Created November 17, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Hey everyone!

I started eating Primal or lacto paleo in an effort to lose weight.

4 months ago I was 332, now I'm 262. I'm a 5'9 35 year old male. Here's what I eat on a typical day. Please let me know if there's anything I should add to my diet or if you think I'm really missing out on some nutrition. Thanks.

I eat 1800 calories a day, 60% fat, 25% protein, 15% carbs. I don't get much exercise other than in my daily routine where I walk about 2.5 miles.

Breakfast:

Pastured eggs, uncured bacon, fruit (typically a pear, apple, or strawberries), kombucha, coconut water, kerrygold butter, coconut oil, coffee (I have bulletproof coffee with my bacon and eggs), sheep's milk yogurt

Lunch:

Grass fed 85/15 ground beef, vegetables(spinach, mushrooms, cucumbers, onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes), olive oil or butter, cheese, fruit.

Dinner:

Meat (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, or fish) and more of the vegetables listed above, and either butter, olive oil, and coconut oil.

Snacks:

Almond butter, macadamia nuts, prosciutto, fruit, cheese

Thanks for reading!

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0 · November 18, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Thanks! I really am too. I guess my body really didn't want to be fat. All in all I ate really poorly before going primal. I drank at least a gallon of sweet tea per day.

The weight loss has been steady, but yeah the cheese is the first thing to go if I plateau. In all reality I only eat 2 ounces of raw grass fed cheese a day.

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0 · November 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I invite you to read this post (and the serie "Why fast") about fasting by Mark Sisson if you want to learn more about the effects and how to implement it :

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-fast-part-six-choosing-a-method/#axzz2kvnx3Q99

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0 · November 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM

I'm going back to the gym because I want to, not because I feel like I have to. I like weight lifting and I've gotten back to where I can do it again.

I won't be going nuts like I used to when I was younger. Just heavy weights, low reps, low volume 3x a week.

Thanks for the links.

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0 · November 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Thanks! Yes, it's quite tasty and keeps me happy. I especially look forward to breakfast, who doesn't love bacon, eggs, & buttery coffee :)

Yes I am regular with my meals. I incorporate a mini fast each day where I have 12-16 hours between dinner and breakfast.

I've never done a water fast before, what are the benefits?

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690 · November 17, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Next checkout Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint & his training ideas. Don't have to workout like crazy to lose fat or build and maintain muscle. But your fat is melting off, some weeks I lost zero but some weeks I lost nearly 3.

..so, no worries, you;re doing great. Take it easy.

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690 · November 17, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Fruit is easy to love...... lots of sugar. Work on your veggie recipes. :) The sugar in fruit encourages us to store fat by spiking insulin response. The guy is awesome, an engineer turned MD, turned nutrition researcher. http://eatingacademy.com/dr-peter-attia http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/is-sugar-toxic http://eatingacademy.com/how-i-lost-weight

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690 · November 17, 2013 at 5:51 AM

Based on your results, I think you're doing great. Your fat loss has been phenomenal. The only thing I would suggest is minimize fruit; one or two servings per day. These less fruit the better and berries over "regular fruit". Replace fruit calories with veggies. Your exercise pattern matches mine... I did minimal exercise, just walking and some self weight.

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877 · November 18, 2013 at 4:36 AM

I am floored by how much weight you have lost! Clearly you are doing something right and I couldn't be happier for you! I would just ditch the cheese if you ever hit a plateau.

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0 · November 18, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Thanks! I really am too. I guess my body really didn't want to be fat. All in all I ate really poorly before going primal. I drank at least a gallon of sweet tea per day.

The weight loss has been steady, but yeah the cheese is the first thing to go if I plateau. In all reality I only eat 2 ounces of raw grass fed cheese a day.

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0 · November 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Your diet seems absolutely delicious and healthy! Bravo :-)

Honestly I would not change anything in the diet (even the fruit portion look okay for me). If you want to lose weight, maybe you could try intermittent fasting. As you are very regular with your meals I think something like "eat stop eat" could be appropriate for you. Basically, you fast for 24-hours twice a week and the rest of the time you eat normally. I think a 24-hour water fast once per week would be already beneficial.

Good luck!

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0 · November 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Thanks! Yes, it's quite tasty and keeps me happy. I especially look forward to breakfast, who doesn't love bacon, eggs, & buttery coffee :)

Yes I am regular with my meals. I incorporate a mini fast each day where I have 12-16 hours between dinner and breakfast.

I've never done a water fast before, what are the benefits?

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0 · November 17, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Hey Bob!

Thanks again for the encouragement!

The fat has been melting off, I really can't believe it. Every one I know asks me my secret and I smile and say, "bacon and butter".

Yeah, I do eat a good bit of fruit. I love it, hate veggies, love fruit. I carefully track how much I'm consuming and I don't go over 68 grams of carbs a day.

But, I think you're right I should cut back a bit on the fruit and eat some more veggies.

Walking has been great. Now that I don't ache all over any more walking is much more fun. I'll be adding some weight lifting soon as it's time to head back into the gym. I was a power lifter in my teens and early 20s.

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0 · November 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM

I'm going back to the gym because I want to, not because I feel like I have to. I like weight lifting and I've gotten back to where I can do it again.

I won't be going nuts like I used to when I was younger. Just heavy weights, low reps, low volume 3x a week.

Thanks for the links.

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690 · November 17, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Fruit is easy to love...... lots of sugar. Work on your veggie recipes. :) The sugar in fruit encourages us to store fat by spiking insulin response. The guy is awesome, an engineer turned MD, turned nutrition researcher. http://eatingacademy.com/dr-peter-attia http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/is-sugar-toxic http://eatingacademy.com/how-i-lost-weight

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