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Where do you guys get your calories from?

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Updated November 05, 2011 at 2:03 PM
Created November 05, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Do you drink cream?
Saute your meals with heaps of butter?
Eat tons of starch?
Two pounds of meat a day?

Maintaining my weight is starting to become a hassle. How do you guys do it?

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0 · November 05, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Na, I'm in Australia. Not sure what would be the US equivalent, Safeways?

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa
0 · November 05, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Woolworth's? You mean the ancient dime store chain? I thought they went out of business ages ago... I don't pay any attention to calories, just carbs. I was still hungry this morning after breakfast, so I ate a spoonful of tallow, lotta calories, but I never count.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2
0 · November 05, 2011 at 3:15 AM

Usually the butcher, my local fruit & veg shop and Woolworths. In this order.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:39 AM

I've been buying this goat kefir from Whole Foods - not as thick as cow and so good. Weirdly good. That and kombucha lately I just want to glug. Who knows why.. body wants body gets.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:38 AM

What? Sick from protein? Please explain.. umm..confused by that..

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:36 AM

I like this answer, but I think the caveat is that you have to coat these things with enough fat so as to not get sick from protein.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Kefir makes me gag...but it could be the variety available.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:33 AM

^ This is probably the right answer

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:29 AM

As to how do we do it for real: I eat 3-6 eggs/day along with about 12 oz of vegetables (sometimes lettuce sometimes as stir fry) about a pound of meat (seafood, beef, chicken...frequency in that order) I cook with coconut oil or kerrygold butter...I try to eat liver or shellfish once a week....And I cheat like crazy one time a week.

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0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Sweat in your box. Is that like the female equivalent of Schweaty Balls?

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:26 AM

Same as you, minus the dessert section. I'm starting to really like cream

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Not snippy nance...just mean I read it as CALORIES, like he's having trouble getting em. If its about micronutrients hope he adds that in...

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Well your all of the above answer really covered it then. My point was were does HE seem to thing the problem is? Why does HE think there are not enough calories in the day?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Kasra's question may relate to the one today about nutrition density. All I can say is, my food may be dense but I'm pretty smart. Usually. Once I'm awake .. and before I'm tired.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Bwaa...ok for real what's your problem? You don't like butter? You dont like sweet potato? Is food to expensive? If its the last one then I agree. Tough to make the hard decisions, but I'd ditch my Direct TV before I got rid of good food. So it ends up being about priorities.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247
0 · November 05, 2011 at 12:42 AM

Hi, Kasra! All of the above, but I usually have the opposite problem. :-))

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18635 · November 05, 2011 at 12:59 AM

I eat plants and animals until i'm full 1-2x/day.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:38 AM

What? Sick from protein? Please explain.. umm..confused by that..

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:36 AM

I like this answer, but I think the caveat is that you have to coat these things with enough fat so as to not get sick from protein.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:29 AM

As to how do we do it for real: I eat 3-6 eggs/day along with about 12 oz of vegetables (sometimes lettuce sometimes as stir fry) about a pound of meat (seafood, beef, chicken...frequency in that order) I cook with coconut oil or kerrygold butter...I try to eat liver or shellfish once a week....And I cheat like crazy one time a week.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Not snippy nance...just mean I read it as CALORIES, like he's having trouble getting em. If its about micronutrients hope he adds that in...

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Well your all of the above answer really covered it then. My point was were does HE seem to thing the problem is? Why does HE think there are not enough calories in the day?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Kasra's question may relate to the one today about nutrition density. All I can say is, my food may be dense but I'm pretty smart. Usually. Once I'm awake .. and before I'm tired.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Bwaa...ok for real what's your problem? You don't like butter? You dont like sweet potato? Is food to expensive? If its the last one then I agree. Tough to make the hard decisions, but I'd ditch my Direct TV before I got rid of good food. So it ends up being about priorities.

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10653 · November 05, 2011 at 4:01 AM

Probably 60-70% of my calories are from meat (beef, bison, pork, lamb are my main favorites).
Then fats such as oils, ghee, eggs and avocado.
Lastly, some non-starchy veggies and occasionally some full-fat yogurt.

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20519 · November 05, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Tubers. Lots of vegetables - I keep a wide variety on hand. Meat. Milk in my coffee. Some nuts and coconut. Fruit. A few eggs now and then. A little yogurt or cottage cheese. I've been all over Kefir lately for some reason. Fats: mac nut oil, avocado oil, marrow butter, duck fat, coconut oil, on rare occasions butter.

I average between 2-3k calories a day, lift three days a week, CrossFit 1-2. Was also going to Bikram but had to drop due to $$ - I sweat enough at my box :) Rule of thumb for me is eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full, but my schedule lately has caused me to drop my normal eating routine so now I'm down to about 2x's a day. I can definitely tell that I need to get back into my old eating habits, I don't use a scale and clothes feel a bit loose, so will finding ways to add more meals in again. Snack bags!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:39 AM

I've been buying this goat kefir from Whole Foods - not as thick as cow and so good. Weirdly good. That and kombucha lately I just want to glug. Who knows why.. body wants body gets.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Kefir makes me gag...but it could be the variety available.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Sweat in your box. Is that like the female equivalent of Schweaty Balls?

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7967 · November 05, 2011 at 1:15 AM

I don't eat pounds of meat daily - usually a few eggs and about 1/2 to 3/4 lb meat or seafood. I eat lots of coconut oil, beef fat, butter, and cream - my vegetables are always slathered in fats. I also eat cheese and Greek yogurt. I eat white rice, white potatoes, and other 'safe' starches. And I eat ice cream, milk chocolate with nuts, cheesecake, crustless pumpkin pie, macaroons, and custard. Among many other delicious things. Eating 'enough' isn't a problem, eating to excess as I need to in order to weigh more than 105 lbs can be tiresome...

What do you eat?

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09
0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:26 AM

Same as you, minus the dessert section. I'm starting to really like cream

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6229 · November 05, 2011 at 2:15 AM

The hubby and I eat like this:

50% calories from pastured fat - (pastured meat and wild seafood), butter, ghee, coconut oil, etc.

15-25% from animal protein (pastured meat and wild seafood, some eggs)

25-35% from safer starches (sweet potatoes, plantains, potatoes, and smaller amounts of white rice on occasion)

The higher end of protein on gym and weight training days.

By weight:

About 0.75-1 pound/daily per person of animal meats, seafood, eggs/day

About 1.5-2.2 pounds/daily per person of plant matter from mostly vegetables, starches, fruit, (0-2 servings of fruit a day)

We eat till satiation! Some days are more foods from animals, some days are more plants - we follow our instincts.

You have to figure out what works best for you!

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