So I am getting some conflicting information from this site. A Lot of people here put more emphasis on meat + fat. However Mark Sission and Dr. Cordain describe the diet as a lot of green with a little lean protein. All of the books I have stress Lean cuts of meat over fatty cuts. So I would like to have this discrepancy resolved.
Also, assuming the earlier question gets resolved to satisfaction, I would like opinions on my course thus far.
So lets start with metrics. Occupation Computer Programmer Age 24 Height 180 cm (5'11") Weight 156 Kg (345 lbs)
Typical Meals over the 11 days I've been on paleo.
note veggies means a mix of carrots, cauliflower and brocoli Stir fry always uses olive oil
Breakfast: 1 Scrambled egg (generic store bought) 4 Strips of bacon
Lunch: Two frozen pre cooked chicken breasts (with rib meat http://www.tyson.com/Products/Grilled-And-Ready-Fully-Cooked-Frozen-Oven-Roasted-Diced-Chicken-Breast.aspx)
Meaty Chili sans beans with steamed veggies
2 80/20 1/4 pound hamburger patties with cheese.
Dinner can include anything from the lunch section as well as...
Chicken Breast with steamed/stir fry veggies.
Steak with steamed/stir fry veggies
Stir fry shrimp and veggies.
Beverages: So far for the 11 days I've been on the diet I have stuck to just water.
Preliminary Results. I have dropped about 10 pounds thus far, but I believe this to just be water weight from the drastic change in eating habits.
Blood Pressure: Pre diet it was running high 120's over high 80's these past few days I have been checking in at ~110 +- 5 / 65 +- 5
If I was a betting man I would attribute the bp drop to the sodium intake being severely cut by the diet.
Blood Glucose. Only one data point here. 2hrs After eating an Easter Sunday meal with my extended family (i kept myself out of the sugar and stuck to ham + carrots only) I scored an 88 on a family members glucose meter.
That seems good, but I dont know what my blood sugar was pre diet so nothing conclusive like the BP stuff.
I havent seemed to have lost any weight since the initial 10 pounds. Was just looking for a few opinions on what I have been eating and what changes I may need to make.