Could you please post your daily menu?
or whatever you eat
Just wanted to compare what I am eating/not eating
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I've lost over 100lbs.
I eat 3 meals a day without snacking.
Breakfast is 3 eggs, with bacon, tomatoes, and sometimes some green veggies. I have a large cup of black coffee as well. Total ends up around 600calories.
Lunch will be leftovers during the week, usually just meat and veggies. On the weekends, I'm more likely to make a massive salad (using a whole 150gm bag of organic spring mix) with avocado, pork rind "croutons", and leftover cold grilled steak. I use a tablespoon of bacon fat, a tablespoon of brown mustard, and two tablespoons of something acidic (Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice) for the dressing. This salad totals around 550-600 calories.
Dinner is predominantly a meat, chili, or a curry dish, more veggies. Because we've been pushing the limits of frugality lately, we've been eating a lot more pork and chicken than I would like. Because of the high levels of O6, I've been supplementing lately with cod liver oil. With the cod liver oil, this meal usually is around 1000 calories.
So yeah, my most signifigant weight loss has been to strike a balance between too many calories, and too few. I stop losing weight when I go under 1800 calories for more than two-three days, and I gain weight when I exceed 2500 more than a few days. I'm happiest at 2100-2400. Male, starting weight 400+, current weight 305lbs.
I am 47 years old, 5'3", female. I have lost 25lbs. I am normal weight at 135lbs. Typical day:
I lost most weighgt on Atkins Low carb, I don't eat three squares with Paleo and have gained some weight inthe form of muscle and lost a lot of age. While gaining and packing on muscle my clothers size continued to drop. If I eat a breakfast- it will be eggs and Aaparagus in the spring, Avocados or peas othger times. But then no meal until a late dinner. Beef chciken fish, the whole thing. It is important to eat seasonal and local.
Three squares is not needed for health.
I'm 5'6 and almost 40, and I weighed 218 a week before delivering a 6-1/2 lb baby. I'm a little under 150 now (said baby is now 2). I couldn't even begin to give you portions. I've lost this weight without counting or measuring anything.
I focus on the quality of the food, on keeping my fat intake up, and definitely limit fruit and nuts. I don't snack often. I fall off the wagon sometimes--like at a retirement party last night (beer, buffalo chicken dip, cannoli, man it was decadent...). I drink wine and eat cheese occasionally and don't consider that falling off the wagon, unless it gets excessive.
I can't eat anything but protein/fat for breakfast or else I'll be ravenous before noon. My husband eats sauteed greens and onions with his eggs, but if I eat that it'll make me hungry.
I'm still nursing so I don't stress too much about not eating things like sweet potatoes or about being very low carb. I figure that the caloric intake is good for me and my nursling.
ETA: I was about 175 when I got pregnant, so this is baby weight and then some.
I've never kept a set daily menu. My focus is on getting healthy, tasty ingredients and combining them in tasty ways. I periodically check my diet on cronometer to track nutrients and calories. IMO the online food diaries can be very helpful as a training device. You get to see what your food is contributing to your diet, both good and bad.
So I can't really tell you specifics. For breakfast I try to get a big chunk of protein; might be eggs, fish, liver, or leftovers from dinner. Or a combination. If I have some precooked greens I might eat some of those or if I'm in the mood the protein might top a big salad. coffee is essential.
Lunch is usually a great big salad with a heap of protein on top.
For dinner it might be like lunch again, especially in summer. Or some fish with salad and vegetables on the side. I'll usually eat some berries with lunch or dinner. If I'm feeling extravagant some greek yogurt on the berries.
Common protein foods for me = Salmon, eggs, ground beef, steaks, tuna, oysters, clams, liver. All kinds of vegetables, especially green leafy. Berries for fruit in limited quantities. Fats include coconut oil, olive oil, ghee, butter, avocado, rarely nuts or nut butter in small amounts. Lots of herbs and spices.
Overall my diet is primarily greens and non starchy vegetables by volume, with meat or fish next, small amounts of fruit, smaller amounts of high fat dairy or dnuts. By calorie - 25% P, 65% F, 10% carbs.
Special treats - 90% dark chocolate, a few almonds, a glass of wine or cider, a mango! Not every day, not every week.
Set measures IMO really don't work, because you have to limit yourself so restrictively, plus someone elses needs won't be the same as yours.
I've lost 35 pounds over 2 years. I'm still overweight, but my health and mood have improved dramatically. I'd keep eating this way just for the way I feel.
Lost about 50lbs very quickly, then rebounded to my current weight of about 162lb where I've been for well over a year. Still a little chubby, but I don't exercise, I smoke, and I drink a lot of red wine*.
Anyway: breakfast: nothing during the week. 3 eggs and 4-6 slices of bacon on weekends. lunch: good-quality uncured salami and raw-milk cheese. One hunk of each lasts a week and I can keep it in the fridge at work. Convenience! And even though the salami and the cheeses are each about $8-10, they're of the highest quality and last a week. So this is a cheap, healthy, easy lunch. No lunch on weeekends as the big giant breakfast lasts me all day and I usually eat around 11-12pm anyway. dins: almost always some kind of grilled or broiled meat, and a green salad dressed with this commercial olive-oil-only and balsamic stuff (if the label says "with" olive oil, it's mostly gonna be crap canola or soy oil). On occasion organic berries in heavy cream for dessert. I don't eat cooked vegetables, mostly because I don't like them.
*My other vice is dried mango and I have GOT to stop buying it. I can snort down a pound of that stuff in one shot.
I"m 47, 5'2", now 110, small built. I lost 35lbs in less than 1 year, got rid of all the excess body fat I was carrying from SAD. Now long and lean (as Long as I can be for 5'2")
I have lots of digestive issues so I found that once I adjusted to Paleo (really I was more Primal + dairy), IF'ing 18 hours at the end of the day/thru night helped alot and helped burn fat.
breakfast: coffee + cream gaps pancakes or fried/scrambled eggs, scotch egg, or italian eggs w/cream honey, 1 serving fruit (berries) fermented yogurt
lunch: big portion of protein (chicken, pork, tuna, fish) veggie of some sort, or mixed sauces with creams, sour cream, cheese, wine...I like to cook fancy stuff, love cheese
snack: nuts, cheese, dark chocolate as options (I never denied myself just made sure to stay in the calorie budget and kept my % fat/protein/carbs perfectly in check)
to loose weight I had to keep carbs below 50 grams day, fat was best for me at 65%, protein the rest. Fruit limited to one serving per day, nuts no more than 1-2oz per day, they slow your progress
calories: constantly tweeking them, but averaged about 1500 day.
No real exercise other than constantly trying to move and keep moving. I use to run for miles but I found that I couldnt burn the fat and built my muscles up so I actually was getting bigger. I stopped that completely, now just walk, occassionally sprint..but not much of anything these days.
I'm now 1 year mataining my weight loss, actually eating more now, upping my carbs as I still loose weight if not. I'm on gaps now trying to heal the digestive issues still.
Breakfast: 2-3 eggs, bacon or meat, salad or fruit, sometimes both. I'm careful with the fruit, though. Berries and apples, mostly.
Lunch: Salad and meat. Yesterday I had sashimi
Dinner: Salad again, or spinach, or just an assortment of veggies Uh, meat. Beef and lamb are my favourites, but I eat pork, chicken and seafood, too
I really like lox, bones, marrow, connective tissue, chicken gizzards and hearts, so I will have that for lunch or dinner. I drink 2 bulletproof coffees a day, but rarely use butter otherwise. I also drink two teas a day, with heavy cream. If I snack, I eat vegs, fruits, or seeds. Once a week, I have dark chocolate. I have lost over a hundred pounds. I have stalled lately, and decided I wasn't eating enough, specifically of fats. That's why I added the bulletproof coffee, and I try to eat three meals a day instead of just two, but that's hard. I try not to force myself, really.
My meals aren't very varied, but I'm fine with that. I have a partner and a fussy kid, and two rotten, spoiled dogs :) to also cook for, and a limited budget. I am going to start taking more supplements, though.
I'm down 47lbs. My bfasts are almost always eggs as that fills me up. I make lg salads for any lunch that I don't have leftoevers and since I get bored easily I have a large variety of dinners to keep myself from overeating.
I posted my recipes at danakayal.com if that will help.
I've lost 62 lbs to date (36yo male) and steadily losing (100 lbs is my goal, I'll easily make it).
Breakfast: Most mornings I have a whey protein shake (2 scoops of vanilla Optimum Nutrition protein, ~ 48g protein), 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries or mixed berries (sometimes just a couple big scoops of pumpkin purée, yum), 8 oz or so almond milk and a pinch of stevia (blend in my Bullet blender/mixer). Maybe a day or two each week (time permitting) I'll just have eggs (cooked in butter or bacon grease) and bacon (or other meat I have on hand).
Lunch: Salad (meat, sharp cheddar, maybe bacon bits and homemade dressing) or leftover meat/veggies from previous night's dinner.
Dinner: Meat/veggies or meals my wife makes (zucchini lasagne, crockpot meals, gluten free/low carb pizza (recipe on Nourished Meadows is bomb!) or the like).
Snack (oh ya, I do em!!): Dark Chocolate (99% from Cost Plus), pork rinds (real ones, no MSG/sugar, etc), beef jerky, berry smoothie (wife's favorite), it's a cup of frozen blueberries or mixed blueberries/blackberries/raspberries blended with a bit of heavy whipping cream and pinch of stevia.
Lots of water (120+ oz a day), couple cups of coffee (usually with a little heavy whipping cream and stevia) and occasional mineral water.
Supplements: Blue Bonnet multivitamin (one a day) and 2 to 3 grams of Carlson's liquid fish oil (lemon flavor, not cod liver oil).
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