Do you think that I'm missing something in my diet?? I would love to hear from you! I am 5'2, 130lbs, I CrossFit 6 days a week (have been doing this for 3 years). I'm always looking for tips and tricks to get as much nutrients in my diet as possible, and I am always interested in other paleo-friendly opinions on diet
This is what I eat on a given day... 1) 2 eggs in coconut oil, 1/2 cucumber, green tea 2) 2oz ground turkey, organic mustard, 1/2 bundle of asparagus cooked in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic Toss in 2-3 black coffee's somewhere in the mix 3) 2oz steak, some cooked mushrooms, red onions, and 1/2 green pepper 4) 2oz chicken, 1 pepper, lil bit of 90% dark chocolate :) 5) Piece of fish (don't weight it), spinach, pepper, tomato all fried up in coconut oil. ...and sometimes after dinner I'll have a lil more dark chocolate because I love it!
Your body is retaining body fat because your barely eating. 2 OZ! I'm 17, 5'2 do not much in the form of exercise and can easily down a 16 oz steak everyday with liberal amounts of coconut oil. Your clearly working out. Eat!This is why you are never satisfied. End up eating chocolate and raise your cortisol levels. More substantial meals, less often will have you satisfied. Cheers:)
Seems like your carbohydrate intake is fairly low considering you are doing crossfit 6 days a week. I would imagine that you are running on minimal muscle/liver glycogen. I would probably look into some sweet potatoes. Also, your portions of protein seem very small (2 oz of steak??) I would increase your grass-fed meat intake, throw in some occasional berries and use those sweet potatoes to refill your glycogen stores so you can attack the next days session. I would also look into cooking with some grass fed ghee (if tolerated) for at least one of the meals. For the ultimate diet hack . . .WHERE IS THE BACON????
This is one typical day of food. The carbs are low because I have a tendency to hold body fat quite well, specifically in the middle. Because the carbs are low I have also decreased the protien as well.
How would I know if I was running on minimual muscle/liver glycogen??? Is there a physical response to this that I would be able to see or feel??
I am NOT opposed to bacon...it is one of my favourite foods in the world! However, when I started dabbling in paleo a couple years ago, and up to about 6 months ago I ate bacon EVERYDAY...I'm not quite sure that's the best diet...so I limit my bacon consumption now :)
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