This is my 3rd day doing the Paleo Diet, and been following this site closely for advice. There are tons of people on here who are way more experienced than I am, so I figured I'd ask for input so my weight lost can be more optimal.
My History - I'm 6'3 and currently stuck at 235 (well moving due to being strict to the paleo these few days). In September of '12 I was around 350 lbs. And through dieting and exercise I made it down to 290. But was stuck, until I found out about intermittent fasting, which helped me and worked very well with my schedule and eating habits.
I'm always opened to change, and when I platue, i change my diet and try things differently. And this brings me to paleo, Because I'm doing a transformation challenge, and Because I'm just not satisfied. (My goal was to get to 210).
I'm a creature of habit, so i'm totally fine eating the same thing everyday. So please disect what I've been doing and give your opinions and advice.
Thanks In Advance
Fast from 8pm - 12 pm. (Train Fasted at 4:30 am, Beast Creatine, pre and post. Intra-workout N.O. Amino Energy)
Break My fast at 12: with A Chipotle Burrito Bowl ( Chicken, Extra Chicken, Veggies, lettuce, And Salsa) with a banana if I feel still empty.
And Usually Get home at 6-7, and have just a plain can of Tuna.
You are WAY under-eating. Like way under-eating. I am a 150 pound female and I would eat that amount of food for one meal. With the burrito bowl having no rice or dairy it has to be only like 400 calories? Throw 100 more for the banana and you're eating 500 calories for one meal and then a 120 calorie can of tuna for the next. Wowzers. This is straight up starvation.
Are you working out everyday? I think training fasted makes sense and the workout aminos and stuff, fine. But after lifting heavy you need food. What do your workouts look like?
For a man your size something around 3100 calories is your maintenance. If you want to lose weight I wouldn't recommend cutting that by more than 20% so down to 2400 or so. But on workout days if you want to build muscle you need to eat more. Maybe after lifting eat higher carb, high protein low fat and then on rest days eat high fat, low carb. Workout days I would shoot for around 2800 cals and then rest days 2400 or so. This leaves you in a deficit, but you are getting the necessary fuel.
You are doing the timing of the fast correctly.
Seriously, up the carbs so that you are no longer starving you might see some progress.
I'd just like to point out that according to Chipotle they use soybean oil on their chicken (the only exception apparently being their carnitas). Paleo? No. Although I'm not as militant as many regarding such things. However, seeing as it is a part of your day-to-day it may warrant a second glance.
I also agree with thegiantess. I do a similar chicken/greens/fats/starch day-to-day meal, but home cooked, and I often find myself accidentally falling rather short of what my daily caloric should be (luckily for me I'm actually a rather small/short person so it's no as egregious for me to do). It has served me quite well but sometimes the chicken is so satiating that I can't seem to eat much more. Keep a detailed log and calorie/nutrient count for a bit. Since you're like me and are just fine the with same thing day after day it'll be rather easy to quickly dial-in what you're getting and what you need.
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