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?
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?
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!
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.
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.
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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