Hi paleo folk... I've lost a lot of weight doing Paleo/Slow-Carb and (almost) daily walking for around an hour (fast walking - i.e. working up a sweat*), around 20kg. I'm now 5'11" and 83-85kg (182-187lbs).
Anyway... I'm wondering if I'm eating enough. Here's my deal... When I was overweight, I didn't eat much/often, perhaps twice a day and only ever cooked a TRUE meal twice a week - but I did eat a loaf of wholegrain bread per week, and have sandwiches/rolls for lunch when I was out. Basically, most of my food was anything I could put on toast, or into a sandwich!
So, I ditched grains and sugary snacks, (and my almost daily banana/mandarin) started walking more (I've always walked a lot though) and moved to eggs, chicken and beef etc. eating what FELT like 3 times more than I ever have in my life, and lost all this weight.
Now I'm wondering about losing muscle-mass as well as fat, as my legs and arms are (to my eyes) looking VERY thin.
So here's what I eat most days:
BREAKFAST: 2x eggs, 1 slice of bacon (or a beef sausage) with some onion, mushrooms, green beans and some spinach leaf thrown in the pan too. (around a cup to 2 cups of total veg). And after breakfast, I usually have two café lattes per day (yes, I'm working up to ditching the milk).
LUNCH: chicken breast, some lentils (I KNOW!!) for caloric load (and to help me poo!) and whatever green veg and onions I can b bothered to throw in the pan. half the time I add coconut cream and curry paste.
DINNER: Either two chicken breasts (cooked as per lunch) or a steak with the same sort of veg as lunch. Generally, a glass (OK two glasses) of red wine afterwards (I work in the wine trade - as well as my freelance work - and have a house full of good wine).
I might snack on 6 or so almonds, or have a spoon of almond/chia butter once every two days or so.
Oh and once a week I have a cheat day and get a medium chicken pizza on a gluten-free base.
So, does this sound like enough food? Or too much?
I've tried the calorie counter on DailyBurn, but there are so many conflicting values for the same thing (i.e. a large egg) that it's confusing the hell out of me.
Thanks for your time, Cheers, Beefwalker (the anti-durianrider)
PS: *When I say 'fast walking' I DON'T mean 'speed walking' as in my neighbourhood, I'm likely to be beaten to a pulp if I was spotted doing that stuff).