My transition to paleo pic log
03-31-2010 08:39 PM
My transition to paleo pic log
So, one of my clients is big into the paleo way of eating and swears by it. I like to try new things, see what works, see what doesn't. So, what better way to come together than by doing 30 days of strict paleo eating. My food choices come from the book Paleo Diet for Athletes by Loren Cordain. Basically no grains, no dairy, no sugar, no bean/legumes, no fatty meats aside from fish.
I'm not really trying to gain or lose weight during this time but I already have shed a couple since starting but I attribute it to water/glycogen loses so far. My previous eating was 5 weeks of Lyle McDonald's UD 2.0.
On to the food!
03-31-2010 08:40 PM
03-31-2010 08:46 PM
03-31-2010 08:56 PM
03-31-2010 08:58 PM
Should this not be kept in the log thread? Interesting none the less! Good luck with this and keep us posted!
03-31-2010 09:03 PM
See I wasn't sure if it should be but it isn't going to involve training or supplements so I didn't think it belonged in either of those places.
04-02-2010 12:33 AM
Breakfast: Roast meat, carrots, 100g spinach, 30g whey shake made with black coffee.
I'm not a fan of eggs so I got a little sick of them. Decided you can't go wrong with meat but didn't have enough for my protein so had to make up with a whey protein shake. Less net acid anyways.
Snack: Fruits and nuts, like usual. Grapes, blackberries, blueberries, walnuts, pecans, almonds. Was cleaning out the house of empty pizza boxes and I liked the irony of paleo food on top of a pizza box.
Dinner: Had a semi cheat tonight and got a cobb salad without cheese and olives at Friday's. Chicken, lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, bacon, egg and avocado ranch dressing.
My lunch was another spinach/beef/cucumber salad. Haven't had my last snack tonight but it will probably consist of some almond butter with celery.
05-17-2010 01:13 PM
05-17-2010 04:34 PM
I'm totally jealous of those meals... they look amazing. Paleo says no coffee right? That alone might keep me from trying it.
05-17-2010 04:56 PM
im not a fan of eggs but those omelets look tasty!! I might try making some like that
05-17-2010 06:56 PM
I don't remember reading no coffee, as I do consume coffee. Obviously the sugar and artificial sweeteners is a no no but I believe coffee is good. Check out Marksdailyapple.com for the primal blueprint. He's a little more loose on paleo which to me, works better for active individuals and power athletes.
For the fritatta, all i do is take the meat and spinach I'm using, get the pan warm, put it in and let the two ingredients heat a little while I scramble 3 eggs. I pour the eggs evenly over the top and press the ingredients down into the egg as much as possible. I sprinkle the seasoning on top, cover the pan and turn it up to high for 20 seconds and then down to low for 8-12 minutes or until the top has fully cooked. Shake the pan a little and it slides right out. I too hate eggs and this is the only way I can eat them.
05-17-2010 07:08 PM
Awesome looking meals!
Have you read Mark's book? Finished it a few months ago, it was a good read and he makes a pretty good case against grains in it and really makes you think about the way our ancestors ate vs the current situation.
How is your body composition thus far? I'd imagine you must have really leaned out after eating like this, doesn't take long to see some changes on this kind of diet.
05-17-2010 08:31 PM
Cool site, looks like I have some reading to do tonight. :study
05-17-2010 10:32 PM
I haven't read Mark's book but I'm going to pick it up along with preorder Robb Wolf's book and Mark's cookbook. The hardest part for me is getting bored of the same stuff so a cookbook should help a bunch. For now, I just listen to Robb's podcast. Its a little redundant but good.
Originally Posted by shizz702
I have leaned out. I dropped 15-18lbs since I started this and I've had PLENTY of cheats along the way. I overall feel much better. Less aches and pains, more mobility, more speed, strength is steady from where I was and some lifts are increasing.
I'm happy with the results so far and will continue with this lifestyle for a long time to come. I'll get some pics up more often hopefully.
05-18-2010 11:19 AM
I do not eat eggs. I hate the taste, hate the texture, hate the smell even more. I even e-mailed wearred about how I couldn't include eggs in my diet.
After seeing the picture he posted, the chicken sausage omelet, I was thought it looked tasty, so I decided to try it out this morning and let me say... it was FANTASTIC, the sausage was very strong and so that overpowered the eggy taste, I was able to eat 3 eggs this morning
Chicken Sausage Omelet :
Cals: 324 Fat:21g Carb:3g Prot: 32g
Thank you for posting those meals!!
05-18-2010 11:23 AM
This diet looks great! I love some eggs, I could have them somehow in almost every meal.. And that roast.. MMMM
05-18-2010 12:40 PM
Glad you're doing this log. I've been thinking of switching to Paleo for a while but I haven't been able to think of a very wide variety of meals, so the pictures and descriptions of your diet are pretty helpful.
By the way, are you counting calories? Or following the Paleo ideology that you can eat as much as you want of approved foods?
05-18-2010 12:47 PM
How do you fix almond, apricot, coconut patties?
05-18-2010 10:17 PM
In July Mark from Primal Blueprint is coming out with a new cookbook. Pick it up and you'll have a ton of Paleo recipes, I'm planning on doing the same. As far as calories are concerned, I don't count them. I eat as much as I want but always make sure to get at least 8oz of meat in 3 of the 5 meals I eat a day. And I also shoot for a heavier amount of produce per meal. For instance, if I have 8oz of roast, I try to have 10-16oz of broccoli, asparagus, carrots, cauliflower, etc.
Originally Posted by Jet
The recipe can be found here:
Originally Posted by jamjoe
The only thing I would suggest is cooking them for a shorter amount of time. 15-18 min usually works for me. I have to be careful making them too often or I end up eating entire batches in a day. Also, if you have coconut oil instead of the olive oil that it calls for, it has a much richer coconut flavor. Otherwise, the fruit tends to overpower the coconut in my opinion.
09-16-2010 05:36 PM
subbed man.. this looks like an awesome thread. I just started reading paleo diet by cordain and am thinking of making the switch. Are you not doing any whey, potatoes or green beans? These are the only exception I might make for the diet and I am on the fence with quiona and/or basmati. I want to look up both of those a little more. I know there are many variations to this diet. Big ups to you for making the switch.
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