Day 21 – Update + Body Stats

01/02/2013

Body stats:

44.5″ waist measurement down from 46″ (-1.5″)
228.8lb down from 239.6lb (-10.8lb) in 21 days,
Bodyfat somewhere between 32-35% down from 35-38%  (-3% or so)🙂.

The first 9lb was off in the first 13 days. I was amazed to say the least but the past week i’ve not really been commited as I would have liked. I haven’t ate particularily bad but going to sleep at the right hours, tracking calorie intake, getting up early enough, and managing to eat as much as needed has been a total struggle and really a failure.

It started with repeating a few meals and eating left overs for a few days, kind of put me off food for a while in general so I need to get creative with some new ideas. Then the weekend came and I managed to go all day without eating… I reached for a non paleo treat in porridge… might not be the most indulgent of non paleo goods but I really loved it before, i’d say my stomach didn’t appreciate it much and grains really aren’t good for you! lol.

Anyway, i’m still here! And i’m still on target and the weight is dropping off… now to get back onto things properly and ramp up the weight loss again🙂. I also now have 20 days worth of beard growth, I should have taken a picture a day!

Day 11 – Quick update.

Hi all,

Sorry for the lack of updates for the past few days! I’ve not been tracking my calories either particularly but I’ve continued eating paleo. I’ve had a few interesting dishes, im the midst of writing them up at the moment but we have:

Chocolate Torte
Chicken/Sausage & Vegetable Cassoulet
Lamb hot pot thing

I’ve had the cassoulet a few times and damn it is tasty, can’t beat poached chicken for moistness for sure!

Just weighed myself and despite indulging in a few slices of the chocolate torte my weight is still down and this morning I am 232.6lb at 36.4%! Although I feel a little dehydrated which knocks the total weight loss so far up to 7.2lb in 11 days. What is going on!

Day 6 – Food & Body Log

18/01/2013

Morning weight: 234.5lb Bodyfat measurement: 37.1% – the weight loss appeared to halt at daily rate it was progressing at daily, a loss of only .1lb compared to yesterday so I guess my glycogen stores are depleted and my body is holding alot less water now. But the body fat measurement has increased once again. Hopefully it starts to go back down as the calculations can’t be totally accurate, and now is where my calorie counting will really effect what weight I can expect to lose.  I’ll try a skin fold test soon in a couple of weeks. My meals weren’t as balanced as the previous days but my daily macros ended up o and close enough. Check out the food diary for what I had including this simple Thai green curry, although I would add chillies next time round to get heat as the paste wasn’t great.

Its starting to feel slightly more natural to not be reaching for those dreaded sugars and instead searching for a healthy fat to fill its place. I’m not sure how many days I can go without a pizza/chocolate/carbonated sugar drink (never drunk diet due to sweetners) as my mouth still waters at the thought of the fore-mentioned, especially pizza!

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Your Food Diary For:

Prev Friday January 18, 2013 Next
Meal 1 Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sugar
Reflex – Instant Whey Strawberry, 1 shake 97 2 1 20 0 1
Blueberries – Raw, 70 g 40 10 0 1 2 7
Eggs – Hard-boiled (whole egg), 1 large 78 1 5 6 0 1
Sainsbury’s – Mango Chunks (Frozen), 30 g 18 4 0 0 1 4
Nuts – Cashew nuts, raw, 30 g 166 9 13 5 1 2
Add Food

399 26 19 32 4 15
Meal 2
Paleo – Chipotle Meatballs, 1 serving(s) 346 18 13 38 4 11
Broccoli – Raw, 100 g 34 7 0 3 3 2
Cauliflower – Raw, 100 g 25 5 0 2 3 2
Add Food

405 30 13 43 10 15
Meal 3
Paleo Chicken Thai Green Curry + Garlic Fried Cauliflower Rice, 1 serving(s) 421 17 25 32 5 12
Cauliflower – Raw, 100 g 25 5 0 2 3 2
Oil – Olive, 1 tsp 40 0 5 0 0 0
Add Food

486 22 30 34 8 14
Meal 4
Alexia – Spicy Sweet Potato Fries W/Chipotle Seasoning, 3 oz. 130 23 4 1 3 7
Church & Manor Farm – Free Range Class A Eggs, 3 egg 221 0 17 20 0 0
Add Food

351 23 21 21 3 7
Snacks
Nuts – Cashew nuts, raw, 20 g 111 6 9 4 1 1
Add Food

111 6 9 4 1 1
Snacks
Reflex – Instant Whey Strawberry, 1 shake 97 2 1 20 0 1
Add Food

97 2 1 20 0 1
Totals 1,849 109 93 154 26 53
Your Daily Goal 2,100 105 105 184 30 42
Remaining 251 -4 12 30 4 -11
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sugar
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Paleo Chicken Thai Curry with Garlic Fried Cauliflower Rice

Nutrition:

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Picture doesn’t do it justice, it looks better in person honestly!

Per serving aim:
36.8g protein
21g carbs (8.4g of sugars max)
21g fat
6g fiber
420 cals

Per serving actual (minus cauliflower):
32g protein
17g carbs (12g of sugar)
25g fat
5g fiber
421 cals

Ingredients:
270g Chicken Breast Sliced thinly
160g Red Onion
50g Asparagus
80g Brocolli
110g Savoy Cabbage
3 Tbsp Asda Green Thai Curry Paste
400ml Kingfisher Light Coconut Milk

130g cauliflower (grated) per head

Serves: 3

Directions:

Curry: Fry onions, garlic with  green thai curry paste, add chicken then add coconut milk. Stir in asparagus spears (chopped to preferred size), broccoli and add cabbage on top to steam. Cook for 15-20 minutes on the hob.

Rice: Grate cauliflower head, add garlic to a pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil, fry garlic and then add cauliflower and allow to colour and absorb the garlic goodness.

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The Clean Plate

Here’s a nice, cleaner version of the treat we all love:

Chocolate Pudding!

I have been making this pudding for as long as I’ve been paleo… longer actually. It’s from the wonderful Amy Green over at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. Before I switched my diet to Paleo I was completely gluten-free. Amy is a very well-known blogger and author about gluten-free foods. So I’d like to pass this on to you because it’s really easy to make and satisfies the chocolate monster in all of us. And it’s a paleo treat. BONUS!

It’s great with some fried bananas, chocolate shavings, or toasted coconut shreds (or all three!).

Amy’s Chocolate Pudding

2 cans coconut milk (full fat or lite)
1/2 c. cocoa powder
1/2 c. honey
5 Tbsp. tapioca starch
2 tsp. vanilla extract
dash of salt

  1. In a small pot, add cocoa and starch. Stir until well combined.

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Paleo Nut Bars

John Opincar's Blue Corner

I went paleo/gluten-free almost a year ago.  I was eating quite a few Kind Bars but they get expensive.  So I searched the internet for a “homemade kind bars” and ran across this recipe.  I’ve played around with it quite a bit and feel that mine is perfected (at least for my tastes).  Enjoy.

  • 1.25 cup whole almonds
  • 1.25 cup whole pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup flax seed flour/meal
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit (cherries or cranberries are my faves)
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey

Optional ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

Roughly chop the almonds and place in large mixing bowl.

Add roughly chopped pecans.

Add coconut, flax seed flour,  dried fruit, and any spices to bowl and mix with fork.

Place honey and maple syrup in the microwave for about 20…

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Day 5 – Food & Body Log

17/01/2013

Morning weight: 234.6lb Bodyfat measurement: 36.8% – so down again and 5lb lost since day 5. Keeping well hydrated and drinking as much water possible i’m about to tackle half hour of kettlebell training and then will finish up with my post workout shake. Today I didn’t do well, I lacked on fibrous veg and failed on my fiber requirement. I was out and hadn’t prepared anything. I don’t like the way my bodyfat appears to be increasing but hopefully its just due to water displacement from the carb depletion. Stomach looked a little smaller today when looking down, but I might be kidding myself! Anyway, i’m a shiny object hunter and want quick results despite knowing it takes time!

Started the day with a shake, peanut butter (need to use it but will switch to almond butter afterwards to stop being slightly faileo here), blueberries again.

2nd Meal of the day was some Chipotle style meatballs, I have a recipe ready which i’ll finish editing tomorrow when I remember to take a picture before I eat them! Chipotle paste is just amazing.

3rd Meal – I was getting a little desperate for something so looked for an egg and sausage muffin recipe which I uploaded here – based on one from paleospirit. I threw some asparagus spears onto the griddle pan and let them char slightly.

4th meal – post workout shake, slight failing today regarding this as I had a 2nd serving of fruit and it was a bad banana🙂. High in sugar and carbs so not great for weight loss but my deficit should see pass that.

In the end I was Low on calories again but macros are OK despite it being a rough day. Really need to make up with veg tomorrow to get that fiber intake up.

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Your Food Diary For:

Prev Thursday January 17, 2013 Next
Meal 1 Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sugar
Blueberries – Raw, 100 g 57 14 0 1 2 10
Reflex – Instant Whey Strawberry, 1.5 shake 146 2 2 30 1 2
Sainsbury’s So Organic – Crunchy Peanut Butter, 30 g 185 2 15 9 3 1
Add Food

388 18 17 40 6 13
Meal 2
Paleo – Chipotle Meatballs, 1 serving(s) 346 18 13 38 4 11
Generic – Cheddar Grated Cheese – 25g, 40 g 192 1 14 11 0 0
Add Food

538 19 27 49 4 11
Meal 3
Paleo Sausage Egg Muffin, 1 serving(s) 479 10 35 32 1 1
Sainsbury’s – Asparagus Spears, 75 g 21 2 0 2 1 1
Add Food

500 12 35 34 2 2
Meal 4
Reflex – Instant Whey Strawberry, 1 shake 97 2 1 20 0 1
Fruit – Banana, 80 g 114 28 0 1 1 0
Nuts – Cashew nuts, raw, 20 g 111 6 9 4 1 1
Add Food

322 36 10 25 2 2
Snacks
Holland and Barrett – Cod Liver Oil High Strength 1000mg (Fixed), 1 Softgel 6 0 1 0 0 0
Add Food

6 0 1 0 0 0
Snacks
Add Food

Totals 1,754 85 90 148 14 28
Your Daily Goal 2,100 105 105 184 30 42
Remaining 346 20 15 36 16 14
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sugar
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Paleo Egg & Sausage Muffins with Asparagus Spears

Nutrition:

paleo sausage egg muffin

Per serving aim:
36.8g protein
21g carbs (8.4g of sugars max)
21g fat
6g fiber
420 cals

Per serving actual (minus asparagus):
33g protein
14g carbs (3g of sugar)
35g fat
2g fiber
495 cals

Ingredients:
3 Large Eggs/Dozen Eggs
2 Good quality Sausages (110g)/1lb sausage meat
1 tsp hemp oil
1 small tomato/4 small tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste + herbs and spices
75g asparagus spears

Serves: 1/4

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Crumble and brown the pork sausage in a frying pan or cast iron skillet.
  3. In a medium/large bowl scramble eggs and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grease the cups of one muffin tin with oil.
  5. Place equal amounts of browned sausage in the bottoms of the muffin tins.
  6. Pour the scrambled eggs evenly on top of the sausage. The mixture will come almost to the top of the tin.
  7. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  8. Use a knife to loosen the egg muffin from the sides of the pan. (They came out pretty cleanly for us.)

Recipe inspired by: PaleoSpirit

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Turkey Lemon Meatballs

London Paleo Kitchen

I love meatballs. I love them because they can be any one of a billion flavour combinations, and because they can be made with any type of mince you happen to have in the freezer. Also they’re equally as good cold in your lunchbox as they are for dinner the night before. So maybe think about making double…

Serves about 2 (hungry) people
400g turkey mince
1/2 a preserved lemon, or the zest and juice of a fresh one
2 garlic cloves
1/2 an onion
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt & pepper

Stick everything apart from the meat in your food processor and blend until everything is finely diced (or chop everything by hand if you don’t have anything to blend with). Mix this into the turkey until well blended, and shape into even sized meatballs.

The mix for this is quite wet and sticky, so I’d recommend oven cooking…

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CFCL Paleo – Katy’s Avocado Chocolate Mousse

London Paleo Kitchen

Katy told us that this recipe is adapted from the Practical Paleo cookbook which she highly recommends.  All we can say is that it sounds absolutely amazing, and full of good stuff!

Here’s how to make it:

Combine 1 medium avocado, 2 tablespoons coconut milk, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, dash of maple syrup or honey to taste, dash of pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, pinch of salt.

If you want you can add a banana too, just cut down on the syrup or honey.

Blend in a food processor (or just mash together).

Top with cocoa nibs or whatever you fancy.

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