Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Show and tell
By now I'm assuming a lot of readers of this blog, read many of the same blogs I do. (see right for links) If not please start ;-)
Recently on Art Devany's as well as Dr. Eades sites, there is some good discussion on amount of calories consumed. Eating paleo/primal is not a carte blanche to eat as much as your eyes and tummies desire.
Especially if you take in the good fats and meats, calories can add up quickly.
Here's a perfect example; Below see my spinach salad. Two tablespoons of evoo and 1 tbsp of balsamic. 2 tbspoons of evoo come in at around 250 calories. Now add the chicken sausage I cut up into it and you have approx. another 350-400 calories. A nice healthy clean meal, around 600-650 calories. If you are planning on a daily intake of between 1600-2000, do you see how careful you have to be? Two more good meals and your are all the way there. That means no extra piece of cheese, no hand full of nuts, or what about the two glasses of red wine? Just some food for thought. But If you aim to keep your meals around 400 calories, you can have a SMALL snack here and there AND your glass of Cabernet ;-)
With good quality exercise and play added to this kind of eating, you will be on your way to that muscular lean look we all are striving for.
Here's a nice breakfast with lots of fat and a little bit of protein. (not shown is about 2 cubed ounces left over grass fed NY strip steak that I had with this.)
One avocado, some salsa, scallion, garlic and 1 tbsp olive oil and some lime juice.
Anybody want to guess how many calories this meal has?
I ate it about 4 hours after working out this morning. (it was short and sweet, heavy and high intensity)