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)









12 comments:

Naomi said...

Hup holland hup!

bill said...

Your food always looks good.Do you consume a carb after you workout

Marc said...

Bill;
Thank you!
I'll eat veggies and sometimes a little bit of fruit.
That's pretty much the extent of my carbs after a workout.

Marc

bill said...

Marc have you ever herd of food seperation.You keep carbs seperat from protien and fat the creator is Don Lemmon.

Marc said...

Bill;

I just don't think it needs to be that complicated.
Our bodies where designed to eat what we could hunt & gather. I'm sure for our ancestors if they had a good hunt and happend to find some crab apples at that same location, they would indulge in both happily. But, experiment, apply, use what works for YOU and leave the rest behind.

Marc

Anonymous said...

Marc im the type of guy who needs a plan or a diet some structure i have every diet book out there.Do you think the zone diet would be the best for me meats,veggies and a little fruit some times.The only thing i dont like about the zone is no egg yokes.I also have the paleo diet book but he dosnt like saturated fats i dont agree with that.Its not that simple for ne to do my own diet i need that structure.any advise on a diet to follow

bill said...

Sorry marc i put that under anonymous its my question ,

Bill

Marc said...

May I ask why you need a diet?
Are you trying to lose weight?
Gain muscle? Gain weight maybe?
I'm sure you have read it many times, "diets don't work". It goes against our very nature of change.
Life is ever changing, so how can we have a constant, like a diet?
Does that make some sense?
Try, for the next 3 weeks to eat NOTHING that comes in a package (manufactured). Watch total calories, exercise some and see what happens. Let me know ok?
Marc

bill said...

I need to lose weight i weigh 300lbs at 5 feet 10 inch.and i do lift weights and walk.If i dont have any thing to follow a plan i get frustrated and confussed what to do. Bill

bill said...

I know what iam going to do i will visit your site and copy what you have made in the present and the past.And how do you keep a avacodo fresh after you cut it and dont use all of it.I used half of one and put it in the fridge in a baggie the next day it was brown.

Jeff Erno said...

Hi,

We do read the same blogs. I have been doing Paleo/Evolutionary Fitness for around 5 months now. I just stumbled on your blog from a post on conditioning research. Looking forward to trying some of your recipes!

jeff

Marc said...

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for stopping by.
And feel free to let me know anytime if you are looking for a particular recipe.


Bill;
Best way to keep an avocado fresh is to cut wedges. The way the japanese chefs do in the sushi restaurants. I have found this the best way, even better then lemon juice. Good luck with your program and keep us informed on your progress.

Marc