I dabbled with this style of eating many many months ago, but thanks to school distraction didn’t really give it the effort it’s worth. I really want to see how this style of eating effects my training since many powerlifters I look up to (who also have great physiques!) eat this way.
As before, there is going to be a 10-day keto-style induction phase (ugh!) and day one starts today.
I’ll be recording all my meals and macros here for future reference and in case anyone else is interested in going this route as well!
"When asked what she would tell people who wished to pursue a true paleolithic diet, Dr. Hoyes laughed harshly before replying. ’You really want to be paleo? Then don’t buy anything from a store. Gather and kill what you need to eat. Wild grasses and tubers, acorns, gophers, crickets- They all provide a lot of nutrition. You’ll spend a lot of energy gathering the stuff, of course, and you’re going to be hungry, but that’ll help you maintain that lean physique you’re after. And hunting down the neighbor’s cats for dinner because you’ve already eaten you’re way through the local squirrel population will probably give you all the exercise you’ll ever need.’ ”
On any weight management program, portion control is very important. Eyeballing can easily turn into higher calorie intake than desired, easily halting your weight loss goals or increasing pounds on the scale.
When measuring remember to level up the food using a knife or any other available tool.
seriously, it makes a huge difference. I measure everything now, and I weigh a lot of stuff on our food scale.
I use a food scale for meat and peanut butter and anything where inaccuracy could really fuk up my counting. A serving of peanut butter measured with a tbsp actually ends up being around 1.5 servings O.O. That stuff adds up!
Q&A with Layne Norton, aka one of the who’s who in (natural) bodybuilding, nutrition, and fitness. He’s worked with one of my biggest fitness idols Ava Cowan… let’s just say the physiques speak for themselves!