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Offline Spartan14

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Portion Size?
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:20:38 PM »
Tomorrow is my day one. Anyone know the amount of nuts and fruit I can eat during the day?  I was thinking about 3/4 cup of each, but that doesn't seem like much. Advice? 

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 02:47:12 AM »
How big is your cup lol... only kidding....... i would say about 5 small handfulls of your grazing foods over the day. Have a variety, so fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, boiled egg, small piece cooked chicken are all OK to chose from.

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 03:05:01 PM »
My very first day feast... Portion too big or stomach shrinking already? I feel too full on a meal I normally eat with no problems... Some tummy discomfort and aches... I see this as a positive thing because I am already thinking that tomorrow I should eat half the size! Think I might stay on stage 1 for 3 weeks just figuring things out. No junk food on my meals of cause, never been a fan but I tend to binge once in a while... Just adding good carbs that's all. I'm excited! :D

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 11:24:45 PM »
My very first day feast... Portion too big or stomach shrinking already? I feel too full on a meal I normally eat with no problems... Some tummy discomfort and aches... I see this as a positive thing because I am already thinking that tomorrow I should eat half the size! Think I might stay on stage 1 for 3 weeks just figuring things out. No junk food on my meals of cause, never been a fan but I tend to binge once in a while... Just adding good carbs that's all. I'm excited! :D

I stayed on stage 1 for 4 weeks. I found this really educational. I played around with different combinations whilst grazing, ate different types and sizes of dinner for my feast, but religiously drank lots of water. It was surprisingly easy, because I ate every 2 hours whilst grazing, and it kept the hunger at bay. For the first couple of weeks I ate all of my feast, but slowly learnt to listen to my stomach, and then ate until I was full.

Stage 1 was really important for me, as it set me up properly for stage 2. I'm only half way through week 1, but it hasn't been as hard as I expected.

Water has really helped me at times! Good luck!

Steve
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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 01:40:51 AM »
Oh cheers Steve that really helps. I will stay on it for 4 weeks too as I think, a good foundation is best for any goal in life. I need to be truly disciplined and strict by stage 2-3! I don't want to be rushing it and then end up having problems hindering my progress...

How much have you lost since?

Thanks,
Tahlita

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 02:11:45 AM »
Hi Tahlita

During stage 1 I lost 2 stone (28lbs) but I had a starting weight of 19 stone (266lbs), so it was there to lose!

Its weigh day for me tomorrow (Sunday). I'll let you know how much I've lost then. I'm hoping for a couple of pounds per week during this 8 week period, we'll see. But I try not to just be focused on the weight, because I'm losing inches and I feel more toned and energetic than I have for years.

All the best and good luck!

Steve
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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 02:04:10 PM »
Wow! Good work Steve. Keep it up! Fingers crossed for tomorrow... Hope it's a big one.

Tahlita

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 02:42:31 PM »
Jesus Christ man, I need to work on my portion sizes real bad. I swear I am not even eating too much nor binging but, I go to bed looking like I'm 3 months pregnant or some sh*t! Nasty! I really don't know where I am going wrong... Haven't gained weight and not losing either... It's day7 stage1. I only graze on minimal nuts/fruit during the day and sometimes nothing till dinner. 2 litres of water... I am doing everything to a T and still feel bloated and fat. I don't even eat junk food in the evenings... What TF is wrong with me cave people? Help!

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 11:17:17 PM »
It could just be your body is adjusting ..... Particularly going from bad carbs to good....... I would see what's happening this time next week.

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 12:06:04 AM »
That is partly the problem Nicki. Humans are not patient and we demand quick results/changes/improvements... Nothing will put me off this diet though trust me. I'm in it for life.

It'd be interesting to see what's happening in 2-3weeks that's for sure. I just really need to eat small... But I also panic that if I don't eat enough on my evening meal, my body will kick into starvation mode and I'll start losing muscle! Aahhh! Stress!!

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 10:26:24 PM »
Sometimes the body will struggle to digest an increase in fruit, it kinda ferments in the gut making more gas causing bloating. Maybe reduce your fruit a little?

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 01:44:49 AM »
Hi Nicki,
Yes, I actually stopped eating fruit all together. I feel a lot better. I no longer get that pregnant feeling and my tummy doesn't bloat after my meals. I am introducing strawberries/blueberries/apples slowly and seems to work to far.

My only problem right now is that, I am not getting all my calories in in one night for my training etc. I find it hard to hit 1700cals or more in one evening... I feel like I am overeating. Is brown rice okay to add to my meal just to balance my carbs?  :(

Also, that annoying noise my tummy used to make? Completely gone. I only get it once in a while when I haven't had water for some time.

Happy proceedings all round so far. Thank you so much for your help ;)

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013, 06:53:41 AM »
I wouldn't have rice too often..... You should be able to get all your carbs from veggies. Try root vegetables like carrot , parsnip,squash, sweet potato is also ok now and again. They are lovely if you roast them in olive oil.... Par boil them first if you don't have much time.

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2013, 03:48:42 AM »
Thanks Nicki ;)

I've actually stayed clear of them for at least 3 days now (pre-stage2). It is challenging. I am fully starting my next stage this Sunday. Cannot wait...

Just one more question, I have stopped using cooking oil and stuff but I do still fry my meat or steak. Is pork lard ok? Or any other animal fat... It's all I can find. I use olive oil to grill/bake etc.

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2013, 08:39:52 AM »
Is it just fat from the meat ? Or is it a shop bought packet?.... Have a look at the ingredients for artificial stuff.

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2013, 10:51:50 PM »
I feel too full on a meal I normally eat with no problems... Some tummy fat discomfort and aches... I see this as a positive thing because I am already thinking that tomorrow I should eat half the size!
« Last Edit: April 11, 2014, 12:46:16 AM by MarkHerry »

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2013, 01:22:32 AM »
Eat slowly and stop when you no longer feel hungry rather than when you feel full !

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2014, 12:01:58 PM »
The stomach pain was due to over-eating and indigestion. I've since sorted it out. Takes a while to adjust and learn new habits. My hunger pangs during the day aren't as intense and I can now go all day without food actually and still feel okay in the evening after feeding on a medium-large meal. I have learnt how to pace myself lol

I cook/fry with duck fat now and it seems pretty legit. I get it from waitrose. I no longer fry my eggs though unless I'm making an English breakfast to feast on in the evening. Eat them boiled.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2014, 12:03:51 PM by BrownCandy »

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 10:45:56 AM »
How big is your cup lol... only joking....... i would say about 5 little handfulls of your grazing meals over the day. Have a wide range, so fruits, veg, nut products, plant seeds, boiled egg, little item prepared poultry are all OK to select from.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 11:07:37 PM by Lilnicki »

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2014, 04:25:07 PM »
Hey Nicki,
Just thought I'd give you some positive feedback and tell you how much your guidance has helped me become solid and a perfect cave woman....

First and foremost, all my oils and butter are natural. Even found a jar of very expensive pure virgin coconut oil that I use (sparingly) to cook with.
Second, I have completely mastered stage3 and gone completely paleo. Given up all my protein shakes and or rice... Get all my carbs from good fats & veggies.
Third, Adopted the nothing at all during the day and feast once in the evenings. No more hunger pangs and I just hit all my calorie needs for my gym! Double YAY!!!

I have to say, it's taken forever to adopt/adjust and find what works. It is true what they say. Never rush things and experimentation is the way to go otherwise you will never find the right path/ways of adopting to this type of lifestyle.
I am now all ketogenic and loving it. Not trying to lose weight anymore but it is starting to come off slowly (FRIGGIN BONUS)

I would like to thank all of you that rendered positive support and good advice. Happy caving people. This lifestyle has changed me for the better. I still have to go see a physician to check my cholesterol levels make sure I am safe with my ketosis etc as my diet is high fat, moderate protein & no carbs or some from veggies.

It does not work for everybody but some of us have definitely found solace in caveman ways. My gluten problems have all disappeared and I no longer suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. The illness controlled my life and now I feel like a new person. I have so much time and freedom, I don't know what to do with it all.

I'm here to stay  :-*

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Re: Portion Size?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2014, 03:13:50 PM »
Eat as less as you can, If you feel hungry again eat a bit more. Key is dividing one meal a few times a day