Anyone have any ideas for foods with a high calorie count? I just started strict paleo simply to get more healthy, not to lose weight, but after 2 days I am already down 3 pounds. I used to eat about 4000 calories/day, and am struggling to eat enough. Any suggestions will help. Thanks!
The best way to add calories on paleo is to add fat. Start cooking lots of stuff in coconut oil, walnut oil, or olive oil. All those are high in omega 3’s and will give you lots of calories. Learn to love coconut anything. You can maybe mix post wod protein drinks with coconut milk. That would be really good and something I may have to try. Also try eating more grass fed red meat as well. Ground venison is perfect.
Not sure on how many meals you are consuming a day but try eating about 5-6 good healthy meals with an equal amount of protein, carbs, and fat.
Also just to point out paleo will help you shed the water weight you are holding very fast. 3 lbs in 2 days is nothing. Its all the grains and processed stuff that makes you hold onto water more so I wouldn’t really start panicking on losing weight after only 2 days. Stick with it and listen to your body. It will tell you what you really need if you stick to it.
Obviously tons of other stuff could go in here but just some ideas. Add to it as you may.
P.S. Also learn to love the incredible, edible egg!!!
Thanks Tyler for the input. I am eating 3-4 meals a day, but definitely need to start eating more. I am just running out of snacks and things to eat during the day. I didn’t know I could eat eggs, but I definitely am a big fan of them. Thanks again!
Breakfast: chicken breast, 20 oz black coffee
Lunch: Turkey Mix-up with red peppers, cucumbers, squash, jalapenos, tomatoes, and onion
Snack: chicken breast, spoonful of sunflower nut butter, cauliflower
Dinner: 3 egg scramble with leftover turkey mixup
b: 5 egg scram w/ 1c spinach and garlic
l: fried zuchinni and a chicken waldrof salad (dressing on the side) from johnnys italian steak house
s: 1/3c sunflower seeds
M1- Protein shake, added 1 cup strawberries
M2- 3 egg sausage omelette
M3- Spinach salad, hard boiled eggs, brocoli, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, Italian dressing
bowl of fruit-watermelon, strawberries, grapes
M4- Grilled chicken breast
M5- Grilled salmon, turkey kalbasa, cabbage
Breakfast- Protein shake
Snack- 2 eggs
Lunch- BEAT salad and a Paleo brownie
Dinner- Chicken with veggies
B: Greek yogurt w/ rasp and honey
L: Tuna and salmon sashimi and 1/2 avdacado salad roll, water melon
D: 1/2 pork chop, grilled summer squash and sweet potatoes
B- Protein smoothie
S- Green peppers and cauliflower
L- Salad with Pork chop.
S- Srawberries and blueberries and a spoon full of organic yourgart.
D- Salmon and Ahi Tuna Steaks & Steamed mixed veggies.
Lots of protein today…and fat!
1) 8 egg whites, 1 whole egg, avacado, veggies
2) whole turkey breast with baked almond butter and apples
3) fuji chicken salad from panera bread
5) venison burgers topped with sunny side up egg
6) whole turkey breast with baked almond butter and apples
7) broccoli dipped in 1 tbsp of coconut butter
I think I had over 250 grams of protein today…yikes!
I’ll scale it back tmrw and kick the metabolism up!!
Total Cal = 2424 Fat =131g Carbs=72g Protein=240g
Egg, whole, fried
Egg, whole, boiled
Olives, green, stuffed
Milk, 2% fat
Greek Yogurt whole fat
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