This is my breakfast this morning. 2 egg omelet, stuffed with Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon, spinach sautéed in extra-virgin olive oil and garlic. used Kerrygold butter for the omelet. Delicious, and healthy with 2 servings of vegetables, with only 7 grams of carbohydrates–all coming from real food. Ingredients 2 oz. Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon 2 cups […]
Ok, I had to post this. I made breakfast this morning. I disregarded all the Dietary Guidelines of America 2015 schizophrenic guidelines (don’t worry about fat..but worry about fat; eat healthy food patterns but worry about macronutrient ratios, especially those crazy saturated fats, sodium and calories, eat nutrient dense foods but worry about those pesky high fat foods and go to low fat milk, etc.)
Anyway, I started off with 2 concepts.
- God-made Food. This is food that I have available and that is as natural and God-made as possible. What does that mean? That man has little to process, refine and add stuff to food that people in the medieval, biblical times could recognize as food. I don’t even want to talk about Paleo, since most people can’t imagine eating bugs, animals and whatever they did in those days. Man made food, is things like donuts and crackers, and cereal. Even bread.
- Mostly Plants. Yes, I like plants. I like leaves and I like the fruits from trees. Simply put, most Americans do not eat enough plants. Eat more plants is really the first thing most people can do for health.
So what did I make?
- with whole milk
- sautéed in extra virgin olive oil
- sautéed in EVOO
Tomato and cucumber salad
- EVOO, salt and pepper
That’s it. Now considering that, I followed most of the DGA 2015, how does this fare out via macronutrient data? According to My fitness Pal here are my macro breakdown by % and by the numbers. Total Calories: 500
So, the question to you all. Is this in line with the Dietary Guidelines of America? If not, why not? Is this “healthy?”
Of course my opinion, I had a great meal, and feel very satiated without any added crap from processed and refined materials. Some would argue that the cheese and the milk was not really God Made..and I would probably agree. But, even if you take those out, these ratios would be very similar and with lower calories.
So is this enough for me? MyFitness Pal states that I need 2000 calories to maintain weight. (I am not trying to lose any weight). I am active, like to work out and in all sense, I’d like to gain weight with muscle/strength. If you look at the macros, I probably need MORE protein in my diet to support my exercise/goals.
Oh did I tell you that I have pre-diabetes and I am insulin resistant? So what is my Blood Glucose pre and post? Pre- 100. Post – stay tuned. Will update my 1hr and 2hr PP BG shortly.
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So, you’ve heard a bunch about Paleo and Low-carb. You have been counting calories and cutting portions but it hasn’t worked in weight loss. You are finally ready to plunge into the Paleo and low-carb lifestyle. But where do you start? A very nice overview is by DietDoctor. Go straight here if you want to get started on […]