Welcome to Tuesday Tallies!
Below are day-in-the life samples of the primal lifestyle. They’re not intended to be exemplary for everyone — just honest snapshots of what’s working (or not) for one Idaho farmgirl.
This week, I’ve been considering whether I’m eating too much protein. I’m certainly taking in more than the commonly-recommended 1 gram per pound of lean bodyweight, but thus far, I’ve come across no evidence that this is dangerous or undesirable.
I’ll tell you this: I’ve certainly built muscle mass since going primal! This despite the fact that I’ve eased off on my workout schedule slightly in favor of additional sleep. Just more evidence that being flegan wasn’t best for bodybuilding…
Feel free to share your own tallies or recipes in the comments. We could all use a few, fresh ideas!
Thursday’s Food as Fuel:
Spaghetti squash with coconut milk and cashews. (This is a fantastic oatmeal substitute for those who like a hot, slightly-sweet breakfast.)
Greek salad with chicken and spinach. Jicama strips and guacamole.
Banana with almond butter.
Veggie and sausage omelet cooked in butter.
2,438 calories, 132g carbs, 184g fat, 97g protein
6x 100-yard hill sprints
Thrusters (squat & overhead press with light weight) and pull-ups
3.5 mile dog walk
Friday’s Food as Fuel:
Spinach salad with canned salmon, avocado, and almonds.
Hard boiled eggs (2).
Curried chicken salad with broccoli, carrots, grapes, and walnuts.
Coconut Mahi–Mahi with Tomato-Avocado Salad.
Apple with almond butter.
2,276 calories, 135g carbs, 142g fat, 136g protein
6x rotation of heavy squats, incline push-ups, and overhead presses
3x rotation of Tabata hops and pull-ups
10 mile equine endurance conditioning ride
Sunday’s Food as Fuel:
Peach with coconut milk.
Vegetable and sausage frittata.
Bigos (Polish hunter’s stew with poetry to match).
Mixed nuts and coconut flakes.
Spinach salad with avocado and olives.
Coconut milk and dark chocolate.
2,301 calories, 105g carbs, 159g fat, 125 g protein
Rest day, but very active with horse training, housework, and farm chores.
2.5 mile dog walk.