My nutrition experiments

About

Reformed vegan with a passion for nutrition and a history of digestive problems taking the ancestral diet template and applying it to modern life for optimal health. After reading all the big names in ‘paleo’; Cordain, Lindeberg, Sisson, and Wolf etc; I ended up aligning most with the approaches of the Jaminets at PerfectHealthDiet and Dr Kurt Harris (his blog is Archevore), I also quite enjoy reading Melissa McEwen and listening to Chris Kresser and I’m intrigued by the raw foodie paleos like Denise Minger and Danny Roddy. I also quite like the ideas behind the SCD and GAPS diet when starting out, as well as the work done by the Weston A Price Foundation (although I’ll never eat gluten grains or legumes, sprouted or not).

What I eat:

Wild fish (especially mackerel, salmon, herring and sardines), organic grass fed ruminant meat i.e. lamb, beef and venison (including livers, fats, bone marrow and bone broth), eggs, shellfish, any vegetable (including a significant amount of starchy roots and tubers), organic yogurt, cream and butter, coconut products, some berries, apples, citrus, bananas. In macronutrient speak, in % calories, anything from 50-70% fat, 10-20% protein, 15-40% carbs but usually 50%:15%:35%.

What I’m cautious with but don’t completely avoid:

Nuts and seeds, poultry, non-organic meat, milk, 90%chocolate, fruit, olive oil, rice, restaurant food

What I completely avoid:

Gluten grains, vegetable and seed oils, legumes, sugar, artificial sweeteners. Anything processed except some dairy (i.e. making yogurt and butter is a process), coconut products and salt free canned fish. Strict about gluten, too much fructose and omega 6.

After years of on off running of highly variable volume and some yoga, I now do HIIT a la bodyrock.tv, resistance training and a lot of walking. Occasional short runs and some sprinting. I think Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Fitness gives the best bang for your buck for most people.

Thanks for stopping by!

7 responses

  1. Nice new site!!! I love the big photos and the paleo focus! I hope to learn more about the diet, but also enjoy keeping up with you too. 🙂

    August 31, 2011 at 06:13

    • Hey, thanks. I am even lazier about updating it but I like having a blog too much to go without one. I’ve been keeping up with you too, always an entertaining and informative read!

      August 31, 2011 at 06:24

  2. Dutchie

    Hello,

    Do you still eat Ray Peat style? and you mentioned in your article that you gained weight,so did you’re bodycomposition and thyroidism improve by now? (I’d love to ask/talk to you some more about certain stuff but I couldnt find any contact/mailinfo on your site.)

    November 18, 2012 at 22:29

    • Hey, thanks for your comment. Yes, I do. I haven’t had time to blog because I’m pretty busy, but I appreciate the comment:) Yeh, my weight is totally fine. I was sort of aiming for too thin I think. I did gain some weight way at the beginning, but it wasn’t much and went away as soon as I ditched the tons of spuds with butter. I was really undernourished so when I let myself eat again gaining weight was inevitable. My metabolism is a lot more solid these days. I don’t eat tons of fat or starch either which probably helps. I’ll send you an email with more info:)

      November 19, 2012 at 19:00

  3. Dutchie

    I saw you haven’t posted in a while,but do you still eat Peatish or maybe more like Eat4Heat? (sugar,starch,salt,sat.fats). You wrote you gained weigth but was it all fatgain and did it go to the ‘female parts'(boobs)?
    Has the gain stopped or maybe you’ve lost it by now?and do you exercise/lift weigths?

    May 6, 2013 at 23:44

  4. Tim

    Are you still ‘Pea’ting?

    December 14, 2013 at 18:18

    • Not in a ‘strict’ way. I eat things Peat doesn’t consider good, but I still eat a fair amount of fruit and dairy. So maybe it’s Ray Peat’s advice slotted in to a normal enough diet. I avoid the very worst things (high fibre foods, I never use vegetable oils except coconut, no chicken, pretty much no pork), but I do eat bread and yogurt at least once a week.

      December 14, 2013 at 20:17

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