Saturday, January 24, 2009

From the comments

Donald said...

I eat Paleo, and I do intermittent fasting. I usually eat 2 meals a day unless I want to gain some weight. Since I eat Paleo, I cut out all the grains, etc. For my carbs, I used to only eat veggies and fruit for a while, but now post-workout I eat more carb dense foods to replenish glycogen, like sweet potatoes and bananas.

And to answer your question. I don't really "diet" much anymore. I used to actively try to cut down, but I can't recover from workouts on a calorie deficit.

I just ordered some leucine, glutamine, and whey protein. I'm interested in seeing how leucine and glutamine will affect my recovery. I usually am against whey protein, but it's getting difficult to gulf down all the protein I need in 2 meals.

I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on my diet.
January 24, 2009 2:27 AM
Mad Money said...

We are living in the space age, there's no need for you to make due with paleolithic era sustenance. If you eat more fruits and grains you will have more energy, and need to eat less to feel full.

Some of my favorite carb sources are Dominoes pizza, here's my usual order (lasts approx 5 days):

Order Summary
1 Small(10") Hand Tossed Pizza, Whole: Italian Sausage, Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Extra Diced Tomatoes, Extra Cheese, Light Sauce, Ham, Extra Banana Peppers, Extra Onions, Extra Premium Chicken $5.55
1 Small(10") Hand Tossed Pizza, Whole: Green Peppers, Black Olives, Beef, Diced Tomatoes, Cheese, Light Sauce, Ham, Extra Banana Peppers, Onions, Extra Shredded Provolone Cheese, Premium Chicken $5.55
1 Small(10") Crispy Melt Pizza, Whole: Italian Sausage, Beef, Extra Cheddar Cheese, Light Sauce, Ham, Extra Banana Peppers, Onions, Extra Shredded Provolone Cheese, Extra Premium Chicken $5.55

Coupon: Three full size 10-inch Pizzas with Unlimited Toppings for $5.55 each

Subtotal: $16.65
Tax: $1.39
Delivery: $0.00
Total: $18.04

I also like fiber one honey and oat flakes,

fiber one yougurt,

frozen blueberries, mangoes, and raspberries.

For protein midday I usually go with a double quarter pounder with extra onions and pickles and add one packet of hot picante sauce.
January 24, 2009 12:05 PM


  1. Mad Money,

    I see you are not a fan of Paleo foods. Let me explain a little bit why I am not a fan of processed and non-organic foods.

    In order to keep foods from going bad, they are often processed, and in doing so, they lose their nutritional value. They lose fiber, which is why processed foods often digest unnaturally quickly, which packs a strong insulin punch. Nutrients that are left in processed foods also often are just excreted. In order to beef up the nutritional value of processed foods, they are often unnaturally chemically altered even further. I think you get my point.

    The foods we eat nowadays are so chemically altered that all ought to eat organic. Part of the reason why it is unhealthy to be fat is because fat tends to store a lot of the toxins that we intake from chemical fumes, food, etc. The meat we eat are unnaturally high in fat because they are stuffed with grains and poop and metals and nasty chemicals.

  2. Also, I understand money is an issue with eating Paleo. Sometimes you have to just make due with what you have, but eating Paleo is still ideal.

  3. Paleo foods are fine. I love steak, fish, berries, and etc.. Why omit grains though? Insufficient carbohydrates is not just a gap in your diet, it is a huge hole.

  4. Kane Sumabat has an amazing physique. I learned from him that the source of macro nutrient is not important. The most important is you reach your targeted proteins carbs and fat etc. And food timing is not important. It does not matter if you eat every 2 or 3 hours as long as you hit your daily targets at the end of the day. Now eating like this during bulking is not wise since you tend to consume more not for health. You'll have to play with this to see what ratios work for you.

  5. But if you only care about health conscious than this is probably won;t agree with you. I don't like paleo personally. Not that its not healthy or what not. It's just unrealistic stick with it long term with the schedule I got. I believe moderation in everything. It is ok to have a few of the no no's. But my goal is not to be healthy at this age will never allow to be fully healthy.