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As a follow up to my previous post Typical Day, below is a sample of some of my typical meals. Of course, it’s impossible to give a sample of everything I eat, so this is only a small example, but pretty typical. Suffice to say that I eat mostly whole, real food (closest to its natural state), while still enjoying sinful stuff.
Meal 1 (4:00 pm)
- Cauliflower mash with butter, sometimes a dash of cumin and turmeric
- Grass-fed steak, grilled
- Stir-fry green and yellow squash, browned onions
- 1 or 2 glasses of wine
- a few fresh figs (in season right now and kicking ass)
Meal 2 (9 pm)
- 2-Egg Omelet, sometimes simple with just the eggs cooked in butter, other times with a conglomerate of fresh veggies (see pictures below)
- 1 slice of sprouted grain bread
- Fresh berries (sometimes in Greek yogurt)
- A few squares of Dark chocolate
A typical meal when going out (like last night):
- Artichoke hearts wrapped with boar carpaccio
- Fresh tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil and olive oil
- Smoked chicken with risotto
- Half piece of house-made bread dipped in garlic olive oil
- Tiramisu (hell yes)
- 3 glasses of wine (yes, 3)
Again, not a comprehensive list of what I eat, but somewhat representative. The idea is this: make sure to meet the minimum amount of nutrients (phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals) and then average out through time a calorie intake that meets your goal of either weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance.
Most of my readers want to lose weight. So the average caloric goal is obvious.
You don’t have to be perfect everyday. If you overshoot your caloric intake one day, then undershoot the next. It’s really not complicated. If I overeat, then I under-eat. The average through time is the key.
The greatest emphasis in my dietary style is the removal of dietary restriction and dietary stress, and a greater respect for lifestyle liberation — to be able to enjoy friends and family and the food they tend to serve and celebrate with.
Intermittent fasting allows us to enjoy a broader spectrum of food and deeper social experiences, while still staying lean and healthy.