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Lloyd
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A Weeks Worth of Food

Here’s the data and commentary for one weeks worth of my food, as eaten, analyzed by nutritiondata.com using their standards. Follows is a day by day analysis and a full week analysis (whole and average) after which I give some personal comments. Hope all the links work!



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How typical was the intake? Pretty typical, except that the fruit would normally be mostly something other than grapefruit. Also, this was a ‘nutty’ week for nuts. Another week I might have two or three servings of grain instead of just one. In general everything is close enough to an average week to fly with it.

That’s a lot of (carbs, beef, calories, whatever). Sure. I’ve gone more than a year without doing more than a couple of random checks on calories. Never had to. For the sake of interest, my estimated caloric needs are around 2800-2900 per day. More if I’m actually active. My weight is currently 192 and approximately where it should be. This is my individual modification of the BTD. It may or may not stand some tweaking, part of why I looked at this data.

The cholesterol looks high? Which is a function of eating eggs. Without the (relatively few) eggs the cholesterol is below NIH maximum recommended levels.

Technical issues: ND lists whole values only on the ingredients but uses the actual inputed values for calculation. E.g. with the Fava, the serving size was actually .75 of the listed value each day used, 1.5 for the week in total. ND uses values for standard beef and eggs. While the Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratios are pretty good as listed, they are somewhat better in fact. All nutrients except Vitamin D are in ample supply and I’m “walking on sunshine.” I’m not sure that the carb-protein-fat ratios are ideal but they are workable as is. A little more Cod (replace one beef serving and add one serving elsewhere) would make it look more ‘ideal’ and be something I’m willing to do. It’s not something to lose sleep over. As well, I did not use any Ghee this week because I have been too lazy to cook some up. Butter is in the freezer waiting to be used.

Some random thoughts: Above 180 pounds or altheletic it’s tough to use the recommended servings and portions. I’ve pretty much assumed portions sizes that are roughly a third to a half larger (130-150%) than the suggested values while keeping the servings roughly in line with the book. It seems to work reasonably well. Also, there seems to be no problem eating even larger amounts of meat/fish when I choose to, yet once in a while ‘fill-up’ on a mere 6 ounces. Whatever attempts I made in the past to reduce meat/fish intake to suggested levels are just that – a thing of the past. By and large my eating habits are now naturally BTD friendly. This week’s food was not planned in any way for this analysis, it was just what I chose to eat.

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so you input your food intake into a website that analyzes it for you? that is to the best of my understanding....
Cool! I perused a few of your days...they looked commendable...good idea.
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I have used it a few times as well- both to check my food - but more important my daughters O diet.
Found out that Emma really did not get that much fat and calories
- and that I got a fine ammount of calories, vitamins and protein- BUT that my carbs in their oppinion was too low- and that my lamb, eggs habit gave me to much cholestrol: WELL I know that my cholestrolreading is fine
- and has been that way the last 2 years or so= from I stopped eating lots of grains and sugar- so I don´t worry about it.
BUT it is a 1 size fits all - website.


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Wow, that's awesome!  Thanks for sharing!
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very nice but they have no values for Spelt or manna bread which would have given it a wow factor


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very nice but they have no values for Spelt or manna bread which would have given it a wow factor


I agree - and sometimes it has been very difficult for me to really figure out if I used the right food- due to the lack of decription - It seem to be easier to find a fast food products than a natural food. But it is fun sometimes.



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Wow I should do this the whole sight would probably collapse when they saw how much fat and how little carbs I ate



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Thanks for sharing your weekly intake with us and for the website link, Lloyd_O-secretor.

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.... they have no values for Spelt or manna bread ......



Or Horseradish (root), or Amaranth .......... and so on. Still, it is useful for approximation. Heck of a lot easier than trying to work it all out myself.


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Thanks for sharing your weekly intake with us and for the website link, Lloyd_O-secretor.

Alia



No problem.  
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Quoted from Henriette_Bsec

BUT it is a 1 size fits all - website.


Right. That's why I ignore their recommendations. It is useful to look things up, as well as comparing various foods. I'd hate to have to add up all the micronutrients by hand!

As a tool that gets properly used, the website has value.

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Great site Lloyd!  I once calculated all of the same info for myself via what few packages I had and using Dr. D's info in Typebase, but this is much faster!  

I am currently eating too much fat and cholesterol, but not enough carbs, specifically sugar (but I am getting lots of fibre!)... according to them.

Their juice selection kind of sucks - no black cherry!  And I wonder what they assume is in "mango nectar..."


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The analyses you can look at are amazing and very interesting - this is a great site to recommend for friends, family, and future patients to learn about amino acids, inflammation, etc...  


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The cholesterol looks high? Which is a function of eating eggs. Without the (relatively few) eggs the cholesterol is below NIH maximum recommended levels.


Now I'm worried ! I eat 6 eggs a day!!! Do I find relief in ignoring cookie cutter theories ?


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Eggs should not contribute to cholesteral, since they have lecithin in the white to counteract the fats in the yolk...  I think you shouldn't worry about it and eat your eggs, since you are having trouble eating the other protein sources...

While I haven't had any tests lately, I am feeling better all the time and I am eating 3 to 6 eggs per day.  I find it easier to tolerate than meats, although I eat quite a bit of turkey and tuna/salmon, also.


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Eggs should not contribute to cholesteral, since they have lecithin in the white to counteract the fats in the yolk...  I think you shouldn't worry about it and eat your eggs, since you are having trouble eating the other protein sources...


Phew !


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I use FitDay, which is software you need to buy, but you can easily customize it for your own specific food needs.  It is great to see exactly what I am eating (and why I can use one vitamin E capsule once a month, but that's all)--or whatever.  I can now demonstrate to any other family members exactly why their diet does not even meet minimum RDA (or whatever), without issues of accuracy coming up.  These electronic things are amazingly useful.
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very nice but they have no values for Spelt or manna bread which would have given it a wow factor


Oops! Just figured out how to make a 'custom entry' for any food you like. If you have the data from someplace its easy enough to plug in, only have to do it one time. The page at ND is right here.

I will eventually get around to putting a few things in, if I decide to do some more tallying. Tally Ho!
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