Category Archives: Diet

calorie intake a day

Calorie intake a day. What I eat in a day updated 2021.

One of the most visited articles on the slimbirdy.com website is this one – What I eat in a day. People are trying to see what others eat on a Ray Peat style diet as well as their calorie intake a day. Just to see how it differs from what they are doing, to get the results they want.

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macros

Macros. Are all macros necessary at all meals?

At the start of my Ray Peat style diet journey, everything I read at the time said to balance your macros at every meal.

So that’s all three macros – protein, fats and carbohydrates.

One reason was blood sugar balance.  The other main reason, was to make sure you were getting all your macros in for the day in the correct proportions to be beneficial.

So far so good. Logically it makes sense.

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Dairy and Belly Fat

Dairy, Big Boobs and Belly Fat

 

Does eating dairy foods give you big boobs and belly fat?

In my experience – yes it does. But let me explain why I’m not quitting dairy altogether.

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3 Day Summer Diet restart

Lose weight – Summer Diet RESTART

 

Hands up who’s eating has been a little all over the place lately and needs to lose weight and get back on track with a Summer Diet Restart that’s Dr Ray Peat Inspired?

The good news is that I’ve just created the new Zen Beach Diet 3 Day Summer RESTART book and double bonus – you can even get it for FREE! Read on to find out how.

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High protein rice salad

High Protein Rice Salad

I just wanted to show everyone how I am incorporating more fruit and protein into my meals with this High Protein Rice Salad.

Once you measure out all the components too, it shows how easily the fat portion rises quickly, even when I am really trying to keep all added fat to a minimum. (There’s more than enough in the food itself.)

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cheeses

Cheeses Protein vs Fat

There is no doubt that cheese is a wonderful food in the Ray Peat line up. When weight loss is a consideration however, the protein vs fat equation comes into play in all the cheeses you are eating.

This post was inspired by two of the members of our private Facebook group who were discussing cottage cheese and the fact that it was awful and tasteless. Another issue was gut irritation.

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Sweet Treats Recipe

Easy Desserts Sweet Treats Book

 

Months in the making, this Sweet Treats recipe book is a collection of fruit based and gluten free easy desserts.

Kristy Alford has been eating according to Dr Ray Peat principles for about three years. She has successfully increased her body temperature, metabolism and cleared all of her hypothyroidism symptoms caused by a keto diet. Symptoms included her hair falling out and feeling cold all the time. To read the complete list of symptoms click here.

Central to that success is the use of fruit and sugar correctly as a main carbohydrate source. This book is a small collection of beautiful easy desserts and recipes that she created.

What’s in it?

It features puddings, cakes, a parfait, ice cream, custard and more. As well as a unique solution to a slice base, that is not nuts or the traditional flour or biscuit options. There are just over twenty recipes and it is spectacularly photographed by her husband, Adrian Alford, bringing the dessert creations to life.

There are also snippets of Dr Ray Peat inspired information and stories of finding the right ingredients, when just sticking everything together with nuts is no longer favoured!

It’s priced at only AU$9.95, (US$6.50, GBP 5.15) and is a 32 page PDF file of 35 mb.

Cook, eat & enjoy; the Sweet Treats recipe book is  available now for immediate download HERE.

Dessert Recipes

Other books

This book is part of the five book series on the Dr Ray Peat style of health and a fast metabolism written by Alford. The others include One Ten Toned which is a home workout plan. This book explains how traditional exercise is lowering your metabolism. It also details what to do instead.

The third book, called the ZEN Beach Diet, is the eating plan using Dr Ray Peat principles to achieve metabolic health while losing weight at the same time.

The fourth book called the FAT Burner HIIT Guide is short guide showing how frequent movement throughout the day aids weight loss.

And the fifth book called the 3 Day Summer RESTART, takes the principles from the ZEN Beach Diet and simplifies it even further. A diet plan that’s easy to stick with, is one that will last long term.

Read more about all books here. 

(Note: a majority of these recipes are new and will not be published on the www.slimbirdy.com website. All free recipes previously created can be found here.)

Note:

Purchase any two of my three Ray Peat Inspired books & receive a BONUS Fat Burner HIIT guide to ramp up your weight loss without damaging your health, absolutely FREE.

That is, I will manually send you the Bonus Guide when I see the sale come through for any two of the Zen Beach Diet, One Ten Toned or Sweet Treats

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low fat diet

Low Fat Diet – A Health Perspective

I just wanted to give everyone an update on my super low fat diet experiments.

As you may or may not know, since about June 2020 (4 months,) I have been trying to have only 20g fat a day, (10% of my 1,800 calories.) This was spurred on by the desire to lose about 5kgs (10lbs) within a Ray Peat diet framework.

(10% of calories was deemed to be the magic level where weight loss was more likely, along with a wider margin of calories allowed to no adverse effect.)

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what I eat in a day

What I eat in a day – Ray Peat Inspired

I frequently get asked what I eat in a day. So I thought I would document it, to help others out.

  • Note I have updated this to reflect the fact that I am not doing super low fat of 20g a day (or 10% of calories any more.) Click here to read why this came about.

So overall I aim for 1,800 calories – 100g protein, 40g of fat and the rest carbs per day. I won’t always hit these targets, as measuring and counting every ounce of food I eat is not conducive to a balanced, happy life for me. However every quarter or so, I plug everything into cronometer.com to see what’s what, and if anything needs adjusting.

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