Hi all. First time poster, long time lurker!
I decided to start a little journal myself just as a place to keep track and jot things down. Thought about a blog or a private journal but thought why not open it up, ya know?
So I started actually attempting to go Primal about 2 months, but learned a lot the first week or so and have been 99% for a solid month and loving it. (I think 100% really but no one is perfect!)
*22yr old male (Sept 5th 1986)
*150 lbs (now - was almost up to 160lbs before going Primal - leaned out ALOT since going Primal - no noticeable decreases in strength, judging by the weight I am moving in the workouts )
*Fairly active (have been most of my life - soccer and continue to play for fun at least 2 nights a week in addition to 3 days a week of strength workouts and maybe a spin class or 2 a week and finally, just recently, one sprint day)
*Goals: Of course - improved, optimal overall health. But now maybe put on some size while keeping the new, lean look)
First off, I feel great and it just feels right living and eating like this! And this site and forum has been TONS of help - thanks guys!
In the first few weeks, I dropped a good 5 lbs easy - wasn't really trying or concerned about it. I continued to drop as I tried a tried IF'ing one day a week. Love that btw.
But now I am going to try to put on some size. Trying not to think or look at weight but I think it will help me track progress.... we will see.
Eating - I have been eating almost the same thing everyday and have started to throw in some variety, but being in college right now, it is easy to just do what works and is easy. Here is a typical day:
Usually 2 big meals and snack on veggies and avocado while preparing and maybe a tablespoon or two of almond butter sometime during the day.
Breakfast - started at 3-4 eggs with 3 strips of bacon and now, for the last it has been 6 eggs, 4 strips of bacon and 3 slices of ham with veggies. So that gets me pretty full, but so much as I couldn't eat a little more and I am considering it (being able to afford it is the real factor in my mind there)
Then I usually won't eat again until about 6-8 hours later which is 2/3 lb of beef (not grass fed, again - money. The bacon and ham are uncured and I am getting closer to justifying the grass fed beef) and another 6 eggs plus a chicken breast. This is where I usually munch on the veggies and almond butter. I am usually really full from that meal and that will be my day as far as eating.
So I am thinking about just dropping the spin classes AND maybe the sprints and then just eating more and see what happens. Thinkg I am going to add a chicken breast and I just bought some coconut oil to use with everything. And I am going to try and find coconut milk.
The strength workouts are fine - heavy weight, low rep range. Progress did slow a little bit, but I definitely haven't lost any strength or not that much at least.
Going to stop the one 24 IF I have been doing also. Even though I am enjoying those fasted workouts.
Supplements: General Multivitamin (mens one a day I think?), vitamin d - 6000 IU, 3g fish oil a day.
Will try to get some progress pics up too!
Whoa - wrote a little more than I thought. We will see how much I update this thread, I am usually not very good at these things, but I am gonna try!
Thanks again! and feel free to let me know how much I am doing wrong! Always willing to learn more