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  • Will I waste away?

    Before I went Primal in February, I was 195# and 25% body fat. Today, I'm 154# and 17%. Other viral stats: male, age 35, 5'11". I'm kinda wondering when the weight loss will stop. Is this unhealthy?

  • #2
    Lift some weight and eat a little more.

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    • #3
      I think you will eventually even out, I don't think you'll waste away unless your intake is really minimal. 154 is great for your height adn your body will know when to hit a weight plateau. Are you lifting heavy weights?
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      • #4
        I wouldn't worry about wasting away. I'm 5'10" and weigh about 152. I eat lots and have been lifting weights, but my body weight hasn't gone down any more. It's stays pretty regular with slight increases due to muscle (which I finally have some!).

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        • #5
          195 @ 24% = 146 LBM
          154 @ 17% = 127 LBM

          Either your tests were inaccurate or you've lost significant muscle along with your fat. Are you sure about those numbers?

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          • #6
            Nope, not lifting heavy weights at the moment. Still trying to figure out a good weight-lifting routine that will work for me (I'm really not that strong). And I don't know about eating more. I eat when I'm hungry, that's it, and that usually results in me eating two meals a day, sometimes one (one really good meal, with protein, fats, etc).

            Originally posted by blank_faceplate View Post
            195 @ 24% = 146 LBM
            154 @ 17% = 127 LBM

            Either your tests were inaccurate or you've lost significant muscle along with your fat. Are you sure about those numbers?
            Dunno. I have one of those Tanita scales. I can weigh myself throughout the day, and that % is pretty steady, maybe a 1-2% fluctuation. Is there a more reliable way to find out body fat percentage? I imagine I might've lost some muscle since I'm lighter and my body doesn't have to work so much to carry extra fat around, maybe.

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            • #7
              Another thing, blank_faceplate: while I've trimmed down, I'm still carrying some belly fat that won't go away. That may explain why I'm still at 17% BF which is kind of high. I eat all the right stuff.. veggies, beef, fish, pork, fruits, eggs. I cook in coconut oil or bacon fat. I feel great, I'm still energetic and everything is fine. I ordered some pantethine, as someone else suggested it's a good way to help get rid of stubborn belly fat (which can sometimes remain due to stress).

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