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  • So, what's going on here with my weight?

    I've lost 20 lbs. thus far on PB and am extremely happy about that! However, for the last two weeks I haven't lost anything, actually I gained 1 lb. I've been 95% primal with the exception of 1 small baked potato and just a couple shots of whiskey one night. Everyday I eat 6 eggs cooked in butter, average about 4 cans/week of coconut milk and I eat plenty of chicken/beef/fish, so i think I'm good in terms of getting enough fat. My veggie intake is great (broc., cucs, caul., onions, etc.)... The only downfall that I can see happening, is that I don't get much exercise. I do go to the gym 3 days/week (2 for lifting, and 1 for sprints).

    Am I at a plateau, or am I just comsuming too many calories???? Thoughts? I'm 6', 224 lbs....

  • #2
    One you start reaching your target weight, it becomes harder and harder to lose weight. Remember, your body needed more calories for maintenance when you were 20 lbs heavier than it does now! I experienced the similar problem - despite exercising primally and being in ketosis, I gained 3lbs because my overall intake was too high. At this stage in the game (for me anyway), moving around slowly a lot and keeping calories below maintenance is key to continued fat loss.

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    • #3
      Yah, i've been wondering if I'm consuming too many calories. Granted, I haven't been couting. I usually have 1 lb. of beef or chicken per day usually cooked in a curry w/coco. nilk. But, I haven't been eating til i'm stuffed, actually I've been hungry at night sometimes....I stop eating at 5 and don't eat until about 6-7 the next morning, so I get atleast a 12 hour IF most days.

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      • #4
        Why don't your forget about the IF for a while and just eat to satiety whenever you're hungry? Also, I would strongly suggest that you start moving frequently at a slow pace. It makes a difference, trust me.

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        • #5
          Another thought is how are your clothes fitting? The scales don't always tell the whole truth - sometimes a tape measure can give another perspective. I find that there are times that my weightloss seems to stop, but I'm happy because my clothes still seem to be getting looser.

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          • #6
            As Mollymoe said don't just look at your weight. I have stayed at the same weight for the past 4 months but lost an additional 2" off my waist. Using only weight is a CW method. Weight will never tell the whole story. I used to be obsessive and weigh myself every day, now it might be once a month.
            Check out my primal blog: http://primalroar.posterous.com/

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            • #7
              Is there a problem? You are expecting empirical results (fat loss) without taking any measurements.

              It’s like you want to get from NYC to LA and you expect to be in Colorado by now. Sure you have a map (PB) but you only assumed you started in NY (starting BF%) and you are pretty sure (you think you are getting “enough fat” whatever that means taking it out of context like you have done) you are headed west.

              Do yourself a favour and get a compass and figure out how fast you are driving. By that I mean find out your BF% and take two weeks and find out how many calories you are actually consuming. You will probably be surprised at how many you are actually taking in.

              Just don’t over analyze and stress about the numbers.

              Don’t compare your progress with anyone else.

              Fat loss is not a linear progression anyhow.
              Don't be a paleotard...

              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...oxidation.html

              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...torage-qa.html

              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...rn-fat-qa.html

              http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html

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              • #8
                A couple of weeks stalling is no biggie. Do something you don't normally do like a different kind of intense exercise or eat something weird, and see if you don't drop like 3 lb in a day. Weight loss is not linear for a number of reasons.
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by afsjesse View Post
                  Everyday I eat 6 eggs cooked in butter, average about 4 cans/week of coconut milk and I eat plenty of chicken/beef/fish, so i think I'm good in terms of getting enough fat. My veggie intake is great (broc., cucs, caul., onions, etc.)... The only downfall that I can see happening, is that I don't get much exercise. I do go to the gym 3 days/week (2 for lifting, and 1 for sprints).
                  Am I at a plateau, or am I just comsuming too many calories???? Thoughts? I'm 6', 224 lbs....
                  Jesse,
                  4 cans of coconut milk = 1,600 calories & 6 eggs a day = 600 calories a day.
                  AND your BMI is still high so you could lose another 20+ lbs.
                  http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/av.htm

                  You might consider cutting back on your Coconut milk & eggs.

                  Best of health to all,
                  Grizz

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                  • #10
                    I see where you're going with that, Grizz. I'll cut the coconut milk down to 3 cans and the eggs down to 2-3/day for a week and see where I go. On top of that I think i'll cut down on the amount of beef i consume. I usually eat 1 pound per day. But, if I do all of those things, I won't be getting enough protein, by my estimation. Guess I better start doing 2 scoops of whey in the morning or something.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by afsjesse View Post
                      But, if I do all of those things, I won't be getting enough protein, by my estimation.
                      Remember that the PB is a moderate protein, not a high protein regimen. If we take the formula of 0.7 g of protein per pound of weight, you need 157g of protein daily. How much are you getting now? Track on fitday for a few days.

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                      • #12
                        i agree....the body adapts to high fat...excess calories from what your body needs will still cause you not to lose weight. but remember, just like gaining weight, gaining strength, losing weight and losing strength, it is continuous cycle so focus on month to month not day to day.

                        also, a carb up may jump start your body outta fatty acids to glucose and re-adjust once you go back to your usual.
                        oh also, i would keep the eggs and drop the coconut milk instead of drop the eggs. dont do the whey if your sticking to high fat as it causes quite a spike in blood sugar, maybe go for casein, as it should sustain you longer periods
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                        • #13
                          It's impossible to say if you're eating too much unless you track it for a bit.

                          dailyburn would be really helpful to you for a few days or weeks to figure out what's going on.

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