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    So I've been on Primal for about a week now with my FitDay average stats looking like this:

    Fat: 60% (102g)
    Carbs: 19% (75g)
    Protein: 21% (78.1g)

    I am a 23 yo female, 122lbs and 5'7''

    I started the Primal diet because I considered myself "Skinny Fat". While I do not know my official body fat percentage I know that I have very little muscle.

    I do not necessarily want to lose weight, but to lower my body fat percentage and increase muscle. Am I on track with my FitDay stats? Also, is there a website that measures body fat percentage fairly accurately?

    I appreciate your help, folks! GROK ON!
    Last edited by StarCharm; 03-27-2011, 07:47 PM.

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    Originally posted by StarCharm View Post
    So I've been on Primal for about a week now with my FitDay average stats looking like this:

    Fat: 60% (102g)
    Carbs: 19% (75g)
    Protein: 21% (78.1g)

    I am a 23 yo female, 122lbs and 5'7''

    I started the Primal diet because I considered myself "Skinny Fat". While I do not know my official body fat percentage I know that I have very little muscle.

    I do not necessarily want to lose weight, but to lower my body fat percentage and increase muscle. Am I on track with my FitDay stats? Also, is there a website that measures body fat percentage fairly accurately?

    I appreciate your help, folks! GROK ON!
    “BODY BY SCIENCE” — ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN »

    If you're trying to gain muscle, you may want to increase protein and decrease the carbs. If you're trying to lose body fat as well, try limiting saturated fats for the first month -- your body probably has plenty of it stored right now.

    Health Correlator: Does strength exercise increase nitrogen balance?

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    • #3
      Great links, THANK YOU! Just what I needed to know.

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      • #4
        Your body will build/maintain the amount of muscle it needs. If you are not exercising your muscles by lifting heaving things or sprinting, your muscles will have no reason to build or stay big. When I moved to Taiwan I lost about 40 lbs in 6 months or so, but I wasn't lifting or sprinting, and now I'm fighting to rebuild my strength and muscle mass.
        J.

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        • #5
          stronglifts.com
          If your food is fast, maybe you should fast.

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          • #6
            Personally, I recommend the book "Starting Strength" by Rippetoe, especially if you want to make sure your form is perfect.
            Last edited by Apex Predator; 03-28-2011, 01:47 PM. Reason: Clarity
            Lifting Journal

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
              Your body will build/maintain the amount of muscle it needs. If you are not exercising your muscles by lifting heaving things or sprinting, your muscles will have no reason to build or stay big.
              This ^^

              Your body will not add muscle if it doesn't need it. Switching your eating habits to PB/Paleo will definitely help you lose BF, but you *must* inflict damage to your muscles or they will not try to adapt by becoming bigger/stronger.
              People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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