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    Recently my daily intake consists of strictly water with occasional alcoholic drink in the evenings. I can down nearly 1.5 lbs of red meat a day, easy. I eat couple of eggs in the morning and then I try to get a salad or something "veggie" in there but less luck. An occasional handful of berries and that's about it.

    Not really losing weight. Perhaps i need to dial it back a bit? Thoughts?

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  • #2
    You might be right.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    • #3
      1.5 pounds of steak is about 1700 calories so if your only eating a couple eggs and salad I doubt your calories are that high. I'm 190 lbs and my maintenance calories are 2600.
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      • #4
        It's quite possible. That was the reason for not only my stall, but also gain. I've begun consciously trimming back and have started to lose again.

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        • #5
          Too much protein, not enough fat. Too much or too little protein can stall weightloss. The book provides advice on how to manage your macros (protein, carbs, fat) for weight management
          Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

          Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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          • #6
            Are you getting any exercise? Moving slowly? Lifting Heavy Things?
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            • #7
              I was recently stalled on weight loss and you know what I did that worked me through my plateau?

              Not being so strict with my eating. I've had a few more adult beverages each week, a few more carbs (up from under 60g a week) and basically didn't give a shit. Recently I was shocked that I'm now past my stall and now weigh the lowest I have in the past 15 years.

              Maybe less cortisol from reduced stress- not sure.
              Self-realization. I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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              • #8
                Track your intake on fitday for a few days, and see what you're averaging. Honestly, from what you've given, no body can tell if you're eating correctly. Track your calories, track your macro nutrients, and see where you are. Only when you have a truly accurate picture of what you are eating, can you begin to adjust details.


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                • #9
                  My Main red meat supply has moved to Roast Beef, which per ounce (medium slice) is 60% fat, 40% protein, I can eat 8oz (1/2lb) for only 600 calories, its only $6 a pound at my gas station/deli across from me. I can get a cheap dinner or lunch for under $4. Sure beats buying a sub(marine) for $5 or $6 which certainly has less meat, and from which you would have to throw out the bun.


                  Throw in a Budweiser once in a blue moon (120 calories and 12g of carbs) and you got you're self a post-workout dinner. which just so happens to be something like 55%fat, 35% protein, and 10% carbs.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bostonbully View Post
                    1.5 pounds of steak is about 1700 calories so if your only eating a couple eggs and salad I doubt your calories are that high. I'm 190 lbs and my maintenance calories are 2600.
                    I was actually wondering about how many calories are in that. Thank you for the info.

                    Today, I had a burger all day. No hunger pains thus far and I'm thinking a little IF can't cure.

                    I'm going to focus on cutting out "beers" and stick to the hard stuff. I have to do a lot of business networking for my company so I'm stuck with couple of drinks in the evening. That unfortunately sometimes leads me to eating late night and I'm wondering if I need to focus on not snacking on food after late night sessions. By snacking, I mean I pull out some meat and drop on the Forman grill and run with it. Does anyone think it's "bad" to eat late night?

                    I'm at 205 lbs and have stuck there for quite some time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                      It's quite possible. That was the reason for not only my stall, but also gain. I've begun consciously trimming back and have started to lose again.
                      My thinking is going there right now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by belinda View Post
                        Are you getting any exercise? Moving slowly? Lifting Heavy Things?
                        Yes. Last couple of weeks not so much, but I have a good regiment for heavy lifting, once a week. I live in the city, sold off the car, and I walk a lot over town. Doing a little golf and was thinking about getting back into some pick up soccer. The lifting is pretty demanding. I go all out "BBS" style. http://bodybyscience.net but I could probably use a little sweating around. Soccer is the fun thing I enjoyed for a while, but I had problems with my lower back that kept me from doing that too much last couple of years.

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                        • #13
                          i would ease up on the evening booze as it leads to unnecessary snacking. . . i know for me i sometimes crave something in the evenings but i am not actually hungry. if you are however hungry, then eat something (primal). just my thoughts.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ELCO14 View Post
                            I was recently stalled on weight loss and you know what I did that worked me through my plateau?

                            Not being so strict with my eating. I've had a few more adult beverages each week, a few more carbs (up from under 60g a week) and basically didn't give a shit. Recently I was shocked that I'm now past my stall and now weigh the lowest I have in the past 15 years.

                            Maybe less cortisol from reduced stress- not sure.
                            Amen to this. Don't track what you're eating and drive yourself crazy. Maybe a little more fat a little less protein is good advice

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                            • #15
                              (Micro-)nutrition is also important. Your probably replete (or very nearly so) in your B-vitamins from all the meat, plus iron, maybe copper, phosphorus, other minerals. But unless you're also eating organ meats you're probably missing some other micronutrients. Carb content also matters, but in the reverse direction most think -- cortisol levels are elevated in lower-carb regimes due to increased gluconeogenesis (production of sugar from protein). The Jaminets recommend 400-600 carb calories (100-150g) from safe starches: sweet/white potatoes, white rice, etc.

                              How are you seasoning your food? If you tend to use a lot of seasoning (especially salt) try lessening that: there's some evidence that highly palatable foods may cause the body to defend a higher fat mass.

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