hi everyone. i've posted a couple of times before, specifically about my struggles with hypoglycemia and extreme hunger, but i've never gone fully primal although there were some attempts.
i think i'm willing to give the 30-day challenge a try. i've committed to doing my best to give up the grains and sugar and focus on protein and fat. however, i feel like i need some very specific advice.
i am 24 years old, 5'7", weigh about 138-140, and am 20.7% body fat according to those hand held body fat scanners at gyms (i know they aren't totally accurate, but i've done the test 3 times since may 09 and got the same reading.) i've been trying to lose some really stubborn trouble areas, with no success, for about a year now. i have a lot of muscle and build it very easily, but *hate* the fat laying over the muscle. it makes me look bulkier than i am, particularly on my upper arms/tricep area. all my fat deposits on the area around my belly button (waist is still very thin, though), lovehandles, upper back and arms. i am really thin through the legs, hips and butt area.
what kind of advice do you have for people who only need to lose some vanity pounds? almost 5 years ago i lost almost 40 pounds, and i remember it being so much easier. now, i can't lose weight to save my life. can you give me advice on calorie/macronutrient amounts (specifically carbs), exercise routines, etc? it is seriously soooo hard for me to lose weight. i got off birth control 4 months ago, thinking the weight would come right off (not the main reason i got off of it), but it hasn't. i feel like my metabolism is messed up from being on BC for almost 2 years, as well. i also still deal with constant hunger and hypoglycemia, even when i avoid sugar and grains.
thanks for your help in advance! i don't really have a set goal weight, although i remember being at 128 and really liking it. i did, however, have less muscle, so it may not be the best weight for me now.