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  • #16
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    I can relate to this topic, too. Have had trouble losing the last baby fat around my waist for the last 2 years. Have tried increasing protein, reducing carb intake, increasing fat, decreasing fat. Use Crossfit as my exercise program, etc... There seems to be no easy solution when trying to lose the last unwanted BF. Now, I'm trying increased protein intake (which makes my belly extend out when eating 110g to 140g of protein), reduce fat and reduced carb intake. Trouble is I believe I need more veggies to avoid being constipated so much!

    I will keep tinkering but am lead to believe everybodies body functions differently. There appears to be no magic bullet for losing the last tough BF to reach goal BF and composition.

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    • #17
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      Ok I think I was getting confused thinking I had to eat physical quantities of fat when it seems as though I can just eat the fat of the animal proteins I eat? chicken skin, stuff like that? and compliment with bacon, eggs, pork?


      I was just taken back by your recommendation of ground beef! I haven't been able to look at ground beef as a positive in a very long while.


      I guess being a rookie at this I was thinking I had to eat more physical quantities of fat (I was literally picturing lard and having to sit there with a spoon, stupid, I know) and eating less protein and less vegetables. Am I more on the right thinking now?

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      • #18
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        iniQuity: If you eat 70-80% of your calories as fat, and the remainder as protein, and trace carbs (a few grams per day), you'll be on the right track.


        Eat full-fat food - real food, not fake food. I have a ribeye steak at least once or twice a week. I make ground-beef curries, no-pasta stroganoffs, and bean-free chilis with the full-fat ground beef. Put a roasting chicken in the oven and eat half of it now, then save half of it for later. Make sure you eat the skin and the dark meat, which is where most of the fat naturally occurs in a bird.


        I will also augment my fat intake with a tablespoon or two of coconut oil and lemon-flavored cod-liver oil every day. My husband and I will make fried cheese and lick the fat off the plate when we're done with the cheese. Fat is *necessary,* carbs are dangerous (and on that note you might want to check out the new thread I just started, about how you won't gain weight eating fat unless you're also eating carbs, and why).


        Hope this helps!

        Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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        • #19
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          also when you're cooking veggies, saute them in some coconut oil, or coat them in olive oil and roast in the oven. or steam them and then top with butter or a homemade dressing made with olive oil.


          No, fat isn't a separate lump on your plate... it "comes with" the proteins you're eating (if you let it - like chicken skin, like you said) and acts to flavor everything too (like w/the veggies). Once you let go of the fear of fat, it's easy to "get it in" just by not avoiding it.

          Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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          • #20
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            hmm thanks guys, I'm going to start implementing more fat into my diet then. Griff, I appreciate your dedicated replies but I feel as though eating high fat ground beef will do more damage than good especially because I was hoping to take more of a paleo approach to the PB. I think I'm going to sick to lean cuts of meat but will let some skin hang out and I don't mind chicken skin at ALL I love it in fact but I do admit I have gotten so used to making sure my meat is as lean as a I can get it that it's going to take some getting used to. Appreciate the replies.

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            • #21
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              iniQuity, try to encorporate some coconut milk into your diet, esp if you do protein shakes or anything. It's very delicious, has a ton of healthy nutrients and benefits, and is a good source of fat.

              The more I see the less I know for sure.
              -John Lennon

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              • #22
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                Yeah I want to get some coconut oil and perhaps some butters, almond butter and such. What would I use that butter on though? my butter usage is limited to rolls

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                • #23
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                  iniQuity: add butter to anything you're cooking. I use it with eggs and with chicken and in my curries. I also add coconut oil. And really, I don't see how ground beef will do more harm than good - it's high-fat, it's protein, and it's no-carb. What's not to like?

                  Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

                  Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


                  Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

                  My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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                  • #24
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                    Hahaha I guess you got a point there! I will try a stir fry with coconut oil and almond butter to see what's what. Thanks again

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                    • #25
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                      BMI is utter garbage.... do NOT use that as a measurement at all... it does not take into account muscle mass.


                      If you're strength training 3x a week and doing the boxing and BJJ, you're getting plenty of conditioning in. You should be able to stay around 100 and be fine.


                      Fat makes you full, sugar makes you fat...

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                      • #26
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                        Well I'm trying (successfully thus far) to strength train 3x, going to start doing some HIIT after that also (I know there's some mixed feelings here about that, but I feel I really need to do more cardio, could me my 'old school' mentality but I need to feel "tired" to know I've achieved something, plus I want to up my HGH) and I'm doing BJJ about twice-thrice a week, not boxing except for some Fridays if I'm not working. I'm only doing BJJ this month because it's free, not sure if I'll stick with it though I really like it thus far.

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                        • #27
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                          iniQuity, I had the same epiphany about 3 months ago really. I was just getting settled into the PB wisdom for 6 months and realized I was still not getting enough fat in via meats, and oils. I was always hungry and my CW told me to eat more fruits and veggies.


                          Today I notice the only time of day where things are hardest for me is late in the evening. I get cravings for food and that is usually from dinner being so light. Monday I started adding in more lard, butter, coconut oils in my dinner and I was not so hungry.


                          It's normal to begin thinking fats are bad. We've had several generations that began this temporary movement of fat as an enemy, but there are millions of years against that theory and hopefully the old wisdom will eventually go away. It's just sad it will be at the expense of my generation who has been duped into buying statins to lower serum cholesterol brought on by this low fat diet craze.


                          Eat cheap cuts of clean meats and you will be fine. Give yourself a break from eating chicken breasts and broccoli. I'll never eat that again.

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                          • #28
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                            Amen Daniel!


                            Isn't it funny/ sad how brainwashed we all were? Even though you KNOW a change of mind is necessary, we still run into "I just can't wrap my head around this" mentality!


                            I even knew full fat was good for me, but I was stuck being told by 'exercise/ trainers/ dietitians/ experts' that more cardio, less fat and calories were the ticket to losing my weight! I had to literally starve myself with stupid (carb-heavy) shakes as my only meals!


                            Now, I eat protein smothered in fat/ oil and a side of veggies and maybe an egg or two and I am full for hours!


                            EMBRACE THE FAT!!!! ;-)

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                            • #29
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                              I'm going to start getting more red meats then, another "devil" I avoided for some time, and I just thought eating chicken/turkey/fish was better for you than red meats. I'll give them another go and incorporate those into my stir frys instead of chicken. I got some coconut oil and will cook with that tonight. Hmmm how about minerals and nutrients from veggies? I have always read/been told that you can overdose on vegetables but now that I'm discovering many of them can eventually pack a punch carb wise I'm starting to fear them.


                              I don't want to become obsessive about food, I want to reach a point where I feel comfortable with the foods I make for myself but all the back-and-forth you find on the net can be very frustrating. This certainly applies to fitness as well.

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                              • #30
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                                I meant to say "you can overdose on vegetables and be lean, healthy, etc"

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