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    Have have been living primal since January 2012. My weight was at 371 my type 2 Diabetes was in the 300 mg/dL and my blood pressure was well, lets not go there. I was on 4 meds for the blood pressure and one med for the Diabetes plus insulin. Over the last 7 months my weight is down to 300, I take no meds for blood pressure and only two pills a day for the Diabetes. My mg/dL is hovering around 130 in the morning. I am 6 foot 6 inches tall and 46 years old.

    So what am I doing here seeking advice. Well the weight loss has stalled for the last three weeks. I have doubled checked my diet and found I might be a little low on calories. I am only taking in about 1600. Also i might have been over doing the exercise (Cardio a bit) I was doing 4 15 minute sessions a day on a stationary bike at a moderate level. I am also lifting moderate weights every other day.

    Starting yesterday I have increased the amount of weights and am including more resistance work. I have dropped my Bike routine to 15 a day but increased the resistance. I am also walking nightly for 30 minutes (easy walk).

    My daily numbers are 29 grams of fat, 51 grams of Carbs, 65 grams of Protein. On average per day.

    So I think I am doing this right but, I must not be because of the stall. So any help would be wonderful.
    05/01/2012 - Present
    Starting Weight: 390 - Current Weight: 270 - Goal Weight: 240
    Height 6' 6''

  • #2
    Everyone hits a plateau now and then. That may be all it is.

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    • #3
      First, I'd say you've done great so far. 70 pounds lost in 7 months is very good. With that said, I don't understand your macro numbers. 29/51/65 comes out to about 725 calories. That's way too low.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fynn View Post
        My daily numbers are 29 grams of fat, 51 grams of Carbs, 65 grams of Protein. On average per day.
        (29 x 9) + (51 x 4) + (65 x 4) = 725 calories per day for a 6'6" 300lb [male, I assume] = insanity

        Did you mean 129 g fat? That would make far more sense...1600 is still pretty low overall intake for a person your size, though. FWIW, I dropped my weight with similar macro ratios, but about 2600-2800 calories/day.

        A 3-week pause--not even a proper stall, really--is nothing to get worked up about, in any case. What if you're adding muscle? Don't overtrain, get plenty of sleep, eliminate stress wherever possible, and just keep plugging away...what with 10 lbs/mo and all the improvements in health, you've made marvelous strides already!
        Last edited by cantare; 07-29-2012, 04:43 PM.
        6' 2" | Age: 42 | SW: 341 | CW: 198 | GW: 180?

        “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
        ― Søren Kierkegaard

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        • #5
          Ok todays numbers are Fat 46.1g, Carbs 23.5 and Protein 50.5g so 718 calories. So yeah i need to up my calories. Wow just was not seeing that.
          05/01/2012 - Present
          Starting Weight: 390 - Current Weight: 270 - Goal Weight: 240
          Height 6' 6''

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          • #6
            Yeah, you must be starving! I'm half your size and I eat 700 calories for breakfast. I know you're trying to lose weight but I think you need to double what you ate today.

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            • #7
              Jack Kruse
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              My epiphany for your future - Jack Kruse
              Chapter one on leptin........ - Jack Kruse
              LEPTIN PART DEUX........LIVER. - Jack Kruse
              leptin resistance, Dr. Jack Kruse, weight loss, Why is Oprah still obese? - Jack Kruse
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              The following is the first mention of cold thermogenesis.
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              After this read all the CT posts.

              If you are really into reading you could of course just start at post 1 and read all the way through all 21 pages of blogs not skipping a post...which I think would be useful at some point...but not right away. Anyway the main point this is a really good blog with tons of potentially helpful information.

              These two are the latest.

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              Age: 28
              Height: 6'1"
              Primal start date: July 1st 2011
              Start Weight: 275
              Current Weight: 248
              Stats below as of September 1st 2011 Tested via BodPod
              Body Fat 25.4%
              Fat Mass 63.721
              Fat Free Mass 74.6%
              Fat Free Mass 187.087
              Goal weight: 180-200 lbs(Recommended weight is around 180 for my height but that sounds low)
              Total lost so far: 27 lbs

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              • #8
                Your blood sugar numbers are really high - especially for being on meds.

                I am also a T2. I found that I have dawn phenomenon - ONLY when I'm eating too many carbs and/or protein. Eating the wrong carbs for your body will keep your numbers up.

                I used to just check my morning numbers and think those were fine. The truth is that you need to check in the morning(fast), 1 hour after the start of your meal, 2 hours after your meal and 3 hours after your meal.

                Fasting should be under 86
                1h should be under 140
                2h should be under 125
                3h should be back to the morning fasting number(or lower if you have dawn phenomenon)

                If what you're eating is causing higher numbers than this, you need to stop eating that food - or at least eat a lot less of it.

                You don't have to keep checking your levels like this. Do it for a few days and you'll know where your at with the foods you usually eat. I did it for 3 days and was able to go back to checking just my morning levels. I dropped my number from 170 to 84 in just a few days. Without meds. I'm in the 70's usually now.

                I do only eat once a day, and get between 900 and 1350 cals a day. My ratio is usually around 10% carbs, 55% fats, 35% protein.

                5'6"
                female
                sedatary

                If my lazy ass can do it, I have faith you can do it too.

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                • #9
                  EAT MORE FOOD

                  When I stopped playing football I was 305lbs, when I found MDA I was still 295 (about 3 months after I stopped playing football). 2 months later I was 270lbs and 4 months after that I was 250lbs. What was I doing? eating more than you. I was eating ~2000 calories a day and playing sports twice a week. That's it. So eat some food so you body doesn't think it's being starved.
                  I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

                  Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fynn View Post
                    Ok todays numbers are Fat 46.1g, Carbs 23.5 and Protein 50.5g so 718 calories. So yeah i need to up my calories. Wow just was not seeing that.
                    To echo everyone's comments about eating more food, I'd say at least double the fat you ate today, go about 1.5x carbs and triple the protein. Enjoy your food.
                    I wish I liked to eat liver.

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                    • #11
                      Follow the Leptin RX I linked you'll def end up eating more than that. 50-75 grams of protein will get you over that. :P
                      Age: 28
                      Height: 6'1"
                      Primal start date: July 1st 2011
                      Start Weight: 275
                      Current Weight: 248
                      Stats below as of September 1st 2011 Tested via BodPod
                      Body Fat 25.4%
                      Fat Mass 63.721
                      Fat Free Mass 74.6%
                      Fat Free Mass 187.087
                      Goal weight: 180-200 lbs(Recommended weight is around 180 for my height but that sounds low)
                      Total lost so far: 27 lbs

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by federkeil View Post
                        EAT MORE FOOD

                        this.

                        good grief, i am a 5'2", 40-something lady and i would pass out on that amount of food.
                        As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                        – Ernest Hemingway

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                        • #13
                          I recently fasted for 5 days not having food generally won't make you pass out unless you are pushing yourself and not eating much. If you do heavy exercise while you aren't eating jack you might heh. Not saying he doesn't need to eat more or anything.
                          Age: 28
                          Height: 6'1"
                          Primal start date: July 1st 2011
                          Start Weight: 275
                          Current Weight: 248
                          Stats below as of September 1st 2011 Tested via BodPod
                          Body Fat 25.4%
                          Fat Mass 63.721
                          Fat Free Mass 74.6%
                          Fat Free Mass 187.087
                          Goal weight: 180-200 lbs(Recommended weight is around 180 for my height but that sounds low)
                          Total lost so far: 27 lbs

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                          • #14
                            It sounds to me like given size and your stated protein intake that you could be protein deficient. Even given that you may not be working out heavily 65 grams of protein isn't much given your lean body mass which should be over two hundred pounds. My advice would be to focus on getting more protein instead of more fat or carbohydrates.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Raiken3712 View Post
                              I recently fasted for 5 days not having food generally won't make you pass out unless you are pushing yourself and not eating much. If you do heavy exercise while you aren't eating jack you might heh. Not saying he doesn't need to eat more or anything.
                              erm, hyperbole much?

                              such a big guy with that tiny amount of consumption could be damaging his metabolism. no reason he needs to be at starvation-levels of cals.
                              As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                              – Ernest Hemingway

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