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    So I am about maybe 2 and a bit weeks into true primal blueprint. The other 2 weeks don't count as my carbs would have been WAY too high. I've been keeping a detailed log of what I eat using Myfitnesspal. More out of curiosity. I haven't caught myself not eating something because of the calorie count! Carbs, yes.

    I am 31, male. 187lbs and LHT 3-5 days a week. I average about 1800-1900 calories a day, with half of those coming from fat. Carbs about 24%.

    I don't find I am as starving hungry as I used to be now I eat a lot of fat. Am not seeing the fat loss gains I thought I would though. Not walking or sprinting yet though due to a cold.

    Any advice?

  • #2
    What is your height?

    What is your calculated maintenance calories?

    1900 is seems very low and you're only eating about 110g of protein - closer to your body weight number (187g) is more like it.

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    • #3
      5"11 and my maintenance calories depends on what website I use to calculate it. Average would be about 2100-2200. At the moment I am eating at a deficit. I have the app set up to work towards my goal weight. Am thinking it is not the best idea though. I would like to eat more protein, but if I can fit it in I find i get way too constipated.

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      • #4
        So what do you eat?
        Annie Ups the Ante
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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        • #5
          Breakfast- two eggs, two short cut bacon rashers
          Recess (i am a teacher)- coconut flour muffin, mandarin, apple, banana. Sometimes some nuts.
          Lunch- large 4 leaf salad with some left over protein or ham or thin turkey.
          Dinner- Often protein (cutlets, leg of lamb, chicken) and broccoli and beans.

          Throw in an apple, some more nuts and maybe a protein shake and that is a typical day of about 1800 cal.

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          • #6
            Well I'd feel half starved on that and I am female, 5'4", approx 59 kg - thats maybe 130lb.

            I suggest eat more. Why are you keeping carbs so low?
            Annie Ups the Ante
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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            • #7
              To lose weight following the primal blueprint...
              Unless I eat stuff I don't need to eat. Corn chips, grains etc. I just don't feel like eating much else. I could have easily cut out the 600 or so calories I had for dinner tonight and not felt hungry. As soon as I eat grains, my hunger for anything and everything kicks in.
              Last edited by swaz; 08-17-2013, 02:11 AM.

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              • #8
                When you're starting out you shouldn't think about this because your body finally has the opportunity to feed itself properly and it can do unexplained things, but you should just let it be.
                well then

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                • #9
                  Oh, how much weight do you want to lose?

                  Your plan looks kinda like what I ate when I was losing, but I would think being a male and taller and lifting etc you would still need to be eating a lot more. The items do look in accord with primal which is good.

                  Is the lifting new to you? If so, you may find that you are gaining muscle so not seeing a loss on the scale. This would in fact be a positive thing.

                  How to you feel health and energy wise?
                  Annie Ups the Ante
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by swaz View Post
                    Breakfast- two eggs, two short cut bacon rashers
                    Recess (i am a teacher)- coconut flour muffin, mandarin, apple, banana. Sometimes some nuts.
                    Lunch- large 4 leaf salad with some left over protein or ham or thin turkey.
                    Dinner- Often protein (cutlets, leg of lamb, chicken) and broccoli and beans.

                    Throw in an apple, some more nuts and maybe a protein shake and that is a typical day of about 1800 cal.
                    5'11" so you only need to lose 10 lb or so.

                    This muffin doesn't sound like a good idea - but that's just me. I'd rather throw in a couple more eggs in at breakfast.

                    Green beens?

                    Maybe eat deficit on rest days

                    So not losing fat, or not losing weight ( are clothes fitting better )?

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, I was thinking more for breakfast. Plan doesn't seem overly high fat, must not have been eating much at all before.
                      Annie Ups the Ante
                      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by swaz View Post
                        To lose weight following the primal blueprint...
                        Unless I eat stuff I don't need to eat. Corn chips, grains etc. I just don't feel like eating much else. I could have easily cut out the 600 or so calories I had for dinner tonight and not felt hungry. As soon as I eat grains, my hunger for anything and everything kicks in.
                        The beauty of following this plan
                        Annie Ups the Ante
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                        • #13
                          LHT 3-5 times per week is putting you under stress, interfering with weightloss. 2-3 times per week would be better. Eat more protein, and eat three square meals per day. Don't count carbs too much. At your current levels of activity, you need to replace glycogen
                          Last edited by peril; 08-17-2013, 03:47 AM.
                          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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                          • #14
                            I think I am down maybe 3-4kg. Nothing significant. Gym is totally new to me and have gained a bit of size. Again, nothing significant. Feeling pretty good. Two young kids who don't sleep all that well so I am pretty tired by the end of the day after getting woken up once or twice during the night and then again at 4am ish.
                            I would love to get under 80kg but if I can maintain 80kg I would be happy. Just lose the excess around my stomach, keep the energy up and enjoy life. Just have ablood test and everything came back ok.

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                            • #15
                              Muffin is packed with nut protein and coconut oil. But you might be right. Green beans yes.

                              Will try the more eggs thing. I just have this feeling I should be eating more...but not sure!

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