Hello all. Some backstory: Started at 314, 39%. Went Primal. Dropped down to about 295, 35%.
Am losing gradually, but very slowly. I know its 'natural' and better for me to do so but its hard to stay motivated. Trying to speed loss a little.
Just did a 2 weeks experiment with very low carbs (under 25g a day) - no appreciable weight loss change. Lost a couple of lbs more, fat % remained constant.
Currently working out 2 weight lifting days (one focusing on upper body, one lower, but I make sure to hit everything for the whole body reaction to GH); walking 2.5 miles every day minimum on days I don't work out; once a week doing 10 minutes of sprints; and one long walk at least a week (5 miles or so).
Any ideas on what I can do to up the ante a little? Some ideas:
1. Add more 'classic' cardio - which I'm loathe to do - I know I'll lose on it, but I hate it, and I'm scared of it triggering carb binging again.
2. Cut cheese from diet - I tend to eat it nearly every day
3. Reduce calories - on a typical day where I don't fast, I'm probably running a 500-750 calorie deficit (at my weight, it might average out to 2750 or less, i seem to have a high base rate from the calculations). Maybe I'm calculating calories to high? Maybe cut down to 2000?
Anything I can try? When I was doing 'regular' primal I had no problems with hunger or cravings (carbs about 100g a day); at 25 or less, carb cravings are noticeable. Also, my mood is a lot bleaker, although that might be transitional.
I've got two friends who are also losing weight in the classic sense - 1800 calorie diets, 1-2 hours of cardio a day, and losing tons of weight. I *know* it's not that healthy, but it seems every lb is a week-long struggle for me on the long-and-slow way.