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  • #16
    Originally posted by Leida View Post
    If you are not opposed to salty tastes, try toasted seaweed. Another option is cocoa nibs. They are on the bitter side, and are much harder to overindulge in than the sweeter tasting nuts.
    Where do you get cocoa nibs?

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    • #17
      IMO if you want to drop the vanity weight, you're going to have to cut your calories. As it is now, as others have noted, you look to be consuming a lot just in your breakfast. Normal primal works for those wanting to maintain a healthy weight. For those wanting to go that extra mile, you're going to have to tweak it.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Leida View Post
        Cutting out cardio may be acceptable for men and really slim ladies, but most females just have to keep it in the program, chronic or not. Just can't create enough fat burning stimulus without it particular in pear-shaped . That's my opinion, and yea, I understand that there is a lot of 'you don't need no cardio' going on, just lift heavy, but I think it's the case of 'one size doesn't fit all'

        Extreme fullness is also a sign of caloric excess. If you like your food, you might want to throw in a couple of days a week with one meal, not changing the others, if you are able to fast, to see if that caloric reduction will help.
        1000% agree and I'm not pear shaped!

        OP: You are not excited about jogging/biking probably because you don't have much energy from eating LC. I don't have advice for how you should eat but you should be 120 or less with what you are doing right now. I don't think VLC is good unless you have a ton of weight to lose. I learned the hard way. Have you had your thyroid checked?

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        • #19
          Where do you get cocoa nibs?
          I get mine in a grocery chain store in the organic/health geeks section. I can't off hand remember the company, sorry, but they have tons of organic products, most of which I have never heard off before, but the usual stuff too, coconut sugar, chia, etc.
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          • #20
            It's hard to know what is going on without having a complete picture of your diet. Having said that, I think you're over training. Results are not in the exercising but in the recovery. It does not appear as though you are giving yourself enough time to fully recover from rather intense workouts. Usually weight gain despite a reasonable exercise routine means that there is a particular nutrient that is lacking in your diet. I'd probably recommend more natural sources of Omega 3 from food like fish and GRASS FED red meat. In addition, I would have more substantial amounts of fibrous, organic vegetables on a more regular basis as they are a great source of a multitude of different micronutrients. A lot of people tend to focus on calories when there is weight gain, which is possible, but starvation of a nutrient or hyperinsulinemic states (i.e. large carbohydrate intake) can stimulate fat production.

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            • #21
              OP hardly touches carbs. She has also seen the fat increase after she cut back on the exercise.
              Last edited by Leida; 09-25-2013, 01:35 PM.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Leida View Post
                If you are not opposed to salty tastes, try toasted seaweed. Another option is cocoa nibs. They are on the bitter side, and are much harder to overindulge in than the sweeter tasting nuts.
                Dehydrated kale chips - sounds awful but is YUM!!
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                • #23
                  Eat the equivalent of your dinner for each meal (meat, veggies, tea) and some sweet potato. Your dinner is real food and the rest is not really real food, more like processed food, sides and condiments.

                  Then instead of running every day, twice a week do all-out sprints, 20-30 seconds on, 2 minutes off. Keep up the bodyweight stuff and walk for pleasure.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #24
                    Dehydrated kale chips - sounds awful but is YUM!!
                    -1 kale chips was the very first food we tried after we got the dehydrator, and, yeah, not a fan.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Leida View Post
                      If you are not opposed to salty tastes, try toasted seaweed. Another option is cocoa nibs. They are on the bitter side, and are much harder to overindulge in than the sweeter tasting nuts.
                      Thanks!
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                      Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
                      Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
                      Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
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                      • #26
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                        • #27
                          Dehydrated kale chips are gross, IMO. Oven baked are AWESOME though! If you hated kale chips because you tried dehydrated, give them another shot baked.

                          I will second the meat, veggies, and tea for all meals. Breakfast and lunch did not look very good to me either.
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                          • #28
                            I think I like the salt in them and am prepared to ignore the actual texture. But then I like raw liver so maybe I am just odd like that ;-) I do actually like the flavour
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                            • #29
                              It seems like your diet is pretty high in omega-6 fats as well.

                              Diets high in omega-6 have been shown to increase body fat, likely due to inflammation caused by the high levels of omega-6 found in nuts, seeds (tahini being sesame seeds), poultry, and pork.

                              Try to have the majority of your meat intake come in the form of ruminant meat (beef, lamb, goat, bison, venison, elk, etc.).
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