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    I've mentioned on other posts that since embracing the PB I have not had any changes in my body composition (boo! hiss!) I've been doing this for 3.5 mos --but I felt fine in my previous life as a vegetarian/ chronic cardio fan. But yet, I feel just as fine now too (I've switched to Primal workouts)... so if you were in my shoes (I mean flip-flops), would you keep on keeping on or revert back to your old ways due to lack of concrete improvements? As I read Mark's book it makes so much sense but I feel like I'm the exception to the rule here. Anyone else have this issue?


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    Marci, it would be useful to know more about what you eat and what are your concrete expectations. You could be involuntarily eating too much carbs. Plus it would be a shame to jeopardize long-term benefits for lack of evident short-term changes...

    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
    "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

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      As SerialSinner said, knowing what you eat would help a lot. Posting a detailed food log would help us assess your situation.

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        A few questions arises. Protein/Fat intake? And another question regulary discussed in other threads, Dairy? yes/no?

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          read this thread it worked for ...me
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...r-quot-results


          Bkfst

          Left over meat and eggs

          Lunch

          Chicken (small salad)

          Snack

          Lots of Almonds walnuts

          Dinner

          Grilled fish and veg


          Cut down on fruit and carbs

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            Sorry gang! here's what I eat each day:


            bfast: 1 egg, 1 white w/ 1 tbsp of goat cheese

            & greens, 2-4 oz turkey sausage, handful of nuts, tea w/ splash of whole milk


            workout (45 mins total)


            post work-out- 8 oz whey protein smoothie w/ 1 oz berries


            lunch: big ass salad with 1/4 avo or nuts, greens, radishes, cukes, toms, smoked turkey, lemon juice & EVOO.


            dinner: same as lunch, or I do lightly cooked veggies

            & maybe lamb patties or fish 4 oz GT's kombucha, handful of nuts or small bit of cheese...


            everything is local/organic. I work out 6x a week (sprint 3 times, weight lift 3x, yoga on Sundays)

            I am 47 yr old perimenopausal gal who seems to be quite insulin resistant & estrogen dominant. My ND put me on this plan.


            I was hoping to lose 10-15 lbs as I am that much overweight. Heck, at this point I'd settle for 5! But nothin' doing. And since that's my sad story I like to think there's some benefit to this eating even if there are no changes withing my body...so please tell me it's worth it I am wavering at times...

            thanks all!

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              It's worth it, marci. Even if you don't visibly see changes, it is doing wonders for you on the inside. Namely keeping those insulin buggers in check.

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                Marci~

                Are your clothes fitting any differently at all?


                The scale has barely budged for me but I'm fitting into clothing a size smaller than when I started. To be fair, I've been CrossFitting for almost 2 months. During that time I've gone from Zone > Paleo > Primal.


                I don't have belly bloating anymore and I sleep so much better. My workouts are improving and when I have a cheat meal, they suffer.


                All in all, I'd have to say it's been worth it so far. My goal is to get to 20% body fat (I'm currently at 30%)so I'm not that concerned with a scale any longer.

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                  I've been doing PB-style eating more or less for nearly 8 months now, and have noticed rather a lot of changes: mainly more consistent energy levels and weight loss. The fat loss has been slow, as I've dorked around with what I eat quite a lot, but when I focus on things, it just melts away.

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                    I'll add that tossing in some IF might turn the corner for you -- it's seriously one of my favorite PB techniques!

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                      Yep it works! Not only for weight loss, but increased energy, better mood, and better health in general. I've lost 67 pounds (17 to go to hit the "healthy BMI" range at that point I'm going to see where my body fat % is), have the high levels of energy I had in HS back (I'm 35), and I'm feeling great mentally and physically! I did start IF as well around the 50 pound mark, and it changed my whole mental attitude towards food (and I love the mental clarity of my IF days). I don't do nearly as much "lifting of heavy things" as I should (irregular body weight exercises and slosh tube...I'm working on this), but I do walk quite a bit.

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                        Marci, my two cents:

                        - you could cut diary (many say it stalls weight loss)

                        - you might be overdoing the nuts

                        - the turkey sausages might not be pure turkey (many have high-carb fillings)

                        - many of the veggies you are eating might be starchy (also remember: no corn or potatoes)

                        - and as ahhgrr pointed out, IF might help as well.


                        Good luck!

                        “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
                        "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
                        "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

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                          thanks all!!

                          My ND says no IF for me (I'm estrogen dominant & insulin resistant; and there are reasons for me not to IF per my ND- who is a Paleo fan). I'm on lots of hi-quality supplements for this too. But I'm now often hungry again between meals. Go figure.


                          Lakina- your loss is amazing- congrats! I think cases like yours are clear examples of the PB works for so many. My prob might be that I am pretty fit to begin with, just overweight. Seems like I cannot build muscle & lose fat although I know I'm stronger (I can lift heavier weights easier now than I did 4 weeks ago)


                          J Jen- no difference in the clothes, sadly. Had several body comp tests too- no improvement.


                          Serial- dairy has not been a prob in the past for weight loss & I could eliminate it- but I eat so little now...& it's just so damn hard to forgo! I'm probably ODing on nuts (love 'em!), but the sausage is lean, from the Farmer's Market (I checked the carb & fat readout).Veggies are the good kind (my ND gave me a list of what to avoid) so I'm ok there. So maybe no dairy & 1 oz nuts a day max...and maybe I'll hit that elusive sweet effortless weight loss spot...

                          thanks again!!

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