Been reading MDA for almost 6 months now - my weight loss / health journey began a little over a year ago. My first attempts were "guided" by Men's Health and specifically the ABS diet. Although I had weight loss success, I didn't feel very healthy and was having a lot of energy spikes, and ultimately crashes.
I was introduced to MDA and primal/paleo lifestyles in September, and have continued to lean out, add muscle and lose fat - all while increasing the amount of food I eat. This being said, I need to lose that extra 5 to 10 lbs of fat while gaining muscle. I seem to be stuck at my current body composition, even though I've recently increased my daily calories.
I have not read Mark's Primal Blueprint, but have read most of the articles on this site, including many postings (great info!). I fully support and believe in all the concepts, but I'm not sure how "Primal" my lifestyle really is. So here's a sample;
- Wake up, coffee with cream (38% - 0 carbs). Most mornings I don't eat breakfast if I'm not hungry. I'll drink cream until lunch, mostly with coffee. I get around 600 calories from this in a day.
- lunch is usually a salad with Feta Cheese and chicken, olive oil and balsamic vinigrette.
- More cream and old chedar, sometimes a grapefruit
- Supper is usually bacon, eggs, pork, pot roast (maybe with root veggie, mostly mushrooms), etc.
- I'll snack on old cheddar, and usually end up cooking up more eggs and bacon.
I walk 25 min to and from work - some days I sprint up the hill and almost collapse at the top. I "lift heavy" 3 to 4 times a week (squats, push-ups with variations, chin-ups, stair climbs, etc.)
Looking to "tighten" my routine. I know cheese is not primal, but it says 0 carbs on all cheeses I eat. I tolerate dairy, but only drink cream - no lactose.