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  • #16
    I work patrol as well. One of the best things I did was get a dehydrator, so I can make fresh beef jerky for every rotation.


    • #17
      Well done for your weight loss so far!

      An occasional gain is a sign that you need to tweak the diet a little to suit you. Make sure you eat well and sleep well after your workouts, and eat less on the rest days in between. As you've been doing Primal for a while you may be ready to stop snacking entirely. Have 2 or 3 large meals a day, and if you love nuts then have a small amount of them - with a meal. Snacking between meals is best avoided if you're trying to lose weight.

      You might also try intermittent fasting. This isn't possible for everyone and may not be necessary if you have a large amount to lose, but I personally find it an easy weight loss tool. It's kind of liberating to go through a busy day and not have to worry about stopping to eat.
      Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
      Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
      Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
      WOE: Primal + IF
      Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
      Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!


      • #18
        You need to start doing measurements.

        Don't get rid of the scale, it's still useful to notice small changes in your body, but measuring around your navel and other areas will allow you to figure out if it's fat or not.

        If you're just beginning working out and you're eating a very healthy diet, you may be putting on some muscle. I would image this would have looked more like a stall in your weight loss, but you'll NEVER KNOW unless you do skin caliper measurements or use a simple tape measure. It's all just random guesswork without more meaningful measurements.


        • #19
          If you are weighing more and getting smaller, you are putting on muscle. Take measurements and track weight loss. You might be losing fat and gaining muscle which is a very good thing.

          If you find that you are putting on fat....if you start tweaking and "optimizing" things too much you run the risk of creating a WOE that is not sustainable. I'd look at portions first- make sure its a square of dark chocolate or an ounce of nuts or whatnot.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by jakey View Post
            "you can't just eat extra coconut oil and butter on top of everything else and expect to stop gaining weight, let alone start losing weight." - reality police
            Starches are the problem, not fats. You have to eat to lose weight, period.