[QUOTE=RichMahogany;1094333]Ground turkey and olive oil =/= steak and butter. Fat isn't one thing, it's a whole category of things. Stop being afraid of real food.[/QUOTE]
OP - give bacon a try! I love cooking things in bacon grease. I cook 2-3 strips of bacon in a pan, remove when crispy but keep the grease in the pan. I sautee veggies, cook my meat, make over-easy eggs... all in the grease. Any leftover grease I actually keep in a jar on my counter so if I run out when cooking something, I can just grab a spoonful of the congealed grease and add it to my pan. :)
What are you doing for exercise?
I'm not sure I would categorize rock climbing as "intense" (exerting, tiring yes).
Are you lifting heavy things? this is a HUUUUGE part of the primal blueprint!
Are you moving around (walking, hiking)
Are you sprinting twice a week?
regardless once a week is not going to help you lose additional weight without cutting the amount of food you are eating.
If you don't want to up your exercise then I would recommend the following:
cut out the nuts (this is kind of a primal cliche for losing weight), up your chocolate to 85%+
Regarding rock climbing as not intense: check out [URL="http://www.schwarzenegger.com/fitness/post/ask-the-experts-what-is-intensity"]this article [/URL]and let me know if you feel that it falls into the realm of intense exercise (maybe it does).
Maybe I missed how tall you were?? But where did you come up with 170 as an ideal weight?
Do you have a sedentary job? If so, one rock climbing session a week probably isn't enough physical activity.
The last 10 pounds are always the hardest to lose too and will often take a bit longer than you want :) so patience (in addition to adding more foooood/fat) might be the answers
Following the advice in this thread, I started eating bacon, sausage, and chicken drumsticks with the skin. I switched from olive oil to coconut oil, and I stopped buying skinless chicken breasts. I also reuse the bacon grease to cook the next meal. I haven't eaten any nuts in the last week.
I started losing weight again! About 1.5 lbs in the last week. Thanks to all again for the advice.
I'm a little concerned about eating bacon all the time though, are there any health issues with that due to the high salt content?
[QUOTE=vibe;1100771]I'm a little concerned about eating bacon all the time though, are there any health issues with that[/quote]
[quote=vibe;1100771]due to the high salt content?[/QUOTE]
I'd be more worried about the PUFA content. Are you getting pastured bacon or conventional?
I'm a little concerned about eating bacon all the time though, are there any health issues with that due to the high salt content?[/QUOTE]
fwiw: I tend to have bacon only on saturday mornings, then I pig out on it. often its all I'll have before dinner.
Here is mark's take on bacon:
[url=http://www.marksdailyapple.com/a-quick-guide-to-bacon/]A Quick Guide to Bacon | Mark's Daily Apple[/url]
I'd be more worried about the PUFA content. Are you getting pastured bacon or conventional?[/QUOTE]
I found some marked "Gluten and Casein free" at Sprouts Farmers Market...it says its minimally processed, but I'll check the PUFA content when I get home