I wanted to introduce myself to the people in this forum.
My name is Markus and I'm from Germany (so, please mark any errors in my writing if you wish, so I can learn from it).
I'm going to turn 32 in November. I am 192 cm tall (about 6'3") and at the beginning of going primal I weigh in at 154,7 kg (round about 310 lbs).
I have always been fat my whole life, sometimes more, sometimes less, but mostly more. Three to four years ago, I did the NYD-Plan, with some tweaking to it.
All in all it was low carb and pretty similiar to being primal. It worked and I went down close to 120 kg.
Then I fell off the bandwagon, due to some changes in life, monetary problems, kind of depressive state, sleeping problems and especially I think, doing the right thing (diet) out of the wrong reasons (to please mostly other people and not out of concerns over my own health).
So, I gained my lost weigth back to the point where I started and a bit more up untill 5 weeks ago, where I finally found the motiviation again to do some healthy things to me and my body and this time just for myself.
I bought the Primal Blueprint, read it, found it to be sensible and now I'm on it. I have to read it a second time to get my macros right, but I follow it by now to my best knowledge.
I'm eating meat (not grass-fed, I'm not rich, but the best meat I can get), fowl, eggs, vegetables, fruit and some dairy (I know, it is discussed to be not primal, but it helps me getting my fat and protein and I am apparantly not lactose-intolerant, so what). Also, I will try to add some offal to my plan (liver and heart mainly).
My calorie intake varys, from 1400kcal to 2200kcal. I used some calculators and it seems like I have to eat around 3500kcal a day to maintain my weight, so it suits me to eat 1500kcal less on average to obtain a loss of 1,0 to 1,5kg per week.
I have to confess, I "cheat" mostly once every week, with some carb-rich food, to avoid kind of slowed metabolism and as part of my 80/20 rule. For now, it doesn't bother me and the weigth drops.
On average, my macros split into ca. 100-150gr. Protein, 90-130gr. Fat and 10-75gr. Carbs per day.
As I said, I'm following the primal nutrition for 5 weeks now, starting on August 15th, with 154,7kg. Today I stepped on the scale and said 146,2kg. So, lost 8,5kg (~17lbs), at 1,7kg average loss per week, pretty much what I aimed for.
My plan is to get down to 140kg till the midst of September and the I set a new goal (probably with my birthday in November as a deadline).
As a big goal: I want to get down to 120kg and then see, how my skin is going. I can't afford a surgery and I'd rather look a bit fat than having my skin wobbling around me and getting inflamed all the time.
If the skin-thing is going to work out, I will drop even more, maybe below 100kg (200lbs).
So, after this looooong read, I have this things on my mind:
- Figuring out, what my macronutrients should be like
- Getting started with the Primal Movements (I already started walking more and biking to my Butcher on the Weekend, but didn't do any heavy lifting due to an damaged vertebrea disk and didn't do any sprints by now, due to my big weight and getting exhausted pretty quickly, close to throwing up).
Thanks for reading (if anyone is doing it through this wall-of-text ) and if someone got anything to mention or add, I would appreciate it!
Grüße aus Deutschland