Overweight, High Cholesterol, Athlete - My Journal
I have been sort of easing into a primal/paleo and i learn more about it. My official 80% start day is tomorrow.
6'2" 35 years old 207 pounds, would like to see 170-175
I am getting a cholesterol test done on Wednesday and will post the results, but I get the feeling it's going to be bad. I will do a follow up 6 week cholesterol
I exercise 5 days a week via cycling. about 15 hours a week worth.
PLEASE help me if you read this and comment on my eating. I for one am NOT going to test the waters of saturated fat. This is my basic meal plan.
healthy fats will rotate between flax oil, avacado and fishoil.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner: 300 calories lean meat, 200 calories healthy fat
all the veggies and fruits i can eat.
for exercise I will be drinking diluted apple juice for caloric requirements of my exercise.
I currently am doing this exercise already, not just jumping into 15 hours a week of exercise.
I am reading the book now and will adjust exercise after I get my diet keyed in.
Please comment away, go easy, I'm new.
EDIT, i am immeditely removing the intraworkout apple juice and replacing it with preworkout fats.
been doing well, eating more animal fats than i had planned. having difficulty with my cycling workouts but keeping heart rate under 75%.
breakfast: omega 3 eggs, turkey bacon, a piece of fruit
lunch: shrimp, avacado, salad with olive oil dressing
dinner: piece of meat,chicken or fish, with extra oil added where needed, piece of fruit and veggies
i'm down 5 pound.. and have been tired.
Last edited by WTFOMGBBQ; 07-22-2010 at 11:03 AM.
ALSO I will be eliminating my 4-5 cup of coffee a day habit and by 2-3 beer a night habit.
Saturated fat is key. If you don't eat it, you're not doing Primal.
I dunno, seems like a diet. We don't diet around here. We're more "a hunk of this" and a "slab of that" types. You'll see change plenty just by losing those 3 beers a day. Eat only when you're hungry (which is harder than it seems!), keep moving, and it'll happen. And go outside and play. Welcome to the tribe.
I'm not ready to go down the saturated fat path yet. I'm going to go super high omega 3 for my first 6 weeks to see what my cholesterol does then introduce saturated fats as i build confidence in the plan.
Just not that brave yet. will likely add in 6 weeks.
Originally Posted by Griff
I would cut way back on the cycling the first week - just keep your time on the bike slow and easy. You will want to transition away from needing to burn carbs to being a fat burner. Intense prolonged exercise will deplete your glycogen stores and you will need to refuel with carbs to keep going (or you will bonk), interfering with the process of switching on your fat-burner genes. Especially this first week, less is more when it comes to exercise. Keep your workouts on the bike down to what you can accomplish without having to refuel with carbs (even fruit) while doing it. Welcome aboard! You are in for a wonderful journey!
Then in six weeks, you'll see some success. Until then, probably not.
Originally Posted by WTFOMGBBQ
so eating lots of healthy fats and loads of fruits and veggies at a caloric deficit won't improve cholesterol and weight loss?
Originally Posted by Griff
saturated fat is a healthy fat. You could start by using really good quality butter and coconut oil. I agree about the chronic cardio.