I've been a follower for the past year or more but it's "never been a good time" to fully commit.
Now happens to be the right time though. I've been sidelined with an injury, so my triathlon season has been cut short, and I have ample time to experiment with taking my 70% primal diet to 100%.
My main goals are to ditch my body's dependency on sugar, and get my weight a little lower, so that when I hit the road next summer (hopefully ready for an ironman) I'll be leaner, and a little meaner.
Body composition @ start of the challenge:
Height: 6'1" (i don't think this will change, but as a reference for you guys)
Weight: 172 lbs
Body Fat: 18.6%
So far today, here's what i've eaten:
Breakfast: Two eggs, scrambled cooked with avacado oil + double espresso
Post workout: Endurox R4
Morning snack: 1/4 cup almonds
Lunch: chili with ground chicken
Afternoon snack: 1/4 cup almonds + organic pear
Planning on picking up some ingredients to make some primal energy bars for tomorrow.
I've been using livestrong.com to track my diet and exercise for the past few months, which has turned out to be pretty handy. It has an iphone/ipod touch app as well, which is pretty convenient to get stuff added while on the move.
I'm sure a few of you out there are using it, since I've found a few of Mark's recipes already added for me.
Day 3 Workout:
Morning: 4k swim @ endurance pace
Evening: Referee for U16 soccer game. 90 minutes of moving around slowly, with some sprinting
B: Almond flour pancakes + organic maple syrop + half a grapefruit
S: almonds and pecans
S: primal energy bar
D: Chicken stir fry over cauliflower 'rice'
- As many sets as possible in 10 minutes of 20 squats, 10 situps, 5 pushups
- 30 mins light cardio
Breakfast: omelet with organic, nitrate free, thick cut bacon + espresso
Post-Workout: protein shake
Snack1: primal energy bar
Lunch: pork ribs with primal dry rub
3k swim, majority @ endurance pace, finished with 4x50m sprint
Referee for Old Timers soccer game. 90 minutes of moving around slowly, with some sprinting