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    Cool Women... weight gain?

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    What have been women's experience on PB? I'm definitely gaining weight- and it's not muscle since it is around my mid section. And up until good old turkey day, I have not eaten any grains or processed sugar... some dried fruit after a work out; but still not much. For those of you who are losing weight and doing well - could u offer advice or what has been working for you??

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    It's hard to say much based on a limited description--can you share a bit more about your eating and exercise? What's an average day's food intake look like?
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    Yeah it is hard to say without some sample days of food and workouts.

    I can tell you I have lost around 20lbs in 2 months so far and I have slowed down to almost no working out, just waliking most days. I eat 2 meals a day but they are about 800-1000 calories a meal with percents being around 60% fat/ 20% protein/20% carb. I follow primal pretty tight. The past few days I have been having a hard time with morning sickness, so not sure what I can do about that, my old standby in previous pregnancies were saltines.
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    Count cals for awhile. Most who gain weight realize they were (inadvertently) eating insane amounts of cals.



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    i agree with the others. i would look at caloric intake and exercise.

    i'm not exercising as much as i would like (busy week), but doing well.

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    I graze a lot throughout the day, so I could be upping my caloric intake too much.

    Today it's been 2 eggs, 2 whites, 1/4 cup of peas, 1 tbsp. cream cheese, all cooked in butter, annd 5 almonds Coffee!
    WO: Lifting at gym
    Lunch: Sliced Brisket with vinegar, collard greens, coleslaw, mixed greens salad with vinegar
    S: 7 almonds, some cashews, couple of slices of cucumber
    Dinner might be: red meat and veggies
    Snack: Berries and yogurt with stevia; little bit of protein powder

    Before lifting workouts I'll eat half of a protein bar or protein powder in milk or water...depends.

    I'll graze and pick at leftover steak in fridge, slice of cheese, an organic turkey stick or 2...

    I also do p90x, elliptical, and pump iron classes at gym. Since primal (8 days), I've only mountain biked once in the beginning.

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    Ok, on this board when women are struggling with PB it's because of:

    DAIRY
    NUTS/NUT BUTTERS
    ALCOHOL/CHOCOLATE/STEVIA/DRIED FRUIT/BAKED GOODS etc.

    Cut it down to the basics. Butter and a splash of heavy cream in coffee if you must, no other dairy. No snacking on nuts. Snack on some meat, jerky, or a hardboiled egg or veggies instead.

    This seems to help in almost every case.

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    Do any of the men struggle with gain, when wanting to lose or maintain? I always see these questions aimed specifically at women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
    Ok, on this board when women are struggling with PB it's because of:

    DAIRY
    NUTS/NUT BUTTERS
    ALCOHOL/CHOCOLATE/STEVIA/DRIED FRUIT/BAKED GOODS etc.

    Cut it down to the basics. Butter and a splash of heavy cream in coffee if you must, no other dairy. No snacking on nuts. Snack on some meat, jerky, or a hardboiled egg or veggies instead.

    This seems to help in almost every case.
    Snacking on eggs would frustrate me if I've already had eggs for breakfast (as I do most days). Stop with the snacking, peoples! Just eat 1-3 big meals a day. You're not PB if you can't go 3 hours without eating something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchatenfrance View Post
    Snacking on eggs would frustrate me if I've already had eggs for breakfast (as I do most days). Stop with the snacking, peoples! Just eat 1-3 big meals a day. You're not PB if you can't go 3 hours without eating something.
    LOL I totally agree, but some people resist the no snacking at first. I remember it took my body awhile (4 weeks maybe?) to adjust, while I was getting used to consuming enough fat and protein to stay satiated.

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