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    How much fat is too much? And a "mood" question.....

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    Okay so I started tracking macronutrients after having a few weeks without losing weight and even a slight gain (after an awesome start with weight loss after going primal).

    Using Fit Day, it seems that about 50-70% of my (calories? or diet?) are fat. I seem to be in the definately over 100 grams range but ususally under 200 grams of fat daily. My carbs are in the 50-87 grams range, protein in the 80-90 grams range. Need to loose 25 lbs to be considered "normal weight" again for my height (after the initial 12 lb loss). I am 5'8", 187 lbs, female.

    Is 100-200 grams too much fat? I can't seem to find any mention of how much fat is too much on MDA.

    Primal history (FYI): went primal about a month and a half ago. Lost 12 lbs in a month & half. Doing good on my exercise (barring snow here), getting in about 5 days a week (2 primal lifting, 2-3 play/cardio, and sprint when I can, weather permitting since I can't run on ice/snow). Have recently given up dairy too.

    I am very committed to being primal and not going back, however I have found that my mood was certainly better in the first month than it is now. I was incredibly positive and happy during my first month going primal, and now am so-so again. Not unhappy particularly, but not over joyed like I was in my first month. I felt so incredible then, that I am wondering what I can do to get back there?

    Any thoughts about fat intake and happiness???

    THANKS!

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    your fat intake sounds fine to me. have you read up on intermittent fasting?
    it helped my blast through my plateau
    We need to have a global discussion about the epidemic of donut murder

    Starting Weight: 238 lb
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    Are you sure your not just bummed that your not loosing weight? I say ignore the scale and find a pair of jeans to measure your weight loss with or I like to take pics than you really see the changes. I lost weight gained half of it back then lost it plus 2#'s but I gained weight cause of muscle I definitely didnt get bigger as I could tell by my clothes. Weight yourself about 1 time a month but dont stress on numbers.

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    In a reply to the weight loss: Nope. Since the slight gain I have lost another 4 lbs and am still losing now....so nothing to be bummed about there

    Just not feeling as wonderful as I was in the beginning. I felt on top of the world then. And now, better than my pre-primal "normal" but not constantly wonderful anymore.

    But am really wondering how much fat is too much to lose weight? I was kinda thinking that maybe my fat intake was too low, and thus putting a damper on my mood, but maybe not.....

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    IF is rather hard for me, tried it twice, got through a couple hours, then had to eat as I just couldn't take it anymore. I know that is not how its supposed to go, but......I was REALLY hungry and getting very cranky. So I pulled the plug. No need to get cranky I figured.

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    ya, didnt notice you signed up last month. you should wait a few months before ifing.
    We need to have a global discussion about the epidemic of donut murder

    Starting Weight: 238 lb
    Current Weight: 224 lb
    Goal: 190-200 lb
    Height: 6'-0"
    Age: 27

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    I only if on accident. Sometimes I eat certain fatty meats and I just cant eat for a while. That happens like once a month tho. Are you drinking enough water? I sometimes feel not as upbeat if Im dehydrated.

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    Your fat is fine--I eat around 70%. Your carbs and/or calories may need to come down for fat loss.

    Read this: The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. Low-carb and calories

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    i'm usually at 60% fat using fitday.

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    I think you are just over-analyzing. This is not the key to world happiness and peace, it's just healthy food. Enjoy feeling better than before and easily losing weight.

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