Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: last 15 or so page

  1. #1
    ekseattle's Avatar
    ekseattle is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Wa
    Posts
    27

    Question last 15 or so

    Primal Fuel
    Stats first
    male
    6'
    197lbs
    36yo
    Eating primal for just over 1 year (was right around 265-270 when I started)

    So...While I am trying not to actively track my weight and am trying to focus more on my body comp, weight is still one way I do track things and 185 was my original goal when I started this over a year ago.
    I have been doing Crossfit since Nov and have seen some great gains from that in strength and in stamina and in general health. I now go 4-5 times a week. Recently I have started to add in quick runs around the neighborhood. Typically I will run 1 loop, which is 1 mile. I push myself so that I get the heart rate up there...This now takes me about 7 minutes. No huge desire to go much further on the distance but I have ran a slow 5k through my neighborhood and I did that in 30 minutes. No chance of chronic cardio here...I despise running for the most part. As the weather gets better, I will replace most of that with long hikes in the mountains!!
    Food intake, since I have been doing this for a year, I have it pretty well dialed in. My average meals are right around the following per day
    2k calories
    Under 50g carbs
    1-1.5g protein daily per lb of lean body mass
    and fat...(typically 60+% of daily caloric intake)
    I also supplement with Vitamin D, Multivitamin, Fish oil and occasionally protein powder if I just don't feel like a can of tuna or salmon.
    Come May, I will be out of town for a month in a high stress situation, traveling around the country, working 15+ hour days and this is where my question comes in..PHEW that was a lot of words for this...
    I am going to start ramping up my Crossfit for all of April to get a jump on my lost month of May. Typical schedule will be:
    Sundays--Always off (box is closed)
    Mon-Tue-Crossfit
    Thu-Fri-Sat-Crossfit
    2x a week I will be doing a 2x a day to focus on strength training. Right now I am tracking my calories in loseit.com and I think I might be hindering myself as I put in that I still want to lose 1lb a week. This has me at about 2200 calories per day. But to be honest, I really have no clue if that is enough when I am doing Crossfit.
    I know that one of the basics of Primal is we shouldn’t have to worry about counting our calories…but while I have no problems maintaining my weight, I have been in the 197 range since Jan, I am staying right at the same weight pretty much no matter what I do. I know that I have had body comp changes in that time and that I have had good gains at the gym as well, but I just want to make sure that I am not shortchanging myself by missing something.
    When a person is getting closer to reaching their goal---should they start paying more attention to the calories?
    For those who do Crossfit or other forms of HIIT, do you find that your caloric needs have risen quite a bit?
    I am guessing I will really need to raise my intake on the 2x days…or should I just experiment with giving up counting for the month…
    Primal was so easy to start, but now that I am getting more into the “nitty gritty” I feel like I am getting caught up on all the small stuff…

    Any advice for me as I start my new activity levels in April.

  2. #2
    ekseattle's Avatar
    ekseattle is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Wa
    Posts
    27
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    ok..so after thinking about this, I have decided to just get back to basics..
    I am just going to stop counting calories for the next month. Eat what my body tells me to eat (of course following primal ideals..)
    The few changes I will be making is cutting back on most of the fruit I am eating, which isnt much anyways..and also cutting dairy back to zero. Right now its a very small amount of my intake but its gonna get smaller

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •