Hi Ani, welcome to the world of the primal journal! It's a great motivator for sure. Hmm...just out of curiosity, you said that you gained weight by eating too much meat. Did you only weigh yourself or did you measure your waist, neck and hips? If you normally had a low-calorie, heavy carb diet, your muscles may have been below your level of homeostasis. Basically, you could have been starving yourself. A few weeks of eating properly and the high fat, high protein meals may have stimulated muscle growth very quickly and it could have been enough lean muscle gain to offset your fat loss. Your body craves homeostasis, which is why it's easy to quickly build muscle if you're very weak and easy to lose fat if you're very heavy, but once you reach low bf% and you get strong, it's tough to make progress.
Example: I'm the same weight as I was 3 months ago. I haven't changed a bit. However, my waist is 1.5" smaller and my BF% fell from 15.5% to 12.4%. If I went by the scale, this lifestyle would be a failure. According to the mirror and the tape measure, huge success.
Honestly, throw away the scale and start using a measuring tape. This is a great website to monitor your body fat percentage - your TRUE lifestyle progress - and it's pretty accurate. Hell, this is how the US Navy does it, so that's good enough for me.
Body Fat Percentage - Free Body Fat Percentage Calculator
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 04-05-2011 at 09:51 AM.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.