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    Hello - need some of your wisdom here!

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    Hey folks

    I am writing from the UK and have been trying to stick to a primal way of eating for two months now. I am 32, 5'5 and 185 lbs or 84kgs. And this is what I was when I started too…and I am starting to get frustrated. My measurements have gone down maybe 1 or 2 cms around the belly and waist..nothing much.

    By way of background I started paleo when I was off work with a broken foot - 9 weeks in a non-weight bearing cast…nightmare! and then a couple of weeks of limping like a fool! So I went from being pretty active, running, lifting weights, mma…to sitting on my ass. Luckily I didn't put much weight on - maybe 4 lbs over the entire period. Even now I can't quite do what I was because I still can't run and am on light duties at work so I am very sedentary. But I am cycling and trying to get to the gym and lift heavy stuff. I do need to do more but my stamina needs building up.

    In all honesty my diet wasn't terrible anyway by CW terms. In November I represented where I work in a boxing match. I was 79 kgs and living off 6 meals a day, mainly of chicken and veg. I was training hard and the fittest I had ever been. I relaxed a little bit afterwards but my carbs in terms of pasta, rice and bread were never very high. Fruit…maybe a little higher than paleo would reccomend but still not mega amounts. Most of the time the 'bad' foods were me snaffling a bite off my boyfriend's biscuit, sandwich etc but the weight still didn't drop. And I have always been fat. Even with all of that training I didn't melt away!

    I do know that in the last week or so I have relaxed from primal a little because I have been fed up. And I am going to try and reel it in and tighten it up. Even then it wasn't crazy - a cheese and ham toasted sandwich, a little bread here and there but really nothing much. I don't drink much but when I do stick to bourbon and diet coke, very very rarely beer.

    What do I want? Be healthy, be fit, be strong, lose weight. I am carrying weight in my belly and on my thighs. My waist is reasonably slim. I am not fixated on the scales but in the same way - my shape hasn't changed yet. I know that now I can start being a bit more active, foot allowing and I have read and understand the grok style fitness. I have limited my fruit and stopped snacking on it. I log my food on livestrong and mostly hit around 1600 cal and and trying to get that balance of under 100g carbs, 60% fat and the rest in meat/protein. It does vary and I am going to try and regulate it a bit although I am IF several times a week. I was hoping if I logged a few days on here you folks might critique me and see where I am going wrong? I would so appreciate your advice. I see the size of my mum and the state of her health and she frightens me. I don't want that. I want healthy living.

    Thanks.

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    Have you be IF'ing all along? If so, you might want to cut that out and see if you do better on three meals (including a fairly early, high protein breakfast). IF doesn't benefit everyone.
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    Hi Belinda - I guess I did start quite soon. Perhaps I shall go back to eating 3 meals. I was finding it practical when I was on an early shift at work. I am still on recuperative duties so my shifts have been shorter which meant I was not worrying about eating until I was getting home at lunch ish. But that will be the first thing I will try. Thanks for the advice. I do appreciate it.

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    Can you tell us what foods you are eating specifically? Maybe give us a link to your food log?
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    I will start logging it all - a fresh slate so to speak.

    So far today and it is 1700 hours here. I started work at 1300 hours so IF from last night until 1430 hours.

    1430
    Home cooked smoked paprika chicken thigh and drumstick (skin on)
    My avocado was a bit bleuch so that went in the bin otherwise it would have been a small avocado too!)
    Graze box 'ancient forest nuts' - 35g 226 calories
    2 70% squares Lindt
    Sparse amount of coconut flakes

    Planning on cycling 12 miles home if the weather holds then...

    around 2030 hours planning on a pork loin pan fried with either a hearty portion of salad leaves, radish, tomatoes, cucumber etc or possibly broccoli, peas and carrots.

    If I feel hungry later I will have a cold pork loin.

    That isn't a lot compare to some days but it has fallen that way because of work and the IF.

    Tomorrow I am planning on lifting heavy stuff in the gym in the morning so my thoughts on food are:

    pre gym -
    3 scrambled eggs with butter, avocado, couple of slices of ham.

    Gym

    Refs:
    Cold chicken and veggies whilst at work

    Dinner might be left over pork and veg or maybe I will make some beef patties with roasted green beans and veggies.

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    Yesterday:

    IF until 1500 hours

    1500 hours
    Oven cooked chicken thigh and drumstick approx 290 cals
    (Avocado did not travel well and wasn't edible)
    2 squares Lindt 70 % 105 cals
    Graze ancient forest nuts 35g 226 cals

    13 mile cycle - 70 mins - approx 600 cals according to Garmin HRM

    1930 hours
    Post cycle snack
    Graze beach bum (pineapple, mango, banana) 35g 97 cals
    1 square Lindt 70% 52 cals
    Smoked mackerel fillet Approx 75g 270 cals

    2200 hours
    Dinner
    Pork loin chop, mustard marinade, cooked in a little oil&butter - Approx 5 oz - 270 cals
    Sauted savoy cabbage - 200g - 54 cals
    Steamed brocolli - approx 1 cup - 31 cals
    Butter and oil in cooking 1/2 tblsp EVOO - 60 cals
    Butter - 1 tblsp ish - 100 cals

    And a very naughty and non-primal Fab ice lolly - 79 cals

    Protein 26.25%
    Fat 59.06%
    Carbs 14.69%

    Cals 1654
    109g Fat
    61g Carbs (of which 13.2g were from my cheeky ice lolly - which I will cease forthwith!!!!)
    109g Protein

    I'll start reducing my lindt intake and snacking on meat instead! As per Belinda's advice I didn't IF today. I will log my food/activity later for today.

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    Sorry I haven't replied. This is the first chance I have had to view my livestrong with a flash computer.

    21/06
    Breakfast
    2 scrambled eggs 140 cals
    1 roasted chicken thigh with skin 153
    Avocado 150
    ¼ tblsp butter 25

    Refs @ work
    6/7 oz pork loin centre cut 364
    broccoli 31
    savoy cabbage 13.5

    Dinner
    Thai chicken curry (home-made)
    spinach 19
    bean-sprouts 15.3
    1 ¼ chicken breast 162.5
    Coconut cream 113.5
    Red Thai paste 40

    Smoked mackerel 180

    Post Workout
    2 squares Lindt 105
    Almonds 8 72
    Unsweetened coconut flakes 35
    Dried unsweetened pineapple 26
    Dried unsweetened mango 75.8
    Pumpkin seeds 46

    Cals 1767
    Fat 105 g 53.91%
    Carbs 62g 14.15%
    Protein 140g 31.95%

    Training:
    Gym session – testing out previously broken foot on treadmill – 20 mins continuous running up to 9kph (YAY!). Weights – heavy stuff ). Squats etc.

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    22/06
    Breakfast
    Pork loin centre cut 227.5
    Avocado 150

    Refs @ work
    Pork loin centre cut 227.5
    Nakd Bar cocoa mint (gluten free) 131 (UK product, raw fruits – maybe like a larabar? 17g carbs)

    Dinner
    Left over Thai curry:
    spinach 19
    bean sprouts 30.5
    1 ¼ chicken breast 195
    Coconut cream 56.8
    Red Thai paste 40

    Fab ice lolly 79 (13.2g carbs) (trying to kick the habit)


    Pre-workout
    Pork loin centre cut 227.5
    Broccoli 54.3
    Savoy cabbage 27
    Butter 25


    Post workout
    Dried mango 75.8 (18g carbs)
    Dried coconut 70
    Smoked mackerel 180


    Cals 1861
    Fat 94 g 46.53%
    Carbs 82g 18.04%
    Protein 161g 35.42%


    Training:
    Cycled to and from work:
    13 miles each way. 70 mins each way. Total calorie burn according to Garmin 1036.

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    Hmmm. I don't know where 21/06 went.... so here it is, again. Sorry if it reappears


    Sorry I haven't replied. This is the first chance I have had to view my livestrong with a flash computer.

    21/06
    Breakfast
    2 scrambled eggs 140 cals
    1 roasted chicken thigh with skin 153
    Avocado 150
    ¼ tblsp butter 25

    Refs
    6/7 oz pork loin centre cut 364
    broccoli 31
    savoy cabbage 13.5

    Dinner
    Thai chicken curry (home-made)
    spinach 19
    bean-sprouts 15.3
    1 ¼ chicken breast 162.5
    Coconut cream 113.5
    Red Thai paste 40

    Smoked mackerel 180

    Post Workout
    2 squares Lindt 105
    Almonds 8 72
    Unsweetened coconut flakes 35
    Dried unsweetened pineapple 26
    Dried unsweetened mango 75.8
    Pumpkin seeds 46

    Cals 1767
    Fat 105 g 53.91%
    Carbs 62g 14.15%
    Protein 140g 31.95%

    Training:
    Gym session – testing out foot on treadmill – 20 mins running up to 9kph. (YAY!) Weights – heavy stuff )

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    23/06
    Breakfast
    Unsweetened coconut flakes 35
    Dried unsweetened pineapple 78
    Pumpkin seeds 23
    Almonds 10 90

    Refs @ work
    Avocado 150
    Little gem lettuce 15
    olives 60
    cherry tomatoes 11
    1 tblsp EVOO 120
    Tinned tuna in brine 156
    cucumber 8

    Afternoon snack
    Lindt 95 (12g carbs)
    Fab ice lolly 79 (13.2g carbs) – my nemesis

    Pre-workout
    Green olives 50
    'Graze' honey cashews 171.3
    Cashew butter 47

    Dinner (post training)
    4 scrambled eggs 280
    Avocado 150
    Mackerel 263
    Lindt 105 (6.5g) (think I might have a problem...)

    Cals 1987
    Fat 131 g 58.63%
    Carbs 102g 20.29%
    Protein 161g 21.08%
    Not sure what happened. Just was ravenous all day. Didn't seem to have any willpower at all. Possibly a result of a long ride yesterday????

    Training:
    90 minutes of Krav Maga/MMA training. Pad drills, sparring. Worked hard and consistently. No HRM worn.

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