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    I've mentioned on other posts that since embracing the PB I have not had any changes in my body composition (boo! hiss!) I've been doing this for 3.5 mos --but I felt fine in my previous life as a vegetarian/ chronic cardio fan. But yet, I feel just as fine now too (I've switched to Primal workouts)... so if you were in my shoes (I mean flip-flops), would you keep on keeping on or revert back to your old ways due to lack of concrete improvements? As I read Mark's book it makes so much sense but I feel like I'm the exception to the rule here. Anyone else have this issue?


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    Marci, it would be useful to know more about what you eat and what are your concrete expectations. You could be involuntarily eating too much carbs. Plus it would be a shame to jeopardize long-term benefits for lack of evident short-term changes...

    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
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    As SerialSinner said, knowing what you eat would help a lot. Posting a detailed food log would help us assess your situation.


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    A few questions arises. Protein/Fat intake? And another question regulary discussed in other threads, Dairy? yes/no?


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    read this thread it worked for ...me
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...r-quot-results


    Bkfst

    Left over meat and eggs

    Lunch

    Chicken (small salad)

    Snack

    Lots of Almonds walnuts

    Dinner

    Grilled fish and veg


    Cut down on fruit and carbs

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    Sorry gang! here's what I eat each day:


    bfast: 1 egg, 1 white w/ 1 tbsp of goat cheese

    & greens, 2-4 oz turkey sausage, handful of nuts, tea w/ splash of whole milk


    workout (45 mins total)


    post work-out- 8 oz whey protein smoothie w/ 1 oz berries


    lunch: big ass salad with 1/4 avo or nuts, greens, radishes, cukes, toms, smoked turkey, lemon juice & EVOO.


    dinner: same as lunch, or I do lightly cooked veggies

    & maybe lamb patties or fish 4 oz GT's kombucha, handful of nuts or small bit of cheese...


    everything is local/organic. I work out 6x a week (sprint 3 times, weight lift 3x, yoga on Sundays)

    I am 47 yr old perimenopausal gal who seems to be quite insulin resistant & estrogen dominant. My ND put me on this plan.


    I was hoping to lose 10-15 lbs as I am that much overweight. Heck, at this point I'd settle for 5! But nothin' doing. And since that's my sad story I like to think there's some benefit to this eating even if there are no changes withing my body...so please tell me it's worth it I am wavering at times...

    thanks all!


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    It's worth it, marci. Even if you don't visibly see changes, it is doing wonders for you on the inside. Namely keeping those insulin buggers in check.


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    Marci~

    Are your clothes fitting any differently at all?


    The scale has barely budged for me but I'm fitting into clothing a size smaller than when I started. To be fair, I've been CrossFitting for almost 2 months. During that time I've gone from Zone > Paleo > Primal.


    I don't have belly bloating anymore and I sleep so much better. My workouts are improving and when I have a cheat meal, they suffer.


    All in all, I'd have to say it's been worth it so far. My goal is to get to 20% body fat (I'm currently at 30%)so I'm not that concerned with a scale any longer.


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    I've been doing PB-style eating more or less for nearly 8 months now, and have noticed rather a lot of changes: mainly more consistent energy levels and weight loss. The fat loss has been slow, as I've dorked around with what I eat quite a lot, but when I focus on things, it just melts away.


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    PrimalCon New York


    I'll add that tossing in some IF might turn the corner for you -- it's seriously one of my favorite PB techniques!


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