I'm not really sure what I've been doing wrong. I started dropping weight like crazy when I first started eating Primally. It's been a little over a month and I haven't been losing any weight at all, and what's worse is my body fat % hasn't changed even a little bit. I'm LHT 3x a week and eating as primally as possible. I would think by now my body fat % would have lowered some, even by 1/2%, but no dice. So I guess I need to re-evaluate what I'm doing and what I'm not doing.
So far this is what a typical day/week is like for me. I wake up between 6-7am and feed the kids. I usually eat breakfast around 8-9 am, breakfast for me consists of three eggs and a piece of bacon or ham. Lately eggs have made me nauseous so I've had two scoops of whey protein powder, 4 oz of coconut milk, 1 tbs coconut oil, 4 oz water. For lunch I usually have either some protein and stir fryed veggies or a BAS with red bell pepper and carrot sticks. I never use more than 1 tbs of dressing on my salads. For dinner I always prepare some protein and a generous helping of vegetables. I hardly eat any sugar if any on most days. I don't eat fruit very often and when I do it's usually an apple, half of a grapefruit, or a banana. I haven't been eating nuts and when I do it's usually one serving of almonds or cashews. I'm drinking 32-64oz of water everyday. I have a dark chocolate square on most days.
I am a little bit stuck in a rut with the veggies I eat everyday, there isn't much variety there. I usually eat mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, celery, onion, romaine lettuce, zucchini and parsnips on occasion. The protein sources are usually pork roast, beef flap meat or ground beef, chicken thighs and tenderloins, and bacon. They are not grassfed sources, unfortunately we can't afford that yet. The eggs I eat are from grassfed chickens and the butter is from grassfed cows. I don't eat a lot of dairy, maybe an oz of cheese every few days. I use coconut oil to cook with and on occasion will use bacon fat, but this is maybe once or twice a month.
According the the macronutrient break down given in the book I should be eating about 1600 calories at with approx 100g or less of carbs, 80g protein and w/e fat I need to feel satiated. I think I'll take a closer look at these #'s to see what that really means in terms of calorie breakdown per category.
My lifestyle right now is pretty sedentary. I stay home with my two kids. Most of the day is spent playing on the floor with the baby, doing household chores and a weekly hour or longer trip to Costco and an hour long trip to the grocery store. I do the LHT recommendation in the e-book and have started jogging for 20 mins on the treadmill three days a week (never gonig above the 75% rule). The weather here is cold and extremely windy all day long so I don't have the option to exercise outside. I know I'm not getting enough Vit D because I rarely go outside when it's cold. I haven't found a supplement for that yet, but I need to. I also don't have a decent omega 3/6 ratio, but will be purchasing some fish oil supplements soon.
So there you have it! I'm sure when I go back through and read that I'll be able to find something I'm doing wrong. I feel like I'm doing what I should and my body has made some changes, but that stupid body fat % # will not budge. My measurements are also the same from when I started so I know it's not all in my head. I was tested two years ago for insulin resistance and they concluded that I DO have it and was put on Metformin, however I've stopped taking that months ago. I'm hoping I can find a way to get my body fat % down soon, I hate looking at such a high number every week