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    That last 15lbs or so...

    So I've got a question with complications. I want primal in March of 2011, and lost 30lbs in about 3 months (I'm 5'10"/177cm tall). Since then, I haven't lost a pound. Now at the same time, the next three months my waist dropped from a 38 (or so) to a 34. So while my weight didn't drop, my waist size did. But since then, nothing. Neither pounds nor waist size. I've been thoroughly stalled.

    The complication is my diabetes. I'm a type 1 diabetic, am 35 years old. Since going on a low carb primal diet (combination of reading primal and diabetes solution at the same time), my HbA1C went down to 5.3 (yay), and I feel terrific.

    But what do I need to do to drop those last 10 - 20 lbs (or hell, the corresponding body fat, really, I could care less about my weight). I don't care about showing a six pack or anything, but I'd like a narrow waist, and no more visceral fat.

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    Oh, on the side. I walk around 4 miles 3 times a week or so, play at karate (fairly seriously), and am doing Starting Strength as well.

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    Most report dropping the last 5-10 stubborn pounds by dropping dairy and nuts.

    I'm not diabetic by any means, but been primal for almost 2 years and wasn't as lean as I wanted to be. I dropped my dairy consumption and lost 8 lbs, looking lean and fit. Both nuts and dairy offer a high amount of carbs together with fats in 1 single serving, while a snack like jerky would offer protein.

    Combining carb/fat is usually what stalls weight loss.

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    You sprint? That's supposed to take out visceral fat pretty well.


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    I sprint. Maybe once a week or so.

    Dairy is a little heavy cream in my coffee in the morning, and a fair amount of butter usage. Otherwise don't really eat much dairy.

    Nuts, well, I eat a handful (no more) maybe once or twice a week at most. Usually much less than that. I don't really ever snack.

    Meals are lunch and dinner. Breakfast is bulletproof coffee (two cups) made from grass fed butter and coconut oil.

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    You could also try IF'ing....skip either breakfast or dinner. I find breakfast is easier to do away with.
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    More carbs, less fat, no more sprinting, add low level cardio, lots of heavy lifting.

    Spend 5 days on heavy calorie restriction (30-35% under maintenance), and those days eat <50g of carbs a day with lots of low level cardio with a total body workout full of light weight, very high repetition exercises (15-20 reps, 6 sets per body part).

    The next 2 days, drop your fats to next to nothing and eat lots of starchy carbs and protein. Eat around 10% over maintenance those days.

    That'll drop the fat quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tradawg View Post
    You could also try IF'ing....skip either breakfast or dinner. I find breakfast is easier to do away with.
    As mentioned above, I don't eat breakfast (minus coffee -- I've been trying bullet proof coffee for the past week or so). I think I've eaten breakfast 3 times in the past year, and that is usually because I'm exhausted by something (which makes me hungry).

    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    More carbs, less fat, no more sprinting, add low level cardio, lots of heavy lifting.

    Spend 5 days on heavy calorie restriction (30-35% under maintenance), and those days eat <50g of carbs a day with lots of low level cardio with a total body workout full of light weight, very high repetition exercises (15-20 reps, 6 sets per body part).

    The next 2 days, drop your fats to next to nothing and eat lots of starchy carbs and protein. Eat around 10% over maintenance those days.

    That'll drop the fat quickly.
    Can't do carb loading, unfortunately. As a type 1 diabetic, it is pretty important for me to keep my blood sugars appropriate, so the leptin reset idea won't work.

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    I'm a type one diabetic as well. I totally disagree with the adding starches and cutting fat thing, keeping your BG in check is more important, and starches will mess it up for sure. I'm pretty darn lean, six pack and all. Sprinting is the key, along with simple calorie restriction.
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