Primal journal - chubbyazn
Hi everyone I'm new to this forum. As you can tell from my username, I'm a chubby Asian girl. Even though I've been an athlete all my life, for some reason I have a large amount of fat stored in my body in addition to the muscles. I first heard about the paleo/primal diet when my crew team teammate told me about her paleo sister. But I wasn't really interested in it at the time. Then, in September 2011, I was googling a healthy diet that not only helps lose weight, but also help improve performance. (I'm a lightweight rower so I need to keep my weight under but maintain performance.) I found the paleo diet again and did some serious research and decided it's like perfect for me.
I decided to go paleo but it was rough for me. I go to a boarding school so it was rally hard to have access to real food and to know what is actually in those crap they give us. They also had desserts with every meal and an ice cream bar permanently in the dining hall. Facing these temptations, I could only stay paleo for 1 week then I will binge like crazy. It took me three months to actually go primal/paleo.
I try to keep my calorie intake at about1600 to ensure weight lose and carb intake under 80g. I am 17, 5'2", started out at 135 lbs.
scrambled eggs with cheddar - about 1 cup
4 slices of bacon
2 turkey burger patties
Half a plate of salad with a little balsamic vinegarette dressing
1 chicken cacciatore
Half a bowl if steamed broccoli
2 cups of grapes
Didn't work out because it was my day off.
Total calories: 1572
1 omlet with pepperoni and tomato. It was made with liquid eggs - had no choice.
1.5 grilled balsamic chicken breast
1 breaded tilapia (I scraped off all the crumbs)
A little chicken fajita (without the wrap)
A salad with olive oil
1.5 jerked chicken thighs
1 chicken cacciatore
A little bit of steamed broccoli
1 small Fuji apple
1 Protein shake from NOW foods
Erged (rowing machine) for 35 minutes, moderate effort
Weight lifting for 30 minutes
Total calories: 1700-325=1375
I was really tempted to get ice-cream and banana bread (I LOVE banana bread and they had cookie and cream ice cream) but I resisted and I am so proud.