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    When to crank the volume up

    Im on week 3 of primal eating and have been "nursing" my workouts while i make the switch. Now im wondering when to bring carbs out of the 20's and start back into my high intensity workouts or atleast start grinding off more body fat.

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    You'll have to figure that out for yourself. Don't fall into the trap of letting others dictate your PB. If you are looking for a quick answer: Do it now!
    Good luck

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    I am not sure how heavy you are but after a few weeks of being Primal I started to hit the workouts really hard (cardio and weightlifting) but I was always mindful of being a 300+ pound guy and not wanting to do anything to damage a knee or joint. I figured my luck would be going from nada to 100% in the work out effort department and then injure myself . I think i waited until I was down in the 250s before I really started running and doing more high joint impact work outs.

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    219 as of this morning. I guess im looking for an average to when fat is the fuel. 2 things i have done to expedite my diet is

    Carbs under 50
    Intermitant fasting and been low cal

    I have been doing my very best to convince my body that fat is the only fuel and better hyper compesate nutrients. I will need to up calories next week because this week i have hardly worked out and have been slow getting out of bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scott View Post
    219 as of this morning. I guess im looking for an average to when fat is the fuel. 2 things i have done to expedite my diet is

    Carbs under 50
    Intermitant fasting and been low cal

    I have been doing my very best to convince my body that fat is the only fuel and better hyper compesate nutrients. I will need to up calories next week because this week i have hardly worked out and have been slow getting out of bed.
    Adding serious exercise to that, especially quickly, is a recipe for sadness. Work up slowly, adding cals or carbs if recovery lags.

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    My gut was really screwed up and so wasnt my blood sugar etc. So Im doing a modified leptin calorie reset. My workouts so far have been sporadic at best the last couple weeks. Im working out probably 2 times a week (down from 5 -2 a days) and doing p90x lifts and insanity every day.

    Im intending to keep at the p90x lifting but add in high intensity conditioning work on my off days. They usually only last about 20 minutes or so and are mostly focused on speed drills and tabata type intervals.

    I would run outside but im in maine and winter running sucks lol

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