Hi all, I know the title may sound silly, bear with me ...
Been primal for almost two months now and have enjoyed some weight loss which was my primary plan, now I'm more focused on being healthy, but...
I'm close to my ideal weight as I have in the past through other means, but I could never quite get "the look" I was always aiming for. I know this is vain, but my body is all I have REAL control over and I want to bring it to a level I never could before.
I'm 24, male, 5'7 (5'8 on good hair days =]) and thanks to PB, down to 162 from 172.
My PB diet has changed a bit, at first I was a stir fry 24/7 guy. A meat, usually chicken, and veggies. This worked well, but then I started to worry about getting too many carbs from veggies so I started to up the meat and lower the vegs. I still don't place too much emphasis on fat which I know I should but I cook with either bacon fat or coconut oil, EVOO is my last resort for cooking. I drink coco milk or use it to sautee sometimes but I don't always reach for an avocado, and I don't really eat too many nuts though I have some. I eat lots of eggs, I just stocked up on red meats so I'd say my main proteins are eggs, meat and chicken. I eat fish and pork but most of my pork lately is just bacon. I don't eat any grains except for the occasional fresh baked bread and it's usually just a bite. I DO drink milk, I didn't when I first started PB but kept reading so much about cream that I started missing milk and adding it to my teas, all in all I'd say I drink maybe a quarter to half a glass of milk a day at the MOST. It's not always full fat, but I try to. I consume very little alcohol, I went without it my first month of PB and have had a bit of wine and some gin in the past 2 weeks, but very little. I never really drank much to begin with.
Workout wise I do stronglifts 2-3 times a week and I ALWAYS sprint afterwards at least 8-10x, 10-15 second sprints with walks in between. On off days I work as a waiter so I'm constantly on my feet. I'm either at school (and using their gym) or at work (and walking) so I don't feel like doing much other exercise on off days since I'm at work.
I'm looking to optimize my nutrition to start really shedding body fat. I'm willing to cut out dairy, but my concern is veggies. I have a guilt if I DON'T eat them. I feel as though my meal is "imcomplete" without some sort of green, mostly it's kale, broccoli or spinach but according to fitday.com I'm getting at most 20-30g of carbs through those - and that's if I were to really go all-out, it's usually less - but maybe I should strive for even lower? Should I go on a more meat and egg sort of regimen for some time?
Am I looking to run before I crawl? I'm willing to accept that as an answer as well, it's only been a month and a half and I've already seen good weight loss while putting a bit of muscle on.
I guess I'm looking to get critiqued on my eating/workout habits and seeing where I can fine-tune, I want to turn my body into a BF burning machine! I'll take any and all tips...
I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.