I've added my logs to the original post.
I'll keep them updated as things progress.
As I post this, tomorrow will be day 9, but I've filled in day 10 already to show the plan.
As I feel fantastic, I'll simply be taking a nice Primal (ie meat and veggies) break, do some strength stuff tomorrow, and then jump back into it.
The feeling of almost seeing my abs for the first time in my life is incredible. Just the general definition I'm starting to see is great. There's still plenty of flab left, so I'll jump back in for another round.
In my experience, there is no way to rid your body of all fat unless you go on an extended zero carb diet (or very near to zero - like well under 20 grams). Of course you still have to watch your overall daily calories. You can't just eat all the chicken with skin you want. But if you stick to a very high protein, moderate fat, and zero carb diet... you WILL get ripped. In all my years of working in the fitness industry I only met one person what got ripped on a high carb diet. His metabolism was a freak or nature and an exception to the rule. When I say 'ripped' I'm not talking about gross looking dudes with veins popping out of their foreheads. I'm just talking about being able to see all of your ab muscles again.
Last edited by BurtsDog; 06-06-2013 at 03:02 AM.
Am I the only one who thinks this is extreme and dangerous?
This seems extreme to me, but I started Primal already in the healthy BMI range, not medically considered overweight. A weeklong fast would probably really take it's toll on me, as I don't have much fat to lose. I do play around with IF though, and strict myself down to one meal a day, but the 24-hour fast is really about all I can handle--I'm so hungry by dinner time.
This is an intriguing thread, though. I will follow it. Already got some great ideas for my next IF week (I'll do a week or so per month, while I'm trying to get down to my pre-sitting-at-a-desk-40-hours-a-week weight). One thing I am really crappy at is drinking water while I'm fasting. I should go do that now.
Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.
Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2
26lbs lost since cutting the crap.