Yup. I've always stated my goal before as being fitter... however, my reason for going primal was to lose weight in a diabetic friendly way. So many diets majored on the foods I know spike my T2 diabetes... so it had to be low carb. Atkins is too prescriptive... I dont want to be a slave to lists. So PB is to lose weight, with minimal diabetic impact.has anything else changed? are your clothes looser? more energy? the primal blueprint is about improving your health; losing weight is just a positive byproduct for most people.
I've not done lifting weights. Something about the culture of the gym that totally puts me off ever crossing the threshold. And lifting heavy things anywhere else usually requires daylight Yeah, excuses. But I like the anonymity of swimming... me alone against the clock, and can shut out the outside world. Its also a sport where Im proficient, and my bulk is an advantage... added bouyancyyou should try logging your food for a week or two, and log absolutely everything that goes in your mouth. get a sense of how many calories you're really eating, how many carbohydrates, how much fat, etc. i'm guess there is a shift that you can make with your diet that might help move things along.
swimming is great, but is that all your exercise? if so, maybe it's time to start lifting heavy things and getting in some sprint workouts (you can do sprints in the pool).
My swims to most people would be considered sprints... I do 1/4 mile breaststroke at a time, in around 9 mins. 4 sets for the mile.
Just picking up on AshleyL again... fruit. I forgot to add that I usually have 1 apple, 1 banana at the end of the main evening meal. I dont want to drop fruit in order to gain supplement tablets to gain back the lost vitamins. Lets face it... Grok didnt have supplement tablets.
As I said... I'm frustrated as I read all these "success stories" of people losing 2-3lbs/week for the first couple of months. If they had had my "success", there would be no PB movement at all.