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    Help - what do I need to adjust?

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    My main objective is to be healthy; however, for the next several months I need to lose weight. I want to lose 20 pounds. I initially lost 2 pounds and have been following Primal 95% since I started. It has been officially two weeks. This morning I got on the scale and had gained .6. I know .6 is not a lot but I have been fighting for every ounce for nearly 3 months and it is frustrating.

    A typical day of food for me is
    Breakfast - 2 eggs with a little bit of cheese and 3 turkey sausage lnks
    Lunch - IF
    Snack before the gym - a piece of fruit and a handful of almonds or a piecce of fruit and a string cheese
    Dinner - meat (varies) and veggies or a BAS with protein. I have also had a baked potato once in the past two weeks.

    I go to the gym 5-6 days per week and lift heavy things and do intervals. Is there something I need to change? Should I eat more - although today I did not have breakfast because I am just not hungry. I will eat lunch instead - which is chicken and brocolli.

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    Have you been tracking your calorie intake to see how much you are eating?

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    Yesterday my calories totaled 1161.

    Initially I felt great, then had a touch of carb flu which I feel like have gotten past, but now have some stomach issues and constipation. TMI - sorry. Protein tends to do that to me.

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    If you feel like you are eating too much protein, then probably you should cut back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam916 View Post
    Yesterday my calories totaled 1161.
    Primal isn't a starvation diet. I guess it can be, but why would your body freely shed its excess energy stores when it thinks it's experiencing famine?

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    Yikes, 1100 Calories with your workout schedule doesn't seem like enough. Try eating fattier meat. Skip the turkey sausages and go for real beef or pork sausage. Add some bacon. Etc.
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    Thank you. While I don't necessarily believe that, I am certainly not against playing with things to see what works best for me. I don't eat a huge amount as I am not really a meat lover. However, my question is with respect to weight loss.
    Just not sure what I need to change as my calorie intake is not too much and I don't believe it is too little for trying to lose weight either.

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    I am not hungry though? I will change out the turkey sausage for regular sausage and try fattier meats. I had steak for the first time in years and I just do not like it. My fiance' was so excited that I agreed to have it for dinner only to be disappointed when I could only eat a 1/4 of it. Suggestions for other types of meat?
    Oh we did have chicken on the grill - bone in, skin on and it was heaven on earth!!!!

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    What are your stats!? Weight height age?? I am thinking that you are way too low on calories!!! Unless you are 4'2"?? The common misconception is that u need to eat less calories and blah blah blah, that just isn't the case!! Check Eat Smarter. Exercise Smarter. Live Better. Watch the video, I think u will change your mind about the amount of calories your eating very quickly!!!!!

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    Last 20 lbs is a bitch.
    I think we need a club...LOL.

    Try eliminating dairy? But replace it with something.

    If you are not losing on that low of calories PLUS exercise, maybe it is time to take a break and not think about it for a few months. I'm hungry reading about your meals.

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