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    I have a question for everyone here. I've been primal about 6 months, have it down pretty well, my body is stronger and leaner. I'm 58, 5'7", 127#, 19% bf. Yeah, i know that's all good and all that. But i'd like to lean out a little more, perhaps 1-2% more (less...) bf.
    So i've never tampered with the potato thing--i've gone this far with high protein, low carbs and medium fat (i'm not keen on the high fat thing; it gives me an upset stomach...). I IF because it's natural (no bkf) and eat a small mid-day meal and a huge meat-based dinner, with some greens.

    So here's my question--If one does the potato diet to lose that last few % (only white potatoes, no protein, etc), what happens when you've lost the last few %? Do you gain it right back when you quit doing that potato thing (i'm NOT a fan of white potatoes...so i'm not eager to do this...)? Also, what happens if you do, say, one potato day a week? Does that work, or does it have to be sustained over a bunch of days (*sigh*)?

    Thanks--
    I did the potato diet for 4 days. Hated every minute. Found the potatos so hard not to overeat, boring and I actualy gained 2 pounds beforw I said f*ck it.

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    All right everyone! Let's hear updates! I will be taking my measurements this afternoon.
    I'm almost positive that I have lost inches because my clothes are looser. I will be
    weighing myself too.
    How are the rest of you doing? I'm assuming you've all been hard at work since you haven't
    posted much.

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    I've lost an inch off my waist, one off my hips, and maybe 1'2 of one off my boobs. No weight lost. Definitely burning fat!

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    I suspect i'll be updating the first week of every month when i do my training and get my BF measured.

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    Well I had an excellent week other than last night.
    It started off well, skipped breakfast and had a mixed greens salad with a tuna steak with balsamic dressing.

    Then I went out for supper with my wife, had two beers, two ceasars. A basket of wings, a ceasar salad and split a basket of friend pepperoni.

    To top it all of at 2am when we got home I ate a half of a bag of ketchup chips and and four cookies!

    Quite a binge. I hate it when I do that, such an excellent week and then a night like that! Definetely an issue I have to work out.

    Anyway, not very hungry today. Having some friends over for a bbq tonight. Lettuce wrap burgers with guac and grilled veggies, made from my neighbors grassfed beef.

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    Had a pretty good week I think. I've upped the I take a bit but still maybe 10-15% below maintenance. I did a +20% refeed after a workout. I had been having more hunger an that helped. Ill be on vacation this coming week. I plan to do a deload week but get some sprints in and stay active. Ill probably continue to IF breakfast but may may kinda treat the week as a refeed overall.

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    This week I am going to experiment. I am going to try 20/4 intermittent fasting. We'll see how it goes. But I am going to do it for seven days and then evaluate.

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    I just did 2 weeks of free feeding within my 19/4 IF window, and only put on 2 pounds. Time to go back to control.

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    Hey eKatherine, what are your goals? Are you trying to lose fat and put on muscle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murf73 View Post
    Hey eKatherine, what are your goals? Are you trying to lose fat and put on muscle?
    My present weight is 151. I am 5'4". I estimate my bodyfat at 25%, based on the photo chart. I would like to get down to 20% or lower. I don't need to put on more muscle, but if it happens it would be okay. I am already pretty muscular.

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