I had some stubborn belly fat. I lost about 21lbs, 11" in 3 months, and the last to go was the belly fat. The belly fat started to disappear quickly after I started a Crossfit programme. My sense is that the combination of lifting heavy and HIIT, in combination, has led to success. My body continues to morph and change each month, and I feel very good about moving in the right direction.
I also wake up early in the morning quite lean (body is burning fat overnight). I also IF on a near daily basis. My last meal is at 6pm and I don't eat anything until Noon the following day. My eating window is about 6 hours. The only times that I break this pattern is on crossfit days --- because I'm really hungry after a workout. After a crossfit workout, I consume slightly higher carbs and reduce fat. On my non workout days, I increase fat and lower carbs. Seems to be working for me, but I'm interested in what's working for others.
ps. I'll also add that I don't eat any grains or sugar. I'll add a sweet potato on my workout days. Also, I don't drink any of my calories. I gave up coffee a few weeks ago and feel less bloating than normal. I've increased water intake, and generally feel that I'm on a good path. I'm always open to adjustments as I go, and when others offer up some good advice.
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.