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    Help! Weight Loss Plateau

    My situation is probably not unique, but I'm getting frustrated and would certainly appreciate some Help.

    I've been getting gradually more Primal over the past two years, to the point where I am about 80-90% primal now. In that time I went from 220 lbs to 200 lbs. I was happy with the improvement, but felt I could do more.

    So, at the beginning of April, I began using the Lose-It! iPhone app to track my food and using its plan to lose 1 lb/week (a 2100 calorie/day budget). In the first 3-4 weeks I lost 6-7 lbs. I've lost another pound since, but that's it!

    Because of Lose-It! I have a good idea of how I have been eating:

    Over the past 7 weeks I have eaten, on average, 2170 calories per day.
    129 g or 53.5% Calories from Fat
    123 g or 22.7% Calories from Protein (= .85 g / pound Lean Body Mass)
    126 g or 23.3% Calories from Carbohydrates

    Hmm.
    Looking at the numbers, I guess I need to cut more carbs, right?

    Anything else I should be looking at?

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    Your numbers look good. My only ? is what kind of carbs are you eating? Also, you could be gaining muscle while losing fat. One time the scale showed I had lost only 3 pounds in 4 weeks but I dropped my body fat 10%.
    Last edited by soonerfan90; 05-28-2010 at 08:19 AM.

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    If you're looking to get leaner, try dropping your carbs to under 50g/day and upping your fats for two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soonerfan90 View Post
    Your numbers look good. My only ? is what kind of carbs are you eating? Also, you could be gaining muscle while losing fat. One time the scale showed I had lost only 3 pounds in 4 weeks but I dropped my body fat 10%.
    Carbs are from vegetable 80% of the time, grains and legumes 20%.

    My workout routine is fairly steady these days, so I don't think I am packing on much muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasno View Post
    If you're looking to get leaner, try dropping your carbs to under 50g/day and upping your fats for two weeks.
    I would like to try this.
    Last edited by cheapo; 05-28-2010 at 08:45 AM.

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    I'm new around here - I thought that grains and legumes were taboo...

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    They are. But, as I said, most of my carbs are from vegetables. Maybe 20% are from PB-blacklisted foods.

    (If you're new, why are you a senior member?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapo View Post
    (If you're new, why are you a senior member?)
    Title is from number of posts, rather than time here.

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    yeah, what hbeck said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapo View Post
    They are. But, as I said, most of my carbs are from vegetables. Maybe 20% are from PB-blacklisted foods.
    I'm sure I don't know what I'm talking about, but what about cutting those out and see if it helps?

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