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    Question Want to reduce bodyfat by 5%. Any tips?

    I've been mostly Primal since June and feel better on it. I didn't lose any weight -which was fine- because I was already at my ideal weight. I'm very happy with my body, but would like to tone up a bit more. My bodyfat percentage is 29.9% though, which is a bit too high for my liking.

    So my goal is to get to 25%. Any ideas of what a realistic timeline is for a lazy chick like me?

    I'm not really sure what kind of exercises are best to transform 5% of my jiggly bits into muscle... I'd love to hear tips!

    Thank you, people who know more than me

    Wendy

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    Exercise pretty much sucks for losing bodyweight, diet is a far more efficient tool in this regards.1 pound of fat contains 3,555 calories, to burn that many on an exercise bike or Stepper etc takes far more hours than is really worth the effort.

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    Lift heavy weights. Sprint.

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    So the skinny lady in your avatar isn't you?
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Haha yes the skinny lady in the avatar is indeed me. And that is why I do not want to lose weight, I just want to transform some of the fat to muscle. I mean, a bodyfat % of 29.9 is not optimal for a fit young woman, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aingealag View Post
    Haha yes the skinny lady in the avatar is indeed me. And that is why I do not want to lose weight, I just want to transform some of the fat to muscle. I mean, a bodyfat % of 29.9 is not optimal for a fit young woman, right?
    Who told you your body fat percentage is 29.9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aingealag View Post
    Haha yes the skinny lady in the avatar is indeed me. And that is why I do not want to lose weight, I just want to transform some of the fat to muscle. I mean, a bodyfat % of 29.9 is not optimal for a fit young woman, right?
    Supposedly I have 40% body fat. That puts me in the obese range. That's my booty in my avatar. Do I look obese to you?

    Adding muscle is great, leaning out is great. I am actively doing both. But I stopped caring about the numbers as they just don't always mean what we think they mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moluv View Post
    That's my booty in my avatar.
    Oh... Now I see it. I actually thought it was a shoulder/pec/armpit, with "Sugar Is King" being written on the deltoid.

    This is better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quikky View Post
    Oh... Now I see it. I actually thought it was a shoulder/pec/armpit, with "Sugar Is King" being written on the deltoid.

    This is better though.
    But do I look obese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moluv View Post
    But do I look obese?
    Are you honestly unsure?

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