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Any tips for paleo diet check in/tune up?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 08, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I've been very paleo since January of 2012, doing whole30's for much of that time. I'm trying to get in shape, doing 3-4 crossfit workouts a week, sleeping 7 hours everyday, working to manage stress, turning off computer by 9pm every night. I have about 20lbs of fat to lose but I'm not obsessed about it. I still feel great but my progress (term used loosely since I don't weight, but clothes are fitting pretty good) has slowed considerably. Any advise for how to do a paleo check in?

Typical diet... 8am - usually some kind of leftover like chicken or fish topped with 1-2 poached eggs, strawberries or blueberries 1pm - some leftover dinner...yesterday it was paleo shepherds pie (ground beef cooked with onions, spices, topped with mashed cauliflower 7pm - leftover pork carnitas, guacomole, roasted broccoli

I've been taking fermented cod liver oil daily, eating sea snax regularly, eating fork fulls of raw kraut every couple days. I don't really snack and if i do its on seaweek or a bit or two of whatever leftovers are laying around. I've also added a little chicken breast before workout and a little directly after.

I've learned to ignore macronutrients and focus on quality food sources (mostly organic, and grassfed local pastured sustainable stuff) so now that I have that pretty conquered, how should I be tweaking for performance and getting rid of some of this stubborn excess fat? Keep at what i'm doing? Time? Other suggestions?

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Oops...totally looked over the part you talked about crossfit. If you just started, then it sounds like you're on your way to drop some more fat. :)

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on May 08, 2012
at 05:41 PM

As Mark Sisson says, what determines your body condition is "80% is what you eat, and 20% is exercise". Start lifting some weights and walk a total of 5 hours a week. I just joined a gym to do this exact thing!

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on May 08, 2012
at 05:43 PM

Oops...totally looked over the part you talked about crossfit. If you just started, then it sounds like you're on your way to drop some more fat. :)

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on May 08, 2012
at 07:42 PM

Are you eating enough healthy fats? If you aren't getting enough in your diet you will struggle to lose fat! You might try to add 1-2 Tbs of coconut oil each day and see if that's enough. You could also cut the berries/fruit and replace with green veggies (lower total carb count). Also... what about water intake? Are you getting enough? When my body is hydrated and I'm getting enough fat, my skin feels soft and supple... I have little or no need for lip balm or lotions (this is a whole new world for me, I'm a reformed lotion/balm addict!). Without adequate hydration your body will hold onto toxins which could also slow down fat loss.

Good luck!

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