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Losing the last few bits of body fat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 18, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Hi, I have been strict Paleo for about a year now, and have seen amazing results. I weight lift early mornings, do HIIT on the hamster wheel, and have at min 16 hrs of fasting a day, following the leangains protocol with the early morning fasted training. My goal is 10% body fat, and the untrustworthy scale tells me I'm between 16 and 18. My body has a couple of inches of fat on my lower abs and I would like to lose that. I eat almost only meats and fats, no starch, no dairy, virtually no fruits or nuts. I seem to have hit a plateau. My question is how can I quickly reach my goal of 10% body fat? Thanks.

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on January 19, 2012
at 12:35 AM

I don't drink often at all. I will add starch for PWO twice a week to give it a test go.

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on January 19, 2012
at 12:35 AM

I've been thinking about possibly tossing in an added day of fasting...

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on January 18, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Agree: add carbs post workout. Also, you don't mention alcohol. If it is part of your intake, know that drinking slows fat burning.

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on January 18, 2012
at 05:15 AM

You might need to incorporate some more carbs and starches. Check out what Mark Sisson has to say about it here: Carb loading or carb refeeds can be used, quite effectively, by those interested in dropping the last couple body fat percentage points. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/carb-refeeding-and-weight-loss/#axzz1jmeyRwn8 Otherwise you might need to start tracking calories in and out to see if your eating too many or too few causing you to stick.

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on January 18, 2012
at 03:40 AM

I am about 5 10 and 165lbs 29yrs. been plateaued for a few months.

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on January 18, 2012
at 03:38 AM

largest meal is post work out, haven't been tracking the cals. I don't really "diet" ever, switched my lifestyle to paleo, and a few months ago went to the leangains thing. feeling a bit stuck

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on January 18, 2012
at 03:35 AM

I am about 5 10 and 165lbs 29yrs. been like this plateaued few months.

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on January 18, 2012
at 01:47 AM

How long have you been plateaued? How tall are you? How much do you weigh?

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on January 18, 2012
at 03:21 AM

No starch? LeanGains suggests carbs/starches post workout. I have been running LeanGains for the past few months and have gotten under 10% bodyfat pretty effortlessly. Are you having higher calorie days on lifting days and lower calorie days on rest/recover days? Is your biggest meal post workout? Are you tracking calories or macros? These are all things I found helpful when dialing in stubborn weight loss. If you have been dieting for a long time you might also need a week or two off and eat maintenance calories to make sure hormone levels are back in check.

88721bda318289a6e6efb215cd6ba2cd

(78)

on January 18, 2012
at 03:38 AM

largest meal is post work out, haven't been tracking the cals. I don't really "diet" ever, switched my lifestyle to paleo, and a few months ago went to the leangains thing. feeling a bit stuck

88721bda318289a6e6efb215cd6ba2cd

(78)

on January 19, 2012
at 12:35 AM

I don't drink often at all. I will add starch for PWO twice a week to give it a test go.

Medium avatar

(8239)

on January 18, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Agree: add carbs post workout. Also, you don't mention alcohol. If it is part of your intake, know that drinking slows fat burning.

235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on January 18, 2012
at 05:15 AM

You might need to incorporate some more carbs and starches. Check out what Mark Sisson has to say about it here: Carb loading or carb refeeds can be used, quite effectively, by those interested in dropping the last couple body fat percentage points. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/carb-refeeding-and-weight-loss/#axzz1jmeyRwn8 Otherwise you might need to start tracking calories in and out to see if your eating too many or too few causing you to stick.

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on January 18, 2012
at 12:24 PM

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on January 18, 2012
at 06:52 PM

My instinct would be a week or two break, throwing some extra food in there and making sure your body has no excuse not to recover.

Beyond that, John Berardi found that the Leangains approach did tend to focus more towards uscle building than fat loss, and that he could maintain a lower weight by adding in a weekly 24hr fast - http://www.precisionnutrition.com/intermittent-fasting

88721bda318289a6e6efb215cd6ba2cd

(78)

on January 19, 2012
at 12:35 AM

I've been thinking about possibly tossing in an added day of fasting...

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