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trouble losing fat in certain areas?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 31, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Background: 23 yr old female, 135 lbs, crossfit about 4/5 times per week; I've been following a pretty strict (~85/90%) primal diet for about three months now; still eat some raw/grass-fed dairy, full fat yogurt, kefir.
Sleeps good - averaging 8-9 hrs per night and I wake without an alarm.

I've seen great results with the lifestyle so far - my workouts have greatly improved, I'm seeing massive gains in strength, have leaned out, and have a lot more energy. I seem to be toning up all over, except the mid/upper thigh area. No matter what I seem to do, I can't seem to lose the fat in that area of my body, and its literally the only part of my body that hasn't toned up and become defined since transitioning to this lifestyle. Any one have any idea as to why this is happening and what I can do to get rid of it/improve it? I do have a couple of cheats per week (it is summer, so I do have ice cream one or twice per week), but i don't know if thats enough to mess with the fat loss. Granted, summer is almost over so my weekly ice cream treat will be done with pretty soon. I think I remember hearing somewhere that females are prone to storing excess fat in this area of the body, but was just curious if anyone had any suggestions as to how to get rid of it or as to why this was happening. Thanks!

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:25 AM

I agree..I had no results until I went 100% Now I am having amazing results. I have not eaten sugar or any grain or most fruit since Memorial day. I am down 25#'s and 6 inches in my belly. My legs look awesome and I am 56 years old.

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:16 AM

@Ashley - fat aromatizing to estrogen? This is the kind of gender specific stuff I've been looking for. Interesting - my profile has my FB and you may like the FB discussion thing we've got going too.

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on September 01, 2011
at 01:32 AM

3 months isn't very long. Give it time.

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:46 AM

I had to eliminate all sweeteners, all nuts, and all dairy to get things moving.

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:25 AM

I second Ashley's suggestion to eliminate dairy, but for a different reason.

Although you consuming raw/fermented/high fat dairy, it is still a particularly insuligenic food.

Check out the link to this scientific paper, An insulinindexof foods:the insulindemand generated by 1000-kJ portions of common foods.

You might be surprised by what you see (scroll towards the bottom of the paper, "table 4")

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:19 AM

if you dont give 100% DONT EXPECT 100% RESULTS. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR Weight is fine

4fca5e11d50731edbf4cf2ec38691aa3

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:25 AM

I agree..I had no results until I went 100% Now I am having amazing results. I have not eaten sugar or any grain or most fruit since Memorial day. I am down 25#'s and 6 inches in my belly. My legs look awesome and I am 56 years old.

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:10 AM

Could be excess of estrogen from the dairy. Maybe you should try to cut it out. I also have a theory that high fat foods, which promote testosterone production is aromatized in women, creating estrogen dominance by way of eating excess fats. Ice cream twice a week could do it though. Are we talking a scoop or a pint?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:16 AM

@Ashley - fat aromatizing to estrogen? This is the kind of gender specific stuff I've been looking for. Interesting - my profile has my FB and you may like the FB discussion thing we've got going too.

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