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Body Composition, please help

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Hi, I am 27F, 5'8'' 165 lbs. I have been eating Weston A Price diet for more than two years with some Raw dairy but no grains, my body composition has remained always same, waist 30, hips 38. I strength train heavy 3 times per week. From last two months I have stopped eating dairy completely, only meats, veggies, some sweet potato, berries. My biggest problem is that I have a round big belly of 38 inches :(( Even after cutting dairy I still have same belly. I increased my carbs added white potatoes, some rice for four weeks, still same composition. I tried very low carb for four weeks, no change at all. I sleep for around 8-9 hrs so no cortisol issues. Then I got all blood work done, no thyroid, no IR, no metabolic issues, no trigs. Everything is okay. I am really frustated to see my belly buldging, I know its not bloating, I feel very comfortable after meals, I can flex my belly inside to a flat stomach but when I relax, it hangs out. Please advise how I can lose my belly fat, am really worried.

Bfddc0ab925c8ea0e0c2e87198514907

on March 06, 2013
at 04:34 PM

Thanks, and apologies again

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on March 06, 2013
at 03:24 PM

Come on people, if you downvote, then comment! @I'm_with_Raquel probably could have expounded upon this answer, but without a comment, the downvote is meaningless.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

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on March 01, 2013
at 12:47 PM

yeah i take back my weight training comment... I am a runner and lift just enough to stay healthy so you might burn a lot more than I do while lifting.

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on February 28, 2013
at 05:57 PM

You're clearly doing the wrong strength training but aside from that I agree regards the calories and fat loss.

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:53 PM

Lower your carbs so you get into ketosis.

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:53 PM

Lower your carb intake.

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C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

on February 28, 2013
at 05:58 PM

Try sticking to the low carb for longer than 4 weeks. Do Whole30 and then stick to low carb for another 30. Also track your calories via Cronometer or something. You'd be surprised what you get through!

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2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on February 28, 2013
at 03:59 PM

Have you counted calories for a few days to see how much you are eating? You could simply just be eating too much to lose weight. Although strength training is great, it does not burn many calories so if you want to lose weight, then you probably need to watch what you eat. If you are eating until you feel satisfied, then your body is probably getting enough food to maintain its current state. When I want to lose weight, I just restrict calories and the weight falls right off. When I am trying to maintain my weight, then I focus on eating as much as I am hungry for then stopping.

C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

(637)

on February 28, 2013
at 05:57 PM

You're clearly doing the wrong strength training but aside from that I agree regards the calories and fat loss.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on March 01, 2013
at 12:47 PM

yeah i take back my weight training comment... I am a runner and lift just enough to stay healthy so you might burn a lot more than I do while lifting.

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on March 06, 2013
at 03:36 PM

I dont eat any grains since last two years. I tried low card almost no starch only veggies for 2 months continuously, then added some sweet potatoes, white potatoes, then again whole 30 three times .. I am doing IF everyday I eat in 8 hrs window and then fast for 16 hrs. I do HIIT two times a week. Stopped strength training for a month and felt very loose and put on some pounds so continued heavy weights two times a week with some cardio and HIIT. Nothing seem to help. Please advise. My big tummy is really embarrasing.

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on March 06, 2013
at 02:34 PM

You could also try switching out the starch and berries for lentils and beans if you prepare them properly and tolerate them. After much trial and error, this is my n=1 for recomp.

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on March 06, 2013
at 01:09 PM

you need to do cardio. strength helps you build muscles. cardio will not only burn calories but also increase your endurance and overall health.

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on February 28, 2013
at 06:41 PM

Have you tried Intermittent Fasting (IF)? I've read it can do wonders for burning stubborn fat. There are several different ways, The most practical approach is Mark Sisson's preferred method, I believe, of 16 hours with no food and 8 hours of feasting. The 16 hours includes the time you are sleeping and you can have coffee without coconut milk without breaking the fast. At 16 hours, you have a large nutritious meal with lots of veggies. I'm no expert, as I have only dabbled with it when I just wasn't hungry. It's worth some research, I believe.

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on February 28, 2013
at 04:46 PM

I have gone into ketosis for two months, didn't lose belly but 3 lbs overall, then it was same. I eat around 1300 cals nowadays, I have tried eating upto 2000 with no result, also reduced upto 900 for some weeks and felt no difference.

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Bfddc0ab925c8ea0e0c2e87198514907

on March 06, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Eat less starch and meat, replace them with low calorie plants and seafood.

EDIT: Apologies. I'm suggesting nutrient density over excess calories, as both carbs and protein increase insulin. If we eat a meat based diet, and retain belly fat, and have to intermittently fast in order to reduce that fat, there's a pattern there. If the guy says he eats meat and potatoes and he's struggling to lose weight, I would recommend swapping those for paleo approved plants and animals that carry less calorific value.

Bfddc0ab925c8ea0e0c2e87198514907

on March 06, 2013
at 04:34 PM

Thanks, and apologies again

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 06, 2013
at 03:24 PM

Come on people, if you downvote, then comment! @I'm_with_Raquel probably could have expounded upon this answer, but without a comment, the downvote is meaningless.

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