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Taking my carbs down...how are these ratios for weight loss?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 17, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Hello,

I did my Whole 30 (finished on Monday) and was food compliant and sleep compliant (but I weighed myself). I lost 4 lbs in 30 days which is all good.

I am now going forward to take my diet toward a lower carb ratio. During my Whole30 my calories were probably pretty high but I wasn't counting so this is guess work. I have a good 15-20lbs to lose so I am focused on fat loss as well as health.

I have been tracking on Paleo Track and used The Primal BluePrint to work out that as a 5"8 woman at 175lbs I need about 85g Protein, and on 50g Carb I will need 106g fat. This takes me to about 1500 calories. I am exercising an average of 4 hours per week - 3 step or spin classes and 1 hour personal training (weights) and 1 on my own in the gym using weights.

How does the above look for fat loss and energy purposes?

Angie

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on October 17, 2012
at 08:14 PM

I've got ghee and mct oil, though I'd buy pork belly in a second if I had a good source.

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on October 17, 2012
at 05:32 PM

Thank you for your response - I really appreciate it.

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on October 17, 2012
at 05:21 PM

I agree with the above, but want to add while you may have to drop carbs you may also have to add carbs at some point. Constant readjustment isn't a bad thing. We seem to think of weight loss as a linear process, but it's going to be full of peaks and valleys and plenty of plateaus, and even for the same person the answer to moving each plateau may be different.

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on October 17, 2012
at 05:19 PM

Ok so perhaps my carbs are too high? Where do you get extra fat from without protein going up? Belly Pork? Yum!

0b790429ed3106164f3c793553d83786

on October 17, 2012
at 05:17 PM

Ok so you think my carbs are still too high? Where do you add fat from when not eating dairy? Bely Pork? Yum!

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7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

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on October 17, 2012
at 04:26 PM

It may very well work, at least at first, while your body has plenty of fat to burn. You may run into problems later on, after you've lost weight. I ended up in this weird space where I wasn't eating enough of either fuel to make my body happy, and meanwhile my body had gone and decided that it wasn't going to let me get into single digit bodyfat territory.

So, I ended up with that low energy stuff that people confuse with a thyroid condition. Turns out, if you want to burn ketones, you may very likely have to drop the carbs lower and add in even more fat in order to encourage their production.

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

(1365)

on October 17, 2012
at 05:21 PM

I agree with the above, but want to add while you may have to drop carbs you may also have to add carbs at some point. Constant readjustment isn't a bad thing. We seem to think of weight loss as a linear process, but it's going to be full of peaks and valleys and plenty of plateaus, and even for the same person the answer to moving each plateau may be different.

0b790429ed3106164f3c793553d83786

on October 17, 2012
at 05:17 PM

Ok so you think my carbs are still too high? Where do you add fat from when not eating dairy? Bely Pork? Yum!

0b790429ed3106164f3c793553d83786

on October 17, 2012
at 05:19 PM

Ok so perhaps my carbs are too high? Where do you get extra fat from without protein going up? Belly Pork? Yum!

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

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on October 17, 2012
at 08:14 PM

I've got ghee and mct oil, though I'd buy pork belly in a second if I had a good source.

0b790429ed3106164f3c793553d83786

on October 17, 2012
at 05:32 PM

Thank you for your response - I really appreciate it.

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