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Newbie looking to shed the belly fat. Where should I begin...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 11, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Hey Everyone! Started Paleo about 4 days ago and lovin it so far just because I love meat! Main focus with this diet is tryin to get to my all time goal of 130 lbs and just really lean. I think I would look good if I lost close to 10% more body fat. Im sitting at around 20% right now. At this point I would like to see inches off my waist as I am not so much worried about number. The only place I gain weight on my body is the stomach and back area. That???s it! Is this the ???lifestyle change??? I need? What is the best way to go about this diet to lean out and finally get to my ultimate goal? I am deployed so my food choices are limited but I try to stick to the veggies and meats they have available. I use to stick to the traditional ???bodybuilding??? type diet. You know, 4 egg whites in the morning with a ?? cup of oatmeal and some peanut butter type deal. I ate every 2 and a half to 3 hours and that just made me look to eat more. I always was hungry and wanted to eat. I based my day around eating. I lost about 5 pounds, but that???s about it so I thought I would give the paleo diet a try. So far into this, I eat a bunch of meat and stay away from ???neolithic foods???.

Heres some quick info about me:

-Female, 22 years old, 5???6?????? 140lbs

-20% Body fat

-Currently deployed overseas (military)

-looking to be about 130-125 lbs with 10% BF or so. - I do convoys so I am on the road a lot, what ideas do you guys have as far as bringing food with me?

-Starting to get back into crossfit (injury stopped me and went back to just plain old heavy lifting and cardio, BORING!)

WHERE SHOULD I START!?

Ps. Do I have to not eat in the morning? This morning was the first time I just drank water and didn???t eat and I had a headache the rest of the day! If you have any more questions please feel free to ask!

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 15, 2011
at 01:52 PM

can i ask how much protein and fat your intaking? whats a typical meal look like for you? how many times a day do you eat? sorry a lot of questions :P

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:54 PM

Hard to say. I know that if I keep it to one cup a day, I have no problems. But I have a hard time keeping it there since it's to tasty. And when I start regularly having 2-3 cups a day, my middle fat starts to come back. It's very individualistic though, some people can't handle even 1 cup, and I know others who have 5-6 a day. You have to see what works for you.

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 14, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Thank you! I will keep it up! you guys are all great!

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 14, 2011
at 06:42 PM

yea im not so much worried about worries just how i look in the mirror :) im goin home in 2 and a half months and really wanna look and feel great in my clothes :) Most importantly step away from the constant protein shakes, bad carbs, and typical unnecessary weight lifting. I want to aim to utilize my crossfit certificate and be happy when i go to the gym not stress about it!

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 14, 2011
at 06:39 PM

how much caffeine are we talking?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 13, 2011
at 08:15 AM

Wild Planet foods say "BPA FREE CAN" on the box.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 13, 2011
at 04:57 AM

How do you find BPA free cans?

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(10255)

on June 12, 2011
at 08:47 PM

let me know how it goes

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 12, 2011
at 07:45 PM

Interested to hear how that goes. I am going to give it a crack too, I reckon I need to re establish leptin sensitivity. Starting tomorrow with 50g of protein for brekkie. :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 12, 2011
at 04:24 PM

Yes - I am glad we started this conversation. I am working on a good question to start a thread on this. I have birthed two kids in the past five years and have only had one period (weird huh?). I'm working to get the monthly thing back. But, I can say I was paleo for both births - both done without a morsel of drugs (not even Tylenol). I can't say if it was the diet, and it's not like it didn't hurt a bit. But it was totally doable.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 12, 2011
at 09:41 AM

ben, do you look in the mirror to find out if you are thirsty? cassandra, you left out the part about lifting heavy weights.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 12, 2011
at 06:37 AM

You want to keep your workouts intense... Lifting heavy builds muscle. Work the largest muscle in your body. Also abs twice a week with 3 days inbetween is good as well... Muscle burns fat. Too much cardio can be an issue. The warmup - Sprint 40 sec 2-3 minutes and repeat 8 times is very intense and can be done in less than 30 minutes... Cortisol is your enemy and kicks in at 45 minutes..

8cbb06eb84dad8d2db56fcc4d8bdc0ba

on June 12, 2011
at 06:23 AM

L. Peltier - I'm confused as how you can lose the last few % of body fat by just walking, eating lots of fat AND not count calories!!!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 12, 2011
at 02:39 AM

Not too sure what you mean but if you mean just observing the body in a mirror, etc I agree. But I would say that monitoring body composition need not be mutually exclusive with tracking calories. For many people, if they don't track their intake they will not know how to lessen intake, if need be. Or to raise intake, if needed that way.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Ben, the statistics are accumulating daily. You may find the body speaks volumes when one stops thinking and listens.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Oh no - its not a bad thing it didn't work. As long as I try something and figure it doesn't work, then I'm free to check it off the list or tweak it. I'm fiddling around with something new and will share here. I think we have a responsibility as women to step up and start contributing more to the Paleo-ish sphere. There are some kick as chicks on this forum (Sherpa, Kamal, akd, gilliebean) but you're correct, very xx. I find that around my monthly I have wild stuff going on and I notice differences in mood, pain, etc since going paleo. Have you?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:31 AM

@Pelt, bit of hyperbole,no? I agree that Crossfit, in the end, is not the healthiest choice for many. However at the box I used to lift at I saw a lot of uninjured hardbodies. And counting calories is nonsense? How so? Simply tracking and knowing what one actually consumes is a great tool to observe what effects arise on body comp.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:22 AM

Thanks for the info! I feel you on the lack of information about Women. The "Paleo sphere" is pretty xx chromosome dominant in terms of books and leading "personalities". IF and the infrequent exercise did nothing good for me either. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, but happy that it's not just me:)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:16 AM

I'm getting very VERY tempted to try something like Tim Ferris but women. The problem is that I can't afford all the trackers he used. I would love to have a tracker that alerts me to all the little details inside but w/o that, I'm finding it difficult to create a female n=1 experiment. So if anyone wants to fund it....:)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:14 AM

First off, I don't think the big carb binge is a good idea once per week. It takes me up to 2 days to recover. I know from my woman-body that I can't shed weight as quickly as men either. I also don't think the low amount of exercise will do super things either. I add another 30 mins/week to what he says. The same is for IF: I just can't get good data on it from women. LeanGains dude says women don't get the same results from IF but doesn't say why. Finally, this was a male n=1 experiment so HIS body produced the results.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Then BE a certified level one instructor with chronic injuries and 20% BF! Nothing wrong with that!

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 11, 2011
at 11:50 PM

i went out here to the wellness center and got my BF measured along with a Vo2 test to see how fast my metabolism was..

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 11, 2011
at 11:49 PM

hey guys i guess numbers dont mean that much to me ... id rather look great in the mirror then on a scale lol

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 11, 2011
at 11:47 PM

addicted to lifting heavy trying to circuit though to lean out... should i stop and go back to heavy?

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 11, 2011
at 11:46 PM

i kinda like crossfit .... im a certified level one trainer :P

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 11, 2011
at 11:42 PM

Counting calories and restricting fat? Nonsense. However, feel free to argue FOR limitations.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 11, 2011
at 10:47 PM

I just want to add that not everybody's appetite regulates. Usually young, healthy people's will, but the older or more damaged your metabolism the less likely it is that it will return to normal. Some people (mainly female), have to count calories and/or restrict fat to some degree.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 11, 2011
at 05:13 PM

Any less and you'll probably quit mensturating and start having hormonal imbalances that cause skin issues, body hair, etc

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 11, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Women are supposed to carry between 18-24% body fat ideally.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 11, 2011
at 04:51 PM

I'm interested in knowing which parts of Tim Ferris' protocol you think don't work for women. Things like IFing haven't worked for me personally. I am trying to parcel out what reactions are the result of my biochemistry and what are due to being a lady (which I guess is part of my biochemistry too!). I am feeling the need for more information for women on intensity training, IFing and the like. Sorry for such a long question. I'd really like to learn your view. Thanks!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1801)

on June 11, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Sorry, we evolved to carry more essential fat :-)

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1801)

on June 11, 2011
at 03:30 PM

You're right. Essential body fat for a woman is more than 10%. I can't remember the ideal range though. But women need more fat for pregnancies.

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949d4d02ea7d1abd714cc3347c2c6854

on June 12, 2011
at 02:24 AM

My husband is preparing to deploy, and we bought a dehydrator so that I can learn to make jerkies and other Paleo snacks that he can eat in Afghanistan. Do you have a friend back home who could ship things like that to you? Its very challenging to find low-carb, less-processed options while deployed, so its great if you can have some of your own snacks available. Also, he's currently training and has to eat MREs, so he's as selective as possible about which parts of the MRE he eats. People are usually willing to trade some of the good stuff for extra desserts.

I am right in the same height range as you, and I have finally gotten down below 130 pounds by eating Paleo and doing CrossFit 3-4 times per week. I still have a little more tummy fat than I would like, so I'm focusing on staying in a low carb range and doing more ab exercises. I know you can't target specific areas for fat loss, but stronger abdominals improves posture (making you look thinner) and also makes me feel generally more powerful and ready to take on heavy loads in the gym.

By the way, I have eaten breakfast all the time that I've been losing weight. However, I have noticed that I can now wait a few hours for a meal and not get that headachy feeling you described. On a higher carb diet, I always had to eat within half an hour of waking, or I would feel just like you did. So you may find that a little more time on a reduced carb diet will make you better able to handle IF without having your blood sugar crash.

Good luck with your diet, and try not to focus on the number for body fat. Women should have an essential body fat of no less than 12% (from what I've read), so I just focus on getting the visual and emotional results I want. Thanks for your service, and best of luck.

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 15, 2011
at 01:52 PM

can i ask how much protein and fat your intaking? whats a typical meal look like for you? how many times a day do you eat? sorry a lot of questions :P

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 14, 2011
at 06:42 PM

yea im not so much worried about worries just how i look in the mirror :) im goin home in 2 and a half months and really wanna look and feel great in my clothes :) Most importantly step away from the constant protein shakes, bad carbs, and typical unnecessary weight lifting. I want to aim to utilize my crossfit certificate and be happy when i go to the gym not stress about it!

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on June 11, 2011
at 01:52 PM

How do you know you are 20% body fat?? That's actually not too bad for a female, 10% is too low imo(unless you have plans of being an endurance athlete).

I would give something like intermittent fasting a try i.e. eating all meals in a 4-8 hour window and fasting for 16-20hours.

Make sure you are getting all your micro-nutrients with a program like fitday or cronometer as vitamin deficiencies can halt weight loss. Also make sure to get enough carbs in the form of tubers or fruit, specifically after workouts and for first meal. Keep life as stress free as possible.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1801)

on June 11, 2011
at 03:30 PM

You're right. Essential body fat for a woman is more than 10%. I can't remember the ideal range though. But women need more fat for pregnancies.

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 11, 2011
at 11:49 PM

hey guys i guess numbers dont mean that much to me ... id rather look great in the mirror then on a scale lol

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 11, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Women are supposed to carry between 18-24% body fat ideally.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 11, 2011
at 05:13 PM

Any less and you'll probably quit mensturating and start having hormonal imbalances that cause skin issues, body hair, etc

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1801)

on June 11, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Sorry, we evolved to carry more essential fat :-)

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 11, 2011
at 11:50 PM

i went out here to the wellness center and got my BF measured along with a Vo2 test to see how fast my metabolism was..

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on June 11, 2011
at 02:15 PM

I would start by reading one of the major Paleo books:

The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

I see that you are deployed, but if you have access to a computer, download one of them. Understanding WHY eating this way works is one of the keys to sticking to it and making better choices.

You are not going to be able to target belly fat. Your body gains/loses where it wants to. You can build up the muscle underneath that fat, so that when it finally goes, you'll have smokin hot abs ready to go. :)

If you stay away from wheat and sugar and bad oils you should be good. If you are eating military food you may not have a choice on the oils, so just do your best to minimize them.

If you are in to tracking your food I recommend using a free site like Fitday or Livestrong for a week or two to see what your baseline is and tweak your fat / carb / protein ratios from there to get the results you are looking for.

We have a bunch of threads here for easily portable food, search the snack or recipe tags.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 11, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Axe the cross-fit and the boring cardio. Just walk. You can add sprints if you like once a week. But, you need to lift heavy. My wife is at 10% BF and our son just turned a year. N she has been too busy with work and nursing school to even start working out yet. You can eat in the morning if you have to, for now. In fact, eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and as much as you want. Paleo food choices of course. Your appetite WILL regulate itself within a few days. I guarantee it. However, a good 1/3 cup heavy cream in a large coffee in the a.m. will stave off hunger. My teenage kids drink an herbal chai tea with heavy cream which more than carries them over till school-time lunch. Being deployed will be challenging as I just had a few clients return from Iraq. But, it can be done. Look for canned sardines and any dried meat to take out with you. Eat plenty of meat, eggs and if you can get a few extra yolks thrown in. Obviously, look for things like bacon, butter, avocados, olive oil, to add to everything. The key is to get TONS of fat. Can you receive orders from on-line sources or have family order and ship out to you? If you can, you are golden! Get shredded coconut, Wild Planet Sardines in BPA free cans, and any dried meat/jerky.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Then BE a certified level one instructor with chronic injuries and 20% BF! Nothing wrong with that!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 11, 2011
at 10:47 PM

I just want to add that not everybody's appetite regulates. Usually young, healthy people's will, but the older or more damaged your metabolism the less likely it is that it will return to normal. Some people (mainly female), have to count calories and/or restrict fat to some degree.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 12, 2011
at 02:39 AM

Not too sure what you mean but if you mean just observing the body in a mirror, etc I agree. But I would say that monitoring body composition need not be mutually exclusive with tracking calories. For many people, if they don't track their intake they will not know how to lessen intake, if need be. Or to raise intake, if needed that way.

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 11, 2011
at 11:46 PM

i kinda like crossfit .... im a certified level one trainer :P

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 13, 2011
at 08:15 AM

Wild Planet foods say "BPA FREE CAN" on the box.

8cbb06eb84dad8d2db56fcc4d8bdc0ba

on June 12, 2011
at 06:23 AM

L. Peltier - I'm confused as how you can lose the last few % of body fat by just walking, eating lots of fat AND not count calories!!!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 11, 2011
at 11:42 PM

Counting calories and restricting fat? Nonsense. However, feel free to argue FOR limitations.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 09:41 AM

ben, do you look in the mirror to find out if you are thirsty? cassandra, you left out the part about lifting heavy weights.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Ben, the statistics are accumulating daily. You may find the body speaks volumes when one stops thinking and listens.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:31 AM

@Pelt, bit of hyperbole,no? I agree that Crossfit, in the end, is not the healthiest choice for many. However at the box I used to lift at I saw a lot of uninjured hardbodies. And counting calories is nonsense? How so? Simply tracking and knowing what one actually consumes is a great tool to observe what effects arise on body comp.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 13, 2011
at 04:57 AM

How do you find BPA free cans?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 11, 2011
at 03:30 PM

If you're on the road a lot, download and print this comprehensive crossfit body-weight workout: http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=38312. It rocks! You can do most of them with no equipment but you can also use what's available like a tree limb for pullups or find stairs for box jumps.

I wouldn't recommend not eating if it gives you a headache. I know Dr. K "The Quilt" recommends eating protein when you wake up. Also keep hydrated. You may benefit from working out fasted in the morning like sprints for 15 minutes and make sure you eat that protein within 30 minutes of waking up. Tim Ferris also recommends this but I am suspect of his program for women.

For me, my little gut is most likely stress and I found yoga and meditation has helped quiet my mind and help me handle the stress which has brought down some of that belly (cortisol related).

Finally, there are a lot of great posts on here about leaning out in the gut for women. Use the tags and you'll find tons of helpful info.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 11, 2011
at 04:51 PM

I'm interested in knowing which parts of Tim Ferris' protocol you think don't work for women. Things like IFing haven't worked for me personally. I am trying to parcel out what reactions are the result of my biochemistry and what are due to being a lady (which I guess is part of my biochemistry too!). I am feeling the need for more information for women on intensity training, IFing and the like. Sorry for such a long question. I'd really like to learn your view. Thanks!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:22 AM

Thanks for the info! I feel you on the lack of information about Women. The "Paleo sphere" is pretty xx chromosome dominant in terms of books and leading "personalities". IF and the infrequent exercise did nothing good for me either. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, but happy that it's not just me:)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 12, 2011
at 04:24 PM

Yes - I am glad we started this conversation. I am working on a good question to start a thread on this. I have birthed two kids in the past five years and have only had one period (weird huh?). I'm working to get the monthly thing back. But, I can say I was paleo for both births - both done without a morsel of drugs (not even Tylenol). I can't say if it was the diet, and it's not like it didn't hurt a bit. But it was totally doable.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:14 AM

First off, I don't think the big carb binge is a good idea once per week. It takes me up to 2 days to recover. I know from my woman-body that I can't shed weight as quickly as men either. I also don't think the low amount of exercise will do super things either. I add another 30 mins/week to what he says. The same is for IF: I just can't get good data on it from women. LeanGains dude says women don't get the same results from IF but doesn't say why. Finally, this was a male n=1 experiment so HIS body produced the results.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:16 AM

I'm getting very VERY tempted to try something like Tim Ferris but women. The problem is that I can't afford all the trackers he used. I would love to have a tracker that alerts me to all the little details inside but w/o that, I'm finding it difficult to create a female n=1 experiment. So if anyone wants to fund it....:)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Oh no - its not a bad thing it didn't work. As long as I try something and figure it doesn't work, then I'm free to check it off the list or tweak it. I'm fiddling around with something new and will share here. I think we have a responsibility as women to step up and start contributing more to the Paleo-ish sphere. There are some kick as chicks on this forum (Sherpa, Kamal, akd, gilliebean) but you're correct, very xx. I find that around my monthly I have wild stuff going on and I notice differences in mood, pain, etc since going paleo. Have you?

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 11, 2011
at 02:08 PM

Make sure if you run to do sprints. I do 8 sprints with a 2-3 minute break between each three times a week and one leasurely run a week.

Long aerobic efforts will not be your friend. Lifting weights is good in that it builds muscles and muscle burns fat...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 12, 2011
at 06:37 AM

You want to keep your workouts intense... Lifting heavy builds muscle. Work the largest muscle in your body. Also abs twice a week with 3 days inbetween is good as well... Muscle burns fat. Too much cardio can be an issue. The warmup - Sprint 40 sec 2-3 minutes and repeat 8 times is very intense and can be done in less than 30 minutes... Cortisol is your enemy and kicks in at 45 minutes..

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 11, 2011
at 11:47 PM

addicted to lifting heavy trying to circuit though to lean out... should i stop and go back to heavy?

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on June 12, 2011
at 07:03 PM

The two most important things for shedding belly fat are 1) eating right and 2) reducing stress. Unfortunately those are the two hardest things while being deployed. Ideally you'll cut out grains, legumes, and dairy and get lots of sleep and just enough caffiene to not stimulate cortisol. But, in your case your job probably gets in the way of that. While deployed, I'd say just try to do the best you can until you're back stateside.

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 14, 2011
at 06:39 PM

how much caffeine are we talking?

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:54 PM

Hard to say. I know that if I keep it to one cup a day, I have no problems. But I have a hard time keeping it there since it's to tasty. And when I start regularly having 2-3 cups a day, my middle fat starts to come back. It's very individualistic though, some people can't handle even 1 cup, and I know others who have 5-6 a day. You have to see what works for you.

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on June 12, 2011
at 01:32 PM

i am in the same boat. i have tried many different approaches to losing this flab and so far nada. even at 120lbs it was there.

i have just recently started the process of becoming leptin sensitive as outlined in Dr. K's blog; many of the symptoms associated with being insensitve seem to be present in me.

i am at day 5 of the process; 37-51 to go.

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 12, 2011
at 07:45 PM

Interested to hear how that goes. I am going to give it a crack too, I reckon I need to re establish leptin sensitivity. Starting tomorrow with 50g of protein for brekkie. :)

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on June 12, 2011
at 08:47 PM

let me know how it goes

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on June 12, 2011
at 01:21 AM

First, Thank you for serving our country.

Secondly, you are in a very stressful situation, where much of your life is not under your control. You are somewhere in harms way where mean people want to hurt you, your friends and break your stuff. And that doesn't even address the dynamic and needs of your command. You are mostly gonna get crappy food choices with limited options (definitely get packages from home), and your cortisol level can be high due to stress. Both of these are not very helpful for weight loss. Do the best you can. Depending on how long you are over there, just mark time and don't go backwards. Keep your fitness up, and when you get home, you will slay on all the WOD's!!!

Stay safe, God speed- Wendy :)

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on June 14, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Thank you! I will keep it up! you guys are all great!

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