Lost in primal land!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 09, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Just getting started for my husband but I am trying it as well. Curious about how MUCH fat we should actually have and how do we figure it in with total calorie consumed and our size and activity level? If at first weight loss,say 20pounds for him is the goal how do you measure your intake of fats,other than the measured oils and such. Wish is to lose and then maintain. Thanks so much for your website. There is a lot of info but I get lost! Many thanks!

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on March 09, 2012
at 01:39 PM

If you eat fatty cuts meat that takes care of itself (2/3 fat 1/3 protein). When eating vegetables just don't be afraid to add butter and coconut oil to taste. Cook with healthy fats. Just don't be scared of them and use enough to replace the refined carbs, sugar, and wheat that you use to use for fuel. When you start just getting the hand of things eat till satiated and stop. Most have no trouble losing weight like this.


on March 09, 2012
at 01:58 PM

It's generally better to just work on adjusting to the radical (for most people) change in diet first without worrying about restricting. Then see what your baseline weight is and track how it's changing. Then if it's not going the way you want you can start thinking about the details of how and what to change to improve things.



on March 09, 2012
at 05:53 PM

I believe your body will find its preferred weight once you begin eating better. I would have been happy just losing 20 lbs, but I went right past that and ended up losing 30-35 lbs. and hit my weight when I was in high school 22 years ago.

Now I'm trying to put on muscle on my skinny frame with at-home lift exercises. I don't want to put on weight per se, I'd like to develop a physique. I never ever believed I would ever have a chance to see me looking good nekkid in my lifetime.

I'm not guiding myself by the scale anymore, eating paleo/primal for a year now and my weight has completely stabilized. I'm being guided by the mirror. ;)

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