I have read so much on Paleo and seem to get mixed messages. Please let me know if you see anything in my plan that I can change or need to be doing different. I have not lost any weight but my body fat percentage has dropped from 38% - 34%. I do a crossfit/bootcamp workout 2-3 days a week for an hour. We run in class so I previously have not been doing any extra cardio. This week I am stepping up and adding 3 days of cardio to see if that starts to help. I know I am gaining a lot of muscle and can see the development and my stomach has shrunk from eating better, but clothes still fit the same and scale hasn't changed.
Details: Age 31, height 5'2", weight 159lbs and female.
Food: I typically eat an average of 1500 calories sometimes less on days I don't workout. My calorie intake braks down to 31% protein/ 24% carbs/ 45% fat.
Protein:121 grams Carbs: 94 grams Fat: 78 grams
Average day meals: Breafast: 3-4 egg whites, 3 slices of turkey bacon, and 1/2 cup blue berries Snack: nuts or kind bar Lunch: 3-4oz grilled chicken breast, with mixed salad greens, 1/2avocado and olive oil/lemon dressing snack: 100 cal muscle milk, and apple Dinner: 4oz of chicken, turkey, or beef with sweet potatoes, and asparagus Cheat: I am still fighting sugar and carb cravings and have 1oz 70% dark chocolate Water: 64oz water is all I drink
asked byHayley_3 (5)
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on May 18, 2013
at 05:35 AM
Who cares about weight loss if your body fat percentage has gone down & your stomach has shrunk?
on May 17, 2013
at 11:27 PM
Eat more red meat and the whole egg. I think your animal protein is too lean. Cut out the sweet potatoes while trying to lose weight, eat leafy greens and cruciferous veggies instead. I eat 1/2 c of white rice with lunch and dinner in order to curb my cravings for sugar and carbs. See if that helps.