I am about 90% paleo, and have been trying to lower my body fat percent by about 5%. However, I can't get it to go anywhere! I am about 5'3 and 125 lbs, about 25% body fat. I'm starting to think that my body just likes to be at those numbers, and maybe that is where I am healthiest? Has anyone ever dealt with this issue before?
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on March 28, 2013
at 10:34 PM
YES! I have dealt with this! I was stuck at 5'3, 125lbs for almost a year, because I listened to all of this crap about eating breakfast. Once I stopped eating breakfast and went back to my natural instinct to just have a plain salad with a handful of protein on top for lunch (sometimes I add soup) and a hearty homemade dinner, I dropped the extra 5lbs hanging on in a month. At 5'3, with a slow metabolism, I just don't need to eat 3 times a day. That whole leptin-reset/ breakfast to restart metabolism thing just made me fatter. I am recovering from the flu, but will add morning pilates back in pronto. It really firms you up!
on April 12, 2013
at 12:35 AM
You might find this to be a good read.
on April 11, 2013
at 11:33 PM
Read Jenny Ruhl's Diet 101: The Truth About Low Carb Diets.
It covers a bunch of issues related to weight loss that aren't fully addressed by other paleo/low carb authors.
on March 28, 2013
at 07:13 PM
A lot of people have this problem, so you're not alone. The tough part is that no 1 thing seems to break a plateau, but here are some of the most common things people have done (note: some work better for men (fasting) than women):
IF with barbell training: leangains.com
Leptin Reset: http://www.jackkruse.com/easy-start-guide/
Join A regimented workout program i.e. crossfit, yoga, zumba, etc.
Any (and all) of these things could help. And you could also be right in that you've just naturally found the right place for your body. The only one who can really tell is you!