I've been Primal/Paleo for about a year and a half -- about 80-90%. I lost almost 90lbs on diet alone. I started at 309, and now I'm 224. I'm 28 and male.
Over a 5 weeks ago, I got a personal trainer (2x's a month) with total-body workouts (75% weight/body work and 25% moderate cardio). When I started I was 332lbs and 30% body fat. I'm now 224-225lbs with 24%ish body weight. I also do about 30 minutes of moderate interval walk/run/jump rope 2x's a week.
Here's my question: am I gaining MUSCLE faster than I would if I weren't eating Primal or Paleo? The reason I ask is that while I like that my body fat percentage went down, I'm wondering why the scale isn't moving as much as I expected, given the workouts. I've been stuck at this weight for about 2 1/2 weeks now.
Am I doing something wrong or does this timeline make sense? Am I losing the right amount of fat and is my scale not moving much because of the muscle gain?
My main goal is to lose weight and get down to 185-190. My diet remains high protein, low carb, very low sugar.
What can I do to start burning more fat? Do I need to? Ack! :)
asked byJason_10 (224)
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on January 31, 2011
at 11:17 PM
Don't look at the scales, look into the mirror. If you see more muscle and less fat you are on the right track.
on February 01, 2011
at 04:10 AM
Me and my mother swear that we gained muscle on paleo even though,she especially, did not change her lifestyle in any other way. Could be imagination but I think my family just does really well on protein and fat.