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Help me beat my SAD friend!!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 18, 2011 at 1:42 AM

I have been paleo for I dunno around a year... And have hit a pretty large stall. In fact I had been considering the Leptin Reset. But....

My friend challenged me to a fitness challenge today. His SAD diet vs. my Paleo Diet.

We are competing in 5 categories, Weight Loss %, Timed 5 mile run, Timed 10 mile mtn bike, #squats in 5min, Pullups in 1min.

We are weighing in on Saturday, and the competition ends on April 7th.

Do any of you have any suggestions, to speed weight loss and increase muscle strength on a tight schedule??

I currently eat pretty strict paleo, was doing BW workouts, but had a minor surgery that has taken longer than expected for full recovery, I am just now feeling comfortable to start working out again.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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on November 19, 2011
at 02:18 AM

But do something every day of the week, even if it's something small like wind sprints down the street and back.

A03f0d03067a43c61786481d91e5d3a0

(1078)

on November 19, 2011
at 02:17 AM

Considering you're only competing in those limited categories, I would stick to those categories. Do both squats and pull-ups MWF, run or bike TTS. Buy a pull-up bar so even if you don't go to the gym on a given day you can work-out at home (and at least do body-weight squats, though you could probably make more progress doing squats with a barbell and pull-ups with belt weights). A good way to stay motivated while working on cardio would be to replace running with a sport. Also, joining fitocracy (invite code DKTGH) helps me stay motivated and is a good way of keeping track of progress.

7cab5a1f1fd48c3cc4938ab824fdb52e

on November 18, 2011
at 12:44 PM

I do plan on drinking lots of water before weigh in. Any suggestions on a work out routine?

7cab5a1f1fd48c3cc4938ab824fdb52e

on November 18, 2011
at 12:41 PM

I generally eat- 3-4 Eggs and 3 slices of Bacon for Breakfast, When hungry, 4/7 days per week, Some days I will have about 1/2 cup of shredded coconut. Usually a "salad" consisting of Egg,Bacon,Carrot,Olive,O.Oil,Lemon Juice. for lunch on days I dont eat breakfast, or some chicken breast with olives. A banana on days I do. Dinners feature protein source - beef, chicken, pork etc. and vegetable, Green Beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts. Maybe 1 Sweet potato per week. Sometimes I will munch on a peice of salami, with carrots, or some nuts occasionaly. Trying to break this...

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on November 18, 2011
at 01:56 AM

I like the idea of this thread; post your typical diet so we can be more specific.

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A03f0d03067a43c61786481d91e5d3a0

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on November 18, 2011
at 01:54 AM

Don't eat breakfast. Eat more on your workout day. Make your food boring, but not so boring as to be unable to put on muscle mass if needed. I find that I can greatly increase or decrease my appetite by adding or subtracting cheese from the beef I eat (beef is my staple food).

Minor tip: drink a lot of water before the weigh-in on Saturday.

7cab5a1f1fd48c3cc4938ab824fdb52e

on November 18, 2011
at 12:44 PM

I do plan on drinking lots of water before weigh in. Any suggestions on a work out routine?

A03f0d03067a43c61786481d91e5d3a0

(1078)

on November 19, 2011
at 02:18 AM

But do something every day of the week, even if it's something small like wind sprints down the street and back.

A03f0d03067a43c61786481d91e5d3a0

(1078)

on November 19, 2011
at 02:17 AM

Considering you're only competing in those limited categories, I would stick to those categories. Do both squats and pull-ups MWF, run or bike TTS. Buy a pull-up bar so even if you don't go to the gym on a given day you can work-out at home (and at least do body-weight squats, though you could probably make more progress doing squats with a barbell and pull-ups with belt weights). A good way to stay motivated while working on cardio would be to replace running with a sport. Also, joining fitocracy (invite code DKTGH) helps me stay motivated and is a good way of keeping track of progress.

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on December 17, 2011
at 01:02 PM

How did it turn out?

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:56 AM

Let me know what happens. Yeah I'm considering the long term benefits of Paleo too. I understand what you mean, "stall"

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