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Should I eat more/less?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 24, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I began excersizing and weight lifting a year ago, and have since lost about 25 pounds. I am almost at my ideal weight but would like to get rid of some stubborn fat around my midsection!! I recently started doing crossfit (only once a week) in addition to my weight lifting. I also do HIIT 3-4 days a week. I have been eating paleo for about 3 months and very rarely have a cheat day; and when I do it's usually with tons of dark chocolate and almond butter :) anyways I'm a 20 year old female 5'11, and weigh about 155 lbs. I track my food intake and on average I have 1300-1600 calories a day. I typically eat between 50-100 carbs, mostly veg and some fruit. I also have lots of fat from nuts and coconut/olive oil.

I was just wondering if anyone has good advice on how to get rid of these last few pounds! I have been trying for the past few months and feel like nothing is working!! Should I possibly eat more, or maybe less? Or cut out fruit all together? Any advice/tips would be appreciated!! Thanks so much (:

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on February 07, 2013
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I think people mostly are afraid of sources of PUFA from nuts or EVOO. But really, nuts and olive oil are fine, the thing people don't want to hear is that you can't eat unlimited amounts of them.

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on January 24, 2013
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thanks for the reply! Why ditch nuts and olive oil?

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on January 24, 2013
at 05:01 PM

That seems like a lot of activity! I would put the HIIT in the morning, within the hour of waking. This is when you're naturally ketogenic and you have some enhanced fat mobilization. I would save your carbs until after your workouts, preferably at night, and try to cycle them according to how hard you worked that day. I would even try eating a little more carbs actually...you gotta fuel those workouts.

And ditch the olive oil and nuts!

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on January 24, 2013
at 05:04 PM

thanks for the reply! Why ditch nuts and olive oil?

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on February 07, 2013
at 05:56 PM

I think people mostly are afraid of sources of PUFA from nuts or EVOO. But really, nuts and olive oil are fine, the thing people don't want to hear is that you can't eat unlimited amounts of them.

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