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 (:
asked byAshley_28 (0)
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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!