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I'm having trouble with the last few inches...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2012 at 4:10 AM

I started crossfit about a year ago, and pretty strict Paleo (aside from one latte ever couple weeks) about 6 months ago. I go probably about 4 days a week to the box, and have always been super active so I didn't have much to loose anyways. However, I have not seen a change in a long time, and have just a pinch of chub I really want to get rid of. I eat when I'm hungry, which is very often- lots of veggies, meat and some almonds, and of course sweet potatoes.

I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips with getting over the last little hump/if anyone has had this problem too?

Thanks!

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on July 05, 2012
at 04:26 PM

It isn't easy to perform if you've got sone... Totally understand that! Have you thought about swimming/kettlebell excercises? Both low impact on the knee and may keep you on track while you recover.

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on June 29, 2012
at 09:14 PM

ecks- I am doing well, but had a little knee mishap, and am having to take about three months off of crossfit. Struggling with my sudden lack of activity! I want to stay fit, and am obviously still eating Paleo, but I can't help be feel a little bit "soft" if you know what I mean. (insert joke here)

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on June 04, 2012
at 07:35 PM

I would love to hear the results of any progress you are making! Sounds like you're almost there!

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on June 04, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Thank you, I bet that is my problem, I have stress coming from all angles, maybe a little relaxation is all I need! Thanks again.

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on June 03, 2012
at 10:00 PM

It's too much to write in 500 characters, but basically your adrenals release two things in response to stress: adrenaline for acute stress (the "oh shit, I'm being chased by a tiger" response), and cortisol for longer-term stress. cortisol isn't supposed to be "on" all the time but when you're doing lots of exercise, have a hard day at work, not getting enough sleep, etc, it is on. One of the side-effect of cortisol is that it messes with your other hormones and promotes fat retention, especially around the middle. The best way to lose fat is to lift heavy weights, walk slowly, and relax.

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on June 03, 2012
at 05:23 PM

That is so counter intuitive! But it makes sense, can you explain what corsotol-induced fat retention is? Is it a sort of defense mechanism my body has? Thanks for your answer!

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on June 03, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Not necessarily what I meant, I have no issues with food and weight in that way- I meant strength.

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on June 03, 2012
at 04:43 PM

I agree with you a lot. Obviously, you're very wise.

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on June 03, 2012
at 04:37 PM

"Seeing how far you can go" can spiral into an ED. Watch it.

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Thanks! I will check out that site. my gym did a paleo challenge for 3 months, and I kept a food journal that whole time. I actually found that I wasn't eating enough protein vs. my carbs from veggies, so I had to up my protein and reduce my (paleo) granola level. It is very hard because I am taking about 12 hours of school a day, so getting meals when I'm hungry, and the right amount etc. is very difficult. I eat when I'm hungry... and stop eating by around 9 because I am trying to slowly ease into a version of Intermittent Fasting. I will have to try eating smaller portions when I do eat

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:16 PM

Thanks! I think I am going to try that, it will probably be good on all levels, mentally and physically! I walked right into that joke haha!

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:15 PM

That is a good point, I am more on the track of just seeing how far I can go, and it seems maybe this is how I am going to be, which is definitely not a bad thing. Thanks!

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on June 03, 2012
at 01:11 PM

maybe that "pinch of chub" is there for a reason. You're female, right? Maybe this is how your body wants to be? Just a thought.

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10cadc0a2dff90c849c6d088832be324

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on June 03, 2012
at 04:44 AM

"I'm having trouble with the last few inches" ... That's what she said!!

Seriously though- take tine off from Cf for a week$ you're goin good n hard when your body probably needs downtime to heal. Call it an active rest week. Light walk or jog every second day at most then go back to your regular CF schedule.

Ddf73883f8dfef2c3e561361d0f0af7f

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on June 03, 2012
at 03:16 PM

Thanks! I think I am going to try that, it will probably be good on all levels, mentally and physically! I walked right into that joke haha!

10cadc0a2dff90c849c6d088832be324

(741)

on June 04, 2012
at 07:35 PM

I would love to hear the results of any progress you are making! Sounds like you're almost there!

Ddf73883f8dfef2c3e561361d0f0af7f

(10)

on June 29, 2012
at 09:14 PM

ecks- I am doing well, but had a little knee mishap, and am having to take about three months off of crossfit. Struggling with my sudden lack of activity! I want to stay fit, and am obviously still eating Paleo, but I can't help be feel a little bit "soft" if you know what I mean. (insert joke here)

10cadc0a2dff90c849c6d088832be324

(741)

on July 05, 2012
at 04:26 PM

It isn't easy to perform if you've got sone... Totally understand that! Have you thought about swimming/kettlebell excercises? Both low impact on the knee and may keep you on track while you recover.

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on June 03, 2012
at 04:02 PM

That last little pinch of chub sounds a lot like stress-related corsotol-induced fat retention. If you do crossfit like I do crossfit (and like most people do crossfit), then you're going too hard. 4 days a week and I bet 100% balls-to-the-wall effort is too much! I would wager that if you dropped it to 2 days a week at 70% effort (and got good sleep) in a month your last bit of chub would disappear.

Ddf73883f8dfef2c3e561361d0f0af7f

(10)

on June 04, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Thank you, I bet that is my problem, I have stress coming from all angles, maybe a little relaxation is all I need! Thanks again.

F0a3e3f17d9a740810ac37ff2353a9f3

(3804)

on June 03, 2012
at 04:43 PM

I agree with you a lot. Obviously, you're very wise.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on June 03, 2012
at 10:00 PM

It's too much to write in 500 characters, but basically your adrenals release two things in response to stress: adrenaline for acute stress (the "oh shit, I'm being chased by a tiger" response), and cortisol for longer-term stress. cortisol isn't supposed to be "on" all the time but when you're doing lots of exercise, have a hard day at work, not getting enough sleep, etc, it is on. One of the side-effect of cortisol is that it messes with your other hormones and promotes fat retention, especially around the middle. The best way to lose fat is to lift heavy weights, walk slowly, and relax.

Ddf73883f8dfef2c3e561361d0f0af7f

(10)

on June 03, 2012
at 05:23 PM

That is so counter intuitive! But it makes sense, can you explain what corsotol-induced fat retention is? Is it a sort of defense mechanism my body has? Thanks for your answer!

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on June 03, 2012
at 12:33 PM

Losing weight requires a caloric deficit. If you're not losing weight, you're eating too much.

I was in a similar situation a few years ago, and I was advised to keep a food log, which I did for a few days. Turns out, I was in a regular eating pattern that was a few hundred calories per day more than what I would need to maintain at my desired weight. So, for 10 weeks, I went into caloric deficit by counting calories on fitday.com and dropped the weight. This also had the effect of resetting my eating pattern at a lower caloric intake, allowing me to maintain my weight at the desired level while eating ad libitum.

Ddf73883f8dfef2c3e561361d0f0af7f

(10)

on June 03, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Thanks! I will check out that site. my gym did a paleo challenge for 3 months, and I kept a food journal that whole time. I actually found that I wasn't eating enough protein vs. my carbs from veggies, so I had to up my protein and reduce my (paleo) granola level. It is very hard because I am taking about 12 hours of school a day, so getting meals when I'm hungry, and the right amount etc. is very difficult. I eat when I'm hungry... and stop eating by around 9 because I am trying to slowly ease into a version of Intermittent Fasting. I will have to try eating smaller portions when I do eat

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on June 03, 2012
at 04:33 AM

I am there, too.

I have just started this, so I can not speak to the success personally, but have you considered Intermittent Fasting?

Been doing it for about 2 weeks... time will tell, but wanted to at least show you that.

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