So I need to ask advice, I know that it is not possible to spot reduce, of course, it only happens all over. I have been tweaking my strict Paleo diet for about 6-8 months now, not really seeing much difference, I am within 10 lbs of my natural biological weight, so my body really wants to fight me on this.
BUT...and remember this is not being done in unhealthy ways, there are many girls that would just starve themselves to get the results, but I want to do this the healthy way...
I am in modeling, and have been told that to get work i need to lose another 3 inches off my hip/butt/thigh area (just so to even out the measurements)...this is really important to me because I REALLY want to be working. About 6months ago...I was at those measurements, but for some reason (without changing anything re: calories or workouts) I have put on these inches in my lower body. (possibly hormonal?)
Anyway..of course continuing to do what i am doing, reducing calories gradually, and balancing training with resistance, cardio and HIIT hopefully I can achieve this..
But is there anything in the Paleo diet I should avoid that has been known to store fat in women's lower bodies? What workouts/exercsies specifically would you advise? I am thinking not Quad dominant movements, and more glut/hams ?
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on January 20, 2012
at 07:48 PM
Wonem's bodies want to store weight around the hips and butt to give a fertility cushion; my understanding is that it's encouraged by female hormones, and unfortunately in your case, better nutrition makes out bodies more eager to be fertile.
Having looked through your prior questions, if you're being asked at 5'9" and 135 to lose even more weight, it seems you're looking for runway and fashion modeling, and that industry really favors waifish malnutritioned 16 year olds. I don't think you'll be particularly healthy trying to cut below your normal 1500 calories...in other words, just don't do it. Putting your body through all you would need to just to get a possible year of work (or perhaps no work at all) is not worth it when you look at the whole of your lifetime.
FWIW, I am the leanest when my diet is around 50/20/30 fat/protein/carb, with many meals just protein and veggies or light carbs, with minimal fat.
Congrats on your thirty pound loss since starting primal! It seems to me your body has found its happy place, and bringing your mind around to the same spot will bring you the most longterm happiness.
on January 20, 2012
at 07:03 PM
Food: Remove nuts and dairy and liquid calories such as cream or honey. If its liquid and has calories, don't consume it. Yes, the little bit of coconut oil to cook stuff is ok. And yes, the eggs are ok. Remove any artificial sweeteners also, if not done already.
Dead Lift. Squat. Pull ups. Those 3 allow you to lift the most weight and therefore allow for the most increase in strength and hormone response you are looking for. Out of those 3, Dead Lift is the best one there is.