Thursday, April 19, 2012
... this is the way I feel right now!
As you know, I have been following the Primal Blueprint challenge for what, 10 days now, and I really thought that I was doing everything right... WRONG! ... I have been keeping track of what I have been eating and my calories have ranged between 1200 - 1500. I haven't weighed myself because I just don't want to see a bad number and my clothes are not fitting any looser. Yesterday evening I decided to take my measurements because my jeans seemed to fitting tighter, and guess what, I am gaining in "inches!!!!!"... I have gained at least a 1/2 an inch everywhere!
My first thought was to just say forget it all, order a pizza and call it a day, but I didn't, instead, I looked over my notes and logs of what I have been eating and found that although I have been staying within my calorie range, I am eating massive amounts of fat.
One thing I have been doing right is IF (Intermittent Fasting) ... I listened to Robb Wolfe's podcast www.robbwolfe.com (#2 or 3, I forget) this morning and the subject of IF (Intermittent Fasting) came up. He mentioned that if a person is trying to lean out 16 hours of IF is good because it doesn't tap into protein stores and it re-establishes insulin sensitivity without harming metabolic status (... not going into starvation mode). I think the longest I have gone is 18 hours, so I will now keep it to 16 or less.
To lean out, he advises the following:
1.) Load up on protein
2.) Load up on veggies
3.) "don't go wild on fat sources so that we can get both appetite suppression via the protein - AND - a mild calorie restriction
4.) 8 - 9 hours of sleep (... I will be aiming for 7.5 - 8 hours)
... I knew eating all of that good food was too good to be true!!!! ... well, at least with a ton of fat added to it!... I will modify my recipes.
... I will keep you posted, if anyone has any tips, ideas, please post, I am still learning this lifestyle and all comments are