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    CHICARELLA   13,129
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Week 1 of Primal is in the bag

Monday, March 28, 2011

And the results were not what I was expecting. I felt like I was losing weight by the end of the week, but I ended up 1/2 lb. Boo.

I know I don't have to count calories following this way of eating, but I tracked some days to see where my macros were falling. But my calories were waaayyy up there some days. And on those days I felt stuffed! I knew I was eating too much and I was also having some wine a few days. So I don't blame the diet, I only blame myself. But I have to admit, I was disappointed in the scale. I kept my carbs low and except for the wine ate strict primal. So I went looking for answers.

I found a link to this article on MDA and I think it's exactly where part of my problem lies.
www.proteinpower.com/drm
ike/weight-loss/low-carb-a
nd-calories-2/

Too much fat in my diet. Well, that and alcohol lol.

I'm going to tweak the diet and stay AF for 7 days and see what that brings.

Even though I wasn't happy with the scale, and have only myself to blame, a result like that would normally send me back to a CW diet. Or weight watchers, or find me binging on all the junk I could find. But I'm sticking with this eating style because I believe it's the right way to eat for me. I know what I did wrong last week, so I can fix that this week and get the scale moving in the right direction. My knees feel fabulous, and I have lots more energy which is huge on it's own! Here's to a great week! emoticon
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LILIYARN 4/2/2011 1:50PM

    I'm at day 6 primal keeping carbs below 80 g. I'm down 2 pounds but definitely feel a lot slimmer. I'm giving it time. Hang in there and tweak some things.

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JUSTBIRDY 3/28/2011 9:48PM

    Are you SURE you didn't just gain muscle??? I do find that when I give up cheese I lose more weight. I am not sure it is just the calories.
When I started eating fewer carbs, I had trouble controlling the nuts, but now they are no problem. I don't measure them out carefully and put the rest of them away like before. I just grab my handful and have no problem leaving the rest alone.

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RKJ1969 3/28/2011 7:46PM

    It takes some experimenting to find the right Primal balance!

I'm just finishing up a Whole 30 challenge and I have determined that giving up Dairy, dark chocolate and wine really jump started my weight loss!

I'm going to be very careful with using those only as "treats" going forward!

Keep hanging in there!

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CHICARELLA 3/28/2011 4:12PM

    I normally exercise, but didn't last week. Although DH asked me if my legs were smaller. I felt like I looked smaller through the tummy. I have taken measurements and will take them again in about 30 days.

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NUTMEG1125 3/28/2011 4:06PM

    DO you exercise? Some people on primal gain a lot of muscle and lose a lot of inches. Make sure you take measurements.

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MOLLIEMAC 3/28/2011 2:45PM

    Thanks for the link! I too need to cut back on cheese, nuts I only eat occasionally and then only a max of 10 almonds or 4-5 walnut halves and I need to monitor wine as well.
Have a wonderful week- look forward to how you do...MJ

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