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Am I missing something?
« on: September 27, 2013, 12:02:09 PM »
I did the 30 day challenge & my clothes fit the same.  I was hoping for weight loss or changes in my body with leanness but it was a no go....but I'm not giving up.  I'm thinking my body has taken a little bit to get into the fat burning mode...or at least that's what I tell myself  :)

So here's 5 days of my diet.  It's pretty typical for me to eat some of the same things so it doesn't vary a whole lot.
When I say green powders it's wheat grass/ spirulina & 1-2tsps cacao
Coconut milk is unsweetened vanilla.  Just recently I switched to full fat
Protein shake is made with c.c. millk/ pure pea protein w/ greens (I was told pea protein isn't paleo?....didn't know, any other suggestions would help.  I eat/ drink on my way to work after a workout so I need some sort of shake)

Day 1:
6:15- 4 eggs/ onion/ spinach in 2 tsps coconut oil/ nutritional yeast (for cheezy flavor)/ 1/2 cup coconut milk with green powders (I know some say that's unnecessary however I'm trying to use up what I have left of them)
11:15- 1 hb egg
12:15- salmon filet with roasted broccoli & brussel sprouts made with c.c. oil
4:30-  red pepper
6:30 - 8 oz steak on salad with 3/4 avacado/ 3 walnuts/ tomato/ balsamic vinegar

Day2:
5:30 -1/2 apple
***workout***
7:00 -1/2 apple/ protein shake/ 2 hb eggs
10:00- 1 hb egg
12:15- 7-8 oz baked chicken with 2-3 tsps olive oil, roasted broccoli & brussel sprouts in c.c. oil
4:15- pepper
6:30- taco salad with 7oz ground beef/ n. yeast/ olives/ 1/2 avacado/ tomato/ balsamic vinegar/ 1 apple slice

Day3:
6:15- 3 eggs/ 4oz salmon/ spinach/ 1 tsp c.c.oil
12:15- 7 oz baked chicken with roasted veggies in c.c. oil
4:15- peppers
6:30- 1/2 mahi mahi filet/ 6 oz steak/ side salad with sprouts/ peppers/ 1/2 avacado/ 1 apple slice
      -dessert (2 tsps almond butter/ 2 tsps c.c. butter/ 2 tsps cacao/ 1/8tsp honey)

Day 4:
5:30- 1/2 apple
***workout***
7:00- 1/2 apple/ protein drink/ 2 hb eggs
10:15- 1oz mixed raw nuts
12:15- salad with 5 oz chicken/ olives/ n. yeast/ tomato/ balsamic vinegar
4:15- green juice (kale/ spinach/ broccoli/ celery)
5:45- 7oz mahi mahi/ salmon/ roasted veggies in c.c. oil/ 2 kale chips

Day 5:
6:15- 4 eggs/ 1/2 avo/ spinach/ onion/ n. yeast/ green powders in c.c.milk
11:00 - cucumbers
12:15- 8oz chicken with olive oil/ carrots/ peppers/ 1/2 avo
3:30- 1 hb egg
6:00- taco salad (same as above) & dessert (same as above)

Day 6:
7:30 - bacon/ 3 eggs/ tomato
11:00- carrots/ 2 almonds/ 1/2 pc bacon
12:30- roasted veggies/ 1/3 avo/ 5 oz chicken
3:00- 1/4 cup berries
6:00 - 7oz steak/ steamed asparagus/ guac/ dessert (smaller portion)

Day 7:
5:30 -1/2 apple
***workout***
7:00- 1/2 apple
8:00- 4 eggs/ 1/2 avo/ onions/ spinach/ tomato/ pepper/ 3 tsps c.c. oil/ n. yeast
10:30- c.c. milk with green powders/ 2 large carrots
1:00- 7oz baked chicken w/ sauteed veggies/ squash/ pepper/ onion/1 tbsp c.c. oil
5:15- salmon filet with roasted veggies in c.c. oil

So that's a week for me.  It honestly doesn't vary too much from this. 

I'm 5'4", somewhere around 140#, 31y/o female, would like to tone up and lose 2 sizes. (I'd be happy at loosing 1 size at this point).  I started doing intense cardio/ weight circuit training when I started this challenge. 

I do feel alot better since I've started, I just was hoping to have made progress physically.
Any advice?
Thanks!

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Re: Am I missing something?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 08:56:33 AM »
The main thing I notice is that your diet is hign in protein and seems low in calories.  You are easily covering your protein needs with meat, fish, and eggs, which is good.  It also means you should probably skip the protein shakes entirely, and just keep the fruit and eggs in the after workout food, with water.  Excess protein is just processed by the liver into sugar, anyway, so the protein powder isn't doing you any good.

It's hard to tell how much fat is in your meat.  I'd recommend eating full fat beef, and leaving the skin on the chicken and fish, to avoid such a low level of calories that your metabolism shuts down.

That said, at 140 pounds, you may be on the difficult last 10 pounds, if your body feels that's near your ideal weight.  Do you know what your body fat percentage is?  Remember that better health - your feeling better - is the primary advantage of the paleo diet rather than weight loss.


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Re: Am I missing something?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 04:57:30 PM »
Thanks so much for your help! 
I wanna make sure I'm understanding you......eat more fat and a little less protein?
I have my 6 week evaluation this week since I started working out more intense and eating paleo.  I'll know my body fat % then and if it's changed.

Thanks again.  This is all so new to me so I really do appreciate your advice  :)

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Re: Am I missing something?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 05:52:44 PM »
Thanks so much for your help! 
I wanna make sure I'm understanding you......eat more fat and a little less protein?
Yes - and specifically skip the protein powder/shake.

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I have my 6 week evaluation this week since I started working out more intense and eating paleo.  I'll know my body fat % then and if it's changed.
Body fat percentage can be difficult to get a handle on - nice to get a professional measurement like that!