Haven't lost weight (5'7, 144lbs). I'm active, workout 5-6 times a week and I feel thinner. My stomach is flatter and my muscles show a little more, but the scale hasn't moved. I'm tracking my calories and I'm under almost everyday. Here's what I normally eat: 3 to 4 Egg whites, one egg, two to three strips of organic bacon, half an apple Lunch - tuna steak with veggies or chicken Dinner. Grass fed steak or chicken, veggies Snacks - nuts, lots of fruit, apples, pears, almond butter
Am I eating wrong? Thanks for the help.
Whole eggs are your friends as such you should invite them to breakfast regularly. Just like friends don't chop them in half and throw parts away. That's just crazy. Trust me, I know.
I wouldn't sweat the fruit. Looks reasonable. Could you define "veggies"?
I wouldnt be to concerned with the scale. Losing fat is the target for healthy more than losing weight. Sounds like you are doing that. Though I might urge fewer days exercising unless that is pure pleasure for you, the body needs some rest time, say 2-3 days exercise per week.
Is weight loss a goal? You are right in the healthy range for your BMI (which I hate as a measurement of healthy, but it can be fine do ballpark a stranger), and losing weight would probably not be productive because that would mean that you couldn't gain muscle. I would recommend ditching the scale and focusing on eating to FEEL good. This is not supposed to be a weight-loss or quick-fix diet, so it will take a bit of time for the body to heal and to get used to consuming an adequate diet. I would be concerned about over-exercising and under-consuming calories, so that is something to watch out for (you won't do yourself any favors by doing either).
If you don't eat eggs yolks you are missing out on one of the most important nutrients, choline. Choline can be found in egg yolks but not the egg whites.
Maybe you're eating too much fruit if you're trying to lose? You say you are eating "lots of fruit" - how many pieces is that? And, nuts and nut butters are highly caloric. If you're sticking to 10 nuts or less, that's great. It's easy to over eat nuts. And the nut butters, too. You sound like you're on the right track though. Maybe just needs a bit of tweaking. Did you measure yourself when you started??
Why are people so concerned with the Random Number Generator? It doesn't tell you body composition, inches lost, muscle gained or any other valuable information.
"My stomach is flatter and my muscles show a little more, but the scale hasn't moved."...isn't that good enough for you? Stay on track, keep plugging away at it, and you'll get where you want to be. Judge your progress by photos, measurements, clothes and how you feel. The rest will work itself out. You may want to cut back on fruit and increase your protein/fats, and keep drinking tons of water. One day at a time.
You can absolutely eat too much fruit! Although it is natural sugar, your body still digests it and stores it as sugar! Not to mention if it's hi glycemic.. Try and lower your fruit to 1-2 pieces a day.. Apples are good, so are berries. That should make a big difference :)
You are doing it right. Doesn't seem like you really have any "weight" to lose. I wouldn't bother ditching out the yolks like you do but it isn't that big of a deal. If your stomach is flatter and your muscles are showing why would you expect to weight less? All that muscle you are gaining is replacing fat and weighing more than the fat it is replacing did. You do not need to lose any weight to be more healthy.
Hey your diet looks good but you may need to try other foods to see what works well with your body. I have had some success using some of the recipes in the paleo cookbook. I am fairly new to the paleo lifestyle but I found this site pretty helpful.
hope it helps. I have been losing weight fairly slow but I can say that the recipes in the book do work.
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