I started crossfit about a year ago, and pretty strict Paleo (aside from one latte ever couple weeks) about 6 months ago. I go probably about 4 days a week to the box, and have always been super active so I didn't have much to loose anyways. However, I have not seen a change in a long time, and have just a pinch of chub I really want to get rid of. I eat when I'm hungry, which is very often- lots of veggies, meat and some almonds, and of course sweet potatoes.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips with getting over the last little hump/if anyone has had this problem too?
"I'm having trouble with the last few inches" ... That's what she said!!
Seriously though- take tine off from Cf for a week$ you're goin good n hard when your body probably needs downtime to heal. Call it an active rest week. Light walk or jog every second day at most then go back to your regular CF schedule.
That last little pinch of chub sounds a lot like stress-related corsotol-induced fat retention. If you do crossfit like I do crossfit (and like most people do crossfit), then you're going too hard. 4 days a week and I bet 100% balls-to-the-wall effort is too much! I would wager that if you dropped it to 2 days a week at 70% effort (and got good sleep) in a month your last bit of chub would disappear.
I am there, too.
I have just started this, so I can not speak to the success personally, but have you considered Intermittent Fasting?
Been doing it for about 2 weeks... time will tell, but wanted to at least show you that.
Losing weight requires a caloric deficit. If you're not losing weight, you're eating too much.
I was in a similar situation a few years ago, and I was advised to keep a food log, which I did for a few days. Turns out, I was in a regular eating pattern that was a few hundred calories per day more than what I would need to maintain at my desired weight. So, for 10 weeks, I went into caloric deficit by counting calories on fitday.com and dropped the weight. This also had the effect of resetting my eating pattern at a lower caloric intake, allowing me to maintain my weight at the desired level while eating ad libitum.
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