Brand new to Paleo, five weeks and loving it.
Went to a bio sig practitioner and he got me started. I am very active, kettlbells 4 days per week, short runs or sprints 3/week.
I do a lot of slalom watersking and downhill sking.
I am 34, 5'7" and 168 pounds. I am trying to lean out and cut body fat. I am struggling with amount of caloric intake.
I am currently taking in 1600-1700/day. Shooting for 40% fat/20% carbs/40% protein. Not eating any dairy, gluten or fruits (other than 1/2 cup blueberries post workout). First four weeks, weight was falling off 16 pounds. Now seems to have stopped.
"First four weeks, weight was falling off 16 pounds. Now seems to have stopped."<---This is a fairly common phenomena. One idea is that you are doing TOO much work. Your body may need much more recovery than you are giving it. What did the bio sig guy say about your cortisol level? Did he note any abnormal values? Do you ski year round? Are you skiing at a competitive level? If you are, then you probably need an in-season workout program which is usually less volume and intensity than an out of season program. In summary, I would reduce the sprints to one time per week. Reduce strength training to 1-2 x per week. Focus on low volume and high weight and continue to ski.
I think you are not eating enough for all the work you're doing. Why should your body put on muscle? You're telling your hormones that you're in a famine-it thinks it needs that fat for later!
Think about it evolutionarily. What lifestyle are you emulating by what you're doing?
Three things I can think of:
Sleep, you'll need 8-10 hours, especially if you are working out a lot
Stress, make sure to maintain it and not be over stress all the time
Try intermittent fasting, I've heard of great weight loss results all over PaleoHacks for trying to lose weight
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