CJT1217

Start Weight:(03 Oct 11) 204.0 lb
Current Weight:(07 Jul 14) 198.0 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: The Primal Blueprint
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Age: 33 Height: 5'11''
Start weight: 225 on 15 August 2011 (previous high of 240)
Goal: Maintain.

What did I do to lose the poundage? I ditched the carbs (refined sugar, bread, pasta, junk food; highly processed foods) and high sodium foods, ate food that grows on the earth, and got out there and sweated. That's it in it's most basic form. I ate real and natural food and got out there and moved my body.

<<Primary goals>>

Caloric Intake: I don't count calories. If I eat reasonably healthy and natural foods, the rest will fall into place.

Diet: 200g protein / <150g carbs / healthy fats / Low sodium

Tips:
1. Hydrate! 2-3 litres a day.
2. Rest! Especially if you work out!
3. Read your labels and keep it simple. I avoid anything with waaay too many ingredients. More natural the ingredients, THE BETTER.
4. Arm yourself with knowledge on how the body's metabolism works. Know what it uses and prefers for fuel and what it does with the excess.
5. Utilize your diet calendar and watch for trends. If you eat a certain way and don't see changes on the scale, then switch your carb, protein, and fat intake around and again watch for trends. See what yields the results you want.
6. Watch your carb/sugar intake. For me, when I have a high protein and low carb day (30g), I wake up leaner. Give it a try.
7. Boost your metabolism by spreading out meals to every 3-4 hours
8. Resistance train to build lean muscle. A mix of low and high intensity cardio will serve you well.

FatSecret member since: 08 Sep 11

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CJT1217's Cookbook

cals: 277kcal | fat: 25.42g | carbs: 5.92g | prot: 7.76g
Pumpkin Cheesecake III
A smooth and delicious cheesecake for those special occasions.
cals: 169kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 0.82g | prot: 26.68g
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Sensational low carb chicken dish.
cals: 107kcal | fat: 4.45g | carbs: 7.69g | prot: 8.59g
Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
Delicious mini pizzas using muffin pans.
cals: 265kcal | fat: 14.11g | carbs: 1.66g | prot: 30.87g
Baked Mediterranean Chicken
A yummy and easy way to make a typical baked chicken breast more exciting.
cals: 342kcal | fat: 16.26g | carbs: 17.63g | prot: 32.18g
Spicy Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast
Scrumptious chicken breast stuffed with light feta cheese, spiced red peppers and black olives with a light crispy coating.
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CJT1217's Latest Posts

Depression and anxiety= overeating?
They're not called comfort foods for no reason! This is actually very common to eat sugary and extremely tasty foods for that instant gratification. I don't have too much experience with depression, but when I was going through a particularly hard time when I couldn't sleep and didn't want to eat, I expelled all that pent up frustration and energy by working out at the gym. It helped me focus on other things to get through the times and in the end I had a killer bod! But first thing I always recommend, is BREATHE! If you feel that rush, taking deep and relaxing breaths can do wonders to help in an intense moment....
posted 22 Aug 2013, 12:24
need more advice :(
Fay, I agree that veggies arent the tastiest and most desirable foods around. BUT they are definitely good for you, and filling! Try spicing the veggies up a little. I add pepper and red pepper flakes to practically everything I eat. I also use a sh!t load of garlic powder. I'll use my whipped butter (no crap, just whipped milk) as well for extra flavoring. Adding extra flavor to my food is the only way that I've been able to stick with my non-processed food way of eating now. And as far as exercise goes, do you have a bike? Looked like your area had a lot of waterfront to ride along!
posted 14 Aug 2013, 11:51
Low Carb diet...will this work for me?
Sounds delicious Woman Alive. Good carbs from fruits and veggies are A-OK in my book. ESPECIALLY fruits of the berry family. Being simple sugars, they are more easily burned off and the fact that you're having your fruit smoothie in the morning shouldn't give you any problems. You also have the added benefit of all that fiber in it. I say keep it going and enjoy! Smile
posted 08 Aug 2013, 14:37
Low Carb diet...will this work for me?
Ah, I'll throw in my personal experience here as well.

Back in 2011 I had dislocated my patella while on orders in Alaska. So, during the healing process I had to find a way of eating that I could do without suffering and was relatively easy to drop weight while not doing any cardio. So I scoured the net for info, figure out what the body does with the nutrients we stuff our faces with. I like to keep things simple and go back to basics, so that's where I found the primal/paleo style of eating that promotes eating wholesome and natural food. It also happens that most wholesome and natural foods are low carbohydrate, or have simple sugars/carbs that are easily and efficiently processed by the body.

So after deciding to avoid all the sugary drinks, fast food, junk food, and highly processed foods out there and instead focussing on real foods I began to lose weight, felt "lighter", increased my energy, and never feel lethargic after a meal; no food comas! That's when I felt I had found something good for me.

I lost 20 lbs in the first 6 weeks.

Now, I never count macronutrients unless I have a specific goal to lose weight (like now). I have tons of energy to tackle steep hills on the bike or on foot. I have pretty damn good endurance for biking and trail running. And I feel great. Works damn good for me.
posted 08 Aug 2013, 13:27
What's going on?
There's so much to learn and a ton of good viable advice from users on this site. There are so many tried and true methods being used. In the end, it's just a matter of finding one that fits your lifestyle, makes you feel better, and makes you happy.

I'd much rather see more support than arguing on here as well. It's getting effing tiresome.

Congrats to all those who found their way and yielded the positive results you desired. And to those just starting, I hope you find your way and love your results. *cheers*
posted 08 Aug 2013, 12:29
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20 September 2013

Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you to all my buddies on here for discussing knowledge and tips on better and healthier living. A lot of you have ...
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