Tough lesson to learn. Still learning it. I went on a mission to get my 29 year old abs back (nothing fancy here folks, just somewhat visible minus any layer of fat) this past January and although I’m down two pants sizes since then the last few pounds remain, right on my stomach. Why is that? Grr.
I’m running 4 times a week and now boxing 3 times a week so I’ve got the 30% MORE than covered. I eat Primal/Paleo for the most part — eliminating grains, processed foods, sugar, etc — with, perhaps, irresistible pizza once a month. So what’s up?
Well I started tracking my food with the Lose It! app to nail down the balance of nutrients and, with Grant’s help, I learned that I’m eating more fruits and vegetables (with natural sugars/carbs) than I might need and not enough protein.
So for the next 30 days (did I mention I’ll be leaving for my birthday weekend in Miami in 30 days, of course that’s got nothing to do with it…no, not at all) I’m determined to control that 70% and see if it makes a difference. We’re talking chicken, fish, egg whites, sunflower seeds…and bacon. And wine, cos as I always say this isn’t a suicide mission.