Eating by way of the Primal lifestyle is really second nature at this point. Meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables, nuts, butter, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, occassional small amounts of dairy, and my weekly piece of 85% dark chocolate – that’s the name of the game, and from it I’ve made a lot of tasty things.
So as you can see in the graph, my weight loss slowed down over the past 21 days, as expected. Looking at the full 42 days though, the results are very significant, and one day when I post before and after picture from when I was 197, you’ll see the big image change.
- Total Inches Loss – 14 inches – via Myotape
- Total Weight Loss – 16.4 lbs – via Digital Scale
- Total Bodyfat Loss – 5.3% – via Omron
The way I approached these 21 days was exactly the same as I did the previous 21 days. The only thing I noticed, since I post pictures of 90% of what I eat to facebook, is that I consumed a bit more dairy. Regardless, I’m pretty happy with my progression.
I honestly can’t say that I have a very clear goal of where I want to get to. I have a clear goal for how I like to eat healthy, I have a clear goal of losing bodyfat (and I know my weight will drop with it for awhile).
One good side effect of eating Primal is that I’ve been whipping up some cool dishes. So not only have we made infinitely better food choices when eating out, but also choosing grassfed meat when possible and cooking at home when time allows.
The biggest side effect of eating Primal is having everyone ask about it. On one hand, everyone wants to know how you got your results, on the other hand many people want to argue that meals should be balanced out with grains. There are 10 or so frequently asked questions and arguments that people throw my way.
Most of the time it’s not a problem to show them some scientific research to point them in the right direction. However, sometimes I get challenged, and I really don’t have a good answer, which is probably the best side effect, because it forces me to go out there, ask my own questions, find more research, and be able to give an intelligent answer the next time around.
Again, huge thanks to Mark Sisson, he has been the biggest influence in me learning and doing the Primal Lifestyle, providing amazing research to bring to life all his principles, and for being a genuine non-judgmental person that’s changed countless people’s lives. Big thanks to Tim Ferriss, since he has inspired me to keep better metrics and self-experiment. Also big thanks to Martin Berkhan, for having the most comprehensive articles on intermittent fasting, and spitting out the best research articles on facebook and twitter.
So what am I working on next? I’m going to continue eating with no grains, no sugar, no alcohol. I want to see how lean I can get by August 26th, the day after my boards, and the day Marina and I leave for our 10 day trip to Paris. I’m also in the process of doing a 6 week 100 pushup challenge – I don’t know if it will get done in 6 weeks, or maybe a couple more, but I’ll post a video of me doing the 100 pushups on here, with a graph of my weekly pushup to show how I did it.
If you’re curious about my results in the next 21 days, or my pushup challenge, and want to see some more things I cook up, then add yourself to the mailing list, and I’ll see you soon.
Comment on this post, I’d like to know what kind of things motivate you to be healthy.