blackgirlgenius (olamina) wrote in primaleats,

Four Hour Body Update

Skewers with meat and vegetables

I'm over two weeks into Four Hour Body and feeling good. The key to sticking with this for me has been repeating meals. Yes, eating the same stuff over and over again and not putting too much pressure on having to cook a big meal for every meal. To that end, I have been using my Foreman Grill like crazy and eating a lot of frozen veg and canned beans. I am planning to make a batch of lentils from scratch today since I am sure they will be better than canned and I can pick off of them for days to come. I also have to say it helps to have a once a week cheat day on this diet. Not so much because I love junk food so much, but because at least once a week I have some social event where I am pretty certain I will not have many "on-diet" options. For example, yesterday I was at a wedding and lots of the food was of the bread/noodle variety.

I've lost a total of 6 pounds with my goal being to lose 20 pounds of fat and gain 5 pounds of muscle. I need to get my callipers out and find a measuring tape so I can keep a better track of that stuff. After I reach my goal weight, I am going to just switch back to the primal blueprint, by eliminating the beans that I have been eating on 4HB and also dropping the "cheat days". I think that the key to sticking with primal this time around will be 1) continuing to mostly eat simple and similar meals everyday, 2)learning how to make healthier options and say "no", 3) not keeping "danger" foods in the house. In my case, "danger foods" means not buying things like sour cream, yogurt, granola, and fruit. I could honestly drink smoothies and eat plain yogurt and muesli a few times a day, every day. I'd be happy but bloated, oof! Oh and the fourth thing to put on that list would be

4) Remember that primal is a lifestyle not just a way of eating.
Tags: 4hb, diet, primal blueprint, weight loss

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