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Old 04-18-2008, 08:25 PM   #11
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I'm not sure off the top of my head right now.

But we did normal zone for 2 months, on the consultation of the affiliate we upped the fat a bit after low results.

I'll check her numbers when I get a chance.


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Old 04-19-2008, 09:12 AM   #12
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But we did normal zone for 2 months, on the consultation of the affiliate we upped the fat a bit after low results.
If you really do what the "normal" zone calls for...I'm guessing you would of been in the 1100 cal range a day....if that is not working...raising calories is not what she needs. Don't start thinking she needs the "athlete" zone with more fat...as she is not an athlete, does not have that activity level and weight loss is the main goal.

The problem with the zone in the "real world"....is people never do it right. If you tell someone to eat 1200 cal....they really take in 1500+. Also, if you start doing things like maybe 30-40min walks at night...that is another way to help burn off the extra calories. Of course if the thyroid is bottomed out then there are other issues as well. Does she have a high calorie day once every 7-10 days too? That is usually important in any low calorie plan to help keep the metabolism strong. Coconut oil is also supposed to be good for the thyroid.

In the end....if weight loss is not happening she will need either less calories or more activity daily. There still has to be a deficit of calories for the body to use internal fat as fuel.
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:10 PM   #13
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Duly noted, and appreciated. I think as well as having some tests done, we will discuss these things and implement as necessary.


Thanks all.

Off topic Mike, but I love the Blog. Your post about happiness and what we really need seems to have triggered something. Thanks.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:15 PM   #14
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Off topic Mike, but I love the Blog. Your post about happiness and what we really need seems to have triggered something. Thanks.
I love it and your posts about simplicity too.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:35 PM   #15
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I love it and your posts about simplicity too.
I swear I am not paying these people......Psssssst...check is in the mail...

Same can be said about fat loss....keep it simple....calories in vs calorie expenditure out.....works for the Biggest Loser people who eat 800 cal a day and workout for 4 hours a day too.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:09 AM   #16
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Personally I havenít gotten a weight loss from doing CrossFit. I know, I know, but I havenít.
Iíve gotten better muscles, more strength, but not really the huge ďohmygod!Ē changes that testimonials are made of. ErÖin fact, I put on fat over this very long and inactive (trapped indoors due to a skin condition) winter. Talk about depressing!
Keeping a workout log book kept me from giving up Ė that and this is plain fun. But my times got better, my weights got higher, Iím doing full pushups frequently now Ė this is progress.

But it wasnít until I was able to get outside again and start walking and running this spring that Iím starting to notice the fat coming off. I have a very sedentary job. Iím sure the additional muscle mass is helping, but it seems like itís taking a deliberate raising of my activity level through adding walking & running to my daily routine to actually effect the fat loss.

YMMV. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:17 PM   #17
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As James FitzGerald stated in his article in the PM, metcons don't work for everyone. People with high cortisol output and insulin resistance for example.

Now we just have to wait until the next installment. Is it May1st yet?
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