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Turtle

Member Since 19 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 12 2013 06:25 AM
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Calling On All Primal Celiacs

27 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Hi!
I've conquered my first successful grocery shopping trip so I can get my shell in Primal gear. However, I have read and read and re-read Mark's Daily Apply & all the links/resources he provides.....but I clearly need some primal vet help.

Quick Bio Info: I'm female, I'm a Celiac and have been gluten free for almost 10yrs. I used to maintain a weight of 135-145, worked w/ a trainer and/or worked out at least 4x's per week and I ate nearly primal, although I didn't know that at the time. I had major surgery on both my legs so hence my current situation which is: I'm 5'1 and now weigh 155 due to being sedentary for months while my legs healed from the surgery, etc. For the last year, I can't get the scale to budge so it's time to regroup and get back on track. Which is where my going Primal kicks in.

Currently I exercise approx 4x's per week sometimes more alternating my days between weights (60min sessions) & cardio (usually treadmill or lipty for 3 miles give or take but always hitting at least 30-45min worth of cardio). And I've been using myfitnesspal to track what I eat. After reading Mark's site and visiting nearly every link he offers I'm ready to get my primal on.

WHAT I NEED HELP WITH IS: I have reset myfitnesspal for a 1200 calorie intake (is this even appropriate?) with goals of 20% carbs, 20% protein and 60% fat. I haven't a CLUE if this is accurate for me. I read Mark's "formula" but I am math challenged and I have no idea if I'm doing this correctly. All I understand from his writings & the pretty diagrams is that to lose weight I need to intake no more than 50-100g of carbs per day. I am very confused & finding myself frustrated about what my intake for fats, proteins, sugars, etc. are supposed to be and/or what I need to set these to on myfitnesspal to accurately track my intake of food each day. I MUST keep a log as I rely on that visual to help me see what I'm intaking. If anyone has any insight feel free to enlighten me. (BTW, I tend to ALWAYS go over in protein each day, is this something I need to be concerned about?)