Looking at my meal plan from yesterday you will notice that dinner last night was Mexican. We were invited to a Birthday celebration and it was a nice party. However, as you have already guessed, the menu wasn’t too paleo inviting. It did partake in the grain ridden chips and tortilla’s, but didn’t go overboard. I ate a small amount of rice and beans. The end result this morning was that body weight rose almost 2 lbs, but blood sugar stayed stable at 85. Now I don’t know how high it rose after the meal last night, but a good nights sleep brought it back down to stable. So now I will work hard for the next week burning body fat to get back down to where I was before I ate this meal.
As you know, I am not a scale person. I do use the scale each day as a tool to see where my overall body weight is currently at, but it is other markers that I use frequently to judge the progress I am making. The one is waist size, and feeling how my pants are fitting on any day allows me to make judgements about the progress of fat burning. Yesterday I did notice that my pants were fitting a bit tighter and knew right away that I was either retaining water or increasing the amount of fat on my body. One of the mechanisms the body uses to survive is to convert excess foods into fat, primarily carbohydrates and sugars which are pretty much one in the same. While burning fat the body will get down to lower body percentages of fat and will fight to maintain a certain percentage that it believes it needs to survive. Thus making continue fat burning even harder to achieve. Just a single incident of overeating carbs can cause a dramatic increase in saved body fat. Like, Mexican food for example. On the other hand, with increased muscle work the body craves energy from carbs, and it is during this period that it is so important to avoid those carbs and force the body to use ketones produced from fat for energy.
It is a fine balancing act and difficult to achieve. But through hard work and balanced paleo diet it can be accomplished.
Blood Sugar – 85, Weight – 167.0
Creatine Day #24
Bowflex – LEGS
Squats- 155/155- 15, 15, 15
Calf Raises- 155/155- 15, 15, 15
Situps- 130/130- 3×10, 3×8, 3×6
Leg Raises- 15, 13, 11
Breakfast- Cottage Cheese
Lunch- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Dinner- Pork Roast, Spinach