Coach Deb P Posted February 12, 2013 Share Posted February 12, 2013 Hi - This is my first post on the Whole9 Forum. I've recently completed a 90 Day Whole9 Challenge. Actually it ended up being 98 days, and quite frankly, I believe this will be my new life. This was my second time doing a "paleo" challenge. I did a 30 day in January 2012, and it changed me in a pretty profound way, then I did the classic "I'll eat paleo 90% of the time" for the next 7 months. Of course at that time, I hadn't read It Starts with Food, and didn't understand the concept that "if you're allergic to cats and you have 10 cats in the house then get rid of 8, you'll feel better. But until you get rid of the last 2 cats, you'll never really know how good you can be". So, I started the Whole9 program in October of 2012. Straight upfront, I made one conscious choice to still have cream in my coffee every day, and I drink usually 2 cups/day (of coffee that is! ) Other than that, I ate clean. Not one slip up. Nada, nothing. I was on top of my nutrition and training. And it paid off in some weight lost, strength gained, and increased performance in the gym - EXCEPT - I didn't lose any body fat at all. Maybe I didn't have a realistic expectation to begin with, but I am absolutely appalled that my body fat for the most part didn't change at all. In fact, my body fat is very high and I can't wrap my brain around why it didn't change. For the most part it's exactly where it was a year ago. I followed the program faithfully. It was so discouraging to see other people who did the challenge come out with huge decreases in body fat. I want to celebrate my success with the nutrition because there are so many, but my body fat should have changed and it didn't. I want to figure this out and need advice. I shared my story in a blog post along with my numbers, photos and history, and will tell you that I'm very disheartened by my body fat results, but working hard to focus on the positives and come up with a positive solution which is why I'm reaching out for support on this site. http://www.painfreep...hole9-challenge Looking forward to figuring out what I missed.... so I can make the proper changes. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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