Well I’m nearing the end of the journey of the slow carb challenge, and while I’ve loved the results, im ready to get back to real carbs! Also being able to prep food in advance, for more info on that check out Quick Paleo Meal Prep. But today is the light at the end of the tunnel for sure!
Please excuse the cliche bathroom mirror pic, but I felt more comfortable doing this than asking someone to take the picture while I flexed and winked at them. But here’s the final results, I’m estimating about 7-9 percent body fat (the insta filters help) and ending weight is 168.8 lbs. I maintained a steady 2.5 lb drop per week, weighing myself every morning on the same scale after the same meals every day for consistency and accuracy. I don’t have a before picture mostly because I started this before I really started blogging, but I can tell you it’s been a while since those middle abs have seen the light of day.
THE BAD NEWS
I’ll start with the worst news, the cold showers and what not didn’t have a single benefit! I lost the same amount with a week of warm showers as I did with 3 weeks of cold. I wasn’t happy at all… But the only way to know is to test it. Strength was another area I was concerned about, and unfortunately most of my lifts took a 10 lb dip for working sets. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t what I would have liked to see.
I will be back to normal paleo diet following the 80/20 principal of clean eating. I expect my strength to come back pretty quickly and maybe even move ahead of where they were. I will maintain what I’ve lost, and I’ve heard that once a decent amount of carbs are added back with higher intensity work that extra fat loss isn’t unheard of. So stay tuned and give this challenge a shot, it’s only 30 days!
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