The 30-Day Primal Challenge: Days 16 to 47

Posted on September 11, 2011 under
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My last two blog entries covered the first 15 days of a 30-Day Primal Challenge.  I had fully intended for there to be a third entry that summed everything up on the 30th day, as if reaching that point would be some magical revelation.  I assumed I’d have a nice tidy conclusion to the challenge; the results from my 30 day experiment, if you will.

However, as you’ll see from the title, my 30 days is now 47.  And counting.

During the 30 days, I did see improvements in line with my goals for taking on the challenge.  I lost some weight, and most of that appeared to be body fat.  I’ve definitely had more consistent energy levels, and I am rarely very hungry.  Of course, I know when I want to eat, but I never have that real feeling of hunger where I need to find food “right now”!

I had a secondary goal that wasn’t necessarily part of the 30 days – to get my body fat to below 20% – and I think that is part of the reason that I am at day 47 and still going.  I’m now at 21% body fat, and 12st (168lbs or 76kgs).  Doing the maths, that means that I’ve lost a total of 18lbs in 47 days, of which 10.3lbs was body fat and 7.7lbs was lean body weight loss.

I attribute the lean body weight loss to a continued lack of the strength and sprint exercise sessions – something that I still haven’t really done a great job of, despite saying I would in my last update.

Anyway, I’ll continue for a while longer.  The eating approach isn’t difficult at all to maintain once you’ve started to figure it out, and I am still short of my body fat goal.  If I could just nail the exercise part of it…