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Old 10-05-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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Stats: 300/230/190 initial goal
WOE: attemping the Perfect Health Diet
Start Date: low carb - 11/2012, PHD - 2/2017
I tried exercising this summer and it really slowed my weight loss. I only lost 3 lbs. in July when most months I had lost 5-10 lbs. I stopped exercising during a two week visit to my parents' house in early August and I lost weight again. So I have stopped exercising. I plan to start again when I am closer to goal (my final goal, not my initial goal) for toning and firming, but exercising isn't necessary for weight loss. One reason (certainly not the only) that I am on a low carb ketogenic diet rather than just a reduced calorie diet is that ketogenic diets with sufficient (but not excess) protein intake have been shown to spare lean body mass (muscle) during weight loss, even without exercise. So I am confident I am losing fat and not muscle during my weight loss.
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