I lost a bunch of weight on 811, a lot of it in a short time, but I've still got a bunch of fat around my waist that I'd love to get rid of, but thats quite stubborn. I'm now certainly a "skinny-fat" person, as my overall weight is fairly low for my height (I'm 6' tall and 147 lbs, probably on a "medium frame"), while my body fat percentage is a bit high. My waist at it's thickest point is 32.5"s -- so my body fat percentage, as best as I can calculate it, is around 19%. It's been that way for many months now, and my situation just won't seem to get any better.
In Dr. Graham's chapter on weight loss in his 811 book, he's pretty clear that reducing calories is the only way to take off weight. I understand that the idea on this site is never to worry about calories... I've gone with this site's theory, but I've been stuck on a fatty plateau for several months now.
What if I start eating the bulk of my food in raw veggies instead of fruits? Sound like a reasonable "short cut"?? Especially, I was thinking to eat a lot more salad, and related veggies (celery, tomatoes, cucumbers). My calories will be reduced, but I'll be putting lots of bulk into my system, and won't have to feel hungry. Will my metabolism slow down?
For what it's worth, I walk vigorously several times a week for several hours, and try to do several strength exercises each day. I realize that's lame compared to many on this site, but it's where I'm at. I wish I had more time and motivation to exercise, but realistically, I can't see myself doing too much better than I'm currently doing for the foreseeable future... Does that mean I'm condemned to stay skinny-fat? Or is my veggie idea a good one?