Hello there friends,
I have been HCRV for almost 5 months solid, no overts. I had my body fat percentage measured at the gym when I was about 4 weeks in, and I found out that I was at 16.1%. At that time I weighed 155lbs, I am 5'10''.
So. Today at the gym I weighed in at 175lbs, with shoes and clothing, and am now at 25.3% body fat according to the calipers. I know that dexascan is waay better, I unfortunately do not have access to one.
My trainer is giving me a whole lot of 'I told you so's", and telling me to go paleo. This is obviously not an option for me, or anyone else with half a brain. However, I am startingt o doubt the magic of fruit, and I am devestated to feel like this diet has failed me because I have given it all I've got for the last several months. I've been spending between $500 and $700 a month on (mostly) organic fruit. I have made many positive lifestyle changes since beginning my hcrv journey, such as quitting smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee/tea, dropping all spices and condiments, and being more active.
How can this be? Looking for some support and any helpful information before I go donate two cases of bananas to Occupy Portland. :(((((
Thank you for the advice. :)
Something's not right here. Either your trainer is messing with you, or he/she screwed up one of the two readings (most likely the first one). 20lbs is a lot of weight to put on in 4 weeks, and I'd think someone of your size would really notice that.
To weigh yourself accurately, do it naked, at the same time of day (preferably morning), after voiding yourself and before any big meals. And use the same scale. Not sure where you got the 155 and 175 from, but that just seems fishy to me (especially given your photos... you definitely don't look even 155 in your most recent ones).
Before you make any rash decisions about the diet, spend some time online trying to find an overweight HCRVer. The truth of this lifestyle speaks for itself in the long-term results. Those results are so consistent across the board that when something like this comes up it's best to remind ourselves of that fact so we don't fall into the 'blame the lifestyle' routine and instead seek out the true cause of the problem.
I totally agree, thank you. :)))
Hang in there, Caitlin! I was so inspired when I read all the addictions you've broken and how much work you've obviously put into this diet. I've been falling off the wagon, but somehow after reading this thread, I feel like I can get back on.
That makes a ton of sense. Especially since I was working against this dude's recommendations.