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Share Your Paleo Before and After!

by (1538) Updated July 04, 2014 at 5:45 PM Created September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I'm new to Paleo, and still feeling my way around. I've seen some powerful testimonies - in words and photos - at a few blogs, but it would be super cool to have a huge list of Before and Afters here that folks could refer to when they are starting out or when they need a boost of inspiration.

Tell us how Paleo worked for you. Show your amazing Before and After photos.

Please inspire me and others to stay the course! It's tough jumping in when Conventional Wisdom says that eating red meat and fat are the worst things you could do to your health.

Thank you! Can't wait to see what folks post!

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13928 · December 17, 2010 at 6:40 PM

I've hesitated to put some photos up because while my weight-loss (etc) may be dramatic personally, it's doesn't seem to be dramatic objectively. Regardless, here they are...

BEFORE - 185 lbs in July 2007

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AFTER 1 - 145 lbs in March 2010

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I kept telling myself, "The slower it takes to lose the weight, the longer you'll maintain the weight-loss." ;)

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1783 · December 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Dear everyone on Paleo,

You are ridiculously hot.

Sincerely,

Ruby

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Me at 240

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share-your-paleo-before-and-after! at 163 LBs

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1233 · December 15, 2010 at 4:47 AM

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Here's an image I put together for my blog's About Page. I lost about 45 lbs of the weight using a low-calorie, (mostly) whole foods approach -- but not Paleo. Toward the end, I was very hungry. Always thought about food.

I lost the last 10 lbs or so after switching to a Paleo approach and then started adding some much needed muscle mass as well.

Still thriving on Paleo, love the approach / lifestyle. Never hungry, even if I don't eat.

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18619 · December 16, 2010 at 1:51 AM

Okay. I totally can't resist a before and after, I haven't been Paleo that long, but it has made a difference.

First. Here's me in July 2004. 247lbs.

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This is me at my first goal weight of 150. Non-paleo.

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This is me at my 2nd goal weight of 136 (officially normal BMI) and Paleo for 2 months. I lost the last 14lbs and dropped my bf from 30% to 24%. I think you can see the difference.

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You also get a fun view of my office bathroom! \o/

I am counting on Paleo to continue to work on my body fat and just make me healthier all the way around.

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22684 · July 11, 2010 at 3:59 PM

share-your-paleo-before-and-after! Me at 285lbs

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Me at 180lbs

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Today

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8848 · December 16, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Here's my story.

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2512 · July 16, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Here's some of the info from my Before/After post from last year (before a pain-killer screwed up my hormones and sent my fat accumulation into overdrive):

Here's a shot of me in December of 2004, after two depressing years of living on campus, subsisting on pita bread and cheese, white bread and butter (scraped on thin, cos it's "so bad for me"), grilled chicken breasts, pizza, and lite ice-cream.

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After 9 months of paleo eating, I stepped out in a bikini for the first time in my life during a holiday in Thailand:

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I'm still battling some hormonal imbalance, but I'm working to see the scales move back towards where they were sitting during the Thailand trip. Despite the weight gain, my health hasn't been adversely impacted since I've stayed paleo throughout. My flexibility and strength continue to improve, and even my vision is better than it was two years ago!

I know that paleo will help me achieve the health and fitness that I desire; I know too much now to ever return to my old ways!

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2854 · July 13, 2011 at 2:56 PM

I started Paleo for healing purposes- after 13 years of vege/veganism (from age 10-23), I had been diagnosed with an 'incurable' immune deficiency, had stopped mentstruating, struggled with bloating and constipation, low energy, no libido, and anxiety. It's been a slow but steady healing process with a lot of trial and error. I wouldn't call this a 'before' and 'after', but more like a 'before' and 'continuing'. Here I am in 2005, vegan, 5'7", 135 lbs. Not overweight, but not very vital- Note the sickly skin coloring and belly bloat...

share-your-paleo-before-and-after! It took two years of Paleo to curb my regular upper-respiratory infections (due to the immune deficiency). In the past 3 years, I've only gotten sick twice! I use some herbal remedies, but no western medicine (sans one round of antibiotics). This picture is in 2010 (I'm on the left)- I had dropped underweight, to 113lbs, because I still wasn't mestruating and didn't have hormonal balance. My energy had gone thru the roof, tho, and my anxiety was no longer overwhelming!

share-your-paleo-before-and-after! In the past year, my hormones have regulated- it was a rather scary process over about 6 months. I literally went thru puberty again ("leave me alone! nobody understands me!!"): began menstruating regularly, gained almost 20lbs (in primarily muscle), grew a bum, went up a cup size, libido-galore, and my hair curled (seriously- I've had straight hair my whole life!). I'm learning to love my body, to love being a woman. Here I am now, at 130lbs, vigor and curls (and tequila and water...)-

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To life!

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12048 · December 17, 2010 at 8:26 PM

This is me back in january... weighed about 285. i didn't lead a horrible lifestyle. i ate pretty much low to moderate carb but had no knowledge about omega 3s and 6s, the different types of fat and the like.

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i went paleo hardcore 7/1 after doing strict low carb to carve off about 12 lbs or so... this is me last week at 240@20% bf.

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my goal is to chill out at around 225-230 with about 14% bodyfat. all my lifts- which weren't too shabby to begin with- are now really good now which is crazy considering that ive dropped 45lbs. oh yeah... this is the lowest my bf's been in my life. never could drop fat % below 23% before- that was even when i was running 5 miles a day several days a week and weighing 230 in college. paleo is amazing.

Edit: Recent pic (a link to the pic i'm apparently not bright enought to paste here) link text

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55320 · July 11, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Me age 20- living SAD Vegetarian at the UIUC dorms share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

Me age 24- After Movnat workshop and living ~3 years paleo share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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4983 · January 27, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Gluten Belly

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Paleo Belly

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This is me at 290

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This is me at 235. The sweat shirt makes me look eh but the hat makes it.

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I am now down to 224 but do not have an updated picture. EDIT: weighted in at 223 this afternoon: share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

EDIT 2: Weighted in at 208 3/1/11 - Do I look healthier? share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

Edit 3: Up 5 pounds (213) but down one pant size (size 33).
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1957 · July 19, 2010 at 12:37 AM

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I know it's a little blurry but this is after 6 months paleo. Before I was at 220-230 After was about 170, and I'm now at 160.

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252 · July 13, 2010 at 11:04 AM

I've only been paleo for about 4 months, in this time my asthma, acne and allergies have mostly disappeared. My original goal was to put on weight but I actually lost about 7-8kg. Now I'm starting to gain that again in muscle mass.

October 2009

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June 2010

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January 2011 Almost a year of Paleo now. Getting stronger and feeling great. I think this is going to be a great year. I'll update in a couple of months. share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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458 · December 15, 2010 at 2:10 AM

November 2009 and November 2010

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1852 · August 21, 2011 at 2:40 AM

I don't have pre/post body shots, but the weight definitely came off in my face. Furthermore, my hair and skin look a lot better than they used to--in the first picture, I'm wearing foundation and lipstick. In the second picture, I'm wearing neither.

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1: Pre-paleo, a couple of years ago. 2: Today, 11 months paleo.

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2684 · July 18, 2010 at 2:06 AM

I lost about 20 pounds of fat and gained about 10 pounds of muscle. I guess I was never that fat, but I certainly feel much more fit now.

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Paleo for Life

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1959 · January 03, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Here's my story! Major life changes happened in 2006 and I ended up going from about 155 lbs to 175 lbs over a few months, then that kept creeping up to about 184 lbs late spring of 2010. Those years were very stressful (moving to another country, wedding, grad school, starting a business) and I tried to do the low carb thing a few times but could never stick with it.

It was tough because I used to do nude and ahem other alternative modelling and was very comfortable with my body, but here I was feeling like a lump, low energy, just not seeming like "myself" anymore. But I was so busy and focused that I didn't really care and didn't know how I could possibly ever have the energy or interest in "working out" (the way I thought you were supposed to lose weight at the time).

My stepson got into paleo via crossfit in 2009 and then my husband started in January 2010 and lost 20 or so lbs seemingly effortlessly over the next few months... so I jumped on board in June 2010.

The initial month or so had some tough cravings -- I didn't think in a million years I'd be able to completely give up pasta, bread, etc. but I rediscovered saturated fat and re-learned cooking with these new paleo principles, and suddenly it was an exciting and delicious new challenge. Other than the first couple of weeks, I've never felt like I've been suffering or depriving myself of what I wanted to eat. I have a fitbit and tracked food for at least a couple of months through their site so I could understand what I was eating.

The last six months have seen some refinement in my approach... at first it was mostly to kill the sugar, obvious grains/potatoes/legumes, up the meat, and adjust supplements. Then I started understanding the whole omega thing, and became more concerned with the oils and quality of meat I was using -- both for the sake of my own health, and the planet's. Then the sleep and blue light thing. Now I also use less sweeteners, minimize the frankenpaleo baking, avoid gluten like a celiac, sleep with blackout curtains, drink a mug of coffee with half a cup of heavy cream in the late morning, and usually only eat twice a day.

I can now proudly say that after 6 months I am a full on paleo nerd, telling people about it everywhere I go. It has caused me to challenge everything I assumed about diet, the products we use, the way we live... through this community I've also stopped using shampoo and other detergents, factory farmed ingredients, grain-based cat food, and as of this weekend, hormonal birth control. I have my arsenal of cheats, like occasional fries, GF baked goods, or peanut butter... but I'm happy with the balance.

My tastes have changed, I'm exploring previously-unthinkable foods, and through this newfound energy, finally getting seriously back into an art form I used to love -- bellydance.

So far I've lost 2 dress sizes, 26 lbs (down to 158), and over 5" off my waist. The waist was pretty dramatic -- snug shirts fitting over my stomach was the most sudden change.

The weight loss definitely slowed down over the past couple of months. I'm at a point where I'm really happy with my body again and am not shooting for any specific number, but I suspect another 5-10 lbs might happen when all is said and done, especially if I add in some planned strength training this year.

And now... pics!

BEFORE

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2007

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AFTER

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Warming up with my bellydance troupe

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822 · July 14, 2010 at 9:49 AM

I went from about 165 down to 132-135 (varies during the day) in maybe four months. I am rarely hungry.

Still have more belly fat than seems natural considering how lean I am elsewhere but I'm hoping it'll go away or redistribute eventually. 11% BF according to the scale.

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Sorry about the chopped head ;)

Personally I don't feel much different on a paleo diet than I did on the SAD except for not having to eat as frequently. And of course it's nice to have less fat to carry around.

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1650 · January 03, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Okay okay, I'll bite too. Though it isn't a complete "after" yet. I'm at my mid-point. I've stalled a bit in the last 3 or 4 months, as my "20%" cheats has turned more into "40-50%". But I'm doing the 30 day challenge, hoping to get refocused.

I started in February 2010, with high blood pressure, on meds, and weighed 215. Since then I've dropped to 185, and have stopped needing high blood pressure meds, as my blood pressure has returned to normal. Yay!

And I look forward to posting even better "after" photos shortly!

BEFORE:

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AFTER/MID-WAY:

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UPDATE! I got a bit lost over the last 6 months, and have wandered away from Paleo (though it always lived in my heart, just not in my food). And it cost me. I gained almost all the weight back (minus maybe 5 pounds). I learned a lot, and it really highlighted why Paleo is so amazing. But, thought I would put a new before picture up, to be honest about the journey. I hope to put another new after photo up before to long! One thing, this time I'm a lot more serious about it - I've realized that an occasional cheat is like heroin to me, it can really take me the wrong way. So I've been hyper aware of what I'm eating.

I'm REALLY not happy about this photo, but am excited to be back.

BEFORE PART 2:

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923 · January 03, 2011 at 4:23 PM

About half on a standard diet (sloooow going) and half paleo (easy going).

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1091 · January 03, 2011 at 1:24 AM

I am not exactly an "after" yet. I am still learning and adjusting. I have my weaknesses and can no way claim to be 100%. I'm hovering around 90%. I feel great, though. And I am SO close to where I want to be that i already feel like I've won. I love living this way! I started at 158 and am currently at 130.

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24343 · December 15, 2010 at 4:04 AM

Before paleo I was pretty muscular, and considered trying my hand as the token Indian in natural bodybuilding contests. Several failed joint surgeries later, all the muscle is gone and I've got a bit of a paunch hiding under my suit. However, paleo is helping to recompose my body, and I can't wait to look fit again without a shirt on (but sleeker this time around).

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Pre Paleo - 178# Despite non-stop gym workouts for years I thought I was a "Hard Gainer"

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Post Paleo - 195# Can add and drop muscle mass at will now.

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The picture on the left is me in early 2010 (topped of at 189). The right is a couple weeks ago (hover between 157 - 160).

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10750 · January 03, 2011 at 7:50 PM

April 2006 - April 2010 lost 50+ lbs doing Intermittent Fasting and increasing weightlifting and mild cardio - Yes, I was stuck at that composition for about a year and half.

April 2010 Switched to EVOLUTIONARY-BASED Eating

April 2010 -January 2011 Dropped 21lbs and 4% bodyfat

Here are the pics, from worst point to NOW.

April, 2006 260lbs 46 inches BF% Unknown

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April 1st, 2010 216lbs 33.8%BF

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December 31st, 2010 195lbs 30%BF

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I'm just 14 days into a 3 month run of Scott Sonnon's TACFIT Warrior, and I can feel my abs even if you can't see them yet.

THEN, I was an XXL for my shirts and an XL for the pants. NOW, I'm down to a large for my shirts and down to a size 34/medium for my pants.

Big thanks to Scott Sonnon and Steven Barnes for helping me get my head and body working together again, and big thanks to Kurt Harris and Rob Wolf for getting my food right.

Day 14 of TACFIT Warrior, and I can feel the changes underneath the skin, and know that they will show through my ever thinning layer of fat SOON.

My short-term physical goal is to actually see my abs this spring, I think I last saw them in my teens.

I'll come back and add a newer photo to this post at the end of February. share-your-paleo-before-and-after! March 3rd, 2011

UPDATE: July 2011 in the ADK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adirondack_Park share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

October 2011: I'm flatter in front and have less inner thigh wibble... but I don;t think there is enough change to merit a new photo.. Feeling Great and strong, tho!!!!

November 2011: Grok shirt and all! share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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I was so inspired by everyone else's progress that I thought I would share mine. When I started Paleo I was sure that I would never get rid of my belly. It turns out what I thought was Battle Scars from my two pregnancies was actually Wheat Belly. In 5 weeks I have lost 15 pounds with nothing but diet change and 1-2 long walks a week. I feel great and can't wait to see what kind of transformations the future holds.

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13583 · January 04, 2011 at 2:32 AM

This is me at New Years 2010 and 2011, but I've been on paleo itself for only 6.5 months (started in June 2010). I'm down 70 pounds in that time.

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922 · January 03, 2011 at 1:06 AM

A more proper set of before and after photos. On the left is me at a pool party in late August about 6 weeks before starting Paleo. On the right is me at the Polar Bear Swim yesterday in Coney Island. 35 pounds down in just under 3 months of Paleo dieting. I'm excited to see where I'm at 6 months from now.

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Edited in June 2011 so you guys can enjoy the awesome and funny video of that Polar Bear Swim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT0_NHtEAFQ

By the way, those six months have passed and I'm disappointingly still around the same weight as I was in January but I haven't been super strict with the food intake. Also I think there's been some fat loss and muscle gain so I'm not sweating it much. Still feeling great compared to pre-paleo.

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3591 · July 12, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Please excuse cave-hair.

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  • Me in Sept. 09 pre-Gluten-free/pre-paleo living at 180lbs~

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  • Me in April 2010 on serious Paleo/Primal lard binge since January at about 160lbs. There is a new hole in that belt and I need new jeans. I'll update if my abs ever decide to show up.

I guess I should note that beyond pictures, my life has changed dramatically since adopting Paleo. I figured out I had a gluten intolerance which I never would have if I never took up Paleo/Primal living. I now spend much less time in the bathroom which is pretty exciting news (haha). GERD is also pretty much non-existant without grains although sometimes it comes back with large quanities of salmon, tuna or Barleans fish oil (I take Nordic Naturals now and do not get acid reflux from it.) My cholesterol ratios are a lot better than before. My body fat has been significantly reduced. Also I am hoping that perhaps now all that time I've spent in the gym might actually do something with my body actually digesting nutrients now.

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2505 · July 13, 2010 at 9:15 PM

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So here's me in August 2008 - weighing in at around 210 or so. (I didn't have anything more recent that showed me at the same weight, but it's current enough to do the trick.)

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And here's me roughly two weeks ago, getting two tattoos at once! Here, I'm about 157.

I don't really have a lot of pictures of me, and being seated isn't the best shot, but you can see the difference, I think.

You can at least see my deep-rooted love of wearing black tshirts. Regardless of diet, my limited fashion sense will never change.

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1560 · July 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM

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SAD diet, 2008, 170 pounds

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Had quit gluten,corn and soy, but still way too much sugar in my diet. Too thin because I was always sick. 125 pounds, 2010

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Last week,4th of July. Nice middle ground, been Paleo 90/10 since January, working to make that 98/2 (Summer at the beach means a lot of BBQs, parties, eating out, bars and sitting at home would be the only way to be 100%).

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1392 · June 14, 2011 at 4:26 AM

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This was end of December, 2009, and end of April, 2010-- I started Paleo on February 1st, 2010 and lost 50 pounds!

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150 · November 21, 2011 at 6:57 PM

This is NOT an after picture... It is a before and now picture.
Paleo has done so much more for my health than weight loss. I am no longer insulin resistant and I am happier with a better disposition on life (it can't fix all my crazy, but it has helped.) I just started a blog http://apaleoishlife.blogspot.com/ share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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492 · July 10, 2011 at 7:47 AM

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Not totally due to paleo, about half doing the traditional eat less "bad stuff" and move more thing. Paleo was just my transition to better, more enjoyable eating. I think the overall positive attitude, as shown by my two thumbs up, is all because of paleo though!

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4813 · July 13, 2010 at 7:01 PM

I don't have pictures, and I don't think I have any drastic differences in the way I look. But I know a lot has changed. I have a lot of energy, I actually want to do stuff. My fibromyalgia got better - I have less muscle pain, joint pain or "fibro fog". I am generally more positive and cheerful. My skin cleared and now I hardly ever have any breaks. My digestive system works better - no bloating, minimum gases, no constipation... and no bad smell in the bathroom.

I can go for hours without snacks or need to eat NOW. I feel good even with fasting periods, which I couldn't do before.

My muscles got stronger and bigger, I have much more definition.

hm... can't think of anything more. I will have blood tests in two weeks, I am really looking forward to check that up!

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259 · August 22, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Since this was one of the threads that really convinced me on getting started with paleo, I decided to add my contribution as well.

Before paleo I was somewhere above 100kg (I did not have a working scale at home in the beginning). I was eating bread/pasta in huge amounts, and still not feeling satisfied after a meal.

I have been mostly paleo for about 3.5 months now, with 2 weeks of non-paleo recently, and an occasional beer/wine/liquor/bread/pasta and other non-paleo stuff on social events.

In the first month I started with strict paleo in order to get my leptin sensitivity back to normal. In that month I lost about 10kg (mostly fluid I think; the biggest advantage was losing the "puffyness" in the face almost instantly.)

After that month I decided to go a bit less strict (social events etc), and the weight loss continued at a steady but slower pace, until I got to about 90kg. I loved the fact that I could skip a day of eating altogether if I did not feel like eating that day, instead of being dependent on food. (I think I was as addicted to food as I had been to cigarettes in the past.)

During my vacation, my weight increased again about 3.5kg, due to not being paleo at all. (I consider 3.5kg acceptable, because we consumed mostly bread/cheese/wine, since we were in France after all.)

Oddly enough, it looks like the recurring weight is not where it used to be (my belly), so I have got no idea where the extra weight went; maybe it's on my earlobes ? ;)

I have slowly been moving again to a slightly stricter approach, and my weight is dropping again (currently about 92kg). I also started doing some Tabata sprints as wel again (2 times/week).

I decided to post a morph of a before and after pic just to show everyone - especially myself - how well paleo has been for my body (next to healing IBS which I had been struggling with for 2 years, not snoring any more - the Mrs. loves this - , and being able to wear some tighter clothing without looking like a human "Lazy Boy" ;) )

Here we go (3.5 months, after a slip of about 2 weeks during vacation): share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

I think I still have to lose about 10kg, but I will see where my body takes me... It looks like the belly fat is a bit more stubborn then the other fat, maybe because it has been there for about 10 years ?

My biggest paleo-sin is not getting enough sleep; I am coming from an average of about 3 to 5 hours, so I already made a lot of progress, but I still need to improve it... I think I am now probably sleeping about 6 hours on average.

After the initial six months of mostly paleo I plan on having my blood checked, introducing a moderate amount of carbs again (at a slow pace), and living a healthy life again...

If any of you are hesitating to try paleo, then just commit yourself to 30 days of paleo, and see where it takes you ! Good luck!

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18236 · March 20, 2011 at 5:47 AM

"Pre-Paleo" August 22, 2009. Weight: 163 lbs. Standard American Diet minus HFCS and hydrogenation.

Not terribly overweight, but I had very little definition and a bit of a belly.

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Began strength training on the Powertec system Aug 1, 2010. Also began eating "Paleo" style Aug 9, 2010.

I've gained tremendous strength and my bodyfat % was measured at 10.1% a few weeks ago.

Mar 19, 2011, after 7 months Paleo and strength training 3x week. Weight: 150 lbs

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Dips on the bench bar. My feet are actually about 2 feet off the ground here.

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Aug 22, 2011, after 1 year Paleo and strength training (began 5x week 1 month ago). Weight: 158 lbs

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Here's my station in our spare bedroom that we use as a gym.

It's a Powertec Workbench leverage system with 395 lbs of Olympic free weights.

I can do over 20 different exercises, incl squats and dead lifts. Bitchin machine because I don't need a spotter.

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No before or after just generally how I look if anyone is interested.

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On the left: My highest weight, a few months before discovering paleo & WAPF On the right: 5 years later... results speak for themselves :)

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I held off for awhile, but might as well...

I'm not yet where I want to be (hoping to stay very solid around 250lbs or so), but I am getting there. This was me at 426lbs:
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In late 2002, I went on Paleo for a year and lost 100lbs, in late 2003 I discovered the sport of Strongman:

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In strongman, with Paleo, I felt like I could not eat enough. I eventually reintroduced all those foods that had been "off limits" and countered their effects (poorly) with tons of Fish Oil, fiber, and when I was really hurting, around 1gm of Ibuprofen a day. By 2008 when I went to Nationals I was 380lbs (This picture was snapped a month before Nationals at Epcot):

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Shortly after Nationals I decided to "retire" from Strongman... I am one of those "overdo it" types and I had severely neglected my health and my family in my pursuit of collecting trophies (that now collect dust). I didn't change my eating habits, however, and stayed the same weight as when I competed - but I was losing muscle and getting fatter, my health problems were getting so severe that I didn't know what to do.

So about 2 years ago I went back to Paleo, remembering it was the only time in my life I wasn't plagued with leaky gut and fatigue. It wasn't with the express goal to lose weight - but I knew if I stayed diligent, the weight would come off... and it has. Today I'm much lighter than I was when I competed in Nationals (I experimented with a relaxed, higher starch diet for half of last year and ). I'm currently at 331lbs, utilizing Paleo principles, IF principles, and remaining quite low carb.

This plan has resulted in approximately .3lbs/day loss since Late November, including a few binges over new years and christmas (excluding those, it's been about 1/2lb a day). I know the water is gone now because I stabilize at a certain weight for 3-4 days, then I wake up 2-3lbs lighter (instead of waking up every morning 1lb lighter).

This picture is from a few months ago (before the starch experiment) and iirc I think I was around 330 here. So you get the idea of how I look today - except I have a great big beard now though...
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So, hopefully in the very near future - you will see some new pictures from me, most notably after the next 30lbs comes off, the 30 after that, and the final 20 or so.

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956 · March 02, 2012 at 1:19 PM

from 18st (252lbs) to 12st (168-170lbs) in around a year, usual protocol paleo eating and a dash of weight training and HIIT

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1354 · November 21, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Nine months ago I carried 92 pounds on a five foot two inch frame. I was too depressed and fed up with life to take care of myself, to feed myself.

Now I weigh 108 pounds. I gained half of the weight back on a lacto-paleo diet after discovering a gluten allergy, which I'm almost positive caused my mental disorder before manifesting itself as a gut problem. Now I'm fully grain-free dairy-free legume-free traditional Paleo, and I'm just so much HAPPIER than I used to be. I enjoy life more, and feel a better sense of connection with my friends and family and world.

I don't have any sexy ab pictures but here's me doing a handstand.

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19355 · August 21, 2011 at 6:19 PM

I know I posted a "before and after" previously, but I did a little more tweaking (you can read about the entire process here) so I figured that an update would be in order.

Before

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6 months later (first 3 "Paleo", next 3 "Primal")

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It's also worth noting that I'm consistently hitting new PR's on all my lifts (65lb dumbbell curls, 295 bench, 100lb weighted pull up, 300+ for reps on squats and deadlift) and feel like an entirely new person. My diet is pretty low carb (sub 50gms/day) with moderate protein and high fat. I usually eat 2-3 meals and have been implementing 1-2 IF's (18-24 hrs including sleep) each week.

For the first time in my life, I feel like I'm free from the tyranny of food. This doesn't mean that I don't enjoy eating but rather that I am now able to fully enjoy a meal and then move on. I'm capable of simply being in the moment and can appreciate life's unfolding without the anxiety and need for constant stimulation that previously defined my experience. It is beautiful to feel contented whether I'm going on a walk, riding in the car, at work, or simply laying down on the grass watching the clouds go by.

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I actually just had my first "progress" picture on Monday. This version is small and I'm blurred (I'm still too heavy to not be shy :P) but there is some progress:

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I decided I was going to take my picture in the same place in the same color/similar outfit and in the same lighting because I don't want to be like those scam advertisers... but yeah, this is after one week actually being strict.

When I went from vegan to around 70/30 paleo (I wasn't supplying my own food) I went from around 270 to 230 pounds which is where I am in the January 3 picture. I did not have the mind to photograph myself then. Maybe it would have given me more motivation, but on the other hand, I'm kind of glad I don't have to see myself at that weight :P

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I don't have any pictures, I don't own a camera, LOL, but, I'll let the statistics speak for themselves

Pre Paleo (normal range in Parentheses) Total Chol (70-140)=249 Trigs*(<150*)=996 HDL*(>39*)=24 LDL*(<100*)=134 Chol Ratio*(<1.3*)=18.13 A1C*(<6*)=8.9 Weight(175)=209 % Body Fat(20)=30 Meds=Lipitor, Tricor, lisinopril, Metformin, 50u. Insulin daily Pants size 36 waist/32 leg

After 1 year Paleo (I follow Dr. Bernstein and Mark Sisson/Kurt Harris's style) Total Chol=107 Trigs=124 HDL=40 LDL=61 Chol Ratio=.89 A1C=5.1 Weight=174 %BF=12.3 Meds=35u. Insulin daily(Doctor took me off everything else) Pants size 30 waist/32 leg

It worked for me!

Mike

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Me at 280 lbs and me at 160 lbs

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Well this is my journey SO FAR. I started Paleo on January 1,2012 with a friendly email from my friend Ryan who thought I could benefit from the lifestyle. I am 6'1", I started out 362 lbs and I am currently 275 lbs. I have been large my whole life, always thought I would be until I read the "Primal Blueprint". After I read the first book I got every other Paleo book I could get my hands on and dove right in.

I went from a 44" waist to currently a 38". I don't think I have been a 38" since middle school. I went from 3xl shirts to a 2xl and now a few Polo shirts that are XL. That was also a big motivator was being able to walk into a store and buy clothes, instead of ordering them online.

I work on a tugboat where the diets are terrible even though the coast guard has strict medical guidelines for BMI. That was also always on the back of my mind. They strive for a BMI of 40 or under, even though still unhealthy, if they went any lower there would be no one running tugboats.

This is my journey so far, I havent cheated at all and I can't go back. My goal weight for now is 225. I think with hard-work and determination I can achieve that goal. My friends and family have been supportive. I have also introduced family members, friends, and strangers to the diet. They have also found success. Well keep fighting the good fight!

PS. Tattoos are Paleo right?

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Still a work in progress but down 150 with maybe another 100 to go (depending on how I muscle up). Approx 2 years of weightloss....

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3623 · March 02, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Great topic. I'm showing this to people I know and pointing how how much healthier everyone looks, forget about the weight.

Some of us (like me) talk about hormone train wrecks, I guess now its called "metsyn," this is what that looks like-2006-

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I'm about 300, shooting the Daytona supercross in 2006, my old job. I've been on synthroid for 6 years, and a lot of good that did. I've been to countless drs and experts, even universities to see experts. 15 years previous, the trouble started after a couple of years of prednisone, which nuked something.

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Me after I found the right dr and low carb kinda Paleo but hadn't actually read about it yet.

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I went as high as 315. I see a thyroid hormone doc and he finds too much to list. Thyroid quit, adrenals quit, cortisol zeroed out, high rT3, high insulin/trigs, low test, no DHEA, nothing right inside.

My doc had me do VLC as top priority, lean protein and veggies, moderate fat. He hasn't bought into Paleo. But I ended up Paleo to maintain and squeeze down a bit more, and it's working well lately.

I'm still on a lot of meds, and lower calorie requirements for ex-train wrecks is making refinement a challenge. When you can only eat 1,400/1,500 cal a day, getting everything you still need isn't simple.

I identify with Paleo and low carb in general. For me, carbs still hardly burn, they go right to fat storage. Paleo has answers that work, that's what draws me to it. People are talking about how the body works and how it was intended to work, and using the info.

I'm joining the gym this weekend due to my young colleague at work who is into leangains (my fault for showing it to him!) daring me to do it. I want to squeeze down another 15 and repair something inside, whatever that is.

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435 · March 02, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I went from about 180 to 140 in the course of ~4 months. I'm not sure on the duration.

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1112 · January 27, 2011 at 10:11 AM

here goes... at age 28, I was actually swimming around 3km a day at the time.

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At 33, I train far less these days, never lifted weights in my life, been eating paleo for around one year, everything about my general health has improved - teeth, nails, hair, skin. This is 6 months ago, I am better still now, but no photos:

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6491 · January 26, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I've been reticent to do one of these because I came to paleo for autoimmunity and not for weight loss or body recomposition. My muscle/fat distribution has changed slightly, but the most drastic physical change for me has been my skin. I had horrible acne as a teen and it continued to a slightly lesser extent through my 20s.

In this photo, I'm 19. It's hard to tell because of the black and white, but I'm rather spotty on the face, back, and shoulders.

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This photo was taken candidly this past December, after about 10 months paleo. (Makeup: just lipstick and eyeliner/shadow). Also note lack of allergic undereye bags.

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Of course, I also learned how to groom my eyebrows in the intervening time.

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Hi everyone I've been on the paleo diet for only 20 days and it has made such a big impact in my life so far. I'm absolutely in love with this diet! I started this diet May 1st in order to hopefully have a bikini body by June but I was also looking to permanently change my eating habits. My job requires me to have a lot of energy through out the entire day so I was also looking for a healthy diet that can keep me energized. This diet is PERFECT and just so amazing. I'm one of those people that loves feeling full and this diet allowed me to feel full and I still lost weight! I'm 5'4 and weighed about 120 before, which I know isn't big but I really hated my body shape I was very pear shaped I am now between 105-110 pounds and am finally on a diet that I don't feel like I'm starving myself! I do occasionally cheat (I love chocolate and coffee) but it didn't matter since the rest of my meals were healthy. Thank you person who came up with this diet! lol

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After.... Have been Paleo for over a year - still seeing improvements on the journey.... (oh and YES I did eat some of my own wedding cake lol)!

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85 · March 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Hey. I'm strictly on paleo since September and I've already lost about 32 lbs:). I have never been so slim before and I feel AWESOME! I don't have problems with getting up early on morning (as I used to have before), I sleep well (I have never slept good before), I have loads of energy. I train thai boxing, my body is now about 10% of fat. What do you think about my change? Before paleo my weight was about 146 lbs, now it's about 114 lbs. I'm 66.9 inches tall. What do you think? Should I keep my present weight or lose/gain some weight now?

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1003 · March 02, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I´m a little shocked to see it on pictures how my body used to look, classical skinny fat I think..! Working on my abs btw :D

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A real wake-up - Honesty Pictures are the best way to face the truth!!! When I really looked at my "Before" pics I realized how overweight I had become after being so active for most of my life and in good shape. I researched a Paleo/Primal way of life and once I had the facts and the science I knew it was for me. After that everything was easy!!! I went from 238 pounds at my heaviest to 188 pounds and 10-11 percent body fat. I feel better than I did 20+ years ago!

The following books led me to the truth: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes, Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan, Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, The New Evolution Diet by Arthur De Vany to name a few. I advise people to read many books and pieces of research in order to get the whole story and to allow them to form the basis of their foundational beliefs. If this is not done then it is a "Fad Diet" and usually will not stick...... Best wishes to all.... Off to have some fun!!! :)

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2369 · July 11, 2010 at 3:14 PM

I'll start! Since going paleo/primal, I have lost weight, nearly eliminated debilitating migraines, lost that "restless leg" feeling, sleep far better, have more energy, have clearer skin, discovered Vibram FiveFinger shoes, etc. etc. Too much to mention really. I have before/after pics on my blog but I am still a work in progress ;) link text

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2264 · July 13, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Before: Age 42, 212 lb, not "fat" but starting to establish a middle-aged gut.

Now: Age 43, closing in on 180 lb, looking healthy and fit but with maybe 8-10 more lb to go to get to looking "lean" by paleo standards. Can't see my abs yet but I'm close.

The really interesting part -- to me -- is that I lost 20 of those lb in the first 10 weeks or so of doing this. No "diet plan" ever conceived by modern science (or the modern mass media) works even half as well as eating real food and getting outside for a bit every day. It's really remarkable to realize how simple it is.

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I have no photos. But I started Paleo at 255. I'm at 205 now, trying to break the 200 barrier. I haven't been sub200 since high school! p.s. I'm not super strict paleo. I try as much as possible to stick to it... but I cheat a lot :)

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Well it will be a year of paleo eating coming up Jan.1 2013. I think its time for an update.

Starting Weight: 362lbs Starting Shirt/Pant Sizes: 3xl/44pant Current Weight: Hovering around 245lbs Current Shirt/Pant Sizes: XL/36pant

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1637 · September 24, 2012 at 2:42 AM

Don't really have a before picture but this is what bacon, burpees and a 53 lb kettle bell has gotten me so far.

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1437 · April 05, 2012 at 6:19 PM

only been on it for 30 days but here are my before and after:

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Win? I think so!

Paleo works because I love meat and feeling awesome. Its convenient for my lifestyle and I never want to be SAD again.

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In 2008, 100% SAD diet, 19 years old

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In 2011, Paleo for almost a year, 23 years old

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Not a lot of difference, but seen more from dieting than all that working out I used to do.

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2291 · August 30, 2011 at 2:02 PM

In my late teens, I struggled with binge eating and eating a lot of wheat (which I was allergic to) and a lot of dairy. I wasn't at all 'overweight' but I was heavier, and felt like crap. I broke out a lot. I never slept. I got sick often, and they were usually sicknesses that were hard to beat (ie. bronchitis). I also worked out a lot, but never really saw results like I wanted. This was from Nov. 2008, when I was around 155 lb. (and I'm baking here.. makes me sad ha) share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

Fast forward until I met my (now) husband. He got me hooked on the low-carb lifestyle. I felt better, and ate more food. I also lost weight, and leaned up in the right places. I no longer desire late night binges since I'm fully satisfied during the day (and go to bed before 10pm every night). These were taken in July 2011. I'm now around 136lb.

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here is mine just posted it on my website :

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20222 · January 04, 2011 at 12:17 AM

I've been paleo (PaNu lacto-paleo) for almost a year. I'm a T2 diabetic and results have been slow. I started feeling better but didn't lose any of the 50-60 pounds that I still need to lose. (already lost 30 just being low carb). I recently was able to start IF'ing and reducing my glyburide (stimulates insulin - side effect: weight gain) with the goal of eliminating it entirely. I lost 11 pounds from Nov 1st to today - during the holidays!!!

It may take another 6-12 months, but I will post in that thread when I'm there. And I finally feel like its no longer a struggle.

I guess my point is that just because it works, doesn't mean its easy. And people have varying results that take figuring out whatever is causing the problem. Some people are gawkers and won't post ever, I guess. But, I'm guessing there is still a lot of "work-in-progress" going on.

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4531 · January 03, 2011 at 7:51 PM

There is bound to be hesitation to share a lot of private/personal info on ye olde internet!

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Hey, I've just started. Eased into the paleo thing Christmas day and went full on New Years Day. I've lost a couple pounds and that's cool but I FEEL GREAT!! the change has been 180'. I'm a firefighter and have some cortisol issues but in the last 2 weeks I'm sleeping better, have more energy and my depression is almost gone! I'll post some 'before' pictures when I have some 'after' pictures to go with them. LOL It's amazing how good I feel. The house is still filed with cookies and sweets but I don't have any huge cravings for them. The only issue I'm having is trying to eat enough.

Anyway, thanks for the site and hope to post some awesome pictures in a month or so.

bob

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1230 · July 20, 2012 at 4:41 PM

My body changes have been moderate, but several chronic problems are much much improved. Here is me before, a heavy smoker around 200 lbs. I was about 15 years sedentary at this point because exercise hurt so damn much. I was hiking the Na Pali Coast in Hawaii and had trouble walking the next day as my hips and knees were completely thrashed. This specific picture was about 4 years ago.

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I quit smoking, started lifting a little (3 days a week MAX). I had to stop due to a surgery though, and then the weight all came back and everything got worse because my JHS (Joint Hypermobility Syndrome) got worse. Then I found Paleo and have been doing it on and off for a year, and really started to bear down in January and lost 25 lbs so far. The joint pain is much less, my energy is WAY up and the eczema, psoriasis, and GERDS is practically gone. This is a picture of the belt I have been wearing for 15 years or so, You can see that I started by punching a hole in it to make it fit, and then by age 36 I was out to the last hole, and you may notice the stretching that occured in between. The right hand side shows when I started Primal and where I am now, most of the way back to where I was.

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And this is me after. Just a few days ago.

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I am going to start hitting the gym again soon, but I am doing Pilates for now to improve the the muscular support of my joints so I don't hurt myself. Dammit I want my six pack!

My dad has to walk with a cane from all of the same issues I had, I wish I could convince him to do what I do.

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What can I say guys? So impressed by you all, and its inspirational for the rest of us. Wish I could comment on them all, these are very personal life-changing moments going on for each of you! :D

Ok, I have no pics as yet, though I will try and dig out some eventually. But..I can say

BEFORE: IBS - alternate diaorreah and constipation, bloating and gas, cramping pains

insomnia and poor sleep quality

dry sensitive skin, reacting to shampoos, nylon clothes, etc

hives when coming into contact with dust

allergic rhinitus, blocked sinuses, loss of smell, and uncomfortable nasal/eye reactions to food, pollen etc needing daily antihistimenes

painful heavy periods and being a pmt monster! (crying, shouting, social anxiety)

constant hunger (especially nocturnal), shaky feelings when hungry, irritability, and sugar/wheat cravings

fighting all my life to overcome shyness

poor immune system, colds drag on forever and reoccur

wheezing in cold air temeratures

prob more..just can't remember..it seems like I'm talking about another person now!

AFTER: nearly all symptoms gone or reducing rapidly

I'm still eating some dairy, which I need to experiment with as still causes some nasal reactions I think, and I was a little bit grumpy when it was my time of the month, but no tears and no pain!

Lots of energy, good skin, able to breathe through my nose, feel more outgoing, no cravings, no hunger (or rather, REAL hunger, when I need it), loss of 'middle-aged belly fat', getting id'd when buying beer for my dh, even though I'm 38! :P

Good luck to you all on your continuing journey! I wish everyone could experience this feeling of good health everywhere :D

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Wow, just starting paleo eating and am so impressed by all these pictures.
You all look amazing!!!

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50 · November 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM

I have been paleo for about 8 months--just started diy crossfit-ish stuff at home about 6 weeks ago. In that time, I have lost 16 pounds and decreased body fat from 33% to 25%! Wish I had some good before photos, but I avoided having my picture taken!

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WOW. WOW. And WOW. Thank you all for your inspiration. I wasn't going to do photos, but I will now. The proof is in the picture (well, not really, it's in how you feel, but you know what I mean...)

Cheers! to you all!

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3681 · June 28, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Cool thread. Lots of positive changes in everybody's physique and beauty. Here's my story.

This is during my vegetarian experiment. Overall not to bad but receding hairline, a little pale and eye sockets are a bit sallow.

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This is after going on paleo for several months, eating a diet full of meat, vegetables, and fruits. Just a tad bit more hair. Skin was still on the dry side.

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This is after being high-fat, no vegetables. My preferred state for body and mind most of the year (I only change this by eating more starch at different points in training). Cut my hair off but you'll notice that the hairline is still lush and not like the first one. My skin here is more radiant and I have a "healthy" bit of weight on my face. And my face is more moisturized. A couple months not washing my face did the trick. In general when high-fat my skin becomes better.

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30 · June 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I am linking the photos because they may be nsfw (bikini/underwear shots) not sure what the rules are here. This is from only twenty days from eating mostly paleo (and by mostly, I mean conscious adjustments, not "cheats"). I am so excited to see where this will take me, especially when I start experimenting with exercise (i'm thinking crossfit).

progress pics

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108 · March 20, 2011 at 1:48 PM

All I've gotta say is "wow". There are some seriously impressive results on this thread.

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1012 · January 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Im 53 and have gone from 228 to 183 in a couple of months. All of this due to the paleo diet not exercise. I gained a few pounds over xmas but lost it within a couple weeks. I believe the lack of wheat has been instrumental in feeling better, more energized. And the best part is there is no daily struggle (except sneaking an Atkins bar here and there).

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922 · December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

How about a before video instead?

This is me doing disgusting, wrong things in a McDonald's back in June of this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDDSvB0lhe0 It's the 3rd video of a series that goes back to 2006 (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO6Bq4lQRZ4 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eidVkb_J4J8 - watch out for bad language!)

I was 280 lbs when I started paleo on Oct 4 - looking basically the same as in that most recent video link. Here's me from a photo last night... Now clocking in at 249 lbs. Face looking much slimmer as you can see.

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i guess i'll have to do a video about paleo next.

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970 · January 04, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Thought this would be fun...share-your-paleo-before-and-after! 2009, 35yo, 140lbs share-your-paleo-before-and-after! August 2012, 38yo, 112lbs, 8 months paleo- Not done yet!

Way better skin tone and less water retention. Alleviated tons of allergy/immune symptoms (blotchy skin, earaches, cough, sinuses, asthma, brain fog). I do best with plenty of liver and bone broth, which really reduces the extreme (muscle) meat cravings I've always had.

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http://twitter.com/ColtFloyd/status/265459080053805057/photo/1

That's just after 18 days SW 235 CW 218

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Very Inspiring! Just starting the paleo process myself. I jointed crossfit almost 7 weeks ago now and am ready for this. I'm so psyched by the before and after pics. Thank you for taking the time to post them. One day I hope to do the same.

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10750 · January 03, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I took your hint, and finally posted in the thread you mentioned.

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22684 · December 15, 2010 at 3:13 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/7058/share-your-paleo-before-and-after#axzz1898OUyRo

Here's the old before after thread, someone want to combine these?

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All very inspiring, thanks for sharing!!!

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long time reader, figure the before/after is a good place to start posting.

before in these is last january - post a rather traumatic accident involving a patella fracture and a half year of being depressed and pretty immobile. after is a month and a half ago just before my wedding.

went from about 190/22.7%, down to 165/7.7%. never going back. ongoing process to undo 3 decades of being raised on terrible habits, but been primal/paleo for about 3 years and i feel like the benefits have just started paying off.

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943 · July 01, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Me at Christmas, 2010, after doing Primal Blueprint for a few months and me recently. In the "after" photo, those are local, organic, grass-fed franks on my plate. No buns.

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April 2012 to August 2013 175 lbs. to 145 lbs. 5 ft. tall Started Paleo May 2013. Lost 20 lbs in 3 months. I have PCOS, so it was especially hard, but Paleo made it easy, so to speak. I found what worked. I didn't do anything different otherwise. I didn't work out or change any other routine aside from what I ate. In 2012, I focused on whole grains, more organic here and there, but still ate fast food and went out to eat a lot. Splenda was replaced with Stevia at least half the time. Made sure butter was made with olive oil. Small changes like that. In 2013, I went strictly paleo. I still consumed local honey and sometimes Grade B maple syrup. It helped me to stop going for cakes and junky desserts. Within 3 months, I lowered my cholesterol, reversed my pre-diabetes and insulin resistance, and lost about 20 lbs. 30 if you include the entire year approximately, the 10 lbs lost prior to Paleo. I'm not done. I still have about 15 lbs to go. I had a set back when I got off the wagon slightly, then got flu, sinusitis, and bacterial bronchitis this past winter. I stopped caring when I should've cared most. Got back up to 160 lbs. Now I am back to where I was and feeling great again. Continuing towards my goal. Don't ever let yourself create bad habits again, and don't stop caring, even if you do get sick. I ended up taking 4 different antibiotics, nasal steroids, prednisone (5 day burst therapy), steroid inhalers... in the end, nothing worked. Because of all of these so-called "therapies" (now I know better), I personally believe I have ended up with Candida Overgrowth. My body has started to heal again!! It is much harder getting back on track than it EVER was to start Paleo in the first place.

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April 2012 to August 2013 175 lbs. to 145 lbs. 5 ft. tall Started Paleo May 2013. Lost 20 lbs in 3 months. I have PCOS, so it was especially hard, but Paleo made it easy, so to speak. I found what worked. I didn't do anything different otherwise. I didn't work out or change any other routine aside from what I ate. In 2012, I focused on whole grains, more organic here and there, but still ate fast food and went out to eat a lot. Splenda was replaced with Stevia at least half the time. Made sure butter was made with olive oil. Small changes like that. In 2013, I went strictly paleo. I still consumed local honey and sometimes Grade B maple syrup. It helped me to stop going for cakes and junky desserts. Within 3 months, I lowered my cholesterol, reversed my pre-diabetes and insulin resistance, and lost about 20 lbs. 30 if you include the entire year approximately, the 10 lbs lost prior to Paleo. I'm not done. I still have about 15 lbs to go. I had a set back when I got off the wagon slightly, then got flu, sinusitis, and bacterial bronchitis this past winter. I stopped caring when I should've cared most. Got back up to 160 lbs. Now I am back to where I was and feeling great again. Continuing towards my goal. Don't ever let yourself create bad habits again, and don't stop caring, even if you do get sick. I ended up taking 4 different antibiotics, nasal steroids, prednisone (5 day burst therapy), steroid inhalers... in the end, nothing worked. Because of all of these so-called "therapies" (now I know better), I personally believe I have ended up with Candida Overgrowth. My body has started to heal again!! It is much harder getting back on track than it EVER was to start Paleo in the first place.

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Result after 6 month of PALEO diet with weight lose exercise.

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I'm so thrilled to see all these amazing before & after paleo photos! It's incredibly inspiring and it makes me proud to share with such a group! I've recently posted a progress page on my blog, so please feel free to check it out for more photos along the way! I'm thankful to say that so far I'm down 100 lbs., off the blood pressure medication taken 2x daily that I've been on for years and issues with dizzy spells, migraines, tingling in my limbs, face and head (they were running CT scans & MRI to test for MS), joint pain and major inflammation, red inflamed & puffy skin, hives, etc. all gone! My allergies have improved greatly! Even my gums stopped bleeding whenever I brush! I recently turned 40 years old and in all honesty I feel better now than I have in the last 20 years! I also feel blessed that my little girl is getting such a good early start to eating to nourish her and is growing up knowing what real food is and where it comes from. Thank you all for sharing your photos and allowing me to share as well! Continued success and support to everyone!

Kind Regards,

Tanya

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I've started posting my progress on my blog. Here is a link to my progress pics! I'm down 100 lbs., off blood pressure medication I took 2x daily along with a list of other issues that are either completely gone or improved immensely! I feel so thankful for what living a paleo lifestyle has done for me and my health and to know my child will have the same benefits early on in life! And she will know what real food is & where it comes from! Thanks to everyone who has posted! It truly is inspiring!

~Tanya

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melosspaleoweights.jpgI began eating Paleo due to a good friends advice regarding my gastro-oesophageal reflux. Best advice I was ever given. I took him up on it and began to feel better immediately. I went from 100kg's to around 75kg's in a matter of months. My health and energy went through the roof! Anxiety and weight diminished and a started to feel amazing! I then decided to start to use my gym at home and have done for just the past 4 weeks.

I also noticed the high protein and fats diet of Paleo did not make me lose any muscle mass. I managed to keep my natural size and then add to it easily over an extremely short period. Paleo is the bomb!!!

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melosspaleoweights.jpgI began eating Paleo for problems with gastro-oesophageal reflux and weight gain. A close friend of mine suggested I try Paleo. I took him up on the advice and found I not only lost weight but my stomach problems, anxiety, reflux etc. completely dissipated. The high fats and protein diet seemed to agree with me completely. I went from 100kg's to around 75kg's before hitting the gym only ONE month ago. The protein and fat intake seemed to allow me to lose a lot of the body fat and retain my natural muscle and energy which is amazing. I will never eat in any other way... this is my life now :)

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0 · January 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Before: 239.... After: 187.... Read the full story here

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I have been on this new lifestyle for 2 years and the results were amazing. Not only that I've lost about 60 pounds and maintained, but my health improved significantly.

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I have been on this new lifestyle for 2 years and the results were amazing. Not only that I've lost about 60 pounds and maintained, but my health improved significantly. When I first started the Paleo diet, I found this guide very helpful. Maybe you will do too. http://bit.ly/18OmG8t

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I noticed a difference in 18 days of going Paleo. Here's my midriff 4 days in and on the 18th day. Am I the only one who can see it? I love Paleo! w

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i am so inspired by this thread. i started three weeks ago but just took my before pic. i have already lost 8 lbs. i am 32 with high cholesterol so i am hopinv to combat that. so far my restless legs at night are going away. i suffer from joint pains all the time and that is also going away. i will post my pics later but i ferl so much better alreadya!

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0 · September 08, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Paleo has seriously changed my life forever...

I started my new lifestyle 19/08/2012. Since then, I have lost 50kg without the assistance of any medical intervention. I am a Software Engineer / Developer by trade, but will soon leave my profession to start a new adventure as a Nutritionist / Dietitian. My cholesterol is now normal and all of my past daily illnesses (Gastro Esophageal Reflux, Hernia, Cellulitis, High Blood Pressure, Depression, Sleep Apnea...) are also gone. I have gone from XXXL to M shirts and from a 44 waist to 30 waist... Weight loss with Paleo is fun...!

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77338 · March 22, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Any updates or did most people die of heart attacks or gain the weight back?

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325 · February 15, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I haven't posted anything (yet), but I have gone down from a size 10 to a size 6. (I'm a female) HOWEVER, i have stayed at 170 lbs, and am 5'8. I do CrossFit 4 days/ week-- should i be losing weight or am i good where i am? i know i am gaining muscle, but the scale never moves, and i have been strict paleo for 2 months (80/20 for about 7 mos).... i guess i get discouraged because everyone tells me not to look at weight but how clothes feel (the decrease in clothing size), but then i see everyone on here who has dropped WEIGHT. thoughts??

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2198 · December 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

70lbs in about a year. Most of it in 6 months.

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185 · November 06, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I don't have any good reference pictures, but I need to start taking some!

These are my stats:

September 3, 2012 (pre-paleo/pre-CrossFit): 66.9 kg, 30% body fat

November 5, 2012 (2 months paleo/CrossFit 3-4 x week): 59.5 kg, 22% body fat

People are schoked when they see me now! The difference is HUGE!

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77338 · September 02, 2011 at 4:03 PM

First picture to far Left is December, 2010. Everything else is from my progress starting March 2011 through Now.

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77338 · July 04, 2011 at 3:20 AM

share-your-paleo-before-and-after! strictly speaking, it's not 'before / after' as there is no 'before'... and, no 'after' - let's say, i'm somewhere in the middle

i'm not very tall (=that is not as tall as would like), so to somehow redress this unfortunate circumstance, i'm trying to make lower part of my body as lean as possible, and maximize shoulders to waist ratio - main workouts: pull-ups / push-ups (almost no weight lifting)

still a lot of fat to lose, though:(((

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431 · March 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM

No camera for me, either, but as a work-in-progress (WIP), my body shape hasn't seemed to change to me. However, it has changed drastically in that I've lost multiple clothes sizes without trying. Fitted clothes I could never wear due to hip/butt fat now look great and fit well.

All of my lab work is better than optimal. My body fat went from 26.5 shortly after starting paleo, to 12.5 last month. I don't see much definition, and I tend to lose weight from head to toe, so most of the fat loss I can detect is above the waist.

I'd like to lose more weight hoping to take fat off my hips and legs since I have multiple arthritis/spine problems. I'm trying to use more coconut oil and butter to up fat while dialing back a little on carbs. No real cheats for me - gluten, processed food-like substances, seed oil and added sugars are all gone and not missed.

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4983 · January 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM

How do you add pictures? Could someone please help?

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4983 · January 26, 2011 at 7:20 PM

I'll keep it simple, gluten belly

Paleo Belly

Hope the picture links work.........

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Damn! These paleo women are fine!

We should start a "paleo in the nude" website.

Best,

J

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A lot of you guys look like deflated bags of shit. No offense.

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