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Share Your Paleo Before and After!

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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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0 · July 04, 2014 at 5:44 PM

What!!!? I would swear you had a tummy tuck. Amazing, really...

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0 · July 01, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Do you exercise at all and if so what do you tend to do?

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0 · July 01, 2014 at 5:34 PM

You look great and has paleo really helped you do this?

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0 · June 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Awesome transformation :)

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0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Spearfishing is the bomb, man.

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0 · June 04, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Hey mate, looks like that picture is photoshopped. I can see the door frame change shape as well, as it bends along with your belly.

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0 · February 06, 2014 at 6:40 AM

awesome, I have hope I will look this good too

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0 · February 06, 2014 at 6:39 AM

amazing transfomation! Rock on with your bad self

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0 · January 27, 2014 at 1:55 AM

For me, it wasn't about losing weight. I developed Crohns over 2 years ago and my weight spiraled down with that. I grew up a competitive gymnast weighing around 135lbs at the end of my gymnastics career. When the Crohns developed i dropped to 95lbs within a few months. Nothing would stay in my system, i was depressed and constantly tired. That is when i went paleo. I have been paleo for a year and a half now and i am back to a healthy weight of 125 lbs.

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0 · December 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM

That's impressive! You look much younger too in the 2010 photos!

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333 · December 20, 2013 at 4:08 PM

if you're still around, thank you for sharing! Literally made me tear up--very encouraging.

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0 · October 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM

This is incredible! I can't believe it is only 1 year from "before" to "after"

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0 · October 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Wow this is amazing! I hope my before and afters turn out this good!

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15 · October 14, 2013 at 11:53 PM

You look so much younger as well!

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0 · October 02, 2013 at 3:09 PM

The picture in the link is awesome! Just thinking of starting Paleo and checking out the results people are getting. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm tired of being tired!

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0 · September 09, 2013 at 4:41 PM

You look amazing!! We'd love to feature you on the weekly Paleo transformation blogposts... can you send your story to christina@paleohacks.com?

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0 · September 09, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Awesome progress! We'd love to feature you on the weekly Paleo transformation blogposts we do... can you send your story to christina@paleohacks.com?

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15 · September 09, 2013 at 12:38 PM

OMG. You have seriously burnt lots of weight.I am shocked. Well, I have also start having paleo recipes based on my 8 weeks paleo diet plan. Hope I will post my picture here too soon.

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75 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Great Job!! Has your wife aware of the benefits of paleo now?

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1026 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

WAKA WAKA what a progress!

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209 · June 10, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Brb, gonna go and make some more bacon.

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2954 · April 20, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Looking good ! :-)

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4181 · March 23, 2013 at 1:00 AM

the perfect example of how this is a weight loss regime

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3280 · February 16, 2013 at 3:23 AM

I love your podcast Angelo! It's my favorite!

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1032 · January 04, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Wow. Amazing Transformation. Nice abs too!

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971 · January 04, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I love the way you have the same outfit! Really great.

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1659 · September 24, 2012 at 2:42 AM

skin looks better too!

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18412 · August 08, 2012 at 4:39 AM

Yep. Up to 500 lbs according to Powertec. But when I was doing reps with 370 it felt like just about all it could handle, and no more weights would fit on the bar either. I sorta "outgrew" this machine. I was squatting 370 for months with no room for advancement. So I sold all of it. Gonna get a gym membership now :)

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4111 · August 08, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Can you do weighted squats on the machine?

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8933 · July 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM

For me this is the most important before after on here, because the others are about weight loss. I'm a guy but I've started to get curls now too, though it's slight. I've started getting hair under my eyes which give a rather cool effect. The only things I can't seem to shake is my jaw dislocation, my general pufiness (I have high cortisol) and lupus.

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8933 · July 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM

april 12011? you're from the future?

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289 · July 21, 2012 at 6:14 AM

Im still friends with all of them because my personality has not changed even though my weight has.

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1230 · July 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Kamal - Yea I have been wondering about tendons and bone broth. Both seems like they might be good supplements but I think that the body just doesn't produce collagen in these area, I don't think it has to do with bioavailability. But hey, couldn't hurt to try right? Pilates involves slow eccentric exercise as well so you could also be right there.

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1230 · July 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Be sure that if you are going to go to a Pilates studio that you let them know ahead of time that you are hypermobile and make sure they are comfortable working with you. I got lucky in that one of the owners of the place I go to is also hypermobile and has moulded her routine around that. It has made a huge difference for me.

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1230 · July 20, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I go to the studio, and I would highly recommend anyone else that is Hypermobile do the same for two reasons. The first is that because you have poor proprioception you will need a coach to tell you that your form is correct because it is hard to tell for yourself until you get used to the move. The second is that you are going to be mainly using the machines, as much of the floor work is stretching and the only stretching you should do is hamstrings. You want to stiffen not loosen. (continued)

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24523 · July 20, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Thrak- I'm constantly trying different stuff. Since my job is reading clinical trials, and my thesis is about pain, I'm full of ideas (that mostly get dumped because of laziness or cost). One thing that I like is very slow eccentric exercise for joints. Another is eating tendons in soup. Another is weird supplements. Eventually I'll write some posts on my website about the most effective things.

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140 · July 20, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Congrats on your progress and good luck getting the hypermobility under control. I feel like I live in constant fear of dislocations (super painful for me, perhaps not for you) but that anxiety has lessened recently. I do think that I need to add some Pilates to my exercise routine, though. What do you recommend? Do you go to a studio? Videos? Just your own routine?

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1000 · July 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

That's the thing. In your fat pictures, you're with real hot girls, in your healthy pics, you're alone. Girls feel comfortable around guys with fat on them, and it usualy beats out the pros of having a good body. Unfortunately, hot girls like personalities better than bodies.

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1230 · July 20, 2012 at 5:16 PM

By the way what do you do to cope with your symptoms? Mine are under control but I am always on the lookout for tips!

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367 · July 20, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Nice work! ----

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1230 · July 20, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Oh man yea I am not quite at the Ehlers Danlos point but I am close. I just posted a link to a great resource on JHS you might like. http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

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24523 · July 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Plus one million! I have hypermobility as well (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)

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78422 · July 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Never heard of Vitalis. They are just vibrams. They, sadly, fall apart after about 3 weeks. At least for me...then again even in that after picture I'm still 6'5" and 300lbs.

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659 · July 16, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Just chiming in, I thought she looks fabulous in both...

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659 · July 16, 2012 at 1:11 PM

f*** me... epic. rig. well done mate

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253 · July 16, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Dang! That's so inspirational, congrats 2 you bro!

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289 · July 11, 2012 at 6:58 PM

and I am single :)

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876 · July 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

This is amazing. Congratulations! And sure, tattoos are Paleo...and hot. :-)

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1418 · July 11, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Those are the shoes that Daniel Vitalis is selling, am I right?

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3049 · July 11, 2012 at 5:33 AM

Wow, nice work! You look great. I'm sorry that you received comments about looking better in the first pics- you were beautiful then as you are now, but the changes and increased muscle visibility, especially in your side body and legs, are noticeable and I think look GREAT! I'm especially glad to hear that you are feeling good, with lots of energy. Congrats!

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8933 · June 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Yeah, thought the same thing. I think she looks great in all pictures.

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197 · June 10, 2012 at 4:04 AM

great job. i'm also looking for health results versus weight.

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195 · May 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Its rude that people are commenting that she looked 'better'... Our culture is horrid towards women - you're either too curvy or not curvy enough.. theres barely any in between, ugh.. I think you're gorgeous!! Whatever makes you feel like a goddess, go with it!

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60 · May 23, 2012 at 3:08 AM

I completely respect your opinions but everyone has their visions of what they desire to look like & personally I prefer how my body is now. I know that pear shapes are more desirable, I used to get a lot more male attention before than now but that's not the reason I decided to go on this diet. I personally prefer more athletic builds. So far I've been completely fine health-wise, I certainly don't suffer from an eating disorder & I definitely am not too thin. I come from a family of very thin women and my body before was bigger compared to the rest of my family.

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1000 · May 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I agree the first pics are better, but I'm guessing you mentally feel better on paleo. Like everyone else though, I'm criticizing without giving a solution, cause I'm not sure where one gets "fat"

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1000 · May 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

^I know most you women are smart, it's okay to do dumb things, but I won't tell anyway

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56616 · May 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

You should read Why Women Need Fat- the pear-distribution is desirable for health and also considered more attractive by most normal men in studies across the world. There are a lot of women on here who have struggled with EDs, which is probably why you might be getting downvotes. Being too thin has huge consequences. A lot of these women are still struggling to get their menstrual cycles and other hormonal systems back into balance. The "pear" fat is very important hormonally.

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5853 · May 21, 2012 at 3:47 AM

Imo you look better in before pic.

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776 · May 20, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Looking good. You should try to add a bit of muscle now,IMO.

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56616 · May 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Pear shaped is good! http://huntgatherlove.com/content/why-women-need-fat Either way, you look great and you looked great before , but being that thin does put you in danger of amenorrhea.

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1670 · May 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Wow so much more toned! Nice work :)

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1670 · May 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Unbelievable difference!

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876 · May 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Looks like you grew some chest hair and exposed those lines at the inner part of your hip that makes smart women do dumb things. Basically, you look much more manly in the last picture (as opposed to boyish in the first two). Nice work.

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195 · May 16, 2012 at 4:53 PM

you look amazing!! your abs are great!

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290 · May 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM

So much of this sounds like me (your "before")! I hope this works forr me too!

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565 · May 02, 2012 at 4:15 AM

This is strangely mesmerizing

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1489 · April 26, 2012 at 6:14 AM

http://www.limitless365.com/2012/04/25/success-story-stephanie-radnan/ - woo success!

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5509 · April 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

You've worked really hard!! And...awesome new shoes:)

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78422 · April 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Appreciate it. Thanks for fixing the links!

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1295 · April 11, 2012 at 1:37 PM

You look beautiful! Congrats!

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3443 · April 11, 2012 at 8:53 AM

+1 for meat and feeling awesome!

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3443 · April 11, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Nice work man, keep it up!

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78422 · April 11, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Didn't work but this is the link to the album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150790091917223.468326.632367222&type=1

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15976 · March 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM

well, I'd say it's safe to say that whatever you're doing is working for you. Yikes, smokin!

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944 · March 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM

haha no wii! i sold that when i decided to get serious :D

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150 · March 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Looking great now! I would not look to lose any more weight personally. It is nice to be strong female if you know what I mean. I am hoping to get some muscles like yours! :D

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150 · March 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Hi, I can't see your pics, but was interested in your mention of eye sockets being a bit sallow - have you noticed an improvement at all? I ask only because my eyes are quite hollow (I used to be a v skinny vegan!) and am wondering if my face will ever fill out again! Have noticed big skin improvement after 2 months :)

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150 · March 21, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Your skin looks really great! I have notice my pores getting smaller on my nose, and my elbows getting softer..not what I was expecting, its the weird little things that I get a kick from though! :D

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24523 · March 20, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Dang, nice job! Although by the picture, it appears that playing Wii has had a hand in your weight loss...

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435 · March 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Thank you Isabel!! :)

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85 · March 16, 2012 at 6:40 AM

My thai boxing practice starts at 5.30pm so I usually eat handful of walnuts and dried dates/piece of fruit and sometimes another hot cocoa. When I get back I eat only lean animal proteins (usually just another piece of meat/fish/egg whites) about 8pm. That's all. But sometimes I feel like something missing and I'm not sure about my pre-workout meal, but I still try to find out what's best for me.

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85 · March 16, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Thank you:). Typical day for me starts from big breakfast around 7am. I always eat 3 eggs with some kind of meat (bacon, chorizo, chicken leftovers etc.) and/or vegetables, sometimes I add butter, sometimes I just eat boiled eggs and strawberries/apple. Recently, I love to drink cocoa powder + hot water, cause it makes me feel kick-ass for the rest of the day:). I usually eat some fish/meat + plenty of veggies for lunch around 1pm. Then I get back home from college around 3.30pm and I eat full diner (meat/fish + veggies and sometimes fruit).

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292 · March 16, 2012 at 3:26 AM

Yep, you look fantastical right now! :)

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Wow, thyroid here too. You look great, what a transformation. Good luck with your continued lifestyle.

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Totally different person. Awesome work. Good looking guy right there.

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Beautiful bod! Awesome work!

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Very nice work!

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24523 · March 16, 2012 at 2:15 AM

You are perfect right now!

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Rockingly good work. You look great. Esp the last beach shot!

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Amazing work. You look so much healthier. Brilliant!

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Holy mother. I think I love you. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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865 · March 16, 2012 at 1:49 AM

I am your before, and I want to be your after. You look amazing!

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1061 · March 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM

You look awesome and very healthy! I see nothing wrong with you sticking with how you are now but I wouldn't go off of what others think; do what makes you feel your best.

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39841 · March 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Looking healthy; what does a normal day of food look like for you?

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435 · March 13, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Haha nope, not a popular subset at all. I've only been in Cincinnati for less than a year. I was born in India but I've lived in too many places to count - my family has pretty much moved every 2-3 years since I was born. When people ask me what my hometown is, I say "the internet" since it's been the only constant.

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11152 · March 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM

LOL! Thanks Craig, I actually found the empty glass ball terrariums on Amazon for $5.99/ea, and I'm going to experiment with some of the natural flora in my backyard. I've got loads of air plants lying about the yard, that should be a good start ;)

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1085 · March 07, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Just curious, whats the age difference in the two pictures? Helluva job.

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24523 · March 05, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Yup, the best (read: worst) fourteen years of my life were spent in Canton, Ohio. I see from your bio that you're "Atheist, determinist, and socialist." Not a popular subset amongst Ohioans, but maybe Cincinnati is different than northeast Ohio?

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10502 · March 05, 2012 at 4:19 AM

You should use free-diving fins, not scuba fins.

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150 · March 04, 2012 at 6:28 PM

A spear gun, doesn't get more primal than that...

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13983 · March 04, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Thanks BamBam and Aaron. :)

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435 · March 03, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Thanks Kamal! You're from Ohio too? Props on being the token Indian bodybuilder - that's my next goal. I'm packing on the mass these days (in a paleo fashion of course).

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1248 · March 03, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Wow.....BEAUTIFUL! Great transformation.

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138 · March 03, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Nice work! Isn't it awesome to feel so good all the time, too!

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138 · March 03, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I like your formal black VFFs for the serious ink occasion.

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565 · March 03, 2012 at 7:00 AM

You are absolutely an "after". Whatever improvements you keep making are icing on the cake ;)

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565 · March 03, 2012 at 6:53 AM

Very clear increase in muscle definition. Keep at it!

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565 · March 03, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Watcha carryin' there?

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21405 · March 03, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Kamal - I met Jesse years ago, right after he took second in China. Callie competed in the Women's Tri-fit in Tampa, and he came along and trained with us. He was an awesome guy.

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944 · March 02, 2012 at 11:58 PM

thanks! feel like it too!

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24523 · March 02, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Wow, you would fit right in with Don Johnson in Miami Vice, in a good way :)

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24523 · March 02, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Excellent job, my fellow Indian from Ohio!

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24523 · March 02, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Sweet! As a longtime lurker at Jesse Marunde's forum and the Gripboard, I am envious of your experience. When you pull a Dave Tate and become crazy ripped, someone should write an article up about you.

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1085 · March 02, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Thanks :) I wish I could take credit for the terrariums but I bought them at a shnazzy little art gallery near my home called Pigment (www.shoppigment.com).

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1169 · March 02, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Agree with Renee,You are hot in these last pictures!

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0 · March 02, 2012 at 10:13 PM

ACK ACK ACK!!! I love your terrariums!!!!!!!

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1163 · March 02, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Awesome changes! Also as a fellow beard-wearer, I just have to add that they rule. Every once in a while I shave, and then instantly regret it.

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1295 · March 02, 2012 at 3:47 PM

wow your abs look great!

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0 · March 02, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Wow, this is awesome

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11152 · March 02, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Did you make those terrariums hanging by your mirror? DO WANT!!!

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8933 · March 02, 2012 at 1:52 PM

You. Are. HUGE!!!

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4984 · March 02, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Wow! You're like a different person!

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944 · March 02, 2012 at 1:08 PM

jesus christ! THAT is a paleo transformation.

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1022 · March 02, 2012 at 12:43 PM

looking gooood.

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259 · February 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Thanks! Need to get back pn track ATM :D

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10044 · February 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Manual burr ground coffee does a body good!!!

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0 · February 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM

My story is almost the same- I was never that fat/overweight but now I feel so much fitter :)

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705 · February 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

This needs more plusses!!! Awesome!

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656 · February 04, 2012 at 2:10 PM

What happened to the pics?

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259 · January 08, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Whoppaz, I gained back a few kg's (about 6), time for at least a full month of strict paleo, as I'm not feeling energized and the Mrs is complaining about me snoaring again :D .

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11683 · November 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM

you are insanely hot. just sayin.

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3180 · November 21, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Sexiest ab shot ever!

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1000 · November 16, 2011 at 1:43 AM

you are hot, but I kinda liked the first one in some ways better.

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18412 · November 02, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Wow! You're a knockout! Super cute.

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5629 · November 02, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Nice work man, your upper chest definition is crankin

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3280 · October 18, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Holy Moses. :: gawk ::

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3280 · October 18, 2011 at 2:08 AM

Yep, nice..."cabinets." ;)

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3280 · October 18, 2011 at 2:06 AM

Wow, you can really see the difference. You are beautiful in BOTH shots, though! :)

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5242 · October 12, 2011 at 5:22 AM

Just, wow !

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5242 · October 12, 2011 at 5:12 AM

Wow! You look amazing.

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16131 · September 15, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Nice built-ins. The cabinets.

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16131 · September 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Hormones can do such wacky things - like curling hair! After having 2 kids my hair got a bit bouncy, won't say curly but it was stick straight all my life and now it's got a little sumpthin'

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1085 · September 07, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Thank you for the kind words. My wife is certainly aware of the potential benefits of being Paleo but her decision to be/remain vegetarian is not a health-based decision, its a moral one. Its a discussion I try and leave alone since all it will do is run us around in circles.

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259 · September 03, 2011 at 7:14 AM

Aha, I was wondering as well ? =)

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3631 · September 02, 2011 at 11:32 PM

wow, way to go dude!

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5838 · September 02, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Cheers stud! Its been so great watching your transformation. Your hard work and dedication clearly shows in the pics, but its even more amazing in real life. Keep on keepin' on.

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2290 · September 02, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Hahhaa awesome!

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78422 · September 02, 2011 at 4:05 PM

You look great- keep up the good work :-)

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2290 · August 30, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Yup, that's him. This is also after a very large dinner in Charleston, hence his stomach haha

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1667 · August 30, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Nice results, the guy in the above pic is who got you on low carb???

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259 · August 23, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Thanks!! Morphing it makes it a bit more obvious, doesn't it ;)

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3217 · August 23, 2011 at 12:18 PM

You're not the only one who gained weight on a healthy vegetarian diet! I gained 20 lbs when I went macrobiotic in my 20's.

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1204 · August 23, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Seriously! Great idea with the .gif

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That .gif is awesome.

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1902 · August 21, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Thanks, Futureboy!

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383 · August 21, 2011 at 8:17 PM

That's an insane transformation, awesome

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383 · August 21, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Superduper!!!!!

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717 · August 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Fantastic, an evolution of body and mind!

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5629 · August 21, 2011 at 4:57 AM

You can totally tell!! You look great!

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78422 · August 07, 2011 at 8:51 PM

"No one should be striving or starving for any particular kind of body" - cannot agree with this statement: everyone do it, afterall (this is the sole purpose of 99.99% of all diet attempts); and, besides, the very idea that "you are good as is, you're the best" is very very... how should i put it, American=politically correct (which doesn't work / used anywhere except in the US socio-cultural environment)

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7967 · August 04, 2011 at 6:03 AM

You sound like many an anorexic (16-year-old) I have known. I hope you get help. I eat lots of potatoes, it doesn't effect my waist because it's my body type and hormonal profile to be slim with a smaller waist. No one should be striving or starving for any particular kind of body; you're stuck with what you've got in large part, and trying to fight it will leave you sick, frustrated, or even dead.

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851 · July 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Wow, so much healthier looking:)

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78422 · July 24, 2011 at 9:46 PM

i personally loathe the idea that it is women who can strive to have a thin waist - what can be more noble (and this is the only thing that really matters) than having one irrespectively to what sex you belong strength? - who needs it unless they are porters? bulk without exquisite 'aristocratic' fragility is brute and coarse - leave it to sweet-potato eating primitive 'tribesmen'

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7967 · July 21, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Lean is one thing, 5% body fat is another. It looks ugly to me. A wild wolf is lean enough and always hungry, but it's not emaciated unless it's near death. A healthy wild wolf has a glossy, muscular appearance. Why go to harsh extremes when you can look better and be healthier in both the short and longer term by feeding your body nourishing foods and focusing on strength rather than cutting down your body fat to nothing and having a waist tinier than any woman's? You need some therapy sir.

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10768 · July 15, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Great results! Keep smiling!

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5838 · July 15, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Welcome back :)

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597 · July 14, 2011 at 11:25 PM

There is a huge difference between a crazy hairstyle and starving yourself. Crazy hairstyles aren't a danger to your health - this is.

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22913 · July 14, 2011 at 9:10 PM

oops, ill have to find them and repost.

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78422 · July 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM

@animalcule "Take it easy" - i definitely will, but only as soon as i reach my goal: which is, allegorically speaking, to look like a 'hungry wild wolf' than 'stuffed pet dog': that may very well be a reflection of an "unhealthy attitude", but...: some people have crazy makes ups or hairstyles, some are gays, some are scientologists - so, why not a 'hungry wild wolf'?: as a russian proverb says: "everyone goes mad in their own particular way"

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78422 · July 14, 2011 at 6:59 PM

@grenadine Machiavelli is generally disliked because he was writing the truth about the nature of people, and the truth always tends to be rather unappealing so people prefer to turn their eyes away, and castigate the 'prophet'

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1600 · July 14, 2011 at 1:54 PM

You look so much younger!

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7967 · July 14, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Your digital scale has no basis in reality. Get an accurate reading via BodPod, DEXA, or professionally-administered calipers. I can't put my hands around my own waist and it is 22" with my abs engaged (and my hand are long, for a woman). You have some really unhealthy attitudes evident in these posts. And you look great, if a little too lean and thin for my taste (but I dig short guys, too tall is a turn off). Take it easy on yourself please.

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1600 · July 14, 2011 at 1:43 PM

If you'll stand there posed like that,I'll clean your room ;P

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1600 · July 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Thank you!I didn't notice they were messed up!I'm just completing the family migration.We came from Germany,Ireland,Poland to Pennsylvania,Michigan and Ohio.My parents drifted to North Carolina,I went to SC, and plan on moving to Belize to start a family.Last 200 years have just been trying to escape the cold..:)

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90 · July 14, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Did you notice you look about 10 years younger now? Beautiful in both pics :-)

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383 · July 14, 2011 at 2:05 AM

Beautiful and healthy...way to go

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3631 · July 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM

..there are other "strategies". love, for example. start with yourself. i'm pretty sure you are human, acceptance of this fact is the only way to peace. you are fighting an imaginary and losing battle.

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3631 · July 14, 2011 at 12:53 AM

hm. i'm not sure Machiavelli is a very useful touchstone here. or in general.

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78422 · July 14, 2011 at 12:35 AM

well, considering that my ultimate goal is to have 5%BF, and be able to link my hands around my waist, "starting eating" doesn't seem like a sound idea))) - only starvation through diet and torture through exercise makes people wonder if i had escaped from some sort of killer training camp (for as Machiavelli wrote in "The Prince": it is a better strategy to be feared rather than despised)

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2153 · July 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Dude, you remind me of a viking. \m/ keep up the awesome work!

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3631 · July 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

get off the scale and start eating.

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78422 · July 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

"corset"??? - no, no corsets - just fasting, coffee, ZC, and lots of pull-ups and, yes - there is fat (to lose) - at least that's what my digital scales tell me(((

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18412 · July 13, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Nice! Your hair looks fantastic. And I like... "grew a bum".

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3631 · July 13, 2011 at 11:09 PM

are you wearing a corset? i definitely don't see "a lot of fat to lose" here.

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19220 · July 13, 2011 at 10:56 PM

"Summer at the beach, BBQs, parties, eating out, bars." Sounds good to me :) I sometimes wish I lived somewhere warmer...

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19220 · July 13, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Fixed your photos, hope that is ok.

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2604 · July 13, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Or.. Where did He go? No activity for a long time

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2854 · July 13, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I'm hoping for an eventual afro, and then maybe just an electric halo. Baby steps.

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255 · July 13, 2011 at 5:14 PM

+1 for a fellow masshole !

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24523 · July 13, 2011 at 3:47 PM

What if your hair keeps getting more and more and more curly?!?!

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13983 · July 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM

S-A! Where'd your pictures go!?

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3313 · July 11, 2011 at 2:37 AM

I must say I was surprised when I got to the bottom pictures that it was you. Your more natural physique accentuates your wholesome girl next door look. You are stunning. I wish you had a twin.

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78422 · July 11, 2011 at 1:04 AM

i guess, it should be acknowledged that there is (can be) no 'positive definition' of 'paleo'', but the only feasible one is exactly the 'negative' one: "eat less/don't eat bad stuff"

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5629 · June 28, 2011 at 5:31 PM

nice work! You look great!

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0 · June 21, 2011 at 5:26 PM

From one Melissa to another - you look awesome! So happy and strong. It's great to finally put a face to a name - I really enjoy your blog (and I didn't realize you were so young! I'm 21...you're an inspiration!). Keep on keepin' on. :)

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1652 · June 19, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Welcome back. Cute smile :-)

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 5:13 AM

Well played, Jack. Keep up the good work :)

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 4:53 AM

I switched the butter for coconut butter, and the lindts for 99% cacao :)

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18412 · June 17, 2011 at 4:46 AM

Holy Crap Todd! THAT'S you? Dude that's it I am going to Henry's right now and getting raw cream and raw butter.

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19479 · June 17, 2011 at 4:20 AM

Yay Leigh! You go girl!

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 4:13 AM

I said right, but I meant left. ^^

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18701 · June 17, 2011 at 4:00 AM

I want to see the back! I am actually probably more a fan of backs than of fronts, LOL.

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 3:59 AM

Alan - I'd say about 85% diet. I cut out all cardio other than soccer, and only lift 2-3 times a week. While on the right, I was running over 30 miles a week and lifting 4-5 times.

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 3:57 AM

Thank you :) It took some serious discipline, but I'm happy. The back is still a work in progress, but getting there.

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60 · June 17, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Awesome transformation..... be interested in reading all that you did. For me the diet was the main thing with a logical exercise/workout process..... Great pics!!! Thanks for posting!!!

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18701 · June 17, 2011 at 3:50 AM

There is no way in hell you have the "back fat" you claimed that was keeping you from posting. Good lord Todd, you are one ripped dude.

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24523 · June 17, 2011 at 3:49 AM

jesus christ, broseph!

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 3:47 AM

Had some difficulty posting lol :)

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18701 · June 17, 2011 at 3:45 AM

I was so excited to see your post in this thread, but I can't see the pics!

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1098 · June 14, 2011 at 5:39 AM

That is awesome Leigh! You look radiant!

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24523 · June 14, 2011 at 4:47 AM

That's some CGI shit right there! Great job!

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13983 · April 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM

NICE WORK!!! Thanks for continually updating!! :D

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13983 · April 28, 2011 at 12:56 AM

Oranges13, I wanted to add... Throwing yourself "against the wall" may have aggravated or elevated your cortisol and elevated cortisol inhibits both weight-loss and sleep (and sleep lose in turn inhibits weight lose). Never underestimate the power of a rest and recover day!

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13983 · April 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Thanks Wonko. :)

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100 · April 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Absolutely gorgeous.

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3159 · April 25, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Omg, your little girl's smile is priceless. So cute.

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4984 · April 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Just Paleo :) Have only just started exercising recently.

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193 · April 22, 2011 at 11:11 PM

wow, did you get that just by eating paleo or by excerising too?

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM

You got that right

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I like these photos that show people getting better looking with age.

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:43 PM

No one here seems to be too shy about it.

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Looking very good to me. If this is 90%, I'd be almost afraid to see 100%.

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Now if we could get some of the women to submit some photos showing their dirty, dirty bedroom photos...

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Really good stuff

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Very inspiring.

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4984 · March 25, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Aw thanks :)....

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13983 · March 24, 2011 at 5:52 AM

I ran a half marathon in early 2008. I ran a sprint triathlon in early 2009. I ran the LA Marathon in early 2010. I trained with mostly short fast runs and long slow runs. I fueled with mostly nuts and dried beef and not carbs. I did not do Crossfit Rx. I think the half marathon and sprint triathlon were both beneficial and helped. I think the full marathon probably didn't help. I hope this helps! P.S. I just joined a Crossfit gym and am currently doing 2x/week plus sprints and lots of walking.

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6550 · March 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Aww, shucks! I'm thinking of posting some photos of my muscular progression thanks to paleo + CF soon.

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1702 · March 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Hey that's awesome - and I totally know the feeling I'm trying to lose weight and seeing that it took you almost 3 years to do so is giving me hope that maybe I'm doing it right but its SO FRUSTRATING. Out of curiosity, how much did you work out, if any? My biggest frustration is that I tried throwing myself at the wall (almost literally) with working out and it totally didn't budge the scale at all.

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1021 · March 23, 2011 at 3:28 AM

Fantastic! Really impressive.

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3703 · March 23, 2011 at 3:17 AM

Cynarin, UR SPECTACULAR GRRRRLFRIEND!! Your comments also always crack me the f*ck up... I like my peels too, hey better livin through high tech I say!

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3703 · March 23, 2011 at 3:16 AM

I love this THREAD!! Cool transformation and nice posts on ur BLOG.

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3703 · March 23, 2011 at 3:14 AM

I'm droolin... at both the machinery and the ABS *wink*

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18412 · March 20, 2011 at 12:51 AM

i actually think you look really nice in the top pic too :)

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18412 · March 19, 2011 at 1:09 AM

"No before or after just generally how I look if anyone is interested." I bursted out into laughter at this Mathew. That's very funny.

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18412 · March 19, 2011 at 1:02 AM

see Melissa. you get dirty! that's why you let me keep it. lol. that pic makes me wanna go camping.

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18412 · March 19, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Good grief Gilliebean. You are rilly pritt tee ;)

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834 · March 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Thanks animalcute, sherpamelissa and gilliebean!

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7967 · March 18, 2011 at 3:55 AM

He's almost as cute as a red panda. :)

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7967 · March 18, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Incredible. I thought my bloating was bad before! I've seen a similar transformation.

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7967 · March 18, 2011 at 3:51 AM

There is a huge difference in your face from the weight loss. Can even see it between the last two pictures. Great job!

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7967 · March 18, 2011 at 3:48 AM

Holy crap. Would never be able to tell those pictures are all of the same person. And you can surely tell the difference between the last two, look at those guns! Amazing job!

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7967 · March 18, 2011 at 3:46 AM

You really do look phenomenal now! And it is a big difference - although I disagree that you looked bad in the 'before'. You looked very pretty then, but heavy of course.

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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Very inspiring!

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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I just caught the 'paleo nerd' line... I VERY resemble that remark.

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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I'm very much a work in progress. I keep old photos around to reality-check that I am actually changing. It is so hard to see from day to day. I may have to be a new shape for a few months in a row to know that it is real.

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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Very stunning on several fronts.

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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Very stunning, glad it was a still photo... moving video might have melted my mind a bit. (grin)

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13983 · March 12, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Thanks guys!! I'm so encouraged! <3

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2052 · March 03, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Omg! You look like Lisbeth Salader XD

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24523 · March 03, 2011 at 3:32 AM

Skin shmin. I'm not sure why no one else has noted this yet: HOT!

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12174 · February 28, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Your start/finish weights are close to mine (esp. as a goal) so I look up to your before/after as a beautiful example of what's possible. You look great!!

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12174 · February 28, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Amazing how quickly weight loss shows in folks' faces - yours here is a great example! :)

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1648 · February 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Thanks everyone!!!

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551 · February 28, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Melissa, this is inspiring. Way to go!

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551 · February 28, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Awesome progress mate.

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551 · February 28, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Amazing. Just amazing.

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551 · February 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Thanks Melissa!

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18701 · February 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Nicely done, JP!

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242 · February 22, 2011 at 1:06 AM

thanks juhuuu. yes, i think i put on a bit of fat since the second photo, while trying to bulk up a bit. also the lighting was quite favourable.

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For the extreme that you have been at, your weight loss very impressive.

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you look incredible, so lean, in the second photo, don't understand the order? 1. you were not so good, 2. then amazing, but 3. put some fat back on?

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418 · February 12, 2011 at 4:18 AM

you look hot!!!

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1132 · January 31, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Thank you both, @Suzanna actually I have chosen a particularly unflattering image for the first picture, but there was little variation in my appearance up until I started concentrating on diet just over a year ago. thanks for the suggestion too :)

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558 · January 31, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Great skin. And I can only dream of no allergic undereye circles.

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558 · January 31, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Well, if you ever need a second career to fall back on, I'd advise underwear or swimsuit modeling. Were most of those changes from the past year or had you changed something else between age 28 and 33?

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558 · January 31, 2011 at 2:24 PM

You look like your much younger sister now! Keep us posted.

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558 · January 31, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Teeny waist! Wow!

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558 · January 31, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Your face looks so much younger. Great transformation!

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2261 · January 31, 2011 at 5:23 AM

wow, this is nice to lay my eyes upon

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1132 · January 28, 2011 at 11:48 PM

thank you sarah ann :)

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4984 · January 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Thanks very much :)

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5838 · January 27, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Well done :) Quite a difference

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4163 · January 27, 2011 at 2:26 PM

One word, haawwwt. This is my kinda body, I don't like when men are too bulky and I know most of my friends agree, good work!

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1288 · January 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM

WOW You look great!

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6550 · January 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM

I'm not going to lie...I'm a skincare junkie, so that's paleo + pumpkin peels and vitamin C serums and such. But I never ever thought I could reach even that point. And thanks. *blush*

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18701 · January 26, 2011 at 11:24 PM

You're gorgeous! Your skin looks FANTABULOUS. I can't believe your not wearing foundation.

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Look at the buttons at the top of the box where you type your answer. Click the 6th button from the left to add a picture. The picture needs a web address.

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3891 · January 26, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Right on, keep on trucking!

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3891 · January 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Kick ass! I've lost 22 pounds so far, down from 212, and have more to go. Congrats to you.

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3891 · January 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Great results, you look younger!

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3891 · January 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Awesome, well done!

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655 · January 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Thanks a lot, it was tough but I did it!

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13983 · January 16, 2011 at 11:00 PM

PaleoLady!! You're looking amazing!! What a wonderful journey you're on!

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13983 · January 16, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Love it! Belly dancing is a great workout! You look amazing!!

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Wow. 40 pounds ain't bad. Great work. Just stick with this forever and you'll be whatever weight you want. My girlfriend finally succumbed to my nagging and lost 10 lbs in about as many days.

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2604 · January 11, 2011 at 5:57 AM

You mean you're not that little red fox like creature??!

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2604 · January 11, 2011 at 5:30 AM

There's something very sexy about paleo women with slim figures, many great examples here. And gilliebean, you're the best

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70 · January 10, 2011 at 7:40 PM

that's unreal - strong work

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70 · January 10, 2011 at 7:37 PM

wow that is totally inspiring

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13983 · January 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Master B, Mari, Shelly, Adam, Melissa and Chris. Thank you. I feel so encouraged! :D

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10768 · January 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Progress is already yours! Go at your own pace, you are doing great.

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10768 · January 10, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Progress begets confidence in the process. Now that you know that this way works for you, you'll be able to cheat less and less often! At least, that's what happened to me.

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415 · January 10, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Doesn't even look like the same person. The person in the top picture looks like she's about 50 years of age. The gal in the bottom picture looks to be about 25-35, no more. Very nice.

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18701 · January 09, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Very nice example for the Paleo lifestyle! You look fit and happy and healthy!

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1648 · January 05, 2011 at 6:28 PM

And you are right, @sherpamelissa, a cheat can really be like an avalanche. I'm really working on getting refocused this month, and am going to be a lot more prepared & aware in what I eat.

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1648 · January 05, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Thanks! I think that is been one of the best lessons with the paleo diet, that even with cheating I'm still doing much better than just giving up. Even if I only eat 50% paleo, that is still 100% better than how I was eating. And it is really helped me learn not to be so "all or nothing", and about not giving up (which I was quite skilled at making healthy changes for 2 weeks and quitting). I hope it is helpful to people, when I tell them that you don't have to be perfect to be able to lose weight & improve your health. Every step forward counts.

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24523 · January 04, 2011 at 5:51 AM

Well I certainly wouldn't read your blog if you weren't cute :)

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24523 · January 04, 2011 at 5:50 AM

Well I certainly wouldn't read your blog if you weren't cute :)

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18701 · January 04, 2011 at 3:08 AM

I almost thought it was the same shirt and it just swallowed you up! But then I realized this years was long sleeved! :p

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13635 · January 04, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Yeah I gained weight in the beard and glasses areas. My taste in new years head gear also changed. ;0)

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10768 · January 04, 2011 at 2:39 AM

@ Sherpamelissa: hooray! I've asked my partner to keep an eye out for them too. She says she'll let me know when she spots 'em. @Sarah-ann: I've done some sword work and smithy work at historical festivals, Interesting that it 'shows'.

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18701 · January 04, 2011 at 2:36 AM

You've lost so much weight your beard looks bigger! ;) Nice job Carl!

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10768 · January 04, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Nice work. You just seem more solid in the new photo. You are also giving off a little bit of the "paleo *is* serious business" vibe.

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1997 · January 04, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Thanks :D Renaissance/pirates! The pic was from our first dance, a pavan http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephthegeek/sets/72157609647126732/

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56616 · January 04, 2011 at 1:02 AM

You look handsome! I'll be nicer to you now ;)

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56616 · January 04, 2011 at 1:02 AM

It's amazing...someone might reverse the chronology of these pictures because it looks like you got younger!

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56616 · January 04, 2011 at 12:57 AM

Wow! What an incredible transformation! Congrads! BTW I like your wedding dress :) Medieval/LOTR?

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1997 · January 04, 2011 at 12:39 AM

Wow.. incredible!! Love your hair too btw ;)

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1091 · January 04, 2011 at 12:15 AM

You look amazing - cheats and all!

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10768 · January 04, 2011 at 12:10 AM

I love the fact that your eyes look 'brighter' as you go along.

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Every time I scroll past your pics I am struck again at how ADORABLE you are. I want to put you in my pocket and carry you around! And now you would fit. :)

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Huge difference already Paleolady! You look super! The cheats do tend to get out of hand. I know I'm better off not even starting.

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Hahaha, thanks. Good to know!

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1997 · January 03, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Thanks Melissa! Bellydance really is for all shapes and sizes... don't let your tummy stop you! It's so much fun and quite in line with paleo ideals :) I'd say only 1/3 of students in my classes even have their belly uncovered... and flesh-toned torso stockings are often worn for performance. No excuses ;)

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 10:44 PM

You look SO GOOD! Healthy and fit! I wish I had the confidence to try belly dancing, but my belly is the one thing that I still hate how it looks!

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1997 · January 03, 2011 at 10:24 PM

P.S. my hubby has lost 50 lbs so far, and looks extra damn sexy now too ;)

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4163 · January 03, 2011 at 9:28 PM

You look like you have the roman-gladiator body type, lucky you!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 9:11 PM

I have the same size confusion when I get dressed.. "too small to fit" I think, then it turns out to be a bit loose. - Congrats on the quick work and the slow and steady progress!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 9:08 PM

You lost 10-15 years of apparent age and at least one chin. Excellent work!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I love how it is the same great smile, framed by, well, a tighter frame. You look great and snazzy.

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Lanyard vs. mudstreaked..... the Mud (and big smile) Wins!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I don't think anyone could deny the great results you have. Great work!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Stunning difference. In your last pic you look happy, and a little surprised!

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Awesome Adam! If I squint just right I can almost see your abs already! :)

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7324 · January 03, 2011 at 8:26 PM

The difference in your face is incredible. You look great!

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253 · January 03, 2011 at 7:17 PM

You did that in a year!? That's fantastic!

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253 · January 03, 2011 at 7:15 PM

I think you look great, too! You also looked great at 185 -- I thought you were some kind of curvy model-type in the photo!

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12407 · January 03, 2011 at 6:34 PM

good job! i put my dad and half my family on it starting today. i am trying to get them to stick with it long enough to see how good they will feel after a month on it... good luck.

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923 · January 03, 2011 at 4:46 PM

The sadly comic part is that I was a skinny kid, a skinny teenager, and then I went vegetarian in my early twenties "for my health" and gained a bunch of weight.Thanks to Richard Nikoley and Robb Wolf!

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Wow! You don't even look like the same person!

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1091 · January 03, 2011 at 4:29 PM

I'm speechless. wow!!

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1091 · January 03, 2011 at 4:29 PM

oops. To answer your question, I let meself eat nuts, fruits, and cheese on Sundays. The other 6 days, I don't.

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922 · January 03, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Yeah, I couldn't imagine doing it when I used to watch the crazies doing it on the news. But paleo has me open to any seemingly crazy idea with unconventional health benefits and figured at the very least it would make for a great Youtube video. It actually felt great!

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1091 · January 03, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Aww, thank you! It took me about 6 months to lose 12 lbs. I was on South Beach at that time. Then, I switched to Paleo and lost 10 lbs in the first month and 6 more the second month. I just started my third month. ;) So far, so good!

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227 · January 03, 2011 at 10:16 AM

You look great!! I just started (about a month ago) I'm at 154 and to go down to 130 would be a dream! how long did it take you? And do you eat any nuts or fruits?

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 2:10 AM

Nice start! I can't imagine the Polar Bear Swim. Brrr.

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 2:09 AM

Gorgeous! You can really see your cheekbones in the second picture. I love chestpieces on women, I think they are stunning.

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1376 · December 31, 2010 at 2:47 AM

Wow! you lost 10 years in 6 months!

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458 · December 20, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Oh, and I went form a size 40 waist to a size 32, and from an xxl t-shirt down to a medium...It still feels weird putting my arms up through a shirt and thinking "this won't fit" and then it does!! Paleo Rules!!!

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458 · December 20, 2010 at 3:33 PM

I loved those lamb-chops, but mostly i think, because I was hiding behind them. Now all I have for facial hair is itty bitty sideburns so everyone can see my handsome mug.

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10294 · December 19, 2010 at 8:11 PM

I suppose it is not only camera and lighting techniques that make the difference. Or does the messy room make you look more ripped? Serious, major progress!!!

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18701 · December 19, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Nicely done! I can definitely see the difference in your face and your chest.

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7324 · December 19, 2010 at 12:36 AM

+1 for cuteness

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7324 · December 19, 2010 at 12:36 AM

the sad SAD face makes this.

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7324 · December 19, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Congratulations, you look great!

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7324 · December 19, 2010 at 12:33 AM

You look amazing.

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Awesome!!! Thanks for taking a "now" picture! Great results! People *must* ask what you've been doing!

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18701 · December 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM

You look much more sleek, if you know what I mean, more compact like but still powerful! Nice job!

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383 · December 18, 2010 at 5:11 AM

holy cow, how did you do it?

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383 · December 18, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Very sexy progress!

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:31 AM

Wahoo! Once you take a "now" picture, you should update this post!

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:30 AM

AMAZING!! Great work! :D

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:25 AM

Amazing results!! You look awesome!!! :D

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:23 AM

You look AMAZING! Hotness!!

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:21 AM

You look awesome. Very handsome!!

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12407 · December 18, 2010 at 12:39 AM

i would def lose muscle going that low. right now i'm at 240 as of this morning and the electronic bf unit says i'm right at 20%bf. that means i've stayed at 200lbs of lean muscle mass since i've started dropping weight which seems about right since my bench has stayed at 375 and my squat and deadlift have gone up about 20% to 510 and 520 respectively. i figure if i were losing muscle, my lifts would be going down. but if i land at about 215lbs and 7.5% bf, i wouldn't be upset, hah.

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22913 · December 18, 2010 at 12:25 AM

looks like a great start. I started at 285, thought id stop in the low 200s. It didnt stop coming off. went all the way down to 180, and have been putting muscle back on now. If you think 230 feels good, wait till you drop below 200. Superman! Keep it up. Eating Right is Amazing.

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22913 · December 18, 2010 at 12:23 AM

great job, now if you cleaned your room, you might be able to find pants. :)

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Great results LB! Congrats!!

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13983 · December 17, 2010 at 11:34 PM

I'm so humbled. Thank you, thank you!! P.S. Pieter, the word "sexy" is fine with me. :D

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4163 · December 17, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Are you kidding? It's like two different people! Dramatic is putting it mildly, you also look about 10 years younger to boot.

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12407 · December 17, 2010 at 8:30 PM

seems im totally clueless as to how to get these pics posted. sorry.

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10294 · December 17, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Is it unpolite to say: sexy on this forum? If not: sexy!

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13983 · December 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Awww! Thanks guys!! I feel encouraged! :D

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22913 · December 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Dramatic and fantastic, well done !

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18701 · December 17, 2010 at 6:46 PM

#1. I want to be your friend, it makes me sad I am not in California! #2 I would say it's dramatic! The difference in your face is amazing. And your curves are gorgeous! NICELY DONE!

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24523 · December 17, 2010 at 3:02 AM

Yes, it was natural. I never actually looked that jacked, believe it or not. Much of it is lighting and flexing. I went through pretty much all major training methods during my gym days. Careful research in lifting methods (I think) allowed me to go from 135 pounds to 170 pounds in about four years. During the first half, I did normal training splits. Then, Westside powerlifting. Lastly, everything else for a couple years. Nothing was obviously best, but HST was good, weighted sled dragging was great for the posterior chain, and weighted chinups were a staple.

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22913 · December 17, 2010 at 2:47 AM

you can always just post a "now" picture. the more good looking paleo photos for inspiration the better.

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22913 · December 17, 2010 at 2:45 AM

you both look so much better!

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22913 · December 17, 2010 at 2:45 AM

dont take this wrong. Honest curiosity, is image 1 Natural and what was your training schedule like back then?

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12174 · December 17, 2010 at 1:37 AM

Wow! Major props!

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242 · December 16, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Chris, I messed about with p90x on and off for about 6 months. But most of my results came with a couple of months doing the stronglifts 5x5 program. Now days I'm doing crossfit and loving it.

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1537 · December 16, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!! Congrats and GREAT WORK!!!! You look fantastic, what a wonderful testimony for a paleo lifestyle!

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18701 · December 16, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Yay! My comment for you somehow went to the Original Poster. AMAZING PROGRESS! You look like a whole different person!

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8858 · December 16, 2010 at 4:30 PM

You look fantastic!

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7063 · December 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM

nice to be able to put a face (and body) to people who hang around here at last - great question!!!

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18701 · December 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM

You are very handsome in both pictures!

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18701 · December 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Thanks guys! It was a lot of work, but totally worth it! @WCCPaul - Of course it was the White Sox! ;p

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9647 · December 16, 2010 at 9:22 AM

I have deduced from your timeline that the White Sox championship in 2005 was the secret to your success ... Just joking! Congratulations on the hard work and the improvement to your health.

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1242 · December 16, 2010 at 5:56 AM

Wow, Melissa - 111 lbs - amazing!

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1242 · December 16, 2010 at 5:51 AM

Thanks, Tserb!!

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24523 · December 16, 2010 at 4:16 AM

Always on the ball Stephen. "Muscular" was before paleo, "losing the paunch" is during paleo. It's not the typical paleo case.

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24523 · December 16, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Always on the ball Stephen. "Muscular" was before paleo, "losing the paunch" is during paleo. It's not the typical paleo case...I seem to have followed Mark Sisson's trajectory into paleo, minus the world-beating running skill, but with 100 times the joint problems.

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22913 · December 16, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Nicely done!!..

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22913 · December 16, 2010 at 3:49 AM

Did I read wrong? I thought the top was the before one?

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24523 · December 16, 2010 at 3:43 AM

You know that old saying--"never judge a gender by its avatar". Paleo and Amelie are two of my favorite things (well, other than chocolate and bubble baths...maybe I am actually a girl?!)

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383 · December 16, 2010 at 3:24 AM

And I thought Kamal was female based on the avatar :-) But he is a ripped guy! Good job

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383 · December 16, 2010 at 3:21 AM

Angelo, love your podcast! And of course great progress!

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383 · December 16, 2010 at 3:20 AM

Looking much better already, keep it up...leave the dark BigMac past behind :-)

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24523 · December 16, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Ay carumba!!!!!

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20787 · December 15, 2010 at 5:52 PM

You were skinny fat before. Now you're just lean!

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1242 · December 15, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Thanks! I feel like a totally new person. Going with Paleo has put me in the best shape of my life, without a doubt!

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90 · December 15, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Wow! What's your workout regime?

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3651 · December 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM

haha i was thinking the same thing! i think a photoshop of the muscle photo with amelie's face is in order... at least for Kamal's avatar.

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18701 · December 15, 2010 at 2:44 PM

You look awesome Angelo! Excellent job!

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823 · December 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM

DIY Crossfit is a great way to train.

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10294 · December 15, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Kamal, you are not a man that looks like Amelie Poulain? I'm so glad for you ;)

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361 · December 15, 2010 at 4:59 AM

All I can say is wow!

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24523 · December 15, 2010 at 4:52 AM

That picture-askew montage format makes losing weight seem so fun!

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4553 · December 15, 2010 at 4:06 AM

Those lamb-chop sideburns were pretty dang good.....

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8858 · December 15, 2010 at 2:40 AM

That's great! Thanks for sharing!

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18701 · December 15, 2010 at 2:27 AM

45lbs in a year is excellent! I really think losing slowly is extremely important to allow yourself to learn new habits and create a new lifestyle rather than considering it a diet.

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I lost around 45lbs...still dropping, but now it's good and slow about 1.5 lbs a month.

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18701 · December 15, 2010 at 2:13 AM

Nice! You look like 1/2 the size you used to be!

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383 · December 15, 2010 at 2:11 AM

Wow! Congrats to that progress!

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18701 · December 15, 2010 at 2:08 AM

That is awesome progress! My before/afters aren't from Paleo. I wish it hadn't taken me so long to find this, but I'm glad I'm here now.

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558 · November 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Amazing change, especially in your face! All that in just 6 months?

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558 · November 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Very impressive. You just look so much more alive and healthy. Like you could pick the old you up and carry him down the block. (I would have said that even if you'd just posted the clothes-on photo!)

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477 · July 24, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Grace thanks for the compliments and info. I'll have to read that pdf on Mg.

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2713 · July 23, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Thanks grace! Your brother is more than welcome to practice with our team: http://www.teamlightwave.org/ Especially if he loves to eat and/or is Paleo!

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3703 · July 23, 2010 at 4:59 AM

OMG another 50+ wt loss slamdunk! STRONG WORK Ebice.

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3703 · July 23, 2010 at 4:58 AM

Gary, Very nice dragon boat bod!! *wink* Love your website and fb. Hey I have to tell my lil bro who justed moved to SF about you. He did dragon boating at USC. Maybe you can point out some people to practice with?

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22913 · July 19, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Well done sir..

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2713 · July 18, 2010 at 9:35 PM

I don't really do ab work. I think abs are mostly about cutting your abdominal fat so that the muscles actually show through, and you do that mainly through diet. As far as my workout is concerned: On cardio days, I do Tabata sprints. On weight-lifting days, I do pull-ups, push-ups, and thrusters (usually just one set each, max reps). I try to get in a couple of days of each type a week. Each session of either cardio or weight-lifting lasts less than 20 minutes, so it's very time-efficient. I also paddle twice a week to train for Dragon Boat racing.

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2437 · July 18, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Great job! Can you tell us more about your workout routine? Do you do ab work? I can't stand working my abs and have been told that squats will give you abs but I think that I need to implement an ab rounine too. Thanks

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 3:11 PM

updated thyroid management proposed for mainstream: http://www.ccjm.org/content/70/4/329.full.pdf

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 5:12 AM

magnesium link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19780401 insulin resistance p. 17 http://www.baumancollege.org/pdfs/articles/MTCardioFinal.pdf

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 5:11 AM

(part deux) I have observed many things can reduce the insulin requirement in patients: addressing deficiencies of magnesium, selenium, zinc, activated B-vitamins, vit C, ultra high dose omega-3, vitamin D replacement (60-70 ng/ml 25OHD), thyroid replacement (see FT4 FT3 TSH guidelines below), DHEA, pregnenolone, plant/animal antioxidants (pycnogenol, CoQ10, carnitine, taurine, etc). All the above I suspect work synergistically -- they amp up the energy regulation pathways in the mitochondria...

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Mike, you guys are the dream and gonna put Sisson + wifey to the test! 35 units isn't that much. The Trigs are mildly high (thought you've made ASTOUNDING MIRACULOUS improvements) and the HDLs low which suggest a hormone deficiency and insulin resistance.

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 5:01 AM

Jezwyn, You are total complete utter CUTENESS!! (and creativeness and chef-ness **ahaaha*) I feel the same about a medication -- had a severe problem with weight gain, edema, fatigue and hormones for 2+yrs. VERY FRUSTRATING. Hang in there and hope you feel better soon!

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3651 · July 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM

thanks! i should post more embarrassing pictures in the future.

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2517 · July 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM

@MikeD: XL to Medium! (I recommend the American Apparel shirts for the way they fit, FWIW.) @Grace: when I get my chestpiece I'll lift up my shirt for a pic. ;)

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477 · July 16, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Thanks Grace. My all time hi trigs were 1475! and yes pancreatitis 3x eventually killed my pancreas and forced the necessary insulin. No pics but if you can imagine I'd be a cross of Stephan Aegis and MikeD befores and Stephen Aegis and Brandon afters! LOL! Just no six pack yet and I'm not as young as either of them. I'm slightly younger than Mark Sisson, but trying to look like him! My wife is slowly, slowly joining in. Maybe someday we can look like Mark and his wife. Dream, dream, dream.

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2604 · July 16, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Great - you look better AND younger, despite it being six years later on

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Here's my before/after. I initially started not knowing about evo/paleo/primal... so the loss was slow but used it exclusively for last 2+ yrs after joining Xfit and doing the nutri certification w/Robb (and Nicki) to lower body fat from 25+% to <20% now. http://drbganimalpharm.blogspot.com/2009/10/low-carb-paleo-lost-50-pounds.html

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:49 AM

Adam you must show your pictures -- 50 lbs is no easy feat. I think cheating is good -- it's in our DNA *haa*. I cycle my carbs -- which is good -- better physical gains and other improvements with it. Please post more.

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:47 AM

John and Steph -- that is AWESOME. I bet you both make your friends jealous. Wait until the abs APPEAR...

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:44 AM

the 'good' HDL chol increased a ridiculously STELLAR 67%. WOW. no drug or pharmaceutical or herbal does that. (only diet) Excellent work Mike! WIth trigs of >> 500 the risk of pancreatitis was quite high and you saved it. Pancreatitis is when the pancreas basically blows up and requires insulin for life. Congrats again! I want to see pictures. I love Bernstein!

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:41 AM

Dan, Great story -- you are in a fantastic position to affect growing open minds. I love reading your transformation story!

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:40 AM

Love your before/afters and great food blog posts!! What a long list of mental, muscle, mood and mega improvements.

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:39 AM

Resolution of fibromyalgia where traditional conventional medicine has no cures or effective drugs (lyrica s*cks) is nothing short of AMAZING. who knew so easy right? the SAD is suffocating the muscles of certain susceptible genetic types... Can't wait to hear the lab measurements later. please update?

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:36 AM

God what changes in only 4 months!! congratulations and keep up the excellent modifications. Toss the old pants! You don't notice more energy, easier to wake/sleep, longer endurance/vitality?

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:34 AM

Nice ink. You have had a 50+ lb weight/fat/muscle shift of seismic proportions dude. STRONG WORK THERE!! Next time lift up ur shirt please... ok i'm kidding i'm not trying to harrass u... not really.

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:32 AM

WOW. Phenomenal body recomposition! I love hearing how GERD magically disappears on grain-free diets... 'cavehair' is better than no hair! *haa*

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:30 AM

SWEET!! You look like ur in your element...!!

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:29 AM

I like the improved symmetry, shiny dark hair and shwingtastick SKIN! Good changes in hormone cascades. For hard gainers fish oil is great stuff (make sure it's highest quality, molecularly distilled). Read robbwolf.com. Strong work!!!

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:26 AM

Fantastic blog and HAAWWT pict!

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:25 AM

Corinne, Consider getting plugged into a Crossfit or similar community. Every Crossfit gym has AMAZING stories of health recovery, weight loss, liver, migraine, stomach/IBS reversals! JUMP IN!! This is a great thread that u started... THANK YOU HON! Can't wait to see ur picts later :)

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3651 · July 15, 2010 at 2:55 PM

did your black t-shirt size go from a large to a medium? ;)

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0 · July 14, 2010 at 10:33 PM

Nice! You're looking good. I lost a lot of weight when I stopped being vegetarian. I'm just now starting paleo but I'm excited for the results! Great job and you look much happier!

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2604 · July 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Impressive - well done!

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242 · July 14, 2010 at 4:17 AM

Thanks! I'm too lazy to keep a proper food log but here's a gallery of the kind of food I've been eating. http://drop.io/paleoprimal I'll generally have a meal or two like that a day, maybe a big salad and graze on some mixed berries throughout the day and whatever else I can get my hands on.

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373 · July 14, 2010 at 2:38 AM

Wow, good work. What exactly is your diet?

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1997 · July 13, 2010 at 10:34 PM

I love the last part of what you said... I'm in week 5 of paleo and lost 8 lbs without really trying or ever going hungry.

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2604 · July 13, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Fantastic - ripped!

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22913 · July 13, 2010 at 3:52 AM

I bought a hole punch for my belt for $10 at lows, great investment. Keep it up, it only feels better and better

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22913 · July 13, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Congratulations btw

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22913 · July 13, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Sleep is just as important as food. Seriously

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1015 · July 12, 2010 at 8:12 PM

You look amazing! I made a similar transformation. Coming from 230 to ~170 lbs. Funny thing is that I changed jobs, diet and life style during the transformation. Now people who knew me at 230 lbs don't recognize me and people who only know me from the 170 lbs weight can't and won't believe I ever weighed 230 lbs.

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22913 · July 12, 2010 at 2:38 AM

I feel like Superman, FYI

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22913 · July 12, 2010 at 2:37 AM

I get a mixture of double takes and who are you from people that hadn't seen me. Actually had a friend talk to me 5+ minutes at a party before he looked quizically at me and then did the triple take, was hilarious.

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22913 · July 12, 2010 at 2:35 AM

Red pill. It's both disturbingly sad and yet awesome that a simple diet change makes the difference I found my exercise increased, not for weight loss, but because I had to release the energy :), keep it up!

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22913 · July 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Hot, you even look Sad on sad

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1537 · July 11, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Melissa, you have really changed your body composition! You look fantastic! Really stunning!

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1537 · July 11, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Now THAT is some inspiration! Looking fantastic!

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56616 · July 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Wow! Looking awesome!

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4163 · July 11, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Omg, Well done, you look AMAZING! I bet you feel it too! Do people even recognise the new you??

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383 · July 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Stunning! Excellent job

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1537 · July 11, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Awesome, Laurie! Congrats on such success! I'm hoping to eliminate my migraines, too! Your blog looks like a good read - I just bookmarked it. :)

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13983 · 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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4163 · December 17, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Are you kidding? It's like two different people! Dramatic is putting it mildly, you also look about 10 years younger to boot.

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13983 · December 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Awww! Thanks guys!! I feel encouraged! :D

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10294 · December 17, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Is it unpolite to say: sexy on this forum? If not: sexy!

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13983 · December 17, 2010 at 11:34 PM

I'm so humbled. Thank you, thank you!! P.S. Pieter, the word "sexy" is fine with me. :D

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7324 · December 19, 2010 at 12:33 AM

You look amazing.

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22913 · December 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Dramatic and fantastic, well done !

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18701 · December 17, 2010 at 6:46 PM

#1. I want to be your friend, it makes me sad I am not in California! #2 I would say it's dramatic! The difference in your face is amazing. And your curves are gorgeous! NICELY DONE!

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383 · December 18, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Very sexy progress!

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56616 · January 04, 2011 at 1:02 AM

It's amazing...someone might reverse the chronology of these pictures because it looks like you got younger!

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253 · January 03, 2011 at 7:15 PM

I think you look great, too! You also looked great at 185 -- I thought you were some kind of curvy model-type in the photo!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I love how it is the same great smile, framed by, well, a tighter frame. You look great and snazzy.

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13983 · January 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Master B, Mari, Shelly, Adam, Melissa and Chris. Thank you. I feel so encouraged! :D

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415 · January 10, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Doesn't even look like the same person. The person in the top picture looks like she's about 50 years of age. The gal in the bottom picture looks to be about 25-35, no more. Very nice.

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2604 · January 11, 2011 at 5:30 AM

There's something very sexy about paleo women with slim figures, many great examples here. And gilliebean, you're the best

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551 · February 28, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Amazing. Just amazing.

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12174 · February 28, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Your start/finish weights are close to mine (esp. as a goal) so I look up to your before/after as a beautiful example of what's possible. You look great!!

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13983 · March 12, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Thanks guys!! I'm so encouraged! <3

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7967 · March 18, 2011 at 3:46 AM

You really do look phenomenal now! And it is a big difference - although I disagree that you looked bad in the 'before'. You looked very pretty then, but heavy of course.

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18412 · March 19, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Good grief Gilliebean. You are rilly pritt tee ;)

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1702 · March 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Hey that's awesome - and I totally know the feeling I'm trying to lose weight and seeing that it took you almost 3 years to do so is giving me hope that maybe I'm doing it right but its SO FRUSTRATING. Out of curiosity, how much did you work out, if any? My biggest frustration is that I tried throwing myself at the wall (almost literally) with working out and it totally didn't budge the scale at all.

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13983 · March 24, 2011 at 5:52 AM

I ran a half marathon in early 2008. I ran a sprint triathlon in early 2009. I ran the LA Marathon in early 2010. I trained with mostly short fast runs and long slow runs. I fueled with mostly nuts and dried beef and not carbs. I did not do Crossfit Rx. I think the half marathon and sprint triathlon were both beneficial and helped. I think the full marathon probably didn't help. I hope this helps! P.S. I just joined a Crossfit gym and am currently doing 2x/week plus sprints and lots of walking.

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100 · April 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Absolutely gorgeous.

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13983 · April 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Thanks Wonko. :)

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13983 · April 28, 2011 at 12:56 AM

Oranges13, I wanted to add... Throwing yourself "against the wall" may have aggravated or elevated your cortisol and elevated cortisol inhibits both weight-loss and sleep (and sleep lose in turn inhibits weight lose). Never underestimate the power of a rest and recover day!

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3313 · July 11, 2011 at 2:37 AM

I must say I was surprised when I got to the bottom pictures that it was you. Your more natural physique accentuates your wholesome girl next door look. You are stunning. I wish you had a twin.

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13983 · March 04, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Thanks BamBam and Aaron. :)

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1248 · March 03, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Wow.....BEAUTIFUL! Great transformation.

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0 · July 01, 2014 at 5:34 PM

You look great and has paleo really helped you do this?

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0 · September 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Ub...I seriously don't mind either way she lives. :-)

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Dear everyone on Paleo,

You are ridiculously hot.

Sincerely,

Ruby

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22913 · December 17, 2010 at 2:47 AM

you can always just post a "now" picture. the more good looking paleo photos for inspiration the better.

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Me at 240

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

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22913 · December 18, 2010 at 12:23 AM

great job, now if you cleaned your room, you might be able to find pants. :)

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10294 · December 19, 2010 at 8:11 PM

I suppose it is not only camera and lighting techniques that make the difference. Or does the messy room make you look more ripped? Serious, major progress!!!

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383 · December 18, 2010 at 5:11 AM

holy cow, how did you do it?

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70 · January 10, 2011 at 7:40 PM

that's unreal - strong work

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655 · January 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Thanks a lot, it was tough but I did it!

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Now if we could get some of the women to submit some photos showing their dirty, dirty bedroom photos...

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1600 · July 14, 2011 at 1:43 PM

If you'll stand there posed like that,I'll clean your room ;P

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944 · March 02, 2012 at 1:08 PM

jesus christ! THAT is a paleo transformation.

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253 · July 16, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Dang! That's so inspirational, congrats 2 you bro!

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1242 · 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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1242 · December 16, 2010 at 5:51 AM

Thanks, Tserb!!

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823 · December 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM

DIY Crossfit is a great way to train.

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24523 · December 15, 2010 at 4:52 AM

That picture-askew montage format makes losing weight seem so fun!

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18701 · December 15, 2010 at 2:44 PM

You look awesome Angelo! Excellent job!

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1242 · December 15, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Thanks! I feel like a totally new person. Going with Paleo has put me in the best shape of my life, without a doubt!

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383 · December 16, 2010 at 3:21 AM

Angelo, love your podcast! And of course great progress!

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253 · January 03, 2011 at 7:17 PM

You did that in a year!? That's fantastic!

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558 · January 31, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Your face looks so much younger. Great transformation!

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I love your podcast Angelo! It's my favorite!

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0 · October 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM

This is incredible! I can't believe it is only 1 year from "before" to "after"

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0 · December 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM

That's impressive! You look much younger too in the 2010 photos!

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18701 · 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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1242 · December 16, 2010 at 5:56 AM

Wow, Melissa - 111 lbs - amazing!

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18701 · December 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Thanks guys! It was a lot of work, but totally worth it! @WCCPaul - Of course it was the White Sox! ;p

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22913 · December 16, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Nicely done!!..

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1537 · December 16, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!! Congrats and GREAT WORK!!!! You look fantastic, what a wonderful testimony for a paleo lifestyle!

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7324 · December 19, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Congratulations, you look great!

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12174 · December 17, 2010 at 1:37 AM

Wow! Major props!

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24523 · December 16, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Ay carumba!!!!!

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8858 · December 16, 2010 at 4:30 PM

You look fantastic!

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9647 · December 16, 2010 at 9:22 AM

I have deduced from your timeline that the White Sox championship in 2005 was the secret to your success ... Just joking! Congratulations on the hard work and the improvement to your health.

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:25 AM

Amazing results!! You look awesome!!! :D

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3891 · January 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Awesome, well done!

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551 · February 28, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Melissa, this is inspiring. Way to go!

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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Very inspiring!

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Holy crap. Would never be able to tell those pictures are all of the same person. And you can surely tell the difference between the last two, look at those guns! Amazing job!

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0 · October 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Wow this is amazing! I hope my before and afters turn out this good!

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0 · July 01, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Do you exercise at all and if so what do you tend to do?

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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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383 · July 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Stunning! Excellent job

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22913 · July 12, 2010 at 2:38 AM

I feel like Superman, FYI

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:26 AM

Fantastic blog and HAAWWT pict!

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1015 · July 12, 2010 at 8:12 PM

You look amazing! I made a similar transformation. Coming from 230 to ~170 lbs. Funny thing is that I changed jobs, diet and life style during the transformation. Now people who knew me at 230 lbs don't recognize me and people who only know me from the 170 lbs weight can't and won't believe I ever weighed 230 lbs.

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1537 · July 11, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Now THAT is some inspiration! Looking fantastic!

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56616 · July 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Wow! Looking awesome!

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22913 · July 12, 2010 at 2:37 AM

I get a mixture of double takes and who are you from people that hadn't seen me. Actually had a friend talk to me 5+ minutes at a party before he looked quizically at me and then did the triple take, was hilarious.

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Omg, Well done, you look AMAZING! I bet you feel it too! Do people even recognise the new you??

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558 · November 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Very impressive. You just look so much more alive and healthy. Like you could pick the old you up and carry him down the block. (I would have said that even if you'd just posted the clothes-on photo!)

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:21 AM

You look awesome. Very handsome!!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Stunning difference. In your last pic you look happy, and a little surprised!

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wow that is totally inspiring

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0 · February 15, 2011 at 9:20 PM

For the extreme that you have been at, your weight loss very impressive.

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13983 · July 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM

S-A! Where'd your pictures go!?

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2604 · July 13, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Or.. Where did He go? No activity for a long time

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5838 · July 15, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Welcome back :)

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22913 · July 14, 2011 at 9:10 PM

oops, ill have to find them and repost.

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Here's my story.

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22913 · December 17, 2010 at 2:45 AM

you both look so much better!

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18701 · December 16, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Yay! My comment for you somehow went to the Original Poster. AMAZING PROGRESS! You look like a whole different person!

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:30 AM

AMAZING!! Great work! :D

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1021 · March 23, 2011 at 3:28 AM

Fantastic! Really impressive.

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3159 · April 25, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Omg, your little girl's smile is priceless. So cute.

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1026 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

WAKA WAKA what a progress!

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You look so much younger as well!

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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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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 5:01 AM

Jezwyn, You are total complete utter CUTENESS!! (and creativeness and chef-ness **ahaaha*) I feel the same about a medication -- had a severe problem with weight gain, edema, fatigue and hormones for 2+yrs. VERY FRUSTRATING. Hang in there and hope you feel better soon!

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2604 · July 16, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Great - you look better AND younger, despite it being six years later on

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7324 · December 19, 2010 at 12:36 AM

+1 for cuteness

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:23 AM

You look AMAZING! Hotness!!

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Every time I scroll past your pics I am struck again at how ADORABLE you are. I want to put you in my pocket and carry you around! And now you would fit. :)

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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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24523 · July 13, 2011 at 3:47 PM

What if your hair keeps getting more and more and more curly?!?!

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2854 · July 13, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I'm hoping for an eventual afro, and then maybe just an electric halo. Baby steps.

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18412 · July 13, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Nice! Your hair looks fantastic. And I like... "grew a bum".

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255 · July 13, 2011 at 5:14 PM

+1 for a fellow masshole !

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383 · July 14, 2011 at 2:05 AM

Beautiful and healthy...way to go

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10768 · July 15, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Great results! Keep smiling!

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851 · July 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Wow, so much healthier looking:)

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16131 · September 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Hormones can do such wacky things - like curling hair! After having 2 kids my hair got a bit bouncy, won't say curly but it was stick straight all my life and now it's got a little sumpthin'

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5242 · October 12, 2011 at 5:12 AM

Wow! You look amazing.

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8933 · July 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM

For me this is the most important before after on here, because the others are about weight loss. I'm a guy but I've started to get curls now too, though it's slight. I've started getting hair under my eyes which give a rather cool effect. The only things I can't seem to shake is my jaw dislocation, my general pufiness (I have high cortisol) and lupus.

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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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12407 · December 17, 2010 at 8:30 PM

seems im totally clueless as to how to get these pics posted. sorry.

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18701 · December 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM

You look much more sleek, if you know what I mean, more compact like but still powerful! Nice job!

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Great results LB! Congrats!!

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12407 · December 18, 2010 at 12:39 AM

i would def lose muscle going that low. right now i'm at 240 as of this morning and the electronic bf unit says i'm right at 20%bf. that means i've stayed at 200lbs of lean muscle mass since i've started dropping weight which seems about right since my bench has stayed at 375 and my squat and deadlift have gone up about 20% to 510 and 520 respectively. i figure if i were losing muscle, my lifts would be going down. but if i land at about 215lbs and 7.5% bf, i wouldn't be upset, hah.

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22913 · December 18, 2010 at 12:25 AM

looks like a great start. I started at 285, thought id stop in the low 200s. It didnt stop coming off. went all the way down to 180, and have been putting muscle back on now. If you think 230 feels good, wait till you drop below 200. Superman! Keep it up. Eating Right is Amazing.

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10768 · January 04, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Nice work. You just seem more solid in the new photo. You are also giving off a little bit of the "paleo *is* serious business" vibe.

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Looking good ! :-)

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OMG. You have seriously burnt lots of weight.I am shocked. Well, I have also start having paleo recipes based on my 8 weeks paleo diet plan. Hope I will post my picture here too soon.

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The picture in the link is awesome! Just thinking of starting Paleo and checking out the results people are getting. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm tired of being tired!

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if you're still around, thank you for sharing! Literally made me tear up--very encouraging.

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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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22913 · July 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Hot, you even look Sad on sad

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:30 AM

SWEET!! You look like ur in your element...!!

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1537 · July 11, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Melissa, you have really changed your body composition! You look fantastic! Really stunning!

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Nice! You're looking good. I lost a lot of weight when I stopped being vegetarian. I'm just now starting paleo but I'm excited for the results! Great job and you look much happier!

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7324 · December 19, 2010 at 12:36 AM

the sad SAD face makes this.

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Lanyard vs. mudstreaked..... the Mud (and big smile) Wins!

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18412 · March 19, 2011 at 1:02 AM

see Melissa. you get dirty! that's why you let me keep it. lol. that pic makes me wanna go camping.

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0 · June 21, 2011 at 5:26 PM

From one Melissa to another - you look awesome! So happy and strong. It's great to finally put a face to a name - I really enjoy your blog (and I didn't realize you were so young! I'm 21...you're an inspiration!). Keep on keepin' on. :)

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Gluten Belly

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Paleo Belly

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5838 · January 27, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Well done :) Quite a difference

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4984 · January 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Thanks very much :)

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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Very stunning, glad it was a still photo... moving video might have melted my mind a bit. (grin)

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7967 · March 18, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Incredible. I thought my bloating was bad before! I've seen a similar transformation.

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4984 · March 25, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Aw thanks :)....

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4984 · April 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Just Paleo :) Have only just started exercising recently.

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193 · April 22, 2011 at 11:11 PM

wow, did you get that just by eating paleo or by excerising too?

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What!!!? I would swear you had a tummy tuck. Amazing, really...

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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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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 4:31 AM

Wahoo! Once you take a "now" picture, you should update this post!

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18701 · December 19, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Nicely done! I can definitely see the difference in your face and your chest.

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13983 · December 18, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Awesome!!! Thanks for taking a "now" picture! Great results! People *must* ask what you've been doing!

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7967 · March 18, 2011 at 3:51 AM

There is a huge difference in your face from the weight loss. Can even see it between the last two pictures. Great job!

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834 · March 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Thanks animalcute, sherpamelissa and gilliebean!

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Really good stuff

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13983 · April 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM

NICE WORK!!! Thanks for continually updating!! :D

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11683 · November 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM

you are insanely hot. just sayin.

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1169 · March 02, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Agree with Renee,You are hot in these last pictures!

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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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22913 · July 19, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Well done sir..

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3703 · July 23, 2010 at 4:59 AM

OMG another 50+ wt loss slamdunk! STRONG WORK Ebice.

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558 · November 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Amazing change, especially in your face! All that in just 6 months?

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1376 · December 31, 2010 at 2:47 AM

Wow! you lost 10 years in 6 months!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 9:08 PM

You lost 10-15 years of apparent age and at least one chin. Excellent work!

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3891 · January 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Great results, you look younger!

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Wow, this is awesome

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November 2009 and November 2010

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Those lamb-chop sideburns were pretty dang good.....

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That's great! Thanks for sharing!

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18701 · December 15, 2010 at 2:13 AM

Nice! You look like 1/2 the size you used to be!

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18701 · December 15, 2010 at 2:27 AM

45lbs in a year is excellent! I really think losing slowly is extremely important to allow yourself to learn new habits and create a new lifestyle rather than considering it a diet.

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458 · December 15, 2010 at 2:16 AM

I lost around 45lbs...still dropping, but now it's good and slow about 1.5 lbs a month.

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458 · December 20, 2010 at 3:33 PM

I loved those lamb-chops, but mostly i think, because I was hiding behind them. Now all I have for facial hair is itty bitty sideburns so everyone can see my handsome mug.

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Oh, and I went form a size 40 waist to a size 32, and from an xxl t-shirt down to a medium...It still feels weird putting my arms up through a shirt and thinking "this won't fit" and then it does!! Paleo Rules!!!

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 9:11 PM

I have the same size confusion when I get dressed.. "too small to fit" I think, then it turns out to be a bit loose. - Congrats on the quick work and the slow and steady progress!

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Kick ass! I've lost 22 pounds so far, down from 212, and have more to go. Congrats to you.

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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.

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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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Fantastic - ripped!

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242 · July 14, 2010 at 4:17 AM

Thanks! I'm too lazy to keep a proper food log but here's a gallery of the kind of food I've been eating. http://drop.io/paleoprimal I'll generally have a meal or two like that a day, maybe a big salad and graze on some mixed berries throughout the day and whatever else I can get my hands on.

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:29 AM

I like the improved symmetry, shiny dark hair and shwingtastick SKIN! Good changes in hormone cascades. For hard gainers fish oil is great stuff (make sure it's highest quality, molecularly distilled). Read robbwolf.com. Strong work!!!

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Wow, good work. What exactly is your diet?

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You were skinny fat before. Now you're just lean!

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Wow! What's your workout regime?

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242 · December 16, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Chris, I messed about with p90x on and off for about 6 months. But most of my results came with a couple of months doing the stronglifts 5x5 program. Now days I'm doing crossfit and loving it.

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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I don't think anyone could deny the great results you have. Great work!

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you look incredible, so lean, in the second photo, don't understand the order? 1. you were not so good, 2. then amazing, but 3. put some fat back on?

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thanks juhuuu. yes, i think i put on a bit of fat since the second photo, while trying to bulk up a bit. also the lighting was quite favourable.

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Awesome progress mate.

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Awesome progress! We'd love to feature you on the weekly Paleo transformation blogposts we do... can you send your story to christina@paleohacks.com?

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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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Thanks, Futureboy!

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You can totally tell!! You look great!

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Just, wow !

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Wow! You're a knockout! Super cute.

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you are hot, but I kinda liked the first one in some ways better.

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150 · March 21, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Your skin looks really great! I have notice my pores getting smaller on my nose, and my elbows getting softer..not what I was expecting, its the weird little things that I get a kick from though! :D

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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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2713 · July 18, 2010 at 9:35 PM

I don't really do ab work. I think abs are mostly about cutting your abdominal fat so that the muscles actually show through, and you do that mainly through diet. As far as my workout is concerned: On cardio days, I do Tabata sprints. On weight-lifting days, I do pull-ups, push-ups, and thrusters (usually just one set each, max reps). I try to get in a couple of days of each type a week. Each session of either cardio or weight-lifting lasts less than 20 minutes, so it's very time-efficient. I also paddle twice a week to train for Dragon Boat racing.

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3703 · July 23, 2010 at 4:58 AM

Gary, Very nice dragon boat bod!! *wink* Love your website and fb. Hey I have to tell my lil bro who justed moved to SF about you. He did dragon boating at USC. Maybe you can point out some people to practice with?

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2713 · July 23, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Thanks grace! Your brother is more than welcome to practice with our team: http://www.teamlightwave.org/ Especially if he loves to eat and/or is Paleo!

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2437 · July 18, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Great job! Can you tell us more about your workout routine? Do you do ab work? I can't stand working my abs and have been told that squats will give you abs but I think that I need to implement an ab rounine too. Thanks

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My story is almost the same- I was never that fat/overweight but now I feel so much fitter :)

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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!

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Warming up with my bellydance troupe

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Thanks Melissa! Bellydance really is for all shapes and sizes... don't let your tummy stop you! It's so much fun and quite in line with paleo ideals :) I'd say only 1/3 of students in my classes even have their belly uncovered... and flesh-toned torso stockings are often worn for performance. No excuses ;)

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 10:44 PM

You look SO GOOD! Healthy and fit! I wish I had the confidence to try belly dancing, but my belly is the one thing that I still hate how it looks!

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Thanks :D Renaissance/pirates! The pic was from our first dance, a pavan http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephthegeek/sets/72157609647126732/

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1997 · January 03, 2011 at 10:24 PM

P.S. my hubby has lost 50 lbs so far, and looks extra damn sexy now too ;)

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Wow! What an incredible transformation! Congrads! BTW I like your wedding dress :) Medieval/LOTR?

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10768 · January 04, 2011 at 12:10 AM

I love the fact that your eyes look 'brighter' as you go along.

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Hahaha, thanks. Good to know!

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Love it! Belly dancing is a great workout! You look amazing!!

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558 · January 31, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Teeny waist! Wow!

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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I just caught the 'paleo nerd' line... I VERY resemble that remark.

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Very inspiring.

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You look amazing!! We'd love to feature you on the weekly Paleo transformation blogposts... can you send your story to christina@paleohacks.com?

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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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2604 · July 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Impressive - well done!

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:36 AM

God what changes in only 4 months!! congratulations and keep up the excellent modifications. Toss the old pants! You don't notice more energy, easier to wake/sleep, longer endurance/vitality?

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What happened to the pics?

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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!

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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.

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1091 · January 04, 2011 at 12:15 AM

You look amazing - cheats and all!

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1997 · January 04, 2011 at 12:39 AM

Wow.. incredible!! Love your hair too btw ;)

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Huge difference already Paleolady! You look super! The cheats do tend to get out of hand. I know I'm better off not even starting.

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1648 · January 05, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Thanks! I think that is been one of the best lessons with the paleo diet, that even with cheating I'm still doing much better than just giving up. Even if I only eat 50% paleo, that is still 100% better than how I was eating. And it is really helped me learn not to be so "all or nothing", and about not giving up (which I was quite skilled at making healthy changes for 2 weeks and quitting). I hope it is helpful to people, when I tell them that you don't have to be perfect to be able to lose weight & improve your health. Every step forward counts.

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1648 · January 05, 2011 at 6:28 PM

And you are right, @sherpamelissa, a cheat can really be like an avalanche. I'm really working on getting refocused this month, and am going to be a lot more prepared & aware in what I eat.

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PaleoLady!! You're looking amazing!! What a wonderful journey you're on!

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10768 · January 10, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Progress begets confidence in the process. Now that you know that this way works for you, you'll be able to cheat less and less often! At least, that's what happened to me.

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558 · January 31, 2011 at 2:24 PM

You look like your much younger sister now! Keep us posted.

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WOW You look great!

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1648 · February 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Thanks everyone!!!

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1652 · June 19, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Welcome back. Cute smile :-)

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

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Wow! You don't even look like the same person!

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1091 · January 03, 2011 at 4:29 PM

I'm speechless. wow!!

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923 · January 03, 2011 at 4:46 PM

The sadly comic part is that I was a skinny kid, a skinny teenager, and then I went vegetarian in my early twenties "for my health" and gained a bunch of weight.Thanks to Richard Nikoley and Robb Wolf!

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you look hot!!!

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You're not the only one who gained weight on a healthy vegetarian diet! I gained 20 lbs when I went macrobiotic in my 20's.

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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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The difference in your face is incredible. You look great!

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1091 · January 03, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Aww, thank you! It took me about 6 months to lose 12 lbs. I was on South Beach at that time. Then, I switched to Paleo and lost 10 lbs in the first month and 6 more the second month. I just started my third month. ;) So far, so good!

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You look great!! I just started (about a month ago) I'm at 154 and to go down to 130 would be a dream! how long did it take you? And do you eat any nuts or fruits?

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Gorgeous! You can really see your cheekbones in the second picture. I love chestpieces on women, I think they are stunning.

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1091 · January 03, 2011 at 4:29 PM

oops. To answer your question, I let meself eat nuts, fruits, and cheese on Sundays. The other 6 days, I don't.

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10768 · January 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Progress is already yours! Go at your own pace, you are doing great.

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Amazing how quickly weight loss shows in folks' faces - yours here is a great example! :)

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2052 · March 03, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Omg! You look like Lisbeth Salader XD

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Looking very good to me. If this is 90%, I'd be almost afraid to see 100%.

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Did you notice you look about 10 years younger now? Beautiful in both pics :-)

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You are absolutely an "after". Whatever improvements you keep making are icing on the cake ;)

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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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10294 · December 15, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Kamal, you are not a man that looks like Amelie Poulain? I'm so glad for you ;)

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haha i was thinking the same thing! i think a photoshop of the muscle photo with amelie's face is in order... at least for Kamal's avatar.

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22913 · December 16, 2010 at 3:49 AM

Did I read wrong? I thought the top was the before one?

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18701 · December 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM

You are very handsome in both pictures!

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24523 · December 16, 2010 at 3:43 AM

You know that old saying--"never judge a gender by its avatar". Paleo and Amelie are two of my favorite things (well, other than chocolate and bubble baths...maybe I am actually a girl?!)

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And I thought Kamal was female based on the avatar :-) But he is a ripped guy! Good job

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24523 · December 16, 2010 at 4:16 AM

Always on the ball Stephen. "Muscular" was before paleo, "losing the paunch" is during paleo. It's not the typical paleo case.

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22913 · December 17, 2010 at 2:45 AM

dont take this wrong. Honest curiosity, is image 1 Natural and what was your training schedule like back then?

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24523 · December 16, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Always on the ball Stephen. "Muscular" was before paleo, "losing the paunch" is during paleo. It's not the typical paleo case...I seem to have followed Mark Sisson's trajectory into paleo, minus the world-beating running skill, but with 100 times the joint problems.

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All I can say is wow!

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24523 · December 17, 2010 at 3:02 AM

Yes, it was natural. I never actually looked that jacked, believe it or not. Much of it is lighting and flexing. I went through pretty much all major training methods during my gym days. Careful research in lifting methods (I think) allowed me to go from 135 pounds to 170 pounds in about four years. During the first half, I did normal training splits. Then, Westside powerlifting. Lastly, everything else for a couple years. Nothing was obviously best, but HST was good, weighted sled dragging was great for the posterior chain, and weighted chinups were a staple.

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24523 · January 04, 2011 at 5:50 AM

Well I certainly wouldn't read your blog if you weren't cute :)

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56616 · January 04, 2011 at 1:02 AM

You look handsome! I'll be nicer to you now ;)

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24523 · January 04, 2011 at 5:51 AM

Well I certainly wouldn't read your blog if you weren't cute :)

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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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150 · March 04, 2012 at 6:28 PM

A spear gun, doesn't get more primal than that...

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1022 · March 02, 2012 at 12:43 PM

looking gooood.

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565 · March 03, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Watcha carryin' there?

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10502 · March 05, 2012 at 4:19 AM

You should use free-diving fins, not scuba fins.

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1085 · March 07, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Just curious, whats the age difference in the two pictures? Helluva job.

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Spearfishing is the bomb, man.

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3631 · September 02, 2011 at 11:32 PM

wow, way to go dude!

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5838 · September 02, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Cheers stud! Its been so great watching your transformation. Your hard work and dedication clearly shows in the pics, but its even more amazing in real life. Keep on keepin' on.

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75 · September 07, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Great Job!! Has your wife aware of the benefits of paleo now?

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1085 · September 07, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Thank you for the kind words. My wife is certainly aware of the potential benefits of being Paleo but her decision to be/remain vegetarian is not a health-based decision, its a moral one. Its a discussion I try and leave alone since all it will do is run us around in circles.

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1085 · March 02, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Thanks :) I wish I could take credit for the terrariums but I bought them at a shnazzy little art gallery near my home called Pigment (www.shoppigment.com).

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0 · March 02, 2012 at 10:13 PM

ACK ACK ACK!!! I love your terrariums!!!!!!!

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11152 · March 02, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Did you make those terrariums hanging by your mirror? DO WANT!!!

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11152 · March 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM

LOL! Thanks Craig, I actually found the empty glass ball terrariums on Amazon for $5.99/ea, and I'm going to experiment with some of the natural flora in my backyard. I've got loads of air plants lying about the yard, that should be a good start ;)

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amazing transfomation! Rock on with your bad self

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 3:43 AM

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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18701 · June 17, 2011 at 4:00 AM

I want to see the back! I am actually probably more a fan of backs than of fronts, LOL.

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 3:57 AM

Thank you :) It took some serious discipline, but I'm happy. The back is still a work in progress, but getting there.

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18701 · June 17, 2011 at 3:50 AM

There is no way in hell you have the "back fat" you claimed that was keeping you from posting. Good lord Todd, you are one ripped dude.

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 3:47 AM

Had some difficulty posting lol :)

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18412 · June 17, 2011 at 4:46 AM

Holy Crap Todd! THAT'S you? Dude that's it I am going to Henry's right now and getting raw cream and raw butter.

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60 · June 17, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Awesome transformation..... be interested in reading all that you did. For me the diet was the main thing with a logical exercise/workout process..... Great pics!!! Thanks for posting!!!

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24523 · June 17, 2011 at 3:49 AM

jesus christ, broseph!

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18701 · June 17, 2011 at 3:45 AM

I was so excited to see your post in this thread, but I can't see the pics!

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 4:53 AM

I switched the butter for coconut butter, and the lindts for 99% cacao :)

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 3:59 AM

Alan - I'd say about 85% diet. I cut out all cardio other than soccer, and only lift 2-3 times a week. While on the right, I was running over 30 miles a week and lifting 4-5 times.

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 4:13 AM

I said right, but I meant left. ^^

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That's an insane transformation, awesome

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3280 · October 18, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Holy Moses. :: gawk ::

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f*** me... epic. rig. well done mate

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10768 · 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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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Awesome Adam! If I squint just right I can almost see your abs already! :)

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10768 · January 04, 2011 at 2:39 AM

@ Sherpamelissa: hooray! I've asked my partner to keep an eye out for them too. She says she'll let me know when she spots 'em. @Sarah-ann: I've done some sword work and smithy work at historical festivals, Interesting that it 'shows'.

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You look like you have the roman-gladiator body type, lucky you!

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3891 · January 26, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Right on, keep on trucking!

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2153 · July 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Dude, you remind me of a viking. \m/ keep up the awesome work!

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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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awesome, I have hope I will look this good too

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13635 · 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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18701 · January 04, 2011 at 3:08 AM

I almost thought it was the same shirt and it just swallowed you up! But then I realized this years was long sleeved! :p

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18701 · January 04, 2011 at 2:36 AM

You've lost so much weight your beard looks bigger! ;) Nice job Carl!

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13635 · January 04, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Yeah I gained weight in the beard and glasses areas. My taste in new years head gear also changed. ;0)

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138 · March 03, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Nice work! Isn't it awesome to feel so good all the time, too!

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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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922 · January 03, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Yeah, I couldn't imagine doing it when I used to watch the crazies doing it on the news. But paleo has me open to any seemingly crazy idea with unconventional health benefits and figured at the very least it would make for a great Youtube video. It actually felt great!

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18701 · January 03, 2011 at 2:10 AM

Nice start! I can't imagine the Polar Bear Swim. Brrr.

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3651 · 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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22913 · July 13, 2010 at 3:52 AM

I bought a hole punch for my belt for $10 at lows, great investment. Keep it up, it only feels better and better

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:32 AM

WOW. Phenomenal body recomposition! I love hearing how GERD magically disappears on grain-free diets... 'cavehair' is better than no hair! *haa*

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3651 · July 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM

thanks! i should post more embarrassing pictures in the future.

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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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3651 · July 15, 2010 at 2:55 PM

did your black t-shirt size go from a large to a medium? ;)

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2517 · July 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM

@MikeD: XL to Medium! (I recommend the American Apparel shirts for the way they fit, FWIW.) @Grace: when I get my chestpiece I'll lift up my shirt for a pic. ;)

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:34 AM

Nice ink. You have had a 50+ lb weight/fat/muscle shift of seismic proportions dude. STRONG WORK THERE!! Next time lift up ur shirt please... ok i'm kidding i'm not trying to harrass u... not really.

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I like your formal black VFFs for the serious ink occasion.

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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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"Summer at the beach, BBQs, parties, eating out, bars." Sounds good to me :) I sometimes wish I lived somewhere warmer...

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1600 · July 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Thank you!I didn't notice they were messed up!I'm just completing the family migration.We came from Germany,Ireland,Poland to Pennsylvania,Michigan and Ohio.My parents drifted to North Carolina,I went to SC, and plan on moving to Belize to start a family.Last 200 years have just been trying to escape the cold..:)

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19220 · July 13, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Fixed your photos, hope that is ok.

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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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24523 · June 14, 2011 at 4:47 AM

That's some CGI shit right there! Great job!

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1098 · June 14, 2011 at 5:39 AM

That is awesome Leigh! You look radiant!

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Yay Leigh! You go girl!

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nice work! You look great!

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3280 · October 18, 2011 at 2:06 AM

Wow, you can really see the difference. You are beautiful in BOTH shots, though! :)

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I love the way you have the same outfit! Really great.

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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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Amazing work. You look so much healthier. Brilliant!

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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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78422 · July 11, 2011 at 1:04 AM

i guess, it should be acknowledged that there is (can be) no 'positive definition' of 'paleo'', but the only feasible one is exactly the 'negative' one: "eat less/don't eat bad stuff"

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78422 · September 02, 2011 at 4:05 PM

You look great- keep up the good work :-)

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april 12011? you're from the future?

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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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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:39 AM

Resolution of fibromyalgia where traditional conventional medicine has no cures or effective drugs (lyrica s*cks) is nothing short of AMAZING. who knew so easy right? the SAD is suffocating the muscles of certain susceptible genetic types... Can't wait to hear the lab measurements later. please update?

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great job. i'm also looking for health results versus weight.

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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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Seriously! Great idea with the .gif

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That .gif is awesome.

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259 · August 23, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Thanks!! Morphing it makes it a bit more obvious, doesn't it ;)

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259 · January 08, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Whoppaz, I gained back a few kg's (about 6), time for at least a full month of strict paleo, as I'm not feeling energized and the Mrs is complaining about me snoaring again :D .

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This is strangely mesmerizing

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This needs more plusses!!! Awesome!

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259 · February 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Thanks! Need to get back pn track ATM :D

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Hey mate, looks like that picture is photoshopped. I can see the door frame change shape as well, as it bends along with your belly.

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"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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3703 · March 23, 2011 at 3:14 AM

I'm droolin... at both the machinery and the ABS *wink*

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5838 · June 17, 2011 at 5:13 AM

Well played, Jack. Keep up the good work :)

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16131 · September 15, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Nice built-ins. The cabinets.

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Yep, nice..."cabinets." ;)

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Nice work man, your upper chest definition is crankin

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Holy mother. I think I love you. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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4111 · August 08, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Can you do weighted squats on the machine?

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Yep. Up to 500 lbs according to Powertec. But when I was doing reps with 370 it felt like just about all it could handle, and no more weights would fit on the bar either. I sorta "outgrew" this machine. I was squatting 370 for months with no room for advancement. So I sold all of it. Gonna get a gym membership now :)

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

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18701 · January 09, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Very nice example for the Paleo lifestyle! You look fit and happy and healthy!

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2604 · January 11, 2011 at 5:57 AM

You mean you're not that little red fox like creature??!

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18412 · March 19, 2011 at 1:09 AM

"No before or after just generally how I look if anyone is interested." I bursted out into laughter at this Mathew. That's very funny.

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He's almost as cute as a red panda. :)

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2290 · September 02, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Hahhaa awesome!

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10044 · February 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Manual burr ground coffee does a body good!!!

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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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skin looks better too!

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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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21405 · March 03, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Kamal - I met Jesse years ago, right after he took second in China. Callie competed in the Women's Tri-fit in Tampa, and he came along and trained with us. He was an awesome guy.

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24523 · March 02, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Sweet! As a longtime lurker at Jesse Marunde's forum and the Gripboard, I am envious of your experience. When you pull a Dave Tate and become crazy ripped, someone should write an article up about you.

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Awesome changes! Also as a fellow beard-wearer, I just have to add that they rule. Every once in a while I shave, and then instantly regret it.

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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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4984 · March 02, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Wow! You're like a different person!

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944 · March 02, 2012 at 11:58 PM

thanks! feel like it too!

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Totally different person. Awesome work. Good looking guy right there.

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24523 · March 20, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Dang, nice job! Although by the picture, it appears that playing Wii has had a hand in your weight loss...

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944 · March 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM

haha no wii! i sold that when i decided to get serious :D

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Awesome transformation :)

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1373 · 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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Sexiest ab shot ever!

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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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717 · August 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Fantastic, an evolution of body and mind!

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Superduper!!!!!

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You. Are. HUGE!!!

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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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39841 · January 12, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Wow. 40 pounds ain't bad. Great work. Just stick with this forever and you'll be whatever weight you want. My girlfriend finally succumbed to my nagging and lost 10 lbs in about as many days.

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477 · July 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM

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

Primal Insulin Dependent Diabetic

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 5:11 AM

(part deux) I have observed many things can reduce the insulin requirement in patients: addressing deficiencies of magnesium, selenium, zinc, activated B-vitamins, vit C, ultra high dose omega-3, vitamin D replacement (60-70 ng/ml 25OHD), thyroid replacement (see FT4 FT3 TSH guidelines below), DHEA, pregnenolone, plant/animal antioxidants (pycnogenol, CoQ10, carnitine, taurine, etc). All the above I suspect work synergistically -- they amp up the energy regulation pathways in the mitochondria...

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477 · July 16, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Thanks Grace. My all time hi trigs were 1475! and yes pancreatitis 3x eventually killed my pancreas and forced the necessary insulin. No pics but if you can imagine I'd be a cross of Stephan Aegis and MikeD befores and Stephen Aegis and Brandon afters! LOL! Just no six pack yet and I'm not as young as either of them. I'm slightly younger than Mark Sisson, but trying to look like him! My wife is slowly, slowly joining in. Maybe someday we can look like Mark and his wife. Dream, dream, dream.

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 3:11 PM

updated thyroid management proposed for mainstream: http://www.ccjm.org/content/70/4/329.full.pdf

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Mike, you guys are the dream and gonna put Sisson + wifey to the test! 35 units isn't that much. The Trigs are mildly high (thought you've made ASTOUNDING MIRACULOUS improvements) and the HDLs low which suggest a hormone deficiency and insulin resistance.

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3703 · July 17, 2010 at 5:12 AM

magnesium link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19780401 insulin resistance p. 17 http://www.baumancollege.org/pdfs/articles/MTCardioFinal.pdf

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:44 AM

the 'good' HDL chol increased a ridiculously STELLAR 67%. WOW. no drug or pharmaceutical or herbal does that. (only diet) Excellent work Mike! WIth trigs of >> 500 the risk of pancreatitis was quite high and you saved it. Pancreatitis is when the pancreas basically blows up and requires insulin for life. Congrats again! I want to see pictures. I love Bernstein!

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477 · July 24, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Grace thanks for the compliments and info. I'll have to read that pdf on Mg.

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Me at 280 lbs and me at 160 lbs

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1032 · January 04, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Wow. Amazing Transformation. Nice abs too!

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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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This is amazing. Congratulations! And sure, tattoos are Paleo...and hot. :-)

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289 · July 11, 2012 at 6:58 PM

and I am single :)

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367 · July 20, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Nice work! ----

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289 · July 21, 2012 at 6:14 AM

Im still friends with all of them because my personality has not changed even though my weight has.

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1000 · July 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

That's the thing. In your fat pictures, you're with real hot girls, in your healthy pics, you're alone. Girls feel comfortable around guys with fat on them, and it usualy beats out the pros of having a good body. Unfortunately, hot girls like personalities better than bodies.

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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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Didn't work but this is the link to the album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150790091917223.468326.632367222&type=1

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3443 · April 11, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Nice work man, keep it up!

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5509 · April 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

You've worked really hard!! And...awesome new shoes:)

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78422 · April 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Appreciate it. Thanks for fixing the links!

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Those are the shoes that Daniel Vitalis is selling, am I right?

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78422 · July 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Never heard of Vitalis. They are just vibrams. They, sadly, fall apart after about 3 weeks. At least for me...then again even in that after picture I'm still 6'5" and 300lbs.

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3651 · 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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24523 · March 02, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Wow, you would fit right in with Don Johnson in Miami Vice, in a good way :)

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Wow, thyroid here too. You look great, what a transformation. Good luck with your continued lifestyle.

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

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435 · March 03, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Thanks Kamal! You're from Ohio too? Props on being the token Indian bodybuilder - that's my next goal. I'm packing on the mass these days (in a paleo fashion of course).

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24523 · March 02, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Excellent job, my fellow Indian from Ohio!

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24523 · March 05, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Yup, the best (read: worst) fourteen years of my life were spent in Canton, Ohio. I see from your bio that you're "Atheist, determinist, and socialist." Not a popular subset amongst Ohioans, but maybe Cincinnati is different than northeast Ohio?

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435 · March 13, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Haha nope, not a popular subset at all. I've only been in Cincinnati for less than a year. I was born in India but I've lived in too many places to count - my family has pretty much moved every 2-3 years since I was born. When people ask me what my hometown is, I say "the internet" since it's been the only constant.

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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Beautiful bod! Awesome work!

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435 · March 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Thank you Isabel!! :)

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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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4163 · January 27, 2011 at 2:26 PM

One word, haawwwt. This is my kinda body, I don't like when men are too bulky and I know most of my friends agree, good work!

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Well, if you ever need a second career to fall back on, I'd advise underwear or swimsuit modeling. Were most of those changes from the past year or had you changed something else between age 28 and 33?

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thank you sarah ann :)

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wow, this is nice to lay my eyes upon

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1132 · January 31, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Thank you both, @Suzanna actually I have chosen a particularly unflattering image for the first picture, but there was little variation in my appearance up until I started concentrating on diet just over a year ago. thanks for the suggestion too :)

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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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You're gorgeous! Your skin looks FANTABULOUS. I can't believe your not wearing foundation.

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6550 · January 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM

I'm not going to lie...I'm a skincare junkie, so that's paleo + pumpkin peels and vitamin C serums and such. But I never ever thought I could reach even that point. And thanks. *blush*

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Great skin. And I can only dream of no allergic undereye circles.

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24523 · March 03, 2011 at 3:32 AM

Skin shmin. I'm not sure why no one else has noted this yet: HOT!

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Very stunning on several fronts.

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i actually think you look really nice in the top pic too :)

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6550 · March 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Aww, shucks! I'm thinking of posting some photos of my muscular progression thanks to paleo + CF soon.

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3703 · March 23, 2011 at 3:17 AM

Cynarin, UR SPECTACULAR GRRRRLFRIEND!! Your comments also always crack me the f*ck up... I like my peels too, hey better livin through high tech I say!

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8858 · March 27, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I like these photos that show people getting better looking with age.

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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

Before(excuse the mess i was in the process of moving!): 5'4 120 Poundsshare-your-paleo-before-and-after!share-your-paleo-before-and-after! After(finally moved in lol): 5'4 107 Poundsshare-your-paleo-before-and-after!share-your-paleo-before-and-after!

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56616 · May 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Pear shaped is good! http://huntgatherlove.com/content/why-women-need-fat Either way, you look great and you looked great before , but being that thin does put you in danger of amenorrhea.

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Wow so much more toned! Nice work :)

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Looking good. You should try to add a bit of muscle now,IMO.

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5853 · May 21, 2012 at 3:47 AM

Imo you look better in before pic.

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56616 · May 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

You should read Why Women Need Fat- the pear-distribution is desirable for health and also considered more attractive by most normal men in studies across the world. There are a lot of women on here who have struggled with EDs, which is probably why you might be getting downvotes. Being too thin has huge consequences. A lot of these women are still struggling to get their menstrual cycles and other hormonal systems back into balance. The "pear" fat is very important hormonally.

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1000 · May 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I agree the first pics are better, but I'm guessing you mentally feel better on paleo. Like everyone else though, I'm criticizing without giving a solution, cause I'm not sure where one gets "fat"

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I completely respect your opinions but everyone has their visions of what they desire to look like & personally I prefer how my body is now. I know that pear shapes are more desirable, I used to get a lot more male attention before than now but that's not the reason I decided to go on this diet. I personally prefer more athletic builds. So far I've been completely fine health-wise, I certainly don't suffer from an eating disorder & I definitely am not too thin. I come from a family of very thin women and my body before was bigger compared to the rest of my family.

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195 · May 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Its rude that people are commenting that she looked 'better'... Our culture is horrid towards women - you're either too curvy or not curvy enough.. theres barely any in between, ugh.. I think you're gorgeous!! Whatever makes you feel like a goddess, go with it!

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Yeah, thought the same thing. I think she looks great in all pictures.

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3049 · July 11, 2012 at 5:33 AM

Wow, nice work! You look great. I'm sorry that you received comments about looking better in the first pics- you were beautiful then as you are now, but the changes and increased muscle visibility, especially in your side body and legs, are noticeable and I think look GREAT! I'm especially glad to hear that you are feeling good, with lots of energy. Congrats!

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659 · July 16, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Just chiming in, I thought she looks fabulous in both...

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Before...

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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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1295 · April 11, 2012 at 1:37 PM

You look beautiful! Congrats!

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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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24523 · March 16, 2012 at 2:15 AM

You are perfect right now!

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85 · March 16, 2012 at 6:40 AM

My thai boxing practice starts at 5.30pm so I usually eat handful of walnuts and dried dates/piece of fruit and sometimes another hot cocoa. When I get back I eat only lean animal proteins (usually just another piece of meat/fish/egg whites) about 8pm. That's all. But sometimes I feel like something missing and I'm not sure about my pre-workout meal, but I still try to find out what's best for me.

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1061 · March 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM

You look awesome and very healthy! I see nothing wrong with you sticking with how you are now but I wouldn't go off of what others think; do what makes you feel your best.

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Yep, you look fantastical right now! :)

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Looking healthy; what does a normal day of food look like for you?

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I am your before, and I want to be your after. You look amazing!

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85 · March 16, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Thank you:). Typical day for me starts from big breakfast around 7am. I always eat 3 eggs with some kind of meat (bacon, chorizo, chicken leftovers etc.) and/or vegetables, sometimes I add butter, sometimes I just eat boiled eggs and strawberries/apple. Recently, I love to drink cocoa powder + hot water, cause it makes me feel kick-ass for the rest of the day:). I usually eat some fish/meat + plenty of veggies for lunch around 1pm. Then I get back home from college around 3.30pm and I eat full diner (meat/fish + veggies and sometimes fruit).

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15976 · March 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM

well, I'd say it's safe to say that whatever you're doing is working for you. Yikes, smokin!

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150 · March 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Looking great now! I would not look to lose any more weight personally. It is nice to be strong female if you know what I mean. I am hoping to get some muscles like yours! :D

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195 · May 16, 2012 at 4:53 PM

you look amazing!! your abs are great!

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1022 · 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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1295 · March 02, 2012 at 3:47 PM

wow your abs look great!

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1670 · May 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Unbelievable difference!

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565 · March 03, 2012 at 6:53 AM

Very clear increase in muscle definition. Keep at it!

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Very nice work!

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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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30 · March 16, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Rockingly good work. You look great. Esp the last beach shot!

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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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Awesome, Laurie! Congrats on such success! I'm hoping to eliminate my migraines, too! Your blog looks like a good read - I just bookmarked it. :)

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:40 AM

Love your before/afters and great food blog posts!! What a long list of mental, muscle, mood and mega improvements.

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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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1997 · July 13, 2010 at 10:34 PM

I love the last part of what you said... I'm in week 5 of paleo and lost 8 lbs without really trying or ever going hungry.

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:47 AM

John and Steph -- that is AWESOME. I bet you both make your friends jealous. Wait until the abs APPEAR...

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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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22913 · July 13, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Sleep is just as important as food. Seriously

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:49 AM

Adam you must show your pictures -- 50 lbs is no easy feat. I think cheating is good -- it's in our DNA *haa*. I cycle my carbs -- which is good -- better physical gains and other improvements with it. Please post more.

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Here's my before/after. I initially started not knowing about evo/paleo/primal... so the loss was slow but used it exclusively for last 2+ yrs after joining Xfit and doing the nutri certification w/Robb (and Nicki) to lower body fat from 25+% to <20% now. http://drbganimalpharm.blogspot.com/2009/10/low-carb-paleo-lost-50-pounds.html

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22913 · July 13, 2010 at 3:50 AM

Congratulations btw

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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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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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Brb, gonna go and make some more bacon.

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

http://crossfitforaqueen.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/ugly-truths-first-round-of-before-and-after-pics/

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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+1 for meat and feeling awesome!

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1489 · April 26, 2012 at 6:14 AM

http://www.limitless365.com/2012/04/25/success-story-stephanie-radnan/ - woo success!

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1000 · November 15, 2011 at 11:50 PM

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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876 · May 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Looks like you grew some chest hair and exposed those lines at the inner part of your hip that makes smart women do dumb things. Basically, you look much more manly in the last picture (as opposed to boyish in the first two). Nice work.

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^I know most you women are smart, it's okay to do dumb things, but I won't tell anyway

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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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Nice results, the guy in the above pic is who got you on low carb???

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2290 · August 30, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Yup, that's him. This is also after a very large dinner in Charleston, hence his stomach haha

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Aha, I was wondering as well ? =)

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here is mine just posted it on my website :

my transformation

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Nicely done, JP!

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551 · February 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Thanks Melissa!

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3703 · March 23, 2011 at 3:16 AM

I love this THREAD!! Cool transformation and nice posts on ur BLOG.

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20411 · 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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10768 · March 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I'm very much a work in progress. I keep old photos around to reality-check that I am actually changing. It is so hard to see from day to day. I may have to be a new shape for a few months in a row to know that it is real.

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

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No one here seems to be too shy about it.

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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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12407 · January 03, 2011 at 6:34 PM

good job! i put my dad and half my family on it starting today. i am trying to get them to stick with it long enough to see how good they will feel after a month on it... good luck.

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Red pill. It's both disturbingly sad and yet awesome that a simple diet change makes the difference I found my exercise increased, not for weight loss, but because I had to release the energy :), keep it up!

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3703 · July 16, 2010 at 5:41 AM

Dan, Great story -- you are in a fantastic position to affect growing open minds. I love reading your transformation story!

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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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24523 · July 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Plus one million! I have hypermobility as well (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)

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Congrats on your progress and good luck getting the hypermobility under control. I feel like I live in constant fear of dislocations (super painful for me, perhaps not for you) but that anxiety has lessened recently. I do think that I need to add some Pilates to my exercise routine, though. What do you recommend? Do you go to a studio? Videos? Just your own routine?

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Oh man yea I am not quite at the Ehlers Danlos point but I am close. I just posted a link to a great resource on JHS you might like. http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

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By the way what do you do to cope with your symptoms? Mine are under control but I am always on the lookout for tips!

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1230 · July 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Kamal - Yea I have been wondering about tendons and bone broth. Both seems like they might be good supplements but I think that the body just doesn't produce collagen in these area, I don't think it has to do with bioavailability. But hey, couldn't hurt to try right? Pilates involves slow eccentric exercise as well so you could also be right there.

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1230 · July 20, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I go to the studio, and I would highly recommend anyone else that is Hypermobile do the same for two reasons. The first is that because you have poor proprioception you will need a coach to tell you that your form is correct because it is hard to tell for yourself until you get used to the move. The second is that you are going to be mainly using the machines, as much of the floor work is stretching and the only stretching you should do is hamstrings. You want to stiffen not loosen. (continued)

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Thrak- I'm constantly trying different stuff. Since my job is reading clinical trials, and my thesis is about pain, I'm full of ideas (that mostly get dumped because of laziness or cost). One thing that I like is very slow eccentric exercise for joints. Another is eating tendons in soup. Another is weird supplements. Eventually I'll write some posts on my website about the most effective things.

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Be sure that if you are going to go to a Pilates studio that you let them know ahead of time that you are hypermobile and make sure they are comfortable working with you. I got lucky in that one of the owners of the place I go to is also hypermobile and has moulded her routine around that. It has made a huge difference for me.

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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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So much of this sounds like me (your "before")! I hope this works forr me too!

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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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95 · November 16, 2011 at 1:14 AM

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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3743 · 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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Hi, I can't see your pics, but was interested in your mention of eye sockets being a bit sallow - have you noticed an improvement at all? I ask only because my eyes are quite hollow (I used to be a v skinny vegan!) and am wondering if my face will ever fill out again! Have noticed big skin improvement after 2 months :)

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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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115 · 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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You got that right

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1029 · 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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Looking much better already, keep it up...leave the dark BigMac past behind :-)

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971 · 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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10 · November 06, 2012 at 5:08 AM

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

That's just after 18 days SW 235 CW 218

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10 · July 11, 2012 at 2:19 AM

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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10768 · January 03, 2011 at 7:51 PM

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

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22913 · 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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942 · 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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123 · July 01, 2014 at 6:33 PM

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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123 · July 01, 2014 at 6:31 PM

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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0 · October 08, 2013 at 12:34 AM

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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78422 · 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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330 · 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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2199 · 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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