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Day 13 of Paleo - am I doing it right?

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Created January 26, 2014 at 3:49 AM

I am almost 2 weeks into doing Paleo which I chose for weight loss. I think I mistakenly thought that just by virtue of eliminating all the bread/pasta/carbs, diet soda and dairy that I would just lose weight, but I don't think that's the case. I've definitely lost a few pounds, but am wondering how I can tell if I'm on the right track. I'm not a great cook so have been trying to discover new ways to learn, I'm probably eating too much fruit(?) and haven't been able to work out much in the last 2 weeks. Hoping if I can change that, it'll help boost what I'm doing? I'd hate to think that I gave up all the foods I "love" to stay the same...!? Welcome advice...:) (oh and I've had maybe 3 glasses of wine in 2 weeks)...

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15 · January 26, 2014 at 7:12 AM

A one sentence synopsis would be easy, but I prefer to read all the background info so that I better understand it. I guess I shouldn't expect everyone to look at it the same way. Either way, what the article basically says is that there is no conclusive scientific proof that exercise actually aids in weight loss.

Also, I've lost 20lbs in the last 3 weeks by going LCHF. No exercise whatsoever.

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690 · January 26, 2014 at 7:07 AM

A one sentence synopsis would have been helpful... that's too much read, when I already know what's worked for me. I lost ~30 pounds in ~9 months with very little exercise but I had a decent amount of muscle already.

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15 · January 26, 2014 at 6:47 AM

In answer to the exercise issue, please read: http://nymag.com/news/sports/38001/

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208 · January 26, 2014 at 6:42 AM

If you eat the same diet for a month with zero exercise and then repeat that diet next month with working out you are going to lose weight. The idea of losing weight without working out is sure valid but your statement is incorrect. Some people exercise and wind up eating more due to hunger or the feeling that they burned off X calories so they can eat more and be covered.

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690 · January 26, 2014 at 6:32 AM

"Working out has nothing to do with the weight loss."

I'm not sure I totally agree with this statement but, at least in the beginning, when there is a lot of fat to shed.... diet is WAY more important than exercise.

If you ( @kimpossible ) really want to shed the fat...in addition to what you've eliminated knock off fruit, fruit juice, any food with sugar in the ingredient's list and any alcohol.

Bad news... men seem to shed fat much more easily than women. :(

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50 · January 26, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Pat yourself for being on the right track! Honestly, this is one of the things that takes time. It took me a good year to figure out what foods worked for me and which didn't and what the right amounts were. We're all different. For instance, I had to (sadly) cut out pecans and walntus. I was also able to reintroduce milk, which was great.

The best advice I can give you is keep track of your energy levels, especially if you're cutting back on carbs significantly. You have to figure out what the right amount of fruit is (and possibly eat low-sugar fruits) ALSO, don't forget to have fermented foods or probiotics in your diet.

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53 · January 26, 2014 at 9:25 PM

When I first started, I cut out virtually all fruit and I lost about 30 lbs in the first 3 or 4 months. Maybe one apple or citrus fruit per day is okay.

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1169 · January 26, 2014 at 1:56 PM

I eat no fruit at the moment. I am female. if I eat fruit I put on weight, sadly. Once you are the weight you like go back to fruit. I drink no alcohol and I only drink water. Don't bother with much exercise just sort out the food.

So alcohol ever.

No fruit

Just drink only water

Get as much sleep as you can.

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15 · January 26, 2014 at 4:27 AM

If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, then you're definitely eating too much fruit. I would suggest eating none. Working out has nothing to do with the weight loss.

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15 · January 26, 2014 at 7:12 AM

A one sentence synopsis would be easy, but I prefer to read all the background info so that I better understand it. I guess I shouldn't expect everyone to look at it the same way. Either way, what the article basically says is that there is no conclusive scientific proof that exercise actually aids in weight loss.

Also, I've lost 20lbs in the last 3 weeks by going LCHF. No exercise whatsoever.

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208 · January 26, 2014 at 6:42 AM

If you eat the same diet for a month with zero exercise and then repeat that diet next month with working out you are going to lose weight. The idea of losing weight without working out is sure valid but your statement is incorrect. Some people exercise and wind up eating more due to hunger or the feeling that they burned off X calories so they can eat more and be covered.

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15 · January 26, 2014 at 6:47 AM

In answer to the exercise issue, please read: http://nymag.com/news/sports/38001/

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690 · January 26, 2014 at 6:32 AM

"Working out has nothing to do with the weight loss."

I'm not sure I totally agree with this statement but, at least in the beginning, when there is a lot of fat to shed.... diet is WAY more important than exercise.

If you ( @kimpossible ) really want to shed the fat...in addition to what you've eliminated knock off fruit, fruit juice, any food with sugar in the ingredient's list and any alcohol.

Bad news... men seem to shed fat much more easily than women. :(

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