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I see this everywhere, but I gotta ask for help. I think I've plateaued.

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I've been paleo for roughly two and a half months and the weight didn't start coming off for the first two weeks then started shedding off. I have lost a total of 27 pounds, I'm 23 pounds shy of my goal and I think I have plateaued. I normally start my day with exercise, biking about 10-20 miles at about 17-18 mph proceeded by 12oz organic unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop of this, 8 strawberries and 1 to 1 and a half tablespoons raw almond butter. Normally I go to work and my lunch will consist of some sort of meat and veggie with some fat such as avocado or olive oil and dinner if I'm hungry pretty much same thing as lunch. I'm good about not doing sweets other than the occasional slice of paleo banana bread and the rest ends up being eaten by family and co-workers. I've been pretty strict paleo and am not ready to stop losing weight. Any ideas on whether I need to eat more or less, exercise more or less?? I'd be thrilled to hear any contributions. Thanks

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40 · April 23, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Intermittent fasting is usually fasting for 16 hours, then eating the next 8 hours. The body doesn't go into starvation mode, and metabolism isn't negatively impacted.

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245 · April 23, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Sure, just make sure you don't overdo it. Make sure to get all the nutrition that you require and make sure not to overtrain.

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0 · April 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I actually really enjoy cardio, so probably a dumb questions, but is it alright if I keep doing cardio and pickup more weights?

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0 · April 23, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Thanks samc, not sure how long I would fast for and I worry if my body will think I'm starving and start holding on to all the fat. I do some basic weights (pushups, situps, dumbbells, bent over dumbbell rows) about three times a week and run most nights as well. My paleo is pretty strict, the worst thing I eat is probably the egg white protein.

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245 · April 23, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Going to agree with samc but I would put a larger emphasis on weight lifting, the more muscle you have burning energy the less you have to watch what you eat to lose weight or keep it off. Also it's much more efficient to weight lift vs cardio work so you save some time and look better in the process.

On another note, after you lose your initial inflammation/water weight you should expect a slow down, 100%, never fails. Weight loss turns more and more into a slow grind the closer you get to your goal, just keep eating well and keep exercising and your body composition will continue improving even if you dont lose weight. ( Weight loss is not good in itself, what you really want is a better body composition or body fat % )

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0 · April 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I actually really enjoy cardio, so probably a dumb questions, but is it alright if I keep doing cardio and pickup more weights?

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208 · April 23, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I biked my way to major weight loss when I was younger but never kept it off. Now I do light weight lifting and minimal exercise (walking) and have kept a 70lb weight loss. It is pretty much what you eat and how much of it. Try some intermittent fasting, vary your diet of good foods and eventually the weight will come off.

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0 · April 23, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Thanks samc, not sure how long I would fast for and I worry if my body will think I'm starving and start holding on to all the fat. I do some basic weights (pushups, situps, dumbbells, bent over dumbbell rows) about three times a week and run most nights as well. My paleo is pretty strict, the worst thing I eat is probably the egg white protein.

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