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by 10919 · about 11 hours ago

So my darling little paleo-baby has turned 6 months and he's still mostly breastfed. Due to a recent growth spurt he has ramped up my production and in the mean time majorly ramping up my appetite. Unfortunately it's causing me to plateau again.... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM

All of my children breastfed until the age of 3 1/2. They are living proof that it's worth it. My eldest just finished her freshman year at Stanford. The youngest just graduated from pre-school. They all have immune systems that kick butt. The... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

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... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · 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... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

So I have been paleo around 5 months. For the first month or so I was moderate carb just getting used to things, then I went low carb and am now pretty low carb. (percentages are around 50-65% fat, 20-35% protein and 15% carbs) I was walking a... (more)

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daz 0 · December 31, 2013 at 6:31 AM

here's my 2c, i would drop the 24 hr fast (or fasts), still fast if you want, around 16 hrs is prob good, or at least have an evening meal so you do not go to bed having not eaten all day (how is your sleep on the nights you have not eaten... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

Whats the deal with plateaus!? When I first started paleo in February, I shed a lot of weight fast. I first went from 183lbs to 160lbs. I was seeing a naturopath at the time and knew that I still had body fat left to lose. I struggled... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 15, 2013 at 5:27 AM

How about some important details? gender, age, waist "I swear I don't work out TOO much" .... This is way too a subjective comment, it's all about the numbers. Weight loss plateau can come from too much exercise and not enough food. If... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

I have lost already about 40-45lbs but for the past 6 months I have been struggling with the last roughly 10lbs I would like to lose. I am 5'6 194lbs male. My goal is to get to 20% body fat, yes i understand this is still high but I haven't been... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · September 15, 2013 at 10:18 PM

If you are lifting heavy and not having any PWO carbs, you are frying your CNS. Lifting heavy is incredibly glycolytic. Since you are not restoring your glycogen, you've probably have derranged leptin and cortisol levels, which can inhibit... (more)

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by 40 · about 11 hours ago

Hello everybody! I have been on Paleo (very strict minus the odd drink a couple of times) for about a month. I lost ten pounds the first two weeks and am feeling great! I am just wondering why I can feel my body change and alter (stomach flatter,... (more)

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Ivan_4 0 · August 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Don't worry about the scale... if you're on Paleo to feel better, the inches and pounds will drop more slowly. If you already feel comfortable on the food program, you can add sports/training/physical activity etc. Also be careful about fruit... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hi all... I'm a 27 year old female and initially went paleo back in January with a 45 day challenge at my box. I started out weighing 147 lbs. at 5'4". After the 45 days, I was down about 10 lbs. and 7% body fat. Since then, I maintained a steady... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 16, 2013 at 3:08 PM

It sounds like you do not eat enough for your activity level, so your body is trying to hold on to fat stores because of higher cortisol consentrations. Up your carbs a bit, and your total calories for a few weeks and watch the weight come off. (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I'm hoping that someone out there may have some insight into what is going on with my weight plateau/fluctuations over the past several months. I am a female, 5'11 and 30 years old. My body shape is hourglass/pear. I first went Paleo/Primal... (more)

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Kirill 0 · June 05, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I think you're simply going off the rails on a regular basis, indiscriminately. Instead, why don't you figure out which foods you can and can't cheat with? Just regular trial and error. If wheat bloats you up, then don't eat it - ever. Switch to... (more)

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by 279 · about 11 hours ago

Background: I am 23 and have been paleo for about a year and a half. I'm 5'4 and 140 pounds, have an hourglass figure and carry almost all of my extra weight pronouncedly in my lower stomach. My highest weight was 170 when I was 16, and lost 30... (more)

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Ryan_60 0 · May 21, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I would recommend drinking only water, eating lots of brocolli and carrots with clean unprocessed meats high in protein such as turkey and chicken breasts and try to walk for at least an hour a day! I would also take a good vitamin d supplement... (more)

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by 40 · about 11 hours ago

I apologize for my wall of text in advance :) This is my first post here at paleohacks, although I've probably spent a few cumulative weeks here trying to find answers for all of my questions from the most basic, "Is insert random food item here... (more)

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Mash 0 · April 24, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Have a look at http://www.cronometer.com which will help in working out the protein content of actual foods. This was my day yesterday and the eggs, salmon, steak on their own came to around 136g of protein. The only reasons I can think someone... (more)

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by 2097 · about 11 hours ago

There's no doubt that most people plateau during their weight loss journey and the body fights to stay at same weight and hold onto a certain amount of fat. I know that there are some questions and doubts about all the specifics of the whole set... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I haven't tried Shangri-la. I have lost over 100lbs on paleo. I walk 5 miles a day, weight-lift 3 days a week, and ride a bike. I have been at it for two years now, and lost almost all my weight so far in the first year. For the past year, I've... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

Hi everyone, I just discovered this forum and really excited about its existence! I've recently went paleo after my naturopath put me on a sugar and yeast detox for symptoms of candida, once I started, I starte adopting recipes from Pratical... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 31, 2013 at 4:39 PM

You might try something different than spinning, which is primarily cardio. It can be somewhat HIIT but there is not much strength-building and no lifting. In my opinion the best way to burn fat is to work your largest muscles in an intense,... (more)

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by 84 · about 11 hours ago

I'll begin with my "specs": Edit: I am male. I am 30 years old I am 5'9" I began doing paleo about 2 years ago My weight then was about 209 pounds and now it is 165 pounds. I've stayed at this plateau for about 6 months. The most annoying is the... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Stubborn belly fat might relate to cortisol issues or insulin resistance. Regular 'IFing' can be hard on the adrenals and it's possible this is holding you back. As you've only started that recently though it may not be likely (I'm not sure about... (more)

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by 60 · about 11 hours ago

Hello all, I've been a fan of Paleohacks for a long time, but have yet to make any posts. So, here it goes: My girlfriend and I have been Paleo for just under a year now. It's absolutely amazing for both of us, but she is having some issues and... (more)

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RK 0 · February 07, 2013 at 5:49 PM

CM, I wish I had an answer for you, but there seem to be a lot of us girls out there with this issue. We eat awesome, we may or may not train (and are strong and fast if we do), we feel amazing, have tons of energy ... but still feel we have an... (more)

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by 75 · about 11 hours ago

Hi, I'm a 23 year old, male, 183 cm height from Israel. I have been reading this forum for a while and this is my first post. I started paleo last march, before I weighted 92 kg and was it ok shape. After about 4 months I got to 78 kg. During... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · January 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I recommend you perform some sort of HIIT training to break your plateau. I think the Sprint 8 protocol is a nice one with 3:1 rest work ratio and 30 second all out intervals. Are you familiar with HIIT? I know you said you have knee problems so... (more)

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by 20 · about 11 hours ago

Alright... I've seen it a hundred times on here. But I'm going to ask it again. Started down the Paleo/Primal path in January. Over the course of a year I've dropped 80 lbs, and the wife dropped about 70. I am somewhere around 30 lbs from where... (more)

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David_Puffer 0 · December 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Hi Kyle, This happen to me twice! I started back last Christmas so I've been on this for about the same amount of time. I've lost almost 30 lbs and about 5-10 from where I should be. I'm 5'5" and at 150 lbs now and at 15.5% bf but started at 178+... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

When I talk about my plateau, I'm generally not talking about everyone else's... I'm not going for some sort of peak physique or performance threshold, I'm just doing my best to gauge my adjustment level and I'd say I've hit a kind of wall here.... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · August 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM

how frequent are the cheats and how much of the foods are you eating? I would recommend 2-week trials with the following, meaning, try one of these things for 2 weeks and see if it helps. If it does help you know you are onto something that was... (more)

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by 144 · about 11 hours ago

I keep reading about IF but can anyone tell me a) How long (as in hours/days) you do it for b) Is it literally eating nothing at all . . . what about drinks etc Sorry if it seems a silly question, I did a few searches but couldn't seem to find... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · July 13, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Evienne, this is a good place to start: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fasting-questions-answers/#axzz20XIST3Dr. Sisson covers the basics, answers some very commonly asked questions and also gets into some good detail. There's no single answer... (more)

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by 343 · about 11 hours ago

Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice from you nice folks... I'll start by saying that I know you cannot spot reduce, however I also know that certain dietary practices (eg. grain-free) are very helpful for losing belly fat, so I'm wondering if... (more)

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tanukicons 0 · June 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I heard about this on a podcast a couple of weeks ago in regards to estrogen dominance causing excessive thigh & lower body fat in women. http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Episode84.pdf Also, I believe Charles Poliquin (sp?)... (more)

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by 78 · about 11 hours ago

Last year around Christmas I went paleo and lost about 50 pounds and I was the leanest I've ever been in my life and loving it at 135--my lowest weight! Except for a glitch where I was hospitalized with sepsis in May of that year I felt pretty... (more)

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kobayashi 0 · June 22, 2012 at 5:19 PM

It seems that you put more emphasis on weight loss than on your overall health and well-being. With too much stress involved around food and weight... I would suggest you do a Whole30. 30 days of clean eating without measuring and without... (more)

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by 20 · about 11 hours ago

I have been in ketosis for about a week and a half now and rapidly lost about 7-8lbs during the first 7 days. However, for the past 3 days I haven't lost much and have not experienced a boost in energy. I have moderate amounts of ketones in my... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

This is where most diets nail people (some doing so on purpose). 7-8 lbs in the first week = water weight. After that, it will slow substantially as you start working on fat. A lot of people don't understand the water loss thing, and think the... (more)

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by 238 · about 12 hours ago

I've begun to notice something about my cheat days - they typically seem to cause more weight loss than regular days. I've seen as much as half a kilo drop off (and stay off) after a cheat day whilst plateauing for a while on regular days. I have... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I have noticed the same thing and I don't know what to make of it. One thought I had is that I consume more carbohydrate on cheat days and so maybe I'm retaining more water in the days after that which causes a plateau. I doubt the french fries... (more)

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by 399 · about 12 hours ago

Hi there, I'm new so go easy on me! I was put on paleo a month ago by my doctor due to extreme inflammation/Lupus. My ANA w/ Titer came out to be 1:1280, and normal is less than 1:40. So, I was very inflamed!! Any way, I went paleo the day I... (more)

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VB 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:19 AM

You are going to lose weight, but you have to be patient. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you are not doing it to lose weight (I hope you are not), you are doing it to get better health. I am concerned with the fact that you are... (more)

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by 3221 · about 12 hours ago

Does anybody has any hacks on how to start losing weight again?, stuck on a plateau.

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Nance 0 · March 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I agree very partially with badly_dubbed; change up your routine. If you haven't tried IF (intermittent fasting) I'd read about that. Otherwise, I strongly believe the way to keep your body receptive to releasing fat is to vary the what, when... (more)

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by 4703 · about 12 hours ago

I finished my sophomore year of college at 255lbs, heaviest I've ever been. For context, I'm 6'2. Did Atkins, got down to 177. Studied abroad second semester of junior year in Hong Kong. Went from eating moderate carb to much higher carb. It... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Don't underestimate increased low-intensity activities, like walking. I did study abroad a few years ago in the land of waffles, fries and beer. I ate these foods daily or multiple times per day. I lost 15% of my body weight (20 pounds) in 4... (more)

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