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by 10919 · about 12 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 12 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 5 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hello everyone! I am somewhat new to this lifestyle and could really could use some insight and advice! Sorry in advance for the length.. After my boyfriend told me about the Paleo lifestyle, I started to follow the diet back in October. I... (more)

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HuntingBears 0 · March 13, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Sometimes I forget that Paleo is a weight loss regime

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by 84 · about 12 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 12 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 0 · about 13 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 20 · about 13 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 13 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 60 · about 13 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm a 30 year old female and started off at around 340lbs. I've been on Paleo for one month now, very strict. No fruit, no soda, no chemicals, low carb (approx 30-40g a day), I'm eating meat at every meal and getting fat from... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · March 03, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Hi TD, As a man that was once as heavy as 430lbs, but now much lighter, I can tell you that Paleo works. There are a few things I would suggest, and this last time around I've incorporated them into my own plan with some great success. First... (more)

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by 55 · about 13 hours ago

Me: 68 inches, 160 lbs, supposedly 19% body fat http://www.freeimagehosting.net/gy222 My goal: Lose fat My exercise plan: previously ChaLean Extreme + 2 hours additional exercise + active lifestyle; starting TurboFire with some additional... (more)

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KeriLyn 0 · February 19, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Also intermittent fasting. Keep your eating window To 7-8 hrs and fast between. I had great results with 16-20 hr fats. Read up on it to see the benefits and methodical way of introducing.

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by 15 · about 13 hours ago

OK I've been Paleo/Primal for about 3 months, lost about 10lbs in the first 4-6 weeks and feel wonderful eating this way. Have another 30 to go to not be 'overweight'. Have been stuck on a plateau for 6 weeks but can't work out what to do to... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

If you've read other threads, you probably know this but I want to make sure. Albert Einstein said, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." From week to week, make sure you vary both what/how much... (more)

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by 15 · about 13 hours ago

I'm a 57 year old 6 foot tall male. I started paleo in May and went from 255lbs to my current 210lbs. And that's where it's frozen all of a sudden. I try to exercise at least 4 to 5 days a week; 30 minutes cardio + dumbbells on 3 of these. My... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 05, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Do something different. Albert Einstein said, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." I say that because I'm not actually sure that it matters what you do. Over the holiday week I ate ice cream and... (more)

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by 219 · about 13 hours ago

AHHH I have been losing weight by eating mostly anything... I don't eat many sweets. But I'll eat chips and what not. I don't eat much a day... I have lost 10 pounds so far, but I think I have hit a plateau because for the past week not much... (more)

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Olivia 0 · October 10, 2011 at 6:40 PM

You should probably learn to cook. Also, if your palate is used to junk food that has been specifically engineered to make you want to eat as much as possible through unnatural flavour and texture combinations (think stuff like potato chips) then... (more)

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by 1683 · about 13 hours ago

So to continue to find the solution of my plateau, I have started using some tips that others gave about eating/IF. I have started eating almost all (if not all) my food at about 6 AM. This includes a lot (and when i say a lot I mean like A LOT)... (more)

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Mark_S_ 0 · September 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

There are a lot of people here that will say the number of times you eat is way less important than eating enough, getting the proper amount of calories and nutrients and feeling satisfied physically and emotionally. Calories are calories and... (more)

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by 1683 · about 13 hours ago

Hello! I posted a question abut a month and a half ago about dropping body fat...I have successfully dropped 8% and am now stuck on a plateau/gaining again. I have cut out all dairy, alcohol, and try to avoid sugar as much as humanly possible (if... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · August 11, 2011 at 2:29 AM

My suggestions: Cut CrossFit back to 2-3x per week (say every other day), and on the other days walk for at least 20-30 min. If you feel the urge to do more exercise, work a few sprints into your walk. Stop doing any cardio exercise, if you are... (more)

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by 95 · about 14 hours ago

Hi everyone, I have been on Paleo for nearly a month, since my initial weight loss of 10lb. I was at 345lb, now sitting between 333-335lb, weight fluctuates daily. I have been having difficulty losing additional weight. My diet is consist of... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Many advised you to drop your carbs last time you asked this but it looks like you decided not to do that? Did you implement any of the suggestions? I agree with lowering your carbs. 50 NET carbs can be quite a lot for someone with metabolic... (more)

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by 10919 · about 14 hours ago

So I think I'm starting to figure out where I'm going wrong with my weight loss plateau. I cut out dairy except for ghee which didn't help, but I did realize the dairy was giving me indigestion so it's out. It think I'm still having satiety... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · May 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Upvoted this question as I think that adding 'bulk' is probably one of the main neglected factors for a lot of paleos looking to feel full. While paleo is right to move beyond the impoverished obsession of conventional wisdom with satiety as being... (more)

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by 1344 · about 14 hours ago

Okay. It is time to switch it up. Gaining weight that could be partially muscle, but it is driving me nuts. I am wondering if anyone (women that are tough losers) has tried and had any good experience with Tabata training? I have done some... (more)

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Ben_4 0 · May 06, 2011 at 4:09 AM

True tabata is 20/10 for 8 rounds 3 cycles with 2 minutes rest between each cycle. It's best done with high intensity exercises like sprints, kb swings, burpees, mountain climbers or cycling it was originally just cycling but whatever you... (more)

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