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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 5 · about 22 hours ago

I've been on the paleo diet for almost 4 weeks now. I don't know my starting weight, but about 2 weeks ago I was 202 and a week ago I was 192.8. this morning, I was hovering around 194.8. For the past two weeks I've started trying to be more... (more)

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Johnny_5 0 · August 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM

When you eat the high carb/fat SAD, the excess carbs cause the body to store the excess fat as triglycerides. This process interferes with the normal process of replenishing muscles with glucose after eating. This causes the body to secrete extra... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 0 · about 22 hours ago

**Hi. I started the SCD on January 1st and then after a quick stall I switched to Paleo which was followed by an even quicker stall. I started at 239 and got down as low as 220. For the last 2 1/2 months my weight has fluctuated between... (more)

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by 40 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 60 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 144 · about 23 hours ago

Hey everyone, I need some suggestions. I've been Paleo for almost a year. I have dropped about 40lbs this past year which is awesome...I'm happy with that. However, I am clearly not where I need to be. I am 5'10, 208lbs...large, athletic framed... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 15, 2012 at 6:40 PM

My experience with my wife and other people I've talked to/worked with is that any stress will stall weightloss. That HIT style workouts can work for some but that if you aren't seeing results try slowing it down and doing something like a 5x5... (more)

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by 1 · about 23 hours ago

Hey everyone- I have been stuck just shy of 5x5 at 185 lbs on bench and 5x5 at 225lbs on back squat for about a month now. Any recommendations on how I can break these?

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Ryan_H 0 · July 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM

How much are you eating? Track you food, you may not be eating enough, or you may not be sleeping enough. How old are you, what is your body weight?

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by 8933 · about 23 hours ago

Probably be my last post on here. 9 years ago I looked like this. A year later my jaw dislocated, I had a horrible time and spent years in a stressed environment dreaming about going away and having fun. That actually happened six years later at... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · July 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

If you read your post back to yourself, I think you answered your own question. You were stressed -> Your health went to hell You started having fun -> You looked and felt better. You got stressed again -> Your health went to hell again. Take... (more)

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by 343 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 420 · about 23 hours ago

So I have been on Paleo for 4.5 months and have had so incredible successes. Month 1 -19.5 2 - 6.4 3 - 11.1 4 - 6.6 I am still 30lbs from goal and highly motivated but my weight is no longer moving. Thoughts? ... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · May 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Hey Kimber - Congrats on coming this far! Here is the bad news. It gets slower. There are recent studies that dictate that our bodies are programmed to keep to a certain weight, and as you progress in losing, it takes more and more effort... (more)

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by 238 · about 23 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 23 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 190 · about 23 hours ago

I have been reading a lot about Ketosis/ Ketogenic Diet and how is is a good way to boost fat loss. BUT there are so many different ways to do it, for all sorts of different reasons/issues. I am looking to boost my fat loss for a couple of weeks.... (more)

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Bristlebeard 0 · March 27, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Eric and Corbab are right, but you'll need to stick with it for at least 2 weeks for your body to fully adapt to keto. The first two or three days are probably going to be the roughest, since you're transitioning to using fats instead of glucose.... (more)

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