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by 0 · about 24 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 · 8 minutes 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 24 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 0 · about 24 hours ago

why have i not lost anything in the last 3 days. 10 days into Paleo

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Really? Nothing lost in the last 3 days? OMG!!! (And only 10 days in...) It's not that hard to lose. my oldest daughter has lost 4 phones, 2 gameboys, 2 boyfriends and I don't remember what else. I may be losing my mind. Let's see, I lost... (more)

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by 5 · 10 minutes 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 · 1 day 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 40 · 11 minutes 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 · 12 minutes 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 15 · 13 minutes ago

Hello All! I'm looking for some feedback regarding my weight-loss plateau. I started Paleo last Fall and continued losing weight and feeling great. By the time the year ended, I have lost 80 lbs (over the entire year). My starting weight was 314,... (more)

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Rob_20 0 · July 02, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Try a once a week carb binge. I lost fat faster that way.

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by 0 · 14 minutes 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 · 14 minutes 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 · 15 minutes 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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Nvor 0 · May 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

When people say "just eat to satiety" they are assuming that you are eating foods that are both satiating and hypocaloric. That is, it feels physically difficult to go over your daily caloric needs on white potato and chicken breast...but you CAN!... (more)

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by 0 · September 27, 2014 at 3:55 AM

**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 5 · 15 minutes ago

I have been eating a paleo diet for about a year now, and have not only plateaued in any weight loss, but I am also getting pretty consistent headaches now. I definitely am a little more slack now than I was at the beginning, so I know the... (more)

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ecks 0 · May 10, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Read "It Start's With Food" It's by dallas an melissa hartwig (the people responsable for Whole9 and Whole30). If you want to know where to start that is the spot

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by 40 · September 28, 2014 at 3:59 AM

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 · 16 minutes 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 · September 29, 2014 at 3:55 AM

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 · 18 minutes 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 · 20 minutes 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 · 20 minutes 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 · 22 minutes 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 · 24 minutes 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 180 · September 24, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I recently lost 10lbs through lots of cardio, strength training and calorie counting over the summer, but as a result I believed to have overtrained myself into adrenal fatigue and have elevated cortisol levels ( I was losing 1-2lbs a week). The... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · October 16, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Sometimes doing the opposite of what you think you should be doing can get you the results you desire. Perhaps more carbs rather than less might work for you. ... (more)

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by 144 · 28 minutes 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 0 · 29 minutes 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)