Six weeks GRAIN FREE! Not hungry at all, BUT not losing weight either!
I'm so glad to find this forum!!! I've been grain free for 6 weeks and feel fantastic. I have not limited anything else till now other than cutting out all grains and legumes. The only dairy I eat is Greek yoghurt and cream in my coffee. I eat lots of veggies and fruit; sugar in my coffee and LOTS of nuts.
The transition to wheat free and then grain free was pretty easy I, had headaches for about a week but since then I have felt good. I do lack energy from about 2pm on though. Does anyone else experience the same?
I am female 5'4 - 137. I would like to get back to 120-125 perfect for my height and bone structure. My weight unfortunately has not moved at all.
I guess now I eliminate fruit or dairy, or the nuts?? Any suggestions for kick starting weight loss would be appreciated! Thanks :)
I'm not a big fan of nuts. Large amount in acute doses are ok for me, at Christmas I eat huge amounts of Pistachios but other than that I ignore them. Nuts and Seeds just seem too close to grains for me to really dig them as food.
I've been VLC and I've been heavy on starch/fruit and have found that for me I lose weight on both but feel better with more carbs. I feel that the Low-carb and Paleo concepts have gotten confused and mixed up. I don't think we should fear fat but not fearing fat isn't the same as eating it from the jar. Fiber satiates me more than fat ever did.
"I guess now I eliminate fruit or dairy, or the nuts??"
Don't forget it's not so much about 'eliminating' but rather 'replacing' certain foods, otherwise you may be in danger of your body going into starvation mode which is not a good thing. Perhaps think about reducing those foods and adding in more meat and green veggies, you'll get the nutrients you need, feel satiated and hence be less inclined to overeat.
Going very low carb for a couple of weeks should throw you into ketosis, where your body burns fat instead of burning carbohydrates for energy. One way to do that is to temporarily drop the fruit and nuts, and limit the dairy, then start adding things back in after a couple of weeks.
I'm pretty much describing the first two steps of the Atkins diet, which I'm on (so I might be biased here ;) ) . It can be adapted for paleo, and they have the basic instructions on their website. (Just ignore their attempts to sell you the bars and shakes.)
Dieting goes only so far. Get some exercise.
Another strategy to lose weight is to up the fibrous foods and reduce fat (over your current diet) with adequate protein. Sort of moderate carb (30-35%), moderate protein (20-25%) and moderate fat, where around 10-15% of the calories comes from fiber. Count the fiber calories as fat. Don't overdo fiber as it prevents absorption of minerals and vitamins, and get it from fruits or vegetable. You could get some part of the carbs from fruits or tubers, as you prefer. I would prefer tubers over fruits due to the fructose content.
Both fiber and proteins reduce food intake.
Hello, It's not really the food you eat but the portions. Have smaller portions of food and instead of having three large meals a day, eat 5 smaller meals. Try to add fruits and vegetables to your diet as two of the small meals. They will keep you going until you can have maybe some chicken or a sandwich. Also, drink green tea every morning. It really helps with digestion and does help with weight loss. If you mess up one day and eat too much don't let it screw up your diet, just continue on the next day. Good luck!