Hey, I'm back!! Sorry I disappeared, been working around the clock (and broke a few nails) launching my new blog for women. But this post is not about me, it's about YOU.
I'm really curious about some stats that NO ONE has collected so far, and I hope you'll take the time to give me your answer... So here it goes: How much weight did you lose with the Paleo diet?!
a. Less than 5kg (4.4lbs)
b. Between 5kg (4.4lbs) to 10kg (22lbs)
c. Between 10kg (22lbs) to 15kg (33lbs)
d. Between 15kg (33lbs) to 20kg (44lbs)
e. Between 20kg (44lbs) to 25kg (55.1lbs)
f. Between 25kg (55.1lbs) to 30kg (66.15lbs)
g. Over 30kg (66.15lbs)
If you can include the TIME PERIOD, even better! :-)
Thanks for always being honest + constructive with your answers - love that about you & this community!
I dont think the paleo diet is designed for losing weight, while many do lose weight, it is more of a way of eating or a lifestyle of eating healthy. I've lost nearly 20 lbs in 7 weeks but I also incorporate Insanity for my workouts so I am looking to lose weight. I was also overweight when I started eating Paleo 2+ months ago.
I would also look around this site and see all the posts about those looking to gain weight with Paleo, or looking to cure ailments and many other reasons for living Paleo that have nothing to do with losing weight. I think many people see the word diet after Paleo and automatically assume that this is a diet for losing weight rather than a diet for general health. If you look to the right of this page and look at related topics the 3rd one says "dont want to lose wieght".
One more thing is that losing fat doesn't neccessarily mean losing weight, many people will lose inches of fat and never lose a pound of weight especially if they are looking for stregnth gains while eating Paleo.
I'm not saying this is a bad question, there are no bad questions when asked honestly, I just disagree with it conceptually speaking. It is one of those things that gives people the worng idea of the Paleo Diet in my opinion which is that they will lose weight if they eat a Paleo Diet and for many people that will never happen.
I didn't go paleo to lose weight. I went paleo because I wanted to cure myself naturally of the typical SAD issues, address my chronic tummy troubles (bloating, gas, nausea, food intolerances), and treat my body with the respect and care it deserves so I can live a longer, healthier and happier life.
That being said, getting my paleo on did result in me losing 10kg of fat and gaining 6kg worth of muscle :)... Without having to try all that hard I may add!
Began in April 2012 and have lost 80 lbs so far, including a pregnancy 8/12-4/13. More importantly, I have gained control over my glucose levels, began working out, have lowered triglycerides significantly, raised HDL, and am overall much healthier despite still having a another 60-80 lbs to lose.
You forgot a category. I've gained weight. I've incorporated HIIT and heavy duty strength trainin when I went paleo. Before paleo, I lost 40 lbs. In the last 2+ years of paleo and training, I've gained back 10 lbs. Important thing to note: I didn't lose any belt size when I did 3 years of regular diet and exercise, even though I lost weight. In the last 2+ years, I've gone down 3 belt sizes. So, even though I've gained weight, I'd rather be slimming down and eating right.
In 2.5 years on Paleo or PHD-style diets (and after a surgery that was impeding my ability to be physically active), I've lost about 15lbs. More significantly, I went from 25-ish BF% to 11% BF (so far). Needless to say, I've lost fat, and gained a good amount of muscle.
That's approximately 150lbs LBM / 50lbs BF 2.5 years ago to 165lbs LBM / 20lbs BF today; i.e. 30lbs of fat lost, 15 lbs of lean muscle gained.
If you asked me 2.5-ish years ago what my goal weight was, I probably would have said "170ish", which at 30lbs of fat lost, would actually have been a higher BF% of 12% than what I am at now, even though I'm heavier.
15 pounds after about two months but more then that I feel awesome! My skin is looking better, I am sleeping better, and it is making me really commit to my health for the first time in my 36 years.