Just curious as to other peoples results on paleo. How long have you been on paleo? And how much have you lost? Also a good motivator for people like myself who are just starting out, and for anyone else who reads this. Thanx :-)
Started Paleo on an 8 week challenge staring back on 1/15/11. Live it and breath it ever since. Lost 73lbs and 16% of my bodyfat. One thing I will have to disagree with Robb Wolf on however is that I feel like people looking to lose weight really should be using a food logger like fitday.com. It allowed me the control that I needed to see if I was where I needed to be. It's not necessary for maintenance, but for weight loss I found it helpful.
1 year: 70 lbs. Kept all but about 5 lbs of lbm. So about 65 lbs of fat. I love to go in my grocery store and luck at the butter and put 65 lbs of fat into context.
Hi there :)
After 6 months of Paleo - I'd say 80% most of the time, with a couple of 30 day stints of closer to 100%), and I've lost 30kgs (66 bs). This has been coupled with some pretty serious gym training, and two fabulous crossfitter trainers, but the real results have been directly related to my diet - when it's clean, I drop the weight, when it's not so clean, then I don't drop as much.
I started at 132kgs (290lbs), and am currently at 102kgs (224.4lbs) - so I have about the same again to go - but it's not slowing down. Chocolate is my main enemy.. when I have a little bit I want it all the time, but when I'm off it I'm fine... so that's where my will power needs to sit!
My best advice is this - it's not about the food - it's about you - if you make good choices, and are consistent in your training and food then it will absolutely happen!
Good luck!!! x
6.75 months of mostly paleo with exception of some cheese and full fat yoghurt and an occasional cheat meal or beers (that I usually regret fairly quickly as am fairly grain/gluten sensitive) and have lost about 30 pounds. Still have 20 to go. Also, feel better than I have in decades (in my forties). Kinda felt like I was always in a fog and walking in a pool of jello before...
I've been mostly paleo about a year- I used to be about 20 lbs overweight, lost 15 on weight watchers and about 10 more on paleo (I fluctuate within a few lbs). I've taken up weightlifting (mostly Oly and kettlebells) and occasional Crossfit-style metcons; I think I've put on 2 or 3 lbs of muscle.
I struggled with my weight for years and made many half-assed attempts to lose; nothing worked for me until Weight Watchers, but I got burned out after a couple months. I am extremely grateful to have found this lifestyle because I know this is how I'm going to be eating forever (I also figured out about a year and a half ago I have non-celiac gluten intolerance, and it had been making me miserable for several years). Some family and friends thought it was a little nutty at first, but now a lot of them are trying it too! Good luck! :)
i'm not a big fan of scales, so i don't weigh often at all. i was big before i started paleo, but i really just wanted a way to simplify my life. in a little under a year of paleo i went from a size 42 waist to having some nice room in a 36. not sure what the weight numbers are there, but 6 inches around the waist tells me paleo is the gospel... and so does steak... and eggs... and bacon... hahaha
I have been playing with Paleo for almost two years on and off. Most recently I needed to do this seriously and I challenged my clients to come along for a 30 day challenge.
In my personal challenge I lost just under 5kg starting at 84 ending at 79. My client lost just under 12kg. Amazing. Starting weight was 126kg.
She was strict Paleo for the full 30 days and as her boys have nut allergies, didnt use nuts as a snack. She did not exchange her bad food for paleo-fied foods like paleo muffins or pancakes.
Good luck with your journey! Do it for your health first. The weight loss is almost accidental when your body is given the chance to normalise.
Been somewhat paleo since May of this year. I have lost 20 pounds. I assume if I go extremely strict paleo I could lose even more.
And I agree with what Andrew said, do it for your health first!!!
I've been mostly paleo since February with the exception of full fat dairy, a few epic cheat meals here and there, and a problematic obsession with tacos. I have also been watching my carbs and trying to keep them under 75g daily. I've been lifting weights using programs from DailyBurn.com and taking some Zumba classes. Despite spraining my ankle a few weeks ago, I've lost 27 lbs. I feel much better -- I used to have sore aching muscles after a workout and my recovery time is basically unnoticeable now, and I have better energy and I'm more consistent and even-tempered, which is good because I have a two-year-old. It's hard to stick with sometimes because I have been a lifetime foodie and had practically a romantic relationship with bread and pasta, but I don't imagine I'll be changing anytime soon. My new obsession is Salsa Verde...
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