Hi everyone. Im new to the site and also to paleo. I have been paleo for 2 days and seem to be going ok. I find myself eating less and less everyday. Due to feeling satisfied. I havent weighed in but am planning on doing so once i have reached the 7 day mark. Would like to lose about 40 pounds. I am 5ft11 and 215 at the moment. Would love to hear some of your stats, how long you have been on paleo and also how much you have lost. Thanx heaps.
a lot of people are saying that the weight will come off "if youre doing it right", but i have to disagree. there are plenty of people who are "doing it right" and who still struggle. it often takes a lot of tweaking, hacking, playing and experimenting to find the RIGHT version of paleo for you.
ive been paleo for about 11 months. i lost 35 pounds in six months, and nothing since march. ive experimented with ketogenic, zc, vlc, moderate carb. moderate protein, high protein. high fat, moderate fat. starchy tubers and gluten free grains and none. lacto-paleo and dairy free. whole30 and carb cycling.
everyones body is different and depending on hormonal status, medical hx, how you gained the weight and about a trillion other variables you may lose weight on the faster side or the slower side. best advice i have is to focus on the myriad of other health benefits that paleo has to offer you, and everything else will fall into place.
I've been mostly paleo for about year. I haven't lost any weight but I've lost three dress sizes (from a 14 to an 8). I lost those dress sizes rapidly, in the first 60 days or so. The pounds are not always indicative of success. My body fat is low and I've put on a lot of muscle.
It will come off quickly the first 2 or 3 weeks. I lost 17 the 1st month, 11 the 2nd, and 5 the 3rd...but also lost 8.6% body fat too. So just keep at it!! Dial in your food first, stay clean all the time!! No cheats!! Once you've been on it a bit and see how your body reacts then you ramp up the exercise and it'll start up again. Stick with it!!
You can see my stats over at my facebook page in the notes section. I have my story, results so far, recipes, foods I eat, and lots of great info!! Congrats on 2 days!! You're on your way to the best healthy you of your life!!
ive been on it for 4 about 4 months now...originally i lost about 5 pounds but i have actually gained it back plus 3/4-ish pounds BUT this is with a combination of the paleo and diet and crossfit. my weight was originally 152 now im 156 but with a MUCH lower body fat. ive read that the paleo diet is not intended for weight loss, but it allows your body to find its natural weight/composition. however, this usually means your weight is lower and your comp is much improved. eating paleo is a slow loss, if a loss at all, but the results are fantastic. i get on the scale and find myself looking at the 156 totally content because I look and feel better. i spoke with a paleo nutritionist and he said that if i continue on my eating regiment the little bit of excess fat i still have should eventually go away and i will see a weight loss (about 13/14 pound estimate). keep playing with what you eat and dont get too overwhelmed by the numbers...its about how you look and feel.
I began paleo on 2/1/2011 at 215 lbs (5'9") and after 30 days weighed 185. I was pretty strict with my diet but I consumed a good bit of fruit initially to help with the intense sugar withdrawl I experienced. For exercise, I was hiking/sprinting/scrambling on natural terrain 2-3 times per week for 2-3 hours per session. I have since dropped as low as 171 but my average weight is around 174. Once I hit 175, I began consuming whole milk again. I feel great! I compete in xc mountain bike races and I'm much faster than before. I hang with guys who last year would have beat me by 30 minutes. The only downside is that I had to buy all new clothes.
If you follow the diet correctly, the weight should come off (quickly, then a little slower). Keep in mind that if you must eat sugars/carbs (fruits, honey, etc) that you do it in isolation from eating fats. For example, don't munch on some watermelon after eating a steak.
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