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by 200 · less than a minute ago

Hi! I've been on IF + Paleo to lose weight for three weeks. The results are not bad: 11 of my 50 extra pounds were lost in two weeks, however I've not lost a single pound in this third week, so I'm considering adding a second fasting day to my... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · June 13, 2011 at 5:38 AM

Some of the most useful posts on fasting I've seen are these at the Health Correlator blog. Most useful of all is the following chart: This has greatly reassured me about fasting (and calorie restriction in general) in that even after... (more)

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by 10 · less than a minute ago

I've been trying (mostly successful) to do strict Paleo eating for 2 months. I have not lost any serious weight (maybe 2 pounds) and would like to lose somewhere in the 50-60 lb. range. I am 64 y/o, 5'10" tall and current weight is 250. I see... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · June 11, 2011 at 10:06 PM

What I typically suggest for someone new to calorie counting is to use a free site like Fitday or Livestrong to track your calories for at least a week, maybe two. Keep eating like you have been during the initial tracking period, then drop the... (more)

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by 35 · less than a minute ago

Okay, I've been reading paleohacks for months now but have never asked a question. . . so bear with me please. I am female, 27, 5'6", 128 pounds & do Crossfit 3x/wk as well as some walking/sprinting on my off days from Crossfit. I deadlift... (more)

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Pete 0 · June 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Do less high heart rate activity. Keep your heart rate 75% of max or below on the days you do not do crossfit. I'd even suggest taking 2 of those days to just do a brisk 30-45 minute walk. You have low bodyfat already, and your body is... (more)

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by 457 · 1 minute ago

What is the effect of valium on the body in terms of weight loss and the healing process after workouts? I know most people on here are worried about optimal health and this aids greatly in my falling and staying asleep so I only take these on an... (more)

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Michelle_8 0 · June 06, 2011 at 6:08 PM

In terms of weight, they probably won't cause a problem. I've managed to lose weight while taking a relatively high dose on a daily basis. But, I feel I have to warn you -- if you take them on a regular basis and get addicted, it will be HELL... (more)

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by 1585 · 1 minute ago

So my history, I had cancer in which fighting it put my body through very much. I had a surgery that restricts a lot of activities. So I am at the moment not on any regular workout routine. I have lost over 97 lbs already and am nearly to my... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · June 06, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Congratulations on beating cancer and losing so much weight! That's fantastic. The more excess weight you have the faster it will come off, so the rate will naturally slow as you get closer to optimal. 1.5 lbs a week is a very good pace at... (more)

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by 80 · 1 minute ago

On paleo I am hardly hungry I skip dinner every night but eat breakfast and lunch. I eat around 900 to 1300 calories a day. If I eat more I gain and if I eat this amount I stay the same. How can I lose weight? I can't go lower in calories. I have... (more)

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CaveRat 0 · June 05, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Eat more calories! Add pure fat as you need to, butter, or more eggs and eat. Its a real paradigm shift, but calories are NOT the challenge. People think they 'get it' but balk at a tablespoon of butter. It took me a while to really get it but... (more)

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by 1196 · 1 minute ago

People who have lost quite a lot of weight on paleo - what have you done with your eating after the weight loss? I'm 48, 5'5", female, post-menopausal and fairly sedentary so far. I started paleo in Feb, and until the last couple of weeks I've... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · June 02, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I lost 40lb the conventional wisdom way about 8 years ago. I.e. Lots of exercise, low fat, calorie restriction, 6 small meals a day. I was highly motivated and I'm an all or nothing type, so I was able to get where I wanted, lean and fit. It... (more)

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by 580 · 1 minute ago

For those of you weighing yourself every day, what kind of fluctuations do you "normally" see? I haven't had any large fluctuation recently, as I my eating has been somewhat consistent (IF, off days low carb, WO days hi/moderate carb). I'm... (more)

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Rose 0 · May 27, 2011 at 2:36 PM

I only eat meat (with occasional tumbles into the dairy vat), so I can't answer your specific question about post-high-carb weigh-ins and such. But even on a meat-only diet, my weight can vary up to three or four pounds on a daily basis; more if... (more)

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by 540 · 1 minute ago

While I try and keep sweeteners to a minimum and I use xylitol. It just tastes better and is supposed to not spike your insulin. However I have read in various other health and nutrition blogs that it is bad and that anything sweet can create a... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 25, 2011 at 8:15 PM

My personal semi-scientific theory is that eating anything that tastes sweet is bad for you. Even if there are no sugars or calories, I think it messes with your system and has some of the same effects as a sugar spike, signaling your body to... (more)

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by 95 · 1 minute ago

Hi everyone, I have been on Paleo for nearly a month, since my initial weight loss of 10lb. I was at 345lb, now sitting between 333-335lb, weight fluctuates daily. I have been having difficulty losing additional weight. My diet is consist of... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Many advised you to drop your carbs last time you asked this but it looks like you decided not to do that? Did you implement any of the suggestions? I agree with lowering your carbs. 50 NET carbs can be quite a lot for someone with metabolic... (more)

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by 10919 · 2 minutes ago

So I think I'm starting to figure out where I'm going wrong with my weight loss plateau. I cut out dairy except for ghee which didn't help, but I did realize the dairy was giving me indigestion so it's out. It think I'm still having satiety... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · May 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Upvoted this question as I think that adding 'bulk' is probably one of the main neglected factors for a lot of paleos looking to feel full. While paleo is right to move beyond the impoverished obsession of conventional wisdom with satiety as being... (more)

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by 1702 · 2 minutes ago

I'm exasperated, and totally about to just say @(^*! IT even if this is "healthier." I've evangelized my parents into paleo but have no success to show them. This is about the end of month two for me, and I STILL haven't lost an ounce since week... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · May 07, 2011 at 11:56 PM

First of all, stop comparing yourself and your boyfriend. No. Really. STOP IT. Men have completely different weight loss issues than women, plus no two people lose weight exactly the same. You need to find what works for you. I would love to... (more)

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by 2004 · 2 minutes ago

After a nice weight-loss of 20 kg in 10 months, I stopped losing significant weight. It's been 5 months now and the scale shows no more success - and there is definitely more to lose! My Gynaecologist says it's because I've entered menopause.... (more)

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Rose 0 · May 07, 2011 at 11:11 PM

If you're truly losing body fat but not weight, that's awesome. (I only say "if" because I'm skeptical of body fat testers in scales -- I think water dunking is the only real way to know.) If you have other reasons to think your scale can be... (more)

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by 45 · 2 minutes ago

So two months ago I decided to go paleo a) to lose about 20 lbs and b) because I have an autoimmune disorder and developed solar urticaria (sun allergy) as a result last year. So far I've lost about 10-12 lbs but I'm wondering if anyone has had... (more)

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being 0 · May 07, 2011 at 1:16 AM

i have multiple sclerosis, diagnosed in september 2008, and also some weight to lose. i went paleo in october 2010, and immediately felt just "better". within a month, i stopped my medication (sort of an accident, or as a result of extended... (more)

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by 889 · 2 minutes ago

I'm still about 80 pounds overweight and over the last ten years lost 200. For many years, the 200 pound weight loss was 'enough' for me, I mean it was such a change for the better. fyi I achieved that with weight loss surgery, eating more toward... (more)

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Heather_5 0 · May 05, 2011 at 10:33 PM

First, no matter how you did it, congratulations on losing 200 lbs! That's just amazing! I've been doing CrossFit for 3 months now - I started at 230 and I'm down to 220 - about 80 lbs over my recommended weight. I could barely do ANYTHING and the... (more)

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by 10919 · 2 minutes ago

I have a lot of weight to lose and while I'm feeling great on paleo, my weight isn't really budging. I think I need to eat less and I'm craving the structure Of weight watcher's meetings, weigh-ins (accountability,) and points system. I just... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 05, 2011 at 4:56 AM

I posted about my experience recently. Using their new calculator I could only eat about 800 calories a day to stay within my points. They just do NOT like fat of any kind is seems. I can't see a way to make it work with the points system. ... (more)

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by 25 · 3 minutes ago

My first question is: Since i started losing weight, i made the choice to focus on natural foods because it seemed like common sense that nutrition and weight loss would go hand in hand. Only im not quite paleo because i do eat beans and whole... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · April 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Here we go again. First, the link to a good thread on this. Also various answers by pfw are helpful, e.g., here, here, and here. So we could close this as a duplicate thread, but we have a good discussion going already -- so why not continue. I... (more)

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by 5838 · 3 minutes ago

Has anyone here tried IF with success and then switched back to more frequent eating? If so, did this positively / negatively effect you, and it what way (mood, weight, convenience, etc..)

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haig 0 · April 20, 2011 at 9:55 PM

In my experience IF with fasted training ruined me. I had high cortisol, hypoglycemia, and fat accumulation around my belly (even though I was losing fat overall). I was doing a 16/8 IF with fasted training at noon and then a large PWO meal and... (more)

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by 531 · 3 minutes ago

I still haven't dropped the weight I gained since going Paleo. It's all on my belly, and I really don't think it's my body evening out. I was fit before, and still am. With a pooch hanging on me. I'm reallllly confused by the advice on here. ... (more)

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paleonyc 0 · April 19, 2011 at 3:07 AM

persistent belly fat on individuals who work out "hard" (HIIT, cfit) and eat well is frequently a sign of cortisol problems. stop fasting. it's a stressor. sleep more, work out less.

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by 1702 · 3 minutes ago

Ok, so I admit it, I'm lacto-paleo. Apparently this is some sort of abomination, because in discussions I've had around the web it seems like people fixate on that fact and won't help me with anything else until I swear off the stuff. I've never... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · April 17, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Oranges, I think your main question is why you are having a hard time getting advice you feel you can use from other forums because when you tell them what you eat, they tell you to drop dairy and that's not what you want to hear. Number one, I... (more)

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by 668 · 3 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I have a quandary... Lately I've been fasting for 19-23 hours a day and I feel great doing so. Absolutely amazing. Seems I've been dropping weight also. My problem is I in the 2-4 hours I eat daily, I can't eat enough calories! I've... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · April 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

What is the problem? You are eating until full, you still have some adipose tissue on your belly... why are you focusing on a caloric number? Maybe your body just wants 1600 calories a day? It kinda defeats the purpose of this lifestyle if you... (more)

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by 865 · 4 minutes ago

First off, I've been paleo for two years, and it's been an outright miracle for me. That said, I find that no matter what I do (LC, VLC, meat-only, IF, calorie cutting, HIIT, strength training, etc.) I can't seem to get below about 12-13%... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · April 14, 2011 at 1:48 AM

My daughter is 13. When she lived with her mother before I got custody she lived on a processed gluten/sugar diet. While her transition is slow(she still cheats at school sometimes and when she visits her moms) she's lost 30+ lbs and looks like a... (more)

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by 1702 · 4 minutes ago

I'm having an issue with regulating my protein intake. My fat / protein ratio is generally good about 60 / 20 but some days up to about 60 / 25 with the remainder being carbs. Really depends on how many veggies I eat in a day. But my protein... (more)

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Robin_2 0 · April 14, 2011 at 6:31 PM

A few suggestions: eat lots of butter. I don't eat it plain, but I put it on nearly everything, including steak. If something doesn't taste better with butter, perhaps it will taste better with cream sauce unless you're avoiding dairy (we had... (more)

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by 15 · 4 minutes ago

Hi all, I???m wondering what the best ???Paleo-tweaks??? I can use to lose weight FAST. I???ve been paleo for about 1.5 years following a year of weight loss that took me from 190 to 118 lbs (I???m a 24 y/o 5???7??? female, currently at 136 lb).... (more)

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tartare 0 · April 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM

here's an idea: freaking out about 10 or 16 pounds will just stress you out. That's bad. Go have fun and feel sexy and good about yourself and get some sun and Vit D and enjoy being 24. Sure, we're women and we notice the small stuff but I bet... (more)

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by 1702 · 4 minutes ago

First week - lost 10 pounds. Second week - lost maybe ~1 pound. Third week (first week of Whole30) gained that pound back++. ...this is the beginning of week 4 - WTF IS GOING ON! I started at 196-198, and I'm between 187 and 189 depending on... (more)

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Jason_11 0 · April 11, 2011 at 1:02 PM

You said it yourself...'stuck after ONLY three weeks'. A 10lb weight loss in that time is fantastic. Day to day and week to week your body weight fluctuates, it is not static. Your body is constantly storing and burning fat. If you had been eating... (more)

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