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How much can I lose in 2 months?

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Created June 04, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Sometime in August I plan on getting a breast augmentation, which is around 2 months, but before then my doctor recommends I lose between 5-10 Kgs. Currently I am 5'6" and 165 pounds. I heard about the paleo through a friend, and have been reading up on it and seems really promising. So was hoping on some insight of whether I will have luck losing the weight I need to lose. I am planning to jog/run 5-6 days a week as well. How much do you guys think I will lose in 2 months?

Also...can I have black coffee on paleo? I know I can't have sugar substitute, but how about a natural sweetener like honey? Or what do you guys recommend?

Thanks in advance :)

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11683 · August 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Little Rain, I'd argue that the physical impact of silicone implants far exceeds that of me typing this message. But to each his/her own.

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388 · August 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM

And writing comments on the internet is not paleo.

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5336 · March 07, 2013 at 2:54 AM

Shaming you, unfortunately, seems to be Paleo.

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26 · June 06, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I don't mean to be rude but, I never said I was OBESE, I said I was OVERWEIGHT, and very unhealthy, my cardio is terrible, my heart rate is too high for my age/weight/etc. I am grossly overweight, although I have seen some 165#/5'6" girls who look fine, but not every body type is the same and I am wayyy past "barely considered overweight".

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601 · June 05, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Khloe, I'd really encourage you to take a look at what your definition of "grossly" overweight is. While you may not have the body composition you would like to have, 5'6" and 165 pounds is barely considered overweight (according to conventional medicine, which isn't overly popular around here...but still). I'd really encourage you to lift heavy things, if you don't already, and build some muscle. I'd encourage you to eat paleo foods, low carb if you're so inclined, and see how your body comp changes. Then think about losing weight. You might find that you don't really need to.

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231 · June 05, 2012 at 5:12 AM

165 pounds at 5'6 is "grossly" overweight?

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Thanks Paleoish Dude. Much appreciated for the link!!!

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Thanks for the reference! I will read it!! :)

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:42 AM

Thanks Pjnoir! I will look into it more.

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:42 AM

thank you so much for responding Aleen & mzrdnan! :))

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:41 AM

I definitely don't plan on using Paleo as a quick-fix, I've been looking for a healthier way to lose weight for quite some time, my surgery is just a push because I will lose a lot of money if I don't lose the weight. I've tried to start Paleo twice before but I give into temptation really easily. I understand that Paleo is a lifestyle and I plan on dedicating myself to it, not just for weight loss. Thanks for commenting.

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:38 AM

Thank you for your insight.

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495 · June 05, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Augmentation means: make bigger.

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97 · June 05, 2012 at 12:16 AM

How do you know she isn't getting a reduction?

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601 · June 04, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I think it might be too much cardio. Check out this article at Mark's Daily Apple: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/chronic-cardio/#axzz1wrZHp9hZ

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346 · June 04, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I lost six pounds the first week but I didn't do it to lose weight. I think to really appreciate Paleo you should do it to be healthy and not just as a quick-fix weight loss plan.

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1489 · June 04, 2012 at 8:59 PM

don't be scared. do the hardwork and you'll get the rewards accordingly :)

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1489 · June 04, 2012 at 8:58 PM

yeah a week hahaaha my bad!!

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26 · June 04, 2012 at 8:34 PM

thank you for your responses! I'm really scared now though :/

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32518 · June 04, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I think you meant 1-2 lbs per WEEK, mzrdnan!

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1489 · June 04, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Yeah I was one of the ones to not lose, but put on, even though I was strict and working out 5 days a week...it just depends on your natural set point of weight and how your body reacts to the change in diet. If you eat to support your activity levels, but ensure a calorie deficit of 500 cals a day, you should be able to lose 1-2lbs a day. The calorie deficit will ensure a weightloss more than just paleo alone.

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11683 · June 04, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Having blobs of synthetic tissue surgically inserted into your body is not Paleo.

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11683 · August 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Little Rain, I'd argue that the physical impact of silicone implants far exceeds that of me typing this message. But to each his/her own.

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388 · August 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM

And writing comments on the internet is not paleo.

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5336 · March 07, 2013 at 2:54 AM

Shaming you, unfortunately, seems to be Paleo.

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:38 AM

Thank you for your insight.

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495 · June 05, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Augmentation means: make bigger.

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97 · June 05, 2012 at 12:16 AM

How do you know she isn't getting a reduction?

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601 · June 04, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Honestly, there's no way anyone can answer this for you. Some people are really strict, do everything "right", and don't lose an ounce. Other people lose a few pounds. Still others drop 20. It's individual and there are a ton of factors at play including your diet, amount of and type of exercise (jogging 5-6 days per week might not be advisable, by the way), metabolism, genetics, etc.

If you like black coffee, go for it. Some people are for honey, some people say to stay away. The more I'm into paleo, the more I realize that it's all about what works best for the individual. Experiment and see :)

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:42 AM

thank you so much for responding Aleen & mzrdnan! :))

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1489 · June 04, 2012 at 8:59 PM

don't be scared. do the hardwork and you'll get the rewards accordingly :)

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1489 · June 04, 2012 at 8:58 PM

yeah a week hahaaha my bad!!

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26 · June 04, 2012 at 8:34 PM

thank you for your responses! I'm really scared now though :/

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32518 · June 04, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I think you meant 1-2 lbs per WEEK, mzrdnan!

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1489 · June 04, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Yeah I was one of the ones to not lose, but put on, even though I was strict and working out 5 days a week...it just depends on your natural set point of weight and how your body reacts to the change in diet. If you eat to support your activity levels, but ensure a calorie deficit of 500 cals a day, you should be able to lose 1-2lbs a day. The calorie deficit will ensure a weightloss more than just paleo alone.

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4625 · June 04, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Losing weight and losing body fat are two different things, Body fat takes a while. All the diet claimns of losing 20 lbs in two weeks is not from body fat - mostly cleaning out the intestents, some water and a less full belly. Cut out a lot of carbs, wheat and sugars until then and it will be a good thing...and between you and me- doctors no squat about food and diets.

good luck

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:42 AM

Thanks Pjnoir! I will look into it more.

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10 · August 20, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Gee the poor girl just wants an answer. Do you all have to be so politically correct and nit pick at her statements. Khloe just asked you whether she thinks she can lose weight in that time. She didn't ask you about your opinion on her augmentation or her definition of overweight. If she wanted those opinions she would've stated that in her question. Gosh some people can be so aggressive about their nutritional opinions!

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55 · August 20, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Any updates yet Khloe?

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0 · March 07, 2013 at 2:27 AM

everybody is beautiful. Dont ever let anybody judge you because of your size.

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:54 AM

Thank you everyone for your responses I really appreciate all the answers I have gotten and I will take all of them into consideration.

Disclaimer: 1. Whether the surgery is not Paleo or not, it's my body, and do not care to read your opinion on that matter. 2. I am NOT using Paleo as a "Quick-Fix". I'm starting a blog to track my progress, the months before, during, after my surgery and the years beyond that. I want to do Paleo because of all the amazing articles I've read on it and I hope to transform and cleanse my body. And quite frankly after reading up on it, I'm actually scared out of eating carbs! Lol. Also, if you read my current stats, I am grossly overweight, I need a lifestyle change regardless of my surgery or not.


Have a great day :) <3

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26 · June 06, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I don't mean to be rude but, I never said I was OBESE, I said I was OVERWEIGHT, and very unhealthy, my cardio is terrible, my heart rate is too high for my age/weight/etc. I am grossly overweight, although I have seen some 165#/5'6" girls who look fine, but not every body type is the same and I am wayyy past "barely considered overweight".

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601 · June 05, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Khloe, I'd really encourage you to take a look at what your definition of "grossly" overweight is. While you may not have the body composition you would like to have, 5'6" and 165 pounds is barely considered overweight (according to conventional medicine, which isn't overly popular around here...but still). I'd really encourage you to lift heavy things, if you don't already, and build some muscle. I'd encourage you to eat paleo foods, low carb if you're so inclined, and see how your body comp changes. Then think about losing weight. You might find that you don't really need to.

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231 · June 05, 2012 at 5:12 AM

165 pounds at 5'6 is "grossly" overweight?

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531 · June 04, 2012 at 11:46 PM

If you eat a low-carb, high-fat diet, you are likely to lose fat, paleo or not. How much, no one can say for certain, but perhaps more than calories-in-calories-out would suggest. Check out the documentary "Fat Head." http://amzn.to/M6pLZ8

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Thanks Paleoish Dude. Much appreciated for the link!!!

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26 · June 04, 2012 at 8:58 PM

@Aleen, why do you think the exercise in not advisable?

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26 · June 05, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Thanks for the reference! I will read it!! :)

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601 · June 04, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I think it might be too much cardio. Check out this article at Mark's Daily Apple: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/chronic-cardio/#axzz1wrZHp9hZ

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78417 · November 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

even organo gold coffee is good http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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