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Paleo 6 months no weight loss help me with female macros

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Updated October 23, 2014 at 4:23 AM
Created May 25, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Hello paleo hackers,

So I have been paleo for about 6 months and have not seen any weightloss yet. I thought I was eating perhaps too much and too many carbs. So started using cronometer and have tracked and made an effort reducing carbs over the last two weeks. My overall calorie intake is from 1500-1700 a day, I am 5"8 and 160 pounds (hoping to lose around 15 pounds). My macros are sitting around- 35/20/45 protein/carbs/fats however alter slightly each day carbs never over 20% though. I exercise weights 2 times a week, walk 3 times for around 35mins fast, Pilates once. I also get at least 8 hours sleep. Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

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1197 · May 26, 2014 at 4:18 AM

Please do not eat less calories - just move more. Be happy with your strong, healthy body - the weight that comes off slowly is the weight that stays off.

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1197 · May 26, 2014 at 4:17 AM

Are you SERIOUSLY telling someone to only consume 1200 calories a day? Please stop giving bad advice - some people might take it and the consequences could be pretty extreme.

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0 · May 26, 2014 at 1:16 AM

Hey thanks so much for your response! Calorie wise they recommend 1500ish so I could cut back a little there. My BMI is just in the healthy range (so surely weight to lose)? Waist to height ratio of 44.1 so not amazing but healthy.

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1197 · May 26, 2014 at 4:18 AM

Please do not eat less calories - just move more. Be happy with your strong, healthy body - the weight that comes off slowly is the weight that stays off.

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690 · May 26, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Depending on your current body comp, you might not have that much to lose. And that might be why you're not losing OR don't have a large enough calorie deficit.

Take a look at these calculators. These and others can give you an idea of your expenditure levels...

http://home.waist to height ratio is a very good indicator of fitness..net/clymer/bmi/

http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html

waist to height ratio is a very good indicator of fitness....

Depending on your waist size, you might already "be there".

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0 · May 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM

You can try and cut your carbs down to 10% and up your fat. Most importantly, to lose weight on any diet you must create a calorie deficit. It's possible that you are eating the amount of calories your body needs to sustain itself and that's why you're seeing no progress. Try and cut your calories to 1200 (this is the minimum you should go!) and see if any changes occur.

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1197 · May 26, 2014 at 4:17 AM

Are you SERIOUSLY telling someone to only consume 1200 calories a day? Please stop giving bad advice - some people might take it and the consequences could be pretty extreme.

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