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Ladies only please -- First 30 days....Please describe results.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 12, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I have dropped only 6.5 lb in under 30 days. At first, I was eating too many carbs. As of this past week I have lowered my carbs but I just messed up yesterday because I had about 3/4c broccoli. I forgot to check its carb count!

What did you do in your first 30? zero to vlc? shoot for a specific number? exercise?

What are you drinking? Me, Water, tea- earl gray with cream, and Starbucks Doppio w half/half

Thanks, Theresa

33f5e6af6eb437dc2dcc64d7afd7f536

(20)

on May 05, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Honestly, it's hard to see the weight drop off my fiancee so quickly but I'm still working hard to tweak my diet, it appears I'm way mroe sensitive to insulin spikes than he is, so while he can eat fruit, I find myself unable to at all; I guess each Body Type is different...so I'm really glad I found this thread, being a newbie is very hard sometimes. :/

33f5e6af6eb437dc2dcc64d7afd7f536

(20)

on May 05, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Great tip, I've been weighing myself daily and find I go up 3-4 pounds normally..VERY frustrating!! Weighing every couple of weeks seems more sane like you suggest!

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on April 10, 2011
at 06:32 PM

I stopped the earl gray as i figured out it was causing my muscle cramps.

9b1da5c61c41bb93afb668f9ab3bc76a

(422)

on February 22, 2011
at 05:35 PM

I started the day after thanksgiving, so 3.5 months or so? I'm at a 20 lb loss over all now.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 14, 2011
at 04:09 PM

Well, I have been weighing daily and probalby shouldnt, and since my period is coming up I am going to force myself not to weigh for 10 days!

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 14, 2011
at 04:07 PM

We sound similar. I am up to 7 lb off and yes my clothes feel better for sure. I am ramping up my water as I certainly wasnt getting enough and trying to figure out new meals. I have had little to no indigestion until yesterday and I ate green peppers...OMG, I wanted to puke so bad, all I could do was lay down and wait for the nausea to go away. I took zantac and burped occassionally...I know better than to eat them too..they have caused problems in the past!

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on February 14, 2011
at 12:50 AM

What an inspiration - 15 lbs is amazing; you must have gone down a dress size or two!?

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 13, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I have had good energy the kind that motivates you to tear out a back bathroom, clean up the back yard etc but find myself over the past two days just super sleepy about 3-5...to the point of nodding off. Now, that said, I havent slept the best this week at all. I am however, hoping for a better night tonight and next week.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 13, 2011
at 07:58 PM

Sleep has been way off this week. Last night I felt like I slept deep but certainly not enough ( i work nights and have an interrupted schedule constantly. There are plenty of nights i get 8 hours but i have never been an 8 hour girl...i know i need more like 9 consistantly

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 13, 2011
at 04:32 AM

You have a sharp wit! :D

415ce5b8f88f4d762fa946f9f43d94b6

(564)

on February 13, 2011
at 02:45 AM

Sorry, you couldn't see the tongue in my cheek :-)

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 13, 2011
at 12:54 AM

And, I'm a she. ;)

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 13, 2011
at 12:54 AM

I concur, there are very distinct physiological -- as well as psychological -- differences between males and females. I find them fascinating, truly, which is why I encouraged the OP to explore the male perspective in her request. Dismissing either gender would be a great disservice to oneself, in my opinion. Thank you, Jay, for chiming in on my behalf! :)

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on February 13, 2011
at 12:13 AM

@ABP He didn't dismiss anything, just suggested that men might have useful advice as well... since we're humans. And she explained and then he was supportive in his comments. You're reading way too much into things.

5b9bf024e9538367ce61fdc07a694b93

(30)

on February 12, 2011
at 11:53 PM

Congrats! 15 lbs in 30 days is awesome!

415ce5b8f88f4d762fa946f9f43d94b6

(564)

on February 12, 2011
at 11:10 PM

Dismissing the real physiological differences between men and women isn't very paleo.

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 12, 2011
at 10:04 PM

and p.s. I didn't do any exercise then at all, but I've added some in now...squats, lunges, push-ups, crunches...that kind of thing.

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 12, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Oh, and I drink water, black coffee and tea lightened with heavy cream.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:50 PM

How long have you been attempting a paleo lifestyle?

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:08 PM

I definitely didn't/don't have problems cutting out dairy for a while. Maybe some people do, but I don't think you can make such a blanket statement like that.

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:07 PM

I really didn't keep track of the weight loss, Theresa, but I remember that by the end of the first month, I had lost one pants size and I could see that I would soon need to go down another size.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:06 PM

-sends good thoughts your way- :D You have a positive attitude about this, which will take you far. Good luck! :)

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Well, then, I will stick with that "drug" for the most part because eating low-carb forms of dairy keeps me on target, gives me protein and fat in a form that I enjoy and causes me no problems. I have no intention of turning paleo/low carb into some sort of ersatz religion or belief system where I am eliminating foods when they cause me no problems. On the other hand, fruit, grain, starchy roots and tubers and high-carb forms of dairy like yogurt and kefir *do* give me problems...big problems like high blood sugar and almost instant weight gain...and so I have eliminated them.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:54 PM

do you recall what you lost in your first month? and what type if any exercise were you doing?

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:52 PM

I feel that the weight drops off the men faster. I believe I have seen that comment around here. I am just trying to see if I am on target. If your self talk about what where you think is unrealstic then you will fail. I feel that by gathering generalities about the first 30 days and experieinces I can reinforce the good thought about what I am doing! :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:14 PM

Just a heads up. Whoever cuts out dairy will experience withdrawal effects similar to the ones gotten by avoiding glutenous grains. It's the opiod withdrawal, so be ready for that!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:13 PM

Whoever cuts out dairy will experience withdrawal effects similar to the ones gotten by avoiding glutenous grains. Opiod withdrawal.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Not many people are strict paleo because dairy is an addicting drug! = P

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2
47e1e207e9cd7df2a5adcf571f17f76f

(288)

on February 14, 2011
at 02:11 AM

1-2 lbs/week is a great loss rate - you should be proud of what you've done so far!

I had similar results the first month or so, scale moving very slowly--the key is to pay attention to things like the way your clothes fit and how you feel. I felt a huge difference in the way my jeans fit even though I'd only lost maybe 5 lbs, tops. That was with little to no exercise.

After the first 30 days, I started restricting carbs a little more heavily (no fruit; nuts and starchy vegetables only occasionally) and am happy with the results I've seen from that. I have not eliminated dairy, but I stick to low-carb stuff like cream and butter. I also like crumbled blue cheese on my salads. I eat fairly large servings of green vegetables, with lots of fat. I drink water and coffee, sometimes tea.

Sounds like you're on the right track, keep up the good work.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 14, 2011
at 04:07 PM

We sound similar. I am up to 7 lb off and yes my clothes feel better for sure. I am ramping up my water as I certainly wasnt getting enough and trying to figure out new meals. I have had little to no indigestion until yesterday and I ate green peppers...OMG, I wanted to puke so bad, all I could do was lay down and wait for the nausea to go away. I took zantac and burped occassionally...I know better than to eat them too..they have caused problems in the past!

2
0756554e2dd963b66ad62702cbc62a67

on February 14, 2011
at 12:20 AM

How do your clothes fit? Have you measured yourself too? Sometimes the scale doesn't budge and you still drop a size due to your changing body composition.

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803b87791bb01a3adb4d23859a68e20d

(50)

on February 13, 2011
at 12:27 PM

Lost 5kg the first week and felt bloody awful, lost another 2kg last week and got my energy back in the last few days. Fluid retention all gone, migraines abated (will be happy to get those back to one a month for now.) I'm not counting carbs and I am not a purist. For me, the key to surviving more than a month is to get things mostly right and fine tune when this has become a lifestyle rather than a diet. That said, I'm aiming to drop another 5kg between now and April. I did 30 days last year and slowly but fell off the wagon. The last 4 months have shown me exactly why I needed to get back on it, and the experience has given me a much better mindset this time. I drink weak black tea once a day, and I have a weak long black coffee if I trust the barista use fresh beans and not to scorch them. This means my coffee intake is limited to a few cups a week. Other than that I drink water, and the Occasional glass of wine. My fruit and nut intake is way lower than last time. I think my body remembered the last attempt and reset itself much faster. Makes my life far more tolerable, I can tell you. The only dairy I really do now is soft goat's cheese or a touch of parmisan for flavouring in certain dishes. Exercise? I'm sure I'll get motivated enough for that one day...

I'm going to struggle with sugar addiction for the rest of my life, but at least now I recognise it for what it is; exactly that. An Addiction.

1
721c2ae7c48630f3c7578a62773b8276

(500)

on February 14, 2011
at 03:30 AM

Lost 17 pounds last month. No measuring, but animal foods + herbs + green leaves (I don't eat a pound of salad everyday, it's more of a garnish) (exception: mac nuts for a treat). I eat cheese sometimes, and a few tbsp of cream every few hours - dairy is always grassfed. Intermittent fasting with a 4-6 hour eating window, fasted resistance band/bodyweight exercises, and 1 hour of walking everyday.

I said I don't measure... But I also can pretty much gauge calorie content by looking and tend to add it up in my head OCD like, even when I try actively not to. If I'm hungry, I eat. If I'm not in my 6 hour window, I drink heavy cream with coffee. It's important, in my opinion, not to weigh yourself more than say... every two weeks, tops. Sanity sake. Also, I tend to have an easier time sticking to the diet if I'm not weighing myself obsessively. A weight gain, even if you know it's water, can trip you up. Even a little frustration or anxiety seems to fudge good progress.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 14, 2011
at 04:09 PM

Well, I have been weighing daily and probalby shouldnt, and since my period is coming up I am going to force myself not to weigh for 10 days!

33f5e6af6eb437dc2dcc64d7afd7f536

(20)

on May 05, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Great tip, I've been weighing myself daily and find I go up 3-4 pounds normally..VERY frustrating!! Weighing every couple of weeks seems more sane like you suggest!

1
86e631c6164bfdf4221434e2d38125b3

(414)

on February 13, 2011
at 11:50 PM

Eating broccoli is not messing up! Veggies are good, and so is 6.5 lbs!

It can be disappointing not to have the weight falling off if you feel like you're doing everything right. You may be losing fat but gaining muscle at the same time, which doesn't show on the scale.

Try logging your food for a week to see what your protein, fat and carb levels are. That will really tell you if there are problem areas.

Also try picking out a pair of pants that are snug or tight. Try them on evey week or two. That was a great motivator for me in the beginning when the scale wasn't moving fast enough. When I first started I lost 18 lbs in 8 weeks, and 20" overall.

Good luck!

1
77f83ec328459dce702216709762e202

(571)

on February 13, 2011
at 07:12 PM

I didn't lose any weight during my first 30 days, but I did lose 1-2 dress sizes. I was not overweight to start. I also did Crossfit a few times a week during that time.

I didn't count calories, fat, or carbs. I just followed general Paleo recommendations blindly. I found that counting all those carbs and calories just overcomplicated it for me. So, in short, no dairy, no grains, no legumes and only "good" fats (avocado, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, EVOO, etc.). I had the occasional sweet potato after a particularly hard workout, maybe twice a week. I struggled with sugar and had the occasional piece of chocolate.

I guess I feel that if you don't have a serious metabolic disorder and you're not chronically ill, counting carbs isn't particularly useful at all. I think the issue is the digestive/metabolic issues associated with grains/dairy/legumes, not the amount of carbs you take in. I associate carb reduction with Atkins, which I don't feel is as healthy or successful as paleo.

Also - i drank water and black tea mostly. Sometimes I threw some berries or lemon into my water to break it up.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 13, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I have had good energy the kind that motivates you to tear out a back bathroom, clean up the back yard etc but find myself over the past two days just super sleepy about 3-5...to the point of nodding off. Now, that said, I havent slept the best this week at all. I am however, hoping for a better night tonight and next week.

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5b9bf024e9538367ce61fdc07a694b93

(30)

on February 12, 2011
at 11:55 PM

I am not sure exactly how you are eating now ... but, probably with a few more tweaks, you can easily drop more weight.

3/4 cup broccoli is no big deal, that is less than 10 carbs, and a very nutritious carb source! I would suggest avoiding fruit (which it sounds like you are already doing), limiting nut intake, and making sure you are getting enough protein.

On the paleo solution podcasts, I have heard .5-1gram of protein per a lb of body weight. I tend to eat between .75-.85 per a lb of body weight. I would focus on making sure you are getting enough protein, and then filling in the rest of your diet with fat and carbs.

Also, are you sleeping enough? A lack of sleep can stress the body out and slow down weight loss.

I wrote some more detailed tips on paleo weight loss here:

http://www.30daysofpaleo.com/my-blog/2011/01/new-years-resolution-paleo-tips-.html

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 13, 2011
at 07:58 PM

Sleep has been way off this week. Last night I felt like I slept deep but certainly not enough ( i work nights and have an interrupted schedule constantly. There are plenty of nights i get 8 hours but i have never been an 8 hour girl...i know i need more like 9 consistantly

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1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

on February 12, 2011
at 08:44 PM

I've not been worrying about losing weight,as I'm not that large to being with(5'3 and 136),more about feeling better and having more energy.My gym workouts are much better, and some of the lingering joint pains and fatigue I would feel after are vanishing.Two months into it, and still in the testing phase as to what I can and cannot eat.My body seems to like lamb and beef,with a little chicken thrown in here and there.Plantains,spinach,berries,squash,sweet potatoes,pineapple for veggies/fruits.Cheese is fine, yogurt and milk are not.Pork, bananas,any nuts/seeds,dried fruits,white potatoes,and table sugars make me blow up like a balloon..I can barely button my pants the next morning. My only irritation is that,during the period where you start changing from fat to muscle,what fat you have looks MUCH worse.Not sure why.

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Ab566019baa884ec9e3327c108586ff8

(1055)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:54 PM

End my 30 days on Tuesday. Have been strict paleo with no dairy. But have not counted carbs at all and have eaten lots o Veg and 1-2 servings of fruit a day. Assorted nuts plus some organic sunbutter (addicting).

down 15 lbs - have 50 more to lose

Will tweak down the road for more weight loss. The first 30 was all about reducing cravings and appetite and eating quality fresh foods.

5b9bf024e9538367ce61fdc07a694b93

(30)

on February 12, 2011
at 11:53 PM

Congrats! 15 lbs in 30 days is awesome!

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on February 14, 2011
at 12:50 AM

What an inspiration - 15 lbs is amazing; you must have gone down a dress size or two!?

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9b1da5c61c41bb93afb668f9ab3bc76a

(422)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:40 PM

I lost 10 lbs my first month but I ate -no- grains and I'm pretty overweight to begin with.

Since then things have slowed down quite a bit, but I'm still working on it! I fell off the wagon hard after a trip and didn't feel like cooking for a while.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:50 PM

How long have you been attempting a paleo lifestyle?

9b1da5c61c41bb93afb668f9ab3bc76a

(422)

on February 22, 2011
at 05:35 PM

I started the day after thanksgiving, so 3.5 months or so? I'm at a 20 lb loss over all now.

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9292671dbb6a799c26b8b40b1c326f22

on February 12, 2011
at 07:02 PM

  • 1/26/11: 146 pounds, according to the scales at a local gym (thought i was 138! Bummer.)
  • 2/4/11: cut grains and most dairy from my diet
  • 2/11/11: 140 pounds, according to the scale at my office

I am focusing on eliminating grains and most dairy (drink coffee black, add a little cheese to omelet or salad, sometimes). Once I get this down, I may further tweak my food, but find that I don't do anything if I stress the details too much!

1
Af939911afa817f79a4625d4f503c735

on February 12, 2011
at 06:12 PM

I didn't count carbs, per se. I just eliminated grains and upped my meat intake. I saw great results from that -- only 5 pounds of scale weight, but it was -10 of fat and +5 of muscle in the first 50 days.

This month I'm doing a 6-week challenge at my gym and am going to go strict Paleo. No dairy, very little fruit, etc. It's worth it to me to try going all-out for 6 weeks to see how much of a difference those little tweaks make.

0
61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on February 14, 2011
at 06:03 PM

I don't remember the exact number, but I do know it was slow moving. But it was moving: maybe a pound or two every week. What I noticed even more so than the number on the scale moving was that my body composition began to change. I kept tightening my belt (literally) or a shirt that I thought fit suddenly fit a lot better. I also had a few shirts that I realized fit horribly, lol (maybe stretched).

The scale hasn't moved at all the past few months...even so, the way my clothes fits proves that I am still losing fat, if not weight. I am on the last hole on my belt and I can't wear some of my pants because they are so baggy they look and feel terrible on me.

I weight myself every day. This works for me because it's made me realize just how much weight does fluctuate and how little it really matters. Muscle does, in fact, weigh more than fat and it's important to realize weight is just a number. If I don't weigh myself, I wonder what I weigh that day. If I do, I look at the number, contemplate what I've eaten, decide if I've been good to myself or not, put on my clothes, and usually I'm happy with the end feeling. 8)

0
62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on February 13, 2011
at 04:13 AM

I've been losing weight slowly, a pound here and a pound there, maybe a few pounds on some other week. This is probably because I am eating mostly paleo but not super low carb. Back when I was on very strict lowcarb, but not paleo, I lost faster but I didn't feel as good as I do on paleo. Once in a while, I cut back the carb on the paleo and lose a little faster. But I have also been having fun experimenting a little. I think next, I will cut back the carb more, see how that goes, and then maybe experiment with this latest idea of cutting out all fructose but allowing potato, which seems to have worked for some.

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:35 PM

I'm a little bit confused about the gender-specificity of your question. I think the menfolk would have great answers to contribute, as well, seeing as they too went through a "first thirty days" experience. I've also heard that they enjoy partaking in beverages, but that's currently unconfirmed.

That said, I don't think you "messed up" by eating some broccoli. I eat broccoli several times a week. I haven't noticed it hindering my goals. I also eat the occasional fruit, but I know that we're all different in how we metabolize sugar.

As far as drinks go, I drink green tea in the morning, peppermint tea in the evening, and have been sipping on unflavored/unsweetened sparkling water as an afternoon treat. And I drink tons and tons o' water, just because I love it.

Good luck with your weight loss! 6.5 pounds is great! Don't get discouraged. You can do this! :)

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:52 PM

I feel that the weight drops off the men faster. I believe I have seen that comment around here. I am just trying to see if I am on target. If your self talk about what where you think is unrealstic then you will fail. I feel that by gathering generalities about the first 30 days and experieinces I can reinforce the good thought about what I am doing! :)

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 13, 2011
at 12:54 AM

And, I'm a she. ;)

415ce5b8f88f4d762fa946f9f43d94b6

(564)

on February 12, 2011
at 11:10 PM

Dismissing the real physiological differences between men and women isn't very paleo.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:06 PM

-sends good thoughts your way- :D You have a positive attitude about this, which will take you far. Good luck! :)

415ce5b8f88f4d762fa946f9f43d94b6

(564)

on February 13, 2011
at 02:45 AM

Sorry, you couldn't see the tongue in my cheek :-)

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 13, 2011
at 12:54 AM

I concur, there are very distinct physiological -- as well as psychological -- differences between males and females. I find them fascinating, truly, which is why I encouraged the OP to explore the male perspective in her request. Dismissing either gender would be a great disservice to oneself, in my opinion. Thank you, Jay, for chiming in on my behalf! :)

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 13, 2011
at 04:32 AM

You have a sharp wit! :D

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on February 13, 2011
at 12:13 AM

@ABP He didn't dismiss anything, just suggested that men might have useful advice as well... since we're humans. And she explained and then he was supportive in his comments. You're reading way too much into things.

33f5e6af6eb437dc2dcc64d7afd7f536

(20)

on May 05, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Honestly, it's hard to see the weight drop off my fiancee so quickly but I'm still working hard to tweak my diet, it appears I'm way mroe sensitive to insulin spikes than he is, so while he can eat fruit, I find myself unable to at all; I guess each Body Type is different...so I'm really glad I found this thread, being a newbie is very hard sometimes. :/

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1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:10 PM

When I started, I was eating less than 20 grams of carbs per day, and the weight just fell off of me. I am not strict paleo and so I eat dairy, but it has to be low-carb like hard cheese, cream cheese or heavy cream. I would say lose the half-and-half, which has too many carbs. Go with heavy cream instead. Do not be afraid of fat, but watch those carbs like a hawk.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Not many people are strict paleo because dairy is an addicting drug! = P

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:07 PM

I really didn't keep track of the weight loss, Theresa, but I remember that by the end of the first month, I had lost one pants size and I could see that I would soon need to go down another size.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:54 PM

do you recall what you lost in your first month? and what type if any exercise were you doing?

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 12, 2011
at 10:04 PM

and p.s. I didn't do any exercise then at all, but I've added some in now...squats, lunges, push-ups, crunches...that kind of thing.

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Well, then, I will stick with that "drug" for the most part because eating low-carb forms of dairy keeps me on target, gives me protein and fat in a form that I enjoy and causes me no problems. I have no intention of turning paleo/low carb into some sort of ersatz religion or belief system where I am eliminating foods when they cause me no problems. On the other hand, fruit, grain, starchy roots and tubers and high-carb forms of dairy like yogurt and kefir *do* give me problems...big problems like high blood sugar and almost instant weight gain...and so I have eliminated them.

0
92991f73fdb4cdf1a88df8bbd16ee88f

(8)

on February 12, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Cut out all the dairy for sure for best results!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 12, 2011
at 06:13 PM

Whoever cuts out dairy will experience withdrawal effects similar to the ones gotten by avoiding glutenous grains. Opiod withdrawal.

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on February 12, 2011
at 07:08 PM

I definitely didn't/don't have problems cutting out dairy for a while. Maybe some people do, but I don't think you can make such a blanket statement like that.

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on February 12, 2011
at 06:14 PM

Just a heads up. Whoever cuts out dairy will experience withdrawal effects similar to the ones gotten by avoiding glutenous grains. It's the opiod withdrawal, so be ready for that!

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