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Paleo and Fasting?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Hi there! I have been trying the paleo diet for a month now, but I havent lost any weight! I will probably try this fasting method I found online, which seems to suit my lifestyle pretty well: http://healthdivas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/best-kept-hollywood-weight-loss-secret.html Has anyone tried this before? If I manage to start tomorrow, Monday to Friday, I will post my progress in the Health Divas Fasting Forum www.fastingforum.healthdivas.co.uk Your tips and support will be very much appreciated! Thanks, Alexandra

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 16, 2012
at 06:54 PM

OK, I've read "healthy diva's" reply on the MDA threads that I linked and can say that at least she has read the OP and responded accordingly. Its at least not just random spam....so moving on. Good luck DIva.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 16, 2012
at 06:07 PM

LOL.....yeah...sad thing is I followed MDA forums a minute ago and saw that they also plugged all the links I gave for information. I feel so used and dirty now :(

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Anyone else think the original post was made by this answerer? Shameful plug.

98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

(1632)

on September 16, 2012
at 04:51 PM

We, the Health Divas, are regular followers of PaleoHacks. oh really?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 16, 2012
at 01:37 PM

@ Alexandra, yes it is but the article you link and your reasons for embarking on this fast seem to be very "weight" related and as a crutch for you not being able to dial in your daily intake. In that sense it makes it less attractive as fasting for multiple days should really be done for health and spirituality rather than to shed a few unwanted pounds. Your getting a few negative responses to fasting mainly due to the context you've placed it in.

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on September 16, 2012
at 01:29 PM

fasting will also help alot too!

37f026ae463501697b0b465af49e4e06

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on September 16, 2012
at 12:42 PM

It seems like you actually need to research paleo. If you did, you certainly wouldn't be asserting that meat is making you fat. Your weight does not sound too extreme considering your height (as in, you are not morbidly obese) so it may a little something extra to lose pounds, like cutting out fruit and seeds for a while. Also keep in mind that weight says nothing about body composition. Your weight may stay the same and your clothes may fit better.

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 16, 2012
at 12:42 PM

But isnt fasting widely supported by the paleo community? at least that was my impression. Thanks!

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 16, 2012
at 12:11 PM

I am 33 years old, no children, married, weight 70 kg (143 lbs), height 1.67 mts (5 foot 6 inch), eat organic red meat mostly (around 400 gr a day), seeds (50 gr a day), tons of starch free veggies (at least 1 kilo a day), and a couple of fruits a day, mostly apples... I think the meat is making me fat? I go to the gym 3 times a week min, mostly spinning and weight training. Thanks!

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98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

on September 16, 2012
at 11:42 AM

Don't do this. Wait let me say that again, please don't do this.

What is your diet like? What is your exercise routine? There's no point following something absurd as that link. Give us your details(diet,exercise,sleep,age etc), and the community can you give you proper advice.

Edit- And if you do want to experiment with fasting, look up Intermittent Fasting not hollywood BS.

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 16, 2012
at 12:11 PM

I am 33 years old, no children, married, weight 70 kg (143 lbs), height 1.67 mts (5 foot 6 inch), eat organic red meat mostly (around 400 gr a day), seeds (50 gr a day), tons of starch free veggies (at least 1 kilo a day), and a couple of fruits a day, mostly apples... I think the meat is making me fat? I go to the gym 3 times a week min, mostly spinning and weight training. Thanks!

37f026ae463501697b0b465af49e4e06

(125)

on September 16, 2012
at 12:42 PM

It seems like you actually need to research paleo. If you did, you certainly wouldn't be asserting that meat is making you fat. Your weight does not sound too extreme considering your height (as in, you are not morbidly obese) so it may a little something extra to lose pounds, like cutting out fruit and seeds for a while. Also keep in mind that weight says nothing about body composition. Your weight may stay the same and your clothes may fit better.

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2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on September 16, 2012
at 12:23 PM

your diet seems fine. I would mostly concentrate on weightliffting, and make sure that u are in a caloric deficit on a daily basis, that will help you bust through that plateau!

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on September 16, 2012
at 01:29 PM

fasting will also help alot too!

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 16, 2012
at 12:42 PM

But isnt fasting widely supported by the paleo community? at least that was my impression. Thanks!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 16, 2012
at 01:37 PM

@ Alexandra, yes it is but the article you link and your reasons for embarking on this fast seem to be very "weight" related and as a crutch for you not being able to dial in your daily intake. In that sense it makes it less attractive as fasting for multiple days should really be done for health and spirituality rather than to shed a few unwanted pounds. Your getting a few negative responses to fasting mainly due to the context you've placed it in.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 16, 2012
at 01:28 PM

Fasting is actually great....Its just not for the reasons that you are citing (long term weight loss). Its great for autophagy (cell recycling and repair) and for introspection (which the article does mention). It's not particularly great for long term weight (FAT) loss solution...at least multiday fasts arent. In addition...if I were to do a multiday fast I would only take the D3 and skip out on the rest of her supplement list as they may actually inhibit some of the more beneficial aspects of your fast.

Check out these links to pklopp's series on fasting over on MDA.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread27894.html

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread28459.html

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread29011.html

And his web site with great details is here http://cogitoergoedo.com/

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on September 16, 2012
at 04:48 PM

@ Alexandra - We, the Health Divas, are regular followers of PaleoHacks (individually, not as a group) and more than happy to support you in your journey! Have you tried fasting before? If not, I suggest you start slowly by, for instance, skipping breakfast first. Even better if you combine that practice with exercise. Once you are ready, try doing a whole day without food. You need to listen to your body and love yourself. Your numbers, food choices and exercise indicate that you are quite healthy already. Fasting can help with your weight loss, but there are other methods too. Like those described by fellow PaleoHackers - calorie reduction being one of them! I don't think you have yet joined our www.fastingforum.healthdivas.co.uk, but we would love to hear about your experience there, even if it is NOT fasting per se. We are open to all kinds of discussions.

@ JayJay - Thanks for your constructive feedback. I am one of the creators of www.HealthDivas.co.uk and a big supporter of people who decide to try fasting for weight loss. We have received such a great number of emails from our readers that decided to start running a Fasting Forum. We rather be there for them so they do it safely! We would love to have experienced people like you to help our forum members with their everyday questions and to provide support. The forum is live since Saturday and we already have a couple of members that need our support.

All the best, Health Divas

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 16, 2012
at 06:07 PM

LOL.....yeah...sad thing is I followed MDA forums a minute ago and saw that they also plugged all the links I gave for information. I feel so used and dirty now :(

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 16, 2012
at 06:54 PM

OK, I've read "healthy diva's" reply on the MDA threads that I linked and can say that at least she has read the OP and responded accordingly. Its at least not just random spam....so moving on. Good luck DIva.

98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

(1632)

on September 16, 2012
at 04:51 PM

We, the Health Divas, are regular followers of PaleoHacks. oh really?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Anyone else think the original post was made by this answerer? Shameful plug.

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