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Is Paleo ok for 5'5'',113 lbs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 07, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Hey,Guys?

Just need your advise. I tried Paleo for a week, but then felt really exhausted. Is it for me? I am preparing for my CPA exam, so I am thinking maybe my body is needing extra carbs for fuel.. is there anyone with a similar weight and height. My body fat is around 23-25%.

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on August 08, 2010
at 07:08 PM

I agree with the part about it taking time to adapt to changes, but I can tell you, as a CPA, there is never gonna be a time when you don't need to use brainpower and when there's not going to be stress. Depending on what area you practice in, there are going to be deadlines, late nights, weekends, and a lot of doing stuff you wouldn't necessarily be choosing to do at the time :-) There are perks, though, so I am not trying to talk you out of being a CPA. Probably couldn't if I wanted to, anyway :-)

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on August 08, 2010
at 04:13 AM

Just ignore the fructose police. They are just grumpy from not enjoying the delicious sexy juicy peaches.

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on August 08, 2010
at 02:51 AM

Well, you have to admit that the 'fructose police' who get upset every time I mention I ate some fruit, do tend to give the impression that paleo is lowcarb. That plus cutting out all grains can make it actually hard to eat a ton of carbs on paleo. I guess a lot depends on your impression of what counts as 'lowcarb' vs 'normal.'

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on August 08, 2010
at 02:48 AM

Yes! It can take the body time to adapt to changes. YOu might be better off to go gradual. Cut back on wheat. Eat less sugar. Cut out the soda. Cut out the processed foods. But I don't think it's a good idea to make drastic sudden changes right before a very important milestone like that.

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on August 07, 2010
at 06:41 PM

we'd also need to know what the rest of your life is like - work schedule, water consumption, sleep, etc.

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on August 07, 2010
at 06:25 PM

Could you give us a sample day's menu? It's hard to tell what your issues might be if we don't know what your diet looks like.

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on August 07, 2010
at 10:53 PM

I would suggest that you wait until a more stable period in your life (like after your CPA exam) to make major diet changes. But yes, PALEO (and all that it entails - low-carb or otherwise) is appropriate for your weight and height. :)

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 08, 2010
at 02:48 AM

Yes! It can take the body time to adapt to changes. YOu might be better off to go gradual. Cut back on wheat. Eat less sugar. Cut out the soda. Cut out the processed foods. But I don't think it's a good idea to make drastic sudden changes right before a very important milestone like that.

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on August 08, 2010
at 07:08 PM

I agree with the part about it taking time to adapt to changes, but I can tell you, as a CPA, there is never gonna be a time when you don't need to use brainpower and when there's not going to be stress. Depending on what area you practice in, there are going to be deadlines, late nights, weekends, and a lot of doing stuff you wouldn't necessarily be choosing to do at the time :-) There are perks, though, so I am not trying to talk you out of being a CPA. Probably couldn't if I wanted to, anyway :-)

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on August 07, 2010
at 07:54 PM

First of all, you need to realize that the paleo and primal diets aren't, necessarily, about weight loss. They are about eating appropriately for the biology of the human species. For most of us that does entail a fair amount of weight loss. However, for some, that leads to weight gain or no noticeable changes. Like Melissa said, get a book and do research. When you do start eating paleo, make sure you eat enough overall and, if you are already at a healthy weight, there's no reason to go too low-carb... Just make sure they are healthy carbs... The book(s) will help with that.

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on August 07, 2010
at 09:17 PM

I don't understand what your weight and height has to do with it. Insofar as a paleo diet is healthy, it is healthy for a person of any size. I can't, off the top of my head, think of some subgroup for whom a paleo diet would be unhealthy.

If you are lowering carbs in addition to going paleo, it is going to take time for your body to adjust. Many people feel tired as their bodies adapt to using ketones as the primary fuel source. Right before an exam might not be an ideal time to make the change.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 07, 2010
at 07:10 PM

Who ever said paleo was low-carb? It can be, but many paleo dieters eat plenty of carbs.

I would suggest getting a good paleo book- like The Primal Blueprint, The Paleo Diet, or Robb Wolf's upcoming book. Don't start a diet without doing more research!

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 08, 2010
at 02:51 AM

Well, you have to admit that the 'fructose police' who get upset every time I mention I ate some fruit, do tend to give the impression that paleo is lowcarb. That plus cutting out all grains can make it actually hard to eat a ton of carbs on paleo. I guess a lot depends on your impression of what counts as 'lowcarb' vs 'normal.'

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 08, 2010
at 04:13 AM

Just ignore the fructose police. They are just grumpy from not enjoying the delicious sexy juicy peaches.

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on August 10, 2010
at 05:48 AM

Thanks a lot!!!!!

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on August 07, 2010
at 06:34 PM

No, sorry... 5'6" 115 lbs was the cutoff. Shorty!

Are you for real, if so you're an attention whore, a dumbass, or some bastardized combination of both.

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