bigger girl thinking about starting paleo

Answered on January 11, 2014
Created January 06, 2014 at 3:08 PM

I'm 22, always have been a bigger girl but since the birth of my child it just seemed to pile on. Iv been looking into paleo and it seems really sensible as in no carbs etc but some people are saying in there questions that it's effected them more long term? Would it be a case of if I stopped it my ideal weight wouldn't remain? And iv seen a lot of ladies saying they still needed to have a daily carb intake as the diet plan is for weight loss rather than anything else? Can anybody share some insight?

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on January 11, 2014
at 08:09 PM

You should really take some time to read Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution or Mark Sisson's The Primal Blueprint (allows for some dairy, not paleo). Mark Sission recommends a daily intake of 50-100g of carbs for weight loss: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/press/the-primal-blueprint-diagrams/#axzz2q7drCHeQ.

I've been keeping my carbs to no more than 60g per day (a little more when I workout) and I've been losing steadily. This way of life is SO easy - give it a try and I'm sure you'll see a lot of benefits besides weight loss! :)


on January 10, 2014
at 10:08 PM

Paleo does not necesseraly have to be a low/no carb diet (you can make it as high as low carb as you want), and focus on eating fresh, whole, real, nutritious foods. but as for gaining all the weight back once you start eating regular again, eating paleo is a lifestyle, and long-term lifestyle changes are the key to losing weight and keeping it off.

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on January 06, 2014
at 04:04 PM

Paleo is not a low carb diet. I personally don't think low carb is a good long term strategy, but in the short term it can help kick start some weight loss. By eliminating grains, sugars and processed foods you are going to be cutting out things that aren't good for you and you will more than likely start to lose weight in the process of doing that. Eating more good fats, protein and complex carbs will fill you up and provide better nutrition.

Stop thinking diet, think healthy eating. Try it for a few months, ignore the scale. . . pretend you don't have one.

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