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Okay, 36 Days Paleo, lost weight and stopped...suggestions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 01, 2012 at 5:01 PM

I've gone 100% Paleo, lost about 15 lbs and have 20 more to go. I've plateaued for the last 10 - 12 days. Now what? I've read everywhere that you don't count calories, I have referred to Whole9 (30) about portion sizes to no avail... 50 Year old very active & healthy male. 5ft-7-1/4" tall, 42" chest, 16-1/2" neck, 15" biceps, 13" Forearms, 38" belly, 36" waist, Serious Glutes!, 25.5" thighs, 16-1/2" calves. 194 lbs now. Dropped from a muscular 209-210 lbs (up to 214)

I've been working out but not "huge" (as per Kenny Banya's quote on Seinfeld episode "I've been working out, look at me I'm huge!")

Mountain Biking (1-1/2 hrs) & Kettlebell (25 min.) - (I know, not Paleo) 2 to 3 times per week with rest between. Both exercises have sprint type intervals.

Goal: 175 lbs. How do I shred this last 19-20 lbs before hardcore mountain biking season comes here in April-May? Advance Thanks to all for your help....

800547661e2d20d03f5a313d86eb6102

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on February 02, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Good suggestion, I've not tried IF yet. Thks

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on February 02, 2012
at 02:09 AM

I feel great however I noticed my systolic blood pressure is now resting in the 140 to 155 range. Diastolic is good in the 62 - 70 range. Meals I'll have to give you in another post, iPad typing isn't conducive to building a log. What is FITDAY? I've used Livestrong website from time to time.

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Oops Nance, edited that out in favor of the skinny-like-Lance physique.

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:37 AM

The waist measurement should be where a female, at least, is smallest and it usually is right at the navel. Above you might be measuring the midriff bulge and below you might be measuring the belly mound.

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on February 01, 2012
at 07:13 PM

What are you eating? How do you feel? How's your skin/hair? General health?

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:35 AM

I don't count calories or measure portions, so I can't present any of my opinions as fact.

I've been on the program for 9 months, 8 of which I avoided unplanned binges (August we won't talk about, okay?) and I swear there's no clearly predictable pattern for me.

The first 3 months were most clear--I lost weight steadily, about 30 pounds as estimated by size changes and waist inches lost. After I was back on track in September, there were 2-week periods when I couldn't really tell any difference and other times that I noticeably lost size. The odd thing is that the times I seemed to lose weren't necessarily the weeks when I followed my program most moderately/faithfully--all I know is that I lost 4 inches from my waist between September 1st and mid-November but it wasn't linear.

I finally decided not to worry about it. I eat as moderately and carefully as I'm willing to eat and what happens happens. Overall, I appear to be still losing but not in a rapid or fully predictable fashion.

I think my casual approach helps to explain why, for the first time, I don't seem to be at risk of re-gaining any of my lost fat.

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on February 01, 2012
at 05:18 PM

KEEP GOING THIS IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT :)

give us a couple days of your meals.

At some point you will probably have to use FITDAY or calorie counting software in order to get an idea where you are at.

Keep up the good work. HOW DO YOU FEEL?

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on February 02, 2012
at 02:09 AM

I feel great however I noticed my systolic blood pressure is now resting in the 140 to 155 range. Diastolic is good in the 62 - 70 range. Meals I'll have to give you in another post, iPad typing isn't conducive to building a log. What is FITDAY? I've used Livestrong website from time to time.

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Up your fat in take. sometimes I take shots of olive oil if I haven't had enough. this will help trim your body fat. avocados, nuts (more of a fat than protein, protein is poor quality protein), olive oil, coconut milk, oil. all that. take more see if you notice something in a couple of days. do you take fish oil supplements?

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on February 01, 2012
at 09:13 PM

I've always heard that if you hit a wall and your diet is really good, you should make sure your carbs are very low, and experiment with Intermittent Fasting. Check out http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html if you want a primer.

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on February 01, 2012
at 05:49 PM

Read Newell Wright's Busting Through My Stall and start paying attention to your calories!

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on February 01, 2012
at 05:25 PM

I agree with Theresa. Also, some people find that when they hit a plateau, it is helpful to add one or two days a week of intermittent fastign. Try bunching your meals together into a smaller time period than you normally would, such as from noon to four p.m. once or twice a week, and see if it revs up your metabolism.

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on February 02, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Good suggestion, I've not tried IF yet. Thks

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Well you could defy the common wisdom and count calories. At least get an idea of how much you're chowing down vs what you're burning up daily. From my experience, starting where you're at, you'll get the fastest loss if you stay in constant motion a la Jack Lalanne. Work your legs - bikers have skinny legs - and shed some upper body/midsection bulk. Once you get where you want you can do less or eat more.

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:37 AM

The waist measurement should be where a female, at least, is smallest and it usually is right at the navel. Above you might be measuring the midriff bulge and below you might be measuring the belly mound.

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Oops Nance, edited that out in favor of the skinny-like-Lance physique.

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