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what is the average weight loss in the intro stage?

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what is the average weight loss in the intro stage?

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on January 22, 2012
at 09:10 PM

I didn't realize there was a paleo "intro stage"

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:49 PM

You and me, Tiffany, you and me! It's about choices but in the long run I think the weight is staying off this time because I'm not taking extreme measures to lose it faster.

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on January 22, 2012
at 07:20 AM

I agree with Nance. How long is the intro stage? I lost about 13lbs during the first 4-6 wks if I'm remembering correctly. Then I plateaued for what seemed like forever - about 2 months at basically the same weight. I added in just a little exercise (I lost all the beginning weight with no exercise) - about 20 mins of interval training maybe 3 times a week. Broke the plateau...and was inspired to try to get out walking as often as possible and have seen the scale eek down bit by bit. It's definitely not at the speed it was at first, but I am seeing slow results, which is probably healthier, but frustrating of course when you have 30 more pounds to lose. Still I feel good and that's worth a lot more to me than weight loss.

I don't count calories though, and I don't worry about portions. There are some nice trade- offs to going paleo.

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:49 PM

You and me, Tiffany, you and me! It's about choices but in the long run I think the weight is staying off this time because I'm not taking extreme measures to lose it faster.

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:37 PM

I never lost weight. I actually gained muscle. I am 5 lbs. heavier now than I was when I started. I started last May...

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on January 22, 2012
at 02:01 AM

Here comes the hated "It depends." While I haven't counted calories, I do eat less than I used to and if that changes I'll probably stop losing weight.

I started at about 80 pounds overweight so I lost a good 10 pounds of excess fat the first month. A fit, lean person who is looking for sustainable good health may very well gain lean mass in a healthy way.

Some people, particularly those with GI issues, may stop the gaining they were seeing on SHAD (supposedly healthy American diet) but not lose any for a while because their bodies need to heal and/or there are other problems such as sleep deprivation, over-training, or stress that need to be resolved before weight loss can occur. I think many people also need to find a new mix of foods on which they thrive and move toward weight and/or health goals.

Actual results are all over the place since not everyone is trying to lose and not all of those who'd like to lose/gain weight see the desired changes immediately.

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on January 22, 2012
at 08:34 PM

There is no such thing as average as others have said it depends on the person. I lost 18 the first month and and about 30 over the next. I have no idea how much is fat but I have more muscle tone and i don't feel as flabby as i have in the past when i have lost a good chunk of weight. To be honest I am to the point I don't really care how much weight i lose. I care about inches and how i feel. I keep buy one pair of pants that I can fit in then i try in on ever other week as a goal. I have 2 more sizes to go before i feel I will be where i should be.

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on January 22, 2012
at 07:42 AM

it's gonna depend on the following factors:

your starting size, previous diet, how strict you are, how much activity you had before versus after, how healthy or sick you are going in, and of course how long is "intro stage"

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