How long until I see the effects

Answered on August 26, 2013
Created July 09, 2013 at 9:49 PM

So I just started the paleo diet a couple of days ago and I'm trying to do the whole30 thing. I'm very new to it all and learning more and more everyday. I am definitely finding it challenging and boy am I hungry :)

I used to be a competitive division 1 athlete but between getting my masters and living abroad have definitely put on some weight :/

How long until I can expect to see some effects? Any tips or advice on eating out? Im going away with my bestfriend and boyfriend in August to Sicily and I'm already dreading the pasta and pizza choices! not to mention alcohol! I hear a little wine can't kill ya, right?

Thanks everyone!

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on August 26, 2013
at 06:13 PM

I am three weeks in and the first thing I notices is that I wasn't hungry at all anymore. Which was huge for me because I was ALWAYS hungry. For some reason, I had always "cheated" before but with Paleo, I don't feel like I have to or even want to, with one exception, I have had some red wine twice.

I went out to an Italian restaurant this weekend with my family for dinner. I had an appetizer that was muscles and clams in a white wine and garlic sauce. It was not a cream sauce. I also had a huge antipasto with balsamic and olive oil on the side. It may not have been 100% Paleo but I skipped the pasta and bread and felt great. My family knows I just started Paleo and they didn't bat an eye or comment at my choice. I think if you are smart about it, you can make it work for you almost anywhere.

Good luck!

PS, I have heard a lot of people say that they have gotten sick after eating things like Pizza after doing Palep. Something to think about...you don't want to wind up sick on your vacation.


on July 09, 2013
at 11:11 PM

Well if you're trying to lose weight I wouldnt touch pizza or pasta but that's me. If you are only a few days in your Whole30 I wouldn't be thinking about having wine or cheat meals. If you're eating out stick with meat, vegetables and small amounts of fruit. Ask for things to be cooked in butter and not oil even if its olive oil. Follow your whole30 and see what happens. If you aren't exercising I doubt you are going to see much in that short time unless you are morbidly obese. Stick to it for 3 months and then reevaluate

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