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Weightloss of 100 pounds or more on Paleo diet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 07, 2012 at 6:30 PM

I began the Paleo diet/lifestyle about a month ago and am MORE than pleased with the results thus far. I am 5'5" female and weigh about 250 pounds. I would like to ultimately lose about 100 pounds, although because I am a rather muscular person naturally, I am going for measurements rather than a number on the scale. Is there anything specific I should keep in mind regarding my diet and workouts to help me reach my goal?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on October 19, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Christian Bale isn't starting at an unhealthy weight, he doesn't have to keep it off, he isn't necessarily healthy while he's cutting/at that weight, and discipline is certainly not the only thing that is needed for weight loss. BAD BAD TERRIBLE ANSWER.

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on February 08, 2012
at 04:31 PM

I am also recovering from an accident (shattered my leg and knee 6 months ago) so the cardio is where I'm having setbacks..I'm lifting weights, doing my physio routine and situps, pushups, etc whatever I can do with my own body weight to feel as thought I'm doing something! I'm walking now but can't do distances yet and am just starting to get my knee around the recumbent bike. The diet alone seems to be the right fit for me though so I'm finally feeling like I can do this!

Eea48ea8a2d50ac3ed486958dc7d9456

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on February 08, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Yeah I think I am probably due for a physical soon so I will get all the info I need. I'm loving this lifestyle. I have never felt so energetic and slept so deeply in my life. Thanks!

Eea48ea8a2d50ac3ed486958dc7d9456

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on February 08, 2012
at 04:25 PM

Wow great job! Thanks for sharing :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 07, 2012
at 09:22 PM

Good job Joshua! You cute son is good motivation for the next few pounds!

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on February 07, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Cool man...and BTW love he highland games. Good times.

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on February 07, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Don't put to much weight (no pun intended) into the body fat percentage- measurements that are supplied at your kind of average joe fitness center are only modestly accurate. You would have to get a proper series of analysis from your MD to get a really good idea. Focus on how you feel- I agree on not freaking out about the scale, rate how you feel and go by that first and foremost!

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on February 07, 2012
at 07:06 PM

I feel like I'm going out on a limb here with my pictures, being that my body is not where I want it to be, but it is healing itself, and it is getting better...

This was me, pre-paleo and almost 430lbs, size 64 waist, sedentary with a job as a clerk at a homebrewing supply store (seen here brewing a batch of beer).

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This is me today, about 115lbs lighter... rocking a kilt as a judge for a highland games (with giggling son in-tow).

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I spent a about half my time between then and now training for strongman, where my weight was not an issue and I solely worked on being the biggest, strongest human being I could be. However, the first 100lbs came off in about 1 year following a fairly low-carb Paleo. The top picture upon seeing it, is what motivated me to change. After "retiring" from Strongman, I've started back with Paleo...

Not stopping for anything now. Between the first picture and the last, I've lost an aunt, an uncle, and my father to diabetes and heart disease. I can't wait for a new picture to show a drastic change from the one in my kilt, to one where I am under 265lbs.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 07, 2012
at 09:22 PM

Good job Joshua! You cute son is good motivation for the next few pounds!

Eea48ea8a2d50ac3ed486958dc7d9456

(190)

on February 08, 2012
at 04:25 PM

Wow great job! Thanks for sharing :)

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 07, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Cool man...and BTW love he highland games. Good times.

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on February 07, 2012
at 06:45 PM

Hey Heather! I lost 200lbs in ONE YEAR with this lifestyle...from 375lbs. I've lost 15lbs more since, but experiment a bit with those 15lbs... at 162lbs right now. It's NOT impossible at all. For me, I found that strenuous workouts worked against me. I did a lot of casual walking, only eating when I was hungry, and listening to my body. Intermittent fasting has done wonders for me, as well... keeping hunger at bay, keeping regular and cleansed, etc.

I have a pretty big frame myself... my chest is huge and I kept a lot of fat there, so I understand being a bit muscular naturally. Get your measurements, check your body fat percentage, and don't freak over the scale. I used to weigh myself everyday, now maybe once a month. I feel it out with my clothes; I'll never buy a bigger size than what I am. Kick some booty and keep everyone updated... I'm totally down to help if you need it!

Eea48ea8a2d50ac3ed486958dc7d9456

(190)

on February 08, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Yeah I think I am probably due for a physical soon so I will get all the info I need. I'm loving this lifestyle. I have never felt so energetic and slept so deeply in my life. Thanks!

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 07, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Don't put to much weight (no pun intended) into the body fat percentage- measurements that are supplied at your kind of average joe fitness center are only modestly accurate. You would have to get a proper series of analysis from your MD to get a really good idea. Focus on how you feel- I agree on not freaking out about the scale, rate how you feel and go by that first and foremost!

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Ccacf7567273244733bc991af4ac42ed

on February 07, 2012
at 06:47 PM

I expect you're aware of the basics. Short, intense workouts mixed in with lots of gentle activity is best. Don't be afraid to take a break for a week if it feels like it's getting harder to keep doing the workouts. Intermittent fasting may well come naturally, and is a lot easier the more overweight you are - certainly a good option to mix things up. If you're not hungry, don't eat. However, similar to the exercise, if it gets hard for whatever reason to stick to things then don't get stressed about having a day off occasionally from the perfect meal plan. Your best indicator is how well you're sleeping. You shouldn't need to feel tired, hungry or grumpy.

So my tip? Make notes about how other aspects of your life are changing, don't just focus on the weight. There will be times when it seems like you're not losing as much and then it will suddenly start dropping off again. Don't feel you have to keep tweaking things to try and fit a strict weight loss curve. Focus on feeling stronger and healthier and understanding your body.

Eea48ea8a2d50ac3ed486958dc7d9456

(190)

on February 08, 2012
at 04:31 PM

I am also recovering from an accident (shattered my leg and knee 6 months ago) so the cardio is where I'm having setbacks..I'm lifting weights, doing my physio routine and situps, pushups, etc whatever I can do with my own body weight to feel as thought I'm doing something! I'm walking now but can't do distances yet and am just starting to get my knee around the recumbent bike. The diet alone seems to be the right fit for me though so I'm finally feeling like I can do this!

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on October 19, 2012
at 05:32 AM

What you lose is up to you.

Christian Bale losses 60 pounds in one month easily for movie roles. If you have the discipline you decide how fast you lose.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 19, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Christian Bale isn't starting at an unhealthy weight, he doesn't have to keep it off, he isn't necessarily healthy while he's cutting/at that weight, and discipline is certainly not the only thing that is needed for weight loss. BAD BAD TERRIBLE ANSWER.

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