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Weight Loss Issue

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 19, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Hi Everyone,

I have been doing Paleo quite strictly for about 6 weeks now. I am 182cm and weigh 92kg. I lost about 6 kg in the first few weeks but have not lost anything for a few weeks and even jumped up to 93kg today. I live in a fairly humid place to could this be fluid retention? I am only doing some light weights about 1-2 times a week, light cardio about 2 times a week so do not believe I could be building that much muscle. I have been taking measurements and it would appear that I am fluctuating 1cm up and down over my stomach.

The past 2 weeks I have been eating curry for lunch nearly every day, so wondering if this is too many calories.

A typical day for me over the past 2 weeks has been

Breakfast: 2 Eggs Fried, bacon, mushrooms and asparagus Snack: 1 Carrot and 1 Apple Lunch: Massaman Curry made from paste, 240ml coconut milk, beef and veges Dinner: T-Bone Steak and Vege's or Chicken and Veges Desert: Paleo Friendly Coconut Ice

I know I should probably cut out the Coconut Ice.

Any help would be so greatly appreciate. I know I have a long way to go and am becoming disheartened the last few days.

Thank you Daz

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Keep promotional links out of your posts, please.

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on February 20, 2013
at 07:12 AM

Thanks so much for the responses guys. I am going to cut out the snacking and mix up my foods a bit as suggested. Bye Bye sweet coconut ice. I will post back in a few weeks and let you know how I go.

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on March 06, 2013
at 04:29 AM

I agree with coffeesnob calories might be the culprit. Just because you are eating higher quality foods following paleo doesn't mean you can consume a higher quantity of calories. If weight loss is the goal both quality and quantity matter. Also jumping up to 93kgs is no big deal. Your weight can vary by up to 8lbs throughout the course of a day depending on when food and liquid is consumed.

Mark

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on March 06, 2013
at 05:12 AM

Keep promotional links out of your posts, please.

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on March 20, 2013
at 05:31 AM

Thanks so much for your post. It's inspiring to hear honesty and hard work in action.

This stuff takes a lot of time.

It took me 3 weeks to have ANY idea of what I was doing.

My qualification: 130# of weight loss over the last 3 years.

Advice:

  • Go out and buy a paleo book with a Meal Plan
  • Do everything you can to follow the plan
  • Change diet after at least a period of 30 days to allow your body to adjust.

We can make excuses down the road, but this deal takes A LOT of time in the kitchen. This is the brunt of our work and all training comes AFTER you have a solid routine of cooking and eating.

In my experience, nothing was more valuable than the first 30 days of cooking my ass off learning everything I could about this lifestyle.

Best of luck.

Smile,

J.P.

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on March 06, 2013
at 04:25 AM

For me, a change in exercise had even greater impact than change in diet. I dropped all cardio and switched to high intensity strength exercises, first doing calisthenics and kettlebells at home, then later doing crossfit. I agree with other posters that light cardio and lifting light basically does very little for you, it won't burn fat nor build muscle.

I have an aversion to lifting heavy, and in crossfit usually only lift 95-135 pounds usually (I weigh 205), but this seems to be enough to make a huge difference in my girth, muscle and general well being.

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on March 06, 2013
at 04:20 AM

cavegirl has the right idea. you wont need the carbs if you arent lifting heavy!

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:20 AM

I guess people define Paleo differently but to me Carrots and apples are a no-no as they are high in carbs. Also curry is really high in carbs right?

I eat even high fat meats when I do the diet but I do not eat those high carb foods and instead eat lots of "green veggies".

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on February 20, 2013
at 07:12 AM

Thanks so much for the responses guys. I am going to cut out the snacking and mix up my foods a bit as suggested. Bye Bye sweet coconut ice. I will post back in a few weeks and let you know how I go.

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on February 20, 2013
at 12:27 AM

With your recent weight loss, your BMR probably has decreased. If you have not adjusted the caloric intake according your new body weight, you may be eating more calories than needed. That might explain your slight weight gain.

Either you have to increase exercise, or decrease caloric intake to keep losing. A quick glance at your menu suggests that the quickest change to make is to drop your coconut ice, and stick to lean meats (instead of T-bone steaks).

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on February 19, 2013
at 11:56 AM

Define light cardio. Also, quit lifting light, it's doing nothing. Lift heavy things! Don't be disheartened, you're only 6 weeks into it and depending on your lifestyle beforehand it can take a long time for you body to adapt. Stop weighing yourself so frequently if you can and concentrate on eating healthily, exercising sufficiently and reveling in the best decision you ever made!

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