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Help Losing Weight & Fitness Routine

Answered on November 29, 2013
Created November 26, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Hello! I am needing some help. I have been on / off paleo for about a year -- I really want this to be the way I eat full time. However, I would like to better understand portions, amount of food to eat in a day in order to achieve maximum weight loss.

Also, I need some help setting up a fitness routine. I have a gym membership. Lately, I've just been doing cardio... because that's all I really know what to do.

Does anyone have any advice/resources that they could help me out with?? It would be very much appreciated.

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on November 26, 2013
at 08:36 PM

Heather, I applaud you willingness to reach out. Couple of clarification questions: 1) Why has Paleo not worked for you in the past? 2) What does a typical day look like food-wise? 3) How many times a week do you want to work out? 4) Are you willing to get a physical trainer to help you with form?

Thanks!

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on November 29, 2013
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best bet is to find a decent crossfit box in town, OR a strength and conditioning gym that does weight/resistance training, that'll be your best bet. Also there's TONS of resources out on the internet for training/meal plans for weight loss. leangains.com is great, eplifefit.com if you need to ask questions, and i would try "paleo workout routine" in google and "paleo weight loss plan" and you'll get TONS of blogs and articles, most of them for free. But I would say (being a personal trainer myself) it's best to find a REALLY good gym or a trainer who's paleo/primal and knows what they're talking about in your area. Trainers are expensive, but it's definitely worth it especially in the beginning to get you started. :)

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on November 28, 2013
at 04:22 AM

Regular exercise is an important part of effective weight loss. It helps to by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat as well as boosting your metabolism and lowering insulin levels. Physical activity also helps prevent many diseases and improve your overall health.

Your weight is determined by the number of calories you eat each day minus what your body uses. Everything you eat contains calories, and everything you do uses calories, including sleeping, breathing, and digesting food. Any physical activity in addition to what you normally do will burn those extra calories.

Balancing the number of calories you expend through exercise and physical activity with the calories you eat will help you achieve your desired weight. The key to successful weight loss and improved overall health is making physical activity a part of your daily routine.

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on November 27, 2013
at 05:52 AM

Skip the cardio, lift weights. After you get your body burning some of the fat off then introduce some high intensity short duration exercise like sprints (google- Tabata). If you eat a strict Paleo diet you should find that it self limits your consumption of weight gaining foods. I know some people can overeat tons of bacon, etc. but at some point eating beef, fish etc. starts to slow down your eating because you are satiated with what you are eating instead of the old ways of junk carbs. I went six months at first with no plan other than cutting out the bad and did little exercise as I was so out of shape that I couldn't get much done. After that I started getting disciplined. I dropped about 30lbs in that first 6 months.

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