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No weight loss and wondering why

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 23, 2013 at 5:11 PM

I have followed the paleo diet exactly and have been very careful not to overdo the fruit and nuts but I have actually gained two pounds. Felt horrible for the first few days and am just now starting to feel better. I started on Monday. Any idea why I am not doing well weight wise?

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on August 24, 2013
at 02:29 AM

Much better way to word it. Or even for people not trying to lose weight.

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on August 24, 2013
at 12:50 AM

Of course! Little progress is still progress and definitely check out the sugar detox, I might start another one myself soon, think it's about that time!

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on August 24, 2013
at 12:20 AM

Let me clarify: Regular consumption of that kind (4 dried apricots per day) is best for athletes. Agree?

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on August 23, 2013
at 10:51 PM

Thank you all for the encouragement and direction! I am going to stick with it and am glad that I didn't snitch a French fry off a strangers plate today at lunch. :)

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on August 23, 2013
at 10:48 PM

My diet was vegetarian during the week with lots of carbs and then limited meat on weekends. Huge change!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 23, 2013
at 10:35 PM

Always eat the whole egg, or if you prefer toss out the whites and eat just the yolks.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 23, 2013
at 10:22 PM

What was your eating like before?

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on August 23, 2013
at 10:21 PM

I am not an advocate of dried fruit, but to make a statement like that can be completely wrong.

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0f44d81f247518d6fc2de0403ff9a68a

on August 23, 2013
at 11:23 PM

You shouldn't worry if you haven't lost wait after less than a week on paleo. It doesn't necessarily work that fast, so there is no need to start panicking or over-analyzing if you haven't lost weight after a few days.

Keep at it and wait a month or two and see what happens. Your body needs time to adjust. If you haven't lost weight after one or two months, you can start slowly analyzing your diet and lifestyle.

I am always worried by the unrealistic expectations people seem to have when changing their diet. If you are overweight, it probably took years to get there and you can't expect to lose it in a few days. It's just not going to happen.

So just relax, be proud that you did a step in the right direction and let your body get accustomed to the new diet. There is enough time to experiment later, but for now you should just concentrate on eating paleo, on trying out new recipes and enjoying the food.

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on August 24, 2013
at 02:08 AM

I'm pretty sure that all of the stories you hear of fast paleo weight loss either happens with the very young, or the very fat. If you are 48 yrs old, female, and within 30 lbs of a normal weight, then you will have a slow go of it. Your hormones are working against you, and there isn't much you can do about that. Also, your diet seems very low in good fats, and women of our age should have some safe starches to bolster our metabolism. Not too much, you don't have to bacon/ avocado/ coconut oil / butter yourself into a coma (same with white rice and sweet potatoes), but adding a bit of these foods to your diet might help with revving up the furnace that makes the weight loss possible. Good luck!

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on August 23, 2013
at 10:28 PM

I definitely had the same experience when I first started eating Paleo. I thought I should be dropping weight automatically since I was eating healthy but then I soon realized that it was the fruits and nuts that were really holding me back. Even for someone that does Crossfit 5-6 times a week my body wasn't reacting well to using fruit and nuts as a "crutch" snack.

I found doing the Balanced Bites 21-Day sugar detox was extremely helpful in cutting those sugar cravings and also dropping a bit of weight! I'm a snacker so this helped me really figure out how to snack healthy (cherry tomatoes, cucumber salad, egg (or egg white salad if you're watching calories) salad is great and keeps you full, avocado avocado avocado! tuna, lunch meat and unsweetened almond milk lattes saved me) throughout the detox.

Just finding things to keep you full is key and bumping up the exercise will help as well!

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on August 23, 2013
at 10:51 PM

Thank you all for the encouragement and direction! I am going to stick with it and am glad that I didn't snitch a French fry off a strangers plate today at lunch. :)

0241aa2b9f26f4a344cef586417babff

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on August 24, 2013
at 12:50 AM

Of course! Little progress is still progress and definitely check out the sugar detox, I might start another one myself soon, think it's about that time!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 23, 2013
at 10:35 PM

Always eat the whole egg, or if you prefer toss out the whites and eat just the yolks.

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Eb3c83c339e81d0bd6e1b6b97148af65

on August 23, 2013
at 09:56 PM

Like others have said your weight could be fluctuating.

But keep in mind dried fruit is only for athletes in the Paleo Diet.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 23, 2013
at 10:21 PM

I am not an advocate of dried fruit, but to make a statement like that can be completely wrong.

Eb3c83c339e81d0bd6e1b6b97148af65

on August 24, 2013
at 12:20 AM

Let me clarify: Regular consumption of that kind (4 dried apricots per day) is best for athletes. Agree?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 24, 2013
at 02:29 AM

Much better way to word it. Or even for people not trying to lose weight.

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on August 23, 2013
at 08:25 PM

You're body could still be adjusting. You hear lots of stories of people dropping a ton of weight quickly. But that doesn't happen for everyone.

You sound like you have good meal plan going on. If you only started this week, I'd give it more time and continue with your eating habits. You should start noticing a difference soon.

Keep up the good work!

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 23, 2013
at 05:52 PM

Everyone's weight can fluctuate well more than 2 lbs in any given day. I go between 144.8 and 147.2 or or somewhere in between. Don't worry about weight to start with. You eat for health and to fuel your body, the weight is secondary.

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on August 23, 2013
at 05:35 PM

2 hard boiled free range eggs peach or strawberries

100 calorie pack of almonds

salad with 1/2 grilled free range chicken breast homemade balsamic salad dressing...in small amount

4 dried apricots

1/4 pound grass fed burger some kind of roasted vegetable

spoon of natural almond butter.

Everything is organic and free range/grass fed.

Only drink water and one vodka martini. I do get plenty of water. I am not working out but have a relatively active lifestyle with three horses to care for. I am 48.

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on August 23, 2013
at 05:15 PM

Can you give us examples of normal meals, beverages and snacks?

Have you incorporated any exercise and if so, what?

How long have you been Paleo?

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