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What am I doing wrong?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 14, 2013 at 7:55 PM

I've been 'paleo' for just under a month, and I'm not really seeing much change on the scales. In fact I've lost 1/2lb in 2 weeks. I did have a fairly healthy diet prior to going paleo, but I do have about 40lbs to lose. Here's a typical day for me...

Breakfast - Banana pancakes - 2 free range eggs, 1 banana and 1tsp cinammon cooked in pure coconut oil and served with organic blueberries.

Snack - 25g nuts (cashew, brazil nuts, almonds)

Lunch - Smoked salmon with salad and olives, small amount of salad dressing.

Dinner - grilled chicken breast, butternut squash and swede roasted in coconut oil with broccoli and kale.

I drink water and tea with milk. No alcohol.

I take cod liver oil, maganesium and zinc tablets on a daily basis.

I do 3 or 4 sessions of high intensity interval training per week.

Am I doing something wrong to not see a loss on the scales?

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on February 15, 2013
at 06:38 PM

Anon, all PUFA's are not the same. Let's not throw omega-3's and omega-6's together and indict them for the same supposed detriment.

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on February 15, 2013
at 05:29 PM

@Anon, overt deficiency might be rare, but chronic insufficient iodine intake can't be optimal.

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on February 15, 2013
at 03:18 AM

NOT TRUe. PEAT IS A PERSON FIRST OF ALL. I"M TALKING ABOUT HIS WAY OF EATING. IT TRUELY IS SUPERIORRR TO ALL ODER WAYS OF EATING> IT BOOSTS METABOLISM, THYROID FUNCTION. FINALLY I CAN CUM BOATLOADS AND GET BONERZZ All the time. No more sleepy winky for me! :)

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on February 15, 2013
at 03:08 AM

peat is more than a diet

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on February 14, 2013
at 08:18 PM

Milk drinkers tend to weigh less than non-drinkers.

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on February 14, 2013
at 08:17 PM

Iodine deficiency is extremely rare. Oysters, shrimp, chocolate, eggs, have selenium and the minerals which are needed for good thyroid function and have a lot less PUFA.

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on February 14, 2013
at 08:11 PM

Yea except the pufas in fish also come with selenium and iodine among other things, which help speed up the thyroid.

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on February 14, 2013
at 08:03 PM

Salmon, chicken slow down thyroid function because they're high in PUFA. I would eat beef or lamb rather than chicken or fatty fish, because the former are low in PUFA. PUFA slows down thyroid function and therefore metabolism. Same thing with some raw vegetables such as cabbage, kale, and broccoli. Almonds are high in PUFA as well and slow down thyroid function. Cod liver oil is high in PUFA and slows down thyroid functionl.

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on February 15, 2013
at 06:20 AM

Your diet sounds pretty healthy. I would omit the cashews, bananas and dressing but I don't think this will result in significant change to your rate of weight loss.. This will be anathema to most paleohackers but you will have to reduce caloric intake and/or increase caloric expenditure.

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on February 15, 2013
at 02:38 PM

This one is easy.

Stop exercising!

Hard workouts drive appetite and overeating. Being 40lbs overweight and doing HITT 3-4x a week is not a good combo.

Lose the weight first -- it will be easy with your diet -- then ramp up your exercise gradually.

Remember, exercise has very little or nothing to do with weightloss or maintenance. Go for daily walks and bike rides and leave the hard stuff for when youre at a healthy weight.

Goood luck!

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on February 14, 2013
at 08:04 PM

Cut out the dairy milk. Try switching to coconut milk if you need it.

Cut back or cut out the nuts. It is hard to utilize portion control. I would suggest snacking on a protien rather than nuts, such as beef jerky.

Cut out the bananas. Bananas are high in sugar.

Are you eating an acceptable starch and protein within 45 mins of finishing your interval workouts? Your body needs fuel.

What has helped me the past month is upping my fat and protein intake. I Crossfit 5-6x a week; therefore, my body needs the fuel. The more good fats I ingest, the longer I am satiated.

I myself and trying to lose another 60 pounds on top of the 17 I've lost since November.

Rach - Also, be patient. Give your body time to transition. I'm a few months in, and right now I've hit another plateau. I am trying to transition my body to learn to burn fat. Keep up the good work, and don't give up!

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on February 15, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Paleo is all about weight loss; it's a weight loss regime

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on February 15, 2013
at 02:01 PM

Not that I have any real world experience, but from things I've read, maybe you should try having your carbs in the evening (the bananas), and more of a fat-protein breakfast. Make sure you're incorporating organ meats like liver. Also for your salad dressing, I recommend a mix of olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Most dressings have soybean oil which many people are intolerant to, plus they have other random chemicals that are just good to avoid.

Don't give up!

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on February 15, 2013
at 03:04 AM

Flag the troll, mods please delete.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on February 15, 2013
at 03:08 AM

peat is more than a diet

10955af18594a7024a39253987cebb5e

on February 15, 2013
at 03:18 AM

NOT TRUe. PEAT IS A PERSON FIRST OF ALL. I"M TALKING ABOUT HIS WAY OF EATING. IT TRUELY IS SUPERIORRR TO ALL ODER WAYS OF EATING> IT BOOSTS METABOLISM, THYROID FUNCTION. FINALLY I CAN CUM BOATLOADS AND GET BONERZZ All the time. No more sleepy winky for me! :)

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