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I've only been doing paleo for 9 days, in the first eight days I was floored because I lost four pounds but this morning when I got on the scale and had gained it all back.

Answered on November 06, 2014
Created September 24, 2014 at 4:07 PM

What gives?

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on September 24, 2014
at 04:27 PM

Fixed your question for you! 

Efa0eb9e0342d1279d5e22bf488605dd

on September 24, 2014
at 04:08 PM

This makes no sense stupid phone I was trying to say I lost 4 pounds in eight days but today all 4 pounds were back

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on November 06, 2014
at 02:04 AM

The other forum members said it best, disregard the scale. If your pants fit looser and you feel better, you are on the right track. You may also be gaining muscle if you are weight training, which is the best case scenario. Best advice is to stay the course, ditch the scale, and keep on moving!!

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on September 28, 2014
at 02:18 PM

Totally agree with the other posters. You need to focus on weight loss/gain over a longer period of time. Take the same approach that you would with the stock market- day to day you'll find yourself both up and down, but the key is not making emotion decisions based on your losses or gains on any one day.

Don't use your scale for a month, then get on it and see what the trend is.

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on September 25, 2014
at 10:29 AM

Throw away your scale, it's useless.  Instead, measure your waist.  Or use calipers.  At best you could get an impedence fat measuring scale, but those are wildly inaccurate as well.

 

Also, the first week or so, you're not losing fat, you're mostly losing water weight because you lowered your carbs from something like 600g/day on a Standard American Diet to a paleo diet, and all those carbs hold on to water.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 24, 2014
at 04:26 PM

Bodyweight naturally varies day to day. I observe variations +/- 5 pounds from my average. It takes weeks of keeping weight off to know if it really was extra weight. I can lose 5 pounds by tomorrow if I like, and gain 10 pounds the next day. Doesn't mean anything. 

Efa0eb9e0342d1279d5e22bf488605dd

on September 24, 2014
at 05:08 PM

Thank you.

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