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starting biggest loser at work tomorrow. Advice?

Answered on January 26, 2014
Created January 19, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Prize pool is $1000! I've been a paleo lurker for a while and am using this competition to pull the trigger on trying paleo.

My plan is whole 30 eating and you are your own gym workouts.

Anything else to help win the cash?

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on January 26, 2014
at 01:53 PM

That made me laugh. Bad boss. I bet everyone know you had really won. A good boss would let one of the workers win.

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on January 26, 2014
at 01:11 PM

Hi Kimpossible.

I appreciated your post reply to mine about feeling down. I'm on day #20 and it's really up & down for me. I said from the start I will try it for the full 30 days to see if I continue on.... I will need to see some inches or pounds lost to continue otherwise I don't really get the whole point of Paleo .... I need some results for all these severe restrictions !

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on January 21, 2014
at 12:13 AM

Right on. I would suggest green pastures cod liver / butter oil mix... or anything from them actually. Stuff is fantastic!

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on January 20, 2014
at 03:58 PM

I didn't go into this with the desire to do intermittent fasting. It's just something that happened. It takes time to become keto-adapted, but once that happened, I just wasn't hungry all the time. I found that once I ate my evening meal, I just wasn't hungry for the next 24 hours. Also keep in mind that, because I'm keto-adapted, I can properly use my excess fat stores for energy, which I'm sure is why I'm rarely hungry.

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on January 20, 2014
at 03:58 PM

I eat plenty of protein. About 1g/kg every day. I haven't lost any muscle mass. I eat pork chops, flank steak, roast chicken, liver, etc. I cook everything in butter or coconut oil. I drink 1 cup of black tea a day with coconut oil added to it. I also supplement dairy for the extra calories and fat. I don't drink milk, but I will eat cheese. Most cheese is anywhere from 70 to 80% fat. The cheese helps to keep my fat intake high, while keeping my protein intake within range.The only carbs I get are from leafy greens (on a daily basis).

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on January 20, 2014
at 03:33 PM

The book is a bit daunting (~500 pages) but you only have to read about 100 - 150 pages to get the fat loss techniques. When I was in my "slowly sliding towards paelo" phase & rapidly dropping the fat, I completely eliminated fruit. Nuts (almonds & pistachios) caused my fat loss to plateau, when I ditched them, fat loss continued.

No fruit juice, no processed foods with sugar in the ingredient list. No pasta, no bread, no rice, no potatoes.

Typical meals Sauteed veggies with ground beef and a couple of fried eggs on top. Stir fry veggies & meat.

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on January 20, 2014
at 03:32 PM

Actually, I'd do a PSMF. Google it. Then settle into whatever you want for maintenance.

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on January 20, 2014
at 03:18 PM

Wow. What is a typical meal?

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:43 PM

Currently Vitamin D3 and Probiotics. Looking for a good fish oil supplement.

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:42 PM

I'll check out the book. Sounds intense.

I've seen multiple warnings about over eating fruit and nuts while trying to lose fat.

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:41 PM

I hadn't thought about tracking my food intake. Thanks for the tip!

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on January 20, 2014
at 04:56 AM

@samc it's often hard to tell the CEO's from the sociopaths :(

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on January 19, 2014
at 04:07 PM

Also, the competition is 90 days long.

I'm 37 yo male. 6 ft 240 lbs.

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6fece842bd1bcf5724f458a302a2156e

on January 26, 2014
at 01:54 PM

I suspect for some of us losing slowly for life and changing how we eat forever is better but the competition at work might act as an incentive to stick to that.

I agree with the suggestion of keto above too if you can stand it and if you want to lose a lot. up the good fats, not the proteins and only have any carb from veg.

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on January 26, 2014
at 01:12 PM

Kimpossible

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on January 26, 2014
at 04:22 AM

I just finished week 1 of a weight loss challenge at work and chose Paleo. Feeling good but also like maybe I'm doing something wrong (just posted something about that). Let us know how it goes! Don't know what Whole 30 is so I'll check it out. :)

Fab1c51309a994f463cd5ac4f0643090

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on January 26, 2014
at 01:11 PM

Hi Kimpossible.

I appreciated your post reply to mine about feeling down. I'm on day #20 and it's really up & down for me. I said from the start I will try it for the full 30 days to see if I continue on.... I will need to see some inches or pounds lost to continue otherwise I don't really get the whole point of Paleo .... I need some results for all these severe restrictions !

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on January 21, 2014
at 11:30 PM

Thanks everyone for your responses. You've given me some more tools to help win the cash. Psmf sounds like the way to finish up my last two weeks for sure!

I'm going to stick to the whole 30 to start off. Not sure yet about months 2 and 3.

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on January 21, 2014
at 03:25 PM

I just want to wish you the best of luck. Own your work colleagues using Paleo!

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on January 20, 2014
at 03:05 PM

Go keto. Truly keto. Don't just eat a lot of meat like most people think you have to do. Make sure your diet is around 70-80% fat. You'll drop so much weight, no one else will even be close. And, there's no need to exercise to add to the weight loss, unless you want to of course. Once I was in full ketosis, I got to the point where I wasn't hungry for much of the day, so I also am only eating once per day now. Give it a shot.

D875c91ba1de49b62dfa1710210966b9

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on January 20, 2014
at 03:18 PM

Wow. What is a typical meal?

)

4610451431ec7155c87a5698be682a95

(1122)

on January 20, 2014
at 03:32 PM

Actually, I'd do a PSMF. Google it. Then settle into whatever you want for maintenance.

9819f58fdfdd481fa5d3b5f83b5f65a6

on January 20, 2014
at 03:58 PM

I didn't go into this with the desire to do intermittent fasting. It's just something that happened. It takes time to become keto-adapted, but once that happened, I just wasn't hungry all the time. I found that once I ate my evening meal, I just wasn't hungry for the next 24 hours. Also keep in mind that, because I'm keto-adapted, I can properly use my excess fat stores for energy, which I'm sure is why I'm rarely hungry.

9819f58fdfdd481fa5d3b5f83b5f65a6

on January 20, 2014
at 03:58 PM

I eat plenty of protein. About 1g/kg every day. I haven't lost any muscle mass. I eat pork chops, flank steak, roast chicken, liver, etc. I cook everything in butter or coconut oil. I drink 1 cup of black tea a day with coconut oil added to it. I also supplement dairy for the extra calories and fat. I don't drink milk, but I will eat cheese. Most cheese is anywhere from 70 to 80% fat. The cheese helps to keep my fat intake high, while keeping my protein intake within range.The only carbs I get are from leafy greens (on a daily basis).

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on January 20, 2014
at 10:00 AM

Sounds like a solid plan. Will you be taking any supplements?

D875c91ba1de49b62dfa1710210966b9

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:43 PM

Currently Vitamin D3 and Probiotics. Looking for a good fish oil supplement.

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F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on January 20, 2014
at 05:01 AM

If you want to win... give techniques from 4 Hour Body a try.

I dabbled in them on my way to paleo. Some weeks I lost as much as 3 pounds. I did minimal exercise... maybe an hour of walking per day and some general self weight stuff.

Check out the app "Moves" for the iphone to track your daily steps. Shoot for ~10,000. Don't over do the exercise

Avoid dairy, fruit & nuts and starchy veggies during your "I want to win" phase.

Good luck!

D875c91ba1de49b62dfa1710210966b9

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:42 PM

I'll check out the book. Sounds intense.

I've seen multiple warnings about over eating fruit and nuts while trying to lose fat.

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on January 20, 2014
at 04:51 AM

I did something similar a long time ago. I clearly one the contest but the egomaniac CEO of the company refused to concede and it was all on the honor system. He took the prize and from the looks of him hadn't lost a pound. I lost 20lbs. He previously did time for securities fraud.

Anyway for a short duration weight loss contest calorie restriction and crazy cardio workouts will probably win it. If your interested in long term health then Paleo/Primal and simple weight lifting rules.

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on January 20, 2014
at 04:56 AM

@samc it's often hard to tell the CEO's from the sociopaths :(

6fece842bd1bcf5724f458a302a2156e

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on January 26, 2014
at 01:53 PM

That made me laugh. Bad boss. I bet everyone know you had really won. A good boss would let one of the workers win.

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4610451431ec7155c87a5698be682a95

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on January 20, 2014
at 01:30 AM

track your food by cronometer.com

Whole 30 should get you losing. Also, if you're a regular imbiber, cutting alcohol will help tremendously.

D875c91ba1de49b62dfa1710210966b9

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on January 20, 2014
at 02:41 PM

I hadn't thought about tracking my food intake. Thanks for the tip!

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