I've been paleo for about 3.5 years and over the last 6 months I've steadily been gaining weight. I am 68.5" tall and I went from a 29" waist to a 32" waist and 37.5" hips to 40" hips. I don't know my weight. Needless to say, this means my bodyfat content is rising. I haven't changed any of my habits, so I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this after being paleo for a long time. Does the weight loss effect wear off after a while? Is it possible that your body gets "used to" the diet and you need to "level-up" to keep the weight loss going?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
asked byPaleoVenus (1507)
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on May 05, 2014
at 02:43 PM
I don't think gaining weight now is anything to do with whether you've eaten paleo for 3.5 years...
I don't know why you've gained weight, other than that something's changed... Habits, hormones, age related factors, lifestyle (all these can interesct...) Regularly eating over BMR for a reasonable period will preipaite weight gain; in my view perhaps you could benefit from reconsidering this as being possible..