weight gain after paleo for 3.5 years?

Answered on May 05, 2014
Created May 05, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Hi Everyone,

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!

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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..



on May 05, 2014
at 02:33 PM

Just because you don't believe in calories, doesn't mean they aren't going to fatten you up when you eat too much.

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