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Weight gain first 2 weeks

Answered on October 06, 2013
Created October 05, 2013 at 9:22 PM

2 weeks ago I decided to go paleo. Which I have felt awesome energy wise, I love it! I have excluded dairy and unhealthy carbs out of my diet. I do seem to be eating a lot more (about 4 small meals a day) but mostly a lot of fruit such as pears, kiwis, and apples. I do not eat much red meat so I have been eating a lot of seafood and chicken. My meals include (usually) a fruit salad for breakfast, a spinach salad for lunch 1, an apple, kiwi, and banana salad for lunch 2, and a chicken stir fry for dinner with veggies. I am 20 years old and have been biking for an hour and doing ab work outs every day the past 14 days. I weighed 165 lbs starting and this morning weighed 169. I am 5'3 and drink a lot of water throughout the day including about 3 cups of hot green tea. I feel more fit which is why I am confused about the weight gain. I am trying to lose fat and trim my body, I already have a very muscular body since I played soccer for 15 years, would also like to trim my legs down. Wanted to see what you guys would recommend changing or adding. And double check if the weight gain is normal or if its muscle gain.

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on October 06, 2013
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not sure about easily going over 150g of carbs from fruit, you actually need to eat a fair bit by weight to go over 150g carbs, more than it looks like @msar23 is eating. Most fruits are mostly water (unless you dehydrate). Tho of course nearly all of those fruit carbs are sugars

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on October 05, 2013
at 10:21 PM

Awesome! Thank you so much for your help and advice

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on October 05, 2013
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really depends on personal preference, one of the things people fault nuts for is having omega 6. being that the omega6 to omega 3 ratio is important for inflammation many people find limiting their omega 6 easier than consuming tons of oily fish. another thing ive seen people fault nuts for is mycotoxins or aflatoxin which just means it may have gotten moldy on the way from where ever they were grown as foods are treated as commodities and often lack the care you may want for your food.

tl: dr- depends on your o3/o6 intake and your tolerance for toxins.

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at 09:59 PM

Thank you! Would you recommend excluding nuts as well? Sometimes I add nuts to my salads.

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on October 05, 2013
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keep in mind weight can easily fluctuate ~5 lbs within a day.(especially with lots of water) that being said i would probably chillax on the fructose a bit, fruits can have a good amount of sugar.

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on October 05, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Thank you! Would you recommend excluding nuts as well? Sometimes I add nuts to my salads.

7904c7276d7e48f1be887fabd263bfd9

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on October 05, 2013
at 10:09 PM

really depends on personal preference, one of the things people fault nuts for is having omega 6. being that the omega6 to omega 3 ratio is important for inflammation many people find limiting their omega 6 easier than consuming tons of oily fish. another thing ive seen people fault nuts for is mycotoxins or aflatoxin which just means it may have gotten moldy on the way from where ever they were grown as foods are treated as commodities and often lack the care you may want for your food.

tl: dr- depends on your o3/o6 intake and your tolerance for toxins.

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on October 05, 2013
at 10:21 PM

Awesome! Thank you so much for your help and advice

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on October 06, 2013
at 02:03 AM

You are eating way too much fruit... Eat more red meat and fat. For breakfast try eggs, butter, and a piece of red meat or bacon. This is what I eat on workout days

Breakfast

3 large pastured eggs

.5 tablespoon pastured butter

2 pieces pastured bacon or 1 3oz piece of pastured sausge

1/4-1/2 cup homemade kefir from raw pastured milk

12-15 ounces of organic sweet potato with .5 tablespoon butter

Lunch

Big burrito bowl with about .5-.8 lb grilled chicken, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and onions

Dinner

.8-1 lb 100% grass fed burger patties

Big mixed green salad with oil and vinegar, goat cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions

I don't really eat any fruit besides tomatoes and I don't eat any nuts. I will sometimes add another 8-12 oz sweet potato with dinner if I feel like it. I am also a 6ft 26 year old guy. Imho from my experiences you are consuming an excess of fruit

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on October 06, 2013
at 12:49 AM

Way too much fruit (sugar), and not enough proteins and fats. Be sure to do some more detailed research about food balance. My general understanding from my reading is a meal or plate should be about 50% veggies, a serving of meat, with some healthy fat/oils. If your target is about 150g of carbs a day, or less, you'd be going over that easily with the number of fruits you're eating. Swap more out for veggies and salads, and try some eggs for breakfast, and a protein for lunch too with your salad.

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on October 06, 2013
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not sure about easily going over 150g of carbs from fruit, you actually need to eat a fair bit by weight to go over 150g carbs, more than it looks like @msar23 is eating. Most fruits are mostly water (unless you dehydrate). Tho of course nearly all of those fruit carbs are sugars

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on October 05, 2013
at 10:36 PM

Do some research on Intermittent Fasting (Robert Skinner's book is great). It will help you get the weight loss going. Agree with wtfgod, drop the fruit, add fat and protein in its place - counterintuitive but actually works.

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