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I've been following Paleo for just 7 days , I'm disappointed to see only 1 lb. weight loss after 1 week ! Do you think it's because I was in error drinking soy milk 1-2 days? Feeling like " what's the point?

Commented on January 14, 2014
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on January 14, 2014
at 09:18 PM

Paleo is about improved health, weight loss is just a pleasant side effect. Get healthy first then you'll begin to see weight loss down the road, if that is what your past eating lifestyle did to you (made you gain weight, that is). Many people I see go on Paleo just eat the same stuff, sandwiches, deserts, etc except they substitute the grain based breads, Danishes, cakes and pie crusts with "Paleo friendly" gluten free versions. If you do that then don't expect weight loss. Go real Paleo and eat real food (meats, vegetables, some fruits, healthy fats, etc...) and stay off the treats.

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on January 14, 2014
at 04:29 PM

Yeah, scales are totally useless - when someone goes on a diet, they're not interested in losing weight, they want to lose fat. Scales won't tell you if you're carrying extra water, fat, muscle or bone. Some do, impedence/fat-loss scales will do this, but they're not accurate, and you have to be careful how you use them. Also our weight will fluctuate by +/-5lbs within a single day. Weighing yourself often is useless. Best measure would be a DXA scan, which is not something you want often due to x-rays.

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on January 14, 2014
at 04:13 PM

I like the idea of not weighing yourself until the first month is done...ideally, once past the initial stages, you shouldn't weight yourself more than once a week, if even that.

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on January 14, 2014
at 05:02 AM

A pound a week is 50 lbs a year. That's pretty damn good for long-term sustainable weight loss that doesn't wreck your health.

I'm not rabidly anti-soy, but there are few things that are _less_ paleo than soy milk. If you want to give the diet a fair try, probably give up soy milk for a while.

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at 03:02 AM

how much are you trying to lose.

& yes, drop the soy milk.

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on January 14, 2014
at 05:30 PM

As they say, "Rome wasn't built in a day". You didn't get to where you are after only 7 days. What would make you think you would reverse or change it in 7 days?

Ditch the scale. Stick with it (remember its a LIFESTYLE not just a diet) and you'll see results in a myriad of ways, such as body composition changes, more energy, mental clarity, balanced mood, less stress, less illnesses etc etc.

It takes work and time, but it's worth it.

Side note: You may find this article and this article interesting.

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at 12:07 PM

You've had X years (however old you are) of the SAD - Standard American Diet, and you expect to reverse all those years of damage in one week? At best, you can expect some water weight loss, but that happens with almost all diets when you lower carb intake - it doesn't mean you'd have lost fat.

The point of a paleo diet is to avoid toxic foods and seek out those that are optimal for human health. Fat loss is incidental. Yes, soy is a bad idea in any form, as are grains, dairy, and packaged foods.

Give it a chance to work, and stay strict for at least 30 days. Note how you feel energy, sleep wise. You may even find that you'll stay at the same weight, or even gain weight, but find that your waist has shrunk - the scale is not an acurate measure of body composition.

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on January 14, 2014
at 10:12 AM

I'm new to the lifestyle too, and while I can't really advise, I can at least sympathise and urge you to stick with it.

I didn't get weighed until my first month was over but felt sure I'd lost plenty as I felt thinner - and yet the scales hovered around the same mark as they were before I began - maybe a pound or two less.

I'd heard all the stories about weight just dropping off folks and I was upset, frustrated and went through the whole, "Why am I even bothering?" situation myself.

The urge to gorge on all the foods I'd cut out was strong for a brief time but I resisted, and regardless of weight I -was- feeling better, and so I persevered.

I'm now into my 9th week and probably only about 7lb lighter (if that), yet I look slimmer, my clothes are looser, my energy has risen considerably. I find I'm more active.

I may not be all that much lighter but my mood is, for sure.

Do your best to forget about the scales and just enjoy your newfound enjoyment of good food - the rest should take care of itself.

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

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on January 14, 2014
at 04:13 PM

I like the idea of not weighing yourself until the first month is done...ideally, once past the initial stages, you shouldn't weight yourself more than once a week, if even that.

800547661e2d20d03f5a313d86eb6102

(155)

on January 14, 2014
at 09:18 PM

Paleo is about improved health, weight loss is just a pleasant side effect. Get healthy first then you'll begin to see weight loss down the road, if that is what your past eating lifestyle did to you (made you gain weight, that is). Many people I see go on Paleo just eat the same stuff, sandwiches, deserts, etc except they substitute the grain based breads, Danishes, cakes and pie crusts with "Paleo friendly" gluten free versions. If you do that then don't expect weight loss. Go real Paleo and eat real food (meats, vegetables, some fruits, healthy fats, etc...) and stay off the treats.

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on January 14, 2014
at 07:17 AM

You go Paleo in order to reclaim your health. Weight loss will come gradually, and naturally, without "dieting". I'd avoid soy milk, although depending on the quantity drank, it could have impacted your ability to lose weight faster.

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