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Going on Paleo 3.0

Commented on October 11, 2013
Created October 08, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Okay seeking some advice. I'm going back to Paleo because after being off Paleo since April/May, I've ballooned back to nearly 200lbs. My ideal weight is 175lbs.

Backstory. I first tried Paleo with the wife about two years ago. We did a strict Whole 30 type thing for two months straight. Forgot how long we went off of it, but went back on it again quite sometime later.

This time I went on it for about 6 or 7 months. I wasn't Whole 30 strict, but kept my within 5 pounds of my target range. I would regularly eat sweet potatoes, butter, and some cheese.

The main reason why I went off Paleo was a lack of energy during workouts. Somedays would be good, and I could last through a run, workout, or whatever I needed to do. Other days I would start off on a workout very motivated and positive, but crash very early. In the end, I was only working out half of what I wanted to.

So I switched back to what I thought would be a healthy SAD. It started with eating Oats... and that beget a long road of eating just crappy. Two months ago I decided to clamp down on what I ate. Although not Paleo, I tried to cut calories and increase my workouts. I was running 15-20miles/week, with some weight training, and eating about 1700-2000 calories a day. Normally this was my formula for success, but I didn't lose a single pound nor did I have any change in body composition.

Since Paleo has been the only thing to give me any results, I have a couple of quuestions.

1) Has anyone had any difficulty losing weight once they've been off Paleo? Does Paleo over an extended time cause a change in your body?

2) I need suggestions for getting my energy level back up to where I can still maintain my workout regimine? In the past I've usually had Sweet Potatoes the night before or the day after a workout.

Sorry this is long.

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on October 11, 2013
at 07:30 PM

Silly and passe. I'm on Paleo 5.2 already...

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on October 09, 2013
at 07:07 AM

okay, i can't help myself, i'm gonna have to ask, @nctuskie what is Paleo 3.0?

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on October 09, 2013
at 04:39 AM

I simply brought it up because form your original post it seems that you were exercising quite a bit and suffering from low energy, and you may not have been eating enough carbs. When you returned to SAD, you ate more carbs and I'm assuming that helped with energy but the problem was that you then didn't lose weight.

I would suggest going back to paleo but eating starchy veg and fruit especially when you work out. These are completely paleo and you don't need to avoid them.

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on October 08, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Am I missing something?

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on October 08, 2013
at 09:34 PM

I missed the memo on Paleo 3.0 though. :)

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on October 08, 2013
at 08:25 PM

No, No, No. You've got it all wrong.

  • Paleo 1.0, "The Phantom Carbs" was VLC
  • Paleo 2.0, "Attack of the Carbs" is not.
  • Paleo 3.0, "Revenge of the Carbs" does in fact have to be low carb.
  • Paleo 4.0, "A New Carb " will allow carbs again. But that's not for another 5 years.

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on October 08, 2013
at 12:31 PM

I would have expected such an understanding from somebody who tosses out the term "Paleo 3.0"

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on October 08, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Paleo 3.0 is silliness.

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on October 08, 2013
at 10:20 PM

There's something to be said for the boost that comes from fruits - not just because of the sugars but some special nutrient mix - especially from a whole fruit smoothie with lots of fat.

I have two other suggestions:

1: To maintain high energy levels consume plenty of healthy fats and carbs and not discount the humble fruit. Protein only as much as necessary to maintain whatever unnatural muscle mass you might be going for (paleo people weren't huge and muscular).

2: I second HIIT and then maybe go for a walk in the park to stay healthy and lean. No need to over do the cardio. Pump up your glycogen stores if you really NEED to keep going but to be healthy and fit, is this sort of work out beneficial? Carb up before you fight a big fire maybe... hit that blender or eat a banana or potato.

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on October 08, 2013
at 09:58 PM

Am I missing something?

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on October 08, 2013
at 09:13 AM

You know that paleo doesn't have to be ultra low carb, right? Sure, it's pretty much going to definitely be lower carb than SAD, but there's no reason to avoid eating plenty of starchy veg if you are working out hard.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 08, 2013
at 12:31 PM

I would have expected such an understanding from somebody who tosses out the term "Paleo 3.0"

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on October 08, 2013
at 08:25 PM

No, No, No. You've got it all wrong.

  • Paleo 1.0, "The Phantom Carbs" was VLC
  • Paleo 2.0, "Attack of the Carbs" is not.
  • Paleo 3.0, "Revenge of the Carbs" does in fact have to be low carb.
  • Paleo 4.0, "A New Carb " will allow carbs again. But that's not for another 5 years.

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on October 08, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Am I missing something?

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on October 08, 2013
at 09:10 AM

Weight loss is number one, but the physical nature of my jobs require it as well (firefighter, as well as reserves to stay within standards).

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on October 08, 2013
at 01:46 AM

What is the purpose of your workout regime? Therein lies the problem and potential solution. Are you looking to lose weight by workouts, maintain physical status? You might be better served by High Intensity short duration workouts and have no issues with the Paleo nutrition levels.

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