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Has Paleo had any negative effects on your weight?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Hello you! Your answers in my first ever question gave me goose-pans! You wrote whole confessions & long posts about your personal stories + transformation. I'm blown away by you and this incredible community.

As curious as I am, I have another question for you. Really anxious to hear your answer. So here it goes:

Has Paleo had any effects on your WEIGHT?

  1. Yes, I LOST... (please insert number + explain why you think that happened)

  2. Yes, I GAINED... (please insert number + explain why you think that happened)

  3. Yes, but I YO-YO'ed by this much... (please insert number + explain why you think that happened)

  4. No (please explain why you think that is the case)

Really curious, so answer away!!

Thank you so much for being so generous + for sharing your personal stuff.

xoxox

Alejandra

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(248)

on August 07, 2013
at 09:14 AM

Take pictures / measurements to better track your progress - you might be surprised at just how much your stomach has shrunk! I've pretty much done as you have - I still have homemade dark chocolate 3-5 nights per week, and a serving of fruit 1-3ish times per week. I'm not losing rapidly, but I am losing steadily (and the fruit and chocolate makes me happy, so it's win-win :p) Keep up the great work!

463e09e6e28c4f2591aaca88bf0c3cef

(248)

on August 07, 2013
at 09:11 AM

Thank you! I'm now at 9 kilos lost - but my abs still aren't showing :p I guess that gives me something to work for, right? I'm still insanely proud of myself - I even managed to maintain during a month-long vacation where I did nothing! (I'd say I was about 60% paleo - but always gf and df.) If ever I muster up the courage, I'll post pics :) I only hope my story will encourage others - it truely is possible to change your life!

62501ebccb21aad56a6fede27f1ae6d7

on July 31, 2013
at 12:41 PM

Meg, that's amazing, 7 kg is a LOT! well done girl, post some pics of your transformation! :-)

62501ebccb21aad56a6fede27f1ae6d7

on July 31, 2013
at 12:39 PM

well done so far for the changes! :-) incredible discipline, which means you can easily lose the remaining 28 pounds!!

62501ebccb21aad56a6fede27f1ae6d7

on July 31, 2013
at 12:37 PM

ha ha, eat clean and train dirty, love that quote! :-)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on June 01, 2013
at 03:26 PM

It wasnt steady though. Going low carb immediately packed about seven lbs on me.

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(26217)

on May 17, 2013
at 06:47 PM

Sure, but you can find anti-biotic residue in the muscles and fat of CAFO cows... Why wouldn't the same apply to midi-chlorians?

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(2919)

on May 17, 2013
at 06:20 PM

I highly doubt it, CD. Digestion would break the midi-chlorians down into their simplest components - amino acids, sugars, etc. If you eat a tumor you don't get cancer, you'll just digest it. I still wouldn't recommend eating tumors though.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on May 17, 2013
at 06:05 PM

ok. This is off topic, but I never thought of it that way. They are just organisms. If one could capture midi-chlorians, and then consume them -- could that person get their cell counts into the upper ranges and become more in tune with the force -- even jedi-like? Or would you just piss them out like excess B vitamins because you body doesn't know how to properly ingest them?

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(19150)

on May 17, 2013
at 05:43 PM

@CD you aren't eating enough midi-chlorians

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on May 17, 2013
at 05:38 PM

Paleo has ruined my force, acceleration is still there, but I just cannot muster up enough force these days....

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B2379df17e386c4455996b186731db5e

(209)

on June 16, 2013
at 01:05 PM

I've cut out most carbs, gluten, vegetable oils, and most sugar (apart from dark chocolate and fruit) and after 2 weeks, my shoulders feel more defined, my legs feel thinner and I think my stomach has shrunk a bit.

If I need to cut out chocolate, fruit and nuts to lose all of my extra weight, then so be it: but hopefully my age will help me out there. :D

463e09e6e28c4f2591aaca88bf0c3cef

(248)

on August 07, 2013
at 09:14 AM

Take pictures / measurements to better track your progress - you might be surprised at just how much your stomach has shrunk! I've pretty much done as you have - I still have homemade dark chocolate 3-5 nights per week, and a serving of fruit 1-3ish times per week. I'm not losing rapidly, but I am losing steadily (and the fruit and chocolate makes me happy, so it's win-win :p) Keep up the great work!

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4f12a06aee26f64e432762495302ec9d

(292)

on June 16, 2013
at 06:43 PM

I have LOST WEIGHT, YIPEEEEE!

I have lost 35 beautiful pounds and 2.5% body fat !

I did it by following the paleo diet religiously and exercising daily! EAT CLEAN AND TRAIN DIRTY :)

62501ebccb21aad56a6fede27f1ae6d7

on July 31, 2013
at 12:37 PM

ha ha, eat clean and train dirty, love that quote! :-)

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on June 16, 2013
at 08:47 AM

In the past, yes, lost what I wanted to lose. This time round (this is into week 4 now of no fruit or nuts and raisins) starting to lose weight. For me (female) I have to cut back a bit on carbs and fruit to lose weight. It seems to be working now. For the first 3 weeks I did not lose much but adjusted to the lack of fruit/chocolate/sugar. Now I've adapted to that I am trying with no brown rice/baked potatoes/sweet potatoes and in the 2 days since I started that I seem to have lost more weight than in 3 weeks when I had them (and they were not large portions). Whether that will continue remains to be seen and if I did not have weight to lose I would still have a bit of them as I think I need them for my stability, moods, PMT, seratonin levels, brain chemistry. We shall see.

(I need to lose about 28 pounds)

62501ebccb21aad56a6fede27f1ae6d7

on July 31, 2013
at 12:39 PM

well done so far for the changes! :-) incredible discipline, which means you can easily lose the remaining 28 pounds!!

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463e09e6e28c4f2591aaca88bf0c3cef

(248)

on June 16, 2013
at 08:18 AM

I lost about 7 kgs right off, and have now stabalized. I'm still losing a bit, but veeeeery slowly. I'm continuing to build muscle though, and my measurements either get smaller/stay the same (I check in with my weight/measurements 2x per month). I've gone down several pants sizes and feel amazing - that's more important to me (now) than a number on the scale.

I will admit I've started watching my carbs, just in an effort to (vainly) burn a bit more fat and reveal those rock-solids abs I've developped, but that just aren't yet visible :p

62501ebccb21aad56a6fede27f1ae6d7

on July 31, 2013
at 12:41 PM

Meg, that's amazing, 7 kg is a LOT! well done girl, post some pics of your transformation! :-)

463e09e6e28c4f2591aaca88bf0c3cef

(248)

on August 07, 2013
at 09:11 AM

Thank you! I'm now at 9 kilos lost - but my abs still aren't showing :p I guess that gives me something to work for, right? I'm still insanely proud of myself - I even managed to maintain during a month-long vacation where I did nothing! (I'd say I was about 60% paleo - but always gf and df.) If ever I muster up the courage, I'll post pics :) I only hope my story will encourage others - it truely is possible to change your life!

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Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on May 17, 2013
at 09:00 PM

I rapidly lost too much weight the first month. I normally weigh ~155 as a 5'11 guy, not sure where I was at then, but suddenly cheekbones. Doubled my intake and am now gaining new energy and feeling good.

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on May 17, 2013
at 06:32 PM

In my first month i've lost about 2 inches off my waist (need a new hole on my belt which is nice) and some people have even commented on it. In all honesty, i put part or most of this down to no longer feeling bloated and maybe losing a bit of fat but it's probably too soon to really notice a huge difference.

But as Rob put it, it's more about feeling healthy and well for me. Weight loss is just a nice bonus for me, the vanity can wait i want to be healthy again :)

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D8104254471a3aabe86f20f5d0a9d584

on May 17, 2013
at 05:37 PM

I have lost weight but mostly now after two years have stabilized and I've stayed the same. I'm of big build anyway so wouldn't want too look too thin for my build. Primal eating is for me however more about feeling healthy and invigorated rather than how I appear or what my weight is. Finally if you think about it, its quite normal for humans to fluctuate slightlyi n weight and body makeup. Our food when gathered and hunted would have been completely seasonal e.g no sweet pineapples year round.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on June 01, 2013
at 03:24 PM

  1. Gained 16 lbs so far. I think its from changing from vegan yo paleo and eating more nutrient dense foods.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on June 01, 2013
at 03:26 PM

It wasnt steady though. Going low carb immediately packed about seven lbs on me.

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