So, I started on Paleo on Monday, it's Friday and my stomach has shrunk a lot, I've lost 5lb and I have a lot of energy, things could not be better. I am active - I have a waitress job, I do HIIT 3x a week and weights 3x a week. I'm 20, female, 128lb (now) and 5ft7 - my question is, why am I seeing such amazing results so quickly? Once I am in ketosis (no idea if I am or not yet) will this result in more fat loss? And is it normal to eat morning and night but not feel hungry during the day? (this means im only getting 700-1000 calories a day and i burn around 800 daily) Will this effect weightloss/slow my metabolism down later on? Any answers to any o my questions would be greatly appreciated. :)
asked byLeanne_3 (10)
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on May 18, 2012
at 07:38 PM
Girl, you really need to eat more. Even though that is all you are hungry for, 700 cal and tons of activity, paired with VLC, will put your body through the ringer- in a bad way. Plus your body will get used to it and when you try to raise it back to a normal level, you will pack weight back on. Ketosis can be helpful for some but you know it's not necessary to lose weight, right? Especially for a young, active healthy person. I am 24, 5'3, 115 lbs with a similar activity level to yours and my 'weight loss mode' cals is about 1400, maintenance is 1700 ish though on particularly active days I can take it to 1800 ish without gaining. It is impossible to get adequate nutrients on 700 cal, plus your adrenals can't handle all that stress. Honestly if you have no appetite but want to continue working out so much, I highly suggest you try upping your carbs, try in the 50-100 range to start and see how you feel. This will help boost your appetite too. Unlike many others here, you and I are fortunate enough to have strong, healthy bodies... Don't try to fix what isn't broken, you could do more harm than good. Good luck with your journey!
on May 19, 2012
at 01:06 AM
So, lemme get this straight: you are 5'7 and weigh 128lbs, and you're worried about weight loss? That is very skinny. If you have excess fat, than maybe you should lift heavy, do some calisthenics and pilates and tone up. You're fine, doll, really, you're fine!!!
on May 18, 2012
at 07:17 PM
Could be water weight you've lost. I'm also sure your burning more than 800 cals a day. Just your basal metabolic rate would be much higher. At 5ft7 and 128lbs plus your activitity level, you should be consuming way more calories or that great feeling will be fleeting.
on May 21, 2012
at 01:56 AM
Insulin makes the kidneys store salt and in turn the body fluid. When people first start paleo or lower carb and your insulin stays lower and stable the body rapidly starts dumping water. So I vote water weight. My first week I dumped 8 lbs of water weight.