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No weightloss in 10 days

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Created October 17, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I have been eating paleo since early September, and I've lost 8 pounds thus far. I was loosing about 2 lbs a week, but for the past 10 days I've completely stalled. I know this doesn't sound terrible, but I've been trying to lose weight for 10 months since giving birth last December. I finally started succeeding and now I'm getting discouraged again. I'm tracking my food on myfitnesspal. I'm eating about 1200 calories per day ( on average) I'm 5'2" 176 lbs. I'm eating about 50% fat, 30% carbs and 20% protein. What can I do to increase the weight loss??

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Hahaha, "You should try increasing your sleep to 8+ hours a night" - he says to the woman with an infant.

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on October 17, 2012
at 01:28 PM

You've been losing 2 lbs/wk but have stalled in the last ten days? Ten days is nothing. Weight sometimes stalls for 30 days or more. Some weeks you lose water and muscle instead of fat and think you're doing well when your not, then other weeks you gain and muscle and lose fat and think you're stalled when you're not. It's complicated and the scale can be misleading.

Take your time, judge by how your clothes fit. If you need a scale to remain motivated, then remember that it's a tool that lies, so use it with extreme caution. If you don't need a scale to remain motivated, then toss it and just judge by the fit of your clothes.

I'd tend to agree that 1200 calories is not sustainable, so you might have to crank it up a bit, which probably would make it hard to lose 2 lbs/wk, but in the long run is more likely to allow you to succeed. You want to do something you're good with doing for life. Best if you stop dieting today, and instead just eat healthful foods and let the weight peel off gradually, as it will. Five years from now, you won't care if you lost your weight in six months or a year -- you'll care that you stuck with it and learned how to eat properly and comfortably.

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on October 17, 2012
at 09:58 AM

Nearly everyone has wondered how many calories they should eat. Your metabolism is as unique as your personality. Everyone metabolizes fat, carbohydrates, and protein in different ways. You might be wondering how many calories you burn during a particular exercise.

Instead, you should be trying to figure out how many calories you burn the rest of the day. Exercise only burns a small amount of calories compared to the number of calories your body burns the rest of the day. A typical person may burn 100 calories for every mile they run. Run 3 miles, and you’ve burned 300 calories. This is great, but the rest of the day, even while you are relaxing or sleeping, you are burning thousands of calories.

Have a nice Day:)

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on October 17, 2012
at 05:30 AM

There are probably several variables you could alter but I would try do it one at a time. Those include, probably in the order I would think about them:

Total calorie intake (increase it); Exercise; P / C / F ratios; Meal frequency; Fasted morning walking; Ways of improving sleep on your hectic schedule, such as allocating a mid-day nap or at the end of a work day (<30 minutes) - A beautiful tool for lowering stress (n=1).

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on October 17, 2012
at 01:59 AM

You don't mention any exercise. If you aren't exercise then add 3 to 5 sessions of exercise a week into your routine. Try to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. If you are already exercising then try increasing your exercise time. Try not to exceed an hour of exercise per day or else you will release cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol is responsible for storing fat and increasing sugar and fat cravings.

You should also try increasing your sleep to 8+ hours a night. I have also found that intermittent fasting is really good for burning fat.

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on October 17, 2012
at 03:44 AM

Hahaha, "You should try increasing your sleep to 8+ hours a night" - he says to the woman with an infant.

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on October 17, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Your body uses the amount of food you used to eat as a benchmark for whether you're eating enough now. If you cut back too much at once, it thinks there's a famine and takes measures to conserve energy, like holding on to fat and slowing your metabolism. I agree with Bbd5: eat more. If you're a fan of the Perfect Health Diet, your percentages are fine. If you can't lose any more weight that way, lower the carbs and up the fat.

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on October 17, 2012
at 01:24 AM

My personal advice: increase calories to 1800 at least. Use 16/8 fasting protocol: 16 hours of fasting and you can eat withing an-8 hour window. I personally used that window from 1 pm to 9 pm. So, you can eat just within this range. Use raw extra virgin coconut oil for breakfast. At least 1 tsp. Try keeping fat 70% protein 25% and the rest leave to naturally occuring carbs (fresh vegetables, e.g.).

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