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Slow weight loss

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Created August 01, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I have been on Paleo almost a month.I have 90 pounds to lose. I haven't cheated.I am losing weight but it is very slow.When I weigh every week I get on the scale and nothing and sometimes I lose 3 pounds all of a sudden.I am not keeping up with anything I am eating because it says eat till your full.Its been 2 weeks and I haven't lost a pound.I juice in the morning apple,grapes,celery,kale,and carrots,I do that because I am scared if I eat fruits later on my body won't be able to break it down.Any suggestions?

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on August 04, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Oh -- one thing if you have to have a smoothie for breakfast because of time, here's a GREAT one! 1/3-1/2 cup coconut milk (the whole-fat canned stuff); 2 scoops really GOOD protein powder (either egg protein or good whey powder with nothing in it but grass-fed whey. I like either Upgraded Whey or Bluebonnet Whey); 2 cups ice cubes, 10 drops stevia, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (and vitamin D drops if you're not going to be able to get outside or it's winter).

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on August 01, 2012
at 08:35 PM

+1 "Let go of the scale, and someone else's ideas of numbers, and STRIVE FOR HEALTH"

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on August 01, 2012
at 07:07 PM

CICO misses the point. People have been told to cut calories, but they have difficulty doing it. And no, it's not because they are lazy gluttons. Without the right tools, it is way too hard for most of us. Karen, Firestorm and the others are correct and they speak from deep experience (been there, done that).

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on August 01, 2012
at 07:04 PM

#2 is the key. More meat/fish/eggs totally stops hunger with the fewest calories. Calories matter, but hunger drives calories.

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on August 01, 2012
at 06:20 PM

CICO, my girl, CICO... You're eating too much. Only in a Taubesian/Jimmy Moore universe is this complicated.

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on August 01, 2012
at 12:25 PM

can you give an example of everything you would eat in 1 day, including rough portions. That will help us help you out

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on August 01, 2012
at 04:48 PM

Ok, what I'm going to say is coming from a woman (post-menopausal) who's lost a good chunk of weight since going primal. Some of it may be uncomfortable for you to hear, but it's made a HUGE difference in the way I live my life and in the loss/maintenance of a really unhealthy amount of weight.

First -- stop weighing yourself every day. In fact, stop weighing yourself every WEEK! If you -have- to weigh, do it at your doctor's office, when you go in for your appointments, and get rid of the scale at your house.

THEN -- focus on what you're doing RIGHT. Focus on your healthy diet, on listening to your body's hunger signals, on moving your body every single day doing movement that you truly love, on getting enough sleep (which is one of the BIG factors that people neglect, thinking that it doesn't really matter), and making sure that you're well hydrated and that the food that you choose is the best quality food you can afford.

Bail on the juicing and other "mock foods" -- the only exception I'll make to this is pureeing vegetables to thicken stocks, etc. The whole purpose of juicing is to cram a whole lot of fruits and vegetables into your body in liquid form -- which isn't really supportive of learning to eat food in a healthy way. Just make your veggies, proteins, and fats as whole foods, minimally processed according to your body's needs (for example, I have to cook my veggies MUCH more than my mate does, because I had surgery 25 years ago that damaged my ability to digest plant fibers -- so I have to cook my vegetables until they're mushy--but I figure that it's better than not eating veggies at ALL!)

Once you've done that - -relax. The weight WILL come off. It may not all come off at once, and it may take more time than you originally thought you wanted to invest -- but if you're not on the scale all the time, you'll realize shortly that you're starting to FEEL better -- that you have more energy, that you're not as tied up in thinking about food all the time... THOSE are signs that you're healing, and losing weight seems to be a side-effect of, in general, getting more healthy.

Let go of the scale, and someone else's ideas of numbers, and strive for health and create your own goals that aren't related to whether or not you're getting certain numerical results. EVERY body is different, and your body may need more time to adapt as it's dropping weight than someone else's.... but that DOESN'T mean you're not getting healthier along the way... which is a much more useful end result, IMO.

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on August 01, 2012
at 08:35 PM

+1 "Let go of the scale, and someone else's ideas of numbers, and STRIVE FOR HEALTH"

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on August 01, 2012
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Eating until full really should be said as eating until satisfied. That only works though for people who have a good sense of when they are satisfied. Some of us can eat endlessly because we aren't getting the right signals to our brains.

#1 Don't eat juice for breakfast. Too much sugar, too little substance, low satiation.

#2 Have a big protein, high fat breakfast. A burger patty and an avocado for instance. You'll stay full much longer.

#3 Step away from the scale. It won't tell you anything real useful and will make you crazy if you weigh too often. Go by clothing fit.

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on August 01, 2012
at 07:04 PM

#2 is the key. More meat/fish/eggs totally stops hunger with the fewest calories. Calories matter, but hunger drives calories.

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on August 01, 2012
at 03:02 PM

I will suggest that you cut out the juice. With the juice, you're getting all the sugar and none of the fibre that slows down sugar absorption. Mark's Daily Apple suggests that when you are in weight loss mode that you abstain from fruit. I am still losing weight, and I cut all fruit, except for occasional berries, from my diet.

I don't understand why you think you can't break down vegetable matter later in the day.

Have some protein with some greens in the morning.

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on August 01, 2012
at 06:12 PM

In addition to stopping the juicing and having a high fat high protein breakfast, find a good probiotic. This will help with the breakdown of fiber, improve your immune system and help regulate your blood glucose levels, amongst many other health benefits. Do you eat breakfast because you are hungry or because conventional medicine teaches that it is important? If it's because you are hungry but you are short on time to cook breakfast try kiefer, a yogurt drink, or hard boiled eggs. I actually gained weight when I started eating breakfast.

Also, you do not state your exercise routines. When I started I went near 0 carb and put up a chinup bar in my house. Adding in one small set of chinups or pullups, maybe 3 or four in a set, every day and a full workout 3 times a week helped the weight come off. I lost 12 lbs in 2 weeks, 30 lbs. over a year.

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on August 01, 2012
at 12:11 PM

Firstly the Paleo diet takes about a month to clear your system of all the old-bad junk. Once your body starts processing the good healthy nutrients you are fueling it with, you will lose weight. Remember it is supposed to be slow process because it is losing for good, not dropping 15lbs in 2 weeks only to gain 20 back in three. Secondly the three pounds lost all of a sudden is "water weight" and can fluctuate for me up to 5lbs from the time I wake up to go bed time. Also I never bought into the "eat until you are full idea" because I consider myself a walking trashcan and could probly eat the entire produce section at the supermarket. Every meal I have a solid piece of protein, about 2 cups of leafy greens, one cup of "color" (often berries.) 3 times a day I also have a protein shake as one snack usually after my workout and then if I'm hungry between lunch and dinner I will take a few nuts (I mean a few..probly 10) a piece of jerky and a orange. Your body will adapt to this and will start functioning like a well oiled machine.

Best of luck! Tyler

Too many nuts and they become a carb, keep an eye on the sugar % of the fruits you eat, with apples, grapes and being among the highest.

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on August 01, 2012
at 11:34 AM

I have found that my weight is slow or stalls if I don't eat a big protien packed breakfast.

I have been reading jackkruse.com lately and find his leptin reset pretty interesting - might be worth a try?

Good luck

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on August 01, 2012
at 05:44 PM

Well your post is very clear but when you to reduce belly the swimming twice in a week is pretty tough task since you will be tired soon instead i could suggest you to go through Mike garrys diet program which gives much informations like this have a look I think ^^ this is one of the best method to reduce belly(womens weight)

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