I have been doing Paleo for 2 weeks now. But, I have only lost 4 lbs. Is that normal? I have been pretty strick with my food, no dairy or added sweets but the occational fruit. Usually people have a big "water weight" loss in the beginning and I didn't do that for some reason. My reasons for doing Paleo are not only for weight loss, but I do think its an indicator if I'm doing something right or wrong. I am 5'6" and 175 lbs so I have plenty to lose. I wanted to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong and if this is normal or not. Thanks!!!
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on September 08, 2013
at 10:32 AM
In my view people who are told and very very large lose a lot of weight quickly. People like I am - 5 foot 4 (female) and may be 14 pounds overweight are very lucky to lose a pound a week. I have never in my life ever lost faster than that except after I gave birth to very large twins at 40 weeks gestation!
So do not worry - 2 pounds a week is really good.
I keep getting stuck at particular weights - I never could get under 10 stone 7 (147 pounds) at one point and then suddenly it happened. Then 140 pounds (10 stone as we call it in the UK) was the sticking point and now I seem to be through that one.
Keep at it.
What I had to do was stop nuts and raisins, stop all fruit 100% (for now whilst I am losing weight), cut out the sweet potatoes and basically eat meat/fish/eggs/veg/butter, rarely eat cheese; only drink water.
on September 03, 2013
at 10:19 AM
Diets which promise to lower your weight by 15+ lb in one week are either dangerous or lying.
You're doing just fine. Losing 2 lb per week is actually very good. Otherwise you'd be stressing your body too much. As for everything else, you need time to biologically adapt to modifications. A steady and reasonable weight loss is the best way to ensure that it stays that way over the long term.
on September 02, 2013
at 11:32 PM
Welcome to the forum--and to paleo! Congratulations on the dropped poundage, too. People do tend to lose a chunk of water weight when first starting paleo, but (as you probably know by now) there are a lot of different flavors of paleo, so it will be difficult to give suggestions without knowing (1) what you're eating and how much and (2) if and how you exercise. I'm stealing this from another post, but here are three articles from Mark's Daily Apple that might be a place to start: