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Smaller and ... denser?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

A few weeks ago, I started eating primal. I've noticed that my clothes are fitting much more loosely (WAY more than I would have believed could happen in a few weeks). The scale says I haven't lost any weight, so I'm ruling out the typical significant water-weight loss. My activity level has remained about the same: a sedentary job and an active after-work/weekend life (a few jogs a week, some tennis, a little hiking, lots of gardening, that sort of thing), but no especially vigorous exercise. So, I would think that I could rule out the whole exchanging-fat-for-muscle/scale-not-moving-but-still-getting-smaller obviousness, but my body is definitely changing and the only input difference is my diet. This doesn't really make sense to me, but could it be something like, I dunno, my body is miraculously combining my normal activity level and new diet into burning fat and building muscle at a faster rate than it was doing with my old diet?

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on July 19, 2012
at 02:46 PM

Sound like you answered your own question. Your new diet optimized your body's functions and helped to alter your body composition with very little effort.

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on July 19, 2012
at 03:13 PM

Similar thing happened to me in my first few weeks of going from GF/DF to paleo. Then I miraculously lost about 5 lbs overnight. I think the size difference had to do with inflammation. And the delay in the weight loss was just my body adjusting to the change in nutrition. But I have no medical background and it's just my take on it from what I've read and experienced.

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