Whole30 : weight loss

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 21, 2013 at 4:24 PM


I've been getting slightly discouraged, I have been on a paleo diet for a little over two months, watching what and how much I eat and the scale hasn't moved. I gained a little over six pounds over the month of december and I was hoping going back to my healthy lifestyle would result in getting back to where I was...

I've been doing the whole30 (day four) and I am wondering if anyone had words of encouragement or success stories while doing the challenge.

Thank you!

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on February 21, 2013
at 04:42 PM

you are doing a wonderful thing for your health. keep at it and know that numbers on the scale are not the only or even best indicator of progress.

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on February 21, 2013
at 05:08 PM

Do not look at the numbers on the scale. I have recently gone down 2 pant sizes but the scale hasn't budged!!

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on February 21, 2013
at 06:21 PM

In the words of Melissa & Dallas Hartwig (creators of Whole30, Whole9life, & authors of It Starts With Food)

You are trying to create a "new, healthy relationship with food." The Whole30 is not a diet where weight-loss is the goal. The Paleo Diet abides by the same rules.

I agree with sage_: "You are doing a wonderful thing for your health."

Let your body heal and don't watch the numbers.

Read, study, re-read, & ponder this: You Count More Than Your Calories Do (WFS)

And if you haven't read It Starts With Food, that should be your first step here: ISWF

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on February 21, 2013
at 11:24 PM

the scale can NOT be your primary gauge. Maybe keep an eye on it but understand it. If you are also doing a new workout program including weights you could very well be losing fat, gaining muscle, looking great, but gaining pounds. how you feel, how you look, how your fav jeans look, might help you out more than a few pound one way or the other on the scale

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