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Cant lose anymore weight

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Created November 05, 2011 at 8:27 AM

I have been paleo now for about 6 weeks. Started off at 97.8kgs, 6 weeks later i am 92kgs. Have been 92kgs for about 2weeks. My diet consists of a 4 egg omellette, with 5 strips of bacon, 5 mushrooms, and an onion , also snacking on a huge salad throughout the day. Followed by 2 large pieces of chicken breast(400gms each) Any advice would be welcomed. Am i eating too much? not enough? Im seriously ready to give up. Is it calories in, calories out? Im just so confused.

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on February 11, 2012
at 10:08 AM

dorado galore.................grow up CLOWN

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on November 06, 2011
at 05:28 AM

24 hour timeout, loilo. You'll have plenty of time to think about your poor manners and poorer grasp of human physiology. People who don't know why they're lean are the most dangerous purveyors of misinformation. The unsuspecting will think they must know something due to their leanness, only to become frustrated by a lack of results. They'll attribute this to genetics, a broken metabolism etc. when it's really just terrible information from the misguided.

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on November 05, 2011
at 08:20 PM

My $0.02, making my diet about 60-70% fat is what put me on the weight loss bandwagon. I found that when I ate a higher % of fat, I was satisfied with many less calories, and the weight just fell off. When I try to eat lots of lean protein but little fat, I never get satisfied and end up eating more calories in a day.

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on November 05, 2011
at 06:28 PM

I am astounded by the eloquence of your response, the love and respect you have for your grandma, and the depth of your knowledge of physiology.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:21 PM

shut the hell up. grandma dnst know shit. excess protein is glucose and fat if you are sedentary. is not about calories, is about proper nutrition.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:10 PM

Don't lose the broccoli. Eat more broccoli, and other fibrous veggies. Make sure you're not going crazy with the evoo (calories matter). And don't worry about a 2 week stall, if you're still stalled after a month you will have to lower calories or up expenditure, however you feel comfortable. For some that's low carb, for some that's low fat. As an experiment it might be useful to count your calories for a few days. Most people need about 14-16kcal/lb to maintain bodyweight, and lose noticeably at around 10-12kcal/lb. These are approximations, of course, it all depends on expenditure.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:06 PM

And don't drop the salad. I think everyone would benefit from asking 'What would my grandma tell me to do to lose weight?' Eat more fibrous veggies, they are very satiating for the calories (assuming you don't go crazy on the dressing).

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:05 PM

This has to be a joke. "I can't lose weight." "EAT MOAR FAT." No, assuming it's not a statistical fluke due to a short measurement span (2 week stall, for example) if you're not losing weight it is due to eating too many calories. Protein is by far the most satiating macronutrient, as well as having the largest thermic effect. So if you want to lose weight, and you're not losing weight, eat fewer calories. Some people have an easier time eating fewer calories low carb, some people have an easier time low fat. 99.9% of people have an easier time high protein.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Weight loss doesn't happen like clockwork--there are fits and starts as your body adjusts to changes. Along with the fat, you're probably flushing toxins out of your body. As you go, if you do stall you can eat either more or less food for a day or two and that frequently has a good effect on the next round of weight loss.

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:57 PM

Agree: lose the snacking. This idea that healthy metabolism requires a slow drip of calories, is inaccurate, at best.

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:01 PM

on the broccoli subject, i've read that it is a Goitrogenic food. So if you suspect you have (or know you have) any thyroid issues, you may want to limit (or avoid) goitrogenic foods. I'm no expert on the subject, its just something i've seen mentioned here & there. It looks like some goitrogenic foods are worse (more goitrogenic?) than others. have a google. here's one site http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/goitrogens/

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:51 AM

I would eat broccoli with your dinner. Reduce size of salad for lunch and add meat to it. You can freeze the meat the night before and it will last until lunch.

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:49 AM

Thanx guys. Will definately give the heavy lifting a try.

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:47 AM

Lifting will help. I agree with the lift heavy. Deadlift, squat and bench.

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:43 AM

If painting is strenuous why add a high cardio element? I packed 60-140lb. loads of fertilizer for a stream restoration project two summers ago, that's strenuous. More cardio would only have made me ravenous. If you burn a lot of calories during the day stick to high intensity if you want to workout more, lift heavy and hard with compound movements like deadlifts.

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:39 AM

Thanx Sage. The waist measurement is still the same. Funny thing is though i know that i have lost a qtr of an inch off my biceps. Weird huh?

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on November 05, 2011
at 08:51 AM

Im not lifting weights Eric. But i am a house painter by trade, and its a fairly strenuous job in itself. I was actually thinking of starting up inline skating. I have heard it is great for weight loss.

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on November 05, 2011
at 08:33 AM

Thanx Korion. I havent tried the leptin reset, i have never heard of it. What i mean by snacking is i eat a large salad that i make in the morning throughout the day. It is basically cabbage, 1 carrot, celery and it is dressed in extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.

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on November 05, 2011
at 08:30 AM

No snacking. Try the leptin reset?

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on November 05, 2011
at 11:21 AM

Yes, it's calories in/calories out. But two weeks is not enough time to worry over a stall or need to switch things up. How big the salad? What type of dressing? There is certainly room for painless adjustments to your diet to cut calories if that is what's needed.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Weight loss doesn't happen like clockwork--there are fits and starts as your body adjusts to changes. Along with the fat, you're probably flushing toxins out of your body. As you go, if you do stall you can eat either more or less food for a day or two and that frequently has a good effect on the next round of weight loss.

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on November 05, 2011
at 08:44 AM

Are you walking and lifting weights?

Add meat to the salad for lunch. Eat just three meals a day. Get sleep and rest.

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on November 05, 2011
at 09:43 AM

If painting is strenuous why add a high cardio element? I packed 60-140lb. loads of fertilizer for a stream restoration project two summers ago, that's strenuous. More cardio would only have made me ravenous. If you burn a lot of calories during the day stick to high intensity if you want to workout more, lift heavy and hard with compound movements like deadlifts.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on November 05, 2011
at 08:51 AM

Im not lifting weights Eric. But i am a house painter by trade, and its a fairly strenuous job in itself. I was actually thinking of starting up inline skating. I have heard it is great for weight loss.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on November 05, 2011
at 09:47 AM

Lifting will help. I agree with the lift heavy. Deadlift, squat and bench.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on November 05, 2011
at 09:49 AM

Thanx guys. Will definately give the heavy lifting a try.

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:48 PM

It's frustrating when you are losing weight quickly and then see it slow down all of the sudden, but that is completely normal. I freaked out, too, when my weight loss was pretty stagnant for a couple of weeks after a couple of months of steady losses, but the next week three pounds dropped off. Now that I've been doing this longer, I see that pattern in myself a lot. Two weeks of no loss is nothing to be concerned about at this point; it's just part of the normal ebb and flow of weight loss.

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:40 PM

What are you doing for exercise? The 3 things that caused me to lose weight were 1) Paleo diet, 2) very low carb diet 25-50g carbs per day) for a while, and 3) changing from running to high-intensity workouts for exercise.

I found that the super low carb diet was not sustainable for more than about 3-4 months, though it helped me lose weight during that time. But then, adding back "good carbs" (sweet potato etc) did not have any ill effects.

But the most important thing for me was the exercise. Switching to intense, strength-based workouts for about 20-30 minutes 2???3x per week was like flipping a switch. I immediately started to lose both weight and inches around my waist (four belt notches so far). I do kettlebells, sit-ups, push ups burpees, etc. and besides that only walk, no aerobic exercise.

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on November 05, 2011
at 11:40 AM

I think a clue to calories is gut hunger. If you're never hungry, you're probably eating too much. If you're hungry all the time, you're not eating enough or not eating properly for you (i.e., not eating enough carbs when you're doing high levels of activities).

I'd use Fitday or sparkpeople or NutritionData to enter your food for the day to see where you are and whether there's room for changes re food. You don't say what you're doing for exercise, but I'd recommend Mark Sisson's approach (lots of low and slow, some lifting, some sprinting).

That said, losing nearly 6kg (~13lbs) in 6 weeks is not bad! Trust me, I am very familiar with the feeling of frustration re slower weight loss (as are most women my age), but I think the story of the tortoise and the hare applies.

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on November 05, 2011
at 11:01 AM

I say have a little more patience. I hear it takes awhile, about 30 days, to become a fat burner. Keep eating right, and build muscle, like mentioned, which is heavier than fat, so it won't show up on the scale right away. You will get there. I was frustrated myself. But, I am glad to be taking care of my body this way. Now, I feel strong, and the scale is moving in the lower direction. I would also say, how do your clothes fit?

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:34 AM

Eric is probably right about the timing of your meals. it is better to eat/not eat/eat as opposed to nibbling throughout the day.

are you tracking your waist measurement?

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:39 AM

Thanx Sage. The waist measurement is still the same. Funny thing is though i know that i have lost a qtr of an inch off my biceps. Weird huh?

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on November 05, 2011
at 04:57 PM

I am going through the same thing, I think the metabolism slows down with age. A lot of people on Wheat Bell FB page are losing 1 lb per day when they go off wheat, you might try that, stop eating wheat. My Dr. is going to check my cortisol levels, he thinks they may be too high!

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E167c0387a5f0b87bb1f2c3e6aec73a8

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:02 PM

too much lean protein, ( chicken breast, egg whites) and not enough fat. more egg yolks, less egg whites. also give yourself a break, do you like cheese and milk? eat that. butter, use it. ( drop the useless salad snaking) try to eat big in the morning and water the rest of the time.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on November 05, 2011
at 05:05 PM

This has to be a joke. "I can't lose weight." "EAT MOAR FAT." No, assuming it's not a statistical fluke due to a short measurement span (2 week stall, for example) if you're not losing weight it is due to eating too many calories. Protein is by far the most satiating macronutrient, as well as having the largest thermic effect. So if you want to lose weight, and you're not losing weight, eat fewer calories. Some people have an easier time eating fewer calories low carb, some people have an easier time low fat. 99.9% of people have an easier time high protein.

E167c0387a5f0b87bb1f2c3e6aec73a8

(1240)

on November 05, 2011
at 05:21 PM

shut the hell up. grandma dnst know shit. excess protein is glucose and fat if you are sedentary. is not about calories, is about proper nutrition.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on November 05, 2011
at 06:28 PM

I am astounded by the eloquence of your response, the love and respect you have for your grandma, and the depth of your knowledge of physiology.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on November 05, 2011
at 08:20 PM

My $0.02, making my diet about 60-70% fat is what put me on the weight loss bandwagon. I found that when I ate a higher % of fat, I was satisfied with many less calories, and the weight just fell off. When I try to eat lots of lean protein but little fat, I never get satisfied and end up eating more calories in a day.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on November 05, 2011
at 05:06 PM

And don't drop the salad. I think everyone would benefit from asking 'What would my grandma tell me to do to lose weight?' Eat more fibrous veggies, they are very satiating for the calories (assuming you don't go crazy on the dressing).

Medium avatar

(39831)

on November 06, 2011
at 05:28 AM

24 hour timeout, loilo. You'll have plenty of time to think about your poor manners and poorer grasp of human physiology. People who don't know why they're lean are the most dangerous purveyors of misinformation. The unsuspecting will think they must know something due to their leanness, only to become frustrated by a lack of results. They'll attribute this to genetics, a broken metabolism etc. when it's really just terrible information from the misguided.

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on November 06, 2011
at 02:49 AM

My grandma ate my grandpa. She said he had a useful balance of fat and protein. Grandma died in prison. She said he had a nice "thermogenic taste." So it goes.

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(161)

on February 11, 2012
at 10:08 AM

dorado galore.................grow up CLOWN

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