Gaining weight. Help!

Answered on January 17, 2014
Created January 17, 2014 at 3:22 AM

Hello! I've been "dabbling" with the paleo lifestyle for about six months now. I know that's a terrible way to put it...but it's been a slow transition. I've tried to do a whole 30 and similar programs, but it's been difficult. Especially as a member of a family of five that is NOT on board.

All that aside, my most immediate concern is that I seem to be gaining weight very quickly, which doesn't make sense. I was already overweight to begin with, so I know it's not just my body trying to get to a healthy weight. I don't eat a lot of sugar or nuts, or at least not any more than I was before. The SAD voice in my head is screaming at me that it's because I've been eating butter, bacon, and other fats for the first time in a very long time. I thought I was supposed to eat these foods now... I really feel that the paleo lifestyle is the answer to being at a healthy weight and feeling good, but I'm having doubts. Please help!

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on January 17, 2014
at 03:06 PM

Everyone's body reacts diffreently you have to be patient and give Paleo time and a chance to work it is far to soon to give up


on January 17, 2014
at 02:58 PM

What exactly do you eat? Have you let go of high-carb starchy/sugary stuff like bread, cereal, milk, sweets, rice, french fries, and soda or are you still eating that stuff? Adding a side order of bacon and butter to your Subway sandwich doesn't make it paleo. We can't give you any advice or help unless you tell us what you are doing to begin with. And stop being afraid of fat, it's not problematic unless you eat a lot of carbs along with it.

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on January 17, 2014
at 05:58 AM

Stop dabbling and go all in. You are probably overeating and not realizing it. Most people underestimate the food consumption. Use cronometer, paleotrack or similar to figure out what you are consuming. Don't use the family as an excuse, you either want to do it or you don't.

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