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Gaining weight on paleo

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 23, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I've been eating paleo for almost 3 weeks now and I've gained almost 2kg. I also feel it on my pants that they have become tighter. I've logged my food in a spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiRmxFZeadqqdDBiRU9YX0xHclEwUElnVG9SSElUaUE

What am I doing wrong? Please help me!

6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

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on September 23, 2012
at 10:46 AM

so who were you then? we did a team WOD

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on August 16, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Ah shoot... I just see your comment now. I was there though :) Hope you had a good wod.

6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

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on August 09, 2012
at 10:09 AM

Hi Stefanie - I plan to drop in @ CF Antwerpen this Saturday at 10 or 11 AM. Hope to meet you if you are around.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:07 PM

you mean you were not trying to gain weight?

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on July 12, 2012
at 04:18 AM

raising blood sugar and insulin isn't an inherently bad thing...

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 29, 2012
at 11:17 AM

I followed your advice and now I'm eating 3 good meals a day and I quit the snacking. Doing great... no more cravings and don't get so hungry any more. I feel full an satisfied throughout the day. Weight is going down now too :) Me happy :) I allow myself an apple just before or after a WOD. That's it. Yes, give us a sign next time you want to do a training in Belgium.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

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on May 24, 2012
at 01:23 PM

Yeah. Paleo may be a great tool for weightloss for some people, but not necessarily for everyone. And people like Robb Wolf have a hard time gaining weight. I've heard his podcasts, he's trying to get bulky and no matter how much he eats can't put weight on. That's VERY different to my situation. I eat too much, I gain weight. I eat too little, my body stresses and gains weight...There is a role of genetics in it all I'm sure."

6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

(30)

on May 24, 2012
at 11:42 AM

Try and stick to 3 meals a day with some protein 15 minutes before workout and cut out any snacking. Eat more if you start to feel weak. Will let you know next time I'm in Belgium.

14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

(159)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:40 PM

I started to shift to this as well....

14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

(159)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:39 PM

After initial 15 pound weight loss going paleo 10 months ago, I now realized I have to try caloric deficit to get my body fat percentage down....darn.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 08:33 PM

Great information. Thanks a lot!

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Yes indeed... I think I beat the sugar so now it's time to reduce the fruit.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on May 23, 2012
at 08:10 PM

btw, snacks aren't all evil. eat when hungry!

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on May 23, 2012
at 08:09 PM

for me, beating cravings needs to happen before reducing calories. doing both at the same time is disaster! fighting one battle at a time works sometimes!

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on May 23, 2012
at 08:07 PM

disagree on less fat. cutting out all the fruit means the calories need to come from somewhere. the fat helps me over the sugar cravings too. my $.02 :)

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:04 PM

and i snack some days and it works for me.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:03 PM

you don't have to drop it completely! just make sure you aren't eating it constantly "because it's paleo." it's still sugar/calories and still can extend a craving.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:58 PM

Thanks! I will :)

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:57 PM

Yes, I notice that the cravings are much better in the beginning. Let's call the fruit a nice in between but I realize I have to let go of it now... and make sure I don't have it around the house :) You should come visit us in Antwerp then! Great atmosphere. ;)

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Ok! Thanks for the feedback. Very clear what needs to leave my cupboard.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 23, 2012
at 07:20 PM

@Stefanie, don't expect it to be easy. Just keep experimenting and you will find what works for you. Good luck.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on May 23, 2012
at 07:16 PM

coconut is very calorie dense. Paleofied junk with almond/coconut flour will pack on the calories.

6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

(30)

on May 23, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Getting off sugar cravings takes a bit of discipline but they disappear fairly quickly (say 1-2 weeks). What worked for me was to cut them out altoghether so I wouldn't have to negotiate with myself (and lose the argument). I'm an expat and often visit CF Leuven when in Belgium.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Thanks! It's starting to become clear.. bye bye my beloved fruit.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:02 PM

My sweet, sweet fruit... have to let go of it! :( ;) Pancakes are made out of banana, eggs, coconut four en and coconut milk.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Ahaha idd sugar fixes through fruit :) I was such a sugar junkie and have such cravings that fruit the only thing that seems to help a little. I'm going to check out that Whole9 thing, thanks. By box you mean CrossFit? CF Antwerp.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 06:48 PM

I CrossFit around 4 times/week.

60ac606ad6f22caba80274c7f2902232

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on May 23, 2012
at 05:09 PM

I would also add that you're eating a lot of high carb fruits (e.g. mango, banana, even apples some would argue). Berries are best on paleo because they are the most nutrient-dense and also don't raise your blood sugar (and therefore insulin levels) as much as other fruit (i.e. they have a lower glycemic index).

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

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on May 23, 2012
at 05:03 PM

What are your activity levels? High activity can get away with a lot more than couch potatoes.

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

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on May 23, 2012
at 05:02 PM

Pancakes aren't paleo, no matter what they're made of. "Paleofied" junk is still junk! :)

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on May 23, 2012
at 08:24 PM

Just quickly looking at your food log, it looks like most people have nailed it already. Too much fruit. It's not that fruit is bad, you are just picking the wrong types of fruits.

  • 1 medium sized apple (approximately 3 inches in diameter): 21g of carbs.
  • 1 medium banana (7 inches to 7?? inches long): 24g of carbs.

That right there is 45g of carbs.

One of the key factors for successfully eating in a paleolithic manner is to reduce your carb intake to under 50g per day. This will cause your body to go into ketosis (producing ketones) and thus start using fat for its primary energy source. Try to aim for zero carbs, knowing that carbs will sneak in from many other foods in your diet to get you to the below 50g range. If you ration 50g into your daily intake, all of the hidden carbs will most likely put you over the threshold and thus out of ketosis.

I'm pretty new to eating a very low carb/paleo diet and found a lot of useful information about the biochemistry of how it works through watching these two TWiT specials: TWiT.tv: The Sugar Hill Part I and TWiT.tv: The Sugar Hill Part II. Steve Gibson can be a little longwinded sometimes (he is an extremely smart computer scientist) but he does a very good job of explaining things.

I also found this youtube video by Doug McGuff MD to be very helpful. Skip to around the 1:02 mark for the biochemistry of glucose metabolism, 1:24 mark for ketone metabolism.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 08:33 PM

Great information. Thanks a lot!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 23, 2012
at 06:30 PM

It looks like you are doing the romantic idea of the tropical paleo diet. lol
You are as others have suggested, probably eating too much fruit. You are also eating very often. If I wanted to gain weight, I would eat more often. Forget the snacks, just eat 3 proper meals.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:58 PM

Thanks! I will :)

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:10 PM

btw, snacks aren't all evil. eat when hungry!

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:04 PM

and i snack some days and it works for me.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 23, 2012
at 07:20 PM

@Stefanie, don't expect it to be easy. Just keep experimenting and you will find what works for you. Good luck.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Thanks! It's starting to become clear.. bye bye my beloved fruit.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:03 PM

you don't have to drop it completely! just make sure you aren't eating it constantly "because it's paleo." it's still sugar/calories and still can extend a craving.

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6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

(30)

on May 23, 2012
at 05:29 PM

I 'tried' paleo several times with mixed but generally disappointing results. I treated this too much as a 'diet' in a strict sense that I tried to deny myself the food I was craving. Your sheet looks very similar to mine at the time, get your sugar fix through more fruit, cheat meals to give in to your cravings, alcohol...

Went to the Whole9 seminar http://whole9life.com/ and got an entirely different outlook on nutrition. Started to cut out paleo-fied food, including all sugar, intra meal snacks etc. It made a huge difference. Weight loss is not spectacular but body composition has changed dramatically and energy levels and clear headedness are through the roof.

I considered Whole9 to be nutritional zealotry but now am a firm believer in their approach. Check out their website as it has some very good insights.

Agree with all comments above!

Looks like you are from Belgium - what box do you go to?

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Ahaha idd sugar fixes through fruit :) I was such a sugar junkie and have such cravings that fruit the only thing that seems to help a little. I'm going to check out that Whole9 thing, thanks. By box you mean CrossFit? CF Antwerp.

6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

(30)

on May 23, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Getting off sugar cravings takes a bit of discipline but they disappear fairly quickly (say 1-2 weeks). What worked for me was to cut them out altoghether so I wouldn't have to negotiate with myself (and lose the argument). I'm an expat and often visit CF Leuven when in Belgium.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:57 PM

Yes, I notice that the cravings are much better in the beginning. Let's call the fruit a nice in between but I realize I have to let go of it now... and make sure I don't have it around the house :) You should come visit us in Antwerp then! Great atmosphere. ;)

6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

(30)

on May 24, 2012
at 11:42 AM

Try and stick to 3 meals a day with some protein 15 minutes before workout and cut out any snacking. Eat more if you start to feel weak. Will let you know next time I'm in Belgium.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 29, 2012
at 11:17 AM

I followed your advice and now I'm eating 3 good meals a day and I quit the snacking. Doing great... no more cravings and don't get so hungry any more. I feel full an satisfied throughout the day. Weight is going down now too :) Me happy :) I allow myself an apple just before or after a WOD. That's it. Yes, give us a sign next time you want to do a training in Belgium.

6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

(30)

on August 09, 2012
at 10:09 AM

Hi Stefanie - I plan to drop in @ CF Antwerpen this Saturday at 10 or 11 AM. Hope to meet you if you are around.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on August 16, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Ah shoot... I just see your comment now. I was there though :) Hope you had a good wod.

6bc14aa2d67627d27c71e9d6ee24c6b7

(30)

on September 23, 2012
at 10:46 AM

so who were you then? we did a team WOD

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3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on May 23, 2012
at 05:01 PM

You and me both!!! Ive begun to track calories on myfitnesspal. Unfortunately i think paleo is a great way to have great internal health but for weightloss you have to create a caloric deficit.

Calories in < calories out = weightloss

Paleo just means you'll be getting the most nutrients out of those calories.

14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

(159)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:39 PM

After initial 15 pound weight loss going paleo 10 months ago, I now realized I have to try caloric deficit to get my body fat percentage down....darn.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on May 24, 2012
at 01:23 PM

Yeah. Paleo may be a great tool for weightloss for some people, but not necessarily for everyone. And people like Robb Wolf have a hard time gaining weight. I've heard his podcasts, he's trying to get bulky and no matter how much he eats can't put weight on. That's VERY different to my situation. I eat too much, I gain weight. I eat too little, my body stresses and gains weight...There is a role of genetics in it all I'm sure."

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3f5bbb444498a24f1a9720d75fa7c903

on May 23, 2012
at 04:57 PM

Looks like you are eating fruit at nearly every meal. Fruit is not eliminated on paleo, but that is an awful lot depending on your activity level.

60ac606ad6f22caba80274c7f2902232

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on May 23, 2012
at 05:09 PM

I would also add that you're eating a lot of high carb fruits (e.g. mango, banana, even apples some would argue). Berries are best on paleo because they are the most nutrient-dense and also don't raise your blood sugar (and therefore insulin levels) as much as other fruit (i.e. they have a lower glycemic index).

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on July 12, 2012
at 04:18 AM

raising blood sugar and insulin isn't an inherently bad thing...

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2336245491a87ee15d4fb8f8f8283909

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on May 23, 2012
at 06:47 PM

This should work..It's called intermittent fasting. I do all of my eating (every calorie) within a small (6-7) hour window. I eat two meals a day and eat till I'm satisfied (no snacks). I also limit all fruit intake to 2-3 days a week and have a fairly high fat diet. I eat like this when I want to get very lean without having to spend a lot of time training. I also do very short intense training sessions, several times a week.

I would be very surprised if something similar to this doesn't work for you.

14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

(159)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:40 PM

I started to shift to this as well....

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 23, 2012
at 05:01 PM

You should eat less fruit and less nuts. Keep the berries, but no more than three times per day. Also, I would reduce the amount of fat (no more than three times per day) and no paleo pancakes.

Meal: vegetables + one starchy vegetable + protein + fat + berries

Three meals per day.

Try it and see if it helps.

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:02 PM

My sweet, sweet fruit... have to let go of it! :( ;) Pancakes are made out of banana, eggs, coconut four en and coconut milk.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:07 PM

disagree on less fat. cutting out all the fruit means the calories need to come from somewhere. the fat helps me over the sugar cravings too. my $.02 :)

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on May 23, 2012
at 07:16 PM

coconut is very calorie dense. Paleofied junk with almond/coconut flour will pack on the calories.

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on May 23, 2012
at 05:02 PM

Pancakes aren't paleo, no matter what they're made of. "Paleofied" junk is still junk! :)

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Ok! Thanks for the feedback. Very clear what needs to leave my cupboard.

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on April 29, 2013
at 05:08 PM

Someone might have said it already, but check your BF%. If you're CrossFitting four times a week, you've likely gained muscle or are retaining water. After a month of CF 6 days a week, I gained three pounds, but I went from 17.8% to 17.5%. But yeah, eating a lot of bananas, like someone said initially, isn't great for weight loss, but it isn't going to make you gain a ton of weight either.

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on April 29, 2013
at 04:48 PM

I lose weight unless I exceed about 100g of carbs each day. Turns out, you don't really need to be in ketosis, or put stress on your liver, to lose weight. If you want to lose weight fast, pursue ketosis. But for the average paleoite, I recommend keeping the carbs moderate for energy, performance, and fuel to combat life's stressors.

Me: +2 years on Paleo. Winning against MS daily.

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C4432146b826e262555ed526916b23f7

on February 27, 2013
at 01:32 PM

i gained 20 lbs going from high carb low fat to paleo. i was always very skinny on high carb. i realized my body does better on low fat high carb. paleo is a good template to cut the crap and eat from a whole foods perspective. but i will be high carb low fat from now on. very low fat until i lose this weight. i went paleo to fix digestive issues not to lose weight but i ended up gaining 20 lbs so i am trying to lose it now and i am very unhappy as my digestive issues only got worse on paleo not better. i love the weight i used to be and how i used to look. not so much now. all i can wear now is just giant sweaters and leggings because none of my old clothes fit me. as a girl its nice to feel pretty and dress up nice but i cant like this. im not buying a new wardrobe im just gonna lose this weight, im determined to lose it.

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on February 27, 2013
at 05:14 AM

cut out dairy, dairy's highly anabolic and in many of us susceptible individuals it causes weight gain. doesn't matter if its high fat or low. it's the hormones.

cut down on nuts/fruit (bears use this combination to fatten up for winter, just a random note lol). i wouldn't necessarily eat super low carb bc i think some carbs are helpful for mood/energy and effective fat burning. so maybe replace some of the fructose with tubers? my 2 cents

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79828e2a7a73169d65eee6a13c60ddfa

on February 27, 2013
at 05:03 AM

I am feeling very sad and stressed about gaining weight since starting Paleo and Crossfit. I eat at least 90% to 95% Paleo with the occasional dairy product or small treat. I started Crossfit a little over a year ago. I was already in good shape, but the Crossfit has definitely taken me to another level. For years, I have eaten very low carb, sugar and grain, and since having my last child was able to maintain my weight(staying in a two to three pound range). About six to eight months ago, I decided to go strict Paleo and I quickly (within 3 weeks) gained 5 to 6 solid pounds. I have not been able to take the weight off no matter what, and it seems to be getting worse. My pants are not fitting anymore. I am a relatively small woman. Any advise out there? Please help! Thank you!

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3e53036ba83d8bac0f622a2c80a83642

on September 02, 2012
at 11:30 AM

I have to agree with those in favor of cutting out the high amount of fruit, stick to 100g strawberries or 100g kiwi or 100g watermelon, allowing another 50g-100g as a snack before exercise. I never eat any other fruits aside from blueberries and blackberries on the rare occasion. I haven't seen any comments about the alcohol though! Surely this would have caused you to plateau?

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on August 17, 2012
at 06:14 AM

I moderate one of the more popular paleo forums, and there have been various people starting threads talking about a lack of weight loss.

The most common reasons have been:

Reliance on fake paleo foods like paleo pancakes, and various other baked treats.

Dairy.

Lots of fruit, lean meats only.

Those three account for basically 90%+ of those experiencing weight gain or slow weight loss.

Honourable mention would be not checking ingredients carefully enough. Sausages made with wheat thickener, commercial stock (almost always has wheat), almond milk sweetened with processed sugar, soups with various kinds of thickeners etc.

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:04 PM

Here are some ideas from glancing at your sheet: You are eating a lot of lean meats (chicken and steak). Try adding in some other cuts, like roasts, that have more fat (grass-fed if possible). I find they fill me up faster.

Stop eating when full, but make extra; if you find yourself to be hungry before the next meal, pull out the leftovers from the previous meal and eat that before you reach for snacky foods like fruit and nuts.

Limit fruit to ONLY after exercise to train your body to not always reach for it when feeling hungry. Limit nuts to only a sprinkle to add interest.

Cut the lettuce - I know the big paleo salad is a mainstay, but there's not much nutrition in lettuce, and then you have to deal with the excess oil in the dressing (even if it is EVOO). Replace salad greens with dark leafy greens, like kale, chard, etc, cooked in bacon fat or beef tallow. Nutrient dense foods help cut the cravings that make you feel snacky.

Looking at Day 1 of your menu, here is how I would tweak it:

Breakfast - chicken (dark meat) + avocado - ADD dark greens (kale) sauteed in bacon fat

Lunch - tomato + cucumber + cabbage + carrot + avocado - ADD hard-boiled eggs (1 or 2)

Snack - apple (or better: berries) OR banana (ripe), and only after WOD

Dinner - Mixed vegetables, REPLACE steak with slow cooked beef roast

Other snacks - sip homemade beef or chicken broth if you are feeling cravings. Allow yourself one extra serving of berries if you are really craving sweets (I like to eat frozen blueberries with 1 Tbsp heavy cream on them).

You might find it helpful to use a website like www.cronometer.com to keep a food journal for a while. You can choose Paleo as your goal, and it will help you see your carb/fat/protein ratio. One change I made after using it was to eat a lot more veggies cooked in animal fats, which really made a difference in my cravings.

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on July 12, 2012
at 06:57 AM

Something that really helped me "reset" my system and start to eat a lot less sugars and starches was a zero carb, high protein breakfast (for example a couple of eggs). Almost all breakfast foods are sugary and starchy and I found that this caused me to start every day on an energy roller coaster. Eating a zero carb high protein breakfast instead gives me steady energy and keeps my appetite in check during the day. I found this more effective than skipping breakfast too.

For me, eating anything sugary on the regular is a sure way to keep and gain weight. I definitely had problems with snacks and munchies while adapting to the paleo diet but now 15 months later I eat almost no processed sugars at all, to the point that they don't really even taste good. I feel a zillion times better than i did.

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on July 12, 2012
at 04:00 AM

More fat, no fruit until you break the sugar addiction.

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on July 12, 2012
at 02:38 AM

Back off the fruit and nuts if weight loss is your goal, and stop snacking. Eat good meals and let your bodyfat carry you over until your next meal. If you eat a good breakfast, why do you need a snack before lunch? If you feel that you do, then you are still suffering from insulin spikes and subsequent crashes. Lowering the fruit will help with that. And eat protein at every meal. Paleo pancakes aren't a weight loss food, now they are healthier than regular pancakes, but they aren't terribly satiating.

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Fb5b1fde812bb25cdeb36ef45f3afdab

on July 12, 2012
at 02:34 AM

I would also maybe try not mixing sweets/fruits/starches with fats (in the same meal or close together). Something I read about high fat levels in your bloodstream blocking the absorption of glucose into your cells and therefore having it stored as fat.

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Dc57235f3b5eb859e3d2b50b42f43cc3

on May 23, 2012
at 09:15 PM

Do away with all the snacking. Perhaps combine breakfast and lunch, and have a large dinner? And when hunger sets betwixt the Lunch-Dinner interval, look to the glory that shall be dinner, whose meat upon plate potato mounts and satisfies!

Which is to say, replace most of the snacking with something that can be added to the dinner (or the lunch, though your dinners seem particularly sparse). And if you're at the point where fruit can satisfy a sugar craving, then you're on the right track to defeating that addiction.

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Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 06:52 PM

I was afraid I was eating too much fruit. The first two weeks I had terrible sugar cravings... I have to admit I was a sugar junkie :) Going to try and eat less fruit :(

Cdc840519e9284d22ef0eca7e48010b5

on May 23, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Yes indeed... I think I beat the sugar so now it's time to reduce the fruit.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on May 23, 2012
at 08:09 PM

for me, beating cravings needs to happen before reducing calories. doing both at the same time is disaster! fighting one battle at a time works sometimes!

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