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Healthy Homeostasis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 04, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Hello tribe,

I'm 38 y.o. male, 6' tall, been following a Primal regime since June 2011, I've lost 50 pounds and feel great. My actual weight is 215 pounds, which is 40 pounds overweight according to the charts.

My question is, is it possible that I've reached a healthy homeostasis and that is why I'm not losing weight?

Thank you, love to all

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on December 05, 2012
at 06:37 AM

About 100-120 grams carbs/day and i only use coconut oil, butter, bacon fat and olive oil as a source of fat

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on December 05, 2012
at 05:15 AM

Reducing your caloric intake is easier if you eat foods high in nutritional content. Bone broth, fermented foods, offal - you won't be hungry and you can successfully reduce some of your carbs.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 05, 2012
at 05:13 AM

75 gr. carbs is quite high for insulin resistant people. Have you tried going 30-40 every other day? Like 35, 70, 35, 70 to see how it works? Or even 35, 35, 70, 35, 35, 70? Don't go very low carb every single day - that could be bad for your thyroid.

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:38 AM

What's your protein intake as a proportion of your total calories? Sometimes getting stuck can be the result of eating too much protein and not enough saturated fat.

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:10 AM

I eat around 75 gr. carbs/day

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:09 AM

I consume around 75 gr. carbs/day

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:08 AM

Thank you, excellent and motivating answer, thanks again mate.

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Not really, I eat about 2000-3000 calories per day

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on December 04, 2012
at 09:24 PM

OP didn't say he's on low carb diet.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 04, 2012
at 05:35 PM

True. We don't know. If he is insulin sensitive, he will do better with more carbs.

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on December 04, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Without knowing what he is eating, it is hard to say if he is eating too many carbs. There are many who have plateaued doing LC or VLC and started losing again after adding carbs back.

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on December 04, 2012
at 09:18 PM

You sound like you're making awesome progress - so firstly ace one! Sometimes "slow and steady" (which ultimately wins the race) also includes a few healthy plateaus in the mix - I found the excel spreadsheets of this guy's long term progress (complete with ups and downs, but showing a greater overall trend in the direction he wanted) rather encouraging: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/384-days-primal-work-the-process-not-the-result/#axzz2E6oqIJSx

Lots of paleo advocates have written about worries over "stalling" - most recently I read this brutally amusing post from Robb Wolf (the sleep "cock-blocking" thing is always good to remember, and I like the idea of setting some "performance goal/s", rather than appearance or weight related goals when it comes to key markers of progress.): http://robbwolf.com/2012/02/06/paleo-diet-am-i-losing-enough-weight/

Mark Sisson also wrote a good post recently which had some interesting points to consider: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/9-ways-sabotaging-weight-loss/#axzz2E7Uw3c8o

In any case, I reckon it's best to think in terms of the "long game" and overall improvements, with lifestyle choices like this.

Keep up the good choices, as well as keeping your eyes open for even better ones and don't let food/activity and thinking about them become stressors in themselves - they probably both work best when they're embraced as fun, vital and life-affirming activities.

All the best from down under.

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:08 AM

Thank you, excellent and motivating answer, thanks again mate.

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on December 04, 2012
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Medium avatar

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:09 AM

I consume around 75 gr. carbs/day

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on December 04, 2012
at 09:24 PM

OP didn't say he's on low carb diet.

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9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on December 04, 2012
at 09:25 PM

215 lbs is probably overweight unless you are a bodybuilder with lot of muscle mass. Bodyfat % is a more reliable method. If you stopped losing weight, most likely you're just eating too much - have you reduced your calorie intake along with your weight loss?

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Not really, I eat about 2000-3000 calories per day

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 05, 2012
at 05:15 AM

Reducing your caloric intake is easier if you eat foods high in nutritional content. Bone broth, fermented foods, offal - you won't be hungry and you can successfully reduce some of your carbs.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 04, 2012
at 04:50 PM

I doubt it. I would go a little bit lower if I were you. I think you are not losing weight (just a guess) because either you are having too many carbs or not enough fermented foods or fat or organ meats or something.

It would be helpful to know if you are insulin sensitive or insulin resistant. If it is the latter, go lower on carbs. Have a carb-free breakfast, but eat most of your carbs at night. Just try and see what works for you - you need to experiment to figure out what works best for your body.

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on December 05, 2012
at 02:10 AM

I eat around 75 gr. carbs/day

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 04, 2012
at 05:35 PM

True. We don't know. If he is insulin sensitive, he will do better with more carbs.

1ccc0b0b7a756cd42466cef8f450d0cb

(1801)

on December 04, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Without knowing what he is eating, it is hard to say if he is eating too many carbs. There are many who have plateaued doing LC or VLC and started losing again after adding carbs back.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 05, 2012
at 05:13 AM

75 gr. carbs is quite high for insulin resistant people. Have you tried going 30-40 every other day? Like 35, 70, 35, 70 to see how it works? Or even 35, 35, 70, 35, 35, 70? Don't go very low carb every single day - that could be bad for your thyroid.

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