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Losing weight but not exercising

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 14, 2013 at 2:45 AM

I have lost about 8 lbs in 3 weeks and I am not exercising I just wonder if eating Paleo and not exercising is ok I am eating 90-95 % Paleo all the time now I would appreciate some feed back if any is doing what I am doing

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on March 14, 2013
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I was going to say exactly the same thing, and I have personal experience similar to yours. Diet is most important, & exercise brings it all together. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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What have you been eating?

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on March 14, 2013
at 11:18 AM

I recommend exercise simply because it makes me feel powerful and awesome. :) That said, are you trying to lose weight? If so, good job! Because you've found something that clearly works, don't fix something that isn't broken. However, if the results start to taper off, definitely add some sprint workouts and/or weight training. Paleo is certainly as much delicious as it is result-giving.

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on March 14, 2013
at 12:26 PM

I think it was in the Primal Blueprint where Mark said: 85% of body composition is diet, 10% Genetics, 5% exercise. I think that's pretty close.

One Krispy Creme doughnut is roughly equivalent to running for 30-45 minutes, which is easier to implement in your daily diet?

When I hurt my back last summer, I was unable to exercise for a total of 16 weeks, and have been coming back very slowly since. I have not gained a single pound.

I would encourage you to put some exercise into your daily routine. Exercise is certainly beneficial for total health. However, it is not a requirement for loosing weight.

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:40 PM

I was going to say exactly the same thing, and I have personal experience similar to yours. Diet is most important, & exercise brings it all together. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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on March 14, 2013
at 06:11 PM

I think it is fine. Most of the training regimes are counter to weight loss anyway- building muscle requires a caloric excess, and endurance training tend to wear people down. Both make people hungry.

The only caveat is that you want to make sure you keep what muscle you have. Adequate protein, and an occasional signal that you need muscle around (lift something heavy, walk, etc...) will help you keep what you want to keep, while letting the fat go.

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on March 14, 2013
at 12:22 PM

In this article [removed spam link] an author explains why working out is so important for losing weight!

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