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Need to stop losing weight

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM

A problem many would wish to have. My husband has been eating paleo for about 5 months. He's always been a lean active type and has lost all the weight he can afford to lose. He's not skin and bones...yet.

He's eating all the time. Things like sausages for breakfast, lots of olive oil on salads, avocados, bacon, and I cook with fats. Even still he has a hard time maintaining weight. Any suggestions?

Cc151379d99de5360e7b98ca38b4ccc6

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on December 20, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Is it possible to eat too much sweet potato??

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

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on December 17, 2012
at 09:36 PM

I guess my suggestion would be to try 30-45 min a week of heavy lifting. I dropped from 173 to 138 on Paleo diet alone. Hoping for a change in my body composition besides skinny, I started twice per week, 45 min HIIT. In two month I put back 15 lbs, I'm stable at 153-155. Good luck!

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on December 17, 2012
at 03:08 AM

Maybe try some white rice--- really easy way to get in lots of carbs and relatively safe too :).

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:13 PM

I have also lost too much on this diet. I used to only eat starchy carbs after excercise, now I'm eating them with every meal.

Cc151379d99de5360e7b98ca38b4ccc6

(55)

on December 16, 2012
at 10:10 PM

I think he was eating more fats and protein in an effort to maintain. I will add more carbs. Thanks for the suggestions.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:07 PM

Ditto. Potatoes, fruits. All-carb snacks (no protein, no fat) are an especially good way to gain.

Cc151379d99de5360e7b98ca38b4ccc6

(55)

on December 16, 2012
at 09:59 PM

He's not working out due to time constraints so he's not getting any stronger but doesn't feel much weaker so that's good. Here are his numbers: Starting weight 167lbs, 6ft tall. waist 34" hips 38" After 5 months 157lbs waist 32" hips 37"

Cc151379d99de5360e7b98ca38b4ccc6

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on December 16, 2012
at 09:57 PM

I am eating paleo and so are our kids, for the most part. They eat goat milk and yogurt as well as some sprouted grains.

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on December 16, 2012
at 09:56 PM

This is the most realistic way. Source:personal experience.

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on December 16, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Increase carbohydrates? Maybe add some root vegetables to your daily rotation - with plenty of fat, of course. They make eating more calories easier and more enjoyable. Since he's active too, those would be a good idea anyhow.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on December 16, 2012
at 10:13 PM

I have also lost too much on this diet. I used to only eat starchy carbs after excercise, now I'm eating them with every meal.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on December 16, 2012
at 10:07 PM

Ditto. Potatoes, fruits. All-carb snacks (no protein, no fat) are an especially good way to gain.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on December 16, 2012
at 09:56 PM

This is the most realistic way. Source:personal experience.

Cc151379d99de5360e7b98ca38b4ccc6

(55)

on December 16, 2012
at 10:10 PM

I think he was eating more fats and protein in an effort to maintain. I will add more carbs. Thanks for the suggestions.

Cc151379d99de5360e7b98ca38b4ccc6

(55)

on December 20, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Is it possible to eat too much sweet potato??

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on December 17, 2012
at 05:49 AM

man.. that's awesome. you could go have an big pasta and see what happens. :)

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D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

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on December 16, 2012
at 09:44 PM

What are his numbers? Height, waist, weight, etc.

What were they before starting, what are they now?

Is he becoming weaker?

Cc151379d99de5360e7b98ca38b4ccc6

(55)

on December 16, 2012
at 09:59 PM

He's not working out due to time constraints so he's not getting any stronger but doesn't feel much weaker so that's good. Here are his numbers: Starting weight 167lbs, 6ft tall. waist 34" hips 38" After 5 months 157lbs waist 32" hips 37"

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on December 17, 2012
at 09:36 PM

I guess my suggestion would be to try 30-45 min a week of heavy lifting. I dropped from 173 to 138 on Paleo diet alone. Hoping for a change in my body composition besides skinny, I started twice per week, 45 min HIIT. In two month I put back 15 lbs, I'm stable at 153-155. Good luck!

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on December 16, 2012
at 09:43 PM

Have him switch back to the Standard American Diet.

Just kidding. Out of curiosity, how tall is he and how much does he weigh? Are you eating paleo, as well? If not, I would suggest you start. It might change how you perceive both him and yourself.

Cc151379d99de5360e7b98ca38b4ccc6

(55)

on December 16, 2012
at 09:57 PM

I am eating paleo and so are our kids, for the most part. They eat goat milk and yogurt as well as some sprouted grains.

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