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When do you start losing body-fat????????????

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 07, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Hello to all. Im back on the paleo way of eating, and loving it. Lasted 28 days on the previous try and fell off the wagon due to not having more variety in my diet. I have taken care of that now and the weight is slowly coming off. Starting weight was 97.2kgs, and 16 days later it is 93.4kgs. My understanding is that in the first few weeks you lose mostly water weight. Which brings me to my question.

When does the body actually start losing body-fat?

Thanx in advance for any replies.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on March 23, 2012
at 09:48 AM

Relax peter. I didnt mean to hit a nerve. Try to forget about it. thanx for the advice though :-)

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on March 23, 2012
at 09:47 AM

Relax peter. I didnt mean to hit a nerve. Try to forget about it. hanx for the advice though :-)

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on March 23, 2012
at 09:46 AM

Now go make me a sandwich

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on March 08, 2012
at 12:12 AM

Sorry Kamal. I felt hurt and upset that Nick was questioning my paleo integrity. And he called me ugly! That's hardly called for. And anyway, he's the ugly one!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on March 07, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Take it easy :)

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

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on February 22, 2012
at 01:29 PM

How much bodyfat you lose is inversely linked to how many question marks you use.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on February 08, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Just try to keep an eye on your weight over time without going OCD on it. The body adjusts to become efficient at whatever you do over time, so you need to change things up to get it out of its groove, otherwise you'll stall.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on February 08, 2012
at 10:04 AM

Nick, I don't know what the fuck your problem is. You asked a question and I gave you a serious answer. How is that being a troll or juvenile, or wrong? That is what I believe. I have been on the paleo diet for over well two years now, not 30 days. I have read every paleo blog there that I can get my hands on and my answer is what I honestly believe. I really don't know why you are starting with the insults. Just because someone doesn't say what you want to hear does not make them a troll. Resorting to insults because someone says something you don't like is the height of immaturity.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 08, 2012
at 08:54 AM

peter please, troll somewhere else. I am here to converse with people who have a simillar interest in food and lifestyle. I work too hard during the day to put up with your juvenile rubbish. I responded to you the way you deserved to be responded to.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on February 08, 2012
at 07:05 AM

Nick, I don't know what to make of your answers. I answered your question seriously and now I'm getting insulted. By someone from Melbourne, I might add. You need to burn more calories than you eat to start burning fat.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Thank-you primal peter. I will definately keep an eye on that, and also waist measurements. Thanx again.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:34 AM

Thanx James. Great bit of info. My cousin lost 45kgs in a 12mnth period. Lets just hope i lose a fraction of that.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

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on February 08, 2012
at 03:32 AM

Not at all. Just giving you props. No sarcasm here :-) Dont be too hard on yourself. Looks arent everything. Personality plays a big part also.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on February 07, 2012
at 09:45 AM

And I appreciate your sarcasm my friend, touché.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on February 07, 2012
at 08:12 AM

You can increase efficiency through well crafted exercise. However even inefficient fat burning is still fat burning and low intensity exercise will burn fat in the begining. Weight lifting is very good as is HIT. As you get more efficient you can burn fat over a wider range of exercise intensity.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on February 07, 2012
at 07:36 AM

You can increase efficiency through well crafted exercise. However even inefficient fat burning is still fat burning and low intensity exercise will burn fat. Weight lifting is very good. As you get more efficient you can burn fat over a wider range of exercise intensity.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 07, 2012
at 07:22 AM

Thank-you Eric. I have heard that it takes about 28 days for the body to become an efficient fat burner. Thanx for the reply

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

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on February 07, 2012
at 07:20 AM

Thanx for the reply. Very educated and well informed. I appreciate that.

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on February 07, 2012
at 07:10 AM

When you start expending more calories than you consume.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 07, 2012
at 07:20 AM

Thanx for the reply. Very educated and well informed. I appreciate that.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on February 07, 2012
at 09:45 AM

And I appreciate your sarcasm my friend, touché.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on February 08, 2012
at 07:05 AM

Nick, I don't know what to make of your answers. I answered your question seriously and now I'm getting insulted. By someone from Melbourne, I might add. You need to burn more calories than you eat to start burning fat.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 08, 2012
at 08:54 AM

peter please, troll somewhere else. I am here to converse with people who have a simillar interest in food and lifestyle. I work too hard during the day to put up with your juvenile rubbish. I responded to you the way you deserved to be responded to.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:32 AM

Not at all. Just giving you props. No sarcasm here :-) Dont be too hard on yourself. Looks arent everything. Personality plays a big part also.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on February 08, 2012
at 10:04 AM

Nick, I don't know what the fuck your problem is. You asked a question and I gave you a serious answer. How is that being a troll or juvenile, or wrong? That is what I believe. I have been on the paleo diet for over well two years now, not 30 days. I have read every paleo blog there that I can get my hands on and my answer is what I honestly believe. I really don't know why you are starting with the insults. Just because someone doesn't say what you want to hear does not make them a troll. Resorting to insults because someone says something you don't like is the height of immaturity.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on March 08, 2012
at 12:12 AM

Sorry Kamal. I felt hurt and upset that Nick was questioning my paleo integrity. And he called me ugly! That's hardly called for. And anyway, he's the ugly one!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 07, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Take it easy :)

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on March 23, 2012
at 09:47 AM

Relax peter. I didnt mean to hit a nerve. Try to forget about it. hanx for the advice though :-)

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on March 23, 2012
at 09:48 AM

Relax peter. I didnt mean to hit a nerve. Try to forget about it. thanx for the advice though :-)

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on January 13, 2013
at 06:43 PM

Hi Nick.....I found your question because I was looking for the very same answer. I came across this article which shows that using Ketone test strips will give you an idea if you are in the fat burning zone. Hope this helps and doesn't come too late for you. http://www.applepoly.com/report/burningfat.pdf

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68fdb36cd5c090be4fd43a7eff61a7e9

on February 07, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Best way to be certain is to have a body fat assessment, but a good substitute is to measure total inches (or total centimetres, if you are European).

Total inches = Waist measure (at navel height) + hips (wides point between navel and legs) + both thighs (at thickest point) + both upper arms (mid-bicep)

Take this measure once a week. It can be very helpful for getting you through weight loss plateaus. Sometimes when the scales stick, you will find dramatic changes to total inches.

I would also advocate taking weekly pictures of your bare torso, ideally in identical light conditions every week. For me personally that was the most reliable measure of progress. I saw subtle changes in my body every week, even when the needle on the scales didn't move.

Also, if you have had trouble staying the course, my advice is to put a bit of work into your self-motivation and mind-set. It's not hard if you have a method. Here is an article about this topic: http://bit.ly/xlI3HF

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Thank-you primal peter. I will definately keep an eye on that, and also waist measurements. Thanx again.

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on February 07, 2012
at 09:23 AM

You'll see it after the water weight. From what you're saying, you've only lost 4 kg's so far. So a bit more than the usual water weight (around 3 kg for me). This varies greatly on the person though. I use the water weight as a bit of a marker in the beginning because that's all bound with the glycogen in your body. You wipe that out and the body starts digging into fat and protein stores to get energy. Then it's going to depend on what you're doing for your diet and exercise.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on February 08, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Just try to keep an eye on your weight over time without going OCD on it. The body adjusts to become efficient at whatever you do over time, so you need to change things up to get it out of its groove, otherwise you'll stall.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:34 AM

Thanx James. Great bit of info. My cousin lost 45kgs in a 12mnth period. Lets just hope i lose a fraction of that.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on February 07, 2012
at 07:06 AM

You are very likely there already...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on February 07, 2012
at 07:36 AM

You can increase efficiency through well crafted exercise. However even inefficient fat burning is still fat burning and low intensity exercise will burn fat. Weight lifting is very good. As you get more efficient you can burn fat over a wider range of exercise intensity.

7c2afddaa11ff8861120e4f6f5e606db

(161)

on February 07, 2012
at 07:22 AM

Thank-you Eric. I have heard that it takes about 28 days for the body to become an efficient fat burner. Thanx for the reply

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on February 07, 2012
at 08:12 AM

You can increase efficiency through well crafted exercise. However even inefficient fat burning is still fat burning and low intensity exercise will burn fat in the begining. Weight lifting is very good as is HIT. As you get more efficient you can burn fat over a wider range of exercise intensity.

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