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Weight loss as an unexpected side effect?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 24, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Has anyone done something that unexpectedly/illogically caused you to lose weight? Like taking/ceasing to take a multivitamin, drinking bone broth every day for a month, cutting out all estrogenic chemicals, etc. For example, I read one guy's attesting to the fact that he lost weight by cutting hummus out of his otherwise 100% paleo diet.

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on January 24, 2013
at 09:50 PM

Like that guy with the bitter melon. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6086/1248

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on January 24, 2013
at 09:48 PM

Sorry *decreasing inflammation => weight loss idea. Unclear punctuation, Paleohacks faux pas.

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on January 24, 2013
at 09:47 PM

Sort of! I'm curious about the concrete effects of the decreasing inflammation = potential weight loss, idea. As well as whether anyone has noticed anything concrete from these sort of fringe things like estrogenic chemicals, etc. that tons of people consume without problems, but we abstractly know contribute to weight gain.

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on January 24, 2013
at 04:57 PM

I guess there's nothing illogical about the weight loss, but I hoped this is something close to what you were looking for!

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on January 24, 2013
at 04:54 PM

What will get you from A to B won't necessarily get you from B to C. I'm a prime example of that.

How the journey has gone thus far:

~switched to paleo with dairy and still consuming some veggie oils, copious amounts of sauces, etc. Many "paleo recipes" with almond flour and imitations. lost 2-3 lbs.

~started walking, sprinting, being a little more calorie conscious, and removed all the fancy sauces and paleo imitation foods. 2-3 lbs.

~removed dairy and cut calories very low (unknowingly, messed up my calorie charts), lost 5 lbs.

~put dairy back in (in the form of cream) and upped calories, had lots of little cheats, remained weight stable for a few months. That was last summer.

~removed dairy (started bulletproof coffee) and got a gym membership. Started weight training a lot, and walking again. 2-3 lbs.

~Starting eating carbs post-workout only and started upping training volume, lost 5 lbs.

Total of 20 lbs down since last year. Every "~" happened within the span of a month, except for the times I lost 5 lbs. Those happened very quickly, a couple weeks maybe. Nuts have never been a huge part of the diet, nor has yogurt, cheese, or any dairy besides cream when I was taking out and reintroducing dairy. I don't eat fruit.

It's been a very slow and painful process of experimentation. My next "~" will be:

~Started taking fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics, sleeping in total darkness and eating 100% grass fed products.

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

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on January 24, 2013
at 09:48 PM

Sorry *decreasing inflammation => weight loss idea. Unclear punctuation, Paleohacks faux pas.

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

(431)

on January 24, 2013
at 09:47 PM

Sort of! I'm curious about the concrete effects of the decreasing inflammation = potential weight loss, idea. As well as whether anyone has noticed anything concrete from these sort of fringe things like estrogenic chemicals, etc. that tons of people consume without problems, but we abstractly know contribute to weight gain.

84d4b987df825b96f06b2ec0aa3c181d

(50)

on January 24, 2013
at 04:57 PM

I guess there's nothing illogical about the weight loss, but I hoped this is something close to what you were looking for!

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

(431)

on January 24, 2013
at 09:50 PM

Like that guy with the bitter melon. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6086/1248

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on January 25, 2013
at 12:43 AM

Sadly, I had to give up hummus to lose those extra pounds I was looking for. First, before I was on the paleo diet I gave up fast food and started running. That resulted in going from 210 to 190 in about six months. Next, I started the paleo diet and I went from 185 to 178 in about two weeks.

My weight used to be very volatile before going paleo. My weight would change about 5 pounds throughout the day. Sometimes if I cheat with some gluten free banana bread or muffins I'll see my weight go down 2-3 pounds the next day. Personally, I think confusing the body helps with losing weight. For instance mixing in interval workouts instead of the normal 3-5 mile run I'll see a lot of results. A perfect diet would never have a plateau, which I am still trying to prevent.

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