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 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.
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.