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Low carb Paleo "WeightWatchers-esque" support group. Interesting to you?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Eating well should lead to weight loss. Eating SADly, often doesn't.

What are your thoughts on a joining Paleo "WeightWatchers" style meetingss to help you reach your goal?

For folks that are interested in losing weight and keeping it off, would you be interested going to a local support group for accountability from peers, paleo coaches and having a workout plan designed by a personal trainer?

This would help people through the spectrum of WAPF, Primal, Paleo, low carb, GAPS etc.

Few questions:

1- What if this was done not locally but online via webcams or conference calls? Would this be more/less helpful to you?

2- Would a secular mindfulness based stress reduction and meditation component be interesting for emotional eaters?

3- What else would you like to see or not see in a group like this?

A115b8aa3c375f10d5bde0c0d06b6143

(865)

on July 29, 2012
at 11:25 PM

Bumping this because I want in.

5e63e3fa78e998736106a4a5b9aef58c

on May 25, 2012
at 10:09 PM

I'm kind of a lone wolf, so it's not something I'd join, but I do know people who would love that kind of community and group support. I think it would be a great idea.

B54991990f07269cb380c32da518f3de

(10)

on May 25, 2012
at 09:05 PM

I love this idea! Let's do it!

2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915

(693)

on May 25, 2012
at 08:31 PM

nope, the weight's not falling off me like gangbusters either, but I do feel good so sticking with it

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:36 PM

yea but to disregard the idea of weight loss being as a result of healthy eating is wrong, also you might find hormonal issues balancing out on this diet somewhat. I know weight loss can be complex for some people but if you're following low carb you should see some results, that's the point of paleo for people losing weight I think

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on May 25, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Not to mention emotional eating.

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on May 25, 2012
at 07:33 PM

You can overeat on any diet. Some people have metabolic issues. Etc.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:30 PM

how could it not be?

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on May 25, 2012
at 07:22 PM

Weight loss is a side effect of eating right. A good one!

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:18 PM

We could do it online with free video conferencing software. Can get up to 6 people in the free version of oovoo i think.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:17 PM

I think it is a great idea.

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7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

on May 25, 2012
at 07:20 PM

To be honest I don't like how focused this diet is on weight loss. I know that a lot of people come here for that but weight loss and health are usually synonymous.

I think a reason paleo gets a bad rep is because it's seen as a diet when in reality it's a lifestyle, and it's quite frustrating when most question regard weight loss

I might get repped down for this but it's how I feel

Health > weight loss

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on May 25, 2012
at 07:22 PM

Weight loss is a side effect of eating right. A good one!

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on May 25, 2012
at 07:33 PM

You can overeat on any diet. Some people have metabolic issues. Etc.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:36 PM

yea but to disregard the idea of weight loss being as a result of healthy eating is wrong, also you might find hormonal issues balancing out on this diet somewhat. I know weight loss can be complex for some people but if you're following low carb you should see some results, that's the point of paleo for people losing weight I think

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:30 PM

how could it not be?

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on May 25, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Not to mention emotional eating.

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43dc6da5605c3f306100b41bbfffabc4

(420)

on May 25, 2012
at 08:38 PM

I think it would be a nice change to have someone to shares my struggles and successes with. It would also be lovely to share ideas and ask questions to real life people. Fabulous idea.

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2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915

(693)

on May 25, 2012
at 08:31 PM

Yes, that sounds interesting to me too

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F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I think it's a good idea. Though I agree that eating well should lead to weight loss, I would appreciate having someone to bounce ideas off of and just to commiserate with. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who isn't an athlete or for whom the weight isn't falling off like gangbusters.

2c7026111493687e2d619c9e20e47915

(693)

on May 25, 2012
at 08:31 PM

nope, the weight's not falling off me like gangbusters either, but I do feel good so sticking with it

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Ef26f888ed248de197c37a4cb04ef4a7

on August 24, 2012
at 02:13 AM

You can't fault the success of them, they are great for many people. Not for me though. If I need support I would do it anonymously on forums.

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62ca89967b375858b5a4296e31160b1b

on August 23, 2012
at 06:55 PM

I am interested in all options listed.

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