Weight loss stopped

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 09, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Doing paleo for three weeks,feeling good and lost8-9 lb in first two weeks,now stopped, eating right calories for weightless.

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on March 09, 2013
at 08:22 PM

"...eating right calories for weightless."

If you are weightless, and you aren't in orbit, then you might have lost too much weight.

You might just have plateaued, you might be retaining water, you might be eating more than you think. Maybe you aren't sleeping enough. There are a lot of variables, and things might need adjusting. Continue on and see what happens. Focus more on how you feel, and don't obsess over weight. If you want a better answer here, you will need to give more details.



on March 09, 2013
at 08:53 AM

If you lost some weight you might need to eat less calories now to further lose weight. The less you weigh, the slower your metabolism becomes, and consequently, the less you can eat to reduce weight further. I don't advocate limiting calories too much, but if you haven't cut your calories by much yet, then you might want to look into what sort of caloric intake your ideal body weight is and use that as a guideline.



on March 10, 2013
at 02:05 PM

Remember, that first 8-9 pounds on a new low carb diet are usually water weight. You won't see that fast of a loss after that point on a weekly basis unless you're substantially cutting calories (which can lead to muscle loss).


on March 10, 2013
at 12:03 PM

I agree with Crowbar that the scale and your weight can't be the only benchmark. Do you feel like you are losing weight? Clothes fit better/different? Are you working out and potential gaining muscle?


on March 09, 2013
at 09:06 PM

I've been eating Paleo for 4 months now and have lost 24 pounds. Yay me!! After about 17 pounds lost, I hit a plateau. What has worked for me is the following: - very little fruit - coffee, drinking about 4 - 5 cups per day with cream (this tends to curb my appetite) - only eat when hungry, really hungry. This means that I sometimes skip meals if I'm not hungry. This takes more will power because I have to feed my family. I have to tell myself that if I'm not hungry, then I shouldn't eat.

Good luck!

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