1

votes

What did you do to lose weight?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 02, 2013 at 1:14 PM

I'm trying to switch to paleo. Same height as you and 125 but want to be 103. I am athletic. I would love to hear what you ate day to day and your excersize routine. I'm just looking for an honest answer. Like how many cals. Health is driving me insane...

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on April 02, 2013
at 06:59 PM

Semantic hogwash. If different foods affect your metabolism differently, then the calories from that food are used differently by your body.

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

(1655)

on April 02, 2013
at 04:41 PM

@Kashkillz All calories *are* created equal. What varies is your metabolism and food, obviously, is one of the factors that affects it.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on April 02, 2013
at 04:33 PM

Not exactly... all calories are not created equal. Which is why a lot of people experience initial weight loss on Paleo. Abandoning processed carbs makes a huge difference, even if you replace them calorie-for-calorie.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 02, 2013
at 04:12 PM

Well put! I agree.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on April 02, 2013
at 03:22 PM

Same height as me (6') and 125? Doesn't seem likely :-).

  • 03a3d47094ad143cae3f203328b28366

    asked by

    (5)
  • Views
    1.1K
  • Last Activity
    1429D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

5 Answers

4
96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 02, 2013
at 02:32 PM

It's all about your individual relationship with food and what led to gaining weight in the first place--odds are yours are unique to you but there are common factors. You can't win a war with yourself, so you have to become your best ally. You can, over time, figure out what's going on and what will free you from worrying constantly about food while slowly allowing you to lose weight while you live your life.

Mine was relatively simple: stress and addiction to wheat. Stress by itself was not enough to trigger binges and weight gain, but I didn't know that until I gave up wheat. Just like those suffering from other addictions, I turned to processed wheat foods/snacks when I was hurting emotionally.

My current status is that I'm gradually losing fat with only one simple strategy: no wheat. Each morning, I can feel that my body is in "good" mode, using my excess body fat for fuel. When I ate wheat, I woke up to a body that was screaming for doughnuts, etc.

I eat one high-volume meal per day. By high volume, I mean I eat lots of greens and low-carb veggies in addition to the denser tubers and meats so I get to have the desired "stuffed" feeling without disrupting the gradual fat loss.

I don't use a scale--I measure my waist once per month. On a daily basis, how my body feels and how my clothes fit give me all the feedback I need to stay in touch with how I'm doing.

2
800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

on April 02, 2013
at 03:42 PM

"Trying to switch"? Listen to Yoda: Do. Or do not. There is no try :-D

Other people's calories and exercise are entirely irrelevant to you. Michael Phelps ate 12,000 calories per day while training -- so what? There are people who are fasting today, their intake of calories is zero -- so what?

And the usual: paleo is not a weight-loss diet. If you want to lose weight, eat less and move more.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on April 02, 2013
at 04:33 PM

Not exactly... all calories are not created equal. Which is why a lot of people experience initial weight loss on Paleo. Abandoning processed carbs makes a huge difference, even if you replace them calorie-for-calorie.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 02, 2013
at 04:12 PM

Well put! I agree.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on April 02, 2013
at 06:59 PM

Semantic hogwash. If different foods affect your metabolism differently, then the calories from that food are used differently by your body.

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

(1655)

on April 02, 2013
at 04:41 PM

@Kashkillz All calories *are* created equal. What varies is your metabolism and food, obviously, is one of the factors that affects it.

0
0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

on April 03, 2013
at 03:01 AM

stopped eating entire pizzas, 4 bowels of cereal a night etc...I was never fat but I could destroy a large pizza with no issues.

I actually only lost about 10lbs with paleo but at the same time i'm much more muscular.

0
0334d143dae3bb0f30169e6ef31e3a4d

(104)

on April 03, 2013
at 02:51 AM

I did the Paleo diet wth some exercise then after a few months lost a lot of weight. Followed a simple cookbook to boot, and avoided lots of unhealthy foods.

0
Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on April 02, 2013
at 07:10 PM

I started this trip with the 'Slow Carb Diet' from Ferriss' 4-Hour Body book. Basically, the diet calls to replace all starches with beans. You will drop weight fast while consuming the same, if not more, calories than you're accustomed to.

Beans are decidedly not Paleo. However, the SCD have me a mental shift. Previously I had felt that Paleo was a fine idea, but too much of a drastic change to take on. The SCD empowered me to go Paleo. It taught me that I can be in full control over what goes into my body. It also was my first experience with a biochemistry-approach toward food.

Finally, bulletproof intermittent fasting was my second step. It may seem like a more restrictive diet would be more difficult than just plain Paleo. Paradoxically, Asprey's step-by-step instructions simplified everything. That program made going Paleo foolproof for me... took all the guesswork out of it.

Bulletproof IF also ramped up the fat-burning on top of the dramatic weight-loss I experienced with the SCD. A year after I began, I couldn't be happier with my choices or the results.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!