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    Hi everyone

    I am sure this is a really common question but how quickly can I expect to loose weight and see results....

    Thank you so much

    Sophie xxx

  • #2
    There is no answer to this question, because it's different for everyone and depends on the amount of carbs you choose to consume. If you comply with the diet 100%, including exercise and all other aspects of the PB, you can expect results depending on your amount of carbs, following the carbohydrate curve. If you're overweight, your results should look something like this. People with a healthy weight will burn fat more slowly:

    0-50 carbs a day -- Usually about 2 pounds per week.
    50-100 carbs a day -- Usually about 1 pound per week.
    100-150 carbs a day -- No weight loss or gain.
    150-200 carbs a day -- Slow weight gain.
    etc, etc

    But note that during your first few weeks, you're going to lose a lot more weight than expected. This is the loss of water weight. But that's not really a bad thing. I lost five pounds in just the first three days from the loss of water weight.

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    • #3
      There is no time limit the matter is how much you take exercises and maintain your diet.

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      • #4
        It depends entirely on how much you have to lose and how active you are willing to be, and how far down you cut your carbs. People who have a lot to lose (like me - I started at 400 pounds and am now at 295 a year and a half later) will see early rapid weight loss. People who have 10 pounds to lose? Just accept that your body is what it is, and that you're doing it for your health, not to achieve some arbitrary number.
        Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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        • #5
          Both my husband and I saw weight loss just 2 weeks in to the diet. I do agree with Griff that people who have more weight to lose do seem to have a rapid loss at the beginning. Husband has more than 20 lbs to lose, and he saw 13 lb loss after 3 weeks without even excerising more. I only lost about 4 lbs, but I was not overweight to begin with. I was just happy to see my clothes fit loosely.

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          • #6
            I started on a 'normal' diet in January. Dropped 10-11 lbs. Started the Primal Blueprint in March and so far have dropped another 16 lbs. I could stand to lose 20 or 30 more, but it's going to take a while. I'm losing on average 4-5 lbs a month with just dietary changes and a moderate bit of exercise. I don't run, do an elliptical, or go to a gym.
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            F/49/5'4"
            Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
            CW: 146.8 lbs
            GW 140 lbs
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            • #7
              Unless you make a good effort to eat less than you are expending, there is no real magic in eating primal for weight loss other than the fact that you can cut the amount you eat and not feel as hungry. I am running at a 'slight' caloric deficit and am losing about a pound a week. If I'd up my activity slightly and drop the amount of food slightly, I'd probably lose faster, but this is a comfortable rate for me. I don't feel tired or deprived. Some people would rather lose weight in a hurry and be less comfortable. It's up to you, your body type, weight, activity level, fitness level, general health, etc. Every individual has to find their own personal 'sweet spot'. Good luck and keep us posted. We all love hearing the stories.

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              • #8
                thank you so much for all your input - I really appreciate it .... I will keep you posted xxx

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                • #9
                  My husband and I both have a lot to lose. He is seeing a lot of weight loss even with out extra exercise (several pounds a week and we are over a month into it). I am seeing fewer pounds lost on the scale but my clothes are showing that I am losing a lot inch wise. It is different for everyone, but I do know this works. We feel so much healthier AND we are losing weight.
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                  • #10
                    These supplements are really helpful to lose the weight, must try these to get the good results.
                    0-Vit D
                    0-Biotin
                    0-liquid b12

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                    • #11
                      However, some people go a month or more before really losing weight. The theory is that their internal systems are taking time to heal before they start dumping the fat, but I don't know much about the physiology of it.

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                      • #12
                        I agree with Aly's response regarding carb levels. I think if weight loss is your big driver at this time, reduce carbs every meal and be really careful - no exceptions! People have trouble eating low-carb if they cheat once in a while. A clean break is the best way for most people. A little carb splurge now and then will make it really hard to continue. Why would you reward yourself for being diligent all week by undermining your progress with pizza and ice cream?

                        I also want to say that while weight loss is a great goal and is a good indicator of general health, look for satisfaction in the journey. If you focus on the process and take satisfaction from succeeding every day, every hour, every meal, you'll get more out of this in the long run than setting and missing targets, always looking for the finish. There is no finish.

                        Andrew

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
                          However, some people go a month or more before really losing weight. The theory is that their internal systems are taking time to heal before they start dumping the fat, but I don't know much about the physiology of it.
                          I can vouch for this big time... first month I felt WAY better but didn't shed too much weight. The 2nd month I just started shedding fat. I also noticed a ton of people on the forum had similar experiences...
                          Last edited by Wander; 07-15-2011, 02:02 AM. Reason: Can't spell or use grammar correctly

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                          • #14
                            Wieght loss for me has been kind of bumpy with a couple of stalled weeks, 2 weeks in I lost 11.8 lbs, it slowed down to approx. 2 - 3 lbs a week loss average so far ( some weeks 4 lbs - some weeks 1 lb). I have come to the realization that it will be better for me to not to overstress and over analysize every little thing about this WOE (way of eating). Good luck and enjoy the food!

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                            • #15
                              I am about 2.5 weeks in and I don't think I've lost a pound and I'm not worried about it. I know it's partly my body healing it's self and partly my fault. I have had 3-4 grain slip ups and I haven't been exercising(haven't got that energy boost everyone talks about, but I think getting off my ass will help start that up). But my stomach feels a little tighter and my skin is clearing up very well, so right now that's enough for me. I am in this for the long haul and feel the results will happen when I start putting in the work.

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