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    Hi all, I am looking for just a bit of insight...

    I have been faithful to primal for the last week 1/2 after a long fall off the wagon gig. The first week I dropped 5 lbs
    Yaa...so on the weekend I walked Sat, went snowshoeing for 2 hrs on Sun, walked again on Monday. Since Sat I haven't dropped a lb but still being 97% faithful to this WOE.

    Does the exercise have something to do with it. Am I missing something? Yes I am doing this for health and next for weightloss (gained 8 lbs) still needing to drop more weight but am not being diehard about it, slow is ok.

    Thanks!!!

  • #2
    It's 10 days, give it time...
    Primal since 4/7/2012

    Starting weight 140
    Current weigh 126

    www.jenniferglobensky.blogspot.com

    Jennifer

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    • #3
      Stay off your scale for a few weeks. Stress doesn't help with the weightloss. Relax. Eat clean foods. Exercise some.

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      • #4
        Plus, a bunch of the early weight loss is water weight when you lower your carb intake. Fat loss is generally slow and gradual.

        Those numbers also sound pretty small. When I worked in a factory doing manual work I used to lose 6lb of water weight every day between lunch and afternoon tea.
        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

        Griff's cholesterol primer
        5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
        Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
        TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
        bloodorchid is always right

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        • #5
          Keep doing what you're doing and stay on the wagon. I agree about keeping off the scales. Mine broke 2 months ago and even though I get the itch to get on them, I've never been more relaxed about my body. And when I DID manage to weigh myself at a friend's place, I was pleasantly surprised that all was good and dandy!

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          • #6
            it hasn't been very long.
            But 97% faithful? Might be not enough for you.
            But def give it more time.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
              Stay off your scale for a few weeks. Stress doesn't help with the weightloss. Relax. Eat clean foods. Exercise some.
              Wise advice. I would add: eat only until your full, and never eat unless your hungry. You may be surprised at how little you can eat and be satisfies if you're eating primaly. But, this can be sabotaged if you eat out of habit, boredom, etc...

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              • #8
                Thank you for the great support and kind words.
                I usually only eat two meals a day, breaky and dinner.
                yesterday I made almond flour banana/pumpkin muffins...I have had two yesterday and today.
                I am not going to fall off the wagon, I do enjoy this much more than crap food.
                How soon did some of you notice a difference in your body shape?
                Thanks again!

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                • #9
                  I lost 45lbs in about 4 months. The change became noticeable around the 1 month mark. And be careful with the nuts and nut flours, they are great but very energy dense. Fill up on vegetables. Round it out with clean animal products.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GKL View Post
                    I lost 45lbs in about 4 months. The change became noticeable around the 1 month mark. And be careful with the nuts and nut flours, they are great but very energy dense. Fill up on vegetables. Round it out with clean animal products.
                    I am sorry can you explain energy dense? ty

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                    • #11
                      I think GKL means calorie dense. High in calories.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by goinggrok View Post
                        Hi all, I am looking for just a bit of insight...

                        I have been faithful to primal for the last week 1/2 after a long fall off the wagon gig. The first week I dropped 5 lbs
                        Yaa...so on the weekend I walked Sat, went snowshoeing for 2 hrs on Sun, walked again on Monday. Since Sat I haven't dropped a lb but still being 97% faithful to this WOE.

                        Does the exercise have something to do with it. Am I missing something? Yes I am doing this for health and next for weightloss (gained 8 lbs) still needing to drop more weight but am not being diehard about it, slow is ok.

                        Thanks!!!
                        The first week it's all water weight. After that, I've noticed there is a lag time of up to 2 weeks. Strict dieting, wait 2 weeks and finally I notice the weight has gone. Overeating, wait 2 weeks and I notice the weight gain. So if I strict diet, get frustrated and overeat, sometimes I will start to believe I can eat lots of treats and not gain weight because the lag time fools me. Give yourself some time. Your lag time might be even longer.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #13
                          Another way of saying energy dense is that nut have a lot of calories in a small package. I k ow that there is a raging debate about counting calories, calories "counting" or "not counting" and so forth, but I think calories count to some degree. Mark had a recent post saying as much.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
                            Stay off your scale for a few weeks. Stress doesn't help with the weightloss. Relax. Eat clean foods. Exercise some.
                            This. Scales only tell you so much. They neglect a lot of information. How much water you're retaining, posture, food still in your system, muscle:fat ratio, etc... I find people tend to do better with weight loss when they use photographs on a timely basis (monthly or weekly).

                            I lost a lot of water weight when I started, and it was quick. That could be what you experienced.

                            Originally posted by GKL View Post
                            Another way of saying energy dense is that nut have a lot of calories in a small package. I k ow that there is a raging debate about counting calories, calories "counting" or "not counting" and so forth, but I think calories count to some degree. Mark had a recent post saying as much.
                            Mark does mention that calories do matter. It's just that our food choices here tend to lead to more satiety than our friends and family who eat otherwise. It's easier for a lot of us to not count calories because it's rather effortless (Due to eating fewer calories naturally). Unless you have a desire to be very lean, it's really not an issue.
                            Last edited by Euphoric; 03-15-2013, 05:30 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GKL View Post
                              I k ow that there is a raging debate about counting calories, calories "counting" or "not counting" and so forth
                              No there isn't.
                              The Champagne of Beards

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