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  • How long did it take for you to lose weight?

    How long till you lost weight? Or inches, as that's probably more accurate. I'm not very patient. . I don't have far to go, I just want to lose the last bit of fat so my abs come through. So really, ten pounds max, but how long? And I know it will depend on me and etc. but how long did it take you?

  • #2
    For some reason, my first couple weeks of going primal ( i guess it was a gradual build) i didn't lose any weight, but in the next month i averaged 4-5lbs a week.

    That being said i am totally fat, so you might not be able to lose as quickly as i.
    Starting Weight : 338lbs 6/11/2010
    Current Weight: 266lbs
    High-school Weight: 235lbs
    Goal: ????

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    • #3
      I dropped 35lbs in 15 weeks. But it was such excess that it was pretty easy. Now its the last 10 that I need to calorie restrict if I want it too really go & get lean. @ least thats what the Paleo people say.
      "Don't dream it, be it"

      -Dr. Frank-N-Furter

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      • #4
        I was 150 when I started and my goal weight is 120--I am 5'5. I lost 11 pounds in 2-3 weeks and then it slowed right down. I am now losing about 1/2 a pound a week. I lost 3 inches from my waist in about 2 months. I am down about 12 pounds in total in two months.

        I have tried every diet on the planet, the low GI diet, Atkins, P90X diet, Cabbage Soup, you name it, I tried it--I went vegan for a year as well. With the exception of true anorexic behavior I did not lose weight and in many cases actually gained. I was introduced to this way of eating through Dr. Ron Rosedale's book, "The Rosedale Diet". It lead me to paleo and eventually to this website. I have only started to eat meat again after 1 year of being vegan.

        It seems to be different for everyone. For women, the weight loss is almost always slower then men from what I've read on the Rosedale forum and on many other low-carb forums. I do know that if you are not losing weight right away it is usually because your body is healing. If you were a heavy, calorie restrictive dieter for many years your weight loss probably won't kick in for up to 3 months after you start.

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        • #5
          I will say that you are going to get a huge range of answers from this question. It really depends on how much weight you have to lose and what your body's particular needs are.

          If you have issues that need to heal in your body (either from previous eating styles or other hormonal issues) it will take longer because your body is going to need to work on healing itself first.
          sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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          • #6
            I haven't weighed myself in a while, but here's what I've noticed. First, my belly (where all my fat is) looked bigger to me. Hubby didn't notice, but it LOOKED bigger to ME. Annoying. But then I started having trouble with my pants. Like, they wouldn't stay up. And they looked all saggy-baggy in the belly. I actually had to go buy new pants the other day because I was tired of the baggy look, and cinching my belt so tight the fabric would bunch up and look weird. And now my size-medium used-to-fit-like-a-glove t-shirts are starting to hang a bit loose.
            I've been primal about 2-3 months. I weighed myself a lot the first month, no change. Time to weigh myself again - but I'm thinking the pants size is a more valuable measure.

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            • #7
              In February I was 253 37% body fat. I got down to 178 lbs (bf unknown) by the end of May. I've been maintaining my weight at 180 since then and I stopped working out all together. I know that isn't a good thing but my weight hasn't budged and I lacked motivation. I just started a weight training program last week and I have noticed changes to my body but not to the scale yet. Shooting for 180 at 6% bodyfat. We shall see.
              "Live Free or Die"

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              • #8
                I've never been a chronic dieter and didnt have a huge amount to lose. I lost 6kg (13lbs) over the last 4-5 mths - so nice and slow, although I would say I was building some muscle at the same time. I definitely lost inches around my middle too, around 3. I've still got flab on my belly which I'd like to lose, but I'm happy with my actual weight so thats going to be a whole new ball game for me now.... ie, how to burn the stomach fat but maintain what I consider to be a healthy weight for my height/age.

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                • #9
                  Not sure reports from the morbidly obese apply, but I am losing 100 pounds in 4 months at a steady pace of 25 pounds a month. My starting weight was 370 and even 270 is an obese state for someone 6-2, so I figured the 1st 100 could vanish this fast if I put in the effort. It hasn't been hard. Well, August will be the 4th and most challenging month. I'm not playing by the rules here though. I am deploying calorie restriction through appetite suppressing intermittent fasting and satiating high fat low carb primal cuisine.

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                  • #10
                    grol- congrats on losing 100. Thats great.
                    I hope I can be as successful.

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                    • #11
                      I'm not looking to lose serious weight-- my weight is low for my height because I'm a skinny/fat person-- so I'm trying to gain about ten pounds of lean muscle mass while simultaneously letting go of some pesky body fat.

                      Having said that, I've been on PB for almost two weeks and the scale says I'm four pounds lighter. My shorts are looser, too. I need to do some measuring to see what's going on for real, but that's where I am currently.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by grokka View Post
                        grol- congrats on losing 100. Thats great.
                        I hope I can be as successful.
                        Thanks, but I still have a very tough month to go to make that goal.

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                        • #13
                          70lbs in about 1 year. Waist went from 40" to 29".

                          Abs definitely came through towards the end, although I have to battle the problem of loose skin at the bottom of my abs, which masks the muscles. But hey, I can't ask for more being a fatty for the last 40 or so years.

                          It took a while at first to jump start as I was still figuring out how much carbs I could tolerate. But once I figured out I pretty much have to cut out all grains and legumes and fruit (except berries) coupled with short but very intense physical activity, the rate of fat loss was astounding.

                          Now, I have found nirvana. I eat when I'm hungry, don't eat when I'm not. When I eat, I eat as much as I want till I'm stuffed and satisfied. And I don't put on any body fat. When I go on holidays and indulge and put on 10 lbs, I know I can lose it in 2 weeks, WITHOUT dieting, but just by eating the right foods.

                          Heaven.

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                          • #14
                            I'm about two months into this thing and haven't weighed yet, but my clothes are fitting looser and my center of gravity has moved closer to my spine. As long as I keep losing inches, I don't care about the weight, but I'll weigh in August and expect to see a drop. My goal right now is to lock my eating in on that zone between 50 and 100 grams of carbs, an equal 100 grams each of protein and fat. I'm still getting stable with that. I go too low and get cramps and exhaustion, then I need to add some carbs back.

                            Lots of behavior change involved for me in getting stable with it. Before this, if you had asked me, I would have said I ate a balanced diet, after getting off a bad ice cream habit over two years or so. Hah! I was still eating a hella lotta carbs in things like lemonade, apple juice, and rice.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chickenbackside View Post
                              70lbs in about 1 year. Waist went from 40" to 29".

                              Abs definitely came through towards the end, although I have to battle the problem of loose skin at the bottom of my abs, which masks the muscles. But hey, I can't ask for more being a fatty for the last 40 or so years.

                              It took a while at first to jump start as I was still figuring out how much carbs I could tolerate. But once I figured out I pretty much have to cut out all grains and legumes and fruit (except berries) coupled with short but very intense physical activity, the rate of fat loss was astounding.

                              Now, I have found nirvana. I eat when I'm hungry, don't eat when I'm not. When I eat, I eat as much as I want till I'm stuffed and satisfied. And I don't put on any body fat. When I go on holidays and indulge and put on 10 lbs, I know I can lose it in 2 weeks, WITHOUT dieting, but just by eating the right foods.

                              Heaven.

                              What a GREAT Post. Good for you!

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