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  • PB - Weight loss stopped after first days. No weight loss for 2 weeks

    Okay, so after 2 weeks of way below 2000 kcal and probably something like 1000 or less on average, my weight was the same during all that time. My only weight loss was probably some water in the first one-two days. My "normal" weight was always 159 lbs. Then wrong food choices made me into 176 lbs person. Which is overweight. Now I'm afraid my body thinks this weight is perfectly normal and okay :/ Not with my low height. What went wrong?
    In case it matters, my primal journal is in my signature
    I will be normal. I will be NORMAL again
    Yeah!

  • #2
    Keep your calories around 1600-1800, and you will likely be in enough caloric deficit to slowly lose weight, about a pound per week. 1000 calories is pretty low unless you are shorter than 5 feet tall.

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    • #3
      So eat more. 1000 calories, plenty of fat? You're nutrient deficient. Just focus on getting really healthy now and forget instant massive weight loss fantasies. Get your nutrition, inflammation and other health issues under control first. There's the leptin feedback mechanism, the thyroid and some other stuff that needs to get right before real, lasting weight loss can take place. Caloric restriction is just a band-aide and a poor one at though. Even if you get thin starving yourself you'll still be metabolic fat.
      Last edited by Stabby; 10-09-2010, 01:07 PM.
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      • #4
        I went nearly three months without losing any weight. I'd stick with the program for no other reason than good health. Eventually the weight will drop off.

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        • #5
          So eat more. 1000 calories, plenty of fat? You're nutrient deficient. Just focus on getting really healthy now and forget instant massive weight loss fantasies.
          I'd stick with the program for no other reason than good health. Eventually the weight will drop off.
          QFT

          1000 kcal or less? You need to eat more.

          Focus on eating primal and don't starve yourself, the weight loss will come

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          • #6
            By no means I was starving myself. I was just not hungry for many hours. I wasn't too weak, too. I ate when hungry. And no weight loss. So... basically. My body had to seek energy in fat, right? So why it didnt? I would have to force myself to eat something more OR drink coke or something like that, which is at least tasty. Meat isn't and veggies aren't too. I was eating till satisfied
            I will be normal. I will be NORMAL again
            Yeah!

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            • #7
              No one? So it's the hormones?
              I will be normal. I will be NORMAL again
              Yeah!

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              • #8
                Beg to differ. 1000 calories or less on average for two weeks for a man of your height is starvation. I did an 8 day fast once. That's 0 calories per day and I didn't feel hungry, either. What I suspect your body is doing is slowing its metabolism way down and conserving all the incoming energy it can as fat, which is why you aren't losing. All that vegetable oil you're consuming certainly isn't helping things. Looking at your journal I have to wonder if you've even read the book.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stabby View Post
                  so eat more. 1000 calories, plenty of fat? You're nutrient deficient. Just focus on getting really healthy now and forget instant massive weight loss fantasies. Get your nutrition, inflammation and other health issues under control first. There's the leptin feedback mechanism, the thyroid and some other stuff that needs to get right before real, lasting weight loss can take place. Caloric restriction is just a band-aide and a poor one at though. Even if you get thin starving yourself you'll still be metabolic fat.
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                  • #10
                    One thing I learned in my nutrition class that probably was not perpetuated by lobbyists, is that the average adult body needs 1,000 calories daily for non-voluntary functions. When I say average, that's pretty broad ... I don't mean one that weighs 85 pounds, nor do I mean one that weights 400.

                    Jack up your food intake just a little at a time so you don't feel uncomfortable.

                    good luck!

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                    • #11
                      I'd need more info to give better feedback but at the very least, I can see - unless you're taking supplements - very severe zinc and selenium deficiency, potassium insufficiency, severe vitamin D deficiency. Honestly, I don't see sufficient amounts of any micronutrient - thiamin, riboflabin, niacin, folate, magnesium in addition to the ones aforementioned.

                      best,
                      Katherine



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                      • #12
                        I read your journal. Not to be rude, but it looks to me like you're setting yourself up for major failure. For the first week you consumed nothing but lots of coffee and tiny portions of meat. Some of these days can't have more than 500 calories worth of food in them. There's not nearly enough fat, calories, or nutrients in your diet to get you through the early days of the PB. And your second week was all carbs. You've hardly started being primal at all. You don't really have any results to expect at this point in your journey...

                        Also, from the tone of your posts, you seem very stressed and impatient. Stress is bad for staying on track as well as losing weight. And it takes time, sometimes months, to see the changes that healthy dietary habits have made. Relax, be patient, and cut the carbophobia, which seems to have only led to a binge in your case.

                        It sounds like you would benefit from reading or revisiting some of Mark's writing.
                        Last edited by Styrofoam Jones; 10-16-2010, 08:13 PM.

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                        • #13
                          First week you ate mostly cured meat and drank lots of coffee.

                          2nd week you ate mostly carbs and drank lots of coffee.

                          Maybe your definition of eating primally needs to be reassessed.

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                          • #14
                            Hi,
                            Reading your journal, it does sound like you're eating so little and getting so little nutrition that you have no energy to do anything, don't feel like eating, etc. A bad cycle.
                            Are there any primal foods that you do like? Any chance that you could make a trip to a market that has more variety of things that you might feel like eating? I'm sure if you get in a few days of eating well, life will seem much brighter. I certainly wouldn't worry about counting calories or carbs or anything right now. Just find some real food that you enjoy eating and get in a good week of nutrition.
                            Best of luck!

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                            • #15
                              Are you exercising at all? Download the Primal Blueprint Fitness eBook and read it and live it. The weight loss will come in time.

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