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  • Need a Fat Loss Kick. Suggestions?

    So, I got down to 181, and then somehow after Christmas, I've put on another 12lbs. I've been eating pretty clean, no, haven't been tracking, but have been eating paleo/ primal, just like I did when I dropped really quickly.

    For instance, yesterday was a typical day with some bacon in the AM, Chipotle with barbacoa, guac, fajita veggies, salsa and cheese, and last night was roasted chicken with zucchini. Snacked on nuts and dried fruit during the day, and coffee. Coffee in the AM has heavy cream, black in the afternoon.

    Suggestions? I'd understand staying still or even a little weight, but 12lbs??
    boom.

  • #2
    If you're looking for a short term boost I'd recommend taking a week or two off from the nuts and dried fruit. But don't worry too much about the weight, I think we all gained some during the holidays. Stay clean and it will all work itself out.

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    • #3
      you might try backing off on the dried fruit...maybe the nuts too. all fruit is pretty carb heavy, and that could be causing your weight gain or be keeping you from taking the weight off.
      also, it's good that you are eating primally...but are you exercising primally?
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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      • #4
        "snacked on nuts and dried fruit during the day" + ate cheese. Eat two really filling meals at convenient and reasonable times, and nothing else at all the rest of the time. Lay off the dairy. Go for a sprint or hard run.
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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        • #5
          I'd bet a lot of that 12 pounds is inflammation (water weight). Lay off the dried fruit (any fruit) for right now. Increase your Vitamin D intake, including sunshine if you can find some this time of year.

          When it comes on that quickly, a lot of it is not stored fat; it's an indicator that something is out of balance. Get the balance right, and the weight that jumped on fast should come off fast as well.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by primalrob View Post
            you might try backing off on the dried fruit...maybe the nuts too. all fruit is pretty carb heavy, and that could be causing your weight gain or be keeping you from taking the weight off.
            also, it's good that you are eating primally...but are you exercising primally?
            really good point. I've been running and doing pull ups, but haven't really done sprints since the snow started.
            boom.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JBGrokerty View Post
              I'd bet a lot of that 12 pounds is inflammation (water weight). Lay off the dried fruit (any fruit) for right now. Increase your Vitamin D intake, including sunshine if you can find some this time of year.

              When it comes on that quickly, a lot of it is not stored fat; it's an indicator that something is out of balance. Get the balance right, and the weight that jumped on fast should come off fast as well.
              right now, I'm taking about 5000 ius of Vit D, and 1000mg of Fish oil. How much Vitamin D should I increase it to?

              I also didn't realize dried fruit had that kind of effect, but everybody's mentioning get off it, so I'll be shoving that into the back of the cabinets for a little while.
              boom.

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              • #8
                I've found that an IF for most of a day (nothing until dinner) will jump start things.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                  "snacked on nuts and dried fruit during the day" + ate cheese. Eat two really filling meals at convenient and reasonable times, and nothing else at all the rest of the time. Lay off the dairy. Go for a sprint or hard run.
                  F-yeah. Lift something heavy too.

                  In all honesty, what tfarny has outlined is like... if you don't lean the frig out there's just something wrong with you. I'm going to go that route soon, already working on cutting back little indulgences here and there that are lingering from the holidays. I've promised myself a sick pack (not a six pack, a sick pack!) by the time may hits. I don't even go to the beach, but I'll be beach ready you better believe it.
                  I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                  • #10
                    Just to re-iterate: If you are following the standard PB advice for weight loss (what I outlined) and not losing weight, that's one thing - but you're not. At least try to do it the way the rest of us are doing it. Dried fruit! My heavens.
                    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                      Just to re-iterate: If you are following the standard PB advice for weight loss (what I outlined) and not losing weight, that's one thing - but you're not. At least try to do it the way the rest of us are doing it. Dried fruit! My heavens.
                      Sorry, Tfarny, no disrespect, but that last post was uncalled for and unhelpful. You went from helping to telling me that I was out of control and doing it wrong. And yes, dried fruit. Not exactly a Snickers, know what I mean?
                      boom.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pk79 View Post
                        Not exactly a Snickers, know what I mean?
                        Your body cannot really tell the difference between dried fruit and a Snickers Bar. Sugar is sugar.

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                        • #13
                          Besides dialing in your food more (see Mark's blog from yesterday), short spurts of super-intense exertion will do the trick. Run up the steepest hill you can find, or in your case, run up flights of stairs.
                          "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                          • #14
                            How long have you been "with us" pk79?
                            Sugar is indeed sugar, but it can take a while to retrain the "all fruit must be healthy" mindset.
                            The thing that jumped out at me was "snacked on nuts and dried fruit all day". Were you hungry, or was this a habit? If you were hungrier, you need a bigger meal instead (first tweak would be adding more fat). I'd probably keep the dairy for now, as a handy fat source.
                            I agree that 12lbs is a lot for such a short time, so I suspect it's water weight from the extra fruity sugar.
                            HTH

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Martha View Post
                              Your body cannot really tell the difference between dried fruit and a Snickers Bar. Sugar is sugar.
                              Granted. My main issue with tfarny's post is I see a lot of newbies come on here, look for help, and then get berated for basically not thinking. And generally, sounds like I just wasn't really thinking about it. But it's hard to imagine that I've eaten 12 lbs worth of dried cranberries. The general advice to lay off the fruit I thought is good advice.
                              boom.

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