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    Hi everyone,

    I just switched to the primal blueprint a couple weeks ago.

    I'm a 24 year old male.
    5' 10"
    and currently weigh 215 lbs.

    It seems like I'm currently losing weight on an average of 2-3lbs a week. Which seems pretty good to me. I haven't had the chance to get into a primal workout routine but I plan on doing that soon.

    Anyways, my question is will I stop losing weight at some point. I'd like to lose 20-40lbs (depending on how much muscle I gain). It seems like a dumb question but I'm still learning exactly how this works. Will my weight loss slow down at some point and eventually hit some sort of equilibrium? Or am I losing weight because I'm not eating enough and I will need to eat more to maintain my weight?

    Thanks

  • #2
    There are no dumb questions, except for this one.

    If you don't at some point stop losing weight, you will die. Your body will reach a homeostasis (or equilibrium) and definitely stop losing weight. This "weight" may be above or below what you'd desire, and you can then make changes accordingly.

    You're losing weight as a result of better eating habits (the science of which can be found on the book and on the site, so I won't go into it) and chances are you are also eating less (since you're not eating filler foods like breads or pastas that don't contribute to nutrition) so it's a bit of both. Once you reach your desired body composition you will know whether you need to eat more or less or stay at maintenance.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
      There are no dumb questions, except for this one.

      If you don't at some point stop losing weight, you will die. Your body will reach a homeostasis (or equilibrium) and definitely stop losing weight. This "weight" may be above or below what you'd desire, and you can then make changes accordingly.

      You're losing weight as a result of better eating habits (the science of which can be found on the book and on the site, so I won't go into it) and chances are you are also eating less (since you're not eating filler foods like breads or pastas that don't contribute to nutrition) so it's a bit of both. Once you reach your desired body composition you will know whether you need to eat more or less or stay at maintenance.
      LOL.

      To the OP, yes at some point you will stop losing weight. You may even gain good weight. I'm your height and around your weight and am not trying to lose weight.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Apex Predator View Post
        LOL.

        To the OP, yes at some point you will stop losing weight. You may even gain good weight. I'm your height and around your weight and am not trying to lose weight.
        I guess the reason I ask the question is because everyone around me is extremely skeptical about my diet. They think I am going to die.

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        • #5
          You'll be fine, people just can't wrap their heads around the idea of living without bread. I just can't understand it. People are so against meat and vegetables despite the fact that we ate that type of diet for millions of years.

          As long as you're eating your meat and vegetables you will be fine. You are going to lose weight, but it won't be so dramatic, trust me, most people here wish it were so.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by polymurphism View Post
            I guess the reason I ask the question is because everyone around me is extremely skeptical about my diet. They think I am going to die.
            See, this is exactly why I killed off my entire family and have no friends. I suggest you do the same.
            "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TigerLily View Post
              See, this is exactly why I killed off my entire family and have no friends. I suggest you do the same.
              This thread is full of win.

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              • #8
                OP: Yes, people are dumb. That's how we got in this mess in the first place.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by polymurphism View Post
                  I guess the reason I ask the question is because everyone around me is extremely skeptical about my diet. They think I am going to die.
                  Don't talk to people about your "diet." Just eat. Stress of worrying what other people think will kill you.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yvonne PHX View Post
                    Don't talk to people about your "diet." Just eat. Stress of worrying what other people think will kill you.
                    TOTALLY TRUE! If people offer you bread, say "No, thank you." Be polite. If people bug you about your diet, tell them that you want to try it out for a few months and see how you feel. Even terrible diets are unlikely to kill you in three months.

                    I have only lost 8 pounds, but I no longer have IBS. That in iteself is a major reason to keep going for me. I have no more interest in grains (except rice, I do eat that occasionally). It gets less and less wierd for other people. When you go out, get the grilled salmon on salad. Or order a steak with steamed veg and a side salad. Have the wine. When everyone is having dessert, opt for a nice cup of coffee. No one will notice that you are eating primally. And at home, who cares?
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                    • #11
                      Yeah I have two of my coworkers trying the primal diet. We cook for each other and eat together so some people started to wonder why. I failed to tell them that the first rule of primal is you do not talk about primal, and one of them is very chatty so she was all "WE'RE ON A PRIMAL CHALLENGE!" and I wanted to bury my head in the sand. Don't get me wrong, I'm proud as fuck of my lifestyle and the way I eat, but I despise labels. It's fun to throw it around on the interwebs, but in real life they make me feel really weird. Luckily the people I work with are mostly young and don't give a shit one way or the other, so nobody has come out in defense of grains, or told us that what we're doing will result in harm.

                      Just eat and focus on yourself, don't tell others what you eat or don't eat, if you must just say "I generally am trying to avoid processed foods and focusing mostly on whole foods, that's it" if you instead give them a list of what you're not eating they're likely to feel as though you're judging them and will fight you because they feel their lifestyle is being attacked.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
                        ...the first rule of primal is you do not talk about primal.
                        This should be in the book.

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