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    well i have been primal for about one month now ...from just getting off the weight watchers wagon! I noticed at first my stomach was a bit flatter and of course I feel great!! I havent excercised too much yet , but i am fairly active at home and work . I am seeing an old boyfriend in 6 weeks and i really want to look good , its been 14 yrs!! the scales dont show any weight loss and my clothes are slightly looser. should i be measuring because i get so frustrated with the scales and im wondering if my body has to get used to this new way of eating . I eat no sugar except for alittle piece of dark choc 70% every so often , an apple about 3 times a week and loads of protein some cheese and cream in my coffee, sometimes protein shake, lots of veggies. , but today I was frustrated and I ate breaded fried fish.. I really want this to work for me because I believe in this way of eating , Im not hungry!! i need to loose about 100 lbs , but wish it would come off a little faster . i have read the book also. any advice appreciated!!!

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    Be patient...This does really work. it's not a short term project. It's your lifelong project. Keep doing what you're doing, and maybe try to add in a regular PB exercise program(this is a key ingredient). And remember to get yample rest 8-9 hrs a night(very important). Good luck, and may the Grok be with you:-)
    Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!

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    • #3
      Sprint. Lift some heavy things.

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      • #4
        Losing inches is far better than losing weight so you are doing great

        Don't let the occasional non-primal meal derail your momentum. They are perfectly normal and everyone does it. I just make sure I never eat two non-primal meals in a row so I don't having a cheating spiral.

        Personally I lose fat fastest if there is no dairy in my diet (except some butter). Not true for everyone, but I hear of a lot of people (mostly women I think) who need to eliminate dairy. I also do best with a pretty high fat diet - about 60% of my calories. However, if the way you are eating now leaves you feeling satisfied and not always thinking about food then I really think you are on the right track!
        Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

        http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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        • #5
          Hi Diinky! Congrats on one month. Diet looks good, but breaded stuff will set you back as I'm sure you noticed by now. Protein shakes can be problematic for some people, some brands especially. Have you tried sprints or lifting heavy things? How's your sleep?

          Edit: Wow, other people beat me to every part of this post. I type too slow.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Timothy View Post
            Hi Diinky! Congrats on one month. Diet looks good, but breaded stuff will set you back as I'm sure you noticed by now. Protein shakes can be problematic for some people, some brands especially. Have you tried sprints or lifting heavy things? How's your sleep?

            Edit: Wow, other people beat me to every part of this post. I type too slow.
            We'll consider it reinforcement.

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            • #7
              Give it time too. If you are 100 lbs overweight I would seriously consider doing the Leptin-reset. It's primal eating with a couple of rules reg macros and timing. I lose about 2-3 lbs monthly, but it's always fat, not muscle.

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              • #8
                thankyou everyone!!!

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                • #9
                  yes i thought about that too .. does mark talk about that too , where can i get more info on it .. thanks

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                  • #10
                    Dinky,
                    Congratulations on the progress you have made. I concur with everybody on giving more time. But more than that, I think you have to be easy on yourself and easy on your body. While it has taken so long to get all those 100lbs, it's unfair to expect to go in just one month or even in 6 months. But if you are eating by guidelines, working out, sleeping well and inline 80% of time, it's just matter of time that the tipping point will occur. I would rather enjoy the journey and damn the destination.

                    My thinking is the that the results are discouraging when an external factor is attached(like seeing somebody after 14 years and wanting to look good)..My 2 cents is let go of the outcome and enjoy the process (the process of trial and error) of rediscovering your best gene that's within you!!

                    My best wishes :-)

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                    • #11
                      Measurements are good to do, and using a scale once a week if need be.

                      proven-never-fails-step-by-step-method-for-blistering-fat-loss/

                      Throw away the protein powder, total waste of your calorie intake. I would rather eat something and feel satiety

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations on your successes so far! I know that watching the scale is very frustrating, I've struggled with that as well. Just stick with it! Take your measurements, take photos, and check in every few weeks or month. Yes, it is not instant, but you will see progress.

                        I agree, cut out the protein shakes. One strategy that has been successful for me has been eating 2-3 big meals a day and cutting out the snacks, or at least cutting back on the snacks. Are you snacking a lot?

                        And, don't beat yourself up for eating non-primal things. Just accept it, see if there are any negative effects on your digestion, energy, etc, and store that away for the future. Then before you might eat that unwise food choice, you can think of how you felt the last time.

                        Good luck!
                        My Primal Journal

                        Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.

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                        • #13
                          Here are links to a couple of the leptin reset threads here in the forum. The first post in the first one outlines exactly what the "rules" are and how to follow them. The second link has the experiences of quite a few people who've undergone the leptin reset with additional outside sources to check out:

                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33278.html

                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread32345.html

                          Don't let the sheer volume of the pages of info in these threads deter you; there is some incredible information in there.

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                          • #14
                            You might try tracking your calories for a while and see if you're eating in the right range for weight loss. There have been loads of debates on these boards about tracking vs. not tracking. After trial & error, I realize that I'm one of those people who does need to track or I can easily eat more calories in a day than I should (even if it's all healthy primal stuff). There are lucky folks around here who are able to melt off the fat by simply eating primal. I envy them because it doesn't seem to work that way for me.

                            If you do decide to track calories, it may take some experimenting to figure out what the right range is for you. There are websites out there that can give you formulas, but don't take it as gospel. Experiment and see what range seems right for you. You may need to eat more or less than the prescribed amount.

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