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    Anyone watching calorie intake???

    I have 30 pounds to lose and have been eating primal for three months. I've lost a grand total of 4 pounds and am at the point where I know I"m going to have to start counting. Grrrr!!!

    Anyone else?? I hear plenty of stories of people who switch to primal and the fat just melts off.

    I wish that was me.

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    Originally posted by kiwigal View Post
    Anyone watching calorie intake???

    I have 30 pounds to lose and have been eating primal for three months. I've lost a grand total of 4 pounds and am at the point where I know I"m going to have to start counting. Grrrr!!!

    Anyone else?? I hear plenty of stories of people who switch to primal and the fat just melts off.

    I wish that was me.
    How to Lower Your Blood Sugar

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    • #3
      Awesome thanks!!! I'm guessing my three fruit a day habit should be dropped to one and I should lower my portion of nuts.

      I really need to get my insulin in check thanks!!!

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      • #4
        dang ... if youre tryin to lose weight drop the fruit AND the nuts .. and any dairy too for a while and watch the results!
        started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

        my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html



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        • #5
          I did that for a couple of days and my energy crashed. Took out the heavy whipping cream out of my diet, no fruit and limited diet. I just felt awful!!!! Wanted to sleep non stop.
          How do I stop the crash so I can still go to work, and do my daily tasks???

          Dumb question I know. Slowly take those things out OR are there supplements that will raise energy so I can get through detox?

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          • #6
            Need more info. What do you weigh, how tall are you, what's a sample day's menu?

            I have lost 14.7 kgs (29.5 lbs) and lot of fat (dropped 2 pants sizes and 1 top size) in 6 months on Primal, but I exercise a lot - swim 1-2.5 hours a day. My average food intake is between 1500-2400 calories BUT once I deduct the exercise calories some days I only have 200 remaining. I try to keep carbs <30 but always <50.

            A sample day for me:
            Odille
            F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
            following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

            My Primal Blog / Photo Blog / RedBubble shop / My Calendars / My Facebook

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            • #7
              good video!
              I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

              You're never going to get to the top of the stairs if you don't walk up them.

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              • #8
                You guys are awesome!!!! I'll drop the dairy and nuts and up the caffeine LOL and see how it goes.

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                • #9
                  The key to fat loss is calories. Calories in vs. calories out is valid. People that disagree either don't know what they are talking about or are confused about what it really means. Calories in can be controlled (obviously, it is what you eat). Calories out is a little more complicated and is controlled by hormones but you can't really do much about it. People like to say this or that effects your leptin or something else, but any diet like that is just a caloric deficit wrapped up in pseudo science. The leptin reset will work for most people, but not because of some sort of hormone magic. It works because people don't snack, they eat less calories, and drop weight because of that.

                  Basically what it comes down to is calories in vs. calories out. Since the calories out part of the equation is hard to control, focus on what you are taking in. Keep protein intake relatively high (1 gram per pound of lean body mass is a good starting point) and fill in the rest of your diet with carbs and fat. Switching out between carbs and fats aren't going to make any real world difference in weight loss if your protein and calories are constant. Here is a good article you might find useful:

                  How We Get Fat | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald

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                  • #10
                    I don't want to be on this forum anymore.

                    Study Weston A. Price. It is sane.
                    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                      I don't want to be on this forum anymore.

                      Study Weston A. Price. It is sane.
                      Agreed.
                      People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                        I don't want to be on this forum anymore.

                        Study Weston A. Price. It is sane.
                        I disagree. Weston A. Price seems to have quite the agenda and seems to be extremely one sided in their views.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jimhensen View Post
                          I disagree. Weston A. Price seems to have quite the agenda and seems to be extremely one sided in their views.
                          What agenda?
                          You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jimhensen View Post
                            I disagree. Weston A. Price seems to have quite the agenda and seems to be extremely one sided in their views.
                            There's a lot of overlap between WAP and the Primal Blueprint. Both have a lot of good (and a few crazy) ideas. WAP can drive you nuts with all the soaking, sprouting and fermenting; with PB you better like sandwiches wrapped in cabbages leaves and sweet potatoes and white rice, lol.

                            Humans can eat and thrive on a wide variety of foodstuffs (including grains! and legumes!). The trick, I believe, is to keep sugar and processed foods (full of trans fats and chemicals) to a minimum.

                            However, the way some people treat their diet like a science project is insane, in my opinion.
                            Last edited by MrsC; 02-14-2012, 09:20 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Kiwigal, I am tracking calories because I was not losing any weight on "unweighed, unmeasured" Paleo. I still eat Paleo, but am limiting my calories to 1400 or 1500 per day and I am finally seeing a slow loss. This low calorie amount is very doable for me combined with IF.
                              Last edited by gempdx44; 02-14-2012, 09:32 PM. Reason: grammar
                              "For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic ... we enjoy the comfort of opinions without the discomfort of thought."
                              ---John F. Kennedy

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