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  • #16
    It's all a matter of perspective. If you're happy with the weight you're at, and you are eating enough, what's wrong with hunger? I'm exploring this in my own weight loss through weekly 48-hour fasts. I don't really feel discomfort anymore (been doing it a month now, I'm currently on my fourth cycle).

    People talk about hunger like it's to be avoided at all costs. Starvation should be, but healthy between meal hunger is only a bad thing if you regard it that way. If you embrace it and consider it a healthy response (which it is), your outlook on it would be different.
    Height: 5' 10"
    Starting Weight: 292
    Starting Primal Weight: 275
    Current weight: 224
    Goal weight: 172
    Body Fat 30.5

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    • #17
      Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
      how long have you been doing it for?
      I have been crossfitting for 6 months and paleo for about 2 months but i have made more progress with my workouts in the last month than i ever had in my fitness life prior.

      My trainer has been paleo for 4 years and crosfitting for 6. No ill effects.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by DCarr10760 View Post
        It's all a matter of perspective. If you're happy with the weight you're at, and you are eating enough, what's wrong with hunger? I'm exploring this in my own weight loss through weekly 48-hour fasts. I don't really feel discomfort anymore (been doing it a month now, I'm currently on my fourth cycle).

        People talk about hunger like it's to be avoided at all costs. Starvation should be, but healthy between meal hunger is only a bad thing if you regard it that way. If you embrace it and consider it a healthy response (which it is), your outlook on it would be different.
        I dont think it is a bad thing, I just dont like the feeling. I eat pretty much just to get rid of it.

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        • #19
          Well you're certainly not alone. My outlook on it has changed entirely since doing IF and longer fasts. In a strange way I sort of enjoy it, because I know my body is working the way it ought to. I also know where my next meal is coming from so there's really no stress involved. And it's amped up my weight loss (which is good because I have plenty to lose).
          Height: 5' 10"
          Starting Weight: 292
          Starting Primal Weight: 275
          Current weight: 224
          Goal weight: 172
          Body Fat 30.5

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          • #20
            I would like to fast but the feeling just gets to me before i can put in any real time. I have a hard enough time just getting from last meal to bed without feeling like my stomach is consuming itself. So annoying.

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            • #21
              Sorry...this might be a repeat as I didn't read all the replies...

              What has helped me with hunger is 2 fold: I don't eat huge meals. I think the shock of filling my belly just triggers my "hunger" response more often than when I simply eat enough to keep hunger aside. Next, I do practice IF. It has become amazingly easy for me although initially I was challenged by it. Good luck to you and congrats on how well you are doing!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by JackMcNasty View Post
                I have been crossfitting for 6 months and paleo for about 2 months but i have made more progress with my workouts in the last month than i ever had in my fitness life prior.

                My trainer has been paleo for 4 years and crosfitting for 6. No ill effects.
                so pretty much a newb. which is fine. but don't base your diet and progress on someone else's ideas. you're still losing weight and burning tremendous fat stores. once you lean out a bit more, you may find that a low carb approach will not sustain the amount of exercise that you continue to do. a lot of people here are/were in that boat. personally, i didn't start eating paleo to lose weight. i really didn't have weight to lose. a side effect of ditching grains was the loss of a couple vanity lbs, which was great, but definitely not my goal. anyway, after about a year of low carbing it, my body revolted. i started feeling run down and sluggish, and actually gaining bodyfat. so i switched things around, started cycling my carbs and fat, and i felt like a new person again. those few lbs melted off again, and my energy levels have skyrocketed back to where they were. some people criticize my activity level (weight training, boxing, mountain biking, jogging, kayaking, etc) but i choose to live my life that way. for me, the low carb approach just didn't work anymore.

                i would also advise you to check out some of the long term effects of low carb dieting, and make a good decision for yourself. and above all else, listen to your body, and not anyone else.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by JackMcNasty View Post
                  I wholehearted disagree with you on needing starch. I get plenty enough carbs from fruit and veggies. Many people in my box have been living paleo for years and doing crossfit for years with no ill effects.
                  Originally posted by JackMcNasty View Post
                  I have been crossfitting for 6 months and paleo for about 2 months but i have made more progress with my workouts in the last month than i ever had in my fitness life prior.
                  Where did I say to avoid Paleo? Keep doing what you're doing for another 12-18 months, and then tell me that you are thriving on X-Fit with fruit and vegetables. You seem to have misinterpreted Paleo as a diet which allows no starch? I'm not surprised that people do well on X-fit + Paleo, but that is not what I am disputing.

                  It's an extraordinarily taxing training protocol. You must be eating a helluva alot of fruit to survive that.

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