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  • #16
    I think as you lose weight, your body needs less calories to function. It might be that what you've been eating had been sufficient for weight loss when you were heavier, but there's not enough of a deficit to make you lose now. You might need to do IF or carb cycling, depending on what works to lose more weight at this current point. Play around with your macros a little, but also measure yourself and see how you fit into your old clothes. The inches lost are a better depiction of changes in your body composition.
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    • #17
      Yes as one other poster mentioned maybe try adding a little more protein to your diet. This will help build muscle, increase your metabolism and help to fill you up. It sounds like you are doing really well though so keep it up and be patient.

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      • #18
        My body seems to lose about 10 lbs, then stalls, then gets going.

        Also, scale weight, if you have started weight lifting, will often not reflect fat loss as you gain muscle.

        You really do have to think in terms of a long time period for weightloss. The good thing about PB is it is easy to follow, but the downside is that it is not the fastest way to drop weight. I always remind myself, when I look at my overall loss and am not super blown away (36 lbs in a year= 3lbs a month), that I just ate bacon and eggs, duck, steak, all sorts of fat..... so it's not like I am suffering or doing anything remarkably hard that I can't sustain.

        I do get jealous of the people that seem to lose 100 lbs in 6 months. They got dealt a lucky hand!

        Anecdotally- 3 weeks ago I started cross fit and my new size 12 jeans were snug.3 weeks later, the scale is down 2 lbs, BUT those jeans are now gapping at the waist and looser in the thighs.

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        • #19
          I have no idea how people think of dairy as "primal"????

          We are the only mamamals that consume another mamamals milk (or by products) and only mamamal that consumes it after weaning.

          Ordinary Doctors that really know squat about nutrition will tell you the same thing.

          Does anyone really think there was a seperate cave where the caveman kept his cows to go milk twice a day?
          55 yr old male


          07/01/2013

          Weight; 199
          Chest; 41.5
          Waist; 42
          Hips; 40
          Thigh; 22.5
          Calf; 15
          Bicep: 13
          Forearm; 11.5
          Neck; 17

          07/20/2013

          Weight; 200
          Chest; 42
          Waist; 42.5
          Hips; 39
          Thigh; 23
          Calf; 15
          Bicep: 13
          Forearm; 11.5
          Neck; 16

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          • #20
            Hey Jayne-

            You are probably building muscle. I have times when my weight loss slows down then something will happen and I will notice a new muscle or that I am stronger. That is all it is. Just relax and keep at it. 8)

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            • #21
              Yes, yes, yes

              Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
              primal Jayne, darling girl - we so need to meet for a coffee. I am also on "the scale won't budge", but am working through it.
              keep at it my girl, and I think that one day, while we are feeling a whole lot better about everything.... the scales might move again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              Oh goodness, I'm such a flake - I promise I will ring you soon and we will finally meet and share lol thanks for posting - you made me smile after a really, really crap shift lol

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              • #22
                Originally posted by ez2cy View Post
                I have no idea how people think of dairy as "primal"????

                We are the only mamamals that consume another mamamals milk (or by products) and only mamamal that consumes it after weaning.

                Ordinary Doctors that really know squat about nutrition will tell you the same thing.

                Does anyone really think there was a seperate cave where the caveman kept his cows to go milk twice a day?

                I agree with this as well. I still do butter, but that's it. I have tried to steer clear of any of the primal approved processed foods such as nut butters, dairy, coconut milk, etc. Even though these products come from primal sources, they are processed down into extremely calorie dense foods, which have little nutritional purpose. I prefer now to eat my calories instead of consuming them in drinks, sauces or spreads. This is just my opinion, and what I have found that has worked well for me over the past few months.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by sroelofs View Post
                  Check out the graphs on my success story page. I have a year worth of weight loss measurements in there. 384 Days of Primal: Focusing on the Process to See Results | Mark's Daily Apple You'll see the periods of no weight loss but you will start losing again.
                  Thanks sroelofs - those graphs are amazing and probably just what I needed to see ie: the BIG picture.
                  It all just seems so NOW that I want results but from those graphs I can see that maybe in a year's time I will be posting the same sort of thing.

                  Thank you soooo much for sharing. I love looking at the before and after pictures on here and fantasise about the day I can put mine up but the graphs show the ups and downs of how it really is.

                  Thanks again.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by ez2cy View Post
                    I have no idea how people think of dairy as "primal"????

                    We are the only mamamals that consume another mamamals milk (or by products) and only mamamal that consumes it after weaning.

                    Ordinary Doctors that really know squat about nutrition will tell you the same thing.

                    Does anyone really think there was a seperate cave where the caveman kept his cows to go milk twice a day?
                    Yep, that's what I'm a thinkin but without milk I can't drink tea or coffee and at this stage I can't imagine my day without either - but that is why I posed the question - cos with all the other good eating it just somehow doesn't feel right (although I'm not man enough to exclude it yet).

                    Thanks for your thoughts!

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                    • #25
                      I don't do dairy at all, it's guaranteed to stop my weight loss. But it may not be the same for you.

                      As for the scale, I weigh myself twice a day! Once in the morning, once in the evening. I love collecting the data and have several years worth of charts and statistics and trends I can refer to. Very very helpful.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by brighthorse View Post
                        Hey Jayne-

                        You are probably building muscle. I have times when my weight loss slows down then something will happen and I will notice a new muscle or that I am stronger. That is all it is. Just relax and keep at it. 8)
                        Thanks but when I say I've only just joined - I mean I've been going only 2 weeks - so I'm not really lifting any real weights yet. Plus I had 2 seperate shoulder injuries in the last 3 months (both shoulders) so it will be slow going for a while. I'm only lifting 4kg hand weights but some good stretching and core work. That's why I didn't think the gym had slowed down the weight loss.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by palebluedots View Post
                          I don't do dairy at all, it's guaranteed to stop my weight loss. But it may not be the same for you.

                          As for the scale, I weigh myself twice a day! Once in the morning, once in the evening. I love collecting the data and have several years worth of charts and statistics and trends I can refer to. Very very helpful.
                          Man, if you have several years worth of data - You need to share!!!

                          Can you upload them?? I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one interested!! Please?????

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                          • #28
                            Cheese is not the same as drinking actual milk. Even using cream is not the same as drinking milk. None of is us living like an actual cave man. We're all post-agricultural and every last thing we eat is agricultural. My pre-industrial ancestors herded reindeer and consumed the milk, but it was usually processed in some way for storage. Not just consumed as-is.
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Annieh View Post
                              As for coconut sugar, what is that and where do you get it? Sounds interesting. I don't suppose it would be much problem if you're only having a little, unless it is giving you sugar cravings that you then give in to, but it doesn't sound like that's the case.
                              Hi Annieh - Coconut sugar is just that - it's not as sweet as real sugar but has way more nutrients in it and it has a low GI (35). It has a sort of mild sugary/caramelly flavour but is just right for my tea and coffee! I got my first bag from a health shop and the second from Pikos. Here is a link so you can read about it: Coconut sugar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hope that helps!

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                              • #30
                                I notice you said 'shift'. There's been quite a bit of research out lately about shift work, lack of sleep and weight gain. Has you shift changed? Might be worth keeping a record to see if your shift patterns affect the scales.

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