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  • Am I doing something wrong!!! Not loosing weight :(

    Started PB Jan. 6th. Lost 7lbs right off the bat. Now onto week 6 and I haven't lost any weight for 3 weeks.

    I own a preschool and am a mom so I'm busy but do not exercise.
    40 yr old. Female. 5'4 151# goal weight 130#

    I eat 1500 cal
    110 fat
    100 pro
    50 carb

    Daily menu looks like this (although I do mix it up a bit)

    7AM: 8oz coffee with 2T heavy whipping cream

    1:00: 6oz grilled steak
    1/2 avocado
    2hard boiled eggs
    Cutie orange

    3:00 8oz coffee with 2T heavy whipping cream

    6:00 5oz turkey breast
    1c green beans with butter
    Smoothy: 3T almond butter, 1/4c coconut milk, 2t cocoa powder, water

    Why am I not loosing weight??? What am I doing wrong???

  • #2
    Originally posted by Scribble View Post
    Started PB Jan. 6th. Lost 7lbs right off the bat. Now onto week 6 and I haven't lost any weight for 3 weeks.

    I own a preschool and am a mom so I'm busy but do not exercise.
    40 yr old. Female. 5'4 151# goal weight 130#

    I eat 1500 cal
    110 fat
    100 pro
    50 carb

    Daily menu looks like this (although I do mix it up a bit)

    7AM: 8oz coffee with 2T heavy whipping cream

    1:00: 6oz grilled steak
    1/2 avocado
    2hard boiled eggs
    Cutie orange

    3:00 8oz coffee with 2T heavy whipping cream

    6:00 5oz turkey breast
    1c green beans with butter
    Smoothy: 3T almond butter, 1/4c coconut milk, 2t cocoa powder, water

    Why am I not loosing weight??? What am I doing wrong???
    Eat more Veges!! 1 cup of green beans is no where near enough. Get back to basics. Eat Vegetables and meat. Big ass salad for lunch with your steak and avocado. huge plate of veges at dinner with your turkey breast.

    I'm five foot 3, and I do not lose weight at 1500 calories unless I exercise.

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    • #3
      We're about in the same boat. I started PB on January 1st. Was eating low carb for a long time but indulged over te holidays and needed boundaries around my food which PB provides.

      I'm 5'4 but 62. It took me six weeks to take off six pounds. I walk a minimum of 60 minutes a day. My current weight is 146.

      I average 1200-1400 calories a day. Carbs from veggies and a very occasional sweet potato.

      What I would try differently for a week is to have your avocado an eggs on a nice bed of greens. Throw some other veggies on there.

      I would gain weight on the Almond butter. I would add lots more veggies to your dinner. Salad with roasted veggies and an organic olive oil dressing instead of the smoothie. Just mix it up and find things that you enjoy.

      I lose weight best at around 30 carbs. It's frustrating to want to get some weight off and have it be so tough, isn't it? We're both really new to this. Let's give it time and trust in the process. It will happen!

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      • #4
        Yes, add salad and veges as suggested above, but drop the smoothy and at least one of the creamy coffees. We are supposed to eat food, not drink it.

        It would be good if you could fit in some exercise too, eg pushups, squats and planks 1-2x pw would be a start. Muscle burns more calories, as well as making you feel and look better.
        Annie Ups the Ante
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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        • #5
          Without doing anything different last fall, I lost 2.5 lbs dropping the cream from my coffee. It took a couple of weeks, but you see my point. No, the coffee isn't as good, but... Also, I am 5'2 and 130 lbs, I am pretty sure I will have to drop to 1400 calories to lose more weight and I workout 5 days a week and walk the dogs about 10 miles a week. Sucks being short and not young anymore...
          Primal since 4/7/2012

          Starting weight 140
          Current weigh 126

          www.jenniferglobensky.blogspot.com

          Jennifer

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          • #6
            I would drop the smoothie and maybe experiment with eating 1400-1200 calories a day.

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            • #7
              Are you losing inches?

              Give it time. PB isn't a diet.
              Sandra
              *My obligatory intro

              There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

              DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

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              • #8
                Thanks for the input! I think I will go down to 1400 calories and start walking at least 30 min a day plus a little weights. Try that for a week or so. Any opinions on only eating 2 times a day vs 3 times a day?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scribble View Post
                  Any opinions on only eating 2 times a day vs 3 times a day?
                  Not necessary for weight loss.

                  A kind of useful skill to have for when the food available to you at the time is not suitable.

                  Easier to do than you might think.
                  Annie Ups the Ante
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                  • #10
                    I'd watch the nut butter, as soon as I add this in I stop losing

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sandra in BC View Post
                      Are you losing inches?

                      Give it time. PB isn't a diet.
                      x2

                      It will happen when you least expect it.
                      "There are no short cuts to enlightenment, the journey is the destination, you have to walk this path alone"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Omni View Post
                        x2

                        It will happen when you least expect it.
                        I'm really trusting this as I am new to primal eating. I took off the six I gained over the holidays/new desk job pounds. I'm happy about that. After 45 years of dieting, I am hoping that Primal will give me a good balance along with my daily 5k+ walking/hiking. Now I need to start lifting heavy things. I love Primal eating and hope to really have the no grains become imbedded into my lifestyle.

                        Here's to trusting the healing process!

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                        • #13
                          Looks to me like too much protein, too many carbs, especially if you are "carb sensitive". I lose quicker when I am eating 70% fat/20% protein/10% carbs. You might be seeing some gluconeogenesis with the high protein. See the other thread on High fat.
                          Started 9/15/11 at 323 pounds
                          2/16/13 at 241 pounds
                          Goal is 223 pounds or less

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                          • #14
                            I noticed you don't have anything to eat until 1 PM? Definitely throw in a breakfast of some sort! And I'd have to agree with the nut butters, they're delicious but you have to be really careful with how much you eat them especially if your goal is weight loss. Eat more veggies and ditch the smoothie too. Lastly, ditch the scale! It's not the greatest tool for fat loss. I've recently seen a plateau in my weight but my clothes are fitting looser. Hope that helps!

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