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    I have been on PB for about 2.5 weeks. The first week more trial and error. Since then I have been about 90% and track all my carbs, keeping them between 50 and 80. This does not seem to be working. I walk everyday. I go to the gym 3 times a week to do weights. I have lost 0. My other problem is my bowels, which go between constipation to diarhea. Prior to PB, I exercised and watched my calories, staying about 1200 per day. I have been eating gluten free for 15 years. I lost on the calorie plan 21 pounds in 4 months. Like I said since I'm on PB I have lost nothing and now have bowel problems to deal with. (this was not an issue before) I read all the comments on this forum about all the great results, but is it possible that this diet does not work for everyone. I really miss alot of my previous grain foods and fruits that I do without to keep down the carbs. I don't even remember what sugar tastes like. I can do this if I get results, but so far it's like beating my head against the wall. It just hurts!

  • #2
    If you expected a chorus and some miracle you were looking in the wrong place. Read the book and put more time in. There is no easy fix or solution. No overnight sensations.. just time and hard work.

    *sigh.. still grumpy*
    Karin


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    • #3
      LOL 2.5 weeks... That is barely enough time to reprogram your genes.

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      • #4
        Especially for women, it's not a good idea to get on the scale in that first month. There are many complex metabolic, hormonal, and genetic maneuverings going on that do not show up on any scale. Your body is very busy right now.

        The people you see who lose a lot in the beginning are just shedding all the inflammation they've been packing around (a.k.a. "water weight").

        My gut didn't know which way was up in the beginning, either. It happens to a lot of us here. This will resolve itself and your body will find its way.

        Give it more time. This is not a diet, nor is it a sprint. It's a lifestyle change and a marathon with all sorts of twists and turns along the trail.

        Are you looking for a diet?
        "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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        • #5
          Thank you everyone. Like I said this is all new to me. I wasn't expecting a miracle, I just wasn't prepared for my whole sysrtm to go into an uproar since I was already gluten free. My only other live source besides all you good people is my son. He had no problem adjusting and the weight is falling off him. I just wasn't sure if I was on the right track. Maybe there should be a permanent thread for beginners problems. I tried going through the forum, there is a lot there, but everyone was telling about there great success. I'm sure I'm not the only newbie who has these concerns.

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          • #6
            Do a search for carb flu. For some people it takes up to 30 days before they start feeling better again. Hang in there.

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            • #7
              You don't have to go low-carb. Introducing a few starchy carbs might help.

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              • #8
                50-80 grams of carbs a day isn't really low carb
                Primal Chaos
                37yo 6'5"
                6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
                current 338lbs 49" waist
                goal 240lbs 35" waist

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                • #9
                  While I agree with the others saying it can take time, could we see an example of a typical day's food?

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                  • #10
                    1200 cals a day, lifting and working out beyond that? How much do you weigh? If you were eating at that big of a deficit for that long you shouldn't have much left if anything to lose.

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                    • #11
                      Breakfast: 1 or 2 eggs with 2 strips of bacon or 2 sausage. 2 cups coffee with a little 1/2 & 1/2
                      Lunch: Green salad with leftover chicken and homemade cole slaw.
                      Dinner: Steak, Zucchini pancakes (paleo), tomato salad, raw vegetables. Glass of red wine.

                      This is pretty average. The only cheats I havve had other than dairy and wine is the occasional potato, usually sweet.

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                      • #12
                        I'm 5'7" and currently weigh 144. I'm not so concerned as to the #, I'm just looking to lose the flubber!

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                        • #13
                          I guess it depends on what you want to achieve with the PB. I couldn't survive on that tiny amount of food, and certainly not on low carb. There are 4 things happening here - you're restricting your food intake, restricting carbs, exercising, and trying to go primal. Try dropping some of your rules and focus on being primal first. Eating sweet potatoes is certainly not cheating, nor is dairy.
                          Started Feb 18 2011

                          Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                          Journalling here

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                          • #14
                            Thanks. I sometimes try to jump into something too quick.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Diana3249 View Post
                              Thanks. I sometimes try to jump into something too quick.
                              LOL, that's me, too!! Then I don't stick with it.

                              I'm a 'work in progress' at this way of life, trying to do it step by step. I started by healing my gut (7 months) and am only now starting to work the exercise part of the programme. Try counting your successes in ways that are personal to you in a way that the scales can never be - what general life improvements are you hoping for? Don't forget the PB has 10 steps to it, not just one - how's your sleep? Are you playing?
                              Started Feb 18 2011

                              Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

                              Journalling here

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