Ok what's up???
I started eating primal 2 weeks ago after a year failing miserably with the WW system. Read the book. Kept my carbs between 40-75. Eating clean. I have a job where I stand and move around all day. No sitting. Been really concentrating on no grains. Which has been easier than I thought it would be. I haven't lost anything intwo weeks! I actually gained a pound. Been getting my healthy fats in. My calorie intake is actually around 1700. Sometimes less. Is this normal? I am 41 years/ female/ 5.5/ 167 pounds/ goal is 145. Any advice?
Give it a good 6 months before really assessing things.
[QUOTE=dkJames;1222293]Give it a good 6 months before really assessing things.[/QUOTE]
Yup, don't treat it like a crash diet.
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I don't think it is very realistic to ask people to wait 6 months for tweeks.
Have you had your thyroid and all that good stuff checked?
Your input is meaningless without your output. Since this is an ongoing problem (most people are able to lose weight if they really do WW'ers) I would suggest using a FitBit or a BodyBugg or something to track your output, not necessarily forever but just for a little bit. 1,700 may be a bit high for a woman your size but there is no way to know without knowing the output.
And lastly, are you sure about your tracking? Do you weigh and measure? You might want to do that, again not necessarily forever but at least for a week or two, just to see if you are realistic about what you are eating.
No way 1700 is high. I just think her body needs more time to adjust. Not necessarily 6 months, but it can take a while. Keep giving your body the signal that it's going to get real nutrition on a regular basis now and it will stop fighting to hold on to its energy stores. But it may really be accustomed to being fed nutrient-sparse CW bullshit food and it may take a while before it "believes you." Try to manage stress as well. And take care of your sleep. it's a healing process.
2 weeks is very little time. 21 day to shift over, even 30.
[quote]My calorie intake is actually around 1700. Sometimes less. Is this normal? I am 41 years/ female/ 5.5/ 167 pounds/ goal is 145. Any advice? [/quote]
Yes. You are of an age and weight where the weight loss is difficult to achieve for a female. Once you have the eating clean well-established, you will need to add moving slowly, then lifting, then more intense cardio, while reducing either fat or carb intake, depending on what causes your body to drop fat while maximizing your well-being.
[QUOTE=SeaHorse;1222372]2 weeks is very little time. 21 day to shift over, even 30.[/QUOTE]
Yup. I hate to tell someone to have faith, but have some faith, mainemom.
How's your sleep? It's importance re fat loss is v underrated.
Have you been measuring yourself? Its also possible you may have been losing inches withiut losing weight.
Also, doing any workouts?