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    Can you summarise in a couple of sentences what you want the readers to take away from those two articles you linked. That would be good as I haven't got time to read them. Though I probably read the Eades one - read everything he posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokbadok View Post
    Thanks for this link js290.
    Actually, I found it from another thread here, so I can't take the credit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    Obviously fat loss is what we want.
    One's ability to burn fat is completely controlled by hormones. How does calories, a measure of heat, affect one's hormones, particularly insulin and leptin?

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    1. Most folks easily have a calorie deficit when starting a low carb (Primal) diet, so they lose easily, but start unconsciously adding Primal "treats" and end up not having a calorie deficit, so they plateau.

    2. A carb refeed can help boost water (weight) loss if you've been on a low carb diet for awhile. (I suspect that magnesium supplementation could help as well.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    1. Most folks easily have a calorie deficit when starting a low carb (Primal) diet, so they lose easily, but start unconsciously adding Primal "treats" and end up not having a calorie deficit, so they plateau.

    2. A carb refeed can help boost water (weight) loss if you've been on a low carb diet for awhile. (I suspect that magnesium supplementation could help as well.)
    Thanks Dragonfly. I agree with number 1. Possibly no. 2 - will just have to go and read that link. Thanks again.

    JS290, as a low carber I believe in creating the optimal hormonal environment to encourage FAT loss but caloric deficit is involved in the end.
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    My 30 lb weight loss came after adopting Paleo. I had a hunch that it was calories, but all those BMR (how ever accurate those are) calculations showed me burning around 2500 cals a day. I don't want to get sucked into the calories in calories out mindset but I feel even on my 2,000 cal days I should have at least seen a pound or two loss in the last month... as much as I love eating fat, it's frustrating to see much of my "allowance" taken up by olive oil and butter. Maybe I will go back to my Paleo ways for a couple weeks, focus on leaner meats, and see where that takes me.

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    How do you feel? Could you have put on a few lbs of muscle? How do your clothes fit? How is your sleep quality? I sometimes find that a major pig out meal or two (meat and veggies with maybe a little starch) of more than I would normally consume, tends to jump start things again. Not sure of the science here. And, yeah, at some point, we all need to increase our workouts/activity, not sure how active you are, sorry if I missed it!

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    Paleo tends to be lower in actual calories if you eat to satiety...have you ever looked at Cordains "sample menu" for the nutritional breakdown for a female? I eat a LOT and that would have me skipping a few meals a day..fewer calories because of the lack of added fat...I feel better, and my gallbladder and skin are happier with the fat, and I am more pleasant to be around. But I skip lots of meals because I only eat when I am actually hungry..but when I eat, bring it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    JS290, as a low carber I believe in creating the optimal hormonal environment to encourage FAT loss but caloric deficit is involved in the end.
    How do a calories get converted into body mass (fat and lean)?

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    Since doing away with the CW about breakfast, I find that I don't get hungry until aroun 3 or 4pm. The Paleo food list (not so much the food plan) was helpful because I wasn't tempted toward foods like bacon and dairy, which may be leading me astray :/ I LOVE fat, but I find even 2 or 3 tbsp of coconut oil still leaves me hungry. I could easily eat way more than 2,000 calories a day but even my trainer was saying I should keep it to 1,600, which is heartbreaking I'm wondering if I am too low carb, most of my weight loss occurred in the 80-100 gram zone. Just thought ditching the fruits and nuts would speed things up a bit. Also curious about the water weight thing... Paleo stresses low salt, but I started ignoring that when I came across MDA... Thanks for the help!!!

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