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Thread: Difficulty Losing Weight on Primal Diet

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    East Coast

    Difficulty Losing Weight on Primal Diet

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    Hello. I started my primal journey 18days ago. I have stuck with it for the entire 18 days but have not lost a single pound. Anyone out there have any thoughts?

    I am exercising, drinking plenty of water and following the blueprint but again no success. I have been seeing other peoples success stories in the first 21 days but feel like im missing something.

    Any information is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    I was not successful with weight loss on Primal until I controlled calories as well. But I am a 50 something female starting menopause. Wish I could relate to the success stories where they melt away, but it just didn't happen for me.
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."

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    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Montréal, QC
    Things like nuts, fruits and starchy veggies (sweet potatoes) can hinder weight loss. If that's your primary goal, eat a smaller amount of those things.

  4. #4
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    Jun 2011
    Los Angeles
    if you read the book, you'll note that mark says you need a calorie deficit to lose weight. this is a truism which will never change, regardless of your diet. maintaining weight isn't as glued to calories at all, but losing certainly is. don't get into the 'i must cut carbs to inuit levels to make this work' mentality. eat less.

  5. #5
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    May 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Gonna need some more information from you, like what you ate for the past couple of days and what kind of exercise you are doing.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

  6. #6
    I've been primal 3 months and just had a 3 week period where nothing changed, not weight or inches. now this week I dropped 2.8. So I realize it's not going to happen the same for everyone. I also made sure I marked everything I ate to create a calorie deficit.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2010
    Terranora, far north coast NSW, Australia
    It is impossible to advise without knowing your height, weight and activity level, plus some indication of what you eat in a day.
    F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    I dislike the perception that paleo will automatically make you lose weight (in additional to all kinds of other miracle cures), it won't. If you are eating a good diet and aren't losing weight then you need to try something else. Calorie counting works but you need to be very strict and it sucks being hungry.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Newburgh, NY
    Go big or go home: have you gone into ketosis (<50g / carbs daily)?

    You may also be gaining muscle. Keep with it; it will work.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Bay Area, CA
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    Weight loss is not a linear process, but stick to your regime and I promise you, you WILL see the results you're looking for.

    Speaking of, could you share your typical daily food intake for more insight?
    Fasting Evangelist - Embrace nothing, get everything.

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