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    Is it possible to not eat enough? Weight gain?

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    Hey guys,
    I'm still very green to the Primal lifestyle and I find that since I'm eating fat/protein (not crazy amounts, mind you, but a moderate serving of meat in a stew with veggies) I get full and stay full.
    So I'm usually only eating about two meals a day, that are large. But I used to eat much more. I'm just simply not hungry. I've only been Paleo totally for the past week or so so I don't think I'm burning enough fat to be sustaining myself.
    I'm up 4lbs on the scale from last week, weighed at the same time and place, naked. Could I be shocking my metabolism? Other factors: I haven't been drinking as much water, I am PMSing, my potassium supps ran out...

    Today's the first day that I'm going to track my nutrition. I'll average when the week is up and post my stats so you guys can help.
    Right now, I'm a 16yo girl, somewhat active, at 5'5" and 165lbs. I'm hoping to lose 25lbs from where I stand at least.
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    you will just have to count your calories to make sure you're getting enough/not too much. according to an online calorie calculator you should be eating around 1400 calories if you want to lose weight (make sure you count in exercise into the calorie counting too, unless it's in the morning on an empty stomach).

    You don't have to count calories religiously, just make sure it's around 1400 and you should lose weight

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    I think you're doing just fine you're naturally eating less, don't force it to become even less. And eat more when you're more hungry
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    Could be water retention if you are at the end of your cycle. You need to give your body time to adjust as well. Also, you are 16 and quite possibly still growing. Just eat healthy, follow your hunger, and stay away from the scale for at least a month!

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    also make sure you weight yourself in the morning before you have eaten or drank to check your results, i notice food and water can add up to 5 pounds of weight when i eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golangrok View Post
    Hey guys,
    I'm still very green to the Primal lifestyle and I find that since I'm eating fat/protein (not crazy amounts, mind you, but a moderate serving of meat in a stew with veggies) I get full and stay full. So I'm usually only eating about two meals a day, that are large. But I used to eat much more. I'm just simply not hungry. I've only been Paleo totally for the past week or so so I don't think I'm burning enough fat to be sustaining myself.
    I'm up 4lbs on the scale from last week, weighed at the same time and place, naked. Could I be shocking my metabolism? Other factors: I haven't been drinking as much water, I am PMSing, my potassium supps ran out...

    Today's the first day that I'm going to track my nutrition. I'll average when the week is up and post my stats so you guys can help.
    Right now, I'm a 16yo girl, somewhat active, at 5'5" and 165lbs. I'm hoping to lose 25lbs from where I stand at least.
    Thanks
    I think you've found the key. Pay attention to your body's hunger cues. Eat for optimal nutrition when you're hungry, don't eat when you're not.

    Females don't see drastic differences instantly. Give it at least 6 weeks (or maybe a couple of cycles) to see how your body responds. We are cyclical, hormones do have an effect.

    And don't weigh...MEASURE.
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    This month, my weight shot up like 4-5 pounds TWO WEEKS before my period. It hovered around there, came down a pound or so, and then when I finally started on my period it fell off and the losses I'd racked up started showing. So maybe it's that. Don't stress...this works. I stick with it, and as long as I do, I lose weight. Maybe I won't show a loss, but I'm still losing, and it eventually shows up.
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    Thank for all the replies. I actually feel much better today - upped my water and stayed clean.

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    It's probably just water retention. I feel so much fullness in my belly the days surrounding the start of my period that I don't dare weigh myself - I'm sure I carry 3-5 extra pounds of water. Give it another week or two and check again.

    And Sandra is spot-on: your measurements and how your clothes fit are more important and helpful than scale weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in BC View Post
    I agree wholeheartedly! I always tell folks to ditch the scale. Don't be a slave to it! Weight is not synonymous with health!
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