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    Who is actually losing weight?

    I've been reading through some of the journals and the forum.

    It seems like some people are absolutely struggling to lose weight on primal.

    Is it just that the people who are already at or close to a healthy weight who have a hard time?

    Is anyone who (seriously) has 50+ pounds to lose having (or had) troubles?

    And what is up with the neurotic calorie counting?

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    Lost 50 pounds easy. Counted calories at first, then went by feel. It was easy.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    I just ignore the 'nuerotic calorie counting' types, and stick to the PB proper.

    I personally had initially gotten frustrated with lack of weight loss, but it did happen slowly over about 6 months. I didn't really have much to loose as I'd already done my big loss using WW previously but was struggling to maintain. So I lost 4 kg in 6 months, and have kept it off for the last 6months with very little effort. I think there are quite a few of us on here that live Primal not for the weight loss but for the bigger lifestyle and health improvements.

    Have a look over at the success stories thread, it'll make you feel a whole lot better.

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    Thanks Lizzielou, i started with success stories but the journals threw me off

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    So now I'm a 'neurotic calorie counting' type (edited for spelling).

    Okaayyyy.

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    It can be slow, you can stall, it can take some effort.

    http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
    Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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    oh dear, i shouldn't have read your blog... why did you have to mention chocolate croissants?

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    I want to add the weight never came back in these three years. I mean, water weight and a couple of pounds up and down, but pretty stable between around 175-180 for the most part. And I always eat until I'm stuffed, and do little fasts during my work week. Rarely over 24 hours. Best and most awesome thing that I tried? Juggling macro ratios! I found out I feel best on high-protein, usually that means about a pound of meat (fish, liver, beef heart, ground grass-fed beef, chicken, etc.) a day, chased with the other stuff (avocado, berries, eggs, mushrooms, bone stock, seaweed, seafood, dandelion, etc.). And real sauerkraut, kombucha, spices, you know - the whole yuppie menu. And hard-ish, aged grass-fed cheese and raw milk. Honey and molasses are fine, too. With me. For now.

    But it helps to play around. Try high-carb once your fat metabolism is back in good shape and you've lost a few pounds. Many find it advantageous. But that means do the new thing for a month, not a week! Changes are upsetting and your body needs time to adapt.

    *edit - Weight loss was slow, sometimes a pound a month. But when that pound never comes back, you're winning.
    Last edited by Knifegill; 04-09-2013 at 04:03 PM.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    I lost 65 lbs and have kept it off too.

    The whiny "I've been paleo for three whole days now and haven't lost anything. It must not work", kind of posts get tiresome.

    People who are successful don't feel the need to do threads like that.

    And not all calorie counting is neurotic. It has its place in getting a person in touch with what a reasonable portion should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    And not all calorie counting is neurotic. It has its place in getting a person in touch with what a reasonable portion should be.
    I agree with this. I needed to see the numbers and macros of the foods I was eating when I was stuck at 185 pounds. I haven't tracked my meals in a long time, but I used the Paleo Tracker a lot when I was trying to get a foothold. It was very necessary in the process for me.

    PS: When I reach my goal weight, I will have to go back to the tracker and repeat the process using different macros. I don't want to sabotage myself by thinking that I can just eat primally and things will be ok. Maybe they will, but that will bear out over time if true.
    Last edited by MsSmith; 01-07-2014 at 02:12 PM.
    Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
    Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
    Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
    Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
    1-30-2014 - 157 (lowest weight since 2004)
    GAPS/SCD 12-29-2014
    CW: 164 GW: 130-135 CBF%: 24.38
    49 - 5'7.5"
    Macros (PFC) 30/40/30

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