Pernille, The same thing happened to me. The Paleo Diet simply wasn’t enough to address my condition completely, but what it did do for me was keep my symptoms from worsening. What I discovered is that in order to make the weight gain change (I was 105 lbs, and gained 50 in the space of a few short months) I had to focus on eating QUALITY meats, grass-fed and wild-caught, I ate no animals that ate corn and soy so no chicken, no pork, and no turkey, and I also added in increased amounts of fructooligosaccharides after going on a VLC version of the Paleo Diet (big mistake). What took me a few years to realize was that at the root of all of my diseases and symptoms, I had one glaring disorder that had unchecked: gut dysbiosis. What I did to resolve that finally you’ll never believe, but it was something called a fecal transplant. If you have rendered specific species of beneficial bacteria in your body extant, then no amount of eating a grain-free diet can bring them back to life. I had to resolve that. Then, eating nothing but wild-caught fish and orange juice took me the rest of the way. And from 105 to 155, where I stayed for three years unable to budge despite my calorie-deficit, VLC, animal protein only, zero fruits, zero nuts, etc. experiments, I finally got back down to 107.
Weigh yourself once or twice a week. Monitoring your progress is important when you’re losing weight. Stepping on the scale regularly can help you see how effective your diet program is going and whether or not you need to make any changes.
Thanks Neely! As far as acupuncture goes I have actually tried that … I tried dry needling first with my physical therapist and gave it a month like he had asked and it ended up making the pain worse and then I tried acupuncture as well as the suction cups which ended up bruising my body, the pain was better for a couple hours after acupuncture but then after that and the next day it was worse than before. And I have no clue what a cranio sacral practitioner is so I will be researching that today! Also, my physical therapist wanted to send me to a neurosurgeon and look at getting a spinal cord stimulator (I’m not too excited about having another surgery lol). Thank you so much though for the quick response and your help! And trust me I am googling other ways to make all this pain and inflammation go down, even just a little is such a relief, I absolutely HATE taking pills, but so far that is the only way I can actually even get out of bed, and I don’t know if you know anything about military doctors but it has been hard getting referrals to anything really and I have to have a referral from my PCM to see ANYONE off post which is aggravating. Plus I live in Alaska, who h in the town I live in there aren’t the many places I can go anyways, but I am moving to seattle this weekend so ill be hopefully able to see some different doctors lol That’s how I came to the paleo diet cuz I wanted something that is healthy and easy and with y’all’s meal plan it seems as though it would be easy for my husband and I to do. Thank you again for your help 🙂
I started strict paleo (with a few nuts, a tiny bit of dark chocolate allowed and little to no fruit) about 8 months ago. I’ve steadily gained weight since. I was not super overweight before — maybe just 10 lbs. I’m a performer and thought this would help my health, stamina, leanness, and reduce fat a bit. (So far,…. that has not been the case). I’m completely discouraged at this point. I’m continually told that my previous diet did not contain enough calorie intake. Now that I’m eating around 2000-2500 calories a day…. I feel stuffed all the time (with only 3 meals/day) and feel like I eat a ton. I want to cut portion size but am concerned about eating too little and having my body think I’m starving it. (Before, I ate between 1200 and 1500/day). Any suggestions? (I’m moderately to heavily active… I am a dancer and dance educator, so moving a lot most days…. plus my own workouts which are similar to cross fit).
While I agree that changing your diet from a vegetarian/vegan to a Paleo diet is difficult for many people, it truly takes time for many people to complete their journey. On the flip side, others really don’t have a the luxury of time to facilitate healing. These people need implement a whole foods diet that removes grains and legumes to heal their gut (etc).
This type of yo-yo weight cycling may not cause immediate symptoms, Dr. Bangalore adds, so patients may not realize how dangerous it is. “But this study, and others, do suggest that it’s doing real harm,” he says.
If you are already fit and have a low body fat percentage, losing 17 lbs is not advised or healthy. And much tougher to achieve. Meaning, if you’re a woman who’s height is 5’8″ and 125 lbs, don’t expect to lose 17 lbs to fit that little spaghetti black dress better, because you don’t need to do this diet, I’m sure you already make that dress look great at 125 lbs and honestly you could gain a few more lbs in my opinion. Like me for example, if I was 190 lbs and do this diet, I would probably lose 9-11 lbs max because my body fat would not be as high as it is at 220 lbs.
Figure out your daily calorie maintenance level. This is the number of calories your body needs to burn each day to do, ya know, things. For example, living and standing. Getting this number (or a close enough estimate) is quite easy. To do this, use the quick and easy calorie maintenance level calculator about 6 paragraphs from the top of the weight loss diet plan page. That should give you the close enough estimate.
Conversely, the more food in front of you, the more you’ll eat—regardless of how hungry you are. So instead of using regular dinner plates that range these days from 10 to 14 inches (making them look empty if they’re not heaped with food), serve your main course on salad plates (about 7 to 9 inches wide). Instead of 16-ounce glasses and oversized coffee mugs, return to the old days of 8-ounce glasses and 6-ounce coffee cups. Try these other tricks for eating in moderation.
Ali, who is facing a hysterectomy later this year, had to focus on her eating habits to ensure she could still lose weight after doctors banned her from prolonged vigorous exercise and told her it could make her condition worse.
Keep posting your progress and results, it will help you and others on here. And feel free to ask any questions no matter how small or big. I comeback to my own posts and use them to remind me why I am doing this and it’s encouraging to read that I’m not alone suffering through this diet. I’ll start a new post as to my entire progression on doing it back to back within only 3 weeks.
To get the equal number of calories from a bag of Doritos or bread (which, as you know, you can eat all day long and never really feel full), you’d have to eat 2-3 Mack trucks full of broccoli and spinach.
i’ve just starting the paleo diet im quite a healthy person but i feel so tired and keep getting headaches? i train 6 days a week and twice a day, do i need to eat more? im trying to find a plan for myself to lose weight but it just doesnt seem to work for me.