By making just some of the dietary cutbacks mentioned and starting some moderate exercise, this individual can easily “save” the 3,500 calories per week needed for a 1-pound weight loss, leading to a healthy rate of weight loss without extreme denial or deprivation. Furthermore, her changes in diet and lifestyle are small and gradual, modifications that she can maintain over time.
I’ve always loved sweets. I’ve come up with paleo versions of my favorites and will make things like gluten-free shortbread cookies from scratch, using rice flour and tapioca. I still have sugar occasionally. I just don’t buy prepackaged garbage or chocolate bars anymore. I eat 85% Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate almost every day and on days I’m feeling indulgent, I’ll have some 70%. I even ate some milk chocolate over Christmas and Easter. I don’t consider it falling off the paleo wagon. My treats are planned out. I indulge.
Losing weight is a numbers game (if you are only interested in weight loss rather than overall health). Maintaining a calorie deficit always leads to weight loss. Without exercise, a calorie deficit must be created through a lower calorie intake. The main problem with dieting alone is the sacrifice needed to sustain a very low calorie intake for a long period of time is too much for most people to handle.
Size doesn’t matter: I’m in sports training right now and my heart’s big once again. The size of the heart is not a concern. I’m an autopsy pathologist, and 100% of obese people have enlarged hearts simply from carrying the weight. Ditto if you’re doing serious athletics. A large heart is no more a liability than a weight-lifter’s big biceps — it’s what the enlargement is a marker for. Big or not, you’ve done well. …Read more
A typical day is a veggie omelette OR a fruit smoothie for breakfast, protein and salad for lunch, protein and veggies for dinner. I eat all kinds of vegetables including white potatoes once in a while, but keep the fruit to bananas and berries.
I feel like this is the same thing for me (see my post a few spots down). However, you said that you have started working out. Are you doing weight training? Do you use a body fat analyzer scale? You may be increasing your muscle mass, which would explain the weight gain.
Just surfin’ and found this site. I wanted to post that I’ve been losing weight with no exercise since late January. Due to fibromyalgia, my pain levels skyrocket when I exercise and I end up in worse health than if I do nothing to begin with. Exercise is my nemesis! 😉 Since January, I’m down 11 pounds while still being able to eat the foods I like and prepare for my family. I use http://www.fitday.com to record my calorie intake (the key = be HONEST in recording your food intake…no matter how many mistakes you make!!!). Check it out…it’s awesome. You can do an online search to find calculators for learning your BMI, BMR, and the Harris-Benedict Equation. These calculators will tell you what you need to know. Losing weight with no exercise is a SLOW process…don’t get discouraged! It works though. This is the first time in my adult life that I’ve tried to lose weight and am succeeding. I’m 37 years old and now weigh 231 lbs. after losing 11 lbs.
I have good news for you! Follow this diet as closely as you can and you will see quick results!! I had a personal trainer for 2 1/2 years and KILLED myself for an hour twice a week and cardio on the off days. I worked so hard they told me they wanted to train me for one of those bodybuilding shows. The only problem was, I never lost a pound. Not in 2 years! I was stronger, but still had a belly & big hips. My trainer always grilled me about my diet. He said losing weight was 75% diet and 25% working out. Take my advice and dont’ waste your money on a personal trainer until you get your eating right. When I finally ate right, I lost 12 lbs in 3 weeks. You will lose quicker since you have a little more to lose. It all starts with diet! I kept a diet chart and couldn’t believe all the times I was eating the wrong stuff. Good luck!
Modern man faces many chronic diseases that didn’t plague them in prehistoric days, so hypothetically, eating the same way should improve your health. Time magazine reports that most nutritional experts think it’s a gross oversimplification:
The big difference between way back then and now is the easy availability of meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and nuts. Cavemen and -women didn’t know when the next wounded kudu would cross their path, or where they’d find the next patch of wild yams. We simply don’t have that problem: All of our food — including items considered paleo-compliant — can be conveniently found at the supermarket.
I’ve talked to a lot of Paleo people, and I’ve learned a lot from them (and myself) over the years about failing to lose fat, even on Paleo. Let me share with you what we’ve collectively figured out, and you can start experimenting with yourself to get over this little bump in the road.
The the sugar in the paleo diet doesnt matter if you keep it under Just know what your macros are in the foods your eating and you can keep the sugars. Anything in excess will cause weight gain. Like tje articles says, even excess healthy food will make you gain weight.
If you’re still not convinced that it is possible to lose weight without exercising, read Kimberly Davis’ story. After a succession of tragic events her weight had ballooned, and to top it all off, she was in recovery from breaking both her ankles in 2014, so was unable to do high-impact cardio. Here she details her diet diary as she followed the Metabolic Balance programme over 12 weeks, with the guidance of Ravenshear.
It doesn’t have to be extreme, either. Just walking is fine. Take the dog to the park, ride your bike to the grocery store, or park a mile away and walk to the office. No extreme burpee-studded hill sprints required.
On the fifth day, eat two portions of lean protein (beef, chicken or fish) and six tomatoes. Day six you can eat unlimited protein and vegetables and on the final day you can enjoy unlimited fruit and vegetables and brown rice, but no protein.