“After work, my colleagues and I always grabbed dinner—and it was usually deep-fried. Then we changed things up. Instead of nights out, we started walking and running around a local track. A year later, I’m down 40 pounds.” —Ellen Setzer, Cleveland, OH
No. The only requirement is that your body burns more calories than it receives from foods. Eat less and your body has less calories to burn so instead looks to fat (or muscle depending on body composition etc.). Exercise and you force your body to burn more calories. Depending on how many calories you’ve taken in that day will decide if you lose, gain, or maintain. The big thing in favor of exercise is its ability to keep you well toned, so it’s not just about calorie burning.
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Breastfeeding made my body hold on to pregnancy weigh until my son was done nursing. He nursed for one year, and once he weaned himself, I started dropping weight like crazy. I gained ~60lbs during my pregnancy, lost 10-15lbs after the birth, and lost the rest after my son stopped nursing. Ironically, I was much less hungry and ate less whilst nursing than I did during the pregnancy, but still retained the weight. I think my body reacted to the lactation hormones in such a way that it was near-impossible to lose the weight until after I was done lactating. It took me about a year and a half to get back down to my normal weight of 115-120lbs.
The relationship between how many calories you burn and eat (calorie balance) controls weight. Burning more calories than you eat creates a calorie deficit, leading to weight loss. Eating more than you burn creates a calorie surplus, leading to weight gain.
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My big question was regarding the big breakfast small dinner concept. I see a new study that points at a huge differential vs. the small breakfast big dinner. I have been on and off primarily due to vacations but am hitting it hard now. I notice that with the big breakfast that there is little to now desire for nighttime snacking.
I tell this to everyone because everyone (me included) have done the same thing, trying to cut corners and make it easier. You’ve added different ingredients (mushrooms, cauliflower, Braggs seasoning and stir fried it all). And didn’t eat your needed baked potato. Everything in this diet has a purpose and each day ingredients has a purpose as well. I can’t say that what you’ve done is without a doubt wrong, but what I can say is, every time that I’ve done this diet (first few times) and swayed away from the original recipe and day plan, I got screwed.
My fiancé and I have been on the paleo diet for a week today and he’s lost 1lbs and I haven’t lost any weight! I’m 5’5 150lbs and do Pilates 3 times a week and started to incorporate a spin class 2 x a week. I don’t know why I’m not losing weight since I have changed my diet completely! I will keep it up to see what happens but it’s so discouraging not to lose any thing 🙁 is it possible I’m doing something wrong or is this normal for certain people? Help!
I am on day 5 of my new paleo diet. I have never ever ever been on any diet before. I was in amazing shape for most of my life due to dancing and being a gym rat. I was told to even become a fitness model because I was in such fabulous shape. I then got pregnant and all hell broke lose. I put on tons of weight. We then got stationed in Alaska which was very very hard for me and I put on more weight. Again, I have never had a weight issue pre-baby nor been on a diet. I have tried working out, but its hard carrying all of this weight. I also am at a very high altitude which makes me not breathe well. So, I decided the other day after seeing a recent picture of myself that I MUST do something. I did lots of research and found the Paleo diet. I decided to try it. I have had a serious soda/sweet tea addiction since I was a teen and gave it all up 6 days ago. I have had nothing but water for 6 days. An unbelievable feat for me!
Also Im heavily swimming and doing some light lifting, and push ups. Will this diet along with Whey Protein be enough to help my body maintain itself under this strain? Arnt those all way below the fats that you need? wouldnt an avocado a day or two also help in this matter? Im quite new to this, and greatly appropriate your help.
The researchers enrolled 60 men and women, between ages 30 and 65, who weighed an average of 215 pounds when the study began. Half went on a low-carb diet while the rest followed a low-fat diet; participants in both groups consumed the same number of calories. All met regularly with dietitians and attended an exercise program three times a week.
I have decided that every other weekend I am going to have a paleo treat food. A paleo chocolate cake tasted l like heaven to me, though my husband and kids had to put real icing on it to enjoy. I froze the rest of the cake.
It sounds here, and correct me if I’m wrong, that you are saying that the weight loss we might expect to experience will be retained water weight loss. What about beyond that – accumulated extra fact, and long term weight loss.
Hi! I am an avid crossfitter, but since my divorce, my training has been cut in half with 2 little ones at home. I put on 20 pounds! Ugh… never thought that would happen. My diet wasn’t great either. Anyway…. I just started Evolve Paleo last week – which i LOVE – and am wondering how soon I will start losing some pounds. I feel so much better, just want to lose the weight that I gained over the last 18 months.
Sarah Ann – Hmmmm. Did you start eating more in the second week? Or more nuts? Those things are sneaky and they often wreck people’s weight loss goals because they’re easy to overeat. Other than that I’m not sure.
Now from 1950’s chemistry aka Watson. There are 3 categories of catalysts in ALL biochemical reactions. The 3rd is ENERGY and we in our modern medicine (food strategizing) DO A HUGE DISSERVICE by insisting that the only kind of ENERGY is heat measured in joules. Silly me, ‘insisting’ is such a poor word-choice. We ignore most of ‘humanities’ diet strategies because the experiments done were often not circadian and seasonal (because Californian weather is non-drastic/non-seasonal).
I’ve heard a lot about the Paleo diet and how it can help with autoimmune diseases. I was diagnosed with hashimoto in 2008, as well as my challenges of everyday life (extreme fatique, struggling with weight loss, etc.). My plan is to start it on Monday. …hope it helps…wish me luck!!!
No matter how you kick-start your weight loss, the best way to keep it off is with long-lasting lifestyle changes, like a healthy eating plan and physical activity. If you’re not sure where to start, how many calories to cut, or how to do it safely, you might want to consult a registered dietitian.
Kris, I’ve been doing gluten free for 2.5 years with the last year being paleo. To date, I have lost around 80 lbs. I am also hypothyroid, but not diagnosed through tests (my tests came back normal) and I take NDT for it. In the last month, I have noticed that I have had to increase my NDT to a crazy 6 grains a day, all the while my hypothyroid symptoms are creeping back up. I have also gained 10 lbs (partly because I went on vacation and had some non paleo meals) a few weeks ago. I am very active as I run a large farm and I get about 6 hours of physical (some of it cardio, some strength and endurance) 365 days a year. I also have started going to the gym a few days a week and doing strength and cardio training. I figure that I am eating between 1500-2000 calories a day, and my BMR is around 1500 calories (at sedentary) and I do at least 1000 calories of activity a day (most likely a lot more than that).
Yes, there are some people out there who can just “eat whatever they want” on Paleo and still magically lose weight. But those people and you may have different appetite signals in your bodies (my own appetite is very demanding, and sometimes I have to have little sit down talks with it). Or your metabolisms may be different, or you may just be more genetically prone to having fat on your body than that other person. Whatever the case may be, the amount of food you eat – and I don’t care what other people say about calories and Paleo – will have a large effect on how… large… you are. I see it all the time.
Most of what I learned can also be found on the Internet. Being paleo or primal is such a personal thing – it’s different for every single person out there. I can’t eat potatoes, you might be able to tolerate wheat, others have severe soy issues. We all exercise differently, and different things work for different people. You have to find your own path. The experts are there to help guide you, but it is up to you to find it. It’s the sense of community and meeting others like you at events like PrimalCon and PaleoFX that you won’t find online. A lot of us feel alone and isolated.
Weight loss occurs fast in the Paleo diet. That’s because you’ll be giving up the two things that cause water retention: carbs and sodium. Of course, that also means that the initial weight loss is likely to be just water weight, rather than fat weight. Depending on how much sodium and carbs you were consuming before, you could lose up to 5 pounds within a week (sometimes more). This rapid weight loss is only going to happen during the first week or two, so don’t get discouraged when the process slow down.
Also try and substitute most of your proteins during this time with soy, like soy milk, soy beans (instead of meat/chicken) and NO flavoured waters just normal spakling or still, you can always add lemon for flavour
I am just one person but this is how I have been successful. My adrenal and thyroid issues were holding me up a bit but its more than that. Regardless of what people say for some of us (like me) its calorie counting. Eat lots of fresh veggies, then good quality lower fat protein and a little fruit. No diet foods. Stevia does not give me any problems. I struggled like you and that’s what I have had to do. Yes, what you eat is important but how much is just as important. All these great paleo deserts have more calories and fat that just a regular desert. Weigh and measure for the first few months. I also weighing myself daily for about the first four months gave me a good idea of how my body works. Id loose a few pounds and then gain and then loose lower than I was before, etc. In six weeks I have lost 12 pounds. I can’t exercise right now but just focusing on making food NOT a focus. I accept sugar is not good for body and neither are grains or dairy. See a good therapist to help you figure out why you have good issues. Good luck.