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Old 08-08-2010, 04:19 AM   #1
Gillian Steele
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Doing Paleo but no shift in kgs!!

Hi Everyone

I have been crossfitting for around 5 months and made leaps and bounds in my improvements in my lifting - I'm lifting weight that I never thought possible, I have changed my diet dramatically these last 3 weeks, but I've only lost a minimal amount of weight (3.5kg - not sure how much this is in pounds). Below is a sample of what I would eat on a normal day:

Diet Log- 2/8/10
Breakfast
3 egg omlette
Tomato
Mushroom
Spinach Leaves
Bacon
Avocado

Snack
Strawberries
100g Tuna
Olive Oil

Lunch
Bread Roll - hollowed out
Chicken
Lettuce
Capsicum
Avocado

Snack
30g Almonds - spread throughout the day
Banana
Yoghurt

5pm
Sweet Potato WITH Oil

Dinner
I think was king prawns with cherry tomatoes,- but can't remember- forgot to post it!!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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Re: Doing Paleo but no shift in kgs!!

If you've made leaps and bounds in improvements in lifting, I'm sure you gained a lot of muscle as well and lost bodyfat. How do you look in the mirror? If you like what you see compared to pictures of you more than 5 months ago, keep at it.

Scale - pfffft.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:29 AM   #3
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Re: Doing Paleo but no shift in kgs!!

3.5 kg is 7.7 lbs. You've lost 7.7 lbs in 3 weeks, which is 2.56 lbs per week. It is not really reasonable or healthy to expect to lose more than 2 lbs per week, so it sounds like you are on the right track. Congrats on your success so far!

If you are going to "do Paleo," then do Paleo. Ditch the bread and the dairy completely.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:58 AM   #4
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Re: Doing Paleo but no shift in kgs!!

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3.5 kg is 7.7 lbs. You've lost 7.7 lbs in 3 weeks, which is 2.56 lbs per week. It is not really reasonable or healthy to expect to lose more than 2 lbs per week, so it sounds like you are on the right track. Congrats on your success so far!

If you are going to "do Paleo," then do Paleo. Ditch the bread and the dairy completely.
Yup. Sounds like things are going just fine, though it's harder to tell without height and weight stats.

If you really DO think there is a problem that I will say that you should get a scale, start keeping a food log, and put your food log into FitDay or similar so you have more data. You don't need to use the scale to control quantity, you just need to find out what you are putting into your body. If there is a problem it will be a lot easier to assess dietary strength and weaknesses if you know how your diet breaks down in terms of macro nutrients and calories.

But again: seems like you are doing fine. You are losing weight and getting stronger. If you are hungry or feel crappy you probably need to eat some more.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:02 AM   #5
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Re: Doing Paleo but no shift in kgs!!

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If you've made leaps and bounds in improvements in lifting, I'm sure you gained a lot of muscle as well and lost bodyfat. How do you look in the mirror? If you like what you see compared to pictures of you more than 5 months ago, keep at it.

Scale - pfffft.


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