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Offline nz4ever

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Not losing weight
« on: June 01, 2012, 04:11:51 PM »
Hello, when i switched from usual diet to paleo, i immediately saw results, loosing weight and feeling better but after i did a period of detoxing and candida therapy which caused all my weight to come back and now i can't loose! Please tell me what i'm doing wrong...I can't eat fruits and nuts for the time being.

Here's what I eat
Lunch:
always 2 eggs scrambbled
with 200gr of sautted green vegetables
and 4tbsp olive oil
Dinner:
250gr fish roasted(salmon mostly and sardines) 4times a week/lamb (one lamb in pieces for the whole month, including organs) 
with 200gr steamed green vegetables,
lemon juice
and 4 tbsp olive oil
All with plenty of spices and himalyan salt(which actually contains potassium ten times more then sodium)

I do lead a very sedetary lifestyle in part cause there is some nutrient deficiency in this pattern which keeps me tired and lethargic. Also i feel constipated (bowel movements once every 2 days).
« Last Edit: June 04, 2012, 04:18:59 PM by samjohn »

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Not losing weight
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 07:38:51 AM »
What kind of vegetables?
« Last Edit: June 04, 2012, 06:01:17 PM by Warren Dew »


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Re: Not losing weight
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 04:19:24 PM »
Thread title edited because that particular spelling mistake drives me nuts :)

Offline Jadarian

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Re: Not losing weight
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 02:20:28 PM »
What exactly did you detox with? And for how long did you do it?

Are the spices fresh? If you take powdered spices, sometimes there is starch/carbs in them.

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Re: Not losing weight
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 12:22:04 PM »
A couple of things you might consider.

1) Cavemen never, ever detoxed. They didn't need to.
2) You shouldn't do "detoxes". Think about it this way. Your body has a great over capacity in terms of liver function and kidney function. Your weightloss reversed and halted when you DID do a detox. If you insist on doing a detox, fast for a day or two then get back on the food.

Bowel movements. Common problem with paleo diet, especially to start. Eat some saturated animal fat, drink more water, eat more fibrous veggies. Try Metamucil (you can get a sugar free gluten free kind). I have heard that okra helps with bowel movements. The mucilage and fibre does wonders.

If you are only eating the above food, it is no wonder your body is rebelling. Increase your variety. 

What are you sauteing your greens with? What type of greens? Are you using powdered garlic?

Are you sure you have candida? Candida is yeast. Commonly, people have confused an unhealthy gut flora with candida. Try eating some home made sour-kraut. The beneficial pro-biotics will help recolonize your intestines and jump start your gut. It is likely that the detox you did messed with your colon bacteria. 

As for weightloss. The primary cause for you to not loose weight is when your metabolism goes into starvation mode. This can happen when you simply aren't eating enough food. You might consider adding some more protein and fat into your lunch. Consider making a paleo mayonaise and mix it with some canned salmon, red peppers, green onions, some nuts and seeds etc. Try liver pate on crudites. I posted a decent tasting liver pate recipe recently. 3-4 ounces of liver pate with veggies and a small piece of fruit is all I need for lunch, and I have an extremely active job with long hours. 

Consider increasing the variety of animals that you eat. Fish and lamb is great, but spread out to a good quality pork, beef and lamb. Eat the steak and lamb medium/medium rare.

You might also be feeling sluggish because you aren't getting enough carbs! If you are trying to avoid fruit, try some yam once and a while. Carbs are not bad per say, they just need to come in moderation and from the right sources.

As for the exercise. Something to consider. You have to use "energy" to make energy. Not to get all sciency, but fat metabolism is keyed closely with low intensity work outs. You need to stimulate the oxidative phosphortylation portion of your metabolism (low intensity aerobic). Unless you have an underlying metabolic disease, going for a brisk 10-20  minute walk once a day will do wonders for your energy levels. Just quick enough to raise your heart rate up, but slow enough that you can chat with someone . If energy is a problem, do it right after you eat dinner or lunch. Our bodies were designed to move, and they cannot function properly unless you intentionally build some movement into your life style. 

Depending on your situation, you might consider doing some simple weight lifting exercise. Just start with some soup cans and go from there. The more muscle mass you have, the more fat you'll burn when you exercise! Remember, don't overdo the exercise, otherwise that puts you into a calorie debt and makes you want to binge eat.

How much sleep do you get? When do you go to bed? What kind of quality of sleep do you get? Do you wake up refreshed feeling, or like you wish you could stay in bed. If you live in a place that doesn't get much sun, you might need some extra vitamin D. Also, exercise helps with sleep regulation and sleep quality.  Without sufficient amounts of sufficient quality sleep weight loss just won't happen.

Lots to think about, sorry for the novel. If you have questions, ask.


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Re: Not losing weight
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 06:16:27 PM »
Low leptin levels could be causing the plateau.

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Re: Not losing weight
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 05:30:57 AM »
Weight losing is time consuming task and quite difficult.
Just maintain your diet and do exercise also. Avoid the outside food, oily too.