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What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« on: December 16, 2015, 06:56:05 PM »
Hey guys,

Before today I used to eat what I would consider an average Western way of eating: Mostly processed foods including sugar, dairy products, grain products, etc.

For the next 30 days, I'll be going through an abrupt change to a strictly Paleo way of eating. I will not change my level of physical activity (which is a 20 min workout 6x/week) so we can see the direct consequences of the way of eating. My goal is to get my body fat percentage down because it currently looks like 20%. But my goal is also to live healthier and show people the importance of whole foods.

I'll be eating the following
  • Morning: 2 bananas, 25 almonds
  • Noon: 1 big pear, 1 banana, 1 apple, 25 almonds
  • Evening: 200g salmon, 300g tomatoes, 150g belly pepper
  • I only drink water and I don't use oils.
My stats
  • Starting weight: 77.1 kg (170 lbs) - Weight will go down for sure but I think muscle mass won't as I'm replacing worthless junk food with whole foods which should be very beneficial, but we will see.

That's it for today, I'll try to update the thread daily.

Greets,
Phil
« Last Edit: January 01, 2016, 02:40:05 AM by Phil »

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Re: What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 11:48:54 AM »
Day 2

I edited the list of what I'm eating per day.

I cut it down to 1 pear and 200g salmon as all that food is super saturating.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2015, 10:18:14 PM by Phil »


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Re: What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 12:13:30 PM »
Day 3

Weight: 76.8 kg (169 lbs)

I decided to add weekly updates of my max. capacity of the workout I do to see if I'll get weaker or stronger on this calorie deficit. This could get interesting. Remember I've been doing the same exact workout before and after starting to eat Paleo.

Max. capacity right now:
  • Squats: 19 kg (3 x 15)
  • Push-ups with elevated feet (3 x 20)
  • Lat each side: 13 kg (3 x 15)
  • Shoulders: 8 kg (15x, 12x, 8x)
  • Biceps each side: 6.5 kg (right side 3 x 15 ; left side 15x, 15x, 13x)
  • Triceps each side: 8 kg (right side 15x, 13x, 9x ; left side 15x, 11x, 8x)
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 10:22:34 AM by Phil »

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Re: What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 05:42:47 AM »
Phil, this is great.  Always awesome to have a Before photo, folks usually regret it later on after they make good progress!

I've been doing a lot of bodyweight resistance exercises lately, but I've also lifted weights using mostly barbells/dumbells for a LONG time -- so any questions about programming or stuff like that, let me know!

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Re: What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 09:52:12 AM »
Thanks Eric!


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Re: What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 12:03:49 PM »
No problem, looking forward to your updates man!

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Re: What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 05:24:54 PM »
Day 5

Weight: 74.9 kg (165 lbs)

Today is Day 5 and I'm beginning to get used to it. Especially eating no bread was hard during the first few days but I'm feeling good today.

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Re: What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 12:35:31 PM »
Day 7

Weight: 74.5 kg (164 lbs)

On Saturday I'll take a photo showing the progress my first 10 days of Paleo, you might be surprised.

There have been no cheat meals so far and not even a single drop of non-Paleo oil or dressing or anything. Not a single peanut. Hell, not a single grain of salt (is it Paleo? not sure, but you get the idea). I didn't consume anything that I'm not 100% sure is Paleo). This thread motivates me a bit as I see this as an experiment and I want accurate results. I'm excited to see the results of the next weeks.

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Re: What happens to your body if you go Paleo (30 days blog)
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2016, 11:41:16 PM »
Are you posting the pic here or in the pictures thread?