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Paleo Not Working?

Friday, March 01, 2013

2 weeks into January I returned to crossfit after recovering from knee surgery and gaining back A LOT of weight and eating ridiculous foods, from 1/11-2/1 I lost 11.25 inches and 6.4lbs, in that time I ran 4 miles and did 8 WODs. I was not Paleo whatsoever. In the last month I was Paleo and while I slipped up on a couple of occasions, I have been overall very good about sticking to the diet. I have only lost 6.75 inches and this was a full month not a couple weeks like last month. I won't know my weight until I go in to the box today. I did 13 WODs and walked more than 25 miles. I just don't get it.

Last year I destroyed the Paleo Challenge, I lost more inches and more weight than the guys and girls. I just don't know why my body is holding back this time. I don't plan on going back to eating wheat, but if this diet isn't going to do anything for me then what's the use?
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ORCHIDLADY56 3/2/2013 4:42PM

    This may be blasphemy in the Crossfit world, but I just don't do well on Paleo. I tried it when I first started crossfitting in earnest, but stopped after about 6 weeks. My workouts were suffering, I had some nagging little injuries that just wouldn't seem to go away, I bruised easily (not sure what that was about!) - I lost some weight, but just didn't really feel quite right. I was told that I may not be eating enough.

To tell the honest truth, I do much better following Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet, which is what helped me lose the weight 5 years ago. There are grains, but mainly whole grains of various types other than wheat. I don't feel hungry, I don't feel bloated, and it just seems to be the combination that works for me.

Maybe you need to tweak a few things to make what you follow work for you.One size may not fit all! Hope you figure it out and that the weigh in is successful!

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