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8/28/11 12:52 P

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I don't know how tall you are luv, but you aren't eating enough calories at all.

Eating healthy is good, but you have to eat enough. Don't be afraid of good carbs (fruit) and don't try to cut back. Eat until you are full. This isn't about cutting back calories, it's about getting enough nutrients into your body. If you aren't getting enough, your body will hang on to the extra fat. When you are regularly getting enough micro and macro nutrients, your body will "trust you" and will slim down. :)

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8/23/11 9:28 P

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8/23/11 9:22 P

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I started measuring 3 wks ago to see if I was eating the right amounts of food. I found I was not getting enough protein or fat but was keeping my carbs at around 50. So I've increased my protein and fat and find I'm not hungry much between meals now and don't eat any snacks. My calories are averaging 1100 with a day or two up to 1300, but all food is paleo. Also, I've been really trying hard since April to lose this extra weight and I'm frustrated at my lack of losing for the time I've been eating healthy. I do now feel wonderful after stopping dairy 3 wks ago so I'm down to meat, veggies and fruit. I think once I feel like I know how much fat are in the items I eat, etc, I won't continue to measure or weigh but will keep a log of the foods I eat.

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8/23/11 2:50 P

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Now I'm posting stuff on BOTH threads so as to not miss anybody who is interested in the counting calories issue.
Here's another article on this:
www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/08/entire-
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/22/11 11:44 P

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There's another thread going on on this team that is discussing this same issue. Here is the first post (it was by me):

If you haven't read Gary Taube's stuff then you might want to if you are wondering at all about whether or not calorie counting is important. AND, if counting calories ISN'T important, then what IS?
Great article from Doc Mercola
articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/
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Some of you might want to go over to that thread and see what some of the team members are saying there. The thread is called: "More on the counting calories issue"

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/22/11 5:42 P

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I have to track calories so I don't go under 1200, which is really easy for me to do for some reason.

Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food - Hippocrates

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8/22/11 5:37 P

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I still track most days of the week. But not to make sure that I'm not overeating - just the opposite. I have to make sure I'm eating enough calories. I workout with P90X, kickboxing, and occasionally MMA. And a trainer session every other week. Most workouts, I'm burning at least 600 calories - sometimes 700. So I am trying to make sure that I'm eating enough calories to keep my metabolism where it should be. And make sure I'm getting enough protein. I'm getting better at just KNOWING if I've had enough, so hopefully can give up tracking all the time soon. I'll still track every now and then, just to make sure I'm still on the right track.

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8/22/11 12:52 P

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great feedback! Thank you all!
I think I am "afraid" to not count and track but I have noticed on paleo I hard over eat and in fact I ate too few calories most the time because I was so full.

I think in the long run the calories would even out the low days and the higher days that is.

Again...thank you!!



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8/18/11 6:36 A

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8/17/11 11:45 P

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MMM garlic bread! Something I have not seen in going on 2 years! I do still get in trouble with some gluten free goodies though! I am currently resisting a craving for Thai Kitchen rice noodles, the crappy ones like ramen noodles! emoticon

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8/17/11 8:03 P

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Yup, I agree with these posts. Absolutely. When a person isn't eating processed, refined foods and no (or almost no) grains the pounds come off...not so fast though when you are close to your goal. THEN you really have to watch portion. Even too much of a good thing can get in the way of my goal. Though what is said here is so true that protein can really fill you up. I just have to resist the old habit of stuffing myself. If I do let go my sensibilities and over-stuff then I REALLY feel it within 30 minutes and regret it. So, I'm doing much, much better now. I like feeling good all the time.


Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/17/11 7:36 P

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When in doubt, eat broccoli" emoticon Really the only helpful advise I received when i was diagnosed with celiacs.

I think it is hard to over eat Paleo, I cannot remember what book it was from (maybe Paleo diet or Paleo solution?), but it stated it is really hard to consume another chicken breast or another bowl of broccoli when you are physically no longer hungry - compared to another bowl of ice cream or a piece or two of pie!

It WAS hard not to track at first (diet mentality vs. a health mentality), and on occasion I do (just out of curiosity) but feel confident that eating whole unprocessed foods and drinking water will help me reach my goals - without sacrificing anything.

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8/17/11 11:37 A

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The beauty of the Paleo life style is that it's not necessary to track. Once I gave up sugar, grains and processed food I dropped 20 pounds. I feel better physically and emotionally! Of course common sense must prevail. Protein consumption prevents hunger!
I do weigh myself daily on my wii because I do 20 minutes of balance and yoga exercises. Other than that I work in my garden, play outdoors whenever possible. I would like to drop about 6 pounds but I'm not in a rush.
Perhaps if a person has no idea as to the approximate number of calories or is so used to eat tremendous amounts of "bad" foods when Paleo is begun, tracking should be continued. Eventually I don't think it's needed. Chronic dieters usually know calorie counts. When no sugars or processed foods are eaten, it's pretty hard to overeat. At least that's what I've found.
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8/16/11 6:50 A

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Keep them guessing and astonished Ani! emoticon

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8/15/11 8:17 P

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Garlic bread is a hard one to pass up, oh my! Keep it away from me!!
I'm still gradually losing too without tracking or watching calories. Started at my heaviest at 139 and when I got s.l.o.w.l.y down to 134 I totally gave up grains and sugar. I dropped down pretty quickly after that to where I am now. Quickly for me would be a pound every 2 or 3 weeks as I am very close to my goal now.

I do watch what and when I eat though; no kidding about that. Gotta stay focused on small portions of nutrient dense foods to continue enjoying this healthy feeling that I have attained. I really feel good these days. Maybe it's the giving up of grains or the every day veggie juicing I've been doing...maybe both but I'm flying for an old lady whose Hep C was supposed to have made me very sick a long time ago! No drugs, no invasive biopsies, just frustrated doctors who just don't believe what they see...LOL!
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/15/11 7:20 P

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Counting is such a waste of time- far better to be out on a trail walking and enjoying the wildlife- you should feel sated by the paleo diet and not have to worry about where the next calories will come from. It has kept me in a maintenance zone for a long while now- I step on a scale rarely and am always within 2-3 pounds + or - of the last weigh in. The only time I have concerns is when I cheat (I have a passion for garlic bread) and I do pay for that passion with tummy upset for several days. I know, why do I do that to myself?? No clue except that I am human :-).

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8/15/11 7:12 P

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I still track, I want to make sure I have enough protein and my carbs aren't too high.

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8/15/11 6:19 P

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I stopped tracking. I have not been losing either way but feel better eating this way when I can stick to it!

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8/15/11 4:27 P

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I don't count anything anymore. And, yes, I'm still losing.



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8/15/11 4:00 P

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I am on paleo now, and do not count. I just eat healthy in moderate amount. Counting calories didn't work before paleo anyway, although I was under 1500 for 200lbs, and just maintaining weight. I reach about 1800 - 2000 ( roughly - just checked my usuall daily intake ) and losing.


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8/15/11 3:41 P

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Nope, don't use the tracker or even think about calories. I have figured out how to eat. See my blog for more to the story:
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/15/11 3:34 P

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I am trying to get back on track with my paleo eating because I felt AMAZING while I was on it. Amazing!!!

I am just a bit overwhelmed right now with trying to get my homeschool year started with my 5 kids. I run a small (but insanely busy right now) photography business. My husband is amazing but works full time and is in college full time so he helps me with time as much as possible.

I find it quite hard to cook/clean/feed/teach etc a housefull of people AND count every calorie I eat.

I do know that the last time I ate Paleo I actually fell short on my calories the days I tracked them. I increased my coconut oil intake and nuts etc to up it with healthy stuff. Paleo eating never triggered a binge or overload in me, EVER. I know full well what healthy portions are (I have been attempting to fight fat for decades and have read most of the books) and I know how to "estimate" servings etc.

My question is, those of you who have lost weight eating paleo, did you have to count? Count daily? A few times a week for accountabilty? Or did it regulate your system so much you didn't count at all and lost?

I know I can't eat even paleo foods in mass amounts and lose weight. I just also know that I have to do something and fix my health. (fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue/PCOS....)

I hope that makes sense. Thanks ahead of time for any feedback! :)



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