(Closed) What to do when you do everything right and still can't lose weight?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 77
394 posts
Helper bee

@MissNachoLover there are plenty of case studies of the paleo diet significantly helping and/or curing diabetes. there are also studies of it curing ms. one woman went from being completley in a wheelchair to running and jumping because of her diet chance.

here is a link to one case study for diabetes:

HealthWatch: Caveman Diet Helps Diabetics In UCSF Study

and there are plenty more where that came from.

i agree with PP up protein and cut out all the fruit. cardio 3x a week and lift/weights the other 2…you will see changes in NO time!! GOOD LUCK!!

Post # 78
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@karenlinebarger: the paleo diet can help type 2 diabetes as stated in your artical, but @MissNachoLover  is right, there is no ‘cure’ for type 1

Post # 79
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@karenlinebarger:  Well, unless the Paleo diet can miraculously make my pancreas start working again, I think it’s BS that it “cures” type 1.  Type 2, maybe, but definitely not type 1.


@whomajigi – where in NC do you live?  I just joined a great new gym – PM me if you want info! (i’m in the triangle) I’ve only been going about a week and I swear I’m already more toned!   

Post # 80
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think by now I really have tried every diet out there and found nothing I could stick to.  Finally, three weeks ago by fiance and I started The Whole 30. I’ll put the link below so you can read for yourself. We are basically eating high quality protein, veggies, fruit and good fats..and avoiding processed foods/sugars/bread. We’re not starving ourselves and are feeling really good.  The best part is I’m not counting calories or tracking points :). The first four days were hard because we have to avoid sugar, grains,legumes, flour etc. However, I still can’t believe it but I’ve lost 11.2 pounds in 17 days. The weight feels like it’s melting off. Yes, I still get cravings for carbs but they are nowhere near what they used to be. I’ve commited myself to doing this for 30 days. You can do anything for 30 days!! I would suggest you try it and cleanse your system and get rid of the inflammation in your system. I’m by no means an expert but this diet is working for me and can’t wait to see what I’ll do in the next week or two. I’ve read a lot of success stories for this plan and am no longer skeptical like I was when we first started.


Post # 81
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - ceremony at a gazebo outside, reception at neighboring restaurant on a lake

@karenlinebarger:  I think a scientific background is needed if you are going to recommend diets based on certain studies that you’ve read.  The article that you are presenting is a news article about other studies.  We would need to know what the journalist’s background is to trust that they’ve done an accurate literature review on the subject.

Plus, they are quoting that people’s blood levels are better and they are on less medicine.  Do you know if the improvments are because they lost weight or because of the actual Paleo diet?  Without comparing the Paleo to a general healthy diet, matching subjects via amount of weight lost, then you can not acurately compare the Paleo diet to other diets.

I know this is going to sound harsh, but as a registered dietitan with a masters–involving lots of research, lab work (think microscopes, chemicals, etc), and animal work–you don’t know enough about nutrition and science to tout the Paleo diet as a life saver.  You can only report your own anecdotal evidence. 

Even some people with higher education degrees will say that a certain study shows “….”.   But unless you actually READ the full study, look at the study model, the methodology, the research group, the grant funding, and the statistics you can’t even rely on it. 

The Paleo diet needs large randomized controlled trials to show its efficacy.

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