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Old 06-27-16, 04:52 PM
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Re-starting a paleo diet and commuting

Hi All -

As titled, i'm starting a paleo diet (did it once 2 years ago - it is amazing) as I need to have a healthier eating life style.

I am well into the "Clydesdale" status at 279lbs this morning where a "reasonable" weight for me is in the 220lb range (at 5' 11"). I would eventually like to get back to the 190lb range, but that would be going back 20 years! However, it is a worthy goal and i believe possible.

I am 50yrs and in generally excellent health (recent Dr. visit confirms this) aside from my weight - in the obese range.

I'm wondering if i should take a week or two from commuting while my chemistry adjusts?

My commute is ~14 miles 1-way and has a lot of hills. Though I haven't been riding much lately, i usually manage it reasonably well. However, the trip home is noticeably harder (over the course of the 14 miles it is generally uphill).

So, should i take a week to acclimate to the new diet or just commute as usual?

Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 06-27-16, 08:11 PM
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should i take a week to acclimate to the new diet
No. If you are trying to lose weight, ride the normal amount and more before your body starts fighting back by burning less resting calories.

If it was so amazing, why do you need to restart it? I'd suggest finding a healthy nutrition plan that you can live with every day without feeling deprived, and then stick to it for the long term.
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No. If you are trying to lose weight, ride the normal amount and more before your body starts fighting back by burning less resting calories.

If it was so amazing, why do you need to restart it? I'd suggest finding a healthy nutrition plan that you can live with every day without feeling deprived, and then stick to it for the long term.
The paleo plan was very healthy for me - and once acclimated to the additional prep, it was great.

However, i took an extended vacation visiting family/friends and there were a lot of parties in my 'honor' and i simply failed to maintain the discipline.

For me, the paleo is a healthy nutrition plan (as confirmed by a personal friend who is also a doctor). Further, my personal doctor affirmed my nutrition plan and for what it's worth, his personal diet was very similar to what i was doing following paleo regimen.

The only thing i really missed was cheese. However, after a couple weeks of detox from sugars, grains, etc i enjoyed an occasional splurge - all things in moderation.

Thanks for the riding/exercise advise!
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I'm not an expert, but it seems to me you're saying "If I eat better starting tomorrow, should I exercise less for a while?" You're eating better, so what's the worry? My $.02, which may only be worth $.01.
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I had an acquaintance in my gym. The guy was around ur age, maybe a little younger. It didnt stop him from lifting more than lots of youngsters. But i'd suggest you to wait. At least a week.

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If your goal is to lose weight, exercise helps with that. Cutting back on your exercise because you're improving your diet doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Are you getting enough carbs?

This is a side not and not at all what you asked, but you lose muscle while you lose weight, and resistance training will slow that as much as possible.
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