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by 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I was wondering if someone could help me create a strict meal plan to help me lose weight but be sufficient enough so I am getting the correct nutrients to stay energized.

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The simplest thing would probably be to follow a modular approach to your meals. Pick one protein (chicken, beef, eggs) and one steamed or stir-fried vegetable for every meal. Since you're an athelete, I'd also make sure you're getting a good... (more)

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by 0 · May 15, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Hey everyone. I recently bought a book on Paleo for Athletes but when you read it, it's not what you thought. It states high carb for race days including things that I'd never have in my house let alone my body, gels and sports drinks etc. ... (more)

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CD 0 · May 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Fat is the body's preferred fuel for storing because of it's energy density. But Carbohydrates are the body's preferred fuel for burning. We can generate more energy, more quickly converting carbs than we can by converting fat. This is why... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

i hope somebody could help me a bit, i'm struggling a lot with the paleo diet and my physical activities... i've been on paleo for 1,5 years now, having to ditch some bad habits at first, but since 6 months doing quite well in the diet department.... (more)

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CD 0 · September 02, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Why don't you eat meat? Sounds like too much activity, not enough fuel. If you want to lift twice a week and do the bicycle messenger thing. You need lots of protein, lots of rest, and lots of calories. The weight gain is likely just a... (more)

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by 394 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I would like to see some rebuttabls of my statement that high sugar/carb diets are the most effective for performance. I would also like to see your evidence to back up: "High sugar diets are horrible for performance. The body does much better... (more)

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Gary_4 0 · July 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

A recent study looked at the impact of a ketogenic diet on healthy, active individuals. Subjects performed a treadmill test before and after their transition to a ketogenic diet and were evaluated via several metrics to gauge the impact of the... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I'm going out tonight with my grandma at the boathouse in va and was wondering what are the best paleo options or best rated item on the menu. I am really bad at decision making and would just like some idea of what to get. If you're wondering why... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I am assuming it is a seafood restaurant, so get some grilled fish, and steamed veggies. I am certain those would be on the menu.

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by 134 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

To get wanted body composition I have to add 11 lbs muscle and loose 7 lbs fat. Weekly exercise - 4 x 1,5h full body lifting workouts (squat, deadlift, press, bench, powerclean etc) + 4 x 1,5h bike rides or running What would be best nutritional... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 03, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Get a nourishing template in place first! http://www.perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet, honestly buy the book. http://amzn.to/QQ5hI2 A good consistent workout program with progression and excellent rest. Sort out your sleep! Increase your calories... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I have swim meets for my summer nieghborhood division, not like quest or over 50 meters unless relay or IM, but i would like to know what are some good paleo options. Last year before paleo i would carbo load with pasta but i know i wouldnt go... (more)

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glib 0 · July 26, 2013 at 1:24 AM

man, did I hate carbo loads when I was a teen. But I am guessing that it is done for a reason, that you race better. Sweet potatoes with coconut oil, bananas and dried fruits would be my choice. This will also potassium load you, which is a good... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I'm going out to lunch after school and I want to know what is the best paleo option from red lobster? I am a 15 year old girl, which I am usually really active but I am on my two week break from track. Though I still swim I'm not burning the same... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · June 05, 2013 at 4:06 AM

Red lobster has crab legs, shrimp, and salmon. You can say you have gluten and dairy allergies so they know not to use those. Get steamed veggies in the side. I havent been there in years but they had the best cheesy biscuits that are so bad for... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hey... So I am a 15 year old girl on the paleo diet, and I run highschool track and swim for my nieghboorhood swim team. My track season just ended and swimming has already started. I eat overall pretty healthy, and my parents even nickname me... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Hi Harper. There is no one size fits all paleo template that fits everyone. Eating paleo is eating a wide variety of whole foods and will vary from person to person as goals and situations change. If you were obese or underweight and trying to... (more)

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by 394 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Hey guys, I just read the grapplers guide to nutrition by Berardi and it is pretty interesting, it seems to suggest eating paleo, a lean protein, non processed carb like fruit or tubers and veggies every 2-3 hours. 5-6 meals a day, with one none... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 18, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Hey. I play competitive sports and have been competing in them for basically my whole life. Right now I race sailboats competitively (not year round), but that's a little different than the type of athletic competitions you're referring to. But... (more)

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by 229 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I currently put at least a tablespoon or 2 of coconut oil with y 3 eggs in the morning and probably eat another 6 to 8 tablespoons as part of my meals throughout the rest of the day. Could this be too much? I'm a multi-event track athlete in... (more)

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EF 0 · February 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM

You can eat too much fat. Fat is calorie dense, and if you eat too much, you'll gain bodyfat (despite what some people would have you believe). Moreover, if you eat too much fat at once... how to put this delicately... your stomach will let you... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I am an athlete (basketball player) currently on the paleo diet. I am looking to lean out, but feel as if I will not get enough energy if I take both fruits and nuts out of my diet. Which of the two if taken out would yield better results for... (more)

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jake_16 0 · February 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

nuts are far more calorie dense than fruit. take the nuts out, keep the fruit. it's VLC mythos that fruit will magically prevent fat loss. energy balance will always rule, even if people are too stupid to believe it.

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by 1523 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I've been trying to educate myself on ketosis both for fat loss and for increased flexibility (decreased appetite, clarity of thought, ability to fast more easily etc.) but the more information I get the more confused I become. Recently, I've... (more)

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Hemming 0 · February 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I can only subscribe to that it takes months to become truly keto adapted. You'll notice more and more benefits along the way (I'm not saying that ketosis is superior to other diets, just stating what I've experienced). The CKD works exactly like... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

hi, i am a 19 year old semi professional soccer player. i have insulin resistance(a condition pre-diabeties type 2 from genetics) so my body never really responds well to carbohydrates consumed. i have been on a very low carb diet for the past few... (more)

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borofergie 0 · December 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I'm pretty sure that you weren't in ketosis if you were eating peanut butter smoothies with oats for breakfast...

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by 6 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Ive recently dropped all carbs(SAD) from my diet except fruits/vegetables ( I still consume about 200+ [grams? calories?] carbs from fruits/vegetables alone ). I have never been a big bread kinda person anyway, but occasionally after a long run I... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · December 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I find that I am much more flexible after starting Paleo eating. The inflammation of my joints is basically gone after only a month and a half. My arthritis is gone. No meds necessary after needing them for years. I believe it is because I... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Hi I'm currently dancing full time and really need to get back into shape as quickly as possible , I've had six months off after a serious injury and piled on the chub unfortunately.. What are some tips for leaning up and losing weight fast? It's... (more)

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pascal 0 · December 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

My list: Get SOLID sleep Perfectly clean paleo diet (no alcohol) with strong emphasis on meat and vegetables Carbs only post-workout, and (if possible) in evening (back-loading) No snacks between meals (only water/tea) Stop eating at... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I throw at the collegiate level. My workouts consist of 50-100 full effort throws a week depending on the phase, 4-5 OLY lift or strength lift workouts and various HIIT, some cardio, and core/ab work. I started paleo about 2 months ago and haven't... (more)

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

How do you adjust your paleo diet to your demanding athletic life? What are basic postulates that help you the most.

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KL_1 0 · October 27, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Eat carbs until I feel appropriately fueled for the level of activity I'm currently doing. Also drink more liquid and take in more salt to adjust for what's lost in sweat.

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Hi, all. Although I've found this forum crazy helpful in my transition to paleo eating, I now am looking for a good guide for my girlfriend. She is interested but skeptical, and not much of a reader, so I need something comprehensive but still... (more)

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Lynn_6 0 · October 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

The Paleo Coach by Jason Seib might be a good fit, however it's not out for a couple of months. You can pre-order on Amazon.

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by 85 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I'm really starting to believe in the effectiveness of a vlc/ketogenic diet on fat loss and improved performance. I just got "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living" & "Performance" by Volek and Phinney, and I'm super excited. But I... (more)

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dmi 0 · October 07, 2012 at 8:16 PM

It is very simple: if what you eat provides enough calories for your daily basal needs of energy, as well as the extra energy you need for running or whatever exercise you're doing, then no, unfortunately you will not magically lose weight. I.e.... (more)

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by 408 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I need the calories but I am sensitive to some of the more tastier fats, like coconut, avocado, and nuts. Is there a way I could sneak in more tallow in a tastier connotation? Maybe a sauce or something, where I can't taste it directly?

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dzone 0 · September 21, 2012 at 12:11 AM

On veggies, in potato/yam, I've posted it before but - Yams+fat+puree+cocoa powder+chill=pudding.

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by 222 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I thought of this noticing all the "food" product sponsorships involved in sports (Gatorade, Cliff Bar, etc.). It occurred to me that Paleo athletes wouldn't be able to endorse things like that. Farms are unlikely to have the resources, though... (more)

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Matt_18 0 · July 17, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Seems like it would be cool to substantiate a transition to a paleo diet for peak athletic performance by conducting an extensive scientific study on standard athletic nutrition in comparison to "paleo/ancestral/etc." (would need to be defined... (more)

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by 98 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Hey guys, my brother is training to become a pro soccer player. He's very interested in paleo ideas but gets conflicting advice from his coach re pasta, grains etc. I've been suggesting he investigate safer starches. What is the best book to get... (more)

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bartleby 0 · May 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Colpo's The Fat Loss Bible would prove a pretty handy resource, I think. Don't be discouraged by the title. Very clear (and persuasive) on the carb and protein needs of the athlete/ very active.

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by 659 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Training twice a day, one fairly anaerobic/high intensity session, the other more strength based. Carbohydrate necessary to fuel effort levels. The goal is to lean out a little more. Would you place them before the workout and then just eat a... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · May 09, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Recovery is fueling the training. If you need to specifically consume carbs to have enough available for your next session then, for leaning out, the best time to do it is after your previous session. It's the only way to have time to digest... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

This is my second week of paleo and while I feel great I can't seem to stop being hungry. I'm an elite athlete and my official training starts next week. I'm really trying to get a handle of Paleo before the work begins. Is this common for... (more)

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Bandman 0 · May 08, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I am a cyclist and my focus in the past has been on endurance events. 6hr MTB races and 200k road rides have been goals in the past. I began paleo in late December and was down to around 50g of carbs a day. After suffering though some pretty bad... (more)