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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

I tried paleo a while ago to little avail, but I'm jumping back inI feel great...energy is up and all, but I'm having some issues. Firstly, I recently started lifting more and cutting back on cardio. I LOVE it and feel so strong, but my fat loss... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:05 AM

What really helps me is eating a larger protein packed breakfast. It gives me a great start for the day. I also eat every couple hours. This really helps me keep cravings down. Best wishes.

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by 1097 · about 4 hours ago

So, hello everyone! I've been busting around the boards suggesting people not be afraid of carbs, and that's kind of funny. Because just last thursday I started confining my carb count to 75 per day in a final stretch-style attempt to literally... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hello! So, I've had great success being (almost completely/mostly) Paleo since September. I lost 32 pounds almost immediately, and got rather skinny. Since Late January, I have been doing quite a bit of weight lifting and have really changed my... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · June 03, 2013 at 10:36 PM

7 sets of 10? I would try upping the weights quite a bit. Maybe 3-4 sets of 6-12. Hitting failure in that 6-12 rep range is where the most bang for your buck is. I would also take at least one day off. I did the same thing when I went from fatass... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

I am 28 years old, 5'2 and 126 pounds. I do crossfit 5-6 times a week and can NOT get rid of my belly fat. I eat paleo...I do incorporate some quinoa and brown rice but besides that no wheat. I don't eat dairy, I very rarely eat sugar and don't... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · April 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Do you get good sleep? Any major stress in your life? Maybe cut back on crossfit and replace it with some lifting of heavy weights and walking? Otherwise, you might try counting calories for a while to see where you're at, but that is never... (more)

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by 84 · about 4 hours ago

I'll begin with my "specs": Edit: I am male. I am 30 years old I am 5'9" I began doing paleo about 2 years ago My weight then was about 209 pounds and now it is 165 pounds. I've stayed at this plateau for about 6 months. The most annoying is the... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Stubborn belly fat might relate to cortisol issues or insulin resistance. Regular 'IFing' can be hard on the adrenals and it's possible this is holding you back. As you've only started that recently though it may not be likely (I'm not sure about... (more)

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by 85 · about 4 hours ago

I don't know if I just have a wide torso or if it's love handles, but I'm really frustrated with the width of my waist right now. I'm pretty short too (5'1"), so it makes me look even stockier. It might be my body type - I'm half Japanese and my... (more)

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elf27 0 · October 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

right with you, smeags. Half asian. Was very straight but wide, and not as curvy before. now I have curves/love handles. but i'm healthier. But I guess I would just ask you, "how do you feel? (On VLC/LC?)" and also congrats on getting your... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

Hey Guys, So, I've been primal since September 23rd, 2011 (my last birthday) and it was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. I'm happy to report that I went from 160lbs to 134lbs and I've been maintaining this weight for about 4... (more)

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Grottenolm 0 · August 07, 2012 at 2:45 AM

My cortisol belly pooch DRAMATICALLY shrank when I did the following 4 things - I made sleep a priority - consistent and getting to bed early, waking up without an alarm clock. This ment hitting the sack at 9.30, reading until falling asleep,... (more)

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by 789 · about 4 hours ago

Maybe I'm phrasing this wrong; but I was suggested looking into FODMAP restrictions (/chart) in response to my question about toning my belly (they suggested it was a gut issue). Thing is, I had more digestive issues before paleo, but post-paleo I... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · July 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM

I'm not sure I understand your question. I would think you would be able to tell whether your tummy is not flat because of intestinal gas or because of excess fat. If it's gas, then yes going low-FODMAP should help. I am a major bloater so I... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Stats: Female 33 yrs old 5'5" 141 lbs Activities: CrossFit with a focus on Strength 3 days a week Details: Strength training 3 days a week with a WOD 2-3 times a week Days in the gym lately: 4-5 I need some advice. This month, I hired a... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · April 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

It's important to really know what your goals are here. If you're In the gym 5x a week and doing CrossFit metcons 3x a week (as a part of that), leaning out may be going against your current training. In order to perform optimally, you're going... (more)

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by 45 · about 5 hours ago

I think i have read every post on this sight that has to do with people experiencing this same problem. Trouble is, i haven't really seen any conclusive answers. I started Paleo 2 1/2 months ago. i am 5'7 and started at 133 lbs with this diet... (more)

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jman 0 · March 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Cut out all the nuts, seeds, and nutbutters. Substitute them with avocados, coconut, and healthy oils like olive oil, coconut oil, lard, grassfed butter, and ghee. All great sources of fat. Eat your protein source with veggies/fruit and plenty of... (more)

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by 240 · about 5 hours ago

This condition annoys me alot.My skin is too oily,bloated stomach,belly fat.I exercise a lot but i don't see any improvements.Maybe i have to go zero carb or do leangains?

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Tyrannosaurus_Lex 0 · February 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM

To depart the awful land of skinny-fat, I recommend you focus on building some quality muscle. The most effective--though certainly not the only!--way of doing that includes a few key pieces: (1) Lift hard and heavy but not (very) often. A... (more)

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by 1025 · about 5 hours ago

I'm asking this question for several reasons: 1) It seems like there have been a lot of questions lately from women who are struggling to get their body fat to a lower % and to be rid of belly fat in general. 2) I'm becoming increasingly aware... (more)

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Mallory_1 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM

omg people....the womens bodies DO NOT LOOK INSULIN RESISTANT or 'wheat bellied.' you obviously have no idea what cultural women's bodies look like- sans i think cliff said the ideal was no ideal. women, ALL fertile women SHOULD carry their weight... (more)

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by 15 · about 5 hours ago

I've been eating a paleo diet for the last 5 months. For the last month I have been 100% paleo. I do crossfit about 4-5 times a week. I'm 5'3 112 lbs. Although I don't need to lose weight, I have a stubborn belly fat that just won't seem to budge.... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · November 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM

if you're doing xfit 4-5x a week, it may be a cortisol issue.:)) that will be the stock answer with the info you've given.

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by 1416 · about 5 hours ago

By way of background, it should suffice to say that I'm 6'5" and have gone from ~215 lbs. (ca. June 2009) to today's weight of 185 lbs., mostly through carbohydrate reduction. In an effort to lose the last 8-10 lbs., which are happily clinging on... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · September 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

At 6'5 and 185lbs, I would imagine that you are already quite thin. However, you mentioned having some stubborn abdominal-area fat, which, combined with the fact that you are engaged in a strength program and following a... (more)

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by 10919 · about 5 hours ago

I've been strict low carb paleo for about 7 months and have lost about 45 pounds. I'm breastfeeding. I have another 45-50 pounds to go. My issue is I feel like I'm losing weight everywhere except for my stomach. Case in point: My hipslinger... (more)

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Sharon_1 0 · August 26, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Some women lose weight like magic with bfing and some just can't shake the weight until their babes are weaned. Your body needs to be sure it has a ton of extra nourishment for your babe and you may just be in the unlucky crowd to store excess... (more)

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by 951 · about 5 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo for the past two months and I just can???t seem to make much of a dent in the fat around my mid-section and I really need help. After the first month I saw some reduction, but now at the end of the second month there has... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · August 19, 2011 at 9:45 PM

unlike most folks that have commented, i don't think it's a cortisol problem. i actually think you're on the right track! you've noted in a reply to a commentor that you've lost fat in other areas, just not the belly (yet). well, this fat loss... (more)

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by 606 · about 5 hours ago

I am a formerly skinny person. I gained belly fat in my mid-twenties so I have a small "beer gut" and a hint of moobage. I'm 40 now and look about 3 months pregnant when I'm not wearing a shirt! I've tried various permutations of low-carb over... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · August 07, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Sleep - the most important part. MORE than 8 hours, unless you lead an almost perfect stress free life. the more stress in your life, the more sleep you need. Stress - linked heavily to sleep, but need to eliminate as much as possible, Dietary,... (more)

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by 4283 · about 5 hours ago

Would injecting insulin into insulin resistant fat help eliminate it?

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miked_2 0 · June 20, 2011 at 8:53 PM

No, I think you're misunderstanding insulin resistance. First, the role of insulin: Insulin (very simply) is just a signal to tell your liver, fat, muscles to pickup sugar, fat, nutrients and store them. Think of it this way. Your pancreas... (more)

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by 531 · about 5 hours ago

I've been doing the Paleo thing strict for 45 days now, and not so strict (still was having occasional rice and corn and too much sugar) for 1 month before that. Was vegetarian for 5 years and vegan for 12 before that. I'm gaining weight in my... (more)

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Jessica 0 · January 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM

My first thoughts are: too many nuts, not enough fatty meat and saturated fat, not enough protein, too much snacking and not enough big meals. I can easily go through a dozen eggs in 6 days by myself. 2 eggs for breakfast along with bacon, kale,... (more)

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by 2245 · about 5 hours ago

There's been a few questions lately about BMI and body fat percentage so I wondered what people's opinions about hip to waist ratio are? I've heard this is a good indicator of visceral as opposed to subcutaneous fat. As I understand it women... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM

The ratio is more an evolutionary psychology idea about those idea ratios. What I have read puts women around 20% BF. Perhaps yours is simply a matter of where the fat is resting. Visceral fat is important to get rid of. The most important... (more)

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by 8858 · about 5 hours ago

In trying to eliminate that bit of troublesome abdominal and lower back fat, I revisited Martin's Leangains article on the topic. He recommends Yohimbe, which I tried, in conjunction with caffeine, which I have not tried (seemed excessive). Has... (more)

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James_3 0 · December 27, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Hrm, I always thought Yohimbe was pecker stuff. Looks like it is really a stimulant. Some of the side-effects look nasty for overdoses, so be careful with that (more is not faster). Other than that, from what you're saying, it really strikes... (more)

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by 164 · October 21, 2014 at 4:29 AM

Anyone here use to swim competitively? I'm interested in the body composition of ex swimmers. Is swimming the best cardio that works for you? What percent body fat do you have? I'm interested because I swam and played water polo competitively... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 06, 2013 at 1:36 PM

As per many of the other recommendations, doing some HIIT and sprinting once or twice per week will help shed the fat without you loosing your butt. As to the arms, just keep the reps high and your muscles will tone but not grow much if any. ... (more)

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by 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:14 AM

I began excersizing and weight lifting a year ago, and have since lost about 25 pounds. I am almost at my ideal weight but would like to get rid of some stubborn fat around my midsection!! I recently started doing crossfit (only once a week) in... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · January 25, 2013 at 3:49 PM

At 5'11" 155, you may not actually have a "last few pounds". Meanwhile, a good idea would be to ditch the almond butter and dark chocolate (for now), especially the almond butter which is high in omega-6, and make sure the other food you eat is... (more)

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by 789 · October 21, 2014 at 4:11 AM

When I wake up, I notice my belly is much slimmer (because it's empty.) But as soon as I eat ANYTHING, including just a coupe of eggs or anything small, it expands and I carry it around all day 'until the next morning. I'm assuming that maybe it's... (more)

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CD 0 · January 02, 2013 at 12:56 AM

8 hour fast + dehydrated (breathing out all night) = thinnest time of day

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by 72 · October 21, 2014 at 4:09 AM

Just a question- I see everywhere that processed foods, especially processed carbs, cause fat to accumulate in the belly. But then I also see that your body type is your body type, and there's nothing you can do to change it or spot reduce. But... (more)

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CD 0 · December 03, 2012 at 6:23 PM

What are we talking about here? A little bit of belly fat? That's normal -- and healthy for a woman. 20% body fat is the low end of the healthy range for women. Or are we talking a lot of belly fat? Truthfully, our diet can change how we... (more)

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