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by 1097 · about 7 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 7 hours ago

Hello all! I wanted to ask your advice on my situation. I have been adhering to a rather strict form of Paleo for the past 9 weeks. I have had no dairy and no grains in this period of time. My diet mainly consists of meat (steaks, chicken, and... (more)

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shawnclark713 0 · August 25, 2014 at 11:47 AM

For you to lose the stubborn fat, lose the last 10lbs or lose your “problem” area you need a vast desire, backed up with concrete permanent lifestyle changes. Often when we are almost there, we start to coast and get less strict in our... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 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 7 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 1981 · about 7 hours ago

This year I have put a strong focus on eating seasonally, and so with the advent of fall and then winter I began to eat some more starchy vegetables, apples and nuts. I gained 8 lbs, which was expected, I gain 10 or so lbs in the winter and don't... (more)

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miked_2 0 · December 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

As long as your hormones aren't all screwed up, the type of fat generally dictates where it will be stored (in women, mostly). Hip and thigh fat is generally the good omega-3 stuff (DHA, EPA) that women need to have reserves up in case they get... (more)

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by 72 · about 7 hours ago

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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by 85 · about 7 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 180 · about 7 hours ago

Although I love eating Paleo and the mental and physical improvements I have experienced, there is one that I am having trouble with. I am naturally a pear shape, and have always had a flat stomach. I experienced severe bloating on SAD and giving... (more)

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Frazdance 0 · November 14, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Have you had your thyroid checked?

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by 1195 · about 7 hours ago

We know chronically high levels of cortisol lead to storage of abdominal fat. If you led a perpetually risky life where you had to maintain a high level of vigilance and were in constant fear of being caught would you be more likely to have a fat... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Pre paleo, I always found having a big belly a bit of an obstacle to the whole adultery thing.

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by 789 · about 8 hours ago

I may have posted a similar question before, however I saw someone else post a photo once and received pretty detailed responses in comparison to just a description listed kind of question. Anyway, going on six months paleo, one (to unfortunately... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · July 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I don't see a lot of fat. What I do see is bad posture and a terrible bra. Your bum looks great and perky, as do your limbs. You look as though you might be retaining some water, and your core muscles need a bit of tightening, to hold you up... (more)

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by 753 · about 8 hours ago

I have not been very consistently paleo for some time now, as I was in a hospital setting where they regulated all meals (and none of it was paleo. Oh, the grains), and I've noticed that my belly, when I lean over, hangs down, and rounds out as if... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 06, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Hi, Kenzie! If you've been in the hospital, don't try to do too much too fast. Just eat healthy, whole foods and move around as much as you can. Obviously as your strength and energy return you'll be able to begin--gently!--to exercise. As you... (more)

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by 438 · about 8 hours ago

I am on my second day of a VLC diet. I do feel more calm, so my emotions are more stable and my sleep is better. However, I feel weak. My energy level is very low, physically. Before going VLC, I was eating a good deal of fruits, sweet potato,... (more)

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TeamGrady 0 · March 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Upon switching to Paleo eating I felt the same as you describe and I had to up my protein and fat intake this helped with that constant tired feeling and gave me energy for my Crossfit workouts.

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by 45 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 106 · about 8 hours ago

For instance, would there have been a difference in me eating a grain-heavy diet at age 12 and eating a similar diet at age 20? At 12 I had a flat stomach, but at 20 I had a little gut (I was skinnyfat). Basically, my question is: Was my body... (more)

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damaged_justice 0 · March 27, 2011 at 6:41 PM

IR appears to happen naturally to some extent as part of the aging process, even in hunter-gatherer populations or those avoiding the "neolithic agents of disease". Hard to tell with current societies so horribly skewed by generations of eating... (more)

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by 531 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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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