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schultz 0 · September 18, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The obvious answer on how to get off sugar would be to stop eating it. Could you clarify what you mean by sugar? Did you eat candy or did you eat fruit? I got lean eating a lot of fruit. I don't think giving up 'sugar' is some sort of... (more)

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by 1097 · about 8 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 164 · about 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 0 · about 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 hours ago

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 1981 · about 8 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 8 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 180 · about 8 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 8 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 1200 · about 8 hours ago

In 2011, when I ate vegan and worked out at the gym 5 days a week, my blood pressure was averaging 140/90 with spikes as high as 150/100. Keep in mind I was only 187 pounds, 6' tall, and 32 years old. The doctor wanted to put me on blood pressure... (more)

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missionman 0 · June 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I still struggle with blood pressure even after 2 years on paleo. It has recently started to come down a little as I started supplementing with potassium and exercising more. I have just started the CT protocol and I'm waiting to see if that will... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 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 753 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 1416 · about 9 hours ago

I'm a 25-year-old, 6'5", 185 lb. guy and just had my first batch of blood work done. Glucose 82 HDL 68 LDL 192 Tri 36 Total Cholesterol 267 Safe to say that this is my body on paleo. I've been paleo-ed out for about a year. The LDL is... (more)

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Dunny 0 · August 27, 2011 at 10:46 AM

The last 5 lbs is the absolute hardest to lose. It CAN NOT be done with diet alone. It will have to be a combination of very strict diet and intense exercise. In my experience, (I weigh 172 lbs down from a fluffy 210. It is taking longer to lose... (more)

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by 688 · about 9 hours ago

I'm trying to lose the last 10/15 pounds after being overweight for most of my childhood and adolescence. I eat strictly VLC paleo, and that has helped me lean out a lot. However, I've had a hard time getting rid of the fat around my midsection... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 22, 2011 at 7:17 PM

IF has been my key to losing stubborn belly fat. I'm 48, female, pre-menopausal. I have an eating window that generally ranges from noon to 6. Occasionally, I will eat breakfast at 10 and stop eating at 5. I definitely eat less on the days I... (more)

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by 951 · about 9 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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