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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 15 · about 8 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 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 0 · September 26, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Hey Everybody, I just started the Paleo Diet and WOW! I feel really awesome; so much energy! Anyways, let me give a little bit of background on myself. For so many years I have experienced huge ups and downs in my fitness levels. I've always... (more)

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iffer 0 · October 23, 2013 at 8:48 PM

A long term healthy diet should help redistribute your body fat into healthy locations, yes. Exercise helps, too. Especially cardio. Humans are built for running.

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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 0 · September 28, 2014 at 4:01 AM

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 · September 29, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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 · September 25, 2014 at 3:52 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 · 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 · September 29, 2014 at 3:48 AM

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 298 · September 25, 2014 at 3:47 AM

Is a belly (visceral fat) always unhealthy? What if all liver/pancreas/heart labs and other scans show healthy results for a subject with a belly fat? I found an article related to this:... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Fructose in huge doses ingested too quickly to be processed, not as you'd normally get from fruit at the end of summer, but what you'd get from a SAD full of soda/soft drinks, is known to cause NAFLD, this in turn can increase visceral fat. Or... (more)

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by 85 · about 8 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 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 1190 · September 28, 2014 at 3:47 AM

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 10 · September 24, 2014 at 3:42 AM

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 8 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 789 · September 29, 2014 at 3:37 AM

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 · September 28, 2014 at 3:36 AM

This might be pure speculation, but I'm curious as to what you all think. I'm a woman, 21 years old, and I've always been slim, my BMI has never been higher than 19. But I always had a larger proportion of fat around my midsection, especially my... (more)

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annamalia 0 · May 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM

The same kind of question was asked before : http://paleohacks.com/questions/71560/women-have-you-redistributed-fat-to-your-humps#axzz1w0j8YxIT The answers might help you with your question! (more)

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by 0 · September 26, 2014 at 3:39 AM

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 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.