My health insurance gives a premium discount to customers who keep healthy. As a result of modern science, they define as healthy individual a total cholesterol level below 200, a limit which I have problems to meet since I started paleo. My... (more)
From what I understand , if you eliminate saturated fat and replace it with PUFA for a few weeks your numbers will look good. You may trigger a lot of inflammation and be far worse off, but you numbers will look good to insurance buffoons.
Pretty self explanatory, an example answer might look like: I have a 40/40/30 carb protein fat split, a bmi of 25 and a bf% of 12% Using this BMI Calc. And estimating my BF using: Alternate BF estimator image for women:... (more)
I'm a 28 year old woman and I started a paleo diet about a week ago. I am reading the "Primal Blueprint" book. It's done great things for me so far: I have more energy and my chronic stomach pain has disappeared almost entirely. When pain comes... (more)
Can anyone recommend a product or method they use to measure & track their body fat percentage? I have a body fat caliper but it's pretty hard to try and take the measurements myself. Thanks!
I have a withings.com scale. It uses impedance to gauge bf%, not perfect as an absolute number, but as a trend indicator I'm happy with it. Ray Maker over at dcrainmaker.com did a pretty extensive 3 part review of bodpod vs various impedance bf... (more)
And yes, I know, you shouldn't even bother looking at a scale and just judge by what you see in the mirror. But like everything else, the more you look at something (like on a daily basis), the less change you'll see. My issue is I was just on... (more)
Total 260, HDL 69, LDL 171, Triglycerides 58 The total and LDL were tagged as high, and it was recommended that I start eating a low-fat diet, quit drinking, quit eating high-cholesterol and fatty foods and start exercising more. My blood... (more)
http://jackkruse.com/cold-thermogenesis-11-paleo-fx-to-practice/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cold-thermogenesis-11-paleo-fx-to-practice Dr. Kruse posted a great case study written by Kevin Cottrell. So the post is readable... (more)
Hi! Well, as a follow up on my last post ( http://paleohacks.com/questions/105551/what-to-do-if-amenorrhoea-strikes-again#axzz1pK76WWSB ) , i'd like to gain a kilo or two, i'm currently 110 pounds ( 49-50.5 kg ) and is 5ft 7 (170cm) and is 16... (more)
Paleo lifestyle challenges a lot of CW, especially on diet and fitness regimen. That understood, is BMI still a valid rubric, or are there better ways to understand ratios of bone, muscle, and fat when wanting to improve fitness?
Discovered something interested today after taking a bodyfat test - while my BMI is considered high at 27.8, my bodyfat is 29.9%, just inside the "normal" range for a female. I had always suspected this is the case, because even when I'm at my... (more)
Hey,Guys? Just need your advise. I tried Paleo for a week, but then felt really exhausted. Is it for me? I am preparing for my CPA exam, so I am thinking maybe my body is needing extra carbs for fuel.. is there anyone with a similar weight and... (more)
I would suggest that you wait until a more stable period in your life (like after your CPA exam) to make major diet changes. But yes, PALEO (and all that it entails - low-carb or otherwise) is appropriate for your weight and height. :)
In many body measurments like body mass, cholesterol and blood glucose level the "normal" value has been worked out using modern western populations. In some cases this differs from what appears to be normal in groups still living in more... (more)
I just joined a gym and got a free fitness assessment. As part of the assessment the trainer calculated that my body is 18.3% fat. For a 25 year old male that just got off an SAD 2 months ago it isn't terrible, but it's not great. My goal is... (more)
I started at 375lbs, not sure of BMI or percentages (I used to just say I was "Size No More" or something). When I dropped 200lbs just a year later, I got a free body fat % test while walking through a street fair in NYC, sponsored by one of the... (more)
Hello, I am the new guy! I started Paleo a week ago (after reading Arthur de Vany's book). I started with a weight of ca. 87 kg (with a body height of 170cm / male / age 34). Every morning I step onto my scale and I alrealy lost about 3 kg. But... (more)