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by 5 · 2 minutes ago

Hi Guys, Long time reader, first time poster. Zone Paleo Diet I am currently undertaking a Zone Paleo style diet, making the jump from straight paleo for the first time. The main reason for this is the portioning, tracking and performance gains... (more)

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Mash 0 · February 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

This doesn't answer your question directly, but perhaps gives you something to think about. Lyle McDonald's Body Composition Calculations[1]. Fat Mass (kg) = Body Mass (kg) × Body Fat (%) Lean Body Mass (kg) = Body... (more)

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by 1772 · 8 minutes ago

I heard about this from a buddy of mien at the gym. It is basically saying that meal timing and food quality doesn't matter- as long as you hit your macros (daily calories and protein/fat/carb ratios) you'll have just as good of results. That is,... (more)

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Daniel_18 0 · January 06, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Im no scientician, but I would wager he is close to right - for his goals. Which are probably "Get huge, pick up bit***S". You will get results with GOMAD, carb loading, IF, Caloric restriction, splits & HIIT. You just pick which one best... (more)

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by 454 · 13 minutes ago

What is the most accurate body fat percentage measuring mechanism? There are so many: hydrostatic, DEXA, bodpod, fat calipers, tape measurements... What do people think is the most accurate? Is your opinion based on experience or hearsay? (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 17, 2012 at 3:40 PM

What's the purpose of knowing an accurate measure of body fat? Most folks probably would do fine with self-measurement methods... tape measures, calipers, even crappy bioelectrical impedance scales. It's just a way of quantifying what you see in... (more)

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by 185 · 14 minutes ago

I am looking to get a little more information on how sugar/insuline rise affect body fat storage. I have read some articles, and as far as I understand, any extra calories eaten will cause the body to store it as fat, and if you get a huge spike... (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM

and as far as I understand, any extra calories eaten will cause the body to store it as fat, and if you get a huge spike in your insulin levels, it will do the same. Correct? You really haven't been understanding the articles you've read, or... (more)

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by 1772 · 20 minutes ago

Hey. I have noticed that this is not yet a thread and there are A LOT of questions about weight (fat) loss here scattered about the archives. I figured, why not create one, epic thread where everyone shares their two-cents (n=1) on what they have... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · September 19, 2012 at 4:29 PM

(Maybe) Do not eat (100%) paleo: THis is personal, but I find I have better results eating mostly, but not totally paleo. That means yes, 80-90% of food should be paleo-friendly, but strategic use of certain foods/supplements can be helpful for... (more)

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by 150 · 23 minutes ago

So what do you use for body care? -Soap -Shampoo -Deodorant -Toothpaste -Mouthwash I'll be honest I use regular stuff for everything except shampoo which I rarely if ever use. I also just use cheap off the shelf shaving cream. I haven't really... (more)

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vic_3 0 · August 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM

dr bronners soap for everything

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by 938 · 25 minutes ago

I just looked at the ingredients in the body cream that I use (I have dry skin) and all I could see were chemicals that I no longer want to put in or on my body! I'd love to get some feedback on what you use on your bodies and your face instead of... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 07, 2012 at 3:25 PM

In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser,... (more)

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by 753 · 27 minutes ago

I often hear it said that a high intake of fruits and veggies (and little to no animal products) makes one's semen and female ejaculation taste/smell better. So I'm curious... Has anyone noticed an unpleasant funk that they attribute to their... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · July 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I have been told that I taste like warm pumpkin pie

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by 1772 · 28 minutes ago

A buddy of mine is a gymnast in the Cirque du Soleil. I was asking about his workout routine and he says that he does modified bodybuilding-style routines, where he basically trains in a nonexplosive manner with a very slow repetition speed. He... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · July 15, 2012 at 4:22 AM

I don't think this is really all that unconventional. I mean it's the whole basis for Slow Burn AFAIK. http://slowburnfitness.com/

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by 2341 · 30 minutes ago

I don't count calories and I never will but I'm trying to lose a little body fat. I'm currently a little over 15% and i'd like to be somewhere between 11-13% I've been trying to eat less..doing little things like eating 3 eggs for meals instead... (more)

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pbo 0 · June 29, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Here's the thing. You can't have your paleo almond flour cake and eat it too :) If you don't want to count/measure/log your calories, then you really can't get that specific about your body percentage numbers. All you can do is try to eat a bit... (more)

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by 15 · 30 minutes ago

So I am wondering if what i am thinking is backwards or not... So i was on the Pill for about 10 years..went off...went through a hormonal storm..started seeing my naturopath and shes giving me Bio-identical Progesterone to try and get balanced.... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I agree that your body likely needs more time to re-calibrate. That said there are a couple of common misconceptions that I often see, here and elsewhere that may be playing into what you are experiencing. Not sure what pill you were on but this... (more)

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by 871 · 36 minutes ago

Hello, I lost 30lbs a year ago, in order to maintain that weight loss, i changed my whole life. I went strict 100% Paleo and began a 6 days per week workout regimen. I have been slowly gaining weight since last year after the initial loss, and... (more)

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Stopsnacking 0 · May 17, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Screw BMI. 5'9" and 160 lb. and a size 12 is NOT obese. And maybe 135 is unsustainable for your body. Surely there's a middle point that you can sustain and be satsfied with. Still its easy to see why you're confused and frustrated. Read the... (more)

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by 80 · 38 minutes ago

I have multiple autoimmune issues with my thyroid, heart, liver, and colon being affected (and I have celiac) which is why I eat paleo. Since I got diagnosed 2 years ago, I went off the pill and haven't had a period since. My husband and I want... (more)

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Mashanshell 0 · April 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Hi Ali, I had similar issues with my period once I went off the pill, after being on it for almost 5 years. I got one period approx 6 months after I came off the pill and did not have another one for another 11 months or so. I also had low body... (more)

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by 1418 · 40 minutes ago

I don't intend for this to be innapropriate but my question is, have any of you females felt your breasts after eating paleo and has the feeling/texture/firmness (dont know how to explain it) changed? I just realized it has with mine. It feels... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · April 17, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Well after recovering from an eating disorder when my boobs were just like little anthills, my boobs are now like 20x fuller and rounder. I don't think it would hurt if they were a little bigger. Come on boobies, grow! And I like massaging them.... (more)

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by 656 · 42 minutes ago

I wonder if we have gotten so far away from self awareness that we can't recognize what is truly good for us and what is poison? I would think our Paleo ancestors were able to distinguish poison, ie grains, from nourishment, ie meat. Now a days... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · March 29, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I would have to disagree on this. First, grain, per se, is NOT poison. There are some people for whom it is not healthy -- particularly those whose guts are unhealthy and who are unable to digest or have an immune response to said grain. This... (more)

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by 10 · 44 minutes ago

I've been doing Crossfit 3x a week since January. My gym started a paleo challenge Feb 1. I started at 145 and 32ish percent body fat (27 y/o female 5'3'') I was really freaked out about my body fat, having previously been in the 24% range about... (more)

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Beth_5 0 · March 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Sometime the method used to calculate body fat is not accurate. Calipers can be off, scales that give a body fat number can be off because of dehydration, etc. You may have lost visceral fat, around the organs.

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by 78422 · about 1 hour ago

I've been tracking my body temperature (both oral and under-arm) for about a week. I don't seem to have consistent up's or downs. I have days where I am 95.3 oral all day, other days I'm 95 when I wake up, 97 after breakfast and back down to 95... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · March 03, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I had this when i didnt get enough iodine and zinc, and long fasts didnt help either.

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by 1720 · about 1 hour ago

Watch this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14aZbjs0mIY&list=LLqipLT-cxSjPPkmIX6N39ww&index=21&feature=plpp_video What do you think? (more)

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Jay_15 0 · February 29, 2012 at 1:48 AM

I think I eat about a head of garlic a day on my own and LOVE it!

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by 106 · about 1 hour ago

How long does it take to lower body fat by fasting?

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Tracy_5 0 · February 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I saw results right away. I've been following the 16 hour fast/8 hour feeding every day for over 2 weeks. I LOVE it and it really works for me. I've read some say that isn't really fasting, its just skipping breakfast. Whatever it's called is... (more)

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by 1720 · about 1 hour ago

I've read that gluten stays in your body for about 2 weeks. Is that true? How about other foods? How fast do our bodies use up the food and then get rid of it? Do chemicals or metals stay in our bodies for long periods of time? (like... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I think the 2 weeks number for gluten is how long it takes the damage/inflammation to heal from a single gluten dose. Gluten itself doesn't sit in your gut for that long. As for other chemical contaminants, it all depends on what our bodies do... (more)

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by 1683 · about 1 hour ago

I had an emotional moment the other day and was wondering if anyone else has had the same thoughts. As a bit of background, I'm 19 years old, I started Primal/Paleo back in May, and I am hoping to compete in Crossfit competitions. I am VERY hard... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 16, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Your body doesn't want you to go to 12-15% bodyfat because your body has been honed by millions of years of evolution to reproduce. The fat% your body was at when you reached puberty is considered by many scientists to be a "set point" that your... (more)

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by 561 · about 1 hour ago

I'm trying to figure out what macronutrients work best for me and trying to pay closer attention to what different "signs" mean that my body makes after I eat. For example, I notice that a high fat meal is a bit uncomfortable in my lower bowels... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · October 28, 2011 at 6:44 PM

This is a tricky question and while I don't have any specific answers to the question at hand, I'd like to make a blanket statement in the same general category of thought. While most of us like the idea that our body will "let us know" what it... (more)

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by 1281 · about 1 hour ago

Hey folks! Would be great if you could help with a friend's issue A friend of mine went paleo 6 months ago and has been doing crossfit-like exercising. She is not at a crossfit gym (lives in Germany; there are only very few, unfortunately).... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · August 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Now she was at a new (normal)gym, got a check-up etc. And her body fat percentage appears to be 32! It is likely to be incorrect. Body fat scales have their problems. Her body looks really good, athletic,strong and fit! If she... (more)

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by 20 · about 1 hour ago

I recently saw an article, probably not on here, regarding endurance athletes and how the consumption of carbs, and protein (actually the lack there of), can interfere with muscle growth and can actually eat away at muscle while still adding body... (more)

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Randy_Traxler 0 · July 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM

www.blog.metaboliceffects.com www.jillfit.com they both have links and all the research to all this. fitnessblackbook also covers most of this with the visual impact stuff. It boils down in the bare bones basics is yes they are light but the... (more)

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by 717 · about 1 hour ago

Today I realise I must hate my body, I am sitting after a massive sugar binge and food intake feeling bloated and disgusted. My poor body! So tomorrow it's back on the paleo wagon. I have been bouncing on and off paleo since the new year and at... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · July 06, 2011 at 5:53 PM

I love my body! I really do. I catch myself looking in the mirror every time I walk by. When I walk up to the door at work every morning and see my reflection, I still can't believe that's me! Sometimes I see myself and don't even recognize... (more)

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