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by 0 · June 30, 2014 at 02:41 PM

Hello, All, Been Paleo for about 9 months (prior to that it wasn't much different, but eat more organic and are much more careful where we get are food from). In the last couple months I made some tweaks to shrink the wasteline, namely: Added... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 30, 2014 at 02:41 PM

For body re-composition you need 2 things. Quality Muscle Contractions.Solid Macros.Quality Muscle Contractions:Muscle contractions will lower your blood glucose and increase demand on muscle, metabolic rate, muscle mass and ultimately improve... (more)

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by 53 · March 09, 2014 at 11:28 PM

There seems to be some debate about how hormones influence body type- some say a healthy woman is more of a pear or hourglass shape, and perhaps the apple shape is indicative of a hormonal problem, since that is a "man's shape." Below you can... (more)

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kitkat9 0 · March 09, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I have seen some suggestion that the tendency to put on fat around the middle has to do with too much omega 6 in the diet... omega 3 tends to put on weight around butt more. so you could try realy cutting back on the omega 6s, uppin the 3s, and... (more)

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by 0 · January 21, 2014 at 06:49 AM

Is there any other way to change body composition? have any of you achieved this? Thank you! UPDATE: I'm so sorry if I didn't make this clear. What I meant is: It's not that training is out of the answer. It's that I'm just... (more)

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ColdDeadHand 0 · December 20, 2013 at 09:54 PM

Body weight is fine and I would say do to failure. Let each muscle group rest a day before you train it again. Good luck, and let us know what the results are!

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by 88 · September 03, 2013 at 05:50 AM

Hey, So while I don't have SIBO or a serious such bacterial overgrowth, I did have a high count for just one strain of bad bacteria: Enterobacter Cloacae, on my Geneva Diagnostics comprehensive digestive and stool analysis test that I had done... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · September 02, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Avoid Starch. Add FOS. From WIKI: "...FOS serves as a substrate for microflora in the large intestine, increasing the overall gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) health. It has also been touted as a supplement for preventing yeast infections..." (more)

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by 10920 · June 12, 2013 at 01:50 PM

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)

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meg_6 0 · June 12, 2013 at 01:18 PM

24 yo female macros 15/25/60 carb/protein/fat most days (I usually get 100+ grams of protein per day, and 100+ g of fat per day, with carbs around 50 g.) Measurements: 34-26-38 / BMI: 21 Estimated bf% based on pics in link 23-24% Now - Can I... (more)

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by 678 · May 29, 2013 at 05:34 AM

if we look at the first law of thermodynamics, energy can not be created nor destroyed.> extra calories the stored into fat(weather its form fat carbs or protein) -you have to create a deficit to loose weight. -so theoretically, creating an... (more)

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thhq 0 · May 28, 2013 at 02:43 PM

Being overweight has more to do with overeating than anything else. You can cut carbs without changing macro ratios just by eating less. I think a lot of the obesity problem is created by our inherent instinct to gorge when food is abundant.... (more)

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by 88 · May 15, 2013 at 09:09 AM

In regards to post workout carbohydrate intake, I have some questions about the timing and also the amounts I am currently carb-cycling, doing 2 high carb days a week, the rest I keep carbs under 100 grams, even on days I workout. I workout... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 15, 2013 at 08:57 AM

In my mind honestly the amount you are eating 200g would not matter consumed all together or split up especially because it's post-workout. Because your workouts are glycogen depleting. Because you were potentially lower in glycogen from low... (more)

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by 88 · May 09, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Hey, so about 2 months ago, I was going through a period of trying to lean out, and I was eating high high HIGH protein, with moderate fat and low carbs.... I still want to lean out, as some things happened between then and now (I plateaued in my... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 09, 2013 at 08:18 AM

This might be useful: post-workout carb amounts? I really think that hunger in the most part is driven by malnourishment. Understandably there is habit involved (i.e. you normally eat at 12:00 and don't that day), but if you are nourished even at... (more)

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by 85 · April 12, 2013 at 09:22 AM

I apologize if this is already a question. If it is, please re-direct me. I'm a little confused about how about how a ketogenic diet affects body composition. From what I understand, some bodybuilders eat keto to really cut down body fat. But a... (more)

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Maty 0 · April 12, 2013 at 08:31 AM

I think that research is a bit lacking. It discussed some things the wrong way. Also to lose weight you have to do low carb- low calorie- high protein - high fat because carbs/cals is the one that makes you fat not protein because protein cannot... (more)

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by 678 · April 07, 2013 at 03:14 PM

It seems that a lot of you guys belive that sugar makes you gain fat. However, science shows that for a healthy, active individual (one that does not have insulin related issues), sugar has the same effect as an ordinary, dietary carb would. So... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 07, 2013 at 01:53 PM

Quality -- eating "sugar" versus eating fruits or potatoes -- and quantity (as a ratio) -- eating a piece of wheat toast or snickers bar versus a sweet potato or baked yuca -- has a greater effect on body composition than just sugar or... (more)

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by 2611 · March 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I get the impression that most people here are running or weightlifting or crossfittin' it up almost every day. I miss being able to do that, but for the past 5 years a varied collection of undiagnosable joint problems has severely limited my... (more)

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RK 0 · March 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Actually, you will hear both Robb Wolf and Mark Sisson say that walking is ESSENTIAL. They call it "moving slowly." Sisson would promote walking over jogging any day. His fitness "blueprint" is walking slowly almost every day, 2 days of working... (more)

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by 3608 · March 03, 2013 at 02:14 AM

So, I've been in Taiwan for two weeks and because of travels (and my conscious desire to use this special time to test a reintroduction of gluten), I've found out that I don't react at all to gluten. Prior to these travels, I had been strictly... (more)

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RK 0 · March 03, 2013 at 01:41 AM

Reminds me of this article: http://chriskresser.com/theres-more-to-health-than-food-and-theres-more-to-life-than-health However, I would bet that the increase in low-level physical activity plays a huge role. (Think of Primal Blueprint's... (more)

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by 813 · March 01, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I have been stricken with a terrible sickness that has left me severely handicapped when it comes to physical and mental activity. It is still unknown at this time as my blood work, aside from a slightly lowered WBC, is normal indicating a... (more)

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VB 0 · February 16, 2013 at 06:08 PM

I have a suggestion - it might sound crazy but try it - it might help. Try a low-fat low-sugar high-carb high-fiber version of Paleo. It means more vegetables, very few berries, less fat and more tubers. DON"T EVER GIVE UP!!! Oh, and I love to... (more)

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by 694 · December 12, 2013 at 05:45 AM

I've been thinking about getting a DEXA scan for body composition and was wondering if anyone here has gotten it and if it has helped them in terms of motivation.. or addressing asymmetries in muscle mass.. Did you use it as a way to track... (more)

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CDone 0 · January 07, 2013 at 05:52 PM

DEXAs are the gold standard for body fat composition. It would be very beneficial in a clinical environment or for someone looking to get liposuction. Beyond that, how your clothes fit, and how you look naked are just as beneficial, and at a... (more)

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by 85 · December 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I'm doing low-carb and (usually) IF. My goal is to improve my body composition and athletic performance, so I'd like to lose 15-20 pounds (I'm 5'1", 120ish lbs). My question is how should I calculate my protein requirement? Is it based on ideal... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · December 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Depends on if you are eating at a caloric deficit or if you are eating at maintenance levels. There is ample evidence for the standard 1g/lb lean mass to maintain lean mass while losing fat in a deficit, but there also seems to be indication that... (more)

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by 128 · November 26, 2013 at 01:12 AM

Hello everyone! I've been lurking around these forms for a while, and have learned quite a bit but I do have a question that's been in the back of my head for a while. I'll try to keep this as concise as possible. I'm a 22 year old female, 5'5"... (more)

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shimmy 0 · November 26, 2013 at 01:12 AM

Agreed, and there are always some pretty easily implemented tips to have the best possible chance at gaining the muscle, such as the mind muscle connection. For a beginner, 3lb of muscle is a pretty easy task, assuming the person is eating in... (more)

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by 1031 · November 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Without meaning to be disingenuous, there seems to be a lot of very strangely shaped people around, much more than thirty years ago when I was a child. For example, I saw a young woman the other day (ordering her soy-latte with artificial... (more)

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carly_2 0 · November 14, 2012 at 06:27 PM

I've wondered about the same thing myself. Perhaps it's because it's only been in recent years that there have been so many of these people to observe, but I see I lot of really strangely shaped overweight and obese people. Like women who could... (more)

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by 12108 · October 23, 2012 at 08:47 PM

I've lost a whole lot of weight in the last year - and thanks to skin caliper/measuring tape body fat analyses over time, I was able to observe fat mass loss vs. lean mass gains during the process. I'm now around 185 lb. Every time in the last... (more)

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Manuel 0 · October 23, 2012 at 08:47 PM

My boyfriend and I have been on a 90 day health Challenge for 2 months now and participating in a Web reality show on Facebook. May i possibly ask you guys to help us out ? It's really really simple, just CLICK this link and VOTE 10 :D... (more)

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by 12108 · October 16, 2012 at 02:46 AM

I have been Crossfitting for over a year now. I've dropped a net of around 35 lb., but in there is a significant lean mass gain (15-20 lb. at least) because I went from over 40% body fat to somehwere around 27% currently. I've done paleo-style... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · October 16, 2012 at 02:46 AM

Crossfit Journal recently had some videos with Nicholas Romanov trying to teach a training method called 'Pose' to a heavily muscled crossfit athlete. Kind of awkward videos got me thinking about the difference between the lessons of distance... (more)

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by 4176 · August 04, 2013 at 01:27 AM

can you get a decent body without working out?

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glib 0 · August 04, 2013 at 01:27 AM

define "workout" for us all.

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by 58 · April 20, 2014 at 03:54 PM

I have been Paleo for over a year now. When I started, I was relatively lean with a very flat stomach, despite eating gluten and sugar and relatively low fat. I am a 37 year old female who is 5' 6" and weighed 115lbs a year ago. Ever since... (more)

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Cbon8227 0 · April 20, 2014 at 03:54 PM

Have you considered that your issue with the belly fat is less about the weight and more about you lack of confidence in your changing body? That may also be adding stress to your life just because you are focused on it. I have a few... (more)

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by 1181 · July 10, 2012 at 02:56 AM

This question is somewhat two-fold. I am looking for some advice, and personal experiences, if possible. First--I am a fitness competitor. I have a show in 12 weeks, which means I will be training quite intensely (sometimes twice a day). I know... (more)

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Adam_18 0 · July 09, 2012 at 09:15 PM

I wouldn't say keto, but definitely carb backloading. If I go VLC too long, I get destroyed. Sleep sucks, feel like crap, and can't perform as well. However, I'm a soccer player so the aerobic/anaerobic requirements are up there (hours each day of... (more)

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by 1181 · November 08, 2012 at 02:53 AM

Does anyone know of any research on this? I have long thought that women don't thrive as well (I'm not saying they don't thrive at all, chill people) on a diet which includes very high fat, possibly because we naturally have more metabolically... (more)

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Tony_21 0 · November 08, 2012 at 02:53 AM

Burn the fat, feed the muscle...Tom Venuto. 3 day lower calorie =20-30% less than your total daily energy expenditure 1 day of maintenance calories. Total daily energy expenditure abbr. is TDEE TDEE=bmr or basal metabolic rate multiplied by... (more)

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by 343 · June 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice from you nice folks... I'll start by saying that I know you cannot spot reduce, however I also know that certain dietary practices (eg. grain-free) are very helpful for losing belly fat, so I'm wondering if... (more)

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desi_1 0 · June 24, 2012 at 06:53 PM

You might want to consider Pilates 2 times a week and drop the 2 strength/circuit workouts.Also up the carbs a little,1400 Cal is too low

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by 4176 · June 01, 2012 at 05:10 PM

Seems like this high fat diet is making my body composition worse, is it maybe that I'm eating too much fruit and it's causing insulin to tell my body to store the fat? Or from stress (i'm currently doing exams)? typical day: egg yolks and bacon... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · June 01, 2012 at 01:31 AM

HUntingBears. I've been reading your recent stuff and I'm really sorry you seem to be having a rough time. You'll get through it though. People could care less about how you look when your self confidence is in the gutter. We tend to overlook... (more)