Body Composition

Body Composition

Body Composition Questions

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by 1132 · about 2 hours ago

We've all heard and seen stories of people being fat and becoming leaner on Paleo diet. What about the reverse? Is there anyone out there who's gone from "skinny thin" to "lean thin" purely by eating paleo? I'd really love to see if so.... (more)

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animalcule 0 · February 24, 2011 at 11:07 AM

I am a 25-year-old woman and have been underweight since I was 3 years old. I have a small frame and look fairly healthy at my low weight, but still consider myself too thin. I think I'd look my best in the 'ideal' BMI range, and I'm only 5 lbs... (more)

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by 58 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 9:54 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 · about 2 hours ago

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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begob 0 · September 02, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Have a look at this - an online experiment to see if resistant starch (potato) helps gut flora: http://freetheanimal.com/2013/08/resistant-starch-content-of-foods-other-anecdote-and-miscellania.html#comment-535136 "Here's what resistant starch... (more)

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by 10994 · about 2 hours ago

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 1:18 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 88 · about 2 hours ago

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 8:57 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 85 · about 2 hours ago

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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MarcPH 0 · April 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Some people use the term "keto" when they're really talking about macrocycling or, if you're lucky, they're referring to a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet. A lot of guys on forums will abbreviate this to "keto" but I would argue that's not what they're... (more)

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by 729 · about 2 hours ago

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 1:53 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 813 · about 2 hours ago

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 6:08 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 · about 2 hours ago

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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CD 0 · January 07, 2013 at 5:52 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 128 · about 2 hours ago

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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CD 0 · December 04, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I've found that this article is pretty close: http://www.builtlean.com/2011/10/13/how-fast-can-you-build-muscle-5-factors-that-affect-muscle-growth/ Is it possible to build 3 lbs of muscle in two months? Probably, but that would be near the top... (more)

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by 58 · about 2 hours ago

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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Karen 0 · July 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

At 5'6" and 115 lbs you would have been at 18.5 BMI*. That's the very low edge of normal. Normal weight = 18.5???24.9 At 130 lbs, you're still at 21 BMI. You could be gaining into a healthier weight range. Doing weights would shift any fat gain... (more)

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by 1186 · about 2 hours ago

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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Bill1102inf 0 · July 10, 2012 at 2:56 AM

Since you have time, why dont you carb load and see how you feel and look. A couple to three days of heavy carbs and protein with no fat?? I see it as a no brainer, you can not gain fat from carbs/protein over a two day period even if you ate til... (more)

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by 1186 · about 2 hours ago

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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foreveryoung 0 · July 04, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Blockquote According to Charles Poliquin, if you have little tricep area fat (i.e. no flabby arms) you're what he calls a "carb bitch," meaning you can tolerate carbs very well whether cutting, maintaining, or bulking. Additionally, I've... (more)

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by 343 · about 2 hours ago

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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tanukicons 0 · June 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I heard about this on a podcast a couple of weeks ago in regards to estrogen dominance causing excessive thigh & lower body fat in women. http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Episode84.pdf Also, I believe Charles Poliquin (sp?)... (more)

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by 305 · about 3 hours ago

I'm not sure what I can or should glean from this other than that I'm a testament to n=1 and the fact that CI/CO is a fallacy. I've been paleo since about July/August. In that time, I've lost a lot of weight (down now below what I was before I... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 26, 2011 at 7:55 PM

1.) I don't know if I'd trust the RMR, necessarily. A lot of those tests are known to be inaccurate. Mark Sisson had his bodyfat measured by the most "accurate" technique & the result was obviously incorrect. 2.) Eat when you are hungry. ... (more)

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by 1281 · about 3 hours 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 4086 · about 3 hours ago

Stephan Guyenet: "Obesity is not always going to be 100 percent reversible. I know no one wants to hear that, but I'm not in the business of selling snake oil. Some people can reverse it completely; others won't lose any fat at all; the... (more)

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Jac_1 0 · June 29, 2011 at 9:55 PM

I'm 'morbidly obese' according to my doctor, with an apparently normal blood profile except for some slightly unhealthy lipid counts (this all according to the doc). At 48, I have a lifetime of experience with diets that worked (protein focused,... (more)

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by 4283 · about 3 hours ago

I know in the Paleo community may aspire to be "Brad Pitt Fight Club" Fit. However, Is he the only option? If you could model your physical appearance after anyone, who would it be? It could be anyone living or not, Famous or not. If you see... (more)

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LadyAdmin 0 · May 23, 2011 at 12:24 AM

I'd just like to be the best version of me. :)

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by 436 · about 3 hours ago

I'd appreciate advice on helping me figure out next steps in my health promotion: Postmenopausal, 11 months of paleo: gluten-free, no added sugar/processed food products, restricted carb diet. Protein intake between .5-1gm/kg. Butter and olive... (more)

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Kamal 0 · February 09, 2011 at 1:00 AM

I'd say forget about the weight, and either buy Esther Gokale's posture/movement book, or go to one of her workshops. You're not obese, and the modicum of extra weight is not intimately tied to pain signals that persist. In other words, weight... (more)

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by 156 · about 3 hours ago

Let's hear some body fat percentages! Just how lean is everyone getting on strict paleo? It seems like we see tons of success stories.. people dropping a ton of weight in going from obese to fit, but I haven't seen too many completely shredded... (more)

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Tyler_S 0 · December 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM

This is something I've thought about quite a bit. I think the evidence does show that an evolutionary or paleo diet is the healthiest diet possible, but when I think about leanness that leads to another question... Is being ultra lean the... (more)

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by 1510 · about 3 hours ago

Since starting paleo, I've noticed that my body fat, especially in the hip area, goes from really jelly-like on some days to more firm and dense on other days. There will sometimes be drastic changes in density overnight, in both directions. I've... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · October 18, 2010 at 6:20 PM

That's interesting. I've heard another person tell me that as he has lost weight, he goes repeatedly through stages where his fat will first get "jiggly" before firming at a lower volume. I think I've seen it on myself, too, but I don't have... (more)

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by 220 · about 3 hours ago

I am looking to dial in my diet a bit further for the next month, there has been a bit too much cheating going on lately, and my body comp is suffering. I am interested in doing a full out ketogenic diet for the next month or so. I am already... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · June 12, 2010 at 7:42 AM

I am concerned that I might be eatting too much protein 1g per lb body weight. fat sitting around 65% of my current diet. This article (oft-cited by me) suggests that excess protein will retard ketosis and fat mobilisation above around... (more)

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by 0 · October 22, 2014 at 4:21 AM

I am a 37 yr old male, 15% body fat, 180lbs. Eat 95% Paleo, no dairy. My 5% comes in the form of night time sugar. Dried Fruit, the occasional tablespoon or two of chocolate chips, or my own home made Paleo Cookies (Prune, Almond Meal &... (more)

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Keith_1 0 · January 31, 2011 at 5:51 AM

Cut out the dried fruit, cookies, chocolate chips, and apples. Get a copy of Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe and follow his program instead of the one you are using now. It doesn't matter how much you have lifted weights in the past. For now... (more)

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by 88 · October 22, 2014 at 4:03 AM

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 8:18 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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