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by 5 · 8 minutes ago

hey:)    I have a few questions about hormones.  I am female, 22 years old, with hormonal acne, that I somewhat manage, but it is HARD.  I have high cortisol (around 20% above the norm) and high testosterone (2.02 and the... (more)

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CD 0 · September 05, 2014 at 6:49 PM

it is almost certain that your acne is caused by a hormonal imbalance.  My guess is that systematic inflammation is causing your body to over-produce androgen.  This is causing the rise in testosterone, which causing the drop in... (more)

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by 0 · September 27, 2014 at 4:11 AM

That has a high PC Mick Love ll multimedia tree is also okay if not step it just like you might be just a weight gainer and usually weight gainers our money thrown are the window do not do with weight gainers put your money on whey proteins that... (more)

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by 0 · October 01, 2014 at 4:06 AM

I have been eating paleo for the past year and a half and have traditionally been a very lean / skinny guy. I have always had a hard time putting on weight, even in the days before paleo when I would carb and protein load to gain muscle mass.... (more)

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Myth 0 · August 07, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Allow me to be your harsh dose of reality.1.) You are obsessing. Obsession causes stress. Stress causes a myriad of issues that affect everything in your body including weight. Obsession is unhealthy. 2.) Your BF% scale is disgustingly inaccurate.... (more)

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by 0 · October 01, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Hi, I'm 14 years old and a girl. I'm 170cm and I weight around 56 kg. I have been feeling VERY uncomfortable in my body lately to the point where I don't like seeing myself in full body mirrors. I eat a balanced diet and try to run daily. And when... (more)

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by 0 · 15 minutes ago

I just googled GI tables and compared a handful only to notice some pretty wild variations in the numbers for a given food. Anyone know a good source for a GI table that is the most accurate/detailed/trustworthy? Many thanks.

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RonBurgundy 0 · March 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I should add that I'm only trying to compare vegetables and starches really.

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by 2949 · 19 minutes ago

Is there an ideal body fat percentage for each individual? Many idealize sub-10% for men, while average is somewhere between 15-25%. The reason I'm asking I cut down to below 12%, and my fat loss rate started stalling. I take this to be a... (more)

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CD 0 · October 09, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Fat loss rate is not going to be uniform. The lower the body weight, the less body fat and weight you can drop given the same stimulus. There are dozens of reasons for this. On to your actual question, "optimal body fat". To what are we... (more)

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by 7292 · 21 minutes ago

There is a certain poster that keeps making fun of my bodyweight of 145 as an adult male. What would be the optimum weight for someone of my height and build. BTW, as of yesterday with a 7 site skinfold test, I am at 5.8% bodyfat. For... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · August 04, 2013 at 6:39 AM

I know you haven't asked this at all, but after reading your questions, all that keeps popping into my head is "Do I need to return my "man" card cause, I'm 145 lbs, 5'7, 5.8% body fat and hanging upside down for the better part of a... (more)

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by 10 · 21 minutes ago

Hey guys so I am entering a female bodybuilding competition (figure competition more feminine shape) for early November and I need some tips on what I should be doing as far as diet goes. I am doing IF currently, but I'm not sure it is right for... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 29, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Do heavy weight compound joint lifts with low repetitions and lots of rests. Eat a lot, and do not lift more than three times per week. Maybe once per week, do some HIIT or sprints, but don't do any slow cardio. That formula will set you up for... (more)

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by 5 · October 01, 2014 at 3:55 AM

I'm a 43 year old female. My BF is 10.3. I train 5/6 times a week. Weights, interval training, bootcamp style, and recently some 30 minute metabolic style workouts. I squat, lunge, pull and flip tyres, dead lift with weights and work my legs very... (more)

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CD 0 · July 23, 2013 at 6:47 PM

10% bf on a woman is like body-builder magazine skinny, not pretty fit. Way pat the point of healthy. I simply cannot imagine a 19 skin fold on a 10% bf person.

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by 55 · October 01, 2014 at 3:54 AM

I'm writing to ask for some help with my diet. I'm 40 years old, 5'6', fairly active and strong and fit but not lean...at about 135 lbs and I'd like to lose 15 or so. I maintain an almost daily 2-hour Ashtanga yoga practice (with lots of strength... (more)

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Allison_10 0 · July 20, 2013 at 8:25 AM

maybe you're exercising too much. because of that almost daily 2 hour yoga and the occasional weight training or whatever you're doing, your body is probably holding onto the fat for energy. do your yoga only a COUPLE of times a week... give your... (more)

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by 10 · 22 minutes ago

I have been on the Paleo diet for about 6 weeks now and following a pretty strict diet. I have recently completely cut out fruit, and I work out with weights about 4 days a week with about 20 minutes of intense cardio in each of those days. I try... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · July 06, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Some strong eating disorder red flags in this email (and I speak from experience). You're a woman - we naturally have fat on our highs, thighs and bellies to protect our reproductive organs and allow us to have babies. If you're down to 16.8%... (more)

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by 70 · October 01, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Hey all, I don't know if I'm going to word this right because I'm not 100% sure about the question in the first place. Basically I feel like I've inferred some of this from other posts but haven't seen anything that discusses it directly. Onto... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 02, 2013 at 4:13 PM

In theory it should be somewhere in between. You need to consume more calories than when you were losing weight because your body was previously making up some of the deficit by burning more fat than it was storing, and now you want it to even... (more)

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by 30 · 23 minutes ago

Hi there, I have been doing Leangains for roughly a month now by slowly implementing it. My questions are: I can't seem to find many female success stories? Are there any women out there with success on Leangains? If so how long did it take and... (more)

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BobK 0 · June 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Check this out, lots of female dialogue about Leangains. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/597083-women-doing-leangains I'm not sure I'm fan of IF for women, the information I've read gives mixed indications. I know IF works for me...it's... (more)

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by 0 · October 01, 2014 at 3:53 AM

After reading 4 Hour Body last year I started to read up on the paleo diet, I've been eating paleo-ish since. I'm currently training for a competition to go to space in July, if I win in London then I get to go compete in Florida for the chance to... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 01, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Echoing what Renee said, try dropping the veggie burgers and tofu and eat meat instead. Soy seems to lower free testosterone levels, which I would guess is something you don't... (more)

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by 1005 · September 30, 2014 at 4:02 AM

I was reading this article (probably not the best source for information), but it mentioned that towards the low end of the spectrum that carbs would be beneficial. I've had some difficulty with maintaining keto, as I get a little hypoglycemic... (more)

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Milfy 0 · July 30, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Sounds like you're not fat adapted and your still a sugar burner. You shouldn't be crashing between meals...that's the best thing about being paleo, it really stabilises your blood sugar. I used to crash and almost shut down every day 2 hours... (more)

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by 0 · 24 minutes ago

I am trying to get my body-fat percentage to around 16%. My body-fat is at 20% right now (135 lbs, 5'4") and here's my active schedule and eating plan: Crossfit 3x a week Yoga (vinyasa) 2x a week give or take. I might take a gentle yoga class... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · May 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM

It might not be possible to get to 16% bodyfat while being safe and healthy! If you can get to that low a bf without losing you cycles, then it's fine for you, if not, you might want to rethink, unless its temporary Regarding fruit, cut it and... (more)

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by 5 · September 29, 2014 at 3:57 AM

I have read so much on Paleo and seem to get mixed messages. Please let me know if you see anything in my plan that I can change or need to be doing different. I have not lost any weight but my body fat percentage has dropped from 38% - 34%. I do... (more)

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aelephant 0 · May 18, 2013 at 5:35 AM

Who cares about weight loss if your body fat percentage has gone down & your stomach has shrunk?

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by 88 · October 01, 2014 at 3:52 AM

My question is relevant to eating at a calorie deficit- I recently had put on a small amount of extra fat, and wanted to lean out to my previous levels. So I decreased my calories, (I track them for now) in a zig-zag approach, eating some high... (more)

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juju 0 · May 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM

I asked a similar question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/130176/how-does-too-few-calories-lead-to-weight-gain#axzz2TMMneNf3 (more)

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by 209 · 25 minutes ago

I've posted here loads, but it's hard when your mum thinks wheat is healthy and fat is bad. Anyway. I want to lose weight, but I'm not seeing much progress. I'm now weight training 2-3x per week and running 1x.I can feel my muscles getting... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 01, 2013 at 3:57 PM

the key to losing weight is to cut down on everything Yes ... but not too much. If your body is craving food and you can't shake that feeling, then you are simply not eating enough. Dieting for weightloss is trying, but lowering food intake... (more)

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by 20 · 26 minutes ago

So coming from a background where I used to be super-fat, and then I dropped 130 pounds to be in-shape and fitter through calorie restriction and near daily exercise (crossfit, calisthenics), I can't seem to rid my waist fat. I got OCD about... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 21, 2013 at 8:57 PM

You don't say how much time has been since you adopted paleo and started loosing weight (and specially since dropping soft drinks and crappy food). Keep in mind that a body re-composition takes a lot of time, at least a good amount of months, and... (more)

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by 83 · October 01, 2014 at 3:51 AM

I'm 23 years old, male, workout everyday. I follow LeanGains protocol of everyday fasting. I have 6.5%BF measured by bioimpedance, but some time ago, I fell that I'm more "covered", even with the low %BF. After eating, I get more defined. Water... (more)

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Ryan_36 0 · April 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM

If you're more defined after eating, especially if it's carbs, it's probably the carbs replenishing muscle glycogen. Water retention also plays a role of course.

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by 35 · 26 minutes ago

I am not left-handed, yet, for some reason, my entire left side body is fatter than my right. I know it is not muscle because I am Stonger on my right. Yet, my thigh, shin, breast, arm, and ankle--all bigger on my left. However, I actually just... (more)

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Dan_23 0 · April 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Because you're right-handed, it is likely that your right side is more efficient at movements, so your left side requires more muscle to be equally efficient at those movements.

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by 35 · September 28, 2014 at 3:57 AM

I've been trying to quit for the past couple of weeks, but I've come to the realization that I kind of need it to unwind from a week's worth of work, and as far as I know, the pros (stress relief, enjoyment with friends) outweighs the cons... (more)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · April 04, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I don't understand the moral stance of many on here, as though this was Christian-rock-against-drugs-hacks.com Smoking herbs is as paleo as fire.

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by 10 · 27 minutes ago

Hi Paleo Hacks! I am an 18 y/o female weighing 123 lbs and I am trying to lose some of that body fat still lingering around. I started Paleo about 3 weeks ago and it's great! I consume 1400 calories per day and exercise 5 times a week and burn... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 03, 2013 at 2:17 AM

You didn't offer measurements such as height, waist, etc. Pounds are not the best gauge of your health and weight. Using my own body as an example, I am 5'4.5". When not active I was about right at 125 lbs; when active and fit I actually looked... (more)

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by 421 · 27 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I am wondering the effect of the Paleo lifestyle on body fat percentage, particularly for females. Personally, I am finding it difficult to reach a low body fat percentage on the Paleo lifestyle. I've read that women are not meant to... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · April 20, 2013 at 1:36 PM

I'm 5'1", 115lbs and about 22% body fat. I measure 35"bust, 27" ribs, 25" waist, 38"hips. DD boobs and bubble butt, decent amount of muscle, no flab. I'm not fat or thin. I can see my ribs easily when I raise my arms and have a flat stomach,... (more)