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by 5 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 10 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 88 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 35 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours ago

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 421 · about 2 hours 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)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Hi could someone please advise me on the best way to reduce my body fat? My weight and bmi are both normal- 123lbs and I'm 62inches. Bmi is about 22. However body fat is high. Only recently changed to paleo so advise would be gratefully... (more)

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Gavin_Morrice 0 · March 06, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Intermittent fasting is one of the most effective ways of losing fat while conserving lean body mass. As a bonus, it does not require that you cut your overall calorie intake. The basic way to approach this would be to eat your last meal at... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours 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 40 · about 2 hours ago

Hi! So I have been on Paleo for about 2 months.. However I do cheat and have shakeology every morning. I eat a decent amount of fruit, chicken, turkey, lots of veggies, fish and occasionally eggs. I excercise regularly about an hour 6 or 7 days a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 07, 2013 at 11:50 PM

You have been paleo exactly 0 months. Drop the shxtology. Seriously. Out of the 40 or so ingredients it includes rice, peas, wheat, and barley and other horrible things. Just stop. Please.

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by 2022 · about 2 hours ago

If you were me, what small changes would you make to my lifestyle in order to see the desired results? I've been eating paleo about 75% of the time for the past year (not ideal, i know) and I've lost 10 pounds. I am 5'4 and 140...technically... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 31, 2013 at 4:03 AM

Sleeeeeep moooooore. Doesn't sound stressful? Yes, it does! Schlepping the kids around every day, working out four times a week, staying up too late so you can finally have some "me time"? Um, yes dear, it's probably more exhausting than you... (more)

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by 15 · about 2 hours ago

I'm 18 years old, female, 160 lbs, 22% body fat. I started Paleo last summer and I've gradually become more strict with it. I started at 190 lbs and I've hit a plateau which I've been plateaued for at least 3 months. I haven't been losing weight... (more)

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Tribal_Warrior 0 · January 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM

This one is real simple. Your working out way too much.

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by 627 · about 2 hours ago

I have been paleo for around 5 months and I believe it to be the only way to live now; I feel more healthy and have a better relationship with food: I feel more Grok! I have made progression into weight lifting as well as having gone from not... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Paleo is not necessarily ketogenic. Insulin is not necessarily a bad guy. It's simply a hormone. Transient blood glucose/insulin spikes are normal. The problem is when blood glucose stays elevated longer than necessary and more insulin than is... (more)

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by 88 · about 2 hours ago

So I just saw a question posted on here regarding body fat. I just recently lost a good amount of weight in the past few months and am almost at goal. I still have body fat I want to get rid of, but not lose too much more weight. Anyone care to... (more)

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Tony_g 0 · January 20, 2013 at 7:18 AM

You might also want to try intermittent fasting; eat within a 8-hr window each day (noon to 8pm). During the fast, you might have coconut oil and coffee, which should produce ketones and can accelerate metabolism.

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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 5 · about 2 hours ago

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!

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Rick_Yazwinski 0 · January 05, 2013 at 6:48 PM

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)

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