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by 1132 · about 13 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 5 · about 13 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 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 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 13 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 7292 · about 14 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 14 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 55 · about 14 hours ago

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 70 · about 14 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 14 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 14 hours ago

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 · about 14 hours ago

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 · about 14 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 5 · about 14 hours ago

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 209 · about 14 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 14 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 83 · about 14 hours ago

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 · about 14 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 10 · about 14 hours 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 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 45 · about 14 hours ago

So, in brief, I am 32 5'6" 136# and according to an omron handheld bf test I am at about 11%. I have just finished the whole30 and I was strict, and mostly low to very low carb. I walked about 35-40 miles per week over the month (in fact I just... (more)

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bjjcaveman 0 · February 01, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Blockquote Is it possible that I have lost fat and just kept in step with lean body weight gains? What can I do to push myself over the edge without resorting to insane performance athlete type fitness endeavors? YES! Basing everything off... (more)

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