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by 0 · August 16, 2014 at 10:34 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 · August 07, 2014 at 08:34 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 06:14 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 · July 12, 2014 at 10:16 PM

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 · March 16, 2014 at 02:18 AM

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 07:04 PM

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

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by 2930 · October 09, 2013 at 12:47 PM

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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CDone 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 7249 · August 07, 2013 at 09:52 PM

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 06:39 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 · July 29, 2013 at 09:43 PM

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 09:43 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 · July 23, 2013 at 08:00 PM

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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Big_worm 0 · July 23, 2013 at 08:00 PM

It's really hard to say, some woman are predisposed to carrying their weight in their lower bodies, in fact most women do as opposed to men who tend to carry their weight in their mid section. The values you give are somewhat discerning and given... (more)

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by 55 · July 20, 2013 at 08:25 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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joanna_4 0 · July 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

ok. after a lot of calculating, I figured out what your daily calorie intake should be based on your age, weight, height, activity level, and weight loss goal. I don't feel like typing out all the equations but here is what I got. 1955 calories... (more)

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by 10 · August 15, 2013 at 07:35 PM

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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monica_7 0 · July 06, 2013 at 08:26 PM

I am 175cm tall and weigh something below 60 kg with 15-16% BF. I never had any issues with my menstruation, so I don't consider my BF critically low. I really sympathy with you Nikki because I was and still am going through the same effort as... (more)

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by 70 · July 03, 2013 at 04:55 PM

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 04:13 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 · August 06, 2013 at 11:40 PM

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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Keerthy 0 · August 06, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Old post - http://www.leangains.com/2012/10/train-like-man-look-like-goddess.html I think it is Berkhan's girl-friend.

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by 0 · June 01, 2013 at 09:04 PM

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 09:04 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 982 · July 30, 2013 at 09:29 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 09:29 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 · May 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM

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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Hannah__1 0 · May 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I'm 21, 5'4", and 120lbs. I am currently maintaining this weight and using the Bulletproof coffee protocol. I had a problem with snacking too much before I started this but it has gotten much easier. I avoid all fruits and occasionally eat nuts... (more)

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by 5 · June 01, 2013 at 09:22 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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NewPaleon 0 · May 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Eat more red meat and the whole egg. I think your animal protein is too lean. Cut out the sweet potatoes while trying to lose weight, eat leafy greens and cruciferous veggies instead. I eat 1/2 c of white rice with lunch and dinner in order to... (more)

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by 88 · May 15, 2013 at 07:16 PM

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 05:16 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 · May 01, 2013 at 08:24 PM

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 03:57 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 10 · September 04, 2013 at 01:22 PM

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 08:57 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 95 · April 18, 2013 at 02:41 PM

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 02:07 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 · April 26, 2013 at 02:22 AM

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 · June 03, 2013 at 11:53 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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Tal 0 · June 03, 2013 at 11:53 AM

i extract essential oils of cannabis and vaporize them, i have been doing so for 8+ years. with no ill effects as opposed to combusting. I consume the oil daily , and several times a day at that. I also practice ashtanga yoga 6 times a week, and... (more)

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by 10 · April 03, 2013 at 12:46 PM

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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devynpeter 0 · April 03, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Your intake calories is 1400 and which is low when compared to the normal range. The normal range of consuming calories in healthy way is between 1600-1900 in healthy way. So it is advised to take calories between 1600-19000 in a single day and... (more)

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by 418 · June 19, 2013 at 06:43 PM

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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O_Siodhachain 0 · June 19, 2013 at 06:17 PM

Interesting answers here. I've been primal off and on since last October. I've lost ~50 lbs since then (had lost 40 lbs before that doing about 40/50 primal/SAD. I hadn't shaken the subway yet.) and recently weight loss has been really slow now... (more)

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by 10 · May 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM

I am about 90% paleo, and have been trying to lower my body fat percent by about 5%. However, I can't get it to go anywhere! I am about 5'3 and 125 lbs, about 25% body fat. I'm starting to think that my body just likes to be at those numbers, and... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Hi Catie, You might find this to be a good read. http://fitandfeminist.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/i-have-grown-weary-of-the-cult-of-low-body-fat/ (more)