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by 48 · June 28, 2014 at 1:17 AM

I do not do any diary, in an form...no butters or creams. I have coconut milk and oil, oklive oil, fish, meat, tons of veggies, but I still am only getting 1500 calories a day, an dI;m not hungry, I run 3 miles every other day. I only have a sweet... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 27, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Carbs + fats = tasty + high caloriesFried potatoes. Fried rice. Anything starchy, then fried.

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by 0 · March 05, 2014 at 2:30 AM

I noticed something... I don't get what's going on. Either I have different genetics or I am a cyborg or something. On a GOOD day I get about 1000 calories. Most days I get around 800 calories. Everyone says this is low but I been doing this for... (more)

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samc 0 · March 04, 2014 at 5:49 PM

How much do you weigh? How tall, how old, m/f ? Sounds like you are crazy thin or ?

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by 0 · February 06, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Hey everyone I know that this type of thread probably gets old but I have a few questions But first a little about me, over the past year I have lost 85 pounds pretty much came to find out I was following a lot of the paleo principles and... (more)

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samc 0 · February 06, 2014 at 4:50 AM

Run it through one of the online food programs like cronometer or paleotrack to see what the %'s are. Looks like a lot of protein as you mentioned. Might consider adding some potatoes, sweet or regular to the mix.

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by 0 · November 15, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I went to my doctor (not my regular doc) today to get some basic blood work done, when asked about my diet regime and informed her on my paleo lifestyle, i literally got scolded on my eating habits. All i could do was sit there and get preached... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 15, 2013 at 6:16 AM

@paleot Not sure about the salt but if you're really working out, the body uses it no problem. I'm not a huge fan of gross macro percentages...they can distort the picture for people burning tons of energy. Peter was doing ~4400... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hello all, I have been on paleo diet for about a month. My body shape has changed and I am stronger then ever! I am 5'5 160lb muscular but with fat to burn off, I am trying to get down to 145lb. I have lost 7lbs but now the scale has stopped. I... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · July 20, 2013 at 5:42 PM

You definitely need to eat more. Eating too little can actually stall weight loss, not to mention seriously muck up your metabolism. I'd say go for at least 1800-2,000 calories/day. That's what I have to eat to maintain weight with roughly... (more)

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by 1600 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I mostly did this to get access to a personalized workout program from a real person without paying the trainer in person fees. I expected some level of SAD stupidity in the diet section but the meal plan I have been given seems to be filled with... (more)

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Veronica 0 · March 13, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Is it Fitorbit? Sounds like a similar situation that I had earlier last year. I had a coupon to try the website for 6 months so I jumped in -- I felt like I needed some exercise guidance. The diet portion of the site was pretty much nonsense. I... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I'm eating paleo but I'm a hungry girl I eat all day. I know it's to about calorie counting but surely it still matters how much food we put in and I'm putting in a lot for someone who needs to lose about 3kg. I've always had a big appetite and I... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · February 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

If you're relatively new to eating Paleo, you will be very hungry for the first couple of weeks. You should just eat, but make it fat, meat, and veg, not nuts and dairy. Your body will adjust and you can adjust the amounts then. I do believe... (more)

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by 83 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi everyone! I was wondering why 1200 is the lowest you should restrict your calories at? Is there a scientific equation or reason? (Everyones metabolism is different but it seems despite your gender, age or height or current weight, its suggest... (more)

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August 0 · January 25, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Well, a couple of times I said it was probably a good target, and the reason I said that was because the people asking the question were women and shorter than me. When I was focused on weight loss, my target was 1500, though I did have some fast... (more)

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by 504 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I have been cycling my calories for the past 2 weeks and i have been in a hypercaloric state. Last night i kind of binged with natural peanut butter and cottage cheese and my macros for the day were P:310 C:90 F:187 with roughly 3000-3100... (more)

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Mash 0 · January 22, 2013 at 4:22 PM

I think it really depends on the specifics of your recent activity. That being your body will partition according to its needs. I.e. If you haven't taxed your muscles, you probably won't be partitioning much protein for growth, nor carbohydrate... (more)

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by 2407 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Coffee discovery! I am trying to drink only black coffee, which ive come to appreciate, but I miss the feel, flavor, and fullness of added cream or coconut milk. Have any of you ever tried cold brewed coffee? It's character is very different... (more)

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Chanda 0 · February 21, 2013 at 1:56 AM

I think we need a picture of how you did it and the end product.

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by 748 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread67137.html I've heard that a lot of people are following this "potato only" diet lately, and that IT WORKS. I love potatoes and since including them in my diet have experienced so much more happiness... (more)

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akman 0 · October 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I know for a fact the potato diet works, because I've done 3 cycles of it in the past several months. The first time, I wasn't all that committed, lasted 5 days, lost 3lbs and cheated a little. Excited by that, I did 10 days and lost 6 lbs a few... (more)

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by 96 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

If the anabolic window is much greater than previously thought (24 hours), then why does calorie cycling work?

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foreveryoung 0 · September 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The answer is because the post-exercise anabolic window is not constant, but diminishes with time. Additionally, there are diminishing returns to calorie consumption beyond a certain point. This is because 1) you can only digest and absorb so... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

So, At the moment I am only going off of what I've read on the Internet. I have a lot of different eating styles under my belt, trying to actually find one without getting health concerns from it. I've been a raw foodist, AND a fruitarian which... (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · September 07, 2012 at 4:35 AM

First off, as a woman who is 5'7" and 150 healthy lbs, don't worry about your weight so much. One of the big misconceptions about ancestral diets is that they make a woman look like a fitness model. On average, they don't, and that's a good thing.... (more)

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by 2407 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Firstly, I generally have the opinion that this "strategy" is just a rationalization that if we overfeed occasionally while otherwise in restriction calorically, our bodies will get the signal that we are not starving and get on with the fat... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · August 31, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Yes, over feed on Carbohydrates as this will restock glycogen supplies AND modulate hormone levels to help you burn fat.

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by 504 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

i do military/calistencis workouts 5-6 times a week sometimes twice a day workouts with 4-6 mile runs, and 1500-2200m swims. right now im trying to improve my muscle endurance, adding on lean mass,and staying injury free. during the week i usually... (more)

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Primal_NOLA 0 · August 20, 2012 at 6:07 AM

A lot of gurus like Martin Berkhan recommend 20% above maintenance on training days and 20% below on rest days. This is almost the opposite of what my body naturally wants to do, as HIT seems to actually dampen my appetite somewhat (I guess my... (more)

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by 15966 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Colpo's blog had a link to this article today: http://www.coreconceptswellness.com/blog/the-sensible-middle-part-1-in-defence-of-calories I find the article well written and sensible. It doesn't bash low carb or high carb or paleo but merely... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · July 26, 2012 at 7:01 AM

"My thesis then is that calories matter the MOST when it comes to fat loss and fat gain." I have to get all Taubesian here and recall his statement that blaming obesity on overeating is like blaming alcoholism on overdrinking. Yes, of course. ... (more)

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by 7292 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Does anyone else use a Garmin Forerunner with Firstbeat heartrate Technology to measure calorie expenditure? Or any other HRM to measure their workouts? If so what kind of numbers are you showing for HIIT training, Crossfit, etc?

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CD 0 · July 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I have a 305. I sent into a firstbeat place in DC, and they told me the 305 wasn't capable of "sophisticated calorie configuration" I used to use my garmin heart rate monitor a lot -- I used to do a lot of cardio -- to ensure my tempo runs were... (more)

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by 66 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I've generally eaten low carbs ever since I started my weight loss journey. It just seemed more natural to me. But I have decided to take a dip into this paleo lifestyle. Although I agree with a more moderate consumption of carbs (100-150g) vs... (more)

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Helicat 0 · June 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Should I continue counting? Or should I stop and just eat until satiety even on days that I only eat <1200 calories a day? I feel like if I didn't keep track of it, and only ate when I'm hungry, then I would not be reaching my... (more)

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by 18 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I have been going pretty Paleo for a while now and haven't once thought about counting calories because I felt like i wasn't eating enough for them to be excessive and worth pouring over. However, now i'm just plain curious about how many I'm... (more)

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Julia_6 0 · June 28, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I know you said you don't want to register but I signed up in less than a minute. It's designed for paleo so it really does track everything for you and it's so easy to use http://paleotrack.com/ (more)

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by 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I am in the process of trying to source cuts of beef fat from a local farm and I was wondering if anyone eats beef fat on its own as a meal (maybe with a little flavouring and a small amount of greens or something) also is it a good idea to... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM

In the infamous words of the 1980s: Where's the beef? Where's the protein, the vitamins, the minerals, the carnitine, etc?

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Hi, my name is Brandie and I am confused about the carb vs. calorie/conventional wisdom ideas. I count my carbs for weight loss and haven't really been counting calories though I've been keeping and eye on them. I eat between 50-80 carbs a day,... (more)

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Diane_3 0 · May 08, 2012 at 6:17 PM

There is a lot of good advice here from several people who gave you an answer. Not all people get diarrhea from foods they do not tolerate, some get very constipated from them. Before I went gluten free I had major issues with constipation... (more)

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by 85 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Is it just me or does following the 1g protein/lb of bodyweight with meals constructed around non-starchy vegies and protein/fat (aka meat) automatically put you in calorie restriction? Let me expand: Robb Wolf (kudos to the guy) suggests 1g/lb... (more)

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cerement 0 · April 30, 2012 at 4:13 AM

1) That's 1 gram of protein, not 1 gram of meat. As an example, a quarter pound (4 oz) of 85% lean ground beef has approximately 20g of protein. 2) Paul Jaminet explains it the clearest: By calories, Paleo is high fat, medium protein, low... (more)

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by 1294 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Total calories eaten 2224 (93% of RDA) fat: 147.89g protein: 107.96g carbs: 122.17g Total calories burned 2737 Net calories -513 Calorie Breakdown: Carbohydrate (22%) Fat (60%) Protein (18%) A1c 4 years ago 7 A1c 1 year ago 5.5 Height... (more)

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by 69 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I know cavemen did not have the luxury of this sweet and delicious drink. Due to it's zero calorie sweetener I think it would be a good substitute for the Classic Coke I hold dear.

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · January 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I upvoted this question and here's why. Ryan is a newbie. When I opened this question it had a -2 votes. Is this really necessary? Was there anything incendiary about the question or inciting in nature? NO. So the next time people wonder... (more)

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by 1072 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Very interesting piece questioning the validity of the calorie in controlling obesity and stressing an emphasis on eating real food. [If only more people in the UK listened to Radio 4... :) If you missed it, it's on iPlayer here. h (more)

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Kewpie 0 · October 24, 2011 at 12:03 PM

There was some really good information in that piece. Well worth listening to. I think most people would be well served to stop counting calories. It's not that calories don't matter, but that if you use them as the sole basis for choosing your... (more)