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Calorie Counting

Calorie Counting Questions

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by 1974 · about 11 hours ago

For everyone on here trying to lose weight, I thought it might be helpful to see some stories of people who managed to lose weight with a paleo diet. Every time I see a weight loss question asked, the responses are completely varied with some... (more)

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Bertusflow 0 · July 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

I lost 35lbs since February. I went from 245 to 210. My body composition at my current weight of 210 is worlds better than when I weighed 190 a few years ago. That is in part due to Crossfit 4-5 times a week. I am far from the model Paleo... (more)

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by 10490 · about 11 hours ago

I know this is probably a pretty basic question, but unsurprisingly I'm not finding a lot of hard evidence on this. I know it probably varies a lot so I'm not wondering about the actual scientific testable answer, but about how you estimate it for... (more)

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Nvor 0 · May 31, 2013 at 9:24 PM

If it's something like an egg, or a sautee, where a good majority of the fat does go with the food onto the plate then I just accept the left over pan residue/puddle as part of the error bar. This is PROBABLY partially counteracted by the fact I... (more)

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by 140 · about 11 hours ago

Using an online calculator that I was directed to via a link on here, I worked out my base metabolic rate to be around 2300 calories daily. I do heavy resistance training around 4 times a week and on those days I consume around 2600 calories. On... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 11, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Online calculators say I should eat about 2600 kcal per day. Instead, I eat between 3500-4500 per day (I don't count on a daily basis, but when I do, that is what it always comes out to) and I am weight constant.

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I want to lose weight (5'5, 190lbs, F) for the last week that I've started I've purposely only had quite a small calorie deficit so I lose weight very slowly I know that sadly I'll have saggy boobs, more stretch marks all over the shop and skin... (more)

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Whitney_2 0 · May 08, 2013 at 9:37 PM

There's nothing inherently wrong with counting calories. The big difference I've experienced on Paleo is that I get to eat more of them because they are coming from quality sources. For reference: I am 5'7 and went from 215 lbs to 155-ish pounds... (more)

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by 638 · about 11 hours ago

I have seen heaps of times, on this site in particular, where people say the online calorie calculators over estimate your calorie needs. I was using one for the past 4 weeks and I had it set at lose 1lb/500g per week. It tells me that at 5'4 and... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · April 03, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Mine give my age and lack of exercise (BMR) is tiny - I think it was something like 1300 or 1500 just to stay the same weight and I eat much more than that. I don't think counting calories helps most women.It is not very natural. It is better to... (more)

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by 421 · about 11 hours ago

I suppose I should provide stats first.. Female, 17 yrs old, 5'3, 135 lbs, 34-28-36 I have two hours of softball practice 6x/ week, do relaxing yoga 2x/week, run 4-5 10 min miles 1-2x/week, and take a 45 min spin class at least once a week. I also... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 20, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Sydney- Of course your desire & decision to lose weight is yours..but based on your numbers it doesn't seem like you need to lose much fat. People talk about "losing weight" but the real objective should be to lose body fat & maintain or... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

Do green and non starchy vegetables count towards daily Calorie intake? Including leafy veggies, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc. Not carrots and roots or starches. I am wondering because i count calories and i always... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · March 06, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Non-starchy veggies are actually very low in calories. Why are you counting calories? Are you wanting more veggies because you are hungry or bored? Do you binge on veggies? All of the questions need to be answered for you to determine which... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I've been following a low carb paleo diet for about 3 and a half months now. But lately I've been restricting carbs a lot more and also tracking my caloric intake. I keep bingeing on junk food though, about once a week and it's a little out of... (more)

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Christina_13 0 · March 02, 2013 at 5:42 PM

I am in the same boat with you! I am doing the same thing (Low carb/Calorie restriction), and I feel those same cravings. I find it best to eat more often, just small meals of course, and then at night allow myself a very small banana (about 20g... (more)

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by 118 · about 11 hours ago

I didnt count today and ate plenty of healthy paleo foods, and felt great, less stress, and had an even better workout. I for once had ENERGY and ran faster longer and could lift more. I didnt feel like death after my workout, i had energy for the... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Zombers, you will be just fine if you eat carbs and stop counting calories and macros. Eat healthy, don't restrict, and don't over-exercise and you will be fine. I think it's probably more important to figure out why you have been restricting... (more)

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by 694 · about 11 hours ago

New opinion article from the New York Times about how inaccurate the calorie counts on nutrition labels can be. In one item he tested, it measured almost twice the calories that was listed on the label. While this was not exactly scientific it... (more)

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juju 0 · February 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM

I am not surprised by the inaccuracy of anything the government regulates.

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by 25 · about 11 hours ago

Hello, I started the Paleo diet roughly 30 days ago. I am doing it to lose weight to try improve my PCOS symptoms. I am aiming to eat 1200-1300 Cals a day - which is 200/300 less than my calorie intake to stay the same weight. I am finding... (more)

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Pecan 0 · August 09, 2013 at 8:31 PM

On the days I don't eat chocolate or other raw deserts, I average about 1200 calories (coming mainly from meat, veg and berries). I feel good, I have plenty of energy and mental clarity and I'm not hungry. I reckon that's a pretty good metric for... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

Hi! My name's Amanda. I'm 22 years old, 5'5 and weight 144 currently. Halfway through November I did the 30 day Paleo challenge and had great results! I lost 10lbs and got down to 140lbs. But after the 30 days ended, almost instantly I plateaued... (more)

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borofergie 0 · December 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM

"Am I not giving everything enough time to start working? Should I just be patient?" Yup, that's more or less it. I think you're making the following mistakes: Using the wrong metrics The only real measure of weight loss is how your clothes... (more)

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by 121 · about 11 hours ago

EDIT: So I've tried to increase calories this past week, but I really feel full on my current amount of food. I've also been tracking nutrients, and according to Cron-O-Meter I'm hitting about 80% of my requirements, with mild deficits in... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · December 08, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Your metabolism is probably low right now to be on that number of calories and maintaining (or are you losing?). I'm sure you'll be getting comments about how your weight is "fine" but it is not just about the numbers. You're feeling run down,... (more)

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by 1974 · about 11 hours ago

I kept counting calories when I started paleo but a month into it, I realize that I lose weight while eating paleo, even when I eat way too many calories. I can eat oats and rice too with the same effect. If I cheat and eat wheat though, I weigh a... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · November 07, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Calories do matter, but there are several other considerations: effects of inflammation, water retention after carbohydrates and the individual effects of certain foods on your individual metabolism. Most people do experience a sudden drop in... (more)

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by 157 · about 11 hours ago

Hi to all! I would like your help in order to create a diet consiting of meals worth 800 calories!I workout 3 days a week and rest 4!When I rest I am strict,VLC paleo and when I workout I consume about 150gr of carbs,mainly rice or potatoes,in my... (more)

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SlimIcy 0 · October 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

4 eggs and 6 strips of bacon @ 70 calories each = 700 calories. Throw in 100 calories of veggies sauteed in the bacon grease and you're all set.

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by 748 · about 11 hours ago

Okay I am curious to what fellow Paleo's out there think about the idea of negative calorie foods? When counting calories, can I count everything EXCEPT live raw foods such as baby carrots, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, jicama, etc? I'm... (more)

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arugula 0 · August 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM

This doesn't answer your question but calorie counting is just so maddening for me. I had hit a weight plateau last year and my usual paleo practices (keto, pushing more weights) weren't budging the inches off my waist and other parts. Then I... (more)

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by 159 · about 11 hours ago

Hi, and thank you for taking time out and helping me with this question. Hopefully its not to confusing. Im confused on the whole low carb and calorie thing. Is low carb more effective than counting calories. I know some people say that calories... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM

The amount of calories in your body (that is energy stored in your body, most of which is stored as fat) really is the difference between the calories that went in minus the calories that went out. That is a true statement, it's physics, but it... (more)

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by 45 · about 11 hours ago

Looking for suggestions on what a reasonable amount of calories would be to consume while doing Crossfit 5-ish times a week. I'm a lean-ish (12& bodyfat at 116-118 lb.) female and I'm currently consuming around 1300 calories a day, with around... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 10, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Calories don't matter (I know I'll get downvotes for that, but that's the truth). You need to make sure you're eating enough food that provides you with the energy to do what you want without catabolizing your body. The only way to know that... (more)

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by 50 · about 11 hours ago

I am 20 years old bout to turn 21 next week. I do not workout much-at all . my measurement are 5'8 135lbs i think 120 lean body mass i have a mesomorph type build and I'm looking to gain weight and muscle. i am new to the primal way but, i have... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · September 20, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I took up bodybuilding in 1982 at a gym ran by a professional Mr Universe. I feel like I made loads of self-induced mistakes including going crazy trying to add weight; I did a spell on "the gallon of whole milk a day" trip which put on thirty... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I'm a Crossfitter and have heard that I should be getting my calories as follows: 40% Carbs 30% Fats 30% Protein. My question is: how do you calculate what counts towards what? Easy example a dozen eggs: Calories Fat Carbs ... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 31, 2012 at 9:16 PM

1g of fat contains 9kcal of energy 1g of protein contains 4kcal of energy 1g of carb contains 4kcal of energy So if you have 60g of fat, 72g of protein and 6g of carb, the total energy is: 60*9+6*4+72*4= 852kcal * Fat % = 60*9/852 = 63%... (more)

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by 80 · about 12 hours ago

So I have been primal for a few years now, but have lost a little focus...mainly mochas, alcohol and sushi. All will be easy enough to kick back out of my diet as I start fresh again next tuesday on a self challenge. My question is this: How much... (more)

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Flip_2 0 · May 22, 2012 at 5:03 PM

First, be smart tackling the exercise. Do not overdue it as an excuse to indulge yourself. I would start with just lifting heavy and eat acordingly, and starting add exercice(such as Tabata protocols) as I progress, Do not make the mistake of... (more)

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by 393 · about 12 hours ago

Help me out on this one: I'm trying to shed the last 4 kilo on a low carb WOE. More specific, I'm on the Leptin Rx. I don't seem to gain weight, which is a relieve, because I read that a lot of women gain on this WOE. But I also don't seem to... (more)

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BSBL 0 · May 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Go to PaleoTrack.com or Cronometer.com and start tracking your food intake. While it's not common to overeat in a low carb diet, sometimes it happens, and no matter how small your carb intake is, if you are taking more calories than you spend,... (more)

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by 789 · about 12 hours ago

Yesterday I participated in Hydrostatic Body Fat Composition Testing, results heavily suggesting a caloric intake of 1404 (resting) and an extra 300 when exercising. Generally, paleo's don't calorie count for weight (/fat) loss, but I did find the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 03, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Calories do matter and people can experience weight gain on paleo if they overeat. Calorie counting is pretty easy nowadays with a variety of websites/apps that essentially do it for you. Cronometer, Paleotrack, LoseIt, FitDay, etc...

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I used to do Paleo effortlessly back when I did crossfit without paying much attention to proportions of Fat / Protein / Carbs. I stopped working out and ate whatever I wanted for 10 months (Italian Advnture) and now I need to get back on my... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · May 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I think the 1200 cal lower limit might be valid for a high-carb diet. Going below that would mean too little protein and fat and probably too few micronutrients. If you're getting ~1140 cals/day from high-quality protein and fat, though, that's... (more)

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by 1683 · about 12 hours ago

I know most people say "don't count calories" and I've posted a question on calories before, but here I go. Sorry, it's a bit long :D Any of you every find calorie restriction to NOT work?! I'm still in the process of trying to find out my... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · January 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Firstly, why do you want to lose weight? Unless you are carrying a lot of abdominal fat, I'd say that you are a healthy weight. You have a BMI of 25 and 20-30% fat is a healthy level for a young woman. For an active young woman doing cross-fit 5... (more)

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