Calorie Restriction

Calorie Restriction

Calorie Restriction Questions

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

Hi, I am just coming back to a more strict paleo diet after about 4 months off. On these months off I had rice, potato, bread etc maybe 4 times a week. I also upped my dairy intake, drank diet sodas and wine. I gained 4 or so pounds... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 08, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Don't forget the other things that help target "low carb flu"--make sure you're getting good levels of sodium (bone broth with salt is a great way) and potassium (avocados have plenty), and drink plenty of fluids. The bone broth is great for... (more)

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by 1353 · about 3 hours ago

Firstly, I am not restricting calories either on purpose nor very much. However I have found it difficult to eat enough calories since I've been on paleo. I under-eat by around 500-1000 calories a day typically given my activity level. Lately I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 05, 2013 at 2:06 PM

You say you're not "overtraining" but your injuries suggest otherwise.

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by 55 · about 3 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 103 · about 3 hours ago

Hi 'all, I'm not an expert so please forgive me if this is a dumb question for some reason. Here's Something that confuses me about fat loss. Let's say you have someone who is active to the point that (near) total glycogen depletion is a common... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 06, 2013 at 11:43 PM

In your question you wrote "has an overall calorie deficit." Regardless of where the calories come from, if you are at a deficit you will lose weight. I don't get what you are saying about fat intake being higher than the bodies needs. If one is... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 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 25 · about 3 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 15 · about 3 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 121 · about 3 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 13 · about 3 hours ago

I am eating paleo because I have a bit of weight to lose (about 10 pounds) and want to eat apropriately for my body and get the most nutrition in a lesser amount of calories. I would prefer to lose the weight as soon as possible, so am wondering... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · October 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I was 6' 228# when I first went Paleo and I found that a low-carb Paleo diet really reduced my appetite, to the point that I was eating about 1200-1300 calories per day and really was not that hungry. I didn't feel deprived at all, in fact was... (more)

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

Hi Guys, It seems like calorie restriction is well accepted to strengthen the immune system and to improve longevity. Does this mean that eating with a calorie surplus to add muscle mass is bad for you?... especially over the long term? After... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · August 31, 2012 at 8:41 AM

First of all, calorie restriction may not be all it's cracked up to be: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1474-9726.2009.00533.x/pdf "Eating with a calorie surplus to add muscle mass" is in no way bad for you, especially if you do it... (more)

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by 384 · about 3 hours ago

This kind of hits upon the question of is a calorie really a calorie. Several people in the Paleosphere have claimed that they maintain a healthy body (weight, and bf%) while eating large numbers of calories per day. Bulletproof exec claims 4000... (more)

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CD 0 · July 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Ultimately you need a caloric deficit to loose weight. Now it's not as simple as calories in - calories out.... Digestion is a big player, if you get a lot of your calories from fluids (like beer and coke) your body absorbs those calories easily... (more)

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by 45 · about 3 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 2393 · about 3 hours ago

I looked around for the answer but couldn't find anything on this site. So this should hopefully just be a quick question. If I was going to do IF from 4pm until 9am the next day, would I still try and get my normal amount of calories in for the... (more)

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JB_Primal 0 · August 05, 2012 at 5:54 AM

IF does not necessarily have to be restrictive in calories. There are plenty of benefits of doing an 18-20 fast then still eating your normal calories during the feeding window. One of the main benefits is autophagy, or the catabolism of degraded... (more)

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by 145 · about 3 hours ago

So question, might interest the younger more vanity driven guys and gals out there.. We know that a combo of Low cortisol/Heavy Lifting/Light cardio/Kcal Restriction can get you lean I am a paleo eater of 25 years old. Follow the above with a... (more)

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MrsD 0 · May 07, 2012 at 1:58 PM

A lot of people seem to have very good results with the leangains protocol. Check out the pics on the website. You might go up in the scales but should definately be more muscular with a lower percentage bodyfat. If you are actually 10-12% as a... (more)

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by 1320 · about 3 hours ago

It maybe my misunderstanding, but so many people on this board give advice to eat with no regard to their total caloric intake. Much of this advice is based on a book called, 'Good Calories, Bad Calories' by Gary Taubes. The NY times review... (more)

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Talldog 0 · May 01, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I'm a strong advocate of not counting calories, because your body has a built in mechanism for maintaining a specific fat level: leptin. The hormone leptin wasn't discovered until 1994--just 18 years ago--so there's plenty of conventional diet... (more)

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by 1304 · about 3 hours ago

I have read a lot about intermittent fasting and I have tried it a few times, but I am still a little skeptical about it. Obviously if I skip meals and don't make up the calories elsewhere I will lose weight. Is there really an additional benefit... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · March 20, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Part of it can be thought of like exercise for your liver. In people who eat every 3 hrs, their ability to redulate blood sugar (via gluconeogenesis) can be pretty bad, and that's why they turn into lunatics if they can't get food constantly.... (more)

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by 3690 · about 3 hours ago

From listening to podcasts/talks, I heard, at some point, Matt Lalonde talking about a lowish-than normal protein intake on some days, and then super high-protein intakes on other days, (weekends for example.), which is eventually going to promote... (more)

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Anondson 0 · February 17, 2013 at 5:57 AM

Keifer's series on intermittent fasting covers much of the ground here, but part 3 tackles the issue the most direct. http://www.dangerouslyhardcore.com/1425/intermittent-fasting-part-3-go-eat-yourself/ (more)

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by 1683 · about 4 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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by 6087 · about 4 hours ago

Are the hormonal benefits of fasting shut off with any kind of caloric intake? If I eat an apple during my fast, am I making the whole fast pointless or only slightly reversing its effects? How about a cucumber?

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Ambimorph 0 · November 01, 2011 at 7:48 PM

There are plenty of studies showing that alternate-day calorie restriction gives comparable benefits to alternate-day fasting or every day caloric restriction. For example, Improvements in LDL particle size and distribution by short-term alternate... (more)

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by 55 · about 4 hours ago

It seems like no matter what I do I just keep gaining! I went Paleo (again) 6 weeks ago and am heavier than ever. I haven't had any sugar, grains, or dairy, or even stevia! Alot of coconut though, in all its forms, oil, milk, and cream. Some... (more)

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Kamal 0 · July 26, 2011 at 12:08 AM

First of all, cool screen name. Second of all, have you tried laying off the coconut? It is easy to overconsume palatable fats. In place of such fat, you might try starches with a little bit of fat to taste. Parsnip fries, cauliflower rice, and... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

I've been trying (mostly successful) to do strict Paleo eating for 2 months. I have not lost any serious weight (maybe 2 pounds) and would like to lose somewhere in the 50-60 lb. range. I am 64 y/o, 5'10" tall and current weight is 250. I see... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · June 11, 2011 at 10:06 PM

What I typically suggest for someone new to calorie counting is to use a free site like Fitday or Livestrong to track your calories for at least a week, maybe two. Keep eating like you have been during the initial tracking period, then drop the... (more)

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by 1048 · about 4 hours ago

I don't completely buy the calories in, calories out mind set but I am debating caloric restriction as a means to help push me out of a plateau that I think may be due to me either eating maintenance calories or slightly excess. Q: Does anyone... (more)

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Kaz 0 · May 20, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I'm not educated in medicine, so this is strictly from personal experience with short-term caloric reduction. While the restricting phase of my eating disorder was the most short-lived portion of it, it was where I lost all of my weight. I was... (more)

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by 9948 · about 4 hours ago

This study looked at CRONies Calorie Restriction Optimal Nutrition Society members who restrict calories by 25% and also looked at CR rodents. The rodents are able to extend life span by 25 to 50 percent. The CRONies expect to live past... (more)

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Ed 0 · May 14, 2011 at 2:50 AM

The consensus from this related previous thread is that intermittent fasting gives you the metabolic benefits of CR without the side effects of apathy and low libido pointed out by LadyAdmin. Also, from my answer in this thread, cutting carbs... (more)

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by 2949 · about 4 hours ago

I've never been into counting calories as there are so many more important factors (ie- carb count, quality of food, etc) and I lost 50 lbs a couple years ago just by eating under 20 grams of carbs a day. Since switching from low-carb to paleo, I... (more)

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Aaron_B_ 0 · May 06, 2011 at 3:08 PM

You may need to lower calories, but not by lowering calories. Huh? The point is, the number of calories you eat is a symptom of the hormonal stuff that's going on in your body, far more than it's a cause. If your body wants X calories for the... (more)

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by 6433 · about 4 hours ago

After consuming a high O6 diet my entire life, I'm trying to run through my body's stored PUFA. So my question is, if you are aware that you will be eating food deep fried in O6 vegetable oils (social pressure!), would caloric restriction/fasting... (more)

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Sandy_Soto 0 · June 09, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Stay away from all vegetable oils. Cook everything in either coconut oil or butter. Take a tablespoon or two of coconut oil straight up - it supports your thyroid and also saturated fat protects against PUFAs. Opt for root vegetables over above... (more)

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