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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

I am a quite healthy individual, trying raw food, fruiterianism and paleo in the past. Now I am on a so called standard diet with everything included except gluten in any form.... My biggest problem has never been weight gain, only negative weight... (more)

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thhq 0 · September 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Eat fat and carbs. Fried plantains or sweet potatoes. Poach fruit in cream. Broil cheese over vegetables. Being in ketosis will work against weight gain.  

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by 832 · about 14 hours ago

Check out Sam Feltham's 21 Day 5,000 Calorie Challenge... as he eats a Paleo diet! I don't know if he ever says "Paleo" but that's the kind of foods he's eating on this experiment. The high calorie numbers say he should gain weight, but given... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

He's eating 3000 calories per day of nuts, many of those calories he'll simply shit out. Almonds for example have been shown to to have somewhere around 30% less bioavailable calories than published data. That's nearly 1000 calorie difference when... (more)

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by 4306 · about 14 hours ago

A delicate topic I know. I do not wish to offend. I think there have been some studies made about holocaust survivors, their diets in the Nazi death camps, health, disease and longevity, or lack of same. Does anyone know about any data and/or... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · October 01, 2012 at 12:59 PM

http://healthland.time.com/2009/10/29/early-trauma-diet-and-cancer-holocaust-study-probes-links/#ixzz283EmrN3x "The research also suggests that very low calorie diets???which other studies find to be protective against cancer???almost certainly... (more)

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by 408 · about 14 hours ago

I need the calories but I am sensitive to some of the more tastier fats, like coconut, avocado, and nuts. Is there a way I could sneak in more tallow in a tastier connotation? Maybe a sauce or something, where I can't taste it directly?

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paleohacks 0 · September 21, 2012 at 12:11 AM

On veggies, in potato/yam, I've posted it before but - Yams+fat+puree+cocoa powder+chill=pudding.

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

For the last couple of years, I've had trouble with food - overeating, constantly thinking about (carby) food, eating "just because it's there", etc. I think it's all been due to some weird, unfounded fear of ending up in a situation where I'm... (more)

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pfw 0 · August 26, 2010 at 8:01 PM

You sound a lot like me, especially if you're skinny. I can only tell you my experience, so I don't know how well this applies to you: I wasn't eating enough. Eat more. As a skinny guy, I had developed a mental model of what "a lot" of food... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I'm a lean & healthy 27-year-old guy who's been eating paleo for two years. Typical day I eat 1/3 lb of meat, 6 cups veggies, 2 cups fruit, 2 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup nuts. That's roughly 1.2Kcals, 43g protein and 20g fiber. I haven't eaten any junk food... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · August 10, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Was there soy lecithin in it? I have weird reactions to that ingredient, also toe curling foot cramps. Chocolate without it, I don't have the reaction.

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I don't understand. The basics of any paleo diet is the demystification of the modern nutrition concepts about calories and how our body copes with the nutrients in different ways. Nevertheless, people here are still talking about how much... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · June 16, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Because at the end of the day it is your energy balance that determines whether you gain or lose weight (your net calorie deficit or surpluss). Beyond that, it is your macronutrient composition (ratio of protein/carbs/fats) and your exercise... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I've been paleo for nearly 6 months, and have lost 20 pounds so far, but am starting to stall. I'd like to lose 20-30 more via a low-carb, high-fat ketotic paleo diet.I've been in ketosis for about a week now, and I feel good. I'm not abnormally... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Get more physical activity rather than cutting more calories. I don't see any reason (save medical emergencies) that an adult should go below 1,200 calories per day.

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hello! I have a problem, again..... I am on a diet where I want to lose 10 to 30 pounds ( 5 ft 8, 150 pounds) and I eat 1350 NET calories according to mfp, 500 less a day. I make the deficit almost only by moving more and exercising... (more)

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StringBeany 0 · May 11, 2014 at 4:19 AM

I don't want to come off as rude, but I have been experiencing the same hopelessness to change lately as well. My advice is to stop making excuses, which sounds rude but honestly, there is always a way to change and improve yourself, you just... (more)

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by 50 · about 14 hours ago

I've been told by multiple online calorie calculators that I must consume under 1300 to maintain. I'm currently eating around 1500 AT LEAST, most of the time probably around 1700. I wonder what the discrepancy is? 1300 seems like such little... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · April 17, 2014 at 9:45 PM

I am a female 5'8, 125-130lbs and maintain at around 2000kCal/day. I run a few miles every other day and have to walk a bit at work. I agree with the others that you probably need at least over 1500kCal a day to maintain.

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hello, As of now, I have been eating paleo for over a year. I was rail thin when I started, and the diet has been an attempt to control autoimmune issues and an assortment of debilitating health problems, not to lose weight (I had none to... (more)

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DLester 0 · April 11, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. Luckily, I seem to be doing well with raw, grass-fed dairy.

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I just put my eating data on cronometer.com and saw that I was 45% fat, 30% protein, 25% carb. I was fine with that and everything but then saw that I was eating only 1700 calories a day. That is like 900 cals under what is recommended for me... (more)

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CD 0 · April 01, 2014 at 1:20 PM

People are not the same. The BMR needs of everyone who is 5'9" an 175 lbs will be wildly different. The BMR that they present is an average. Best way to identify your caloric load is to eat when hungry and see whether you gain/loose weight. (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Sorry, long post. But I need advice... I am not necessarily new to the paleo lifestyle genre; however I am now trying to really hone in and focus on specifics. Before, I wasn't counting calories or tracking ratios. I am not thinking in a... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

On one hand, my stomach feels full pretty often. Like on the verge of feeling bloated. Full, but not overly uncomfortable. The only time I have an empty stomach is when I wake up in the morning. On the other hand, my mind is telling me to... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 05, 2014 at 1:49 AM

1300 calories is undereating, by a lot. If you are in fact eating that little (most people can't measure/estimate to save their life)…

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

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 · about 14 hours ago

Hey folks. Recently went Paleo two days ago. I am a 23 year old male, 5'7, 150 pounds. Hardly any muscle. (Don't work out yet) Going to do weights soon though. However since the two days I have dropped 3 pounds. I am not really in this to lose... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · February 28, 2014 at 2:04 AM

I totally agree with the others that you are probably waaaay off on your counts. Personally I follow the meal template that is suggested on the whole30. Half the plate veggies, meat, healthy fat, a little fruit on the side. If you eat like... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Im averaging at 550-900 per day and very full:/ 2 1/2 months into Paleo, stomach is bloated and hard.

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paleot 0 · February 19, 2014 at 3:31 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_low_calorie_diet The last section would worry me, "Unmonitored VLCDs with insufficient macronutrient and mineral intake have the potential to cause sudden death." A Lg order of french... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I have been working out for 4 years, just got a real gym membership so I can lift heavier. I also eat clean, very healthy, all cooked at home. 16 yo, 110lb female, 5'5.5", around 14% BF. Want to loose fat, gain muscle. Here is my... (more)

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arnakuagsak 0 · February 14, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I suspect you aren't eating enough. 85g of fat contains only 765 calories. If you're eating 50g of protein (1g/kg), that's only 965 calories. Given your apparently active lifestyle, you are either eating a lot of carbs or you're not eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hi, I need some advice. I'm overweight/obese and about 3 months ago I decided to do something about it and went paleo (or well, technically primal since I still eat yoghurt and use butter for cooking). So far it's been pretty great... (more)

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leothar 0 · January 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Hmm, now that I think about it I stopped losing weight around the time I stopped eating fruit completely. I'll try adding it back in a bit and see how it goes. Thanks!

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by 53 · about 14 hours ago

I run for about 20 mins a day or will do some relaxing yoga, but in college I don't eat much, about 1,500 and now that I'm on break I checked and I really am having a tough time eating the full 2000 I'm apperantly supposed to get being 5'7,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I have to wonder if you really know how much you're eating. You act as if you know how many calories are in all your foods, but you didn't know how to figure out what's in a chicken leg? Something doesn't add up. If you want to know if your diet... (more)

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by 598 · about 14 hours ago

Apparently 10 Tbsp of red wine vinegar, for instance, has over 28 calories but just 0.4g carbs, 0.1g protein, and no fat. The numbers for distilled vinegar are even more weird. I'm pretty sure its not very alcoholic but is that where those... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · November 26, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Acetic acid. Can be converted to Acetyl-CoA which enters the Krebs cycle.

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by 598 · about 14 hours ago

This is more just a conversation piece and musing. We all know the three macronutrients and the energy they provide us with. They do other things, but we mostly eat energy all day. Paleos usually prefer fat. Calories per... (more)

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OuroborossoroboruO 0 · November 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

I think alcohol is probably fine. Keeping the dose to 1/2 the amount it takes for you to feel it probably eases the load on your organs. And if you dont abuse it it probably wont take any time off your lifespan unless you're old or infirim. I... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I made the switch to Paleo about a month ago, and I absolutely love it. I never get hungry between meals anymore, and I have the energy to get through my 8 or 9 hour shifts at work while being on my feet the whole time (retail manager). Because... (more)

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paint94979 0 · October 25, 2013 at 12:56 AM

sweet potatoes with butter :D

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I'm a 16 year old girl, 5'4" , 150lbs. Not sure what my BF % is, but probably around 25%. I want to lean out, as I've put on a substantial amount of muscle in my last year of Crossfit. I've been paleo for about a year and a half. An average... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Calories do seem pretty low given your stats and level of activity. Sometimes eating too little can actually stop fat loss, especially when you don't have a lot of excess fat to lose. I would increase calories for sure. Take a look at some... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Before beginning Crossfit I lost about 45 pounds on my own. I am a 5'11 female and I went from about 190 to 155 in about 6 months. Like many people I lost most of my weight by eating a 1200-1500 calorie diet, and doing way too much cardio. ... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · September 24, 2013 at 4:01 AM

If you are worried about fat gain, you should get your body fat measured--caliper or bodypod if you can afford it. Scales are notoriously inaccurate--you've likely put on some nice muscle.

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