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by 832 · about 22 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 408 · about 22 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 4181 · about 22 hours ago

Are the benefits of fasting due to less stress on your gut and if so would a low calorie form of fasting be as beneficial, say eating a few egg yolks and coconut oil/butter a day? Or would this confuse your body and negate the positive effects of... (more)

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jakeA 0 · May 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

From what I understand doing intermittent fasting while not restricting calories in the end (eating at maintenance) has all the benefits of caloric restriction with additional benefits due to the fasting state. I suggest you read this article by... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 0 · about 23 hours ago

Just wondering how much you guys typically eat (more specifically those who weight train). I am a 16 year old female, 5ft 5.5in. My weight has been fluctuating lately (I try to not weight myself though) and I think I'm around 115lbs. It is... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · March 24, 2014 at 2:04 AM

this doesn't sound like that much food. how is this more than your whole family eats?? are they cats??haha your breakfast+ lunch + snack is one meal for me.

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by 10994 · about 23 hours ago

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/127/10/2000.full Seems that fibers in leafy vegetables convert largely into O3 fatty acids in hominid models at a rate of approximately 170 calories per 100 grams. Does anyone have any evidence that humans... (more)

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thhq 0 · March 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

I took raw spinach as a model leafy green. USDA lists 100g spinach as containing 23 calories using a normal human digestive system. Spinach is 91% water and even if the 9g dry solids was pure fat (which it's not - it's a mixture of digestible... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 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 23 hours ago

The following is the 100% ugly truth: In the last 24 hours, I have literally consumed 15,000-20,000 calories of pure, sugar junk food. It started around 4am last night when I got up to have some greek yogurt. Sleep never came, and the... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · March 04, 2014 at 10:46 PM

OP, I'm worried you may have a budding eating disorder. If this is truly the first time you've binged, there's no need to see a professional just yet. If you binge again or even feel like you want to, go see a qualified therapist right away!... (more)

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by 15 · about 23 hours ago

I'm almost positive that I'm in ketosis (metallic taste in my mouth, seem to be losing fat) however, I feel like I'm hungry more than when I was just doing a more typical version of Paleo. I've attached what a typical day of food looks like for... (more)

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Laura_48 0 · February 26, 2014 at 11:54 PM

I'm not really sure what you're asking, if you're getting enough calories? I am the same, 5'6, sedentary (from surgery), about 125, calorie goal is 1400 and all of my numbers look the same, though I usually get my carbs up to 18-25, sometimes... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 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 23 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 23 hours ago

???one that you can simply enter foods and weights of foods into, and it gives you accurate numbers for those foods? Or perhaps just a comprehensive list?

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RonBurgundy 0 · February 05, 2014 at 11:11 AM

ignore me, i looked the other day and nothing came up, must have typed the wrong search term by mistake. i looked again after posting this and loads came up. In short: i'm an idiot! xD

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by 58 · about 23 hours ago

So, I'm a D3 Athlete, run at-least 2 miles a day, I am just not getting enough calories though. I don't do dairy or nuts, except coconut. I would like high calorie foods or easy meals I could cook up in one batch and just store all week... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · January 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Canned fish are great, specially smoked herring (I get the Kipper Snacks from Polar), tuna, sardines, canned salmon, heck even mackerel if you're into it. What you can do with the canned salmon is blend it together with one egg (or two) add some... (more)

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by 58 · about 23 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 0 · about 23 hours ago

Ok let's say i've finished my last meal at 5pm on Monday and break my fast on Tuesday at 5pm. Hypothetically let's say during that fed state i've consumed in the same amount of calories my body expenditures out daily, will i still lose fat? Or... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · December 22, 2013 at 5:21 PM

You WILL lose weight. Its as simple as that. Calories in calories out would make sense only if the human body was a robot, a car or some other mechanical machine. We, however, are not, we are biological machines which have hormones that dictate... (more)

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by 598 · about 23 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 0 · about 23 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 23 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 88 · about 23 hours ago

Hey everyone First off- 5'7" tall, 17 year old male, 114 lbs, currently doing Rings 1, a gymnastics ring training program (which is entirely upper-body) 3x a week, and plyometrics for lower body work 2x a week. (with yoga 1x a week, then one... (more)

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by 88 · about 23 hours ago

Hey everyone First off- 5'7" tall, 17 year old male, 114 lbs, currently doing Rings 1, a gymnastics ring training program (which is entirely upper-body) 3x a week, and plyometrics for lower body work 2x a week. (with yoga 1x a week, then... (more)

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CD 0 · September 19, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Volume trains muscular endurance. Weight trains strength. If your goal is to do as many pull ups as possible, you need to increase the weight, not the volume. While your body may do equivalent amounts of work in a 5x5 or a 1x25 schema, the... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I recently started Paleo and I have found it super difficult to get anywhere close to enough calories. I'm a 5.4 female that is slightly overweight and I eat till I'm full every meal but those meals are barely making it to 1000 calories total and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2013 at 8:51 AM

First, you can quit drinking a ton of water every day. Probably not helping because it is a trick people use to eat less by taking up space in the stomach. Drink to thirst and you'll have a stronger concentration of stomach acid to digest your... (more)

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