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by 5 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 25 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

I have posted before about my concern with how much I eat. I apparently need to gain weight if I want to get my period back, but am scared of doing so. I am a 16 yo female, 5'5.5", about 110lbs. I have had disordered eating habits in the... (more)

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owletkeeper 0 · February 28, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Not to be rude, but you post like everyday obsessing over your weight. If you want health and vitality, stick with Paleo. You might gain a little. If so, it was your body's way of telling you that needed to happen. I promise, you won't get "fat"... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 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 12 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 53 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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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by 88 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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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by 129 · about 12 hours ago

I train BJJ 5 days a week usually 2-3 hours a day. Im 5'11" 163 lb. Strict Paleo with the exception of some dairy here and there (half n half/greek yogurt). Day normally looks like this. Wake up around 8, coffee shortly after with some h/h and mct... (more)

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Ike_3 0 · August 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Some info I think would be useful is: Weight/BF% 3 months back Weight/BF% currently Energy levels (ie. is the reason you ask is you feel a lack of energy to make it through the workout itself? Feel depleted during the rest of the day?) Sleeping... (more)

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