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by 606 · less than a minute ago

A study showed some people with type 2 diabetes were cured of the disease after going on a 600-calorie-a-day diet for 8 weeks. So I'm thinking maybe semi-fasting like this for a long period each year could be a good re-set for your metabolism. It... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 24, 2011 at 2:08 AM

My brother, who is a self-starving anorexic/body dismorphic/obsessive compulsive neurotic has: been on a diet approximating this(at the upper bound) caloric level for many YEARS. He may not be that functional, may be very anxious and... (more)

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by 58 · less than a minute ago

I am rarely hungry, yesterday I skipped lunch with no hunger at all. I know I am not eating enough calories because this is my usual diet. Breakfast: 1-2 eggs, 2-3 slices of bacon. ~1tbs of coconut milk in coffee. Lunch: Single burger patty... (more)

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Olivia 0 · June 22, 2011 at 5:57 PM

If you feel good I don't see a problem. I think most people wildly overestimate how much food they really need to function well. If you're no longer eating all the refined, appetite-stimulating foods that are typical on the SAD then it's only... (more)

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by 65 · 2 minutes ago

In reference to this chapter/post link text from Dr. James E. Carlson's book "Genocide, how your doctors dietary ignorance will kill you!", I would like to ask a few questions regarding this "Calories" measurement please. If a calorie is a way... (more)

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miked_2 0 · June 01, 2011 at 4:45 PM

This is a great question, simply stated and can provide a ton of insight. I'll try my best here, but on my shelf I have three 1000+ page books on thermodynamics, so this will be quite a simplified introduction. If anyone wants more details, let... (more)

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by 666 · 3 minutes ago

I started my paleo-adventure 4 days ago, this is my fifth day. I'm feeling pretty okay, a slight headache most of the time and had to get used to eating that much meat and fat and stuff. But it's alright now. The only thing I'm worried about is... (more)

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heather_7 0 · May 05, 2011 at 3:40 PM

I had the exact same problem as you (I was very fit when I started paleo and did not make the switch to lose weight). I lost five pounds in three days, not on purpose. It took me a few weeks to figure out how to stabilize. First thing I did was... (more)

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by 1138 · 3 minutes ago

I've read explanations of how fats, especially butter and coconut oil, send signals to your body to begin lipolysis and expedite the fat burning process. I'm wondering whether ingesting some small amounts of fat during a fasting period will cause... (more)

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jakeA 0 · April 29, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Mat Lalonde was on the healthy skeptic podcast here In it he and Robb Wolf talk about IF and he said that in order to minimize the stress response from cortisol, yet also get the autophagy from protein fasting, he will have some coconut milk for... (more)

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by 5838 · 3 minutes ago

A few of the recent answers regarding the Calorie in vs. Calorie out debate have touched on the role of properly functioning hormones being a crucial piece to the weight-gain/loss/maintenance puzzle. Based on the responses mentioned above, it... (more)

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dsohei 0 · April 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

personally i think hormone control is the cutting edge. it's difficult because its so complex and specific, not just a matter of "taking a multivitamin". its all about finding exactly what you need and when you need it to get where you want to be.... (more)

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by 25 · 3 minutes ago

My first question is: Since i started losing weight, i made the choice to focus on natural foods because it seemed like common sense that nutrition and weight loss would go hand in hand. Only im not quite paleo because i do eat beans and whole... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · April 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Here we go again. First, the link to a good thread on this. Also various answers by pfw are helpful, e.g., here, here, and here. So we could close this as a duplicate thread, but we have a good discussion going already -- so why not continue. I... (more)

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by 655 · 4 minutes ago

Do you agree on Dr. Greg Ellis's views as he disagrees with Gary Taubes as to how calories DO count and one CAN get fat on a fat and protein diet? Thanks, Hope this is a valid question. =)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · April 15, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Gary Taubes never said calories do not matter. The point is using calories in/out to "explain" weight gain is a tautology. Acknowledging this does not invalidate the First Law of Thermodynamics. It is an attempt to shift ones focus on the hormonal... (more)

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by 668 · 4 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I have a quandary... Lately I've been fasting for 19-23 hours a day and I feel great doing so. Absolutely amazing. Seems I've been dropping weight also. My problem is I in the 2-4 hours I eat daily, I can't eat enough calories! I've... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · April 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

What is the problem? You are eating until full, you still have some adipose tissue on your belly... why are you focusing on a caloric number? Maybe your body just wants 1600 calories a day? It kinda defeats the purpose of this lifestyle if you... (more)

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by 3743 · 5 minutes ago

I tried this today because normally I blend butter into tea, but I'm getting sick of the tea and I'm eliminating most unnecessary plant material out of my diet. I melted 100g of butter into 1 liter of milk then poured it back into the bottle and... (more)

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Mike_9 0 · March 31, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I have a device that reincoperates butter into milk to make whipping cream. My mother bought it in the 70's

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by 1344 · 5 minutes ago

According to many Paleo experts, we should aim for 1 gram of protein a day per body weight when trying to lose weight (fat not muscle). This is ALOT of protein. For example, one egg has 6-7 grams of protein and they are about 70 calories each. ... (more)

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Brad 0 · March 24, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Keep in mind too, the idea is to consume .7 - 1.0 grams of protein for every pound of lean bodyweight. If I weigh 600 pounds (no, I don't, thankfully), that doesn't mean I have to eat 600 g of protein. It means I might calculate that I have 190... (more)

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by 1702 · 5 minutes ago

I'm 26, female, I currently weigh 198 and I want to lose about 40 pounds. On standard american "diet" I was eating anywhere from 1500 - 1800 calories daily (or trying to, but mostly overeating it) and losing weight (if at all) only because I was... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 23, 2011 at 4:16 PM

My experience, really simplified: I could eat at 1500-1800 calories a day, eat mostly carbs and yep, I'd gain weight. I could eat up to 2500-2900 calories of fat, meat, and vegetables, though, and lose weight. Not my exact experience because I... (more)

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by 18412 · 6 minutes ago

What is the one single food item that dominates the satisfaction of your caloric intake on a daily basis? ... and why that item? caloric food liquids like milk count too

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · March 16, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Calorically, Grassfed Beef Fat. Whether thats Tallow, Butter, Intramuscular Fat on Steaks. or Ground Beef 75/25, Hard Cheese. Volume, Grassfed Beef. Its regular to cook up a pound of Beef for lunch, and another for Dinner. In addition to... (more)

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by 9647 · 6 minutes ago

This one is for all you big eaters. I've always been a big eater, at least I know I have been over the last ten years or so since I started paying attention to this sort of thing. But I at least know that I was a big eater before I went paleo,... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · March 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Perhaps you naturally burn more calories through non-exercising activity, e.g. basically fidgeting. I seem to recall that just standing up, rather than sitting, makes a substantial difference both through lipoprotein lipase and through the subtle... (more)

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by 124 · 6 minutes ago

So I asked a question the other day about being hungry after I ate, I got a bunch of great answers and the advice worked. I already love this site. Anyways, so I know that I am really green about eating paleo but where can I find advice on how... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · February 26, 2011 at 4:04 AM

I'd say that as long as you avoid the stuff you are supposed to be avoiding on your plan (your version of Paleo, a specific plan you're on, etc.), eat to satiety. Especially once you get past craving junk (if you do, I suppose some people never... (more)

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by 1689 · 6 minutes ago

How many edible kcalories are in a whole cow (or similar animal), including organs, marrow, etc? What is the distribution of fat to protein? How does being grass or grain fed affect this?

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ScottMGS 0 · February 26, 2011 at 1:00 AM

The calories are irrelevant but there's lots of bio-available protein, healthy saturated fats, an unknown balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and flavor.

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by 3509 · 7 minutes ago

Over a four months period, after starting Paleo I lost some twenty pounds, and got to optimal weight that I have effortless kept since then. Last week I was talking to a friend of mine, who is a doctor and eats decently well (though not paleo) and... (more)

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pfw 0 · February 21, 2011 at 8:30 PM

It was both. If you had weight to lose, and Paleo "worked", your body decided that you needed to lose weight, made you less hungry, and so you ate less. The entire point of Paleo is to present your body with foods it knows how to handle, and so... (more)

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by 974 · 7 minutes ago

OK so I guess it is time to start counting my calories :( I have been fighting this issue for quite some time now. I have counted calories in the past and it was not pretty -- got tooooo obesssed with it-- totally stressed out!! Anyway -- I... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · February 18, 2011 at 7:40 PM

First, working out that much is going to require calories to give you energy to do the workout, and get through the day. Why 110? Just because you like the number? Have you considered that you could LOOK SMALLER at 125 with more muscle than you... (more)

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by 39841 · 8 minutes ago

I just drank a pint of heavy whipping cream and will continue to do so every day this week and report back with my results. Apparently a pint has 1600 calories in it. For that many calories, I expected it to be a lot thicker. I'm sure it will... (more)

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pfw 0 · January 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Yeah, I did this once. A lot of people have done this in various forms. I gained about 20 pounds or so over the course of two months of dedicated overeating (zero carb over-eating, so I pounded hamburgers and heavy cream). You will have to keep... (more)

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by 5232 · 8 minutes ago

It is my understanding that Paleo has been demonstrated to be beneficial to those with diabetes, so hopefully my train of thought isn't too far off here. I'm curious as to how the Paleo diet ("diet" meaning how one eats, not necessarily as a... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 22, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Isn't this really just subbing one type of counting for another? I don't think there is anything wrong with calorie counting (you know that) sometimes, it's just what the brain needs. If you are serious about not counting, you have to not count... (more)

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by 768 · 8 minutes ago

I have been weight training trying to put on mass. I'm about 5'10" and 155. I'm pretty strict with eating paleo, and I eat when I feel like eating and don't when I am not hungry. Yet, my daily intake is about 2000 calories, which is about 500-600... (more)

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JJ 0 · January 06, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Don't trust equations. But don't trust your body, either. Eat more than you think you need. If you want to gain weight, you will have to make some sacrifices. Some people put on weight very easily. You (and I) are not one of them. Eating =... (more)

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by 503 · 8 minutes ago

I'm already a relatively fit male at 5'10", 165# and 10.8% body fat with a moderately athletic build. I've been trying paleo for a week now to address concerns other than weight loss. Regardless of eating what I thought was a decent diet and... (more)

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Dexter 0 · December 29, 2010 at 10:07 PM

You sound like you are in the upper 20s years of age. And definitely the 1400kcal are not enough. 2200kcal sounds about right....or a little more Try 4 eggs fried in coconut oil along with a goodly portion of bacon. And dinner 16 oz steak along... (more)

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by 8858 · 9 minutes ago

This attempts to refine and elaborate on a question posted back in February. My question is prompted by a December 5 posting on the Perfect Health Diet website, which discusses a 500-calorie salad in the context of an intermittent fast (the recipe... (more)

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Matt_Baldwin_1 0 · December 08, 2010 at 4:43 PM

I typically fast 14 hours per day; the leangains approach is 16 hours a day; the old Robb Wolf style intermittent fasting was, I believe, 18 hours a day. My "fasting" is from after dinner (done eating by 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm) until after training... (more)

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by 18701 · 9 minutes ago

As a formerly obese person, I lost my weight counting calories. I did it with a high protein, moderate carb approach and it worked. I lost 100lbs this way. I lost the last 15 after going Paleo, but still counting calories. The thing that... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · December 06, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I want to add. @pfw, Taubes has since admitted, in his interview with Jimmy Moore back in September, that one can store fat in the absence of carbohydrate, in the absence of glycerol 3-phosphate from glucose. We talked about this on a... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

I've fully adopted eating pure Paleo the past month, and it's something I'd like to continue. However, I was busy with other things in my life so I never managed to weigh myself. It turns out I lost about 15 pounds, which kind of scared me since... (more)

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Dexter 0 · November 27, 2010 at 10:37 PM

The question on how to get enough calories pops up now and then. This guy wanted 6,000 cal a day. http://paleohacks.com/questions/14224/eating-strict-paleo-how-do-i-get-approx-6000-cals-day/14243#14243 I think you can follow some of the reponses... (more)

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