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by 5 · about 17 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 17 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 4181 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 hours ago

I am having 500g of mince with fat = 1000 cals In two meals Then I have an egg yolk, some goose fat, tallow, duck fat and coconut oil. Barely hitting 1500 Carbs make me feel really awful even veg. I think I have leaky gut so avoid... (more)

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heather148 0 · May 21, 2014 at 7:42 AM

organic coconut oil and other organic oils?

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by 50 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 5 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 0 · about 17 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 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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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