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by 3743 · less than a minute 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 · 1 minute 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 · 1 minute 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 · 1 minute 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 · 1 minute 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 18671 · 2 minutes ago

I started getting curious about how much food I'm actually eating, so I started tracking my intake last week. The details are here: My tracking experiment. The bottom line for last week was Average daily calories, and macronutrient ratios:... (more)

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Carly 0 · March 03, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Haha! Nice!! I love telling people how much I eat when they "skinny bash" me, "you wanna eat dontcha, you're well skinny" well actually.......

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by 1689 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 minutes ago

I am not looking for a food diary -- just looking for a good food database where I can fill in the grams/oz. and get an accurate breakdown.

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Erik_Cisler 0 · February 21, 2011 at 4:03 AM

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

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by 974 · 2 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 4086 · 3 minutes ago

I realize that some people don't look at nutrition data at all, and that is wonderful, but I find that I do better when I check a few times a week to see how well I am eating. I have used Fit Day in the past but it seems so slow and cumbersome. ... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 19, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Some like Cron-o-meter. http://spaz.ca/cronometer/ As it is software which one downloads, it can be used without being on the internet.

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by 5838 · 3 minutes ago

I recently read an article that touched on the fact that as one loses weight, their average caloric requirement will gradually decrease. Assuming this holds true, if the person maintains a constant range of calories, say 2400 per day, but their... (more)

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Riveted 0 · January 19, 2011 at 1:56 PM

In a recent post (Tenacious Insulin Bump) I talked about the plateau I had hit and where the fat was "sticky" - around the navel area. Some of the people above suggested tweaking protein and fat ratios, which I did (decreased protein, increased... (more)

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by 8858 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 4 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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by 149 · 5 minutes ago

Hello, I'm interesting in hearing from people who's calories from fat are under, say, 50%. What do you eat on a given day? I'm having difficulty figuring out how to get enough daily calories without lots of butter and coconut oil.

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David_Moss 0 · October 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM

If you're eating only 50% fat (or less), then given that you can't reasonably get more than 30% of your calories from protein (I would probably say less than 25% is optimal) then you'll necessarily have to get at least 20% calories from... (more)

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by 768 · 5 minutes ago

A while ago on a paleo blog, I remember reading about a former marine's experience (but I can't find it!). He says he gained lots of muscle mass while in the military, where the caloric intake isn't as high as trainers often recommend for putting... (more)

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Ned_Kock 0 · October 27, 2010 at 12:57 AM

If you have excess body fat, which is common among folks at the time they join the military, a calorie deficit will make you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time:... (more)

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by 1510 · 5 minutes ago

I'm always seeing warnings against eating too many nuts while on Paleo, since they are high in calories, addictive, and not a substitute for eat lean meats and fish. But I've always been terrible with the vague concept of moderation, so I'd love... (more)

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TigerJ 0 · October 05, 2010 at 1:36 PM

I have been thinking about this myself. When paleo people talk nuts you usually hear concerns about: Omega6 ratio. I am not the expert here but perhaps there is a difference between grain fed sedentary animals (and certainly processed vegetable... (more)

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by 90 · 6 minutes ago

for the past 4 years I've been suffering from oral thrush (candida) though for about 2 of those years I didn't know what the problem was. Its not fun to talk about, worse to have and even harder to get rid of. I tried a hunter gatherer diet... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · July 20, 2010 at 4:48 AM

I think the natural suggestion to increase calorie intake would be to eat more carbs, since this will naturally decrease weight loss and will make it easier to eat more calories by stimulating appetite. However you explicitly ask for "good snacks... (more)

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by 141 · 7 minutes ago

Since I have always counted calories (and now trying to move away from that), I???m having a hard time figuring out how much to eat. People seem to say eat until satisfied not stuffed. I think being off sugar and processed carbs has helped me... (more)

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pfw 0 · June 03, 2010 at 1:40 PM

It's a lot more complicated than anyone has told you and nobody really understands the physiology of weight loss completely. So don't feel bad at being confused, and remember to take everything anyone says with a grain of salt! That said, here's... (more)

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by 796 · 8 minutes ago

This question is asking for advice, actually. My husband and I just went paleo about 6 weeks ago. He quickly lost the small amount of excess bodyfat needed to give him a six pack and some nice muscle definition (definitely a good thing). ... (more)

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Ed 0 · March 29, 2010 at 3:21 AM

Hi Heather. Sweet desserts, even if they're "paleo," may get both you and your husband off track. There's no rule that you have to eat dessert after a meal. Your husband may just need larger portions. Here's a previous thread on avoiding sugar... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 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 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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