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by 0 · June 04, 2014 at 2:42 PM

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 · April 17, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Everyone says that if you eat a lot of fruit the sugar in it will still make you fat. Fruits are better than m&m's but you can still overeat them and gain weight. Well, then how is it possible that i can eat a LOAD of sugary fruit (like... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 17, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Different folks different metabolism. Healthy people can do several things with excess calories. They can fidget to burn them off, increase their rate of activity, or replenish glycogen stores in their liver or muscle, or store them in... (more)

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by 0 · February 05, 2014 at 11:35 AM

…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 228 · November 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I've been reading recently on why counting calories and macros does more harm than good, but how will I get 3500 calories a day just eating when I'm hungry, while not going to far over that at the same time. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I suggest eating what you know is healthy (things like fatty meats, sweet potatoes, and loads of paleo oils) to your heart's content. If you're shooting to gain weight/muscle then just go a little beyond satiety. Try to eat just a bit more than... (more)

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by 5 · October 07, 2013 at 7:05 PM

I'll try to make this a quick question I am 5'6 194lbs+/- male. According to many calorie calculators I should be eating 2200-2500 Cal per day to maintain my weight. I am currently eating between 1500-1800 Cal per day which is well below. I... (more)

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Jayme 0 · October 05, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Make sure you're eating ENOUGH calories. It sounds like you're eating too far below your TDEE, which is preventing loss.

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by 229 · July 31, 2013 at 4:22 AM

I get what Gary Taubes is saying about calories in & Out and most of the rest. So in Gary's Model, how does one actually lose fat? Would one have to do a temporary lower calorie diet and then eat normal to maintain metabolism??

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Matt_11 0 · July 03, 2013 at 3:02 AM

It's just calories in versus calories out. Count your calories... lose weight.

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by 2715 · May 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM

We're constantly talking about the problems with the calories in and calories out model around here, but I thought of something and I didn't know if I'm thinking through this correctly. When we hear about our BMR, we talk about the base amount of... (more)

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thhq 0 · May 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM

My answer, for weight loss, is that whether, or how efficiently, we use food for energy isn't very important. I say this based on the experience of having lost 50 lbs in 6 months using cico. There is theory, and then there is the empiric reality... (more)

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by 15 · May 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I'm just curious. From what I have read about the Paleo diet (Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf) it is much easier to lose weght on this diet. I thought the general consensus was calories in = calories out. How exactly would the Paleo diet work in such a way... (more)

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · May 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM

It's more complex than what I type here, but basically the consumption of healthy fats (from red meat, eggs, fish, butter, olive oil etc.) and animal proteins act to reduce insulin spikes and suppress hunger - the thing I still notice, even after... (more)

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by 598 · August 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM

In an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, Dave Asprey claimed he ate 4000kcal per day for 2 years and lost weight(nearly 100 pounds). Is this possible?

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j3wcy 0 · April 24, 2013 at 9:28 PM

It's not the equation is false, just that there are plenty of ways to manipulate the variables (e.g. activity, cold exposure). In short, it is entirely possible due to the fact that the traditional equation is a vast oversimplification.

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by 10 · April 03, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Hi Paleo Hacks! I am an 18 y/o female weighing 123 lbs and I am trying to lose some of that body fat still lingering around. I started Paleo about 3 weeks ago and it's great! I consume 1400 calories per day and exercise 5 times a week and burn... (more)

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devynpeter 0 · April 03, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Your intake calories is 1400 and which is low when compared to the normal range. The normal range of consuming calories in healthy way is between 1600-1900 in healthy way. So it is advised to take calories between 1600-19000 in a single day and... (more)

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by 813 · March 30, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I know it's really important to support our local grass-fed beef farmers, the people who take the extra effort to feed their chickens a soy free diet, and sourcing from GMO, pesticide free veggies but in this day and age of economic hardship and... (more)

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locavore1953 0 · March 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM

convential produce & meat is basically poison. There is no health need to take in 6K calories. Health is wealth. Rethink your epistemology my friend.

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by 694 · February 14, 2013 at 4:48 PM

New opinion article from the New York Times about how inaccurate the calorie counts on nutrition labels can be. In one item he tested, it measured almost twice the calories that was listed on the label. While this was not exactly scientific it... (more)

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Hannah__1 0 · February 14, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I'm not surprised either! I'm a type one diabetic and when companies mess up carb counts on foods I pay the price of high blood sugar. It's really frustrating.

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by 1031 · April 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

The Calories In / Calories Out (CICO) model is a frequent topic of discussion and disagreement here on PH and more widely. There are probably as many opponents as advocates of the model, and more heat than light generated by the discussions. The... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · April 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM

The first law of thermodynamics applies to closed systems. We have ketones escaping our body through our urine and breath, undigested food comes out unused as well. We've all had a run in with a super greasy meal with a mad dash to the bathroom,... (more)

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by 122 · July 06, 2013 at 9:29 AM

So there's been a lot of talk about the potato diet recently- (http://paleohacks.com/questions/159661/is-the-potato-protocol-the-latest-rage-in-the-paleo-community) I'm really interested in how that's working- just calorie deficit, or something... (more)

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Ebihime 0 · July 06, 2013 at 9:29 AM

I've also been wondering about this. Paleo for ~1 year, pretty low carbs (50-70g a day, give or take) and stalled out on weight loss. I don't have much advice to give, but I've heard from quite a few people on this site that upping the carbs... (more)

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by 55 · October 04, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Hi, Frist Paleohack question! I'm a pubmed junky and been trying to decide lately where I land with dairy. Seems like I can find a dozen control trial articles showing that dairy is both awesome or awful. I've been wondering lately if it may... (more)

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by 20 · December 08, 2012 at 6:25 PM

How does one juggle eating enough fat on the paleo diet while also staying at a caloric deficit to ensure weight loss? From what I understand, even when eating a high fat/protein, low carb paleo diet consisting primarily of meat/poultry/fish and... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Occasionally, I track my food intake on Cronometer (there are other sites). I don't do it all the time, but once in awhile to see where I am. This means keeping track of your food intake, but isn't an exact thing. I don't weigh my food, but will... (more)

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by 383 · April 05, 2013 at 9:14 PM

This kind of hits upon the question of is a calorie really a calorie. Several people in the Paleosphere have claimed that they maintain a healthy body (weight, and bf%) while eating large numbers of calories per day. Bulletproof exec claims 4000... (more)

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J_2_da_B 0 · April 05, 2013 at 9:14 PM

It's possible that while eating a hyper-caloric diet, the body will recognize that it is receiving plenty of calories, and as a result it will apply that extra energy toward tissue regeneration, detoxification, and also apply some extra energy... (more)

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by 1708 · May 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

So, I just saw A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity posted on Google News. It was written by Carson Chow, a mathematician for a division of the NIH. He argues, essentially, that it's calories in v. calories out concluding that "There’s no magic... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · May 15, 2012 at 3:14 AM

The Calories In / Calories Out (CICO) model is a silly reductionism and serves only to screw up any intelligent attempt to understand the complexity and beauty of the human body. We are not just incinerators, that would be a daft... (more)

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by 1437 · October 18, 2012 at 6:13 AM

I was just wondering about why it matters whether you eat VLC or not when in Ketosis? If you eat an excess of carbs or fats, compared to your daily expenditure, you will gain weight. Same is true for net calorie deficits and losing weight. But if... (more)

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The_Natural_Nutritionist 0 · October 18, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Spot on PrimalDanny. Undertake a short-term ketogenic diet with a trained professional and then gradually increase your carbohydrate intake over the course of another 5 or so weeks to ensure you maintain your goal weight & BF%. You will become... (more)

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by 156 · November 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM

As everyone knows, it's commonly asserted that during a course of weight loss, an initial spike in weight lost is explained by reduction of water retention. Do you think there is any quality evidence in support of this? It seems plausible, but... (more)

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James_3 0 · November 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Yes and no. Just because you're dieting doesn't mean you're necessarily going to see a large amount of water weight loss. You really see that more radically on the low carb diets. The water weight is bound up in... (more)

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by 1038 · May 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

I don't completely buy the calories in, calories out mind set but I am debating caloric restriction as a means to help push me out of a plateau that I think may be due to me either eating maintenance calories or slightly excess. Q: Does anyone... (more)

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Jamie_G_ 0 · May 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

I lost 60 lbs. over a year and a half by cutting 1000 calories off of my daily weight maintenance calories amount (example[not exact]= 200 lbs.= 2000 calories to maintain weight- 1000 calories to cause 2 lbs. weekly loss= 1000 calories daily).... (more)