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)
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.
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)
???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?
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
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)
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)
I've been eating paleo-foods, with dairy, such as whole milk and sometimes the occasional Kerrygold Butter. Meat, eggs, fruit, nuts. But in the past, I've noticed that when I would watch my calorie intake while still eating paleo-approved... (more)
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)
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??
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)
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)
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)
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?
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
The CICO is absolutely true, it has to be, the First Law of Thermodynamics says it must be true. That's why it's called a "Law". Nobody sensible disputes this, not even Gary Taubes. It's also almost entirely irrelevant: it tells you HOW people get... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)