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by 35 · less than a minute ago

Hi Everyone, For those that do yoga or those that understand yoga, do you believe yoga can truly be a fat burning workout? I'm talking about an hour of pretty fast paced warm yoga. It's unlike any other exercise. I can't really understand the... (more)

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being 0 · January 13, 2011 at 9:54 PM

yoga saved my life. yoga has made me stronger, more flexible, calmer, healthier and happier. yoga has enriched me physically and emotionally. i have a deep, deep love of the practice. as you seem to know, there are many, many types of yoga... (more)

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by 30 · less than a minute ago

Hi all, my first time here... I've been 99% paleo for 2 weeks now... Previously I never calorie counted... But now I've hardly any appetite... Some days over the last two weeks I've had like 1200 calorie days... I'm 5'9" and weigh 11.5 stones (74... (more)

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ben61820 0 · January 13, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I think, and this is based on what I've read and my self experimentation, that there are two things: Getting into ketosis and You getting used burning fat for energy essentially all the time. For number one, you can enter ketosis definitely... (more)

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by 3244 · less than a minute ago

The "bump" I'm referring to is that last pocket of fat that sits at and around the navel area on those of us trying to lean out. Robb Wolf says it's a sign of insulin resistance and/or cortisol. Just wondering what those of you who can't seem to... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · January 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

I'm kind of there too - I found what I thought to be a plateau, but I busted through that using IF, and realized I've got more to lose than I thought. OR I'm just burning up my muscle too. But I definitely continue to see signs of fat loss, so I... (more)

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by 18701 · 1 minute ago

Adding fat to my diet is a new phenomenon to me. I've bought the Kerrygold, have a jar for my bacon fat, which sits right next to my jar of organic coconut oil. I am a food tracker, for a variety of reasons, so what I've been trying to do is get... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 07, 2011 at 2:36 PM

I only eat animal fats, as I am keen to have their nutrients. I find beef fat especially nourishing and satiating. Pastured butter is also useful, and some cream. Wild salmon, cod liver oil, and egg yolks "sit" ever so well and seem to provide... (more)

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by 1781 · 1 minute ago

I have just been reading a thread where people were describing their horrible reactions to cheating over christmas. A lot of diet gurus advocate a deliberate cheat meal or cheat day to reset leptin and such every so often to facilitate fat loss.... (more)

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ben61820 0 · January 01, 2011 at 2:14 PM

i dont think or eat in terms of cheat meals. every edible thing out there is a tool. you can choose to use each one as you see fit. I eat dark chocolate after dinner prolly 5 nights a week. Some would call that a cheat, i see it as another good... (more)

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by 3509 · 1 minute ago

Where I live, butter and tallow are the two cooking-fats that I can purchase; coconut oil is not an option and I would never cook with vegetable oils, though I love olive oil in salads. My question is: what are the advantages/disadvantages of... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · December 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Better safe than sorry! I'd answer tallow. You can source grassfed (US Wellness meats, Slankers, etc) online and buy in bulk, it keeps for a long while. OR make your own, get chummy with a rancher raising cattle right, and buy the suet from... (more)

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by 3756 · 1 minute ago

Ok. So, I have been paleo for a while now. I do CF 3-5 times a week, and I have been super happy with the results! BUT, I still can't seem to shake this little bit of fat around my belly. I have a couple of friends with the same issue. I tried... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · December 22, 2010 at 3:02 PM

The last 5-10 lbs? Sleep more. Other than sleep, For me it was the Fructose holding me back. And if you aren't already , train fasted. Oh, and sleep more. Relax! Edit : wanted to add another strong caveat: Only Eat When Hungry, don't eat by... (more)

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by 626 · 1 minute ago

I think I might make the transition to cooking with lard or some sort of other animal fat instead of oils--party due to low smoke point and partly just to gross out my paleo-skeptical roommates by using lard. So: -Are there any things to be... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · December 21, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Hi ecb. My contribution would be to recommend getting lamb or beef tallow if you can. I find that I prefer these to lard because I think I have become very sensitive to polyunsaturated fat. And pork has a lot more of it: checking one of my... (more)

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by 63 · 1 minute ago

Storage advice? Recipes? Warnings? Thanks.

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THATgirl 0 · December 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM

I fry fish in bacon grease - its amazing. You have to try it. I normally just cooked veggies and eggs in bacon grease and one day tried fish because I was out of coconut oil. It was my favorite, like luckybastard said it doesn't give it a bacon... (more)

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by 7970 · 2 minutes ago

I've been supplementing my canned sardine intake with some canned tuna - primarily for variety, but also on a lark to see if it also doesn't taste as bad as I had feared. Good news on that front, it's actually quite palatable! However I'm... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · December 08, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Tuna isn't an oily fish*, it's pretty much by definition low fat, so on the one hand, these figures aren't worrying, but tuna certainly isn't a reasonable source for fish oil. A raw, fresh fillet of skipjack tuna (200g) is only going to contain... (more)

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by 2206 · 2 minutes ago

While visiting family over Thanksgiving, I pulled down and started thumbing through a paperback book from 1974 entitled "Nourishing your Unborn Child" by Phyllis Williams, RN. The nutrition section, when discussing fat, said the following: ... (more)

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Yudkin_Acolyte 0 · March 11, 2011 at 3:55 AM

John Yudkin's book Pure, White and Deadly is extremely difficult to find. I found it here: http://wikisend.com/download/368810/John%20Yudkin%20-%20Pure,%20White%20and%20Deadly After reading this book, you will become a Yudkin acolyte. Enjoy. (more)

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by 555 · 2 minutes ago

It appears that gallstones form when the gallbladder isn't used much - like when eating a low-fat diet. With "normal" use of the gallbladder (i.e. when fats are regularly consumed), bile is released from the gallbladder to help with fat digestion.... (more)

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Mike___Fat_Fiction 0 · December 10, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Oh man, I can't believe I missed this when it first came around. Have a look at http://www.fatfiction.co.uk/gallstones/ - I'm doing a live experiment to prove exactly this and I've written more than you could ever bore yourself with on the whats... (more)

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by 5838 · 2 minutes ago

Ok, so I've been working on the last part of my slimming down. Things that have worked for me recently have been adding more fat - ala Kurt Harris. Also, implementing IF per Leangains. Results have been good but I cant get past whereI am. Typical... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · November 27, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Todd, I was recently considering something similar, since my weight loss has significantly slowed down and I'm not quite satisfied yet. Ultimately I put it off because more consistent IFing, and mindfulness of overeating seems to be getting... (more)

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by 2633 · 2 minutes ago

Here's a question I've never seen asked before. Why are plant fats shelf-stable, while animal fats not? It doesn't seem to be the saturation, because coconut and palm are highly saturated and they are shelf stable. It doesn't seem to be... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · November 20, 2010 at 3:07 PM

In my experience, tallow is shelf stable. I've got tallow at 65f in air tight glass containers. Oldest batch 1.5 years old and still passes the sniff and taste tests. Both home rendered and from US Wellness. Pork lard has lasted me a similar... (more)

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by 1634 · 2 minutes ago

Do you eat butter by the spoonful or even bite right into a block? Coconut oil? Lard? Do you get strange looks? How have you turned it into a paleo/primal introduction?

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Pieter_D 0 · November 13, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Eating butter with a spoon is something we often do, although we don't eat a whole stick in one time. If I would feel the need for a snack, I take one spoon of butter and some spoonfuls of shredded coconut, put it in my mouth and yummmmm. Also,... (more)

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by 768 · 2 minutes ago

Or, alternatively, how much sat fat does everyone here eat per day?

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David_Moss 0 · November 13, 2010 at 8:26 AM

I don't think there's an "optimal" amount, since intake of SFA isn't essential. You need to eat omega 3 and omega 6 (of the right forms!) but you don't need to eat saturated fat at all. Articles like this one might give the impression otherwise... (more)

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by 911 · 2 minutes ago

The title pretty much sums up my question. What are the metabolic differences, if any, between fasting and eating 100% fat? I'm not clear that there are any, so I am very curious to hear what others think. No carbs/protein means gluconeogenesis... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · November 10, 2010 at 8:45 PM

If I can find the post or comments Peter Dobromylskyj has made at his blog, Hyperlipid, about high fat mimicking fasting, I will post them, with the links. Also, there might be something in the Stefansson, Pennington, Kekwick, Donaldson,... (more)

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by 20787 · 3 minutes ago

I think I have discovered the most disagreeable aspect of paleo and it has to be the question of how to get splattered fat out of my clothing when laundering! Sometimes, I won't even see some of the splatters until after the clothing comes out of... (more)

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FanOfSunshine 0 · October 22, 2010 at 9:16 PM

At the Dollar store is a product called Awesome. It is a great de-greaser for everything and has hundreds of uses. I have been buying it for years now. I have had success in getting out old stains and grease stains of already laundered clothing. (more)

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by 24523 · 3 minutes ago

We all love eating saturated fat. Saturated fat is stable when heated and tastes great. Saturated fat is unfairly blamed for a lot of things. Kurt Harris eats a ton of saturated fat, and he has forgotten more than most of us will ever... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · October 21, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Why focus on eating Sat Fat or Mufa? Eat animals that ate what they were supposed to. I think artificially inflating fat is about as helpful as a multivitamin. The whole point is "Eat Real Food" I think sometimes we forget this and get excited... (more)

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by 768 · 3 minutes ago

If I eat 3000-4000 cal/day of only paleo foods and eat very little (if any) carbs, is it realistic to expect to gain only muscle without gaining fat, provided I work out diligently? I think I have heard in the past (not in a paleo context) that... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · October 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM

IFing to a four hour window daily, 3000-4000 calories, ONLY when im hungry. Eating NO Fructose, NO Omega 6, NO Processed, and treating Grains like im a Celiac... ive put on 20 pounds of muscle and maintained my visible abs. I eat Meat, mostly... (more)

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by 960 · 3 minutes ago

Hey! So this question was spawned by a discussion I had last night on the merits of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I've heard that they're made with lard, so when people bring up Krispy Kremes in any context I get all excited and tell them that Krispy... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · October 17, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Unfortunately krispy kreme proudly use "100% vegetable shortening (blend of palm and hydrogenated rape)" so no lard. On the subject of whether to include fat with a bolus of carbohydrate, there are pros and cons. Eating a lot of fat with your... (more)

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by 20787 · 3 minutes ago

For those of you with stalled weight loss, how much sleep are you getting? Intuitively, one might suspect that being awake more would burn more calories, but some interesting info here: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2010/10/big-sleep.html... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · October 05, 2010 at 3:49 PM

When I lost my weight, I was very strict with diet... I could attest my stalls to sleep or stress. Lack of sleep itself is stressful. I think it all ties back to the inflammatory response. It seems all the things, stress, sleep and diet that... (more)

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by 20787 · 3 minutes ago

I see websites saying butter goes 'bad' after a few months in the fridge. How do I know if my butter has gone 'bad?' To me, it can sit in there for a year and still taste, smell, and look exactly the same as when I bought it. They say it goes... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · October 05, 2010 at 5:19 AM

Eva, If you are buying salted butter, you are not going to know it is rancid until you cook with it and your food tastes "off". Unsalted, pastured butter will be really golden yellow (lots of VitD in it is the payoff), and will taste terrible... (more)

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by 194 · 4 minutes ago

Has anyone noticed an increase of very vivid dreams on days where you have consumed more fat? I find if have consumed a lot of fat towards the end of my day, I have very intense and vivid dreams which I am also able to remember more clearly.

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Ben 0 · October 04, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I don't have an answer for ya, but I'm right there with you! I have had SUPER vivid dreams since going paleo.

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by 24523 · 4 minutes ago

A company released a genetic test recently to see if a low-carb or high-carb diet is better for your personal weight loss goal. http://www.emaxhealth.com/1506/69/35923/genetic-testing-help-dieters-lose-weight.html Read this and tell me what... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 21, 2010 at 5:47 PM

"rapid" genetic change is very real. For example, if I followed the paleo diet to the latter of the law, I would endanger my life because I possess a neolithic mutation that affects my ability to process salt. No salt = possible fainting for me.... (more)

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