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by 608 · less than a minute ago

Someone (bodybuilder) made the comment today. "I don't eat fat. Fats will make you gain weight not just sugar. It breaks down in the body and fats turn into sugars after. Not just sugar spikes your blood sugar." Fat does not get turned into... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 20, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Fat does not break down into sugar. It is either stored (in fat as fat) or it is oxidized (burned). Many people do not realize that fat does get stored even if your in fat burning mode and even when your not eating carbs. If someone in ketosis... (more)

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by 1186 · 1 minute ago

Many posters here are high fat, anti carbers. For a long time, I understood this. I have read the Kruse books, Ketosis books, "Good Calories" etc. I understand the science behind it and it makes total sense to me. My sister is Diabetic (juvenile... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · January 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM

My answer is based on something that I've always had a hunch about, but didn't fully come to grips with until paleo released me from the clutches of the toxic food environment in which I've lived my entire life. And that is this: my body and... (more)

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by 6709 · 1 minute ago

There are THREE questions in here. I am trying to locate an accurate source for the following questions. There is a lot of misinformation floating around the internet, and I have been unable to find definitive conversion factors, instead I have... (more)

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daz 0 · January 15, 2012 at 5:51 AM

just on Q3: How many grams of fat does it take to make 1 gram of glucose? If you have not seen it already, this post by Chris Masterjohn may be of help? http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2012/01/we-really-can-make-glucose-from-fatty.html (more)

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by 313 · 1 minute ago

I weigh 145 pounds and I am 6'1 and I have been surprisingly eating a little over 120 grams of carbs for about four months now. I get a good amount of exercise with my job for eight hours a day for five days a week but it is not an excessive... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · January 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Calories matter no matter what anyone says. If you add you the grams of carbs, fat and protein you provide you are only eating about 1800 calories a day. 1800 calories a day is unlikely to be enough for a lean 6'1 guy with an active... (more)

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by 10 · 1 minute ago

Hi I'm 16 years old and I had a large grass fed steak with fat and also took my father's steak's fat because he hates it but can't get enough of the taste of fat :3. But afterwards for the first time i felt funny in the chest, like a... (more)

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Andy 0 · January 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Simplest answer, you overate. Overeating on a heavy fat meal can cause this sensation. When it digests, you'll feel better.

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by 50 · 1 minute ago

I am new to the Paleo Diet, My husband and I just started it. My question is, how do you measure your daily fat intake? I can easily see how much vegetables I am eating, Meat, etc...but the fat part is where I wonder. I use coconut oil, butter,... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · January 12, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I am an obese 49 year old female, who has lost ~175 lbs in the past three years. I don't measure. I eat slowly, putting my utensil down between bites so I don't wolf my food (yes, it's really awkward at first, but eventually, you naturally reduce... (more)

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by 1683 · 1 minute ago

Eating Paleo we are frequently told to keep carbs low (aim for under 150 g. a day for maintenance, under 100 g for steady loss, under 50 for extreme fat loss, etc. etc) and aim for .7-1.0 g of protein per pound of body weight (I'm 155...so should... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · January 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Assuming you want a 2000 calorie intake. 100 grams of carbohydrate will get you 400 calories, 100 grams of protein will also get you 400 calories, to complete the balance 1200 calories you will need 133 grams of fat. I am just providing the... (more)

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by 608 · 1 minute ago

I started Paleo/Primal about a month ago, and so far I have been very happy with my results. Prior to starting this lifestyle, I was a cardio queen. As of few weeks ago, I stopped my cardio and started lifting weights. In three weeks I dropped... (more)

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James_17 0 · January 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

From my research I don't think you should need that much carbs, especially for your strength phase. Your current ratio should suit you fine, maybe add a little more in the morning. From my experience the timing of your macros and when you... (more)

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by 1683 · 1 minute ago

So I've been told that I should keep fat intake to a minimum PWO....so how long should one wait before eating something thats got fat in it? They say you should eat within 30/45 minutes PWO (protein and carbs, low or no fat). SO how much longer... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 07, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Sorry, but that's conventional thinking, probably started by the guys that sell protein shakes. You know, one before a workout, one after, $$$ profit. :) Art De Vany recommends working out fasted so as to induce autophagy. I do an IF the day of... (more)

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by 313 · 2 minutes ago

I was wondering if anyone knew how much glycogen is derived from gluconeogenesis based on grams of fat and the breakdown of protein. Also, how much glycogen is required by the body each day? I am so busy right now so I was looking for this... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · December 29, 2011 at 12:13 AM

For the stress and cortisol question, please see this question and my answer to it: Why do people consider ketosis ???stressful??? to the body? (more)

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by 4306 · 2 minutes ago

I do not have a scientific background, but I do read a lot, reading knowledgeable people. I do have a hole in my knowledge. My thinking has been that cells are fueled by either glucose or ketones. Then I read somewhere that the ultimate fuel... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · December 24, 2011 at 12:42 PM

This is not true. Starch is converted to glucose. Glucose is broken down by glycolysis to pyruvate which then goes into the mitochondria to be converted to Acetyl CoA. Fatty acids (long and medium chain) go into the mitochondria and are... (more)

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by 896 · 2 minutes ago

Happy Festivus! I'd like to take a second to celebrate and to initiate the Airing of the Grievances paleo style. I am mad! Real mad that I've been told to eat lowfat, processed foods my whole life because it says "healthy" on the box. So I got... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · December 23, 2011 at 9:32 PM

My biggest grievances are against the $%&#! doctors who convinced my mother that statins were necessary to lower her already-low cholesterol in order to prevent heart disease, and my morbidly obese, diabetic father that a low-fat, high... (more)

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by 1074 · 2 minutes ago

Alright guys, all of us in the Paleo community love our REAL butter. Personally, the yellow beta-carotene rich hue even excites me. I've tried Kerry gold Irish (unsalted), Organic Valley pasture butter (dark green covering), Smjor Icelandic butter... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · December 20, 2011 at 7:07 AM

I have literally 8 different butters in my fridge right now. I like them all for different things. Kerrygold unsalted - for all around use as well as taking bites out of ( I think it's the creamiest) Kerrygold salted - for mashed sweet potatoes... (more)

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by 205 · 2 minutes ago

I've been Paleo now about 2 months. Most of meals are directly from paleo recipes, so the macronutrients. ratios should be correct. My problem is after an 60 minute walk I smell of ammonia. I started my journey at a whopping 430 pounds and have... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 20, 2011 at 2:15 AM

@Mike It is related to a fuel switch and the catabolic breakdown of proteins that comes when you first restrict your intake of carbs. Usually in acute weight loss people restrict carbs and become ketogenic but do not eat enough protein to offset... (more)

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by 2171 · 3 minutes ago

I am 2 weeks into focussing on getting as close to 100% Paleo as I can manage. I'm loving the food, resisting putting crap in my mouth, and feel great. My belt is the loosest it's been for ages, I can feel tighter round the waist, more trim. I'm... (more)

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Jules_1 0 · December 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

I don't know if this will help with your issue, but I'd consider dropping the bread- it's wheat free, but I believe rye is a gluten grain.

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by 705 · 3 minutes ago

I buy 80/20 grass fed ground beef from a local farmer. Whenever I cook it, there is very little fat that cooks out into the pan. Sometimes I buy 85/15 grass fed ground beef from Whole Foods, and there is a lot of fat the cooks out into the... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 09, 2011 at 3:50 PM

From past experience, much of the liquid coming out of your ground beef is water. To be sure, just put meat and liquid in the fridge some time and see how much hardens into visible fat and how much remains "juice." In fact, regulations limit how... (more)

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by 571 · 3 minutes ago

It seems just from reading a few things from Robb Wolf, he advocated "lean meats". Along with Loren Cordain. It seems that would reduce overall fat intake quite a bit as well. It seems he's quite a respected guy in the paleo community, but why... (more)

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Stabby 0 · December 07, 2011 at 6:28 AM

If you put "lean" in front of "meat" then people will be less terrified. Robb endorses eating fatty meat, it seems to be a rhetorical thing. He has also said that he thinks that if people are eating commercial meats to choose leaner cuts to... (more)

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by 6229 · 3 minutes ago

A lot of recipes call for olive oil, which I'm trying to avoid heating at 400 F. I'm looking for alternatives to vegetable oils! Have you tried or recommend butter, ghee, tallow, or lard? I haven't tried with these other fats (though I use... (more)

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andrew 0 · December 04, 2011 at 9:03 AM

I don't use any fat - but I add lots of butter when it is cooked.

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by 2171 · 3 minutes ago

I follow a Paleo diet to lose weight. I get the basic body function to lose weight via reducing carbs, keeping insulin levels under control and allowing fat cells to release fat. I am a little confused over the mechanism to get fat in the first... (more)

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NicoleRM 0 · December 01, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Eating excessive amounts of carbs cause your insulin levels to spike, which signals your body to store as much fat as it can - including the carbs that you eat. You are therefore never really burning your fat stores when you eat a high carb diet.... (more)

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by 554 · 3 minutes ago

I am new(er) to Paleo and and so far enjoying some of the changes I have seen already - especially in my skin, sleep, and energy levels. I am on this journey in part to be healthier overall and in part to be leaner/fitter/less fat. How does one... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 30, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Bottom line: if you are fully able to switch back and forth between eating ingested carbs or stored fats, you won't suffer strong hunger or loss of energy if you go longer than usual between meals. That doesn't happen right away. The how: eat a... (more)

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by 3924 · 3 minutes ago

I???ve recently realized that to be truly successful with a Paleo life-style, I need to overcome my ???fat phobia.??? I understand intellectually that the right fats are good for me. I???ve also never gone really low fat (25-30% of caloric... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · November 30, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Two words: Gary. Taubes. After reading his books and watching several of his talks on YouTube, I left conventional wisdom in the middle aisles of the supermarket.

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by 15 · 4 minutes ago

I am a 62 year old woman with a constant weight of about 185 for last few years. My blood glucose readings were always in the high 90's, and A1c was 5.8 - 6.0ish. I had coronary bypass in 2005 and have always eaten "healthy" meditteranean diet... (more)

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Annie 0 · November 28, 2011 at 9:51 PM

If you are skipping meals, this could raise cortisol/stress hormones and result in higher fasting glucose. Too much protein can raise fasting glucose in some people. Too much fruit at night could raise fasting glucose. Are you on any meds? ... (more)

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by 753 · 4 minutes ago

I'm sixteen, 120-125 lbs, 5'7", I do strength training 3 times a week plus walking, but otherwise I don't get out and do much... My body at percentage is also 21.2 (caliper testing at my gym)... I'm just wondering what my macronutrient... (more)

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Evan 0 · December 23, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Carb/calorie-cycling works wonders. I usually go ~2500kcal on workout days, ~2000kcal the day after, ~1500kcal the next. (Rinse, and repeat) I IF every once in a while too. I'd recommend checking out Stuart McRobert's book Beyond Brawn. Good... (more)

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by 10 · 4 minutes ago

I???ve been doing a paleo-adapted diet for about two months, and this site is a great source of inspiration and knowledge for me. Now I come to you for suggestions about what to eat so I don???t get hungry (and I apologize about my english, it's... (more)

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sage_ 0 · November 24, 2011 at 11:17 PM

i eat butter with cinnamon mixed in by the spoonful .

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by 20 · 4 minutes ago

How important are they? Any agreement here on optimal general parameters?

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JRAC 0 · December 08, 2011 at 9:14 AM

As long as protein meets requirements then I don't think macronutrients matter much; I think VLC or VLF aren't the best way to go. Myself, I eat around 60% fat, 20% carbs and 20% protein but it can vary.

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