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by 75 · 1 minute ago

Wound up doing a 4 hour walk yesterday without eating. I ate a hearty meal afterwards, capping a 17 hour fast. I was tired at the end, and the cheeseburger (with bacon) I crushed in about 30secs at the end had never tasted better. I felt like I... (more)

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Kamal 0 · June 18, 2012 at 3:56 AM

It's not a question of yes or no, me thinks. Fuel mix use is a continuous, not dichotomous variable. Without doing any pubmed-ing, I'm going to guess that six hours worth of walking dips into gluconeogenesis for a few grams of amino acids from... (more)

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by 20 · 1 minute ago

I have been in ketosis for about a week and a half now and rapidly lost about 7-8lbs during the first 7 days. However, for the past 3 days I haven't lost much and have not experienced a boost in energy. I have moderate amounts of ketones in my... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

This is where most diets nail people (some doing so on purpose). 7-8 lbs in the first week = water weight. After that, it will slow substantially as you start working on fat. A lot of people don't understand the water loss thing, and think the... (more)

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by 231 · 2 minutes ago

I know there have been a couple of other similar questions but they don't specifically address what I'm looking for. I'm currently staying with relatives and while they have been really accomodating and supportive, it's just not feasible for me to... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 01, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I'd go for really nutrient dense foods if you are sorting out hormonal issues. Don't drop the protein, just find other ways to get it. Free-range eggs are usually available if you look. Canned salmon (wild-caught) and smoked oysters are a great... (more)

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by 368 · 3 minutes ago

I'm struggling to find what approach is right for me. Short term goal being dopping 5-10lbs of body fat, and long term being maintenance. I've tried VLC to get into Ketosis but think I ever reached adaptation before trying something else. I end... (more)

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Valai 0 · May 25, 2012 at 3:51 AM

Dropping weight requires a caloric deficit, whether that is low or high carb doesn't matter. http://www.ajcn.org/content/55/2/350.full.pdf However, macro-nutrient composition, and even type of food (nutrient-dense vs not) can have a major impact... (more)

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by 187 · 3 minutes ago

Hey! So, I am wondering how to improve my arm (mostly upper arms) definition. I follow a paleo diet, exercise, stay hydrated, sleep well, etc. But, my tricep area seems to be holding on to some fat. Do you have any suggestions as how to fix... (more)

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tdgor 0 · May 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM

You can't get smaller circumference and more definition in one part of your body only. You would have to lose fat overall to make your arms look both more buff and smaller. Is it more important for you to have smaller arms, or more well-defined... (more)

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by 75 · 3 minutes ago

This question pertains to fat loss, the last ten pounds, in particular - and my body???s stubbornness to it. First a few stats to give any of you interested the necessary info. Also, thanks in advance for reading - its kinda long: Present... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · May 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I am 34 as well, am strong, but have a lot more to lose than you... and yes, being 34 makes it harder to lose weight when compared to say, a 24-27 year old. Lots of folks are making commentary on what you are putting in your face... I'd like... (more)

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by 404 · 3 minutes ago

I have been wondering how long it takes to drop the cholesteral levels and trigs down to what I'm seeing reported here by others. Mine are through the roof, I would love to go in for a check up and shock my doctors, who keep wanting to put me on... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM

How many carbs are you eating? In the words of Dr Richard Feinman: "Dietary carbohydrate restriction is the single most effective method (except for total starvation) of reducing triglycerides, and is as effective as any intervention, including... (more)

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by 14877 · 4 minutes ago

I am looking for a personal trainer at the gym, and I have a few choices. I can choose between Kenzie, Brad, or Stan. Kenzie- This 28 year old graduated from college with BA in Biology and played Varsity tennis through high school and college.... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · May 13, 2012 at 4:52 PM

A LOT of choosing a trainer depends on how well YOU will interact with them. The blending of your personality with theirs will play a HUGE part in how you make your decision. Sounds like they all bring something different to the table, so sit... (more)

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by 85 · 4 minutes ago

For leaning out purposes, why is it better to keep heartrate at65-75%' rather than higher for the duration of cardio? If you aren't consuming carbs won't it be fat that is burned anyway? Thanks peeps:)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 12, 2012 at 9:23 PM

It's all BS, IMHO. Do high intensity intervals and get the best of both worlds.

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by 789 · 4 minutes ago

Yesterday I participated in Hydrostatic Body Fat Composition Testing, results heavily suggesting a caloric intake of 1404 (resting) and an extra 300 when exercising. Generally, paleo's don't calorie count for weight (/fat) loss, but I did find the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 03, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Calories do matter and people can experience weight gain on paleo if they overeat. Calorie counting is pretty easy nowadays with a variety of websites/apps that essentially do it for you. Cronometer, Paleotrack, LoseIt, FitDay, etc...

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by 185 · 5 minutes ago

Is it possible to do a carb cycle that is Higher one day (Lifting day) low the next (On a rest day) Or does it have to be 3 days higher (Work out days) and 4 days low (rest/walking/moveslow day) I want to try carb cycling but I need a rest day in... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Personally, for me it works better to do lower carb days consecutively and then higher carb days interspersed with one low carb day in between. Say M-TH low carb, FRI high, Sat low, and Sun High. This way you can really deplete your glycogen... (more)

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by 185 · 5 minutes ago

Im going to TRY to keep this short and sweet. Like me :) Im 23, 5'4" 135 pounds. Used to have severe adrenal fatigue/Hashimotos. Now its very mild adrenal fatigue, if any, and thyroid is normal with ARMOUR thyroid. Thanks to paleo, I've healed... (more)

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Kyle_FitFolks 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Howdy Sarah. You're probably over analysing this... or not enough. I like results, so in order to get the shortest feedback loop I'd go with the following - more fats. You're depleting your glycogen stores quite frequently through the... (more)

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by 20 · 6 minutes ago

So... I'm fairly new to paleo. I've been gluten free for over a year, but just recently cut out all grains, sugar (except for 70%+ dark chocolate), white potatoes, rice, etc. I do feel better, for the most part. Except two things. I don't seem to... (more)

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miked_2 0 · April 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Crossfit is very glycolitically demanding. You cannot perform at peak performance 4-6 times a week at Crossfit eating VLC and lose weight. If weight loss is your goal, dial the Crossfit way back 1-2 times a week, add some immediate (<30 min)... (more)

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by 1200 · 6 minutes ago

What a journey this has been! I'm a 6 foot tall, 32yr old male, that weighed 183 lbs on Jan 10, 2012. In three months eating 100% paleo, I've come down to 162 lbs (21 pounds burned!). Almost all the fat came off my belly! Incredible! My body... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · April 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

In addition to some carbs as greymouser suggests, consider adding fatty meat (or butter/coconut oil) more frequently. Why? Muscle cells (myocytes) are made mostly from FAT, not protein. (Hat tip Paul Jaminet). Without plenty of fat, you cannot... (more)

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by 2297 · 7 minutes ago

What is does your protein intake look like? Has high (1.5-2g/lb bodyweight or more) protein intake affected your training and/or fat loss? I thought of this question after reading "The Myth of 1g/lb: Optimal Protein Intake for Bodybuilders", and... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · May 04, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Hey Bristlebeard, I had competed in strongman for almost a decade, my last competition was in 2009 - NAS Nationals in Salt Lake City. During that decade I experimented from the extreme to very moderate in my protein intake. I can tell you that... (more)

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by 789 · 8 minutes ago

Female - 24 y/o - 5'6 - 135.6lbs - particularly looking to get into shape, which of course, is usually supplemental to losing weight. One month of Paleo in (80/20) - exercising 3 times a week - the scale says almost 5 lbs lost, but I try not to... (more)

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HA 0 · March 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM

How much weight are you trying to lose? I'd imagine you're not too far from your goal weight. I'm similarly built, and can't imagine that you need to (or even should ) lose a ton more weight--what's your vision/plan/hope? I tend to think that... (more)

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by 5 · 8 minutes ago

Hey all, I'm a 25 year old female, 5'9", 153lbs, ~24% body fat (per my scale). I'm trying to lose fat and build muscle. I've been eating Paleo (ala Robb Wolf) for over 2 weeks now and lost about 1 inch off my hips and waist. I've allowed... (more)

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Paul_Hile 0 · March 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Don't cheat on your meals, and, as you mentioned, stop using the elliptical and crossfit more often (3 on, 1 off.) Also, I'd stay away from IF. In one of Robb Wolf's first few podcasts he talks about IF--it's only to be used by people who really... (more)

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by 187 · 8 minutes ago

I am a 20 year-old muscular female, 5'3" at about 125 pounds. I am hoping to decrease my body fat % by a few points to lean out my look. I'm thinking of starting an IF program, 16/8 while of course continuing my Paleo lifestyle. My training... (more)

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jakeA 0 · March 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM

You aren't specifically required to eat the largest meal of the day as your first meal during an IF protocol. In fact, generally it is recommended to get the largest meal of the day post-workout. I'd save the largest meal of the day for after... (more)

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by 35 · 9 minutes ago

Hello everyone, I have been preparing for a jiujitsu tournament that will take place on March 29th. I have been mostly Paleo for a while; eat lean protein with every meal, and no grains except for occasionally a bowl of morning muesli (oats,... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · March 11, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Eat rice or a potato or something. IN MY OPINION: Fight at a weight you can comfortably compete at. I see lots of amateur (and some pro) fighters get this idea that they need to drop to a lower weight class only to have this sort of thing... (more)

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by 2934 · 9 minutes ago

I've followed most of the paleo principals for a while, and recently went full paleo (cut dairy and rice/oatmeal) with great results. I'm around 10% body fat now, and I am wondering if there is anything more I can be doing to get below that. I've... (more)

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e_istre91 0 · March 07, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Getting below 10%, I would definitely recommend against cutting carbs significantly. (I may even suggest increasing them.) Cutting nuts would help, hard to tell how much calories we get from those tiny things. If you want a guarantee that you'll... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

Howdy Folks, Okay, but seriously. I'm 6'1" 22 year-old male who just started CrossFit a month ago. I was relatively lean upon starting, probably between 13-11%, I don't really know. I used the Tanita machine at my schools gym and it said 13.5,... (more)

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RobE 0 · March 07, 2012 at 6:21 AM

If you go from VLC to ~200 carbs a day, you're going to carry water weight. That alone can account for the body fat % disparity. Don't let a little water weight mess with your head. You can go back to VLC and lose that water weight in less than... (more)

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by 129 · 9 minutes ago

Hi there! I am Wendy. I am 35 years old, 5'4" and 144 lbs. I generally always gravitated toward eating paleo. I cannot eat fruit. I don't know all of the specifics of why but I don't like it and it makes me I'll when I eat it. The only fruit I use... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 05, 2012 at 3:43 PM

What is your activity level? While it may help to cut out some things like added sugar, if you want to speed up the process, you are going to need to have some amount of physical activity everyday. There's really no way around it. Find an... (more)

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by 35 · 10 minutes ago

Well well I need your opinions people! I was first introduced to Paleo 7 months ago and i love it. for the last months i have been eating paleo but every now and then i cheat and eat something i shouldn't.. but i would rather have it as a... (more)

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Miriam 0 · March 04, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Diet soda is a horrible concoction of chemicals. Drink water instead and if you crave carbonation, get some sparkling mineral water. Peanut butter is not paleo in the slightest as it's made from a legume. Try switching to almond butter. You say... (more)

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by 55 · 10 minutes ago

Hello! I just discovered the Paleo Diet within the past two days, and I have been doing a considerable amount of research on it. I found it while looking into the Wheat Belly diet, and I have been coming to like the ideas of the Paleo Diet the... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 26, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Strict rule: have fun with this! That's actually pretty important. It's not supposed to be a new academic challenge or source of anxiety. The good news: switching from an eating regimen high in processed foods/grains/sugars to one with only a few... (more)

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by 1683 · 10 minutes ago

I got to some thinking, as yesterday was the beginning of my carb cycle, and I was wondering...Can you be in ketosis if you are in a caloric deficit? By deficit I don't mean you ate 1900 calories when you aim for 2000. What I'm thinking is that... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · February 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Michelle, if one limits calories, and the carbs are low enough, yes, one can be in ketosis. I can't imagine that 1500 calories made up of carbs would mean ketosis, unless one runs marathons or races dog sleds, etc. ;) Starvation mode comes from... (more)

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