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by 10 · 1 minute ago

I have been doing Crossfit for the past five years and Paleo for the past 3 years on and off. I have been pretty strict about my diet for the past year, hardly eat any sugars, no bread, no dairy. I also crossfit 5-6 days a week. My body has... (more)

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August 0 · April 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM

What is extremely likely, given that Crossfit frequency and weight loss mentality, is a body that is fiercely holding on to everything it has Which means you likely need to do something different, like focus on building muscle and eating a lot... (more)

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by 35 · 2 minutes ago

I've been trying to quit for the past couple of weeks, but I've come to the realization that I kind of need it to unwind from a week's worth of work, and as far as I know, the pros (stress relief, enjoyment with friends) outweighs the cons... (more)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · April 04, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I don't understand the moral stance of many on here, as though this was Christian-rock-against-drugs-hacks.com Smoking herbs is as paleo as fire.

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by 2302 · 3 minutes ago

A couple questions for this...if having a sweet potato PWO will stall weight loss AND if only one sweet potato will have any affect of glycogen restore. STATS: 185 lbs, 6', ~14% bf, gym 3-4 days/week, run 3-4 days/week (between 5 and 12 miles... (more)

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Wisper 0 · March 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM

When I was cutting I ate a large sweet potato after WO three times a week typically with two tablespoons of honey. Up to 300g carbs total, LeanGains diet. RPT weight lifting three times a week, no cardio. Lost 25kg.

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by 748 · 3 minutes ago

I know I've asked a similar question before, and i've read lots of the questions on here regarding a similar topic but I am seeking a little more detail. From what I've gathered, low carb allows people to EAT LESS eventually b/c it lowers... (more)

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Alex 0 · March 13, 2013 at 11:57 PM

I have issues with carbs and blood sugar, and I find that I'm ok with the moderate amount of carbs in my diet if I avoid starch and stick to the fruits that I'm ok with (berries, apples, citrus, stone fruits, and cherries). I've noticed in the... (more)

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by 13 · 3 minutes ago

I have been 95% paleo for 50 days. I am exercising, not daily, but 3-4 times a week. I have not lost an ounce since day 12 (10 total lbs). My cholesterol went from 232 in December to 246 last Friday!!? What am I doing wrong? I have cut out diet... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · March 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Primary reason why you haven't seen results? Your diet sucks. You need to eat to get lean.

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by 5 · 4 minutes ago

I started paying attention to nutrition and training about 8 months ago, and became immediately immersed. I am 6'0, 169 and 18 years old. After research I began eating low-carb and lost about 60 pounds over 5 months. I attribute most of this... (more)

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pwitty 0 · March 05, 2013 at 9:26 AM

What are your goals? Also, how the heck do you fit in that much protein into a day? Please share

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by 40 · 5 minutes ago

I am curious to know why dairy is seen in the primal/paleo community as generally prohibiting maximum fat loss. I know dairy is not really 'paleo' but I wanted to ask the question here, anyway. I have been paleo for about three months now - no... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 08, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Hmmm, I'm not entirely convinced, at least not for everyone. My n=1 experience is that it doesn't affect my fat loss unless I overeat. This is an interesting and intelligent article on the subject: http://cogitoergoedo.com/?s=dairy (more)

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by 0 · 6 minutes ago

Ok I work out like 5 or 6 times a week. Most ppl say I am in great shape. Yet, I want to get marked and have even less fat? I' ve been on it for a week, but was gluten free for 2 months. I also have just cut out dairy. No cheats, but I eat... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 26, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Potatoes aren't a cheat, especially if you're working out a lot. They are nutritious and paleo (as long as you aren't having them in the form of french fries). Consider sweet potatoes too which are a lot higher in some nutrients, and things like... (more)

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by 5 · 6 minutes ago

I've been Primal since December 29th of last year and I've noticed that my hunger is completely gone. I can wake up after not eating for roughly twelve hours and all I'll feel is thirst. I can also usually go most of the day, until dinner time,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Suggestion: add meat/fish to your massive salad. Overall, your diet sounds pretty good -- just keep it varied. In your case, I wouldn't worry too much about starvation mode. If you're 250lbs now, your body has a lot of stores to access to burn... (more)

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by 187 · 6 minutes ago

Hello all! I am a 20 year old female, hoping to change my body composition. I'd like to lower my body fat % a few points and I know that incorporating heavy lifting into my life will be important to attain my goals. I currently eat a very clean... (more)

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Steve_Zissou 0 · January 20, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I like the compound barbell lifts. Mix in some body weight stuff (chins) and sprints and that is all most people will need. Run away from the nautilus section of the gym. Do not believe the BS about women getting bulky by lifting. Lifting heavy... (more)

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by 252 · 7 minutes ago

I've recently come across a few sources of information on super hydration for fat loss and/or muscle building, and testimonies of some purported health benefits (clearer skin/elimination of headaches/better digestion and sleep). I've heard about... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · January 05, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I tried the "super hydration" protocol when following Ellington Darden's training plan and extremely neolithic diet. In my experience it won't make any difference to your muscle gains or fat loss whatsoever. I tried it with, I tried it without and... (more)

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by 5 · 8 minutes ago

I'm a 20 year old female, about 5 foot 2 and I'm slim but have extra weight I want to lose (I weigh about 9.5 stone) I carry the extra weight on my stomach, arms and back. I've been following the paleo diet on and off for a few months but not... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · December 27, 2012 at 6:28 PM

You can achieve a lot of fat loss on a high fat diet. I lost 40 pounds on a very low carb paleo diet. I didn't try to make it low carb, but it just kind of worked out that way. If you're talking about getting to extremely low body fat percentage,... (more)

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by 365 · 8 minutes ago

Hey Hackers, This is for those who are in the Keto Diet category. To be honest, I actually quiet enjoy Keto, I'm less hungry and feel a bit clearer. My workouts don't really suffer if they are consistent. I just can't do H.I.I.T, which doesn't... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

You'll probably want to do a carb refeed after a workout, but not immediately. Perhaps an hour after the workout, and be sure to include protein as well for the muscle repairs. This is merely to help replenish liver and muscle glucose. You'll... (more)

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by 1405 · 8 minutes ago

So, I am thinking of trying ketosis again, because the first time I did it, I only went three weeks, I didn't feel good, and I did not lose weight. I was wondering if anyone has experimented with ketosis who does not need to lose a huge amount of... (more)

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Vossman 0 · December 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

It can take 4-6 weeks for your body to be fully keto-adapted, even though your body will start producing ketones only a couple of days after you start eating a ketogenic diet (low carb, high fat). Being in ketosis doesn't necessarily mean you... (more)

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by 23 · 9 minutes ago

Hey guys, this is my first time on this site, but I was wondering if any of you had an opinion on Dave Asprey's Rapid Fat Loss Protocol. I've been Paleo for a while but I really need to kick start this weight loss. I like the idea of 6 days of... (more)

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Justin_12 0 · December 12, 2012 at 5:36 AM

Dave Asprey's rapid fat loss protocol is: Eat the bulletproof diet for 2 weeks. I'm sure other posts here explain that, it is not much different from paleo. After those 2 weeks, drink the coffee+butter combination for each meal for 5 days. ... (more)

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by 5 · 9 minutes ago

This is my first question so I apologize in advance if I don't use the proper "format." :) This site has answered many of my questions but I need a more specific answer. I've been doing Paleo extremely hardcore since November 1 with a 3 day... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · December 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I am guessing you already know you are not eating enough to maintain health, whether you lose weight or not. That plateau you feel coming on is probably your body going into starvation mode. Eat more, and once you build your energy back up, move... (more)

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by 3221 · 9 minutes ago

Hello tribe, Which one is better for fat burning and enhanced health, hiking or running? Thanks, love to all

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greymouser 0 · December 06, 2012 at 9:38 PM

The answer to this question is "yes". A healthy lifestyle protocol contains great food and as good amount of physical activity. Hiking and running are great physical activities. However, neither hiking nor running is going to be a perfect fit... (more)

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by 430 · 9 minutes ago

I know how bad sugar is for you...but I do miss sugar in my tea. Do you think it would be ok if I had 2 teaspoons of sugar in my tea (not everyday) as sort of a 'treat'? Or should I just stick to dark chocolate? And how does sugar hinder the... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · December 02, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I think that if your diet is in check except for the occasional sugar in your tea then you are doing wonderfully. Eat healthy but not to the point of going crazy. My weight progress is not held up by treats (when used occasionally) but generally... (more)

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by 430 · 10 minutes ago

I race mountain bikes, and I took time off because I wasn't getting anywhere, I was gaining weight (somehow) and I wasn't enjoying it. I'm 14 and I felt like an old woman. So I've been off the bike for 3 weeks now. It's not a long time at all,... (more)

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Drew_3 0 · January 16, 2013 at 5:14 AM

If mountain biking has begun to bore you but you're beginning to enjoy running try trail running. As far as the fueling goes do lots of base work (low HR training) that will make your body more adapt at burning fat for fuel. If its not fun you're... (more)

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by 504 · 10 minutes ago

I cycle my calories on my endurance days to 3500(kind of like cheat days) cals twice a week, and i eat 1200-1700 cals 5 days a week, when i do military wods and such, is possible to gain muscle, improve performance, and lower bf% this way,... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · November 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I really feel like the high protein deal is holding people back. There is a limit to the amount of protein you can use in any given day, both for rebuilding and new muscle synthesis. Especially on a low-carb diet, where you are trying to be a... (more)

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by 430 · 10 minutes ago

For any of you out there who doesn't know anyone who is paleo, I bet you guys can relate. So it's my friend's birthday next week, and we're going out for a meal. Brilliant, I thought. Only it turns out it's a 'set meal'. So for starters it's... (more)

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SoloX 0 · November 12, 2012 at 6:14 PM

You will be fine. 80/20 rule applies - you need to enjoy life too.

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by 789 · 10 minutes ago

My short term goal is to achieve a BF range of "fair" as I am a few percentages away from that, ranked as "poor." Since I've lost fat, my cellulite has been the same, no more, no less. When losing another 3-4% at least, I wonder how this will... (more)

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Carla_Felix 0 · November 10, 2012 at 3:18 AM

I have lost 18 lbs and noticed a reduction in cellulite , I still have some and am hoping that strength training will help tone my legs more. I have always had cellulite in my legs even when I was in my best shape in high school swimming 3 hours... (more)

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by 430 · 11 minutes ago

Okay, so I've posted a lot of questions on here regarding my weight. But for those who don't know, I'm a 14 year old girl who does cycling who needs to lose weight. My mam and dad say, I say, even some people at cycling have commented on my... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · October 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM

A year back I was in a similar situation. I needed to lose weight but I didn't know how. The first thing I did was ask my cousin who lost 60 pounds over the course of 6 months. So I followed that diet, what was that? "Healthy food", no bread or... (more)

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by 430 · 11 minutes ago

14 year old girl here. Been trying to lose weight for about 1 year. Which I never thought that I'd have to do, because my activity level is so high. But, I;ve got grab-abble fat and it jingles when I run, and it's embarrassing. Lately I've been... (more)

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eht 0 · October 27, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Hey girl- I feel your pain. I went through a horrible phase like that too where I just BINGED like a crazy person on non paleo things after a whole day of eating right. I'm not too sure how I eventually got over it, but here are a few things I... (more)

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by 20 · 11 minutes ago

So I have gone from 315-266/265. I stay in this range without much effort. But I have been reading a lot and it's confusing as to which advice to take and which not to since I'm 266 lbs and not thin. I was listening to Robb Wolff, and he said... (more)

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August 0 · October 26, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Exercise is counterproductive at your stage. Do enough to maintain your muscle mass- 20 min of resistance exercise, walk every now and then. But as you have noticed, exercise can cause injury; it also tends to make us hungrier. Don't try... (more)

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