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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Just some background info first off: I'm 15, female, 5"4, fluctuate around 109 - 110lbs or so, just started crossfitting 6x a week about 2 months ago (training for competition, I know this may seem like a bit too much but bear with me - also I... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · March 07, 2014 at 4:46 AM

"just started crossfitting 6x a week about 2 months ago" When do you heal? "sleep has been pretty crappy at around 5-8 hours" You should take a break. Honestly...the two things that build muscle for me...what I do in the kitchen and... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I am in my 6th week of Paleo and 6th week of daily 30 min gym sessions (after not having worked out for a year). I am 32, petite, weigh 149 pounds and am 168cm tall. I've gained weight in the last 6 weeks. Whats the problem?

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Adult female here. I've been following the Paleo lifestyle for about 2 months. Prior to this I was on the good old-fashioned SAD. It was all wrong because I was eating way too much of something because I looked disproportionate in certain... (more)

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by 0 · September 30, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Adult female here. I've been following the Paleo lifestyle for about 2 months. Prior to this I was on the good old-fashioned SAD. It was all wrong because I was eating way too much of something because I looked disproportionate in certain... (more)

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crosswords 0 · October 13, 2013 at 1:42 PM

This time, we got the following crossword puzzle clue : Not at all tight that also known as Not at all tight 5 letters. First, we gonna look for more hints to the Not at all tight crossword puzzle .Then we will collect all the require... (more)

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by 15 · about 12 hours ago

So since I started Paleo about a month ago. Ever since I switched diets, any time I start working out, whether cardio, weightlifting, zumba, pump, running, just anything really, I have this uncontrollable urge to just sob. I usually just push... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 05, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Hormones will definitely rebalance when you eat a nutrient-dense Primal diet. It will probably go away in a couple of months or less. In the meantime, if you are in a private place when working out, then go ahead and let the tears flow. Crying... (more)

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by 144 · September 30, 2014 at 4:05 AM

I've been sitting at 24.2% body fat for a little while, goal is 23.5% (definitely realistic goal, that's not an issue) Wondering if women have had more success with a 16-18hr IF, or if they've benefited from a carb load? I'm normally in ketosis... (more)

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James_3 0 · August 01, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Are you a heavy duty weight lifter? No? Then check out the Lean Gains site. I believe he recommends 14 hour IF for women. Carb loading is not going to do much for you (unless you've driven your metabolism to the ground already with too few... (more)

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by 21 · September 30, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I know paleo eating is suppose to be free-form, but I'm one of those weirdos that likes meal plans, takes the guess work out of things for me!! Anyways, anyone know of any good fat-loss female eating plans arn't crazy low carb?! I've admittedly... (more)

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MPie 0 · May 10, 2013 at 12:48 PM

First, I'd like to say that there's a period of a few weeks in which you're still adapting to the keto diet. You'll feel like poop during that time-period. However, if you want meal plans and the option of having more carbs, check out Practical... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I started CrossFit nearly one year ago, shortly after becoming fully Paleo. As a woman, my goal with CrossFit was - shocker - to lose weight. It wasn't really so much about the number on the scale, just the areas of unattractive body fat on my... (more)

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primalpat 0 · May 10, 2013 at 1:19 PM

You are half an inch shorter than me, and my weight. Sister, I'm sorry...but if anything, you need to eat more and worry less about your weight. You cannot change genetics.

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by 35 · about 12 hours ago

I am a 25 year old woman, 5'7 and currently weighing about 185. I've lost about 40 pounds and 35 inches since having my son in August of 2011. I had my body fat tested in a dunk tank on Saturday. According to the test, I am 134.5lbs of lean mass... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 29, 2013 at 8:24 PM

You have a large amount of lean mass because you used to haul around quite a bit of extra weight, and at 180+ pounds, you still are hanging onto 50 extra pounds or so. It's unreasonable to expect to maintain high lean mass when you're... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I weight train, cardio, good stretching, walk vigorisly to burn off calories and I still can't lose weight. In fact, I now have gained steadily over the past year doing this. Culd it be that all my fat is now strong muscles? Just too bulky, and... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 15, 2013 at 11:32 PM

You did not give your height or weight, which is important in order for people to help you. It could be that you are at your ideal weight or perhaps underweight hence can't lose from where you are. How are you determining your 1400 calories per... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I am a female 5'9", 140 pounds. I did not start paleo because I wanted to loose weight or get healthy. I am already healthy and in shape. I started paleo because of the muscle toning results it yielded fighters at my gym. I exercise 3 hours a day... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · April 11, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I exercise a lot too. The first thing I pay attention to is my lymph nodes, if they are swollen then I'm pushing myself too hard and need to rest and eat my face off. Next is how my legs feel when I start a run. Do they feel like steel springs... (more)

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by 10 · about 12 hours ago

I'm still new to Paleo, so please, bare with me. I know Paleo doesn't promote counting calories, or counting very much at all. And I know that one of the main keys of losing weight on Paleo is to limit your startchy carb intake, eat a lot of... (more)

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RK 0 · April 08, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Well, for starters you are really close to your "ideal weight," whatever that is. Once we girls get within 20 lb it gets a lot harder. If you are really committed to not cutting calories, you will have to be patient with the gradual changeover... (more)

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by 5802 · September 30, 2014 at 3:58 AM

I am a female trying to lose fat/build muscle (5'5", 160lb). I crossfit 2-3 times a week, and walk every night. I have experimented with different macros across the board, but have seen no recent change in my body comp. My next step is to... (more)

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Dawkland 0 · March 27, 2013 at 9:20 PM

I must respectfully disagree with PaleoRocks. Slow jogging (or any form of slow sustained cardio) is not the answer to fat loss. I want to provide you with a couple ideas that may be able to help. I'm using some myself right now to... (more)

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by 27 · about 13 hours ago

Is it really necessary to avoid fruits n nuts in order to lose fat/weight ?? Those nuts being unsalted, unroasted (raw essentially). If so, I'd be limited to non starch veggies, meats, eggs, fishes, and healthy fat, like olive oil, animal fat,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 11, 2013 at 2:52 AM

You're exactly the type of person who should not be limiting carbohydrates at all. Eat the fruits, tubers and rice. At your age, just avoiding liquid calories, candy, chips etc. will be enough for your weight to normalize as you grow. Trying to... (more)

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by 20 · about 13 hours ago

Hi, I was an underweight vegan for several years and lost my period. Surprise. I am now a healthy weight and started to eat meat. My question is has anyone here suffered from and recovered from amenorrhoea? Found paleo has helped?

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liz_19 0 · February 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Yes, I had amenorrhea for 12 years (yes I did not have my period for that long) and was able to reverse it with a paleo/WAPF style diet. I made sure to emphasize fats, foods high in cholesterol and important fat soluble vitamins (including FCLO/BO... (more)

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by 330 · about 12 hours ago

I haven't posted any pics, but I have gone down from a size 10 to a size 6. (I'm a female) HOWEVER, i have stayed at 170 lbs, and am 5'8. I do CrossFit 4 days/ week-- should i be losing weight or am i good where i am? i know i am gaining muscle,... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Norms regrading being 'female' need not dominate you, nor the a number on the scale. If you're healthier then must those things matter?

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by 120 · September 30, 2014 at 3:54 AM

I'm VERY new to all this, and I'm wondering how low carb should I go? I'll tell you about myself, I'm coming from eating high carb, LOTS of grains and sugar and sweet fruit, moderate fat and it seems, pretty darn low protein. I was mainly vegan... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 05, 2013 at 1:04 AM

I would try doing a whole 30.http://whole9life.com/category/whole-30/ Don't count calories or macros, don't weigh yourself, don't measure for 30 days. Get a handle on what this is all about and then adjust after you get acclimated. If a whole 30... (more)

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by 187 · September 30, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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 5 · about 13 hours ago

I am 20 years old and just started strict paleo a little less than a month ago. (Besides the few holiday cookies I let myself eat) Now that the holidays are over I plan on ACTUALLY staying strict for 30 days. It will be a challenge considering the... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 08, 2013 at 9:18 PM

The hardest transition to make is learning to let go of fat phobia. Fat will not make you fat, it does help your body burn the fat you have while satiating hunger so that you can keep the calories reasonable--without necessarily needing to count... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours 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 5 · about 13 hours ago

So, a friend of mine sent me the full P90x set as a Christmas present, and I received it today. I know that it's generally not considered ideal to exercise vigorously for such a long period of time without rest (3 months), but I figured I'd commit... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 18, 2012 at 5:43 AM

To start, I would eat pretty strict paleo for at least a few weeks (three would probably be best) before you begin something like this. This will be stressful enough without throwing some very high intensity exercise into the equation. As to... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

Hello! I am relatively new to paleo (about a month in). My history of yo-yo dieting (mainly low cal and low fat) has been for almost 20 years. I'm 15 months post-partum as well. I started at 151 pounds and a month later I'm at 148. I'm doing about... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

You will do better if you take the emphasis off of weight loss and focus on replenishing your nutrients so that you hormones balance out. Balanced hormones=easy weight loss. Having a baby has left you even more depleted than your low fat diet... (more)

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by 1042 · about 13 hours ago

PaleoHacks, I am a 25 year old female that is new to Paleo. I will be starting a Crossfit Foundations course next week, and plan on regularly crossfitting from here on out. It should be noted that I have a 9 hour a day desk job. I also want to... (more)

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BadgerChris 0 · November 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

The Perfect Health Diet's Supplement Recommendations page is a good place to start.

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by 1 · about 13 hours ago

Hi, my name is Kami, i am 18 years old, 5 foot and 115 pounds. for the last 4 years i've been "dieting"/ eating very healthy. i eat 1000-1200 calories a day. small meals, 2-3 oz of meat per meal, lots of vegetables and fruit, and healthy fats. i... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:33 AM

This probably isn't what you want to hear, but the fat on your thighs and lower belly is supposed to be there if you are female, considering your weight it is most certainly within the healthy range. If you work hard enough to get rid of it, you... (more)

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by 148 · about 13 hours ago

Meaning, one big meal every 24 hours. Even though I'm at a healthy weight (5'6'', 120-125 pounds, 18 years old), I tend to over-obsess about what I eat to the point where it's the main focal point in my life. This then tends to lead to breakdowns... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Fasting/Feeding windows are fine, but trying to scarf down a days worth of nutrients in a single sitting (I'm assuming you mean one meal ~1 hour of eating) is going to be tough. Especially if you already obsess over food. Plus there is some... (more)