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by 330 · about 13 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 25 · about 13 hours ago

What are your picks for choosing fats to maintain a lean body mass. I've read in multiple forums and some articles that people lean out more with avacado, oils etc instead of nuts. I'm using almonds as a main fat source....thoughts? I am female. (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · July 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM

No particular fat will cause greater leaning out at a given caloric level. However, when attempting to lean out, the name of the game is appetite and satiety. In those two departments, I've found that animal fat is king and that all other fats are... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 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 15 · about 13 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 5 · about 13 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 0 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 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 187 · about 13 hours 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 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

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)

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by 25 · about 13 hours ago

I've had pcos since I was 13 years old. I've seen a specialist in which he told me I would always struggle with weight fluctuation even if I exercise and eat healthily. I would have to work 10x harder than other people to acheive the goals I want.... (more)

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syrahna 0 · July 24, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Yes, I don't think you're being terribly realistic, because MOST women can't pull off the kind of tummy you're thinking of. Go google pictures of athletic female celebrities who have $$ trainers and relatively hard bodies - even they don't have... (more)

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by 1528 · about 13 hours ago

The story of a female lifter, Olympic-bound: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/24/magazine/shes-350-pounds-and-olympics-bound.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all&emc=rss Note: she's all about the BBQ. I admire her devotion and discipline. (more)

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by 187 · about 13 hours ago

I'm wondering how many grams of protein per day is healthy and recommended for a young, active female? Should I follow the .8-1.2 grams/kg of body weight ratio? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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ben61820 0 · March 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

For males involved in anything athletic I'd say 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight is enough for fueling recovery, assuming of course that all dietary calories are there. I'd say that even for those looking to add muscle mass that same... (more)

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by 187 · about 13 hours ago

What is the ideal fasting/eating window for females? And does it matter at what point in the day you have your eating window (morning to afternoon/afternoon to evening)? Also, can you do IF for a few days and then 1 day off and still get the... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 19, 2012 at 7:46 PM

The good news is that it's about your natural rhythms rather than a fixed protocol. In other words, in my opinion you can't do IF wrong. I happen to think random variation is the most natural pattern. I don't IF every day; I don't eat every... (more)

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by 187 · about 13 hours 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 58 · about 13 hours ago

Apologies for the length. Long time lurker, first time post. I am a 22 year old female, and I have been paleo for a year. I have been in a very long relationship with my excruciatingly gorgeous boyfriend, yet I have for the past few months had... (more)

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syrahna 0 · March 07, 2012 at 4:29 AM

I feel like such a dork posting this - but while you get the hormonal thing examined, you could maybe work on exercising your major sex organ (your brain!) and figure out what makes you turned on at this juncture in your life. I think it helps to... (more)

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by 45 · about 13 hours ago

I've been paleo for about 3 months now and I feel GREAT! I feel like I have a new body!! But one really really big problem... I'm a size 16 female, 5'5'', started Paleo at 189lbs hoping to drop weight, but instead this morning I have reached... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 03, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Gentle walking for 1-2 hours daily boosts my metabolism and really helps me drop the body fat. Suggestions: Add in daily walking, up your carbs slightly 80-100 gm/day, up your protein, drop the fat a bit, stop the grain cheats and you should... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hello, everyone! I'm a 20 year old female, began eating paleo more than a week ago (though I've been eating fairly clean for a few years), and I am looking to lose body fat. I'm 5'3" and about 148 lbs with a good amount of muscle. I play softball... (more)

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Hoover 0 · February 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Hey Nora! I'm not a collegiate athlete, however I am 19, been eating Primal/Paleo for about 9 months now and still trying to work on dropping body fat, am an active Crossfitter, and work with the football team here at Auburn. I am very familiar... (more)

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by 13983 · about 13 hours ago

My friend Coach CanaDan wrote a great blog post for the layman about cholesterol and why high LDL ain't all that bad when the LDL is fluffy. Worth a quick read! Then my friend Kurt posted a question about whether there's a difference for women.... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Men generally have higher levels of CETP and higher TGs coupled with smaller particle sizes. Serum TGs are the primary determinant of LDL particle size. I would assume that this results in a differential CHD etiology. I suppose at the macro... (more)

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