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by 431 · about 8 hours ago

So, I've been Paleo 100% (except for the very occasional slip-up: sugar consumption every few weeks, and perhaps unintentionally in restaurants) for a little over two months. When I started, I felt better immediately- this was more important to me... (more)

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DeanS 0 · January 11, 2012 at 2:31 AM

I don't think this is uncommon. Apart from what has already been said, low carbohydrate can be a problem for some people and stalls fat loss. You can search for leptin sensitivity and carb refeeds for possible causes. Your carbohydrate requirement... (more)

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by 557 · about 8 hours ago

Thats my question ^

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Austin 0 · July 14, 2011 at 11:32 PM

I guess they may not technically be necessary, but they sure as hell make it easier. Check out this article for a good take on the issue. http://www.70sbig.com/blog/2011/03/why-you-need-carbs/ Insulin is the most anabolic hormone in the body.... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I have been following a paleo diet about 85-90% of the time, for about 2-3 weeks now. The number on the scale has not changed, and I feel the same, except that I am extremely tired. I know I will not get weight loss results "overnight," but is... (more)

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ericribellarsi 0 · January 27, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Erinamy, what are your goals for your diet? Are you mainly looking to lose weight? If so, I would limit fruits, nuts, and root vegetables until you reach your desired weight. Then add them back in and you will stabilize. You need to reach the... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello =) Thanks all for info =) I am 183cm and 70kg. I eat paleo. I got rid of white pasta, white rice and white bread - all were making me sluggish. Paleo makes me go with mroe energy. has any1 else had this happen to them after eating this ^... (more)

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Zyzxed 0 · August 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

thanks all for info!! :D yeah im in excelent health but always thin. must be my build. seems I got a light - and fast runners build. but i am not into running, i like ju jitsu etc, and all the guys are stronger and bigger than me there. seems I... (more)

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by 204 · about 8 hours ago

Hey everyone!! So here's my issue. I'm attempting to build muscle after being sick and losing a great deal of it. So far I've only been able to gain fat, 3lbs in one week. Most of the fat gain is around my mid section. Not attractive. ... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 22, 2013 at 7:46 PM

have you ever thrown in a cheat day with fruits and whipping cream, or something else that you generally avoid? Sometimes shaking things up can let your body know it's not in a famine. Are you getting a good amount of fats, like butter with your... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Hello, I have been on the paleo diet for six months now, and have not seen much of a result. I know that the paleo lifestyle is definitely the correct way to go, however, I am getting frustrated with the lack of results and consistent bloating... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 18, 2013 at 5:17 AM

It sounds like you not eating enough. Lean meats, no fats, and greens for vegetables isn't giving you easy calories to use for energy. Add some fat in there somewhere. When people don't eat enough, the body tries to hold on to what fat stores... (more)

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by 787 · about 8 hours ago

Say you are a pre-diabetic ectomorph and most carbs you eat cause you blood sugar complications, including starchy carbs like sweet potatoes/quinoa/rice etc, how would you go about gaining muscle? From experience I tend to agree carbs help build... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

First off, carbs are NOT what makes you gain muscle. When you eat a heavy carb meal, the glucose/glycogen has to be stored somewhere, so your muscles do take in as much as possible (along with about 3 grams of water for every gram of glycogen), ... (more)

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by 35 · about 8 hours ago

In a nutshell, I am trying to gain weight. I am 5'9 and 130 pounds. I'm using Cron-O-Meter and basically need a minimum of 3000 calories a day. It is also telling me however that I should drink 16 cups of water a day... This seems a bit... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · July 10, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Ive read that you should drink half your body's weight in ounces. So im 102 lbs, i need 51 oz a day. This includes what i get in my food already so actual cups of drinking water is less than that. There is still water in your fruits, veggies,... (more)

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by 271 · about 8 hours ago

I'm considering consuming more food 48 hours after a work out for muscle gain. What do you guys think about this plan? Will I able to get some mass, or do I have to heighten caloric intake on all days? What will the effects be when you compare... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · June 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Consuming protein right before and after a workout increases muscle growth compared to not consuming protein right before and after. Calories don't have much to do with it, its more related to Leucine (an amino acid which acts like a growth... (more)

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by 75 · about 8 hours ago

Hi All! I'm hoping some of you can help with my question :) A couple months ago I started the paleo diet to help heal my leaky gut that was caused by fluoride poisoning and years of a horrible high sugar/dairy/grain diet. I was already very... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Laura I feel your pain. I had fluoride poisoning too (I was swallowing tons of toothpaste because I didn't have access to clean water to rinse out my mouth and I started getting rashes around my mouth and on the bottom of my chin. I'm an idiot, I... (more)

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by 715 · about 8 hours ago

An injury almost one year ago caused bursitis to develop in my hip. About 1 1/2 months ago I had a cortisone injection to the bursa because I still couldn't sleep on my affected side, sit for any length of time, and get beyond 20 minutes of... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone, I have been on Paleo for three weeks now- very strict . I lost 10 pounds in the first two weeks, but gained 1 lb. this past week. Is this normal or okay? I've been exercising more, so I could be gaining muscle, but it is kind of... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 20, 2013 at 2:27 AM

the last time i had a paleo cheat day was xmas and i had a good poop the next day. i assumed my gut would be a disaster but i just felt like i had a head cold. i think if you feel fine, that just means you don't have an intolerane to these foods.... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm sure this question has been asked a million times but I am having issues finding a straight answer on it. I switched to a paleo diet a few months ago to incorporate a healthy diet into our family's lifestyle. At first we were... (more)

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RK 0 · May 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Up your carbs from all other non-gluten sources. Some options: -potatoes (mashed, baked, homemade baked fries) -sweet potatoes (mashed, baked, homemade baked fries) -plantains (I love these "crou-tains", and on same site, smashed plantains and... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys, Whilst there has been some discussion on the topic above listed, I am yet to see any conclusive recommendations. How does the dietary requirements of a power athlete, specifically, a power lifter, alter from traditional recommendations?... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Your goal of dropping about 10kg is definitely achievable. I personally have lost 60lbs in about 8 months while increasing my strength. I would recommend checking out Keifer's Carbbackloading, reading some of his articles on athlete.io, and... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Confused here~ I have started Paleo but I am having real digestive problems. To be clear, I have had digestive issues all of my life. I thought that starting Paleo would fix things but the only thing that happened for me was that I actually... (more)

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RK 0 · April 27, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Lynn, here is a great website to start researching digestive issues, paleo, FODMAPs, SIBO, etc. I followed her protocol and learned a lot doing it: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-SIBO.html My personal take is that... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Im new to this, does Triple Strength Fish Oil omega-3 helps you gain weight ? I'm in the gym every day trying to build muscle with Muscle milk which is going great. I also was told that the fish oil omega-3 is good for your skin hair and nails as... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

a) Muscle Milk is not paleo b) Fish Oil has been shown to help build muscle (and muscle adds weight, so I suppose it indirectly helps you gain weight)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

height 6ft 1 inch, weight 71 kgs. lost 25 kg in 6 months. i am maintaining it for lost 1 year or so. at 44 i run at an decent angle for 30 minutes and burn 600 calories on treadmill. problem is am unable to lift weights as i used to lift earlier... (more)

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Bradach 0 · March 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I'm at a similar height weight and activity as you. I failed to gain muscle mass until I started to eat 150-200 grams of carbs a day. You can still do this from paleo sources like fruit and vegetables and from safe starches like sweet potato. If I... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

HEy guys I am new to paleo but have read to many good things to not try it. I normally compete in long distance running, but due to a new opportunity I am refocusing my goals. A little background and what I want to achieve. I took a few months off... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · March 21, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Dang dude, I have some stuff to say, but you're definitely not going to like it. If you posted this on bodybuilding.com they'd tear you a new one. Mainly because cutting from 20 to 10% bf while bulking goes almost completely against the grain.... (more)

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by 2407 · about 8 hours ago

I'm eating to gain muscle mass. It's working. I was ZC for a while to get fat adapted and heal my metabolism, then Leangins cut with ZC rest/carb post workout, both with great success. I intermittent fast everyday 16/8 eat at noon and night. ... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

I think that in the last comment you answered to @ROB you may have your answer. 1kg of sweet potatoes seems a lot to me! I'm pretty much like you, carbs when I'm not active make me feel a little bit off, and trigger my hunger a lot. There's some... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am a 52 yr/old mom and housewife. I started doing the Paleo meals about 5 months ago. Even got through the holidays OK! But I understood that by dropping the wheat, potatoes, rice, etc. I would drop weight as well due to their inflammation... (more)

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breadisdead 0 · March 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

If you feel better on paleo than before who cares about your weight? I have the opposite problem: I quit grains and now everyone is freaking out about how skinny I am, even I don't like it, but I would never go back for anything because of how... (more)

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by 27 · about 8 hours ago

Does birth control really make you gain weight if you decide to go on it?

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Xucchini 0 · March 06, 2013 at 3:03 AM

I really don't know. For me, yes. I gained weight while on it. And weight went down once off it. It could depend on so many factors - individual as well as what type of birth control you take.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi , im a very skinny girl and I think im under weight , i am a 5'0 girl that weighs 93 lbs , is this normal ? Also , im so confused on everything that ive read on google about "Gaining Weight" I want to have a booty and have thicker thighs. is... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · February 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Please note that you do not get to choose where you will gain weight. Increasing your intake of nutrient and calorie dense foods may help, but it won't necessarily go where you want it to. Stop being envious of other girls and embrace your own... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all, I'm a dutch college student, 21 years old, skinny. I just started a few weeks ago with Stronglifts to gain strength and muscle. I have trouble getting 500 more kcals then normally needed to gain weight. Mainly because I don't really know... (more)

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Bradach 0 · February 07, 2013 at 4:13 PM

It's insanely difficult to gain weight on a primal diet. But unless you are dangerously light because of malnourishment, you may be finding it impossible because you are just a natural ectomorph who is destined to be wiry, agile, durable and... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

Hi guys, I am following an ultra strict version of the auto-immune protocol to try and heal an auto-immune disease. Just meat, fish, a few select well-cooked vegetables, sweet potatoes and green leaves. I also try to encorperate bone broth and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM

but people constantly say 'ONLY EAT THEM POST WORK OUT!' People do say this. Many people are trying to lose weight, and it is somewhat wise to refuel with dense carbs as opposed to eating them willy nilly. The idea being that you would primarily... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello all, I am consistently losing weight, we've been on paleo for about 3-4 weeks. But my girlfriend has polycystic ovary syndrome and she is not losing weight and mostly gaining weight. My question is, is PCOS and paleo not going to work?... (more)

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Anna_22 0 · January 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Hi Ben! I also have PCOS along with endometriosis. I've been paleo for a year and it's been the best thing I've ever done for my body. I'm a whole new person! However, I didn't lose huge amounts of weight on the diet, but I have had shift in body... (more)

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