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by 0 · January 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hello, I went paleo about a year ago. I do really well on it, lose weight, feel better, all the good stuff you read and hear about...until I fall off the bandwagon and indulge in sweets and breads and the worst for me, ice cream. I then vow to... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

If you are attempting a very low carb version of paleo (under 100g daily), then you are probably glycogen depleted, and the weight gain (and loss) is just the water that is stored in the muscles along with the glycogen.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

So I need some recipes for high carb paleo along with some staple foods I could use. I'm not intolerant to fructose(but i still prefer a low fructose diet) or nightshade or dairy

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Allison_10 0 · August 06, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Any soup with potatoes in it Dairy: Crockpot chili cheese fries - Take a pound or two of chicken thighs, cook it in the crockpot with a bit of broth and two tablespoons or more of taco seasonings. Cook on low for 6 hours or until shreddable. Add... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I'v started the Paleo diet via Aglaee Jacob's excellent method. I'm amazed at how my muscles are emerging as time goes on. I understand that it's inevitable to see the muscle as the fat melts away, but I'm confused about the claims made that... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 26, 2013 at 10:02 PM

You can lose fat without working out, but for muscles to grow, they need stimulus.

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by 777 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I went on paleo based on my ObGyn (yup!) recommendation to see if it improved some health challenges. I started two weeks ago by cutting out wheat, dairy,legumes and cored fruit.... I feel better but to my frustration I have gained 2 1/2 lbs vs.... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 30, 2013 at 12:16 AM

How do you look, feel, and perform? Your weight can fluctuate 5+ pounds in a single day due to a variety of reasons. Focus on how you feel and how your clothes fit. This isn't a quick fix "diet". This is about getting healthy. Looks will follow... (more)

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by 715 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

This is a quick check in to see if I'm doing at least something right, but it's something I need to know. I consider myself to eat healthy, no junk food, but as a person who struggles with getting enough calories, I decided over the last couple of... (more)

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NooMoahk 0 · April 19, 2013 at 6:29 AM

I tried eating lots of natural(pure) peanut butter for extra calories, eating an extra 1400 calories worth per day. It was kind of like Gallon of Milk a Day but with a half pound of peanut butter. After about 4 days I starting feeling pretty bad... (more)

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by 504 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

i usually do a deload week or a week off every 10 weeks or so, this cycle's training split was the 20 rep squat program along with various track/sprint workouts. And usually when i stop my weight shoots up by 10 or so pounds, i do eat a surplus of... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 13, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Drastic weight gain like that is water retention. When you go without carbs (carboHYDRATE) your body sheds water weight, and after an extended amount of time, like 10 weeks, going off the diet makes you retain water like crazy. Since you are... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 35 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I have been doing cross fit 4-5 times a week in addition to light cardio 1 day and competitive soccer on a different day. I am a 5 ft. 5 female and have gone from 135-144 lbs. I feel good, my clothes fit better than ever and I finish my WODS in... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · March 19, 2013 at 9:02 PM

"I feel good, my clothes fit better than ever and I finish my WODS in good time." That's awesome! You owe it to yourself to get that number out of your head! It doesn't mean a damn thing. You are working out, you feel good, why let some stupid... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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)