So, I'm definitely what you'd call a hardgainer. This circumstance was not helped by my recent, brief bout of homelessness, during which I dropped 8 kg. I'm in a more stable position right now, but money is still a concern, and I'm trying to save... (more)
I've been eating primal (a la Mark's Daily Apple) for close to a year now, and while I feel a very drastic improvement in energy levels, recovery rate and overall well-being as a result, it does come with a particularly vexing issue for me. I'd... (more)
What can be done, in addition to weight training, to prevent muscle atrophy? Weight training is 1st on the list, but feel free to share specific protocols & research related to that. I lose muscle very easily, see below for recent evidence... (more)
I have found that ectomorphs are usually under some sort of metabolic stress or a hormonal flux of some sort. My primary thoughts are that histamine or cortisol could be high. This is why the 'eat more protein' etc doesn't always work. For myself... (more)
Hey guys. I 24 years old, am 5'6, and I weigh 132 pounds. I recently just started to do the Paleo Diet and Crossfit in hopes of becoming healthy and also gaining muscle mass. I am however confused on how to go about dealing with my nutrition. I... (more)
I'm an ectomorph/hardgainer etc. trying to gain some mass/muscle. In other words, I'm 31 years old, fairly strict Paleo since the last 2 years (except for optimizing my omega 3 profile), 5'9" and 143 lb. I'm almost back to my 145 lb pre-Paleo... (more)
Experimenting with making my own homemade protein bars. I've gained 10 lbs of lean muscle in 30 days as a result, but I'm wondering if anybody else is eating this kind of volume, or has an opinion of Omega-6 load. Trying to offset this with about... (more)
I'm 6 feet tall 170 pounds. I'd have to eat over 3500 calories, closer to 4000 if I want to start gaining muscle. I might have to start eating White Potatoes everyday? How can anyone eat that much eating paleo?
Yea some people need to eat that much. Yea you need to eat carbs to eat that much and maintain a good training load.
Hi all, this is my first post so I just wanted to say what a great resource this is first of all; sharing all your experiences and knowledge is an amazing resource for others. I've tried looking around the archives as much as possible, but... (more)
Since going paleo, I have lost 25 pounds and kept it off which has been awesome. I feel great, look younger, and am literally a paleo poster boy. The problem is that I am a hardgainer. I am 6' tall and 170 lbs. I am considering doing a bit of a... (more)
I am a hardgainer. I've been skinny all my life, and found it difficult to develop muscle mass. About 2 years ago, I started lifting seriously, to gain mass, but it was compounded by the fact that I've been kind of skinny-fat for the last 10... (more)
I am an 125 lb male who went on the paleo diet to fix certain skin issues and digestive problems. I have been on an "optimal diet" type regime for four months, with no dairy, starch, fruit and nuts. My diet mostly consists of low starch veggies... (more)
A question for anyone on these boards but if are a weightlifter or athlete i'd particularly appreciate the input. I am 31 yrs old male, 6', 158 pounds, slim and lead an active but not overly athletic life. I eat clean, 100% paleo. No dairy, no... (more)
I'm a hardgainer (i was very thin before starting paleo and now im really skinny) and i just wanted to know your opinion on eating nearly no carbs/no sugar. im practicing this since 2 months and im out of energy all the day and feel very dizzy. Im... (more)
Your body is not responding because this is not a good way to eat. Eat a variety of foods. balanced diet is the best. Find out if you are allergic to any foods and avoid those, but otherwise, don't eliminate grains! Its a fad.