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by 0 · 36 minutes ago

I am on an autoimmune paleo diet as it provides exceptional relief for my chronic "allergies" and other ailments. However, I feel as though fat is just melting off my body. I can even see a sixpack forming for the first time in my life.On the one... (more)

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BobK 0 · September 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

How about some data to work with?Age, weight, waist, bodyfat guess.... now and when you started AIP General questions w/o supporting details yield general / non-spedfic questions. How long on AIP? cheers   (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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BGottfried 0 · September 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Fats in bulk will help add calories to your diet; they tend to make a food more palatable, rather than less and will help you stay hungry long enough to get more food in. If you can tolerate carbs, you'll need to push your carb intake up,... (more)

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by 1634 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · February 02, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I deal with possible muscle atrophy a lot, and risk of muscle loss. Though I've never tracked it carefully, here's what I know anecdotally. One, staying active is key. This has sometimes meant doing simple bodyweight exercises when I'm otherwise... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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Bill1102inf 0 · December 18, 2011 at 5:48 AM

1) Go to Mark Ripptoes site 'Starting Strength' to learn how to properly do Squats, Deadlifts and Bench. 2) Then go to stronglifts dot com and download the free E book there which explains the 5x5 method. 3) Then learn to do the squat... (more)

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by 48 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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Payam 0 · November 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM

The advice to eat more to gain weight is based on the assumption that you need to be in a caloric surplus to gain mass. For the most part this is true, although it is possible to gain weight without being in a surplus as long as your meal timing... (more)

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by 1659 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Jonas 0 · November 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I've gained 10lbs of lean muscle in 30 days You mean 10lbs of bodyweight? How did you measure it to know exactly what you gained was PURE, LEAN, HARD muscle?

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by 5629 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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becker 0 · April 27, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Yeah!!! Hardgainers!!!! I've been on leangains for about 6 weeks now, and I'm a hardgainer myself. I know, I know, on leangains, I have to eat potatoes PWO. Whatever, I have no conscience. Anyway, my results have been solid so far. I've been... (more)

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by 1146 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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wjones3044 0 · December 25, 2010 at 7:30 PM

I would aim to fix the skin and digestive issues first, and see if the energy level and mass gaining follows. I had skin and digestive issues, too. Fixing these by adjusting diet also helped me fix energy and weight goals. Just to check that... (more)

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by 15976 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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matt_4 0 · November 14, 2010 at 9:29 PM

From personal experience I can tell you It's pretty hard to consistently hit that daily calorie intake being Paleo & especially sans-dairy. I suggest you look for ways of drinking the calories you're trying to get down you - this is far easier... (more)

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by 0 · October 31, 2014 at 4:20 AM

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)

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raydawg 0 · August 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Eggs are very cheap source of protein. Add in a can of sardines once a week for n3s and you're set. Butter as you've discovered is great too. If you have a crockpot or a pot you can watch and simmer, try to get very tough cheap cuts of meat and... (more)

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by 418 · October 31, 2014 at 3:18 AM

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?

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cliff_1 0 · July 23, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Yea some people need to eat that much. Yea you need to eat carbs to eat that much and maintain a good training load.

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by 10 · October 31, 2014 at 3:17 AM

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)

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Andy 0 · July 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM

You aren't a hard gainer...you are an undereater. You simply need more food to provide the excess above what you are using for to meet your metabolic needs and your activity level. Try this. Lift weights 3x a week, full body routine involving... (more)

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by 35 · October 31, 2014 at 3:07 AM

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)

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Ed 0 · November 14, 2010 at 7:24 PM

50 eggs a week--whoa, cool hand Luke! Seriously, not everyone can tolerate ZC/low carb. If it was just "induction flu", you would probably feel better by now. Consider adding more veggies and starchy tubers back into your diet until you feel... (more)

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by 3614 · October 29, 2014 at 3:15 AM

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)

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aegix 0 · June 21, 2011 at 8:47 PM

As a 20+ year gym rat and someone who went from a 140-lbs to 250-lbs at about 12% BF (not a fitness model ideal, but I've never worried about "dieting down" for anything), I hope I can give some credibility to my take. Gaining muscle is actually... (more)

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