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by 0 · ABOUT 3 HOURS AGO

What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables?   I understand that... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 30, 2014 at 8:02 PM

70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan. 

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by 2272 · August 26, 2014 at 2:13 AM

I've done ketosis before and am trying it out again for a few weeks before my trip down to San Diego. Honestly I'm trying to get from 10% bf to around 8% or so (not a Paleo reason...sue me). My main concern is loss of muscle despite hearing it is... (more)

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CD 0 · August 24, 2014 at 1:40 AM

if you're not in ketosis and you're running a calorie deficit, you're more likely to lose more muscle and less fat --  No that is absolutely wrong    hence why a traditional bodybuilder plan is to bulk and then lose... (more)

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by 0 · July 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM

SO....I have hypothyroid which I started taking armour for a little over a year ago about 1.5grains a day I am down to an average of .25 grains a day and my numbers are reading great. I also have some Adrenal fatigue from a few years of workout... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 29, 2014 at 3:41 PM

I don't know anything about thyroid/adrenals but I have seen plenty advice saying to eat more 'balanced' if you have those issues, ie some carbs, some fat, some protein, and possibly 3 meals per day, to not fast too much. I personally eat one... (more)

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by 230 · July 30, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Hello,I ate a really bad diet the last days as I do often from time to time, so I decided to go into ketosis to a) lose all the water weight b) controll my appetite again c) lose some weight. I started yesterday with eggs and bacon and very little... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

It sounds like dehydration to me. Look up "hyponatremia" http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/symptoms/con-20031445. You have to drink a LOT of fluid to replace what gets flushed out when you deplete your glycogen... (more)

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by 0 · July 16, 2014 at 6:40 PM

So I've been trying to do a ketogenic diet for about five or six weeks now and I'm still feeling like crap. Assuming that my ketone levels were not up to nutritional ketosis levels, I started testing my ketone levels and they've been... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · July 16, 2014 at 6:40 PM

If you need a boost just drink some black tea or coffee for caffeine, this promotes gluconeogenesis without need for increased glucose or protein intake so you basically get calorie-free energy due to the fact that caffeine competitively blocks... (more)

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by 0 · July 13, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Several times I've tried sticking to an extremely low-carb diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs). And each time I've tried, I've gotten the weirdest symptoms: extreme fatigue, anxiety, mental fog, fever/chills, weakness/dizziness, and heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · July 13, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I suggest you get Stefani Ruper's book PCOS Unlocked. I'm told that it's the most cutting-edge thinking on dealing with this issue. Obviously, I'm male, so I can't comment from a base of experience. But PCOS is a serious hormonally-based... (more)

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by 0 · June 26, 2014 at 2:39 AM

I was enjoying being paleo while eating an average of 50-65 carbs/day with no grain. Then I talked to someone who said I had to eat no more than 20/day and must be in ketosis to lose weight of course I decided to try it. Well I was no longer... (more)

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watrmlon 0 · June 26, 2014 at 2:37 AM

Thank you that's what I thought :)

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by 0 · July 13, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Hello, for over a week I have not entered Ketosis, any ideas why not? I thought if I only ate meat, I should enter Ketosis but only a few times just "trace". I have only lost 2 lbs as well. I weigh 250lb. I chose to only eat meats for the... (more)

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ahart94 0 · July 13, 2014 at 12:25 AM

You're probably eating too much protein. Stay away from lean protein sources like tuna and egg whites. Go for fattier options. Excess protein can be converted into glucose. It's also bad for your kidneys.And vary your diet a little bit. Try adding... (more)

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by 0 · June 19, 2014 at 6:37 PM

I'm 15, in good health, and at about 15% body fat. Yesterday was my first low carb day. I skipped breakfast and worked out really hard for about 2 hours, which most likely depleted all of my glycogen stores. That day, all I ate was about 35... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Hard exercise can burn upwards of 500 calories an hour. If you did that for two hours, then ate less than 1,000 calories.. and didn't watch your nutrients, there's your problem.Did you use salt on your food? (without added salt, that food is less... (more)

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by 0 · June 15, 2014 at 9:37 PM

HiyaSome background. 24, female, 5ft 3 or so, 47kg with adequate fat and gaining muscle rapidly. I have been on a paleo, gluten-free and corn-free diet for about five or so months now, doing very well and healing my gut after being diagnosed with... (more)

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by 0 · June 11, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Hey guys, I began eating mostly paleo over the past month and feel so much better! My emotions and energy levels have evened out better than I thought. I had quite a view slip-ups during my time; however, after experimenting with my diet, I found... (more)

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Chronic 0 · June 11, 2014 at 8:57 AM

No reason to fear fat but it is easy to go over your necessary calories with a few tablespoons too many, although in my experience with coconut oil there's even less chance of gaining fat from going slightly over, I think due to the way it works,... (more)

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by 0 · June 04, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Today I had coffee and coconut oil for breakfast , a can of tuna for a snack.a mixed berry smoothie after my workout.I then had chicken, garlic and pepper dish slow cooked with coconut oil in a slow cooker and seasoned with herbs and spices.I am... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 04, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Coconut oil is 60% medium chain triglycerides, which metabolize into ketone bodies (even with sugar on top.) If you're starting the day in ketosis, then consume your breakfast calories as a fat source which readily metabolizes into ketone bodies,... (more)

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by 0 · June 04, 2014 at 2:42 PM

I've been paleo for nearly 6 months, and have lost 20 pounds so far, but am starting to stall. I'd like to lose 20-30 more via a low-carb, high-fat ketotic paleo diet.I've been in ketosis for about a week now, and I feel good. I'm not abnormally... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Get more physical activity rather than cutting more calories. I don't see any reason (save medical emergencies) that an adult should go below 1,200 calories per day.

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by 2611 · June 22, 2014 at 4:45 AM

Last year I tried paleo for 6 months, and basically gave myself 6 months of blood sugar swings and gradual body composition losses as my body insisted on cannibalizing its muscles instead of burning fat. Recently I decided to try a low-carb diet... (more)

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CD 0 · May 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

dairy fat, at least for me, is not very satisfying. I would suggest cutting the dairy all-together. Replace those calories with fish, meat and veggies (most veggies are not very high carb. Andy of the veggies on this list will work:... (more)

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by 0 · May 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I'VE LITERALLY WRITTEN THIS QUESTION 3 TIMES AND IT ALWAYS ERASES. So, I'm gonna type it ONE MORE TIME. Here goes :| I'm wondering about this mythical, magical Ketosis unicorn. I'm a female collegiate cross country runner. I'm not looking... (more)

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Patfiveshot 0 · May 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Just through my own personal experience as a paleo runner, I was in ketosis and fasted for 14 hours prior to a 10 mile race and ran it with a greater gain than the past two years. I hurt my knee, which was my fault as I didn't train for the... (more)

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by 15 · April 15, 2014 at 12:03 AM

I'm not new to Ketogenic dieting or a paleo lifestyle in the least, but I've never had this problem before. Can anyone shed some light? I had a normal, painless bowel movement, but it was extremely black... not thick though. Is this... (more)

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by 15 · April 11, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I'm trying to achieve Ketosis while following my Paleo diet (which I adopted because of celiac's disease and lactose intolerance). I model for a living and I'm trying to burn fat. As I can't eat even raw or unfermented dairy, I've been trying... (more)

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grabaka 0 · April 11, 2014 at 1:04 AM

I am on a keto/paleo diet. Here are some suggestions: 1. monitor your protein intake. many on the keto diet think they just need to keep the carbs down and they can eat everything else ad libitum. The problem is excess protein will turn into... (more)

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by 0 · April 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM

I currently cook up a 500g pack of Beef mince .. per 100g it is 19.0g of protein, but after cooking it weights about 350g so am I getting 66.5g of protein (after cooking weight) or 95g of protein per day (pack weight) In a nutshell I guess I... (more)

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Rashed 0 · April 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Muscle meat is very high in phosphorus and very low in calcium. If you are relying on muscle meat as main protein source, you may need extra calcium from rest of the diet to balance the ratio of calcium to phosphorus. RDA from calcium... (more)

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by 0 · April 05, 2014 at 1:55 AM

what do some of you all eat for breakfast. for the past 3 weeks ive just been eating 4 eggs and its really starting to get boring. what would you suggest for a nutritious, high fat breakfast? , what do some of you all eat for breakfast. for... (more)

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LostGrok 0 · April 05, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Grass-Fed Bone Broth for great natural energy and to get your joints fluid. Mark Sisson's Method for making bone broth. (Breaking apart the bones half way is key and makes a lot more marrow.) (more)

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by 0 · April 03, 2014 at 1:02 AM

I am a 20 year old 6'1" male, and I recently gained ~30lb of fat as a side effect from an unsuccessful trial of medication for my hormone issues. I'm now at about 200lb, and my healthy bodyweight was always around 170-180lb. I'm currently... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 03, 2014 at 12:09 AM

So your asking if the ketones from your body will be able to sustain your neurological benefits while you're losing weight in the absence of significant dietary fat? (Just to clarify for others, I can't answer this) If I had to guess I... (more)

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by 0 · April 03, 2014 at 10:38 AM

I am a 20 year old male. I started experiencing several problems a year ago, including very low HR, body temp, and BP along with constipation/bloating and several other neurological, metabolic and GI symptoms. We found that I had low T3,... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 02, 2014 at 10:02 AM

The Main reason why most weight-loss programs fail is that patient always feels dull and tired after attaining weight loss. This makes the patient go back to his old eating habits and result in rebound weight gain. Caralluma fimbriata... (more)

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by 0 · May 27, 2014 at 2:01 AM

I have 6 year old boy/girl twins. I started them on a Paleo diet plan (not DIET though, more "nutritional," I hope) last week. I made TONS of yummy snacks from the PaleoParents' ebook and How to Eat Like a Dinosaur. I was thrilled that they... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · March 29, 2014 at 2:35 AM

I think your plan is good. Give them more fruits and starches and they will come out of ketosis.

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by 0 · March 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

For future reference, I'm wondering if I accidentally overdo carbs by just a bit--not a bit binge of any kind--and exit ketosis, how long would it take to get back in if I was disciplined? Three days again or more quickly? Thanks! (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · March 26, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Short answer: It depends. Long answer: This is determined by your liver glycogen stores, which depend on what carb sources you ate, how much of it you ate, your liver glycogen supply prior to said consumption, and your rate of accumulation... (more)

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by 0 · March 20, 2014 at 10:05 PM

I'm really puzzled by my inability to get into ketosis. Here are the details: Total weight: 134 lbs, lean body mass: 103 lbs I've been consuming under 60g of protein, under 20g net carbs and the remainder as fat (between 132 to 148 g).... (more)

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Alan_11 0 · March 20, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Bulletproof coffee with coconut oil, mct oil, and butter. I found too that caprylic acid supplements help increase ketones.

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by 0 · March 01, 2014 at 8:43 AM

I normally do a 20/4 or sometimes a 23/1 schedule if I'm feeling saucy. However, most days I feel tired when I wake up and when I exert myself such as a lot of walking or climbing many stairs. I am unsure if I should supplement more than... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 28, 2014 at 8:29 PM

i could not go that long not eating without feeling like a zombie. try lengthening your eating window to maybe 6 hours and see if you feel better. i usually do an 8 hour eating window because i'm pretty active during the day and wouldn't make it... (more)