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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

I am an athlete (basketball player) currently on the paleo diet. I am looking to lean out, but feel as if I will not get enough energy if I take both fruits and nuts out of my diet. Which of the two if taken out would yield better results for... (more)

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jake_16 0 · February 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

nuts are far more calorie dense than fruit. take the nuts out, keep the fruit. it's VLC mythos that fruit will magically prevent fat loss. energy balance will always rule, even if people are too stupid to believe it.

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by 1523 · about 8 hours ago

I'm curious what did the trick for YOU ladies (or male friend who have helped a lady-friend through this problem). I've been eating Paleo over a year, strength training 3x a week since October, then started carb backloading for New Years,... (more)

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Hannah__1 0 · February 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Hey! I was lifting weights for awhile and saw no change, then I started lifting heavy weights and really pushing myself. Doing max weights. It really helped transform my body comp. Hope this helps a little, Hannah

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am looking for help on refining my diet to get leaner. I've een following a paleo diet for 2 years, but latley it's been more of just a gluten-free diet. Started going to crossfit 3/week since December 2013. Play basketball once per week.... (more)

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Rashed 0 · April 19, 2014 at 1:18 PM

It looks like your calcium intake is very low and phosphorus intake is very high. Calcium plays a big role in increasing metabolism and weight loss. There are many PubMed studies on calcium's role in weight loss. The ratio of calcium to... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I recently started counting macros (a few days ago actually) and have been hitting them since. I eat whole foods, non of the Pop Tart IIFYM stuff. I am not fully Paleo as I consume SPROUTED grains and legumes. I don't eat gluten, fake sugars,... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 07, 2014 at 12:09 AM

could just be genetics. i personally don't think you can change where you store fat even though i've heard of a few people claiming you can change it. i am an apple shape and gain in my belly, too. i'm 5'5" and 107 lbs and have a noticeable gut.... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

So here's some background info: I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 14, after seeing an endocrinologist because of my facial hair and acne. I was found to have tons of ovarian cysts too. Tried birth control but that was too expensive and... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I'm a 16 year old girl, 5'4" , 150lbs. Not sure what my BF % is, but probably around 25%. I want to lean out, as I've put on a substantial amount of muscle in my last year of Crossfit. I've been paleo for about a year and a half. An average... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Calories do seem pretty low given your stats and level of activity. Sometimes eating too little can actually stop fat loss, especially when you don't have a lot of excess fat to lose. I would increase calories for sure. Take a look at some... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Been on the paleo program for near 3 months now and have experienced some changes for the good. Going from a sugar laden grain (granola) based diet to proper nutrition. I was at 130 pre paleo with little muscle mass. In and out of sugar binges... (more)

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eimearreclaimedhealth 0 · April 26, 2014 at 7:51 PM

I wouldn't say you are pear shaped with a 29inch waist and 36inch hips- a 0.8 waist-hip ratio. A pear is usually less than 0.7. I have 26 inch waist and 38 inch hips, which is progress (used to have hips closer to 40 but my waist hasn't... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Is there a more detailed explanation than "they have faster metabolisms"?

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DopeFiend 0 · September 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Back when I was a teenager I used to smoke crack a lot and I was very lean despite the amount of food I was eating. I smoked a lot of crack so my appetite wasn't too suppressed due to my heavy tolerance. Because of this I used to eat many... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

So I've been doing paleo a little while now and I'm staring to look and feel good. The thing I've never got is lean meat? I can fry my lean meat in good animal fat though!! Looking into a ketogenic diet It's fat fat fat. What's wrong with fatty... (more)

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Keerthy 0 · August 28, 2013 at 12:44 AM

See haley's answer. Grain fed cows (or sheep or whatever) tend to accumulate fat that are more in n6 and less in n3 fats. Additionally environmental toxins (and anti-biotics?) has a tendency to build up in the fatty sections of an animal... (more)

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by 10994 · about 8 hours ago

What foods worked best for adding lean muscle onto your frame? Post any foods and make sure to emphasize the staples and any relevant details. Also, so that people will know who's advice to take and who's to ignore I'll only be upvoting answers... (more)

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strugglepoo 0 · June 02, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Meat, animal fat, eggs, sweet potato, potato, olives/oil, avocados, coconut, nuts (macadamia has the best qualities and highest in calories). Basically high fat and starchy carbs are your best bet on the paleo diet.

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by 3 · about 8 hours ago

(ignore my english please, I'm from germany) I am female, 16 years old, at around 120 lbs and 5'6 height. My food and health journey started two years ago (due to my sister being a little too heavy, I myself had no "real" issues) and sadly I... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 25, 2013 at 1:19 AM

It really is none of my business, but since you posted here you kind of made it everybody's business. For your height, your weight is at the low end of the optimal range. You already have a history of menstrual problems. If you keep trying to be... (more)

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by 88 · about 8 hours ago

Hello everyone So I recently tried to lean bulk, and totally failed for a variety of reasons. However, In the 5 weeks that I was doing this, I've gained some muscle, but have gotten a bit of the flab back on my belly, and before bulking I was... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 08, 2013 at 2:28 AM

To sum up what I'm about to write: LIFT and EAT MORE CARBS. OK where to start. I'll go point by point. I HIGHLY suggest you get on a strength based resistance training program. Those beachbody programs are great for raw beginners, but pretty much... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

I want to get abs like the ones in this picture. Not super ripped but pretty lean. I have had this goal for a while but I seem stuck at my currant weight and body composition. A bit of background; I lost 30lbs on primal about 1 year ago. According... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 24, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Intermittent Fasting may help. Check out www.thesimplesaloon.com and this: http://cogitoergoedo.com/2012/04/22/intermittent-fasting-a-primer/ (more)

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by 748 · about 8 hours ago

I'm trying to lose weight right now, but I would like to simultaneously keep lean muscle and build muscle/burn body fat. I know I've read the BEST thing to do is HIIT once a week, and alternate weight lifting/cardio during the week. I really don't... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · March 06, 2013 at 6:04 PM

There is no ideal routine or workout or exercise combination to achieve any results. What gets the job done will vary from person to person, from month to month, from day to day. The best thing to do is just do it. Whatever it is, just do it.... (more)

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by 229 · about 8 hours ago

I currently put at least a tablespoon or 2 of coconut oil with y 3 eggs in the morning and probably eat another 6 to 8 tablespoons as part of my meals throughout the rest of the day. Could this be too much? I'm a multi-event track athlete in... (more)

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EF 0 · February 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM

You can eat too much fat. Fat is calorie dense, and if you eat too much, you'll gain bodyfat (despite what some people would have you believe). Moreover, if you eat too much fat at once... how to put this delicately... your stomach will let you... (more)

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by 259 · about 8 hours ago

I'm hesitant to even TRY asking this here because of the amount of self proclaimed experts and anecdotal "proof" people espouse... so please, keep it factual, and cite your sources if you can. I'm new to sports. I've been a healthy eater forever,... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · December 19, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Your reason to incorporate rowing was to lose body weight and fat %? The rowing is obviously not helping toward your objectives; the calorific and glycogen demand is clearly excessive and intrusive. If you HAD to do this Loren Cordain's book... (more)

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by 50 · about 8 hours ago

Hi I'm currently dancing full time and really need to get back into shape as quickly as possible , I've had six months off after a serious injury and piled on the chub unfortunately.. What are some tips for leaning up and losing weight fast? It's... (more)

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pascal 0 · December 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

My list: Get SOLID sleep Perfectly clean paleo diet (no alcohol) with strong emphasis on meat and vegetables Carbs only post-workout, and (if possible) in evening (back-loading) No snacks between meals (only water/tea) Stop eating at... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hello everyone, I am wondering why the paleolithic diet, in many cases, promotes lean meats over fater alternatives. Hasn??t the research that been made on our evolution proven that hunter-gatherers consumed all bits and pieces of the animal. From... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · November 26, 2012 at 9:12 PM

It doesn't. Fattier cuts of grassfed/organic meats, leaner cuts of conventional meats. High fat organ meats are also popular.

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by 35 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys, I lost about 80 lbs two years ago and ever since then its been a terrible struggle to lose the last 10-15lbs. I'm a young male (5'7" and 160lbs). I lift weights 3x/week and walk a decent amount. I used to do a lot of cardio and... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · October 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM

It has not been possible for me and that is not due to a lack of discipline or effort no matter what anyone else may choose to believe. I have tried pretty much everything. Well, I have tried everything I am willing to try which generally means... (more)

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by 25 · about 8 hours ago

So I'm doing vlc due to pcos avd I'm finally progress in losing some fat around the mid section...I'm leaning out which is great but I'm not sure how much fat to incorporate into one meal. I'm obviously going for satiety and I've been trying... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · August 11, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Fat! Eat more fat! First, ketosis Is the ratio of fat to the combination of protein and carbs, so too much protein can knock you out of ketosis. Secondly, it can be dangerous to eat too much protein. Lastly, it is super hard to eat enough... (more)

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by 195 · about 8 hours ago

It's a very basic question, I've read between 20 and 34 g per 100g which is quite a difference it makes it tough when trying to work out how much protein I'm eating. Any help would be helpful, also do most lean meats have a pretty similar... (more)

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uberbulldog 0 · August 07, 2012 at 2:59 PM

go use nutritiondata.com. it provides all carb, fat, protein per item.

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by 3521 · about 8 hours ago

Something I don't get in the paleo community is the fact that everyone wants to be extremely lean. I personally have been very lean my whole life, abs showing and all, but I have almost always felt miserable. The little time I have packed on some... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · June 17, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I was extremely lean once; this time last year I was anorexic, depressed, malnourished, had zero sex drive and my hair was falling out. Then I adopted Paleo and gained weight. I have boobs and an ass now. My arm is not the width of a celery stick... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

So I am getting some conflicting information from this site. A Lot of people here put more emphasis on meat + fat. However Mark Sission and Dr. Cordain describe the diet as a lot of green with a little lean protein. All of the books I have stress... (more)

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RanchHand 0 · April 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Kitavans eat mostly carbs, Inuits eat mostly animal fat. Both are super healthy. Swiss and Mongolians eat the largest amounts of dairy (raw) and they are two of the healthiest and longest lived groups on earth. I have lots of vegan friends who... (more)

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by 210 · about 8 hours ago

Based on my last question, "Paleo & Ladie's Bodies", I have developed a new question facing Paleo/Primal participants. If a healthy female participant in this lifestyle desired to be a little leaner (a little fat is ok), and at least have... (more)

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Nandalal_Rasiah 0 · April 02, 2012 at 5:37 AM

where are you leanest first when successfully losing weight in the past? Some people have visible rectus abdominus at bf% levels that, for other people, reveal nothing in that area. That same person with visible abs may have greater fat... (more)

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by 452 · about 9 hours ago

Sites like Rob Wolff's lists beef,lamb,chicken as lean meats...but I've noticed for instance that lamb contains quite some fat and apart from chickenbreast,chicken is fattier too.Same goes for beef and pork... So,I'm confused....when's a meat... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 10, 2011 at 1:58 PM

That causes confusion for a lot of people. Leaner cuts of meat are the meats with less fat like chicken breast, sirloin steak, round steak/roast. If you are eating grass fed/pastured meats, you don't need to worry about fat content. However, if... (more)

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