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by 0 · May 27, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Which foods do you cut when trying to lean out?

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lovesmatt29 0 · May 27, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Nuts (but that's because I eat too damn many every time!), bananas, paleo desserts.

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by 0 · April 19, 2014 at 1:18 PM

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 · April 07, 2014 at 3:15 AM

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 · October 23, 2013 at 1:27 AM

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 · October 15, 2013 at 4:54 AM

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 · April 27, 2014 at 6:39 PM

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 · September 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

(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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

So, with the paleo diet, you're supposed to eat a lot of lean meats right? The problem is I don't eat most meats except for beef...so, will i have to start eating chicken, turkey, and other lean meats now? Or can I just continue with my current... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Hi Bunny, Here is some info you might find useful about what to eat. ???Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey???: The Paleo Diet In Six Easy... (more)

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by 748 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 27 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Hey, I am a 5'5", 18 yr old girl around 135 lbs or so (approx no scale) who's been on the Paleo Diet since Lent. My q is I was wondering if I am not eating dairy, grains, legumes, refined sugar products, processed food, and NOW (since I've heard... (more)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · March 07, 2013 at 1:09 PM

I eat stuff like these items regularly: beef, pork, chicken, duck, lamb, venison, mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna, scallops, prawns, calamari, oysters, eggs, milk, cheese, spinach, rocket, watercress, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans,... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I've started running again (and beat my record last Saturday), and runners need carbs, but I'm also trying to lean out, so how many grams of carbs per day should I aim for?

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Britt_1 0 · January 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I am a runner! I find that sticking to 40/30/30 carbs/fat/protein suits me very well. It took me about a month to adjust when I started paleo because I was doing around 50-60% carbs before starting. I even sometimes go as low as 30 now with no... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Recently I was diagnosed with NAFLD. My liver enzymes were slightly elevated so the Doc sent me in for an abdominal ultrasound. I carry around 9% bodyfat on average throughout the year and have no problems with insulin sensitivity. I ate pretty... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · May 15, 2013 at 7:39 PM

How is your diet in relation to fructose. I've heard somewhere about a correlation between fructose and NAFLD, especially since it's metabolized in the liver and is mostly turned into triglycerides. I've found a lot of articles about the... (more)

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by 1772 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I've always felt that there's no point in being strong or having big muscles if they are covered in a layer of fat. Thus, my question is for those of you interested in weight training but also aesthetics. How many carbs a day do you eat to... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 09, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Obout 4 1/2.....

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by 259 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

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)