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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

Hi I'm interested in starting the lean gains diet but don't know much about it. Does anyone have any information on it? Tips, and diet programs I could use.

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Kamal 0 · March 11, 2012 at 9:45 PM

John Berardi's guide to leangaing/fasting is much much easier to read than the original website... http://www.precisionnutrition.com/intermittent-fasting Leangains is very simple. Squat/bench/deadlift along with a few accessory lifts, around... (more)

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by 210 · about 15 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 145 · about 15 hours ago

So question, might interest the younger more vanity driven guys and gals out there.. We know that a combo of Low cortisol/Heavy Lifting/Light cardio/Kcal Restriction can get you lean I am a paleo eater of 25 years old. Follow the above with a... (more)

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MrsD 0 · May 07, 2012 at 1:58 PM

A lot of people seem to have very good results with the leangains protocol. Check out the pics on the website. You might go up in the scales but should definately be more muscular with a lower percentage bodyfat. If you are actually 10-12% as a... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:04 AM

When it comes to choosing meat dose it matter if I go with the leaner cuts or just dive into the fatty cuts without hesitation?

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Borysewich 0 · March 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM

It really depends on your needs. As long as you have your fats taken care of in other foods, go with whatever you crave. Personally, when I eat lean meat I get fat cravings later, and I end up eating too many nuts or just having to slather butter... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 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 15 · October 20, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Hi, so I have been doing Paleo WOE for 17 days...After 11 days I went to see my endo doc and she told me I was down 14lbs. However, she told me that my cholesterol level was 249 and that I should consider going on meds (which I really dont want... (more)

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Bigblue 0 · February 13, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Thanks, my LDL is 152, HDL 55, Triglycerides 208, Total Chol 249...any thoughts or concerns? do you think these numbers will go down in another 7 weeks? Thanks

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by 1213 · about 15 hours ago

When does the lean to fat ratio of grass-fed beef make it not worth bothering with? I found a VERY close (I have no idea how I missed the field of longhorns driving by it three times a week, but it happened) source with what I think are... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 18, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Try it! (Unless you have to buy a side of it at once?) 85/15 is the lowest I go with ground beef, so you could add some fat or skip it. Steaks depend on the breed and pasture. We had 3 local producers where we used to live and I only liked... (more)

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by 8239 · about 15 hours ago

My local Whole Foods here in northern California has a fantastic selection of meat, much of it organic: beef, bison, lamb, pork, and probably a few others that don't come immediately to mind. The store presents a choice between two kinds of... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · September 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM

I would say avoid both "extra lean" and "lean" and go for "extra un-lean." A quippy response with a point to it: I think that ground beef is pretty much always too lean, even weirdly lean. Even if it's as much as 16% fat by weight then,... (more)

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by 871 · about 15 hours ago

Please help me understand what is happening to my body.. Female. 5'9" Dont know my weight...but around 10 lbs from goal weight i think. I have always been into more endurance type activities, staying lean from running etc. I've been Paleo for... (more)

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Rebekah 0 · July 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

just my experience? after struggling with EDs for 6 years, i am just now coming to a place where i am learning to eat intuitively and not count calories. it can be hard when you have restricted and/or binged to learn to really listen to your body.... (more)

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by 5828 · about 15 hours ago

I've had duck a few times in my life and remember it as a nice fatty little bird. The other day I bought a duck at my local Sunflower supermarket. I cooked it in the crockpot and it was leaner than chicken. What would make a duck lean? Do I want... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · May 11, 2012 at 3:05 AM

I think what makes ducks fat is being water birds. The fat helps keep them insulated. But I've read that many farmed ducks do not go in the water. Perhaps they naturally do not develop that protective fat because they don't need it? But I... (more)

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by 1032 · October 24, 2014 at 4:05 AM

When referring to meat, most people specify that they use lean cuts. I assume this is as opposed to fatty cuts. For example with bacon, is it better to consume a short cut rasher instead of the long cut with all the fatty bits? If so, why? (more)

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April_S_ 0 · June 09, 2012 at 2:10 AM

General rule of thumb: if grass-fed, go for fatty cuts. If non-grass-fed, go for leaner cuts. Why? Grass-fed has a better omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. We want to keep o6 as low as possible because it's much more inflammatory than o3. Or you can do... (more)

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by 1144 · October 19, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I just hit my initial goal of losing 20 lbs. and did it in 64 days. When I started on April 23, my LBM was 135, according to my scale. This morning, I'm down 20.6 pounds (down to 166.9 from 187.5) but my LBM is now 127. Is an 8 pound loss of LBM... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · July 01, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Your scale bf% reader is not that accurate. It is highly effected by hydration. And it has a greater propensity to error the lower your actual body fat %. Are you just as strong or stronger than when you started? If so, it is highly unlikely... (more)

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by 248 · October 20, 2014 at 3:04 AM

I've been reading up on intermittent fasting and I've been trying to figure out if its a plausible option for me. I have a pretty small frame and my goals aren't necessarily to lose weight but more so to gain lean muscle mass. I am 22 5'4" and I... (more)

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Danny 0 · June 02, 2010 at 5:14 AM

Robb Wolf has mentioned in his podcasts, on a couple of occasions, that adding IF to an already stressful workout regimen can be somewhat detrimental. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is the take home message: more stress leads... (more)

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by 1906 · about 15 hours ago

Seeing that so many people in America are overweight, it's no surprise that one of the chief focuses of the Paleo Diet is weight loss. That's all well and good, but what about thin people going on the diet? In our case, because of the already low... (more)

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losterman 0 · February 16, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Yep--the most notable improvements paleo brought me weren't about weight loss. I did lose about 8-10 pounds (all in the midsection, as you said), but people called me "skinny" before I started paleo (went from 112-115 to around 105-106, 5'3"). ... (more)

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by 364 · October 23, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Is it better to go Paleo "Lean" when coming off a "cheat" weekend. And by lean I mean low fat for the first few days.

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM

I'd go high fat, medium protein, and very low carb or no carbs. That is how I recover from a "cheat". I find that eating "naughty" carb foods makes me feel a bit groggy the next day, and I also get sharp hunger pangs for a day or two after. I... (more)

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by 78422 · October 24, 2014 at 3:22 AM

Hi all, I am interested in hearing about people's experiences on a LEANGAINS/IF-style diet. Recently I attempted a leangains variant where only 3 meals per day were consumed at 5 hour intervals with the remainder of the 24 hour day beiing... (more)

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dsohei 0 · May 13, 2011 at 6:15 PM

use some line breaks bro. lookin a bit ocd here. martin recommends a 16 hr fasting window, eating to satiety during the 8 remaining hours, and training fasted with some BCAAs. he doesnt count calories or eat bland foods either.

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by 145 · about 15 hours ago

Paleo... Top 3 key points? I'm sure as it is a goal for many, a thread with everyone's 2-3 top tips would be awesome. Obviously everyones body is different, just interesting to hear everyones pov, instead of having to search 'x' amount of... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 07, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Lift heavy. High fat/high protein/low carb. Sleep.

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by 8933 · about 15 hours ago

I really like Dr. Cordain. After all, without him this website wouldn't exist. If I knew as many things about different foods as he does, I would probably eat as perfect as possible. I wouldn't be able to cheat. So, in theory, I would get damn... (more)

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Philosopher 0 · September 07, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Short answer is: Who cares? What about these other questions: Why were Einstein, Beethoven or Vincent Van Gogh not rich men, if they were such geniuses? A man's contribution to science, art or human knowledge can not be measured, and should not be... (more)

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by 1607 · about 15 hours ago

I'm having major surgery next month (August 20th), and my recovery will curb my workouts other than light walking for a few weeks. No lifting weights, no running (for 6 weeks!), no HIIT, and no chest work for a while. I am active and work out a... (more)

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Shweta__1 0 · July 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Getting massages on a regular basis (of course, after checking with your physician and going to an experienced/specialized therapist) will help maintain muscle tone and aid recovery. Another important point is after the initial recovery period,... (more)

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by 671 · October 24, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Hi All, After several months of occasional IF, I've switched completely to a paleo/Lean Gains based IF diet - typically with a 1-9pm eating window. Saturdays or Sunday typically incorporates a refeed, usually with a whole lot of sweet potato... (more)

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goodz 0 · August 02, 2012 at 6:22 AM

I don't see a problem doing LG with the occasional breakfast meaning 1 - 2x in six weeks, but I definitely end up hungrier earlier and eat more on days that I start off eating breakfast. This is anecdotal though. I don't have any support for my... (more)

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