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by 259 · about 2 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 10 · September 30, 2014 at 3:50 AM

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 1344 · about 3 hours ago

We have talked a lot about nuts being one of those items that should be limited or should go to really lean out, but I want to know why. I have heard it so often in the Paleo world that I believe it, but I am curious as to why this would be. If... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM

a couple things: LA: Short Chain Omega 6 Inflammation. Bingeing, many people report that Nuts beget hunger. Whatever is going on chemically, in these people, eating a few makes them ravenous for more. Snacking, some people also use nuts to fill... (more)

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by 2581 · about 3 hours ago

I noticed some paleos took issue with meat in the paleo diet being described in the media as "lean". Isn't it true that wild and pastured meat tends to be quite lean? Farm animals in factory farms are fattened up, fed lots, kept in a sedentary... (more)

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kilton 0 · October 26, 2010 at 7:33 PM

The "lean meat" stuff just gets tiring. There's no reason why you just can't say "meat". The only reason to throw in "lean" is a) You think fat is bad, or b) You don't want to scare you audience, who thinks fat is bad.

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by 1353 · September 28, 2014 at 3:19 AM

If all i care about is body composition not health what should my diet exercise plan and lifestyle be?

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Eric_12 0 · September 12, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Lift weights (bench, squat and deadlift) and do sprints. Eat one gram protein per lb lean body mass. Consume whey powder. Still possible to be Paleo and do this and have great health. (Whey is not Paleo but lots of folks take it).

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by 143 · about 3 hours ago

I went through the whole 30 day challenge and lost 20 lbs. Since then I haven't lost any weight. I still have another 20 to go before I am at my goal weight, and am wondering if anyone has some ideas as to why I've gone on weight loss pause.... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 18, 2011 at 2:47 PM

I always recommend avoiding nuts, fruit and dairy during weight loss. Those I've found to be the biggest confounders for the majority, even those who respond well to them normally. After your weight loss is complete you can establish your personal... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 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 748 · about 2 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 10 · about 2 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 248 · September 29, 2014 at 3:02 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 50 · about 2 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 145 · about 3 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 1005 · about 2 hours ago

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 5132 · about 3 hours ago

Now that I'm becoming somewhat serious about exercising, I'm interested in calculating my body fat percentage. I am seeing two kinds in the market: (i) Stand-alone ones you can hold which seems to be using electric current; and (ii) one that... (more)

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PKN 0 · May 06, 2011 at 3:22 PM

we use both of these. One requires a cloth sewing tape measure, the other requires body fat calipers (about 6 or 8 dollars from amazon.com). On me, my wife, and our teenage son they are always about 1% from each other (one says I am 14%, the other... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 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 364 · about 3 hours ago

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 10994 · about 2 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 5 · about 2 hours ago

First question - so hello all! Ok, I would like find out some opinions on adding some lean size and what would be required to do so... I've been paleo for a good 6 months and enjoy it (with the occasional naughty!). 80kg, 6ft and 9%bf (tested in... (more)

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David_McC 0 · October 22, 2012 at 2:25 PM

The body adapts reluctantly ie there needs to be a serious effort to acquire lean gains. So you need to lift heavy things, probably to a point of (almost) failure, eat accordingly and recover. If you follow your current routine and up the... (more)

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by 10 · September 28, 2014 at 3:58 AM

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 20 · about 2 hours ago

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 10 · about 3 hours ago

I am new to Paleo and have been researching as much as I can with a toddler by my side. I have read some of the Perfect HEalth Diet and Dr. Kruse and Lean Gains. I do like to IF but if I do it in the morning..say wait to eat till 11 after waking... (more)

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by 27 · about 2 hours ago

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 0 · about 2 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 102 · about 3 hours ago

I'm a little confused on the whole "leaning out" thing. Do I want to still eat green veggies and up the protein or up the fat??

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becker 0 · May 16, 2011 at 11:38 PM

You want to minimize insulin secretion because insulin signals to an enzyme in fat cells (aptly named "hormone-sensitive lipase) NOT to cleave stored fats and release fatty acids to the blood for eventual energy usage. To do so, maximize insulin... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 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)