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by 18671 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

This question was prompted by reading Travis Culp's recent comment about fasting, where he says I'm already pretty lean, but I actually am getting leaner after cutting fructose down to almost nothing and increasing starch I've also read... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · February 06, 2011 at 12:31 PM

I gained muscle without gaining fat after my weight loss was complete. A buddy of mine dropped fast while keeping potatoes in the diet. Wheat Gluten, Oxidized Oils, Fructose. Those are your poisons. Eat only Whole unprocessed foods(to avoid all... (more)

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by 2581 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

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 145 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

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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dzone 0 · June 07, 2011 at 7:50 PM

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

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by 156 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Let's hear some body fat percentages! Just how lean is everyone getting on strict paleo? It seems like we see tons of success stories.. people dropping a ton of weight in going from obese to fit, but I haven't seen too many completely shredded... (more)

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Tyler_S 0 · December 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM

This is something I've thought about quite a bit. I think the evidence does show that an evolutionary or paleo diet is the healthiest diet possible, but when I think about leanness that leads to another question... Is being ultra lean the... (more)

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by 452 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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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by 1344 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

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 260 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

After 20 years of vegetarianism, I went paleo back in November. I leaned out very quickly and put on some muscle mass - going from about 13% bodyfat to about 7% or 8%. (I'm 5'7" and now 135 lbs). Energy level was great during this time as my body... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 16, 2011 at 3:08 AM

Try upping your saturated fat first. People who cook ground beef typically drain it (unless you don't) and I'm seeing either MUFA/PUFA there (in the bacon, primarily) or relatively little fat otherwise. Egg has some saturated, and you do fry it... (more)

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by 11142 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I posted a question several days ago regarding my weight loss. It's stabilized and is slowly going back up to where I want it to be (thank you everyone for your ideas--been drinking some goat's milk every day and including more starchy foods). I... (more)

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animalcule 0 · July 31, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Hand-held or scale 'biometrical impedance' devices are simply not accurate. If you're on the skinny side by BMI, they will tell you you have have very low body fat. I've had scales tell me I have 10% body fat, LOL. In reality (DEXA and calipers)... (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 248 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

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 · 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 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Has anyone every come across a grass-fed/finished farm that sells very tender meat? I've ordered quarter cows from a few farms now, and while I've enjoyed a lot of the meat, I find that the steaks and briskets tend to be tough. Part of the issue... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · June 13, 2011 at 1:23 AM

Look online for grassfed Wagyu (the Kobe beef breed.) They're naturally very marbled. It's mighty pricey, though. :-) If it were me (and it is) I'd just get the best grassfed locally I can get and smother everything in grassfed ghee for extra... (more)

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by 3521 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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 824 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Hello fellow paleo community Abit of background first. I'm 22 years old, 6'1, 180 pounds, 7-8%BF, strength train 4 times a week. I've been following a fairly strict paleo diet for the past year. After numerous attempts at various diets (vegan,... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · November 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM

I eat a ton of fruit. I personally think most paleo people are limiting fruit based on dogma(which is based off faulty science) to there detriment.

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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 30 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Brand new to Paleo, five weeks and loving it. Went to a bio sig practitioner and he got me started. I am very active, kettlbells 4 days per week, short runs or sprints 3/week. I do a lot of slalom watersking and downhill sking. I am 34, 5'7"... (more)

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Nicole_3 0 · April 04, 2010 at 11:25 AM

I think you are not eating enough for all the work you're doing. Why should your body put on muscle? You're telling your hormones that you're in a famine-it thinks it needs that fat for later! Think about it evolutionarily. What lifestyle are you... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Hey guys, Alright so I'm a 24 year old female, athletic build but have always had more hips, ass, and thigh fat. I've always had a lot of muscle but hang on to about 22 to 23% fat at 154 - 156lbs. I got some advice to cut fat completely (good and... (more)

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nnunn 0 · March 21, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Intermittent fasting is what finally worked for me. I followed the lean gains protocol http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html and lost that last 10 pounds while totally killing my WODs. (more)

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by 102 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

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 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 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 580 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

I a beginner IF'er, with about 8 months of 95% paleo eating behind. So far I've had good progress, but I'm still looking into leaning a bit. I'm currently 6'1 and about 174-176 lbs, rough estimate of BF is somewhere around 15%. The Leangains... (more)

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becker 0 · April 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Sounds like someone found leangains.com :) I've been following leangains for 6 weeks or so. I've gained 4 lbs. in that period, but I don't seem to have accumulated any more fat. On workout days, I keep fat fairly low. I generally eat a pound... (more)

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by 2873 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Simple question. Have there been any stories of a lean person gaining body fat on a typical Paleo diet? I am very curious. The reasoning behind the diet sounds fantastic but there is still some part of my stubborn brain that's very hesitant... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 07, 2011 at 4:55 AM

If I include a lot of fruit and nuts, make an attempt to eat until I'm completely full, and sit on my ass all day I can get a bit of a pudge going. Other than that, no.

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by 1353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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 5838 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Ok, so I've been working on the last part of my slimming down. Things that have worked for me recently have been adding more fat - ala Kurt Harris. Also, implementing IF per Leangains. Results have been good but I cant get past whereI am. Typical... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · November 27, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Todd, I was recently considering something similar, since my weight loss has significantly slowed down and I'm not quite satisfied yet. Ultimately I put it off because more consistent IFing, and mindfulness of overeating seems to be getting... (more)

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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)