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by 0 · about 13 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 824 · about 14 hours ago

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 452 · about 14 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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by 2873 · about 14 hours ago

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 11152 · about 14 hours ago

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 18 · about 14 hours ago

Ok so i've been rocking the cave dude diet for 3 weeks. I'm coming from a frutarian diet. Transitioning over to eating lots of animal was a piece of cake and has been quite enjoyable. Bacon and meat kicks booty, and i love booty, especially a nice... (more)

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Tom_R_ 0 · July 04, 2011 at 1:42 AM

It sounds like you have some good ideas about where to start. I would suggest losing the rambling "caveman dude" attitude and read some of the questions previously posted on the site and then ask questions in an intelligent manner. The community... (more)

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by 4283 · about 14 hours ago

I'm a 30 years old male 5'7" and currently 135 lbs with about 10% or less body fat, mostly over my abs. I was 195 lbs two years ago (pure fat.) I'm curious if I tried to gain lean mass, how big could I reasonably get eating strict paleo, without... (more)

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ben61820 0 · July 02, 2011 at 12:33 PM

OK, I feel pretty equipped to answer this; I???m 31 years old, 5???11??? and currently 176.5 but when I started lifting (while always paleo) I was 154. This growth has occurred over 9 months. I have never in my life touched an artificial or... (more)

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by 15 · about 14 hours ago

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 145 · about 14 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 102 · about 14 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 364 · about 14 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 5132 · about 14 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 15 · about 14 hours ago

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 18671 · about 14 hours ago

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 143 · about 14 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 1344 · about 14 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 14 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 30 · about 14 hours ago

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 0 · October 29, 2014 at 4:12 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 · October 29, 2014 at 4:06 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 50 · October 29, 2014 at 3:50 AM

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 · October 29, 2014 at 3:49 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 25 · October 29, 2014 at 3:43 AM

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 210 · October 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

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 10 · October 29, 2014 at 3:30 AM

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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