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by 88 · about 24 hours ago

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 · about 24 hours ago

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 · about 24 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 229 · about 24 hours ago

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 1005 · about 24 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 1772 · about 24 hours ago

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 · about 24 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 50 · about 24 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 35 · about 24 hours ago

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)

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by 25 · October 25, 2014 at 3:42 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 195 · October 25, 2014 at 3:42 AM

It's a very basic question, I've read between 20 and 34 g per 100g which is quite a difference it makes it tough when trying to work out how much protein I'm eating. Any help would be helpful, also do most lean meats have a pretty similar... (more)

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uberbulldog 0 · August 07, 2012 at 2:59 PM

go use nutritiondata.com. it provides all carb, fat, protein per item.

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by 210 · October 25, 2014 at 3:32 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 2873 · October 25, 2014 at 3:20 AM

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 · October 25, 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 18 · October 25, 2014 at 3:14 AM

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 · October 25, 2014 at 3:14 AM

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 102 · October 25, 2014 at 3:11 AM

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 580 · October 25, 2014 at 3:10 AM

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 260 · October 25, 2014 at 3:08 AM

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 1344 · October 25, 2014 at 3:06 AM

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 5838 · October 25, 2014 at 3:04 AM

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 30 · October 25, 2014 at 3:01 AM

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 1523 · October 23, 2014 at 4:29 AM

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 10 · October 23, 2014 at 3:56 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 5 · October 23, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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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