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by 156 · October 29, 2014 at 3:07 AM

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 5838 · October 29, 2014 at 3:07 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 3 · October 28, 2014 at 4:01 AM

(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 1772 · October 28, 2014 at 3:52 AM

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 85 · October 28, 2014 at 3:36 AM

For leaning out purposes, why is it better to keep heartrate at65-75%' rather than higher for the duration of cardio? If you aren't consuming carbs won't it be fat that is burned anyway? Thanks peeps:)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 12, 2012 at 9:23 PM

It's all BS, IMHO. Do high intensity intervals and get the best of both worlds.

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by 125 · October 28, 2014 at 3:32 AM

I am a 32 year old female, currently 121 pounds, 5'1, desk job, crossfit 5x a week in the evenings after work. I have been about 85% paleo since June 2011 and strict paleo for the last 3 months. Although I have lost some weight and gained some... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · March 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Glycolytically demanding exercise 5x a week + IF is a really BAD IDEA for most people. You just can't possibly refill your tank on broccoli in less than 24 hrs especially if you aren't eating for most of them! Combine all of the above + Tea or... (more)

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by 580 · October 28, 2014 at 3:12 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 28, 2014 at 3:10 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 248 · October 26, 2014 at 3:03 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 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 3521 · October 23, 2014 at 3:42 AM

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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