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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 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 1132 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

We've all heard and seen stories of people being fat and becoming leaner on Paleo diet. What about the reverse? Is there anyone out there who's gone from "skinny thin" to "lean thin" purely by eating paleo? I'd really love to see if so.... (more)

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animalcule 0 · February 24, 2011 at 11:07 AM

I am a 25-year-old woman and have been underweight since I was 3 years old. I have a small frame and look fairly healthy at my low weight, but still consider myself too thin. I think I'd look my best in the 'ideal' BMI range, and I'm only 5 lbs... (more)

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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 143 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

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 · 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 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 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 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 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 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)