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by 3221 · 1 minute ago

Hello all, I've been having trouble losing weight lately, I'm 6' 245 pounds( use to be 289 lb.), so I'm at least 45 pounds overweight still. I exercise 3-4 days a week, cross training with a sandbag and suspension training, I eat a strict... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 12, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Calories matter. Low fat-low carb is simply low calorie.

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by 115 · 19 minutes ago

Like it or not, there are now many credible sources who speaks warmly about the potato diet when it comes to healthy fat-loss. But those it work because it is potatoes and potatoes are magic or can you substitute potatoes for sweet... (more)

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olivia_111 0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:52 PM

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by 40 · 41 minutes ago

Ok, so I've been eating something that more or less resembles a primal diet for a year now. I've lost 30 pounds, and most of that was done doing what I'd call low-fat high-carb paleo. I ate TONS of fruit, yogurt, nuts, and some lean meats and... (more)

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primalpat 0 · April 01, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I did high-fat/low-carb for very long time, and I felt like heck. I was stubborn and didn't want to give it up because it wasn't "paleo". Now I eat high carb, moderate protein and I've scaled back my fat. If I eat a high-fat/low carb meal, my... (more)

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by 430 · about 1 hour ago

I'm 14, and I'm learning about "a healthy lifestyle" at the minute in biology, and I have to say, it's filled with crap. We were given a set of questions that we had to answer. One was "What should Sally cook with if she wants to lose weight;... (more)

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Kara_1 0 · October 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Yes. One person creates some idea and they all follow- look at the medical and veterinary community, the dental community, and the research community (though they have a different motive!= big pharma) They can't suddenly say they're wrong (unless... (more)

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by 476 · about 1 hour ago

It is a perfectly paleo approach to have very low consumption of both fat and animal products. Infact i'd argue that most of the studied paleo populations follow such a diet.

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Bill1102inf 0 · July 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM

No Place, at any time going backwards in history did someone track down and kill a beast and then turn their nose up at the meat and fat in order to eat some freaking leaves.

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by 5381 · about 1 hour ago

Okay, in trying to figure out my high stimulated state on low carb, I came across the following: "In a 5-day metabolic study of five normal medical students given a liquid diet, such as that given to preoperative peptic ulcer patients ... (more)

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Justin_10 0 · July 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM

You also have to take into account what FORTIFIED foods are in the SAD. Don't know if the study makes a whole lot of practical sense.

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by 1489 · about 1 hour ago

I was just wondering if anyone on here does a high protein diet? What happens when you eat a diet primarily of protein with low carbs and low fats? I remember reading once that what your body cannot use of protein, it wastes. Does that mean you... (more)

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Adam_18 0 · June 06, 2012 at 1:52 PM

After reading Brad Pilon's "How much Protein?" own trial and error, fasting experiments, I finally found the answer (that works for me). Eat. Real. Food. Not a whole lot, but enough to sustain, repair, and build a healthy body. I don't track... (more)

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by 7970 · about 2 hours ago

Has anyone else noticed that Fage Total now has half the fat? I thought at first I could still find the 20g fat/serving stuff at Whole Foods and for some reason they had the 10g fat/serving stuff at a different store - they still have the 20g fat... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · November 02, 2011 at 2:59 PM

HA! I was just dealing with this issue this morning while hunting for a full fat greek yoghurt - I have snack duty this week for my daughter's preschool class and was asked to bring a container of ranch dip. I wanted to make Mark's Daily Apple's... (more)

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by 39841 · about 2 hours ago

First off, let me preface this by stating that I'm not now nor have I ever been a proponent of zero carb diets. I don't believe that they are necessarily unhealthy, but there are a lot of unanswered questions. The fact that so many feel great... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 31, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Because you have to eat something, and eating only protein is impossible [rabbit starvation]. So it has to be fat. You say you can't fathom how eating fat helps in weight loss, but the point is to practice beta oxidation pathways i.e. upregulate... (more)

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by 24523 · about 2 hours ago

There are many paleos who either Lost a bunch of weight and are no longer losing weight Are gaining weight Why not cut the fat, and even count calories for a while? I understand that fat is good. But let's do the math, which is really just me... (more)

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Evan_1 0 · September 30, 2011 at 9:00 PM

This answer somewhat inconveniently addresses both of your recent inconvenient questions: I've been following following the recent debate as well, and can't help but think that its looking more and more like cyclical diets/eating habits will be... (more)

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by 75 · about 2 hours ago

A friend of mine called me today and told me that her super cute 15-month-old just had a doctor's appointment and his height and head circumference are off the charts with regards to percentiles (greater than 100%) and his weight is at 95% and her... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 17, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Tell her to ask the pediatrician if low fat milk is so good for the kid how come human breast milk has 54% saturated fat? Is it because God or evolution are not that smart and dont follow the opinions of narrow minded "experts" The kids head... (more)

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by 2052 · about 2 hours ago

I know there are a bunch of you out there who are up on the starches, but has anyone taken that a step further? Are there any paleos out there doing a high carb, low fat, low protein diet? Interested to hear from people who are eating in the... (more)

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Sunshine 0 · August 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM

I recently transitioned into the high carb/low fat paleo from high fat/ low carb with great success, although, the initial effects were a bit intimidating. Water retention was definitely present and occurred almost immediately. However, the... (more)

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by 85 · about 2 hours ago

Bottom line, I'm doing paleo and I'm losing weight rapidly but feel terrible and I'm extremely irritable with friends and family. By terrible I mean: constant hunger and distracting cravings, inability to concentrate, sleepiness, shakiness and... (more)

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peter_5 0 · August 19, 2011 at 12:42 PM

You CAN NOT do endurance exercise and weights on a calorie deficit. End of story. You need to eat fat and you need to eat starches. Sorry Masochist, but your plan is bad and you are going to feel shit. 1) eat enough carbs for you running -... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

My Mom just emailed me to ask for advice. My aunt is turning 70 and they want to get her a cake for the birthday party. However, it turns out she was just diagnosed with two serious liver problems. The first disease is called hemochromatosis, and... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · July 12, 2011 at 4:47 PM

As long as she eats starchy carbs I don't see the problem with low fat for treating fatty liver. Here's a very good article by chris on non-alcoholic FLD http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/cholesterol-blog.html (more)

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by 173 · about 2 hours ago

I have tried this guy's products and thought they were decent. Today I was reading his blog, just by chance and what he was saying made sense about how people are lazy and want a pill for everything. He reports a huge success rate with patients... (more)

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sarah_ann 0 · June 29, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Red flag number one: He types with varying degrees of font size. If you can't get your point across using normal uniform text, they you are just trying to market something. But wait! There's more! Red flag number two: Pictures of his face... (more)

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by 1023 · about 2 hours ago

Like most people on here, I am convinced that eating a low fat, vegetarian diet is less than optimal and closer to unhealthy for most. However, I can only find positive results/reviews regarding those who stared eating according to the Ornish... (more)

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mari 0 · June 06, 2011 at 12:17 AM

The easy answer is that its loads better than the SAD. Optimal? Nope. But when you cut out refined grains, processed foods, excess fructose, excess linoleic acid etc. and you lose weight, I guarantee your health will improve. If you then switched... (more)

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by 10919 · about 2 hours ago

http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/169/20/1873 Just read about this study in a blog ad it basically says that put on the same number of calories (1500) both sets of Obese adults lost an average of 30 pounds but the low fat SAD group... (more)

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Simibee 0 · May 23, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Regardless of the fat content of their diet, obese adults losing weight are automatically on a high fat diet: their own body fat!

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by 987 · about 2 hours ago

I've been trying to do the whole high fat, low carb paleo thing for a while. It never seems to work out for me. I usually feel pretty miserable. And here I am, still almost 30 pounds over weight. So, I'm trying the opposite. I'm going to... (more)

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Stabby 0 · April 28, 2011 at 1:32 AM

Must we think in false dichotomies? If low carb doesn't work for you try like 25% of calories as carbs, it will probably be better. Also what kind of fats are you eating? It is imperative to keep omega 6 fats to a reasonable range, especially if... (more)

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by 2581 · about 2 hours ago

Just wondering what your thoughts on them and their diet.

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Katie 0 · July 22, 2010 at 5:19 AM

I was an adherent to the Doug Graham way for a little over two years. From what I could tell interacting with a large part of the community during that time, 80-10-10 leaves you either emaciated and skinny, or emaciated and fat. There are only a... (more)

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by 56616 · about 2 hours ago

Have there been any studies similar to the Ornish one, which used low-fat to reverse heart disease, which used a low-carb diet?

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Chris_1 0 · June 06, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Ornish's study is poorly designed, and didn't reverse heart disease. http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00000471 "Experimental-group patients were prescribed a lifestyle program including a low-fat vegetarian diet, moderate aerobic exercise,... (more)

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by 1655 · about 2 hours ago

I know, I know Yogurt isn't Paleo... My apologies! According to the paleo theory of the world (which I buy into!) -- which of the following is closer to the ideal paleo diet: regular yogurt or low-fat yogurt? I'm guessing regular yogurt,... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · April 06, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Low-fat is pointless. Regular yogurt is okay. Greek yogurt is best. To quote primal guru Mark Sisson, "Raw, fermented, full-fat dairy is probably best." In his blog post called "The Definitive Guide to Dairy" he says: Tons of traditional,... (more)

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by 157 · October 31, 2014 at 4:07 AM

I'm just curious about whether there is any evidence to show that a low fat diet leads to vitamin D deficiency. Both my parents have recently been told to take supplements and I'm suspicious that their low fat diets is part of the cause.

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elf27 0 · June 17, 2013 at 6:18 PM

I really like this article from stephan guyenet at wholehealthsource: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2010/04/magnesium-and-vitamin-d-metabolism.html I'm no expert but it seems like vitamin D absorption is really complicated and even... (more)

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by 1772 · October 31, 2014 at 4:06 AM

A recent question drew my attention to Nate Miyaki, and he's seems pretty legit to me. He seems to be recommending quite a bit of starch for people that lift weights. However, he seems to recommend that fats be kept very low when feasting on so... (more)

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tomo 0 · May 27, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I believe it is because carbs raise your insulin levels which promotes fat storage. Thus if you don't have much fat in your blood, it cannot be stored in fat cells.

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by 20 · October 31, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Hi paleohackers. The other day on youtube I noticed that durianrider (the deficient-or so we're told-raw vegan) posted yet another one of his nearly perfect and comprehensive blood lipid tests (cholesterol, trigs, AGES, urea, uric acid,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

If you don't feel that a particular person has legitimate credentials, don't buy their book. If I don't find various herbivorous cults to be appealing, I won't join them. Easy peasy.

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by 1005 · October 31, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Once earlier this summer, I experimented with a very low carb, very low fat diet because I heard they're effective for losing fat...(I know it was probably dumb of me) No grains, no potatoes, no fruit, no nuts...It wasn't a true paleo diet because... (more)

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David_28 0 · December 27, 2012 at 4:44 AM

A Ver low carb, very low fat diet isn't a good idea.. You would be better off with a moderate to low carb, moderate protein, higher fat diet.

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