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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:09 AM

Hello paleo hackers, So I have been paleo for about 6 months and have not seen any weightloss yet. I thought I was eating perhaps too much and too many carbs. So started using cronometer and have tracked and made an effort reducing carbs... (more)

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Rej82 0 · May 26, 2014 at 1:16 AM

Hey thanks so much for your response! Calorie wise they recommend 1500ish so I could cut back a little there. My BMI is just in the healthy range (so surely weight to lose)? Waist to height ratio of 44.1 so not amazing but healthy. (more)

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by 0 · September 28, 2014 at 4:12 AM

Hey all, my current diet is about 50% carb, 30% protein and 20% fat (fat and protein percentages will interchange depending on the day). I exercise almost every day so I don't want to get my carbs anywhere below 25% and my carbs are paleo... (more)

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Mlb12c 0 · May 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

@BobK thanks for the response! I was just looking for the most simplistic percentages here, but definitely understand what you're saying. My activity is usually running a few miles and weight training, and I've found that with lower than 25% of... (more)

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:05 AM

I am trying to improve my understanding so as to overcome a fat loss plateau. I'm interested to know if anyone knows if there is any good evidence that says it's best to eat fat/protein/veg at particular times of day. I'm persuaded that meat... (more)

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RonBurgundy 0 · February 06, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Excellent link @Bill Lagakos , thank you.

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by 15966 · about 11 hours ago

I dont recall us covering this on paleohacks so i figured id see what we all think: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20860883 I got the link from reading Metzgar's site where he has two good posts about it. Specifically he has a nice little... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 24, 2010 at 1:57 AM

40% of diet as carbs if probably just fine as long as there is an active lifestyle, undamaged metabolism from an early age, and only healthier natural sources of carbs (and food in general). Few people living today can claim all three of those... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

Does anyone have an accurate source for the macros of purple sweet potatoes? I'm interested in both the purple skin/white flesh and white skin/purple flesh varieties. I've seen both ~86 and ~130 calories per 100g thrown around, with little... (more)

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Johnny_Blaze 0 · July 17, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Scroll to the bottom of this page for details on the purple skin/purple flesh. http://www.stokesfoods.com/nutrition.htm

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by 85 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, I know cheese and dairy in general are a gray area in Paleo. However, should you decide for its consumption, what types of cheese are in terms of macros the most interesting? I am aware its best to have cheese made from raw, full-fat... (more)

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MPie 0 · August 27, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Since all (I think) cheese is more-or-less fermented dairy, you'll be left with minimal lactose. That means you'll have only protein and fat. I'm sure different cheeses will have different fat-to-protein ratios, and maybe contain a small amount of... (more)

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by 69 · about 10 hours ago

The 80/10/10 diet is as many of you know 80% carbs, 10% protein, 10% fat. What is the paleo / primal breakdown. thanks

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greymouser 0 · August 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

There is a broad spectrum of nutritional profiles for macronutrients that one could arrive at if eating a general "paleo" diet. Personally, I eat isocalorically -- 33% c/p/f -- but there's no reason 80/10/10 couldn't work for a paleo eater.... (more)

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by 28 · about 10 hours ago

I'm following a higher carb version of Paleo that includes starches like white rice and potatoes and high sugar fruits (I moderate the fructose intake). I find that starch fuels my workouts amazingly but doesn't boost my mental acuity as much.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Everyone is different. In this respect, I recommend trying a couple N=1 experiments where for a couple weeks, you limit fruit and increase your starchy vegetable consumption, and then try the opposite for a couple weeks.

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by 2626 · about 10 hours ago

Fat-lovers advise us to fast at least occasionally. Depleting readily available glucose causes the body to burn fat, leading to fat-adaptation and all manner of good outcomes. Conventional-wisdom carb-lovers advise us to never fast. Depleting... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Generally, if your fast is under 16h, you'll first burn through your muscle glycogen stores, and then make ketones. After that you may or may not start catabolizing muscle. The question is at what point. You can ignore ketone blood/urine tests... (more)

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

Okay, straight up, I'm new to this. I'm coming from 80/10/10 high carb raw vegan (yeah I know what you're thinking), so I'm about 1 month into Paleo now. I'm doing a ton of research daily, but I don't know if I'm really getting the whole picture,... (more)

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TMJ 0 · July 04, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I think your body is just transitioning. when I switched to Paleo from a crappy SAD 5 month binge last Nov. I went through the "low carb flu" for a good month fatigue, brain fog, sore muscles, maliase. I still didn't feel my best until March... (more)

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by 153 · about 10 hours ago

I'm keen on becoming fat adapted, but when I research it all I can find are people looking to get into ketosis (which personally, I'm not interested in) I was wondering if it was possible to become fat adapted while keeping carbs at 100-150g? Is... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Achieve a slight calorie deficit. Exercise. ***I should note that number 1 is not necessary. Ultimately, what you want to do is become efficient at storing and depleting muscle glycogen, so that you don't eat carbs and burn them only to crash.... (more)

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by 1772 · September 28, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I want to collect a diverse sampling of what foods people rely on, and see if any good or new ideas come up, as well as to just get a feel for what the community seems to prefer. Please format your answer as follows protein: x food fibrous... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

What's got my attention currently: protein: pork (though beef is a close second) fibrous carb/non-starchy vegetable: arugula (#1 by a wide margin) fat source: olive oil and butter (haven't used coconut oil in ages) complex/starchy carb source:... (more)

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

I've seen and tried all types of different ratios for macronutrients (protein,fat,carbs)such as 50/30/20, 25/35/40, but I always end up cheating, going carb crazy and eating non pale foods for the whole weekend. I have a serious issue with portion... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Sometimes I even do 2 -3 WODS a day. Whoah. I've never done crossfit, but I know it's crazy-intense and there's a point where you're doing too much. We're supposed to be getting healthy, not breaking ourselves down. Unless I'm totally out... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

So for some background on me, im a male 20 years old 175 lbs. I did a bodybuilding competition earlier this year and i hated the diet i was on so i recently made the switch to paleo. when i first started i saw awesome results but now it seems its... (more)

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jake_16 0 · April 29, 2013 at 7:04 PM

i don't think you're counting calories accurately, but low calories will not have any impact on your ability to enter ketosis. i mean, you enter ketosis when you're starving to death.

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by 729 · September 25, 2014 at 3:58 AM

to OPTIMIZE the performance of ones explosive training or heavy lifting or even hypertrophy work, eating the lowest amount of protein\fat required(and not being deficient in any way) and filling the rest of the calories with carbs would be... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 26, 2013 at 1:53 AM

I'm not sure about the phrasing of "eating the lowest amount of protein\fat required(and not being deficient in any way) and filling the rest of the calories with carbs". However, I'd agree to something pretty close ... for explosive movement,... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hello there! I am a 15 year old female, who is very serious about being fit and healthy. I am now running about six days a week, 30-40 miles, and weightlifting three days, full body. (I use to lift weights a lot more, but I guess my hormones were... (more)

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by 257 · about 10 hours ago

Do you eat the same foods or macro ratios every day, or change things around? And how often? In terms of overall food intake (by calories, if you like) I think it's good to vary your intake, some days eating more to boost metabolism, some days... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 31, 2013 at 4:37 AM

I've settled into a 2-day cycle. One day I eat fruit, low-carb salad and as much meat as I want. Day 2 is a "veggie roast" with carrots and other colorful veggies baked with butter; I frequently bake a potato and top it with the veggie roast. I... (more)

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by 729 · September 28, 2014 at 3:56 AM

did any one who fasted more than 24h noticed muscle loss? what macronutrient is the most muscle sparing?

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MarcPH 0 · March 22, 2013 at 8:43 PM

I've fasted up to 40 hours more than once. I've seen no measurable loss in muscle mass or loss in strength based on major lifts. I'd go with protein, but that's far from optimal. If you're looking to retain muscle you shouldn't be focusing on... (more)

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by 0 · September 25, 2014 at 3:55 AM

I compete in physique /figure and am preparing for my first competition of 2013 in 5 weeks. I have really been struggling with my food and training thus far. What worked for me last year I just can't get my head around it,hours of cardio,... (more)

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Bobby_Shazzam 0 · March 09, 2013 at 2:41 PM

The scale is not your friend here. A female friend of mine transitioned over to paleo from SAD after watching me lose weight on Paleo and she actually gained a few pounds over the first month but she was absolutely losing fat. I don't think she... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

Hey guys, I've tried to look up some other threads and I still couldn't find an answer to my question. When you're eating towards your protein intake for lean body mass do you count the protein from fat and vegetables? For example, my lean body... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 01, 2013 at 4:35 PM

How do you guys do it? Some people here count their calories and macros religiously. Other people here think those people are batshit-crazy. After using a down-to-the-calorie type counter for about 5 years, I stopped using it about two years ago,... (more)

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by 777 · about 10 hours ago

Could some of you guys that do high fat post a list of what you eat on a general day please? Just to get some ideas of what i could be eating, im a bit sick of avocados & butter with everything, i'd just eat more fatty meat or eggs but people... (more)

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sage_ 0 · February 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

avocado goes with everything and is delicious by itself

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, This is my 2nd day paleo and I'm trying to get my ratios right. I've done an incredible amount of reading the last two days on this topic but need advice! I'm 5'8", roughly 140lbs. Today I did 42/38/18 protein/fat/carbs, 1800 cals. My... (more)

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ecks 0 · April 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Are you coming from a standard american diet with a high ratio of carbohydrates? If so then that grumble is actually likely to be hunger... Sounds like you are going through the same thing I did where at the start of your paleo conversion you just... (more)

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by 222 · about 10 hours ago

So yeah, the title. Plus any other things that have been The Deciding Factor in your sleep quality. I've been healing from a spinal fusion following a fracture and lately I've had some serious issues falling asleep (it used to just be staying... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · February 04, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Recently heard on Robb Wolf's podcast that the insulin released after eating carbs can lower cortisol, making it easier to fall asleep. So, evening starch could be good.

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hi Everyone! I have been stalking paleohacks for a while now and just signed up today. I'm on Day 1 of my new paleo lifestyle change and thought it would be the perfect time to join the fun. I have a quick question though: I am struggling to get... (more)

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CD 0 · January 07, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I would say, at this stage, worrying about macro-nutrient ratios is premature. Focus on healthy eating. Early in the process, I suggest eliminating as much as possible (Dairy, Grains (of course), Rice, Night Shades, etc). And focus on eating... (more)

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by 15 · September 29, 2014 at 3:48 AM

I have been drinking lots of kale smoothies with kale, cucumber, celery and avocado. I would think that these smoothies are largely fulfilling my need for vitamins and minerals. As for macronutrients, I was wondering how grass fed beef jerky and... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 15, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I would not assume that your kale smoothies are fulfilling your vitamins and minerals, I'd look up the nutrition data on each and find out for sure. Also, lots of raw kale constantly might not be the healthiest thing, you're going to absorb more... (more)