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Macronutrients Questions

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

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 85 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 1772 · about 2 hours ago

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 0 · about 2 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 787 · about 2 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 2 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 0 · about 2 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 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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by 50 · about 2 hours ago

How many carbs do I need a day to gain weight and muscle I'm about 135 5'9 trying to get towards 155. Ill be taking in 1.2-1.3x my bodyweight in protein, maybe some high carb low fat workout days and high fat low carb off days!? Also ill be using... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · December 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Carb cycling works very well, but you'll have to make sure you're eating a surplus on training days especially if you want to add weight. In your case, you probably want to be eating somewhere around 20-30% above your maintenance calories whatever... (more)

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by 739 · about 2 hours ago

im currently eating a high carb\low fat on the days i train, and low carb\high fat on the rest day(protein is a must).. my question is, does the macronutriens really matter...can i build muscle(calorie surplus) with fat instead of carbs, or the... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 11, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Yes you can....I did anyhow. So continued. IMO its fairly easy to gain lean mass when you are metabolically healthy. Eating at a surplus is the only REAL requirement. How much volume you plan on doing and at what intensity may determine your... (more)

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by 504 · about 2 hours ago

I usually eat about 2200-3200 cals, depending on what im doing, my macros are for carbs 150-250 grams,sources are sweept potatos, all fruits, and vegetables, and rice. Fats 50-120 grams, i get most of it from olive oil, nut butters, and hummus.... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · October 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM

sound like a balanced diet to me!

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Hey guys,I'm male 22 years old I weigh in at 76kg I'm 181cm Approx 11% bodyfat I use the leangains method for cutting, plus 10% on training days and minus 35%on my rest days My calorie needs seem to be 3000 on training day,this adds up to 450gr... (more)

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Asclepius 0 · October 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I dug out an old spreadsheet a quickly plugged in your numbers. Assuming the following: Height: 181cm Age 22 BF: 11% LBM: 68kg Weight: 76kg Your BMR works out at around 1850. I plugged in a low activity factor and protein values of 2.5kg on... (more)

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by 104 · about 2 hours ago

So this is my 3rd day on Paleo, and I just spent some time going back over what I ate and calculating the calories on LiveStrong.com I had a pretty weak lunch, but I'm still way off on my fat:protein:carb ratios (I've got pretty much a 1:1:1:... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · August 04, 2012 at 12:28 PM

move up to 4 eggs instead of 2 use more butter coconut oil as mentioned above add fatty fish like salmon, sardines which will cover the omega 3s also you can work a little macadamia nut / oil in there as well

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by 789 · about 2 hours ago

Yesterday I had my follow up hydrostatic body fat test, "weighing" in at 29.5%, which is still 'POOR' for my ranking. The lady insisted and insisted on up'ing protein as almost all of what I eat. I mentioned being paleo to her, but she didn't seem... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · August 02, 2012 at 2:43 PM

What's your current intake look like? Protein is the most satiating of the macronutrients, but weight loss is a factor of energy balance, not arbitrary macronutrient values. On a side note, if the woman was unwilling to even listen to your current... (more)

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by 531 · about 2 hours ago

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/health/nutrition/q-and-a-are-high-protein-low-carb-diets-effective.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · July 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

This statement is correct: "1 calorie = 1 calorie" The one is not correct: "1 calorie of egg = 1 calorie of Pepsi" Saying calories-in-calories-out is like saying, "Winning the Super Bowl is as simple as creating a point deficit in your favor... (more)

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by 1186 · about 2 hours ago

Does anyone know of any research on this? I have long thought that women don't thrive as well (I'm not saying they don't thrive at all, chill people) on a diet which includes very high fat, possibly because we naturally have more metabolically... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · July 04, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Blockquote According to Charles Poliquin, if you have little tricep area fat (i.e. no flabby arms) you're what he calls a "carb bitch," meaning you can tolerate carbs very well whether cutting, maintaining, or bulking. Additionally, I've... (more)

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by 343 · about 2 hours ago

Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice from you nice folks... I'll start by saying that I know you cannot spot reduce, however I also know that certain dietary practices (eg. grain-free) are very helpful for losing belly fat, so I'm wondering if... (more)

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tanukicons 0 · June 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I heard about this on a podcast a couple of weeks ago in regards to estrogen dominance causing excessive thigh & lower body fat in women. http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Episode84.pdf Also, I believe Charles Poliquin (sp?)... (more)

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by 1489 · about 3 hours 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 483 · about 3 hours ago

So, I know questions along these lines are asked a lot, and I've been searching and reading for several days, but I'm still confused about my current physical response to paleo. Sorry - this is kind of long, but I wanted to give as much info as... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I'll address what I assume are the likely culprits. You should sincerely ask yourself if your caloric intake jives with your activity level. You seem to be very active and listed a handful of low and high intensity activities you do regularly.... (more)

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by 15 · about 3 hours ago

I've started eating about 50-70% fat on most days and I'm wondering how many grams of carbs to eat and when. I keep reading about upping them once a week or post workout but I don't know what ratios to use. I'm also trying to gauge protein. I'm... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · December 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

If what you're doing is working... don't change a thing. There are a lot of different formulas out there to maximize weight loss, but the bottom line is: don't overeat & do burn calories. From the sounds of it you've really put yourself in a... (more)

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by 4875 · about 3 hours ago

I'm noticing that the warmer it gets, the less fat I want in my diet. I just can't do a meat & vege stir-fry dripping in tallow, which was my go-to meal over the winter, when it is 80+ outside. I'm still having an avocado most days and a... (more)

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killer_Nibs 0 · May 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

seasonal eating for sure, but i can only add to the speculation. Is it shaped by changing daylight hours, and the amount of sunlight we get? Is it an adaptation to the different growing seasons, migration patterns of foods? Is it the temperature,... (more)

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by 1644 · about 3 hours ago

Good fats (n-3, SFA) and bad fats (excessive n-6), good carbs ('taters) and bad carbs (HFCS), but what about good protein and bad protein? Are there any proteins or amino acids that we would do well to minimize or maximize? What about ones that... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · May 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I wouldn't say there are good or bad proteins or amino acids. Just some basic info though: Proteins from animal sources are "complete." That is, they contain all the essential amino acids. Proteins from vegetable sources (or grains) are... (more)

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