Macronutrients

Macronutrients

Macronutrients Questions

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 · about 5 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 2626 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 10 · about 5 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 6 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 257 · about 6 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 · about 6 hours ago

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 787 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 729 · about 6 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 6 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 6 hours ago

I'm pretty new to Leangains (about two or three weeks now) and I've been doing paleo for the better part of a year. I have no issues on rest days with high protein, a good amount of fat, and carbs low (around 15% or less of calorie intake). My... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM

High-protein, lower-fat days - Chicken breast, chicken tenderloins, egg whites, tuna, white fish, lean pork and beef cuts. I'm not a fan of low-fat dairy products, but am a fan of Whey protein. Moderate-protein, high-fat days - Fattier cuts of... (more)

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by 104 · about 6 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 531 · about 6 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 208 · about 6 hours ago

I know we don't recommend drinking our calories. but as i haven't been getting a healthy variety of vegetables in my diet. does juicing your veggies still allow us to get a lot of our vitamins naturally or is most of that lost in the pulp..?

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tj_8 0 · July 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

i blend.....add berries to make it taste good

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by 1186 · about 6 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 40 · about 6 hours ago

I am 31y, 5'7", 206lbs, and at a comfortable size 14. I have been eating mostly paleo for almost a year now without counting anything. I have been maintaining my weight and getting stronger, but want to lose more of the fat and tone up. I... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · June 26, 2012 at 6:37 AM

There isn't really an ideal, I hate to tell you but in many circumstances many folks have to figure it out for themselves. Ask yourself a few questions, then try a few things, and see what works out the best. I'll even get you started on your... (more)

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