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by 0 · May 26, 2014 at 04:18 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 01:16 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 · May 29, 2014 at 06:06 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 02:59 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 · February 06, 2014 at 08:42 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 08:34 AM

Excellent link @Bill Lagakos , thank you.

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by 15831 · October 24, 2010 at 01:57 AM

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 01:57 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 · August 28, 2013 at 06:21 AM

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 04:16 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 · September 01, 2013 at 07:19 AM

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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gifford 0 · September 01, 2013 at 07:19 AM

All I know is raw milk cheese is legal only if it is aged over 6 months. The older the cheese the tastier, imo. At that point it won't contain lactose. Try to get stuff that's ingredients are milk as opposed to "milk protein concentrate" or "skim... (more)

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by 69 · August 20, 2013 at 03:22 AM

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 06:09 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 · July 26, 2013 at 02:45 AM

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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Natali 0 · July 25, 2013 at 05:40 PM

More fruit will just make everything worse, you'll be stuck in the vicious carb cycle. I think making the switch from a carb-burning metabolism to a fat-burning is the best way to stop the sugar crash. That way your body will use your own fat for... (more)

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by 2611 · July 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

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 · July 04, 2013 at 03:37 PM

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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dzone 0 · June 20, 2013 at 02:17 PM

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by 153 · May 31, 2013 at 10:46 PM

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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Jim_26 0 · May 31, 2013 at 04:50 PM

I thought you needed 50-65% fat calories, but I'm not really sure. Maybe these links will help you. It mentions daily carbs of 100-150 grams IF you are highly active. I'm not sure what qualifies as highly active, it can be pretty subjective. ... (more)

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by 1768 · May 17, 2013 at 09:23 PM

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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foreveryoung 0 · May 17, 2013 at 09:18 PM

Protein*:* fish (wild salmon, various whitefish varieties), chicken, eggs fibrous/non-starchy vegetable*:* broccoli and asparagus fat source*:* avocado, olive oil complex/starchy carb source*:* sweet potatoes, Ezekiel bread, brown rice fruit... (more)

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by 10 · May 15, 2013 at 04:48 AM

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 · April 30, 2013 at 03:43 AM

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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turkeytyme 0 · April 30, 2013 at 03:43 AM

If anything, eating fewer calories is more likely to put you into ketosis. How long did you track your food intake? You may be getting more carbs than you think.

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by 678 · April 29, 2013 at 07:42 PM

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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hardeepsura 0 · April 29, 2013 at 07:42 PM

Hey there I asked a similar question couple days ago and got a really good response. Check it out http://paleohacks.com/questions/193429/best-foods-for-bodybuilding-building-muscle-strength-recovery-and-why#axzz2RsoN5GzN (more)

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by 0 · April 06, 2013 at 01:58 AM

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 269 · March 31, 2013 at 04:37 AM

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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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM

i agree with the reasons you listed as well as-i think its wise to constantly change things up..with exercise as well as foods and macros and caloric intake. The more variety the better. Most plants have toxicity so rotating them prevents same... (more)

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by 678 · April 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

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

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Nance 0 · April 05, 2013 at 10:44 PM

(muscle loss?) In a word, no. I tend to feel really good from 18 hours on, so I tend to be relatively active during and after a fast. When I finally eat, I have a complete meal with meat, fruit and vegetables and muscle size/tone either stays... (more)

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by 0 · March 09, 2013 at 02:41 PM

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 02:41 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 · March 01, 2013 at 04:35 PM

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 04:35 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 · February 26, 2013 at 06:51 PM

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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ccorradino 0 · February 26, 2013 at 06:24 PM

I start with the Bulletproof coffee, 50g coconut oil and 50g butter. I drink 1.5 cups Kefir with 25-50g coconut oil which is delicious. 6-9 Large eggs for dinner is not unusual, cooked ih 20g bacon fat or ghee. Ghee may be a tasty discovery for... (more)

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by 0 · June 01, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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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Mash 0 · February 18, 2013 at 09:51 AM

Just aim for around 0.5lb to 1.0lb (0.25kg to 0.5kg) per day of meat or fish. Let’s say our athlete is an 80 kg man. Then maximum muscle gain will be achieved at a protein intake of 1.875*80 = 150 g/day. Toxicity will begin somewhere between 150... (more)

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by 222 · February 04, 2013 at 09:57 PM

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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tbunchylulu 0 · February 04, 2013 at 09:57 PM

Taking Vitamin D in the morning and magnesium at night (in the form of ZMA) has helped a lot. Also quitting VLC and IF as well as installing F.lux on my Macbook. I sleep so soundly now 8-9 hours/night when I used to be a light sleeper and get... (more)

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by 0 · January 07, 2013 at 02:43 PM

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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RK 0 · January 07, 2013 at 02:08 PM

There are a couple of different schools of thought. The Perfect Health Diet (and a lot of other people) recommend: protein - 15%; carbs - 20%; fats - 65%. From one of my food diary pages, I ate 1727 calories: 65 g protein, 86 g carbs, 125 g... (more)

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by 15 · December 15, 2012 at 01:28 PM

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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dzone 0 · December 15, 2012 at 09:43 AM

Agreed, going Raw Vegan IS the best way to become healthy! :-)