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by 0 · April 05, 2014 at 7:24 AM

I am 16 yo female, around 115lb, 5'5.5". Want to gain muscle, lose fat, get strong. I lift heavy 4-5x a week, HIIT/plyometrics 2-3x a week, power yoga 2x a week. I started counting macros last week and have felt great. I hit my goal daily... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 05, 2014 at 6:29 AM

I would go with yes...but that's really just speculation. Glycogen takes quite a bit of carbs to replete, so if you're working out that often bumping your carbs every few days may be wise. Should maybe take a look at Athlete.io, it's a bit... (more)

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by 15 · April 05, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Jan 05, 2014 14:21 By Jack Hardy John Cisna from Iowa, US, lost nearly 40lbs during an experiment that saw him eat every meal at his local McDonald's restaurant 1532 Shares Share Tweet Email A daring science teacher who survived... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 04, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Thanks for advertising McDonald's here. Obviously this is McD's way of getting their own Jared and doing image control disguised as news, and you fell for it. This isn't news, it's a spamvertorial, no different than the guy who lost weight on... (more)

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by 0 · March 31, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Hello! I'm a 25 year old female with 30-40 pounds to lose. I have lost almost 100 lbs, but this last 30-40 has been difficult. I currently weight 175lb and I am about 5ft. I would love some help tweaking my nutrition to get this fat off... (more)

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thhq 0 · March 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Your calorie total and macros look ok. I would swap fish for the whey protein - for simplicity a can of tuna, sardines or shrimp for each whey ration. Also start walking 1-2 hours a day. That should cut into the remaining weight better than... (more)

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by 225 · March 04, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Heard this mentioned on a podcast. I'm curious as to why it isn't being widely used in the paleo community. Is there something besides the gluten in there that people don't like? Seems like a far better option than the various other... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 04, 2014 at 6:25 AM

I used to to very much enjoy good bread. When I was first sliding towards paleo (Blood Sugar Solution, 4 Hour Body, Primal Blueprint) I really missed bread. I made sure it was part of my cheat day and even investigated store bought 'paleo... (more)

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by 0 · February 22, 2014 at 2:35 AM

I shoot for 50/35/15 (F/P/C) split with my daily macros, I consume 2700-2800 cals a day, 6'0 200 pounds 14% bf, moderately active I strength train 30-4 times a week. question is should I be more focused on how many grams of each or just the... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · February 22, 2014 at 2:35 AM

I guess it depends what your goal is. Ideally you want to count your proteins in grams (IMO), carbs and fats are just a see-saw so it really doesn't matter as far as weight in grams go, unless you're trying to maintain something like ketosis. (more)

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by 0 · February 18, 2014 at 5:35 PM

I am working my way toward going VLC (35-40g), or at least cycling in days of being VLC with moderate-to-low carb days. For those of you that track macros/cals, do you count the carbs that come from fiber into your total daily carb intake? Or do... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM

From what i've read a small number of VLCers weight loss stalls when they add in fibrous veggies after a period of none, although that's all anecdotal stuff I've heard here & there, god knows what they were actually eating. I think if... (more)

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by 0 · February 05, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I'm looking to lose fat, and wondering if I should be tracking macros and what they should be at. Can someone help me out? I want to make sure I"m getting enough fat while keeping carbs as low as I should.

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karbonbased 0 · February 05, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Tracking both is easy with a number of different apps. I use MyFitnessPal, it's nice and free.

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by 0 · January 10, 2014 at 7:17 AM

I have been researching paleo now for the last two weeks and i got to say i get confused, and the more i read the worse it gets. I was hoping you guys can help me with some on the macros manly carbohydrates! Age: 20 Weight: 141ib --... (more)

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daz 0 · January 10, 2014 at 12:24 AM

macros don't really matter too much* imo (*no need to hit extremes in any macro), just eat clean & find out what works for you. you could start off trying these "Our recommended macros are 30% carb 15% protein 55% fat..." & if... (more)

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by 228 · November 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM

My macros from day to day fluctuate a ton. I don't count calories or macros, but from what I eat, I sometimes go from 10 percent fat or carbs one day, and then 60-70 the next. Is there any problem with this health wise. What about athletics and... (more)

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OuroborossoroboruO 0 · November 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM

I believe that Mark Sisson's view is that as long as they average out to a good macro ratio(whatever that happens to be for you) and a calorie surplus/deficit that fits your goals it's all good. That makes sense to me.

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by 135 · October 01, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Yo paleofolks, So I got this question that really bugs be. I have been pretty strict paleo for around 6 months. First I got leaner + more muscular. I got into weightlifting like 1 - 2 months ago to gain a lot of strength and... (more)

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riot 0 · October 01, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Samc, your provided site opened once and suddenly went down completely. But no worries, basically I understand that my question was kind of silly. Cooking does not really effect macros significantly... (more)

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by 353 · September 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM

After going the paper/Excel route, I now tracking my macronutrients w/an Android app (FatSecret). It has many plusses, but now that I've switched my food strategy to LeanGains (a mashup of intermittent fasting and cyclical keto), I need an app... (more)

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by 353 · September 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM

After going the paper/Excel route, I now tracking my macronutrients w/an Android app (FatSecret). It has many plusses, but now that I've switched my food strategy to LeanGains (a mashup of intermittent fasting and cyclical keto), I need an app... (more)

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by 5 · June 07, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Been low carb (appr. 25–75 g/day) for about a year. Saw great results in energy and fat loss the first month or so, then things kind of stalled. Then I came across the carb refeed idea which made perfect sense to me, so now I have started to try... (more)

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August 0 · June 07, 2013 at 4:55 PM

I've used dates and rice. It is a lot of food. Coming from a low carb background, I was in disbelief about it, but I just wasn't getting and gains until I started pushing it. Here is a warning though- if you are going to use fruit, beware of... (more)

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by 5 · June 05, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Hi! I've been following all the great questions and answers here since starting Primal (admittedly with some major slip ups!) six months ago. I'm hoping you guys can give me some advice and lead me in the right direction with my training and... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 05, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Your plan seems pretty solid to me, I'd just give it time. For me, it took a year to get just barely "normal", two to get some decent body composition, and 8 more to deal with extra fat so I could consider myself fit. Yet I still have room to... (more)

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by 11011 · June 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Pretty self explanatory, an example answer might look like: I have a 40/40/30 carb protein fat split, a bmi of 25 and a bf% of 12% Using this BMI Calc. And estimating my BF using: Alternate BF estimator image for women:... (more)

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meg_6 0 · June 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

24 yo female macros 15/25/60 carb/protein/fat most days (I usually get 100+ grams of protein per day, and 100+ g of fat per day, with carbs around 50 g.) Measurements: 34-26-38 / BMI: 21 Estimated bf% based on pics in link 23-24% Now - Can I... (more)

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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 4:50 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 80 · April 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I was hoping you guys could share some collective knowledge regarding women and IF. My wife and I have started the program. We're about a month in, with mixed to little results. Our goal is a cut. She does 2-3 crossfit style workouts per week,... (more)

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by 2094 · April 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM

-thought it might be helpful to get a collection of on-line calculators all in one place for those just starting out and trying to dial in their numbers or those looking to change things up. (if they take into account paleo-primal even better)... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 08, 2013 at 7:40 AM

The Mirror. But, as sugested, I also like a lot The Keto Calculator for dieting, it deserves a look just for how much care has been put on it. To keep track and make the total account of how much I've eaten on a daily basis, something like... (more)

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by 20 · March 07, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I track using myfitnesspal.com. I just started Paleo 6 days ago and I feel great. Down 4 pounds already! And this big Baker's Cyst on my knee that I've had for a couple years has shrunk by at least half. Wasn't expecting that. very happy. Anyway, ... (more)

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Jessie_6 0 · March 07, 2013 at 3:16 PM

You guys are so thorough! Here's some of the info. I'm a 40 year old woman. I'm 204 pounds. I was 250 one year ago, so yay me. While I obviously need to lose more weight, I am not doing paleo only as a weight loss diet. Of course I am looking to... (more)

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by 1768 · March 07, 2013 at 4:23 PM

The reason I'm asking is because I'm wondering if people who eat very low carb ever increase their carbs, or if they are always kept very low, even once goal bodyweight is reached. I also want to know what works for different people and what... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · March 07, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Amen. Great answer.

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by 1768 · November 02, 2013 at 5:44 PM

I heard about this from a buddy of mien at the gym. It is basically saying that meal timing and food quality doesn't matter- as long as you hit your macros (daily calories and protein/fat/carb ratios) you'll have just as good of results. That is,... (more)

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Cm 0 · November 02, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Ive been following IIFYM for about a week now and already, my stress levels have gone down because Im not worried about eating too many carbs or too much fat. I follow the guidelines and have realized I need to eat more. I dont feel IIFYM needs... (more)

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by 343 · January 02, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Hi all, This is probably going to sound a tad neurotic, but I'm trying to figure out a rough idea of calories and macros in oxtail. I'm currently transitioning from low-carb paleo to the Jaminets' Perfect Health approach, so until I'm used to the... (more)

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CD 0 · January 02, 2013 at 7:37 PM

for ROM -- http://lmgtfy.com/?q=oxtail+nutritional+value&l=1 262 calories per 100g yield after bone removed with 14.3g fat. That would be, for 600g oxtail: 1572 Calories 774 Calories from fat 86g Fat Divide by 5 to get per serving: 314... (more)

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by 60 · September 05, 2012 at 1:02 AM

So I have a question regarding mixing macros at a meal. Can you mix protein carbs and fats in a meal? Will it hinder fat loss or actually promote fat gain? I am going to start doing am IF approach to eating(it seems logical to do because I cannot... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · September 05, 2012 at 12:39 AM

theres nothing wrong wth mixing all three macronutriment in one meal, but i would prob eat a little more protein

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by 6629 · July 13, 2012 at 2:00 AM

If a human consumes lets say 400 more grams of either protein/carbs/fat in isolation, which one is MORE fattening?

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Alvaro 0 · July 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Actually protein and carbs. are the only ones that trigger an insulin response, the latter having the higher Glycemic index. Answer: CARBS

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by 20 · July 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

So i'm bulking at 3300 and gaining so far 3lbs this month. 3300~ 205g carb, 152 fat, 301g protein thanks

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Jared_Krauss 0 · July 08, 2012 at 5:50 AM

First, are you trying to be Paleo? Second, where are you macro-nutrients coming from? Third, if you're not Paleo, do you want to be? Fourth, what is your age, sex, weight, height? Fifth, post some of your workouts from the past couple days... (more)