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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 245 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 135 · about 3 hours ago

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 354 · about 3 hours ago

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 354 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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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BGottfried 0 · June 07, 2013 at 12:28 PM

So, looked into this a bit: no one really has a definitive Paleo meal plan for a 300g carb refeed, but here's some points I came across: -Most people aim for 300g of carbs over the course of the day, not over one meal. Should make it marginally... (more)

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by 10994 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 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 2097 · about 3 hours ago

-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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jessica_11 0 · April 07, 2013 at 3:06 PM

http://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

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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greymouser 0 · March 07, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Fiber is included in carbohydrates, and is generally not something paleo-rs track. Usually, people are well aware if things are moving smoothly through them. For those with IBS type issues, the kind of fiber becomes important, but that's not... (more)

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by 1772 · about 3 hours ago

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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Eugenia 0 · March 07, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I do about 75 gr of net carbs per day, on average, these days. I went under ketosis for a couple of months too, but I decided that 75 gr is best for me. Sometimes I eat less than that, sometimes over it, but on average, it's about there. As to if... (more)

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by 1772 · about 3 hours ago

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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Daniel_18 0 · January 06, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Im no scientician, but I would wager he is close to right - for his goals. Which are probably "Get huge, pick up bit***S". You will get results with GOMAD, carb loading, IF, Caloric restriction, splits & HIIT. You just pick which one best... (more)

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by 343 · about 3 hours ago

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 68 · about 3 hours ago

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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CD 0 · September 05, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Can you mix protein carbs and fats in a meal -- Absolutely. Heck, the advocado has all three (although 75% of the carbs are fiber). Typically I see people suggest that you need 1 -1.5 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass so 144g protein... (more)

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by 2407 · about 3 hours ago

Ive been VLC meat and greens only, no sugar or starch at all (<20g veggie carb/day) for 6 months now. I feel and look good, but I want more. After seeing such amazing bodies created by the leangains approach, I want to give it a try. Carbs... (more)

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Ralph_Furley 0 · June 21, 2012 at 3:26 AM

I know that you were probably looking for a more specific answer when you posted your question, but I believe that you will have to experiment. I've been using the Leangains approach for a couple of months and I'm still making adjustments.

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by 18 · about 3 hours ago

Hi there, I'm a 46 y/o female who is eating Primal. My daily foods consist of free range organic eggs, chicken sausages (nitrate free), salmon, tuna, chicken, full fat yogurt, avocados, raw nuts (almond & cashews) and lots of vegetables. (no... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 08, 2012 at 1:32 AM

it's an extremely individual thing, and I honestly think that if you're eating real food within your proper calorie deficit range, reducing stress, and exercising properly you'll be able to lose fat and build muscle. Carb cycling works well for... (more)

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by 1683 · about 4 hours ago

I know most people say "don't count calories" and I've posted a question on calories before, but here I go. Sorry, it's a bit long :D Any of you every find calorie restriction to NOT work?! I'm still in the process of trying to find out my... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · January 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Firstly, why do you want to lose weight? Unless you are carrying a lot of abdominal fat, I'd say that you are a healthy weight. You have a BMI of 25 and 20-30% fat is a healthy level for a young woman. For an active young woman doing cross-fit 5... (more)

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by 215 · October 24, 2014 at 4:49 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 5 · October 24, 2014 at 4:39 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 3521 · October 24, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Why is it that in the paleo community carbohydrates are usually counted as grams as opposed to fat and protein which are counted for as a percentage of total calories?

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animalcule 0 · April 18, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Because most people in the paleo community are hype about ketosis and eat a VLC diet to stay in it. To these people more than 50g carbs per day is not a low-carb diet. To me, whether your diet is low, moderate, or high in carbohydrate depends... (more)

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