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by 421 · 18 minutes ago

I suppose I should provide stats first.. Female, 17 yrs old, 5'3, 135 lbs, 34-28-36 I have two hours of softball practice 6x/ week, do relaxing yoga 2x/week, run 4-5 10 min miles 1-2x/week, and take a 45 min spin class at least once a week. I also... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 20, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Sydney- Of course your desire & decision to lose weight is yours..but based on your numbers it doesn't seem like you need to lose much fat. People talk about "losing weight" but the real objective should be to lose body fat & maintain or... (more)

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by 118 · 20 minutes ago

Ok so this might be a bit long. I'll try to sum it up lol. If you read this all I appreciate it. OK so it started off last year when my mom suggested for me the paleo diet because I could not lose weight and thought I was eating healthy... (more)

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RK 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

First, I want to say that I think you are doing AWESOME. You totally have ownership of your health and you are acquiring knowledge about how to take care of yourself. You go girl. :) Are you getting into eating disorder territory? Yes,... (more)

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by 2904 · 20 minutes ago

In your opinion. Obviously everyone has a different interpretation as to what average/overweight looks like, but let's try to keep the semantics to a minimum. I know we shouldn't talk about a women's weight, but screw social constructs, I want... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · February 11, 2013 at 5:05 PM

It seems to me she's a few pounds heavier than what most of us would prefer for aesthetic reasons. But WAPF is not an automatic weight loss solution, and nor is paleo -- just read through the boards here, there are lots of people who don't lose,... (more)

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by 85 · 21 minutes ago

Hey everyone, As I mentioned in my previous post I haven't been able to run lately due to shin splints (upping my mileage too quickly - not an issue with my shoes, gait or footfall) and I've been without a good run in two weeks. I've been running... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · January 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I am also a runner so I feel your pain and boredom... I go crazy while tapering for races. I personally tend to gain weight very easily if I go from running regularly (40 mpw is pretty normal for me) to tapering or taking off. I think it is really... (more)

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by 10919 · 25 minutes ago

For those of you who have already resolved most or all of your pre-paleo issues, whether it be autoimmunity, weightloss, digestive issues, or all of the above. Once you got to your happy point what did/does your version of the paleo lifestyle... (more)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 1:42 PM

I am in maintenance, and have been for about 6 months. Couple of small changes, I eat a lot more fruit than I did before. I am more willing to skip a IF day or ensure that I only train fasted. I also eat more carbs, although that change about... (more)

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by 20 · September 30, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I am still trying to begin to adjust to the paleo lifestyle but I am not sure if I will see the results that I am 'promised'. It seems a bit too good to be true that I can eat so much fat and not gain weight... In saying that, my question is, has... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · September 16, 2012 at 6:53 AM

If you want to do it just temporary and not as a lifestyle, don't do it. It's as simple as that. Nothing will guarantee you results. Why don't you try for yourself and see what works? The only grain acceptable to some people is rice, but you... (more)

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by 60 · 40 minutes ago

I'm 21, 5'11, 205 lbs and male. I'm lucky if I get 1800-2000 calories a day. And this has wreaked havoc on my body. I've had hypothyroid and testosterone issues since June, and I've posted about it before (Trying to find the link). I'm having... (more)

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Wisper 0 · March 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM

3258 can't be right unless you work in construction or are an athlete. I highly doubt you are "moderately" active by the standards set in calorie calculators - people typically over-estimate their activity level - I sure did. What do you do for... (more)

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by 15 · 43 minutes ago

Hello everybody ! I decided to scrub my cast iron after it got some rust on it. After a vigirous rub, spots appeared. ImageShack album Any idea what the silver dots are ? They seem like little cracks. Thank you for your time and help ! (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · February 02, 2012 at 8:13 PM

these are cracks, in the seasoning. you'll need to re-season. cook a bunch of bacon in the pan, wipe out the pan but leave a thin layer of fat. stick it in the oven at 500F for about half an hour. the oven will get a bit smokey but that's ok. ... (more)

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by 1716 · September 30, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Hi there, I was wondering how easy it is for everyone to maintain their weight. I have been losing weight slowly for the last 2 years, and now that the finish line is clear on the horizon, I am terrified at the prospect of maintenance. Now the... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · November 17, 2011 at 2:49 PM

I met my weight loss goal (and then some) on Paleo, once I observed calories and found the right combination of exercise and intermittent fasting. I flew past my initial 'goal' weight with the speed of a full-blown eating disorder but that's... (more)

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by 6087 · about 1 hour ago

Do you drink cream? Saute your meals with heaps of butter? Eat tons of starch? Two pounds of meat a day? Maintaining my weight is starting to become a hassle. How do you guys do it?

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Jay_15 0 · November 05, 2011 at 12:59 AM

I eat plants and animals until i'm full 1-2x/day.

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by 871 · about 1 hour ago

Hello everyone, I have had a lot of input from doctors and other dieticians/nutritionists and I realize that the wonderful community of Paleo Hacks probably should have been my first place to go, but alas, after all of what I have done, I am... (more)

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SIJ 0 · October 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM

I am no expert, but you really don't seem to eat a lot. I am also 5'9", 121 lbs and I eat around 1900 calories a day, even though I don't train as much as you. I'm not surprised you're hungry. Have you tried upping the fat closer to 60%, and... (more)

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by 266 · September 29, 2014 at 3:17 AM

I am very happy that today marks 30 days of my paleo challenge and I'm not going anywhere! This is too easy, too helpful and too flexible to be anything but a lifestyle (not a diet). I feel like this is a way of eating that I can do for the rest... (more)

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DebraSY 0 · September 02, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Well, well. Interesting discussion. I am Debra, of Debra's Just Maintaining. Checked on my stats and saw a "bump" on Wednesday, so I investigated and found your discussion. Some thoughts: To the person who thought you caught me on a bad... (more)

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by 1196 · about 1 hour ago

People who have lost quite a lot of weight on paleo - what have you done with your eating after the weight loss? I'm 48, 5'5", female, post-menopausal and fairly sedentary so far. I started paleo in Feb, and until the last couple of weeks I've... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · June 02, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I lost 40lb the conventional wisdom way about 8 years ago. I.e. Lots of exercise, low fat, calorie restriction, 6 small meals a day. I was highly motivated and I'm an all or nothing type, so I was able to get where I wanted, lean and fit. It... (more)

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by 580 · about 1 hour ago

I think the maintenance calorie discussion as well as looking for optimal guidelines can be frustrating, since everybody has a different body type, metabolism etc. There probably isn't a clear cut "bodyweight multiple" that would work for... (more)

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ben61820 0 · May 24, 2011 at 1:13 PM

I have often thought about that, too: with say one or 1.5 hours of compound lifting (backsquat, DL, press, OH press, etc) what is the calorie burn. I would add that I'm not doing it FOR the calorie burn, as I"m actually looking to gain weight, so... (more)

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by 124 · about 1 hour ago

So I asked a question the other day about being hungry after I ate, I got a bunch of great answers and the advice worked. I already love this site. Anyways, so I know that I am really green about eating paleo but where can I find advice on how... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · February 26, 2011 at 4:04 AM

I'd say that as long as you avoid the stuff you are supposed to be avoiding on your plan (your version of Paleo, a specific plan you're on, etc.), eat to satiety. Especially once you get past craving junk (if you do, I suppose some people never... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

I'm a paleo newbie and am hoping someone out there might be able to help me... Having gone almost fully paleo for the past 2 months, I find that I'm having a hard time to keep my weight on. I don't need to lose weight and in fact, I always have... (more)

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Melanie_1 0 · December 20, 2010 at 7:29 AM

I have the same problem when I stick 100% to Paleo. From my experience I found that animal fat was needed to reduce overall weight loss. I also train pretty hard and find that I need some starch carbs like sweet potato for recovery. Have you read... (more)