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by 35 · about 9 hours ago

Just wondering what the body does with far and how it handles it without carbs/insulin. Also would it make a difference if this fat was ingested after a 20 hour fast? Or if ingested with protein?

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paleohacks 0 · October 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Fat is a triglyceride molecule composed of a glycerol backbone to which three fatty acids are attached. Once dietary fat is digested its broken into free fatty acids and the glycerol is metabolised. For fat to be stored the three free fatty... (more)

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by 20353 · about 9 hours ago

How do I lose weight?

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Eric_12 0 · June 23, 2011 at 2:29 PM

This is a common question. The answers are different for each person and where they are starting from. Here are some starting points and hopefully folks will jump in and form a conversation. This is information I have collected on my weight loss... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hello everyone. I have a few questions about training, rest days, metabolism, and my paleo dieting habits and how they all work together to affect my quality of sleep everyday. Here's my stats:Male ; 28 years old ; height: 5'11" / 180 cm ; weight:... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM

If you're worried about blood glucose levels, it's cheap enough to buy a glucometer and a pack of 50 strips. Test yourself before you eat, an hour after, and two hours after. Also test yourself right after you wake up and right before you... (more)

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by 53 · about 10 hours ago

Hey everyone, so I've looked into metabolic typing and everything makes sense except how each metabolic type gains weight or how they are affected by high GI foods. So slow oxidizers don't really get blood sugar spikes no matter what they eat,... (more)

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Methodician 0 · March 26, 2014 at 6:10 PM

No expert on metabolic typing but from what I understand if you're a slow oxidizer (carbohydrate type) this basically means you'd be better off with small meals more often. If this is really your type, your appetite should be a good guide.... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I am a 21yo male. About 1.5 weeks ago, I started a very restrictive modified ketogenic version of a GAPS/SCD diet, for the purpose of helping some severe chronic neurological and gut issues. Some of the problems that I intend to address by... (more)

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annado 0 · August 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Hello Alex, I am curious, how did the diet turn out for you ?

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by 665 · about 10 hours ago

The other day I listened to Jimmy Moore interview with Diane Kress - author of Metabolism Miracle. I mostly agreed with what was said, but then in second part of the interview she said something that seemed strange to me. She claimed that in... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM

i dont think eating every 5 hours is grazing... assuming your awake 16 hours a day that equates to about 3 meals, which seems pretty normal imo. if you dont eat every 5ish hours your almost guaranteed to be fasting... which is not always... (more)

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by 30 · about 10 hours ago

I usually get about 60% of my daily calories from protein, but lately I've been feeling off and gaining weight. Could this have resulted in a decrease in metabolism? I've been eating like this probably since December of last year or so. EDIT: I... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 24, 2013 at 12:19 AM

I personally do not recommend a diet with 60% of calories from protein. You eat too much of a macro-nutrient that you simply cannot use and you probably eat too little fat, which might be more useful. There is a lot of discussion about... (more)

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by 3979 · about 10 hours ago

I get the sense that low-carb is a kind of metabolic trade-off. For a non-athlete, what are the adverse, or simply non-beneficial effects of low carb?

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MrFitness 0 · July 08, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I am not going to cite sources because I am not a pseudo-academic who gets paid for this thing. This is based on a combination of experience, observation, and scientific studies. I would also like to differentiate between chronic low carb diets... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

When we eat carbohydrates, they have three possible fates: broken down to glucose and burned for energy while in the plasma stored as glycogen in the muscle converted to and stored as fat (in adipose tissue) by the liver What happens to the... (more)

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by 1405 · about 10 hours ago

So, I have read a lot about fasting and how it slows your metabolism, but I enjoy doing a 24 hour fast every once and awhile to give my body a little bit of a break. I noticed, though, that every time I fast, I have no bowel movements and I don't... (more)

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thhq 0 · April 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Interesting question. The following study indicates that the short-term effect of starvation - 1-3 days - is increased BMR, by as much as 15%. http://archive.unu.edu/unupress/food2/UID07E/UID07E11.HTM If your fast is longer than that, metabolism... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

i eat about 1000-1200 calories every morning, so i eat a lot of bread and peanutbutter. In fact in the morning i pretty much only eat bread and peanutbutter. Im a teenager, five five, and about 113 pounds. i have lost ten pounds since i began... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Eating like you describe will always result in muscle wasting and the flabby, skinny-fat look you have. Nobody ever actually gets an attractive body by starving themselves. Sure, your weight will drop, but your bodyfat percentage will actually... (more)

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by 1772 · about 10 hours ago

Just wondering what your sources are that say all PUFAs decrease metabolic rate? Would you mind linking some studies that demonstrate this? Cool thanks.

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Mscott 0 · February 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I am a fan of Ray Peat (or rather many of his dietary principles), but omega-3's do not seem to decrease metabolic rate, I have looked. Here are two studies I found, in both resting metabolic rate did not decrease with fish oil... (more)

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by 1195 · about 10 hours ago

This may start out sounding like a Car Talk question, but I have a disagreement with my husband about perceived temperature that I am hoping my fellow PH's will help me with, namely I am always hot and he cold. This means fighting over the... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/32/7/1423.full.pdf , http://www.precisionnutrition.com/members/showthread.php?t=14586 , http://www.jacn.org/content/21/1/55.full My sister has been vegan for 6 years and has a very hard time regulating her body... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

I'm having trouble finding some concrete evidence on the efffects of IF on metabolism. Will it slow down? I was under the impression that eating small meals was the best thing to do for fat loss, but now people are fasting all day and eating 1 or... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · November 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Meal Frequency: Eating small meals is effective for weight loss if it helps you eat less food overall. IF is effective for weight loss if it helps you eat less food overall. IF or small meals in a iso-caloric environment won't do anything for... (more)

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by 45 · about 10 hours ago

This is perhaps a stupid question, however it's something that's baffled me recently. If we're burning fat for energy, then why do we need to consume fat if we already have reserves in our body that can be burned, assuming we already do? Is our... (more)

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pbo 0 · October 14, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I think proponents of eating a high fat diet would say that eating fat keeps your body in a primarily fat burning mode since chances are your insulin levels will be low due to the low carb intake. You have to eat something other than protein, so... (more)

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by 987 · about 10 hours ago

I know eating fat is an important part of a healthy diet, and I am not at all fat-phobic when it comes to diet. I am somewhat overweight, however, and I find I lose weight fastest when I cut the fat out of my diet (which reduces my overall... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · October 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM

There is wide spread confusion among the paleo community about what it means to be a fat burner. You can be a fat burner because what you ate was primarily composed of fat, or because you are in a calorie deficit and creating an environment in... (more)

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by 35 · about 10 hours ago

im curious if the body will metabolize it for energy or will it store it? i understand that is probably different depending on a situation, so ill set one up. so say i was on a fast for ~16 hours and i eat a big fatty steak. how will the body... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 30, 2012 at 5:27 AM

http://themedicalbiochemistrypage.org/lipid-synthesis.php Spend 3 hours on this and it's all clear. My M.S. studies cover most of this stuff and I've had to go through some very in-depth and tedious text. This site is still one I refer to more... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

I swear by coconut oil. I cook everything with it and I am beginning to take a tablespoon of it every night before bed in hopes of it helping my metabolism and digestion. Because it's a MCFA, I hear that somehow your body uses it to burn fat... (more)

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Dave_16 0 · September 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Do you have a lot of inches to lose? There's really no need to cut out fat. I would look at the carbohydrate or Omega-6 part of your diet first to determine the reason that you haven't lost the desired inches. Coconut oil can do nothing but good... (more)

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by 220 · about 10 hours ago

I've been reading a bunch of conflicting information on Intermittent Fasting - paleoforwomen.com says that it might not be so great for women... Others say it's amazing. Am I over-thinking this? Mostly I try to live instinctually, meaning, if... (more)

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cavejen 0 · August 31, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Paleo is all about listening to your body and doing what comes naturally, if that ends up looking like IF, then go with it. If you're not hungry but find yourself hungry at times, follow that pattern. If you're never hungry, or you have medical... (more)

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by 130 · about 10 hours ago

I have been paleo for about 4 months, lost about 50 lbs, big improvements in athletic ability/strength/lean mass/etc. Lately my weight loss has greatly slowed though I have another 30-40 to lose. Not a big deal - I am patient and satisfied with my... (more)

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Matt_18 0 · May 04, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Your weight will ultimately be dictated by the amount of food energy you're habitually taking in. With that in mind, if we look at caloric intake on a 24 hour scale, eating most of your calories in the morning versus most of them at night will... (more)

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by 45 · about 10 hours ago

Why is low-intensity exercise (walking, jogging, cycling) fueled by fat but higher intensity exercise is fueled by carbohydrates/glycogen/glucose? Everything says that less fat is burned during high intensity activity but is that an absolute or... (more)

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DrRao 0 · April 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Oxygen usage is what causes the switch. Once you cross the anaerobic threshold (out of breath, maybe 80% of maximum heart rate for most people), your body doesn't have the same saturation of oxygen (hence the reason you're out of breath trying to... (more)

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by 10653 · about 10 hours ago

Last summer, I began my road to recovery from an eating disorder. I did extreme caloric restriction + long hours of exercise. As I slowly increased my calories and cut back on exercise, I ate probably around 3000 on SAD and gained weight slowly.... (more)

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Mick_Jagger 0 · March 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Hi! I recovered (or rather, began my recovery) from anorexia in 2008. I also used to frequent caloriecount--back then, it was a pretty dangerous place (they didn't even have the 'Health & Support' forum!). As far as gaining weight with... (more)

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by 70 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, I've been on Paleo for two months now, going into my third month. I'm all praise for it! I love it! As for fitness, I started doing bootcamps when I started Paleo. Needless to say, I feel great. I'm thinking about starting CrossFit soon.... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · March 06, 2012 at 4:53 PM

CrossFit is not something to be afraid of. I've been coaching athletes at a CF gym in Brooklyn for a year and a half now, and I really can tell you that we can all kinds of people with all kinds of abilities and they all end up loving it and... (more)

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by 2379 · about 10 hours ago

Hi hackers, I'm quite lean, actually a bit too lean in my opinion. Also, I'm currently low-carb (50g-100g per day) due to IBS, this works best for me. The problem is: It seems I don't get enough calories, feeling cold/lethargic all the time.... (more)

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drbruce92 0 · March 05, 2012 at 4:02 PM

According to Danny Roddy: "Keeping the liver "energized" is an important factor in thyroid health. The inability to store glycogen, the storage form of sugar, can decreases the conversion of T4 to... (more)

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by 277 · about 10 hours ago

Danny Roddy article Ok, I haven't heard of this guy before, though from what I see, he did paleo for a while and then decided it wasn't working. The interesting thing about the article is the claims that low blood sugar/fat metabolism is... (more)

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dannyroddy 0 · February 28, 2012 at 2:24 AM

I list several mechanisms in that article, but don't feel compelled to address any of them. I didn't ditch a high-starch paleo because I was having a "hard time," I actually felt quite well compared to my experience with... (more)

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