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by 35 · about 5 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 5 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 5 hours ago

Hello!I am a pretty thin person with a VERY fast metabolism (I've been this way since I was very young) and I have recently begun pursuing the paleo lifestyle. My goal is not to lose weight, but rather, to cut out the foods that make me feel... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 09, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Carbs + fat. Potatoes—white, sweet, whatever...your call— with butter or cheese or butter AND cheese. Butter and cheese and bacon. Bacon is delicious. Bacon is good always. Also perhaps smoothies with coconut milk? If you're not already eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 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 0 · about 5 hours ago

I have been reading so many blogs and posts to try and find someone with a similar situation as me. Hopefully someone here can help! I am 25, 5'11" and 180 pounds. Four years ago I lost 30 pounds with calorie restriction (1000-1200 per day)... (more)

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Nats 0 · March 07, 2014 at 12:26 AM

WOW it's just like I read my own story... First of all, let me tell you that I completely understand how you feel. And even though it seems easier and it has worked in the past, calorie restricting is not the answer. I've been through the exact.... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Is being in ketosis healthy/and is there a danger in going in and out of ketosis?

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Eugenia 0 · March 01, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Ketosis and VLC trashed my adrenals and thyroid. I tried this way of eating for 2.5 years, only to be feeling extremely tired, sleepy, all the time. It wasn't too bad when I was VLC, but when I went ketogenic, everything went downhill, and I... (more)

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by 95 · about 5 hours ago

Hello ~ Background: Paleo/Low-carb for about 3 years. It worked wonderfully in the beginning but a multitude of issues have popped up. Low Body temp(96.8am/98.1pm), high cortisol, inability to fully sleep, anxiety, low Vit D, low iron, low... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 14, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I put your numbers into http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ and your Resting Metabolic Rate is 1673 calories. This is what you need to basically exist, without any movement whatsoever - i.e. sleep 24/7. Next,... (more)

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by 665 · about 5 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 168 · about 5 hours ago

EnglishRose pointed out that the children of alcoholics may be genetically inclined to sugar addiction. My mother was an alcoholic for 20 yrs who drank heavily while pregnant. She also had low-blood sugar, low weight, and constant sugar cravings.... (more)

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by 168 · about 5 hours ago

EnglishRose pointed out that the children of alcoholics may be genetically inclined to sugar addiction. My mother was an alcoholic for 20 yrs who drank heavily while pregnant. She also had low-blood sugar, low weight, and constant sugar cravings.... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 26, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Here are some suggestions for sugar-cravings: try to stabilize blood sugar as much as possible don't eat high-glycemic foods try a low-carb paleo approach try a ketogenic paleo approach (this worked very well for me in term of cravings). By the... (more)

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by 128 · about 5 hours ago

I'm wondering about the effects of a diet that is high fat but still very low calorie, about 1300 give or take. What the effect would be on body composition, weight, maybe even hormones? I upped my fat intake about two weeks ago. I did so... (more)

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Sean_23 0 · August 07, 2013 at 4:58 AM

have you heard of othorexia, it is an eating disorder characterized by an obsession with unhealthy foods and eating a perfect diet. I suffered from this to the point of becoming a fruitarian. I am 6'2 male 26 yrs. One year ago my weight dropped... (more)

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by 3979 · about 5 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 5 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 5 · about 5 hours ago

I'm currently taking time off from competitive body building as it has really done a number on my metabolism. I've had watch my weight climb all while eating extremely clean and staying physically active (apparently this is quite common with... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 17, 2013 at 6:36 PM

bump .

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

I've been doing the whole paleo thing for a few months now. I initially started it to lose weight, and to eat clean. I am overweight by about 70 lbs, I do yoga a couple of times a week and walk 20 min a day. I've got the whole food diet down, and... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Yes you should be eating more. If you want to increase your metabolic rate though you need physical activity. Phil Campbell and Doug Mcguff both have good advice on the subject if you YouTube them.

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by 20 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 825 · about 5 hours ago

is it ok to eat zero carb every other day and around 200g the rest of the time? or would that mess up the metabolism?

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Mike_T_1 0 · December 11, 2012 at 5:01 AM

Robb Wolf talks about cyclic low carb. Here is an example of one of his podcasts where he discusses it: http://robbwolf.com/2012/10/02/carb-ketogenic-cyclic-ketogenic-episode-152/ I think the issue to look out for is that it takes time to... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 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 5 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 5 · about 5 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 5 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 60 · about 5 hours ago

Alright, I'm befuddled and I'm hoping you guys can help. I've been mostly following the paleo diet for a while. My initial weight loss was easy and steady. I'm sure a part of it was just taking out the wheat, which I'm sensitive to, but I also... (more)

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Matthew_Caton 0 · May 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

You could be gaining muscle and losing fat, so it is important to measure weight and bodyfat, so you know what's going on. IF is not greater than calories. IF is a great hack for fat loss, enhanced nutrient partitioning, and autophagy, but it... (more)

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by 45 · about 5 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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