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by 35 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 0 · about 21 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 21 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 95 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 3979 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 1195 · about 21 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 21 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 504 · about 21 hours ago

Can i get an indept explaination of this, thank you.

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KA24 0 · November 10, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Just FYI, I tend to think that TEF is valid, but the numbers and percentages thrown out there are to be taken with a grain of salt. First off, digestion matters. TEF is going to differ in people, even when consuming the exact same type of food... (more)

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by 987 · about 21 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 5 · about 21 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 45 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 522 · about 22 hours ago

I think that I have FINALLY figured out exactly what my personal version of Paleo is, and what works best for me, after only 12 months or so! I've been eating Paleo since early 2011 and from time to time, really struggled with hunger issues,... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · March 05, 2012 at 2:21 AM

2.5 years and I'm still tweaking -- because I'm still -changing-. I figure that managing my nutrition is a daily process, because I'm a different person, with different needs every day.

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by 3651 · about 22 hours ago

I'm curious if anyone else was one of those 300+lb hormone wrecks, got sorted out with Paleo (and/or) help from a good dr, got good blood numbers, but to stay at a reasonable weight, you don't eat near as much as everyone else you know? This is... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · February 28, 2012 at 4:08 AM

http://www.drsharma.ca/obesity-why-diet-and-exercise-is-not-a-treatment-for-obesity.html http://www.drsharma.ca/obesitywhy-is-it-so-hard-to-maintain-a-reduced-body-weight.html http://www.gnolls.org/2407/when-satiety-fails-why-are-we-hungry-part-... (more)

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by 277 · about 22 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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by 1295 · about 22 hours ago

I'm trying to lose weight and I'm starting to think I might be struggling against a body-fat set point that is higher than optimal. I have had success losing weight in the past, especially when my environment changed significantly. For example,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 09, 2012 at 1:36 AM

I don't really buy into the set-point theories either. There's clearly a "minimum body fat point" that the hypothalamus does not want you to go below which triggers hypothalamic austerity measures. This will lead to increased hunger and decreased... (more)

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by 12847 · about 22 hours ago

Sucrose substitution in prevention and reversal of the fall in metabolic rate accompanying hypocaloric diets Hypocaloric diets cause a fall in resting metabolic rate that interferes with weight loss. To evaluate the mechanisms underlying this... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · January 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Cliff, you have to distinguish between the effects of carbs on the one hand, and the differential effects of sugar v starch on the other. As I've blogged (eg http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4383), zero-carb diets invoke a glucose conservation... (more)

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