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by 0 · August 14, 2014 at 1:38 PM

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 · July 10, 2014 at 3:00 AM

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 43 · March 26, 2014 at 6:10 PM

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 · April 19, 2014 at 1:53 AM

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 · March 07, 2014 at 4:36 AM

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 · March 01, 2014 at 6:47 PM

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 · December 17, 2013 at 1:09 PM

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 · October 23, 2013 at 11:21 PM

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 19 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 168 · about 19 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 30 · about 19 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 128 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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

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by 1405 · about 19 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 5 · about 19 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 20 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 20 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 1190 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 158 · about 20 hours ago

I've read all the big words (that I can never remember) why we need to carb up if we are following a LC or VLC to chew up some body fat reserves to reduce our body fat % However if our ancient ancestors didn't have easy access to carb dense... (more)

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CD 0 · November 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

First, it is very likely that Grok's diet was extremely varied. Month-to-Month, even week-to-week, what was available (i.e. fruits, root vegetables, etc) was constantly different. Remember this was pre-agricultural revolution so they ate what... (more)

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by 504 · about 20 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 613 · about 20 hours ago

I've been trying to hone in my diet based on three goals: 1) Optimum physical and mental performance 2) Metabolic flexibility/ability to perform without eating frequently and/or obsession about macros 3) Lose a bit of weight. I've also been... (more)

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Paul_D 0 · October 26, 2012 at 3:12 PM

What you're describing sounds like deadloading, which might exactly fit your needs. Coincidentally, Marks Daily Apple did a post a couple of days ago about How to Deadload. I don't know about two whole weeks "off," but that's just me... (more)