Muscle Loss Questions
I've done ketosis before and am trying it out again for a few weeks before my trip down to San Diego. Honestly I'm trying to get from 10% bf to around 8% or so (not a Paleo reason...sue me). My main concern is loss of muscle despite hearing it is... (more)
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Recently, I stopped eating breakfast, and only have black coffee. I'm able to only eat twice/ day (noon and 6pm) - no snacking. I estimate I'm eating 1,700 calories / day. I went from 195 to 187 over about 5 weeks. When I told a friend of my... (more)
Bodybuilders , trainers and diet gurus alike (at least those worth their salt ) will tell you that bodybuilding is 50% nutrition . We tend to agree , especially when the rookie is concerned. Beginners or those heading back into the gym after a... (more)
I'm 31 y/o, 176 cm / 5.9 tall, 5 months on paleo (first 4 months VLC), lost 25 kg / 55 lbs (was 102 kg / 225 lbs) since then, started with functional training twice a week (monday and thursday) a month ago. I just find out that I lost another 3 kg... (more)
I'm from a bodybuilding background, so to say (I've been into bodybuilding for a solid 6 years). A friend of mine, who is a personal trainer, switched to the Paleo Diet and suggested I do the same as he had ??lost here?? (pointing at his stomach)... (more)
Hi! Question 1: IF you fast while in Ketosis will you lose body fat (if you have body fat, which I do) (i.e. will your body turn to this for energy, even when you aren't eating fat) Question 2: I understand fat cannot give you all the nutrients... (more)
Background- paleo for over a year (80%). I lost a bit in the beginning and then weight loss tapered off. I work out about 4 days a week, hot yoga and weight lifting/cardio. I was becoming very frustrated because after having two babies, I wasn't... (more)
Congrats! You won't lose muscle if you are lifting regularly and eating a reasonable amount of protein, so no worries! It's easy for a woman to drop a lot of water weight right away, so I wouldn't be concerned.
So, i'm 5'3, 113, 30y/o female. I've been paleo for 3months, off and on due to traveling and others not getting the lifestyle or knowing how to feed me. I started doing paleo because i was having bipolar symptoms, and it helped. But i found out in... (more)
Hi paleo folk... I've lost a lot of weight doing Paleo/Slow-Carb and (almost) daily walking for around an hour (fast walking - i.e. working up a sweat*), around 20kg. I'm now 5'11" and 83-85kg (182-187lbs). Anyway... I'm wondering if I'm eating... (more)
It looks like plenty of food. You might try crono-meter, fitday or loseit. One of them should give you a reasonable reading. It might be time to add in some weight lifting as well.
Does anyone have any articles that can explain what is happening during a fast in relation to muscle loss and/or/versus fat loss? There are a number of posts in regards to preventing muscle loss during fasting, but I would like to understand what... (more)
There are hundreds of scientific published reports over at leangains.com and Martin does a good job of summing them up and linking to them. Muscle is use it or lose it. If a person does not lift weights and is a carb burner and stops eating, the... (more)
I checked my body fat % with one of those handheld checkers today and used its results to calculate my lean muscle mass. I did this in May/June at around 290lbs and had a lean muscle mass of around 193. I am 268lbs right now and, according to... (more)
I am no expert on this. But the information I have and my experiece is, is that the hand held devices are very unreliable. Where I work out there is one and when I do weight and meaurements every 3-4 months, they always do it. I have a higher... (more)
First of all, i am not starving on purpose, i just don't have any money.Yesterday i had 3 eggs, some coconut fat, 2 cucumbers and a grapefruit. Today i had 2 eggs with some pineapple slices in coconut milk. So i have a few fays to go and now i... (more)
Get yourself to a food bank, woman! No need to starve in the land of plenty. In the meantime, move slowly (e.g. walk) and keep well-hydrated. Eggs are a good post-fast meal, if you can tolerate them.
My husband was VLC for about 9 days straight. He says he doesn't like the way he feels on it. After further discussion, I pull from him that he felt as though his body was eating at his muscles, close to his bone. Has anyone else experienced... (more)
I started eating Paleo about 2 weeks ago and have already lost about 3 lbs., however based on how my muscles feel, I'm worried that all I'm losing is muscle-mass. I feel less "hard". Anyone else experience this? Is it temporary? Am I losing my... (more)
It's pretty well known that unloading muscles via prolonged bedrest or time spent in microgravity will result in noticeable atrophy. What I'd like to know is if there is some amount of atrophy that occurs between workouts. If we consider... (more)
Numerous animal studies have shown that restricting calories promotes a longer lifespan. But chronic caloric restriction lowers your muscle mass, and increased muscle mass is also tied to longevity (discussed in a previous thread). So if I want to... (more)
I'm a 4 month convert to paleo after being off and on low carb for the better part of 6 years. i love what it's done for me as far as the body comp and the general way i feel. i can see myself eating this way for the rest of my life. i am 6' and... (more)
I've just been put on Decapeptyl injections which means I will no longer make any sex hormones (oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone). This is very necessary medically and will hopefully sort out a long standing condition. However I am aware... (more)
Can you do bio-identical hormones instead? Checkout Sabre Labs in San Diego. I don't know what your condition is but if you can the more natural route than perhaps the side-effects will be greatly minimized.
I am in a low carb diet (a mixture of Paleo, Atkins, Mediterranean...) for weight loss (~1200 Kcals, ~50 grams carbs) with great results so far (25 kilograms lost in 2 months, initial weight 145 kilograms). I was wondering what's your opinion... (more)
I think most studies have shown using 1.3-1.5g/kg. Also .7-1g/lb of lean mass has been stated.
hello i m 30..my height is 5"2 65 kg of weight...i have got a question..i have got 30 kgs of fat according to my body composition...and 18 kgs of lean muscle mass..very less muscle..can u pls tell me ..how much protein should i have daily..as i... (more)
So I am in bed for 7-10 days and tired in-between and not feeling much like eating or moving. Is there anyway to minimize muscle loss? I know it's not super paleo, but maybe supplementing with a shake of some kind? Or supplements? It's not easy... (more)
I'm a paleo newb and am hoping someone can help me answer my question. I've been eating paleo for two weeks and am really enjoying it! I'm an overweight 26yo female and have lost just over 9 pounds within this short amount of time. I am... (more)
Yes, it's water weight from lower cabs. I can lose 8 lbs in a day shedding the water weight going from high carb to zero to low carb. It slows down after that depending on how aggressive you are being on your diet.
I've been on Paleo for 6 months now, and have lost about 44lb. During this tenure, I've gained muscle and strength in the first few months. However, in the last 2 months, I have noticed that, while my weight has dropped steadily. I am losing... (more)