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by 2272 · 26 MINUTES AGO

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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Chronic 0 · August 21, 2014 at 03:57 PM

I found i could maintain and even gain a bit when VLC as long as i was working out and eating around 70-120g protein, so at 100-170g i think you'll maintain your muscle mass easily as long as you keep using it, i don't think you'll... (more)

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by 0 · July 10, 2014 at 05:49 AM

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by 3277 · June 15, 2014 at 05:46 PM

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)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · June 15, 2014 at 03:19 PM

After re-reading the protein chapter in The Perfect Health Diet (one of my all-time favorite health books:... (more)

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by 0 · June 02, 2014 at 07:43 AM

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)

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by 117 · September 02, 2013 at 11:21 PM

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)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 02, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Iceman, You've told us what you eat, but not how much you eat; that would be helpful. What are your daily macronutrients and calories? And this may seem like an odd suggestion (as your original goal was losing weight), but I wonder if you are... (more)

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by 0 · March 03, 2014 at 06:13 PM

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)

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Allison_14 0 · August 31, 2013 at 01:51 AM

It seems like you are doing more a Low Carb version of Paleo. Your primary carb of choice appears to be fruit. I am a powerlifter, and I found that LC destroyed my performance. I changed my diet to eating more sweet potatoes, some potatoes, rice... (more)

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by 0 · May 03, 2013 at 03:24 AM

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)

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by 2000 · April 06, 2013 at 08:42 PM

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 06, 2013 at 08:35 PM

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.

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by 678 · April 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

did any one who fasted more than 24h noticed muscle loss? what macronutrient is the most muscle sparing?

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Nance 0 · April 05, 2013 at 10:44 PM

(muscle loss?) In a word, no. I tend to feel really good from 18 hours on, so I tend to be relatively active during and after a fast. When I finally eat, I have a complete meal with meat, fruit and vegetables and muscle size/tone either stays... (more)

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by 571 · January 31, 2013 at 01:26 AM

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)

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Jay_15 0 · January 30, 2013 at 06:33 PM

I think most studies have shown using 1.3-1.5g/kg. Also .7-1g/lb of lean mass has been stated.

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by 21 · September 09, 2012 at 06:29 PM

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)

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Robert_9 0 · September 09, 2012 at 06:29 PM

0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of "desired body weight" and try to stay under 25 g of protein per meal which seems to be the mTOR (Mammalian target of rapamycin) threshold, this could also keep you younger ;) I eat under 50 carbs a day and all... (more)

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by 94 · March 23, 2013 at 06:22 AM

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)

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k8lynn6 0 · September 03, 2012 at 01:40 PM

Thank you! As for building back my muscle mass, do you have any suggestions on supplements or eating habits (i.e. when to eat a recovery meal, take BCAA's, IF, etc.) ? I am intending on starting strength training this week to start building back.... (more)

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by 4086 · June 29, 2012 at 04:51 AM

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)

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Moonablaze 0 · June 29, 2012 at 04:51 AM

Why are you on bed rest? Is it because your entire body cannot handle activity (as in cardiovascular issues or other body-wide issues) or is it because one part must be allowed to stay still (as in surgery where you need to avoid tearing the... (more)

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by 217 · February 28, 2012 at 03:22 PM

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)

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Matt_11 0 · February 14, 2012 at 02:44 PM

I think it's mostly body image in your head. You've grown accustomed to being 220-230 pounds and you're now thinking that 180-190 is too skinny. I don't have this problem, but my family does. They see me at 190 pounds as normal, and at 150 pounds... (more)

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by 50 · January 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

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)

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dzone 0 · January 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

well, you are losing weight not muscle. a little bit muscle mass is lost due to the juicing for weight loss process but it is okay.

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by 8497 · December 25, 2011 at 10:47 AM

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)

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Bill1102inf 0 · December 22, 2011 at 05:25 PM

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)

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by 95 · July 22, 2012 at 12:33 AM

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)

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Terry_Victory 0 · July 22, 2012 at 12:33 AM

I would say the clue is in the question. 2 months ago you began HIIT, and 2 months ago you're strength started to decline. Sounds like the calories needed to perform HIIT are impacting on the calories needed to maintain muscle mass. Deadlifts... (more)

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by 1708 · September 24, 2011 at 03:28 PM

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)

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Matt_11 0 · September 24, 2011 at 03:28 PM

Is 215 pounds and reasonable body fat levels appropriate for your height? What's your goal body fat composition? If I were to wager a guess, you probably should go much lower body weight (180-190), don't know how tall you are though.

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by 15 · August 30, 2011 at 06:09 PM

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)

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Jay_15 0 · August 30, 2011 at 06:09 PM

BTW, sure your calorie load is low but really not all that bad if your only putting up with it for 1 week or so which seems to be the case. I wouldn't call this "starvation". If you mean the adaptive response of your body and coming out of it... (more)

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by 2426 · June 28, 2011 at 04:16 PM

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)

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Ben 0 · June 28, 2011 at 04:16 PM

To me it sounds like his body is acclimating to VLC, but I'm also curious about how much he is eating. When I first starting eating VLC, my satiety meter was a little off, so I wouldn't eat enough. So his feeling might be legit, he just needs to... (more)

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by 5 · May 17, 2011 at 06:00 PM

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)

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Lee_2 0 · May 17, 2011 at 06:00 PM

To paraphrase what someone said above, has your strength decreased? That's the surest way to tell. I've lost 45 lbs since Christmas on Paleo (now close to where I should be). I never thought I had fat legs - I'm a lifelong biker and they looked... (more)

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by 39204 · March 22, 2011 at 01:28 AM

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)

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Sheryl_Bowman 0 · March 22, 2011 at 01:28 AM

Maybe you are way over analyzing this. Lots of body builders, and/or figure competitors work out 6 days a week, not every muscle every day.... but muscles are affected by what you do no matter what. Pick a workout, e/o day, or M/W/F, or M,T-W-F,... (more)

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by 2528 · March 29, 2011 at 11:24 PM

So I have been paleo/primal for pretty much 1 year now. In the beginning I was very low in carbs, mostly just meat on alot of days and was never eating enough food because I lost weight (this was not purposeful). Last fall from september through... (more)

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aaa 0 · February 15, 2011 at 07:20 PM

"But going from 135 to 155 at 5'7" does NOT require an endocrinologist." This is true for person without any digestive issues. For anyone else with impacted digestion not only this will not work but extra heavy workouts will only make things... (more)

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by 11363 · January 23, 2011 at 05:04 AM

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)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · January 22, 2011 at 11:25 PM

http://www.pnas.org/content/100/10/6216.abstract was the major paper that broke the news that Intermittent fasting dissociates beneficial effects of dietary restriction on glucose metabolism and neuronal resistance to injury from calorie... (more)

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by 12048 · October 15, 2010 at 04:37 PM

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)

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Mike_1 0 · October 15, 2010 at 04:37 PM

Can't find the exact source at the moment, but I've read De Vany and others argue just the opposite to the premise of your question. That is, IF actually promotes lean muscle gain and that worrying about your muscles "cannibalizing" themselves is... (more)