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by 3 · about 7 hours ago

Hello all,I would like to rack your brains about lipedema ( or lipoedema )This progressive fat disorder characterized by trunk-like fatty legs supposedly affects about 13% of women, which is huge, yet there seems to be only very recent interest in... (more)

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annado 0 · July 13, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Oh and also, I was wondering if calcification could be the cause of the damage there in the first place. I was recently told that my calcium levels are like 4 times above norm

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hello all, Apologies for the length of this. Need some advice about weight loss and what I might need to do different to start losing. I???m a 39 year old male and have gained and lost the same 160 (!!!) pounds since the time I was in my... (more)

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samc 0 · April 07, 2014 at 3:58 AM

The faster you take weight off, usually the faster it is going to come back. I did several cycles of losing big amounts of weight over my lifetime and finally with sticking to a pretty strict Paleo diet I've slowly taken off a lot of weight and... (more)

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by 154 · about 7 hours ago

Listening to a CBC radio show , "White Coat, Black Art", about the complications doctors have in treating the obese. Two anecdotes stand out: 1. An obese mom had a very difficult C-Section, and 2. Doctors have come up with slang to refer to... (more)

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vademecum 0 · September 30, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Prevention is the only cure, IMO, and this is the job of society, not the doctor. Obesity is a de facto incurable, lifelong chronic illness for most victims. Once the system's initial settings are screwed up they don't seem to ever reset... (more)

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

Hi all, So I'm a 25 year old obese female who just started the Paleo diet two days ago. I started to drastically cut down my intake of grains about four or five months ago, but I would eat bread or other baked goods several times a week. I was... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 24, 2013 at 10:35 PM

I have worked with several obese clients, and most averaged about 6-10 lbs lost per month or more. Also, most did well limiting berries to about a cup or less per day, but to each his/her own. Sounds like you are doing the right thing. You... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

i went from 110 to 190 lbs in a couple years, i didnt eat much before, and all the new fat seems to have gone to my stomach : ( im 5'3, 190lbs with a 49 inch waist, 44 in hips. its too jiggly to look pregnant, but it looks very weird, like a... (more)

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juju 0 · April 03, 2013 at 8:08 PM

If I were you I would see a doctor it could be a cortisol issue, or it could be something more sinister like a gynecological tumor. I have seen people put on 70-80 pounds only to find out they had an ovarian tumor that was taking up space and... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours ago

I eat 700 grams of carbs a day will i get fat?

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Varelse 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:04 AM

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by 78422 · about 8 hours ago

So I need help cuz I'm not losing weight. I started Paleo 3 weeks ago and have actually gained 10 pounds. I am now at 317 pounds. This diet DOES NOT WORK, and I'm thinking about sueing Loren Cordain. Can anyone help me actually lose weight?... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · December 16, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Paleo is not the cause of obesity. If it were, why would so many of us be doing it? I weight 98 lbs. I eat meat, fat and veg at every meal and I'm struggling to keep weight ON. Post what you eat in a typical day, including portion sizes. (more)

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by 325 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've been paleo/primal now for almost a month (took a break around Thanksgiving) and have gone through the initial blah phase. For the most part I'm feeling really good and not missing the starches and empty calories I used to... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · December 05, 2012 at 1:46 AM

I was never 300lbs, so take my answer with a grain of salt. But I do know that there were times were I was "in the groove" and not hungry at low calorie levels. I had success riding that wave. However, I have a few caveats. (1) I'd suggest to... (more)

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by 35 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys, I lost about 80 lbs two years ago and ever since then its been a terrible struggle to lose the last 10-15lbs. I'm a young male (5'7" and 160lbs). I lift weights 3x/week and walk a decent amount. I used to do a lot of cardio and... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · October 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM

It has not been possible for me and that is not due to a lack of discipline or effort no matter what anyone else may choose to believe. I have tried pretty much everything. Well, I have tried everything I am willing to try which generally means... (more)

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by 2944 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, I remember a while ago seeing a blog post somehere, where there were many pictures highlighting the scope of obesity from a century ago etc. If anyone could link to applicable sort of things I'd greatly appreciate it. I am doing some... (more)

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daz 0 · October 19, 2012 at 4:32 AM

you can see a lot of photos that may be of interest to you if you do a 'google images' for something like "fat man circus" Below is a photo of Chauncey Morlan, i think it's taken around the 1880/1890's. You can find it at this web site &... (more)

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by 10919 · about 8 hours ago

OK as a low to moderate carber this flies in the face of most of my current beliefs. Can someone explain this to me? is this bad science? Good science? My son doesn't really like candy but he loves greek yogurt sweetened with honey, ice cream,... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · October 07, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Children tend to be supertasters (sorry, no data to back this up--just anecdotal) and probably as a result prefer sweeter foods. I could see the advantage to this being the avoidance of toxic alkaloids more common in bitter tasting plants.

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by 40 · about 8 hours ago

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/health/research/more-data-suggests-fitness-matters-more-than-weight.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0moc.semityn.www [In ???Obesity Paradox,??? Thinner May Mean Sicker][1] Here's a quote from the article: "In... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Leanness is absolutely not a marker for good health. Although the article doesn't mention it, if you look at pro-joggers/marathoners you'll find a lot of them have heart issues, and a lot of them keel over and die. Lean muscle tissue and lots... (more)

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by 1320 · about 8 hours ago

I know that a lot of focus on this board is spent on pointing out the deficiencies of the SAD diet. All true. I for one believe that eating a variety of whole, unprocessed foods is the way to go for optimal health. We may all have our... (more)

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Talldog 0 · July 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I think you are asking the wrong question. The question should be: why do these large portion sizes not satisfy people's hunger? large Big Mac value meal = 1,360 calories (hamburger=550, fries=500, coke=310) medium Big Mac value meal = 1,140... (more)

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by 5828 · about 8 hours ago

I was amused by this post at Paleo Velo. Here's a snippet: [Another nail in the coffin] of the carbohydrate obesity thesis? Check out Stephen Guyenet???s latest post about a new study that finds that sugar has to be palatable to be fattening in... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · June 15, 2012 at 5:18 AM

As to your comments, but if you can't taste the sugar who is going to want to eat the crap? We eat crap cause it tastes good. Take away the taste and no one will want it. The study is interesting though. What it has to do with taking down... (more)

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by 12540 · about 8 hours ago

Stephen Guyenet on exploration of correlations between sugar consumption (both natural and added) and obesity/diseases-of-civilization I had a number of thoughts while reading this article, but I'm going to refrain from commenting for a little... (more)

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Mambo 0 · June 11, 2012 at 5:27 PM

We already knew that high sugar consumption when not consuming excess calories isn't as bad as high sugar when you're in net caloric surplus. In the former, sugar isn't an addictive substance adding to the surplus but a caloric filler. That's... (more)

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by 1876 · about 8 hours ago

I have been strict Whole30 compliant - Paleo for over a month now and have been very successful with weightloss. I love paleo and have never felt better. My question is, my mother-in-law who is extremely & morbidly obese and 'always on a... (more)

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Sol 0 · June 10, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Not for the faint of heart but you could tell her that grains are used to quickly fatten up cows and that we humans are not different from cows in that regard.

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by 5828 · about 8 hours ago

Richard Nikoley at "Free the Animal" published a letter from a reader the other day, in a blog article titled "The Culture of Obesity." I've had the good fortune to spend the last 2 weeks traveling across Italy with my wife and 2 teenagers.... (more)

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MrsD 0 · June 10, 2012 at 8:50 AM

It always astounds me how visitors can go to a country for a short while and make assumptions about how it's people eat on a daily basis. I lived in Italy for many years and am still regularly there. These are the realities of Italy. The... (more)

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by 11581 · about 8 hours ago

This is an interesting story Bloodletting might cut some health risks of obesity I know a lot of people here probably donate blood. Have you experienced the benefits mentioned here for obese people? a significant drop in blood pressure lower... (more)

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Korion 0 · June 09, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I did, but as I was anemic they refused my blood. My doctor kept telling me anemia = iron deficiency (despite me telling him my diet was high in iron). He's still saying it even though I don't have anemia anymore since eating a diet of orange... (more)

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by 15400 · about 8 hours ago

I came across this article: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/07/fat-forecast-42-of-americans-obese-by-2030/ So, what does cause obesity? Not grains - Okinawan eat grains and happily living till 100 years old. Many traditional... (more)

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air_hadoken 0 · May 08, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I would posit that, for most obese people, the underlying problem is diseased and dead mitochondria due to a combination of poor nutrition and a diet that raises inflammatory markers. If the TCA cycle is damaged or cannot run optimally, the fatty... (more)

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by 2904 · about 8 hours ago

Some health gurus/bloggers out there take a more conservative approach when talking about obesity. Others, many of which are in the fruitarian camp, talk of obesity as something vile and revolting. It's something considered shameful and... (more)

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Alexander_1 0 · May 08, 2012 at 3:51 PM

To be honest: Yes, i do view obese people as deformed. But before you have a chance to be appalled by my cynicism, please heed this: I view obese people as what i phrase de facto deformed. What i mean by this is that moralism and ethics aside, if... (more)

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by 2240 · about 8 hours ago

Stephan Guyenet just had an article featured on Boing Boing called Seduced By Food: Obesity and the Human Brain, which he mentioned on his blog is "more concise than all the writing I've done on this blog" on the food reward concept (he also said... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · March 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Stephan's article hit all points. He even mentioned food texture, which I argued in earlier posts has a lot to do with palatability. This is not to deny that fat mass accumulation isn't driven by insulin nor hunger by insulin. But the case for... (more)

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by 15003 · about 8 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Jimmy Moore ??? Podcaster, The Livin??? La Vida Low-Carb Show Topic: How To Break Out Of The Grips Of Morbid Obesity And Embrace Healthy Living For Life. Morbid obesity doesn???t have to be a... (more)

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DFH 0 · March 04, 2012 at 4:52 PM

At the risk of being shouted down, I want to stick up for Jimmy and note that much of this page goes beyond discussing his interview and its just ad hom Jimmy bashing. Try to argue the topic, not the person. If you disagree with someone, try to... (more)

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by 15003 · about 8 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dr. Jack Kruse MD ??? Neurosurgeon Topic: Leptin Circadian Cycles. Dr. Kruse uncovers how leptin resistance lies at the root of inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease. He also shares how he... (more)

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Kurt_Harris_MD 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:21 AM

Reading the discussion of Kruse's emissions here reminds me of nothing so much as Being There by Jerzy Kosinski. People apparently will take anything seriously, to the point where the more incoherent and implausible it sounds, the more profound... (more)

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by 20353 · about 8 hours ago

What are the obesity hypotheses, who are the proponents/authors and optionally what are their best works on the subject? Which hypothesis/hypotheses do you subscribe to? Compiled version: Carbohydrate / Insulin Hypothesis - Gary Taubes Good... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 07, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Obesity System Influence via the UK's Tackling Obesities project. (more)

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by 78422 · about 8 hours ago

First of all, I am looking for an answer to my question. NOT JUDGEMENT on my decisions/addiction issues. If you need to pass judgement, please go elsewhere. That is not helpful to anyone. OK. Over the holiday season, I gave myself license to eat... (more)

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Paleo4ever 0 · December 30, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Hi Cody, I truly understand exactly what you are going through. I have very similar experiences with regards to sugar/wheat/chemical ADDICTION. I also find it frustrating when people just chalk it up to (oh I just had a slip up) and ate sugar,... (more)

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