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by 3 · 15 minutes 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 · 17 minutes ago

I workout daily, but I don't count calories. I do a few minutes of cardio and lift heavy weight. I am seeing changes in my body, but should I just continue this way. My diet is strictly paleo

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NoJerky 0 · May 27, 2014 at 10:25 PM

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by 0 · 19 minutes 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 0 · 20 minutes ago

I want to use slimquick for my weight loss but i am too worried with its side effects. I have read several Slimquick reviews which states that slimquick may have some side effects like Rapid heartbeat High blood... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 05, 2014 at 11:56 AM

We don't like spam. slimquick, whatever the fuck that is, isn't paleo.

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by 7292 · 26 minutes ago

I am currently reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig and he talks about leptin resistance and its role in obesity. Leptin, produced in fat cells suppresses appetite and speads metabolism and energy expenditure, yet in obese individuals, they... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · August 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM

I have never been able to do due to carb/sugar addiction as it just led to a binge so I would first advise make sure you have changed how you eat and adapted. However now that I have changed I have been finding some days I can miss a meal (and I... (more)

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by 25 · 27 minutes 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 5 · 28 minutes ago

According to Wikipedia, the population during the Paleolithic era was about one person per square mile. We have a lot more people to feed nowadays. I'm trying to figure out the economics and logistics of curing the obesity crisis with paleo. It is... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 05, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Meat-centric paleo is very unsustainable. We need to model our diets off of traditional diets, these are ultimately going to be the most sustainable. And not just any traditional diets, but traditional local diets. You shouldn't be eating a... (more)

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by 0 · 28 minutes ago

I'm an endomorph, I am obese and I'm trying to lose fat, so I'm doing intermittent fasting every day. I have an eating window of 4 to 6 hours and a fasting period of about 18 hours. I have been doing this for about 2 weeks now. So I want to know,... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · June 28, 2013 at 8:02 PM

In the long run, this diet is healthier for you than obesity is. But you WILL get cravings, you WILL have problems, and you will struggle if you think the solution to your problems can be solved by intermittent fasting. IF is a tool, and can be... (more)

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by 0 · 28 minutes ago

Which method is better for losing and keeping it off: Alternate day fasting with one meal on the fasting day and normal eating on the feed day? Or intermittent fasting every day with a 4 to 6 hour eating window?

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by 45 · 28 minutes ago

I couldn't have picked a worse time to get back on the paleo horse, but here we go. I recently had some major expenses that depleted my savings, so I'm back to living paycheck to paycheck, and scrounging. I've got $20 to spend on food for the... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · June 15, 2013 at 2:46 AM

16 days (just over 2 weeks) isn't too bad. My suggestion, organic coconut milk (1000 calories a can). You already have a good meat supply and get a dozen or two eggs and you have some great combinations.Don't waste your money on veggies and fruit... (more)

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by 78417 · 36 minutes ago

Reading through posts, I find people are frightened when they gain weight on Paleo. Often, their weight was too low to begin with and their body is reaching a more natural state. I feel as if gaining weight can have significant benefits in... (more)

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Jim_B 0 · February 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Heavier people live longer... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/health/study-suggests-lower-death-risk-for-the-overweight.html ...but there's ongoing debate. Does the trend simply indicate that thinner older people at death are typically... (more)

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by 78417 · 39 minutes 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 35 · 42 minutes 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 78417 · 43 minutes ago

I don't want to be misunderstood or even banned, but: I had insulin resistance and abdominal obesity (a year ago). IR was measured as twice as normal. At that time I did not know that. Later I started to eat lots of candies and other high-sugar... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 16, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I doubt a diabetic coma is the best place to enjoy weightloss from.

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by 15400 · about 1 hour ago

After reading these... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

At 450lbs, a blue-baby, who had Meningitis as an toddler and was consequently given antibiotics at dosages that look like a weekly dosage for an adult every hour via IV I'd say a correlation isn't impossible. I fit the pattern anyway. I don't... (more)

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by 15400 · about 1 hour ago

I watched this video from a vegan doctor who claims that obesity in US stems from a low fiber high fat diet, abundance of processed foods that are high in calories. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAdqLB6bTuQ&feature=g-vrec Here is a movie... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

The principle of eating processed foods that are high fat will make most people fat. But we are not comparing apples to apples, we are comparing grass-fed ribeye to twinkies. Also most Americans would see some benefit from getting more vegetable... (more)

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by 5828 · about 1 hour 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 5929 · about 1 hour ago

Modern women often put on weight during and after pregnancy. Does anyone know of studies, or even anecdotes, indicating rates of gestational weight gain and/or post-partum obesity in hunter-gatherers or primitive horticulturalists or indigenous... (more)

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SIJ 0 · June 16, 2012 at 1:53 AM

This study here states "Maasai women typically gain around 11% of their weight while pregnant while the US and Europe gain around 15-25% during pregnancy. One concern of diet restriction is giving birth to an infant with LBW (low birth weight),... (more)

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by 12540 · about 1 hour 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 5828 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour ago

I am watching The Weight of the Nation... I am watching part 2 but they have all 4 parts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLv0Vsegmoo&feature=relmfu Am I crazy or are they lying to the nation again about nutrition? I would love to hear your... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · May 31, 2012 at 7:04 PM

It's a valiant effort as far as attempts by the long-standing convention go, but destined to fail nonetheless. I was happy to see the kids succeeding in their effort to bring more local foods to their school, but that was about the extent of my... (more)

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by 21405 · about 1 hour ago

A close family member has had enough, and has tasked me with building a diet. Due to my own struggles with obesity, I consider myself fairly well read on the subject, and I have been working on my program for quite some time. I know what works... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · May 24, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Don't have much to say in critiquing the diet except please make sure you warn her about possible carb flu. My guess is her diet is relatively horrendous (read: loaded with processed junk and refined carbs), and she might have a pretty rough time... (more)

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by 2904 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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