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by 3 · about 15 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 15 hours 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 · about 15 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 25 · about 15 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 5 · about 15 hours 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 4276 · about 15 hours ago

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/obesity-disease-doctors-group-says-6C10371394 While I do believe more has to be done to fight obesity, I fear that this will just lead us more and more under the government designed eating plans using faulty... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM

By classifying obesity as a disease those who are obese can say "it's not my fault, I've got a medical condition!!" and expect their insurance company to pay for treatment. If this means obese people will receive nutritional counseling and... (more)

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by 20 · about 15 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 20 · about 15 hours ago

Partly, I want it to do so for support, partly to keep myself honest, and partly to brag (I hope). Don't hate me for that last one... I just tend to do better on diets and such when I feel I can boast a little. When I don't feel that I am in a... (more)

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Rob_20 0 · January 12, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Do before and after pictures. Everyone loves those! Wear clothes though.

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by 78422 · about 15 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 35 · about 15 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 78422 · about 15 hours 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 15 hours ago

I came across these articles while trying to research gut flora and... (more)

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by 15400 · about 15 hours 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 4181 · about 15 hours ago

In addition to a programme running on bbc2 called the men who made us fat tonight's episode of newsnight addressed how obscene it is that mcdonalds and coke etc are the main food sponsors of the London olympics The whole piece was focused solely... (more)

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PaleoUK 0 · July 09, 2012 at 9:59 PM

I think, generally, that the UK is less in the sway of big food corporations. The aisles of our supermarkets are less stocked with processed foods than US ones. Our meat, even that available in the regular high street supermarkets, is better fed... (more)

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by 5929 · about 15 hours 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 5828 · about 15 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 15400 · about 15 hours 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 15 hours 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 15400 · about 15 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 15 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 2565 · about 16 hours ago

I've heard a lot of talk about how important balancing our neurotransmitters is, and the ones that are mentioned are usually gaba, serotonin, acetylcholine, etc. But I hardly ever hear about dopamine. Recently I've been doing some research on it... (more)

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interrobung 0 · May 04, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Your last paragraph sums up much of the belief of the human biochemically-savvy paleo populace, as I understand it, with some qualifiers. It is certainly the case that the leptin resistance we associate with obesity could have a role in decreased... (more)

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by 2240 · about 16 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 1353 · about 16 hours ago

kind of funny actually. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgnbRK8pij8&feature=plcp&context=C37fc478UPOEgsToPDskLaJ2nddOH-2d1SBDdNgmV9 (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 05, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Since he didn't mention either carbs/insulin or food reward, I bet folks here will hate it ;). Seriously, it was great. He had me scared there in the beginning with that 1st law of thermodynamics talk tho!

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by 15003 · about 16 hours ago

I am a real fan of Stephan Guyenet and Chris Kresser, but try as I might, I am struggling with the idea that a low-reward diet "reduces the fat set point." Now, I have no problems with the idea that a low-reward diet results in weight loss. And... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · February 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

A "set point" is just a homeostasis we don't understand yet. For instance, there's no such thing as a "fat thermostat" in our bodies that we could turn up or down if we could just find the dial. There are trillions of cells in a human body - each... (more)

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by 20353 · about 16 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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