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by 10919 · about 2 hours ago

So my darling little paleo-baby has turned 6 months and he's still mostly breastfed. Due to a recent growth spurt he has ramped up my production and in the mean time majorly ramping up my appetite. Unfortunately it's causing me to plateau again.... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM

All of my children breastfed until the age of 3 1/2. They are living proof that it's worth it. My eldest just finished her freshman year at Stanford. The youngest just graduated from pre-school. They all have immune systems that kick butt. The... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I've been paleo for roughly two and a half months and the weight didn't start coming off for the first two weeks then started shedding off. I have lost a total of 27 pounds, I'm 23 pounds shy of my goal and I think I have plateaued. I normally... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 23, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Going to agree with samc but I would put a larger emphasis on weight lifting, the more muscle you have burning energy the less you have to watch what you eat to lose weight or keep it off. Also it's much more efficient to weight lift vs cardio... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

So I have been paleo around 5 months. For the first month or so I was moderate carb just getting used to things, then I went low carb and am now pretty low carb. (percentages are around 50-65% fat, 20-35% protein and 15% carbs) I was walking a... (more)

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daz 0 · December 31, 2013 at 6:31 AM

here's my 2c, i would drop the 24 hr fast (or fasts), still fast if you want, around 16 hrs is prob good, or at least have an evening meal so you do not go to bed having not eaten all day (how is your sleep on the nights you have not eaten... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

I have lost already about 40-45lbs but for the past 6 months I have been struggling with the last roughly 10lbs I would like to lose. I am 5'6 194lbs male. My goal is to get to 20% body fat, yes i understand this is still high but I haven't been... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · September 15, 2013 at 10:18 PM

If you are lifting heavy and not having any PWO carbs, you are frying your CNS. Lifting heavy is incredibly glycolytic. Since you are not restoring your glycogen, you've probably have derranged leptin and cortisol levels, which can inhibit... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

I've been on the paleo diet for almost 4 weeks now. I don't know my starting weight, but about 2 weeks ago I was 202 and a week ago I was 192.8. this morning, I was hovering around 194.8. For the past two weeks I've started trying to be more... (more)

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Johnny_5 0 · August 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM

When you eat the high carb/fat SAD, the excess carbs cause the body to store the excess fat as triglycerides. This process interferes with the normal process of replenishing muscles with glucose after eating. This causes the body to secrete extra... (more)

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by 40 · about 2 hours ago

Hello everybody! I have been on Paleo (very strict minus the odd drink a couple of times) for about a month. I lost ten pounds the first two weeks and am feeling great! I am just wondering why I can feel my body change and alter (stomach flatter,... (more)

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Ivan_4 0 · August 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Don't worry about the scale... if you're on Paleo to feel better, the inches and pounds will drop more slowly. If you already feel comfortable on the food program, you can add sports/training/physical activity etc. Also be careful about fruit... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I'm hoping that someone out there may have some insight into what is going on with my weight plateau/fluctuations over the past several months. I am a female, 5'11 and 30 years old. My body shape is hourglass/pear. I first went Paleo/Primal... (more)

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Kirill 0 · June 05, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I think you're simply going off the rails on a regular basis, indiscriminately. Instead, why don't you figure out which foods you can and can't cheat with? Just regular trial and error. If wheat bloats you up, then don't eat it - ever. Switch to... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

**Hi. I started the SCD on January 1st and then after a quick stall I switched to Paleo which was followed by an even quicker stall. I started at 239 and got down as low as 220. For the last 2 1/2 months my weight has fluctuated between... (more)

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Nvor 0 · May 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

When people say "just eat to satiety" they are assuming that you are eating foods that are both satiating and hypocaloric. That is, it feels physically difficult to go over your daily caloric needs on white potato and chicken breast...but you CAN!... (more)

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by 40 · about 2 hours ago

I apologize for my wall of text in advance :) This is my first post here at paleohacks, although I've probably spent a few cumulative weeks here trying to find answers for all of my questions from the most basic, "Is insert random food item here... (more)

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Mash 0 · April 24, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Have a look at http://www.cronometer.com which will help in working out the protein content of actual foods. This was my day yesterday and the eggs, salmon, steak on their own came to around 136g of protein. The only reasons I can think someone... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

Hi everyone, I just discovered this forum and really excited about its existence! I've recently went paleo after my naturopath put me on a sugar and yeast detox for symptoms of candida, once I started, I starte adopting recipes from Pratical... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 31, 2013 at 4:39 PM

You might try something different than spinning, which is primarily cardio. It can be somewhat HIIT but there is not much strength-building and no lifting. In my opinion the best way to burn fat is to work your largest muscles in an intense,... (more)

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by 84 · about 2 hours ago

I'll begin with my "specs": Edit: I am male. I am 30 years old I am 5'9" I began doing paleo about 2 years ago My weight then was about 209 pounds and now it is 165 pounds. I've stayed at this plateau for about 6 months. The most annoying is the... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Stubborn belly fat might relate to cortisol issues or insulin resistance. Regular 'IFing' can be hard on the adrenals and it's possible this is holding you back. As you've only started that recently though it may not be likely (I'm not sure about... (more)

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by 60 · about 2 hours ago

Hello all, I've been a fan of Paleohacks for a long time, but have yet to make any posts. So, here it goes: My girlfriend and I have been Paleo for just under a year now. It's absolutely amazing for both of us, but she is having some issues and... (more)

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RK 0 · February 07, 2013 at 5:49 PM

CM, I wish I had an answer for you, but there seem to be a lot of us girls out there with this issue. We eat awesome, we may or may not train (and are strong and fast if we do), we feel amazing, have tons of energy ... but still feel we have an... (more)

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by 75 · about 2 hours ago

Hi, I'm a 23 year old, male, 183 cm height from Israel. I have been reading this forum for a while and this is my first post. I started paleo last march, before I weighted 92 kg and was it ok shape. After about 4 months I got to 78 kg. During... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · January 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I recommend you perform some sort of HIIT training to break your plateau. I think the Sprint 8 protocol is a nice one with 3:1 rest work ratio and 30 second all out intervals. Are you familiar with HIIT? I know you said you have knee problems so... (more)

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by 20 · about 2 hours ago

Alright... I've seen it a hundred times on here. But I'm going to ask it again. Started down the Paleo/Primal path in January. Over the course of a year I've dropped 80 lbs, and the wife dropped about 70. I am somewhere around 30 lbs from where... (more)

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David_Puffer 0 · December 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Hi Kyle, This happen to me twice! I started back last Christmas so I've been on this for about the same amount of time. I've lost almost 30 lbs and about 5-10 from where I should be. I'm 5'5" and at 150 lbs now and at 15.5% bf but started at 178+... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

When I talk about my plateau, I'm generally not talking about everyone else's... I'm not going for some sort of peak physique or performance threshold, I'm just doing my best to gauge my adjustment level and I'd say I've hit a kind of wall here.... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · August 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM

how frequent are the cheats and how much of the foods are you eating? I would recommend 2-week trials with the following, meaning, try one of these things for 2 weeks and see if it helps. If it does help you know you are onto something that was... (more)

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by 1 · about 3 hours ago

Hey everyone- I have been stuck just shy of 5x5 at 185 lbs on bench and 5x5 at 225lbs on back squat for about a month now. Any recommendations on how I can break these?

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Ryan_H 0 · July 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM

How much are you eating? Track you food, you may not be eating enough, or you may not be sleeping enough. How old are you, what is your body weight?

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by 8933 · about 3 hours ago

Probably be my last post on here. 9 years ago I looked like this. A year later my jaw dislocated, I had a horrible time and spent years in a stressed environment dreaming about going away and having fun. That actually happened six years later at... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · July 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

If you read your post back to yourself, I think you answered your own question. You were stressed -> Your health went to hell You started having fun -> You looked and felt better. You got stressed again -> Your health went to hell again. Take... (more)

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by 144 · about 3 hours ago

I keep reading about IF but can anyone tell me a) How long (as in hours/days) you do it for b) Is it literally eating nothing at all . . . what about drinks etc Sorry if it seems a silly question, I did a few searches but couldn't seem to find... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · July 13, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Evienne, this is a good place to start: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fasting-questions-answers/#axzz20XIST3Dr. Sisson covers the basics, answers some very commonly asked questions and also gets into some good detail. There's no single answer... (more)

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by 343 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice from you nice folks... I'll start by saying that I know you cannot spot reduce, however I also know that certain dietary practices (eg. grain-free) are very helpful for losing belly fat, so I'm wondering if... (more)

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tanukicons 0 · June 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I heard about this on a podcast a couple of weeks ago in regards to estrogen dominance causing excessive thigh & lower body fat in women. http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Episode84.pdf Also, I believe Charles Poliquin (sp?)... (more)

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by 78 · about 3 hours ago

Last year around Christmas I went paleo and lost about 50 pounds and I was the leanest I've ever been in my life and loving it at 135--my lowest weight! Except for a glitch where I was hospitalized with sepsis in May of that year I felt pretty... (more)

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kobayashi 0 · June 22, 2012 at 5:19 PM

It seems that you put more emphasis on weight loss than on your overall health and well-being. With too much stress involved around food and weight... I would suggest you do a Whole30. 30 days of clean eating without measuring and without... (more)

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

I have been in ketosis for about a week and a half now and rapidly lost about 7-8lbs during the first 7 days. However, for the past 3 days I haven't lost much and have not experienced a boost in energy. I have moderate amounts of ketones in my... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

This is where most diets nail people (some doing so on purpose). 7-8 lbs in the first week = water weight. After that, it will slow substantially as you start working on fat. A lot of people don't understand the water loss thing, and think the... (more)

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by 238 · about 3 hours ago

I've begun to notice something about my cheat days - they typically seem to cause more weight loss than regular days. I've seen as much as half a kilo drop off (and stay off) after a cheat day whilst plateauing for a while on regular days. I have... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I have noticed the same thing and I don't know what to make of it. One thought I had is that I consume more carbohydrate on cheat days and so maybe I'm retaining more water in the days after that which causes a plateau. I doubt the french fries... (more)

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by 399 · about 3 hours ago

Hi there, I'm new so go easy on me! I was put on paleo a month ago by my doctor due to extreme inflammation/Lupus. My ANA w/ Titer came out to be 1:1280, and normal is less than 1:40. So, I was very inflamed!! Any way, I went paleo the day I... (more)

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VB 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:19 AM

You are going to lose weight, but you have to be patient. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you are not doing it to lose weight (I hope you are not), you are doing it to get better health. I am concerned with the fact that you are... (more)

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by 1295 · about 3 hours ago

I recently ran across this article while I was perusing the various Paleohack threads and it struck a chord in me. http://www.drsharma.ca/obesity-will-losing-weight-make-you-fat.html About 6 months ago, I was working on a farm and got down to a... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · April 04, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Honestly, JeezLouise, that is EXACTLY the decision I came to about 2.5 years ago. I decided that the issue wasn't how much I -weighed-, but the limits to what I could -do-, and I decided to work on -those- issues, instead of worrying about the... (more)

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by 190 · about 3 hours ago

I have been reading a lot about Ketosis/ Ketogenic Diet and how is is a good way to boost fat loss. BUT there are so many different ways to do it, for all sorts of different reasons/issues. I am looking to boost my fat loss for a couple of weeks.... (more)

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Bristlebeard 0 · March 27, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Eric and Corbab are right, but you'll need to stick with it for at least 2 weeks for your body to fully adapt to keto. The first two or three days are probably going to be the roughest, since you're transitioning to using fats instead of glucose.... (more)

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