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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

hi, I've been 90% paleo for over a year now and have recently started weight training but am having trouble losing the fat in my abdomen/thighs. I do 20-30 interval cardio , then weights. I sometimes use fitness pal and am wondering what ratios... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 18, 2014 at 2:22 PM

@TamesBM That's not entirely true. see: http://www.fitocracy.com/knowledge/body-recomp-evolved-burn-fat-and-build-muscle-at-the-same-time/ And what you meant to say there is "To lose fat" not "To lose weight" - that's a key difference, as... (more)

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by 58 · about 20 hours ago

am I supposed to have more zinc than copper? I've been supplementing 15 mg zinc without coppes, just assuming I'm getting the copper from my diet, but I don't wanna throw anything off balance and I don't get how they compete with each other? (more)

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Creative_Caribbean_ 0 · May 16, 2014 at 12:40 AM

thank you all so much! Yeah Kresser's pod cast had me worried! I can't get over the smell and taste of liver though!

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Sorry, long post. But I need advice... I am not necessarily new to the paleo lifestyle genre; however I am now trying to really hone in and focus on specifics. Before, I wasn't counting calories or tracking ratios. I am not thinking in a... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Last Thursday I was 108 lbs. Over the past 7-10 days I've been increasing how much fat I consume. I was high protein, moderate carb, and low fat. With those ratios, I was maintaining my weight, but I realized I was not adhering to a proper Paleo... (more)

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Khj123 0 · January 24, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Remember that if you had an eating disorder, then your body has likely been damaged and needs to repair itself. To perform cellular repair, your body needs water. Some people with eating disorders gain up to 15 pounds of water (average is more... (more)

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by 181 · about 20 hours ago

Over the last 6 weeks I've put on a massive amount of muscle (without steroids) with my weight only increasing a maximum of 5kg (and quickly returning to baseline). After thoroughly analysing my nutrient intake I realised I was on about... (more)

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SenseiPaleo 0 · October 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I am going to recommend this book. That should have all the science you require. In my own opinion it seems that you putting your body through quite a lot. Maybe it works for you who knows but listen to your body. Keep it up!... (more)

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by 10653 · about 20 hours ago

Omega-3 to Omega-6? Vitamin A to Vitamin D? Zinc/Iron to Copper? Honestly, the only thing I try to balance is my o3 and o6. I don't pay much attention to my micronutrient ratios. Is it really essential to keep track of these? I think it would be... (more)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · August 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Sodium to Potassium is very important as a contributor to hypertension. The RDA on potassium is 4g/day but most people would be lucky to get half that.

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

Just want to start by saying that I???ve learned so much here and that the 1st 6 weeks of Paleo have been good. It???s clearly a lifestyle that I want to continue for the rest of my life. Many of the posts here indicate how important it is to... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · March 18, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Laura, Great first question. FCLO has some Omega3, but it's such a small dose that I wouldn't count on much from this. That's more for A/D and if you get their blend with the butter oil mixed in there then you get a bit of K2 as well. For O3, I... (more)

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by 4086 · about 21 hours ago

I realize that some people don't look at nutrition data at all, and that is wonderful, but I find that I do better when I check a few times a week to see how well I am eating. I have used Fit Day in the past but it seems so slow and cumbersome. ... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 19, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Some like Cron-o-meter. http://spaz.ca/cronometer/ As it is software which one downloads, it can be used without being on the internet.

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by 626 · about 21 hours ago

I'm aware there are some similar threads out there, but I was just curious what your guy's favorite (weird/exotic/uncommon but obtainable) vegetables are? Interesting leafy green suggestions especially welcome. After all, there are way fewer... (more)

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Ruby 0 · December 17, 2010 at 6:57 PM

I LOVE fennel! It's sometimes called anise - it's a white fibrous bulb with green stems and a delicate ferny top. It tastes a little like licorice and it's delicious raw or cooked. I'll eat a whole bulb chopped up raw, the texture is a little like... (more)

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by 5516 · about 21 hours ago

This is something that I have fnd confusing the whole time I have been interested in nutrition. How does one define high, moderate, or low of any of the three main macronutrients? Is this based on percentage of calories consumed or based on grams... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · September 19, 2010 at 8:54 PM

It's usually based on calories, but not always, and it depends on your base assumptions. For example, I think the USDA may consider a diet to be high in fat if it is more than 25% calories from fat, whereas in the paleosphere, we would usually... (more)

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by 4086 · about 21 hours ago

I have read through all the questions on this topic and I am afraid I am missing something. If I put my breakfast into Fitday it tell me this: 400 calories: total fat 34.6g (75%) saturated 19.8 (42%) polyunsat 5.6 ... (more)

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Eva 0 · September 14, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Looks like you are only seeing the macronutrient profile option in fitday. There are other charts available with other breakdowns. One of them lists a breakdown of the vitamins and minerals as well, like magnesium, calcium, etc. Included in... (more)

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by 22913 · about 21 hours ago

I'm looking for a list or chart to see the loadout preferably percentage and mg of Omega 3 and 6 in common foods, paleo and non(to show people how bad SAD is and to further optimize my diet I can only find ratios for 3 to 6, but that doesn't help... (more)

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Kamal 0 · November 09, 2010 at 12:37 AM

If you can wait a few days, I'm finishing up a spreadsheet that calculates load and ratio for the most common paleo foods, plus your daily load/ratio. Do you know of a free upload site? If so, I'll put it up next week sometime.

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by 510 · about 21 hours ago

I am trying to adapt to a Paleo diet--and having trouble. I know it should be simple but I have a lot of "food issues" and nothing with food is simple for me. I don't WANT to count anything (calories, nutrients, etc.) but I think to get started I... (more)

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Joe__1 0 · April 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM

For carbs, go as low as you can while still being able to function and have good workouts. The reason for this is that many people lose fat much quicker by having insulin levels as low as possible. But everyone is different, some people function... (more)

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by 1405 · October 30, 2014 at 4:30 AM

Along my paleo journey, I have had a lot of difficulty finding something that just flat out works for me. Nothing so far has made me feel great and made me lose weight and feel healthy all at the same time. Whether it is high protein, low carb,... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · November 17, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Give it a month and see what works. What it actually sounds like you need is changing your body compisition: trade fat for muscle by doing activity that works out your core to lean out your stomach. I'd also practice toning your inner stomach... (more)

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by 1655 · October 30, 2014 at 3:07 AM

What is the ideal meat-to-non-meat ratio? Or, what is the ideal meat-to-vegetable ratio? In other words: It's unclear to me if, according to our paleo worldview, I should eat 90% meat (including offal, bone, etc) and then 5% vegetables, 3%... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · June 30, 2010 at 2:11 PM

When my goal is muscle, I eat almost exclusively meat High Protein, High Fat, Low Carb When my goal is weightloss I eat high fat High Fat, low protein, low carb, limited calories When my goal is maintainence, I base my meals on... (more)

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by 942 · October 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

I was just curious if the hackers here find that they eat the same foods and ratio of foods day in and day out all year (as a lot of blogs seem to show) or if they follow a more seasonal way of eating. I try and eat different ratios of protein,... (more)

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pjnoir 0 · March 27, 2012 at 4:53 PM

No, seasonal is the only way to be Paleo. So I eat less in the winter than summer. Seasonal is a big key to health via Paleo.

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by 346 · October 29, 2014 at 3:29 AM

So let's say I've been eating SBD (Standard British Diet :)) all my life and suddenly I start eating paleo with the appropriate omega 3:omega 6 ratio. How long do I have to wait before my body's fat ratio is as it should be? UPDATE: In reality... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 08, 2012 at 2:54 PM

This reference suggests a turnover rate on adipose fat of 10-60% per year. So I'd guess it would take at least 2 years to replace your current fat. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047582/ (more)

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by 423 · October 29, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I was reading another thread and started thinking about 03/06 ratios on Paleo. In general, is it something most of you worry about or take into consideration? In our house, we eat a lot of eggs and bacon as well as chicken thighs with skin. We... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · May 25, 2011 at 3:20 AM

It's a good question. When you think about it, if your n-3/n-6 ratio is close to 1:1 - 1:2 with calories coming from PUFA's being less than 5% it is probably a good marker that you have your diet dialed in really well. The systemic... (more)

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by 0 · October 28, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Hello! I am a 15 year old female. I am 5'2 and 92 lbs with 10% body fat. I obviously do not need to lose any weight, but I do not want to really gain to much either (a little bit of muscle would be nice though). I run and lift weights everyday... (more)

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by 951 · October 28, 2014 at 3:19 AM

I see how important knowing what these percentages are, but from a math perspective, how do I go about figuring them out? I am so bad at math and don't how to start figuring out what % I eat of this or what % of that. One I look at what I am... (more)

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mari 0 · August 19, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Plug all your food intake into Cronometer (my personal favorite) or a site like fitday. It will spit out the percentages of each macronutrient you have, and it will also tell you how many nutrients you're getting and which ones you're missing. (more)

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by 1811 · October 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM

There's been a lot of talk about optimal macronutrient ratios. The consensus opinion seems to be that this varies between individuals. While I don't necessarily disagree, I'm curious about the source of this variability. If optimal ratios really... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · July 21, 2011 at 3:36 PM

My opinion is that it's mainly genetics, epigenetics, and gut bacteria. I'm a major booster for human biodiversity and I'm excited to see all the papers coming out elucidating differences in metabolism between populations.

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by 1672 · October 26, 2014 at 3:58 AM

For example PUFA - omega3:Omega6 also Omega3 plant:animal electrolytes - potassium:sodium What other ratios do you know about that you think are important to consider or implement for paleo?

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MiMintzer 0 · March 24, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Zinc:Copper; Vitamins D3, K2, and A; and Magnesium:Calcium.

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by 56 · October 26, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Looking for a POLITE (no pretentious paleos, please) and straightforward explanation of omega3's and 6's. What are the recommended ratios and amounts? What foods should I avoid? Does taking fish oil help to balance things out? (For example: If you... (more)

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Kirill 0 · July 11, 2011 at 3:22 AM

I think you'd be good to read Kresser's post here. It's a good starter. Covers Omegas somewhere in the middle but the whole thing is very informative so read it. (more)

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by 457 · October 26, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Lets say you are out of balance on your omega 6s and 3s. for instance omega 6s are at 10 and Omega 3s are 5 just to use simple numbers. So you start taking enough omega 3s, say through fish oil supplements, to get the ratio 10 and 15... (more)

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Simibee 0 · May 18, 2011 at 7:56 PM

A ratio of 10:15 in favour of O3 would be correct, as the optimal range for O3:O6 is somewhere between 1:1-1:4. However, keeping overall polyunsaturated fats low (whether O6 or O3) is just as important as maintaining the correct ratio. Total... (more)

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by 0 · October 25, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Hi all, I been Paleo-ish for almost 6 months now and I feel great. I lost some weight, around 10 pounds to be exact and definately lost fat (dropped 2 sizes). In the past 2 months, I noticed that I am not losing any more weight or fat. I don't... (more)

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Farmers_Daughter_ 0 · August 22, 2011 at 4:52 PM

I cut through a plateau by eliminating all dairy, nuts, and alcohol. Dairy, even when it is high-fat and low-carb, can illicit an insulin-response. Mark Sisson talks about that here. Also, I know this isn't what you want to hear, but that is a... (more)

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