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by 0 · May 18, 2014 at 03:27 PM

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 02:22 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 43 · May 16, 2014 at 04:09 PM

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 · March 28, 2014 at 03:19 PM

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 · January 24, 2014 at 01:37 PM

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 0 · September 29, 2013 at 02:56 PM

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 182 · October 15, 2013 at 07:06 PM

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 09:28 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 1686 · March 24, 2013 at 09:57 PM

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 09:57 PM

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

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by 1394 · November 17, 2012 at 06:00 PM

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 04:50 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 10361 · August 25, 2012 at 07:54 AM

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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Mscott 0 · August 25, 2012 at 07:54 AM

How about some sort of ratio of muscle meat to liver, bones, skin, and greens? A la Chris Masterjohn's post on homocysteine neutralizing nutrients: "Anyone Doing Paleo Without Liver, Bones, Skin, and Greens?" (more)

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by 933 · March 27, 2012 at 05:39 PM

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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Firestorm 0 · March 27, 2012 at 05:05 PM

Nope. I eat very, very seasonally. Even my macronutrient profile changes through the seasons. Just like my activity choices, etc., change with the seasons, so does what I put into my body to fuel it -- the only consistency, for me, is that I... (more)

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by 345 · February 08, 2012 at 03:02 PM

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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chnola 0 · February 08, 2012 at 03:02 PM

I looked into this a while ago and I'm sorry to say I can't put my cursor on the actually studies I read but my understanding was that it could take years. The omegas are part of every cell membrane so a change to what is considered a good ratio... (more)

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by 0 · August 22, 2011 at 05:54 PM

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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Alex_8 0 · August 22, 2011 at 05:54 PM

male. 26 years old Does anyone recommend any supplemintation?

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by 950 · August 20, 2011 at 02:32 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 56 · October 04, 2012 at 08:11 PM

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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jake3_14 0 · July 22, 2012 at 08:47 PM

Dr. Bill Harris presents some seemingly credible evidence to challenge those who assert only a very low level of O-6 fats is healthy. Does anyone have the chops to critique his presentation? Update 10/4/12: I posted this question on Chris... (more)

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by 1801 · July 21, 2011 at 03:36 PM

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 03:36 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 423 · May 25, 2011 at 11:23 PM

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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Paula 0 · May 25, 2011 at 04:27 PM

Every Other Day Diet teach you diet with quick and easy solutions!

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by 438 · May 18, 2011 at 08:58 PM

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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Nick_A 0 · May 18, 2011 at 08:58 PM

See this article, which addresses the question: http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2010/3/12/the-argument-against-cereal-grains-ii.html The basic idea is that we don't want a huge amount of o-6 in the diet, even if it is balanced (in a good... (more)

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by 77322 · May 13, 2011 at 12:13 AM

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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Lady_Arwen 0 · May 13, 2011 at 12:13 AM

I second Laura's comment but add that you should get tested for Vitamin D in the blood. There are people in the 30s that are Vitamin D deficient in cold cloudy climates and people in the 60's Vitamin D deficient in sunny warm climates. At the same... (more)

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by 4073 · January 31, 2011 at 04:59 AM

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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Casey_1 0 · January 31, 2011 at 04:59 AM

I haven't seen http://www.loseit.com represented yet. It's nice because it's got an iPhone app as well. Has tons of foods, restaurant and store brands, but entering custom foods is easy as well. There's also a vibrant "friends" community,... (more)

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by 626 · March 26, 2011 at 09:17 PM

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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lalabomba 0 · March 26, 2011 at 09:17 PM

I don't know if it'd be considered a vegetable but my childhood home had these clovers that grew in huge bunches and they had very tart/sour stems and i would always chew on the stems. to this day if I find a bunch I pick it and chew on it. I... (more)

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by 5332 · September 20, 2010 at 06:02 PM

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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MartinS 0 · September 20, 2010 at 06:02 PM

Most of the measurements that you find are percentage-based, however there are some important limits that body has concerning some nutrients. PROTEIN: According to the World Health Organization, the average adult person has a minimum for protein... (more)

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by 4073 · July 04, 2013 at 04:09 PM

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 08:47 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 1648 · July 04, 2010 at 08:08 PM

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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ben61820 0 · July 04, 2010 at 08:08 PM

I think it will help you if you think in terms of the three macronutrients that include all of what you mention: 1. protein 2. fat 3. carbohydrate Like one responder mentions, it depends on how good your hormones are. How much control over... (more)

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by 22684 · February 18, 2012 at 04:46 AM

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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julianne 0 · July 31, 2011 at 07:10 AM

I've done some charts with omega 6 per 100 grams of a range of foods: http://paleozonenutrition.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/omega-6-and-3-in-nuts-oils-meat-and-fish-tools-to-get-it-right/ If you use... (more)

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by 510 · April 20, 2013 at 03:11 PM

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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Tom_Woodward 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I agree that Kurt Harris' on ramp is a great method to get going. Even though your satiety switch is broken now, it can still be reset. You're probably in a bit of metabolic derangement from poor insulin control and maybe some leptin resistance... (more)