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by 53 · September 29, 2014 at 4:10 AM

I do not do any diary, in an form...no butters or creams. I have coconut milk and oil, olive oil, fish, meat, tons of veggies, but I still am only getting 1500 calories a day, and I'm not hungry, I run 3 miles every other day, and I'm ALWAYS COLD,... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · June 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

In case you're consuming enough (and not fasting) then I don't think you ought to be feeling COLD. Track your day by day macronutrient admission. I think you are not consuming enough protein and fat. Protein supports in legitimate thermoregulation... (more)

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by 388 · about 16 hours ago

If I take a typical week, my calories would be average. But on some days I binge, and others I eat hardly at all. It seems to even out for the week, but I'm worried about the days where I don't eat much; is that really harmful to me? Is what I'm... (more)

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Hawkeyes52 0 · August 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Not at all. In fact, it's just like Paleolithic times where they would gorge on all the food they had gathered and then might not eat for a few days after that. Our body were designed to eat like you are

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by 405 · about 16 hours ago

So in the past 7 months, I've slowly gained about 10 pounds. Incidentally, I started working at a restaurant 7 months ago, and while it may be easy to dismiss my weight gain as being related to being around awesome food every day, I'm tending... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · April 26, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Stress can cause weight gain (it impairs your insulin metabolism, for one) but I'm just not sure you need to be concerned about this particular gain. 118lbs seems alarmingly low for a 5'5" woman. Other than the weight gain, is your body still... (more)

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by 118 · about 16 hours ago

Ok I have been asking A LOT but you guys have been very helpfuls. 15, 5'7", 107 pounds, no period since 13 workout 20-30 mins hiit/intervals 30-1.5 hours lifting 5 days a week Lately I have been overeating, but only on paleo foods. Delicious... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 20, 2013 at 4:24 AM

Yup. Your body is finally getting what it needs. Focus on nutrient-dense foods like grass-fed beef and lamb, liver, eggs, oysters, salmon/sardines/mackerel, hard cheese, dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, avocado, berries....don't skimp on... (more)

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by 118 · about 16 hours ago

Ok so this might be a bit long. I'll try to sum it up lol. If you read this all I appreciate it. OK so it started off last year when my mom suggested for me the paleo diet because I could not lose weight and thought I was eating healthy... (more)

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RK 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

First, I want to say that I think you are doing AWESOME. You totally have ownership of your health and you are acquiring knowledge about how to take care of yourself. You go girl. :) Are you getting into eating disorder territory? Yes,... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

This is my first question so I apologize in advance if I don't use the proper "format." :) This site has answered many of my questions but I need a more specific answer. I've been doing Paleo extremely hardcore since November 1 with a 3 day... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · December 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I am guessing you already know you are not eating enough to maintain health, whether you lose weight or not. That plateau you feel coming on is probably your body going into starvation mode. Eat more, and once you build your energy back up, move... (more)

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by 121 · about 16 hours ago

EDIT: So I've tried to increase calories this past week, but I really feel full on my current amount of food. I've also been tracking nutrients, and according to Cron-O-Meter I'm hitting about 80% of my requirements, with mild deficits in... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · December 08, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Your metabolism is probably low right now to be on that number of calories and maintaining (or are you losing?). I'm sure you'll be getting comments about how your weight is "fine" but it is not just about the numbers. You're feeling run down,... (more)

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by 1418 · September 28, 2014 at 3:41 AM

I asked about this before but the answers I got were mostly for bodybuilding I think? I am female and just need more calories as I am not eating enough at all. The evidence of this is for 2 months now I have had my period come later than usual.... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · July 21, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Sneak fats into your food! Butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, nuts, etc. High calorie and satiating. Eat a sweet potato with your dinner, slather it with butter. Add a blob of coconut oil when you fry eggs in a pan. Smear some cashew or... (more)

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by 151 · about 16 hours ago

I have been reading a lot about weight loss on the paleo diet, and on here it seems that most replies involving women who stall, say they don't get enough calories. I am 29 years old, female, 5.3" and currently 158 lbs. I would like to lose... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I started Paleo 3 days ago, ... You're doing fine, 'cept for the part where you are stressing out about calories. If your goal is weight loss, sure, calories factor into the equation. However, with your history of an eating disorder, maybe... (more)

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by 203 · September 26, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Apologies on the subject :) About 2 months ago I recovered from being about 3.5kg (7 lb and 11.45 oz) underweight, and I regained my period after successfully gaining about 4/5 kilograms ( 9 lb and 14.73 oz) back into what I believe, for me is a... (more)

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

I would monitor caloric intake with Cron O Meter or Fitday. You might be surprised how easy it is to undereat on certain diets. You might have to resort to things that are normally not recommend on paleo forums (since most people struggle with... (more)

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by 1536 · about 16 hours ago

6'2" 27yr old male 184lbs I'm curious to see if other people have experienced this kind of situation: Yesterday I woke up, ate breakfast. Went to the gym and rocked a quick WOD (Fran). Ate lunch. Later I did a 2 mile run in which I... (more)

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PaleoVenus 0 · March 09, 2012 at 11:44 PM

From what I understand, this is perfectly normal. And yes, some days I will eat what I'm sure is a large amount of calories (I don't count), and the next I won't be hungry and I will inadvertently complete an IF by not eating until 2 or 3p and... (more)

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by 65 · September 29, 2014 at 3:27 AM

I've been 90% Paleo (I can't kick my morning glass of milk) for almost three weeks now... I went through the initial shock of not being loaded with carbs and sugar, felt overall crappy, moderately upped my fat intake which seemed to help. I felt... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 20, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Under-eating can result in your body hanging on to its fat stores, but from your question it seems it is equally likely you're overdoing it on the Crossfit and could have cortisol or adrenal issues. I assume you don't want to hear this but you... (more)

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by 3690 · about 16 hours ago

Stats: 5' 9'', 150 lbs, 22 years of age, Taiwanese, estimated ~15% body fat, standing most of the day/ moving around (lab work), good amount of slow moving activity everyday + 2 days per week of dance (but not crazy glycogen depleting, sometimes... (more)

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Curt_1 0 · February 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Based on my imperfect calculations (I don't know the exact stats for a rasher of thick pork belly, so I substituted two pork chops to equal the 4 rashers), you should be getting around 2000 calories a day. My height and weight are similar to... (more)

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by 35 · about 17 hours ago

Hi! Who here legitimately forgets to eat? Or has less interest in food than people in general? I've had a brief history of overeating, but that was due to addictive foods on the S.A.D that I leeched onto after being through a long period of... (more)

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Mash 0 · January 26, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I generally have to force myself to take time to eat, and very often on weekends when I am writing code, I eat breakfast and then not again until around 23:00 that evening. It's not a lack of love for food, it's just being overly focused, coffee,... (more)

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by 4273 · September 27, 2014 at 3:17 AM

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8677200/Dieting-forces-brain-to-eat-itself-scientists-claim.html http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43989918/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/#.TjtOeGHK2nQ So the study mentions that the body begins to... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · August 04, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I think this commenter nailed it: The problem is the low-fat diet. The brain contains a lot of fat. So if you don't get enough fat in your diet, that's why the brain "eats itself". I don't think a jump in blood lipids comes from our... (more)

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by 297 · about 17 hours ago

I follow the "eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full" mantra. Today was typical: Breakfast: 1 cup coffee w/heavy cream Lunch (around 2 pm): about 3 oz beef sirloin, 2 jumbo eggs, 1 fingerling potato (all cooked in butter), 1/2 tomato, 1/2... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · July 05, 2011 at 2:58 AM

What Rose asked. It's not possible to answer your question even poorly without knowing what your size, age and activity level are, and any other special needs your diet may have. As an example, before I knew I had celiac disease, I ate a ton of... (more)