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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I'm trying to embrace this lifestyle due the slew of physiological benefits I believe it can provide. I really do feel so much healthier since I've gone strict paleo. I gave been loading up on fatty meats and veggies. I recently cut out nuts and... (more)

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AnyonesGhost 0 · January 10, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Gaining weight is a function of energy balance (calories consumed over caloires expended), not which particular diet you follow (atkins, paleo, south beach, grapefruit, cabbage soup, whatever).

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hello I'm 20 years old and I have recently learnt about cealic diesease and about paleo diet. I have been skinny nearly all my life except when I was 2 to 3 years old. I weigh 56kg at the moment and i'm 177cm. When I was 7 I developed vitiligo... (more)

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rsdfc 0 · January 06, 2014 at 4:37 AM

Hi, I think paleo will be good for you. In order to gain weight on paleo try to continue to eat good carbohydrates like white rice and starchy vegetables. When you stop eating wheat you may get hungry at first so be sure to eat more healthy... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I have always been underweight and I'm currently trying to gain weight, both muscle and fat. I'm 120 LB 5'11" and slowly making progress with more small meals among many other things. I love BP coffee for the extended energy it gives me but... (more)

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ShellyMarie 0 · October 30, 2013 at 4:03 AM

Yeah no kidding! That's pretty thin. Just be careful. I happened to notice the mention of MCT, and I have been asking about it. I've been drinking my version of your bulletproof coffee for over a year. Who knew my concoctions were so beneficial.... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I have been on the Paleo diet since March 2013. I have been great except for one caveat, I am underweight and can't seem to gain at all. And also I am Vitamin D deficient. I saw a nutritionist and she told me I should not be exercising, but she... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 24, 2013 at 4:37 AM

Best activities to gain weight? Sitting on the couch, watching TV and eating. ;) Choose any: Cheetos, potato chips, chocolate covered almonds with dried cherries, ice cream, french fries, gucamole & chips and yoplait. j/k I'm not... (more)

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by 598 · about 16 hours ago

If you're not trying to lose weight, are there any benefits to ketosis? I hear it can treat many neurological disorders, for instance. I have ADHD and since going Paleo I've stopped taking my meds and feel better than ever! It seems like I feel... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 01, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Adapting your cells to burn fat is very beneficial on many fronts. Autophagy is a really good reason. It initiates the clean up of broken proteins within cells, it allows mitochondria in marginal cells to initiate apoptosis, it allows the... (more)

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by 163 · about 16 hours ago

Hello all. I'm a scrawny 25 year old male. I was raised on a pure junk food diet, had IBS, depression, half my teeth out and the rest filled in and a whole host of other problems. Over the last year I've massively improved by eating mostly stews.... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 29, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Rowan I wonder how much of what you describe is related to your depression. I can personally relate to how hard it is to eat when you have NO appetite (from depression. Been there bad a couple times). Are you getting outdoors? Are you getting... (more)

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by 35 · about 17 hours ago

Hey Paleoheads, I have been skinny most of my life (I am still young) partly due to stress and lack of appetite, partly genetics. I have found a ton of appetite lately tho, and Paleo in reinforcing it! I am 6ft and weighed 157 at my peak which... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · February 05, 2012 at 6:34 PM

From a diet perspective, try to get .7-1g of protein/1lb of lean body mass and start shooting starch like there's no tomorrow. Some would recommend more protein but from what I've witnessed/experienced, getting as much protein as your body can... (more)

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by 670 · about 17 hours ago

Hi! This is a general 'troubleshooting' question. I want to be energetic and happy, and I feel like something is holding me back physically. Some background: I am a 5'10 female, 60 kg, 19 years old, and in 2011 I put my body under a lot of stress... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · January 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM

It sounds like you're on the right track to me. Adding in the protein and fats should help regulate your energy levels although it will take a bit of time to adjust. I'd say eat that first and then fill up on veg and/or fruit. If you need to... (more)

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by 1579 · about 17 hours ago

Hello! I have been told by my doctor that I need to be gaining at least 1 lb per week until I am not underweight. I am currently 5'0" and 88 lbs due to eating issues while on paleo. I am in college and my doctor could force me to withdraw if I... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 06, 2011 at 5:52 PM

I was also 88 lbs at my lowest due to an eating disorder (eating 800 calories a day) and I'm 5'3" and I'm also in college. I gained weight easily eating a ton of carbs (whole wheat bread, oatmeal, apples, milk and cereal, etc.) and doing some... (more)

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by 115 · about 17 hours ago

I am too skinny. I would like to hold a bit more weight. My arms are skinny and my torso is flat. I have little definition. I almost feel boyish sometimes. How do i stay on paleo (2 weeks down and feeling better) and put on weight? I want to lose... (more)

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Ivan 0 · September 13, 2011 at 1:04 AM

You sound like me. If you are very skinny but already have a spare tire, cortisol imbalance is very likely. You have a few options ahead - first fix cortisol issue completely, and so your spare tire will disappear, after which you will have to... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

I'm a 30 year old female with really bad digestive issues, and I'm 30 lbs underweight. Really, really underweight. Like, if I lose more, I'll have to go to a hospital and probably be force-fed ensure and stale food. I do not want to do that. I'm... (more)

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Matt_Baldwin_1 0 · February 16, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Bottom line is you gotta eat. Eat nourishing, whole, natural, unprocessed foods and by all means go "paleo" or "primal." There are so many good things you can eat! 1) Slow cooked chuck roast... cook and eat two 3 lb roasts a week. You will... (more)

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by 60 · about 18 hours ago

This is cross-posted at Mark's Daily Apple - I just thought I'd post here as well for more exposure and insight. I'm in a bit of a different position than most. As I mentioned in my MDA intro post, I've had health issues that have ultimately left... (more)

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JJ 0 · March 20, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Wow. Sorry to hear about your health problems! This is a matter of personal preference, I suppose, but given your intro over at MDA, I would say you are closer to 80-100 lbs. underweight, not 50. [Edit: the strength guys will actually say you are... (more)

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by 598 · October 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Are there any real benefits to IF aside from weight loss and a bit of boosted metabolism or watever? Will it help me live longer and feel better into old age? Longevity is very important to me. I have no need to lose weight but since going... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

ive heard people using things like calorie restriction to increase longevity, something about cells only being able to replicate a limited amount of times, so if you reduce the energy going to them they replicate at a slower rate... in theory... (more)

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by 240 · October 23, 2014 at 3:22 AM

That's the question.I'm also severely underweight.Height:185cm Weight:53kg.IBD still makes me drop pounds.

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Candice__1 0 · November 13, 2011 at 5:56 PM

As someone with Crohns I find the lower the frequency of my meals the better. That being said, I also find the smaller the volume of my meals the better I feel. You should start with the SCD intro diet or the intro GAPS protocol. I honestly would... (more)

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by 0 · October 22, 2014 at 4:11 AM

I'm 23 yo, 168 cm 49 kg atm. Want to gain some weight ( + 5 kg at least ) and get stronger in general. Crossfit is so a la mode these days and I heard that it helps to build body mass but... Are women designed to lift those weights and workout... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · June 19, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Yes, crossfit workouts are intense and heavy, but don't buy the CW that women shouldn't be lifting heavy things because they will bulk up. Did Mrs. Grok only carry around three pounds of roots or berries in her woven basket or that Grok Jr. only... (more)

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by 40 · October 22, 2014 at 3:48 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/health/research/more-data-suggests-fitness-matters-more-than-weight.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0moc.semityn.www [In ???Obesity Paradox,??? Thinner May Mean Sicker][1] Here's a quote from the article: "In... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Leanness is absolutely not a marker for good health. Although the article doesn't mention it, if you look at pro-joggers/marathoners you'll find a lot of them have heart issues, and a lot of them keel over and die. Lean muscle tissue and lots... (more)

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by 2399 · October 22, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Hello all :) Sex: Male Age: 22 Activity: Low active (two slow 20 minutes walks per day) Height: 5"9' (175 cm) Weight: 55kg (121 lbs) I have been on a low carb diet for two months (EDIT: not to lose weight but because of a lifestyle change. "Eat... (more)

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JJ 0 · March 30, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Eat about 2-4x what you are eating (slowly ratchet up the calories every week) and lift heavy things. You may also want to investigate adding dairy (milk, yogurt, always whole-fat, strongly recommend grass-fed and non-homogenized, preferably raw... (more)

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by 215 · October 21, 2014 at 4:27 AM

I'm looking for some foods that are low in omega 6, fructose, and other things to be avoided on paleo, that are dense in calories and don't fill me up. Right now I'm thinking macadamia nuts but I can't find them anywhere neer where I live

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 29, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Add coconut oil or palm oil to everything. Cook vegetables in it. Go for fattier cuts of meat. I also like using macadamia nut oil on salads.

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by 5 · October 21, 2014 at 4:19 AM

Hey folks, I am really down these days. I went the paleolithic way hoping to find relief of my seborrheic skin condition particularly and for a better health in general. Also I wanted to gain weight in a reasonable way. I follow quite a strict... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 24, 2013 at 8:19 AM

I see a lot of parsnips in there. From what I read on your sample menus, you don't eat much variety. Do you do bone broth? Do you do offal once a week? How about oysters once a week? How about things like sorrel, amaranth greens, beets, fennel... (more)

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by 60 · October 21, 2014 at 4:12 AM

My husband and I are new to Paleo. He needs to gain some weight and is hoping some of you may be able to help. He's been cautious to jump in full force because hes seen so many people have weight loss success on Paleo. We were vegan for a while... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 10, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Here is some info you might find useful: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-if-i-dont-want-to-lose-weight/#axzz2HbFqwwl6

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by 75 · October 21, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Hi, Ever since the 15th of September (approx), unfortunately I lost my period due to what I believe as being rapid weight loss. I've gained almost all the weight back ( about <1 kg less than the start ) and have seen my doctor. My doctor... (more)

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Daniel_Kirsner 0 · December 28, 2011 at 6:09 AM

Keep eating, but obviously not grains...anything interesting on blood tests?

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by 1453 · October 21, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Just a simple question. If reduced food reward reduces calorie intake, should underweight people follow a high rewarding (but healthy) paleo diet? (Consisting of all those highly delicious baked goods and recipes combining fat and sugar)

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animalcule 0 · October 09, 2011 at 6:13 AM

This is my theory, yes. I've been 10-16 lbs underweight by BMI since my mid-teens, with the help of high-reward paleo I am only about 5 lbs underweight these days. I would say I ate a normal amount of food before I really started trying to... (more)

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by 100 · October 20, 2014 at 3:27 AM

So I have done a bit of reading on ketosis, but do not understand it fully. I have been eating really strict the last month, literally just meat, fish and vegetables and have lost a load of weight. I do not want to lose a lot of weight because I... (more)

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Andy 0 · January 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

You want to eat this kind of diet and you are underweight? Simply add more nuts, seeds, and fruit to your diet. Also "safe starches", like potatoes, winter squashes, and sweet potatoes are good to add for weight gain, or to keep from losing... (more)

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