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by 30 · less than a minute ago

So long story short, I used to weigh around 300 pounds, in 10 months I dropped to just a bit under 170 pounds. This was January 2010 to October 2010, it was limiting my caloric intake on a diet plan I found to about 900-1100 calories a day and I... (more)

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RK 0 · March 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Dave-I can understand your fear. Because you were overweight before, you know that you probably have some insulin resistance, and you are perhaps worried that this isn't completely fixed, and that eating again will put the weight on. I am a... (more)

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by 77 · 2 minutes ago

Before I started I had clear skin and would get a zit once in a while. My skin was not perfect bu overall good. When I switched to Paleo I began eating high fat and high carbs to gain weight. I lost weight and started breaking out. After 6 months... (more)

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lisa_55 0 · March 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM

for me personally, i found that a lot of fat caused me to break out, especially refined and processed fats like coconut cream, oils, and butter. i switched to getting my fat from whole, unprocessed foods like fish, whole coconuts, raw olives,... (more)

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by 55 · 3 minutes ago

Before the paleo-lifestyle I had some problems with anorexia. It is not a point now, but from October, since I totally changed my way of life, it was hard for me to get over the fact that I HAVE to gain some weight. From the point when I felt that... (more)

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Christina_ier 0 · March 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM

I'm 21, 158 cm and weighing about 49 kilos, ha! I used to be bulimic, so I can totally understand the feeling of not being in control. The first thing I would do, is stop obsessing about your weight. Really, throw away your scale if you have to.... (more)

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by 1353 · 4 minutes ago

Is it normal to shoot for 150-200 g of fruit/veggie carbs or even more when trying to gain weight? Or does this seem excessive to anyone? FYI I feel fantastic but am not gaining weight as I still fall short on general calories most days. I don't... (more)

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Mash 0 · March 12, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Well 150g to 200g of carbohydrate in actually given as a general dietary recommendation by the Jaminet's (http://www.perfecthealthdiet.com). In terms of gaining weight it really is about increasing those calories. I like how Nate Green... (more)

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by 803 · 9 minutes ago

I have been stricken with a terrible sickness that has left me severely handicapped when it comes to physical and mental activity. It is still unknown at this time as my blood work, aside from a slightly lowered WBC, is normal indicating a... (more)

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VB 0 · February 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I have a suggestion - it might sound crazy but try it - it might help. Try a low-fat low-sugar high-carb high-fiber version of Paleo. It means more vegetables, very few berries, less fat and more tubers. DON"T EVER GIVE UP!!! Oh, and I love to... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I've been underweight for pretty much all of my life and struggled to gain weight (i'm female, 5'7, 108 pounds). So I decided to try the paleo diet to see if I wasn't getting enough nutrients, or if a food intolerance was preventing... (more)

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Annika_1 0 · June 10, 2013 at 5:36 AM

Sounds like you are eating far too little. 2000 kcal is about minimum for inactive women. If you want to add weight, you should try to add at least 1000 kcal. Try Bulletproof coffee instead of coffee with milk. Eat more meat and fatty fish. Eggs... (more)

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by 10 · 9 minutes ago

Hello! I've been paleo for about 9 months now, and every now and then, I have issues maintaining my weight. This has been an issue since before I started paleo, but paleo has made it more difficult, I think. I am fairly skinny at ~150 pounds and... (more)

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Tom_10 0 · February 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Michael, my advice is: a) don't sweat it, and b) count your blessings! I would love to be slim and faced with the challenge of packing on weight - not many people have this problem! You sound perfectly healthy, so I wouldn't worry about adding... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

How can i can i gain weight on the Paleo diet? I will be switching over to a mostly Paleo diet next month for my health and well being, however i must be able to sustain my weight and even more so,gain weight as i have Cystic Fibrosis, any help or... (more)

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Jen_36 0 · February 11, 2013 at 11:03 PM

The search engine is always your best friend (especially if no stats are offered, otherwise some "unique" input would be given). http://paleohacks.com/questions/tagged/weight-gain#axzz2AhPFY5ue (more)

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by 45 · 12 minutes ago

Hello all! After all the "bad" weight is lost and I am burning fat for energy like a good Grok... Should I increase my protein intake and try to gain some muscle weight? Daily Eats: (I am breastfeeding and therefore I eat a lot) Green... (more)

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Kathleen_1 0 · January 23, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Your diet looks good. If you feel good, then keep doing what you're doing. If gaining muscle is your goal, then strength training will be more beneficial than eating more protein.

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by 0 · 13 minutes ago

Day nine of a strict Whole30 paleo diet and I have gained 6 lbs. I have definitely reduced calories and cut out all fruit three days ago and since then have gained 2 lbs What am I doing wrong. I am breastfeeding so have been sure to add lots of... (more)

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MAMichele 0 · January 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

First, get off the scale! As mentioned in a previous post, you are not supposed to be weighing yourself AT ALL during a Whole 30. Relax and enjoy your new baby. Second, I'd add in some dense carbs to your meals. Start with 1/2 cup sweet potato... (more)

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by 91 · 15 minutes ago

I'm having a hard time gaining weight in paleo. Most foods do not have enough calories and I do not want to waste too much money trying to get in 2-3K calories a day. Grains seemed to have a majority of my calories but now that I have cut them out... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · January 02, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Butter is a pretty cheap way to add calories to your diet. You don't need to get massive amounts of meat. My protein levels are actually the exact same as they were pre-paleo. Some people here still eat white rice, so if you're still interested in... (more)

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by 45 · 15 minutes ago

Hi guys, I follow the auto-immune protocol for the Paleo diet and it's been amazing and I feel great! : ) Since starting this diet I've lost a shed load of weight, about 15 kilos in 4 months. Before I was totally ripped so all this weight was... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 22, 2012 at 2:36 PM

It's not an issue. You could eat 3 sweet potatoes a day and be deficient in Vitamin A if you fall into the substantial group of people who can't make the conversion. Beta-carotene is the precursor (inactive form) of retinol, the active ... (more)

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by 0 · 16 minutes ago

Okay here goes. 24 year old female, 5'4 and around 135. I have been living a very "healthy" lifestyle for over 4 years. Tried so many different stupid, not healthy diets - Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, clean eating 6 meals a day, all that. Would... (more)

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Britt_2 0 · December 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I know you are not tracking calories now, but did you for a couple days days when you started? Any idea how much you are eating? I am 5'8, 125-130ish pounds, and my workout schedule is just about identical to yours. Without seeing exact portion... (more)

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by 10 · 17 minutes ago

Hello! My boyfriend and I began the Paleo diet just 9 days ago. He's lost 10 pounds already which is awesome, he's 6'1" and 228, was 238. I've lost 5 pounds, down to 106 from 111. His goal is weight loss and overall feeling healthy, mine is just... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 08, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Add more starch: potatoes, sweet potatoes, tapioca pudding, etc...

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by 50 · 17 minutes ago

How many carbs do I need a day to gain weight and muscle I'm about 135 5'9 trying to get towards 155. Ill be taking in 1.2-1.3x my bodyweight in protein, maybe some high carb low fat workout days and high fat low carb off days!? Also ill be using... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · December 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Carb cycling works very well, but you'll have to make sure you're eating a surplus on training days especially if you want to add weight. In your case, you probably want to be eating somewhere around 20-30% above your maintenance calories whatever... (more)

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by 55 · 18 minutes ago

Dear Paleo Hacks, I have been eating strict paleo for about 2 years. I found paleo after battling severe IBS with constipation. I have since transitioned into the full GAPS diet and am intent on doing GAPS intro this coming winter. My current... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · November 29, 2012 at 6:26 AM

"Some kind of protein"? Elaborate , please. Change your 85/15 beef to 80/20, if you're eating lean meats, switch to fattier cuts of meat. If I ever have to cook lean meat, I always cook it with lots of heavy cream or coconut milk, or I make sure... (more)

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by 15 · 19 minutes ago

I was wondering if other ladies go through the same thing. I have tried Low Carb (anywhere from 0g to 50g) before and after paleo with similar results, i.e. amazing weight loss, easily mantained, great energy, great skin but zero period. It... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · November 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm sorry to tell you that this is very common, but not talked about much. Many women have reported disrupted cycles on LC - including this woman right here. You are right to add back in the carbs so please stay the course on that. Do not... (more)

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by 430 · 20 minutes ago

I'm 14 and I feel like I've struggled with my weight my whole life. I started paleo fully around 6 days ago. Not a lot of time at all, I know. I think I'm still adjusting to low carb, considering I went sprinting and had to lie down for half an... (more)

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elf27 0 · November 08, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Hi Ebrady98, HUGE HUG. Please don't stress. I'm sure you're beautiful. here is what I have to tell you: Paleo is more than what you eat. It's about trying to enjoy life more, and being healthier. By that I mean: 1) having the good health and... (more)

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by 438 · 20 minutes ago

I am a 27-year-old, 5'4" female who has had a weight gain of about 10 pounds in the last 6 months, going from about 121 to 132 lbs. My question is, how much of this could be related to gains in muscle mass (vs. just fat increase)? My weight gain... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 07, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I don't think what the scales say really matters. They aren't an accurate measure of fat. More important measures are: The tape measure How your clothes fit How fantastic you look naked The fact that you are fit, energetic, happy and... (more)

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by 30 · 22 minutes ago

Hi PH. I'm a week into my paleo diet, and things are going very good. I have a question though: I'm a skinny dude and I'm thinking if its possible to use paleo as a weight gain program. I Work out three times a week, and this will eventuallly... (more)

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KA24 0 · October 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Calorie-density. Volume. Nutrient-timing. Calorie-density is important. While it's not always about the number of calories, it helps to get it from tasty sources. This tends to be fattier foods that are easy to get down. Coconut milk, almond... (more)

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by 270 · 23 minutes ago

My primary goals for Paleo are to increase my energy levels and to improve my blood sugar/insulin regulation, so I'm not too focused on my weight. But I notice that I've gained maybe ten pounds of fat in three months and I'm worried that I might... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Sounds like you are seriously gluten intolerant, so I would highly recommend eliminating any gluten cheats so you can heal your gut. You need good gut health to absorb your food and I suspect that most of your hunger problem is that you aren't... (more)

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by 1448 · 31 minutes ago

Hi Im 31 year old female, started paleo 11 months ago. I have 2 kids 1 year old and 3 years old. Im 5'4 and was 128 before having kids. After starting paleo I successfully lost all of the baby weight and got back down to 128 to 130 and... (more)

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julianne 0 · August 08, 2012 at 12:10 AM

You may have added a lot more calories in the form of fat. It is easy to do. Even adjusting carbs down often does not help. Here is a post you might find useful on protein requirements with charts on how much protein and fat is in different... (more)

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by 1467 · 31 minutes ago

An interview with Nate Miyaki where he says that us Paleo folk may be overdoing it somewhat with the 'oil on everything' idea. Article here: http://jasonferruggia.com/nutritional-knowledge-bombs-with-nate-miyaki-part-ii/ (more)

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PlantGirl 0 · August 07, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I would like to find out more about this. I am curious as well. I add olive oil to my meat/salad lunches. I don't drink it and my food isn't swimming in it. It does taste pretty good. That being said, I could go without it if I had to. But that's... (more)

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by 104 · 31 minutes ago

So this is my 3rd day on Paleo, and I just spent some time going back over what I ate and calculating the calories on LiveStrong.com I had a pretty weak lunch, but I'm still way off on my fat:protein:carb ratios (I've got pretty much a 1:1:1:... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · August 04, 2012 at 12:28 PM

move up to 4 eggs instead of 2 use more butter coconut oil as mentioned above add fatty fish like salmon, sardines which will cover the omega 3s also you can work a little macadamia nut / oil in there as well

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by 200 · 32 minutes ago

I have been transitioning into Paleo. Last week wasn't 100% Paleo, but I managed to avoid the bulk of grains, oils, and dairies by eating at home. I had been eating a lot of Kale which actually made me feel better and more energetic which I'm... (more)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · July 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM

You're not gaining five pounds of muscle. All men and top bodybuilders would be envious of you.

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