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by 2611 · January 03, 2014 at 04:36 PM

A friend of mine has several maladies, including migraines and blood sugar swings, that led me to suggest that she experiment with a ketogenic diet. The tricky part is that she also has problems with low appetite and losing too much weight.... (more)

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Mash 0 · January 03, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Basically I would recommend she consume enough food to meet her energy demands. She may do even better consuming slightly more than she requires. I would very simply take 2000kcals as the starting point. If she was to aim to... (more)

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by 88 · September 05, 2013 at 03:30 AM

Hey everyone, so I just tried taking some of the advice I've received, and after my workout on the rings this morning, had this for breakfast- 1 cup fresh strawberries/raspberries, 6 oz ground white meat turkey with spices, 250 grams sweet potato... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 05, 2013 at 03:30 AM

Given your goal of gaining muscle and weight, do not reduce your fat intake during your carb refeeds. If you are only eating 80g on low carb days, then it will take more than 200g on refeed days. My recommendation would be to eat in a way that... (more)

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by 0 · March 03, 2014 at 06:13 PM

I'm from a bodybuilding background, so to say (I've been into bodybuilding for a solid 6 years). A friend of mine, who is a personal trainer, switched to the Paleo Diet and suggested I do the same as he had «lost here» (pointing at his stomach)... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 31, 2013 at 01:51 AM

It seems like you are doing more a Low Carb version of Paleo. Your primary carb of choice appears to be fruit. I am a powerlifter, and I found that LC destroyed my performance. I changed my diet to eating more sweet potatoes, some potatoes, rice... (more)

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by 88 · September 03, 2013 at 07:24 PM

Hey, so I recently picked up a copy of Gold Medal Bodies' "Rings 1" and "Rings 2" gymnastics courses, and I am looking to start very soon. I was working through a barbell strength training program, WS4SB 3, but the whole point of my doing this... (more)

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max_8 0 · August 25, 2013 at 03:27 AM

You really need to eat more. There's no way to get bigger and stronger without eating more. You clearly aren't eating enough. I recommend increasing your daily caloric intake to around 3000kcal/day. My 120lb 5'1 girlfriend eats 3000kcal/day for... (more)

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by 0 · August 19, 2013 at 09:24 PM

Hi, I have a 9 week old baby who was born on the 50th percentile for weight. I've been paleo for 18 months but did relax it whilst pregnant, in particular having oats for breakfast. Since having the baby though I've tried to return to a stricter... (more)

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CDone 0 · August 19, 2013 at 04:50 PM

There's a lot more you need to share before you can get an adequate answer. But assuming you are eating your caloric needs + 10%-20% AND you are properly hydrating yourself (you didn't mention any liquids) then you should be fine. So the concern... (more)

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by 2282 · August 18, 2013 at 08:41 PM

I just got back from a month and a half long trip across Europe where we backpacked across 6 countries. During this time I was on my feet all day every day. I didn't do any typical 'strength training' per ce, unless you count the backpack strapped... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 18, 2013 at 04:36 PM

Anyone who claims not to be able to gain weight is a fucking liar. Almond butter beef rice At what point do you stop analysing and just do what you need to do? Either force the food down and grow or don't and stay the same. (more)

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by 88 · June 27, 2013 at 08:07 PM

Hey there everyone- So I've asked several questions since first coming to this site, and after a month or so, I'm into a new dilema- My last post concerned finding out my Testosterone level was frighteningly low, and asking for advice about it-... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 27, 2013 at 08:07 PM

Right, so, first things first: YOU NEED TO EAT MORE. Matt noted this as well, but honestly, if you eat good food, I promise you that no matter how much you eat, you will NOT gain a significant amount of body fat. You are a teenager looking at... (more)

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by 2611 · April 10, 2013 at 03:37 PM

I've been eating a paleo diet for 3 weeks, and I've lost 4-6 pounds. The problem is, I'm not trying to lose weight! In fact, if I go much lower than this I'm likely to run into some serious health problems (the details are excessively personal,... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · April 10, 2013 at 09:45 AM

Who is to say you will keep on losing weight? This could be a 'setpoint' at which your body stays for a while. It just took 3 weeks of 'paleo' to find that out... It is very possible that the weight loss is related to you removing triggers of... (more)

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by 50 · December 31, 2012 at 04:22 PM

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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crightfunnylol 0 · December 03, 2012 at 01:38 PM

you only really need 0.1/per pournd of bodyweight of protein, 0.5 or so/per pound of bw and the rest of your calories should come from carbs, thats what i do and it works gr4eat

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by 45 · October 23, 2012 at 04:02 PM

I've been Paleo since the start of July now, which I started mainly to address my 5 year history of chronic heartburn. I've reaped all the benefits the diet has had to offer, but I really was never in a position where I needed to lose weight. My... (more)

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daffy 0 · October 23, 2012 at 04:02 PM

I been concerned about losing weight with the paleo. Lift heavy weights often, if you are new to training look at getting a trainer to show the rope. I use a pure whey protien supplement and have managed to pick if a kg or two

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by 606 · March 01, 2012 at 11:01 PM

And if so, how? My background: I'm female, short and skinny, always have been. Since going paleo about 6 months ago I have shed some body fat, and I am getting a tad concerned at how much of me is disappearing. The only recommendations I have... (more)

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Lisa_21 0 · March 01, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Some folks I know do the GOMAD process ... A gallon of milk a day. You can look it up on google for the details. You will gain weight. I would gather you would need to drink Raw milk & of course need to be able to tolerate it.

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by 85 · February 03, 2012 at 04:45 PM

I'm a breastfeeding mother of a 19 month old. I'm also on an anti-depressant (for anxiety, probably won't be coming off it soon). One of the side effects I'm experiencing is a lack of appetite. I'm now 95ish pounds at 5'1". I'd like to be 105ish,... (more)

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HA 0 · February 03, 2012 at 04:35 PM

What about the super caloric smoothies? Take a can of coconut milk, add the fruits of your choice (or anything else), maybe some ice to make it blender ready. Might that help?

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by 50 · December 17, 2011 at 02:56 AM

I'm a 25 year old male that has recently started to switch to the Paleo diet (within the past 3 months). I am 5'9" (175 cm) and only 124 pounds (56 kg). I am slender and you can see my ribs when I stretch. I feel like I'm underweight but I think I... (more)

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how_to_gain_weight 0 · December 17, 2011 at 02:56 AM

After reading the post with good tips, I thought it would be good to mention that a person should also gauge the amount of calories they eat by the amount of calories their body burns. There actually is available an online calculator that will... (more)

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by 60 · December 04, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Hi! Well, I'm one or two kilo's underweight ( used to be more underweight), and wish to gain weight. Sometimes I get upset about this and actually over eat. Last night I did and i felt bloated and my stomach hurt a bit. The next morning after 10... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 04, 2011 at 10:02 PM

As a binge eater, I always said, "The more I eat the more I need to eat." Although you are not a binge eater, you may have triggered a similar metabolic reaction. Even if this was healthy food and you are underweight, you wouldn't normally be so... (more)

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by 48 · November 21, 2011 at 06:50 PM

I'm an ectomorph/hardgainer etc. trying to gain some mass/muscle. In other words, I'm 31 years old, fairly strict Paleo since the last 2 years (except for optimizing my omega 3 profile), 5'9" and 143 lb. I'm almost back to my 145 lb pre-Paleo... (more)

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Payam 0 · November 21, 2011 at 06:06 PM

The advice to eat more to gain weight is based on the assumption that you need to be in a caloric surplus to gain mass. For the most part this is true, although it is possible to gain weight without being in a surplus as long as your meal timing... (more)

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by 1527 · September 13, 2011 at 02:11 AM

I am going to see a nutritionist, as recommended by my doctor since I need to gain weight. I have been paleo for about 9 months and lost a little too much. I have started to up my carbs with sweet potato and white rice and am eating more... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · September 13, 2011 at 02:05 AM

I'd just lay it out there, and ask her/him straight off the bat whether they think they'll be able to help you gain weight within the Paleo paradigm. They shouldn't treat Paleo any differently than if you were a vegetarian, the omission of grains... (more)

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by 25 · April 15, 2014 at 03:29 PM

Hi Paleo,I want to know if Maca can cause you to lose weight i have been taking Maca for over a year now.Im a 33 year old female height 5/3 my weight last year was 9stone and i felt to heavy at that.However i now weigh 7stone5 which is two thin i... (more)

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by 25 · March 03, 2011 at 05:10 AM

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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Michael_W__H_ 0 · March 03, 2011 at 05:00 AM

Anna-Marie, I'm sorry to hear about your health problem. As someone who has been severely underweight in the past, I know that it is difficult. It must be overwhelming and confusing to see all these different replies, with everybody suggesting... (more)

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by 1146 · August 27, 2011 at 02:27 AM

I find myself always adding a couple tablespoons of coconut oil and or butter to all my meals after they have been cooked. I am really trying to gain weight, and my maintenance amount of calories is usually around 3000. Do any of you go out of... (more)

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pjnoir 0 · August 27, 2011 at 02:27 AM

I add it to my cooking, pop a spoonful of coconut oil from a spoon in my mouth plenty of times... but I don't gain weight that way.

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by 2528 · June 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Hey guys, So I am 21 year old male who back in high school got way to competitive wiht cross country, ran about 50-60 miles a week for a long perioid of time, never able to eat enough, lost about 30-35lbs in the course of a year (2006-2007)... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 22, 2011 at 10:21 PM

RELAX. I would say to give yourself a month off of any type of training. Eat well during that month and work hard on your sleep. If you can black out your windows, do it. If you can't, get a sleep mask. Cover your clocks and any other type... (more)

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by 5 · March 17, 2011 at 01:53 PM

I'm a paleo newbie and am hoping someone out there might be able to help me... Having gone almost fully paleo for the past 2 months, I find that I'm having a hard time to keep my weight on. I don't need to lose weight and in fact, I always have... (more)

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animalcule 0 · March 17, 2011 at 01:53 PM

Eat more, and eat calorie dense foods. That means fat - add it to things.

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by 65 · October 03, 2010 at 03:15 PM

I am big guy, 6'6" and my RDI for weight gain is 4k cals a day. This is proving quite difficult without carbs. I can down a bunch of fatty beef but this is putting my fat calorie percent at like 75%. Is there anyway to get to 4k without eating all... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · October 03, 2010 at 07:46 AM

I'm finding it a bit hard to make sense of your question. In the literal sense, the answer is no. Fat is the highest source of calories by weight. If you want the same amount of calories from protein or carbohydrate, you have to eat more than... (more)

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by 90 · July 20, 2010 at 05:41 AM

for the past 4 years I've been suffering from oral thrush (candida) though for about 2 of those years I didn't know what the problem was. Its not fun to talk about, worse to have and even harder to get rid of. I tried a hunter gatherer diet... (more)

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JP 0 · July 19, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Up the meat intake. Eat ribs, bacon, etc. That kind of stuff. Drink coconut milk too.

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by 2402 · March 04, 2013 at 03:49 PM

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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Chad_5 0 · March 04, 2013 at 03:49 PM

I'm a slender fellow, and started eating Paleo about a year ago. The trouble is that I already had difficulty gaining weight, and found it even more difficult while eating Paleo. Eventually, I started experimenting with the one meal I kept... (more)

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by 70 · February 03, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Hello everyone, this is a question about my diet and spots and I'm hoping people can give me some advice. Sorry in advance, it's a long one. The question is in the last paragrph for those who want to skip the boring background info (I got a bit... (more)

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Mady 0 · March 23, 2010 at 12:54 AM

First, I would say that if you are looking to gain weight, fat may not be the way to go. You may want to add extra protein or carbs instead. But to increase dietary fat: Eggs are great. You can also make some fantastic sauces from them like aioli... (more)