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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

Hello all! Today is day 1 for me on paleo, and I just found this site and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to utilize paleo for weight loss. I just went to Trader Joe's and picked up some grilled chicken, kale, and spinach. Does... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 21, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Second the recommendation for more healthy, saturated fats. Ghee (grass-fed), raw, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, lard (from pastured pigs), tallow.... Also, the quality (grassfed, pastured, soy-free feed) of all meats, eggs, fish(wild), and... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I am a female 5'8" and have at least another 20-30lbs to loose. I have started Paleo with a strict work out routine. I swim with the U.S. Master's Swim team 3 nights a week and do circuit training 5 mornings and 4 nights a week. I've been... (more)

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samc 0 · March 06, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Over the top physical exertion often interferes with weight loss. Take a break.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hello everyone! I'm new here and thought I'd jump right in and see if any other ladies have experienced this. About a year ago I "got serious" on my quest for health with an ill-advised 1400-1600/cal day, low fat, chronic cardio sort of... (more)

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StringBeany 0 · April 08, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Dude, yeah, eat up. I had it for two years of college - started January freshman year when I was kicking my ass back into shape for XC. Sophmore year walked on the cross country team at ~122lb. for 5'9". Just got it back this January (Junior... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I have been following a strict paleo diet for almost 2 months now and my "periods" have been coming every 2ish weeks! Before starting paleo my cycles were anywhere from 28-41 days, last 5-7 days, accompanied with very heavy bleeding, severe... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 27, 2013 at 5:36 AM

Not a lady...... But here are some suggestions. Give the cardio a rest, keep the walking, drop one strength training. That should relieve your struggle to get enough calories. If after dialing back on the exercise you still feel like you;re... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hi to everyone here. I have a few questions concerning paleo, cycling, and weightloss. A bit of backstory: Since incorporating primal into my life, I've obviously had to refine certain beliefs - y'know the type: saturated... (more)

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TintoBrass 0 · October 07, 2013 at 3:04 PM

@EnglishRose I'm not sure how much I weigh. However, when I was at my thinnest and competing at a high level, I was around 140 pounds. I have a large frame and carry quite a bit of muscle; I probably have more muscle than a lot of boys my... (more)

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by 144 · about 4 hours ago

For some reason when I posted a couple of days ago about my muscles being too big after going paleo a few people commented that that was 'unlikely' and that they'd like a picture as to 'validate my claims'. I have no idea why a bunch of people... (more)

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Nivanthe 0 · September 06, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Women CAN build upon and grow muscle obviously, but it takes doing so purposefully and in a caloric surplus. Of course you're going to have definition and/or size when you're actually flexing, as you are in the really miniature picture (try imgur,... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Im loving this diet ive already lost 8 pounds. 136 down to 128. Im 5 foot 7 so this is an ideal weight for me with my body type I feel. My problem are seems to ONLY be my tummy and sides. Also areas like under my arm pits. I don't want what ass... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · August 31, 2013 at 2:28 AM

There is no way to spot reduce. You will lose (LOSE) fat where your body wants to lose fat, and you can then tone up your LOOSE skin and firm up your LOOSE gluts and make your ass a little rounder, but short of implants, you will never get back... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

Hello all! So I've been trying to lose weight for about 3 years. So I'm 5'7, and about 160 pounds. Very curvy and muscular, (especially in the legs...think of a chubbier Beyonce lol) and I've found it very hard to lose fat, but very easy to gain... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · August 28, 2013 at 7:10 PM

I agree with Allison - maybe take a look at this: http://gokaleo.com/2013/08/17/what-to-expect-when-you-stop-dieting-part-3-what-the-heck-is-happening-to-me/ You definitely should be much closer to 1800 or even higher if you're 5'7" and active.... (more)

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by 144 · about 4 hours ago

I've been sitting at 24.2% body fat for a little while, goal is 23.5% (definitely realistic goal, that's not an issue) Wondering if women have had more success with a 16-18hr IF, or if they've benefited from a carb load? I'm normally in ketosis... (more)

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James_3 0 · August 01, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Are you a heavy duty weight lifter? No? Then check out the Lean Gains site. I believe he recommends 14 hour IF for women. Carb loading is not going to do much for you (unless you've driven your metabolism to the ground already with too few... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

Help! I'm starting to bulk up unintentionally and am looking for any fitness tips. Here are my stats: 25 yr old female, 5'3", 115 lb. Started eating loosely Paleo a year and a half ago and strictly Paleo half a year ago. The Paleo diet worked... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · July 03, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I'm really surprised that you're getting bigger but not showing a weight increase! Here's why: I'm about your size (fatter at the moment but the majority of my life I'm a size 4). When I'm strength training -- and I mean traditional (failure in... (more)

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by 30 · about 4 hours ago

Hi there, I have been doing Leangains for roughly a month now by slowly implementing it. My questions are: I can't seem to find many female success stories? Are there any women out there with success on Leangains? If so how long did it take and... (more)

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BobK 0 · June 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Check this out, lots of female dialogue about Leangains. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/597083-women-doing-leangains I'm not sure I'm fan of IF for women, the information I've read gives mixed indications. I know IF works for me...it's... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I'm confused and frustrated, and I don't really know where to begin. Here's a little quick history on me: I'm a 28 year old female, 5'3", currently stuck at 145 lbs. I've always been naturally very muscular (& tend to weigh more than those... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · June 13, 2013 at 6:37 PM

One of the transistions you'll probably have to make eventually is learning how not to be a "perfectionist" about everything. We all learn eventually that not only is everyone different, but our bodies may react differently at different times,... (more)

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by 251 · about 4 hours ago

Would Luna bars be considered relatively Paleo-friendly? They're basically taking the nutrients that women need and putting them into these delicious little gluten-free bars and seem to really help me get through the day when I need a little... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · May 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Welcome to Paleo Hacks:) The paleo diet, no matter how many variations people put on it, is basically a whole foods template. Nothing from a bar, package or box. Basically pastured raised meats and poultry, wild fish and seafood, grass-fed beef... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I am trying to get my body-fat percentage to around 16%. My body-fat is at 20% right now (135 lbs, 5'4") and here's my active schedule and eating plan: Crossfit 3x a week Yoga (vinyasa) 2x a week give or take. I might take a gentle yoga class... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · May 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM

It might not be possible to get to 16% bodyfat while being safe and healthy! If you can get to that low a bf without losing you cycles, then it's fine for you, if not, you might want to rethink, unless its temporary Regarding fruit, cut it and... (more)

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by 247 · about 4 hours ago

hi there! so i stopped taking the birhtcontroll-pill about half a yer ago. it was due to my ibs-d to see if it gets better without. it didn't. but i decided to just leave it away, i lost a little weight (but you can't see it unfortunately). but... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · May 16, 2013 at 4:34 AM

bluekitty, I recommend stopping the jojoba oil, first of all. It's probably not helping. Only use a moisturizer if you are getting dry, flaky patches in the winter or in allergy season. The above is the only good piece of skin care advice I've... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hello all! I am a 5'7, 24 year old, 175-180lb female. I do crossfit, olympic lifting and powerlifting type workouts 4 days a week. I am in the process of getting a professional degree so stress is sometimes an issue, but I manage to get 7 hrs of... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 27, 2013 at 3:58 AM

It sounds like you're telling your body to push and pull at the same time. You're either gaining or losing, but you can't have both. If your goal at this juncture is to lean out, then spaghetti for dinner, and chocolate snacks are holding you... (more)

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by 1195 · about 4 hours ago

It is a book for women about determining any hormone imbalance and then trying to correct it with mostly diet, herbs and lifestyle changes (hormones only if all else fails). She is not paleo, but seems to be into low-carb, whole-foods and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

I haven't seen the book, but I have had great success with hormonal balance through eating a Primal diet for the last 3 years. 50 and still cycling regularly, no perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, etc. I used Pro-gest cream for a few... (more)

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by 35 · about 4 hours ago

Not sure if this is anywhere else, but I couldn't find anything so here we go: I'm new to paleo, I'm actually on day 3, I'm a female and though I know losing weigh isn't the goal I want to lose about 50lbs or more, I do want to lose body fat and... (more)

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fitbit 0 · April 03, 2013 at 6:04 PM

The absolute best thing you can possibly do as an individual trying to get lean is HIIT and sprint exercises. Those two things mixed with a well balanced Paleo-minded diet will put you on the fast track for results. Some of my favorite dumbbell... (more)

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by 35 · about 4 hours ago

Ok. I must admit I am intrigued with this bulletproof coffee idea.I understand the science behind the grass fed cow butter and the coconut oil. But I have not full committed to it yet though. The concept behind drinking this coffee is that I... (more)

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Wuism 0 · March 21, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I've been doing Intermittent Fasting with Bulletproof Coffee on the weekends. Here are my answers: 1) Skipping breakfast has nothing to do with Bulletproof Coffee unless you are doing Intermittent Fasting as prescribed by Dave Asprey. Go ahead... (more)

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by 40 · about 4 hours ago

Hi, I'm 5"4, 129 pounds and looking to get down to 120 pounds (I gained 6+ pounds over December...) I have been primal for a little over six months (I.E consumed dairy and peanut butter) but only recently have I gone full paleo. I have lowered... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · March 07, 2013 at 12:43 AM

this is an article by mark sisson about carb intake. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-primal-carbohydrate-continuum/#axzz2MoI8uwlr (more)

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

For about a month now, my diet has been 80% Paleo/20% Primal (occasionally add yogurt to my smoothies, a small glass of whole milk maybe once or twice a week). I've noticed some big, awesome changes (no 4pm brain fog, consistent energy levels... (more)

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CD 0 · February 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Women do not need more carbs than men. Both men and women need carbs to meet their activity levels. Carbs are not a necessary nutrient, nor are not something to avoid. You did not post details of your 40-minute circuit training program. If it... (more)

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by 871 · about 4 hours ago

Hello, 28 year old female here. Dealing with a very confusing situation of hormones. I have been off birth control for 8months with no period or cycle. Taking Bio-Iden Progesterone the whole time. My most recent blood work came back with these... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · February 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Yah, it happens all the time. Naturopaths/Functional Med docs are looking at the same ranges very differently. The med doc is looking at ranges that are established as "normal," for the entire population.. this means from healthy people to really,... (more)

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

I'm a petite woman (5 feet). Before Paleo I weighed about 112lbs and was looking to eat healthier but to also get back to my normal weight of 105lbs. Throughout my 6 week journey on Paleo, I began noticing my breast getting larger and my hips and... (more)

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Soul 0 · February 12, 2013 at 12:53 AM

I don't know if this is related to what you are experiencing right now, but some people swear that they go through what they call a "second puberty" after they start eating nutrient dense foods. Also, isn't this a good thing? I think you might... (more)

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by 871 · about 4 hours ago

Hello All, Question regarding Spironolactone (aldactone) I have been on this for my skin for quite a long time and it was recently brought to my attention that it is one of the reasons I am not seeing results from my training, as it is... (more)

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JON_19 0 · May 03, 2013 at 8:49 AM

"Even applied topically it effects the entire body." Can you show me a study that prove that ? It do not effect the whole body if applied topical. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3411088 (more)

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by 1649 · about 4 hours ago

'Ello there. I have in the past week moved to a new state.. from a home to an apt. So, I have had to put my olympic bar, bench and squat rack in storage. Further, due to lack of funds I am basically having to make due with the gym in my apt... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · January 17, 2013 at 3:46 AM

A set of Squat Stands, an oly bar, and a (weight) tree can really tie the living room together. With this you could squat, deadlift, clean, press, etc. If not, bodyweight squats, pistol squats. One 1.5 pood Kettlebell can provide enough fun for... (more)

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