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by 26 · 31 minutes ago

Sorry to be crass- but anyway, I would like to go on Paleo primarily to get healthier, but the curvier figure I hear women getting from Paleo would be much appreciated. Some questions: 1.)I already gain weight in a pear/hourglass fashion, just... (more)

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Cherice 0 · June 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

This is going to be completely up to your particular genetics. No one here can say. You'll have to try it and find out. I went paleo (with dairy, as I tolerate it well) and this is what happened to me: I lost all of my boobs and I'm now a AA cup.... (more)

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by 10 · 31 minutes 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 200 · 31 minutes ago

I just finished a 30 day challenge on Paleo and made it through unscathed. I feel good, skin looks good, and I dropped a few pounds. Even though my husband and I told ourselves we could "cheat" when we finished the 30 days, I really don't want... (more)

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Kamal 0 · April 26, 2011 at 3:09 AM

Hey KM, relax! Weight loss does not follow a steady straight line. If you could survive 30 days of paleo, try to imagine what you'll look like in 180 days. (Hint: skinnier) Note that water weight fluctuations can be substantial. Also, if you... (more)

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by 0 · 38 minutes 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 · 39 minutes ago

I'm a 22 year old female and I'm considering fasting once a week.. i.e. not eating anything for the whole day, so I guess it would be a 36-hour fast. I'm not sure about IF, I just don't think I have enough self-control to not eat for 14-16 hours... (more)

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mbmac 0 · January 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM

i just read the yoga of eating by charles eisenstein. first book i've ever read that suggests eating what you want to eat, when you want eat, by listening to and trusting your body. he suggests that often what we eat is not what we want, but is... (more)

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by 0 · 41 minutes 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 50 · 41 minutes ago

Thoughts and advise... I am training for a figure competition and want to keep my Paleo lifestyle. Will it be possiable for me to cut body fat the same as other competitors that will be eating a low fat and low calorie diet? I feel like I... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

I used to compete in Fitness and Bodybuilding (light weight). My experience was that when I needed to go low calorie I HAD to eat much fat, otherwise nothing would happen. Also try not to stay on a low calorie diet for too long. That will... (more)

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by 144 · 43 minutes 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 · 43 minutes 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 · 43 minutes 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 5 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour ago

Hello I feel so good on the paleo diet, however, I've put on about 40lbs! I've been going for about 18 months, and done 4x whole 30s which don't seem to make much difference, except that I feel really good! I should say that I'm 64 years old, have... (more)

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Hailstorm 0 · June 12, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I would just like to chime in that I am a young woman, and going very low carb prevented me from losing any weight. Adding 1/3 - 1/2 cup of sweet potato at every meal, plus the occasional piece of fruit has made me feel much better and get less... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour 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 10 · about 1 hour ago

I want to get abs like the ones in this picture. Not super ripped but pretty lean. I have had this goal for a while but I seem stuck at my currant weight and body composition. A bit of background; I lost 30lbs on primal about 1 year ago. According... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 24, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Intermittent Fasting may help. Check out www.thesimplesaloon.com and this: http://cogitoergoedo.com/2012/04/22/intermittent-fasting-a-primer/ (more)

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by 1195 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 421 · about 1 hour ago

Hi everyone, I am wondering the effect of the Paleo lifestyle on body fat percentage, particularly for females. Personally, I am finding it difficult to reach a low body fat percentage on the Paleo lifestyle. I've read that women are not meant to... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · April 20, 2013 at 1:36 PM

I'm 5'1", 115lbs and about 22% body fat. I measure 35"bust, 27" ribs, 25" waist, 38"hips. DD boobs and bubble butt, decent amount of muscle, no flab. I'm not fat or thin. I can see my ribs easily when I raise my arms and have a flat stomach,... (more)

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by 35 · about 1 hour 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 1974 · about 1 hour ago

Hi guys, bit of an awkward question for the other women out there. Based on my pap smear results, I have a bacterial infection. I am not having many symptoms, which my doctor explained was a sign that my body is working on taking care of the... (more)

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RK 0 · March 14, 2013 at 3:37 AM

I tested positive for Group B strep when I was pregnant with my second child. Just taking probiotics, 2 months later I tested negative. If you aren't on probiotics yet, I would look into that. I would assume that something is off balance in... (more)

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by 45 · about 1 hour 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 45 · about 1 hour 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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