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by 0 · August 13, 2014 at 6:40 AM

A matter that's been one of the solon teflon to appendage for weight-lifting or fasting advocates is a diet to decline unit and physique yobo at the aforementioned photographic measure. There's unremarkably been treatment suggesting that the two... (more)

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by 0 · March 06, 2014 at 5:41 AM

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 · April 08, 2014 at 12:12 AM

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 5 · February 07, 2014 at 12:22 AM

So as previously stated in other posts, I have decided that I need to go into ketosis in order to lose weight. Basic stats: 246lbs 5'4 female paleo for 2 1/2 years, lost 80 initially, gained 20-30 in the... (more)

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by 0 · January 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM

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 · November 01, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I have recently started Paleo and have been quite happy with the results, but I am coming up to my period and I am absolutely exhausted! I used to be tired and sick before my period before, I am not sick now but I am wiped! What gives?

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BobK 0 · November 01, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Check out this woman's blog.. she went from obese & sick to "badass" via diet & exercise. I'm sure her blog will have something to help http://gokaleo.com/about-me/what-is-kaleo-2/ PS... exhausted often means not enough food... (more)

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by 0 · October 27, 2013 at 6:10 AM

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 · October 17, 2013 at 8:03 PM

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 0 · October 07, 2013 at 3:04 PM

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 524 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I'm looking for some opinions from people (specifically women would be great) that have had success Paleo-wise with body recomposition/fat loss while preserving lean mass. I'm really new to this - I was actually eating pretty much high carb, low... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 08, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Most people do somewhere in the neighborhood of 20% of calories as protein. Of course, that's 20% of weight maintenance calories. I wouldn't go over 25%, unless you have a specific reason, such as being a work out junkie. That said, really what... (more)

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by 144 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

So this may have been the biggest binge I've had since going Paleo: my stomach for reference is SO FULL that I can't breathe. Nothing I ate was considered "SAD" but it was a lot nonetheless. I've been doing IF for the past week 16 hours fasted 8... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 26, 2013 at 3:20 AM

IF seems to have mixed results for women, as they are more sensitive to this. I have tried IF, but it was a no-go. I'd go nuts on food. Try Eat, Stop, Eat. It works for me because the next day I can eat my three meals a day at conventional times.... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 26 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 251 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 1405 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hello! I have been looking into this whole "potato diet" thing, and even though it is pretty much a fad, I want to try it out, just to see how it goes! With that, I have been doing more research, and I seem to find a trend that the most success... (more)

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RK 0 · May 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Okay, so this is not a completely crazy idea. There are quite a few threads on Marks Daily Apple with people trying it. It started when a potato farmer decided to eat nothing but potatoes for some time (30 days?) and improved all his health... (more)

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by 247 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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)