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by 26 · about 7 hours 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 · about 7 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 200 · about 7 hours 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 · about 7 hours ago

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 · about 7 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 7 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 5 · about 7 hours ago

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 · about 7 hours 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 · about 7 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 7 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 10 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 251 · about 7 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 7 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 1405 · about 7 hours ago

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 · about 7 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 60 · about 7 hours ago

So, I am wondering if there is a reason why people who IF seem to typically fast in the morning? I've been playing around with the idea of fasting since my body seems happy eating two meals a day, but I was thinking about fasting in the evening,... (more)

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tomo 0 · May 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM

I think a lot of people, including me, sleep better when full after an evening meal. I can never sleep when I am hungry so I eat between 12pm until about 8pm and fast overnight and into the morning.

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by 0 · about 7 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 7 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 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hello, all! Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been paleo(ish) for almost a year now (80/20 with food, moving more, but not so much lifting of heavy stuff. I use some full fat dairy, but otherwise I cook and eat very clean. Last summer, I... (more)

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Bloop 0 · April 10, 2013 at 1:23 PM

There are probably a billion reasons why any woman at any stage in any cycle would gain ten pounds. You're talking a small change in your body that happened over the last six days. Maybe it's water retention due to some extra sodium? Maybe it's... (more)

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by 145 · about 7 hours ago

Even though I go to crossfit now, I still feel like kind of a loner when I'm lifting. Sure, cross fit does some heavy lifts, but I have been practicing starting strength since July and have been making some slow gains. I go to my local YMCA to do... (more)

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smartcookie 0 · April 01, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Hey. I started heavy lifting over the past 2 years or so. I come from a fairly serious running (40-50 mi/wk) background - however, I'd say my exercise regimen has become much more moderate over time. I happen to think that starting strength is a... (more)

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by 35 · about 7 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 1974 · about 7 hours 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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