Calorie Counting Questions
I've generally eaten low carbs ever since I started my weight loss journey. It just seemed more natural to me. But I have decided to take a dip into this paleo lifestyle. Although I agree with a more moderate consumption of carbs (100-150g) vs... (more)
I have been reading a lot about weight loss on the paleo diet, and on here it seems that most replies involving women who stall, say they don't get enough calories. I am 29 years old, female, 5.3" and currently 158 lbs. I would like to lose... (more)
Brief background: I've always been big girl but it's hard to sell yourself 'It's just baby fat' when you are 27. Four years ago I lost over 30 kilos using Calorie King (counting calories limiting fat) I was told to only consume 20g of fat a day. I... (more)
Yesterday I participated in Hydrostatic Body Fat Composition Testing, results heavily suggesting a caloric intake of 1404 (resting) and an extra 300 when exercising. Generally, paleo's don't calorie count for weight (/fat) loss, but I did find the... (more)
Calories do matter and people can experience weight gain on paleo if they overeat. Calorie counting is pretty easy nowadays with a variety of websites/apps that essentially do it for you. Cronometer, Paleotrack, LoseIt, FitDay, etc...
I know most people say "don't count calories" and I've posted a question on calories before, but here I go. Sorry, it's a bit long :D Any of you every find calorie restriction to NOT work?! I'm still in the process of trying to find out my... (more)
Very interesting piece questioning the validity of the calorie in controlling obesity and stressing an emphasis on eating real food. [If only more people in the UK listened to Radio 4... :) If you missed it, it's on iPlayer here. h (more)
Hi! I'm very new to Paleo. So I'm just trying to get used to the lifestyle with more knowledge. I track my calories from Fitday.com. However it seems that I don't get enough protein and calories, while I'm forcing myself to eat more. Here's my... (more)
Are you trying to lose/gain/maintain weight? If you have excess fat, then don't worry about calories because you're carrying around tons of excess calories that you can use for fuel.
There are many paleos who either Lost a bunch of weight and are no longer losing weight Are gaining weight Why not cut the fat, and even count calories for a while? I understand that fat is good. But let's do the math, which is really just me... (more)
Fellow hackers???I year ago I was fat, sick, and lazy. I spent a few months counting calories to the point of driving myself and my family crazy. Once my wife and I found Robb Wolf's book, our lives and our health changed for ever. Since then,... (more)
Same. A month before my 40th birthday last year I decided that my 40's self would kick my 30's self's ass. It's been a year of Paleohacks, Wolf, Cordain, Masterjohn, Davis, Harris, et al...and my old self wouldn't stand a chance.
Has anyone used it with success? I'm interested in it because i eat so litte, but still I'm satisfied. That's why I'd like to know how much kcals i really burn. kcals calculators on the internet estimates that i need around 2800 kcal, but i think... (more)
A study showed some people with type 2 diabetes were cured of the disease after going on a 600-calorie-a-day diet for 8 weeks. So I'm thinking maybe semi-fasting like this for a long period each year could be a good re-set for your metabolism. It... (more)
I'm 26, female, I currently weigh 198 and I want to lose about 40 pounds. On standard american "diet" I was eating anywhere from 1500 - 1800 calories daily (or trying to, but mostly overeating it) and losing weight (if at all) only because I was... (more)
I recently started a food log just out of pure curiosity. I usually have an idea of what I eat and try to keep my non-paleo meals to a max of 3 per week. I am keeping a food log for a month and wanted to know if you ever kept a log and what format... (more)
Over a four months period, after starting Paleo I lost some twenty pounds, and got to optimal weight that I have effortless kept since then. Last week I was talking to a friend of mine, who is a doctor and eats decently well (though not paleo) and... (more)
I know a lot of proponents of Paleo believe it can be done unweighed/unmeasured if you stick to the Paleo food guidelines and you will maintain your weight and possibly even lose weight. People suggest listening to your body or eating to satiety.... (more)
As a formerly obese person, I lost my weight counting calories. I did it with a high protein, moderate carb approach and it worked. I lost 100lbs this way. I lost the last 15 after going Paleo, but still counting calories. The thing that... (more)
- Paleo Diet
- Calorie Counting
- Grams Per Day
- Protein Consumption
Hey guys, I'm a 20 yr old female that recently started eating paleo (again). Right now I'm consuming approx. 1,200 calories per day; although, I'll admit, sometimes I consume closer to 1,000. I realize this is probably too little, but I'm... (more)
Religious calorie counting bears much resemblance to the ritualistic and obsessive eating patterns of Eating Disorders. But can calorie counting (whether for weight gain or weight loss) be a trigger for people to slip into an eating disorder?
If you have a predisposition based on your personality (like an obsessive compulsive disorder for example), calorie counting could trigger some of the conditions you mentioned. Let's face it some people are over-achievers and might try going lower... (more)
I know this is probably a pretty basic question, but unsurprisingly I'm not finding a lot of hard evidence on this. I know it probably varies a lot so I'm not wondering about the actual scientific testable answer, but about how you estimate it for... (more)
Using an online calculator that I was directed to via a link on here, I worked out my base metabolic rate to be around 2300 calories daily. I do heavy resistance training around 4 times a week and on those days I consume around 2600 calories. On... (more)
Online calculators say I should eat about 2600 kcal per day. Instead, I eat between 3500-4500 per day (I don't count on a daily basis, but when I do, that is what it always comes out to) and I am weight constant.
I want to lose weight (5'5, 190lbs, F) for the last week that I've started I've purposely only had quite a small calorie deficit so I lose weight very slowly I know that sadly I'll have saggy boobs, more stretch marks all over the shop and skin... (more)
I have seen heaps of times, on this site in particular, where people say the online calorie calculators over estimate your calorie needs. I was using one for the past 4 weeks and I had it set at lose 1lb/500g per week. It tells me that at 5'4 and... (more)
I suppose I should provide stats first.. Female, 17 yrs old, 5'3, 135 lbs, 34-28-36 I have two hours of softball practice 6x/ week, do relaxing yoga 2x/week, run 4-5 10 min miles 1-2x/week, and take a 45 min spin class at least once a week. I also... (more)
Do green and non starchy vegetables count towards daily Calorie intake? Including leafy veggies, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc. Not carrots and roots or starches. I am wondering because i count calories and i always... (more)
New opinion article from the New York Times about how inaccurate the calorie counts on nutrition labels can be. In one item he tested, it measured almost twice the calories that was listed on the label. While this was not exactly scientific it... (more)