hi, I've been 90% paleo for over a year now and have recently started weight training but am having trouble losing the fat in my abdomen/thighs. I do 20-30 interval cardio , then weights. I sometimes use fitness pal and am wondering what ratios... (more)
Sorry, long post. But I need advice... I am not necessarily new to the paleo lifestyle genre; however I am now trying to really hone in and focus on specifics. Before, I wasn't counting calories or tracking ratios. I am not thinking in a... (more)
Over the last 6 weeks I've put on a massive amount of muscle (without steroids) with my weight only increasing a maximum of 5kg (and quickly returning to baseline). After thoroughly analysing my nutrient intake I realised I was on about... (more)
Omega-3 to Omega-6? Vitamin A to Vitamin D? Zinc/Iron to Copper? Honestly, the only thing I try to balance is my o3 and o6. I don't pay much attention to my micronutrient ratios. Is it really essential to keep track of these? I think it would be... (more)
Sodium to Potassium is very important as a contributor to hypertension. The RDA on potassium is 4g/day but most people would be lucky to get half that.
So let's say I've been eating SBD (Standard British Diet :)) all my life and suddenly I start eating paleo with the appropriate omega 3:omega 6 ratio. How long do I have to wait before my body's fat ratio is as it should be? UPDATE: In reality... (more)
Looking for a POLITE (no pretentious paleos, please) and straightforward explanation of omega3's and 6's. What are the recommended ratios and amounts? What foods should I avoid? Does taking fish oil help to balance things out? (For example: If you... (more)
There's been a lot of talk about optimal macronutrient ratios. The consensus opinion seems to be that this varies between individuals. While I don't necessarily disagree, I'm curious about the source of this variability. If optimal ratios really... (more)
My opinion is that it's mainly genetics, epigenetics, and gut bacteria. I'm a major booster for human biodiversity and I'm excited to see all the papers coming out elucidating differences in metabolism between populations.
I was reading another thread and started thinking about 03/06 ratios on Paleo. In general, is it something most of you worry about or take into consideration? In our house, we eat a lot of eggs and bacon as well as chicken thighs with skin. We... (more)
Lets say you are out of balance on your omega 6s and 3s. for instance omega 6s are at 10 and Omega 3s are 5 just to use simple numbers. So you start taking enough omega 3s, say through fish oil supplements, to get the ratio 10 and 15... (more)
I'm aware there are some similar threads out there, but I was just curious what your guy's favorite (weird/exotic/uncommon but obtainable) vegetables are? Interesting leafy green suggestions especially welcome. After all, there are way fewer... (more)
This is something that I have fnd confusing the whole time I have been interested in nutrition. How does one define high, moderate, or low of any of the three main macronutrients? Is this based on percentage of calories consumed or based on grams... (more)
I have read through all the questions on this topic and I am afraid I am missing something. If I put my breakfast into Fitday it tell me this: 400 calories: total fat 34.6g (75%) saturated 19.8 (42%) polyunsat 5.6 ... (more)
What is the ideal meat-to-non-meat ratio? Or, what is the ideal meat-to-vegetable ratio? In other words: It's unclear to me if, according to our paleo worldview, I should eat 90% meat (including offal, bone, etc) and then 5% vegetables, 3%... (more)
I am trying to adapt to a Paleo diet--and having trouble. I know it should be simple but I have a lot of "food issues" and nothing with food is simple for me. I don't WANT to count anything (calories, nutrients, etc.) but I think to get started I... (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)
am I supposed to have more zinc than copper? I've been supplementing 15 mg zinc without coppes, just assuming I'm getting the copper from my diet, but I don't wanna throw anything off balance and I don't get how they compete with each other? (more)
Last Thursday I was 108 lbs. Over the past 7-10 days I've been increasing how much fat I consume. I was high protein, moderate carb, and low fat. With those ratios, I was maintaining my weight, but I realized I was not adhering to a proper Paleo... (more)
I was just curious if the hackers here find that they eat the same foods and ratio of foods day in and day out all year (as a lot of blogs seem to show) or if they follow a more seasonal way of eating. I try and eat different ratios of protein,... (more)
I'm looking for a list or chart to see the loadout preferably percentage and mg of Omega 3 and 6 in common foods, paleo and non(to show people how bad SAD is and to further optimize my diet I can only find ratios for 3 to 6, but that doesn't help... (more)
If you can wait a few days, I'm finishing up a spreadsheet that calculates load and ratio for the most common paleo foods, plus your daily load/ratio. Do you know of a free upload site? If so, I'll put it up next week sometime.
Hi all, I been Paleo-ish for almost 6 months now and I feel great. I lost some weight, around 10 pounds to be exact and definately lost fat (dropped 2 sizes). In the past 2 months, I noticed that I am not losing any more weight or fat. I don't... (more)
I cut through a plateau by eliminating all dairy, nuts, and alcohol. Dairy, even when it is high-fat and low-carb, can illicit an insulin-response. Mark Sisson talks about that here. Also, I know this isn't what you want to hear, but that is a... (more)
Just want to start by saying that I???ve learned so much here and that the 1st 6 weeks of Paleo have been good. It???s clearly a lifestyle that I want to continue for the rest of my life. Many of the posts here indicate how important it is to... (more)
Hello! I am a 15 year old female. I am 5'2 and 92 lbs with 10% body fat. I obviously do not need to lose any weight, but I do not want to really gain to much either (a little bit of muscle would be nice though). I run and lift weights everyday... (more)
I realize that some people don't look at nutrition data at all, and that is wonderful, but I find that I do better when I check a few times a week to see how well I am eating. I have used Fit Day in the past but it seems so slow and cumbersome. ... (more)
For example PUFA - omega3:Omega6 also Omega3 plant:animal electrolytes - potassium:sodium What other ratios do you know about that you think are important to consider or implement for paleo?
Along my paleo journey, I have had a lot of difficulty finding something that just flat out works for me. Nothing so far has made me feel great and made me lose weight and feel healthy all at the same time. Whether it is high protein, low carb,... (more)