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Help lose Body Fat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 07, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Hi! So I have been on Paleo for about 2 months.. However I do cheat and have shakeology every morning. I eat a decent amount of fruit, chicken, turkey, lots of veggies, fish and occasionally eggs. I excercise regularly about an hour 6 or 7 days a week, a majority of it is running. 23 yr old female weight = 120. I am looking to lose body fat. I have thought about on cutting back fruit since I usually have a banana and berries with my smoothie then a apple or peach for a snack a little later. Any suggestions would be greatly recommended! Thanks!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on February 08, 2013
at 03:52 PM

CT, Epi-paleo rx, avoid EMF, and check yoru ASI and salivary melatonin. That is cookign with gas for weight loss.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on February 08, 2013
at 03:51 PM

Jen is spot on......you need alot more shellfish and crustaceans to get the weight loss. The shakeology actually will help because it improves mitochondrial efficiency which many here seem not to know. Paleo alone is not ideal for weight loss. There are other things you need to do assess first.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 08, 2013
at 02:53 AM

Or, more seriously, check the allergens list: soy, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and wheat (gluten) ingredients. That's 3 or 4 (depending on if you do dairy or not) brilliantly non-paleo classes of allergens via food.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 08, 2013
at 02:50 AM

Read harder: Quinoa, Amaranth, Brown Rice, Pea, Barley Grass, Kamut Grass.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 08, 2013
at 02:49 AM

@foreveryoung The very first ingredients list I looked at (it was strawberry flavor) contained all of the items I listed, as well as about 30 more. Right on the main page of Shakeology: http://images.beachbody.com/tbb/shakeology/PDFs/tropical/30_Day_TropStraw_Vegan_072512_BackPanel.pdf -- recognizable non-paleo items: Quinoa, Amaranth, Brown Rice, Pea, Barley Grass, Kamut Grass. Also, I don't know why you mentioned Mark Sisson's shakes - they are just as shitty and non-paleo as Shakeology. Finally: **don't drink your f'ng food** - we're not babies and longer.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 02:07 AM

Shakeology isn't a shitty breakfast. It's a meal replacement. With far more nutrition than Mark Sisson's meal replacement (That he claims to eat for breakfast most mornings) and more nutrition than Bulletproof. Plus, the testimonials speak for themselves.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 02:05 AM

Oh. Well Shakeology isn't shit. Look at the testimonials. Looks more legit than Bulletproof breakfast.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 02:03 AM

Oh. but Shakeology is not really shit. At least, it's no less paleo than bulletproof coffee.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on February 08, 2013
at 01:47 AM

Her point was that the OP drinks shit for breakfast and hasn't been Paleo because of it.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:16 AM

Also, you're wrong in your first sentence. She says she's been paleo for 2 months. It would appear that everything you just wrote was bullshit.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:14 AM

Make sure you're getting sufficient protein, some healthy fats, veggies and berries (post workout would be a good time to have a shakeology smoothie with berries and a handful of cashews or something). A salad everyday at lunch (chicken/fish, avocado, greens) and a dinner that includes starchy carbs on your weight training days (quinoa, sweet potato, whatever really). If you're gonna snack just make it low sugar- raw veggies or somethign with a little protein.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:10 AM

Since you have workout DVDs, I would recommend doing those 5 days per week and lifting 3 days per week. On Mondays do chest/shoulders/triceps and Wednesday Back/biceps and Friday Legs/glutes. Eat clean do that for a few months and you'll be bikini ready for the summer.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:09 AM

No problem. I sometimes throw an Insanity DVD in and think they are pretty good. The results speak for themselves. Getting lean is all about losing body fat and building muscle. Since you're a girl you simply don't have the Testosterone to get bulky from lifting weights. You can fat if you're eating too many cals, but if you eat at maintenance or below you will never get bulky from weights. Just tight and "toned" (muscular with a low body fat).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:05 AM

Also, it does not contain wheat or barley. As for peas and rice, that's pea and brown rice protein. Probably not good for triggering protein synthesis, but probably fairly benign when it comes to fat loss.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:03 AM

Naked juice is worse than shakeology, IMHO. Just from a macronutrient standpoint (and micronutrient for that matter)

E8485600a9595b900a928f32cc42c699

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:03 AM

Thanks a lot!! I really do enjoy running, I do try and switch it up a little with sprints and incline ( 5%) I have done insanity and I loved that as well. I still do some of there workouts. So maybe I will get back to that. I am going to try reducing my fruit intake, probably to just berries and switch up my workout! Thanks again!

Db4f4768f06e8e5cd95dffa536c2a9ab

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:02 AM

You could swap it for something at least slightly better like a Naked juice.

E8485600a9595b900a928f32cc42c699

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on February 07, 2013
at 11:53 PM

hmm ok? So you really think its that bad? I have been thinking about stopping it several times but its just so easy... I am not a huge found of eggs but good advice thanks!

E8485600a9595b900a928f32cc42c699

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on February 07, 2013
at 11:52 PM

Thanks! Appreciate it! I do eat a lot of avacado/kale and spinach but agree with the weights!

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at 11:41 PM

Also height is 5'7

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 07, 2013
at 11:50 PM

You have been paleo exactly 0 months.

Drop the shxtology. Seriously. Out of the 40 or so ingredients it includes rice, peas, wheat, and barley and other horrible things. Just stop. Please.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 12:03 AM

Naked juice is worse than shakeology, IMHO. Just from a macronutrient standpoint (and micronutrient for that matter)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 08, 2013
at 02:49 AM

@foreveryoung The very first ingredients list I looked at (it was strawberry flavor) contained all of the items I listed, as well as about 30 more. Right on the main page of Shakeology: http://images.beachbody.com/tbb/shakeology/PDFs/tropical/30_Day_TropStraw_Vegan_072512_BackPanel.pdf -- recognizable non-paleo items: Quinoa, Amaranth, Brown Rice, Pea, Barley Grass, Kamut Grass. Also, I don't know why you mentioned Mark Sisson's shakes - they are just as shitty and non-paleo as Shakeology. Finally: **don't drink your f'ng food** - we're not babies and longer.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 12:16 AM

Also, you're wrong in your first sentence. She says she's been paleo for 2 months. It would appear that everything you just wrote was bullshit.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 02:05 AM

Oh. Well Shakeology isn't shit. Look at the testimonials. Looks more legit than Bulletproof breakfast.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 12:05 AM

Also, it does not contain wheat or barley. As for peas and rice, that's pea and brown rice protein. Probably not good for triggering protein synthesis, but probably fairly benign when it comes to fat loss.

E8485600a9595b900a928f32cc42c699

(40)

on February 07, 2013
at 11:53 PM

hmm ok? So you really think its that bad? I have been thinking about stopping it several times but its just so easy... I am not a huge found of eggs but good advice thanks!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 02:03 AM

Oh. but Shakeology is not really shit. At least, it's no less paleo than bulletproof coffee.

Db4f4768f06e8e5cd95dffa536c2a9ab

(133)

on February 08, 2013
at 12:02 AM

You could swap it for something at least slightly better like a Naked juice.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on February 08, 2013
at 01:47 AM

Her point was that the OP drinks shit for breakfast and hasn't been Paleo because of it.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 02:07 AM

Shakeology isn't a shitty breakfast. It's a meal replacement. With far more nutrition than Mark Sisson's meal replacement (That he claims to eat for breakfast most mornings) and more nutrition than Bulletproof. Plus, the testimonials speak for themselves.

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2ebed8797683eeaab992960edd1eba45

on February 07, 2013
at 11:49 PM

Be sure to include a good amount of Omega-3's within your diet (oils, meats, etc). Omega-6's aren't so helpful when it comes to burning fat... as for Omega-3, it definitely is.

Cut down on exercise- I'd recommend lifting 3-4 times a week and less cardio (if you feel comfortable with that). Too much exercise isn't always a good thing... nor is too much of anything else.

Paleo isn't necessarily a "weight-loss"/"fat-loss" diet, but you will obtain your ideal weight if you maintain a healthful paleo diet that fits YOUR needs. I've lost a substantial amount of body fat from Paleo, but it's also been a substantial amount of time as well... I suggest being patient and seek health with this diet-- fat loss and weight stabilization will follow as it may.

Lots of greens; get creative and try new things, your taste buds will thank you!

E8485600a9595b900a928f32cc42c699

(40)

on February 07, 2013
at 11:52 PM

Thanks! Appreciate it! I do eat a lot of avacado/kale and spinach but agree with the weights!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on February 08, 2013
at 03:51 PM

Jen is spot on......you need alot more shellfish and crustaceans to get the weight loss. The shakeology actually will help because it improves mitochondrial efficiency which many here seem not to know. Paleo alone is not ideal for weight loss. There are other things you need to do assess first.

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A3a4696c919e916ec971691559e9c942

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on February 08, 2013
at 11:28 AM

I don't mean for this to come off as insensitive...at 5'7 and 120 lbs I can't imagine you have that much fat to lose! At a certain point, if your body fat is low enough and your caloric intake is also too low you will throw yourself into a world of hurt in terms of hormones. Trust me, you don't want to walk down that path. You are still in your 20s this is the time in your life where you are still building your maximal bone density, lift heavy weights! This will do (at least) 2 things for you: help strengthen your bones for the future and change your body composition.

Good luck and once again, it doesn't sound like you have much fat to lose based on your stats.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on February 07, 2013
at 11:57 PM

Hey. First off, I wouldn't really call Shakeology cheating. I've looked at the ingredients and it's basically like whey protien (or pea or brown rice protein depending on the variety) and a bunch of "superfoods." Not that bad and I doubt it is slowing fat loss. Judging by testimonials, if anything it is improving it.

However, the amount of fruit can sometimes halt fat loss. Some berries are fine, but I would personally ditch the banana as it does contain a hefty carb/sugar/fructose punch. Same goes for the apple and less so the peach.

Also, running is not a good activity for fat loss. If you want to lose fat, do interval training and walk daily. that is the most effective means for fat loss, IMHO. Interval training can be what you prefer- sprints I am guessing, but lifting weights can be a form of interval training as well. For instance, P90X or just higher volume weight training and taking your sets to failure.

Also, are you keeping track of your macros? It's likely that reducing your sugary fruits and switching your exercise routine will be all that is needed, but if that is not the case you may want to fine tune your macros. If you are running a strong deficit (10 cals/lb of bodyweight or less), it is not a bad idea to keep protein at 50% of calories, with the rest divided between carbs and fats as you see fit. Especially if your goal is to get lean and not just lose weight, the higher protein will make a huge difference when in a strong deficit. Once you are maintaining, protein can be lowered, but should still be kept at at least 0.75g/lb of lean body mass.

hope that helps.

E8485600a9595b900a928f32cc42c699

(40)

on February 08, 2013
at 12:03 AM

Thanks a lot!! I really do enjoy running, I do try and switch it up a little with sprints and incline ( 5%) I have done insanity and I loved that as well. I still do some of there workouts. So maybe I will get back to that. I am going to try reducing my fruit intake, probably to just berries and switch up my workout! Thanks again!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 08, 2013
at 02:53 AM

Or, more seriously, check the allergens list: soy, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and wheat (gluten) ingredients. That's 3 or 4 (depending on if you do dairy or not) brilliantly non-paleo classes of allergens via food.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 12:09 AM

No problem. I sometimes throw an Insanity DVD in and think they are pretty good. The results speak for themselves. Getting lean is all about losing body fat and building muscle. Since you're a girl you simply don't have the Testosterone to get bulky from lifting weights. You can fat if you're eating too many cals, but if you eat at maintenance or below you will never get bulky from weights. Just tight and "toned" (muscular with a low body fat).

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 08, 2013
at 02:50 AM

Read harder: Quinoa, Amaranth, Brown Rice, Pea, Barley Grass, Kamut Grass.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 12:14 AM

Make sure you're getting sufficient protein, some healthy fats, veggies and berries (post workout would be a good time to have a shakeology smoothie with berries and a handful of cashews or something). A salad everyday at lunch (chicken/fish, avocado, greens) and a dinner that includes starchy carbs on your weight training days (quinoa, sweet potato, whatever really). If you're gonna snack just make it low sugar- raw veggies or somethign with a little protein.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 08, 2013
at 12:10 AM

Since you have workout DVDs, I would recommend doing those 5 days per week and lifting 3 days per week. On Mondays do chest/shoulders/triceps and Wednesday Back/biceps and Friday Legs/glutes. Eat clean do that for a few months and you'll be bikini ready for the summer.

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