Women on Leangains

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 30, 2013 at 7:50 AM

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 how did you implement it?

How low is too low in terms of macros and calories? If tracking them weekly - has intake spiked on training days and created a deficit on rest days? Or has it been consistent regardless?

Small meals or large meals? Is it right to assume that 2-3 larger meals in the feeding window is better in terms of reducing insulin increas versus spreading small meals out in the feeding window?

How have women responded to alcohol?

Currently I'm 5'9 25 years old, 65kg and fairly active. I eat paleo with a my macros all sitting in the 30% percentiles. I get good sleep and am enjoying life. However I'm unsure of my bf% - and don't trust the scales measuring. Au advice would be thoroughly appreciated.

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on June 30, 2013
at 06:26 PM

Check this out, lots of female dialogue about 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 worked well for me but I'm 6' 190 with a long history of building muscle losing fat and slacking off.. :)

Now that I've finally arrived at paleo I think I have things fairly well dialed in, at least for me.

Check out IF on Mark Sisson's site, some women "call him out" about the supposed benefits of IF. Based on their questions, comments, challenges he revisited his position on IF, esp for women.



Ooops! previous question & set of answers on PH



on August 06, 2013
at 11:40 PM

Old post - http://www.leangains.com/2012/10/train-like-man-look-like-goddess.html

I think it is Berkhan's girl-friend.

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