I had an argument with my dad the other night, and basically we were arguing over the effects of green tea (stupid, I know). His side of the argument was that raising your metabolism is bad, whereas mine was that it can be a good thing WHEN DONE... (more)
Just wondering what the body does with far and how it handles it without carbs/insulin. Also would it make a difference if this fat was ingested after a 20 hour fast? Or if ingested with protein?
Hey everyone, so I've looked into metabolic typing and everything makes sense except how each metabolic type gains weight or how they are affected by high GI foods. So slow oxidizers don't really get blood sugar spikes no matter what they eat,... (more)
I have been reading so many blogs and posts to try and find someone with a similar situation as me. Hopefully someone here can help! I am 25, 5'11" and 180 pounds. Four years ago I lost 30 pounds with calorie restriction (1000-1200 per day)... (more)
Hello ~ Background: Paleo/Low-carb for about 3 years. It worked wonderfully in the beginning but a multitude of issues have popped up. Low Body temp(96.8am/98.1pm), high cortisol, inability to fully sleep, anxiety, low Vit D, low iron, low... (more)
The other day I listened to Jimmy Moore interview with Diane Kress - author of Metabolism Miracle. I mostly agreed with what was said, but then in second part of the interview she said something that seemed strange to me. She claimed that in... (more)
EnglishRose pointed out that the children of alcoholics may be genetically inclined to sugar addiction. My mother was an alcoholic for 20 yrs who drank heavily while pregnant. She also had low-blood sugar, low weight, and constant sugar cravings.... (more)
i eat about 1000-1200 calories every morning, so i eat a lot of bread and peanutbutter. In fact in the morning i pretty much only eat bread and peanutbutter. Im a teenager, five five, and about 113 pounds. i have lost ten pounds since i began... (more)
is it ok to eat zero carb every other day and around 200g the rest of the time? or would that mess up the metabolism?
I'm having trouble finding some concrete evidence on the efffects of IF on metabolism. Will it slow down? I was under the impression that eating small meals was the best thing to do for fat loss, but now people are fasting all day and eating 1 or... (more)
This is perhaps a stupid question, however it's something that's baffled me recently. If we're burning fat for energy, then why do we need to consume fat if we already have reserves in our body that can be burned, assuming we already do? Is our... (more)
im curious if the body will metabolize it for energy or will it store it? i understand that is probably different depending on a situation, so ill set one up. so say i was on a fast for ~16 hours and i eat a big fatty steak. how will the body... (more)
I've been reading a bunch of conflicting information on Intermittent Fasting - paleoforwomen.com says that it might not be so great for women... Others say it's amazing. Am I over-thinking this? Mostly I try to live instinctually, meaning, if... (more)
I have been paleo for about 4 months, lost about 50 lbs, big improvements in athletic ability/strength/lean mass/etc. Lately my weight loss has greatly slowed though I have another 30-40 to lose. Not a big deal - I am patient and satisfied with my... (more)
Last summer, I began my road to recovery from an eating disorder. I did extreme caloric restriction + long hours of exercise. As I slowly increased my calories and cut back on exercise, I ate probably around 3000 on SAD and gained weight slowly.... (more)
I think that I have FINALLY figured out exactly what my personal version of Paleo is, and what works best for me, after only 12 months or so! I've been eating Paleo since early 2011 and from time to time, really struggled with hunger issues,... (more)
2.5 years and I'm still tweaking -- because I'm still -changing-. I figure that managing my nutrition is a daily process, because I'm a different person, with different needs every day.
Danny Roddy article Ok, I haven't heard of this guy before, though from what I see, he did paleo for a while and then decided it wasn't working. The interesting thing about the article is the claims that low blood sugar/fat metabolism is... (more)
I'm trying to lose weight and I'm starting to think I might be struggling against a body-fat set point that is higher than optimal. I have had success losing weight in the past, especially when my environment changed significantly. For example,... (more)
I don't really buy into the set-point theories either. There's clearly a "minimum body fat point" that the hypothalamus does not want you to go below which triggers hypothalamic austerity measures. This will lead to increased hunger and decreased... (more)
Sucrose substitution in prevention and reversal of the fall in metabolic rate accompanying hypocaloric diets Hypocaloric diets cause a fall in resting metabolic rate that interferes with weight loss. To evaluate the mechanisms underlying this... (more)
I've come across this in The Paleo Solution book, but now I'm debating this with a chemist who says it's just not true. I've found a couple of references to this but only in conjunction with drinking alcohol and being in a fasting, ketogenic... (more)
The question: I've started noticing a curious correlation between eating--particularly breakfast and lunch--with feeling quite warm--enough that I sometimes want to to get in front of a fan to cool off. Don't feel "bad," just warm! It lasts... (more)
For interest sake... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_typing Metabolic typing is the term for a diet based upon the concept of metabolic type. Proponents claim that each person has a unique metabolism, and that therefore the nutrients... (more)
I've been diagnosed hypothyroid after a blood test (8.2 TSH). I exhibit most of the hypothyroid symptoms (cold hands and feet, low body temperature, foggy head, general fatigue) but I'm a pretty lean somewhat muscular guy (5'10 165 pounds). I... (more)
Sometimes it goes in reverse. I am hyperthyroid "graves" and I gained a lot of weight... Bodies are weird and tend to sometimes do different things than the prescirbed!