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Have you Lifers noticed a better Body Composition, but Higher Weight?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I measure and weigh myself for competition, and I have noticed after being Paleo for almost 2 years now that my weight in around 8lbs heavier, given the same measurements. This is most definitely muscle and doesn't bother me, I was just curious if you noticed these same effects as well.

I was by no means skinny fat or overweight before, so it's kinda crazy to me that my composition has changed so much for the better. My six pack says thanks for Paleo.

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on May 24, 2012
at 06:28 AM

Agreed. And it's a lot easier when you eat paleo. I definitely don't binge on the crap I used to after a show to "reward myself". Partly because I'm Celiac. I compete in fitness, though. Not figure.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on May 24, 2012
at 12:37 AM

I mean, just look at me.

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on May 23, 2012
at 08:28 PM

I am by NO means a figure competitor, but a few years ago I weighed about 5-6 pounds more than I do now but was leaner. :-/ Trying to get back there but stress and lack of sleep are doing a number on me.

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on May 23, 2012
at 06:39 PM

Actually I didn't catch on. :/ I just thought you were a figure competitor cause you said "competitions." I think people are put off by it because they see it as just crash dieting- which can be the case, but definitely doesn't have to be. A good fitness model maintains their composition year round, and that's not a crash diet.

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on May 23, 2012
at 05:52 PM

I thought I was being coy about the fitness modeling. I guess I didn't disguise my question enough. (Paleo hackers are generally a bit put-off by that type of training/ideal).

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5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on May 23, 2012
at 05:33 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty confident that just cutting out seed oil increases sexiness by a factor of like 15.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on May 24, 2012
at 12:37 AM

I mean, just look at me.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 23, 2012
at 05:34 PM

I ate paleo during my formative years and when I was I desperate to gain weight. I attribute much of my results to eating this way. Muscle is more dense than fat, so swapping fat for muscle will reduce your size. That is why one can look like a dancer with clothes on, and then a fitness model with them off (i.e. not being emaciated but toned and tight).

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on May 23, 2012
at 05:52 PM

I thought I was being coy about the fitness modeling. I guess I didn't disguise my question enough. (Paleo hackers are generally a bit put-off by that type of training/ideal).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 23, 2012
at 06:39 PM

Actually I didn't catch on. :/ I just thought you were a figure competitor cause you said "competitions." I think people are put off by it because they see it as just crash dieting- which can be the case, but definitely doesn't have to be. A good fitness model maintains their composition year round, and that's not a crash diet.

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on May 24, 2012
at 06:28 AM

Agreed. And it's a lot easier when you eat paleo. I definitely don't binge on the crap I used to after a show to "reward myself". Partly because I'm Celiac. I compete in fitness, though. Not figure.

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on May 24, 2012
at 07:20 AM

during over 10 years paleo and heavy lifting i have gained 10 kg of lean mass and dropped bodyfat. but isnt that the goal really? to improve bodycomposition? who cares about a number on the scale?????

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