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Are there sex-specific nutritional considerations?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM

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Paleo diet adjustments for women?

Do dietary needs differ between men and women?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 24, 2011
at 12:02 PM

I don't think the original question I posted was an exact duplicate - it's not a big deal, I just think there are ways of doing things.

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on March 24, 2011
at 10:50 AM

Oliver, this is how stack exchange works. It's still there for the googlez, and links to the exact duplicate. What's not to like?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 24, 2011
at 07:59 AM

hm, I am not happy about this, I think it's rude to edit a question then close it.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 24, 2011
at 02:49 AM

thanks ignacio,

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on March 24, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Agreed on all points Heather. I too feel far better with moderate amounts of starch.

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on March 24, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Often women have to be more strict with low carb to lose weight than men.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 24, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Often women have to be more strict with low carb to loose weight than men.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 23, 2011
at 11:28 PM

similar question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/24232/paleo-diet-adjustments-for-women#axzz1HMHle0Ae

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on March 23, 2011
at 09:55 PM

Dr. K....when and where will your blog appear?

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 23, 2011
at 09:01 PM

male lions and male wolves haves different dietary demands to the females and cubs. We are pack animals too.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:56 PM

nice link, well written Melissa, similar to Desmond Morris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMjpN2YGjKE

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:45 PM

ok, if there is a better way of wording this question that doesn't offend, please do...

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 23, 2011
at 08:41 PM

yeah, and men often share their kills anyway.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 23, 2011
at 08:37 PM

I removed the incorrect anthropology to make this a valid question.

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:28 PM

And not why you might expect....

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Yes. That is one of my first blog topics

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Considering men and women have genetically different body compositions, hormone cycles and reproductive demands, I think its likely that the optimal diet is a little different, but I don't know how. Most women I know eat insane amounts of sugar, much more than the average SAD eating man I know. I know a few of my friends who "improve" their husbands meat based fast food diets with lots of fruit and whole grains. Maybe there's a biological reason why women seem to crave more carbohydrates and men more protein. I know when I added some starchy vegetables back in my diet and quit counting carbs, my mood and energy improved a great deal.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 23, 2011
at 09:01 PM

male lions and male wolves haves different dietary demands to the females and cubs. We are pack animals too.

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on March 24, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Agreed on all points Heather. I too feel far better with moderate amounts of starch.

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9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

on March 24, 2011
at 02:11 AM

In my personal experience? Men lose weight with much less effort than women - my boyfriend and I are both doing the paleo thing. I have no delusions that he'll lose 2x the weight as me - but that's a good thing since he's got 2x the weight to lose.

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Your argument is based on a false premise: "Women gather, men hunt?".

We may very well have different requirements, but it is not good anthropology you got there.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:56 PM

nice link, well written Melissa, similar to Desmond Morris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMjpN2YGjKE

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 23, 2011
at 08:41 PM

yeah, and men often share their kills anyway.

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Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

on March 23, 2011
at 11:57 PM

there are differences with a biological origin, plus sometimes other differences originating in different roles for men and women. Biology prepares the female body to be able to bring new life into this world: that requires extra caloric reserves since first the fetus then the baby has to grow, fed by the mother. And so the mother has to feed accordingly, and may crave for more calories. Also men and women usually place themselves at different work positions and traditionally most of the jobs that require more strength such as mechanic, firefighter or miner have been performed by men, which is another explanation for the differences in nutritional requirements.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 24, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Often women have to be more strict with low carb to lose weight than men.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on March 24, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Often women have to be more strict with low carb to loose weight than men.

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