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Cut fat, tone, add muscle?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Wondering if there are any women on here who have gotten into very good shape (fitness model shape... not fitness competition shape- just the regular fitness models you see in mainstream women's magazines, like Shape or whatever), and have tips or can tell me how I can cut fat, get lean and strong, add muscle, and tone? Is there a certain amount of fat I should be eating? High carb? Low carb? High calorie? Low calorie? Avoid fatty cuts of meat?

I've been googling... but google is not helping. Paleo is too different from SAD for it to be of any help with most articles it's pulling up for me.

Thank you in advance!

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on March 29, 2013
at 07:42 PM

Funny, but some of those body-transformation picture end results definitely could be!

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:31 PM

Don't forget alot of those models dehydrate before a shoot and also the images are heavily processed afterward to enhance shadow, slim bulges etc.

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:13 PM

Definitely agree. Have been experimenting for a while by raising fats, protein, and carbs- but that hasn't worked. Back to the drawing board, I guess.

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:12 PM

Not eating based on that- but being toned similar to that is a goal.

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on March 29, 2013
at 01:04 AM

Maybe eating based on pictures of women in magazines is a bad idea.

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on March 29, 2013
at 07:14 PM

Yes, we are all models here. ;-)

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on March 29, 2013
at 07:42 PM

Funny, but some of those body-transformation picture end results definitely could be!

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on March 29, 2013
at 03:51 PM

What kind of "fitness" are you doing?

Paleo-primal-ancestral can aid fat loss and body composition with a good fitness regimen. But reaching fitness model composition will depend on genetics, meaning that level will be easier or harder than average. At some point you may find that if that is your goal you may need to supplement, like with whey protein or leucine or creatine. Timing your exercise and timing carb intake may also need to be considered.

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on March 29, 2013
at 07:30 AM

I'm not a woman but it depends on your unique metabolism. Eat foods that raise your metabolism and focus on consuming adequate vitamins/minerals/nutrients. You might need more fat, carbs, or protein to reach your goals. Experiment for yourself and the rest is physical activity and reducing stress(physically and mentally). Also remember than not all fats or carbs have the same effect metabolically.

A0c6d1e41fc0441b593a05050aefada7

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:13 PM

Definitely agree. Have been experimenting for a while by raising fats, protein, and carbs- but that hasn't worked. Back to the drawing board, I guess.

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