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Would you rather have more muscle leanness or keep more hair on your head?

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Created April 02, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Would you rather have more muscle leanness or keep more hair on your head? What would you choose? How has the Paleo diet effected your hair? More or less? Ladies, please answer too.

When I was younger, all the guys where obsessed with having more muscle. Now,that I'm older, keeping your locks seems to be a lot more important to me and my ex-classmates. That might change years from now.

One thing I do know about myself, I am very sensitive to excess cortisol, so I try to keep workouts under an hour, limit my caffeine usage, try to control stress and get enough sleep. But there is something else I've notice about keeping both muscle mass and your hair line and that is insulin sensitivity. When I am more insulin sensitive, I can feel fuller stronger muscles and my hair feels more thicker. To do that, I only eat low gylemic carbs on non-workout days and have starchy carbs after workouts. I eat 5 small meals a day to keep muscle mass. If I want to get more cut I will go longer periods with lesser food but my hair suffers. I do take a few supplements, vitamin B complex, Vitamin D, zinc, Cal/Mag, cayenne pepper and niacin for cholesterol control. My diet mostly consists of 55% carbs 25% protein 20% fat. I will add a little more protein or fat a times, cut some carbs, but never very low carb.

Let me know if you are able to balance both muscle leanness and hair growth. What works for you?

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on May 19, 2012
at 03:26 AM

If only one could shave fat away

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:37 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20426781 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21224180

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:36 PM

Here is a few links on insulin sensitivity and the correlation between insulin resistance(opposite) & male pattern baldness http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/insulin-sensitivity-blast-fat-for-good.htm http://www.dsolve.com/news-aamp-info-othermenu-60/27-how-tos/134-howto http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/how-to-figure-your-insulin?commentId=583967%3AComment%3A1581747 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11030300 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16552990 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16830609 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17324822 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19094069

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on April 02, 2012
at 04:44 PM

Exactly the right question. Also: decreased insulin sensitivity = less thick hair? Same as "thinner hair"? Inquiring minds want to know.

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*But there is something else I've notice about keeping both muscle mass and your hair line and that is insulin sensitivity. When I am more insulin sensitive, I can feel fuller stronger muscles and my hair feels more thicker.* How are you so sure you're insulin sensitive or not?

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on April 02, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Is this an april fools joke post?

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on April 02, 2012
at 07:03 PM

From a female perspective, looking at males, here's my two cents' worth ... I think bald heads or even receding hairlines are plenty sexy. Andre Agassi lost his hair early and wore wigs for years. IMO he looked way better once he decided to just go bald. Seth Godin, one of my blog gods, is also very attractive. I'd take a bald, lean dude over a hairy fat ape any day of the week.

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on April 02, 2012
at 06:04 PM

God only made a few perfect heads.

The rest He covered in hair... ;)

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on April 02, 2012
at 05:25 PM

Much easier to attain a wig than a full body muscle suit.

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on April 02, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Still so far from lean I'm not a valid metric.

As for what I'd want? Lean. All the way. Rather be bald and ripped than flabby and harry.

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on April 02, 2012
at 04:25 PM

The problem is it is unlikely you are experience MBP and then a reversal, then change something and start losing your hair again, change it back and it comes back. AFAI am aware MPB is sorta a one directional thing, you can slow it down, and stop it even, and maybe even get a little hair back, but once that hair line starts receding, or the crown going, then there is not really any going back. The lost those follicles for good. I could very easily be wrong though, that is just my understanding from when I researched it for a friend.

So then it comes down to thick hair vs thin hair but I haven't really ever heard anyone going through this like you describe.

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