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What does practicing 'Protein Restriction' look like in the real world/paleo-style?

Commented on March 17, 2013
Created March 16, 2013 at 5:58 AM

So, I haven't researched this too deeply; mostly I've just gotten the bare bones of Dr. Rosedale's theories on the matter. Basically it's the same research the CRON people are working with, except that he advocates restriction of calories not being necessary; fat, unlike carbohydrate, is a 'safe fuel'. Right?

Who here on paleohacks actually lives by it? What do you eat? How do you determine how much protein you should eat? How do you feel?

Personally, it's a confusing idea for me since I maintain a BMI of 17, with bones sticking out all over, most I've ever weighed in my life - only by a high fat, high-calorie paleo-type diet which includes, most days, over 100g of protein. I'm luckily healthy despite my weight issues, but I just can't fathom that restricting my calorie or protein intake would bring me health benefits (frankly, even if I conclude it would, I would not do it, because I'm vain and I hate being skinny and bony).

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on March 17, 2013
at 01:56 AM

I find it easiest to drink extra cals. Dairy, dairy, dairy - heavy cream in everything, milk with meals and lots of high cal smoothies.

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on March 17, 2013
at 01:54 AM

I eat 2500-3000 calories every day. Or at least, I did back when I counted my calories and ate to satiation, and I eat almost exactly the same now as I did then - just with more snacking on non-paleo foods (I work in an Italian restaurant and in a cheese shop, and sample my wares all day)

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on March 16, 2013
at 11:46 PM

4500? Damm that seems like a lot, when I try to bulk I eat about 3000, maybe that is why I always fail? I get about 160 grams of protein and 300 grams of carbs, as a limit, and the rest from fat, so it makes my food look like it is swimming in a small pool of fat.

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on March 16, 2013
at 09:58 PM

You say that you top out at 4500 kcal, what would be your minimum intake?

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on March 16, 2013
at 09:32 PM

If I lift heavy and eat richly, I will bulk up a couple pounds of muscle. But never go over 108.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on March 16, 2013
at 09:30 PM

80-120g protein, 100-250g carbs (depends on activity level), lotsa fat, mostly from dairy, coconut, and beef. Right now I don't do any targeted exercise, but am very active (work on feet lifting and carrying long hours, cycle for transport)

Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

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on March 16, 2013
at 09:03 PM

Thank you for sharing. Do you mind also sharing your macro ratios or preferably grams?

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on March 16, 2013
at 03:44 PM

65" and last time I weighed myself, 103 lbs. TC 172, HDL 85, LDL 74, trigs 50-some. Back when my health and diet were worse, I weighed 94 lbs at my lowest and my TC was in the 150s

Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

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on March 16, 2013
at 08:43 AM

How tall are you and how much do you weigh?

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on March 16, 2013
at 06:34 AM

Btw, Travis, you are my PH crush :) I think we had some dialogue in a thread of yours a while ago discussing my similarly freakish lipid panel, which improved (and has maintained the same numbers/ratios, confirmed by test results I got back last week) following my adoption of a diet very high in dairy fat

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on March 16, 2013
at 06:21 AM

I top out at 4500 calories a day when overfeeding. Can't physically manage more. I'm done with forced overeating, it's uncomfortable, hasn't brought me results, and is probably bad for me. I've always been small framed, lean, and thin like my father but I am the only underweight one in the family and I honestly seem to have some sort of serious issue going on. Luckily I'm strong, fit, muscular and despite chronic lifelong problems with migraines and digestion, I'm generally healthy, and all my health markers are good.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on March 16, 2013
at 06:16 AM

I don't think so.. it's not much of a story but here goes. I don't like feeling stuffed/overheated from overeating, and I had a diagnosis of IBS pre-paleo, so although I've tried crazy weight gain schemes like GOMAD, I just can't stick to them long enough to keep extra pounds on. Paleo (and, probably, entering my later 20s) has helped me increase my baseline weight from 95-100 lbs to 100-105 lbs. The most I have ever weighed, at the end of several episodes of determined overfeeding/weight lifting, is 108 lbs. Upon ceasing insane overeating, I revert to baseline weight.

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on March 16, 2013
at 06:03 AM

Have you ever posted in detail about your trouble gaining weight? I'd be interested to read about it.

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