Paleo diet

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    Nov 29, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    What are your opinions on the Paleo diet for gaining/maintaining muscle mass and lowering fat?
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    Nov 29, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    100% successful...even if you "cheat" on it regularly.

    I eat about 70-80% paleo-friendly stuff, and lost 70 lbs. Keeping the weight off is easy, too, because paleo tastes good and is sustainable on a long term basis.
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    Nov 29, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    You're better off paying a professional nutritionist (registered dietitian--find one at eatright.org) than following some fad diet to reach your goals. It would depend on your portion sizes of the food you ate, and secondarily on what major nutrient deficiencies you will develop from completely cutting out perfectly healthy food groups such as beans, grains, and calcium-foods.

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    Nov 29, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    Paleo is really a cut diet.
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    Nov 29, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    bluey2223 saidYou're better off paying a professional nutritionist (registered dietitian--find one at eatright.org) than following some fad diet to reach your goals. It would depend on your portion sizes of the food you ate, and secondarily on what major nutrient deficiencies you will develop from completely cutting out perfectly healthy food groups such as beans, grains, and calcium-foods.



    I disagree. People stupid enough to go all in of fad diets should be encouraged. That way they die off, and the survivors learn a valuable lesson on social darwinism.
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    Nov 29, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    In my experience, if you adopt the Paleo Diet roughly 85-90% (so long as the outstanding 15-10% is not gluten based) of the time then the results are pretty amazing. Again, this is just in my experience. I was working out fairly hard at the time, so I can not posit that doing exclusively Paleo you will enjoy the same results.
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:23 AM GMT
    It's all about the macros and micros. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 29, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    Paleo rocks! It's easy to follow and maintain..you don't really feel you're giving up anything..it's healthier eating and if you do cheat once or twice or even fall off the wagon altogether.. it's easy to get back on track! I love it!
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    Jan 04, 2015 6:26 PM GMT
    "Paleo" isn't a diet.

    It's a framework for a lifestyle, one aspect of which is diet, itself made up of a number of different diets.

    You can eat paleo to lose weight. You can eat paleo to maintain weight. And you can eat paleo to gain weight.

    The paleo "diet" is about the types of food we eat, NOT a prescription for specific macronutrient quantities or ratios. I eat a moderate carb diet, made up of 80% paleo foods, which includes about 150-200 carb calories a day.

    Eating as most peoples did in the paleolithic era is how we should eat all of the time. And there's much more variety in these diets than most people think, especially with regard to carbs. Starch, for example, is recognised as a necessary component of all diets. It's just people who follow paleo principles think that it should be sourced from natural tubers such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams etc. Not from a bowl of Lucky Charms.

    Alpha13, you there to back me up?!

    Damn I wish paleo was more popular in the UK ;)