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    Does this really work

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    Ive been strictly following the blueprint for 6 months. Of course, I had the immediate gains of losing 10 lbs. of fat and gaining 4 lbs of LBM. But, that was the first 2 months. The last 4 months of eating high fat/high protein/low carb/no procesessed foods has resulted in the loss of 6 lbs.: 5lbs. lean body mass and 1lb of fat. I do intense intervals training 3-4 times per week (800 calorie burn each time) and take in 2500-3500 good calories a day.

    I'm concerned about the 1100+ mgs of. Cholesterol each day since there is significant coronary artery disease for several generations pervading our family. (need blood serum tests).

    I feel that maybe I just experienced another "fad". hope not!
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    How do you measure your fat loss so accurately?

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    I'd recommend adding some natural carbs into your diet. Many people have stalled on low carb and found renewed weight loss and more favorable body composition when they added some natural carbs. It might sound odd if you've spent a lot of time reading some of the magical properties attributed to low carb, but it's clear that what you're doing isn't producing the results you want and your experiences echo things many people have experienced with low carbs. It works great for some people, but not so much for others. Kinda weird how you can't paint everyone with such a specific brush eh?
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    You don't need "natural carbs" what you need is HFCS.

    Don't listen to the haters.

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    Low-carb/high fat is indeed another fad diet (although a totally valid short-term weightloss strategy, just like low-fat/high-carb). Paleo is all about food quality (ie: sweet potatoes are very nutritious and anti-inflammatory, wheat is not), and as such iscarb-agnostic.

    Also you didn't indicate your height and weight. I suspect that 800 calorie burn may be hurting your progress. Do you do any heavy lifting?
    The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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    Chaohinon just hates you because you're a woman.

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    I highly recommend you listen to these 3 parts. It goes into great detail about how cholesterol/heart disease are related and what you really need to be concerned about

    Chris Masterjohn on Cholesterol and Heart Disease (Part 3)
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    Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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    If you're not losing weight when you want to, change something. Do that until you find something that works

    Dietary cholesterol is largely irrelevant to blood cholesterol
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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