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    Losing too much weight on Primal

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    Hello All: my wife is losing too much on primal. She started off at 140 and is down to 118 and at 5'4 that's coming close to be too skinny. She eat animal protein 3 a day, snacks offen and gets plenty of fat. She is considering to eat more grains again to put on the weight that she lost.

    Any ideas or suggestion? Thanks all!

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    Try more primal-friendly carbs. Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, even some white rice. Fruit is good too, even dried fruit is OK when you're trying to gain weight.

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    I also had this problem. I was skinny-fat pre-primal and then lost about 15 pounds. I've gained 10 back in the past few months since I started lifting heavy weights. So I'd recommend weight lifting or, as already mentioned, adding potatoes to the diet.

    Edit: How many calories is she eating per day?

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    Thanks everybody for the help. We don't know what the dailly cal intake is but will hook up to fitday to find out.

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    I agree around lifting heavy things (putting on muscle), making sure she is getting enough calories, and also going for primal starches (making sure she's getting 100g of carbohydrate or more).

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    fitday frustrates me. Try myfitnesspal.com or dailyburn.com
    The latter gives you a nice little pie chart on your basic macros (carbs, fat, protein)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    fitday frustrates me. Try myfitnesspal.com or dailyburn.com
    The latter gives you a nice little pie chart on your basic macros (carbs, fat, protein)
    I'm a fan of Cronometer which also gives you a good pie chart with a breakdown of your macro percentages. They also have an app that you can use when you can't access their website.

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    I prefer CRON-O-Meter as well - I especially like that I can customize the daily requirements (values for the essential amino acids, for instance). Someone like Dirk (yes, that Dirk ) needs a whole lot more than I do, even on a size basis -- I'm not nearly the athlete he is. Never will be, either. Here's the free download (apps for smartphones are a nominal fee):

    CRONOMETER | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net

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    118 at 5'4" is not too skinny depending on her build. She could go as low as 105, and still be considered very healthy.

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    I'm 5' 7.5". I started at 138 lbs and lost down to 124 lbs. Now I've gained 1 lb back, all over a period of 7 weeks. I don't think 118 is to thin for her height.

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