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So, like many other women out there, I am ravenous while on my period. I have been eating clean for about a year and even at my most vulnerable moments, non-Paleo foods never even cross my mind, so I have settled into a routine of just allowing... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · May 25, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Some version of low-carb meat and non-starchy veggies (usually red meat) often in a bone broth! ex: bison and mustard greens, lamb and spinach, goat with veggies stew, fish curry, burger with guacamole, etc. I stopped craving sweets based on my... (more)

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Middle Eastern Cuisine contains a lot of sweet and savory flavors. For example, I saw a recipe for Saffron cauliflower on chowstalker a few days ago. It has both raisins and olives together. What do you all think of the risk of the fructose in the... (more)

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I measure and weigh myself for competition, and I have noticed after being Paleo for almost 2 years now that my weight in around 8lbs heavier, given the same measurements. This is most definitely muscle and doesn't bother me, I was just curious if... (more)

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Kasra 0 · May 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty confident that just cutting out seed oil increases sexiness by a factor of like 15.

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What should I feed my dog? Any already made dog foods you would reccomend that don't have junk in them? Or should I cook meats and organs for my little guy?

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Happy_Now 0 · May 24, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Check out the Bones and Raw Food (BARF) Diet for dogs. http://www.barfworld.com/html/learn_more/barf_pups.shtml Like people dogs are omnivores, perhaps a titch more carnivorous. Most bagged food is full of cooked grain, try and avoid that, just... (more)

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Ok gang, Impress me with your gluten free creativity and let's have a haiku competition. The winner gets Kamal Patels voice on their home answering machine. Again in case you forgot the haiku class in emelentary school, they go like... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · May 24, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Is this Paleo? / if you have to ask me, well / the answer is no Enjoy most whole foods / avoid grains, sugar, gluten / and get enough rest

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I tried super low carb (less than 20) ketogenic paleo for 4 weeks, almost 5 and just felt shitty overall, which surprised me. Sleep was bad, mood was bad, bloated and cranky, less energy, couldn't think straight, gained bodyfat, etc. The day I... (more)

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Matthew_Caton 0 · May 24, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Modern day hunter gatherer's consumed a fair quantity of fruit and tubers, and it is thought that our ancestors did also. So it is hard to imagine that our Paleo ancestors were in ketosis as much as is suggested by some. Considering that ketones... (more)

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Does anyone have any paleo friendly smoothie recipes (particularly breakfast) they would share? I've found a few online that use raw eggs and regardless of what the site author says, I don't feel comfortable eating raw eggs.

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · May 24, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Smoothie ideas! To whey or not to whey, is up to you :) Green tea, mango, goat milk Strawberry, or mixed berries, lemon, mint, cow milk Almond butter, coconut, cocoa, coconut milk Broil pineapple and puree with coconut, fresh ginger, coconut... (more)

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Ever since I can remember(really), i've been a "night owl". Even when I was a kid and had no reason to stay up late i.e. no computers,wasn't allowed tv at night, I always was up really late. It was a burden at school, I had to drop out and get a... (more)

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cerement 0 · May 24, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Night Owls Stay Alert Longer than Early Birds Why night owls are cleverer and richer than people who get up early Early Risers Crash Faster than People Who Stay Up Late All of these refer back to a study at the Universit?? de Li??ge in Belgium on... (more)

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I switching to Paleo 3 weeks ago. In that time I have lost 10 lbs. I'm being told that it is just water weight. In my limited nutritional knowledge, can someone explain to me why our bodies expel 'water weight' when we begin to eat healthy? If... (more)

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Rogue_Dietitan 0 · May 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM

There are several reasons for "water weight." First -- CARBS! as someone mentioned. Your body can store about 1 lb of carbs as glycogen. Each gram of carbs can hold 3 times it's weight in water, so that's an extra 3 lbs. If you're doing low carb... (more)

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This may get long but here goes! I'm a 22 year old female, have lost 70 pounds and regained 10. I now weigh 170 and I'm 5'8". I've never been completely paleo but have been incorporating it for about a year after 13 years as a vegetarian/4 as a... (more)

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Evorevo 0 · May 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

What it sounds like that you're experiencing is called IT band syndrome, or illiotibial band syndrome. I can't explain any better than wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iliotibial_band_syndrome. I've had a friend who had this problem which... (more)

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how do you get rid of it, i had a massive carb refeed yesterday

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The_Organic_Romantic 0 · May 24, 2012 at 2:35 AM

What works for me is to follow it with a day that consists of couple of HUGE steaks and lots of purified water (at least 2 litres), but nothing else, AND a good night's sleep of at least eight hours (this is important). This usually results in a... (more)

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I've been paleo for two and a half years, and "on the wagon", so to speak, for a few months now -- every so often I'll pick up a candy bar or have some soy-sauce-free sushi or something as part of my 20%, but no wheat that I'm aware of for at... (more)

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Katherine 0 · May 24, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Sounds actually like GERD. http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5005726_acid-reflux-creates-shortness-breath.html And because of the irritation to your esophagus, mucous production is increased as a defense. (more)

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My wife described my Paleo/bulletproof diet to her Harvard trained epidemiologist friend who knows and even teaches about the Paleo diet. This epidemiologist, while having a generally positive view of Paleo, thought it was destructive to consume... (more)

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Rogue_Dietitan 0 · May 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM

There's still a lot of anti-saturated fat dogma out there, even among the paleo community (cough cough Loren Cordain cough cough). I think this must stem from the flawed research done in the 50's by Ancel Keyes, et al "showing" diets high in... (more)

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I have had sleeping issues (trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, wake up easily) for the last year, the onset was initiated by an increase in workout intensity/frequency. I've cut back significantly on the workout frequency to address... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · May 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Wearing orange lenses about 2 hours before bed times helps me out. I fall asleep faster on the days I remember to wear them before bedtime. The glasses supposedly helps with circadian rhythms. Take them off before going to... (more)

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Sooo I'm at work, and I have a salad with me. It's a salad I prepared 4 days ago. Salad dressing is not on the salad of course. It's spinach, cut romaine, peppers, onions, little chopped vegetable bits. It LOOKS ok. Would you eat it? How long can... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · May 23, 2012 at 10:23 PM

It's probably fine, especially if it's not dressed, so take a sniff. Smells fresh? Great. Toss around with a fork to make sure nothing looks slimy - if yes just pick those bits out and eat away! Note: I like to keep all my ingredients separate... (more)

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I'm moving back to Florida in a couple weeks, and since I wasn't eating Paleo when I lived there before, I was trying to scope out some resources. Does anyone know of places to get grassfed meats, pastured eggs, raw dairy, or local veggies in the... (more)

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kgchap 0 · May 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Ok so for Beef I would recommend Deep Roots Meat. They are extremely reasonable. Half a cow last time I bought was $2 lb hang weight + processing fee. The only way to get good quality pastured meat is to buy in bulk. You can always go in with... (more)

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I started to make water kefir for around 3 weeks ago. In the beginning the kefir wasn't so effective, so I drank maybe 2-3 dl per day. But the last week I have got loose stool (sorry abuot the details) and feeling a bit sick. Its no doubt it is a... (more)

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Nance 0 · October 12, 2012 at 2:42 AM

It's a good sign in that it probably signals turnover to a healthier gut community but you don't have to force the process. When I first began drinking water kefir I drank only a tablespoon or so per day for several days. Even that small amount... (more)

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I consume maybe 20 grams of carb daily. High fat and some protein. However I do down a teaspoon of raw honey before bed. I seem to sleep more soundly that way. My question: Is honey Paleo? It's been consumed by humans for a few thousand years, bui... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · May 23, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Yes, honey IS Paleo (despite some Paleo decision-tree graphics that float online saying it's not). Hunter-gatherer tribes are often put their lives at risk to get some honey. As long as: You're not trying to lose weight You're not trying to be... (more)

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I'm hoping someone can give me some input... A little background on me: I'm semi-recovering anorexic/bulimic (that hurts to say out loud). Before starting Paleo I had lost about 25-30lbs, admittedly not in the healthiest way, and then stumbled... (more)

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Kevin_20 0 · May 23, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Seek qualified, professional help. While this forum can be helpful in grasping and implementing paleo concepts, an eating disorder is a serious medical condition and I doubt that anyone here is qualified to give you the help you need. Since you... (more)

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Hey! So, I am wondering how to improve my arm (mostly upper arms) definition. I follow a paleo diet, exercise, stay hydrated, sleep well, etc. But, my tricep area seems to be holding on to some fat. Do you have any suggestions as how to fix... (more)

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tdgor 0 · May 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM

You can't get smaller circumference and more definition in one part of your body only. You would have to lose fat overall to make your arms look both more buff and smaller. Is it more important for you to have smaller arms, or more well-defined... (more)

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