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by 0 · April 26, 2014 at 11:36 PM

If most people practicing a paleo lifestyle follow the 80/20 or 90/10 rule, what's the point of staying away from foods like nuts and fruits if cheat meals/foods are still on the table? I personally struggle with what whole foods should make up... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 26, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Why stay away from nuts / fruits? Coconut / Macadamia / Olive / Avocado oil is the stuff. I eat fruit / nut fats everyday with most meals. If ice cream is your thing, learn how to make some legit ice cream. I like this graphic. (more)

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by 3023 · February 17, 2014 at 2:58 AM

My friend has sensitivites to all sorts of foods. For a long time she's eaten variations of a very good paleo diet, tried all sorts of therapies and never lots a single gram. Nothing. Nada. Never. And she doesn't eats a lot of calories (she's... (more)

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slyva101 0 · February 17, 2014 at 2:58 AM

hi Glither, acc to Dr Keith Scott-Mumby - it's the frequency not quantitiy of eating the food you are intolerant to. I find i "blow up" from different foods - my weight will go up 3-4 lbs overnight, and takes about 4 days for it to come down... (more)

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by 228 · August 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

So I've heard about 80/20 paleo to increase sustainability of healthy eating, but how many meals per week would be too much

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jrunell 0 · August 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

To keep it simple, 80/20 Paleo would allow you 1 cheat day per week or 4 non-paleo meals per week.

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by 128 · July 04, 2013 at 10:59 AM

My mom's birthday is this weekend and I was planning on baking a cake as my gift to her, and I was planning on baking a red velvet cake. Naturally, red velvet cake is not paleo at all, so I did a search on and found quite a handful of paleo/gluten... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · July 04, 2013 at 10:59 AM

If you're going to do anything, make it with gluten free flour that has added binder like xanthum gum, and reduce the sugar content. There's no way to paleoify a cake and make it healthy Almond flour is just vile, IMO. I attempted a "paleo... (more)

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by 50 · May 11, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I hear people talk about the "80 / 20" way of eating Paleo, and when I they admit to what the other 20% is, it's usually that they eat potatoes, some sort of dairy product, or even just a chocolate bar. I haven't heard anyone admit to eating any... (more)

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Kasra 0 · May 10, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Eat what your wife cooks. Don't force her to pander to your specific needs. It will not make a difference to your health. And even if it did, it would be worth it.

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by 5624 · June 29, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I've met a wide range of paleo followers, from the orthodoxy, who consider eating yams and rice as cheating, to the very loose paleoites, who eat bread from time to time. There's a lot of things that can be argued as non-paleo and part of the 20%... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · May 03, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Slightly off topic to your question ... I find the 80% rule to be BS. That sounds like pretty high adherence to any lifestyle choice, but when you really think about it, it's not even half-assed adherence. Looked at the other way you're talking... (more)

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by 30 · February 28, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Ello. I've been reading more and more about the Paleo diet through websites, blogs and journals. Something that crossed my mind was the 80/20 rule. So, I would really appreciate it if someone would elaborate on that rule. PLEASE and THANK YOU!... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · February 28, 2012 at 6:29 AM

I think this rule is best interpreted as strive for 100% - but if you slip up every once in a while don't beat yourself up over it!

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by 500 · September 20, 2011 at 2:32 AM

I'm new to paleo and incorporating at least some paleo elements into my diet (increasing fat and meat intake, eliminating grains and sugar, decreasing industrial oil intake), shooting for fat loss and, more importantly, improved well-being... (more)

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jakeA 0 · September 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM

I think Kurt harris' twelve steps are exactly what you need. See here http://www.archevore.com/get-started/ First step is fix sleep. Next step is no sugar that is not naturally in the food (read berries and some fruit. Don't go overboard and... (more)

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by 24343 · August 14, 2013 at 4:33 AM

Please excuse the overly broad and lengthy question. What if how we are eating is good for health and makes you a happy Crossfitter or Movnatter, but is not optimal for lifespan? Not that there is any one "paleo diet", but most of us eat lots of... (more)

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Ben_Joven 0 · August 14, 2013 at 4:33 AM

I would have to say that longevity has to do more with the amount of food that you put in your body and your activity levels.

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by 24343 · August 12, 2013 at 4:55 PM

...and did you feel any different than when you were less strict? These are the three horses of the SAD apocolypse, hence singling them out. I haven't gone more than a week or so uber-strict, because of the odd dark chocolate, Chipotle... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 12, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Thankfully, because I do not have celiac disease, I do not have to avoid gluten, so the longest has been approximately 3-4 days depending on the random occasions in which I do not have any wheat products. Thankfully, food "sensitivities" are not... (more)

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by 2088 · January 07, 2012 at 6:54 AM

The Paleo Diet and other plans involve a few flex meals each week. I hate the term cheat meal, but I guess that's a personal bias. Anyway, Here's my question: Among those who do an 80-85% compliance thing do you see better results (look,... (more)

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Paola 0 · February 13, 2011 at 1:48 AM

It's what I do on a regular basis that has more impact, for good or for worse. So, even for an "open" meal, I prefer to limit it to a very small window (say, one meal once in a while) rather than a little snack here and there. The body should be... (more)