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by 659 · 2 minutes ago

Would like to see the general consensus on what people of crossfit-esqe/endurance/military/leo bent exercise and eat and how the structure their intake. For example I train twice a day, endurance at 9am, strength and conditioning at 5pm. 5 days a... (more)

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Corbab 0 · April 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

You didn't give body metrics, but I think someone training that hard should be eating well above 1800 cals a day. (I'm 6'1", 200lb, currently leaning out on 3500 cals w/ 1 workout per day). My day: 7am - 3 large eggs, 140 grams chicken 11am -... (more)

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by 659 · 5 minutes ago

As an athlete with a high training volume (on a multi modal triathlon and strength biased crossfit type regime) I feel a big drop of in libido. I read into this as having a relatively low level of testosterone. I know that this kind of training is... (more)

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Paleo_Wes 0 · March 07, 2012 at 6:07 PM

High intense training can tip the balance of cortisol to the high side. If you add other life stressors and excessive caffeine intake, cortisol can even be higher lowering testosterone. You did not mention your age, but that plays a big part in... (more)

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by 15003 · 6 minutes ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Amy Kubal, RD ??? Registered and Licensed Dietitian Topic: Paleo for Endurance Athletes. Can endurance athletes perform optimally while on a paleo diet? Amy Kubal ??? who placed first in a... (more)

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Anthony_Pierre 0 · February 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

for what its worth http://athlinks.com/time.aspx?eventid=91445&courseid=129050&r=66458985&mode=o&gender=F&page=1 (more)

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by 678 · 6 minutes ago

I've been living in India for a few months now and eating Paleo is a challenge, to say the least. Chicken, mutton and fish are my only protein options, so I've included dairy out of desperation. The rural village I live in has cows so the paneer,... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · March 03, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Recommendations I tell all my vegetarian friends: 1000 grams each of EPA and DHA through lemon flavor fish oil/ per day - both must be taken with food. A lot of vegetarians will take this because they understand the benefit. 1 Teaspoon virgin... (more)

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by 78422 · 9 minutes ago

What do you guys think on health and being active? I'm a runner and eat for performance and i can tell you I feel a lot better since getting active and fit. I thought I'd see what you guys think on sports. Do you think you can be healthy and live... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · January 16, 2012 at 1:48 AM

We're not built for a sedentary lifestyle. It's all about how we have evolved, imo. We've evolved as an active animal.

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by 160 · 9 minutes ago

As as endurance athlete, I eat a lot of sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin, and other squashes. Recently I've been told that I'm looking "orange"- like I fake tan look to me. Is this from eating a lot of orange foods? Or is this in... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · January 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM

this is totally possible and well documented. Called carotenemia, it is usually associated with carrots but sweet potatoes and squashes also contain plenty of the orange/yellow-creating pigment beta-carotene. ... (more)

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by 26 · 10 minutes ago

Hi, I'm trying to guess my caloric intake for maintenance and fatloss on CKD diet but I'm not sure how to determine my activity level. 176 lbs male, 33 yrs, 8 hour office work, mostly sedentary without taking workouts into account. Work outs... (more)

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AndyM 0 · January 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM

A rough guess would be to aim for 3000 calories, but there's so many variables so I wouldn't recommend committing to that religiously. You really need to use data more specific to you and your fitness level. Option A: Get a heart rate monitor... (more)

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by 15226 · 10 minutes ago

Considering thiamin's role in reducing the buildup of lactic acid, wouldn't this be a no-brainer supplement for athletes to improve performance and/or recovery? Is it commonly used and I've just missed the boat so... (more)

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sam_acw 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Another odd supplement can be baking soda - it's meant to reduce lactic acid buildup. http://www.livestrong.com/article/408081-recommended-dose-of-sodium-bicarbonate-for-alkalizing-lactic-acid-when-exercising/ (more)

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by 824 · 11 minutes ago

Stats: 6'1 - 185pounds - 7-8% BF - Strength train 3 times a week + sprints once a week - I've been following a 100% strict Paleo diet + autoimmune protocol as per Robb Wolf(no nuts, dairy, nightshades). I've had good results but have noticed that... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · December 22, 2011 at 3:11 AM

Lifting is low on the glycogen demand, so the good news is you don't need a massive hit of cabrs, ala an endurance athlete. Personally if I were, I would experiment with low fructose fruits, such as berries & banana's. If you can pick up... (more)

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by 80 · 14 minutes ago

Hi All Just started going paleo and am interested to see that, in some paleo circles at least, potatoes are considered a safe starch and acceptable (even necessary) for athletes. What are the thoughts on potato flour? Kind regards Reachy (more)

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JRAC 0 · November 11, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Yes it's a safe source of carbs; necessity depends on the amount of exercise done. Doing regular intense exercise with no carbs isn't particually healthy for your adrenals. It's asking for cortosil overload. Potatoes have a great nutrient profile... (more)

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by 2226 · 14 minutes ago

NFL teams spend millions of dollars per player per year in salary, and quite naturally have state-of-the-art training facilities and expert physical trainers on staff. Their weight-training programs are first-rate. But the players on most teams... (more)

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pfw 0 · November 05, 2011 at 6:04 PM

If your job is to weigh 300lbs+, be freakishly strong and recover from brutally difficult work over and over again for years, you need to eat a lot. Way more than your body naturally wants to eat, way more than you probably can eat if you're... (more)

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by 130 · 15 minutes ago

Hey all! I've been on and off strict paleo for a little over a year and a half now. What I mean by that is I never consume grains, but sometimes I'll eat more fruit in a day than is probably allowed/suggested, and I use honey/agave nectar from... (more)

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peter_5 0 · October 17, 2011 at 8:23 AM

I love frozen berries. They are low in sugar and taste amazing. Paleo or not, if you like them eat them. 20g per cup, you could eat 2 cups a day and still be LC. And they taste so good with greek yogurt.

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by 565 · 16 minutes ago

I've been on a paleolithic diet (as outlined by Dr. Loren Cordain) for three weeks so far. Is it healthy for me to do this at age sixteen? Since I run regularly as part of our school's competitive cross country group, as one of the top three, my... (more)

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citrusfire 0 · October 06, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Paleohacks should have a big sign at the top that says: PALEO DOES NOT MEAN LOW CARB. Low carb paleo is often targeted towards people who are overweight and unhealthy. If you are healthy, active, and not trying to lose weight, there is absolutely... (more)

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by 160 · 19 minutes ago

I know there are differing opinions on using a whey protein powder, but I have had no real issues with it. However, upon a closer look at the label or my protein powder, the ingredients were definitely a shock and I know I should be using this... (more)

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Jay_22 0 · April 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Go to True Nutrition: http://www.truenutrition.com/p-1126-custom-mix.aspx Here you can make your own custom protein blend and you can even use your favorite commercial blends that our out there for reference, but here you can opt to not add the... (more)

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by 10768 · 22 minutes ago

http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=809 is the page with the rules he followed for 3 months to make the change. None of these rules will be a surprise to us here at PaleoHacks, but SS has a strong following. This post of his from Jne... (more)

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Kamal 0 · July 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM

That's funny, his ten steps to "paper thin skin" are lifted almost verbatim from Kurt Harris's steps. And it doesn't appear that he cites Kurt Harris on that page. Also, he seems to be looking dopey on purpose on the left and flexing on the... (more)

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by 15976 · 26 minutes ago

Patrik, feel free to close this if it's too far off topic. Do you use a foam roller? If so, how, when, etc. I'm just curious as it seems more and more of the active posters on here are lifters, cross fitters, and generally athletic people.... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · May 19, 2011 at 2:52 AM

I used the foam roller only when I have a tight spot that I need to loosen up. I've never used them after every workout. I do love the way it hurts so good, though, when you get just the right spot with the right pressure.

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by 1146 · 31 minutes ago

Lately my legs have been feeling really weak, almost as if they have no strength to move, and at times they feel so tight it makes me dizzy (does that even make sense?). I do HIIT sprinting twice a week, about 3 hours of soccer during the week and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 27, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Sounds like low glycogen to me. There's no fixed number of appropriate carbs that works for the sedentary as well as someone who is obviously highly active such as yourself. Everyone here is so paranoid about glucose when they should be focused on... (more)

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by 40 · 31 minutes ago

Is the recommendation to consume a bunch of animal fat the night before? I'm relatively new to Paleo (6wks). Bring a bunch of nuts & seeds with you?

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luckybastard 0 · February 26, 2011 at 2:00 AM

loading up on white potatoes, sweet potatoes or some other glucose=rich tuber

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by 3521 · 34 minutes ago

I have been paleo for about 4 months, and I consume grass fed meats, chicken, lots of fish, low carb veggies, olive oil, coconut oil. I avoid fruits, starch, nuts and dairy. I have a suspicion that I might have a candidal overgrowth. My tests... (more)

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Dexter 0 · November 28, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Dr Art Ayers at http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search?q=gut+dysbiosis He is convinced that most diseases of civilization are caused gut flora being less than optimal. Roam around his site for a lot of enlightment about gut flora. He... (more)

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by 3756 · 35 minutes ago

I suppose this is aimed a little more at the CrossFitters out there. When I initially started CrossFit and eating Paleo, I went with the CFHQ recommendation of eating Zone proportions several times a day. While I did start to get lean, quickly, I... (more)

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JJ 0 · September 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM

The Zone is a bunch of pseudoscience. If it is useful at all, it is in getting people to become aware of macronutrient ratios (thinking in Zone blocks). But, remember, before the Zone, athletes simply thought of their food in grams and... (more)

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by 230 · 36 minutes ago

Hi folks, I am pretty new to paleo - started 8 weeks ago, and have read Paleo for Athletes, Cordain's original Paleo, and Audette's Neanderthin. Mostly going with the Paleo for Athletes routine, with some carbs allowed just after exercise, and... (more)

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Susan 0 · July 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM

I would suggest limiting the fruit. Apples are very high in fructose and that can aggravate the stomach and digestive tract (see fructose malabsorption). Fructmal could be causing your lack of energy. Fruit juices, especially apple juice, are... (more)

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by 10 · about 23 hours ago

I am an athlete (basketball player) currently on the paleo diet. I am looking to lean out, but feel as if I will not get enough energy if I take both fruits and nuts out of my diet. Which of the two if taken out would yield better results for... (more)

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jake_16 0 · February 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

nuts are far more calorie dense than fruit. take the nuts out, keep the fruit. it's VLC mythos that fruit will magically prevent fat loss. energy balance will always rule, even if people are too stupid to believe it.

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by 1523 · about 23 hours ago

I've been trying to educate myself on ketosis both for fat loss and for increased flexibility (decreased appetite, clarity of thought, ability to fast more easily etc.) but the more information I get the more confused I become. Recently, I've... (more)

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Hemming 0 · February 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I can only subscribe to that it takes months to become truly keto adapted. You'll notice more and more benefits along the way (I'm not saying that ketosis is superior to other diets, just stating what I've experienced). The CKD works exactly like... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hey everyone. I recently bought a book on Paleo for Athletes but when you read it, it's not what you thought. It states high carb for race days including things that I'd never have in my house let alone my body, gels and sports drinks etc. ... (more)

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CD 0 · May 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Fat is the body's preferred fuel for storing because of it's energy density. But Carbohydrates are the body's preferred fuel for burning. We can generate more energy, more quickly converting carbs than we can by converting fat. This is why... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

I'm going out tonight with my grandma at the boathouse in va and was wondering what are the best paleo options or best rated item on the menu. I am really bad at decision making and would just like some idea of what to get. If you're wondering why... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I am assuming it is a seafood restaurant, so get some grilled fish, and steamed veggies. I am certain those would be on the menu.

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