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by 10 · about 7 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 7 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 408 · about 7 hours ago

I need the calories but I am sensitive to some of the more tastier fats, like coconut, avocado, and nuts. Is there a way I could sneak in more tallow in a tastier connotation? Maybe a sauce or something, where I can't taste it directly?

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paleohacks 0 · September 21, 2012 at 12:11 AM

On veggies, in potato/yam, I've posted it before but - Yams+fat+puree+cocoa powder+chill=pudding.

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by 134 · about 7 hours ago

To get wanted body composition I have to add 11 lbs muscle and loose 7 lbs fat. Weekly exercise - 4 x 1,5h full body lifting workouts (squat, deadlift, press, bench, powerclean etc) + 4 x 1,5h bike rides or running What would be best nutritional... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 03, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Get a nourishing template in place first! http://www.perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet, honestly buy the book. http://amzn.to/QQ5hI2 A good consistent workout program with progression and excellent rest. Sort out your sleep! Increase your calories... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I have swim meets for my summer nieghborhood division, not like quest or over 50 meters unless relay or IM, but i would like to know what are some good paleo options. Last year before paleo i would carbo load with pasta but i know i wouldnt go... (more)

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glib 0 · July 26, 2013 at 1:24 AM

man, did I hate carbo loads when I was a teen. But I am guessing that it is done for a reason, that you race better. Sweet potatoes with coconut oil, bananas and dried fruits would be my choice. This will also potassium load you, which is a good... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I'm going out to lunch after school and I want to know what is the best paleo option from red lobster? I am a 15 year old girl, which I am usually really active but I am on my two week break from track. Though I still swim I'm not burning the same... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · June 05, 2013 at 4:06 AM

Red lobster has crab legs, shrimp, and salmon. You can say you have gluten and dairy allergies so they know not to use those. Get steamed veggies in the side. I havent been there in years but they had the best cheesy biscuits that are so bad for... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hey... So I am a 15 year old girl on the paleo diet, and I run highschool track and swim for my nieghboorhood swim team. My track season just ended and swimming has already started. I eat overall pretty healthy, and my parents even nickname me... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Hi Harper. There is no one size fits all paleo template that fits everyone. Eating paleo is eating a wide variety of whole foods and will vary from person to person as goals and situations change. If you were obese or underweight and trying to... (more)

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by 394 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys, I just read the grapplers guide to nutrition by Berardi and it is pretty interesting, it seems to suggest eating paleo, a lean protein, non processed carb like fruit or tubers and veggies every 2-3 hours. 5-6 meals a day, with one none... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 18, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Hey. I play competitive sports and have been competing in them for basically my whole life. Right now I race sailboats competitively (not year round), but that's a little different than the type of athletic competitions you're referring to. But... (more)

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by 229 · about 8 hours ago

I currently put at least a tablespoon or 2 of coconut oil with y 3 eggs in the morning and probably eat another 6 to 8 tablespoons as part of my meals throughout the rest of the day. Could this be too much? I'm a multi-event track athlete in... (more)

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EF 0 · February 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM

You can eat too much fat. Fat is calorie dense, and if you eat too much, you'll gain bodyfat (despite what some people would have you believe). Moreover, if you eat too much fat at once... how to put this delicately... your stomach will let you... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

hi, i am a 19 year old semi professional soccer player. i have insulin resistance(a condition pre-diabeties type 2 from genetics) so my body never really responds well to carbohydrates consumed. i have been on a very low carb diet for the past few... (more)

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borofergie 0 · December 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I'm pretty sure that you weren't in ketosis if you were eating peanut butter smoothies with oats for breakfast...

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by 6 · about 8 hours ago

Ive recently dropped all carbs(SAD) from my diet except fruits/vegetables ( I still consume about 200+ [grams? calories?] carbs from fruits/vegetables alone ). I have never been a big bread kinda person anyway, but occasionally after a long run I... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · December 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I find that I am much more flexible after starting Paleo eating. The inflammation of my joints is basically gone after only a month and a half. My arthritis is gone. No meds necessary after needing them for years. I believe it is because I... (more)

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by 50 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, all. Although I've found this forum crazy helpful in my transition to paleo eating, I now am looking for a good guide for my girlfriend. She is interested but skeptical, and not much of a reader, so I need something comprehensive but still... (more)

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Lynn_6 0 · October 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

The Paleo Coach by Jason Seib might be a good fit, however it's not out for a couple of months. You can pre-order on Amazon.

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by 85 · about 8 hours ago

I'm really starting to believe in the effectiveness of a vlc/ketogenic diet on fat loss and improved performance. I just got "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living" & "Performance" by Volek and Phinney, and I'm super excited. But I... (more)

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dmi 0 · October 07, 2012 at 8:16 PM

It is very simple: if what you eat provides enough calories for your daily basal needs of energy, as well as the extra energy you need for running or whatever exercise you're doing, then no, unfortunately you will not magically lose weight. I.e.... (more)

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by 98 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys, my brother is training to become a pro soccer player. He's very interested in paleo ideas but gets conflicting advice from his coach re pasta, grains etc. I've been suggesting he investigate safer starches. What is the best book to get... (more)

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bartleby 0 · May 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Colpo's The Fat Loss Bible would prove a pretty handy resource, I think. Don't be discouraged by the title. Very clear (and persuasive) on the carb and protein needs of the athlete/ very active.

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by 659 · about 8 hours ago

Training twice a day, one fairly anaerobic/high intensity session, the other more strength based. Carbohydrate necessary to fuel effort levels. The goal is to lean out a little more. Would you place them before the workout and then just eat a... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · May 09, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Recovery is fueling the training. If you need to specifically consume carbs to have enough available for your next session then, for leaning out, the best time to do it is after your previous session. It's the only way to have time to digest... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

This is my second week of paleo and while I feel great I can't seem to stop being hungry. I'm an elite athlete and my official training starts next week. I'm really trying to get a handle of Paleo before the work begins. Is this common for... (more)

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Bandman 0 · May 08, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I am a cyclist and my focus in the past has been on endurance events. 6hr MTB races and 200k road rides have been goals in the past. I began paleo in late December and was down to around 50g of carbs a day. After suffering though some pretty bad... (more)

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by 250 · about 8 hours ago

Just got done with this book and feel like I wasted my money. I was floored by the continual demonization of saturated fats, coupled with what seemed like an embrace of PUFA along with recomendations promoting the use of canola oil and various... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · April 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I don't think that the Paleo Diet for Athletes has been updated since Cordain changed his stances on Canola, Diet Colas, and Saturated Fat. However, I find until he updates PDFA, that Robb Wolfe's "Paleo Solution" is a bit more geared toward the... (more)

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by 659 · about 8 hours 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 78422 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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 659 · about 8 hours ago

So here's the situation. I have 5 weeks until some very important interviews and testing for a military special force role. Currently weighing around 215lbs (97kg) and estimated bodyfat on about 21%. I have been low carb paleo over the last 6-8... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · January 07, 2012 at 3:20 PM

"Surgical placement of carbs" will probably help. If you don't go overboard, you'll be back in ketosis very quickly. I assume you are going to get a bandwagon full of suggestions that you simply up carbs in general, but I think that would be... (more)

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by 824 · about 8 hours 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 1683 · about 8 hours ago

I posted a question earlier today (titled Why isnt this working?) and someone said my Crossfit training could be causing too much stress, hindering fat loss...but if thats the case, then why are athletes so lean? Conventionally speaking, I can... (more)

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Anondson 0 · December 02, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Elite athletes being thin because of their athletics is like an elite basketball players is tall because of playing basketball. In other words, it isn't. There is a confounding factor you might be missing. They are probably already genetically... (more)

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