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by 10 · 34 minutes 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 · 34 minutes 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 · 34 minutes 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 394 · about 1 hour ago

I would like to see some rebuttabls of my statement that high sugar/carb diets are the most effective for performance. I would also like to see your evidence to back up: "High sugar diets are horrible for performance. The body does much better... (more)

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Gary_4 0 · July 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

A recent study looked at the impact of a ketogenic diet on healthy, active individuals. Subjects performed a treadmill test before and after their transition to a ketogenic diet and were evaluated via several metrics to gauge the impact of the... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour 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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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 229 · about 1 hour 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 6 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour ago

Hi I'm currently dancing full time and really need to get back into shape as quickly as possible , I've had six months off after a serious injury and piled on the chub unfortunately.. What are some tips for leaning up and losing weight fast? It's... (more)

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pascal 0 · December 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

My list: Get SOLID sleep Perfectly clean paleo diet (no alcohol) with strong emphasis on meat and vegetables Carbs only post-workout, and (if possible) in evening (back-loading) No snacks between meals (only water/tea) Stop eating at... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I throw at the collegiate level. My workouts consist of 50-100 full effort throws a week depending on the phase, 4-5 OLY lift or strength lift workouts and various HIIT, some cardio, and core/ab work. I started paleo about 2 months ago and haven't... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 160 · about 1 hour 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 824 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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by 2226 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 565 · about 2 hours ago

What sort of meat can I make for myself on short notice for breakfast? I've had no luck finding paleo-friendly sausage at the nearby 'Whole' Foods, and I'm at a loss as to how to get more protein in the morning. Would a vegetable omelette perhaps... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · October 06, 2011 at 4:12 PM

We also cook in advance at our house. I make my own sausage (both country and Italian) on Saturdays (surprisingly easy), and pre-cook it for the week. I also cook up a couple of rashers of bacon (on a cookie sheet in the oven) and roast a half... (more)

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by 160 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 2437 · about 2 hours ago

Im seeing more and more MMA fighters adopt vegetarianism and it got me to thinking that we almost never hear about a professional athlete contribute part of their success to Paleo. Shane Carwin is a beast of a man and just went... (more)

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Caveman_Bob 0 · May 23, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Here's some press you may have missed: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?id=5021601 " 'When I was in New England [during the '08 preseason] a bunch of the guys saw the way I ate and asked a lot of questions. So I ended up writing out... (more)

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by 1146 · about 2 hours 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 3521 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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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