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by 10 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

I was wondering if someone could help me create a strict meal plan to help me lose weight but be sufficient enough so I am getting the correct nutrients to stay energized.

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The simplest thing would probably be to follow a modular approach to your meals. Pick one protein (chicken, beef, eggs) and one steamed or stir-fried vegetable for every meal. Since you're an athelete, I'd also make sure you're getting a good... (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

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 1 hour 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 hours 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 25 · about 2 hours ago

How do you adjust your paleo diet to your demanding athletic life? What are basic postulates that help you the most.

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KL_1 0 · October 27, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Eat carbs until I feel appropriately fueled for the level of activity I'm currently doing. Also drink more liquid and take in more salt to adjust for what's lost in sweat.

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by 85 · about 2 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 0 · about 2 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 2 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 2 hours 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 678 · about 2 hours 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 0 · about 2 hours ago

Hello, everyone! I'm a 20 year old female, began eating paleo more than a week ago (though I've been eating fairly clean for a few years), and I am looking to lose body fat. I'm 5'3" and about 148 lbs with a good amount of muscle. I play softball... (more)

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Hoover 0 · February 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Hey Nora! I'm not a collegiate athlete, however I am 19, been eating Primal/Paleo for about 9 months now and still trying to work on dropping body fat, am an active Crossfitter, and work with the football team here at Auburn. I am very familiar... (more)

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by 78422 · about 2 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 2 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 15226 · about 2 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 824 · about 2 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 2 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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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

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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