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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, i started paleo diet two weeks back and loving it. I perform intermittent fasting and have 2 meals in a day. I'm 170 lbs and hitting 2900 cals daily and perform strength training 3 times per week. I had couple of questions on... (more)

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David_McC 0 · October 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM

It's not necessarily the fat you need to be concerned about in sausages, it's all the other rubbish. If you insist on eating sausages then you need to get the very best you can. Things to look out for on the label include, breadcrumbs, corn... (more)

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by 250 · about 6 hours ago

So. I've heard a lot about crossfit on here and other places, and I'm seriously considering signing up for a class. Frankly, I'm nervous: I'm really out of shape and have never done the "gym" thing (though I know crossfit is pretty different from... (more)

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Flag_Gal 0 · January 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I was out of shape when starting Crossfit. I'd been obese and had lost some 60 - 70 pounds, and wanted to give Crossfit a try. I had never been athletic. Oh my. It was hard, but fun. My suggestion is to START SLOW! There is no shame in scaling.... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Newbie plans her life style change and would like the opinions, suggestions, tips from experienced females who have lost or are losing many pounds fat with paleo.K.I.S.SPlanned staples includes coconut, ackee and tallow as main source of fat..... (more)

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ChicagoAH 0 · June 23, 2014 at 2:28 AM

When I want to do something, I DO it. But Paleo isn't something that I jumped right into. I weaned myself into over the course of 6 months, eliminating gluten and grains first then dairy and sugar. There are tens of thousands of natural plant and... (more)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

Hi everyone! Thanks for reading and/or answering..I know you guys get lots of "newbie posts" around here. My post might be a little long just because I want to explain my situation. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. I'm a 17 year old... (more)

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corinth 0 · April 25, 2014 at 10:37 PM

I don't think you can regret trying paleo. I've been eating this way since 2011 and it's for life. Weight loss: my advise to you would be to adopt a paleo diet and just stop thinking about losing weight. It will happen by itself. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I've been eating quite healthy for a while now and just achieved my goal weight, with eating cheat meals (ie.fast food meal) once per week. I recently decided to try paleo. I'm not doing it to lose any more weight, or for any allergies to wheat... (more)

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CD 0 · April 14, 2014 at 1:45 AM

you can cheat on paleo -- just don't get caught. She can be very vindictive.

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

My name is Jessica. I am 35 years old, married, and a middle school English teacher. I found this community while researching Paleo. Right now, I am primarily interested in weight loss, but I can see myself following a moderate version of... (more)

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rachelliott 0 · March 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

One thing I love about paleo - I always feel satisfied on it. That means I haven't eaten a meal bar in months. I also eat a variety of foods. You say you like to cook in the evenings - you could make a bunch of meals on Sunday and... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

Hi I just started paleo a few days ago and I come from a pretty healthy diet and I was not raised on the SAD. I'm only 15 and I'm not looking to lose weight as I am already thin but maybe gain some muscle lose more fat when I join the gym in... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Hi Alice, Your parents cook traditional foods already, like liver, fish, bone broths, etc.? To be honest, at 15, I might stick with their ways over "paleo." In my family as well, we ate a fairly good diet - fish soup a couple of times a week,... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Hello Paleo Hacks..... So I am considering entering into the Paleo domain but do have some questions. I would truly like a road map for success in order to get the best out of the transition. In other words if I jump in I want to go in over my... (more)

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jkday 0 · August 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM

I will do the same for you: 4:30am - jog 3-4 miles (4 or 5 X's/week) have a Rockin Wellness protein drink with MCT oil and almond milk immediately afterwards 8:00am - 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 slices of bacon with salsa (maybe 1/2 avocado if... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

Where , spefically, does one begin? I.e. I grasp the concept but wanna know where the directions are rather than the more in depth coversations for those already living paleo. Guidance is very welcomed.

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 19, 2013 at 5:48 AM

I recommend Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint. He lays out the basics in this post. (note: that's the only real link in this response -- anything else was inserted by our beloved spam-bot). You don't have to take every word as gospel, but it does a... (more)

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by 10 · about 6 hours ago

I am really interested in the diet but worry that I won't be able to afford having meat every morning. What do you do when you get sick of eggs for breakfast? I'm used to oatmeal and its the only grain I really find it will be hard to give up... (more)

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CD 0 · April 01, 2013 at 3:55 PM

do some? probably. Is oatmeal strict paleo? No. Is oatmeal the worst thing you can eat in the morning? No. Are there better things to eat? yes. Has this been asked before? ... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

I have been doing paleo for two weeks now. Yes I have messed up and ate Gluten free items that are not paleo, but not a lot. I eat 1 egg and 2 slices of bacon for breakfast banana with 2 tabs of nut butter for lunch and cooked veggie, salad and a... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM

One banana and some nut butter is not a normal lunch. Take with you some real food for lunch. Also, that constitutes to a lot of nuts overall, and a banana has 45 gr of net carbs alone (about 50 to 70 net gr of carbs should be your goal for the... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

I just finished my first whole 30 and I'm going for 60 now hoping to improve upon my shortcomings in my first 30, like eating 3 meals a day and not snacking so much. I love this diet. I feel MUCH better and I am very interested in the issues that... (more)

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run262_1 0 · January 08, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I think you're doing fine. Just stay with it (that's the key), before you know it, things will start to get easier. I know how frustrating it can be dealing with old injuries, remembering how you "use to be" and finding a starting place - it can... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

I decided to start paleo, it's only my second day- so I'm still learning. I'm trying to lose a good bit of weight (I gained a lot starting college and when I went on certain medications). For the last week I've been doing power yoga everyday, I've... (more)

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Undercurrent 0 · December 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM

If you are new to yoga, power yoga may not be the best option. Why not start with a gentle hatha yoga - if you do it correctly, you will never get bored nor injured. I have been doing hatha yoga for about 5 years and it is one of the best things... (more)

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by 84 · about 6 hours ago

I'm looking for some advice on which kettlebell i should get. How will i know how heavy they should be if i've never used them before, etc? Is one enough to begin with or should i get several in different weight?

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Kashkillz 0 · December 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I would say start with a 15 & a 20. If you aren't using enough weight to engage the proper muscle groups you won't necessarily be learning proper form. You can get away with a lot of errors using small weight... pick up a larger bell and get... (more)

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by 2302 · about 6 hours ago

I just started Paleo last week and now just feel so dead it's ridiculous. I see a post about a "Low Carb Flu", but I have been low carb for quite some time. I ate very healthy with lots of veggies, protein and some fats. The biggest change for me... (more)

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sith 0 · November 07, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I will get murdered for this but real Paleo ain't low carb, When I did Mark's Daily Apple "diet" I felt kike absolute crap. Weight loss was not that great and I was losing muscle. On 100 grams of carbs. I didn't give up on Paleo. I read Cordain's... (more)

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by 15 · about 7 hours ago

I have been doing Paleo for a week now and every morning I've had either 2 Scrambled Eggs or 2 Boiled Eggs for Breakfast with some berries. I was just wondering, is it OK having 2 eggs for breakfast every day? They are A Class eggs if that makes... (more)

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borofergie 0 · September 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

No, you should be eating at least three. When you've got that far, you might as well finish the box.

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by 458 · about 7 hours ago

I've been eating primal for the last several months, and I have no idea how to tell if I'm a "fat burning beast" or still just using sugars as fuel. Here's what my diet looked like today (I've already planned my dinner, so I've included that info... (more)

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Julie_18 0 · September 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I belatedly found the answer to my own question: There???s really no ???fat-adaptation home test kit.??? I suppose you could test your respiratory quotient, which is the ratio of carbon dioxide you produce to oxygen you consume. An RQ of 1+... (more)

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by 15 · about 7 hours ago

Not sure what I'm doing wrong: I keep gaining weight! Female, age 25, 5'8" and when i started cross fit/paleo i was 174. Now 2 months later I'm at 180. I keep count of my calories (old habits die hard) and I average between 1200 and 1500... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · September 12, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Ditch the Kind bars. Too much sugar and sometimes they have things like crisp rice, quinoa, and millet in 'em. GET RID of 'em. More fat and more protein. REAL FOOD, and MORE OF IT. It's hard to see where you're getting 1200-1500 calories from... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

My husband and I just began going paleo/Primal and we have seen a pretty huge difference in only a few days-- my husband has lost weight and slept better being mostly paleo. I've been a lot stricter- no grain products at all- because if I don't go... (more)

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Sol 0 · June 24, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! I wonder if perhaps you're having trouble digesting fats. It took me months to not get sleepy after consuming them. Depending on what your pre-paleo diet was, if you weren't eating tons of fat then and you are now then... (more)

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by 20 · about 7 hours ago

This is currently my 10th day on Paleo--which I love! My first week started off great, losing 10 lbs. in about 6 days. Now, I can't seem to lose more than .1 or .2 lbs a day, if that. I love how Paleo makes me feel, but I'm looking for... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM

First off, a pound per week is not slow weight loss. The 10lbs in 6 days you lost is from your body adjusting and so-called water-weight (it is still weight, even if water, but it's not pure fatloss) You will not maintain the momentum you had in... (more)

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

Hello all, I'm interested in getting my first kettlebell, but I have a few concerns. I'm female, 107lbs, 20 years old, and have no weight lifting experience or access to classes right now. What size kettlebell should I use? More importantly,... (more)

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John_the_Drunkard 0 · June 06, 2012 at 6:52 PM

A half-pood (8kilo) 'bell is usually suggested for small folks/women. More important is learning prober technique. DON'T 'just grab' a kettlebell and try to follow some DVD. Read and/or watch instructional material from Pavel... (more)

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by 404 · about 7 hours ago

Is this a sign that I am missing something in my eating plan? Lately butter and other fats taste better than sweets did and this scares me. (Possibly do to the fact that I'm still working on getting past the (* Natural fats are bad for you... (more)

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August 0 · May 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I was getting at least 70% of my calories from fat during my weight loss phase, and I am sure the percentage is still high, which leads me to believe that your new cravings are right and good, and the sort of cravings our paleolithic ancestors... (more)

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by 85 · about 7 hours ago

6 days in constant hunger. WTF. Will it end? Also extremely dizzy throughout the day. Been drinking lots of water and it helps from time to time. What am I not getting enough of? Any good snack ideas? I happen to dislike seafood, and have been... (more)

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Kristen_1 0 · May 16, 2012 at 3:57 AM

You should eat when you are hungry. Paleo isn't a low carb diet, although a lot of people use it to eat low carb. Don't eat when you aren't hungry. Pretty simple!

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by 167 · about 7 hours ago

Update: This is day nine of the paleo diet and I crashed yesterday. I ended up eating a little bit of sweet potato and feeling much better. My boyfriend is still fine. I'm feeling a bit off today and am cooking another sweet potato. I have found... (more)

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DanielleO812 0 · May 14, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Honestly, only time will tell. I didn't have a crash - my husband did. Everyone is different. The big thing about paleo is you will always hear things n=1. No matter what people tell you, nobody has walked exactly in your shoes, responds the... (more)

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by 80 · about 7 hours ago

I have a ???normal??? BMI now and I have been normal weight for a long time. But??? Thank to all the ???low fats??? diets I have been on in the past, I Keep having abdominal fatness, unbalanced body composition and one more bad friend, an... (more)

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Ashley__2 0 · May 14, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Once you get used to it, it will not be hard! I have only been Paleo for a little over a month and I have NO problem getting all the fats! I am still in the "scared of fat" mode a tiny bit so I tend to still get worried that I a am eating too... (more)

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