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by 0 · about 19 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 19 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 19 hours ago

Hi all,I was following the paleo diet for a few months, and slowly, I fell off track. I have been having some blood sugar issues, and my endocrinologist keeps changing her mind about what's wrong with me. First, I had PCOS. Well, my hormones came... (more)

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biel88 0 · August 05, 2014 at 4:58 PM

yes i will. i remember in the past i stayed away from sweet potatoes, and didn't start adding them into my diet until i was losing too much weight. but i'm pretty sure i was losing so much, so fast because i was new to paleo and to the gluten free... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 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 0 · about 19 hours ago

I am a teen female 5"2 and around 100lbs give or take 2 lbs less.... I recently lost weight eating healthier and doing a paleoish diet, although I ate occasional grains, treats and dairy... I am looking to maintain my body composition and gain a... (more)

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samanthaalys 0 · April 23, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Cook vegetables in suitable measures of margarine, grease, tallow, or coconut oil, instead of serving them plain in the wake of bubbling or steaming. Concentrate on consuming filling sustenances. Incorporate Coconut Oil in Your Paleo Diet to... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 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 19 hours ago

Hey everyone, I'm brand new to the Paleo lifestyle but it absolutely intrigues me! In other words - I'm on board :) Where is good place to start in terms of information? Preferably, a YouTube channel...but a book would be fine.

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raydawg 0 · March 09, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Get one of these books: Practical Paleo by Dianne Sanfilippo - (if you get this, but it as a dead-tree paper version) Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf Perfect Health Diet by Paul and Shu Jing Jaminet The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson The... (more)

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by 388 · about 20 hours ago

I need help. I figure it's best to be really honest here. I am trying to recover from unhealthy eating patterns. Mostly binge eating, sometimes anorexic eating, and a history/tendency of purging (that part's pretty rare now, but still runs... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I have been there too, Little Rain. I suffered from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating for a little under a decade. I also found that my idea of nutrition clashed with the dieticians I saw. Could you find a paleo dietician? The sad thing is that... (more)

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by 184 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all, I'm on day 10 of my paleo transformation. In those 10 days, I noticed some very positive changes : no more irritated bowels (since day 2) no more gum bleeding while brushing my teeth (since day 4) lost 2 kg better perfomance in my... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 31, 2013 at 6:16 PM

You're like me. You seem to have cravings all the time. I was like this for two to three weeks. BUT DON'T BE DISCOURAGED. Keep on. It is so worth it. The first week was terrible for me. I fainted, I vomited, my sebaceous glands went crazy, my KP... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 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 5 · about 20 hours ago

Overall, have had health and weight struggle for a long time. I had some extensive allergy testing done, and found out that I am extremely sensitive to and should not eat milk-dairy products, eggs, gluten-wheat, crab, rye and a couple of other... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · June 14, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I have all of your food allergies and then some. I spent 40+ years being angry that I have all of these allergies and would still eat them, then take antihistamines for weeks afterwards. I became really sick a year ago and the antihistamines... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hey all! So, a little back story on me: I'm 26 years old, 170lbs and have just started going paleo. A few years ago, I lost 55lbs by calorie counting...eating healthy and exercising. I got pregnant and gained 40lbs then lost all but 15. And it is... (more)

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AmberKat 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I do a lot of simple nonrecipe meals like burgers, steak, chicken sausage, baked chicken with easy sides like steamed spinach, roasted broccoli/cauliflower/brussel sprouts, salads, sauteed onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc. But then I like to mix... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I am on day 1 of Paleo today. I want to try to do it with intermittent fasting but want to get through the initial misery of detoxing first. A little background about me. I am 37 years old and weight roughly 200 pounds at five feet seven and a... (more)

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RK 0 · April 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Yay, you go girl! I'm 38, have 4 kids, been paleo for 3 years. I can finally keep up with my kids. :) Here is how my intro to paleo went: Day 1 -awesome Day 2 - headache Day 3-5 - I think I'm going to die Day 6 - feeling better! Day... (more)

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by 10 · about 20 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 18 · about 20 hours ago

Howdy all! I'm 20 days into Paleo and things have been going well. I haven't been getting enough sleep, so I can't say that I've been feeling great, but I don't feel all heavy and hungover after eating, which is a plus! Now that I am this far in,... (more)

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Tony_g 0 · January 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Cravings that creep up over time, especially after making major dietary adjustments, can indicate malnutrition. The book, Perfect Health Diet, states that when all your nutritional needs are met, your cravings (and appetite) should be at their... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 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 198 · about 20 hours ago

I have been eating a paleo diet for the last week, and today I really learned a lesson about eating properly and doing manual work. I am guessing I have been verging on a LC diet since I am basically a carb addict. This week has been all meats... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Sounds like you are the definition of a sugar burner (i.e. metabolic syndrome). Takes time to transition to utilizing your bodies stores of energy more efficiently. Just keep working at it and you will get there. As to how to plan ahead thats... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 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 198 · about 20 hours ago

Tonight was the first time I have ever cooked with the specific intent of making a meal paleo. Pork loin sliced into medallions, rubbed with Weber N'Orleans Cajun seasoning (dehydrated garlic, spices, salt, paprika, dehydrated onion and red... (more)

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Malache 0 · January 08, 2013 at 12:17 AM

It sounds delicious but I don't know if it's actually "Paleo". Butter and whole milk are out for most paleo diets. I typically just use coconut milk when I mash my sweet potatoes, it gives it the creamyness I get from butter/milk and it's got... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

I am a 20yr old female trying to lose weight and feel a bit better on the inside. I'd like to lose about 20kg in 7mths I am currently 164cm tall and weigh 88kg. This is my 5th day on paleo and I am feeling really good. I had a bit of diahorrea on... (more)

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Brianna_2 0 · January 07, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Really enjoy the food your eating. So spend more time than you usually would on making food and make different things. I like to make things that I can store in my fridge and eat later in the week if I don't have the time to cook. And leftovers... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 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 30 · about 20 hours ago

So my coach has put his foot down and recommended I get into BCAAs.. I am a female 5'9' 25 years weigh between 63-65kg. I eat paleo (have been for the last 6 months) roughly 9000 calories per week with roughly 45-50%fat, 25-30% protein, 20-25%... (more)

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jake_7 0 · December 23, 2012 at 3:07 AM

bcaas are particularly good because of the amino acid leucine. its the only dietary amino acid that can stimulate protein synthesis. it also triggers muscle growth and endurance among a lot of other really great things. bcaas are primarily... (more)

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by 2302 · about 20 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 150 · about 20 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've just on paleo for around 2 mths (1st mth no grains/legumes/dairy, 2nd I started taking rice). Now that I'm in between jobs I'll have more time to cook my own food so I intend to revert back to what I did in the 1st mth. A little... (more)

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polynesian_metal 0 · September 29, 2012 at 4:13 AM

Say hi to the rice, say hello to the belly. I think you got a direct anecdotal example of cause and effect. If you lost the belly for a month with absolutely no grains, introduced rice and blew up it would follow that rice is the culprit without... (more)

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