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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Hey guys,    I am going to start paleo today and I will be doing my first shopping trip tonight.    I am on a very tight budget as in £100 a month for food and I only have Lidl and Tesco to shop at.    I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 16, 2014 at 12:30 PM

The challenge with paleo on a budget is not protein, but rather calories. "Paleo approved" calories are fats and good fats (olive, coconut, animal fat) are expensive. That said, fats are important. Your avoidance isn't a good idea. Veggies,... (more)

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by 0 · August 05, 2014 at 5:12 PM

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 · June 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

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 · June 06, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I'll be committing to Paleo for at least the next couple of months and a friend of mine is telling me to fast for 24 hours beforehand to give my digestive system a rest, then slowly ease into Paleo with "light" foods like eggs, etc. Is there are... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 06, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Just say no. Seriously gradually switch to paleo. If you do it over the course of 2-3 weeks you will have no issue adjusting. If you do not, you're much more likely to suffer serious digestive upset. Ketogenic is not a necessity either. I'd advise... (more)

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by 15 · April 26, 2014 at 2:50 AM

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 · April 24, 2014 at 4:14 AM

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 · April 14, 2014 at 1:45 AM

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 · March 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

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 0 · March 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM

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 0 · December 11, 2013 at 5:48 PM

1. At the top of page 6, Grains include wheat, barley, rye, and corn. Farther down the page in the Grains section, it addresses only wheat, barley, and rye. On page 7, though, it states "Other grains like rice, oats, and corn may also be... (more)

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Linds 0 · December 11, 2013 at 5:48 PM

1. Safe is a relative term. If you have no gut issues (leaky gut, gluten intolerance, celiac, allergies etc) you can choose to eat whatever you feel good eating. As a general rule, most paleo folk do not consume corn, oats and/or rice at least... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hello all, I am a very overweight man in my late 30s. My wife and I live on our sailboat in the Boston area. I started trying to loose weight with a goal of loosing 200 pounds on July 15th. When I started, I just began by logging my food using... (more)

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Joe_23 0 · August 19, 2013 at 7:35 PM

For exercise, I wouldn't worry about that right now. For most very obese people, the initial weight loss from low carb is fairly rapid. In addition, exercise can stress already overburdened joints. That said, rowing seems fairly safe as well as... (more)

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by 388 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Okay, so I don't usually eat breakfast most of the time unless I'm starving because it upserts my stomach for some reason. I've just started the Paleo Diet and I was wondering if i have to eat breakfast.

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James_3 0 · April 22, 2013 at 6:34 AM

It depends on your circumstances. There are plenty of people eating Paleo that don't eat breakfast. However, these people are usually in adequate to good condition already. Usually people getting into Paleo for the first time are getting into... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Hi all! I am new to paleo, just started 3 weeks ago. So here's what I have been eating: Breakfast: baked sweet potato with cinammon and coconut milk , 2 hard boiled eggs, black coffee Lunch: salad made with romaine lettuce, a couple of... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · March 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Looks pretty clean! Maybe work in some grass-fed meat, spinach, and kale. Make sure the sources of fish, pork, and chicken are clean. Also maybe reward yourself with some dark chocolate here and there :). Really liking this book for shopping! ... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Just beginning Paleo but eat in a "similar" fashion already (just not strictly). I don't eat bread or dairy but have occasionally had cheese on something...you know what I mean. Anyway, how much should I be eating to lose weight. Here's what... (more)

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RK 0 · March 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I'm about the same stats as you (5'5", 160, but I'm 38). Wondering the same thing. Here are some rabbit trails I've gone down: (1) varying calories; I've gone from 1200-2000. No difference. Years ago when I was very overweight and went paleo... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Hi everyone! I am new to the paleo diet, although my mom was on it last summer for health reasons. I am still a little confused about how many carbs and calories I should be eating? What kinds of exercise? How to lose weight safely and effectively... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 21, 2013 at 2:56 AM

You're going to get a lot of answers, but here's my take: Sounds to me that you are at a healthy body weight. Rail thin should never be the goal (I know you're in high school and everyone around you is obsessed with being rail thin--get over... (more)

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by 18 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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)