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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 0 · about 17 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 15 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 17 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 17 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 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

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 5 · about 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hello All, This is my 3rd day doing the Paleo Diet, and been following this site closely for advice. There are tons of people on here who are way more experienced than I am, so I figured I'd ask for input so my weight lost can be more... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · January 17, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Check out Asprey's interview on Rogan. My personal introduction to IF. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBgKbwzsBAc If you don't have time to watch go to joerogan.net or iTunes to dl the audio. (more)

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by 198 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 30 · about 17 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 5 · about 17 hours ago

After researching dietary concerns for the last few months I finally approached my wife about altering our SAD approach to a more paleo/primal/anti-inflammatory/unprocessed/moderate or low carb/this/that/the-other style diet. After discussing it... (more)

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Kitzu 0 · November 20, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Buy a chest freezer, some cookbooks and a slow cooker. Wish I could help out with a software rec. Guys, help us out and write something. Here's my low tech take on meal planning: take a piece of meat out of the freezer 12-18 hours before you... (more)

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by 2302 · about 17 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 627 · about 17 hours ago

Hi, This is my first post in PaleoHacks but I have been a fan for the past 3 weeks as I have started the Paleo Diet. I have been easing myself into the diet slowly and now feel I am ready to go fully paleo with the only cheat being perhaps... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 01, 2012 at 10:24 AM

You're doing fine, and 3 weeks is really too early to see much in terms of fat loss results. It is however, long enough to start seeing changes and feel better. I know you say you love almond butter, and that's fine, but it can cause problems if... (more)

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by 150 · about 17 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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by 15 · about 17 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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