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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 15 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 · about 4 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 4 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 627 · about 4 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 15 · about 4 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 0 · about 4 hours ago

I'm new to the Paleo diet and at the stage of being ready to test new foods. I already know I can't have milk because I've previously been on a milk and gluten-free diet and tested these things. I don't have a lactose intolerance which means it's... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · September 07, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Casein molecules do slightly change their molecular structure as they clump in the culturing process to form a solid yogurt as opposed to a liquid milk. It's still casein, however, and if you are sensitive or allergic to casein, I'd avoid it. (more)

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by 20 · about 4 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 80 · about 4 hours ago

First ten days, plenty of fats and proteins and less than 80g of carbs daily. (massively lower than I used, but simply LC, not ketogenic!) PRO: no sleepy, relaxed, calmer, no mood swings, dramatic drop of my sugar cravings. CONS: exhaustion... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Steve Phinney says that you need up your salt intake: "when the human body adapts to low carb, the body becomes very efficient at excreting salt. That???s good if you have high blood pressure, or if you???re bloated and fluid overloaded. It???s... (more)

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by 85 · about 4 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 1804 · about 4 hours ago

Hi PHers! I know there have been a few questions about kidney stones here on the message board, but I haven't found any sources listed other than people's answers. I just completed my Whole30 with my husband and had great success. My sister... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · May 04, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Well, without knowing what she was eating it is hard to say. And knowing that it's only 1 week in (kidney stones usually take months to form), would tell me that The doc is under the impression she's been eating this way much longer. or The... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

I'm just starting a 30 day paleo challenge and I'm not a big veggie eater- before this week I'd stick to peas (apparently not a veggie), corn (also not a veggie?!?!) and salad greens with red or green peppers. Does anyone have good suggestions for... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · April 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Wrap it in bacon or pour butter over it.

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