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by 250 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

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 388 · about 13 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 5 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 198 · about 13 hours ago

My focus at this time is weight loss and lowering body fat. I hadn't realized that the yogurt for breakfast was so high in carbs and sugars. I think I will have to change my breakfast choices. (more)

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April_S_ 0 · January 30, 2013 at 4:49 AM

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the yogurt isn't the only thing that you need to stop eating. The Grandma Hoerner's Big Slice Applesauce? TONS of sugar from apples/apple juice. Get rid of it. Van De Kamp's fish sticks -- This is probably the... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 198 · about 13 hours ago

A feast! Tonight we celebrate! For in the morn' I embark upon my paleo journey. Spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread for lunch and just now pizza for dinner. Egg muffins with chorizo sausage and cheddar cheese just came out of the oven and... (more)

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Matty_P 0 · March 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

a pre-paleo binge is definitely a pretty ignorant way to start. Paleo isnt a crash diet, don't dive in like it is. Ease into it in the least. All you're going to do is amplify your blood sugar to the top of mt. everest, and therefore get insane... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 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 13 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 5 · about 13 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 150 · about 13 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 13 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 15 · about 13 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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