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by 0 · about 2 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 2 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 2 hours ago

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 0 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 0 · about 2 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 10 · about 2 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 2 hours ago

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 18 · about 2 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 198 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 84 · about 2 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 627 · about 2 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 2 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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