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by 974 · about 19 hours ago

I cut down my caffeine dramatically for the past month. From 5 cups of coffee a day to about 1. I have gained at least 6-10 pounds and having major aches and pains that I never experienced before that won't go away. It can't be due to... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Makes sense, caffeine raises your heart rate, so you burn off more calories with it than without it. It's also ergogenic if you take it before working out. Not sure about the aches - did you by some chance switch to decaf? If you did and... (more)

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by 45 · about 19 hours ago

Two weeks ago I started breaking out in hives after breakfast and lunch. Never had hives or any allergy before except for a mild cat allergy. I finally figured out this week that it was coffee, so it could just be caffeine in general but I don't... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · August 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM

could be micotoxins in the brew your drink, or moldy coffee why not try some bullet proof stuff?

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by 25 · about 20 hours ago

Since I started paleo I've found that I no longer rely on coffee throughout the days and that I can quite happily go without it and have boundless energy. Also I was researching the side effects of caffeine on metabolism, ketosis, mental state... (more)

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karla2000 0 · July 24, 2013 at 7:12 AM

I've heard that coffee and smoking are appetite suppresants. So, my answer is "yes".

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by 292 · about 20 hours ago

Hi guys i am going to start having a small amount caffeine before my workouts! Is there any good healthy sources of caffeine that you recommend? I'm thinking about trying just a shot of black coffee! Has anybody else tried this? If so i'd like... (more)

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Paleo_Moxie 0 · June 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I drink black coffee and tea on occasion. I don't add anything to either unless fruit or honey to tea.

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by 10 · about 20 hours ago

Hey Y'all. I'm 18 years old and had acne since around age 14. Switching to a paleo diet a year ago and realizing some food intolerances has cleared it up about 85% maybe. But I've noticed recently that when I start drinking coffee again (just... (more)

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norwegian_girl 0 · April 07, 2013 at 5:26 PM

yes, probably the high content of caffein that triggers acne. I started with paleo to get rid of acne. I had to quit drinking coffee because of the breakouts I get from it.

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by 691 · about 20 hours ago

Does caffeine have a positive or negative effect on your hormones? Which ones? In what way? Does caffeine release insulin or growth hormone? Can too much caffeine lower testosterone or increase estrogen? Can caffeine have an impact on your... (more)

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Hemming 0 · March 02, 2013 at 7:19 AM

I drink one or two cups of black coffee each day first of all because I like the taste of it. Secondly, I'm recovering from a period of 'starvation' and as coffee decreases muscle wasting and increases lipolysis I get a (maybe insignificant)... (more)

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by 80 · about 20 hours ago

I am exhausted upon waking (5am) and feel burnt-out every afternoon. Please hack my sleep! My hours at work changed last summer and I needed to start waking up at 5am instead of 6am for the opening shift. It didn't work out well. I???d get... (more)

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Lindsey_7 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM

So, I really believe now it is the caffeine that's doing the damage. The last few weeks I know I overdosed as I was using it pre-workout/working out frequently and using it to cope with stress. At work I have the illusion of being 'pretty good'... (more)

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by 767 · about 20 hours ago

Is there any physiological reason why caffeine doesn't seem to work for me? I am not a regular coffee drinker (probably indulged around 8 times in the past year). I do indulge in 3 squares of 85-90% dark chocolate about 2x weekly. Lately I've been... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Genetics is one reason. Caffeine is primarily metabolized by the liver enzyme cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2). The form of the SNP rs762551 a person has determines how fast CYP1A2 metabolizes caffeine http://snpedia.com (more)

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by 71 · about 20 hours ago

Hello Paleo Hackers, I came to Paleo for mainly to change my mood. I've had clinical depression for almost a decade now and am still transitioning to Paleo. It's hard to assess what my mood will be like once i am fully acclimated to the diet... (more)

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Adrienne_5 0 · December 17, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I inadvertently fell into a paleo diet while trying to cure my 4+ year long struggle with moderate depression (dysthymia) and the addiction to carbs and sugar that came along with it. In terms of 'normal mood' changes that I noticed, I find myself... (more)

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by 806 · about 20 hours ago

Ok, so I have been somewhat skeptical in the past of certain claims within the paleo community, as my posting history here likely shows. But I have gradually "evolved" in my thinking on this issue, (Largely due to having recently rejected... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 10, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Paleo is not reenactment. Just because coffee wasn't consumed during human evolution thousands of years ago doesn't mean that it's bad or that it shouldn't be consumed today. "What would Grok do?" is a fine simplifying rule for paleo, but it's... (more)

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by 2407 · about 20 hours ago

Ideas? I've finally built up my tolerance so that I don't over react to my love of coffee. I can drink it now and not become too stimulated. That's nice, but I wonder if the fat burning effects get affected by the tolerance issue?? (more)

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CD 0 · November 01, 2012 at 1:29 AM

according to: http://examine.com/supplements/Caffeine/ It appears that the answer is yes and no. The stimulant effect on fat burn is directly related to tolerance, and thus tolerant means less fat burn. Caffeine has the mechanisms to increase... (more)

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by 145 · about 20 hours ago

I really struggle when it comes to hot drinks on this diet. I am following a version of the Autoimmune Protocol so coffee is out for me. I am not a fan of green tea either, just can't stomach the stuff. I am looking for Autoimmune Protocol... (more)

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Nachi 0 · October 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Rooibos tea, aka Red African tea, is caffeine free, and in my opinion, delicious. I'm not sure how it fits in to the AIP, though. It is technically an herb, not tea. I've seen it stocked at all the major supermarkets. Tazo Tea makes an Organic... (more)

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by 2407 · about 20 hours ago

I have always reacted very strongly to caffeine and any stimulant. One shot/cup and I'm wired all day. I've noticed that while on keto/VLC days, the negative effects are much worse. Also, i must have it before training and while still... (more)

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CD 0 · October 05, 2012 at 5:55 PM

So I am just going to say it -- Cut the coffee. A) I like it too, but if I drink it late I can't sleep. So I switched to decaf -- there's some really good decaf versions out there. B) I did a quick literature search. Every source that I can... (more)

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by 1310 · about 20 hours ago

If when ingesting stimulants like caffeine or theobromine you are causing the adrenals to release adrenaline which causes the liver to release sugar into the blood will this released sugar have the glycaton effects in the body that ingesting sugar... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · October 03, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I could be wrong, and I'm sure the biochem gurus will correct me if so, but here goes: Glycation (the non-enzymatic binding of sugars to proteins and other structures, like the membranes of cells that line everything from arteries to organs) is a... (more)

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by 357 · about 20 hours ago

I'm new to this and am wondering if I should drink coffee or not. Do you find it helpful or harmful? Does it make a difference? I have also read both views on coffee makes you thin/ coffee makes you fat, what are everyone's thoughts on that?

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animaleater 0 · September 07, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I agree with the above two posters. It jacks up my nervous system, and wears if down, something fierce. After enough days of it, I'm literally worn down. But, the workout power it affords is unmatched, the fat burning (while IF'ing) potential is... (more)

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by 2407 · about 20 hours ago

I'm on Leangains, eating at 12pm and 8pm, meat and fat low calorie on rest days, lean meat and carbs and higher calorie on training days, workouts at 11am with 10g BCAA and coffee. I had big issues dealing with caffeine before, but I've found... (more)

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Maw_West 0 · September 04, 2012 at 3:54 AM

I do yerba mate on a fast. No crash from caffiene, very awake and alert. If you sip it from a bombilla it can sooth an oral fixation, but just cold with straight cranberry juice to take the edge off, mostly water is really nice and cleansing.... (more)

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by 1173 · about 20 hours ago

i have noticed something very strange since i started pursuing a ketogenic diet about a week ago. i have always considered myself immune to the effects of caffeine since i drank many cups of black tea and coffee a day for the past 8 or so years... (more)

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HuntingBears 0 · August 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM

VLC = lots of cortisol etc, unless you're body is suited to it it's bad times, paticularly for peoplpe like me prone to anxiety and depression, coffee stimulates cortisol etc that's how it wakes you up by inducing a fight or flight response that... (more)

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by 25 · about 20 hours ago

Does it matter how you brew your coffee?? I recently broke my French press and want to buy a Chemex. I don't drink tons of coffee and try to drink black teas or any teas also but coffee is just Mmmm-mmm good!!

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de_F_Stratton 0 · December 22, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Taste should rule within bounds of course. For me it is vacuum first then French press and chemex drip depending on the time and situation. Early am Fr P. but later drip but after full dinner back to vacuum. Da Jim

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

UPDATE 8/29: So it's been around a month and a half since I posted this. Haven't had caffeine since this post, and due to the more stable energy levels that brings I feel a little better, though my energy levels still don't feel normal. My... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 25, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Your symptoms do seem thyroid related at first glance. Never take TSH "normal" at its face value. There was a switch in what is considered normal ranges not too long ago and many labs have yet to update their forms with the new ranges. Ask for... (more)

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by 2407 · about 20 hours ago

So caffeine and the stimulant in chocolate raises insulin. Insulin shuts down fat oxidation. So, if you are in ketosis, on VLC, won't drinking coffee or eating raw dark chocolate shut of that nice fat burning mode? I know when I am VLC, if I... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Insulin does not just throw a kill switch on fat oxidation. The levels of numerous hormones affect the rate of fatty acid oxidation at any given time. Epinephrine, which stimulants like caffeine raises, increases fatty acid oxidation. I couldn't... (more)

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by 457 · about 20 hours ago

I've been on the bulletproof version of the paleo diet for about 55 days now. I also began using caffeine daily, at about 100-200mg/day. At about the second week I ordered Dave Asprey's upgraded coffee and found it to be amazing. During this... (more)

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Dave_Asprey_1 0 · June 28, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Two things come to mind. The first is that you are low on salt, as Alexis mentions. But the more likely answer is that you are choline dominant and the excess choline pushed up your level of iNOS to the point that you create more superoxide which... (more)

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by 644 · about 20 hours ago

I don't drink coffee because when I do it makes me, quite literally, ill. Even one sip and I feel so sick. But it is delicious, so I occasionally have some, and then very quickly am reminded why I never drink it. But I see so many posts on here... (more)

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CS 0 · June 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I don't consider it paleo. I would file it within the realm of exceptions like wine, chocolate, etc.

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by 45 · about 20 hours ago

Most of the related questions I have come across on here involve individuals looking to eliminate coffee, tea, or caffeine from their diets. I am on lean gains and currently do not drink coffee or tea. Do you see any reasonable benefit to adding... (more)

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Justin_M_ 0 · April 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Coffee has been demonstrated to have fat-burning effects as well, especially in a fasted state. Given the antioxidant values of both green and white tea as well, you really can't go wrong with any of these choices. Basically, it depends on what... (more)

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by 1804 · about 20 hours ago

Howdy PHers. Let me give a little background on the question. I recently gave up coffee (and all caffeine) for 3 weeks as a little extra part of my Whole30. Starting yesterday I added it back and MAN I have missed it! I don't drink any other... (more)

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interrobung 0 · April 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM

In long-term longitudinal studies of 25 year lengths, as reported in 2008, coffee (regardless of caffeine content) was associated with cardioprotective benefits from up to 5 cups per day, increasing up to the 4-5 cup per day range (trend-line... (more)

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by 45 · about 20 hours ago

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/top-25-natural-appetite-suppressants?page=15 Green tea is on the list of 25 natural appetite suppressants. "If you're not a coffee drinker and get sick of water easily, try sipping on a cup of hot... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · April 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This is what you get when you take medical advice from the Shape magazine intern.

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