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wtfgod 0 · June 22, 2014 at 07:48 AM

Because God put it there...lol, j/k :D

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by 129 · June 06, 2014 at 06:18 PM

I love coffee, the smell, taste, buzz, everything. Recently, not sure why, after I drink coffee I have been getting mild anxiety symptoms. Pounding heart, chest tightness, etc. Ive researched it and there is a TON of info on caffeine's effect on... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · June 06, 2014 at 07:45 AM

Coffee can lead to a feeling of being jittery and an increased heart rate. It's possible to drink coffee and not have any of these experiences.

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by 974 · December 12, 2013 at 01:12 PM

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 01:09 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 0 · November 18, 2013 at 04:51 AM

Close friend has gut dysbiosis and is finding "healthy" (actually healthy, not SAD-idea-healthy) confusing. Previous attempts at Paleo/PHD resulted in too low carb/no energy, or feeling overly restricted. (along the lines of "Non-grassfed... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 18, 2013 at 04:51 AM

I usually don't recommend this but perhaps a visit to the doctor is inorder to rule out any serious condition. But with respect to diet... they didn't get ill overnight so corrections need not be done all at once. Take the easy shots... (more)

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by 45 · August 24, 2013 at 01:07 AM

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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scilla 0 · August 24, 2013 at 01:07 AM

Do you put anything in your coffee? Most coffee creamers, both dairy and non dairy, have a ton of unnecessary ingredients and hidden allergens. Coffee allergy is pretty rare so I was thinking it could be something else like that.

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by 78 · August 12, 2013 at 07:36 AM

I'm prone to fits of what I guess you could call hunger rage. If I get/feel hungry I get horribly irrational, irritable and aggressive. Whole worldview shift and you'd swear I wasn't the same person I was when I was full. In short, I am not... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · August 12, 2013 at 07:36 AM

I'd like to give you my thoughts on the "paleo budget". Since I started a whole foods diet, I've actually saved quite a lot of money. Here's what I no longer spend money on: vending machines convenience stores restaurants ready-to-eat... (more)

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by 25 · August 07, 2014 at 01:06 AM

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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Mr__Trashcan 0 · August 07, 2014 at 01:06 AM

Decaf does work for me at suppressing appetite.

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by 14 · July 16, 2013 at 06:38 AM

I can't stop snacking on several hundred calories worth on cacao a day. Specifically, I consume lots of chocolate cheese. (I melt the bakers chocolate in a fondue set and then pour it over a wheel of Brie cheese.) Sometime I layer it on cheddar... (more)

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Bill_Lagakos 0 · July 16, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Are you gaining weight? If not, rock on. Cheese and unsweetened chocolate aren't the types of foods associated with deleterious metabolic outcomes.

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by 288 · June 20, 2013 at 09:05 PM

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 09:05 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 100 · May 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

For a few years I have avoided many foods with caffeine because I have a reaction to it. I would get anxious, nervous and jittery from a small cup of coffee or piece of chocolate. Since going paleo I have reintroduced chocolate (100% cacao) and... (more)

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Mark_54 0 · May 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Drink water or tea instead

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by 2923 · April 12, 2013 at 01:08 PM

I do fairy sustained, intense activity in the early evenings two days a week (soccer), and I often have a cup or two of coffee in the hours prior. I only started drinking coffee a month or so ago, and have noticed since that I need to I need to... (more)

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Hemming 0 · April 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Anecdotally, coffee has a laxative effect on me. I do think that it has less and less pronounced the longer I've been drinking coffee. That said, a strong espresso definitely has an effect on my bowels still. I think this is very individual and... (more)

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by 10 · April 21, 2013 at 06:22 PM

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 05:26 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 499 · March 13, 2013 at 02:03 PM

For years I was a 6-8-ish cup day coffee drinker and because caffeine impacts my sleep I would always finish my coffee by noon thinking it would be out of my system and not impact my sleep. Well, for the last 6 weeks or so I've strictly limited... (more)

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David_McC 0 · March 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Well, the chances are you're not going to know how it impacts you, unless you try. I've given up coffee recently. I used to have at least a double espresso a day, rarely two. Sometimes in a latte, sometimes not. I have done that for years. I... (more)

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by 691 · March 16, 2013 at 09:22 AM

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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dzone 0 · March 02, 2013 at 09:08 AM

Hi, Caffeinated drinks is a substance found in coffee, tea, soda and other products. Caffeine is most widely used to enhance psychological performance, but it has many other uses.Caffeinated drinks is used orally area or rectally along with pain... (more)

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by 80 · August 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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 between... (more)

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Criddersen 0 · March 01, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Have you checked out the Paleo Sleep Challenge? Here is the link to sign-up (it is FREE). The idea is to help you establish specific sleep goals. The goals will revolve around "sleep efficiency" metrics and aggregate time slept and will be... (more)

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by 259 · February 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Hi All, Looking for connection between caffeine and my migraines, found this book: The Decaf Diet Not sure if author links caffeine intake to migraines, but he surely talks about numerous issues related to caffeine in his opinion, like fat... (more)

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Scottfree 0 · February 14, 2013 at 04:23 AM

I also get really bad migraines. I dont know if I can amswer your question 100%, but I know a little bit of caffine is ok. I see a neurologist and he said my one small cup of coffe a day is ok. Many people have a problem with a lot of caffine, or... (more)

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by 757 · July 26, 2013 at 06:39 PM

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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jesperb 0 · July 26, 2013 at 06:39 PM

As mentioned already, it is genetic. My father cannot tolerate coffee, and neither can I. If I drink one cup, I am not able to sleep for twelve hours after, and I will be irritated and getting popped ears. Funnily enough, we tolerate black tea... (more)

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by 99 · January 08, 2013 at 07:49 AM

Give it to me straight.

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mila 0 · January 08, 2013 at 07:49 AM

I'm absolutely sure that you have to reduce consumption of coffee to 2-3 cups a day

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by 4247 · March 03, 2013 at 04:07 PM

I'm thinking of doing the January W30 and the only sticking point for me is caffeine. I'll admit it: I'm an addict. I work too hard and sleep too little and if I'm going to wrestle myself out of bed at 5:45am to go run tabata sprints, I need a... (more)

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Knarf 0 · January 01, 2013 at 04:56 AM

A whole 30 shouldn't just be about food. It should be about sleeping well, exercising smart, and yes, dialing in your nutrition. Good sleep, smartly programmed exercise and great nutrition...the question of to caffeine or not is moot (and most... (more)

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by 71 · December 18, 2012 at 07:27 PM

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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MiMintzer 0 · December 18, 2012 at 07:27 PM

I have struggled with depression for most of my life. I have now been eating paleo for about a year: meats, veggies, little fruit, little dairy, lots of fats, no coffee, some chocolate, little sugar. Late last year I was briefly without health... (more)

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by 239 · December 07, 2012 at 08:04 PM

Is black tea really such an unhealthy tea due to tannins,caffeine.Does it give you acne?

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summerflu 0 · December 07, 2012 at 08:04 PM

Green tea was very helpful for my hormonal acne. My joints also feel less creaky/poppy. The benefits might be less noticeable with black, but it's worth it to at least try it out. Still, if you feel like you have a fluoride/caffeine/tannin... (more)

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by 1394 · November 27, 2012 at 05:58 PM

So, I was reading an article about caffeine and it said: Caffeine also has a dramatic effects on the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands regulate hormone levels within the body. Most notably of theses hormones are the “fight or flight” hormones... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 27, 2012 at 05:58 PM

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by 806 · November 11, 2012 at 05:08 PM

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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Alex 0 · November 11, 2012 at 01:13 PM

Not being a reenactard fundamentalist, I get to live by the primal 80/20 rule.

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by 2401 · November 01, 2012 at 01:29 AM

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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CDone 0 · November 01, 2012 at 01:29 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 · January 07, 2013 at 05:30 PM

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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Arrowsican 0 · January 07, 2013 at 05:30 PM

I really like Chaga tea. I doubt you'll find it in a supermarket, but if you're really lucky you might find some in your back yard! It's made from a fungus that grows on mature birch trees. It's dark with a rich earthy flavor that doesn't remind... (more)