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by 659 · less than a minute ago

So here I am armed with the knowledge, the experience and prior paleo results. Yet I continue to sell myself short in regards to very poor food choices and behaviors. Either I have terrible willpower or the power of the foods and their addictive... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · January 15, 2012 at 6:57 AM

For body composition lift heavy: squats, deadlifts and bench. Eat eggs, meat and dairy. For the poor food choices. Eat a big breakfast lunch and dinner. All good foods. Go to bed early and sleep at least 7.5 hours. When you stay up late... (more)

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by 15 · 5 minutes ago

I'm a total newbie so please excuse my ignorance. I'm trying paleo/primal because I want to be healthy and I have a goal to lose quite a bit of weight. I'm reading The Primal Blueprint 101 which seems to be different than 'Paleo'.. Maybe a little... (more)

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Nutritionator 0 · November 02, 2011 at 10:41 PM

My view on cheat days is that they keep some people sane. There's a certain balance that we need to maintain between eating healthy and stressing out over eating healthy. Stress can hurt some people as much as grains, legumes and crappy dairy do... (more)

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by 75 · 7 minutes ago

Hello hackers, In the past (pre paleo) I lost about 25kg over a period of around 6 months. At my largest I was 125kg, at my lowest recently I have been 88kg but sit somewhere between 90 and 95 at most times. I have seen the best results while... (more)

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Don_1 0 · September 21, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I think refeeds are as much psychological as physiological. In fact, beyond weekly calories, the physiological aspects may be unimportant. I've done refeeds with a typical body building protocol: Five or six lowfat meals and workout six days a... (more)

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by 1186 · 7 minutes ago

I recently started using BCAA powder intra and post-workout (this gives me the best results) and have noticed that on days that I 'cheat' or eat more carbs than throughout the week I no longer get bloated... My theory is that, because BCAA's limit... (more)

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James_3 0 · September 17, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I've never heard that BCAA's limit fat burning. The articles I have seen indicate the opposite. The theory they came up with is that the body senses the extra amino acids, thinks that there's excessive muscle breakdown, so switches to burning... (more)

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by 549 · 11 minutes ago

As I move along with paleo/ primal food ways, and enjoy them, I try to keep up with the latest thinking on both PH and Mark's Daily Apple. I find it odd that some people talk about "cheat meals", the ingestion of "forbidden"/SAD foods. Why would... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · July 31, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Actually planned "cheating" is what ultimately saved me. Learning how to allow myself the enjoyment of off-plan foods in an effective way is what allowed me to finally lose and maintain my 170 lb weight loss over the years. I have lost 100 lbs... (more)

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by 8757 · 11 minutes ago

Saturday I did two things I never usually do when invited over for dinner, 1) I ate a plate they prepared especially for me and no one else ate (chicken breast stuffed with veggies in a roll-far as I could tell it was safe), 2) I ate a... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 28, 2011 at 7:12 PM

You have my sympathy. From what you discribe as your symptoms it is most likely that you have gastroenteritis as a result of contaminated food. The chicken or raw egg could easily be reponsible or it could be contamination transfered by... (more)

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by 822 · 12 minutes ago

"I'm about 83.65% Paleo, give or take a couple hundreths of a percent..." What does that actually mean to many of you? Do you go by calories? Do you count grey area foods like dairy or starchy carbs (potatoes)? Are there any entirely verboten... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · July 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Figure you eat about 20 meals a week or 80 per month, so on average, how many of those are completely Paleo. So if I cheat once per week that's 95%. I shoot for 100% and usually hit it, though I cheat intentionally every week or two if I haven't... (more)

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by 1536 · 14 minutes ago

I cheat sometimes, usually at a certain point in my menstrual cycle. However, I've noticed that my taste buds have changed and that my cheat meals can often be disappointing. For example, I decided today that I MUST have chocolate. When I cheat,... (more)

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Uggla 0 · May 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM

I am the same way when its that time ;) I am often extremely hungry as well and there is just no fighting it. I had the same problem last time I had ice cream on the less natural food spectum, but I had realized I hardly am ever am unhappy with... (more)

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by 5768 · 15 minutes ago

I have not eaten gluten in close to 10 months, however, I am traveling to Phoenix next week and there is a pizza joint that has some of the best pizza I have ever put in my mouth. Now since I am not celiac I plan to indulge and enjoy myself. I... (more)

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Elizabeth_4 0 · May 21, 2011 at 12:25 AM

Put the toppings from two slices on the crust of one slice. Eat very slowly. Enjoy every bite. Stop before you really want to. Double down on the proteases.

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by 5232 · 15 minutes ago

I went out to my roommates Chinese restaurant last Thursday and had just a wee bit of gluten. A little bit of the chicken that was in a stew I ordered was fried. Five days later, I'm still feeling like junk. My energy is zapped and I'm just kind... (more)

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Jake_2 0 · May 17, 2011 at 4:46 PM

I've heard Robb Wolf talk about your gut taking 14-15 days to repair itself after ingesting gluten. I've noticed for myself that it takes anywhere from 48 hours to 5 days to recover. It depends on what I eat, how much, and the ratios of... (more)

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by 78422 · 16 minutes ago

It's been a couple of weeks since I've had a good cheat meal. Now when it's time to cheat, I don't mess around. I go for it. A few weeks ago somebody posted a picture of some H-G dude climbing a tall tree to get honey from a bee nest. Do you... (more)

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MimsySeoul 0 · May 08, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Your choice of food is good, but the chosen mechanism for eating it quintessentially caveman enough to earn you points. For me, the cheat's got to be something good. For example, I work at a private school and we celebrate all the students'... (more)

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by 0 · 18 minutes ago

Hi, I've recently tried PaNu and I think I will like this form of diet. However, what are your thoughts on having one cheat day per week? I'm in Asia and most if not all, eat rice as a staple. My cheat day would involve moderate amounts of... (more)

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Mike_PaleoVillage 0 · March 25, 2011 at 6:33 AM

This cheat meal... Who are you cheating with it? See? So what you really want here is that someone tells you... Sure, go ahead, i do the same? So, you're weakness will be perfectly justified by someone else weakness... My point is you are not... (more)

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by 178 · 20 minutes ago

Being a firm believer in the Paleo/Primal way of life after reading Paleo Solution, Primal Blueprint, and New Evolutionary Diet I can truly attest to the health benefits this way of life has offered me. BUT a couple weeks ago a friend recommend I... (more)

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kinetic 0 · February 14, 2011 at 9:39 PM

I think Tim's slow-carb diet is excellent for people who eat SAD. Apart from beans and a cheat day, it's a lot like paleo. If you're happily living the paleo lifestyle, I think it's probably a step in the wrong direction. I tried it out for a... (more)

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by 5516 · 20 minutes ago

I am interested to hear how often people are doing "paleo cookies" or "gluten free X" as their cheat-ish meal or snack. Once in a while I'll do a GF beer or a hard cider. Do you think it's better to do the half-cheat of a "paleo X" or "gluten... (more)

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Carly 0 · January 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM

I just let it happen when the opportunity arises, I don't plan a "cheat" and I never eat gluten (knowingly). If I'm out for a meal I may have a giant ice-cream or something for dessert, or special occasions like birthday, christmas I'll have... (more)

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by 2399 · 25 minutes ago

Well I had a bad day yesterday and so I decided to throw it all away and therefore eat some store bought pudding filled with corn syrup suran, lecitin and stuff. I poured in milk, added sugar (1. oz ;O) and mixed. I let it stay still for a while... (more)

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by 40 · 25 minutes ago

About how long did it take for any of you to go paleo? How many cheats, days or weeks, did you have before knowing this is a permanent lifestyle change for you?

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JJ 0 · May 26, 2010 at 2:27 PM

I think the "complete conversion" is actually a misnomer. I've been Paleo for more than a year, and it's still an ongoing process, mostly because I had to continue to educate myself. At first I ditched all grains, legumes, sugar, and dairy, but... (more)

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by 2517 · 25 minutes ago

So last night...I had to cheat. Well, "had" is a strong term, but hear me out! I drove from New Jersey back to home (Western NY), leaving around 8pm, and got to a point where I knew I needed to stay awake. I had stopped for black coffee, which... (more)

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pjnoir 0 · April 28, 2010 at 9:24 PM

You really must have some cheats in your diet or you will crack. My cheats come in the form of traveling with friends on trips or having dinner with loved ones on special occasions. If you are real good 80 per cent of the time, the small 20%... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

I'm a 19 year old college student struggling with how strict paleo to be, and how much to eat in general.  It's pretty hard to be perfect paleo on a meal plan in a college cafeteria - for example, they put milk in all their eggs! :( The... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · October 13, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Why does everyone keep saying that she is undereating? 110 lbs at 5'3" is perfectly normal and healthy. I speak from experience as my partner is also about that size and weight, well, actually she's like 5'4" and 105 lbs and she does not look... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hey, I've started to Paleo a few days ago. I'm also training with main lifts such as squats, deadlifts, presses, chins etc. So, want to make a cheat day once a week, prolly saturday or sunday and want to eat pizza, hamburger, kebab,... (more)

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basscannon11 0 · January 07, 2014 at 4:04 PM

I would definitely recommend a cheat day if you want one but I would make it a paleo cheat day. Skip the pizza. Maybe have some dairy like ice cream. Just don't do gluten. There are so many cheat foods that you can have that won't harm your... (more)

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by 15 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, Today I was out with friends at a cafe and decided to have a cheat treat and got a piece of carrot cake. I figured since I had walked there (approx 40 mins) and was due to walk home too that hopefully I would work it off. When I got back... (more)

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Bwilliams 0 · July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Definitly a Blood sugar crash. Being on paleo for a short peroid of time like 3 weeks your body is still trying to create more enzymes to digsest the proteins and the fats. When you threw that carrot cake in there your blood sugar simply just... (more)

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by 15 · about 23 hours ago

Usually by Monday, we run out of delicious meat/fish/eggs. So we eat tofu for dinner. Is it okay for once a week? And also, is it okay to eat rice a little everyday? It's like 80/20. What do you think?

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Varelse 0 · August 13, 2013 at 1:12 AM

I probably wouldn't eat the tofu that often, but honestly, I don't really care for it anyway. If you really like it and don't seem to be having a bad reaction, I think a smallish portion would be fine as part of your 20%. If you notice any... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I'm going to an overnight week summer camp and will not be able to eat paleo, should I bring snacks like nuts and stuff and have those instead of sugary granola bars an just have the meals? its my fifth year going but first time paleo lifestyle,... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 04, 2013 at 10:54 PM

dude if you're 15 and at summer camp, getting laid should be your priority, not being the point dexter with the organic pate and veggies. Girls >sports>life goals>food

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by 13 · about 23 hours ago

Hey everyone. I was just wondering about cheat meals and being paleo. I am an active then girl who does paleo mostly 85-90% of the time...but sometimes, im with friends and they will have brownies or icecream and I just have to have some! I'm not... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 12, 2013 at 6:50 AM

There's no one paleo diet -- different people do different things depending on what works for them. You're the only one who can decide what you're allowed to do. If the question is whether an occasional indulgence in sugar or wheat is going to... (more)

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by 10 · about 23 hours ago

I've been eating a Primal diet for the past 3 years. On my longer stretches without any cheats, I find that my doodoos are not that solid, more like kind of soft and greasy. I'm guessing that it's from the high fat content of my diet. I'm... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I'm guessing two things happened: You ate more food than usual You ate foods that were higher in soluble fiber and resistant starch More food will simply make your stool have more "body" in general. More food, and more stool, will signal to... (more)

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by 209 · about 23 hours ago

I'm trying to be quite strict paleo (in terms of not cheating as often. My mum can't afford grass-fed meat, and I still eat dairy) to get healthier and lose some weight. I've been eating eggs, meats, nuts, fruit, veg, and greek yoghurt for about a... (more)

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CD 0 · May 17, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Personally I am anti- "Paleo Baking". Mostly because I just don't get it. But in your situation you gotta do what you gotta do. So here would be my plan: Day's before -- eat clean, mostly vegetables some meat Day before -- make this:... (more)

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