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by 13 · about 9 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 40 · about 9 hours ago

After a week of being strictly Paleo, I succumbed to a very delicious looking brownie. My roommate brought home a whole tray over the weekend and I'd been staring at them for days but turning toward fruit instead. In a moment of weakness I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 24, 2013 at 2:10 PM

First, you didn't cheat. People like to throw that word around. Cheats get you to goals faster, not derail you. Indeed, some cheats are actually planned, too. You just failed / got derailed, and in the grand scheme of things, that's not really a... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I started my Paleo lifestyle almost a week ago and I've gone from 183lbs to 178lbs. I plan on sticking with this way of eating for a long time, I definitely feel better about myself already and I don't really have the cravings that I did the first... (more)

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reacon 0 · March 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

"I definitely feel better about myself already" Great quote from yourself, if eating the paleo way makes you feel this good then do you really want to stop?! As for not going out to restaurants, you can TOTALLY still do this but just be savvy... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

I spent 4 straight weeks only Paleo - doing amazing! Then, started traveling for work again. What is the best way to get back to the results I was seeing in the shortest timeframe?

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collegeprimal 0 · February 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM

the only thing you can do is simply start again. One meal at a time, and don't eat until you're actually hungry

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by 271 · about 9 hours ago

I'd like to know how much cheating on your diet you guys can afford, without feeling like shit. Let me elaborate. I've been yo-yo ing between a sort-of-paleo diet and crap diet for the last few years. I tried sort-of-paleo to see wether this... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 09, 2013 at 7:25 PM

This is my interview with a bipolar patient who found health via the Paleo-ketogenic diet. Hopefully, her life story will help you stay on course. http://eugenia.queru.com/2013/03/07/interview-wheat-was-the-culprit-in-my-bipolar-disorder/ (more)

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by 55 · about 9 hours ago

Ok,let's say you're eating out and everything available to you has some sort of Paleo-No-No in it. Soy, Sugar, Grain, etc. When it comes down to decision time, is there a lesser of evils?

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SlimIcy 0 · February 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I avoid things in this order (I avoid #1 at all costs): 1) Gluten/Grains 2) HFCS 3) Canola/Soy Oil 4) CAFO Dairy 5) Corn 6) Brown Rice 7) Sugar 8) Good (fermented, goat, etc) Dairy (more)

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by 813 · about 9 hours ago

Not that I want to, but ever since I got back from a 4 month trip abroad I meant to go eat a big juicy burger from Five Guys, bury my nose in donuts and cheesecake. But for some reason, I just can't bring myself to do it. Is this a normal habit... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 21, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Oh no, you don't want to eat fake food anymore. That's terrible, I guess you're stuck with high quality nutrient dense food. Seriously, that's where you want to be. I haves "cheated" (boy do I hate that term) in 5 years, and have no desire to.... (more)

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by 51 · about 9 hours ago

So I usually "wake up" hungry & feel ravenous at night. I want to go get a burger & fries right now...someone stop me

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Here some info you might find useful: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/night-eating-syndrome-causes-solutions/

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by 430 · about 9 hours ago

For any of you out there who doesn't know anyone who is paleo, I bet you guys can relate. So it's my friend's birthday next week, and we're going out for a meal. Brilliant, I thought. Only it turns out it's a 'set meal'. So for starters it's... (more)

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SoloX 0 · November 12, 2012 at 6:14 PM

You will be fine. 80/20 rule applies - you need to enjoy life too.

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by 182 · about 9 hours ago

I ate 2 slices of pizza tonight and was wondering how this will affect my cholesterol levels. I do bike ride 80 miles a week and happened to do 4 miles up some big hills afterwards but I have a cholesterol test tomorrow and wanted to know what to... (more)

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MusclesGlasses 0 · September 12, 2012 at 1:26 AM

please visit your local emergency department for a stat ECG

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by 789 · about 9 hours ago

Not going TO party, visiting a friend and watching Phantom of the Opera (so exciting, I know!) Though they live minutes away from the strip, and well, you know. It's Vegas. Driving from L.A, I have to consider both the commute and the weekend. I... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · August 21, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Actually, I find going to buffet's a better choice. That's assuming you have decent self control. The goal is to only eat the paleo stuff, so don't go to a buffet known for desserts. When I go to the buffet, I get a big salad, and then as much... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

Ok, so I started paleo about a month ago. I've been pretty good about it so far. The first "cheat" meal I had was an anniversary dinner about two and a half weeks in, but it was still very minimal cheating. As in, I had a bite of my boyfriend's... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · August 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM

probably the apple juice skyrocketing your sugar into overdrive more than any of the other things you ate, which sound quite moderate and acceptable - no? Have you been avoiding sugar all along the last month and was the apple juice the most sugar... (more)

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by 789 · about 9 hours ago

For fat loss. Got back into town late last night, and sadly, didn't prepare anything for work today. Unfortunately, almost everything around me is Vegan rolls eyes. A couple of options I have: acai bowl (w water instead of milk), a gluten free... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Get a kick-ass pile of veggies or a salad from one of the Vegan places, and top with a bunless burger from the burger joint. :-) If the burger joint has a salad bar, or a decent selection of "toppings", you can probably make a decent meal out of... (more)

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by 151 · about 9 hours ago

Hi! I am thinking about starting a Paleo lifestyle, or at least try whole30 (for general better health (I have IBS, migraines and random/vague pains) and weight loss), but I am not 100% sure yet. I thought "trying won't hurt", but now I am reading... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · May 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

It doesn't "make you" wheat intolerant. Eliminating wheat from your diet will allow your gut to heal, which makes any intolerance to wheat that much more noticeable. I didn't realize how crappy I felt in general when I consumed grains until I... (more)

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by 2022 · about 9 hours ago

I'm hoping to get back to the basics of paleo and start with a couple of weeks going very low carb (<20 if I can stand it, <50 if I can't). I'll bring some more carbs in after that. I'm feeling pretty shitty because I've been cheating quite... (more)

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Beth_5 0 · May 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Take the food list from your favorite source such as the Atkins Induction List, the Protein Power book, the GAPS diet and eliminated any foods that are not paleo. Use a food tracking program such as fitday or myplan and see how many carbs are in... (more)

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by 5768 · about 9 hours ago

I've met a wide range of paleo followers, from the orthodoxy, who consider eating yams and rice as cheating, to the very loose paleoites, who eat bread from time to time. There's a lot of things that can be argued as non-paleo and part of the 20%... (more)

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pbo 0 · May 03, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Great question! I am in the Jaminet, Kresser, Harris camp when it comes to starches. So I don't view starchy veggies and tubers as cheats. So potato and rice are part of my daily diet. I also feel if you can tolerate diary it is not a cheat,... (more)

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by 80 · about 9 hours ago

I just got back from my new naturopath, and she has started me on a gut healing protocol for my colitis, celiac, thyroiditis, and liver problems. I am used to smaller meals (I get full really easily) with snacks like fruits and nuts throughout... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · April 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

When you start eating more meat and fats you won't need to snack as much. Try eating only when you're really truly hungry so you can eat more at that time and then go without for longer periods. I too am very similar to you in that I have... (more)

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by 789 · about 10 hours ago

When I started, I had a few servings of fruit a day, until I read that I should cut back on it for A] The sugar content and B] To assist in losing weight [which I guess ties into A]. I have cut it out greatly - to either 1 serving or none a day... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · March 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I would avoid drinking calories at all cost. I'd skip cream in coffee before I skipped a bowl of berries. N=1 The inclusion of yam, berries, oranges and apples in significant quantities has not slowed my weight loss, it has increased it. YMMV... (more)

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by 964 · about 10 hours ago

After a few small indulgences on Christmas Day I woke up a little congested, with a back ache, and craving cookies. I'm planning on a high protein breakfast followed by a fast day. I'm curious how those who celebrated are doing. UPDATE: I felt... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM

I've not cheated at all, so there's nothing to change. :) How? By making paleo friendly dishes.

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by 379 · about 10 hours ago

Sometimes I do want to splurge and get a deli sandwich for lunch (I still do think the sandwich is one of the best inventions ever). The question is, which kind is the lesser of all evils - wheat, multi-grain, rye, pumpernickel, a wrap? Some of... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 11, 2011 at 5:39 AM

Artisan quality sourdough might be a reasonable choice. I've read that the cheap, mechanized process ruins the benefits but true sourdough is a slower process involving fermentation and it's better for you than some. BUT, if you are sensitive to... (more)

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by 554 · about 10 hours ago

I suspect that I'm intolerant to grains, so I did a strict paleo diet with four very tummy friendly dishes, low carb style, and after 10 days, just when the low-carb flu was over, my tummy was feeling marvellous. I hadn't felt so good since... (more)

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January 0 · October 12, 2011 at 1:01 AM

I have been there...oh heck yes. So let me tell you that you absolutely can get right back to feeling good, Harlekini! When I first dropped all the bad stuff -- esp grains and sugar -- I felt great, yet still often slipped up and fell off the... (more)

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by 2854 · about 10 hours ago

Hello dears. After so many years of experimentation, I've found that a low-Lectin no-sugar diet makes me feel optimal. This is the exclusion of... -dairy -tubers -corn -minimal eggs -nuts -pork -fruit -honey/agave/all sugars By optimal I mean... (more)

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Kamal 0 · October 03, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Tough one. There's no shame in feeling shamed, but it's lame to be out of the game (not eating food you like). A few more rewarding foods that may be considered: Sushi: The core ingredients don't seem to have lectins or fructose. Some people love... (more)

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by 267 · about 10 hours ago

So I've been reading up on gluten... and at this point I'm quite convinced that gluten is not good for you, but I'm wondering if being gluten free is an "all or nothing" sort of deal? The reason I ask is that it seems that people who have been... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · June 20, 2011 at 4:25 AM

Well, I have celiac disease, and I wasn't diagnosed until around the time I turned 40, and I was only symptomatic, or at least what I thought was symptomatic for the prior 9 months or so to that. Now, that aside, I can look back over my life ans... (more)

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by 540 · about 10 hours ago

The demons in my office are constantly parading all manner of sweet treats by my cube every morning... Some days I win the battle and some days I don't. I am working on my office situation as it is the only time I my will is tested; I have gotten... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · May 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Both are awful, especially in large quantity and/or eaten regularly. But you have made a bit of a mistake in your example of skittles vs donut. There are LOTS of things wrong with skittles. The ingredients are disgusting. Sugar is one of them.... (more)

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by 788 · about 10 hours ago

It's true, Paleo friends, I drank too much wine last night. I've stopped taking Tylenol because of concerns about liver damage, and I'm trying to stick with LC Paleo for weight-loss, so I'm interested to know if any of you have hangover cures... (more)

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Futureboy 0 · April 12, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Unfortunately, as a musician I am WELL qualified to answer hangover questions! Short ribs braised in red wine! With a gravy high in gelatin! Unfortunately, that takes about 4-5 hours to put together, so hopefully you have some... (more)

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