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by 0 · about 15 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 1523 · about 15 hours ago

I'm recently returning from a period of lazy, horrible non-paleo eating. It was really more like a two month bender that brought back dairy, pasta, and all their wonderful friends. Anyway, needless to say I've gone from 10 percent body fat to... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · November 15, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Once you're keto-adapted, much of your brain will use ketones for fuel. Before you adapt, there is a period when your brain can't access much glucose, but ketone production is still low. That often feels uncomfortable. This will pass quickly, as... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hey guys, I'm very interested in Ray Peat's work, although I'm at a college cafeteria. I have access to conventional milk, sugar, OJ, eggs in unlimited amounts. Would it be possible to devise a plan without things like shellfish and... (more)

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samc 0 · March 28, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Having attempted to read his articles I quickly found that I'd rather go get my teeth drilled then continue on reading. That doesn't mean that it invalidates his theories, it just means I can't figure out what he is all about. I'm pretty darn... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

My parents have started a new lifestyle by doing the paleo diet. When I go home my mom cooks paleo and I feel so much better eating paleo foods. At school my dinning hall is very small and does not have much variety. Do you have any tips as to... (more)

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Maarten 0 · February 08, 2014 at 6:01 PM

The big question is: can you cook in your room? The smaller one is: do you want to cook in your room? I like the slow cooker answer. But don't let perfect be the enemy of good. If you do this, take 1 or 2 recipes that you can make with... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Ok, so I am new to paleo, as in I just finished my first week. I have been hungry non stop this week. I'm a college freshman eating dorm food which can be difficult but I make it work. For breakfast (8:30) I eat 3 scrambled eggs with... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I suggest you head to the market and replace your apples with some sweet potatoes/yams (really the orange ones are sweet potatoes too) and some kerrygold or other quality butter. There are a number of ways to microwave sweet potatoes. I did an... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hi all! New here to paleo hacks, so give me a break if something like this question has already been on here.. BUT I hve been researching the paleo diet for about a year and have finally taken the plugs after a gradual introduction to the... (more)

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Creative_Caribbean_ 0 · January 07, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Oh, Hey! I'm a college student too and am pretty paleo except some rice...which doesn't even do me any justice when I eat it...I just eat it cause i'm poor and it's brown rice and not as bad as other things. I really am not even eating it much... (more)

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by 421 · about 16 hours ago

Hi y'all! I am a freshman at university in Georgia, where to be frank, it is too hot to exercise outside. As a college student, my windows of free time are pretty limited, as well, so it is no longer possible for me to actively be active every... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 03, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Try these. 5 minutes every other day: Tabata Sprints. Check minimum health requirements. Once a week is an good starting point. Indoor options include step exercise, static exercise bike, skipping rope, on-the-spot running If Tabata or similar... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

I'm in my sophomore year of college and found paleo about 6 months ago, and I've really loved the lifestyle. I also am a big fan of fitness experts like Ido Portal, and a fan of what Crossfit has been able to accomplish in the fitness world. In... (more)

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juju 0 · August 28, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I would take a biochemistry class, understanding cellular mechanisms and how individual cells and groups of cells function and what they do (or do not do) with certain nutrients is a great thing. My interest in nutrition started when I took my... (more)

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by 421 · about 16 hours ago

Hi all! I will be a freshman at university in a few short weeks. I've been eating clean for nearly a year, paleo for almost 6 months. For the last 2-3 months, I have eaten dairy. I do not have any food intolerances, so I will eat things like... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · August 07, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Firstly, all of the answers already given are excellent. Glad to see there are some other Paleo college students around :) Firstly, sounds like your cafeteria offers some decent options, but if you find yourself getting tired of the food after a... (more)

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by 233 · about 16 hours ago

I'm starting a paleo club at my university this semester. We all know college students can have huge egos. I expect to be opposed in every sense of the word by challenging whole grains, beans, bad dairy, chronic cardio etc. I want to be able to... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 07, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I don't remember college being about challenging everything lol. Graduate school,yes! College, no. I do remember there being a handful of huge egos but who wants them in a club anyway? It's more about seeing is believing. It all depends on your... (more)

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by 1826 · about 16 hours ago

My daughter will be applying for college in a few months and I'm worried about her gluten allergy issues in college. She eats 80% Paleo. Indulges in 1-2 SAD meals per week when she goes out with friends. I want her to live in the dorm but I'm... (more)

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glib 0 · July 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Thinking about the same issues myself since they are coming up soon. My daughter expects me to drive over and deliver grass fed butter and eggs, and garden vegetables, if she is not too far. I will comply. Even she will need one month to eat 48... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

I started eating paleo about a week ago (I know, it's not very long) and so far it's been exhausting. I can't seem to find the right things to eat on my college campus. With my meal plan I can only eat in the dining hall once a day (which is... (more)

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Christina_13 0 · March 25, 2013 at 6:25 AM

I am also a college student, and I have learned the ins and outs of my dining hall in order to stay paleo, but it has been rough. I also take fruit from dinner the night before and bring it back to my room, it is good, but it makes me tend to eat... (more)

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by 15 · about 16 hours ago

I'm 18 years old, female, 160 lbs, 22% body fat. I started Paleo last summer and I've gradually become more strict with it. I started at 190 lbs and I've hit a plateau which I've been plateaued for at least 3 months. I haven't been losing weight... (more)

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Tribal_Warrior 0 · January 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM

This one is real simple. Your working out way too much.

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by 78417 · about 16 hours ago

I'm expecting to eventually live in a dorm on a university campus. I'll be working part-time and perhaps eating most of the dorm's food while residing there. Any tips? Is there any possiblity I'll be able to make some or most of my own food?

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CD 0 · January 04, 2013 at 1:08 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/tagged/college#axzz2H0myDUIa Come on. Are we not even trying any more?

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by 1005 · about 16 hours ago

I'm sure this has been asked before, but do any of you have any tips for incorporating a paleo lifestyle into a hectic modern world, one with college and exams and due dates and a recovering stroke patient dad and an aging grandpa to take care of? (more)

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Sayeds 0 · December 24, 2012 at 4:40 AM

One thing that I do is set aside a few hours every week to cook a bunch of food for the week. A bunch of chicken, cut up veggies for salads or quick fry, make some coconut or almond flour baking... that sort of thing. Then it's super easy to grab... (more)

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by 1405 · about 16 hours ago

As a college kid with a meal plan, it is really hard to eat what I want and to know exactly what I am eating. I really want to increase my fat intake as an experiment, but with the cafeteria food, I am not sure how to do that. I know they use... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · December 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Olive oil and butter are usually available in some form. They might be low quality, so try to find some labels or ask someone. There are ultra-light olive oils that are probably super-processed and have almost no nutritional value, and lots of... (more)

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

I have been doing the paleo diet for about two and a half months and I just recently cut out fruit. I'm on the rowing team at my school and I want to be around 110 pounds by the time we start racing in the spring so i have about three and a half... (more)

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by 628 · about 16 hours ago

Hello, I am a type 1 diabetic and have had somewhat good control for most of my life. For the past year I have been struggling to maintain good blood sugar control and my quality of life is becoming sacrificed. I am fed up and ready to go... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 13, 2012 at 2:21 AM

I always recommend Type I's read Dr. Richard K. Bernsteins "Diabetes Solution" book. His diet is not specifically Paleo, but there are important discussions in the book about how to adjust your insulin and other meds to avoid problems. You need... (more)

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by 2227 · about 16 hours ago

Currently my number one goal is to make lean gains in strength and muscle size. I just want to get bigger. I'm open to try anything to make it happen, it's just a matter of fitting it into my schedule. I'm in class or at work from 7AM-6PM every... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · October 05, 2012 at 10:27 PM

if you really want to get bigger, i would concentrate my workouts on the weight lifting(if you have time in the morning, why not eh?) and as for your meals, make sure to get enough calories during the day(it could be all in one setting i you... (more)

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by 2341 · about 16 hours ago

Most decent fast food combo meals cost around $4-6. I can eat an entire days worth of food for $6 (i don't buy grass-fed). I feel guilty when I'm around kids my age who say they can't afford to eat healthy when i'm stuffing my face full of... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · September 23, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Just being out and about jogging and riding my bike, in the last couple days I've spied: 2 fig trees with ripe, ignored figs, one that was full of crows 1 apple tree dropping fruit 2 walnut trees being attacked by crows for the nuts Macadamia... (more)

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by 144 · about 16 hours ago

Hi Paleohacks, I'm back for another semester of college! With a collage of my food issues, stress levels, social factors and desire to be Primal I am living a co-op (which is lots of fun) with mostly vegetarians. Lunch and dinner are supplied... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · September 07, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Are you allowed to do any of your own cooking there? If you do ever plan to spend money on food at the store in town, you don't have to limit yourself to Clif and Luna bars and wacky stuff like that. (Mostly soy protein isolate and all kinds of... (more)

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by 499 · about 16 hours ago

I have been eating primal for about a month now and (much to my surprise) I have started to get bored of just cooked meat with saut??ed veggies. I'm looking for a paleo cookbook that has good recipes that are also easy. I'm in college and while I... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 06, 2012 at 5:53 PM

theclothesmakethegirl.com everydaypaleo.com nomnompaleo.com paleomg.com (though I wouldn't make many of her recipes because there are a lot of paleo-ified SAD crap recipes) If there is something in particular you want to try, type "paleo... (more)

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by 50 · about 16 hours ago

I live in a city where tortillas are the main ingredient in many of the foods here. I go to college and I'm living with the parents, so I'm basically stucked eating the foods the prepare. I have other siblings so sometimes I need to eat... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I would say that the ingredients and preparation method of the tortilla would make or break whether or not I considered them ok to eat every now and again. First off, I would not consider wheat based tortillas a viable alternative (unless I was... (more)

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by 45 · about 16 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm on a college campus and I don't have access to a kitchen. Most days I eat at least one and sometimes two meals in the dining hall, and I find eating paleo very restrictive of what I can eat in the dining hall. For dinner, I... (more)

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Kelly_9 0 · May 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Given your restricted options, it sounds like you're doing great! As regards dairy, you might want to look at Dr. Kurt Harris' blog, in particular his getting-started post and wherever he addresses what he originally termed "neolithic agents of... (more)

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by 529 · about 16 hours ago

Hey I was wondering for college people out there with a college budget what is your typical monthly budget for food, for those keeping paleo/primal. Also what is it that you find most challenging about paleo/primal diet as a college student. Just... (more)

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sabretoothandclaw 0 · April 01, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Me and my boyfriend are at about the $80-100 a week as well I'm pretty sure. Which is a lot on the budget of two full-time college students who work pretty part time. We eat a lot of food though, which I'm hoping might decrease as our appetites... (more)

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