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by 0 · August 31, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Hi all,  I'm a first year at my university this year and have been mostly paleo for about a year.  My mile time increased, I felt stronger, more awake.  I slept better.  I love everything about paleo.  Unfortunately my... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 31, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Don't let perfection be the enemy of good. And don't make yourself some social pariah because of an arbitrary diet.  Load up on veggies. Even sub-par veggies (with who knows what butter substitute) are fine. Eat meat, who cares if it's not... (more)

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by 0 · June 28, 2014 at 7:54 PM

In about 3 months, I start to apply to colleges, and I've narrowed down my list of schools to those where I'm pretty confident I'll grow academically, socially, and hopefully not around the waist. Some of the schools I've visited, and others I... (more)

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by 0 · March 28, 2014 at 11:46 PM

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 · February 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I'm a 5' 7", 130lb, 20 year old female. Not overweight by any means, but I'm trying to get back down to my 115lb fighting weight in a way that is healthy and sustainable. I understand the benefits to a VLC paleo diet when trying to cut weight,... (more)

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by 0 · February 10, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Anyone on here from Connecticut? I am looking to connect with some folks that live a holistic lifestyle. I'm a student at the University of Connecticut living in Willington, Connecticut. I live in Wallingford (New Haven county) during semester... (more)

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by 0 · February 08, 2014 at 6:56 PM

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 48 · January 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

So, I'm a D3 Athlete, run at-least 2 miles a day, I am just not getting enough calories though. I don't do dairy or nuts, except coconut. I would like high calorie foods or easy meals I could cook up in one batch and just store all week... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · January 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Canned fish are great, specially smoked herring (I get the Kipper Snacks from Polar), tuna, sardines, canned salmon, heck even mackerel if you're into it. What you can do with the canned salmon is blend it together with one egg (or two) add some... (more)

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by 0 · November 18, 2013 at 2:51 AM

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 · January 07, 2014 at 9:14 PM

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 0 · September 11, 2013 at 5:00 AM

Any pale/primal people at University of Bristol?

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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 421 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Have you tried the salmon burger made with wild caught salmon? It has nothing that is non Paleo. I'm super excited to try it and wanted to share this item with others.I'm new to paleo, 3 days old, but a firm believer that all the grains, and... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · August 10, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Congrats on making this commitment! Sounds like you're off to a good start. I expect different Whole Foods stores sell different salmon burgers, but you're eating this one, it's not Paleo. Canola oil is a grain oil. ... (more)

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by 421 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 628 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I could use some advice! I'm a 20 year old female, in college, and my 21st is next Saturday. I have a trip planned to go to panama city beach for spring break and to celebrate my birthday with all my friends while I'm there. This trip has been... (more)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · February 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Optimal probably isn't necessary for party time - if you have blood sugar problems though I would try to make generally the right decisions. Junking out for me would be drinking too much red wine and eating too much salami. I know if I start... (more)

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by 1405 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I need some help! Those last few pounds have been lingering forever! I have been low carb for about a month now, since this is not my first attempt, I know that I am fat adapted by now. No significant results so far. I also fast often, skipping... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

If it makes you feel like shit, stop doing it. Some people find that adding some carbs help them lose the last couple. Personally, an overfeeding day helps me quite a bit in comparison to fasting. Leangains.com is a good primer on fasting if... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

So I'm a college kid - I'm learning all sorts of new stuff everyday and making my fair share of bad decisions. I just started the Paleo diet and did 6 days of being very strict. I felt SO great. The puffiness in my face and belly went down, I felt... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 12, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I think this was the story that made me finally, firmly disagree with the use of the word "cheat" in situations like this. You didn't "cheat" anything - you simply failed/disrupted the purported diet you were attempting. A "cheat" is a (often... (more)

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by 1405 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

My feet and legs seem to fall asleep pretty easily whenever I am sitting down. Then when I get up, it takes a few minutes to get the feeling back. Is there a cause for this? Should I be sitting a certain way to avoid this?

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raydawg 0 · June 27, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Might be nerves getting pinched, or it might be arteries. I'm a side sleeper, and I get this at night with my arms, usually the one I keep under the pillow; I just can't fall asleep lying flat on my back. The weird thing is that that I feel numb... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi all, I'm a dutch college student, 21 years old, skinny. I just started a few weeks ago with Stronglifts to gain strength and muscle. I have trouble getting 500 more kcals then normally needed to gain weight. Mainly because I don't really know... (more)

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Bradach 0 · February 07, 2013 at 4:13 PM

It's insanely difficult to gain weight on a primal diet. But unless you are dangerously light because of malnourishment, you may be finding it impossible because you are just a natural ectomorph who is destined to be wiry, agile, durable and... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I decided to go Paleo by switching over from eating 300+ g of carbs a day (consisting of lots and lots of cookies from college dining halls). I am 18 and I know I do not have the healthiest diet in the world. I live in the dorms on my college... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 30, 2013 at 9:08 PM

???Do cravings go away (I guess it's pretty obvious I crave sugar all the time..)? In the mean time, how do I manage them? Yes, they will go away, but not if you keep feeding them sugar and junky carbs. Eat the good stuff (see next question)... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi, Im a college student, 21 years old, 1,75m long and weigh 54kg. I just started with paleo and I'm now in my second week of stronglifts program. For morning I usually eat eggs with bacon, but I feel its incomplete. I need to add veggies or... (more)

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Tribal_Warrior 0 · January 30, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Fasting and meat and potatoes are your best friend. While at first it may be hard to skip breakfast and lunch it will be well worth it. The fasting will promote hgh in your body as well. I usually eat 2 meals four hours apart on my work out... (more)