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by 0 · about 4 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 4 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 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 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 58 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 421 · about 4 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 4 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 5 · about 4 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 1405 · about 4 hours ago

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 15 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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by 15 · about 4 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 5 · about 4 hours ago

Hi, I'm new to this and looking to improve my overall health. For breakfast and dinner I do alright, but the biggest problem for me is lunch. I almost have to eat lunch at school everyday, but the cafe only sells bread and fried foods. There is... (more)

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Intellectual_Savage 0 · January 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Fish in a can, almonds, walnuts, a couple of avocados, a coconut, fruit, jerky. Part of it too is just changing your mindset about the need for 3 square meals a day. Eat a big ass breakfast and a big ass dinner. Skip lunch, or keep it light. Hit... (more)

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by 631 · about 4 hours ago

Hey all, I need to do a genetics paper, and it's pretty free reign. This is the assignment: The Final Project A term paper is required. The term paper is due when you turn in your final assignment. Please submit the paper as a Microsoft Word... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · January 19, 2013 at 9:34 PM

How substantial the alteration of our genetics has been since the neolithic? I don't know whether that meets the remit or is too macro an issue. Consider this summary of the debate on wikipedia: According to Alexander Str??hle, Maike ... (more)

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by 1005 · about 5 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 5 · about 5 hours ago

(Sorry if something like this has been posted, tried to check thoroughly!) So I am currently in first year university living in res, and my school requires all first years in res to get the meal plan for the caf. The only appliances I am allowed... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · November 02, 2012 at 6:16 AM

If this is a case where you have a cafeteria plan and pretty much have to eat what is offered than you just eat as much meat and veg as they will give you. I'd say skip the cottage cheese. Go buy a bucket of coconut oil or decent butter, load up... (more)

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by 2227 · about 5 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 144 · about 5 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 30 · about 5 hours ago

So I started the paleo diet a few days ago and lately I've been feeling really tired and empty. Even though I'm eating a significant amount of protein, I still feel unsatisfied (I'm no longer hungry but I don't feel like there is anything in my... (more)

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Mojodally 0 · August 01, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Your body is having withdrawal symptoms. I had the same in my first week, half way through the second week my energy levels went through the roof! Only in my fourth week now and i've lost 14lbs and no longer have any withdrawal symptoms. Get... (more)

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by 50 · about 5 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 529 · about 5 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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by 28 · about 5 hours ago

Hi guys, My friends and I are visiting our old University for an annual bar crawl. I know the perils of excess drinking...but, I drink rarely and I'm looking forward to this event. I don't plan on remaining wasted for 12 hours straight, though I... (more)

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Thumper 0 · February 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

This blog post written by ph's very own Stabby is really the authority on binge drinking. Take a look! (more)

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