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by 0 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 53 · about 10 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 421 · about 11 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 0 · about 11 hours ago

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 233 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 628 · about 11 hours ago

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 5 · about 11 hours ago

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 631 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 100 · about 11 hours ago

Since I don't have access to a kitchen and am required to go on a meal plan, I have to get my food from cafeterias. It's actually not that bad - I usually get beef brisket, grilled salmon and eggs for protein. Vegetables generally revolve around... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · October 02, 2012 at 2:25 AM

It sounds like you are making the best of your options at college, it's great that they have some fattier pieces of meat. As long as the dairy doesn't bother you, getting extra fat in with dairy sounds like a good plan. If you have a small dorm... (more)

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by 2341 · about 11 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 499 · about 11 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 5 · about 11 hours ago

So, I've been pretty strict Paleo for about 5 months... I am extremely active (college athletics and crossfit) and have always been relatively healthy. I have no auto-immune disorders, celiac, etc. and I'm not trying to lose any... (more)

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jake_7 0 · August 20, 2012 at 3:49 AM

yeah don't stress it so much. i was sorta the same way, trying to be as close to paleo perfect as possible and worrying way too much about the little details when i was already healthy. i've started to eat non "paleo" foods more frequently and i... (more)

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by 30 · about 11 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 11 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 111 · about 11 hours ago

Well I'm moving to New York to study art in August. And I'm dorming and have had to pay for a compulsory meal plan. :/ Does anyone living there/who has been there know how accessible it is to stick with a Paleo (maybe even GAPS) diet? Oh, and I... (more)

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CD 0 · July 18, 2012 at 3:07 PM

you could try this: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-college-meal-plan/#axzz20zFnceLD Generally I found my college food choices ok-ish. Salad bar was always available and it typically had some type of "grilled" meat. You won't get to... (more)

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by 45 · about 11 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 1443 · about 11 hours ago

Of course it's possible. By milk, I mean only cow milk, not goat milk, butter, or heavy cream. It's sad because I virtually cannot go to any restaurants, nor eat anything pre-cooked or processed in the stores. I squeezed out a meal plan that's... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Ground beef and eggs save me constantly. I eat eggs and various beef hashes by the end of every semester as I run out of money. By April, I'm eating: Breakfast: 3 eggs, steamed green beans with butter and bacon crumbled on top (crumbling makes it... (more)

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