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by 0 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 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 421 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 631 · about 8 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 78422 · about 8 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 2227 · about 9 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 9 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 50 · about 9 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 144 · about 9 hours ago

I'm a college student with a mandatory 10 meals a week to spend in the cafeteria. I fast through breakfast and typically eat lunch and dinner on weekdays there. The cafeteria options are fairly decent as college goes. I can get roast turkey,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 22, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Yuck! Gluten plus PUFAs from the oil? No thanks! I'd go for the ice cream if the dairy is antibiotic & hormone-free, otherwise buy yourself some dark chocolate for back in your dorm room (or bring it with you to meals...) (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

This semester I am taking a class called Writing to make a difference, my next assignment to take some common wisdom and refute it. Naturally I chose the topic of saturated fat. This Monday I have to come to class with evidence supporting my... (more)

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SteveParkerMD 0 · November 26, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I hope this helps, Jonny. I listed all the following scientific articles at one of my blogs. If you go there, you can click on hyperlinks to see the actual articles or abstracts:... (more)

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by 356 · about 9 hours ago

I'm a college student with variable amounts of free time to go shopping. In a pinch, I go to the little store at my school for a bag of baby carrots and, for satiety, a dip. Sometimes they have full fat Fage, but other times, it's a toss-up... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · October 15, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Are you sensitive to dairy? If not, sour cream is definitely more benign and many paleo-style diets, such as the Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, recommend it. It has probiotics and good fats. I eat sour cream sometimes. Hummus has nasty legumes... (more)

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by 113 · about 9 hours ago

It's just another year in college, except I'm paleo this time around!! Last year, I was living in Scotland and totally NOT paleo, but had a full kitchen in my dorm flat (and yet, somehow still seemed to survive of toast). This time around I'm... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · October 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Crock pots are awesome! I have a full kitchen and I still use mine as much as possible. It takes a couple hours for water to boil in a crock pot, so I imagine you could put a 1/2 dozen eggs in there, cover them with a good amount of water, and... (more)

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by 493 · about 9 hours ago

Hey guys, My college's cafeteria is pretty consistent with food, so I was hoping you could help rank my options. Goals are to follow paleo-principles, not really trying to gain mass, if anything I could lose a few lbs. Since they always have a... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 17, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Roast beef and burgers, because even factory farmed beef has negligible omega-6 and all cattle are pastured for part of their lives, they just get fed junk at feedlots towards their slaughtering date. I'd ask the staff if the burgers contain... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

I hoping to try this out to help with studying. Thank you

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by 45 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, Next year I'll be wrapping up my last two semesters in my undergrad education (Business Major ^^ ). Some space has opened up in my schedule and I'm thinking about taking a basic Nutrition class. Do you guys think it would be worth it to... (more)

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mari 0 · June 04, 2011 at 12:06 AM

I think it'd be better to take a biochemistry class. If you take nutrition, you're going to get a lot of the saturated fat clogs your arteries and other BS. Biochemistry will help you understand the basic mechanisms of everything and the whys, not... (more)

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by 96 · about 10 hours ago

Hey guys, I have to prepare a very short (less than 10 minute, which sucks) presentation for my biology class. I'm choosing evolutionary biology as it pertains to diet and the paleo diets effects and place in our modern society. I wanted to run... (more)

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JML 0 · April 02, 2011 at 6:24 AM

Since it's biology, you should probably discuss the size of the human brain and its need for calorically dense foods as well as the length of our GI tract, the acidity of our stomachs, the size of our colon and what implications that has for fiber... (more)

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by 487 · about 10 hours ago

I have been reading many blogs, websites, PaleoHacks, and read The Paleo Diet. I really think this is the right way for me to lose weight and I'm excited about every aspect of this new lifestyle. The only problem I have is that I'm going to... (more)

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FanOfSunshine 0 · March 03, 2011 at 4:49 AM

My Great Aunt is having your delima but in her retirement home. She has gained weight since moving there. I also gained weight in college. I think its the cafeteria food & being on the meal plan doesn't give you a lot of options. I think... (more)

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by 35 · about 10 hours ago

I started Paleo last week as a means of combating Ibs and the health benefits that everyone seems to have been raving about. The only problem is I am a college student which means 1. I have a limited budget (60 dollars or so a week) to spend on... (more)

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Morrigan 0 · February 11, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Is there a Sam's club or COSTCO near you? How about Walmart? You can Paleo very well on fattier, often cheaper cuts of meat. Heavy cream and a quality oil should not be too costly. Eggs should be cheap? Offal should be cheap too. Get together... (more)

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