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by 10 · 1 minute ago

I have been looking to start on the Paleo diet, but have run into some problems, as I am a college student living in the dorms here at K-State and have to eat at the dining halls here, since I don't have a kitchen to make my own food in. Most of... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 06, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Yeah, my sister is in the same situation. It sucks, but don't do what she did. She just gave up and went vegetarian. Wrong. Factory farmed meat is still better than tofu. Try to chose beef and lamb since these are the least affected by factory... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 hours ago

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 15 · about 23 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 23 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 631 · about 23 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 78417 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 10 · about 23 hours ago

I'm a college student who eats pretty strict paleo. I have to eat what my dining hall provides, which is usually a lot of chicken. Obviously, the chicken is not from the best source or cooked the right way. It is often covered in grease and oils... (more)

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JCentonze 0 · November 14, 2012 at 12:54 AM

The principle I use is: can I recognize the species I'm eating? This isn't a rhetorical question either - if the food I'm eating has been processed to the point where I'd need a DNA test to identify the species, I just don't eat it. Lunch meats... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 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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