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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hey, I'm extremely new to the Paleo world (Started Crossfitting a month and a half ago) and I have a question. First an introduction - I'm 26 years old, Extremely Obese (almost 380lbs) , but in my luck I'm tall as well (6"2') so the weight... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · October 31, 2013 at 3:20 AM

I don't think fruits and veggies are necessary at all. I kind of "sprinkle" them on my meats, not more than 1/2 a cup a day. it's usually sauerkraut, avocado, cooked carrots, or bananas. I need as little fiber as possible due to digestive... (more)

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by 1670 · about 11 hours ago

SO I keep hearing that a lot of rice has arsenic in it and that some types are better than others. Every time I walk in to a grocery store I get bombarded by all these brands emphasizing some different detail, so I was wondering if anyone had a... (more)

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MarkES 0 · November 30, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Lundberg California White Basmati Rice is a good option that's fairly common to find in US stores. http://chriskresser.com/arsenic-in-rice-how-concerned-should-you-be : buy a brand made in California like Lundberg; their California White... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

My understanding is that sweet potatoes are the only potatoes acceptable if you're eating paleo. The rule of thumb with potatoes as I understand it is if it's white, no bueno; orange, bueno. The orange ones, I always thought were interchangeably... (more)

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CD 0 · October 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

a "Yam" is not related to potatoes or sweet potatoes: Wiki Yam . It is big, and it's skin looks like a tree trunk (think yuca ). It's also much sweeter than sweet potatoes. "yam" is a colloquial name for sweet potatoes and can be used... (more)

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by 748 · about 11 hours ago

When I first went Paleo and starting losing weight, I thought it was because there was something magical about taking out grains and sugars, but when looking at my old diaries, my calories were lower than the way i was eating when I was eating... (more)

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Paleodude 0 · October 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Removing sugar and most starches from your diet reduces cravings resulting in feeling fuller. That's why it is simple to fast while eating a Paleo diet as you can go long times between meals before hunger strikes. So to answer your question; a... (more)

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by 1670 · about 11 hours ago

I am a bit befuddled as to why this has even happened. My doctor thinks that it is because I do not carry enough fat on my body, but I have to disagree. I may be athletic and lean, but I find myself at a health body weight of 105 and I am 5'2". I... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · October 11, 2012 at 3:11 AM

This is a complicated issue. This is my take. Please consider that "fat burning beast" mode, or ketosis or whatever, is sending your brain the message that you are starving even if you are eating a ton of coconut oil. Starvation isn't ideal for... (more)

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by 1670 · about 11 hours ago

I just read this article by dr. Jack Kruse on LR and I'm not sure if I have this. I'm not overweight and I don't crave foods, but I do fast and eat 2 meals a day and when I get to the second one my body just doesn't say stop. If I force myself to... (more)

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Matthew_Caton 0 · May 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

If you are not overweight, and you are not gaining weight, then you definitely are not leptin resistant. It's good to have one big meal a day. If you are worried about overeating then focus on eating high protein in the second meal, and just eat... (more)

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by 600 · about 11 hours ago

I've been paleo for just under a week and I'm starting to get very overwhelmed about how much and what I should be eating.There seems to be 2 different different ways of doing this a) a way of living your life and b) to lose weight. I've been... (more)

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jo60 0 · May 12, 2012 at 6:01 PM

It can be very helpful to use a diet/nutrition calculator until you get a feel for the breakdowns. Yes confusing with a lot of conflicting and sometimes unclear information. 5% carbs is a Very Low Carb plan which is perfectly fine even though many... (more)

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by 168 · about 11 hours ago

This was the mantra behind the '6 Week Body Make-Over' that I attempted; lost a ton of weight on; but just didn't have the energy to keep up. When I tell people about Paleo, I usually hear, "Oh, just like Atkins." Then I cringe. I thought Atkins... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · February 16, 2012 at 12:59 AM

It is one of the most important dietary building blocks for our bodies. Every cell in your body depends on saturated fat to some extent. Eating saturated fat even creates a positive feedback loop in bile production that makes you more able to... (more)

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by 32518 · about 12 hours ago

Two weeks ago, I started experiencing slight queasiness that would go away when I ate. Not all the time, but most of the time, after I start eating around 10 am. Now I feel queasy even after eating. Seasonal allergy symptoms have kicked... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Thanks, everyone! I think I just figured it out! It seems to be post-nasal drip irritating my stomach. I've been slightly stuffed up since I moved to Santa Fe 2 months ago, due to the dry air. It seems that some seasonal allergic reaction... (more)

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by 78417 · about 12 hours ago

Fellow paleo dieters i am so confused. I am pretty happy on the paleo diet because it allows me to eat the foods i love. Steak, eggs and bacon, mushrooms, chicken breast. So on and so forth. The confusion is coming from the fact that i eat too... (more)

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Asclepius 0 · July 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Keep it simple. If you are responding to hunger and eating 'real' foods then relax about it. If we knew how long you'd been on this diet then that might also be useful. If you are starting out obese then consider that there is a big energy... (more)

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by 1012 · about 12 hours ago

This paleo caper is a crock. After a number of months, I have barely lost any weight at all, past an initial few kg. Ok, so I wasn't so worried about this initially, since I didn't really have much to lose, and that wasn't the primary reason for... (more)

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Rose 0 · June 09, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Yikes! You should definitely start supplementing bowls of Fruity Pebbles, three times a day at least. If that's not enough, add a couple of doughnuts, and maybe top it off with a bag of Cheetos. Fabric changes, especially from secretions, are... (more)

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by 1585 · about 12 hours ago

The Paleo lifestyle in itself seemed pretty basic and easy to follow (been Paleo for about 6 months now). But when you throw in all the rest of the things like percentages, levels, fats, workouts, when to fast, when not to fast, eat carbs, don't... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · May 31, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Don't eat grains. Don't eat sugar / processed foods. Don't consume industrial vegetable oils. Eat whole foods, grass fed / wild caught animals. If possible, eat what's in season. You'll become elite. Easy.

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by 720 · about 12 hours ago

Hi there Loving this site, this is my first post. I've been Paleo for exactly a month, I've read Robb Wolf and Loren Cordain as well as Sisson's book and I've been a bit confused regarding fats (Cordain favoring lean meats, Sisson favoring high... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · March 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM

As I'm sure you have realised by now, if you ask a question like this here you will get a whole rariety of often conflicting opinions :) Different books also give conflicting advice. These are my thoughts. Eat foods that you like to eat. Making... (more)

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by 1471 · about 12 hours ago

Ok, I have started this journey into a new life by only reading Robb's book. My daughter started doing Crossfit, and it was recommended. I like the concept completely. But when it comes to making the numbers happen, like how much vit d, how do I... (more)

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Kirik_Jenness 0 · January 19, 2011 at 3:11 AM

DON'T obsess!! You're going to be just fine. Don't get caught up in minute details!! Heck, even give this a look and start incorporating things: http://www.paleonu.com/get-started/ You're going to be fine. Just get going and don't pressure... (more)

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by 0 · October 20, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Reading what Cordain has to say versus what Robb Wolf says and other "authorities" have to say it seems that there are a lot of varying forms of Paleo. Which is the true to life life style? I read things on this web site that are opposite of... (more)

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CavemanAthlete 0 · April 03, 2014 at 9:16 PM

@CDone @panosmj I feel Cdone has answered this really well. Well done. Good Luck!

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by 1 · October 20, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Hi, everyone. My mom has been sick for the past 2-2.5 years now. At first, we had no clue what it was. The doctor did a biopsy but didn't find anything there. For these past years, she's been on a lot of prescription meds and took traditional... (more)

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by 30 · October 20, 2014 at 3:53 AM

So, maybe I really am just that uninformed, but what EXACTLY is wrong with having 2-3 yams/sweet potatoes or even squash a day? I CrossFit about 4-5 times a week and it seems having these foods are the horrible things to have. What if I am not... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 11, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Nobody doing crossfit should restrict starch. Muscle glycogen repletion is a good thing. Nobody should restrict omega-6 from nutritious whole food sources. Eat as many almonds as you want within your caloric framework. I eat raw walnuts <gasp>... (more)

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by 5 · October 20, 2014 at 3:31 AM

Hi! I've been getting odd symptoms and according to my doctor its a mild upper respiratory tract infection. but i'm not so sure if it is. I got asthma from wheat a few days before this started, so not sure if its wheat or the weakened immune... (more)

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by 181 · October 19, 2014 at 3:11 AM

I've been Paleo for the last year or so. I've lost some pounds and feel pretty good. My wife would love to also lose some of the weight that she's had issues with for a long time. I try to help her by making a paleo breakfast and dinner, but she... (more)

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JJ 0 · March 28, 2011 at 4:50 PM

This is an excellent question. I agree, it's very frustrating. If you really want to figure out how to think about nutrition, start by reading Good Calories, Bad Calories or reading the blogs over at Whole Health Source or PaleoNu.com. They'll... (more)

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by 1670 · October 18, 2014 at 3:42 AM

I know liver...but what else? And should I just get my sources from Whole Foods or a better place? Should it just be beef organ meats? On that note, once I do find my sources of whatever organ meats you deem important, I don't know if I can eat... (more)

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Wowza 0 · July 28, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Sweetbreads are yummy and not gross at all. They are delicious and easy to prepare: just poach in stock and then fry in tallow or lard.

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by 1683 · October 18, 2014 at 3:20 AM

I know this has been asked before BUT I can never get a clear answer... Do calories really matter?! My meal of 3 eggs, 3 strips of bacon, sausage, and avocado/tomato plus coffee and cream would equal a lot of calories...ususally when I eat this I... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 28, 2011 at 5:44 PM

High fat, low carb diets work for body fat loss because there is little carbohydrate-induced insulin throughout the day, which means insulin isn't 1) interfering with lipolysis (the release of fatty acids from your fat cells) and 2) interfering... (more)

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by 627 · October 16, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Hi, This is my first post in PaleoHacks but I have been a fan for the past 3 weeks as I have started the Paleo Diet. I have been easing myself into the diet slowly and now feel I am ready to go fully paleo with the only cheat being perhaps... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 01, 2012 at 10:24 AM

You're doing fine, and 3 weeks is really too early to see much in terms of fat loss results. It is however, long enough to start seeing changes and feel better. I know you say you love almond butter, and that's fine, but it can cause problems if... (more)

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by 90 · October 16, 2014 at 3:32 AM

The more I read the more I'm confused and boy am I confused. I had never heard of Paleo until a month ago but after reading "Wheat Belly" and later "Why we get fat" I am hooked on the science of it, but I may be suffering from too much info. I am... (more)

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pbo 0 · March 27, 2012 at 1:02 AM

In the end, calories are what matters. Period. For most of us, eating paleo is a real tasty, healthy way, to do so without trying. For many, this does not create enough of a caloric deficit to keep losing forever OR at all. You can overdo the... (more)

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by 1353 · October 14, 2014 at 3:15 AM

AVOCADO AND LOTS OF OTHER THINGS WEREN'T AVAILABLE WHY DOES IT MATTER IF ITS STILL HEALTHY?

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