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by 188 · about 3 hours ago

Before being fat adapted i've noticed coconut oil was the only fatty food that gave me subtle energy, now that i'm fat adapted I noticed that the fatty foods that give me the most energy are coconut oil, anchovies and avocados, on the other hand... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · June 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

One of the healthiest fat that you can get is from bones and bone marrow, which may be added while making stews. This also energizes a lot. Other good sources can be salads drizzled with macadamia or homemade or virgin oil.Dipping food... (more)

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by -2 · about 3 hours ago

Hey this might seem like old news to many but I just learned a few days ago about the fact that ruminants like deer or cows are able to digest plant matter because they ferment it in their stomach. I had an "aha!" moment and thought well... (more)

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Baerdric 0 · February 12, 2014 at 3:04 AM

I fermented a lot when I was a vegetarian, I prefer to let the raindeer do my fermenting for me these days.

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by 144 · about 3 hours ago

I've been eating paleo for over a year. I lost a couple of kilos and seem to have plateaued at 59kgs even though I could visibly do with losing a few more. I would never go back to eating a SAD diet because my psoriasis and also some visible... (more)

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rachelliott 0 · January 07, 2014 at 9:08 PM

EAT THE FRUIT. Seriously, carbs are not the devil. Also yams.

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by 598 · about 3 hours ago

This is more just a conversation piece and musing. We all know the three macronutrients and the energy they provide us with. They do other things, but we mostly eat energy all day. Paleos usually prefer fat. Calories per... (more)

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OuroborossoroboruO 0 · November 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

I think alcohol is probably fine. Keeping the dose to 1/2 the amount it takes for you to feel it probably eases the load on your organs. And if you dont abuse it it probably wont take any time off your lifespan unless you're old or infirim. I... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

Lately I have not been getting the best quality of sleep, and I am not sure why this is. In a 7 hour sleep, I end up waking up 3-4 times and this makes me feel groggy in the morning and within 4-5 hours I am sleeping again. Any idea why this is... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Try supplementing magnesium. Low levels in soil means that most people are chronically deficient, and it can really help with sleep stuff . Also check to see if you have any blood sugar issues. Hypoglycaemia can keep you up at night. On a... (more)

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

Sorry for the long title, but to put a connection out there I am wondering if at the end of explaining my situation there will be a chance that perhaps dieting properly will in time help me improve my chances of getting over my issues in my... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Kudos to you for being a survivor! You've already made it through a lifetime of pain, and now you get to decide for yourself what happens next. Just speaking out your truth was very powerful. I'd recommend a couple of small steps that may give... (more)

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by 28 · about 3 hours ago

I'm following a higher carb version of Paleo that includes starches like white rice and potatoes and high sugar fruits (I moderate the fructose intake). I find that starch fuels my workouts amazingly but doesn't boost my mental acuity as much.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Everyone is different. In this respect, I recommend trying a couple N=1 experiments where for a couple weeks, you limit fruit and increase your starchy vegetable consumption, and then try the opposite for a couple weeks.

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

Hey All, I haven't found any reported evidence on this around the Internet, but I tend to get a real buzz or burst of energy from eating half a can of canned oysters (about six or seven of them should do it). Has anyone else had this experience?... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 25, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I don't notice that personally, buy if I had to guess I'd say it's either the zinc or the taurine, just because shellfish, specifically oysters are very dense in those two things. There are some other libido boosting amino acids in it that it... (more)

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

As someone who is thinking about putting in a 100% commitment to Paleo I just want to ask the people on these boards what the Paleo Diet has personally done for them. I've read a lot of generalizations about health, energy, and wellness, but I... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · May 20, 2013 at 4:36 AM

Here goes: Lost 6kg (mainly fat/inflammation I believe) and maintaining weight at a 'normal' BMI Higher energy levels (say 5%) Sleep improved (combination of Vit d3 and better overall nutrition) No more acid reflux at all, ever (put this... (more)

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

I'm trying to induce nutritional ketosis in an attempt to glean its mood-stabilizing and mental clarity benefits, and to stabilize my energy and alertness levels throughout the day. I'm currently employing the following diet: 8am: 2 tbsp MCT... (more)

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August 0 · May 13, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I suspect you will need to increase your food intake, if not now, soon. As your fat stores dwindle, you will begin to have less energy. You may not feel it now, ten to twenty lbs later, you definitely will. The 'ill advised' level of saturated... (more)

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by 90 · about 3 hours ago

Has anyone heard of this Genostim GS-6? Its supposed to be all natural etc.. Genostim What do you think? Bogus or safe?

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paleot 0 · May 13, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I used to take a lot of supplements Ray Kurzweil style. These days, I'm much more convinced that the proper way to supplement my body is to find the chemicals I like, then find the food that has them, then grow / buy that organic and consume it... (more)

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

WARNING: Great wall of China text incoming. Hello, beautiful people! I'm gonna go ahead and provide as much information as I can possibly relay without trying to wrack your brains with a sheer overload of STUFF. Background: I'm currently a 20... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 07, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Hey kg7, Believe it or not I have a very similar past to you.i ate junk growing up, never had skin issues, started spending lots of time on the computer (playing runescape), developed skin issues, felt like, meh whatever. Then around the age of... (more)

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by 691 · about 3 hours ago

What has been your magic bullet? It could be for health, well being, energy or just a over all benefit to your life. Is it IF, vitamin D, coconut oil or raw milk? Whatever it might be I would like to hear it. My magic bullet has been bone... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · March 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

My magic bullet is realizing there is no magic bullet. If you are eating a half-dozen kinds of poison, there is no simple fix other than to stop doing that! Doing the hard work to get say 95% clean gives real benefit and is really worth it. You... (more)

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by 53 · about 4 hours ago

I think I have some grasp on what foods are Paleo, but I don't have as clear a picture about what the proportions are. I get the impression that it may be best to change what you "find" from day to day, but if you were making a percentage... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM

I'd recommend instead that you create a diverse pool of nutritious whole foods that you enjoy and eat them in the ratios that you find to be satisfying. If you want sugar, you eat whole fruit, if you want fat, you eat meat, eggs, avocados etc. If... (more)

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

I'd love to get some advice in my situation. I have just found out in the last few days that my GP's diagnosis of hypothyroidism was wrong. So I've been taking thyroxine for the past 9 months even though it was making my heart race, my skin dry... (more)

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Bobby_Shazzam 0 · February 26, 2013 at 9:04 PM

It is going to be tough for you to eat to lose weight while also eating to maintain performance. You may want to choose one goal or the other to focus on otherwise it is going to be a fine line you have to walk. If you want to focus on losing... (more)

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by 40 · about 4 hours ago

Hi! Wondering if anyone has heard of it? Says it is Paleo, I understand most people are against supplements/energy drinks but sometimes I like a pick me up so was wondering if anyone has any reviews on it? Thank you!

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MathGirl72 0 · February 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Their site claims the product is "Paleo friendly," but I would argue otherwise. It contains agave nectar, which is manufactured similarly to HFCS. Check out what the people at WAPF have to say: "In spite of manufacturers??? claims, agave... (more)

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by 1005 · about 4 hours ago

All of my past experiences I've had with keto I've felt tired, confused, hazy, dizzy, woozy, car-accident prone, cranky, weak, like the speaker from "One" by Metallica only not comatose...you get the idea. Is there some way to go into keto and not... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · February 22, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Listen to your body. Feeling like a zombie while in ketosis is a sign that you need to eat more BRAINS!!!!!

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

Hi, I've followed paleo for about 18 months now. I started because I wanted to lean out... and it worked. I started out at about 100kg (and pretty tubby around my stomach) and I got down to 82kg (with really aesthetically pleasing body... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · January 07, 2013 at 11:03 AM

To continue leaning out and to also up your carbs you'll probably want to drop your total fat intake. Simply, replace some of your fat calories with carb calories and give that a shot. Works for me.

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by 1013 · about 4 hours ago

Woke up this morning to emails from Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser advertising their new "Paleologix" product line. $169.95 buys you what looks like 30-45 days of 4 products. AdaptaClear detoxification support containing: B6, Folate, B12,... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

This is a copy of my comment on Reddit about it: Cavemen didn't have most of the kinds of fruits and vegetables we have today (or modern cows, which are highly selected and different in composition and milk from ancient cows). Most of the veg.... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

A diabetic friend of mine is an electrician and at times it can be physically demanding. He said he is unwilling to try the Paleo diet because he needs so many high GI carbs to give him energy that he can metabolise quickly when he needs a boost.... (more)

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borofergie 0 · December 11, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I have T2 diabetes, I eat <25g a day of carbohydrate a day, and run half marathons fasted (at 240lbs). There is no truth in the myth that you need carbohydrates for day to day "energy". A single museli bar would spike my BG to high heaven,... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Hi again! I am obsessed with this forum haha. So, I am a waitress/bartender, and have been for about 4 years. I work out 5-6 times a week (running, high intensity cardio, circuit training, lifting weights), take my dog on a 45 minute hike almost... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · January 07, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Decrease the frequency and/or the intensity of the workouts. Sleep is your friend. A bit of stress can hinder weightloss.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hi all, I just started Paleo after 2 1/2 yrs vegetarian/vegan. It has been easy due to the fact that i was already gluten and dairy free. The grain free hasn't been too bad either. my question is "why am i so tired all the time now?" It has... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 08, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Of course you can have fat as long as it's not chelev. How would our grandparents have survived without schmaltz??? When I was in Israel I was invited to the home of a family who were Sephardim and they showed me what they were cooking--shmaltz... (more)

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by 188 · about 4 hours ago

I've tried raw and gelatinized (cooked) yellow maca as I live in Peru and the raw maca is no where near as potent as the gelatinized version at least for immediate effects. However I've boiled up black maca in its dried whole food state and it was... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · December 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Maca tastes like old library books. I cannot recommend it for this reason.

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

This is perhaps a stupid question, however it's something that's baffled me recently. If we're burning fat for energy, then why do we need to consume fat if we already have reserves in our body that can be burned, assuming we already do? Is our... (more)

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pbo 0 · October 14, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I think proponents of eating a high fat diet would say that eating fat keeps your body in a primarily fat burning mode since chances are your insulin levels will be low due to the low carb intake. You have to eat something other than protein, so... (more)

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by 35 · about 4 hours ago

im curious if the body will metabolize it for energy or will it store it? i understand that is probably different depending on a situation, so ill set one up. so say i was on a fast for ~16 hours and i eat a big fatty steak. how will the body... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 30, 2012 at 5:27 AM

http://themedicalbiochemistrypage.org/lipid-synthesis.php Spend 3 hours on this and it's all clear. My M.S. studies cover most of this stuff and I've had to go through some very in-depth and tedious text. This site is still one I refer to more... (more)

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