I go walking everyday on my lunch break, when i eat VLC i find i don't have much energy, i lack that spring in my step, if i go up to 200g carbs then it comes back, but then the last 2 days i've been fasting, all i've eaten is one avocado... (more)
tatical energy is a survial mechanism. Your body responds because it needs to in order to get more energy (food). Carbs are not the devil, 5 day fasts are not health seeking.
I have just recently started the paleo diet by gradually migrating across. I no longer drink tea or coffee (although ultimately I will go back to coffee - but filter coffee as a treat like having cake). I have completely cut out sugar as well as... (more)
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)
All the paleo stuff i've been reading say aim for 8-9h of sleep. this used to be no problem for me at all. After transitioning to 90% paleo (3 weeks and counting) i find it impossible to get more than 6-7h though, i wake up naturally after 6... (more)
does anyone here eat coconut butter (not coconut oil) as a pre bed snack... have you noticed if it makes any difference to your sleep...? please elaborate (& what is your 'dose' & timing of your coconut butter). i was... (more)
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)
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)
Hi, I'm going to have six moths with constant work on a project and i'm looking in too what would be the optimal diet for that lifestyle! I work out two - tree times a week, and work at the computer on average 13-16 hours a day.... I need... (more)
It seems like everyone on this site fasts before a workout, but I feel awful if I wait too long after my meal... like my head starts hurting and I feel like I need to lie down. My usual workout is running a couple miles and lifting weights.... (more)
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)
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)
What's everyone elses experience with removing wheat/gluten from their diet? The big trend that I hear a lot of right now is gluten. Yes, gluten can be *extremely* bad for you physically and mentally and that's fairly easily quantified.... (more)
There's a Gluten Summit going on this week for anyone that's interested in more on this topic. Have no affiliation with them but find it fascinating and free.
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)
I have adapted Paleo for 2 weeks now and after a week I lost 7 pounds (probably just water weight). Since then I have seen it hit a brick wall; is this normal? I work at a call centre, so my job is not active at all. I tend to graze on veg, one... (more)
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)
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)
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.
If I may summarize the Paleo recommendation, we are to minimize direct sugar, including eating sweet fruits sparingly, eliminate things that directly convert to sugar (white flour, its concoctions, etc.), and eliminate polysaccharides that... (more)
The sugar crash happens when your blood sugar gets high, and your body pumps out too much insulin, thus clearing out the glucose (remember glucose above a certain level in the blood is toxic). With a paleo diet, you have a steady level of glucose... (more)
Has anybody experience a dramatic increase in energy after starting probiotics? I finished a bottle of enymedica Pro-bio about 5 days ago. About noon on the day I first started this product I noticed I had a lot of energy- energy like I haven't... (more)
So after 8 days on strict paleo I am having a pretty bad carb crash. I wouldn't think much of it and just push through but I have exams coming up in a week and am afraid it's going to affect my studying and test taking. The carb crash started tree... (more)
Eating strict paleo doesn't mean eating low carb. Get lots of tubers and starchy veggies and you can easily get your carbs up to a level you can deal with. 1 cup sweet potato = 40 grams, remember :)
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)
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)
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)
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)
TLDR Warning, huge rambling novel below: Hi PaleoHacks. Time to give some background, or semi-life story to any who cares to read. I am a dude, 5' 11'', about 165-170 lbs with around 18-23% bodyfat (I don't know how to do the various... (more)
I think you're doing a good job dude. The only advice I'd give you is to increase the intensity and decrease the duration of your elliptical HIIT sessions to help you finish cutting.