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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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Matt_11 0 · July 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM

You speak only of diet, that's but one factor that plays into overall health, energy levels, etc… Stress? Exercise? Not everything goes back to diet. But let's assume diet is all that matters. You should eat more and eat more carbs, if you want... (more)

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by 188 · about 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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wtfgod 0 · May 02, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Won't let me upvote your post anymore! I would like an answer to this as well. Things you may want to try: Time release melatonin ( Not ideal ) Blue blocking glasses before sleep ( Increase natural melatonin ) Raw honey before bed (... (more)

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by 55 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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Methodician 0 · April 10, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Anecdotally, I often eat coconut butter before bed. I'll often have that late-night "OMG I need food but I'm not hungry" thing where I keep finding myself in the kitchen for no good reason. I'll usually take a couple spoonful of coconut butter... (more)

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by -2 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

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)

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paint94979 0 · January 05, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I went VLC under 10 grams a day for 3-4 months and let me tell you it f**king sucked. I had issues concentrating, constant brain fog, I was always sore from working out as I was not replenishing my glycogen stores. I started adding in carbs via... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I hear rave reviews about the energy boost the Paleo diet gives you. But sadly after 6 weeks, no boost here. Weight loss, but no boost. Ideas? I'm thinking maybe more greens?

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wtfgod 0 · October 02, 2013 at 8:41 PM

the real question is do you need an energy boost? if you were low energy and are still low energy its different from you being high energy and continuing to be high energy. if its the former it may be because youve lowered your calorie intake to... (more)

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by 20 · about 2 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 915 · about 2 hours ago

This happens to me far too many times to be coincidence, I've just finished a hefty steak with fried onions & chips at 6.45pm. It's now 7.15 & I now feel like doing a workout..bodyweight routine, lifting etc...what gives?? My carb intake... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 05, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Because you are awesome?

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by 28 · about 2 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 53 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM

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)

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by 25 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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by 10 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 30 · about 2 hours ago

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)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 11, 2013 at 2:01 AM

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.

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by 108 · about 2 hours ago

Hello! Yesterday I had dinner with a friend at a steakhouse (cause it's just meat). I alowed myself some alcohol, but I made a mistake. I had a small vodka lemon, because I forgot that the lemonade in it contains sugar. Oops, I thought an didn't... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM

You drank. You walked far, and in the cold. You were overly tired when you got home. What does your diet look like? I'm supposing you are doing VLC or LC paleo. It does sound like you had a hypoglycemic event -- which alcohol can make much... (more)

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by 53 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 5 · about 2 hours ago

I've been eating strict Paleo for the last 10 days after quitting grains and sugar cold turkey, and over the past few days I've had boundless amounts of energy. Pre-Paleo I would sleep 8-9 hours/night and still feel exhausted upon waking, but... (more)

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HuntingBears 0 · February 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Enjoy it while it lasts, adrenals/thyroid will burn out in a few months and you'll start looking for answers, Ray Peat heads up

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by 215 · about 2 hours ago

I've been on a strict paleo diet for 4 months, and the only thing it has really helped with is I don't get light headed now that I don't eat dairy or gluten. The problem is, I don't really have energy. Paleo just makes perfect sense to me, so I... (more)

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danno 0 · January 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Just go atleast 80% raw and keep enjoying your cooked meats and eggs. It's the ideal diet. I also recommend eating cultured saurkraut before your meats to improve digestino so your body doesn't exhaust it's energy reserves. Also if you want to... (more)

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