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by 78 · September 07, 2014 at 12:42 PM

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)

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CD 0 · September 05, 2014 at 1:40 AM

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.

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by 0 · July 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM

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 · June 29, 2014 at 4:19 AM

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 · May 04, 2014 at 12:15 AM

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 · April 12, 2014 at 4:32 AM

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 · March 10, 2014 at 6:50 PM

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 · January 07, 2014 at 9:08 PM

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 · January 05, 2014 at 6:04 PM

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 5 · December 07, 2013 at 7:08 AM

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)

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MiMintzer 0 · December 07, 2013 at 5:21 AM

I must be one of the few people who don't work out fasted. My workouts, mostly weight training, are usually in the morning. Doing a workout fasted doesn't work out well for me so I eat a good breakfast of protein and fat and finish it about an... (more)

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by 583 · November 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

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 75 · November 15, 2013 at 1:19 AM

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)

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BuildingaBetterHuman 0 · November 14, 2013 at 6:03 AM

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.

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by 5 · October 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM

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 10 · October 02, 2013 at 8:41 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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)

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Melinda_3 0 · September 07, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Dried fruit really got me through before I adjusted. , When I first gave up grains, dried fruit were what got me through. I don't need them much any more though. It must be the insulin sensitivity - I just had a blood test done and found out I... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 496 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

looking for a pre workout as i will start to train fasted in mornings so i was wondering what is your biggest contributor to energy? butter,chocolate,coffee,bananas,coconut oil? ...and why do you think this particular food gives you a lot of... (more)

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lilifee 0 · July 16, 2013 at 7:37 AM

For me personally white potatoes and butter, because they are the only starch(besides bananas) that I can eat without digestive problems, they are light and give instant energy. Also they help me shed exessive water weight, because on VLC I do... (more)

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · June 10, 2013 at 8:42 PM

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 :)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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)