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by 253 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Me- After growing up borderline obese as a kid (235lbs in 7th grade), I trained myself into a pretty athletic 23 yr old male, working 4days a week at crossfit and doing ~20 miles per week running. I have experimented with Intermittent fasting... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · June 26, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Lots of low-carbers have found success by adding salt. Failing to supplement sodium is one of the most common mistakes on a low-carb diet.

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

It seems that most everyone who starts out here is doing LCHF right out of the gates no matter what their background is, but I wonder if there needs to be a fork in the road that we encounter on Day 1 that, in Choose Your Own Adventure style,... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · December 16, 2011 at 4:50 AM

It sounds like you feel that the Paleo community misled you. You didn't feel well on a VLC diet, and it took a long time for you to realize what the problem was, because many Paleo dieters are also LC dieters. Since the revelation that you felt... (more)

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by 15583 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Inspired by this question about CrossFit, I'm wondering what people think about Body By Science, (in some ways, the polar opposite of CrossFit)? Broadly, BBS calls for a very intense, ultra-slow weights workout once a week, potentially lasting... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 18, 2010 at 7:55 PM

I just finished Body By Science recently and highly recommend it. Even if you don't follow their training plan, it's worth it for the background information. It does a great job of explaining muscle fiber composition, cellular metabolism,... (more)

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by 16131 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

I eat a high fat, low non-fibrous carb, moderate protein diet since reading the Rosedale Diet and Primal Body Primal Mind. I have been doing this for some time - years. I also exercise daily, upon waking, fasted. Sometimes I do high intensity... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · June 03, 2011 at 8:42 PM

I think many people are very confused about cortisol. I'm probably among them, but here is what I've learned. As far as I can tell, cortisol is released in response to stress, not in response to low blood sugar. Yes, one of the things it then... (more)

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Effects of exercise and lack of exercise on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity Improvement in Glucose Tolerance After 1 Wk of Exercise in Patients With Mild NIDDM Effects of Exercise on Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Resistance [Changes... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · November 11, 2011 at 11:27 PM

Hmm. I find this question ironic. You seem to be searching for a reason that carbohydrates might not cause metabolic syndrome, even though carbohydrate restriction generally reverses it. And yet your argument is of the same form: Doing X... (more)

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by 2544 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

It seems common knowledge that exercise increases gut permeability. Colostrum seems to help from studies. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/adis/smd/2009/00000039/00000012/art00005 Should those with leaky guts back off exercise? At least... (more)

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none 0 · January 23, 2012 at 10:11 PM

This is something I've been meaning to read up on. Apparently aspirin before running greatly INCREASES gut permeability. Believe it or not there is a faction of people who dose aspirin heavily around workouts. I would not do this personally. ... (more)

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by 11478 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I'm interested in gradual body recomposition--retaining or building lean mass while losing some flab. I've started running some intervals at our local track. What are the most effective combinations of duration, number of sprints, and workout... (more)

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geelyn 0 · February 19, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Tabata's are great, but full recovery sprints are useful tools as well, especially if you are just beginning. There are several methods of doing this: ??? Sprint for 45 sec - 1 min/walk slowly for 45 sec-3 min. Repeat for 6-10 intervals. As you... (more)

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by 114 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

In GCBC, Taubes states that the only effective way to lose weight is to reduce carbs. He claims that exercise has minimal effects as a weight loss tool and has been shown to fail in controlled trials. However, I personally know plenty of people... (more)

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permiechickie 0 · June 19, 2011 at 1:30 AM

I think that Taubes is wrong in this respect, and that he takes this position just to fortify himself from the "calories in, calories out" crowd. Neither position is right - exercise doesn't just expend calories, and that's probably why exercise... (more)

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by 56596 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

So I've been doing a lot of heavy erratic work on muscles that were previously a little lazy. And I do get Delayed onset muscle soreness, which is nice because it definitely feels like muscle is being built, but doesn't make me want to exercise... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · September 21, 2010 at 1:32 AM

It also depends how sore you feel. I remember some time ago I tried something new and I pushed myself too hard. I was sore all right. It was a pain to put clothes on or use bathroom ;-). Now with this kind of soreness I decided to simply wait and... (more)

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by 24523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

The internet is bar-none the best source for paleo info. The marginal return on initial paleo research is phenomenal in terms of improving health. But there comes a time when reading about paleo tweaks is more fun than functional. Read all of... (more)

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Ivan 0 · December 10, 2010 at 7:59 AM

Good point. Many people here on this forum, I hate to say, overemphasize on minor issues - like how to make the room 100% dark even though it is 99% dark and then spend two days researching over the internet for that. I have been there too. I say... (more)

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by 1025 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Without going to the gym? Doing things the manual way seems to make most conventionals recoil in horror, but it just seems easier to me to be moving around while I'm also getting some domestic work done (cause that's where I work). -I hang up... (more)

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Corey_1 0 · July 22, 2011 at 3:38 AM

I look for heavy shit around the house and convince myself that it needs to be somewhere else in the house. Drives my wife nuts.

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by 1130 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I am starting the fourth month of my eating paleo, or to be more specific, for now I settled with the "archevore diet" of Dr. Kurt Harris (link). I am amazed how my body composition changed in those few weeks, I lost about 25 pounds, but not only... (more)

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animalcule 0 · October 04, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Your activity level can have surprisingly little to do with the way you look but a lot to do with how well you feel and your long-term health. This doubly true for me - NOTHING I eat or do has had more than 5 lbs effect on the way my body looks,... (more)

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by 95 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Creatine is a proven (and generally recognized as safe) supplement to boost muscle mass when combined with consistent strength training. From my readings, it is recommended to take it with fruit juice or dextrose because the insulin spike will... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 27, 2010 at 11:03 PM

There have been favorable posts at Conditioning Research and The Heart Scan Blog about creatine. The research seems to be very positive in terms of physical and cognitive benefits and in terms of long term safety. The natural food source of... (more)

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by 2065 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Hi everyone, I need to build a little muscle and tone up everywhere, unfortunately I feel like I am reading a foreign language when fitness stuff is being discussed. I have never gone out of my way to do any specific physical exercises because I... (more)

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CT 0 · June 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Honest short answer - push ups, pull ups and squats is a great start. Hits most muscle groups. Throw in a bit of sprinting for building fast twitch muscle and promoting HGH spurts, which will help muscle growth generally. You can always move on to... (more)

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by 20411 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I'm just wondering if the current primal/paleo exercise paradigm is too male-oriented. Would women have been more likely to sprint or dance, for example? Does the female body and hormonal environment change the rules at all or is what's good for... (more)

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none 0 · June 20, 2011 at 5:58 PM

I am on both sides of the fence here. As a woman who likes to keep fit, I adhere to the "lift like a man" method. I go heavy, Olympic style lifts. I also do high intensity intervals. I used to (as a teen and in my 20s) run long distances, but it... (more)

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by 15966 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

There are numerous debates about the macronutrient makeup of our ancestors??? diets. One would be forgiven if, after a cursory glance at a site similar to paleohacks, they thought that all we ever took into consideration with regards to whatever... (more)

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WaveHunter 0 · July 09, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Yes I think so. All paleo people were a lot more physically active than 99% of westerners. It is a huge x factor people don't account for when trying to recreate paleo land. Basically every organism in the wild is in a struggle to survive... (more)

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by 2485 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

It seems to me that paleolithic humans probably spent a heck of a lot of time carrying heavy stuff around. The spoils of a good hunt would have to be trekked back to camp. Gathered food, fire wood, rocks for building tools, supplies for building... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · February 23, 2010 at 1:09 AM

One of my favourite activities is backpacking! Load me up with 45-50 lbs for a weekend of walking and I'm happy as a clam... with legs... and a backpack.

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by 857 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

http://www.treadmill-desk.com/ Simple concept: walk at a slow rate (in the 1 mph neighborhood) while you do your office jockeying. Walk for six or so hours a day, as our ancestors probably did. Anyone doing this? I'm very curious about it, since... (more)

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Sean_Mills 0 · March 14, 2010 at 9:36 PM

I use one because it just made sense to me. We evolved over millions of years to walk, not to sit. After researching the effects of sedentary lifestyles I went looking for a treadmill desk and found TrekDesk. They also have a ton of information on... (more)

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by 248 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

As a supplement to a paleo lifestyle, I also engage in Crossfit and I am sure that many of you do as well. A friend of mine has recently joined Crossfit and taken up a paleo lifestyle. I would love to know how to a) shut this guy up and b) provide... (more)

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JJ 0 · May 21, 2010 at 4:03 PM

I think his points are all right on. He doesn't strike me as a hater at all! In fact, it seems to me that he goes out of his way to provide a reasoned analysis of the flaws in the way CF is implemented in many affiliates. If you want haters, you... (more)

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by 585 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I've recently been diagnosed with PCOS. Even with PCOS, since going paleo, I've lost weight, but not as much as most people seem to. If there are other PCOS ladies out there, what worked for you? I've been doing a "meat and veggies" diet, with... (more)

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Jodi 0 · June 05, 2010 at 9:21 PM

I was never officially diagnosed with PCOS, but I had symptons, as well as female relatives who were diagnosed. For me, healing my metabolism was key to alleviating my symptoms. I was quite overweight, and at first I lost weight by getting into... (more)

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by 717 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

It is my burning desire to do an unassisted dead hang pull up and/or chin up - well more than one really. Think Linda Hamilton in terminator 2. I have been working on the assisted machine doing chins and dips. The rest of my workout is squats,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · June 06, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Start off with only doing negatives. Just jump up to the bar and try to slow down your descent. Do 3 sets to failure 2x a week and you should be able to do proper ones in no time. The eccentric portion of any exercise is actually what causes the... (more)

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by 581 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Instinct tells me that it's better to just sleep, because that's what really heals your body. I even read somewhere that sleeping will calories (I don't know how factual this is, however). And so I wonder... If you're tired, but need to workout,... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · September 14, 2011 at 9:49 AM

If I were you, I would just go for a walk outside, preferably somewhere green, or maybe ride your bike. See what that does. Sleep deprivation and building strength and condition do not match. You need quality and quantity of recovery!! But you... (more)

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by 12847 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I find that a lot people tend to focus on dietary choices over physical ones when it comes to the paleo lifestyle. I've even seen recommendations to cut back or stop exercising all together. The more I read though the more I begin to wonder that... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · October 01, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I think healthy social life is understated the most. It was great that robb wolf really made a point about in his video. Maybe its selfevident. I have been very introvert personality, and i believe thats the cause of my health problems. I... (more)

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by 319 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_nature

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · July 21, 2012 at 1:09 AM

On what grounds are people voting to close this thread? How does it violate any paleohacks rules?

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I have a problem with sugar/carb binges that starts with one small cheat, maybe a cookie or ice cream...and results in me eating any sugary carby item i can get my hands on until my stomach hurts. Its almost as if i punish myself for cheating and... (more)

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dzone 0 · October 07, 2012 at 11:00 PM

1 - I'd try going to the gym when you have the craving but before you binge. 2 - Can you burn off the calories? Not really. If you down an entire gallon of ice cream you'd need to run a marathon to burn it off. It just doesn't end up... (more)