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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hi, I have followed certain weight lifting regimes in the past but I am now questioning how paleo it is to follow a repeated routine week in week out. Am I correct in asserting that, in paleolithic times, every day would hold a different amount... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM

If you're goal is some sort of paleo-reenactment, then you would definitely want to vary things up greatly -- include tons of walking, carrying large uneven objects, sprinting, etc. However, if your goal is making size, muscle-aesthetics, and/or... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

TL;DR I'm doing basic exercise and skipping carbohydrates altogether, I want to lose weight. Will bananas be an adequate supplement and do you have any other ideas. Stats: I'm 5'10", weight last measured four months ago was 240 pounds, lots of... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 14, 2013 at 7:14 PM

If you do feel tired or start needing more carbohydrates, you could try vegetables that are starchier (sweet potatoes), though being fat-adapted and consuming enough fats/proteins should in theory be enough. Needs metabolism-wise when active can... (more)

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by 351 · about 1 hour ago

I have just dramatically changed my exercise level, going from two hours of very mild work a day to 4-7 hours of moderate work a day. I did this without even thinking about the diet change that would be necessary... My diet before was: Breakfast-... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 09, 2013 at 9:21 PM

If tolerated, you could perhaps try a "safe starch," such as pre-broiled sweet potatoes, as readily available "snack" meals. You may also find larger plates of pre-broiled/sautéed veggies such as cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale,... (more)

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by 421 · about 1 hour ago

Hi all! I will be a freshman at university in a few short weeks. I've been eating clean for nearly a year, paleo for almost 6 months. For the last 2-3 months, I have eaten dairy. I do not have any food intolerances, so I will eat things like... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · August 07, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Firstly, all of the answers already given are excellent. Glad to see there are some other Paleo college students around :) Firstly, sounds like your cafeteria offers some decent options, but if you find yourself getting tired of the food after a... (more)

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by 86 · about 1 hour ago

Hi, Im a bit of a newbie to the Paleo diet, but have always hit the low carb thing whenever im trying to shed weight. Im 37yr old woman, 5ft 6 and I weigh around 60kg. I have no idea how to calorie count but im doing the whole sugar, gluten and... (more)

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glib 0 · August 04, 2013 at 2:38 AM

I cannot believe one can eat too much pumpkin. There are paleo populations who eat 60% calories in sweet potatoes, nutritionally very similar to pumpkin, and they have no diseases of civilization. I think you are doing very well.

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by 482 · about 1 hour ago

After 3 solid months of very strict paleo (not including the occassional light boozing) I went completely off the tracks for 3 days in a row. List of forbidden items included: Coca Cola - 1 can and 1 20 oz. Big Mac - 1 WacArnolds Fries - 1... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 22, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Oh yeah! While traveling I got "glutened"--probably an undetected flour coating on some sweet potato fries--not to mention the probably rancid PUFA oil they were fried in. I never thought of myself as particularly gluten sensitive, but I was... (more)

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by 915 · about 1 hour ago

The question speaks for itself really, which one is more effective? i've done the odd sprint 8 but i've never took burpees to high intensity before as i fricken hate 'em..haha. I suppose i would consider them if they were more effective than... (more)

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Gary_4 0 · July 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I can't imagine one is much more effective than the other. They each jack your heart rate up like crazy, which is what you want for HIIT. Maybe just for the sake of variety mix them up, but otherwise, I'd say do whichever you want. So long as... (more)

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by 1974 · about 1 hour ago

I am a female trying to lose those last 5 pounds which I gained over the past few months while slipping from paleo. I currently weigh 131 at 5'8 so I really don't need to lose loads or weight... I just want to lose that 5 pounds that I gained... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:55 PM

From what information you have given, it seems that due to the amount of exercise you participate in, you probably have high cortisol levels, which tries to prevent the body from burning excess fat. This will sound counterintuitive, but I would... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

Hi you guys! I want to experiment with IF because I've had many people tell me it's great for fat loss, and I recently hit a plateau. I have an extra 15 pounds to lose... People say it's best to work out firs thing in the morning and THEN eat a... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Actually it really does not matter much. Although there are benefits to exercising fasted, and benefits eating post-workout. The main thing really is how well your perform in the activity fasted, which you will have to try yourself. Useful:... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I have been following Paleo for a few months now over from Atkins. I am about to finish (3) separate 30 day challenges, Abs, Push-ups, and Squats that I've been doing in tandem. I was trying to figure out where to go from there to, at the very... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 27, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I'm battling mental issues transitioning from Atkins to Paleo... as in if I eat too many carbs, I won't lose weight, I feel guilty or depressed etc. This is the most important thing you have to become healthy about. Physical fitness and weight... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

Am I overtraining? I started Paleo about one month ago but prior to that I had done the Dukan diet (the first and second phase only) since June of 2012 to January 2013 when I started to train for my first marathon and started to eat more foods on... (more)

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Linds 0 · July 12, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Ask yourself these questions: Are you repeatedly failing to complete your normal workout? Are you losing leanness? Are you sprinting/HIITing/lifting everyday? Do you feel easily fatigued or exhausted or generally like crap after your... (more)

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by 319 · about 1 hour ago

since ketosis is determined by liver glycogen levels and you burn quite a bit of liver glycogen while sleeping and since both anaerobic exercise and fasting deplete liver glycogen stores couldn't you theoretically consume say 250-500grams of carbs... (more)

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August 0 · June 02, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I am highly frustrated right now because I know I've seen a study in which they took long distance athletes, who were already in ketosis, and had them exercise until their muscle glycogen was depleted. They were able to eat a post-workout carb... (more)

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by 35 · about 1 hour ago

hello, i have a connective tissue disorder and i had mild sciactica or an irritated disc in my lower back (never had an mri) and fibro. the pain from this lingers, its mild. i am trying to strengthen my glutes in addition to my physical therapy... (more)

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Cory151 0 · May 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM

I had bad sciatica (L-4, L-5,and S-1). Every seen a cyclist with glutes like a sprinter? Neither of those will activate your glutes, especially in an already quad dominant person. I suggest trying exercises where you can concentrate on the... (more)

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by 384 · about 1 hour ago

Right now I am severely overweight, and recently I've started to have anxiety attacks related to my weight. I've been to the doctor who says my heart is fine but every time I have some kind of chest discomfort - due to overeating, indigestion, or... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Take some babysteps. Do you get anxiety from walking around the block for 15 minutes once a day in the evenings?

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I only really have time to do one most of the week. I am thinking of pairing up pilates with either strength/weight training or kickboxing via LA Boxing. Which one do you guys suggest? the pilates would be on reformer pilates and offer SOME weight... (more)

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VB 0 · May 24, 2013 at 2:22 PM

The very best workout: Print a picture of the person you hate the most. Or make a mental picture if you think others might know this person. You can also draw your own picture - unless you took art classes, chances are, nobody will recognize... (more)

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by 20 · about 1 hour ago

I enjoy a good long bike ride. To me, it's more about relaxation, taking in some fresh air and enjoying the sights. So when I hear that I should be avoiding "chronic cardio" (in quotes because I find the term ridiculous) from some of my paleo... (more)

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MPie 0 · May 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM

If the bike ride is relaxing, it's probably not "chronic cardio". "Chronic cardio" is basically going hard (60-70% of your VO2 max) on a typical cardio exercise (bike, run, elliptical) for an extended period of time, like 30 minutes or longer,... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

Does anyone do Les Mills Bodypump? I read on here some folks bag it and say it's not like crossfit or heavy lifting, but it's not a fair comparison. I've been doing it for a few years and really enjoy it. I love the trainers and class atmosphere.... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I did Body Pump regularly many years ago when I lived in London. I thought it was an absolutely awesome workout, ... highly recommended. However although promoted as a workout suitable for everyone I think those of "a certain age" (55+) might... (more)

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by 421 · about 1 hour ago

Let me begin with what I ate yesterday: Breakfast: 5 oz 4% cottage cheese Lunch: 8 oz applegate chicken breast, 1 packet of sea snax seaweed Snack: 12 oz of 4% cottage cheese Exercise: Softball practice, included sprinting the bases in the hot... (more)

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rob_grantham 0 · May 17, 2013 at 5:43 PM

It's a hormonal response primarily cortisol and adrenaline. Fight or flight dictates that when your body is under sufficient stressyou lose appetite. If you decrease your workout intensity then you should feel more like eating pwo.

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

Lately after eating I've been getting a headache, mostly on the right side of the top of my head. I feel it is more often after exercise (cardio boxing or bodypump/ weights in the gym) and even the next day after exercise I feel really sluggish,... (more)

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by 66 · about 1 hour ago

Evening all, I've been having some pretty worrying knee problems since a rugby tournament 7 weeks ago. Being the idiot that I am (and also not speaking too much of the local language), I've neglected to see a doctor until now. I'm relatively... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · May 13, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Do you have access to a swimming pool? That's how I got in my best workouts when I was out with a stress fracture in my foot. In the pool you can do whatever strokes you like for tabatas, HIIT, or anything you like, really. For other cardio-type... (more)

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by 1097 · about 1 hour ago

I suppose the title isn't that clear, so I'll try to word the question a bit better: I take a 2 hour walk every day, at a reasonable pace (around 3 mph) and in the middle, I tend to get something fructose-y, around 30 grams carbs. My question... (more)

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by 38 · about 1 hour ago

Just wondering if its possible To lose weight without working out on Paleo diet.. All ready week on the paleo lifestyle And lost 3lbs.

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bjjcaveman 0 · April 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM

YES! Diet is the most important thing and will get you 80% there. Exercise helps, but isn't going to do much for you if you're still eating horribly. If you're eating well, then exercise is great for further sculpting... Heard a great quote... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

Im new to this, does Triple Strength Fish Oil omega-3 helps you gain weight ? I'm in the gym every day trying to build muscle with Muscle milk which is going great. I also was told that the fish oil omega-3 is good for your skin hair and nails as... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

a) Muscle Milk is not paleo b) Fish Oil has been shown to help build muscle (and muscle adds weight, so I suppose it indirectly helps you gain weight)

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by 8574 · about 1 hour ago

Postprandial triglyceride and free fatty acid metabolism in obese women after either endurance or resistance exercise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23580597 In brief it seems after reading this abstract (about five times) that exercise... (more)

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CD 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

an excess of carbohydrates in the diet not only acts as a fat-sparer but also increases fat stores. In fact, all the excess carbohydrates not used for energy or stored in the small glycogen deposits of the body are converted to fat for storage ==>... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

This might be a weird question but since I started sprinting my right food has been having these waves of heat. It's not painful just a strange feeling. It's usually occurring while I'm sitting at my desk. It also feels as though I need to "pop"... (more)

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Ang_3 0 · April 28, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Thanks for all the answers. I actually found out I have a pinched nerve in my foot. Basically I need to chill out for a bit on the sprinting until I can figure out how to fix this.

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