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by 195 · about 6 hours ago

So I'm in horrid shape... I'm 5'6, female, 138... and my saltler scale says I have a 23% body fat (LIES)... I did a vague tape measure test, (neck 13, waist 28, hips 38) and it said I was 25.something... ANYWAYS.... I can't run because I lack the... (more)

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Jill_2 0 · May 24, 2012 at 5:24 AM

Crossfit. If I had to name one of the best adult decisions I've made thus far, starting crossfit would be at the top of the list. My only regret is that I sat on my ass for two years occasionally visiting the crossfit website thinking that I... (more)

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by 195 · about 6 hours ago

Mark Sisson recommends intervals of play, right? I was thinking of buying a 'rebounder' (mini-trampoline) to use whenever I have a spare 5-10 minutes or so... It would be loads of fun with music, no? I just have trouble getting activity in with... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · May 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I'm not sure what a rebounder is, but I've been on trampolines. Whenever I babysit my friend's children, we jump on the giant trampoline. It is the best way to exercise for fun and to keep things interesting. We do tricks on it...bouncing on our... (more)

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by 4283 · about 6 hours ago

http://www.shericolberg.com/diabetic-athlete.asp If yes, thoughts? IF no, what other books other that Dr. Bernstein's book would you recommend to a Type 1 diabetic? (more)

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Sheri_Colberg_PhD 0 · May 09, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I like it, but then again I wrote it! Actually, you should go for the updated version of that book called "Diabetic Athlete's Handbook" (http://www.shericolberg.com/diabetic-athletes-handbook.asp). Another great book is "Think Like a Pancreas"... (more)

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by 55 · about 6 hours ago

Hi guys! This is something I've been noticing lately. Background: I've been paleo in diet for about 9 months, only in the last 1-2 months have I also primal-ized my lifestyle and begun to exercise more regularly (following general advice from... (more)

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D__McGuff 0 · May 09, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Collect a post workout urine sample and have your doctor run a urinalysis. If it is dipstick positive for blood but no red blood cells are seen on microscopic exam, then you are spilling myoglobin and may have rhabdomyolisis. If red blood cells... (more)

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by 824 · about 6 hours ago

I came across this article in the newspaper a few days ago about the dangers of excess beta-carotene. http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/News/2012/05/Potential--Dark-Side--Found-for-Diets-High-in-Beta-carotene/ I eat large amounts sweet... (more)

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Heather_15 0 · May 06, 2012 at 2:00 AM

I'm going to have to look into this more, try to find what studies they're basing their conclusions on. It was my understanding that the cancer-causing beta-carotene was the one found in vitamins, NOT whole foods. This paragraph from the article... (more)

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by 1608 · about 6 hours ago

Is true that getting some exercise before bed (or in the middle of the night because I can't sleep) will only make it harder for me to sleep? I've heard this before, but it makes no sense to me. Would certain types of exercise be better closer... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · May 01, 2012 at 6:11 AM

If you're really craving for some physical activity, I think a light walk wouldn't do that much harm. Or what about yoga or something calming like that? I think anything too intense will just get your heart rate and temperature up, making... (more)

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by 268 · about 6 hours ago

I eat to much on Saturdays. It's really just a fact. Usually I'm away from the house the entire day hanging out with people who have zero limitation on what they eat or drink. There is no refrigeration where we go. They buy eat dogs and fried... (more)

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BJ_1 0 · May 03, 2012 at 5:59 PM

From a behavioral perspective, you should identify the 'triggers' first. What triggers your hunger on Saturdays...social settings, specific people, specific places, etc. It might be as simple as "each time I get together with Jack, he likes to... (more)

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by 45 · about 6 hours ago

Why is low-intensity exercise (walking, jogging, cycling) fueled by fat but higher intensity exercise is fueled by carbohydrates/glycogen/glucose? Everything says that less fat is burned during high intensity activity but is that an absolute or... (more)

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DrRao 0 · April 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Oxygen usage is what causes the switch. Once you cross the anaerobic threshold (out of breath, maybe 80% of maximum heart rate for most people), your body doesn't have the same saturation of oxygen (hence the reason you're out of breath trying to... (more)

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by 1418 · about 6 hours ago

Do any of you do eye exercises to improve your vision, or just to relieve computer/tv strain (or other activites that cause strain such as reading, knitting, needlework etc.)? If you do, describe some of the things you do and how it has helped. I... (more)

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jared_2 0 · April 25, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I roll my eyes every time I see the term "artery-clogging saturated fat" Seriously, though...a patient (who works in an ophthalmology clinic) once told me about the 20/20/20 rule. Every twenty minutes, find an object 20 feet away, and stare at... (more)

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by 5135 · about 6 hours ago

I've done a search and don't see a question about this specific debate I have with myself sometimes I usually wake up around 5:30 in the morning to go to the gym. I like this schedule and I go to bed around 9-9:30 in order to get a good sleep... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · April 24, 2012 at 3:40 AM

I'm going to go with sleep here. Training only works if you recover properly. Exercise is a stress on your body. Sleep is necessary. Without it, there's no recovery, AND you're adding another stressor to the equation. I'm a CF trainer, and I... (more)

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by 319 · about 6 hours ago

If I was to eat Paleo carbs: fruit and starch without fat each night ad libitum until full then have an overnight fast during sleep plus do fasted training in the morning with about 20-25 sets of high intensity weight lifting would that be enough... (more)

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Meatymichael 0 · April 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

That's weird. That happened to me last night. I was skating for 4 hours and that whole day I zero-carbed. I had some carbs (potatoes and spinach ) ALOT before bed but slept for 11 hours. Woke up this morning with a metallic taste in my mouth and... (more)

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by 210 · about 6 hours ago

So.. Are there any of you on here that either do or do not follow a Paleo diet that are seeking to create the ideal body aesthetic? Do you do this with any changes to your current diet? Are there any methods of exercise that you employ, and why... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 20, 2012 at 1:39 PM

This post starts out "For those of you with purely aesthetic goals.." http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/08/05/you-cant-fix-a-body-you-hate/ It's a very good read. I'm not implying that you have purely aesthetics goals, but attitude is huge... (more)

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by 264 · about 6 hours ago

I'm going to attempt to help my partner lose weight through diet. Having just completed the Whole30 myself, I'm partial to going that route but I realize it might not be best for his needs. I do a mixture of cardio and weight training 5 or 6 days... (more)

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Lindsay_3 0 · April 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

For me, VLC doesn't work with my running. Also, my performance starts to suffer if i skip meals. With endurance sports, calorie counting works best for me to lose weight but it's important to take a long-term approach with a small calorie deficit... (more)

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by 1376 · about 6 hours ago

Does anyone have any tips for tightening up the loose skin that hangs about looking flabby after weightloss? Did the skin on your upper arms, inner thighs, and stomach get smaller? What exercises, nutrients or topical agents helped your skin snap... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · April 15, 2012 at 5:17 AM

I went from about 180 to 120 in the course of 4 months last year (5'4.5", female, 29 at the time) and my skin would catch up, in a very funny and delayed fashion, some areas taking a bit longer to pull back up, like my butt and thighs, but... (more)

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by 10653 · about 6 hours ago

I know it's advised to get 8-9 hours of sleep but as a college student, I find myself getting about 6 hours of sleep on average and some nights it's as little as 4. Over the weekend, I can get about 8-9 and though I'd like to get 10-11, nowadays,... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 13, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Life is about managing stress. I don't know how much you work out but for me I don't bother lifting heavy in weeks where I sleep badly, it just doesn't seem to help. Same goes for hardcore sprints. If it were me and I was going to change my... (more)

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by 1489 · about 6 hours ago

I have been doing Paleo now for a few months and I was wondering on the best exercise to couple with it for optimum results. I used to be a bit of a gym junkie and I love to exercise, but for the past two months have moved away from gym and just... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · April 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Walking and strength training are the two best options for maintaining lean mass while losing weight. Once you enter a calorie deficit to lose weight, your body begins to burn whatever it can to meet the excess calorie demand you place on it. ... (more)

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by 401 · about 6 hours ago

I've searched pretty extensively in and outside of the paleo/primal community, but it seems that there is no consistency whatsoever on what one should eat before/after exercise. Carbs before, fats before, protein before, never fats after, always... (more)

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Todd 0 · April 04, 2012 at 6:16 PM

There is no consistency because context always applies. You say you are trying to gain muscle as well at not lose fat, so this one seems fairly straight forward. If you want to gain muscle, protein before and or after is always a solid bet. ... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

i have some questions about it? Stage I: Eating Before Exercise "eat low to moderate glycemic index carbohydrates at least two hours prior to a hard or long workout or race. There may also be some fat and protein in this meal. All foods should be... (more)

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Wuism 0 · March 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I assume you are responding to Dr. Cordain's book. I don't have my book here but as I recall there's a chart in the book on the GCI of foods. Low to moderate I believe would be a yam or other root vegetables. I think certain fruits, like berries,... (more)

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by 55 · about 6 hours ago

Hi, guys. I've been doing P90X before I went paleo, though I never really finished the program. I plan to start again with it (P90X), but following a Paleo diet, this time. I understand P90X plans the diet in 3 stages, a different one every... (more)

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Craig_Almaguer 0 · March 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I agree with gismcieri and Crystal. Just eat Paleo...you'll notice you don't have to "kill" yourself and your time with workouts. I do P90X on and off throughout the month to mix up my workouts, but I've slowly migrated toward the Mark Sisson... (more)

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by 187 · about 6 hours ago

I'm wondering what a good leg workout would be for me... My constraints are that I don't have access to any weight equipment or things to make heavy DIY/sand bags/etc. I do have resistance bands, staircases, etc. Anything other than lunges,... (more)

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tdgor 0 · April 08, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I would offer a word of caution about quad dominance; make sure your routine provides enough work for the glutes/hamstrings (e.g. split squats, lunges). Is it possible that your thighs are merely well-developed rather than in need of leaning out? (more)

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by 163 · about 6 hours ago

Usually my strength training plan is to work one muscle group a day (either upper, lower, or core), 4 times a week. (around 15lbs weights, 20-30 reps. For less than 30 minutes each day). I'd like to strength train only 2 times a week. I was... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · March 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Get this. You can even train all your muscles on the same day and at the same time! Ok, maybe not exactly all, but few fitness programs these days would advocate isolating muscle groups. Work out, get your whole body involved and engaged, then... (more)

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by 144 · about 6 hours ago

Hi, I'm a 21 year old female, 5'2", feeling chubby (although also strong) at 130 lbs. I've been eating mostly Paleo for about 6 months. However, I have a history of binge eating and general anxiety towards food; dealing with that is a major life... (more)

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November 0 · March 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Here's an article I like on 'Why Friends Don't Let Friends Do Cardio' http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/09/02/friends-dont-let-friends-do-cardio/ He's got links in there to other stuff. It's a good intro explanation. Sorry to hear about your knees,... (more)

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by 2934 · about 6 hours ago

I've followed most of the paleo principals for a while, and recently went full paleo (cut dairy and rice/oatmeal) with great results. I'm around 10% body fat now, and I am wondering if there is anything more I can be doing to get below that. I've... (more)

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e_istre91 0 · March 07, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Getting below 10%, I would definitely recommend against cutting carbs significantly. (I may even suggest increasing them.) Cutting nuts would help, hard to tell how much calories we get from those tiny things. If you want a guarantee that you'll... (more)

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by 793 · about 6 hours ago

Has anyone here taken up exercise, but then decided that life was better without it? I grew up a pretty sedentary (and chubby) kid, only going outside to play on occasion, always hating gym class, and never playing sports. I was overweight in... (more)

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NewEra 0 · March 05, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Either you've developed a health problem, or you're burning out/overtraining. I refused to believe I was overtraining UP and DOWN recently. But my usual workouts were torture, I was constantly tired, depressed, and I started retaining LOADS of... (more)

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by 3499 · about 6 hours ago

I'm interested in learning about what specific discoveries PH'ers have made while hacking in bits of the Paleo lifestyle or even non-Paleo things derived from PH and related research. Here are things that I discovered, and I suggest anyone with... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 05, 2012 at 12:17 AM

My biggest discovery--by far--was that 50 years of binge eating disorder could be sent into deep remission by learning IF (intermittent fasting.) By learning the difference between physical and emotional hunger, and realizing I could feed one but... (more)

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