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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

After 2 **ing frustrating attempts to make mayo, I now have a canning jar full of viscous goo... any suggestions how I can at least salvage the ingredients and use this up? (and yes, I did try to re-emulsify it with both the boiling water and... (more)

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andrew 0 · December 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I use the immersion blender method and it works every time http://beekman1802.com/foolproof-homemade-mayonnaise/ If you google you will find you tube videos of the process working. I always use 2 egg yolks... As regard the "failed" attempts -... (more)

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by 7370 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Hi! I've been reading here for a couple of weeks now. I've been doing paleo for about a year now, and it's been great. I've lost about 100 lbs, and packed on 20-30 in muscle. For my exercise regimen, I walk 5 or more miles a day (I have two... (more)

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KL_1 0 · May 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Squats! Squats! Squats! It's functional - how do you sit in a chair or on the toilet??? By using a squat.

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by 1683 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Hello all! Last I posted I asked about keto. I tried it for 4 Weeks and ended up gaining 5 pounds, despite my tracking of macros, calories and whatnot. I decided keto was not for me because of my Crossfit. I have moved on to try IF and have been... (more)

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RanchHand 0 · March 30, 2012 at 5:44 PM

'Crossfit 5ish days a week. Walk 2 miles about 5 days out of the week with my dog. Ride horses and have an active job.' Cortisol could be the problem. If you are over training and/or stressed, that would do it. I know if I had your program I'd... (more)

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by 8953 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

EDIT : I changed to title to Ray Peat experiences? since there was some confusion about the previous title (Ray Peat failures). So, what are you experiences with Ray Peat? What symptoms improved, what got worse? Is there anyone who failed on... (more)

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dannyroddy 0 · February 22, 2012 at 6:27 AM

As for the philosophy (it's not a diet) "not working." I look at Peat's stuff like a toolbox for modulating the hormones he believes are responsible for degeneration (serotonin, estrogen, prolactin, cortisol, aldosterone, PTH, TSH, etc.). If... (more)

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by 1702 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

I'm exasperated, and totally about to just say @(^*! IT even if this is "healthier." I've evangelized my parents into paleo but have no success to show them. This is about the end of month two for me, and I STILL haven't lost an ounce since week... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · May 07, 2011 at 11:56 PM

First of all, stop comparing yourself and your boyfriend. No. Really. STOP IT. Men have completely different weight loss issues than women, plus no two people lose weight exactly the same. You need to find what works for you. I would love to... (more)

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by 295 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

We've all heard many Paleo success stories; they are found all over the place (on this forum, on most blogs and sites, in discussions, etc). People losing tens of pounds, getting ripped, ridding themselves of allergies and other illnesses,... (more)

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Beastie_Girl 0 · April 17, 2011 at 7:35 AM

Interesting that no one here seems to have had any failures, because I sure have. I feel better on the Paleo diet, but I've been Paleo for two years now, living the 80/20 principle but these days I'm closer to 95/5 because every little slip now... (more)

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by 974 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Does anyone have any stories of how IF has NOT helped them? And why do you think it might have failed? Would love to hear both sides of the IF coin.

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Meeses 0 · February 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM

I think the binge following a fast might not always be psychological, but in some cases the result of a nutritional deficiency (or, more controversially, the body's defense of a set point). In my case, I started on a binge-purge-fast cycle soon... (more)

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by 762 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Hi All, Do we overestimate how good adopting a paleolithic lifestyle is because it has worked for us? Prior posts provided anecdotal evidence of 'paleo failures'. However, has it been systematically studied so we better know under what... (more)

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imanomnivore 0 · January 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Paleo is mainly about what not to eat. To say someone can't succeed on paleo means they can't survive (or do well) without neolithic foods. Essentially, you would have to demonstrate someone's health is dependent on dairy, grains, legumes, or... (more)