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by 0 · June 06, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I'll be committing to Paleo for at least the next couple of months and a friend of mine is telling me to fast for 24 hours beforehand to give my digestive system a rest, then slowly ease into Paleo with "light" foods like eggs, etc. Is there are... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 06, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Just say no. Seriously gradually switch to paleo. If you do it over the course of 2-3 weeks you will have no issue adjusting. If you do not, you're much more likely to suffer serious digestive upset. Ketogenic is not a necessity either. I'd advise... (more)

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by 0 · March 02, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Hate to use the word superfood, but in this context I'm talking about non-fruit & non-seed superfoods, suchs as maca, ashwagandha and other powders. For example, a teaspoon (7 grams) of maca contains about 5 grams of carbs. Without... (more)

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HeyItsMePH 0 · March 02, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Anyone else tried this?

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by 5 · January 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I buy organic, healthy food. We are not totally paleo, but do eat quite well. My husband goes away for work trips, eats out and is fine. We eat at home and he has gas and needs to use the restroom shortly after eating...what is up? I keep... (more)

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tamika 0 · January 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I tried to explain to him that until he gave up at least gluten and processed crap, that eating at home would to be pleasant. I told him if nothing else, gluten...I know it is hard to give up, but I make all our meals gfdf...so it isn't that... (more)

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by 0 · December 05, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I'm 16. I'm 160lbs 5'6.(eww) Yes I have fasted before.

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CJ_12 0 · December 05, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Troll.

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by 0 · November 11, 2013 at 3:48 AM

I have been following a low carb primal diet for 6 months and, with the addition of lots of walking and hiking, have lost 60 lbs in the process! Prior to making this change my fasting glucose was running in the 110's, which prompted my search... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · November 11, 2013 at 3:48 AM

Eating a carby meal the night before can make your fasting blood sugar high.

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by 0 · January 04, 2014 at 4:59 PM

that is, simply, the question. I mean, it is true that digest sistem isnt at all in a rest mode during these days, but wont you think that reintroduce food to an usual keto-paleo meal would be kind of heavy? What would you/have you done? ... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 04, 2014 at 4:59 PM

A large steak with some bacon, mixed greens and some sweet potato sounds good to me. Skip the sweet potato if you want to stay in ketosis, or just cut down the portion. Unless you're fasting for a very long time, there's no reason to do... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

So Three months ago I did a water fast. I did it for the cleanse but also too loose weight. Before I was 58 kg and i'm 163 cm tall. Before the fast I could eat basically whatever I wanted and how much I wanted without gaining anything. I did the... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 02, 2013 at 2:30 PM

How about this brilliant idea....Don't do either fast, and just eat real wholesome foods, in moderation, and get some exercise. Fasting like you are proposing will cause you to lose water weight, and will tell your body to store fat as soon as... (more)

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by 91 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

This link talks about the stages that one goes through as they perform a 30 day water fast. http://curezone.com/faq/q.asp?a=25,1787,2836&q=759 To what extent is any of this valid? (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · August 17, 2013 at 7:04 AM

The article contains some true statements, some errors, and many non-scientific, unsupported assertions. It would be tedious to read the article line by line and categorize all the statements. I don't think the article merits that much attention.... (more)

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by 3521 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I hear all this bull about putting on 20lbs of muscle in a month and so on, but I am starting to think that the only thing you could put on in a month is 20lbs of fat. I have been training seriously now for about 1 year and I have only gained 2.5... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 10, 2013 at 10:29 PM

First off, it is hard to put on a sizeable amount of muscle or fat in a month, but you can put on a lot of water weight if you like. As for putting on muscle mass, you will need to eat a lot, and exercise in a way that stimulates hypertrophy. ... (more)

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by 396 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

What would you make with Aidell's Mango and Jalepeno Chicken Sausage, if you also had on hand: mixed frozen veg (broccoli, mushrooms, onion, red pepper), frozen spinach, grape tomatoes, fresh red onion, fresh basil, spaghetti squash, coconut... (more)

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Varelse 0 · June 06, 2013 at 1:42 PM

OH THIS IS KINDA LIKE CHOPPED WOO. Too bad I didn't see this last night. I would make garlic-lime rice to start - brown lots of minced garlic (and minced jalapeno if you want also) in olive oil, toast rice, add half water, half chicken stock and... (more)

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by -4 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

There is fasting and fasting, and simply to stop eating is not how to fast to lose weight properly. Everybody needs a certain amount of nutrition in their diet from day to day in order to maintain a healthy metabolism and immune system, and... (more)

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by 496 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

wondering which supplement would be used more by our systems effectively? I have got the picolinate from NOW foods but am now questioning its ability to help me in any way as I cant currently see a difference after nearly a month. Would it be... (more)

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dzone 0 · May 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

yes, supplement with copper. picolinate is always the superior zinc, use that.

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by 229 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Does anyone see any problems, benefits, suggestions to this; What if I completely fast for 16 hours then all I have is a tablespoon of coconut oil for another few hours? Thanks

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RoryD 0 · April 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I tried something like this the other day. I was late for work and had no time to make breakfast, and knew that if I didnt eat anything I would probably end up eating something sub-optimal for lunch out of hunger. So I had one large table... (more)

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by 10480 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Paleohacks is the main forum I post at, so I realize that this may be more of a Paleohacks thing than a Paleo thing. But I am getting seriously disturbed at the amount of eating disorder talk that goes on. To clarify, I'm not talking about people... (more)

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MikePancho 0 · April 07, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Very disturbed as to what the user above has to offer on the subject and I hope it is not indicative of the kind of people that frequent the site...

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Like many I am super busy at work. Im an er doc, working 12 hours a day 6 days a week. we have 5 kids...oldest is 10, so even though my wife stays home, when I ask my wife to more then she is already doing, I get the hairy eyeball. Cooking the... (more)

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Scott__2 0 · March 29, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Hey August. Original poster here. I don't know man, every time I'm alone with the kids I end up in the fetal position in the corner of the room. It may be the best job, but it isn't for the faint of heart. Call me crazy. But I'm a big believer in... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Wondering if anyone is/has incorporated the 16/8 IF,paleo and training muay thai? I generally follow the paleo guidelines more of the lean meats,non starch veg,healthy fats. I work nights 3 days a week full time on Sun/Mon/Weds from 7pm-7am. Still... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Based on your exercise level and what you are eating, I would say you are in borderline starvation mode and your body has reached homeostasis and is trying to preserve what fat is left. I would do the IF no more than 3-4 days per week, but you... (more)

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by 2302 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

OK so pretty simple questions...sometimes when I do a 24 hour fast I get kind of light headed (and have to break it as I am "listening to my body"). I know from back when I was in ketosis that this was due to low sodium levels, however ketosis... (more)

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August 0 · March 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I just add salt to my coffee on general principles. I had some weird symptoms after being paleo for a while and I figured out I needed more salt. I'm pretty sure paleolithic people were digging to stuff out of the ground and harvesting dried... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I took the kids to a movie and I only meant to eat a couple bites of popcorn. Of course, I ate a crap ton of popcorn. stupid delicious popcorn. Is the best thing for controlling insulin to eat protein/fat or is it to fast for a while? I feel... (more)

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January 0 · March 09, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I would continue as normal -- just pick up with my regular healthy diet right where I left off. I find that fasting after a big mistake can lead to binges, because then I'm extra-hungry on top of feeling guilty and gross, which makes tripping up... (more)

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by 10480 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Two part question! It seems that most people's appetite changes when under stress. I don't think binge eating or fasting is optimal, but our bodies or minds tend to go one way or the other as a reaction to higher-than-usual amounts of stress.... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM

In periods of acute stress I have a tendency to lose appetite. I don't like to eat when stressed/recovering from stress where there is residual tension, so usually don't eat and wait until I'm hungry. This can often take a while (cortisol releases... (more)

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by 63 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Ok, i have been doin the normal paleo apporach to my diet, at first, i was no dairy, no poatoes, nothing. But I have now put back a bit of dairy in the form of grass fed raw milk every now and then. Anyways, Im interested in the whole fast idea.... (more)

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Jibby 0 · February 09, 2013 at 7:12 AM

I think a short fast (several hours up to a couple days) is fairly safe for most people and can be an effective tool for some quick fat loss without getting into "starvation mode". I prefer to do this when my mind is preoccupied with other things,... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hey paloeohackers! I am currently in college and my hall building does not have any cooking facilities (although we do have a fridge)... I can only think of smoked salmon and cold smoked ham and smoked bacon... I think this is okay, but eating... (more)

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Nvor 0 · January 06, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Well I'm not much of a yogurt man myself but my understanding is that if you go down that path that you're going to want to be looking at European yogurt, a la Greek yogurt. Other yogurts (ESPECIALLY "fat-free") are likely crammed with sugars and... (more)

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by 91 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I'm 17 living in New York and I have been living on tap water for nearly 16 years and a very bad diet that consisted of white rice, non organic chicken, milk that was pasteurized lots of ramen noodles, chocolate and a lot of Chinese take out. Only... (more)

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jake_16 0 · December 30, 2012 at 3:35 AM

our bodies are amazingly, mind-blowingly resilient. you can always change for the better, really.

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by 825 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

today i went to mcdonald's for the first time in months and got a quarter pounder with cheese without the bun (yeah yeah dairy isn't very paleo) and some fries. it made me a little gassy but i forgot how sinfully delicious fast food can be. i... (more)

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jake_16 0 · December 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM

come on now, a meat patty and fries from mcdonald's is paleo? not in my book.

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by 33 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Hey everyone, I have been thinking about staring green juicing and I know there are mixed feelings on this in the paleo community. I have been paleo for about 6 months and don't plan on going back to the dark side. Over the past 18 months I have... (more)

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Oliver_Stirling 0 · December 03, 2012 at 1:24 AM

I love making juices. Just use more veggies than sugary fruits. However, a "juice fast" is almost certainly a very bad idea.

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I know the optimal solution is hitting up whole foods and going to the salad bar or something, but as far as fast food goes, how problematic are the fast food chain chicken salads? As long as I only use a tiny amount of italian dressing any... (more)

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Ono 0 · November 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

@Chipotle I'll do extra streak, salsa, guac, lettuce, and sometimes sour cream @In-N-Out I'll do protein style no cheese - no "sauce" LAST RESORT IF I HAVE TO, chick-fil-a nuggets annnnd otherwise I do anything thats meat hopefully veggies