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)
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)
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)
I'm 16. I'm 160lbs 5'6.(eww) Yes I have fasted before.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
our bodies are amazingly, mind-blowingly resilient. you can always change for the better, really.
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)
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)
@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
I have no problem going without any food all morning, but do you think a cup of black tea with no cream or sweetener would skew the bloodwork results? I do enjoy my morning ritual of a cup of tea with my book before starting my workout and my day. (more)
Probably not, but why take the risk of mucking up the tests? It's only for one morning, you'll spend weeks trying to deal with the consequences of a bad blood test.
I scoffed at the idea of walking for fitness and stuck to sprints and infrequent runs. However, after being required to walk 2.5 miles in 35 minutes, I can see it's no joke. The experience got my heart rate up and worked my legs. However, I'm not... (more)
I usually do 17-18 minute miles walking 10 miles/day. If I go to 15 minutes I feel like I'm speedwalking, and am more comfortable jogging.
I work at Wendy's when I come home from college...The more I work the more I freak out about smoke. It's hot, thick, and greasy and I can never take deep breaths because the air is too nasty...probably filled with shitty canola oil, food... (more)
Okay so I fell off the band wagon pretty bad this last week and I really need to re-establish my relationship with food. I've been strict Paleo for six months but I'm kind of an all or nothing person so when I mess up one day, I binge, and it's... (more)
no doubt you will lose fat, and the more you move during the fast the more you lose go for it, experiment! I personally have done an 8day and a 9day fast and it is difficult. I do one day fasts but not long fasts anymore.