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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Most places I look say that grock would not have consumed coffee.  Yet Coffea canephora, a species of coffee, originates from a large percentage of Africa.  All a cavemen would have need: mortar and pestle, fire, coffee beans.... (more)

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by 4181 · about 5 hours ago

Are the benefits of fasting due to less stress on your gut and if so would a low calorie form of fasting be as beneficial, say eating a few egg yolks and coconut oil/butter a day? Or would this confuse your body and negate the positive effects of... (more)

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jakeA 0 · May 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

From what I understand doing intermittent fasting while not restricting calories in the end (eating at maintenance) has all the benefits of caloric restriction with additional benefits due to the fasting state. I suggest you read this article by... (more)

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by 2302 · about 5 hours ago

I've done ketosis before and am trying it out again for a few weeks before my trip down to San Diego. Honestly I'm trying to get from 10% bf to around 8% or so (not a Paleo reason...sue me). My main concern is loss of muscle despite hearing it is... (more)

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bridge4342 0 · August 23, 2014 at 10:07 PM

You're probably right about keeping your protein to 170g or less.  If it were me, I would monitor blood ketones to find your protein tolerance level.  Start at 170g and work your way up until you're out of ketosis, or work your way down... (more)

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by 2302 · about 5 hours ago

I've heard that probiotics need food to feed off of so that's the basis of my question. From my research (although it seems to be an unclear topic), the best time to take a probiotic is about 30 minutes before a meal to let it sit in the stomach... (more)

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glib 0 · August 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

My understanding is no. But eating something that passes undisturbed through the stomach, such as a tbsp of raw tapioca starch, is a small violation of the fast.

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

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by 47 · about 5 hours ago

My blood sugar is usually around 250, even though I eat high-fat-low-carb, walk everywhere, and do tai chi in the mornings. Medications havent helped - after years of trying different things, the only thing that worked was fasting.I did a 24 hour... (more)

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Harry 0 · August 06, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I am in the same boat. My diabetes was controlled for seven years with Metformin. Then several things, including antibiotics made my blood sugar shoot up to around 250. (I also was off Metformin for a couple weeks.) My response was to cut carbs... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Hi!I've been intermittent fasting for a few months now and I am feeling great.But sometimes when I work out two days in a row, I find myself a bit more tired than I should.My fasting routine consists on skipping breakfast and not eating until... (more)

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by 2302 · about 5 hours ago

During the week I train fasted at 5am and have absolutely no problems. However, when I go to the gym on the weekend at around 10am or so, I have bad diarrhea (TMI??) afterwards. It typically lasts for a few hours and...well...it sucks.I don't do... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · July 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Did you drink coffee before your workout by any chance?

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by 4181 · about 5 hours ago

Simple question, would there be a benefit to eating only vegetables and a little fruit once or twice a week and then the other days eating a paleo style diet? Intermittent fasting allows 500 calories during the day (without protein) and that would... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I usually do a full fast (36 hours with no food at all) once every couple weeks but if I didn't then i'd make sure to have days where I go very low on protein. I generally restrict protein to around 75g per day aswell.If you eat lots of protein... (more)

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by 247 · about 5 hours ago

Hey there! okay, so my mom is islamic and wants to join the ramadan month, a fasting month where you're allowed to eat before sunrise and after sundown - means, not during the day. While I always thought this must be the worst thing you can do... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

She'll survive. Remind her though that all the "rules" are there to let her focus on religion (insert any religion here) and her god. The rules are not there to make her sick, ill or injured (and thus making herself sick or ill or injure herself... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I have a bad anxiety condition and sometimes it flares up while fasting. Is it OK to use the amino acid Theanine during a fast (IF)?

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HeyItsMePH 0 · June 26, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Could you please elaborate? Due to my anxiety condition my cortisol levels are probably elevated. But why should one not fast with high cortisol levels?

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Hi everyone, I was just wondering what you guys do in the morning for breakfast if you have a routine...? I've always wondered what people do...I'm always being told different things like eat an hour within waking or eat small meals during the... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I eat small amounts every few hours, so I actually eat about 8 times a day. This is what works for me. I have some fruit and an egg.

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by 952 · about 5 hours ago

Hi all,(Please upvote if you find it interesting, this is am important question for me)Thank you for sharing it! Is there any scientific evidence to support the answer to this question?What of the following types of fasting should one do if he or... (more)

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John_11 0 · June 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

If you are curious, there are some good answers in comments here http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2014/04/alternate-day-fasting-well-researched.html

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Please help me to understand.i'am planning to try 6 days very low/zero carb+1 day 80-100 grams carbs from fruits dairy and nuts.if am fasting every day at least 16 hours,will i have any glucagon in muscles after night fasting or not,and if i have... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 09, 2014 at 5:52 PM

If you're eating enough food / nutrients and able to adapt, you should be good to go. Walking / jogging should be a breeze without too much effect on glycogen. Walking / jogging in a zone 1 heart rate while in ketosis is just about all... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Hi, I suffer from "carb face" and generally have to be on a very low carb diet in order to reduce the water retention predominantly in my face. I've noticed that 2 things help. The first is 24-hour water-only fasting. The second is high... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:56 PM

The magnesium thing hints to me that you might have an electrolyte issue. If you also have muscle aches when it's not logical to have them, then I'd definitely suspect an electrolyte imbalance. You might recheck your carb amounts in your diet... (more)

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by 2302 · about 5 hours ago

I typically do a 20 hour fast 2-3 times/week...would ingesting an ACV drink (ACV, warm water, lemon, cayenne) effect any benefits of fasting? I know it has 0 calories, however I try to avoid most things beyond water/tea to allow my... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I have seen some of the evidences for Organic Apple Cider fast that really helps in weight loss.Apple Cider Vinegar has being considered as one of the excellent remedies for Weight loss.Apple cider vinegar's many other health benefits include... (more)

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by 60 · about 5 hours ago

I typically Intermittent fast (leangains style) 16-18 hours every weekday with a 6-8 hour eating window. I've incorporated raw potato starch into my diet, but I think I might be breaking my fast by ingesting the potato starch first thing in... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · April 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

One of the major benefits of fasting is resting the digestive system so I wouldn't, I don't eat anything at all until my stomach is asking for food, it just makes sense to me. If your fasting then don't eat anything or it isn't fasting, even... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I certainly do not make a habit of binging. I don't even have a "cheat" day or meal because I'm someone where if I let myself have a little I'll let myself have a lot. But on the unfortunate circumstances where it does happen, what do you... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Whenever I eat too many carbs I make sure to fast until dinner the next evening (24 hours) and I do some intense exercise when I get up in the morning to burn off the sugar, I know these two things help with stabilizing the excess sugar in my... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I am an avid CrossFit-er and have been eating Paleo for a little over a year now. I have recently decided it's time to lean out just a bit more and see how fasting helps with body recomposition as well as gains in my lifts/metabolic conditioning... (more)

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ikicksit 0 · February 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

For me in a fasted state (16-18 hrs) I can bang out a heavy squat strengthening program FS: 3x10, BS: 3x10 and vice versa (for example) followed by a 15-20 min WOD. I have been teetering in and out of a ketogenic state for a few months now... (more)

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by 787 · about 5 hours ago

Does anyone know what causes the energy burst & feeling of your body being light during fasting/IF? I'm thinking it's when you start to burn fat for energy/enter ketosis? When I approach 18+ hours fasting there's a kind of shift,... (more)

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MasterVycen 0 · January 28, 2014 at 6:53 PM

I get this feeling whenever I skip a meal I've been eating daily for a while. It feels really good and all I can say about it is that because it's such a positive feeling, I believe I should fast more often.

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I'm a 22 year old female and I'm considering fasting once a week.. i.e. not eating anything for the whole day, so I guess it would be a 36-hour fast. I'm not sure about IF, I just don't think I have enough self-control to not eat for 14-16 hours... (more)

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mbmac 0 · January 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM

i just read the yoga of eating by charles eisenstein. first book i've ever read that suggests eating what you want to eat, when you want eat, by listening to and trusting your body. he suggests that often what we eat is not what we want, but is... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

My normal routine is to eat dinner about 7, then I don't eat again until lunch the next day. Since I've been trying Paleo (only a week) I am very shaky about 10-11 am. I have to eat to get my blood sugar up and eat IMMEDIATLY. It just hit me... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM

This may smooth out over time, but you need to pay attention to WHAT you are eating. Are you eating enough natural fats? Sufficient protein? Are you eating too many carbs? If you have insulin issues (that's a long fast so, it's hard to tell... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I've seen all these comments/questions about fasting should you fast on the paleo diet??

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samc 0 · December 12, 2013 at 3:48 AM

You don't have to. Consider however that Paleo age people didn't have access to round the clock food sources so chances are they weren't eating 3 meals a day with unlimited snack potential. By fasting you are giving your body a chance to clean... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I've been good about strictly taking in 0 calories during my intermittent fasting, but recently, I've decided to embark upon 1 full-day fast every week. Unfortunately, I've also been turned on to the idea of "superfoods"--namely, cacao, bee... (more)

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ATdischargingfoul 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:44 AM

I really appreciate all your guys' answers. Some thoughts: Dave Asprey (@bulletproofexec) had a shaman on his podcast last week that said coffee taken in a detoxed state commonly achieved through intermittent fasting can open neural pathways... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Hi there! I am a 23 year old female starting my 2nd water fast of my life. I have paleo now for about a year, and a few years ago I did a 10 day water fast and I really loved it; I noticed that I felt a lot healthier afterwards. However it's... (more)

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cheval 0 · November 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Why not? If you are healthy and in tune with your body, I don't see why you could not try. What's more you already did a 10-days water fast and had a good experience with that. You are young and apparently have no heath issues. It's a wise... (more)

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