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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I am having issues with carbs, I feel like maybe something is missing from my diet or something is going on. I started a Primal/Paleo diet exactly a month ago because I have PCOS and possibly insulin resistance. I did develop mild gestational... (more)

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CD 0 · August 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Do you exercise with intensity. Could be in need of a deload week.

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I was in a Paleo VLC keto diet for 7 weeks. It didn???t worked. After each meal I would feel lethargic. ironically I felt great while fasting. One day I did fasting for 24 hours and I had a lot of energy, but after eating 6oz of beef liver meat... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 08, 2014 at 12:09 PM

As everyone's said, you're undereating. This causes several problems including that your thyroid will produce more rT3, rT4 than T3 and T4 which will screw up your metabolism and energy levels further. This in turn will cause adrenal signalling... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

On several occasions I have tried MCT oil and experienced sharp stomach pains between 12 and 24 hours after ingestion. On the first occasion, I tried 1 tsp. straight-up in the evening, without food. The next day (about 12 hours later) I had a... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · July 11, 2014 at 4:22 AM

My daughter and I both experienced pretty bad abdominal pain/ache with MCT oil, no matter how small the dose. (She was using in coffee, I was putting it in smoothies). We gave up on it and just have coconut oil instead.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

When I eat saturated fats I rapidly start gaining fat, does anyone else experience this or know the mechanism behind it? Ii have tested it multiple times by cutting out sat fats and reintroducing them again, within one or two days of replacing... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · June 19, 2014 at 11:58 AM

It is recommended to limit the saturated fats amount to less than 7 percent of total daily calories. That is in 2000 calories not more then 140 of them should be directly from saturated fats, which count up to 16 grams. Eating nuts and fish... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I am curious to know what oils or fats are normally used in your country. This is my take from Spain, my country of origin: -Olive and sunflower oil are the commonest fats to cook with. Some people reserve olive oil for salads only, not... (more)

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Kyle_FitFolks 0 · March 03, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Not sure if you're asking generally or for just paleo friendly cooking fats and oils. Paleo wise, in London: Olive oil, Ghee (clarified butter), Coconut oil, Avocado oil. These are all easy to find in the average supermarket, though for good... (more)

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by 58 · about 20 hours ago

So, I've been eating more nuts and seeds than usual and don't want my skin to react...should I up my omega 3s to counteract it? I'm going to immediately stop eating so many. I just hadn't eaten them in so long and went crazy! I was just... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 26, 2014 at 1:52 AM

I asked this question of a cardiologist who was doing one of the Paleo podcasts. He was talking about the fact that in ancestral times the daily intake of O3 to O6 was about equal, and the intake of O6 was about 50 mg. So the question I asked... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I raise chickens, so it's not uncommon for me to have 4-6 eggs every day..sometimes just the whites, but I love them whole and hard boiled, too. I could eat avocado with every meal, but I know that's a lot of fat. I'm just coming off of a 3-day... (more)

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AnyonesGhost 0 · January 06, 2014 at 2:46 AM

If you feel really good, then you're probably doing something right. That being said though, you could always just get some general blood work done and see how your blood lipids are? If they're good, then keep doing what you were before, and if... (more)

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by 598 · about 20 hours ago

Looking for some n=1 accounts of macadamia nut consumption. I know I've gotten carried away before and eaten quite a bit and felt icky but even then I'm not sure it was the nuts or the excess. In theory, they're an excellent food source. Also... (more)

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josephbc 0 · November 25, 2013 at 7:27 AM

I find them easier on the stomach when roasted and/or ground.

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by 482 · about 20 hours ago

My father (age 73) has been adapting an 80/20 paleo diet for the past 3 months or so. I've been preparing most of his meals, and he is all for it. Enjoying the food, not missing the grains, self-reported energy gains, and neighbors comment... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · October 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM

I have many people comment on the amount of saturated fat that I consume. They say things similar to your father, like that will clog your arteries, give you heart disease, a stroke, etc, etc. Anyway, these people are just worried because this... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

My question is about how the timing of the micronutrients would be best... I mostly kept it like the first combination in the title, carbs a.m, fats p.m. But i thought about it today, and noticed that it may be more beneficial to turn the... (more)

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Jdoane 0 · September 14, 2013 at 4:24 PM

The protocol you describe of eating fat throughout the day, and all your carbs in the evening is basically along the lines of John Kiefer's Carb-Backloading, Nate Miyaki's Intermittent Feast (IF), and several other nutrition and training... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

According to 180degreeshealth: But even those healthy eaters who have heard about the harmful effects of vegetable oil and butter substitutes are still often making mistakes and taking in huge amounts of fat overall (burning fat for... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM

That's the standard paleo line. AA is to omega-6s as DHA/EPA are to omega-3s. Though to claim that paleos are eating too much omega-6s/AA is a little funny, many paleos are borderline deficient in omega-6s. He's a fan of Ray Peat, so he's... (more)

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by 221 · about 20 hours ago

I am aware of the need to avoid excessive polyunsaturated fats in foods. I was just wondering what exactly is considered a high PUFA food? Eggs and poultry are high in PUFA compared to beef or lamb. Would they be considered a PUFA food? Do... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 09, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Only refined isolated omega-6 PUFAs are problematic in my opinion. You can't really overeating omega-6 PUFA from whole foods, without significantly distorting one's diet.

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by 13 · about 20 hours ago

Hi everyone! I am a 14 year old girl who has gone paleo for about a month now, with the exception of a few cheats here and there ;) I dance 3-4 days a week and I am 5'1 1/2 and I think around 85 pounds? I usually aim to eat about 200 grams protein... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2013 at 9:39 PM

That's definitely not 'not enough' protein. That's likely either a good amount for you or too much. If you decide to cut back some on the protein as many here are advocating then I'd consider adding some sweet potatoes/potatoes in to help you meet... (more)

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by 139 · about 20 hours ago

Cooking oils like butter, olive, coconut, avocado, palm and macadamia oils did not exist in the the Paleolithic era. Rendered animal fats like tallow, duck fat, chicken fat and lard seem more paleo than those other man made processed oils. So why... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 07, 2013 at 10:01 PM

They are a neolithic invention and have no vitamins, minerals, antioxidants but are full of useless calories. This is false. All virgin, pressed oils (e.g. olive, coconut, etcetera) are chock full of various compounds, healthful or not. This is... (more)

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by 3 · about 20 hours ago

I love nuts. They are filling, crunchy, tasty and just plain different than most things I eat while on a strict Paleo diet. Which types are the best? Currently I eat about a cup of either marcoa almonda, walnuts or cashews about every other day.... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 11, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Not all culinary nuts are available to eat raw or unprocessed. For example, cashews are always at least steamed, if not roasted, as they contain a poisonous film on them. In order of awesomeness, though: raw > processed > roasted > salted Salt... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

So I have googled and searched to death trying to find some answers to my interesting and frustrating issue to no avail. Has anyone found that they had Insatiable- and i mean rabid- fat cravings when eating very low carb specifically no added... (more)

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Hemming 0 · March 01, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I haven't experienced 'horrendous fat cravings' but more like an increased taste for fat - which makes perfect sense. Your body has to run on something, if it's not carbs then you only have fat left to choose from. You have to pick to your fuel,... (more)

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by 1772 · about 20 hours ago

I find that I really feel better actually omitting straight up fat sources from my diet, and prefer just getting them from eggs (I eat about 4 a day), fatty fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel), and some slightly leaner cuts of bison and beef. I... (more)

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August 0 · February 27, 2013 at 7:56 PM

It sounds alright to me. As long as you are getting enough calories it ought to be fine. In some sense you can claim to be more paleo than most of us, because these fats are processed in the sense that they are extracted from a whole food.

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by 45 · about 20 hours ago

I always use the fat that I get from making broth for cooking, but recently, I realized that fats oxidize, not only from exposure high heat, but also from extended cooking time. I noticed that when I added some left over shrimp heads and shells... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 15, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I really doubt you had issues with your shrimp shell stock, at least from the fats. 1 pound of shrimp has but 2 grams of fat, only 0.7 grams of PUFA. Now, you're just talking shells, there's going to be essentially zero fat in there. It's very... (more)

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by 608 · about 20 hours ago

Which type of fat is better for men trying to increase testosterone? I read a lot of articles online stating that monounsaturated fats are better than saturated for testosterone. I know to avoid most PUFA. Which type fat is better for overall health? (more)

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crossfitter 0 · November 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...&dopt=Abstract The study examined the hormonal responses of twelve fit males to approximately 20 minutes of resistance exercise. Five minutes after performing 10 sets of bench press and 10 sets of jump... (more)

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by 608 · about 20 hours ago

Which oil is better overall in smell, taste, texture, color, nutrients, antioxidants and cooking? Why is avocado oil not as well known as olive oil?

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jake3_14 0 · October 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

The answer depends on the type of cooking and your taste buds. From a health-safety perspective, saturated animal fats, such as lard, tallow, butter, and ghee (clarified butter), although they have a lower smoke point than olive oil (and much... (more)

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by 68 · about 20 hours ago

So I have a question regarding mixing macros at a meal. Can you mix protein carbs and fats in a meal? Will it hinder fat loss or actually promote fat gain? I am going to start doing am IF approach to eating(it seems logical to do because I cannot... (more)

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CD 0 · September 05, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Can you mix protein carbs and fats in a meal -- Absolutely. Heck, the advocado has all three (although 75% of the carbs are fiber). Typically I see people suggest that you need 1 -1.5 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass so 144g protein... (more)

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by 103 · about 20 hours ago

Ok, so I'm confused at the moment. Been reading this http://blog.metaboliceffect.com/2012/04/11/10-healthiest-fat-loss-foods/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-healthiest-fat-loss-foods These guys seem to know their shit but I... (more)

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Sunnykist 0 · August 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM

7 days is not enough time to see significant fat loss. You need to give it at least 30 days. Drop the fruit. Fruit will hinder fat loss and is an inferior source of carbohydrate compared to starch. Try avoiding both for the first 30 days and... (more)

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by 25 · about 20 hours ago

So I'm doing vlc due to pcos avd I'm finally progress in losing some fat around the mid section...I'm leaning out which is great but I'm not sure how much fat to incorporate into one meal. I'm obviously going for satiety and I've been trying... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · August 11, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Fat! Eat more fat! First, ketosis Is the ratio of fat to the combination of protein and carbs, so too much protein can knock you out of ketosis. Secondly, it can be dangerous to eat too much protein. Lastly, it is super hard to eat enough... (more)

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by 71 · about 20 hours ago

Hi guys, I'm trying to adapt to tis paleo diet but get extreme brain fog from meats and fats. I try to clear it with coffee but that has its own deleterious effects that I'm sure you all are familiar with. I've tried digestive enzymes but doesn't... (more)

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kris_7 0 · June 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Hi Lauren- Some people have problems with digesting fats- I did for a long time- I had a live blood cell analysis and you could see the undigested fats floating around. What kinds of fat are you eating? I find I have problems with... (more)

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by 4100 · about 20 hours ago

Just curious, because if I eat a ton of coconut butter I then get an energy surge and feel like working out.

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ThinnerStrength 0 · June 22, 2012 at 3:13 AM

The Medium Chain Triglyceride fat in Coconut oil is very unique in that the liver turns it into ketones which act like sugar in your body (minus the blood sugar and insulin issues). So you are getting a "sugar rush" from coconut oil.... (more)

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