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by 0 · August 13, 2014 at 07:05 PM

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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CDone 0 · August 13, 2014 at 07:05 PM

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

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by 0 · August 10, 2014 at 04:07 AM

I have allergic reactions to high tyramine/histamine foods, vegetables, nightshades, peppers and eggs, I can't go back to high carb diet, I tried it a few days and I suffered headaches, depression, low appetite, my Paleo template right now... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · August 10, 2014 at 04:07 AM

Can you tolerate any liver? Chicken liver? Might be good to try that and any other offal since you aren't tolerating any veggies. The offal can provide some of the vitamins you would get from fruits and veggies.

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by 0 · August 11, 2014 at 01:11 AM

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 and... (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 0 · July 11, 2014 at 04:22 AM

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 04:22 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 · June 21, 2014 at 06:23 PM

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 · April 22, 2014 at 02:27 PM

I've been on paleo for about three weeks now. For the last one week I've been experiencing some intense cravings, but I can't tell what it is I'm craving. After a pretty fatty dinner tonight, with bacon, chicken and salad with avocado oil -... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 22, 2014 at 02:27 PM

Cravings really don't mean anything. There's a whole bunch of pseudo-scientific ideas around the ideas that cravings indicate nutritional deficiencies, not supported by real science though.

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by 0 · March 17, 2014 at 04:33 PM

Which are the good ones and bad ones and why? I eat a lot of saturated fat. I get a mix of people telling me that's horrible, and a mix saying you need it for fuel etc. I add olive oil to all of my veggies and even meats sometimes so i get TONS... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Saturated Fats (SFA), and Mono-Unsaturated fats (MUFAs) are very safe. So, beef, pork, avocado, coconut, extra virgin oilive oil, grassfed butter/ghee, red palm oil for the win. Poly Unsaturated Fats are easily oxidized and should be... (more)

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by 0 · March 03, 2014 at 04:37 PM

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 01:51 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 43 · February 26, 2014 at 02:19 AM

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 01:52 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 · January 29, 2014 at 06:42 PM

Instead of the sweet tooth thing many people have, I feel that I have a "Savory Tooth" where I can't stop eating excessive amounts of fatty foods. When I began paleo, 2.5 years ago I transitioned from eating nothing but peanut products, canola... (more)

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bankeinanin 0 · January 29, 2014 at 05:09 PM

Maybe it has been being unemployed for the majority of this year. Maybe there's a need to find a sense of reward that isn't there from this isolation.

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by 0 · January 09, 2014 at 01:48 AM

hey everyone I have a question. My question is I basically only consume coconut oil as my main fat source, along side the natural fat occurring in eggs, and tilapia.(I consume a lot of eggs about 10 eggs a day, with 2-4 egg whites. But eggs... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · January 09, 2014 at 01:08 AM

How about adding some nut butters, butter itself, and more animal fats. Try not to get a majority of your fats from things such as fish. PUFA's oxidize very easily however saturated fats and MUFA are very stable. If you can tolerate dairy well... (more)

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by 0 · January 06, 2014 at 02:18 PM

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 02:46 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 0 · December 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM

What oil or fats would you recommend for dressings, mashed potatoes, and sauces to someone who cannot have coconut oil or any dairy (including ghee)? Avocado oil? Inexpensive (or about the same price as coconut oil or ghee) is a big plus.

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Matt_11 0 · December 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM

Olive oil for everything. It's good for cooking, don't believe those who say otherwise. Of course, you have to like the flavor of it, which may be a challenge.

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by 0 · December 08, 2013 at 09:25 PM

If I workout in the mornings around 8am, can I have a protein shake post workout with no carbs.. Eat fats and protein for lunch, then throw in carbs with my dinner? My other question is if Im eating my carbs for dinner do I lower my fat intake... (more)

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by 560 · November 25, 2013 at 04:21 PM

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 07:27 AM

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

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by 482 · October 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM

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 08:52 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 · September 15, 2013 at 04:13 PM

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 04:24 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 5 · September 07, 2013 at 01:31 PM

So ive got this Bertolli olive oil today, that claims to be good for cooking, (until 220 C- thats also the reason why i bought it- for cooking!) which contains both, virgin and refined olive oil. Im not sure if this refined olive oil in... (more)

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by 715 · September 05, 2013 at 08:18 PM

The anti inflammatory diets tend toward cutting back on some of the saturated fats and red meat. Part of the reason I went with paleo eating is to work on migraines and joint pain and I have done pretty well on the path. Just wondering if dropping... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · September 05, 2013 at 08:18 PM

I had serious joint issues -- cutting out modern wheat and sugary foods made the biggest difference for me. It did take several months. I eat way more meat, and way more saturated fat (meat, butter, duck fat, you name it), than I used to.

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by 15 · August 29, 2013 at 06:35 PM

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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dmi 0 · August 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

It's overly simplistic and ridiculous to say "an excess of Arachidonic Acid in cells and tissues as being the primary causal dietary factor of modern illness". Especially as AA is required by many essential processes in the body, e.g. "Arachidonic... (more)

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by 233 · July 09, 2013 at 04:04 PM

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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elf27 0 · July 09, 2013 at 04:04 PM

As far as I know, it's recommended to avoid common oils that contain high amounts of PUFAs ,like corn, cottonseed, safflower, soybean, sunflower and sesame oils. However, there is some room for debate on say, sunflower and sesame oils. The... (more)

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by 13 · June 04, 2013 at 09:39 PM

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 09:39 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 · May 08, 2013 at 01:03 PM

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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Gio_1 0 · May 07, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Go for it man. Ivymcivy doesn't know what he's talking about, he's just jealous because he has to fry all his meat in pasteurized butter. :)

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by 3 · April 12, 2013 at 05:20 AM

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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shezmu 0 · April 12, 2013 at 05:20 AM

Have them with protein, fiber, and/or water rich foods like veg (e.g. in a meal) to counterbalance the tendency to overeat the stuff, have things that don't have nuts in them that you like so you're not eating nuts everyday... sound like a good... (more)

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by 5 · April 27, 2013 at 05:22 AM

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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sarah_79 0 · March 16, 2013 at 02:57 AM

body prob wants more starches and needs them if you are working out 4-5 times a week... have you tried higher fat, moderate protein and carb? this keeps me full, eating 2 meals per day.