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by 48 · June 28, 2014 at 1:17 AM

I do not do any diary, in an form...no butters or creams. I have coconut milk and oil, oklive oil, fish, meat, tons of veggies, but I still am only getting 1500 calories a day, an dI;m not hungry, I run 3 miles every other day. I only have a sweet... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 27, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Carbs + fats = tasty + high caloriesFried potatoes. Fried rice. Anything starchy, then fried.

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by 524 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I'm looking for some opinions from people (specifically women would be great) that have had success Paleo-wise with body recomposition/fat loss while preserving lean mass. I'm really new to this - I was actually eating pretty much high carb, low... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 08, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Most people do somewhere in the neighborhood of 20% of calories as protein. Of course, that's 20% of weight maintenance calories. I wouldn't go over 25%, unless you have a specific reason, such as being a work out junkie. That said, really what... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Aren't tomatoes, egg plant, bell peppers and apples high in lectins? Why then allowed on paleo diet?

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Dave, I have read recently that high protein consumption promotes more rapid cell division, while a lower protein diet causes the body to turn towards repairing, restoring and protecting its existing cells. More rapid cell division would wear... (more)

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Johan_2 0 · August 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Both answers have some truth, from what I've gathered most of the paleo community is advocating consuming fat for your energy source (specifically with an emphasis on stable saturated fats as opposed to their more unstable unsaturated... (more)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

So I need some recipes for high carb paleo along with some staple foods I could use. I'm not intolerant to fructose(but i still prefer a low fructose diet) or nightshade or dairy

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Allison_10 0 · August 06, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Any soup with potatoes in it Dairy: Crockpot chili cheese fries - Take a pound or two of chicken thighs, cook it in the crockpot with a bit of broth and two tablespoons or more of taco seasonings. Cook on low for 6 hours or until shreddable. Add... (more)

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by 777 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hello there, i'm after some suggestions for high fat/protein/low carb liquid foods please, or food that do well liquidised in a smoothie I'm getting removable braces fitted that you have to leave in for 20 hours per day & take out when... (more)

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WHITNEY_6 0 · July 29, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I like to put chia seeds in my smoothies. They add fiber and good fats. Have you thought about some bone broth? I've never tried making my own, but that's a common topic of conversation around here. You could also blend up some cooked veggies... (more)

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by 1169 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

This is a great website. Thanks for all the help so far. So I cut out the chocolate, processed foods, fruit, had 21 days of withdrawal (day 21 was worst), candida die off etc etc. The cravings stopped. Brilliant. None of the daily trips to the... (more)

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AmberKat 0 · July 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I'm not an expert, but perhaps you're eating a bit too much protein? I'd make sure most of your plate is filled with veggies and just one serving (palm size) of protein.

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by 465 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Vegan for 5 years paleo for two month and my i am worried about the climb in my cholesterol Male Age: 26 Weight: 147 Height: 6'2" Lipid profile Total CHO: 316 Triglycerides: 39 LDL = 204 HDL = 104 I eat a strict paleo high fat diet and am... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 02, 2013 at 8:11 PM

That is really high HDL, are you sure you were completely fasted? And didn't have coffee with cream or coconut oil the morning of the test? The test is meaningless if you've eaten recently. If going by the standard that it is the ratio that... (more)

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by 1716 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I have elevated progesterone and was wondering if there are any natural ways to lower it (herbs, potions, foods, lifestyle choices) The high progesterone is really throwing my P/E ratio out of whack! Female, 30 years old

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by -4 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Just noticing that everyone keeps searching for places to eat Paleo affordably and conveniently. Well, if you live in LA or LV here's an easy one: http://www.bodyfoodkitchen.com Ultra Lean Oven Baked Proteins Nuts, Dry Berries ... (more)

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by 3521 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I am a male 5'7 about 135 lbs, very little bodyfat. I am very active. I play soccer 2 times a week, run 3 miles a week, sprint twice a week, lift weights twice a week, and my job requires me to be on my feet the whole day, sometimes hauling heavy... (more)

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Sataran 0 · July 30, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Are you gluten and dairy-free? You can see if your A1c is high or not by looking at your ALT. How high is it? If it's under 15 or so (and you should be given your low trigs and high HDL), then no real insulin resistance. It could be high from... (more)

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by 85 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I've been doing high intensity lifting at home with free weights and i'm seeing great results. Was just seeing if anyone else does and has any ideas for me to add to my work out routine?

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · March 13, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Getting a pullup/chinup gimmick that mounts to the door frame is pretty easy they run around thirty bucks. Mine made a mark on the frame but hasn't damaged it.

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by 729 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

does a high fat diet(ketones) makes you able to fast more efficiently and longer compared to an individual who uses glucose for energy?

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Bones_1 0 · February 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

It is definitely easier for a high-fat-eater to fast, as he is used to having low blood glucose levels, whereas the high-carb person relies on carbs to maintain his well-being. The high-fat-person can make the energy from his fat tissue faster... (more)

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Just ate half a pound of raw organic ground beef with a raw egg in it. For an appetizer we had raw beef liver. Now My friend and I have a "high feeling". Lights seem brighter and are both feeling a little "woozy"... any one else had a meat high... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · February 09, 2013 at 2:29 AM

It was the liver. Eating liver out of the blue will give you an energy high like you described.

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by 548 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

After I've now finished reading Gary Taubes' 'Good calories, bad calories' I'm looking for a scientific book that recommends high-carb diets at least a bit justifiably. I'm just going to see wether or not Gary brain-washed us all, as he clearly... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · February 03, 2013 at 5:29 PM

There won't be any books defending against Taubes' thesis, because Taubes is the one opposing the mainstream. Those representing the view Taubes criticises have little incentive to address a whole book to defend against his views. The best place... (more)

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by 84 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

First, I am not eating alot of carbs (100-150 a day i guess) and I think it is a great diet for most people, I have no doubt and i support the low carb diet. and currently i am not going to stop eating low... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · January 27, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Hell f**king no it's not necessary to eat high fat, low carb to be healthy. Who brainwashed you into thinking that?

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by 63 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

hi friends, I was VLC for a few months after discovering Gary Taubes, then read Archevore and decided that was more sound (I don't hate GT or low-carbers or anything and respect that lifestyle, I'll probably do VLC again sometime) anyway I'm... (more)

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juju 0 · January 14, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Back away from the Rice Krispies!

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Hi all, I was thinking of eating my daily 675 calories from carbohydrates (I feel better this way) and 1240 from butter/suet, etc but decreasing my protein consumption to .25 lbs or 4 eggs daily. Any opinions on whther this is too little... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 09, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I am concerned about the micronutrients you will miss out on if your only protein source is eggs. Also, at your height, you sound underweight and definitely don't want to lose any muscle. IMO, you can go lower protein if you are doing resistance... (more)

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

i have heard that eating high fat foods and high carb foods together wreaks havoc on one's metabolism and increases insulin resistance. is it only certain types of carbs one should watch out for when eating high fat foods? for instance, should you... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 09, 2012 at 3:25 PM

You're way overthinking it. There's not problems with high fat and high carb whole foods, the problem is when they are refined and hyperpalatable.

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by 504 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I plan on doing the "triple murph" WOD tommarow, which calls for 6 miles, 300 pullups, 600 pushups, and 900 squats, i was wondering if this is going to hinder me losing weight because it is high volume, i also did a refeed today, since i have been... (more)

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CD 0 · November 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

If you were do do the triple murph everyday then yes I would think it'd be bad for weight loss. Not because of the volume, but because of the cortisol response. I love pushing myself beyond my limits, and as long as it is done occasionally then... (more)

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by 438 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I just got my annual wellness assessment summary in the mail. I have been trying and doing pretty well to eat clean for 9 months. I am 43yo female 5'5" 135# very active. The day that this year's blood was drawn I was 1 week post op from knee... (more)

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MarkES 0 · November 29, 2012 at 3:05 AM

I suggest re-testing fasted. I think that's pretty standard protocol.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

So. After my doc tried to convince me that T3 & T4 were the same thing as FT3 & FT4 and refused to let me get those tests, I finally decided to go get my own labs at a different place. Here's what I have: (taken 1 month ago) T4 ... (more)

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wildwabbit 0 · November 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM

With high TSH, and FT3 that high, and if you have (unmeasured) rT3 that is dominant (i.e. higher than T3) then that implies hyper-thyroid to me. I am not an expert, but find another doctor or naturopath for a second opinion. And next time get a... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

There is definitely something wrong. I know you're not supposed to sweat your numbers, but mine are pretty awful. I'm a 25 y/o male. I've just been declined life insurance. TC 404 HDL 36.2 LDL 351.2 Trig 83 I eat a diet mostly consisting of... (more)

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Katherine 0 · October 30, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a problem. I don't think that anyone who understands it would deny this. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001429/ Listening to the Chris Kresser/ Chris Masterjohn podcasts would be a great idea. You... (more)

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by 2179 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I've heard of low triglycerides...but this seems scarily low... Triglycerides: 17 Cholesterol: 233 HDL: 86 LDL: 144 Any ideas on what would cause this scenario and what one would do about it? (more)

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Mscott 0 · October 22, 2012 at 4:35 AM

On a blog post about a recent radio interview, Chris Masterjohn said this: "At 38:49, Dr. Noel asks me about female patients with triglyceride levels of 20-30 mg/dL. I suggested hypobetalipoproteinemia. Hypobetalipoproteinemia and... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I've been primal for 13 months now, and in that time I've had my cholesterol checked twice. I am 6'2 and 192 pounds. When I started primal, I was 235 pounds. My blood pressure went from being routinely in the 140/90 range a year ago to 110/70... (more)

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Dave_16 0 · October 17, 2012 at 2:58 AM

I don't care what your numbers are. You should tell him exactly where he can put his statins. They are not beneficial in any way. If you're looking to get your LDL down, I have read into it a little and there seems to be an importance to get... (more)