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by 384 · about 21 hours ago

One thing i've noticed about myself since going paleo, is that i binge eat when i give myself the chance. Even a bit too much fruit or honey can make me want to go on a sugar rampage. It's something i'm working on. A couple of weeks ago i had an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 03, 2013 at 5:14 PM

You may be experiencing "false hypos". Jenny Ruhl explains them here: http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2007/07/type-2s-understanding-false-hypos.html?m=1 They feel every bit as bad as the real thing, but your blood sugar isn't falling into a... (more)

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by 787 · about 21 hours ago

Say you are a pre-diabetic ectomorph and most carbs you eat cause you blood sugar complications, including starchy carbs like sweet potatoes/quinoa/rice etc, how would you go about gaining muscle? From experience I tend to agree carbs help build... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

First off, carbs are NOT what makes you gain muscle. When you eat a heavy carb meal, the glucose/glycogen has to be stored somewhere, so your muscles do take in as much as possible (along with about 3 grams of water for every gram of glycogen), ... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

Currently I am eating meats, veggies, fruit, and nuts (with the occasional bite of cheese). I am trying to drop body fat I work out about 4 days a week 15 minutes of HIIT to warm up and strength training. I am also taking amino acids about 3 times... (more)

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Bradach 0 · July 17, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Berries and other colored-on-the-inside fruits like peaches are more nutritious than apples, bananas and pears which have been engineered over the centuries to be huge and sugary. For me I eat quite a bit of dates, strawberries, cherries, etc in... (more)

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by 181 · about 21 hours ago

Hi all, I would like some suggestions on what blood tests to take. Here are some facts Strictly Paleo diet with < 100g carbs a day, plenty of greens BT showed low serum B12 (104/637 pmol/L) 1 year ago BT showed low Ferritin 1 year... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Holy excessive supplementation, Batman! Put down the pills, and eat some real food. Like another question this morning, you don't have a proper baseline from which to hack, you're entire diet/supplementation scheme is random, disjointed and... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

Hi all, I have been on the paleo diet for almost 5 months now. Along the way, I discovered that my digestive issues were bigger then I taught. i can't handle fruit, starchy veggies and FODMAPS. So I follow an eliminating diet wich is very... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM

This is fairly common with women that go too low on carbs. Try upping to 50-75 g a day via white rice. Split it up with each meal.

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by 65 · about 21 hours ago

My doc put me on 50 mg of Chlomid 2x a week and since then I have been gaining a few lbs. Like 210 to 218 over last 4-5 months. Anyone else getting Low-T injections, patches or using Chlomid having similar gains? I am also lifting 2-3x week but... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

So after 8 days on strict paleo I am having a pretty bad carb crash. I wouldn't think much of it and just push through but I have exams coming up in a week and am afraid it's going to affect my studying and test taking. The carb crash started tree... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · June 10, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Eating strict paleo doesn't mean eating low carb. Get lots of tubers and starchy veggies and you can easily get your carbs up to a level you can deal with. 1 cup sweet potato = 40 grams, remember :)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

I have been transitioning into paleo over the past six weeks or so and I am experiencing pretty bad water retention. As in, if I lie or lean on something too long, it leaves a mark on my skin. I must have like 5 pounds of excess water on me. I am... (more)

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August 0 · June 11, 2013 at 8:21 PM

More food, probably. More salt even more likely. Read the labels on your salt (and on your fish) to make sure it is just natural salt. They put a lot of weird stuff in regular salt- pickling salt is just salt. You might be able to find other... (more)

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by 614 · about 21 hours ago

If one designs a diet based solely on fruits, nuts and veggies (no soy, dairy, etc) that meets ALL of the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals with the notable exception of Vitamin D which can be supplemented very easily and contains... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Still incomplete: retinol, K2, B12, taurine, carnitine, etc... Also probably hard to get enough calories, many vegans have that issues (which is why generally folks lose weight until they're sticks, unless they're gorging on processed crap.) (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

I hope someone may have the same issue or dilemma as myself who can answer my question. I am trying to get my Hemoglobin A1C down. I got it from 5.9 to 5.5 in 2 yrs. by going fairly low carb. Now I get a test which shows a high TSH and I have been... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There's a lot of debate on the hypothyroidism and Iodine thing, my understanding (from what I have read about this subject) is that iodine should help a lot stimulating conversion from T4 to T3, BUT in some cases an immune reaction may work in the... (more)

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by 614 · about 21 hours ago

Questions for the group From Dr. Peter Attia's website - in the comments section http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-part-v Thomas Dayspring aka "Dr Lipid" May 26, 2012 Well the 50th percentile cutpoint is not... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Im a Carpenter/Construction worker. Ive just switched to Paleo style eating at work (more sustained energy levels) but im worried about my glycogen levels dipping too low on intense working days. I carb up after work to restore muscle glycogen.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 08, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Paleo doesn't have to be low carb. You're doing an intensive job (I known your pain, my dad was a construction worker too), so make absolutely sure you eat starchy vegetables, and fruits and white rice if you can tolerate them. Running your body... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Hi I recently started Paleo and also recently had blood work done for an annual physical. My triglycerides were on the high side and my doctor would like me to try to get them down. I've read two schools of thought - lower saturated fat and... (more)

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Flag_Gal 0 · March 15, 2013 at 5:29 AM

My trigs went higher, but it was due to dropping lots of weight. My understanding is that while you are losing weight, the triglycerides are released from the fat molecules and so there is an increase in the blood (forgive me if I'm explaining... (more)

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by 787 · about 21 hours ago

I was wondering does going paleo/low carb intensify muscle soreness? I feel great going low on carb high on fat/protein apart from muscle soreness, i kinda like the soreness a bit, no pain no gain, but surely it means im not recovering from... (more)

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Bradach 0 · March 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

fish oil seems to help with inflammation and muscle recovery for lot of people.

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by 5 · about 21 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 1631 · about 21 hours ago

Low carb sucks major cawkkk. brb no sex drive. brb no morning wood. brb dry skin and cracking around lips. brb no energy and relying on coffee and copious amounts of coconut oil. brb smelling like acetone. brb high cortisol. brb losing... (more)

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Ray_Peat_Idolizer 0 · January 27, 2013 at 11:11 PM

RAY PEAT FOR THE WIN DUHHHH CARBS FOR LIFE...

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by 77 · about 21 hours ago

I have been dealing with what I thought were hormonal problems - acne, hairloss, fatigue, PMS and weird periods. When it did not stop I got my thyroid checked and I came back Hypo with an elevated TSH (other levels weren't measured yet). I had... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · January 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Do you consume significant sources of polyunsaturated fats? If so, stopping is very likely to help with thyroid function, although it takes a few months. Some raw vegetables, such as cabbage, slow down thyroid function. Paul Jaminet thinks a... (more)

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by 3521 · about 21 hours ago

I have been paleo for 2.5 years now, and I first started eating a high fat diet but slowly transitioned into a higher carb paleo diet. Throughout that time my libido has had a lot of ups and downs, but mostly downs. I have tried everything from... (more)

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Bill_4 0 · December 29, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Couple of things: From your history I believe your activity level is pretty high, have you thought about cutting back? Really giving your body a break? Hows your Vitamin A intake? I do recommend iodine as well. Definitely helped me and... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

Hi, I've followed paleo for about 18 months now. I started because I wanted to lean out... and it worked. I started out at about 100kg (and pretty tubby around my stomach) and I got down to 82kg (with really aesthetically pleasing body... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · January 07, 2013 at 11:03 AM

To continue leaning out and to also up your carbs you'll probably want to drop your total fat intake. Simply, replace some of your fat calories with carb calories and give that a shot. Works for me.

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by 1200 · about 21 hours ago

For the last ten years, I've had HDL ranging between 15 and 40 mg/dl, but usually averaging around 30-32 mg/dl. The Paleo diet has done nothing to increase it including low carb and regular carb options. Doctors have told me it's likely genetic.... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm a T2 diabetic. For the last 9 months, I've been religiously eating less than 20g of carbohydrate a day (2C:18P:80F), which has delivered me an awesome HbA1c of 4.9% (down from 10.6% at diagnosis), and 60lbs of weight loss (over 15... (more)

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by 15 · about 21 hours ago

I was wondering if other ladies go through the same thing. I have tried Low Carb (anywhere from 0g to 50g) before and after paleo with similar results, i.e. amazing weight loss, easily mantained, great energy, great skin but zero period. It... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · November 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I'm sorry to tell you that this is very common, but not talked about much. Many women have reported disrupted cycles on LC - including this woman right here. You are right to add back in the carbs so please stay the course on that. Do not... (more)

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by 354 · about 21 hours ago

I have been low carb/paleo for a few months now and I seem to be pooping pretty infrequently. I would say about once every 1.5 to 2 days.. maybe longer. Am I constipated? I don't feel like I have to use the bathroom at all... just don't need... (more)

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Scratch 0 · November 05, 2012 at 3:04 AM

I found this very worrying when I first made the switch, but now I've been paleo for a while and I still have less-frequent bowel movements than I used to, but I feel fine. It occurs to me that I eat less fiber and other fillers now, and just... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Hi I've been playing with the paleo diet for a year now and it resonates with my beliefs on the healthy diet principles etc. having said that I went low carb (around 50gm/day)a few months ago in an attempt to lose around 3-5kgs of unwanted fat. I... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · November 03, 2012 at 10:56 PM

First off I want to start by saying, Excellent Question! I am about to quote the abstract of a published article I will then cite. An increased iodine requirement as a result of significant changes in human nutrition rather than a... (more)

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by 748 · about 21 hours ago

I've found that I do A LOT better on higher carb, 80-100g a day, and am trying to be aware of my calories keeping it around 1200. But I am SO confused, some people say NOT to count calories, but to rather stay low carb (which i'm not sure what... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 09, 2012 at 10:54 PM

The answer is "yes". You of course you can lose weight @ 100g a day of carbohydrate. Ultimately you need to run at a calorie deficit to lose weight, but by reducing your dependence on carbohydrates you can begin to trust your appetite to control... (more)

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by 70 · about 21 hours ago

I was gaining or staying the same at 129 - 130 until I realized I was eating a pumpkin granola at night. (Lots of seeds and nuts.) Cut that out and started losing. I am a female over 50 and realize counting calories is also very important for... (more)

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Alvaro 0 · October 03, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Here are some links to some of my dessert... (more)

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