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by 5 · less than a minute ago

Hi guys-- I've had Hashimoto's for about 2 years and was diagnosed Celiac two months ago. I've low-carbed in the past to lose weight, but unfortunately, it's just not doing it for me anymore. (And as I'm sure you all know, sticking to a strict... (more)

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juju 0 · April 09, 2013 at 7:10 PM

For me, the added health benefit was I no longer had debilitating stomach pains on a daily basis. Going gluten free was not enough as I react to all grains. I like fresh whole food and I instantly felt better so it was a no brainer for me. Do a... (more)

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by 10 · 2 minutes ago

I came across this study linking low-carb diets to cardiovascular disease in reading Robert Lustig's new book. http://mygreendiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2286.pdf Thoughts? Henry (more)

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AgingHippie 0 · April 03, 2013 at 11:08 PM

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/36/15418.full Vascular effects of a low-carbohydrate high-protein diet " the macronutrient changes in the LCHP diet used here mimic the diets commonly used in humans, where reduced carbohydrate intake is generally... (more)

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by 40 · 2 minutes ago

Ok, so I've been eating something that more or less resembles a primal diet for a year now. I've lost 30 pounds, and most of that was done doing what I'd call low-fat high-carb paleo. I ate TONS of fruit, yogurt, nuts, and some lean meats and... (more)

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primalpat 0 · April 01, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I did high-fat/low-carb for very long time, and I felt like heck. I was stubborn and didn't want to give it up because it wasn't "paleo". Now I eat high carb, moderate protein and I've scaled back my fat. If I eat a high-fat/low carb meal, my... (more)

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by 108 · 3 minutes ago

Hello! Eating paleo for 2,5 weeks now. The only exceptions I had were a couple of beers from time to time. I feel good and have enough energy to do pushups and a bit of weight lifting. But for a while now I experience brain fog and it scares me... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Low-carb may bring this, if you're not fully adapted to using fat as fuel you could go a little bit hypoglycaemic which will bring on the feelings you describe. Be sure you are adding enough protein and fat (not overdoing it BTW be careful with... (more)

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by 77 · 4 minutes ago

Before I started I had clear skin and would get a zit once in a while. My skin was not perfect bu overall good. When I switched to Paleo I began eating high fat and high carbs to gain weight. I lost weight and started breaking out. After 6 months... (more)

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lisa_55 0 · March 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM

for me personally, i found that a lot of fat caused me to break out, especially refined and processed fats like coconut cream, oils, and butter. i switched to getting my fat from whole, unprocessed foods like fish, whole coconuts, raw olives,... (more)

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by 71 · 5 minutes ago

Hi all, I've been low carb for about 11 years (on and off; 3 pregnancies, when off a gain and subsequent loss of close to 80 lbs 3 times) so I am not completely new to the party. Low carb just wasn't working for me anymore. Due to broken leg... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Indeed, fish oil supplements are already oxidizing through shipment, storage, and sale before they reach you. Should you not take them for that reason? Maybe, that's up to you. But I will say this: it's a lot less worrisome to just eat fish. (more)

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by 221 · 5 minutes ago

I'm on a very low carb diet for the first time in my life, and right now I feel almost normal. I'm not dizzy or light-headed, my muscles aren't cramping - but I feel my heart beating really hard, feels like it's shaking my whole body. What is... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 16, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I always get "the beater" when dehydrated. Drink up!

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by 40 · 6 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I've got a few questions about substituting some non-starchy for starchy vegetables. Background 3000 calorie diet split 20%/25%/55% carbs/protein/fat (PUFA < 5%, 2:1 O6:O3) Fairly active with 3x pw weight training and 2x pw... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

There really isn't a question in your question ... you sort of just talked about maybe trying to get more tuber/root vegetables. Are you just looking for encouragement? If you're asking if you should eat more than zero, then personally, I think... (more)

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by 45 · 8 minutes ago

I've been dealing with hypothyroidism for about 9 months now, and I have just switched to natural whole thyroid treatment. I started eating Primal just after Christmas, and although I really like how it makes me feel I'd really like to see some... (more)

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Lazza 0 · March 04, 2013 at 12:50 PM

If you have gained weight due to hypothyrodism then the key is to do whatever is required to get your thyroid functioning again. This will improve your metabolism and your excess weight should go away w/o dieting. If you have been tested for... (more)

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by 748 · 8 minutes ago

I'm not sure if it's due to different metabolisms, but who just can't seem to lose weight unless they go low carb (no fruit/carbs basically just eggs, vegetables, meat, and healthy fats) AND watch their calories? This seems to be MY experience... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · March 04, 2013 at 2:59 PM

To control my glucose levels, I keep carbs below 50g per 24 hours and lost weight. I can have one apple or orange a day, but no more. I lost weight more steadily when I upped carbs to between 75g and 100g per 24 hours, but lost control of my... (more)

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by 0 · 8 minutes ago

I've been following a low carb paleo diet for about 3 and a half months now. But lately I've been restricting carbs a lot more and also tracking my caloric intake. I keep bingeing on junk food though, about once a week and it's a little out of... (more)

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Christina_13 0 · March 02, 2013 at 5:42 PM

I am in the same boat with you! I am doing the same thing (Low carb/Calorie restriction), and I feel those same cravings. I find it best to eat more often, just small meals of course, and then at night allow myself a very small banana (about 20g... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

Okay I need help. I'm trying to shed some unwanted fat and maintain as much muscle possible. A friend mentioned ketosis. So I started. I weigh 180ibs and I'm 5"8 and about 23% body fat. I'm on day 3. And I feel like death. Dizzy, groggy, weak,... (more)

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Hemming 0 · February 27, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Yes, that's very normal. You have to give it more time to adapt. Besides that, based on your symptoms, you most likely need to add more sodium to your food, in the range of 2-5g/day. It would also be helpful to know your protein intake. You can't... (more)

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by 45 · 9 minutes ago

I'd love to get some advice in my situation. I have just found out in the last few days that my GP's diagnosis of hypothyroidism was wrong. So I've been taking thyroxine for the past 9 months even though it was making my heart race, my skin dry... (more)

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Bobby_Shazzam 0 · February 26, 2013 at 9:04 PM

It is going to be tough for you to eat to lose weight while also eating to maintain performance. You may want to choose one goal or the other to focus on otherwise it is going to be a fine line you have to walk. If you want to focus on losing... (more)

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by 10 · 10 minutes ago

Hi Everyone, I am quite fascinated by the subject as I am trying to help my grandma make the leap from MCI to full blown dementia. We were especially amused by the Type 3 Diabetes nomenclature that now often comes up with Alzheimers, but the... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · February 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Ya, that's a big leap to say that Saturated fat will cause mental decline and promote AD, from an observational study. Coconut oil which is pure saturated fat is beneficial for AD although it may be the ketones that produce the... (more)

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by 1405 · 10 minutes ago

Hello! I was wondering if anyone knew a kind of "chip" I could make that is low carb, but still crunchy enough to eat with salsa and feel similar to a tortilla chip. I was thinking eggplant or bell pepper to bake into a chip, but I am not sure if... (more)

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coffeesnob 0 · February 23, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Personally, I would just eat the friggin tortilla chips with salsa because that is a rare event for me (maybe five times a year). If you are adamant about low-carb, there aren't many alternatives. Eggplant or bell pepper will not bake crispy due... (more)

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by 10 · 14 minutes ago

Hi Guys, I am eating at pretty solid deficit while sticking to my paleo guidelines. I have been eating on the paleo for three weeks. My stats are 5'11 225lbs and around 20% body fat. I am currently cutting ( as you might expect lol) The only... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

At 20% I think you could easily recomp without losing or gaining weight. I've done it before. If your getting stronger while remaining at the same weight Its quite likely your replacing fat with muscle. I didn't do any specific approach. Just... (more)

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by 252 · 15 minutes ago

Hey all, I'm currently trying to create the ultimate hack towards my athletic performance. I'm talking about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Judo, hoping to eventually compete. I really want to go far with this as I was a really talented wrestler in High... (more)

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mykal 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Too many cliffs bro. Eat your carbs. An active insulin sensitive person should do okay on 150 grams of carbohydrates a day. Being active while in ketosis is bad and stressful on your body. Most really low carbers also have deflated muscles due to... (more)

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by 60 · 16 minutes ago

I recently started the paleo diet (1 month ago). I feel great and my athletic performance has improved too. Before this, I ate a high carb vegan diet then a moderate carb Mediterranean type diet. I grew up dealing with bedwetting all the way until... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · January 07, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Makes perfect sense, especially if you are doing low carb, low salt, moderate to high protein, as all three of those things on their own will make you pee more, and together you have the peepee trifecta. This is what I would do: Try a higher... (more)

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by 252 · 16 minutes ago

I've recently been trying to accumulate as much info on Carb Back-Loading as possible in an effort to gain lean mass and strength. Unfortunately due to monetary circumstances I cannot purchase the ebook, and to be honest the price seems... (more)

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by 80 · 17 minutes ago

November 7 2011, I started the Paleo diet which was introduced to me from my trainer. This exact time I stopped taking my birth control which I had been on for 5 years. My body, being completely shocked with low carb, and no birth control pill. I... (more)

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Shantess 0 · December 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Hi Chelsea, ahh hormones and the frustration that go along with them. I'm a bit of a self-described expert here ;) I kinda gotta challenge something you said in a reply above: "Im keeping it low carb. It is what works for my body." Is it really... (more)

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by 11478 · 18 minutes ago

So after sustaining what is possibly the least Paleo injury ever (I tripped over my Italian hand luggage) I have been left with what the UK top shoulder consultant described as "the unholy trinity" of shoulder injuries: dislocation, fracture and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Bone broth for sure. Get your D blood level up to 60-80 ng/ml via sun & supplements. A good anti-inflammatory as well as helping with calcium distribution. Magnesium glycinate or malate 400 -600 mg. Liver & cheese(gouda & brie are... (more)

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by 252 · 18 minutes ago

Been asking quite a few questions to my introduction to PH, but here goes one more if any can help; I'm roughly 5'9 or so and 135-140lbs. I truly want to eventually get up to something like 155-160lbs, more so due to athletic purposes. I'm not... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I wouldn't consider 1.25 grams of protein/ lb a high protein diet. If you're looking to gain weight you're probably going to have to introduce more than 40-80 grams of carbs/day though.

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by 35 · 19 minutes ago

I'm very new to the Paleo diet. I'm nineteen years old and I started the diet in August. Prior to that I had lost about 50+ lbs eating what conventional nutritionists would call "healthy" and I saw good results from it, but I was also always... (more)

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james_41 0 · December 11, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Personally I experimenter with sweet potatoes etc. I fond they made my fat loss slow down or cease. When I upped my fruit intake ( I like low glycemic fruits) I found energy and fat loss both increased.

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by 61 · 19 minutes ago

In order to be on low-carb/high fat diet average man needs to consume 200-250g of fat in order to receive his 75-80% of calories from fat. Therefore I am eating 200-250g of fat per day. However, the only way how to achieve this is to eat pure... (more)

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CD 0 · December 06, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Lets do some basic math. You said average male, so I am going to assume 5'9", 170 lbs with a BMR around 1750 and 15% BF. This man would need about 1g protein per lb lean weight. Let's put that at (approximately) 150g protein. And, for this... (more)

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by 129 · 19 minutes ago

Hi everyone, So, I've got a question about a recent issue I've had. I haven't been eating paleo, but have been generally low carb, rarely eating bread etc. However, recently through a number of reasons I've eaten a lot of white carbs and my... (more)

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elf27 0 · December 06, 2012 at 7:11 PM

hey john...this is tough. I feel for you. you know you're not alone! There's a lot of anecdotal experience on this site linking diet to skin conditions so I think a paleo type diet is the right start. However, it seems to be a mixed bag on... (more)

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