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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, I've read a ton of articles of why someone isn't losing weight with xxx diet, etc and none really apply. Let me first say that I have always been one of those people who eat less french fries and pretend to work out and I start losing weight.... (more)

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sage_ 0 · May 24, 2013 at 3:12 AM

sleep more, cardio less and lift weights. and stop starving yourself!

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by 60 · about 9 hours ago

In all seriousness, no excuses, I have three kids under age five, a burning desire to do cardio, and truly and sincerely am kept sooo busy with the kids that I can't fit in exercise.. Or any me time for that matter. It's summer and they are now... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 11, 2013 at 7:36 PM

The bare minimum for exercise for anyone out there, mom or not, is more than none. Don't fret about "enough", when you struggle to get any time in -- just get any time in. :-) For in-home, fairly quiet exercising I think yoga and an elliptical is... (more)

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by 35 · about 9 hours ago

Ever since I was 11, I have been very interested in health/diet. Now, 3 years later, I have noticed that my mom, who knows almost nothing about health or diet, has been (possibly subconsciously) following my lead. All through the stages of... (more)

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RK 0 · April 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Rose, yes your needs are different. In a way. You both need the same basic foods. However, you are still at a very active growing time of life, where you can get away with (maybe even need) some extra calories (especially carbs) that you... (more)

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by 2318 · about 9 hours ago

It seems like so many people I speak to in my age group (I'm 25) are foregoing breast feeding for their newborns and opting for bottle feeding instead. This of course does not apply to people who cannot breastfeed for whatever reason. It seems... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Please don't blame the moms--they need our compassion & support more than ever in this area. I work in the pregnancy/birth world and I think it is very challenging for new moms who don't have support to breastfeed. In some places in the... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

My mom is 57 years old, about 5' tall, and weighs 123. Both of us have been Paleo for about 5 months now, and we absolutely love it! BUT she has only lost 5 lbs (now granted her body fat is at 22%). I, on the other hand have lost 35 lbs (but c'mon... (more)

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RK 0 · March 10, 2013 at 1:05 AM

My mom also has a reduced need for calories (she is 60, 5'2"). I think it has something to do with being post-menopausal. Her weight is a lot heavier than when she is young, but she looks and feels great. (She used to weigh 105, now hovers... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Does processed chicken slice cause cancer? i heard it on a radio talk show

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greymouser 0 · February 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

This? That's: chicken, corn by products, conditioners, and preservatives. Avoid this product. "It directly causes cancer" would be a stretch, but there's pretty much nothing good going on with this food product. Most of the "OMG MEAT WILL KILL... (more)

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by 2949 · about 10 hours ago

So my mom's bloodwork came in, and her cholesterol is atrociously high by any metric. She acknowledges this, and would like to lose weight, something which she has struggled with for years. She expressed interest in paleo diet after my success... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 22, 2011 at 10:13 PM

First, the goal is to get through the first week then you and your mom should talk about the "highs and lows" and agree on a plan for week 2. EXERCISE: Walk at her comfortable pace until she starts to feel just a bit tired. Rest for 2 minutes,... (more)

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by 2153 · about 10 hours ago

My mother is on the heavy side but not morbidly obese. She probably needs to loose 30 or 40 pounds. She recently went to the doctor and they did a bunch of tests. She is pre-diabetic, apparently has a "relatively fast" metabolism (they did a test... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · August 13, 2011 at 1:43 AM

If you haven't yet bought GCBC, consider holding up on that. Although in my opinion, it is an excellent read, I don't believe it is what will be most helpful to your Mom right now. It's a pretty heavy read with alot of info that for your Mom right... (more)

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by 4703 · October 28, 2014 at 3:30 AM

I've never had much luck getting my mother to improve her eating habits. She still likes to claim that whole wheat pasta and hummus are examples of eating well.../facepalm. Recently her own mother's health is declining and she's frustrated that... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Once you've persuaded her to try this, your job is basically done other than to answer questions and share enthusiasm. For bloodwork, you can have her write down the tests you mentioned as questions to discuss with her doctor, but... (more)

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by 10 · October 28, 2014 at 3:16 AM

I finally convinced my Mother to go on a Paleo diet, which is awesome. I'm really hoping it'll make her feel better, lose weight, and stay off of unhealthy processed foods. However, this still leaves a few things unchecked. Her stats: 5'... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 10, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Diet, diet, diet. Don't worry about any exercise program now. Get her diet dialed in. After her metabolism normalized she may start to feel like being active then she can start to think about walking and then start to work on crossfit-like... (more)

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by 0 · October 27, 2014 at 4:03 AM

I went Paleo a few months ago and had a bad experince with it because I didn't eat enough proteins, fish, or meat, I basically just cut the grains and carbs and I was closer to being a vegan than anything. I'm a runner and I lost all my eneergy... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 21, 2013 at 12:40 AM

You're a minor living with/off your parents? Welcome to the real world. They pay the way, they make the rules. You upchuck a meal, it doesn't really matter what you say or how you protest, because you're obviously wrong in their eyes. It's not... (more)

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by 20 · October 27, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Background: My mom lost about 30 lbs over a year ago using the "Carbohydrate addict's diet" but has since gained some back (maybe 10 lbs?) She works at home, and is not paleo but not all too horrible. She's 56, and she goes on walks most days... (more)

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mari 0 · August 06, 2011 at 7:53 PM

You might want to get a personal trainer for her. Make sure its someone who knows what they're doing and is personable and helpful. She can sign up for weight training sessions, either regularly or just a few so they can show her what to do. Its... (more)

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by 330 · October 26, 2014 at 3:59 AM

So my parents know I am Paleo, but they really don't get it. They are older and were just brought up in a different generation. I don't by any means try to talk them into doing it, but this is the issue. They watch my son once a week, so to... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 07, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I think it's really nice that she's trying! Offer to bring over some recipes for her to use or that the two of you could make together when you get home. If it were my mom, I know I'd have to be careful offering up recipes, but if your mom is up... (more)

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