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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I know that there are a lot of you who workout in the morning in a fasted state, and I have also been doing that for the last few years however, I have just discovered that I have very low cortisol upon rising (when it should be the opposite)... (more)

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mko 0 · April 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM

I usually eat a hard boiled egg in the morning before a workout. I boil a couple in advance so I can have a quick and easy snack i n the morning. It may work for you!

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I am eating Paleo (almost entirely pure, some bad carbs, no gluten) and I have had a tendency lately to wake up feeling really depressed and with anxiety about a lot of things I worry about. This feeling remains until I eat my breakfast... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

i believe the theory is that your body peaks cotrisol production in the morning to raise your blood pressure, so you can go from a horizontal to a vertical state without passing out. ive seen some people suggest that you can mitigate your... (more)

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by 808 · about 19 hours ago

Before noon all I want to do is eat tons and tons of sugary crap. After noon I'm the very epitome of a mountain of will power. What gives? If I work out in the morning I gain a bit of will power for about an hour.

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haley12 0 · August 28, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Wow that is super unusual! I am the exact opposite, which makes sense because your willpower should wear down throughout the day... But you could try eating a very satiating and good breakfast and then immediately leaving the house. You can't... (more)

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by 35 · about 19 hours ago

Working on a new breakfast meal plan, wondered what foods I should try to include. Any help would be appreciated. Cas

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Andy_16 0 · July 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Here is what I eat: 1.) I start with some ground meat (usually pork). Flavor it with spices of choice. Ginger sage is good. 2.) I shred, or cut into small thin pieces sweet potato yam, or plantain and make a hash of them in the frying pan with... (more)

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by 1241 · about 19 hours ago

Is drinking a lot of water first thing in the morning healthy? Is there any science that supports doing it? Seems to me like drinking something like a quart of water would severely dilute stomach acid.

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Kit_Peters 0 · January 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM

If you're thirsty in the morning, drink some water. If you're still thirsty, drink some more. Most likely, you'll have to pee after a while. This is normal, and you should pee when you get the chance. If you get thirsty again, drink some more... (more)

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by 2904 · about 19 hours ago

Generally, I have a ritual when I wake up. I try to adhere to it as regularly as possible. First thing when I wake up I drink 2 tall glasses of water (4 cups, so about 32oz of water.) While I'm sipping on the water, I'll meditate or screw around... (more)

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Angelina 0 · January 10, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I wake up with thoughts of gratitude for another day. I spoke to someone on the phone who is retiring on January 18 after 42 years of doing the same job (I called to get clarity on a bill and he is the person who helped with that.) He said he... (more)

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by 208 · about 19 hours ago

first, I have been scouring PH for previous posts, none seem to address my question or they made me have new questions. This is my second day of monitoring BG. I am a non-diabetic, overweight female. I have also slipped significantly in my... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · December 08, 2012 at 6:57 PM

No, it isn't unusual to have your fasting BG be the highest, especially when eating low-carb. Research "dawn phenomenon;" your liver prepares you for waking and can cause a spike.

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hi fellow paleoites :) I started Paleo a few months ago because I was fed up with my 1400 calorie a day diet full of "healthy" whole grains and low fat dairy. I didn't feel too great, and was not seeing the results I was hoping for. I found out... (more)

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Sarah_14 0 · December 03, 2012 at 10:09 PM

There are a lot of different approaches to this. Some women forged ahead and claimed that their "perfect paleo" diet is what cured their morning sickness. Some other women would be critical of you if you diverged from the diet for a bit to get... (more)

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by 85 · about 19 hours ago

Hey Hackers! I've been hearing about Kiefer and his carb-backloading. It makes sense and I'm interested in trying it out. However, I can't train in the afternoon/night due to work so I train in the mornings. I heard that there is a morning... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 01, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Listen to Robb Wolf's latest podcast, #147. They address this question directly. Here is the transcript if you don't want to download it. It's a long discussion, like 12 minutes, so it's worth the listen. They address your exact question... (more)

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by 50 · about 19 hours ago

First thing in the morning when you wake up ? or not , pros and cons ? thanks

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CD 0 · August 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Breakfast, or quite literally, "the breaking of the fast" should be eaten once you are hungry. Your fast will be broken whenever you eat. That being said, here are a couple of scenarios where you should break regardless of your hunger level: 1)... (more)

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by 438 · about 19 hours ago

I have heard that the body has a natural detox mechanism that runs from about 4am to 10am, and that this detox process is disturbed when breakfast is taken before 10am. Is anyone aware of actual research that backs this up? I mean, I'm sure the... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 20, 2012 at 2:42 AM

I heard another take on this recently, that actually encouraged eating pretty close to waking when bile production/digestive juices/liver function i.e. detoxing is at its peak so as to mobilize those juices and keep the pancreas working well. The... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Hello, friendly people of PaleoHacksVille. Last week I started doing a lot of reading on paleo and primal nutrition, and 6 days ago, I cut out all grains, dairy, sugar and legumes out of my diet. I subsist mainly on meat and vegetables and have... (more)

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Vivian__1 0 · May 15, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Low carbing messes with your thyroid and serotonin levels...you can hack it by making sure to eat starch before you go to bed...just a little and experiment with the least amount you need. I do well with sweet potatoes, carrots, low glycemic... (more)

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by 1720 · about 19 hours ago

Morning, Day, or Night shower? Is one better than the other? What are your thoughts? What do you do and why? I'm curious.

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No_more_ 0 · April 24, 2012 at 4:24 AM

It is better to take hot showers in the morning as heat is stimulating and may keep you up if you shower too close to bed time. I often do some contrast hydro therapy before bed to promote relaxation. This involves alternating hot and cold... (more)

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by 2565 · about 19 hours ago

I just read an article http://www.naturalnews.com/034519_meal_planning_digestion_immunity.html#ixzz1i3BxWYgn suggesting that humans evolved to eat our biggest meals in the evening or night because our ancestors were very active during the day and... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · January 02, 2012 at 9:18 PM

One thing to consider is that presumably hunter-gatherers were not leptin resistant. Part of the success with the leptin Rx may come from resetting diurnal leptin patterns that have become out of whack on a diet of processed foods, etc. This is... (more)

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by 253 · about 19 hours ago

First, a little background. I'm a pretty fit person, 24 yrs old, 6' tall 185 lbs I don't know exactly what my body fat is but I would guess somewhere in the 8-12% range. My problem is trying to use my diet to maximize energy levels. Due to my job... (more)

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Jamie_2 0 · November 05, 2011 at 1:03 PM

I know that I've read that Chris Masterjohn (the daily lipid blog) has stated that carbs before bed help him sleep. There's also a book called "Lights Out" that I believe recommends a spoonful of raw honey before bed to help with sleep. I WISH I... (more)

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by 15226 · about 19 hours ago

There are a variety of prescriptions for what to do first thing in the morning, which of course correspond to various states of health. What types of people would you into each of these... fasted weight training workout (a la leangains,... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · October 13, 2011 at 1:57 AM

First thing I try to do every morning is get some sunlight in my eyes to tell my pineal gland the nightman is gone and the dayman cometh.

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by 1048 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all, I recently started studying for my GMAT, so now I work 9-5 then try to put in a solid 3-4hrs of studying after work at the office so by the time I get home its 9-10pm and no real drive to hit the gym and eat after. Last few weeks my gym... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · August 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I do CrossFit and am in the box 3-4 days a week, three days more lifting intensive than the 4th. Alarm at 6am, smash it for 15 minutes of extra snoozing, big glass of water or coconut water + banana with or without almond butter, coconut shreds... (more)

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by 10919 · about 20 hours ago

I just have a quick question. So I usually wake up around 4:30am and then around 6:30 to nurse my baby. We co-sleep so I don't have to really get up but sometimes during the 6:30 feeding I wake up really zippy but force myself to go back to sleep... (more)

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ben61820 0 · June 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Firstly, cheers to you for being a patient mom and nursing that little one on the fly, in bed, just being awoken and all. Awesome. I???m a guy so definitely take my crazytalk with many grains of salt. You wake around 6:30am and have that zippy... (more)

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by 422 · about 20 hours ago

Heya, I've been on the Paleo diet for about 3 weeks now (started the day after Thanksgiving, haw) and I'm noticing that in the morning, my stomach is really acidy! I had my gallbladder out 6 years ago, and had IBS ever since. That's cleared up a... (more)

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Lurene_Grenier 0 · December 15, 2010 at 6:06 PM

If you're used to eating at a certain time and you don't, you'll get this issue - your stomach is gearing up to digest food it doesn't get. Apart from this the real solution is more vegetables, however you can test this pretty easily. Go get... (more)

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by 15976 · about 20 hours ago

This morning a question occurred to me so i thought id put it out there for you guys: One of IF's positive points that ive heard mentioned many times is its blunting of insulin. However, i've heard many times (this is even mentioned by Taubes in... (more)

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Eva 0 · July 17, 2010 at 5:02 AM

One thing that I have yet to see is evidence that IFing increases insulin sensitivity of cells over a long period of time. So far, all research I have seen shows increased insulin sensitivity right after the fast. But how much does this help if... (more)

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by 1523 · October 19, 2014 at 4:30 AM

No, I don't mean cream or sugar. My girlfriend just made me this huge pot of coffee with cinnamon actually poured over the grounds before it brews. Tastes amazing. Anyone else ever done anything like this with other ingredients? My favorite part... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · March 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I use cardamom when I brew coffee, probably once a week. (The rest of the time I just brew it black.) My mother used to do that when I was younger, as did my grandmother on occasion. It reminds me of them (and tastes amazing).

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by 0 · October 19, 2014 at 4:25 AM

Hi everyone, I was just wondering what you guys do in the morning for breakfast if you have a routine...? I've always wondered what people do...I'm always being told different things like eat an hour within waking or eat small meals during the... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I eat small amounts every few hours, so I actually eat about 8 times a day. This is what works for me. I have some fruit and an egg.

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by 150 · October 19, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Just concluded a 90 day monitoring of my blood sugar. Sampled 3x a day: Morning (dawn) FBS (average: 90) 2 hours after lunch (average: 85) Bedtime (average: 81, 79 when I throw out a 'couple benders, but even a whole bottle of wine can't get my... (more)

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Nasty_Brutish_and_Short 0 · August 11, 2012 at 4:58 AM

You don't have Dawn phenomenon, your blood sugars are completely normal. Blood glucose spikes due to the Dawn phenomenon are perhaps an order of magnitude higher than what you're experiencing. As to your question about higher morning blood... (more)

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by 55 · October 19, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Does anyone do AM workouts here? Do you do them straight out of bed? What do you use as a warm up routine? I was thinking of doing kettlebell circuits in the am.

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Dirk_Jan 0 · June 04, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Yeah, love AM-workouts! Pretty much the only time I'll do a workout... I hop out of bed (7-8AM), take a shower, get some BCAA's and hit it. Warmup depends on the workout. If it's strength, I'll warm-up with the specific movement but higher reps... (more)

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by 80 · October 19, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I used to get up hungry (starving!) when my diet was mostly carbs-based. No matter how many kcalories I used to eat (isocaloric regimen). Now that my diet is mostly rich in fats and proteins, sometimes I am hungry at bedtime, but the morning... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Because your appetite is no longer ruled by BG swings, you can listen to your body's signals and eat when you are hungry. There is no reason why you should be hungry when your body can simply tap into its (practically unlimited) fat reserves for... (more)

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