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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

I am just learning more details about paleo at this time. It seems that food-wise I need to do two things to successful lose and/or maintain weight - cut carbs and cheese. I am currently working on understanding the "rules" of... (more)

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NoBunPlease 0 · October 23, 2014 at 10:30 PM

A Paleo diet =/= a low carb diet, per say. It IS a diet that is lower in the carbs compared to the Standard American Diet.Your focus for just beginning should be to eat high quality fats and proteins, remove damaged vegetable oils (canola,... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hey guys!I'm new to paleo and I wanted some tips and tricks on how to adapt to the paleo life style. Major things that I enjoy eating are breads, pasta and cheese. I really enjoy spicy stuff nut I'm not sure how to bring that into the paleo... (more)

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CD 0 · July 06, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Eat lots of vegetables, some fruit, some meat, some eggs, and moderate amounts of stuff like seeds, nuts, etc Avoid seed oils and refined sugars -- and essentially anything that comes in a box or has more than one thing on the ingredients list. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hey everyone I know that this type of thread probably gets old but I have a few questions But first a little about me, over the past year I have lost 85 pounds pretty much came to find out I was following a lot of the paleo principles and... (more)

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samc 0 · February 06, 2014 at 4:50 AM

Run it through one of the online food programs like cronometer or paleotrack to see what the %'s are. Looks like a lot of protein as you mentioned. Might consider adding some potatoes, sweet or regular to the mix.

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

After a week of being strictly Paleo, I succumbed to a very delicious looking brownie. My roommate brought home a whole tray over the weekend and I'd been staring at them for days but turning toward fruit instead. In a moment of weakness I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 24, 2013 at 2:10 PM

First, you didn't cheat. People like to throw that word around. Cheats get you to goals faster, not derail you. Indeed, some cheats are actually planned, too. You just failed / got derailed, and in the grand scheme of things, that's not really a... (more)

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by 1097 · about 3 hours ago

Okay, so recently my GF's decided to stop eating grains (Except rice) and beans (except soy lichithin). She reports feeling better in terms of gut health: we've both seen some slight lower stomach bloating go down and her stomach hurt after... (more)

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OneLove 0 · April 06, 2013 at 1:44 AM

It sounds like you are doing pretty well with her my friend. Does she like fish ? Salmon is incredible possibly not getting enough Omega 3....I've heard several times chicken isn't the best meat for the healthy fat (or not such a rich source). Did... (more)

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by 15 · about 3 hours ago

I have been on the Paleo diet for six weeks now. So far the results are fairly positive...I've lost 11 pounds to date..I feel wonderful...I'm actually sleeping through the night, have no more acid reflux, my stomach doesn't hurt when I eat a meal... (more)

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Kyle_1 0 · March 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM

The average weight loss is a useless number in this situation since everyone is different. You should expect your weight to eventually get to your optimal weight, and stay there provided you stay paleo. The number isn't really important.

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

Today is only my 2nd day of Paleo, but I have been gluten free and low dairy (mostly yogurt, little milk) for a year. I have lost 40 pounds in the last year by counting calories and reducing but not eliminating processed foods. Paleo seemed like... (more)

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cerement 0 · March 03, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Your body (in general) needs at least a week to adapt (usually why the challenges run 30 days). The first week is going to be the roughest as your body effectively goes through withdrawal while you're cleaning everything out [edit: yes, your body... (more)

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by 45 · about 3 hours ago

For about a month now, my diet has been 80% Paleo/20% Primal (occasionally add yogurt to my smoothies, a small glass of whole milk maybe once or twice a week). I've noticed some big, awesome changes (no 4pm brain fog, consistent energy levels... (more)

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CD 0 · February 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Women do not need more carbs than men. Both men and women need carbs to meet their activity levels. Carbs are not a necessary nutrient, nor are not something to avoid. You did not post details of your 40-minute circuit training program. If it... (more)

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by 50 · about 3 hours ago

I am on day 19 of Paleo. My period started 8 days early and while on the NuvaRing. I am wondering if this is normal. I have lost 5lbs and feel fantastic! I run 5 times a week and practice yoga 3-4 times a week. Thoughts on the early period? (more)

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Bones_1 0 · February 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Totally normal. Your hormonal system changes because you eat a new diet. After a few months when your system has adapted and is in a nice balance, your period will be more regular than ever before.

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by 70 · about 3 hours ago

Does anyone have an extremely busy schedule and is able to fit 100% Paleo eating into it successfully? I have anywhere from 60-80 hour work week (12-hr shift work) between 3 jobs, 2 college classes, and an 80-hr internship program I have to... (more)

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courtart 0 · February 20, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I find that in order to be successful, I HAVE to plan ahead. I work every single day of the week, minus maybe 1-2 Sundays a month- these are all 8-12 hour days when you factor in driving (it sucks, but when my bills are paid off I will thank... (more)

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

I am trying to think of more snack type ideas and one I want to try is Fruit Roll Ups. Has anyone experienced making these in either a dehydrator or the oven? Are there any great recipes; I have only found some that contain fruit, cinnamon and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Yes, I have made these in my dehydrator. You can do a similar thing with yogurt. All you need is the sheets for your dehydrator (instead of just the porous grates). Honestly, there are so many recipes and possibilities, that it's not worth... (more)

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

I am new to Paleo, it is a complete change for me - What are the thoughts on drinking vitamin water zero? zero calories, total carbs 4g (1%), less than 1g sugar

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vJason 0 · February 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Everything else aside, it looks like it has Rebiana (Stevia Extract) and Crystalline Fructose and Erythritol (Natural Sweeteners). I'd stay away if you are trying to lose weight, but that's me. I try to avoid anything that runs the risk of taking... (more)

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

Thought I would write in and describe my experience after 2 weeks on primal/paleo. I looked for this info, and mostly found "it sucks, but gets better" advice, which (although appreciated) not enough for a research hound like me! Here are my own... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 10, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Excellent post, question or not. And I totally agree to the gradual approach to cutting grains and other carbs as long as some people don't get stuck before they're truly paleo and then conclude that paleo doesn't work for them.

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I am over 100 lbs overweight and in my late 40's. NO more. I'm a former champion runner and fitness nut. No excuses. I just want more for myself. Any suggestions on where to start with diet? Exercise? It can be done and I know it!!

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SlimIcy 0 · September 20, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Diet first, then once you have that dialed in start working in the exercise. Too often people try to jump in head-first and over do things and burn themselves out. Take it slow and steady, this is a lifestyle change not a crash 90 day diet.

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by 190 · about 4 hours ago

long-time lurker, first time poster here: my little-debbie-and-white-sugar-and-fast-food addict husband has just decided to go paleo!! He's 42 and out of shape (I'm 26, been GF for 6 years and mostly paleo for 3 years) and this will be a... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · August 25, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Identify with him instead of chiding him or judging him ("yeah, giving up sugar was the hardest part! I can really sympathize"). Tell him that you are really impressed with how well he is transitioning and you know it isn't easy If he is really... (more)

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by 203 · about 4 hours ago

hello, I decided to begin transitioning to Paleo 2 weeks ago. For the past few months I have recognized I needed to clean up my diet. 2 weeks ago I started paleo, I did not weight myself or anything. 1 week ago I weight myself and came in at 208.... (more)

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Thrak 0 · August 19, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Most of us struggle with the cravings and occasionally break down. What is important is not turning a slip into an all out failure. I personally like to live by the motto "Everything in moderation, especially moderation". I go a little nuts some... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

After doing a great deal of research and reading Sarah Fragoso's book Everyday Paleo I finally started eating Paleo yesterday.... and today I feel awful!! I am totally committed and want to continue but I have zero energy and feel nauseous. Is... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · May 11, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I'm going to disagree with a couple of the other answers... in the long run, I think it's best to go all in, cold turkey. OK so you might have a tough two weeks whilst you withdraw from the carbs - but after the carb flu you'll start to feel... (more)

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by 219 · about 4 hours ago

I'm on day 4 of Paleo. For me, food-wise this means grain-free, sugar-free, reducing dairy, and keeping carbs below 100 grams. I've also added on a magnesium supplement and take fish oil to balance out non-grassfed meats. I find myself being... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 07, 2012 at 8:30 PM

You have hit apon my "holy grail of Paleo". Keep it simple. Yes, for a while eat the same thing everyday. You will know when it is time to add variety. And at that time, you may very well prefer to just keep doing what you've been doing. "Variety"... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 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 187 · about 4 hours ago

Hi there, So I am new to Paleo, and have been doing a lot of research to make sure that I am making the right choice by switching to a Paleo lifestyle. I think i've figured out a lot of things, but I just want to make sure I am on the right lines... (more)

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Chris_33 0 · April 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Many ways to do paleo.

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by 250 · about 4 hours ago

I've been doing paleo/primal since December 26, 2011. Prior to that I was vegetarian for 20+ yrs. Just had blood work done (3/10/12) and here's what came back: Tot Cho - 252 LDL - 180 HDL - 57 Trig - 73 A year ago, when I was still veg, these... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

If you have lost weight recently that could explain your elevated LDLs. 157lbs is really scrawny for someone of your stature.

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

I'm participating in a paleo challenge and lost about 4 lbs the first week but at the end of week 2 I've actually gained 3 lbs back! Very frustrating as I have not cheated at all: no grains, starches, alcohol, sugar (including artificial... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · April 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Can you tell us more about what you are eating? Have you considered going lower carb on days you aren't working out? Some people have success with this. 1200 calories and 4 days of cross fit a week is too little food... I'd argue that 1200... (more)

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by 20 · about 4 hours ago

I've been pretty much 100% paleo for about 1 full week now, experiencing a lot of improvements in health already (wasn't expecting that). Before this I was eating what I thought was "healthy"... lean meats, grains, dairy, wheat breads. It was... (more)

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APC 0 · November 23, 2011 at 6:18 AM

when are you eating the bananas? depending on a few variables they can carry a generous bump of sugar. if the only truly significant difference you've made is the removal of grains with the increase of a few fats and you're only at one week out... (more)

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by 1186 · about 4 hours ago

I'm helping my 30-year old sister, who for a long time has had many health problems including systemic fibromyalgia-type pain symptoms and insomnia, start to eat paleo, as of last week. Her prior diet was tons of sugar, chips, some cheap meat, and... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · August 29, 2011 at 12:52 AM

You don't say whether or not she's doing low-carb paleo or not, but I'd suspect that this is water loss from burning through stored glycogen. If she's doing low-carb, this shouldn't go on indefinitely. If she's cycling carbs, it could come and... (more)

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by 24538 · about 4 hours ago

I was doing some searching around last night trying to find a new source for grassfed beef because my beloved Thundering Hoooves went tits up, and I stumbled across this interesting article by Sally Fallon and Dr. Mary... (more)

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Eva 0 · August 06, 2011 at 1:58 AM

I've heard the innuit refer to this lack of fat as rabbit fever, because rabbits are low in fat, but I think when others hear that, they assume it's the rabit fever that has to do with a disease vector. Having the words 'rabbit fever' refer to... (more)

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