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by 8 · about 9 hours ago

I've been on thirds for since January. I know the havoc working nights (3:30p-3:30a) can cause a body and decided to compensate as much as possible by vastly improving my diet. In fact I probably wouldn't have gone Paleo if it wasn't for working... (more)

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Allison_10 0 · August 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Paleo blogger Michelle works at night as a pharmacist a few days a week I believe. She dedicated a post to explain how she balances paleo and working at night. Enjoy http://nomnompaleo.com/post/55156756199/surviving-the-night-shift (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

This past Saturday I wanted to have a glass of wine with my friend. I have been on paleo for 2 weeks and was feeling great. We'll that one glass of wine turned into a couple glasses and some beer as well :( I also binged on some pretzels and... (more)

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ecks 0 · April 29, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I wouldn't ever call it a cheat... unless you look at paleo as a diet. Paleo is a lifestyle and with any other lifestyle you need to allow yourself the occasional indulgence. Paleo lifestyle is intended to improve your quality of living but what... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I just recently started eating paleo. I am a 5'4" 114 pound female. I notice I get this weird rash at night after eating dinner and my night snack. It's right under my chest on my upper abdomen. There are all these little red dots. I noticed the... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · August 27, 2013 at 7:27 AM

If your new diet is a drastic shift from your old diet, it can trigger major changes in various hormone levels; especially over the short to medium term. This can also explain the seemingly targeted nature of the rash. I won't give the vague... (more)

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by 40 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, I am a breastfeeding mama to a 7 month old who nurses ever 1-2 hours, 24 hours a day (no suggestions on not nursing this frequently; she needs to for medical reasons). If I don't eat a snack right before bed, I am unable to sleep in the... (more)

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jake_16 0 · February 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM

if you seriously crave sweets and fat while breast feeding, and you tolerate dairy, you could do a lot worse than well-made ice cream!

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by 145 · about 9 hours ago

So, I work 3 twelve hour night shifts a week. Normally they are all in a row. The night before they start I usually stay up til 1 or 2 in the morning or nap before the day of. I get off work at 7:30, try to be in bed by 8:30 am and get 8 full... (more)

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Chanda 0 · February 14, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I'm kind of in your situation, and I've found that drinking herbal teas that are meant to help you relax help a lot with sleeping. There's one brand called Traditional Medicinals that makes a Sleep Aid tea that tastes pretty good. That might help... (more)

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by 51 · about 9 hours ago

So I usually "wake up" hungry & feel ravenous at night. I want to go get a burger & fries right now...someone stop me

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Here some info you might find useful: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/night-eating-syndrome-causes-solutions/

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by 2407 · about 9 hours ago

So the studies show better body composition for night eating and carbs especially. Using CBL or Carb Nite, how much time between your last bite and shut eye qualifies as night eating? That is, what's the min and max window here?

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PrimalGains 0 · December 06, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I generally feel better when I don't have that "stuffed" feeling just before going to bed. I had a large chilli/butternut squash meal last night, which I finished at 1930 and went to bed around 2230, feeling nice and rested. Other time I've not... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I've been eating paleo-ish for about 18 months. At times I am very hardcore and others I tend to cheat. My goal is to stay on a strict paleo diet for at least 30 days, then reintroduce foods. However, nights are my downfall. I usually eat a... (more)

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Robert_9 0 · September 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM

I'd look into a ketogenic paleo for a bit get yourself off that glucose dependency, Carbohydrates can break down into exorphins, morphine like substances, so when you are stress carbs comfort you. So you'll basically be doing a sugar detox and ... (more)

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by 75 · about 9 hours ago

I've woken up with diarrhea two separate times...and I ate late both nights. But I also had canned salmon both nights. Would the salmon be causing my diarrhea? Or just eating late at night? How could eating late cause this if it his is the problem? (more)

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CD 0 · September 18, 2012 at 12:06 PM

There's a thing called rapid loading, rapid dumping. It fits your description, but I doubt that is what you are experiences. There are also bacteria that can grow inside of canned foods which may have caused your symptoms, but it would be odd... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

I have been following paleo off and on for the past two months or so. I recently started working until around 10 or 11 pm. I also count my calories just to keep everything in check, I shoot for around 1200 cals. Before I go to work I'll have a... (more)

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Lynn_6 0 · August 16, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Can you cook enough food earlier in the day to have leftovers? I have the typical salt mine hours of M-f 8-5, I always make enough supper to have enough for lunch the next day. Snacks I like are hard boiled eggs, homemade beef jerky, cheese... (more)

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by 633 · about 9 hours ago

Last night, I experienced 'infra-red' vision for the first time! I have a section of my home that is completely dark. Blacked out. And yet I could see everything. Blurry and vague, but I could see. It appeared as a very subtle red and orange... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 05, 2012 at 10:10 AM

It wasn't the macadamias. I eat those too and no IR vision. Please find out what it is, it's a very cool ability that I'd like to have too. :-D Maybe it was the full moon - as it was full last night, but then, why doesn't everyone have... (more)

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by 1720 · about 10 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 1906 · about 10 hours ago

I don't generally have a segmented sleeping pattern. Instead, I fall fast asleep most nights and don't get up until my alarm goes off the next morning, about seven hours later. If I'm feeling really run down, I'll sleep between eight and ten hours... (more)

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jakeA 0 · February 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

There's definitely no reason to wake yourself up in the middle of the night on purpose. I earnestly advise against setting an alarm clock for 1am just so you can get segmented sleep. It can occur naturally if you are getting a good amount (read... (more)

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by 1029 · about 10 hours ago

I usually have a smoothie (soy milk or coconut milk w protein powder and splenda) around 7 but seem to be thirsty later and against my better judgment I drink some more water or another smoothie. (Maybe the smoothie ignites my thirst somehow). Any... (more)

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mth_1 0 · July 22, 2011 at 11:06 AM

This is really complicated, but if you want to go to bed without drinking something beforehand, then don't drink something before you go to bed. If you are drinking because you are thirsty, quit drinking smoothies around 7 and drink water... (more)

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by 10919 · about 10 hours ago

So I've pretty much been able to completely curb my desire to snack in between meals and because I have such a high fat breakfast, I often don't need mug for lunch, though I usually eat a large enough dinner. I'm keeping under 30 carbs a day which... (more)

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Ed 0 · March 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

It's probably not quite accurate to say that breast-feeding requires only 500 extra calories for someone on a low-carb diet. Lactose makes up about 50% of the energy content in human milk (... (more)

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by 68 · about 10 hours ago

Hello all, firstly thank you all for contributing to the brilliant resource that is Paleo Hacks. While this is my first post, I am an avid lurker.. I've been living 80% Paleo for about 2 years now, but decided to make the full switch recently.... (more)

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LaLa 0 · June 25, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I used to wake up nightly hungry and couldnt go back to sleep until I ate something. I couldnt figure out why my body wasn' tusing my own fat... It was very annoying. But I started being treated for a form of sleep apnea, and I STOPPED WAKING UP... (more)

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by 10 · October 23, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I've been on paleo for little less than 3 months now - living almost 100% with an occasional "fall of the wagon" moment here and there. I workout 3-4 times a week - mostly crossfit mixed with some fitness boxing and weightlifting. I'm 5.8 tall,... (more)

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PaleoOutfitters 0 · July 21, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Why lean meat? You need fat - animal fat especially. I call ahead to my butcher to order extra fatty cuts of grass-fed meats (because the regular cuts are way too lean). The fat will help satiate you through the night. You could also try a... (more)

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by 3221 · October 22, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Should I eat the majority of my carbs at night?

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Paleo_BLaZeDRas 0 · December 04, 2012 at 3:12 PM

from what I've heard kiefer saying (carb backloadin / carb nite solution) it seems that whilst we are more insulin sensitive in the morning, this includes fat cells as well as the muscle. If you time the carbs for night, and particularly large... (more)

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by 5 · October 22, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I think my circadian's cycles are wrong , cause are months that I go to bed very late ( 5-6 am) and I wake up at 12:00/13 am . So my times are really wrong , and I read about the circadian's cycles , can you tell me if my wrong lifestyle can... (more)

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Zachary_Taylor_MA 0 · August 16, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Hi Edgar, Regular sleep-wake cycles are important for well-being. It's very common for people who do not sleep well or at regular intervals to experience all sorts of mood problems including depression. If you feel that your sleep-wake cycles... (more)

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by 1720 · October 22, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I heard you can't "catch up on sleep". Is that true? I know I should probably go to bed when it gets dark or at latest 10:00-10:30, but often times I find myself getting many things done past that hour, because it is quiet and peaceful, and I'm... (more)

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Esuus 0 · November 04, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Try to sleep as regularly as possible. Some people claim 6 hours are enough, once your body got used to that rythm (i.e. go to bed same time, wake up same time) and as long as you have a healthy lifestyle with a least a little sport/walking each... (more)

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by 422 · October 22, 2014 at 3:11 AM

I am a late night eater. I enjoy eating something before I sleep, which I know is a bad practice. (Or at least it was when I was non paleo, I don't know if it's okay on the Paleo diet!) I used to have a bowl of cereal or ice cream or something... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · July 04, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I have two different types of pre-bed snacks - pre CF and post CF. Pre: hardboiled egg, cottage cheese, coconut, a few mac nuts, and since it's been hot I've taken to thick slicing banana, throwing into the freezer for about 20-minutes, then top... (more)

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by 3221 · October 21, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Hello tribe, I'm struggling a little with my weight loss, i'm wondering if it would be a good idea to cut on the carbs at night. I usually eat plantains or sweet potatoes at dinner time. Love to all

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paleohacks 0 · September 14, 2012 at 2:33 AM

I'd do the opposite. I find that a bit of starch with supper helps me sleep and avoiding it during the day keeps appetite low. I also really like IF...missing breakfast cuts my appetite a lot.

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by 1307 · October 21, 2014 at 3:50 AM

So, yeah. I ask a lot of GERD questions on here. Mainly, because I want to get rid of this blasted thing. Here's the question: recent events have stressed me beyond reckoning (friends alienating me, school, several successive bad... (more)

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Deb_1 0 · May 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

How long have you been paleo? It took several months for my GERD symptoms to finally stop. I still have flareups if I cheat and eat a little too much dairy. I am pretty sure it would come back full force if I eat gains at all.

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by 524 · October 21, 2014 at 3:33 AM

What is the general consensus on working out in the PM? I live in Finland and it gets dark here around 3, completely dark by 4pm. I find that for whatever reason my biggest motivation to workout comes between the hours of 7pm and 1am. I've... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 06, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Do what works for you.

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by 0 · October 20, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Anyone on PlaeoHacks working shift-work? Just wondering how you adjust your diet around that time: how much do you eat, when you eat. I work on 12 hour rotations, usually 6 to 6 or 10 to 10. Anyone has advice that really works for them? I... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 03, 2013 at 3:05 AM

Intermittent fasting can free up your schedule; as fasts of 12, 24, 36 or even 48 hours are not unheard of on an established ketogenic diet. Meals get larger, intervals get longer; aggregate cooking time doesn't scale up as much as volume - so... (more)

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