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by 26 · less than a minute ago

I know my favorite all-purpose seasoning I use to cook is not Paleo, but check out the nutrition facts... Is it okay to use? Or will it ruin my paleo-ness? (It has ZERO carbs! and mostly sodium) (more)

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peter_5 0 · June 06, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Wow, I cant believe you asked that question on PaleoHacks! The Paleo police will be at your house before sun down to revoke your Paleo licence and take away all of your Paleo privileges. Next time you try to buy coconut oil at Whole Foods, it... (more)

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by 211 · 2 minutes ago

... cuz I'm finding it has become that for me. My thinking is that the reason for this is that it's quite a radical departure from how I ate before, that my mind/body needs the time for it to all sink in properly. But it's been to the detriment of... (more)

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More_Butter_Please 0 · May 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Any time you make a huge lifestyle change, there's an adjustment period. A bit of fanaticism, obsession, and obnoxious preaching to the unconverted is normal--it's all part of integrating new knowledge, habits, and techniques into your life and... (more)

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by 286 · 8 minutes ago

I'm currently training for the AIDS/LifeCycle, which is a 7-day 585 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I've been on Paleo for a few months now, and I'm trying to figure out how I can remain Paleo on the ride, but I don't think it's... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · March 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

It might be challenging to remain strictly Paleo - but I'm sure remaining gluten free won't be that difficult? Gluten lingers in the body for a long, long time - are you really happy to have that in your system? Who controls the lunches/ food? ... (more)

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by 5509 · 9 minutes ago

I used to eat white bread ketchup sandwiches in high school because I thought it was fat-free and would help me lose weight. Also, I ate fries because I thought it was healthier than a burger. No lie. I also downed sugar laden yogurts thinking I... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · March 25, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I used to spend hours making whole grain breads, packed with as much wheat germ, vital gluten flour, seeds, and nuts I could cram in there. In spite of the stomach cramps, crushing hunger, brain fog, and declining grades that resulted I was... (more)

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by 614 · 12 minutes ago

I am planning to have some friends from church over for breakfast in a few weeks. I want it to be really cute and girly, but also paleo. I plan on making egg "muffins" with eggs, sausage, and full-fat cheese (I eat a little bit of dairy), and also... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · February 25, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Maybe smoked salmon with capers, red onion and cream cheese. Or a butternut-squash soup with bacon garnish, and a mixed green salad with toasted pecans and goats cheese.

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by 824 · 14 minutes ago

I've been on a strict Paleo diet for almost 2 years and I'm loving life however if I could have one cheat meal without any consequence I would loveeee a Grilled Cheese!

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Spence 0 · January 31, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Chicken phall, Bombay potatoes, onion bhajees, cashew mutter pilau rice, peshwari naan, a load of poppadoms and 5or 6 lagers to wash it down.

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by 200 · 18 minutes ago

I started Paleo with a Whole 30 in March and just kept going. I would eat non-Paleo foods very occasionally, usually in the form of dairy or rice. In the past couple of weeks with all the holidays and having a week of very non-Paleo company to... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Hey, as JizGrrl said, this is good news! It means your body liked the ancestral foods you were eating and it's mad as hell at the junk you've been splurging with. I did that too, last August. Take a deep breath, relax and consider this recent... (more)

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by 3125 · 19 minutes ago

if i make my own wine from paleo ingredients and use it for cooking, am i still eating a paleo dish? or am i just fooling myself.

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Jules_1 0 · December 14, 2011 at 4:09 PM

If wine doesn't impede your goals, I wouldn't worry about it. We all have our own version of what paleo means to us, and wine fits into my version just fine! :)

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by 4295 · 26 minutes ago

One of the (non Paleo) blogs I read is about personal finance, but it regularly includes recipes that the author feeds his family (three small children) with. He has a very CW, vegan/ vegetarian approach. This is his latest offering. He's... (more)

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Simibee 0 · September 19, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Firstly I think that the trend for very high fat diets has skewed the Paleo perception of what constitutes a low-fat meal. With about 300 calories per serving coming from fat, or ~50% of total calories, I would not personally classify the meal as... (more)

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by 0 · 27 minutes ago

I started eating paleo and have been really good about it without any issues. My cheats are blackstrap molasses and small amounts local raw honey (for allergies) on occasion and dubliner cheese. I feel like I haven't had any issues with craving... (more)

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turkeytyme 0 · September 01, 2011 at 12:38 PM

My theory is that our cravings are trying to tell us something so I just go with it. The only cravings type that I don't advocate giving in to is a craving for sweets. That's a sign that you are insulin resistant and is best handled by cutting... (more)

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by 3509 · 28 minutes ago

We in the paleosphere are convinced ( I think for good, sound reasons) that paleo diet is best for everything important: to get a fit, lean body; to lose weight; to obtain more longevity; to fight cancer; to fight cardiovascular problems, etc. By... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · August 19, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Paleo is wide open for customization.

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by 970 · 30 minutes ago

I know variations of this question have been asked before.. I am just dumbfounded. I was never the type to have any issues with grains/gluten. This is not one of those "well you just didn't realize you felt like crap all the time" situations, I... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · August 01, 2011 at 2:50 PM

I would mark this up to something you eluded to it not being, you know that you always felt like crap on gluten. OK maybe you didnt "feel" like crap, but they were detrimental to your system. You kept doing it anyway and eventually, like with... (more)

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by 2437 · 34 minutes ago

I am allergic to everything so Ive found rice protein powder to be a great asset. I try to make jerky but when eating 1.5 grams of protein a day it can sometimes be hard to keep up and rice protein powder is great when Im hungry, short on time... (more)

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tartare 0 · June 08, 2011 at 2:52 AM

i drink wine. .

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by 125 · 38 minutes ago

I just found out the menu for Easter lunch: lasagna and salad. What's worse, I've been asked if I'd make this mushroom lasagna I used to make back in the day. Not only does that thought of making lasagna make me sick, but now I'm trying to... (more)

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Leigh_1 0 · April 14, 2011 at 9:17 PM

If you're okay with eating cheese, maybe bring two lasagnas: one with traditional noodles; and one with zucchini noodles. http://nourishedmeadow.com/2010/07/zucchini-lasagna/ (more)

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by 2949 · 40 minutes ago

Due to my living situation for the past couple weeks and not being able to cook food at my friend's place, I've been picking up food. It's hard to eat paleo out and so I haven't been eating it as much as this is only for another week or so (please... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · March 16, 2011 at 2:01 AM

May I offer some advice? A lot of Asian food has wheat & cornstarch as thickeners and sugar for flavor in the sauces you like. It would be to your benefit to order someo of your food from a vegan/vegetarian restaurant (because they typically... (more)

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by 3509 · 42 minutes ago

I understand there are several toxins in lentils and chickpeas: lectins, phytates, saponin, etc. I have heard that soaking and then pressure cooking them destroys most of these toxins. Do you know of any good source to understand whether that is... (more)

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Jayan 0 · January 25, 2011 at 5:20 AM

From what I've gathered, the combination of soaking and pressure cooking leave saponins as the only serious issue. Soaked and rinsed legumes have fewer "foaming" problems in the pressure cooker, and adding a small amount of oil/ghee can help with... (more)

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by 361 · 43 minutes ago

I have been experimenting a little bit. I used to have two issues (among others) earlier when I was non-paleo. I used to wake up many times during the night and would feel extremely drowsy during the day. And I would also experience shortness of... (more)

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Anna 0 · December 23, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Sugar in excess: I feel the high, and then the crash, and it's not pretty. Somewhat like a hangover without the fun. Whole milk or lower: cystic acne!!! Gluten: loose black stools for an entire week; knee swells so much that I limp. Achey... (more)

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by 50 · about 1 hour ago

I heard about it today. Apparently it's huge in Europe, especially France. Anyone know anything about it? Thoughts?

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 28, 2010 at 12:11 PM

It's a low fat Atkins. It should be similar in effect to a PSMF (protein sparing modified fast). Basically, it is only lean meat for 5 days. Then, you alternate days of only lean meat and days of lean meat and (non-starchy) veggies until your... (more)

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by 960 · about 1 hour ago

While I consider biochemical and evolutionary science to be the most compelling argument for eating Paleo, something that I also find super compelling is the abundance of success stories out there. But the devils advocate in me has always... (more)

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Bonnie 0 · September 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM

I think everything works differently depending on the person. Before I went paleo, my body worked wonderfully on the 2:1 carb to protein ratio many bodybuilders (the old school folk, if you will) use. That, of course, included oats and dairy... (more)

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by 307 · about 1 hour ago

Does anyone know of any information regarding the health benefits, or lack thereof, of yellow mustard and/or the various other kinds of mustard? Any information is welcome. Thanks!

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Ken_1 0 · August 01, 2010 at 12:04 AM

The yellow color comes from the spice turmeric, which contains the curcumin molecule, which is anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer. Turmeric is related to ginger. The curcumin isn't readily absorbed, but absorption is said to be greatly increased... (more)

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by 493 · about 1 hour ago

Hey guys, quick question. I am of the belief, as nearly all of you are, that sweeteners are not healthy. Insulin secretion, and a lot of chemistry I look forward to understanding but currently don't. Anyway, I was telling someone (not... (more)

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Mike_Opteris 0 · June 25, 2010 at 10:43 AM

I am an insulin dependent diabetic that follows Dr. Bernstein and PaNu/PB philosophies of eating and WOL. I used to drink 2 liters+ of diet soda a day. Six months ago, I just got tired of it and now drink about 16 oz or less of diet soda per day.... (more)

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by 6082 · about 1 hour ago

In a similar vein of the question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/308/lectin-content-of-green-beans-vs-dried-beans - I have a friend who can't eat meat or seafood + has a thyroid condition so they avoid iodine. Trying to determine the best... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 01, 2010 at 1:17 PM

To answer this question perhaps we should go back and ask ourselves why beans aren't in the traditional paleo diet? It's mostly justified because of their high anti-nutrient content. In that content, the least harmful protein sources are... (more)

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by 6082 · about 1 hour ago

In a podcast by Robb Wolf, he gives the OK on green beans as a food source, despite them being a legume. http://robbwolf.com/2010/01/26/the-paleolithic-solution-episode-12/ He said that the lectin content is pretty low and isn't much of an issue.... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 18, 2010 at 8:56 PM

I think you may be out of luck getting a good answer to this question if you want a chart comparing levels. The term lectin is generally used to describe defensive plant proteins that bind to specific sugars. There are hundreds of different known... (more)

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by 20787 · about 24 hours ago

Are there any nonpaleo foods you still eat with any kind of regularity? What obvious cheats do you still have in your fridge? For me, it's ranch dressing and mayo, because I like em and I am too lazy to make my own and can't find any store... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · September 25, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Good Scottish Haggis. It does have oats in, but it also has heart, liver and lungs. This morning for my breakfast I had fresh hot venison haggis with neeps and tatties from a stall at the Edinburgh farmers market (not my photo). (more)

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by 47 · about 24 hours ago

I live with my boyfriend of 2.5 years. He's very respectful of my paleo diet choices, especially since it helps me with blood sugar issues which in turn makes me nicer to him :)He eats a lot of rice, though. He usually has granola bars and popcorn... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · July 19, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Enough time eating strictly paleo, and force of habit, will make it easier to simply look past non-paleo foods. That, and always having a paleo alternative on hand for myself when my partner rummages for pretzels, ice cream, cookies, baguette,... (more)

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