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by 6 · September 13, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Oats can be fantastic (for those that do not have intolerance). For those who are not sensitive, all the arguments against oats can be countered. *High in phytic acid*. - can be neutralized by soaking in an acidic medium with buckwheat flour... (more)

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

I definitely get a bigger blood sugar spike after eating plain steel cut oats than sweet potatoes. Still not as bad as anything wheat-based. Almonds do very little to raise my blood sugar. That's probably the biggest reason people tout them as... (more)

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by 47 · July 20, 2014 at 5:50 PM

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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by 0 · March 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Whats your favorite way to put across nay sayers to the paleo diet?

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forsakenwarrior 0 · March 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I just lead by example and don't bother explaining shit to them. This is the golden age of information and a real "Wait... What?" moment in everything we have been taught. Unless they are really asking on behalf of educational curiosity and the... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Me and my fianc?? are doing this, we are 20 and he has psoriasis that is rarely noticeable now and i just recently got tinea versicolor. It's very hard for us to do this on our budget and roommates. So we are going to have one day where we just... (more)

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Desmond 0 · August 13, 2013 at 10:37 PM

I basically eat 100% clean (besides some gym supps) during the week and let the weekend be my relaxed time. When I do cook on weekends, I still cook Paleo..but if I'm out with friends or something I'll eat what's around and still keep it on the... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

First off, I want to apologize for such a stupid question. I just really need some guidance and I'm hoping someone can help. So right now I'm not completely Paleo, but I'm almost. I really want to become 100% Paleo though, but there's a problem.... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 04, 2013 at 5:24 AM

If you want to be completely paleo, go back in time several tens of thousands of years, live in scarce conditions and most likely die of infectious disease by 20 years old. Why do you want to stop eating oatmeal, who said you should? Oatmeal is a... (more)

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by 529 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

A very close friend eats grains/carbs at the moment and is on a very tight budget (~$85-110 a month for food), sometimes with limited access to cooking. While they've expressed wishes to transition to Paleo/primal/ancient-type diet, right now,... (more)

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glib 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:49 AM

This is based on my personal experience, and I assume you mean from "less inflammatory" to "more inflammatory". Note also that I eat my wife's bread, if the dough is fermented for more than 24 hours. Very safe: turnips, yams and sweet potatoes,... (more)

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by 416 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

So... yes. That is what happened. Within an hour I think.. I bring this up because I'm starting college soon in the city and I am a complete foodie. I love trying different foods and occasionally indulging in non-paleo foods. I plan on staying... (more)

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james_27 0 · July 07, 2013 at 10:00 AM

If you remove foods you set yourself up for intolerances of said foods. Low carbers are particularly vunerable because of the large variety of foods they avoid. You see it all the time on forums, people having terrible reactions to foods they used... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Sooo... I just went on vacation for 10 days and ate non-Paleo the entire time (including grains + dairy). Before going on vacation, I was 98% Paleo and had just gone through the 4 week adjustment period. Since I ate non-Paleo for 10 days, do I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 19, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Dizzy spells? I'm guessing that means you did very low carb paleo. That's hardly necessary, eat some carbohydrate!

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I'm loving the Paleo diet and what that's doing for my body. (I'm kicking myself that I never focused on diet / nutrition until this long... so many years of fast food eaten.) Now that I've got my diet somewhat understood, I'm looking to work... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 27, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Some books I've found "enlightening": "Shop Class as Soul Craft: An inquiry into the value of work" by Matthew B Crawford "Human Action" - by Ludwig von Mises "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hi everyone, I have been on Paleo for three weeks now- very strict . I lost 10 pounds in the first two weeks, but gained 1 lb. this past week. Is this normal or okay? I've been exercising more, so I could be gaining muscle, but it is kind of... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 20, 2013 at 2:27 AM

the last time i had a paleo cheat day was xmas and i had a good poop the next day. i assumed my gut would be a disaster but i just felt like i had a head cold. i think if you feel fine, that just means you don't have an intolerane to these foods.... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Rice is questioned quite a bit in Paleo. A friend of mine is going to be adopting a "strict Paleo" diet as part of a Crossfit program, so I decided to prepare some notes regarding the rice issue. Since we both love eating Asian food (especially... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · April 09, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Ah, geez. Are we still having this carb conversation?! Maybe the "Paleo," term needs to migrate into "ancestral," so in that case rice is proper in the case of many Asians as it is what their ancestors have eaten. If you look at things through the... (more)

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by 416 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I was recently looking at a post about the types of greens people eat and how much and someone answered that they have removed leafy greens from their diet since it is undigestable due to the fibers or something... i'd like to learn more, but... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 03, 2013 at 7:07 AM

The cell walls might be made of insoluble fiber, but the juicy nutrient filled cells are packed full of goodness. This is why you have teeth, saliva, stomach acid, and the knowledge to cook them to break down cell walls if they are tough, or... (more)

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by 125 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I have been eating Paleo now for around 8 weeks and i've noticed a MASSIVE change in me. At the minute i'd say i'm around 90-95% "clean" paleo. I have so much more energy through the day, I rarely wake up groggy, I rarely get hungry and my abs are... (more)

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Linds 0 · March 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I've been able to eat paleo just fine at stag and does being paleo. Will there be nothing there at all or do you mean you'll be just giving up paleo as a personal choice for the weekend? Either way not eating paleo for a couple days won't make a... (more)

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by 150 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Is it safe to eat food containing non-paleo stuff by picking your paleo stuff out? As in curry containing beans/green beans etc.. One endo had advised my father who is diabetic and non-paleo to completely avoid food cooked with potato reasoning... (more)

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cocobanana 0 · March 06, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Yep, I think it would be safe - green beans are one of the least worst beans you could be eating, in fact I would just eat them. I don't know about other beans but I would avoid eating them. But the question is - would the curry be full of... (more)

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by 94 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

A paleo friend was encouraging us to try this as a nice treat. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm really new at this, and I'm really trying to be as strict as possible for a number of reasons, not the least of which I'm trying to lose the... (more)

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January 0 · February 26, 2013 at 5:53 AM

It will be a big simple carb hit, which could lead to hunger swings. Also, bready products can be addictive! When I first went paleo I went nuts for nut flour breads. Gained some weight there. :) As a treat that product is fine; just be aware if... (more)

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by 330 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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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by 1467 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

From the New Yorker 'He eats like a Paleolithic hunter-gatherer and exercises daily. He never takes an elevator when he can use the stairs; the one time I saw him do so, he told me he was embarrassed by his indolence, a word nobody else could... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 04, 2013 at 9:35 AM

I wouldn't read too much into it. The last time he mentioned the paleolithic diet in his show he mentioned that soy is part of it! So the version of Paleo he follows might not exactly be very Paleo.

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I guess this question is mostly for those relatively new to paleo, but does anyone else have any non-paleo food still lingering around since making the switch? My wife and I still have about 5 cans of black beans and a box of sour patch kids in... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · January 31, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I'm living in my parents house right now and am the only one who is primal/paleo. My father follows the Ornish diet and my mother, I think, would like to lose some weight. I have my food items on a few shelves in the pantry, fridge, and freezer. I... (more)

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by 330 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

i love Paleo, but once in a while (I would honestly say once a month), i just let myself eat whatever and how much i want (pasta, cookies, chips). i don't do a crazy binge, but i also don't count servings. i pay for it the next couple of days,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 30, 2013 at 7:02 PM

2 years ago, breaking paleo meant a stuffy nose the next day. Certainly not terrible. A year ago, I could break paleo without any issue. 6 months ago I really got lax about paleo, maybe 60/40 paleo, but still 90+% whole food. Noticing a little... (more)

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by 187 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

i was wondering if you cater to your non paleo guests? for example would you ensure you have milk in the fridge for those who want tea or, say, wheat bread if guests want it for their soup etc? i guess im asking if you think its okay to give... (more)

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kaitlin_6 0 · January 04, 2013 at 3:40 AM

I guess I go a bit on the opposite side of others. If I don't eat it, I don't have it in the house. Too tempting. I will make some amazing paleo food for the whole group through. why try and kill your visitors with junk? (clearly I don't actually... (more)

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I think it might be one of the many reasons why my friends from high school are treating me like I've gone off to drink mead in Valhalla or Elysium ever since I started college

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Varelse 0 · December 27, 2012 at 4:50 AM

No, but I have ditched people for being outright disrespectful of my dietary choices. Granted, they were disrespectful of me in ways other than my food choices, but it seems that people who are disrespectful in one way tend to be disrespectful in... (more)

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by 1670 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I ask this question because my friend who is paleo thinks I'm too restrictive since I choose not to eat grains, dairy, veggie oils, legumes, soy, and corn. He eats peanut butter, butter/cream, white rice, and adheres from grains only like 80% of... (more)

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Stephi 0 · December 08, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I'm pretty strictly paleo too. Never corn, legumes, sweets, or grains, and only minimal amounts of dairy. A little cream in my eggies, bit a' buttah, some super dark chocolate (85-90%), but that's it. Oy. A glass or two of wine on holidays. If... (more)

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by 43 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Hello everyone I'm a quite strict follower of the Paleo Diet, but I've been on vacation for a week and a half now. And I'm planning to stay for a couple more days. I don't know why exactly, but I decided to go off Paleo during the time of the... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · November 21, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I can eat a single meal with gluten and gain 5 pounds. Of course that is water weight but my pants size will increase and I get puffy. Thats a single meal so I imagine that a lot of damage can be done in two weeks. I would get back on track when... (more)

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by 43 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

So, I've been Paleo for about 3 months and I feel and look very well. But here's the thing. I have no problem being Paleo during the week, but as the weekend comes (or just after 5-6 days of regular Paleo eating) I feel a sudden urge for eating... (more)

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VB 0 · November 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I don't have this problem... any more. I used to have junk food cravings. I have no idea what changed, although many things did, I just cannot pinpoint one particular thing. So here are ALL the things I did: Have bone broth for breakfast. 1-2... (more)

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by 430 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Oh dinner time. How I dread it. The worst meal of the day (sorry mum) it's made up of dry, lean meat - lean beef (which is ok), lean chicken breast (i think i hate chickens now because of that godawful breast) and lean turkey. Sometimes we get... (more)

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Whitney_2 0 · November 07, 2012 at 7:06 PM

There must be some kind of fats that overlap between your idea and your mother's idea of healthy. Try using olive oil and and lemon juice as dressing on your salads. I like to eat olives for a snack when I need extra fats. Avocados are great,... (more)