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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Im a 19 year old guy and have been on paleo for about 4 or 5 months, at first it was great but now im starting to get really tired by early afternoon, and its a daily thing now. Im not sure if im eating too much or too little, or if i should add... (more)

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ves 0 · June 17, 2013 at 3:04 AM

There is more to paleo than food. A simple question to someone who feels tired is -- how much do you sleep? and when? Your ancient paleo ancestor went to sleep soon after sunset and rose with the sun. The 19 year olds I have known (including... (more)

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by 1489 · about 8 hours ago

Quite literally, which ones are ok to eat raw? Or is it ok to just eat all vegetables raw so long as you find them palatable? I was thinking about carrying around some sweet potato to eat kind of like an apple because I believe starches are better... (more)

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wickedween 0 · April 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I believe you should cook potatoes. I cook my veggies, except for when I am eating a salad, because I digest them better that way.

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by 418 · about 8 hours ago

Selenium Magnesium (Before Bed) 400 mg Vitamin D 5,000iu Cod Liver Oil Fish Oil Vitamin B Complex Plus C Opti-Zinc 60-90mg Probiotic (In Morning) Chromium Picolinate Niacin Multivitamin And please don't preach about getting it all from... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · February 06, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I'd ditch the multivitamin. Can't give you a great reason but I have a hunch we're probably better off without those type of supplements.

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by 525 · about 8 hours ago

In the summer I will be going to India for four weeks with my sixth form. While there I'm not going to have much of a chance to eat Paleo, but for the experience I will get I don't think its really too much of a problem. However, my teacher said... (more)

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Domer88 0 · March 16, 2011 at 4:10 PM

I have travelled to India many times, and the only time I have gotten sick was from the food onboard an Air India flight. I let my guard down because the flight originated in Singapore, so I thought it would be safe. Bottom line: don't eat... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

After hearing about bars made from cricket flour like the Exo or Chapul bars I have really gotten excited about edible insects as a sustainable source of protein and have been researching them a lot (especially since it seems to have been a large... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Yes, I would try it. I'm not going to upvote yes though...

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I am looking to add some pork to my diet. I have the option of fresh pork (pork chops, shoulder, etc.) or nitrate/nitrite free sausages and bacon (AppleGate farms and a few others I can't think of off the top of my head). What is better to... (more)

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harnessedinslums 0 · April 13, 2014 at 1:59 AM

I have had horrible headaches after eating fresh pork products before. Unsure whether it was because it was conventional or if it was some issue with pork itself. Once a week, however, I eat bacon from a local organic farm and I feel pretty good... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Instead of the sweet tooth thing many people have, I feel that I have a "Savory Tooth" where I can't stop eating excessive amounts of fatty foods. When I began paleo, 2.5 years ago I transitioned from eating nothing but peanut products, canola... (more)

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bankeinanin 0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Maybe it has been being unemployed for the majority of this year. Maybe there's a need to find a sense of reward that isn't there from this isolation.

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hey everyone! I started eating Primal or lacto paleo in an effort to lose weight. 4 months ago I was 332, now I'm 262. I'm a 5'9 35 year old male. Here's what I eat on a typical day. Please let me know if there's anything I should add to... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 17, 2013 at 5:51 AM

Based on your results, I think you're doing great. Your fat loss has been phenomenal. The only thing I would suggest is minimize fruit; one or two servings per day. These less fruit the better and berries over "regular fruit". Replace fruit... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I'm on a serious budget now but have been paleo for awhile, not for weight loss or gut trouble, just to be healthy. Incidentally I've been low carb and don't mean to be, nor do I really want to be constantly low carb, so is it okay if I begin... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · March 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM

If I was going to go off paleo, it's one of the very few foods I would eat. If you like sweet potatoes I'd stock up on those for your starches. I have found them to be super cheap, they last a really long time and there are tons of ways to use... (more)

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by 85 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, I know cheese and dairy in general are a gray area in Paleo. However, should you decide for its consumption, what types of cheese are in terms of macros the most interesting? I am aware its best to have cheese made from raw, full-fat... (more)

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MPie 0 · August 27, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Since all (I think) cheese is more-or-less fermented dairy, you'll be left with minimal lactose. That means you'll have only protein and fat. I'm sure different cheeses will have different fat-to-protein ratios, and maybe contain a small amount of... (more)

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by 88 · about 9 hours ago

Hey, so I recently picked up a copy of Gold Medal Bodies' "Rings 1" and "Rings 2" gymnastics courses, and I am looking to start very soon. I was working through a barbell strength training program, WS4SB 3, but the whole point of my doing this... (more)

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max_8 0 · August 25, 2013 at 3:27 AM

You really need to eat more. There's no way to get bigger and stronger without eating more. You clearly aren't eating enough. I recommend increasing your daily caloric intake to around 3000kcal/day. My 120lb 5'1 girlfriend eats 3000kcal/day for... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Can I eat Cactus if I'm following Paleo

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Varelse 0 · June 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM

You sure can. Eat up! Here's what Mark Sisson has to say on cactus - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/10-perfectly-primal-foods-you-probably-havent-eaten/#axzz2WfuSsyUt He even has a recipe.... (more)

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by 157 · about 9 hours ago

I was looking at doing a course in Naturopathy and was keen to get some advice. From what I've read most courses cover both herbal medicine and nutrition, which is what I'm interested in. However, I imagine most of the subjects on nutrition... (more)

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by 915 · about 9 hours ago

I know similar has been asked before but i was hoping someone had done a list based on nutrition density rather than budget. My reason for this is that my other half isn't very motivated when it comes to optimal nutrition, it took me a couple of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

I think this blog post about Mat Lalonde's Nutrient Density talk at AHS 2012 will answer your question. Includes his chart of nutrient dense foods! http://ketopia.com/nutrient-density-sticking-to-the-essentials-mathieu-lalonde-ahs12/ And... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hey... So I am a 15 year old girl on the paleo diet, and I run highschool track and swim for my nieghboorhood swim team. My track season just ended and swimming has already started. I eat overall pretty healthy, and my parents even nickname me... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Hi Harper. There is no one size fits all paleo template that fits everyone. Eating paleo is eating a wide variety of whole foods and will vary from person to person as goals and situations change. If you were obese or underweight and trying to... (more)

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by 723 · about 9 hours ago

In the past, I used to binge on nuts and nut butters. However, once I started supplementing with Omega-3 fish oil, my urge to binge on them gradually went away. Now, I eat them sometimes without a problem. However, like many of you have posted... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · May 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Off the cuff, I would say you won't be missing out, provided your diet is varied and rich aside from nuts. Nuts are mainly a source of essential minerals, but if you're eating a wide variety of animals products that are well-raised (organ meats... (more)

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by 182 · about 9 hours ago

So here's my deal..I'm in a nutrition class (which I hate because it's teaching me all of these things that seem to be so against my Paleo beliefs). Today's lecture was about lipids and I am just so confused. I know the argument is usually that... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 24, 2013 at 5:58 AM

Here comes into play the Lipid Hypothesis, understanding this is critical to answer your question. Ancel Keys was a physiologist that in the 40's-50's saw a possible link between dietary saturated fat intake and cardiovascular diseases. He began... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

might be a silly question but i'm new to working out and was wondering why its better to have these carbs post workout and not that much during the day?..

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Most carbs release glucose into the blood stream when eaten and in response, they generate an insulin spike, depending on the amount of net carbs they hold, the glycemic index and the quantity you take. Starch carbs are more or less dense in... (more)

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by 88 · about 9 hours ago

Hey, So after finding most of the information I've been looking for, I just wanted to get some feedback on my nutrition- 6 am- workout on empty stomach Then once I've finished my workout - 30 grams of carbs( coconut water/sweet potato) and 10... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hey, Just back from the dentist to be told I have a large cavity in one of the back teeth. Needless to say I was annoyed when I asked her to check the x-rays from last year (had been having tooth pain for at least 2 years) and she said it was not... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hi I'm a single mum and self employed massage therapist so slicing off the tip of my thumb a few hrs ago wasnt the best plan. It's been cleaned and dressed and I've had a better look at the damage in the process. Nice clean cut above, but... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · April 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

it will probably grow back, but perhaps not to its previous fullness. ive always dressed these kind of wounds with a mix of oil of oregano and bentonite clay. it sounds crazy but it creates a protective and antiseptic barrier and seems to speed... (more)

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by 504 · about 9 hours ago

i usually do a deload week or a week off every 10 weeks or so, this cycle's training split was the 20 rep squat program along with various track/sprint workouts. And usually when i stop my weight shoots up by 10 or so pounds, i do eat a surplus of... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 13, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Drastic weight gain like that is water retention. When you go without carbs (carboHYDRATE) your body sheds water weight, and after an extended amount of time, like 10 weeks, going off the diet makes you retain water like crazy. Since you are... (more)

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by 125 · about 9 hours ago

If eating processed carbs and grains can make you fat, how do fitness cover models get in such good shape? Before learning about paleo I followed a lot of fitness models on twitter and they'd often post their food intake which would include daily... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · March 25, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Just remember something - it's their job to look like this. They get paid for it. It consumes their life. These people no doubt train hard for their bodies. The drug arguement aside, I believe you can attain a body like this naturally. I'm sure... (more)

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by 915 · about 9 hours ago

I know there have been posts but this is more specific. Which is healthier, packaged Farmed Salmon or packaged Smoked Mackerel caught by trawler in the n.e Atlantic? I like the both but if the mackerel is a healthier choice then i'll enjoy it all... (more)

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Borysewich 0 · March 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Wild fish is almost always better than farmed. I'd go with the mackerel, especially if you can get it cheaper.

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by 120 · about 9 hours ago

I've been waiting since last AUGUST for this! http://ketopia.com/nutrient-density-sticking-to-the-essentials-mathieu-lalonde-ahs12/ What about the nutrient density index surprised you? What effect (if any) will the index have on your diet? For... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Argh!!!! His refusal to compare isocaloric values pissed me off so much. And then, he spends time discussing this artifact in the data as if it's significant! For example, at around minute 28, he compares cooked versus raw grains, and laments... (more)

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