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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Best type of nut to boost good fats while building lean muscle?

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thhq 0 · October 24, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Muscles are one of 8 benefits resulting from eating hazelnuts. http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/8-health-benefits-of-hazelnuts.html (more)

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I've only recently started a paleo-like diet (I'm not too strict on the diary) and when I started I felt great and lost 25 pounds (and still losing upto 1.5 lbs a week). My question is: How would one go about maximizing their nutritional intake?... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 05, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Congrats on the weight loss to date! You're on the right track with buying organic produce, although genetic contamination from GMO crops is quickly rendering that designation meaningless. If you don't already eat chia seeds, work them into your... (more)

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by 1489 · about 3 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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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 3 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 952 · about 3 hours ago

Have you found any recommendations personally helpful and started using any of them regularly? I am talking about less common things, not so much about ideas that are already widely adopted in Paleo community.

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by 0 · about 3 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 952 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all,(Please upvote if you find it interesting, this is am important question for me)Thank you for sharing it! Is there any scientific evidence to support the answer to this question?What of the following types of fasting should one do if he or... (more)

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John_11 0 · June 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

If you are curious, there are some good answers in comments here http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2014/04/alternate-day-fasting-well-researched.html

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by 598 · about 3 hours ago

Where other than the USDA food database do you get nutrition info from? I've been using Chronometer a lot lately and they get their data from the same place as nutritiondata.self.com... The USDA food database I think. This is severely... (more)

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daz 0 · November 21, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Did you see the databases i linked to the other day Methodician. in this question, non USDA food nutrition databases, i linked to a Finnish db & to an ANZ db. & in my answer i linked to two sites which provide links to other db's... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 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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I went to my doctor (not my regular doc) today to get some basic blood work done, when asked about my diet regime and informed her on my paleo lifestyle, i literally got scolded on my eating habits. All i could do was sit there and get preached... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 15, 2013 at 6:16 AM

@paleot Not sure about the salt but if you're really working out, the body uses it no problem. I'm not a huge fan of gross macro percentages...they can distort the picture for people burning tons of energy. Peter was doing ~4400... (more)

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I have a couple tablespoons of cream in my coffee every morning, and i just discovered the awesomeness of pouring some cream over frozen blueberries. I'm not overweight at all, I'm very active, and don't really consume anything else that is not... (more)

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Stphane_2 0 · September 13, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Good question. I used to ask myself the same thing. I'm a big proponent of skipping breakfast and having only lunch + dinner. But being active, I've found that to keep energized at my work, I need an infusion of energy during that time. I... (more)

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by 88 · about 3 hours ago

Hey everyone, so I just tried taking some of the advice I've received, and after my workout on the rings this morning, had this for breakfast- 1 cup fresh strawberries/raspberries, 6 oz ground white meat turkey with spices, 250 grams sweet potato... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · September 04, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I think you basically answered your own questions when you remarked on how much better you feel with the carbs: whether it's appropriate to start having a carb refeed like this 3x a week, or whether I should do 3 days lower carb, and one day... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

Would the organic chicken stocks on sale in costco be good to substitute in for homemade bone broth? I cannot make bone broth at home for the time being.

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raydawg 0 · September 03, 2013 at 12:06 PM

It's not actually bone broth, rather it's something that has a lot of flavor, and I'm worried about what's hiding under the "natural flavor" item, could it be MSG? My best advice, roast a whole chicken, strip the carcass of meat, dump the bones... (more)

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by 85 · about 3 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 915 · about 3 hours ago

I have been thinking about juicing to get a few more raw veggies into my diet..from a previous question i know that blending veg makes them more bio-available. I tried it & to be honest I didn't like the chew & drink action..it may not... (more)

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andrew 0 · August 25, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I eat loads of veg but also juice a vega. If it is true that the mineral levels of vegetables are lower than they used to be (soil depletion etc) then I like the juice to add more minerals and vitamins to my diet - there is a limit to the amount... (more)

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by 88 · about 3 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 3 hours ago

Hello, I'm a 19 year old female just starting recovery from anorexia. Because of long distance running, perscribed Adderall, and inadequate intake for a long long time, my resting heartrate has dropped to around 20-30, blood pressure is a little... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · July 11, 2013 at 12:16 AM

I didn't even know it was possible for you to be living/walking/functioning with a heart rate so low. i've heard of olympic athletes in the forties/fifties but not lower than that. wouldn't it be very high since you have been sick- your heart... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

I've decided to try to put white rice (basmati most likely) back into my diet. I've found that I feel much better when im eating more starches like sweet potatoe, squash ,etc. But ive always enjoyed white rice, so why not throw it back in? Ive... (more)

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paleot 0 · July 07, 2013 at 5:21 PM

If you lived in Japan, traditionally it would be all day long with every meal. I wouldn't stress too much about when the most optimal time to eat it is (though, probably best right after a hard workout with some protein.) Just eat it when it... (more)

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I have been following Paleo for a few months now over from Atkins. I am about to finish (3) separate 30 day challenges, Abs, Push-ups, and Squats that I've been doing in tandem. I was trying to figure out where to go from there to, at the very... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 27, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I'm battling mental issues transitioning from Atkins to Paleo... as in if I eat too many carbs, I won't lose weight, I feel guilty or depressed etc. This is the most important thing you have to become healthy about. Physical fitness and weight... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 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 3 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 5 · about 3 hours ago

I have noticed that my diet is lacking in a couple minerals such as magnesium, pottassium, and sodium (at least i think). Don't really like the idea of taking supplements, unless i somehow find out that it's imperative i do take some. I've read... (more)

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by 915 · about 3 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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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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