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by 952 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 0 · September 30, 2014 at 4:13 AM

What foods are great for good looks?

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raydawg 0 · April 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Organic greens (spinach, kale, salad greens, etc.), liver, grassfed butter, bone broth, meat, wild caught fish - especially salmon. Good quality extra virgin olive oil, red palm oil. What's not paleo: spam!

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

A quick tip on how to check the quality of your asparagus. Asparagus when fresh have a waxy coating on it. Sometimes when you buy store bought or on the farmers market they can be weeks and weeks old and the sugars break down the waxy skin... (more)

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andrew 0 · April 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Another one is - if it is REALLY fresh, there will be sap exuding from the bottom of the stalk. If the bottom of the stalk is dry and woody - it is getting on in age!

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by 0 · about 12 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 12 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 12 hours ago

Hi:) ive been paleo for about 4 years. Just realized im not eating enough protein ( i think) for my lifestle, and goals. i'm 32 yr old female, 5'2" about 154lb(got relaxed and gain a little).manual labor type job... Should i be eating 154g of... (more)

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RationalGuard 0 · December 12, 2013 at 5:19 AM

Not necessarily. This is not from a paleo source, but the info on some general aspects of dieting and working out are right on. The recommended protein chart is a very good reference; after a stupid amount of research and self testing on the... (more)

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by 583 · about 12 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 12 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 12 hours ago

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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by 0 · about 12 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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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:03 AM

How hard was it for grok to get into a coconut? Should we treat coconut meat/butter similar to that of other nuts? The challenge of harvesting the edible portion is so great but worth the nutritional density.

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hello all! I'm working on a guide to finding paleo resources in my local community, and I'd like your feedback on what you found it easy/difficult to find when you went paleo: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V6g...jK4Co/viewform I... (more)

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nicholasalanbrown 0 · September 26, 2013 at 3:27 PM

These are good questions. First, I'm doing this in Brooklyn, with the hopes of expanding it to other locales. Second, I'm definitely aware of the price dimension. I couldn't figure out a good way to ask about availability and price at the... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Michele 9 on this site advised that "A widely used additive is "canthaxantin." Canthaxantin can cause eye problems in humans." Does anyone know what sort of eye problems are specific to this chemical?

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Matt_11 0 · September 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

It causes canthaxanthin retinopathy. Essentially deposits of canthaxanthin in the retina. Seems that people who took supplement canthaxanthin for self-tanning purposes were the folks to had issues with canthaxanthin retinopathy. Probably not an... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

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 0 · September 30, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 88 · September 30, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 12 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 12 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

I'm currently a working on becoming a certified personal trainer, but the course material suggests that if I am to even mention nutrition it should be to direct people to the USDA information and choosemyplate.gov. Does anyone know how I can... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 25, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Become a fitness nutrition specialist, but also word everything you say with adequate disclaimers, and speak of what you do personally.

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by 915 · about 12 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 12 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 915 · September 29, 2014 at 4:01 AM

I'm a newly qualified Personal Trainer & i live in the U.K. I'm eager to gather as much knowledge as I can to pass on to my clients. I have just stumbled upon a Diet & Nutrition Training Course. It's ??300 but i can get it on a deal for... (more)

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SuzieQ 0 · August 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Hi Chris I am a registered BANT Nutritionist here in the UK so happy to help. It really depends what you want to do with your training. I can guarantee that it won't be paleo based at all. Even the top courses aren't paleo based. If you want... (more)

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by 327 · September 30, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Is it possible to overdose on thiamine supplements, or does it have any other negative effects like folate? I take a 100mg tablet every day, I try to get what i can from food. I also take folate, but in the metafolin form.

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM

If I remember correctly, Thiamine is a B-vitamin and is water soluble, so there is no UL.