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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hey all- Relatively new to the Paleo Diet but am so happy with the results so far.  My question is: if you eat a moderate amount of fruit in a day, do you need to watch the fats you then take in? Are the sugars in the fruit going to... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

I am an athlete (basketball player) currently on the paleo diet. I am looking to lean out, but feel as if I will not get enough energy if I take both fruits and nuts out of my diet. Which of the two if taken out would yield better results for... (more)

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jake_16 0 · February 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

nuts are far more calorie dense than fruit. take the nuts out, keep the fruit. it's VLC mythos that fruit will magically prevent fat loss. energy balance will always rule, even if people are too stupid to believe it.

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by 25 · about 8 hours ago

What are your picks for choosing fats to maintain a lean body mass. I've read in multiple forums and some articles that people lean out more with avacado, oils etc instead of nuts. I'm using almonds as a main fat source....thoughts? I am female. (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · July 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM

No particular fat will cause greater leaning out at a given caloric level. However, when attempting to lean out, the name of the game is appetite and satiety. In those two departments, I've found that animal fat is king and that all other fats are... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Other than bad quality unshelled walnuts, it's pretty hard to find nuts where I live. Especially nuts like macadamia, cashews, etc, I have yet to find raw or unshelled at all. So I would like to ask the paleo connoisseurs here, if soaking roasted... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 19, 2014 at 10:07 PM

You won't find free phytates in foods, they're already bound to minerals. It's probably pointless to soak nuts if they're already roasted.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Are nuts important to buy organic? I only eat a handful of raw brazil and mac nuts daily, but can't find organic ones, so I get them from the grocery store.. Bad?

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samanthaalys 0 · June 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Try for raw nuts that you can soak/dehydrate/sprout at home. Soaking of the nuts helps in decreasing phytic acid present in the nuts, which helps in improving nutrient uptake and digestibility. I personally have experienced that soaking helps... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Which foods do you cut when trying to lean out?

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lovesmatt29 0 · May 27, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Nuts (but that's because I eat too damn many every time!), bananas, paleo desserts.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

If most people practicing a paleo lifestyle follow the 80/20 or 90/10 rule, what's the point of staying away from foods like nuts and fruits if cheat meals/foods are still on the table? I personally struggle with what whole foods should make up... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 26, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Why stay away from nuts / fruits? Coconut / Macadamia / Olive / Avocado oil is the stuff. I eat fruit / nut fats everyday with most meals. If ice cream is your thing, learn how to make some legit ice cream. I like this graphic. (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I've read other questions on here about legumes, but I still don't understand why they are considered a "to be avoided food". I tolerate properly prepared legumes (chickpeas, pinto beans, kidney beans, adzuki beans, etc. with the exception of... (more)

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andrew 0 · April 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

"Properly prepared means..." - so presumably you don't eat coffee / chocolate / butter / lard / bacon / fermented foods / etc etc. The list of foods which are considered perfectly OK as paleo foods but which take a lot of processing is large.... (more)

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by 2302 · about 8 hours ago

I have read that Brazil Nuts do not need to be soaked (despite being the highest in phytic acid). I recently started eating 2 per day for Selenium and it would be easy to toss them in some salt water in the morning or night before to let them... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM

You know you're close to the crazy line when you worry about whether two nuts need to be soaked and dehydrated… because phytates! Phytates really are only an issue when a staple food contains a lot, and you're eating a very restricted diet.... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, I'm completely new to paleo, I've actually only on week 2. I'm doing a project where I'm doing paleo for a month, then vegetarian, then vegan, just to see how each makes me feel. Anyway, I get up very early for work and the last thing I... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 04, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Personally, I prefer a heavy breakfast with protein and fat, then I snack on fruit and nuts at lunch time, then at dinner it depends what I fancy that day...

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

The gist of my question: how are nuts/seeds justifiably paleo (as a significant caloric source)? Many nuts and seeds have more antinutrients than grains do, especially in phytic acid content. They are also in the same boat as grains in that... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · March 24, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Not too educated on the topic, but here's my two cents. Isn't there something wrong with every food? Quite a few foods have phytic acid, oxalic acid, gluten, phenoestrogens, ect... If one was to eliminate any food with anything wrong... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

The reason I hear most for why grains are bad is that they contain anti nutrients. Grains are seeds and since it is disadvantageous for them to be eaten (they can't reproduce that way) they evolved to contain anti nutrients to stop animals from... (more)

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rachelliott 0 · March 15, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Vegetables do have their own defenses - goitrogens and other harmful chemicals. Most people think they're more beneficial than harmful but they're still present. Personally, I view vegetables as more of a second option food. I really believe... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hey, first post: All I've seen are vague numbers like the numbers in the appendix at the bottom of the post. I haven't seen a full list, such as phytates in cashews, chia seeds, etc. Does anyone have one? These numbers, to me, don't mean... (more)

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Drael 0 · February 24, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Along with its functions as a precursor (for inositol, the brains secondary messenger system), and its potent cell culture shown anti-cancer effects (which are actually pretty compelling), here's some more info about how phytic acid can be good... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Would it be safe to eat just nuts (various kinds, cashew, almonds, etc.) for a meal? Maybe with a little additional fruits?

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James_3 0 · January 01, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Depends on your goals. Safe? Well, unless you have an allergy, you can survive. But nuts aren't very filling, and you probably won't be losing weight (if that's your goal). They're usually high calorie/high carb depending on the nuts. You... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, whenever I eat nuts, no matter what amount upwards of ~3, no matter whether fresh, roasted or ground, my stool will be very soft and smeary. That, as you can imagine, is ugly. Why could that be? Also, I have a friend to who... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 25, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Nuts are typically binding. Any large quantity will constipate most people. They are also a common allergen and since about 3 nuts isn't enough volume to have major gastrointestinal effects from the fat and fiber, I'm guessing you're reacting... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

i lived off their old bagged cashes and almonds a year go when I started Paleo (and because I travel so much for work) but those are now discontinued - any thoughts on these new snacks. I see they have sees and vanilla extract so my initial... (more)

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CD 0 · November 25, 2013 at 1:48 AM

If you need to grab something to eat from starbucks, go for their protein plate: Peanut butter, eggs, cheese, apple, grapes -- or their chicken plate: chicken, lettuce, apple.

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I've been following my own version of paleo for the last four months and for the most part it's been great! One of the main challenges for me is the cost and time, I'm a student so my time and money budget is pretty scarce. Lately I've... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi. My name is Abigail, and I am the mama who went in her kitchen one day and created The YES Bar for my family. I never imagined it would be a business someday, nor did I ever think the bar would earn so many devoted fans and be nominated for... (more)

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abigailrose 0 · October 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM

@paleot So sorry. Not intended in a bad way. Just an honest intro. Please forgive if I have offended. Just wanted to share with you all. :)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

During my detox phase I really ate nuts like a maniac. Now my cravings are more controllable and at leats I imagine that they get fewer and fewer. Eating a huge and fatty breakfast and a huge lunch actually helps a lot even though it's not so... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 19, 2013 at 7:17 AM

It is delicious! I always have something to drink right after the almond butter. Also noticed that it keeps me much more full during the day. I actually mix it half almond butter half coconut oil most of the time. Macadamia butter are even more... (more)

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by 2341 · about 8 hours ago

I suffer from a lot of these symptoms; http://www.primalbody-primalmind.com/?p=398 I found it very interesting that pyroluria suffers are lacking Omega 6s and Omega 3s can actually be detrimental. Looking back I can remember some pretty... (more)

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daz 0 · September 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

some of my comments beneath your question are hidden again (web site issue?), so here they are, never taken krill oil, so i know zero about it, apart from it aint cheap what i mean by quality omega-6's, is food & not processed... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

What about doing both? Does anyone soak nuts, dehydrate them, AND THEN also roast them? Roasted nuts taste way better to me, but soaking nuts is way healthier. What about doing both? Soak them but then toast them?

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MathGirl72 0 · September 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I soak them, then sometimes roast them to dehydrate them. First time was accidental, but it was a tasty accident.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone, I have started college and am keeping paleo. I basically just eat nuts, salad items, hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken, grilled hamburger patties and the occasional grilled turkey burger patty (I know it's not diverse, but I... (more)

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Why aren't brazil nuts included in the paleo diet?

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 21, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Hmm, not sure what you mean, as I am eating some right now. I probably only eat a dozen or so a week, but I always keep a few in the kitchen.

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

I often hear that walnuts are not paleo because of their high omega 6 content. Instead we should focus on macadamias and cashews. I see that the latter's omega6/3 ratio is better. But what is the evolutionary argument? Did Grok not eat all nuts?... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 07, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Ancestral humans certainly ate whatever they could get, in whatever quantity was available. But nuts weren't available, pre-shelled, year-round, in totally unlimited quantities. Supposedly, modern food also exposes us to more omega-6 fat from... (more)

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by 723 · about 8 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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