People criticize paleo for a lot of reasons. What tenets do people bash the most, or most frustratingly, in your experience?
Somewhat new to paleo. I usually get paleokits online, but now I'm curious about Pro Bar Meal Replacement bars. They're supposedly 100% organic. Would this be acceptable on a paleo diet? Just curious as to how healthy and tasty (if at all) they... (more)
Do you think its sad if people live there entire lives without ever seeing there 6 pacs fully defined? I am coming near to the end of my weight loss journey and I probably would not of made it this far if I didnt stumble upon the paleo lifestyle... (more)
I was recently investigating chlorella as a possible food source. The science behind it looked promising, initially. Lots of pubmed studies claiming an array of health benefits. NASA was studying this as a food source for astronauts, Russians used... (more)
Before starting paleo a few months ago I was a strict vegetarian for about 5 years. However I developed severe anemia (which was partly genetic) and other health problems most likely caused by eating such a high carbohydrate diet with lots of... (more)
It is popular to see serotonin as a 'happy hormone'. Often enough, when food makes one happy, it is said to raise serotonin. 5-HTP and similar supplements are regularly used to improve mood and sleep. Ray Peat says the opposite, and I believe the... (more)
My take is to leave it alone. Our brain produces certain amounts of these horomones for a reason, trying to alter biology can have some serious side effects.
Hello everyone, I'm a case of a potential future Paleo convert and have been doing a lot of research for the last few weeks. I've come across this site numerous times and realize there are a lot of experts, so what better place to get some final... (more)
Have you guys seen this new Paleobread stuff you can order (paleobread.com)? It looks pretty solid to me. No funky ingredients or anything in the coconut one. I was about to go order a bunch of the coconut bread one when all of a sudden I felt... (more)
In the winter I IF'ed every day 16-18 hours so I had a 6-8 eating window with 2 meals and no snacks. My body was in hibernation mode so I found it effortless. But now with summer having rolled around things have changed with my body and I found... (more)
I prefer week-long fasts (veggie juice/sea salt allowed) over IF. If I attempted to do 16 hour fasts, I'd probably end up eating less than 1500 calories a day.
Hi all, I have increased my intake of carbs a ton-- I now eat loads of veggies with every meal and usually a sweet potato a day and it has actually curbed my appetite and gotten me less inflamed/bloated. I was wondering if anyone else experienced... (more)
I'm just full of questions today. There seem to be many different approaches to the paleo diet, and I love that it can be customized to individualized needs. That being said, I am curious as to whether a "broad to narrow" plan of action is more... (more)
Almost 2 months ago I decided to go on Bee's Candida Diet. I don't get acne anymore, feel generally better, but I'm concerned about one thing : Bee recommends taking 20-30k of Vitamin A daily. I was vitamin D deficient and read that Vitamin A is... (more)
Question speaks for itself, I think. There is such a wide range of diets in this country, but when you refer to SAD, what is it that you think of? A diet that is in compliance with the USDA food pyramid? One that consists primarily of processed... (more)
I know that the U.S. News and World Report's Worst Diet ratings were all the buzz in the paleosphere the other day. Dr. Cordain posted his rebuttal (or, rather someone posted it for him) on facebook today. Discuss! June 8, 2011 Hi Seth, Good... (more)
No grains / Gluten ? No legumes ? No dairy ? No processed food ? No refined sugar ? Here is the link to answer directly on facebook and/or share it: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=question&id=10150263783443465 (more)
I've been Paleo for the last year or so. I've lost some pounds and feel pretty good. My wife would love to also lose some of the weight that she's had issues with for a long time. I try to help her by making a paleo breakfast and dinner, but she... (more)
Many find refuge in eating with an evolutionary trend. But the point of a paleolithic diet is to increase the survivability of the next generation or offspring. That is the entire point of adaptation. Many people adopt paleo post child bearing... (more)
Here is a little experiment for you to consider for a day or two... Most of us here have a related worldview that differs from the maintream in a similar way. If you keep your mental eyes open, you should be able to spot the biggest variances... (more)
On a lighter note: A coworker of mine stopped me yesterday to tell me she was starting to diet, and was hoping to get some tips from me. Flattering, I thought. So I'd told her the basic tenets of Paleo, and left it at that. She said, "Oh, I... (more)
Try Larabars. For example, the Banana Bread bar only has almonds, dates, and unsweetened bananas. The Larabar package claims it is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, non-gmo, vegan, and kosher.