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by 23 · August 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

People criticize paleo for a lot of reasons. What tenets do people bash the most, or most frustratingly, in your experience?

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

@mismiddlemarch, I also here the "bread is in the bible" line a lot. People don't realize they're not eating the same kind of bread. I feel like the most frustrating thing is when people KNOW they're eating too much starch, but they just say,... (more)

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by 0 · February 11, 2014 at 2:50 AM

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)

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gummi71 0 · February 11, 2014 at 2:48 AM

good answers. @justinz - you didn't come off snarky at all. And yes, with my limited eating time I often went across the street to Chick-fil-a and gained 30+ lbs in the time I was off paleo (about ten months) . I couldn't work out either because... (more)

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by 374 · May 14, 2013 at 12:49 PM

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)

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askrere 0 · May 10, 2013 at 4:45 AM

I myself, am looking to lose weight, find that definition. At the same time it's not sad if someone else doesn't want that. Hell, I think a girl looks nice with a little curve to her. In other words, I don't want to go home to Starla at night... (more)

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by 119 · September 06, 2013 at 4:22 PM

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)

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Robert_13 0 · March 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

"This makes sense because chlorella's cell wall has to be mechanically broken down in order for the algae to be digested by humans so this was certainly not a food for our ancestral humans" Nuff said in regards to it being Paleo really Spirulina... (more)

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by 481 · February 25, 2013 at 7:33 PM

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)

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Michael_1 0 · February 25, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I was a vegetarian for a while. My heart was in the right place -- I thought it was healthful and compassionate. I get it, I understand it, I certainly don't have any scorn as some (IMHO misguided) Paleos do. I try to educate them, they try to... (more)

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by 8883 · August 04, 2012 at 12:05 PM

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)

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Team_Oberg 0 · August 04, 2012 at 10:56 AM

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.

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by 115 · July 28, 2012 at 5:22 PM

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)

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DePaw 0 · July 28, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Rather than paleo, the GAPS diet may be more suitable for you. I has helped many cure their eating disorders. GAPS teaches that mental problems, including EDs, are caused by toxins getting in through your leaky gut. The diet is designed to heal... (more)

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by 1672 · June 09, 2013 at 10:56 PM

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)

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flowers 0 · June 09, 2013 at 5:40 PM

I have not tried this paleo bread, however, if you are curious, go for it! A lot of people are against paleo-ified baked goods and such. However, just because you are paleo doesn't mean that you always have to eat 100% raw foods. The purpose of... (more)

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by 1672 · July 07, 2012 at 5:29 AM

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)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · July 07, 2012 at 5:29 AM

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.

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by 1672 · April 17, 2012 at 9:05 AM

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)

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Prescott 0 · April 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

A sweet potato a day with loads of veggies is hardly tons of carbs; probably fewer than an average SAD-dieter would eat in a generous serving of pasta. Especially if you're active, though, starches can be great for energy, mood, etc.. Recall... (more)

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by 1296 · February 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

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)

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Nance 0 · February 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I think I'm misunderstanding your question despite the level of detail provided, because I want to answer "broad to broader." In this instance, I'm not trying to be difficult although I am capable of such with my family. :-)) I started with the... (more)

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by 8883 · December 17, 2012 at 1:26 AM

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)

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alicia_6 0 · December 17, 2012 at 1:26 AM

i'm all for a low carb, grain free and sugar free diet & i stuck with it for about a month.... theyre like some weird cult where they all worship bee, so i took it all with a pinch of salt (celtic, of course! :P). then i got a really bad bout... (more)

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by 15120 · February 02, 2013 at 6:15 AM

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)

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Fang 0 · February 02, 2013 at 6:15 AM

It implies the worst foods out there. Usually has at least two of the following: gluten, white sugar, MSG, may be vitamin fortified.

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by 15120 · June 09, 2011 at 9:36 PM

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)

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aggromonk 0 · June 09, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I am used to to being told that this or that isn't good. So much misinformation, maybe we all can do something about getting the record straight! It probably wouldn't hurt for us to contact US News and make sure they hear from us, how this... (more)

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by 10 · May 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM

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)

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Dave_S_ 0 · May 18, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Nothing processed. Eliminates almost all grain, sugar, veg oil in one fell swoop.

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by 181 · March 28, 2011 at 4:56 PM

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)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · March 28, 2011 at 4:56 PM

good answer jae

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by 25197 · March 07, 2011 at 7:23 AM

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)

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Robin 0 · March 07, 2011 at 7:23 AM

This idea seems to conflate diet with evolution when they are not strictly the same. The point of adaptation is to get your genes into the next generation. But does that mean this is the "point" of a paleolithic diet? From our historical point of... (more)

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by 10750 · June 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

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)

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gone2croatan 0 · January 25, 2011 at 8:37 PM

My paleo goggles are outfitted with the Lens of History. It seems like everyone has forgotten his or her roots, where we come from, and what we are, namely: We are animals. We are not exempt from the laws that govern other animals; that is to... (more)

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by 2505 · July 09, 2012 at 6:50 PM

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)

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txtreefrog 0 · July 09, 2012 at 6:28 PM

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.