Paleo Teenagers

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Paleo Teenagers Questions

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Hi all,  I'm a first year at my university this year and have been mostly paleo for about a year.  My mile time increased, I felt stronger, more awake.  I slept better.  I love everything about paleo.  Unfortunately my... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 31, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Don't let perfection be the enemy of good. And don't make yourself some social pariah because of an arbitrary diet.  Load up on veggies. Even sub-par veggies (with who knows what butter substitute) are fine. Eat meat, who cares if it's not... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I'm a fairly healthy 15 year old girl and I've been eating 80/20 Paleo (w/grass-fed beef and pork) for a year and a half, but I don't cycle regularly. I know I have hormone issues, but any other thoughts/suggestions? Note: I'm waiting on a serum... (more)

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Oct0b3r 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Thing that pops out at me is your LH:FSH ratio. They should normally be close to 1:1. Was this blood test done on day 3 of your cycle? If so perhaps consider PCOS as the cause of your menstrual irregularities - plus your testosterone levels are... (more)

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by 88 · about 5 hours ago

Hey, so I've asked many questions before, but I am seriously concerned with how my nutrition has been, what has happened (IMO) because of it, and I am wondering if anyone can help me. I currently am doing WS4SB, a strength/muscle building... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 31, 2013 at 8:06 PM

High protein, low carbohydrates diets tend to raise cortisol: http://paleohacks.com/questions/144817/fighting-cortisol-and-high-carb-breakfasts/144823#144823 They also tend to lower testosterone:... (more)

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by 173 · about 5 hours ago

I did Paleo/PHD/'clean eating' before, but now I'm sort of on a flexible kind of diet with milk and soy and grains etc. No sugar or oily foods though. I'm 16 (turning 17 in January 2014) and a cross country runner. 5'5, 52-53kg, about 115 lbs, a... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Should you be eating carbs? YES, probably a couple hundred grams per day. What should your macros look like? The total of all three should be 100%, but beyond that, play around a bit because everyone is different, but just make sure you are... (more)

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by 88 · about 5 hours ago

Hey, so I am doing a barbell strength program, Westside for skinny bastards 3, and I am wondering what any of the more experienced hackers would recomend nutrition-wise. My goals with this program are to increase my muscle mass, and put on some... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Q: Joe, Can you post a sample skinny bastard diet to go along with your program? I’m a 16-year-old kid preparing for next football season. I’m 6’1", 162 lbs. It’s hard for me to eat breakfast because I still take the bus and I’m always running... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 hours ago

I've been looking for summer camps, preferably sleepaway, for next year that can either be able to accommodate with a paleo diet or centered around paleo diets. I know of camps for those with celiac disease and thought there might be one for paleo... (more)

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Kara_1 0 · July 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM

http://www.chaffinfamilyorchards.com/visit-the-farm/summer-camp-paleo-gaps-gfcf/ I just found it online. It looks cool! I'd be so jealous of your child :-) (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I've heard people with hypothyroidism should avoid soy, gluten (ok, everyone should avoid these), dairy, cabbage, broccoli, peanuts, cauliflowers and a few more things. Does this only apply to those with autoimmune hypothyroidism (hashimotos)?... (more)

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Sunshineriver 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I recommend to take a look at the AIP (Auto immunue) protocol by mickey. She has a great protocol including Hash/hypo. The website has tons of helpful info too! Link: http://autoimmune-paleo.com/paleo-autoimmune-protocol-print-out-guides/ (more)

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by 421 · about 5 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm really struggling here. I am 5'3 and 17 years old. Long story short: I began eating Slow Carb at 140 lbs, got down to 130 lbs with much restriction, then stopped restricting and went back to around 133 lbs, and then began... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · June 09, 2013 at 3:43 AM

Well, judging from these reactions, and your name, you are probably not real. The level of detail in the question makes me feel, just a bit, that you are. If you are, please consider that you may have an eating disorder. You are still growing, so... (more)

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by 310 · about 5 hours ago

I'm a fifteen, almost sixteen year-old girl, and I started eating paleo last June-ish, and since then I've loosened up a little since I'm almost comfortable with my weight, I just need to exercise, and I eat cheese and bacon and chips and... (more)

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RK 0 · May 31, 2013 at 12:47 PM

It sounds like paleo really did a number disrupting your hormones! It happens. The thing about menstrual cycles is that fertility is one of our best markers of health. If we are infertile (not cycling) it's a signal from our body that it sees... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

Hi folks. :) I've been "paleo" for a while now (two years), though not always low-carb. I've been low-carb paleo for about several months now (if not half a year), and it's been controlling my acne fairly well. (I did go on minocycline for 4... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 28, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I'd go to the doc and try to get a comprehensive blood work if you haven't done any recently. I don't think anyone should feel that bad even on 25gr of carbs a day, even less if you are eating some rice, that should suffice IMHO, being so tired... (more)

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by 146 · about 5 hours ago

Short background: I'm eighteen. All my life, even before I took up rhythmic gymnastics, I ate tons of junk food / fast food / wheat noodles everyday. Of course I ate meat and veggies and good stuff too. I never watched what I ate though, or cared... (more)

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Hemming 0 · March 27, 2013 at 1:17 PM

I'm in the early recovery phase of an eating disorder (26y male, 178cm, 53kg). To me it sounds like you're slowly developing an eating disorder in some form. I can assure you that it is a horrible state of mind and extremely difficult to get out... (more)

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by 118 · about 6 hours ago

I was wondering if it was safe for teens to fast? I mean especially on days where I can't workout and I'm just sitting/standing all day? Is there really a need to eat when you're not being active? Today I haven't been able to do much and I've had... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · February 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Is there really a need to eat when you're not being active? Yes. Especially being a teenager, eat sufficient calories. I don't know your stats but 1500-1800 at least. From experience, don't bother about the calories. Eat healthy ,... (more)

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by 209 · about 6 hours ago

I'm a 14 year old girl (almost 15) 5'4" and 150 pounds. I have a belly, and I've gained fat on my legs. I was quite happy with the paleo diet. Every so often, my parents would have digs at me. Tonight, it really exploded. (The next bit may... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I remember 14...it's not always easy. Sorry you're having a hard time with your dad. No, you aren't obese and you are still growing. I think your focus should be on eating healthy, whole foods. If paleo is the route you want to go, I think that's... (more)

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by 430 · about 6 hours ago

I haven't got a good relationship with food. I've been in denial for the most part, but now I've finally had to realise how bad it's getting. I started paleo about a month ago. First week - felt great, had lost weight. But I was a little...TOO... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · November 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM

hey ebrady. i have suffered from an eating problem, too. i'd say there were two main things that helped me. first was seeing a therapist. i realized that my eating problem was all about control because i felt out of control on other aspects of my... (more)

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by 430 · about 6 hours ago

I race mountain bikes, and I took time off because I wasn't getting anywhere, I was gaining weight (somehow) and I wasn't enjoying it. I'm 14 and I felt like an old woman. So I've been off the bike for 3 weeks now. It's not a long time at all,... (more)

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Drew_3 0 · January 16, 2013 at 5:14 AM

If mountain biking has begun to bore you but you're beginning to enjoy running try trail running. As far as the fueling goes do lots of base work (low HR training) that will make your body more adapt at burning fat for fuel. If its not fun you're... (more)

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by 80 · about 6 hours ago

My family lives a really healthy life. A usual dinner is salmon + salad, or maybe a big portobello mushroom with tomatoes and goat cheese. If we wanna splurge we have sausage and sweet potatoes. A normal lunch for me is a bento box filled with... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 20, 2012 at 4:21 AM

Paleo is optimal for you. Just dont restrict your calories or variety of paleo foods and your all good.

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by 430 · about 6 hours ago

For any of you out there who doesn't know anyone who is paleo, I bet you guys can relate. So it's my friend's birthday next week, and we're going out for a meal. Brilliant, I thought. Only it turns out it's a 'set meal'. So for starters it's... (more)

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SoloX 0 · November 12, 2012 at 6:14 PM

You will be fine. 80/20 rule applies - you need to enjoy life too.

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by 430 · about 6 hours ago

I'm 14 and I feel like I've struggled with my weight my whole life. I started paleo fully around 6 days ago. Not a lot of time at all, I know. I think I'm still adjusting to low carb, considering I went sprinting and had to lie down for half an... (more)

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elf27 0 · November 08, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Hi Ebrady98, HUGE HUG. Please don't stress. I'm sure you're beautiful. here is what I have to tell you: Paleo is more than what you eat. It's about trying to enjoy life more, and being healthier. By that I mean: 1) having the good health and... (more)

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by 430 · about 6 hours ago

Oh dinner time. How I dread it. The worst meal of the day (sorry mum) it's made up of dry, lean meat - lean beef (which is ok), lean chicken breast (i think i hate chickens now because of that godawful breast) and lean turkey. Sometimes we get... (more)

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Whitney_2 0 · November 07, 2012 at 7:06 PM

There must be some kind of fats that overlap between your idea and your mother's idea of healthy. Try using olive oil and and lemon juice as dressing on your salads. I like to eat olives for a snack when I need extra fats. Avocados are great,... (more)

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by 65 · about 6 hours ago

Feeling like our grocery budget is out of control, and am curious how much others with larger families are spending. We basically are feeding 6 adults- 2 adults, 2 teens, and two pre teens. After reading some of the older posts about eating paleo... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · October 29, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Our little 3 person family spent about 800-1000 per month when we were living in the states (we moved two months ago) so I'd say you are doing well. I think we had to rearrange our budget for health. It wasn't easy but when it came down to... (more)

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by 30 · about 6 hours ago

So I started the paleo diet a few days ago and lately I've been feeling really tired and empty. Even though I'm eating a significant amount of protein, I still feel unsatisfied (I'm no longer hungry but I don't feel like there is anything in my... (more)

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Mojodally 0 · August 01, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Your body is having withdrawal symptoms. I had the same in my first week, half way through the second week my energy levels went through the roof! Only in my fourth week now and i've lost 14lbs and no longer have any withdrawal symptoms. Get... (more)

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by 11581 · about 6 hours ago

I'm asking because it seems that we may need to keep the age and growth status of people in mind when posting answers. Are you a teen? How did you find Paleohacks? Have you done much reading on paleo? Do you identify yourself as a teen when... (more)

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The_Ghost 0 · June 06, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I'm 17. I've been Paleo since I turned 16. I've identified myself as 17 when I've asked questions and I have researched the Paleo lifestyle. I found Paleo Hacks through my father who turned me onto Paleo. My whole family is Paleo including my 2... (more)

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by 360 · about 6 hours ago

I'm fourteen years old and my acne is pretty bad. A month ago, I started an acne medicine in pill form. The first pill of this new medicine was the first pill I had ever taken in my life. The reason I had never taken a pill before then was because... (more)

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Wisper 0 · November 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM

When I was a teenager I had really bad acne. I went on a full Roaccutane regimen which lasted for several months, and fixed 99% of it - fortunately I didn't have any of the myriad of possible side effects. 0.5% was taken care of later when I found... (more)

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by 753 · about 6 hours ago

Just curious, how many of us are in our [numerical] youth? And if so, how old? I'm eager to see if there are many more near my age (16) following the Paleo lifestyle. And really, what got you interested? Fat loss, muscle gain, your parents... Too... (more)

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CoconutChick 0 · November 09, 2011 at 10:08 AM

15 here :) I've got a few reasons! I was in a cycle of anxiety, emotional eating (sugary foods that gave me a "lift") and sleeping issues. I am completely different from how I was before. I used to love and crave sugar so much , it was so hard... (more)

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by 163 · about 6 hours ago

I'm 18 years old and have started eating paleo about a month ago. I feel great and recently tried a 24 hour fast last week. It went well and I felt great all day, but I'm wondering if I should be fasting if I am still potentially growing. I also... (more)

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Primal_Toad 0 · November 07, 2011 at 3:51 AM

Don't intentionally fast for 24 hours. Once a month is probably ok. It's most definitely ok to skip a meal once in a while. If you are out and about or are busy and forget about eating then don't worry about it! This is most definitely ok,... (more)

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