Paleo Teenagers

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Paleo Teenagers Questions

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hi I am a 16 year old girl who is trying to lose 5 pounds, but nothing is working so I have decided to try paleo. This is what I will eat: breakfast: smoothie with seeds, fruit, greens, and coconut water lunch: salad with chicken and... (more)

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Drael 0 · February 24, 2014 at 1:39 AM

Theres a few more seeds in there than i'd expect. Typically seeds are not a staple food in paleo. We eat them, but tend to prefer nuts (lower in omega-6, or more balanced, especially the likes of macadamia nuts, walnuts, almonds). Nuts and seeds... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 0 · about 7 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 15 · about 7 hours ago

Hey guys, can you hack my new paleo lifestyle? I'm a 16 year old female, 5'3", and weigh 180-185lbs. As you can tell I am severely overweight (although I truly do have larger bones) and need to lose weight. Although paleo isn't a "weight loss"... (more)

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latergator 0 · June 29, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Good for you for being so cognizant of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle at such a young age! You seem to have done your research and will no doubt get off to a great start. Cutting out carbs and starchy foods is a good idea. I... (more)

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by 421 · about 7 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 146 · about 7 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 7 hours ago

Ok I have been asking A LOT but you guys have been very helpfuls. 15, 5'7", 107 pounds, no period since 13 workout 20-30 mins hiit/intervals 30-1.5 hours lifting 5 days a week Lately I have been overeating, but only on paleo foods. Delicious... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 20, 2013 at 4:24 AM

Yup. Your body is finally getting what it needs. Focus on nutrient-dense foods like grass-fed beef and lamb, liver, eggs, oysters, salmon/sardines/mackerel, hard cheese, dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, avocado, berries....don't skimp on... (more)

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by 118 · about 7 hours ago

I didnt count today and ate plenty of healthy paleo foods, and felt great, less stress, and had an even better workout. I for once had ENERGY and ran faster longer and could lift more. I didnt feel like death after my workout, i had energy for the... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Zombers, you will be just fine if you eat carbs and stop counting calories and macros. Eat healthy, don't restrict, and don't over-exercise and you will be fine. I think it's probably more important to figure out why you have been restricting... (more)

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by 118 · about 7 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 0 · about 7 hours ago

Bakcground info: I am 15 years old, male and eat paleo some meals and cheat terribly others I have always had a strong jawline but after watching a movie I had an idea. I am 5'11 166 lbs, I lift and am generally stronger for my age. What would I... (more)

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JImmy_5 0 · December 23, 2012 at 3:59 PM

DON'T GO INTO KETO. Paleo is not a keto diet. Keto will ruin your life. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies and ignore the sub 100 gram people. That's not Paleo. Paleo is NOT low carb. It's the right carbs.

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

Sorry this is so long and off topic. Feel free to skip ahead to my original question. I just felt the need to explain this. I promise no more in the future. Anyway, to all that responded, thank you. I really appreciate the feedback because it... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 10, 2012 at 1:56 AM

As a parent of two kids, one a few years younger, and one a few years older than you, I do want to parent you to a degree, if only because there are some real whackos on this board and sometimes the answers they give are just plain scary or... (more)

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by 430 · about 7 hours ago

So I'm back on the paleo wagon after two weeks of binging (yeah, I'm feeling pretty sad at the moment) and now that my parents literally monitor everything I eat now, the feelings of needing to sneak food continue. Ah well. I'm getting better at... (more)

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Dahl 0 · November 29, 2012 at 5:59 AM

This may be a completely inappropriate answer, but I just want to give you a hug, and smack your parents. You are, what, 10 pounds above the top end of the healthy range for your height? You are probably still growing? And your parents are... (more)

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by 430 · about 7 hours ago

I've been on paleo for around 3 and a half weeks. The first two weeks i was great. I didn't take a bit of anything that wasn't paleo. Then, I went to the movies, and thought I'd "treat" myself with Ben and Jerry's. It was ok, but it made me feel... (more)

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Mike_48 0 · November 30, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Binges happen. That is part of the process of going through a significant life change. The key is to move on and learn from it. You need to get back to your strict diet and don't stray! It takes time to change old habits, especially eating habits.... (more)

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by 430 · about 7 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 430 · about 7 hours ago

14 years old, 149 pounds, 5'3". I want to lose fat around my belly and legs. I need to get lighter for running as well. For breakfast I've been having 3 eggs and 2 slices of bacon + 35g of butter (which I'm thinking is too much?) Lunch is a... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 12, 2012 at 8:40 PM

For a 14 year old girl eat as much as you want from the approved list and don't concern yourself with portioning. Do, however eat slowly and pay attention to your hunger signals. Do pay attention to emotional eating. And do get out and have... (more)

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by 430 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 80 · about 8 hours ago

I was lucky enough to come from genetics of American Indian, Black and possibly Asian which usually have clear skin. However, from time to time (like all teens do) I get small break outs between my eyebrows and on the bridge of my nose. Since... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · May 07, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Paleo has shown great improvements for many people's skin on this forum, but I wouldn't say it's a fix-all, particularly at a real hormonal time in your life when things are still changing and adjusting. My boyfriend had very bad acne as a teen,... (more)

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by 159 · about 8 hours ago

Since October, I've been on the Paleo diet. I strictly ate vegetables, berries, nuts, and proteins (fish, meat, dairy, etc.). I'm 17 year-old girl and have been relatively chunky for most of my teen years, with my weight fluctuating from 155-160... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 15, 2012 at 1:59 AM

My portions are probably too large, but, as I understand, regardless of portion sizing, I should have seen some sort of results by now. Then you do not understand (but I understand why you think this way.) Calories still matter. ... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Okay, before any of you say anything, please read this thoroughly. I'm a 17 year old female, 5'4 about 140 pounds. I've battled with my appearance throughout my whole life and since that has gotten better, it's been my weight for the past 2 years.... (more)

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JeezLoise 0 · February 07, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I have also struggled with binge eating in the past. While a paleo lifestyle may address the bulk of the biological binge triggers (blood sugar irregularity, carbohydrate addiction, depression/anxiety), it cannot always heal the psychological... (more)

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