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Paleo Teenagers Questions

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hey! So Im a teenager with PCOS. But Im pretty thin, Ive been paleo for a couple months now, and the problem isnt weight loss..I'd just like to balance my hormones. Many of my symptoms have improved/are improving like my acne, chronic fatigue,... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 209 · about 16 hours ago

Sorry for the awkward question... I've been doing quite well eating meats, fruits, veg, nuts and fats. And I felt alright on my daily: 3eggs2bacon, salmon/chicken salad with avocado for lunch, and meat + veg for tea with berries and greek... (more)

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Infinitum 0 · May 21, 2013 at 8:53 PM

It's normal to be more hungry during menstruation. Just eat until satisfied and your appetite will decrease after a few days. I've never heard of it really affecting weight especially if you're avoiding gluten and excessive carbs. You will... (more)

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by 118 · about 17 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 17 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 118 · about 17 hours ago

Ok so this might be a bit long. I'll try to sum it up lol. If you read this all I appreciate it. OK so it started off last year when my mom suggested for me the paleo diet because I could not lose weight and thought I was eating healthy... (more)

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RK 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

First, I want to say that I think you are doing AWESOME. You totally have ownership of your health and you are acquiring knowledge about how to take care of yourself. You go girl. :) Are you getting into eating disorder territory? Yes,... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 hours ago

I'm new to paleo, so I'm quite confused on the issue. I've stopped my sports for a bit to let my body get used to paleo and I need to shed some weight, and I couldn't ride my bike/run before without carbs. When I've finally lost the weight I want... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · November 07, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Paleo does not mean low carb and I think that including a moderate amount of carbs can be very beneficial to endurance activities. I am a distance runner and I usually keep my macronutirient ratios around 45/35/20 carbs/fat/protein. This seems to... (more)

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by 65 · about 17 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 173 · about 17 hours ago

Hi there, so my dilemma is this: I'm currently 15. In around July 2012 I severely screwed up my body by eating too little and running too much and I dropped about 20lbs in a very unhealthy manner. Think no fat, very little meat, mostly tofu and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Hormones can take a while to re-balance. The body isn't a mechanical system, so the weight you were when you lost your period may not be the same weight you need to be to regain your period. You may need to get your weight/body fat up to... (more)

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