Paleo Teenagers

Paleo Teenagers

Paleo Teenagers Questions

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by 0 · about 20 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 21 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 21 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 0 · about 21 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 21 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 5 · about 21 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 118 · about 21 hours ago

Hey guys, me again :P Ok, 15, 5'7" 120 as of yesterday (had horrible HORRIBLE binge WEEK on as much sad food as I could put down, with only 2 days exercise) Now I never want sad food again... lol But I went to the doc yesterday and apparently my... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 04, 2013 at 8:08 PM

It's easy: Slab of meat, some veggies, a wheat-free starch and a piece of fruit for dessert. Do that every time you're hungry and you'll be fine. Don't worry about any of the other details. I'm blown away by how unaffected you seem to be by your... (more)

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by 118 · about 21 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 21 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 430 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 173 · about 21 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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by 35 · about 21 hours ago

Hello I'm a 17 year old boy, 183 cm high and weigh about 62kg. I do weight lifting 4-5 times a week, swim once and cycle about 15km every day. I started paleo 3-4 months ago, at that time my weight was around 70 kg, but now I have lost about 8 kg,... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 09, 2012 at 9:52 PM

"Healthy" as compared to the "regular" teenager diet? Light years healthier. "Healthy" for an athlete as compared to the "regular" athlete's diet? Light years healthier. "Healthy" and you're seeing a loss of strength on a "paleo" diet as an... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 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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by 80 · about 22 hours ago

So I'm an athletic paleo 17 year old and I'm the only one in my house who's paleo. It gets hard sometimes between home and school and I guess it would just be nice if I could talk to other teens in my position who probably have a better idea about... (more)

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Chelsea_ 0 · January 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

16-finally have got my whole family on paleo with the exception of my dad and his beer (ugh):)

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by 360 · about 22 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 565 · about 22 hours ago

I've been on a paleolithic diet (as outlined by Dr. Loren Cordain) for three weeks so far. Is it healthy for me to do this at age sixteen? Since I run regularly as part of our school's competitive cross country group, as one of the top three, my... (more)

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citrusfire 0 · October 06, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Paleohacks should have a big sign at the top that says: PALEO DOES NOT MEAN LOW CARB. Low carb paleo is often targeted towards people who are overweight and unhealthy. If you are healthy, active, and not trying to lose weight, there is absolutely... (more)

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by 565 · about 22 hours ago

What sort of meat can I make for myself on short notice for breakfast? I've had no luck finding paleo-friendly sausage at the nearby 'Whole' Foods, and I'm at a loss as to how to get more protein in the morning. Would a vegetable omelette perhaps... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · October 06, 2011 at 4:12 PM

We also cook in advance at our house. I make my own sausage (both country and Italian) on Saturdays (surprisingly easy), and pre-cook it for the week. I also cook up a couple of rashers of bacon (on a cookie sheet in the oven) and roast a half... (more)

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by 88 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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 · October 23, 2014 at 4:12 AM

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 · October 23, 2014 at 4:12 AM

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 15 · October 23, 2014 at 4:10 AM

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 310 · October 23, 2014 at 4:09 AM

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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