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by 143 · about 5 hours ago

If im understanding this correctly, the main objective (besides eating healthier) of a paleo diet is to make it so that you burn fat vs carbs for fuel. If i have this right, the only way to make that switch is to put your body into ketosis. From... (more)

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gydle 0 · September 09, 2012 at 9:03 AM

No, the main objective of the Paleo Diet is to eat for optimal health. It's my impression that there are plenty of us here who have never been overweight or metabolically deranged and who have no other health issues to deal with. There may be some... (more)

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by 1683 · about 5 hours ago

We all futz around with our diets trying to find what works best with our bodies. There are SO many various "branches" of Paleo (Primal, Whole30, Lacto-Paleo, PHD, Ancestral, etc). Is there a quiz or test or assessment anywhere that could help... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

To answer your question directly, Chris Kresser now offers something like that and I expect there are others. That actually sounds more complicated than what I did. In my first month or two, I emphasized fatty meat because that was what I most... (more)

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by 1348 · about 5 hours ago

At what point do primal/paleo followers become cult like? There are cliches in any movement. Is the primal/paleo way a movement? Are we a cult? When do we cross that line? I ask because I am not a gym person, I just follow the way of eating and... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 22, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Serious question- what does cult-like mean? Growing up Southern Baptist, for some reason my family had a big book of cults on our shelf that I loved to read. The point of it was to warn you that these "cults" aren't real Christianity and control... (more)

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by 1186 · about 5 hours ago

Food intolerance can range from "throat closes and I die" to "I just feel better without". Personally, I know my body runs better without eggs (even organic, free range ones), but I know how good they are for me! Plus, they're delicious. Dairy... (more)

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glib 0 · August 26, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Have you considered trying just the yolk? I find it very digestible, and the white very heavy.

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

am on VLC/zero c. over year and now i try to eat more like Primal ,so i add sometimes berries to my meal.i know that it still can raise my blood sugar very well after zero carb even it consist not to much fructose but anyway my qw is-is it better... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · June 06, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Some say that eating carbs with fat stops blood sugar spiking too high and the fat blunts insulin response, so carbs should always be eaten in the context of a high fat meal. I don't use a glucose meter so I don't know, I think that would be the... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

All right, I've been following a Primal lifestyle (tending towards Paleo, too) for just over 3 years now and, pretty much every day, I'll eat a huge salad for lunch. Usually, it'll have some sort of greens (mix of romaine, spring mix, and... (more)

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BobK 0 · May 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I think that @raydawg gave you a very detailed response your other question. It seems to me that your current situation is just a continuation of the previous one. I agree with him... your gut bacteria appears not adapted to your current... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

My first meal of the day is a green smoothie (made of green veggies and water only), two organic boiled eggs and a handful of macadamia nuts, lunch and dinner is fish, chicken, beef, seafood or turkey with lots of vegetables fried in coconut oil... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 04, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Pretty ideal diet. If you really want to ensure that you're not missing anything too important then I would plug in a few days worth of your diet into cronometer.com and see if you come up short on anything. The paleo diet tends to come up... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Stunning Portraits Of The World???s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away Edit: Are any of these the link you were trying to post? http://www.boredpanda.org/vanishing-tribes-before-they-pass-away-jimmy-nelson/ (more)

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eric_9 0 · February 15, 2014 at 8:48 PM

nice

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Yes, the title of the post says it all. And yes I'm new here, although I've been anon-lurking for quite some time. Now, before I get flamed for this, let me explain what I mean. This may be TMI, so bear with me here. I have been following... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

It sounds like it might be a case of gut bacteria not being adapted to the diet. We each have our own unique mix of gut flora species. Whenever you see issues like bloating, burping, or gas in reaction to meals, or in reaction to the... (more)

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by 2049 · about 5 hours ago

I've just had my cholesterol checked (I'm in the UK) Total 8.93 (345) HDL 1.75 (67.7) LDL 7.18 (277.7) These numbers didn't look good to the doctor and don't look good to me. I've been primal - paleo + cheese, butter, cream - for... (more)

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Nutrional2013 0 · January 08, 2014 at 1:52 PM

I would not dare to contradict your MD; that said came across an interesting site that may be helpful...btw...having more Paleo experienced Medical Doc's would be helpful... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvl5UIGBEpo&hd=1

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

Ive been wondering about this for quite a long time, but always didnt know how to really describe this dilemma im feeling, and, well , dont know completely how to now, but ill give it a try, hope youll all underatand my question: Its like... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · November 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Sorry to fall into your trap here, but I am going to say combining them would be optimal, but probably much differently than you are thinking in your head about it. Also keep in mind that the 2 people you are talking about above most likely... (more)

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by 1495 · about 5 hours ago

I'm not really looking for suggestions of how to feel better, but rather similar stories. I'd love to know who else is going through this, who has gone through it, the problems they had and how they healed and found balance. We are each... (more)

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BuildingaBetterHuman 0 · November 14, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Have also felt worse for periods because of things like cooking methods and food quality. One possible alternative for your hypothyroid medication is iodine supplementation or eating a lot more fish (fish oil doesn't count)

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by 20 · about 5 hours ago

I'm looking for Paleo cookbooks, and I was wondering if I could get some community feedback on them before buying. It's becoming obvious to me that we've evolved quite a ways from our mainstream Paleo roots. Our diet is now a mix of Primal,... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · September 12, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Both Russ Crandall (The Domestic Man) and Shou-Ching and I will have PHD cookbooks out next year.

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by 354 · about 5 hours ago

I think a lot of the people (especially those who keep asking, "Is X food paleo?") will find this summary of Chris Kresser's "Paleo Framework" very helpful. He surveys the differences among and between various paleo food strategies, but says... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Hello, so I recently have started the Primal diet/lifestyle and am struggling immensely with carb/over eating. I was scary skinny at 5'7 and 89 pounds. I have managed to gain a few back, I'm currently at 94, but I exercise a lot. About 6 days a... (more)

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AmericanBandit_ 0 · June 16, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Number 1 - Stop training so hard, you're actually working against your body's natural ability to gain muscle mass and putting your body in a catabolic state from over training. I would skip the eliptical all together, no reason to do cardio if... (more)

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by 28 · about 5 hours ago

When I eat a carb only meal I feel fine but when I incorporate some protein or fat or just protein I start getting dizzy/sleepy and feel slight disorientation. I am currently low carb, around 50g a day. I only just incorporated some starches... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 27, 2013 at 9:45 PM

How is your D3 blood level? Magnesium intake? Both are needed for glucose control. In the meantime, you can try eating your carbs with your last meal of the day. I am glucose-intolerant and am doing very well with ketosis, now that I have a... (more)

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by 28 · about 5 hours ago

Ever since going Primal/Paleo 6 weeks ago I've started to experience low blood sugar episodes randomly throughout the day and after meals. I chose to go VLC (20g net carbs) at the start just to eliminate any cravings and I had a lot to lose. I... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Are you really checking your blood sugar? Eating fewer carbs should not cause hypoglycemia, but you may be experiencing "false" hypos because you're used to very high blood sugars. See... (more)

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by 115 · about 5 hours ago

First of all, I know facts such as people becoming shorter and died younger after the agricultural revolution. I know modern milk are bad for most of us. I know modern bread are bad for most of us. What I don't know is if bread made of original... (more)

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RB_1 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Hello, I'm new to this site and my education is not in the sciences so... take my comments with a grain of salt. I've read the works of the paleo pioneers and even read some write-ups of Cordain's views in 1993 or 1994, which were very... (more)

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by 787 · about 5 hours ago

I feel that being out in nature is highly important for physical & mental health, for myself being out in nature is as big a part of paleo/primal lifestyle as the diet itself What do you all do to make sure your getting your dose of fresh... (more)

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AmberKat 0 · April 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I love hitting the trail with my dog! She likes to take her time, which always makes me stop and appreciate my surroundings. I love to take some deep breaths, take in the scenery, and sometimes I even pray. So relaxing. I also think gardening... (more)

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by 45 · about 5 hours ago

We are a mostly paleo/primal family. Probably 85%-90%. My two year old loves protein of any source and fruit. Still working on the veggies and healthy fats. He does love bacon. We can't afford pastured bacon but we try to buy the best we can at... (more)

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August 0 · May 09, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Cholesterol is a necessary building block to his body. He needs cholesterol. You need cholesterol. Watch Peter Attia explain. Of particular interest is that the avoidance of dietary cholesterol tends to result in an increase of ingestion of... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I am eating a ketogenic primal diet and have been for the last week or so. I eat 20-30 grams of carbohydrates per day; I am getting a LOT of fat, like 70%-80% of my calories (I basically add coconut oil, lard, or duck fat to everything I can... (more)

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RK 0 · April 19, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Be patient and keep going. Definitely drop the alcohol! You may just not have the water weight on you to lose that you did last time. Give it at least 2 weeks without any cheats. If you aren't having progress at that point, you may need to... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 hours ago

Sorry if I sound ignorant, but would like to know your view on it. Me an my gym buddies can't seem to agree. Is it lifestyle or food related? Thanks a lot.

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Pecan 0 · February 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

The terms paleo and caveman are usually used interchangeably. Primal is a variation of paleo which permits food groups like dairy. Here is an overview from Mark Sisson:... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Craving eggrolls and wontons, there doesn't seem to be a way to make paleo/primal wrappers. The closest I have seen is a gluten free wrapper that still uses either rice paper/rice flour/tapioca flour. I don't understand why almond meal or... (more)

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Jac_Guillory 0 · January 09, 2013 at 1:28 AM

This recipe uses chicken skin. Interesting! http://survivalpunk.com/paleo-egg-rolls/

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by 61 · about 5 hours ago

In order to be on low-carb/high fat diet average man needs to consume 200-250g of fat in order to receive his 75-80% of calories from fat. Therefore I am eating 200-250g of fat per day. However, the only way how to achieve this is to eat pure... (more)

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CD 0 · December 06, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Lets do some basic math. You said average male, so I am going to assume 5'9", 170 lbs with a BMR around 1750 and 15% BF. This man would need about 1g protein per lb lean weight. Let's put that at (approximately) 150g protein. And, for this... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

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