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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Is this chocolate: http://www.consciouschocolate.co.uk/catalog/product/gallery/id/57/image/531/ okay as a treat now and then?

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raydawg 0 · May 13, 2014 at 12:49 AM

It's fine except the agave nectar is equivalent to high fructose corn syrup.

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by 38 · about 7 hours ago

Yo PaleoHackers. Clark here back again! You know what time it is! As a lot of you know I run the PaleoHacks podcast. We have Dr. Jonny Bowden coming up on the show. We'll be covering content around his "Unleash Your Thin" program. Dr. Bowden is... (more)

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by 143 · about 7 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 78422 · about 7 hours ago

For me, I was lucky enough to stumble across MarksDailyApple about 6 months after I graduated college. I was skinny fat at 200 lbs (6 feet tall). Down to 170 now and in the best shape of my life I'd like to THANK YOU! So who was it for you? (more)

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Phoenix 0 · June 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM

John Durant on the Colbert Report. I'm pretty much sold on anyone who goes on Colbert.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I've had the possibility to correspond a lot of distinct furnish trading experts during my fifteen assemblage advancement as a stem merchandiser. Most are eager, but as with any community, there are those that truly create it a bad refer. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 0 · about 7 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 7 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 5 · about 7 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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Hailstorm 0 · May 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM

You're bottoming out, which likely means that you need to up your carbs. These blood sugar crashes wreak havoc on your system (as you realize) and they can also negatively affect weight loss. Besides, all weight loss slows down as you have less... (more)

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by 787 · about 7 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 0 · about 7 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 88 · about 7 hours ago

Hey there, I've asked a similar question before, but I didn't really get all the answers I was looking for.. SO I am going to ask a different one- I am attempting to bulk up, training 6x a week, one day of HIT cardio, the rest generally lifting... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM

This is literally an answer I posted a few days ago but...CALORIES IN vs CALORIES OUT. If you eat more cal than you expend, you will gain weight. Less and you will lose weight. That's all weight loss/gain is. I would say shoot for less protein... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

Hi!my two year old just got out of the hospital after contracting RSV. He was there two nights and is now on oxygen and a nebulizer. We read that some children go on to develop asthma after this sort of thing and his dad has asthma too. I've read... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 10, 2013 at 2:31 AM

If you're following a proper Paleo/Primal diet at home (e.g. with offal, seaweed, oysters, bone broth etc), and depending how much of this is your kid allowed to eat (ask your doctor), then test your kid via a blood test for various deficiencies... (more)

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by 41 · about 8 hours ago

Anyone ever attempt to make their own Primal Fuel? I'm referring to this one if it wasn't obvious -- http://primalblueprint.com/products/Primal-Fuel.html

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Alex 0 · March 05, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I haven't made a ready-mix powder like Primal Fuel, but I was making whey protein shakes with coconut milk long before Sisson came out with his product. The base is a scoop of pure whey protein isolate, a few ounces of canned coconut milk, and... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 20 · about 8 hours ago

Grok [grok] "Do you feel like nobody groks you? Don't worry, Robert A. Heinlein does. In his 1961 best-selling science fiction novel,??Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein coined the term to mean an understanding so thorough that "the observer... (more)

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Varelse 0 · November 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

That's pretty cool! Maybe being like Grok is like groking with our bodies - I think a lot of people feel detached from their own body. They treat it like their car and doctors are mechanics. Paleo/Primal definitely puts you more in touch with your... (more)

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by 289 · about 8 hours ago

People who follow the primal lifestyle clearly pay a lot of attention to food and health but they still eat dairy despite the fact that it has hormones that aren't good for us and raise insulin. What are their justifications for eating dairy?

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Rea 0 · October 21, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Hmm, it is either healthy or not healthy depending on who you are and how your body handles it. It seems there is a lot of contradictory claims on the issue of hormones in milk affecting humans. The way I see it dairy is loaded with nutrients,... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Here goes... Im eating primal every day... I love it! But no fat is coming off??? I have barely any fruits sometime berries no nut hole cream in my coffee. I cook with butter or olive oil or coconut oil. Grass fed meet or dear eggs in am with... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · October 15, 2012 at 3:23 AM

While I am a bit concerned about what "dear eggs" might be :), I really don't think you should worry about the lack of weightloss at this point. Rather, just focus on the meal changes, and try to walk everyday. Maybe you're getting some muscle,... (more)

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