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by 5381 · about 1 hour ago

Anyone got any suggestions for a fat for cooking that has balanced sat/mono/polys (1/3, 1/3, 1/3) and balanced omegas as well (2:1 omega 6 to 3)? (or at least something with roughly even mono/sat proportions, and semi-reasonable omega balance, so... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · June 09, 2012 at 2:49 PM

I don't know, dear... it seems to me that you're making this far more difficult than it needs to be. Here's my opinion on the whole 'fat selection and optimization issue' broken down into simple, attainable steps. Use a variety of fat sources --... (more)

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by 53 · about 1 hour ago

Is it possible that 3.5 oz of guacamole a day could break me out? I try to eat low omega 6...but not much grassed take CLO. How long does it take to correct a ratio if omega 3 and 6 is stored by the body...then even if taking omega 3...how will my... (more)

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Samuel_Pothier 0 · September 10, 2014 at 2:05 AM

My answer is going to be purely anecdotal, but maybe it'll give you some pointers.Since reading here and there that the desired ratio of Omega-6:Omega-3 for optimal health is argued to be 1:1, I tried yesterday to eat a diet vastly superior in... (more)

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by 245 · about 1 hour ago

After cleaning up my diet a bit, think I want to rework my supplement regimen, a bit unsure of what is actually needed though. Cronometer Intake Estimates Link The obvious ones -- correct me if I'm wrong -- seem to be: ... (more)

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Viva 0 · January 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Argh. Had typed up a very long, detailed answer, but the PaleoHacks formatting deleted it before it posted. This will be more terse, but hopefully to-the-point. Be careful of oversupplementing D. Get D levels measured regularly, and aim for... (more)

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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

I still see a lot of people obsessing over macro ratios. What do you think is a good baseline Paleo macro ratios? How far off of that do you think you can get while still being "paleo" because of the foods you're avoiding rather than those... (more)

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blackjack 0 · January 19, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I don't need to look up flawed studies ... I have seen it myself (and several others ) based on my own independent lab testing, pulse, body temp... High fat low carb diets were always at the bottom for improving health.. Even though I'm... (more)

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by 53 · about 1 hour ago

I'm REALLY confused about Vitamin A and D. I have keratosis pillars and Acne, which I have been able to control being gluten, dairy, and 80% paleo, and with the help of turmeric, zinc, taking Vitamins, and increasing stomach acid (probiotics... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Problem is you're trying to consume your vitamin D when the natural thing is to synthesize it yourself.

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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

Do you have a good idea what ratios you're getting? What about your total PUFA intake? How are you measuring it? I'm struggling. Any good suggestions on keeping these things under control? We all love our bacon, poultry, and... (more)

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JenJen 0 · November 05, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Btw Chris Kresser says that ruminants maintain lower levels of o6 regardless of diet (see something about it near the end of this page - http://chriskresser.com/red-meat-it-does-a-body-good) so I don't stress out if I cannot afford really... (more)

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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

Ok so I'm not entirely clear on the calcium/magnesium situation. I'm definitely not getting a 1:1 ratio of them as is sometimes suggested. It seems like taking loads of magnesium is not only safe, but could actually lower your calcium... (more)

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Kyle_1 0 · October 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I think us paleo folks need more calcium in general.

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

hi, i'm a paleo newbie, after reading Robb Wolfs excellent book i switched to paleo diet mainly for diet reasons as i was finding even though i'd been wheat free for around 10 years i was having more and more food problems, and food had become... (more)

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VB 0 · August 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Welcome to Paleohacks! Please remember that Paleo is about eating wholesome, nutritious foods that we are designed to eat by nature. The most important part is to stay away from sugar, processed foods and industrial oils. Everything else is... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hello, my name is Emily. I'm 25yrs old female 5'0 and 108lbs. I am unsure of my body fat % and I have yet to get measurements, but I am on the athletic side. I am currently running 3-5 miles a day and I am on my feet at my job (public safety... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 27, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Emily you are asking for the holy grail, there's not a 100% clear consensus on what are the best macro ratios for a 25yr old girl that does crossfit and running, I guess you will get very different responses from people as many support the idea... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I've seen and tried all types of different ratios for macronutrients (protein,fat,carbs)such as 50/30/20, 25/35/40, but I always end up cheating, going carb crazy and eating non pale foods for the whole weekend. I have a serious issue with portion... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Sometimes I even do 2 -3 WODS a day. Whoah. I've never done crossfit, but I know it's crazy-intense and there's a point where you're doing too much. We're supposed to be getting healthy, not breaking ourselves down. Unless I'm totally out... (more)

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by 53 · about 1 hour ago

Pretty self explanatory. I'm having a hard time getting 50% of my calories from fat. Does anyone have any tips on how to balance all of that out? Thanks, Cole

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Gio_1 0 · May 07, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Don't overthink every little dietary detail. If it's real whole unprocessed nourishing food that can be found in nature, just eat, enjoy it and live life.

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I am a serial dieter who has recently discovered Paleo and I would love if this could be the answer for me. 220lbs 5 ft 8ins with PCOS. I take metformin and Krill oil. I'm using myfitnesspal to track amounts each day and used the custom... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 05, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Fats should be at least 65% of calories, adjust the protein a little and the carbs to get there. Good fats are animal fats, fatty fish, olive oil, and coconut. Eat avocado, and small amounts of nuts. Egg yolks are a good source of fat, butter,... (more)

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by 221 · about 1 hour ago

I'm 5'4, 108 pounds (female) and trying to gain weight. I get moderate exercise at my job 5 days a week. What % of my calories should come from protein? I have heard that too much protein related to carb/fat can be bad especially if you're not... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 08, 2013 at 11:20 PM

It's called rabbit starvation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_starvation But the amount required is more than you're going to see in your everyday life. It's not worth worrying about. (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hi Everyone! I have been stalking paleohacks for a while now and just signed up today. I'm on Day 1 of my new paleo lifestyle change and thought it would be the perfect time to join the fun. I have a quick question though: I am struggling to get... (more)

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CD 0 · January 07, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I would say, at this stage, worrying about macro-nutrient ratios is premature. Focus on healthy eating. Early in the process, I suggest eliminating as much as possible (Dairy, Grains (of course), Rice, Night Shades, etc). And focus on eating... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

I am very new to the Paleo Diet and have been having some issues with what I think is digestion. Every day, all day long I have a huge empty pit in my stomach and a lot of gargling. It doesn't hurt, more uncomfortable than anything. I don't feel... (more)

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Ken_7 0 · January 05, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Katie, good timing. Read this http://chriskresser.com/paleo-diet-challenges-solutions-ii-its-all-about-the-gut Katie, you need to exercise! Don't think gym, think walking, sprinting, body weight exercises, etc. Don't worry about what the scale... (more)

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by 129 · about 1 hour ago

Fairly simple question, I think... Is there a generic macro ratio we should be aiming for? Or are there different macro ratios for different aims and outcomes? My aim is to lose weight (fat) primarily. Any help would be great, cheers. John (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · October 26, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Contrary to popular belief, those following a paleo diet don't usually prescribe a high-protein diet. Many here are in ketosis, which from what I understand requires a fairly low protein intake (very high fat, low protein, practically nonexistent... (more)

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by 60 · about 1 hour ago

My in laws just bought half a cow (corn fed) and is giving me a quarter at no cost. No way am I turning down that much free meat so I have been looking frantically trying to find an answer. If you are trying to keep a 2:1 6/3 ratio, wouldn't I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 07, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Cows aren't a significant source of PUFAs (when grain-fed) or omega-3s (even when grass-fed). Don't sweat grain-fed cow. A 2:1 O6:3 ratio is very aggressive, probably requiring a significant supplementation regimen. You could easily do 5:1 to... (more)

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by 144 · about 1 hour ago

Hello! I've been trying to gain some muscle lately, but I can't seem to figure out the correct measurments in grams. So far. I've been getting around 190-210g of proteins (I weigh 70 Kg), 210-240g of carbs (lots of fruita, too yummy!), and... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · June 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Fadi, You're going to get alot of contradicting suggestions here. Like, you need to drop the carbs, eat more fat, do Jazzercise instead of cardio, train fasted, do curls on the squat rack for more muscle, etc... Although everyone is trying to... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

When eating paleo (low carb paleo or not), how common is it to get at least twice as much potassium as sodium? Is that really important? What are the likely symptoms of too much sodium relative to potassium? According... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · June 17, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I didn't really find paleo increased my potassium, but it definitely reduced my sodium--so much so that I suffered cramps until I figured out what was going on and started liberally salting stuff. All the processed foods I gave up are replete... (more)

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by 5381 · about 2 hours ago

Many of us may know that the omega 3 ALA (aplha-linolenic acid) is not readily converted into EPA. Even less is converted to DHA. Apparently conversion is slightly better in woman, than for men.... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

In reference to your point about differentiating between plant and animal source omegas I wanted to bring up this study: Genetic Adaptation of Fatty-Acid Metabolism: A Human-Specific Haplotype Increasing the Biosynthesis of Long-Chain Omega-3 and... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

There's a really neat animation which depicts how the sodium - potassium pump works in the body: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter2/animation__how_the_sodium_potassium_pump_works.html I've always heart that... (more)

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epaleocookbooks 0 · June 07, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Be careful about going low potassium. Potassium deficiency can cause seizures. You may want to supplement. The recommended ratio is 2:1 potassium:sodium for a normal diet, so if you're not lowcarb, then yes, you should try for that. "Health... (more)

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by 100 · about 2 hours ago

I'm having a hard time eating protein. I'm monitoring my intake on MyFoodDiary.com and it's helpful. I'm trying to stay under 100g of carbs, but I can't get enough protein in. I'm trying to stick to Robb Wolf's ratios. Any advice? Trying to lose... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 06, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Protein rich foods - meat, fish, poultry, eggs. In meat try to eat mostly meat from grass fed ruminants - beef, lamb, goat. Have some pork and chicken, but not as much as the ruminants. Try to get pasture raised pork, chicken and eggs. Mostly... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

I've been having a problem with muscle cramps. Yesterday, I switched to Morton's Half-Salt: (half sodium, half potassium). My slight muscle cramps (calves & foot) in the morning escalated abruptly into terrible back spasm & neck muscles... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · June 02, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Muscle cramps are really hard to figure out. For many people, it's a lack of potassium and/or magnesium, but both made my cramps worse. Eventually I figured out it was too little calcium -- I had removed too many dairy sources from my diet while... (more)

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by 2407 · about 2 hours ago

In this article: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/1/1/2 "Sodium and potassium The second factor differentiating the author's studies from many others is optimized mineral nutriture, which has benefits for both cardiovascular reserve... (more)

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orust 0 · June 01, 2012 at 9:56 AM

This only applies to ketogenic or VLC diets really. When insulin falls low enough sodium is not retained at the normal rate. Either intake has to increase or the hormone aldosterone steps in to preserve sodium and hence circulating volume. The... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

If I understand it correctly, it's not that Grass Fed Beef doesn't have Omega 6 fats, it just that the ratio of Omega3 to Omega6 is more favorable than conventional cow. Basically, that grass fed beef has more omega 3 than conventional... (more)

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From Mark's Daily Apple ("The Differences Between Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef")... "I???ve been one to bang the omega-6 in feedlot beef drum, perhaps as loudly as anyone, but I think a revisiting is in order. Simply put, while the... (more)

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