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by 43 · ABOUT 10 HOURS 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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by 0 · August 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Do you guys still take fish oil, or should it not be consumed? ,

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raydawg 0 · August 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Yes, I do take fish oil, in the form of krill and some salmon oil (less than 2g/day), but I also eat wildcaught fish 1-2x a week (salmon or sardines), and the occasional cod liver with its oil. The big danger with fish oil in capsules is of... (more)

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by 560 · June 04, 2014 at 04:27 AM

I find that I get plenty of copper from organ meats, chocolate, and various other random sources. I try not to make beef muscle central to my diet. Of the muscle I eat, beef probably come second after fish, so it's not exactly rare. I'm more... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · May 31, 2014 at 09:31 PM

Seems your options are,1. Stop eating so much copper.2. Eat more beef.3. Eat more oysters.4. Supplement Zinc.I would make my case for the first, as chocolate really doesn't offer anything valuable in the way of nutrition. ( Things you can't get... (more)

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by 225 · March 04, 2014 at 04:47 PM

Heard this mentioned on a podcast. I'm curious as to why it isn't being widely used in the paleo community. Is there something besides the gluten in there that people don't like? Seems like a far better option than the various other... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 04, 2014 at 06:25 AM

I used to to very much enjoy good bread. When I was first sliding towards paleo (Blood Sugar Solution, 4 Hour Body, Primal Blueprint) I really missed bread. I made sure it was part of my cheat day and even investigated store bought 'paleo... (more)

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by 225 · January 28, 2014 at 07:47 PM

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 560 · January 19, 2014 at 08:18 PM

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 05:15 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 43 · November 22, 2013 at 02:53 AM

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 04:21 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 560 · November 05, 2013 at 09:09 PM

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 09:14 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 560 · October 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM

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 01:31 PM

I think us paleo folks need more calcium in general.

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by 0 · August 31, 2013 at 04:21 PM

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 03:07 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 · May 28, 2013 at 10:29 AM

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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CelticCaveGirl 0 · May 28, 2013 at 10:29 AM

It really varies a lot depending on the individual. Some people find that going VLC (30g/day) allows them to lose the final weight, but others find that it makes them go hypothyroid - especially women! I personally would start on about 50% fat,... (more)

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by 10 · May 15, 2013 at 04:48 AM

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 · June 26, 2013 at 08:22 PM

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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Albert83BCN 0 · June 09, 2013 at 05:30 PM

If you know yourself well, you will eventually come to know what and how much you can eat until you have to say 'stop' if you do not want to put weight as body fat. This takes some time but with observation you should get there. Honestly, for me... (more)

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by 10 · July 26, 2013 at 07:39 PM

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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atwistedlime 0 · July 26, 2013 at 07:39 PM

I would suggest dropping the calorie track and start measuring your food instead. I do 6-8 oz of protein per meal. I add fat and vegetables on top of it and really you can pretty much eat all you want of the veg. I have read that women with PCOS... (more)

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by 418 · March 19, 2013 at 08:08 AM

Is it possible? I've posted a question regarding my weight loss plateau already so at the risk of being repetitive, I'll just state the bare necessary facts. I am 5'3 and weight ~135 lbs, been Paleo (with legumes) since August, recently went full... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Low calories is literally starvation and starvation often causes nasty things like fluid retention. While you might not be losing weight, you're likely losing fat, but retaining a ton of water (not healthy.) Eat more, it's not hard.

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by 233 · January 09, 2013 at 12:11 AM

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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Matt_11 0 · January 08, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Too much protein also makes for expensive pee. Excess protein is metabolized into energy, making for nitrogenous pee. You're better off eating fat or carbohydrate for energy needs.

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by 0 · January 07, 2013 at 02:43 PM

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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RK 0 · January 07, 2013 at 02:08 PM

There are a couple of different schools of thought. The Perfect Health Diet (and a lot of other people) recommend: protein - 15%; carbs - 20%; fats - 65%. From one of my food diary pages, I ate 1727 calories: 65 g protein, 86 g carbs, 125 g... (more)

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by 5 · February 02, 2013 at 02:38 AM

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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Christina_13 0 · February 02, 2013 at 02:38 AM

My stomach has always been loud too since starting paleo. I learned that eating more and drinking more water helps, since it avoids air bubbles that cause the noise. Also my doctor said that the stomach tends to make more noise when you are less... (more)

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by 366 · December 16, 2012 at 03:04 PM

Hey Hackers, This is for those who are in the Keto Diet category. To be honest, I actually quiet enjoy Keto, I'm less hungry and feel a bit clearer. My workouts don't really suffer if they are consistent. I just can't do H.I.I.T, which doesn't... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

You'll probably want to do a carb refeed after a workout, but not immediately. Perhaps an hour after the workout, and be sure to include protein as well for the muscle repairs. This is merely to help replenish liver and muscle glucose. You'll... (more)

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by 15 · October 28, 2012 at 02:50 PM

Has anyone here had their ratio of Omega 3 to 6 tested? Did the results surprise you or meet expectations? Is it worth getting tested?

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Diane_4 0 · October 28, 2012 at 02:50 PM

I have never heard of such a test and I would not consider it worth it. Fixation on lab numbers is silly. I am not a lab number.

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by 119 · March 28, 2013 at 02:08 AM

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 07:08 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 130 · September 06, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Thoughts on what is 'best'?

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Alex_at_Paleo_for_Kids 0 · September 06, 2012 at 10:41 PM

As CD mentioned, you're going to have to trust your body. Go ahead and eat what you deem to be plenty of quality meats and vegetables. Over time, you'll begin to better understand what your body needs more of and when it needs it.

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by 60 · August 07, 2012 at 02:42 PM

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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CDone 0 · August 07, 2012 at 02:12 PM

Matt, this is one of the questions that The Nutrition Science Initiative (once they get off the ground) has talked about tackling. There is significant debate raging in the academic world as to whether the ratio or the magnitude of O3 consumption... (more)

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by 144 · June 30, 2012 at 01:19 PM

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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Fadi 0 · June 30, 2012 at 01:04 PM

Thanks Rob! I've read Loren Cordain's book on Paleo last year, and A LOT of other online blogs, along with a couple of basic nutrition books. I wouldn't agree on the fact that I've misunderstood anything as I'm trying to create a combination... (more)

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by 3277 · June 27, 2012 at 01:11 AM

I've been experimenting with Sea Salt and dietary potassium (hacking absolute quantities, as well as relative proportions). I've noticed that when I consume lots of sea salt, I experience vivid dreams when sleeping, and can remember the dreams... (more)