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by 5381 · about 3 hours 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 245 · about 3 hours ago

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 6:25 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 598 · about 3 hours 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 3 hours 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 3 hours 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 3 hours 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 10 · about 3 hours 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 5 · about 3 hours 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 3 hours 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 4 hours 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 3280 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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by 3280 · about 4 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 3280 · about 4 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 4 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 2407 · about 4 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 346 · about 4 hours ago

So let's say I've been eating SBD (Standard British Diet :)) all my life and suddenly I start eating paleo with the appropriate omega 3:omega 6 ratio. How long do I have to wait before my body's fat ratio is as it should be? UPDATE: In reality... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 08, 2012 at 2:54 PM

This reference suggests a turnover rate on adipose fat of 10-60% per year. So I'd guess it would take at least 2 years to replace your current fat. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047582/ (more)

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by 20353 · about 4 hours ago

6:3 ratio. What is your goal? How close do you get to your goal?

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I don't think the ratio is important provided that you hit the minimum requirement, which is much lower than people think. I'm of the opinion that people should get their EFAs from yolks and meat and avoid all other sources of reactive fats.... (more)

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by 8879 · about 4 hours ago

I noticed in the Paleolithic Infographic that oily fish, walnuts and flaxseed oil are listed as good O3 sources right under the ideal ratio of O6:O3 being 1:1 to 4:1. Yet the ratio for walnuts exceeds 4. Not by a lot, but it's about 4.5:1. It... (more)

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Annie 0 · November 25, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Hi C-S, Not all of the omega6 in walnuts will be as bioavalable as if you were using walnut oil. The fiber content of the whole nut and whether or not you are eating them raw are also confounding factors as to the bioavailability of the omega 6.... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Great site! I was just reading Archevore's Dietary Manifesto post and came across this:enter code here "Many are aware that 6:3 ratio of fatty acids is important, so they try to compensate by taking fish oil to balance the ratio. This doesn't... (more)

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Tyler_2 0 · November 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM

What types of meats do you consume? How heavy are you on your Omega-6's? Reason being that transitioning to a paleo/primal lifestyle incorporates abandoning most of the omega-6 heavy foods from the past, such as vegetable oils and (ideally)... (more)

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by 4258 · about 4 hours ago

Hey all, So trying to get back on the good ol' bandwagon, I noticed something today. I think some sugar cravings may actually be fat cravings. With so many "low fat" foods out there, I'm wondering if you typical foodstuffs (aside from eggs and my... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · January 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Everything is as it should be. Your brain needs it, your body needs it. Embrace the fat.

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by 1702 · about 4 hours ago

I'm having an issue with regulating my protein intake. My fat / protein ratio is generally good about 60 / 20 but some days up to about 60 / 25 with the remainder being carbs. Really depends on how many veggies I eat in a day. But my protein... (more)

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Robin_2 0 · April 14, 2011 at 6:31 PM

A few suggestions: eat lots of butter. I don't eat it plain, but I put it on nearly everything, including steak. If something doesn't taste better with butter, perhaps it will taste better with cream sauce unless you're avoiding dairy (we had... (more)

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by 20787 · about 5 hours ago

I noticed on fitday that my fat, protein, and carb intake as a percentage of caloric intake shows I get about 50% of my caloric intake from fat, about 25% from carbs and about 25% from protein. I have made no special effort in any direction on... (more)

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Paleo_Dan 0 · August 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Without really trying to hit a certain ratio, my numbers are pretty close to stephthegeek's. Over the past month that I've been tracking, I've been taking in around 2980 Calories with a fat:carb:protein breakdown of 55:18:27. I follow Robb... (more)

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by 85 · about 5 hours ago

I haven't come across any guideline or micronutrient breakdown on recommended daily fat intake. All of them only come in MACROS, like 25/40/35 Carb/Protein/Fat ratio. I was able to find how much certain amino acids to take a day but they don't... (more)

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Will 0 · August 04, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Keep your fats as saturated as possible. Keep PUFA as low as possible, with a range of 2:1 to 1:4 Omega-3:Omega:6 ratio. MUFA will make up the remainder. In terms of absolute quantity of fat, that will entirely depend on how big you are, how... (more)

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by 1655 · about 5 hours ago

What is the ideal meat-to-non-meat ratio? Or, what is the ideal meat-to-vegetable ratio? In other words: It's unclear to me if, according to our paleo worldview, I should eat 90% meat (including offal, bone, etc) and then 5% vegetables, 3%... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · June 30, 2010 at 2:11 PM

When my goal is muscle, I eat almost exclusively meat High Protein, High Fat, Low Carb When my goal is weightloss I eat high fat High Fat, low protein, low carb, limited calories When my goal is maintainence, I base my meals on... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:27 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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