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by 5381 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 598 · about 5 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 5 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 0 · about 5 hours 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 421 · about 5 hours ago

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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Sara_17 0 · March 13, 2013 at 3:55 AM

Yeah, I would say you need more calories. I believe that even conventional wisdom says that 1200 cals/day is a minimum intake, with 1500 being better (1800 ideal), and obviously you'll need more if you're exercising. My biggest paleo newbie... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours 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 5 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 365 · about 5 hours ago

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 129 · about 5 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 130 · about 5 hours ago

Thoughts on what is 'best'?

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CD 0 · September 06, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I don't think there is a single answer to this. Lots of High Quality Veggies and Lots of High Quality Meats are necessary and proper consumption for humans. How many? depends on your goals, your activity levels, other foods you are eating (by... (more)

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by 144 · about 5 hours 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 3280 · about 5 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 5 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 74 · about 5 hours ago

I get a good amount of EPA and DHA from supplementing with cod liver oil, but I was wondering earlier today the importance of ALA. I haven't found that much on the subject, but surely ALA has some role in human physiology? Although barely any of... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 13, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Many may not realize, but the omega 3 in pastured beef is ALA, not DHA/EPA: http://paleohacks.com/questions/107432/is-n-3-fat-in-pastured-beef-ala-or-dha-epa (more)

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by 1163 · about 6 hours ago

I know that there is an ideal balance of omega-6/omega-3 EFA's, and an excess of either can cause some pretty serious health problems. So, how does this play out in coastal cultures whose diets consist largely of high omega-3 seafood? Is there a... (more)

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RevRigel 0 · March 05, 2012 at 4:51 AM

The highest number I've seen for islanders who eat mostly fish and not a lot else containing W-6 fats is 1:2 (that is, twice as much W-3 as W-6), which is obviously quite a bit better than what most westerners manage.

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by 38 · about 6 hours ago

I recently added ZMA to my daily supplement regime since I don't eat a ton of meat and don't get allot of zinc along with balancing my calcium/magnesium ratio. My multi had 15mg of elemental zinc and ZMA has 30mg of elemental zinc. I've read that... (more)

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by 8879 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 102 · about 6 hours ago

Does anyone measure their food? I'm trying to get my percentages somewhat more balanced and I was curious if anyone measures. For example your olive oil, your meat, cream or do you eyeball it? I'm trying to find the best ratio for weight loss and... (more)

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ben61820 0 · May 23, 2011 at 10:06 PM

yes i measure everything now. I've only started this maybe three weeks ago, though. I like it. You gotta have a roadmap of what youve been doing so you can assess later if its been working or not, yknow? I like livestrong.com for a tracker. I... (more)

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