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by 53 · October 01, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 0 · about 10 hours ago

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 583 · about 11 hours ago

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 9:31 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 245 · about 11 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 245 · October 01, 2014 at 3:59 AM

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 583 · October 01, 2014 at 3:59 AM

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 · October 01, 2014 at 3:58 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 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 583 · about 11 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 583 · about 11 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 11 hours 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 · September 24, 2014 at 4:01 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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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 11 hours 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 11 hours 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 · October 01, 2014 at 3:51 AM

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 421 · about 11 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 221 · about 11 hours 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 15 · October 01, 2014 at 3:41 AM

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 2:50 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 129 · about 11 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 11 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 60 · about 11 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 144 · October 01, 2014 at 3:34 AM

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 11 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)