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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I'm deployed, and I often play sports after crossfit. I Don't have the ability to eat a full meal because it will slow me down on the field. Anyone eat tanka bites after working out for protien? I don't like the idea of a protein shake, I'm... (more)

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rebeccamarie 0 · October 15, 2014 at 12:26 AM

try simply natural nutrition protein mousse

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by 85 · about 16 hours ago

Hi guys, I need some advice/reassurance just to make me feel a little bit better. I'm in my very early stage of recovering from anorexia (actually more ortorexia + anorexia athletica = speaking human: extreme restriction and exercising three times... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · July 12, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Well what do you think is going on? You're hungry! GO get your macadamia butter and whatever you crave, you don't have to skip your work out if you like it, muscle mass is always a good thing. Good luck!

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by 915 · about 16 hours ago

I have been run down recently due to a change in my working hours which means i have to get up stupidly early Monday-Friday. As a result i've developed shingles at the very top inside thigh. I tried to get more sleep where i could & laid... (more)

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paleot 0 · October 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I've been down this road. For me, heavy exercise while fighting a viral infection ended me up in the hospital. I'd recommend against it and get in to see your doctor. You might need antivirals. (Although, I had some success with just lots... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I have recently switched from a very clean diet (lean meats, whole eggs, low amounts of processed carbs, high protein) to Paleo. I am curious if I should expect any differences or prepare for anything while strength training and swimming. Can... (more)

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greymouser 0 · October 08, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I have a somewhat abridged routine that works well for me, 3 days a week. I run, cycle, or swim 3 other days. My general goal is "body building" - strength + function + aesthetic. I think it's quite straightforward to stick to paleo and hit... (more)

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by 180 · about 16 hours ago

I am trying to lose about 20lbs I gained after abandoning paleo and not working out for 6 months due to some life changes. I have always weighed around 135lbs and been very active. I am eating very cleanly again, getting 8-9 hours of good... (more)

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BobK 0 · September 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

How long are the walks? I think the 'answer' might be in your question. >took a week off a few weeks ago and felt better and lost 3 lbs alone in that week< >I have been feeling very run down the day after some of my... (more)

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by 25 · about 16 hours ago

Here's the article I quoted: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/technology/25brain.html?pagewanted=all What does everyone think about this? With the ubiquity of technology in our day and age I believe that this is something that deserves a very... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · August 07, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Most people seem to be constantly running from the opportunity/need to think their own thoughts. They listen to music when they walk or exercise, they watch movies while they commute, they watch TV while they eat, text and screw around online... (more)

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by 66 · about 16 hours ago

So, I'm currently laid up with a PCL tear for the better part of five months and I have recently found myself becoming less willing to stick to my dietary programme (IF mon-fri, high protein, V Low carbs with a slight increase in carbs on the... (more)

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CJ_12 0 · June 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I take one day at a time, knowing that each day I'll be more healed and stronger. Do you want to jump back in after you're healed and be 50lbs overweight because you felt sorry for yourself, or do you want to jump back in and feel good and... (more)

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by 88 · about 16 hours ago

I recently had my blood tested as I've felt pretty bad( I've had no libido, have felt depressed, had low energy, and over-training symptoms such as insomnia) for a while, and I just got the results back. Apparently, my thyroid is good, but my... (more)

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Gio_1 0 · May 19, 2013 at 3:10 AM

Eat adequate (just enough for the day) protein and get the rest of your calories from healthy fats like coconut oils, macadamia oil and nuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Avocado oil. High protein diet have been proven to lower free testosterone... (more)

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by 250 · about 17 hours ago

Hi. Some 5 years ago my mom broke her collarbone and since then she has been suffering from pain in her arm. I believe, the bone was first left to heal on its own, but surgery was performed on it half a year later. Within the last year or so, she... (more)

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by 229 · about 17 hours ago

Im an otherwise healthy 21 year old, athletic male. I broke my fibula and had surgery a couple of days ago. If anyone has any suggestions to ensure that I recover and heal quickly, Please share! Thanks

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Robert_13 0 · March 05, 2013 at 8:05 PM

the foods suggested are good & logical, but fasting can also be a powerful healer, bare it in mind if you have the time to do an extended fast

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by 1317 · about 17 hours ago

I've just restarted lifting weights after a five month hiatus or so, and want to know if everyone thinks that bicycling at least 20km or so a day is going to be detrimental to both building muscle and recovery. Last year I was following... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · March 05, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I don't know. I guess, like everything, it depends on your goals. With a program like strong lifts I assume you're looking to gain strength and muscle? Which can be achieved by doing the work and eating the food. I don't think commuter cycling is... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

I spent 4 straight weeks only Paleo - doing amazing! Then, started traveling for work again. What is the best way to get back to the results I was seeing in the shortest timeframe?

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collegeprimal 0 · February 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM

the only thing you can do is simply start again. One meal at a time, and don't eat until you're actually hungry

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by 20 · about 17 hours ago

Good Morning! Very nervous today ... tomorrow I am having my first ever surgery. I am getting arthroscopic surgery on my right medial meniscus. They are going to be cutting out the torn portion. I know, as surgery goes, mine is pretty tidy and... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Lots of bone broth! Also, if you're up to it, gnaw on the cartilage at the end of chicken bones—lots of collagen. Still, bone broth is my first recommendation. Hope you get back up and moving soon.

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by 813 · about 17 hours ago

I have been stricken with a terrible sickness that has left me severely handicapped when it comes to physical and mental activity. It is still unknown at this time as my blood work, aside from a slightly lowered WBC, is normal indicating a... (more)

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VB 0 · February 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I have a suggestion - it might sound crazy but try it - it might help. Try a low-fat low-sugar high-carb high-fiber version of Paleo. It means more vegetables, very few berries, less fat and more tubers. DON"T EVER GIVE UP!!! Oh, and I love to... (more)

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by 1495 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all, I'm having trouble with recovery post exercise (ever since a bad injury almost a year ago). Been really cautious about what I eat after, not overdoing it, taking lots of rest. I'm down to 2-3 days of weight training (about 30 minutes of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 02, 2013 at 1:50 PM

The idea behind fasted training is to provide several benefits: a) If you fast long enough you start autophagy which cleans up the dead and broken proteins inside your cells, and it also signals the immune system to start cleaning up viruses and... (more)

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by 623 · about 17 hours ago

Okay everyone, I did it. I had the thyroid surgery. I went in for a partial thyroidectomy, with the potential for a total one and they wound up taking the whole thing out. I do still have my parathyroid glands, but have been put on 3500mg of... (more)

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by 789 · about 17 hours ago

(I think I may have jinxed myself answering a question about how fast recovery is when you're paleo lol) Been getting worse by the day, drinking water and resting, would it be that Im doing something wrong?

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Tal 0 · January 01, 2013 at 10:00 PM

ill copy and paste my response from a similar thread, i hope this will help! there are tons and tons of tricks to helping you ward off a cold, or prevent them, the best way for future reference is to have an arsenal ready at the first signs of... (more)

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by 114 · about 17 hours ago

My non paleo coworkers seem to stay sick for days, but I very seldom have symptoms longer than a day or so. What's your experience in getting over a bug, or not catching it at all? Its fair to note my coworkers lead rather unhealthy lifestyles (more)

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Paleorrhea_ 0 · December 27, 2012 at 4:32 AM

I also think that people on Paleo are more aware (or became more aware) of their body and might take action to take care of themselves at the first sign of symptoms. Others may ignore or try to plow through despite the messages their body is... (more)

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by 1005 · about 17 hours ago

I recently had a wisdom tooth removed, and since I haven't been doing my usual daily 4-mile runs because I'm worried the pounding might irritate the where the tooth was. Instead of running I've been doing power walking and elliptical trainer, in... (more)

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Varelse 0 · December 24, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Ask your dentist or oral surgeon! I would say a week minimum, but that's without knowing your particular case. Depending on the type of anesthesia used or whether not the teeth were impacted, for example, can complicate the situation. ( I am a... (more)

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by 1297 · about 17 hours ago

I'm 50 years old, male. Once a week I do a Doug McGuff BBS style weight session lifting heavy things and once a week I do an HIIT session on an exercise bike. Warm-up, 30 seconds sprint, 4 mins recovery x4. It takes around 30 mins. I practice... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 11, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I just turned 50. I do a BBS-inspired bodyweight/free weight routine once a week, dance freestyle for at least an hour once a week and walk 1-2 hours daily. A LOT less than I did when I was a personal trainer, but it works for me & my... (more)

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by 55 · about 17 hours ago

Paleo has given me such incredible energy lately that I feel like I'm up for anything. So, today, after jogging a couple miles with some girlfriends for fun we found ourselves in a grassy field. One of my friends is incredibly skilled at... (more)

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Erin_20 0 · October 30, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Sounds like the sartorious muscle or tailor strap. I say rest it and listen to your body. If your one to take some NSAIDs, do so for a few days.

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by 2341 · about 17 hours ago

After reading some articles on the negative effects of stretching I stopped stretching all together about 3 months ago. The soreness in my legs has been pretty terrible for the past week or so...but it just dawned on me that I haven't been... (more)

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Rob_19 0 · October 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM

What negative effects are you talking about? If you mean pre-workout, the only stretching you should do is dynamic stretching, joint mobilisation and activities to increase blood flow and heart rate such as a light jog. Post-workout, a good... (more)

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by 671 · about 17 hours ago

What's more beneficial from a recovery standpoint, factoring in autophagy v. fueling up to promote muscle repair? Coming from my chronic-cardio days, I always ate a lot on rest days with the mindset of 'rebuilding.' These days, if I'm being... (more)

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vraid 0 · October 20, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Eat when hungry, fast if not. Your body will tell you what it needs in order to recover.

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by 90 · about 17 hours ago

I don't drink frequently, but as a 20 year old sometimes I just want to get messy with my friends. I tend to stick to sparkling wine, tequila or vodka, lime and sodas. Not overly worried it, but I do always find it harder to get back into... (more)

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Katherine 0 · October 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Best guides ever for mitigating the negative effects of alcohol... (more)

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by 608 · about 17 hours ago

ZMA is a recovery supplement widely used by bodybuilders and other athletes who engage in very vigorous physical activity(Crossfit, P90X, Insanity). It's made up of Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6. Supposedly it helps improve sleep quality and aids... (more)

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tastykake28 0 · October 03, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I have found it helpful for more restful sleep. It never helped me fall to sleep faster but certainly increased the quality of my sleep. Though, I had no real or hard evidence of this besides the way I felt. I also got some crazy, vivid dreams... (more)

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