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by 0 · 1 minute 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 0 · 5 minutes ago

Hi!I've been intermittent fasting for a few months now and I am feeling great.But sometimes when I work out two days in a row, I find myself a bit more tired than I should.My fasting routine consists on skipping breakfast and not eating until... (more)

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by 85 · 6 minutes 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 · 14 minutes 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 25 · 17 minutes 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 88 · 21 minutes 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 1336 · 22 minutes ago

When does what was a difficult workout in the past become casual physical activity? It used to be that I couldn't even begin to do a pullup/chinup, but these days I regularly include 40lbs weighted chinups in my workouts. On rest days I like to... (more)

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CD 0 · May 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM

In distance running, regular "Recovery Runs" are part of almost every program. There are different schools of thought -- cross train in pool or bike to reduce impact on joints -- do it on the road to encourage running while fatigued -- do it on a... (more)

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by 250 · 23 minutes 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 1195 · 27 minutes ago

To explain this more clearly, I know that given a certain intensity level and duration, exercise will cause a cortisol spike which is undesirable. For example, one commonly hears that a weight routine should not last more than 45 minutes if one... (more)

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CD 0 · March 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

First, the cortisol reaction to exercise is a GOOD thing. Second, chronic over-training can increase cortisol reaction to a point of negative returns. This does not happen in a single bout of exercise, rather as a result of several weeks or... (more)

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by 229 · 27 minutes 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 · 27 minutes 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 · 28 minutes 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 · 28 minutes 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 · 29 minutes 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 · 30 minutes 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 114 · 33 minutes 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 · 33 minutes 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 671 · 37 minutes 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 · 37 minutes 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 · 38 minutes 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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by 149 · 40 minutes ago

I've been fighting adrenal fatigue for, apparently, years now, and after a break due to ketogenic dieting, symptoms have been creeping back. I think I'm on the right track with diet and supplements, but I'm having to scale back my awesomeness... (more)

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Soporificat 0 · September 05, 2012 at 2:20 AM

I really feel your frustration. It's almost painful to want to be out using your body, and yet not be able to do it (I've been there, so I really do know how you are feeling). But, sometimes you just have to take the time to heal, and time is what... (more)

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by 90 · 40 minutes ago

Are carbohydrates absolutely essential when it comes to muscle recovery after a strength training workout? I have recently started a low carb diet,(no starches, fruit, or complex carbs just greens and cruciferous vegies/capsicums); got over the... (more)

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Robert_9 0 · September 07, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Once you are keto adapted (takes 3- 6 weeks on low carbs) really don't need carbs, until then you may notice a decrease in performance as your body is making the metabolic change from using glucose as energy to using pure fat as energy. Your... (more)

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by 1786 · 41 minutes ago

If so, what model is good and what have been your positive and negative experiences using it?

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borofergie 0 · August 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

It's always hilarious to wrap an ems band around a someone's arm, put it up to maximum power, and then shock them into punching themselves in the face. If you bleed enough, then it's great for depleting your iron levels.

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by 45 · 41 minutes ago

Does anyone have any stories to share about recovering from "burn out", depression and insomnia while going paleo? I have a long story of ill health behind me on all levels. As a result, I had wrecked myself just to find anything that would help... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I can't speak to the burnout, but you may find this article really helpful: http://drgominak.com/vitamin-d I have found that optimizing my D3 level & making sure I take 200-600 mg of Magnesium (citrate, glycinate or malate) before bed makes... (more)

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by 455 · 42 minutes ago

I've noticed that after heavy lifting, my appetite skyrockets. For instance, yesterday afternoon I did a heavy combination of deadlifts, chin ups and rows. I PRed on my deadlift, which I was very happy about, and, being hungry anyway, ate as soon... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 09, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Lifting burns a huge amount of calories, and it elevates your BMR for roughly 24 hours post workout. If your goal is to put on mass then don't worry about it; the hunger is good. If you are trying to lean out, I'd still not worry about it until... (more)

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