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by 0 · about 19 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 0 · about 19 hours 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 · about 19 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 19 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 19 hours ago

I consider myself a bodybuilder. I lift real heavy 3-4 times a week a and play recreational softball. Ever since I switched to a paleo/primal hybrid nutrition plan I cant seem to fuel myself enough with fruits and honey to meet the demands of... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM

You may also want to consider eating more red meat (including lamb) and less pork and chicken. You'll get more fat in your diet that way, and (good) fat can be your friend. Also, eating salmon regularly (even if canned) is another great... (more)

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by 25 · about 19 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 1336 · about 19 hours 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 5 · about 19 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 813 · about 19 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 19 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 789 · about 19 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 1005 · about 19 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 20 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 20 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 90 · about 20 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 20 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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by 90 · about 20 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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 · about 20 hours 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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by 715 · about 20 hours ago

Continuing to lose weight. I'm down 35# since January. I had a fairly long plateau, but now I've lost several pounds again. Measurements keep decreasing and I'm feeling energy and mentally I feel great. After a rather severe injury back in June,... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Controlled strength training with slow rep counts would be a good place to start. Something like body by science type training is rather easy on the joints, and you would be able to ascertain if a movement was aggravating that hip pretty... (more)

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by 2341 · about 20 hours ago

HGH preforms better on an empty stomach...Instead of repairing muscles while you sleep your body focuses on digestion? I'm trying to figure out why I'm incredibly sore and my muscles aren't recovering.

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Carl_D 0 · July 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Have you tried magnesium supplementation half an hour before bed? Also you could be inflammatory foods that affect some people more than others, and sometimes after going paleo our bodies become much more sensitive to any food that they don't... (more)

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by 94 · about 20 hours ago

I'm not really sure what caused it. I doubt it was gluten. I've been eating a lot of nuts recently, going to cut those out again. But I have a feeling it might be the N-acetylcysteine I started taking. I started breaking out soon after I started... (more)

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Domtx008 0 · July 20, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Have you been eating any omega3 fortified eggs? that always causes cystic acne for me.

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by 3 · about 20 hours ago

Hi. Im 21 years old and have been battling bulimia since i was 15. i go through phases of either throwing up everything i eat or just the "bad" stuff i eat. i also go through phases of exercising and eating right and feeling good about myself,... (more)

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Divrgurl13 0 · June 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I strongly advise seeking some outside help. Whether it is a support group, a therapist, or just talking to a trusted family member or friend - they may provide the support and confidence you need to kick it!

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

Two workouts. Same result. I'm hydrating well, but suspect this is related to diet. I'm not typically hungry in the morning so don't like to eat until I am. But somethig's got to give. What's the best breakfast routine to follow with morning... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 30, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Similar to Ben, I exercise fasted. By the very end of my routine, I'm just at glycogen exhaustion. For body recomp, this is where I want to be. I never "hit the wall" during my routines. In your case, it sounds like you are exhausting glycogen --... (more)

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