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by 15 · less than a minute ago

I have been very good the whole few months being on paleo but as it was easter recently and alot of my family did give me chocolate eggs and rabbits ect i couldn't hlp myself i ate quite a bit of chocolate and i still have alot left in my fridge,... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 10, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Could you bring it to your workplace and share it with co-workers? If you have an office desk, you could place it out and people could just grab some of it when they stop by. Or if you have a break room, you could bring it there.

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by 401 · 1 minute ago

I've searched pretty extensively in and outside of the paleo/primal community, but it seems that there is no consistency whatsoever on what one should eat before/after exercise. Carbs before, fats before, protein before, never fats after, always... (more)

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Todd 0 · April 04, 2012 at 6:16 PM

There is no consistency because context always applies. You say you are trying to gain muscle as well at not lose fat, so this one seems fairly straight forward. If you want to gain muscle, protein before and or after is always a solid bet. ... (more)

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by 364 · 4 minutes ago

In June, I switched to the primal diet and I believe I really messed myself up. All summer long, I was trying to lift and sprint and stay active while eating under 50 (most times under 30g) carbs, and I never made the connection that I was hurting... (more)

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gismcieri 0 · March 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I had the same issues as you but adding carbs fixed it in like a week. You may want to try and go super high carb for a day or 2 and see what happens. I am thinking 300-400 grams and then go into your goal carb grams and see what happens. I was... (more)

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by 90 · 4 minutes ago

I have been experimenting with a few different styles of eating over the years. I ate a vegan diet for 6 years and two years ago went to a raw food plant based diet. About a month and a half ago I experimented with a fruit based (with lots of... (more)

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Nathan_H 0 · March 06, 2012 at 6:35 PM

This is entirely theoretical as I don't know you or your body composition. I don't want to make a huge assumption: Soreness is often caused when your muscles are expanding. It is possible that your now gaining more muscle than you did on your... (more)

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by 730 · 4 minutes ago

Update 05/10/2012 -- Resolution of Symptoms Its been a few months since this post, but I think I have finally seen a return of my libido. Its still intermittent, but seems to be growing stronger. What did it for me was B-12. Turns out I'm... (more)

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Jake_6 0 · March 04, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I sense hormonal issues, I would have some blood work done to see if there is any imbalance. There could be an issue with your testosterone levels from lack of meat in the passed or too much SHBG, this is a total guess though. Add ZMA and 5000iu... (more)

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by 527 · 5 minutes ago

The problem I have is that literally any exercise I do will make me sore and tired the next day, even two days later. I'll do something like hot yoga, which has no heavy lifting (no even bodyweight) and is mostly stretching, and I have to rest... (more)

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KellyBoBelly 0 · February 27, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Hot yoga - people often have a tendency to over stretch, so you'll likely be more sore the next day than if you did regular yoga. Triple that if you're new to it. Before sprinting, do you do joint mobility or dynamic warmups? Get massages or do... (more)

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by 431 · 5 minutes ago

Is this normal? Admittedly, I've only been eating in a ketosis-inducing way (less that 35g carbs, 80% fat) for a couple of days, but so far nothing good is happening. I'm eating calorically more this way than I normally do, because of all the... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · February 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

You are NOT in ketosis. Getting into ketosis and gluconeogenesis is a process that takes a minimum of two weeks and to get into full, functional ketosis, 4-6 weeks. And if you have a"cheat" meal or carb spike day, you go back to square one. You do... (more)

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by 12540 · 5 minutes ago

Ok, so here's the deal. Back in November, I developed a systemic staph infection, that we're STILL struggling to get under control. This is NOT diet related. I have an existing genetic defect that causes my immune system to respond inappropriately... (more)

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Sarah_14 0 · February 23, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Wow, first off, I am so sorry that you have had to deal with all of this! I applaud you for not just throwing in the towel and fighting through this as best as you can. I don't have nearly the story you do, but I was hospitalized several years... (more)

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by 2485 · 6 minutes ago

Can someone help me understand the impact fish oils have on exercise recovery? I've heard fish oil suggested a lot (in the paleosphere and elsewhere) to improve recovery. If I understand inflammation correctly, there is some level of... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 06, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Well, here is a study on rats: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7931249 . I believe it adds some cred to the generally accepted belief that fish oil supplementation aids muscle recovery. I think the... (more)

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by 2801 · 8 minutes ago

For the past 2 years I've been dealing with rather obsessive thoughts regarding diet in order to lose weight after starting out borderline obese. It has cost me a great deal of time, and I have squandered many of my teenage years in isolation due... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · January 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Hi, I'm also going through recovery for ED. I used to restrict myself to 800 calories a day. After hearing the concerns of my friends and family, who said I looked malnourished, I took the initiative to make myself better. At first, I was eating... (more)

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by 5 · 8 minutes ago

I am having a laprascopic surgery Friday (tubal ligation) and am trying to figure out what vitamins/foods I should focus on to speed up recovery. I'm currently taking 125% of recommended Vitamin K1 to prepare - but are there any other... (more)

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vdh1979 0 · January 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Not trying to be all in your business, but please research Tubal Ligation Syndrome before going through with it. I had it done and my periods are super painful and god awful disgusting and long now. The ligation cuts off blood supply to the... (more)

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by 524 · 11 minutes ago

I know I know. I shouldn't have cheated. But I did. And now I'm feeling the effects of my poor decision-making. Bloating. Stomach Girgles. Lethargy. Sweating. Acne. Tiredness. And all around general discomfort. Was it worth it? Probably not.... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · December 26, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Just return to the normal diet. You will feel better soon.

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by 31 · 11 minutes ago

After a sugary, gluten-filled cheat what are the best things to eat and drink after to recover faster and feel better.

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Kasra 0 · December 23, 2011 at 2:22 AM

If your appetite is gone, nothing. If you are hungry, drink some bone broth/gelatin.

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by 165 · 11 minutes ago

Hey guys just had a question about hypoglycemia. I tend to get super hypoglycemic after my workouts, sometimes right after and sometimes 2 hours of so after. It takes me almost all day to recover (if ive workedout in the am). Any suggestions for... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 19, 2011 at 10:53 PM

I think you would be better off looking at your pre-workout meal. If you can eat a couple of hours before working out (or earlier) and get in some good quality paleo carbs then you should have fewer problems post workout. A good solid meal some... (more)

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by 1683 · 12 minutes ago

Hypothetical situation: You have a Crossfit competition or some form of activity of equivalent high intensity and the next day you are sore EVERYWHERE...arms, traps, shoulders, neck, back, abs, butt, hell even the back of your knees are sore. At... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 19, 2011 at 1:48 AM

It depends how fast you want to recover, and if you're ultimately aiming to lose weight. You probably want to look more to micro-nutrients, but if you're feeling that sore then I'd say you've already gone astray and should have been doing more on... (more)

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by 5768 · 12 minutes ago

I tried following Crossfit for a period of time but didn't care for the large emphasis of metcons and lack of periodization. I tended to get burned out very quickly with only 4 crossfit workouts a week and didn't feel satisfied with only a 7... (more)

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Michael_RB 0 · December 18, 2011 at 12:42 AM

I follow Crossfit football as I asked a question about designing a max effort black box program. Personally, I feel much better following Welbourn's program than either following mainsite or following other programs. However, there are times in... (more)

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by 253 · 12 minutes ago

I'm 23 years old, male, and I'm getting PRK laser eye surgery this Friday. I'm not sure that it matters so much with a such a small organ like the eye but I plan on suspending my regular Crossfit workouts/running and supplementing with ~2000mg Vit... (more)

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Casey_1 0 · December 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Definitely cut the exercise out until you're healed - run this past your doctor for sure, but I'm pretty sure when I had my eyes sliced a few years back, I was prohibited from doing any exercise for some amount of time. I don't recall what that... (more)

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by 2171 · 12 minutes ago

So it was our work christmas party last night and while the food was acceptably low carb, I did indulge a little (ahem!) on the alcohol. I have seen advice to simply get back on track with good nutrition today (already begun with a decent bacon... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 09, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Exercise, drink lots of water and fasting would probably be the quickest way to flush things out but not necessarily the easiest. Assuming you still need to function today then I'd suggest making sure you're hydrated with some lovely coconut... (more)

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by 1968 · 13 minutes ago

Former vegetarian (17 years total, 4 years as a vegan, relatively whole foods/no soy); developed a host of problems all of a sudden at year 17 (age 29), after a few months of that, stopped being a veg and went full tilt paleo, stopped wanting to... (more)

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boredomkillsya 0 · December 02, 2011 at 11:35 PM

what you were missing in your diet is fats. a lack of fat in the diet has been shown to increase risk of depression and instances of suicide. it plays a huge roll in mental health because your nerves, synapses and brain cells are all coated in... (more)

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by 250 · 20 minutes ago

I'm coming up on 2 years clean and it would be wonderful to find some individuals who also eat paleo and work a program/attend meetings. I haven't come across anyone on here, yet. Am I the lone wolf?

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Jeff_4 0 · September 11, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Sober 29 years and Paleo for the last 1.75 years. Top weight 324 lbs. Todays weight 218. I started out eating Paleo one meal at a time. Guess where that came from...LOL. September 19th will be my 30th AA birthday. Jeff H

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by 50 · 20 minutes ago

Hello, I was best man at a wedding this weekend and indulged a little in some food and indulged a lot in red wine. How do you guys get back on track the following couple of days after going to an event? Do you keep super strict for the... (more)

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Neil_2 0 · September 05, 2011 at 9:15 AM

The effects of these events are usually quite noticeable for me. I just wake up crappy the next day and stay strict until I feel back up to normal for a while. Also, I generally find carb-heavy binges to have an effect on my energy levels and such... (more)

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by 745 · 21 minutes ago

In two weeks, I have to have surgery to have an invasive cyst removed from lower jaw bone. Following the surgery, I will have to have my mouth wired shut for 3-4 weeks while the bone heals. I will have to follow a liquid/soft food diet. I want to... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 02, 2011 at 1:17 PM

You need to pretreat with Mg CoEnQ10 and glutamine and if i Was you I would start an adaptogen in advance of the surgery. Double your normal Vitamin D dose. And for any bone proceedure I recommend using high dose trans reseveratrol. Make sure... (more)

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by 341 · 23 minutes ago

Ok, I don't know what I was thinking (or wasn't thinking), but I ate something the other day that had MSG in it. It was spelled out in the ing list (sausage). I was in a bind and had to eat something. Anyway, it didn't register in my mind as MSG... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 30, 2011 at 12:28 AM

http://jackkruse.com/msg-your-gut-and-your-brain-post-trauma/ http://jackkruse.com/where-concussions-diet-and-neurodegeneration-meet/ http://jackkruse.com/concussioncte-prescription/ This should make you think twice (more)

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by 123 · 24 minutes ago

Would increasing calories (slightly) during a cold/flu/sinus scenario help with recovory. I think this would be along the lines of recovoring from a work out. I feel that most peaple seem to want to eat more when run down whether that be from... (more)

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andrew 0 · July 22, 2011 at 6:55 AM

I thought the old wive's tale was "starve a cold and feed a fever" and here is a bit of info on it http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1755642.stm although it is a moot point as to whether one was being literally advised to not eat during a cold... (more)

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by 270 · 25 minutes ago

Just yesterday I broke a bone in my hand. I will be seeing a specialist in a couple days to see if I need surgery and also get my cast. Is there Anything nutrition- wise that I can eat to help speed up the healing process?

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · July 09, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Woah, feel better! @stabby's link is great - here are a few other things to add to the mix: Anything high in vitamin c levels will act as an anti-inflammatory and boost your immune system. Milk - goat or cow for protein to boost the immune system,... (more)

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