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by 0 · July 13, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Several times I've tried sticking to an extremely low-carb diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs). And each time I've tried, I've gotten the weirdest symptoms: extreme fatigue, anxiety, mental fog, fever/chills, weakness/dizziness, and heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · July 13, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I suggest you get Stefani Ruper's book PCOS Unlocked. I'm told that it's the most cutting-edge thinking on dealing with this issue. Obviously, I'm male, so I can't comment from a base of experience. But PCOS is a serious hormonally-based... (more)

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by 952 · June 07, 2014 at 12:29 PM

For everyday walking and occasional running / mixed activities (frisbee, urban hills, etc)1. Vivobarefoot Stealth or 2. Innov8 F-Lite 230 / BareFX 210 / BareFX 260 (are they wide enough)? 3. Merrell Men's Barefoot Trail Glove / Vapor Glove4. New... (more)

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Barefootal 0 · June 07, 2014 at 12:28 PM

You might try some of the Vivobarefoot models as they fit a little differently. Some are much wider than others. Most come with an I sole that gas some cushioning. Merell makes good shoes but they are on the narrow end - comfy for some and not for... (more)

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by 583 · May 26, 2014 at 2:01 AM

In a pinch I've been running in my hiking boots and I know it's terrible. Rather than hop into the first running shoes that feel comfortable, I want to get as close as possible to running bare foot without stampeding across broken glass and... (more)

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RationalGuard 0 · May 26, 2014 at 2:01 AM

I did extensive research on this for the same goal. I ended up picking the Vibram KSO. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-KSO-Mens.htm A few reasons: As close as possible to barefoot only comes with the foot glove... (more)

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by 0 · April 26, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Hey everyone, I began a Paleo lifestyle about 3 weeks ago and I'm feeling great for it. I'm just enjoying the foods I can eat without calorie counting for once in a long time! I even threw my weighing scales out the window! (not literally... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 20, 2014 at 11:40 AM

The truth is that there isn't enough evidence out there to definitely say you shouldn't run, period. First off, if you enjoy it then please listen to your body before listening to the handful of bro-scientists you find here on paleohacks.... (more)

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by 0 · December 04, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I've been strict paleo since mid-August, still loving the diet and still going strong. I also started Crossfit in September and am really liking the workouts/community. However, I have two problems with CF. One: I'm not seeing the results I... (more)

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OuroborossoroboruO 0 · December 04, 2013 at 11:49 PM

What are your goals? Strength? Hypertrophy? Longevity? Increasing vO2 max?

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by 0 · January 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Hi everyone! My apologizes in advance for the length of this question... I've been scouring websites looking for some information to assist me in training for my first marathon. I have done a half marathon already which I loved doing and I do... (more)

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olivia_111 0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:51 PM

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by 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:54 AM

I'm a 16 year old girl, 5'4" , 150lbs. Not sure what my BF % is, but probably around 25%. I want to lean out, as I've put on a substantial amount of muscle in my last year of Crossfit. I've been paleo for about a year and a half. An average... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Calories do seem pretty low given your stats and level of activity. Sometimes eating too little can actually stop fat loss, especially when you don't have a lot of excess fat to lose. I would increase calories for sure. Take a look at some... (more)

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by 16 · September 16, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I was in my local park yesterday, and saw a group of women running laps of the park; none of these women were in shape, if not overweight they were skinny fat, and from the sound of them they were pushing themselves a bit more than i thought... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

When it comes to exercise, there are countless ways you might achieve better body composition. You two goals, though, when it comes to exercise should be: improved health. When choosing the exercise, there is one thing which is more important... (more)

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by 173 · July 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

I did Paleo/PHD/'clean eating' before, but now I'm sort of on a flexible kind of diet with milk and soy and grains etc. No sugar or oily foods though. I'm 16 (turning 17 in January 2014) and a cross country runner. 5'5, 52-53kg, about 115 lbs, a... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Should you be eating carbs? YES, probably a couple hundred grams per day. What should your macros look like? The total of all three should be 100%, but beyond that, play around a bit because everyone is different, but just make sure you are... (more)

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by 0 · August 25, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Hey all, this is rather sports related but I wondered what the Paleo folks suggest about my issue. I have been struggling with ITBS since october 2012. Until now, I cant get back into running. I can run 4-5km or so without any issues but the day... (more)

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Clint 0 · August 25, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Strengthen the hips, glutes, and core. There is a huge relationship between those areas being weak and ITBS. While strengthening those areas, also keep them loose with the stretching and foam rolling. I would also start increasing your leg... (more)

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by 27 · June 01, 2013 at 9:36 AM

For competitive runners, what's the point of beet juice?

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by 5 · June 06, 2013 at 2:22 PM

I subscribe to a weekly news letter for runners. This week it contains diet tips for runners. I am new to the Paleo diet and am trying to make my mind up based on what I have learned reading about the benefits of eating Paleo. I feel this week's... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I wont answer you directly, but have a look around http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com who eats an ancestral diet and is a successful triathlete.

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by 240 · May 22, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Hi all, I've been paleo for a couple of years (though am not great at keeping away from sugar...). I've also been Crossfitting for about 14 months. Anyway, In order to trim down some body fat I have been on a keto-style diet (still paleo) for... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 22, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I suspect a tough mudder may be too strenuous to do without a substantial amount of stored muscle glycogen. Ultramarathoners and similar endurance athletes can succeed on low carb because their activities are not very glycolytic. I would also... (more)

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by 173 · April 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I'm a 16 year old female who has been running for the past two years. I represent my school in distance events (1500, 3000 and cross country) and my season's about to be over soon; I also take part in 5Ks and 10Ks (PR 20:15 and 41:31 respectively)... (more)

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RK 0 · April 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM

It sounds to me like you are really wanting to build more muscle. The best way to do this is going to be to have a focused lifting program with specific goals. There are a couple of options out there. A lot of people on here do crossfit. You... (more)

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by 1005 · April 10, 2013 at 12:58 PM

I'm sure (most of) you runners have some experience, but I really hate it that when I'm out running, sometimes (and alot lately) when I'm out running, I really need to go to the bathroom. I absolutely hate it when this happens and it's kind of... (more)

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CD 0 · April 10, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Pretty straight forward. When you run your bowels constrict and your abs constrict. You probably also drank water just before heading out -- this water is then pushed straight into your colon (due to the constriction). Additionally you are... (more)

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by 0 · April 11, 2013 at 5:06 PM

So i've been looking for a way to drop the last 15 lbs. I started running 2years ago and lost over 30 lbs, but I want to drop 15 more by my first half IronMan. I know the paleo is all about reducing carb intake, but I want to know how that would... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 03, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Some simple answers: 1) Low carb Paleo is NOT for endurance athletes, You will need to eat plenty of sweet potatoes, bananas, rasins and dates 2) Make your own gu...google "Homemade Gu" and choose one that includes paleo ingredients 3) Carb... (more)

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by 1353 · March 23, 2013 at 7:09 PM

My question is: is the only way to be a fat burner to eliminate all carbs over a period of time, thus giving your metabolism no choice in the matter, or can you sort of gradually become fat adapted by eating some low amount of carbs but more fat... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 23, 2013 at 7:09 PM

It has a lot to do with mitochondrial dysfunction. In anyone though, it's going to be a matter of whether you have a place to put the glucose. If the liver and muscle glycogen depots are topped up, it has to be burned off. In a healthy person,... (more)

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by 34 · June 09, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Has anyone here tried and had success with the Maffetone Method? The formula is 180 minus your age to get a max heart rate. Your not suppose to go over the MHR as you jog. I do Spartan race and Tough Mudder and I'm trying to improve my running. (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I have not read any book based on the principles of Maffetone (I did with the ones of Lydiard and Bob Glover) but finding you MHR just with a formula is pretty useless I think. It depends on a lot of things, the most important probably your... (more)

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by 45 · February 26, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I'd love to get some advice in my situation. I have just found out in the last few days that my GP's diagnosis of hypothyroidism was wrong. So I've been taking thyroxine for the past 9 months even though it was making my heart race, my skin dry... (more)

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Bobby_Shazzam 0 · February 26, 2013 at 9:04 PM

It is going to be tough for you to eat to lose weight while also eating to maintain performance. You may want to choose one goal or the other to focus on otherwise it is going to be a fine line you have to walk. If you want to focus on losing... (more)

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by 20 · February 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Hi! I currently exercise for about an hour to hour and a half about 3-4 times per week. Som mornings I run 8 or 9 miles and am starving after! I am trying Paleo because I eat crappy and therefore am not really getting anywhere weight wise, even... (more)

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Paul_Mirek 0 · February 26, 2013 at 7:20 PM

So what is most important to you? Your workouts/exercise or your diet? Once you have identified your priorities, this question will be easier to answer. Let me share my personal experience with the hopes that this will shed some light on your... (more)

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by 15 · January 27, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I'm 18 years old, female, 160 lbs, 22% body fat. I started Paleo last summer and I've gradually become more strict with it. I started at 190 lbs and I've hit a plateau which I've been plateaued for at least 3 months. I haven't been losing weight... (more)

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Tribal_Warrior 0 · January 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM

This one is real simple. Your working out way too much.

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by 45 · January 26, 2013 at 6:42 PM

I'm wondering if there's anyone here who may be able to shed a little light on my situation. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in about April 2011. But in going on thyroxine I've faced a whole bunch of other problems. I already had a problem... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 26, 2013 at 6:42 PM

How was the hypothyroidism diagnosed? Was it on the basis of TSH? You need a complete thyroid panel including free T3, free T4, and rT3, plus testing for both antibodies. Then treatment should be focused on the root cause of your hypothyroidism.... (more)

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by 1005 · January 22, 2013 at 3:46 PM

I've started running again (and beat my record last Saturday), and runners need carbs, but I'm also trying to lean out, so how many grams of carbs per day should I aim for?

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Britt_1 0 · January 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I am a runner! I find that sticking to 40/30/30 carbs/fat/protein suits me very well. It took me about a month to adjust when I started paleo because I was doing around 50-60% carbs before starting. I even sometimes go as low as 30 now with no... (more)

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by 5 · February 03, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I had been reading about ketones and how they are better energy for endurance runners since the body can use fat as a reliable and plentiful energy source. However, if I read correctly, it takes a while for your body to start producing them. I... (more)

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borofergie 0 · January 20, 2013 at 8:37 AM

I don't think VLC/Ketosis is any good until race duration goes above 2 hours, which for most people is the limit of glycogen stores. At one to two miles a large part of your performance is going to anaeorbic and glycogen fuelled, so I don't think... (more)

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by 0 · February 04, 2013 at 8:22 AM

I recently started running every morning. 2-4 miles. What about you guys?

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Bradach 0 · January 21, 2013 at 2:53 AM

I run 5k twice a week and 14k once a week. It took me 3 months to work up to that though, from just playing soccer once a week before that. Key for me was getting minimalist shoes and learning to run barefoot style. At first it's murder on the... (more)