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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 598 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 0 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 45 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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)

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by 185 · about 23 hours ago

Just wanted to see how many of you have dealt with an eating disorder before going into paleo and if you still struggle with it while doing paleo. I just started writing a blog about my journey from raw food into paleo and beyond while running... (more)

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Jen_42 0 · December 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hey Rachael : ) Thank you for sharing your journey with us thus far. I have a similar background- have always been concerned about weight gain since early puberty and have gone through periods of extreme restriction, which then morphed into... (more)

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by 1005 · about 23 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 3221 · about 23 hours ago

Hello tribe, Which one is better for fat burning and enhanced health, hiking or running? Thanks, love to all

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greymouser 0 · December 06, 2012 at 9:38 PM

The answer to this question is "yes". A healthy lifestyle protocol contains great food and as good amount of physical activity. Hiking and running are great physical activities. However, neither hiking nor running is going to be a perfect fit... (more)

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by 499 · about 23 hours ago

So I come from a background where every day I would run for 3 miles then follow it up with a half hour of weight lifting. This has caused me to hate my workout routine. I want to switch to walking because I've heard that it is better for fat loss.... (more)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

If you follow the Sisson plan, he encourages walking, or very light jogging as opposed to chronic cardio -- but his plan also includes sprinting once a week and 3-4 full body strength sessions a week... Walking works in that scenario because you... (more)

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by 173 · about 23 hours ago

I'm a female 15-year old runner looking to improve my timings. I've been running regularly for about a year or so, with a 20:15 PR for 5K (road) and 42:41 PR for 10K (trail). Right now I do strength work 3 times a week in the gym, and workouts... (more)

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CD 0 · November 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

For distance running you want to focus on functional full body movement patters, that compliment your run training. The primary goal of a weight training program for distance runners is to prevent injuries. The primary ways runners get injured... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I am applying to the Marine Corps and need to significantly improve my 3-mile run time from 28:30 to 21 minutes (7 minute miles). I have been doing CrossFit for 1 year and have become significantly stronger. I eat strictly Paleo and as of the end... (more)

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JasonAC556 0 · November 09, 2012 at 1:29 AM

OK, my turn.... I am a personal trainer, marathon runner, and a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Having been there, done that (got the shirt to prove it, lol!!!), I feel uniquely qualified to answer this question. First, STOP DOING... (more)

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by 1974 · about 23 hours ago

I typically feel horrible and have to stop and walk some by 15-20 miles into a marathon. Yesterday, for the first time this did not happen! The last 3 miles of my marathon were much faster than my average pace and the second half of the marathon... (more)

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Desmond 0 · November 05, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I have been doing Paleo for a short time now and have gone very high fat immediately (I was pretty high protein, maybe 20% fat, relatively low starchy carbs [sweet potato aftrer w/o or before runs] and lots of veggies). I would always find it hard... (more)

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by 30 · about 23 hours ago

Which have you tried and particularly which ones are good all-purpose models (that I can use for road/trail-running, walking around, and going to the gym)? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks, all!

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JasonAC556 0 · November 03, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I have worn Bikila, KSO, Treksport, and Komodosport over the past three years. I run, train, and every day wear my Five fingers. Of the ones i have tried, i highly recommend the Bikila and Komodosort as the most versatile and user friendly shoes... (more)

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by 12174 · about 23 hours ago

I have been Crossfitting for over a year now. I've dropped a net of around 35 lb., but in there is a significant lean mass gain (15-20 lb. at least) because I went from over 40% body fat to somehwere around 27% currently. I've done paleo-style... (more)

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Dan_44 0 · October 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I have a two pronged answer. Prong 1: Don't be discouraged, you've come a great long way and made some incredible improvements to your body and health, don't let a silly 5k detract from that! Celebrate the distance you've covered. There's nothing... (more)

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