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by 5 · about 13 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 0 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 173 · about 13 hours ago

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 27 · about 13 hours ago

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

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by 240 · about 13 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 0 · about 13 hours ago

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 34 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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 15 · about 13 hours ago

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 5 · about 13 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 185 · about 13 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 6 · about 13 hours ago

Ive recently dropped all carbs(SAD) from my diet except fruits/vegetables ( I still consume about 200+ [grams? calories?] carbs from fruits/vegetables alone ). I have never been a big bread kinda person anyway, but occasionally after a long run I... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · December 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I find that I am much more flexible after starting Paleo eating. The inflammation of my joints is basically gone after only a month and a half. My arthritis is gone. No meds necessary after needing them for years. I believe it is because I... (more)

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by 3221 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 0 · about 13 hours ago

Ok so I know this is a weird question but am I getting weaker from paleo? I started the whole 30 program ( cutting out sugar, grains and upping protein fats etc..) and one thing I didn???t follow was I stepping on the scale. So far in the past... (more)

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Holly_10 0 · September 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Your body may have been use to running on glucose and now is having to switch to fat. They say in their book that workouts will not be the same for a couple weeks. Give it time. Once your body is use to using fat for fuel rather than sugar you... (more)

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by 173 · about 13 hours ago

Hi there, so my dilemma is this: I'm currently 15. In around July 2012 I severely screwed up my body by eating too little and running too much and I dropped about 20lbs in a very unhealthy manner. Think no fat, very little meat, mostly tofu and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Hormones can take a while to re-balance. The body isn't a mechanical system, so the weight you were when you lost your period may not be the same weight you need to be to regain your period. You may need to get your weight/body fat up to... (more)

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by 11478 · about 13 hours ago

Runners World says "There are only two types of runners, those that have shit in a bush and those that will shit in a bush." I fully understand that shitting in bushes is probably about as Paleo as you can get, but I'm running my first... (more)

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gydle 0 · August 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I agree with Judi - eat normally the day before, run fasted like you usually do and you'll probably be fine. Don't take energy drink or any food at the aid stations - just water - or your stomach might rebel. You're probably fat-adapted from all... (more)

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by 504 · about 13 hours ago

i wore the Reebok Zig-Tech shoes, i was wondering if this is the right shoes, or if there are better ones

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Clint 0 · August 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM

To find the right shoe you really need to go to a running specialty store and have them analyze your gait. You might pay a little bit more at a running specialty shop, but realize you are paying for the person's experience, knowledge, and... (more)

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by 340 · about 13 hours ago

My middle-shool age son is going to run with the cross-country team this fall and I am looking for the right shoe for him to wear. He has some VFFs but they are starting to wear. Also, he doesn't have running experience, so I am concerned if... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I can recommend Inov-8 and Merrel. My Son has been running XC/trails in Inov-8 230's for a couple years, and today I just bought him a pair of Merrell 'Mix Master 2's. They actually look just like Inov-8s and have a fairly flat to negative heel,... (more)

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by 1876 · about 13 hours ago

I just started the Couch to 5k program this week in an attempt to get my fat butt in shape. Has anyone done this before? Anyone have success stories they want to share?

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Marcy_1 0 · August 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I did! I have never been a runner AT ALL. I started the program and found it very easy to stick to. You build up so gradually that it doesn't cause a lot of soreness, you are excited about your goals and you are more likely to keep with it. I... (more)

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