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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

Hi :) I've been paleo for.. a month or two now? I just started school again, and the first day back I felt as if I was ontop of the world, all the other kids were half awake and moping around the place while I was full of energy and had such... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 16, 2011 at 5:11 AM

There are three general stressors in life: physical, chemical, and emotional. You have introduced a significant emotional stressor recently in conjunction with the chemical change of a paleo diet. The paleo diet is a reduction in stress compared... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Surely the probiotic content of these foods instills some benefit in it, but is it enough to make up for the negative traits of these foods?

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Janknitz 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM

As long as it's full fat and without a lot of additives or sugar, and as long as you don't have any dairy sensitivities, it's better than NOT eating any fermented foods. People talk about the ideal a lot here--raw dairy, fermented with heirloom... (more)

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by 421 · about 19 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm really struggling here. I am 5'3 and 17 years old. Long story short: I began eating Slow Carb at 140 lbs, got down to 130 lbs with much restriction, then stopped restricting and went back to around 133 lbs, and then began... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · June 09, 2013 at 3:43 AM

Well, judging from these reactions, and your name, you are probably not real. The level of detail in the question makes me feel, just a bit, that you are. If you are, please consider that you may have an eating disorder. You are still growing, so... (more)

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by 430 · about 19 hours ago

My parents are not exactly supportive of this paleo diet. I've been trying to desperately lose weight, and I fell off the wagon and had 2 weeks of binges, followed by Christmas. So yeah, I've put weight on. I'm back on paleo now and I was feeling... (more)

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Angela_7 0 · January 06, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Can I suggest a mean comment? Have you pointed out to them they are overweight and obviously struggling with it so they might not be the best to give you advice? I mean you are a product of their environment at this point so a lot of the "blame"... (more)

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by 2341 · about 19 hours ago

During a night of drinking I always go out of my way to find the nastiest most delicious SAD food possible. Last night I ate macaroni and cheese and some of my roomates Pringles at 3am. Luckily it's not a problem because I don't drink that often.... (more)

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Mary_27 0 · December 02, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Love Taco Bell late night after a few! Thank goodness it's not on the route from my favorite tavern!

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by 729 · about 19 hours ago

do you think removing these foods could help with depression, it seems that when i include them in my diet, tend to isolate myself any ideas or tips?

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Canis_Minor 0 · October 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I've been a committed paleo eater for almost five years now, and while many, many things have cleared up, gone away or somewhat improved for me, chronic depression is not one of those things. I know that most people do experience general overall... (more)

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by 203 · about 19 hours ago

So sick of this. I have been paleo for about 2 months now and my health has improved tremendously. I've lost 10 lbs of pure fat, I sleep better, my libido is increased, my mental clarity at work is better. All in all I am a better man now. I... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · October 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM

For people my age: I imagine them in 40 years with diabetes/heart disease/30lbs of extra fat/all kinds of other health problems. Then I feel good and solid enough about my choices that I can just be firm but polite in refusing until they get bored... (more)

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by 1670 · about 19 hours ago

I was at dinner with my family and friends tonight and we got on the discussion of paleo (per usual since no one agrees with me) and they asked me," If we eat so poorly today, how come so many of us are living in to our 80s?" I had some pretty... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · October 23, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Vaccines, anti-biotics, massive emergency plans, sterilisation, better hygeine, refrigeration, Industry standards, worker`s rights, respirators, blood thinners, chemotherapy...etc., etc.. And we might live longer in the western world, but there... (more)

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by 164 · about 19 hours ago

I have an autoimmune condition and a few weeks ago I was eating VLC, only meats, bones, organs, fish, and veggies. I was also not eating that many solid calories and most of my meals composed of bone broth. I wasn't losing fat in the places I... (more)

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lola_2 0 · September 23, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Interesting question.. This reminds me of when I lived in nyc. I used to get raging ear infections that lasted for weeks. I ate healthy and did yoga three times a week but the infections always raged on. One evening I went to Blockheads for... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I'm searched PaleoHacks quite thoroughly for topics pertaining the Male Pattern Baldness and the diet connection but I haven't found anything information that I thought was worthwhile or certain. Searching the internet, there appear to be a... (more)

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Jason_31 0 · September 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I lost a great deal of hair long before I started paleo. I'll let you know if any of it comes back. :)

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by 2949 · about 19 hours ago

As paleo becomes more mainstream, we see more people trying to monetize it. Previously it was mainly authors and speakers, then bloggers, and more recently branded "paleo" products. Looks like even the veteran paleo luminary Mark Sisson is pushing... (more)

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alwayscurious 0 · September 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Strictly speaking, just about anything branded has been processed in some way and isn't 100% paleo. However, I think there are also a lot of people who depend on buying products that fit their outlook as opposed to going the DIY route for... (more)

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by 229 · about 19 hours ago

I can honestly say that I don't feel any better than I did before, I have been about 6 weeks no grains, legumes dairy, eating plenty of fats and proteins with moderate veggies. I felt good before and I feel good now. The only difference has been a... (more)

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john_e_turner_ii 0 · July 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

You cannot quit. No one quits Paleo. The only way out of Paleo is in a body bag. Be careful what you post in here. They are watching you. Whatever you do, do not go back to SAD or CW diet. They will find out, and then they will find you.... (more)

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by 2341 · about 19 hours ago

haha commercials are funny. Last time I checked i needed 2,800 calories per day to maintain my current weight. Why would I waste my time and money buying something that's 90 calories of pure shit? Since when is low calorie healthy? This was... (more)

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gydle 0 · June 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Obviously these commercials are a tactical strategy devised by the food manufacturing empire to get us addicted to sugar and refined grains so they can establish a steady revenue flow from our pocketbooks into their coffers. They don't give a shit... (more)

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by 1260 · about 19 hours ago

Maybe it's the city I live in (which has a high obesity rate), but why is it that 90% of the time when an 'expert' tells me my 'crazy diet' is unhealthy, that person is overweight? Are they in denial about their own self? If my neighbor's garden... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · June 07, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I hear you but I caution against equating someone's weight with their level of knowledge or their dietary beliefs. Case in point: Me. I love to talk to people about diet and food and I talk paleo whenever I see opportunity. To some, however, I... (more)

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by 5828 · about 19 hours ago

Every time there's a study that claims that meat will kill us and that a vegan diet will save us Denise Minger and others are quick to point out the fatal flaw that correlation and causality are two very different things. I.e. getting rid of meat... (more)

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pbo 0 · May 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

To me, just eating real food is the main key aspect of our diet that makes it work. Personally I think any diet that advocates that is going to make you healthier and therefore produce results over SAD. That being said, eating real food means... (more)

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by 1191 · about 19 hours ago

The past years I had these nostalgic feelings towards eating SAD: enjoying it, without having to worry about my sufferings afterwards (which were present, I just didn't know), etc.... And from time to time I fell of the Paleo wagon or whatever... (more)

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StreakOfLean 0 · May 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I don't get nostalgic for the food itself, but I do recall fondly on the days when I didn't worry about what I ate, and my idea of the person I was when I didn't. Maybe because I've had lots of problems pop up post-paleo. I think this idea of... (more)

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by 21 · about 19 hours ago

i don't know why but a lot of my friends / coworkers get this vibe where they think that I think I'm better then them because I don't eat processed junk food. I think the main reason they are mad because they cant stop eating their crap and want... (more)

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thhq 0 · May 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Do YOU think you're better than them? Sounds like you're judgmental about what they eat. Eat what you like, let them eat what they like.

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by 190 · about 20 hours ago

I keep seeing posts referencing this "SAD" diet....what is it?

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Phazo 0 · March 27, 2012 at 3:24 AM

SAD is eschewing the wonderful, natural egg for a name brand substitute because of a fear of "dreaded" fat! SAD is eating a whole wheat bagel and feeling like you're healthier than someone eating a regular one! SAD is replacing succulent red... (more)

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by 123 · about 20 hours ago

Hi hackers, Has Paleo ruined you? I think it's ruined me. Everyone talks about how once you go Paleo you become hyper sensitive to non-paleo foods, such as pizza, deserts etc...Well, I've noticed this lately and last night it all came to a... (more)

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killerbee 0 · March 03, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I'd say being on SAD is like being a drug addict or alcoholic - SAD food both gives you a high and makes you feel crappy, but if you have it all the time you sort of build a tolerance to it. Once you go paleo and get off of all the SAD crap, you... (more)

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by 75 · about 20 hours ago

Hi, My Name is Greg. I've been on Paleo for 27 days now. But I'm finally willing to admit I have an addiction...Dark Chocolate Raisinets. I've had a box a day for the past 4 days. I'm talking movie theater size boxes. I don't know what comes... (more)

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KenS 0 · February 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Switch to dark chocolate and organic raisins, for starters. I actually have some "peanut-butter cup" candy molds that I use, on occasion, to melt down 85% dark chocolate with a bit of coconut butter folded into the middle. This would work with... (more)

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by 7660 · about 20 hours ago

So I think Paleo has ruined me. I mean, I was annoying before (I've always been a cynical, skeptical SOB), but my friends and family may disown me at this point. And it's not just because of Paleo topics. I don't talk about that much anymore... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

What's normal? Eating tons of high fructose corn syrup? Taking a cab, or driving for anything further away than 3 blocks? Fooling yourself into thinking that a bowl of cheerios and a can of diet soda is a healthy breakfast, so as to enrich... (more)

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by 250 · about 20 hours ago

In the spirit of the "Shit Girls/Guys/etc. say" videos and the "Shit Paleos say" post, what about stuff we've heard from the other side? "You eat what?!?" "But grains are good for you!" "Oh, I could never live without ___ (sugar, bread, pasta,... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 03, 2012 at 1:42 PM

"You're going to have a heart attack." "I'm definitely going to have to go the gym after this cake/doughnut/ice cream/cookie." "How can you not eat this cake/doughnut/ice cream/cookie? It's Debbie's... (more)

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by 1191 · about 20 hours ago

Can someone please explain me why there are (so many) people eating SAD with little to no variation in their diet AND don't have any nutrient deficiencies showing up from their blood test WHILE there are (so many) people eating paleo + taking... (more)

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James_3 0 · January 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM

A few things. 1) A lot of the things you mention have vitamins added (fortified cereals for example). This is BECAUSE they're so deficient after processing. So you're still taking the vitamins, just in the foods vs in pills. 2) You assume... (more)

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by 1377 · about 20 hours ago

Wow. I just came across this pic from Visual Economics and I couldn't think of a better way to contrast my diet with the SAD. The AA (average American) eats 60 lbs. of beef in a year - about what I eat in two months. Same with fish - I eat about... (more)

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Ratiocinative 0 · February 02, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I've been restricting calories for weight loss, but once I'm done in a month or two I'll prob eat around: Beef: Around 700 lbs a year. Don't like chicken or pork, and lamb is too expensive here. Butter: ~25 lbs a year. I put it on steak and use... (more)

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by 1600 · about 20 hours ago

So my latest project is figuring out how to stretch the grocery budget and trying to grow what I can in my apartment. I stumbled on growing oyster mushrooms in used coffee grinds and began looking into what else I could do. I have always hated... (more)

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cerement 0 · January 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM

A classic test for poisonous or caustic items is rub a cut section on the inside of your forearm. If you react, get rid of whatever it was! Even then, we've still dealt with some strange stuff. Rhubarb stems are tasty (but the leaves are toxic).... (more)

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