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by 15 · about 11 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 1213 · about 11 hours ago

Some of us do 80-20 or 90-10, while others stick to 100 percent compliance due to sensitivities/intolerances or choice...for those of us in the more lenient group, when has that 20 or 10 percent been in sharp, hypocritical contrast to the other 80... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 04, 2013 at 1:48 AM

At dinner last night celebrating my 34th birthday, I asked the waiter not to bring bread, but I devoured the chocolate chip cookie with ice cream he brought as a complimentary dessert.

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by 421 · about 11 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 139 · about 11 hours ago

Hello hackers. I have been experiencing huge stomach (under left ribs) bloating and distention for about 3 weeks now. It started ever since I reduced salt intake. I know that the stomach needs sodium and chloride to produce adequate stomach acid... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I had roughly similar symptoms and got relief with HCL tablets. But I discontinued this when I developed a duodenal ulcer. I then went to a GI specialist and got diagnosed with H. pylori. Within a couple of months after treatment (10 days of... (more)

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by 1005 · about 11 hours ago

For those of you who are raising your kids paleo, first of all, kudos, but if you're bringing your kids up paleo, naturally they'll want to rebel and try SAD foods. Do you restrict them at all costs? Have you allowed them to try SAD foods? Because... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · January 19, 2013 at 6:18 AM

I only prepare Paleo foods for myself, hubby, and two teens, with the occasional rice. My teens have a mild gluten allergy where they become easily dehydrated and get rosacea during strenuous sports. My older teen is mostly Paleobutwill sometimes... (more)

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by 430 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 5 · about 11 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 298 · about 11 hours ago

Here is an interesting question, that I'm sure has at least one scientific study answering it. My understanding is the standard american diet has a high level of fructose, especially from drinks. Do you know what effect on the body it would have... (more)

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August 0 · September 13, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Feinman's take. At paleo levels, I don't think it matters. I suppose you could save a life or two at SAD levels. Less non-alcoholic fatty liver disease for the kiddies drinking their 32oz sodas from the gas station. Those same kiddies will be... (more)

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by 105 · about 11 hours ago

I just don't know what the fuck is wrong with me. It seems like everything I do is void. I have been dieting for as long as I can remember. I'm 20 years old and have done this paleo thing for 4,5 years now. Even today, EVERYTHING causes acne. I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 31, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Please get some professional assistance. A counselor or therapist can be helpful to talk to to ease your mind, and learn about your own behaviors. Your diet and health is important, but any changes you make in that realm can be for naught if you... (more)

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by 256 · about 11 hours ago

One of my clients today was complaining about his stalled weight loss. This guy is a serious mountain biker and wants to shed a few pounds of fat to help increase his performance. He is also a mechanical engineer and is quite anal about collecting... (more)

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JasonAC556 0 · September 16, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Update on this issue: My client maintained his daily calorie intake and riding/training schedule, yet reduced his carb intake to around 100g per day while increasing his protein/fat ratios. Guess what? He has started to shed body fat, lose weight,... (more)

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by 1720 · about 11 hours ago

I occasionally eat potatoes, corn, and white rice. I mostly eat meat, eggs, veggies, fruits, and nuts. When I was eating SAD, it seemed I had no problem eating "safer" grains. Yesterday I had some organic potato chips, 1 corn on the cob... (more)

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August 0 · August 01, 2012 at 5:10 PM

In some cases there are enzymes that our bodies rapidly cease to make to deal with stuff not continuously present in our diet. I found this to be the case with good stuff- Omega 3s. It took me a while to be able to take any sort of decent dose... (more)

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by 2291 · about 12 hours ago

What are some things that you previously viewed as "normal" that you now identify as diet problems, nutritional deficiencies, gluten rage, etc? For example: People who get stomach cramps after they eat. I previously considered this a "normal"... (more)

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e_istre91 0 · March 07, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Hey don't knock the nap! Our ancestors would of welcomed the opportunity to take a nap I'm sure. We are creatures of necessity and laziness! But in serious response to your question, I think one of things that I have to remind myself about is... (more)

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by 123 · about 12 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 7660 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 110 · about 12 hours ago

Have you experimented with tanning beds and blue light-full spectrum lights to cure Seasonal Affective Disorder ? What else have you found to be effective ? Let me share my experience with them. Some context: I live in Montreal, QC, Canada I... (more)

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syrahna 0 · December 29, 2011 at 3:33 AM

Yep - I'm up north too. I have a Philips GoLITE blue light that I use in the mornings at work. I suspect you didn't use your blue light correctly. A few minutes wouldn't cut it for most people - 15-30 minutes is much more common. And then EIGHT... (more)

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by 605 · about 12 hours ago

I've been having a really bad case of Seasonal Affective Disorder this year. I work in a cubicle from 10am-7pm, so it's dark by the time I get off work for most of the year. I also really hate the cold (75-80 degrees with dress clothes and 80-85... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · December 20, 2011 at 8:23 AM

I have used bright light therapy for about 6 or 7 years now, quite effectively. My own research when I began showed that light spectrum and color were mostly irrelevant, and that the intensity of the light was what mattered most. It seems that... (more)

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by 2291 · about 12 hours ago

Do you think people who are "too lazy to cook" are this way because they don't have the energy because they are feeding themselves crap, or do you think if someone else started cooking healthy meals for them every day that they would gradually... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · December 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

That is certainly part of the equation, but here in the United States, there are other things that also play a HUGE role in the "too lazy to cook" syndrome. I think that, for some people, what may be interpreted as "too lazy to cook" is really a... (more)

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by 20353 · about 12 hours ago

Have you found a use for SAD cooking utensils / appliances? Perhaps a breadknife, toaster, etc...

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · December 12, 2011 at 2:01 PM

A kitchen tool is a kitchen tool to me, I try to multi-task everything I have: Bread knife = tomato knife or for cutting anything soft. The serrated edge is fantastic and won't crush what you're cutting Muffin tin = I make muffins for friends... (more)

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by 1000 · about 12 hours ago

I just ate an entire pizza and actually felt better afterwards because I felt like I got a heavy source of carbs which I desperately needed. I'm pretty strict Paleo, and naturally, it's going to be low in carbs because it's a lot of effort to... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · November 10, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I'm pretty strict Paleo, and naturally, it's going to be low in carbs because it's a lot of effort to find Paleo carbs ...I beg to differ. I never got the memo that Paleo is naturally Low Carb. Regarding effort - they don't sell... (more)

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by 480 · about 12 hours ago

I figured I'd start this one here. So far I have found three excellent ones which are pretty easy: 1.) Wear sunglasses. Seriously, food looks a lot less appetizing when it is all dull and desaturated (you see less color when it is darker.) Indoor... (more)

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Phazo 0 · October 31, 2011 at 1:21 AM

Mind over matter. Easy said than done, for sure.

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