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by 15 · about 3 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 3 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 1197 · about 3 hours ago

I'm assuming that we are all here to eat better, to follow the principles of the various "diets" under the paleo umbrella, and that eating SAD is behind us. But for all of us, even the most hardcore paleo advocate who is shining with fervor and... (more)

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kail_aiello 0 · April 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I miss the mindless eating, and ease of choosing what to eat. I miss being able to eat whatever I wanted without really caring about what I was ingesting. Now that I'm LC paleo, though, I wouldn't ever go back to that style of eating. I'm... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hello boys and girls! I recently registered to paleo hacks and i have very serious questions, which arises from my sad situation.. Ok, let's get started. I started paleo about 3 years ago, in 2010 fall. In the same year i started... (more)

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Methodician 0 · December 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

It sounds like you're missing something. Sometimes people make paleo out to be way too restrictive without adding the right stuff to make up for what they remove. Also, how often do you lift and with what intensity/duration? Far too many people... (more)

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by 421 · about 4 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 4 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 511 · about 4 hours ago

Not judging here on any individual that is trying to eat healthy, but rather the general perceptions SAD folks have. I had to share this below and ask why this is not so obvious to SAD folks? At least from a nutrients stand point regardless of... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 01, 2013 at 8:21 PM

There is ENORMOUS pressure on people to eat the Standard American Diet. It is advocated by the USDA and backed by billions of dollars from Big Ag, and the weight loss industry, and other anti-health interests. There is alot of money to be made... (more)

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by 1005 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 739 · about 4 hours ago

i would like to go fully paleo but i have a real hard time giving up these 4 foods and find that they are really addictive. any tips or recomendation? thks!

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Mscott 0 · October 16, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Cocoa isn't really frowned upon really, just the sugar and additives sometimes added to chocolate. This is easy to get around, just get high quality stuff. I'd try to cut out splenda. Stevia may be better, I don't know for sure but I'd bet on it.... (more)

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by 164 · about 4 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 1632 · about 4 hours ago

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2012/09/12/nusi/ This is more of a discussion than a question but anyway. This is going to gain a lot of controversy IMO. Very interesting though, it's about time they had a study like this. What's everyones... (more)

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by 105 · about 4 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 1720 · about 4 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 229 · about 4 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 191 · about 4 hours ago

Hey everyone! Quick background: I've been Paleo for about 7 months now and love it. I have convinced my mom to read a few books on the topic as well and she has decided to join me (yay!). However, my question is about my family. With the... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Here's your answer: "But then again, coconut oil and other good sources of fat have to be better than using stuff like...Pam or "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" (shudder).. I think borofergie's on to something, though. My suggestion would be to... (more)

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by 5828 · about 4 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 30 · about 4 hours ago

Hello Unfortunately I have an eating disorder. It started as emotional eating ( on standard diet before discovering paleo) I hated the weight gain and droped 15.4 lbs, which ended up being 6.6 lbs underweight. I heavily think that Paleo is the... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 27, 2012 at 3:26 PM

You need to push your doctor to screen for lactose and fructose intolerance, as well as celiac disease. It's unacceptable that this is not done, especially considering that mal-absorption of these is tied to mental health issues. Once you have a... (more)

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by 1191 · about 4 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 659 · about 4 hours ago

See similar question here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/19738/purposefully-consuming-gluten-before-going-in-military#axzz1tJkHauH2 I am off to basic training in 3 weeks. From prior experience at my mess it is possible to maintain a fairly... (more)

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Chris_33 0 · April 28, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Robb Wolf suggests that those in the military add a little gluten in daily to just get some exposure to it and like you said minimize the shock. If you aren't truly celiac, I wouldn't worry about it too much but since inflammation could really... (more)

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by 2291 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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