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by 633 · less than a minute ago

By average SAD-er, I don't mean someone eating McDonalds everyday and drinking soda, I mean someone eating oatmeal and OJ for breakfast and maybe turkey sandwich on wholegrain bread with low fat cheese/margarine for lunch(in other words,... (more)

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Roth 0 · May 02, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Yes, but not because they're vegans. They're healthier because they remove all the shitty food that SAD people eat, not because they removed animal products. Veganism is the one of the most restrictive diet on the planet and when you restrict... (more)

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by 1005 · 19 minutes 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 · 21 minutes 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 1005 · 22 minutes ago

I think it might be one of the many reasons why my friends from high school are treating me like I've gone off to drink mead in Valhalla or Elysium ever since I started college

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Varelse 0 · December 27, 2012 at 4:50 AM

No, but I have ditched people for being outright disrespectful of my dietary choices. Granted, they were disrespectful of me in ways other than my food choices, but it seems that people who are disrespectful in one way tend to be disrespectful in... (more)

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by 2341 · 24 minutes 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 1876 · 26 minutes ago

Am I the only one to find that when I crave something completely non-paleo in a bad way and then cave in and it isn't as good as I thought it should be or remembered it as being? For example last night I had a glass of my favorite red wine,... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · November 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

It's very difficult to disentangle our emotional relationships with food, whatever they happen to be. I'm oversimplifying a bit, but the gist of the science says that our earliest memories and associations are made largely from the amygdala part... (more)

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by 549 · 27 minutes ago

I feel compelled to write to paleo folks because I am a curriculum developer, currently working on a program that requires a focus on family nutrition. As you folks already know, CW is highly grain-based, something that I KNOW is a huge detriment,... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

There's a lot that pretty much everyone can agree one: minimally processed foods are best, fruits and veggies are generally healthy, and that refined flours/oils/sugars are bad. If you have to promote grains, then focus on nixtamalized corn. You... (more)

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by 1670 · 29 minutes 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 739 · 29 minutes 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 5 · 32 minutes 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 · 33 minutes 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 · 35 minutes 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 · 36 minutes 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 · 38 minutes 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 · 39 minutes 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 1260 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 659 · about 1 hour ago

Did an experiment yesterday. Purposely overate yesterday but maintained a low carb load. Grassfed beef (1.5kg +) and Pork rind/belly for around 500g. Guessing roughly in the 6-7000calorie range. The Effects, 12 hours later nauseous, vomited... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · May 14, 2012 at 9:46 AM

The nausea/vomiting all that time later is probably due to protein and is perhaps due to kidney insufficiency. I wouldn't repeat the experiment. Sorry, but I've never understood the point of such experiments.

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by 21 · about 1 hour 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 659 · about 1 hour 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 190 · about 1 hour 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 2291 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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