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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I know that some of us don't believe in snacking as part of the Paleo lifestyle and some of us only snack on whole foods (fruits, boiled eggs, avocados, etc), but some of us still do enjoy snacking on prepared healthy snack foods (everything... (more)

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Methodician 0 · May 02, 2014 at 9:59 PM

1) What is your favorite type of Paleo snack? Things like pork skins, macadamia nuts, raisins, plantain chips, oh and chocolate. Snacking is about convenience to me. I sometimes snack on home-prepared foods but have found a number of... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

Hi all, My son goes to public elementary school. He takes lunch from home but he is tempted by snacks sold at the cafeteria. Here is the list of snacks sold in school: Doritos, Pringles, Scooby Doo gummies, Fruit by the foot, Rice... (more)

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Sunny_4 0 · January 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Thank you guys for your inputs. They have fruits in school and my son can take them in addition to his lunch, so this is not a problem here. Problem in schools trying to make some money and sell snacks kids will surely pay for. Snacks my... (more)

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by 40 · about 7 hours ago

Hello everyone, I am a 21 year old woman who has been doing Paleo strictly for about 3 months. I am a full time student working two part time jobs and am having a hard time staying motivated to eat "healthy" paleo. During stressful times... (more)

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patti2003 0 · September 16, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Couple of things. If you are hungry at night, you MAY not be getting enough protein at dinner. You may also just feel a need to eat because you're feeling stressed or bored, other people around you are eating, you're tired, etc. Consider... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I have just started Paleo and am on my third day. I'm absolutely ravenous, but I am trying to increase the fats each day until I get used to this new lifestyle. I'm also a distance runner, so I am often hungry anyway. I woke up this morning and... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · June 02, 2013 at 2:05 AM

If it were me, I'd eat all nut butters (except macadamia) sparingly. Most nut butters are tremendously high in inflammatory omega-6 fats. If you're looking for fats and you tolerate dairy, eat some raw-milk cheese instead of nut butters. I also... (more)

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by 3979 · about 7 hours ago

So I have an extremely limited diet, due to many foods worsening my rheumatoid arthritis inflammation. Basically, everything worsens inflammation except fish, avocados, and vegetables that aren't nightshades, starchy, or sweet. Fermented veggies... (more)

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RK 0 · May 04, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I like the Snack Sticks at US Wellness meats. Can you do coconut? If so, one of my goto snacks is Coconut Chips from Tropical Traditions. I sometimes mix it with a little beef jerky for a nut-less trail mix.

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by 13 · about 7 hours ago

My husband is currently deployed and while this is his 4th or 5th deployment, his previous ones were on large aircraft carriers or in the desert where there was an ample food supply with many choices he could modify. This deployment is different.... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 25, 2013 at 2:04 AM

If you have a dehydrator, you can make him all sorts of veggie chips. They will hold up if you use the vacuum sealer to make up packages. I also dry fruit--strawberries work really well and you can slice them evenly with a hard boiled egg... (more)

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by 35 · about 7 hours ago

I usually eat a good-portioned breakfast and wait a good hour or two for my food to digest prior to working out. I find that???s how I perform best (when coupled with a good night???s rest, of course). But on some days, like tomorrow, I have very... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I would go with a banana. The protein and fat from the egg won't help/digest fast enough, and the sweet potato takes a while to digest as well. Have a banana 30 min before and you should be fine

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by 482 · about 7 hours ago

I eat a can of Beach Cliff Sardines (in water, tomato sauce, or mustard sauce) 3-5 times a week. They are a inexpensive, tasty, and healthy. Pre-paleo, I enjoyed them on crackers. I have now been eating them plain since going paleo, and am... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · April 05, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I've liked when I've had them with a fresh tomatoes. Maybe with a bit of dried basil or something like that and lemon if I can. Add avocado to make it more filling. Convenient and tasty... A variation on that sort of thing is to mash them in with... (more)

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by 75 · about 7 hours ago

I'm a snacker, I like to have something on hand to nibble on. I don't snack on bad things (all the time) but I've been thinking about getting a dehydrator to dry some fruit. From a paleo perspective, is this a good snack? too high in sugar? worth... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · December 31, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Dried fruit is, more often than not, a lot sugary-er than it appears. I would avoid, if I were you.

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by 191 · about 8 hours ago

Has anyone ever tried these? http://sensibleportions.elsstore.com/view/category/12571-veggie-straws---chips/ I buy them at Costco (in the bulk bag of course..ugh). They satisfy my salty, crunchy snack cravings. Does anyone have ideas on how... (more)

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sage_ 0 · July 06, 2012 at 3:14 AM

nowhere on their website do they list the ingredients or post the nutrition label and they believe grains and soy are healthy....not this kid; i'd rather crunch on some celery or baked kale.

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by 8933 · about 8 hours ago

For some strange reason I have craved potato chips for my whole life. The first year I was away from my family and was able to decide what to eat, I spent a whole year eating nothing but potato chips (and some other salty snacks), beer, coke and... (more)

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deirdra 0 · July 02, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Roast chicken skin with salt satisfies my cravings.

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by 20 · about 8 hours ago

So i'd usually have pancakes made with protein powder an egg and some oats then have nut butter with it. Wondering what a good paleo substitute would be?

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Heidi_1 0 · June 26, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Four eggs, plus 1/4 cup coconut flour, plus a tablespoon of coconut milk, water or cream. Blend really well, let stand for about 5 minutes (the coconut flour soaks up some of the moisture during this time and makes the batter stiffer) and cook on... (more)

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by 2227 · about 8 hours ago

I've got an endurance race in August and the Electric Forest music festival at the end of this month, both which are 5 day events. Weight isn't much of a problem for the festival, but during the race things need to be as light and compact as... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Pemmican is the obvious answer. If made with good pastured beef, it should give you all the nutrients you need. It has little to no water, so it shouldn't spoil and is light weight. One pound is ~2,945 calories. It is 50% fat by weight, so... (more)

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by 644 · about 8 hours ago

I don't hear much about cashews on the various paleo blogs I've looked at, and I'm wondering why. They're mighty tasty, and seem to stack up well against other nuts. For instance, compare 1 oz of cashews: Total Fat: 13.0g Saturated Fat:... (more)

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PaleoVenus 0 · April 25, 2012 at 3:26 AM

I think this pretty much explains it for me: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/are-nuts-and-seeds-healthy/. Cashews are one of the biggest offenders when it comes to phytic acid as compared to other nuts. [Edit: removed misleading comment about... (more)

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by 832 · about 8 hours ago

When having a fruit snack, is it ok/good to eat it alone or should you add a protein or a fat to the snack with the fruit? Different "diets" suggest different answers to that in relation to insulin response, hunger satiety, digestion etc., and... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 09, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Unless you have a particular problem, you should be able to handle the occasional bit of fruit if you're on full paleo. Contrary to the way most live, your glycogen stores aren't full all the time, so there's no problem with insulin coming out to... (more)

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by 30 · about 9 hours ago

Hi, When i go to school its hard to get a good paleo meal. Everything is mostly carbs. I was thinking of taking a carton of eggs, but is there some more portable healthier snack? I like beef, but beef jerky is high in salt? And also im lactose... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · April 26, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Lots of great snack ideas in these... (more)

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by 513 · about 9 hours ago

I constantly have dreams about eating doughnuts. I'm always eating doughnuts and cookies and then after I eat them all I stop and think, "Crap, I totally just ruined my diet." And then I usually wake up. I remember one dream in particular, I... (more)

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Andy 0 · October 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Dream about it? No. I do it. Once a week I have a cheat meal or a cheat dessert. This isn't optimal, it isn't perfect, but it gives one "bad" meal out of 35... still a vast improvement over SAD (standard american diet). Indians have... (more)

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by 30 · about 9 hours ago

What is everyone's opinion on eating before bed? I've always eaten before going to bed. One sick thing I used to do was if I knew I had to be up early, I would pound a few tacos from Taco Bell and ride the insulin crash to sleepy-town. I obviously... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 15, 2010 at 4:40 AM

I think I read the same books that you did. A few years ago, I used to end pretty much every night with a bowl of cottage cheese -- the logic being that the slow release of the casein protein would spare muscle overnight. I feel that this helped... (more)

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by 60 · October 31, 2014 at 4:22 AM

Hi All,   I am a mother of 4, I am 31 years old, I am on bed rest.  I am recovering from an injury which may take up to a year to recover from.  I am not always able to cook, and my go to nuts, figs, almond butter, heavy cream,... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · October 06, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Ok Here is a list of high-fat low-carb foods, no "cooking" or preparation required: Fruits and Veggies: avocado, olives (in cans or jars), store-bought guacamole, bagged salads with olive oil+vinegar+salt, microwaveable veggies (3-5 minutes... (more)

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by 608 · October 31, 2014 at 4:22 AM

I never really though of fruit as real food that you would eat in a meal. To me, fruit falls in the same category as nuts and seeds. They're good as snacks and that's it. I think they are nature's candy. I find it so easy to overeat or binge on... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Fruits are not necessary as depending on seasonality, they were not always available. A lot of research is starting to come to light about metabolic pathways, fructose, and seasonality. It's some pretty cool stuff and it will be cool to see what... (more)

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by 0 · October 31, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Not including fruits/veggies

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greymouser 0 · April 23, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Water .

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by 15 · October 31, 2014 at 3:57 AM

I understand that too much sugar is bad and that dried fruit/berries contain high concentrations of sugar. I also understand that dried fruit/berries are easy to overconsume. However, I'd love to have a carb filled snack that doesn't spoil within... (more)

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Dahl 0 · January 20, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Another possibility to consider is dried unsweetened sour cherries. I mention them because they are so flavourful, I find it doesn't take to many to hit the spot (I'm not tempted to go on and on eating them). Why not portion out your fruit... (more)

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by 4283 · October 31, 2014 at 3:41 AM

http://www.primalspiritfoods.com/products_flavor_details.php I encountered these at the cafeteria at work and thought "Wow, a Paleo/Primal brand." Then I read the ingredients. These guys should change the name of their product. What do you think? (more)

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trjones 0 · May 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I like how they feel that they need to go out of their way to rename gluten as "wheat protein".

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by 23 · October 31, 2014 at 3:40 AM

A newbie type question. I participate in short intense exercise and train for MMA. I use CrossFit as a training tool but with out that my level of lactic type training is still quite high. Not ideal for health and longevity. My question is, when... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Have you tried increasing the fat percentage in your meals? You may find (as I did) that you no longer need any snacks. I now get by quite nicely on 3 feeds per day instead of the 5 or 6 I used to have.

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by 1683 · October 31, 2014 at 3:28 AM

I find it odd that we are told not to snack...I would think that if Grok came across berries, or some other form of easy nourishment, while out wandering around he would take advantage and "snack" So why are we told to not to snack? Is it really... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · December 02, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Snacking and compulsive snacking should be differentiated. I do think there's a difference between incorporating intentional reasonable daily snacking vs. the grazing that goes on in my office. There are always cupcakes, cookies, candy, muffins,... (more)

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