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by 0 · 7 minutes ago

Prize pool is $1000! I've been a paleo lurker for a while and am using this competition to pull the trigger on trying paleo. My plan is whole 30 eating and you are your own gym workouts. Anything else to help win the cash? (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · January 26, 2014 at 1:54 PM

I suspect for some of us losing slowly for life and changing how we eat forever is better but the competition at work might act as an incentive to stick to that. I agree with the suggestion of keto above too if you can stand it and if you... (more)

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by 0 · 24 minutes ago

I am just on my 2nd day of going Paleo. First day I was starving, so did my homework and upped the fats today. I only had brekkie, no I am no longer hungry but feel like i could throw up any minute, never want to look at meat again and could go... (more)

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borofergie 0 · January 08, 2013 at 10:09 AM

You're on your SECOND DAY suck it up. The fact that you feel different is GOOD, it means that it's working. You have to expect some reaction to going cold-turkey from a lifetime of eating chemical processed shit. Stick with it. You'll feel... (more)

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by 158 · 36 minutes ago

I was curious to see what people thought about the order of dropping foods when becoming paleo based on the idea of which causes the most harm. For example I would probably rank my list like this (from most harmful to least): Sugar - messes... (more)

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cavejen 0 · July 15, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Drop processed food first, then you cut out a lot of the harmful grains, sugars, oils and even dairy in one swoop. I personally found more improvement cutting out grains and leaving some sugar in my diet than cutting out sugar while eating... (more)

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by 40 · about 1 hour ago

As an avid, yet not extreme, minimalist, I am trying to figure out the following question: What are the items that are most necessary for starting to live Paleo? What group of items would cover most of my needs for the least money? example:... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 14, 2012 at 6:38 PM

A good spear, a loin cloth, and a cave.

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by 25 · about 1 hour ago

Should I buy Mark's Starting Strength or the next book up Practical Programming? If anyone has experience with both books I just need a little advice. I've been working out for about 10 years now, but basically stuck to a bodybuilding workout... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 05, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Both are great books, and even though I have been involved in strength sports for the better part of a decade, I will still thumb through Starting Strength or even use the base routines when I want to get back to basics and just get my lift on.... (more)

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by 267 · about 1 hour ago

So, after failing to solve sleep and fatigue issues with virtually every possible method I can find, I decided to try paleo, full on, for 30 days. Right now I just finished day 4, and I definitely feel some of the "bad" symptoms that I've heard... (more)

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Katherine 0 · September 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM

With sleep issues, it may be a good idea to stick with at least 100g carbohydrate from starches - no need to count non-starchy veggies as carbs. Consider using some coconut oil to round out meals (ie a tsp or tbsp swallowed with water). That can... (more)

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by 35 · about 1 hour ago

I'm starting off with a personal Paleo test. Gonna try it for a month and see how it makes me feel. I am in decent shape, eat consciously, exercise 4-5x/week, drink tons of water, etc. I am 6'1" and 188lbs with around 14% body fat now and... (more)

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CT 0 · October 03, 2010 at 9:04 AM

First brief thoughts: Watch the nuts, don't have too many. Get plenty of sleep. Throw in a fast from time to time if you can. Plenty of different ways of doing this. You didn't say too much about your exercise. Avoid too much cardio. Do some... (more)

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by 22913 · about 1 hour ago

32 year old female 5'3" 99lbs, no muscle tone. Full strict paleo pulled the fat off her but she struggles with 10lb weights, she fragile and pale. I got her to start adding Vitamin D to her diet, but feel she needs some resistance training What... (more)

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JJ 0 · September 02, 2010 at 2:33 PM

I've got a small number of clients, mostly women over the age of 40. Some are pretty deconditioned when they start with me. Here's what I've learned through trial and error (mostly error). Come up with a conservative workout plan that you think... (more)

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by 95 · October 24, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Time for the truth: I've gained 25-30 pounds in the past 9 months. Lost my job in September 2011 and launched a baking business in January 2012 [yes I plan to incorporate more gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and Paleo options into my sales... (more)

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hannah_2 0 · August 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

It sounds like your husband is so focused on your process that he has forgotten to focus on himself. If he spent half that energy he is using to bully you on himself, he might be the healthiest human on the planet. Everybody approaches their... (more)

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by 131 · October 24, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Good Morning Hacks, I have a few questions in regarding weight loss. 1) What is your sex? 2) What was your starting weight when you started Paleo? 3) Height? 4) How long did it take for you to start losing? The reason for this question is i... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 25, 2011 at 10:22 PM

If you are really eating 1 cup of oil a day, you are taking in about 1800 calories right there! If you reduced this to 1-2 tablespoons of oil a day, you would probably see fat loss without any other changes. (more)

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by 5 · October 24, 2014 at 3:21 AM

He's going to do it! Starting May 1st, my boyfriend and I are going to go 30 days of strict Paleo. I have already gone Paleo once, though I fell off the bandwagon, and that's why I'm starting again. I feel as though I know what to expect. We're... (more)

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Forrest 0 · April 28, 2011 at 6:47 AM

I make pizza with cassava flour/sweet potato flour crust. 1cup each flour, 4 eggs, 3tsp coconut oil, 1tsp ea garlic powder, onion powder, oregano. 1/4 cup minced japaleno peppers (very important.) Bake for a few minutes, coat with bacon grease or... (more)

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by 78422 · October 24, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I???ve been trying for over a year to switch to paleo diet with very little success. I read an article that for a few genetically unfortunate people, certain food addictions can have equivalent power and hold as heroin addictions. As luck would... (more)

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Elizabeth_2 0 · February 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM

So, I believe firmly in the idea that there's no point in starting something until you're fully psychologically prepared to do it, because all the good intentions in the world only backfire if you half-ass it and slip and then beat yourself up and... (more)

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by 260 · October 24, 2014 at 3:06 AM

So, I am planning on starting a paleo lifestyle, I brought up the idea with my wife and she scoffed at the idea. She is never one who likes change and she has seen her father and uncle bounce from low carb diet to low carb diet all without... (more)

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Dave_1 0 · July 04, 2010 at 2:41 PM

In my experience it will take a while before your spouse begins to bend. Its a tough thing. Because she doesn't buy in, there will be temptations all around. You need to give in because she is your spouse. But you need to carve out some space for... (more)

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by 2427 · October 24, 2014 at 3:05 AM

I'm trying to get onto the paleo diet, but I am so addicted to sugar, I can't seem to go much more than two days. My brain feels listless and groggy. I regard sugar as a drug because when I do take some, the elevation in mood is huge. I find... (more)

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adrian 0 · June 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I am SOOO like you! But what I have learned (or tricked my body) to do is replace my sugar craving with "bad but good" substitute. Like baked apples with cinnamon, honey, and vanilla. Since I don't usually eat bananas anymore I use that as a... (more)

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by 247 · October 24, 2014 at 3:05 AM

Hello to all, Just wanted to say thanks to the owners of the site for the wealth of information so far. Just looking for some quick tips on evolving into eating paleo style. I'm currently roughly 70-lbs overweight. I recently visited a Natural... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · June 16, 2010 at 4:56 PM

You've come to the right place, this site is a great resource As far as diet, if you're eating paleo, you're most of the way there already the big thing to repair is your insulin and leptin Eliminate Sugar- refined or otherwise, it's in... (more)

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by 598 · October 23, 2014 at 4:08 AM

I'm new to the Paleo thing. I'd like to be an annoying noob right now and just ask this: how should I get started? Should I even get started? (considering where I'm asking I know the answer I'll get to the second one) I have no problem... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Gonna echo Axial's note on self-testing (often referred to here as "n=1 testing." In the end, we (and I mean EVERYONE, including researchers on all sides of the spectrum) don't know much about what foods do or don't lead to long term issues like... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Alright so here it goes. I've just turned 30. Love eating, but need to get healthy and loose weight. Am also suffering from intestinal Candida. Have tried fads, detoxes blah blah...nothing lasts. I'm looking to make sustainable, manageable and... (more)

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AmberKat 0 · March 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Here's a great overview for beginners with a bunch of links in the post! Nerd Fitness: The Beginners Guide to the Paleo Diet Good luck :) (more)

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by 220 · October 23, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Okay so I've bought in and decided to give this a try to see how it might help. I am active but fat and as I enjoy lifting weights and know that many athletes eat Paleo I though why not. My question is will it severly impair me to eat a serving of... (more)

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aseafish 0 · September 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Fruit should not be a problem in moderation. It may, in fact, allow you to feel more comfortable with your meals in general. If you do have sugar addiction issues, that would be a different story.

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by 68 · October 23, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Are there any fellow cavemen or cavewomen that are from/around the Saint Louis area? If so I'd love to know where you guys get your food, and how cheap you guys get your food. I went to Trader Joe's today, and although I like their selection,... (more)

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PaleoPrince 0 · June 09, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Open Produce and Farmers Markets, Directly from Farms, and try Soulard or Couponing discount prices at local grocers. Ive also found buying from small Mom and Pop butchers, neighorhood Asian/International markets and stores in the city are wayyyyy... (more)

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by 187 · October 23, 2014 at 3:37 AM

hi again..i'm interested into how people first heard about paleo? my story is that i went on holiday for 2 weeks, ate so much white bread/pasta (which i NEVER ate before in such vast quantities), felt very very ill/tired/sick and started to think... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:46 AM

On my road to recovery from my eating disorder, I began obsessively looking up stuff about food and nutrition last summer. Inevitably, all my Google searches led me to some articles on marksdailyapple.com. And the rest, as they say, is history. (more)

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by 0 · October 22, 2014 at 4:14 AM

I'm currently thinking about doing a whole30 and would love to have a "team" to do it with. Support is great. Someone to bounce ideas, problems, stories off of is amazing. :)

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by 421 · October 22, 2014 at 4:03 AM

What do you now practice (Paleo diet, oil cleansing, oil pulling, flossing, weight training, x hrs of sleep, taking a multivitamin, etc.) that you wish you had begun when you were young? Why? I'm 17 years old and I'm curious to see answers-... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 24, 2013 at 11:57 AM

The paleo diet, particularly gluten free. I would be a completely different individual today if I was healthy from my young age.

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by 145 · October 22, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Even though I go to crossfit now, I still feel like kind of a loner when I'm lifting. Sure, cross fit does some heavy lifts, but I have been practicing starting strength since July and have been making some slow gains. I go to my local YMCA to do... (more)

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smartcookie 0 · April 01, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Hey. I started heavy lifting over the past 2 years or so. I come from a fairly serious running (40-50 mi/wk) background - however, I'd say my exercise regimen has become much more moderate over time. I happen to think that starting strength is a... (more)

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by 5 · October 22, 2014 at 3:58 AM

I've been eating strict Paleo for the last 10 days after quitting grains and sugar cold turkey, and over the past few days I've had boundless amounts of energy. Pre-Paleo I would sleep 8-9 hours/night and still feel exhausted upon waking, but... (more)

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HuntingBears 0 · February 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Enjoy it while it lasts, adrenals/thyroid will burn out in a few months and you'll start looking for answers, Ray Peat heads up

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by 5 · October 22, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Hey everyone! I'm just starting out in this Paleo diet business and I'm really excited! I just have a few questions to start: I'm an athlete, a collegiate runner. I know I need some amount of carbs to function with how much I run daily (anywhere... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · December 25, 2012 at 4:04 AM

Rice is not off limits, white rice is okay. Sweet potatoes are good too. Anything wheat is not paleo and neither is granola. Pick up a book, this or this Yes these questions have been answered, please search using the box on the top right. (more)

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