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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello everybody, First I'll start with an explanation. I was paleo for about a year in 2011 and 2012. I was feeling great. In 2012, I started grad school and started eating like crap once again. I have had multiple weeks where I eat clean... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · November 18, 2013 at 3:46 AM

I would have either eaten more carbs, more consistently, OR made a concerted effort to go ketogenic / fat-adapted from the beginning. I ended up spending several months in a cruddy no-man's-land of frequent hypoglycemic crashes, which made me... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I refuse to give up that which wakes me up in the morning, I don't do coffee, too mainstream, I drink Mio in my 16 oz. cup of water with my Omeprazole, then afterwards if available, I drink my Mountain Dew flavors of White Out, Voltage and... (more)

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paleot 0 · October 30, 2013 at 1:33 AM

You need sub 30g-50g carbs to keto it up. Full throttle is ~58g of carbs (sugar!) before you even eat food for the day.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello everyone! Hope all you paleo peeps can offer some suggestions on my little personal paleo dilemma.. This past February, I started eating strict paleo after my naturopath asked me to do a 2 week sugar detox to cleanse my candida... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

It will be easier this time with all you've learned from your previous experience. We all slip up on occasion and only gaining back 1/3 of the weight you lost is not the end of the world. It's easy to fall back into old habits especially... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am working on a start up business idea and I need data to show trends in the UK if possible. I need to evidence that the paleo lifestyle is on the increase and, importantly, who is following it. Thanks for your help (more)

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Migo 0 · September 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Analysis of the number of search requests on Google is usually a good indicator of the popularity of a topic. Since Google does not supply raw absolute numbers, we need to make comparaisons. So if we compare searches of "paleo' and, for... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours 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 5 · about 9 hours ago

I really want to try the Paleo diet, however, I am still living with my parents. My mom, my sister, and I are all trying to lose some weight, but disagree on how to go about it. I've tried Vegetarian before which worked for a while. However, they... (more)

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Miriam 0 · December 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I feel any paleo is better than no paleo. Suggest making a meal or two a week, but don't say "this is a paleo meal!" Just ask if you can pick up X ingredients to make a meal for everyone once or twice a week so you can practice cooking. Start... (more)

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by 68 · about 9 hours ago

So I have been researching the paleo diet for a couple of days now. I feel like next week is the time to make the leap and become a fellow caveman. I had a whole jar full of peanuts that I made sure to enjoy as it will be my last jar ever... (more)

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cavejen 0 · August 31, 2012 at 3:51 AM

Calories - eat more good fats and don't worry too much about it. As you adjust to paleo, your body will let you know when you aren't getting enough. Fats - I use a lot of coconut oil and avocado, plus grass fed butter which is great in coffee in... (more)

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by 20 · about 9 hours ago

I am a 5'4", 200 lb., size 12 female and former collegiate athlete. I've looked at going Paleo for weight loss and other benefits, and would love to start -- except, my husband eats pretty much only grains. He doesn't like beef (that isn't a... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · July 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

There are LOTS of foods you can prepare even for a 'picky' eater. I know. My companion is very... particular. However, when I started, I started because I had to do something for myself or risk no longer being mobile at all. So I started WITHOUT... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

Im just starting out here and have reached the 7 day(ish) mark. I feel so much better it is quite remarkable, but I'm not feeling that much lighter. I've seen stuff say Paleo is none restrictive in how much one can eat, then I'm reading theres... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · July 16, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Here are some similar questions that may help you as a newbie who isn't losing weight at the very beginning:... (more)

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by 219 · about 9 hours ago

I'm 36 and have Hashimoto's. Treated on Levothyroxine. Whenever I start reducing my carbs below even 100, I start to have exaggerated hypo symptoms. Brain fog, saying the wrong word, cold hands, and anxiety. I have tried adding supplements such... (more)

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Baba 0 · May 13, 2012 at 4:55 AM

I second the tyrosine advice above. And I eat 2-3 brazil nuts per day to cover selenium, which is needed for T4-T3 conversion. But then I am treated with the local equivalent of Armour, which contains quite a bit of T3. And the filler in my... (more)

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by 6235 · about 9 hours ago

Let me start with a confession. I totally lost control of my diet for the past six months. Unsurprisingly I gained weight, started feeling tired and sore and sick all the time and became less active. I am trying to fix it now. The problem is... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · April 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

If you don't want to ease back into it then get all militant on yourself and crack that whip!! No more processed foods, only fresh fruit and veggies (fruit only when you need a reward to keep going) No more sugar, no gluten, no chocolate for... (more)

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by 63 · about 9 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Yeah, I’m gonna go ahead and go 100% paleo for 100 days. Could I get your very best motivational/stick to it advice?? Exact duplicate: ... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · February 16, 2012 at 6:45 AM

To make big changes like that I've "gone monastic" at times. You have to completely disconnect from your previous framework as much as possible until you've rewired your cravings. For me that takes about a month of skipping out on eating out... (more)

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by 165 · about 10 hours ago

My husband is a very picky eater and our daughter takes after him. He says it's a texture thing more than it is a taste thing. Up until now I've been able to get away with making foods from his country (Spain) using rice and lentils so I can get... (more)

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animalcule 0 · September 16, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Yeah, he sounds like he's doing great to me. Try making the dishes you usually do, but cutting down on the legume or grain content or replacing them with proteins. Look up some traditional Spanish recipes involving seafood or meat yourself, and... (more)

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by 102 · about 10 hours ago

I started paleo-esq diet back in April with good results. However due to this thing called life I went back to regular eating. I don't eat bad mind you but not as clean as I could. I want to get it back on track and get it going and want to know... (more)

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Rose 0 · August 02, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Em, I've been eating VLC/ZC for a little over four years now (two years VLC, and the most recent two years ZC). VLC helped a lot with sugar cravings, but I still used artificial sweeteners, and occasionally fell off the wagon. ZC -- all animal... (more)

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by 1196 · about 10 hours ago

I've been eating paleo since mid-Feb, having gotten into it because my IBS was getting intolerable. Now I'm usually pretty much pain free, but am 60lb overweight, very weak in the upper body, leptin resistant (using Dr K's criteria) and have a... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · June 10, 2011 at 2:08 AM

I would start by taking slightly longer walks, and increasing both the speed and distance once or twice a week. That will get your body moving, get you outside, and breathing deeply. Move on to occasional hikes when you're ready. Mark's daily... (more)

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by 666 · about 10 hours ago

I started eating Paleo today. Only had breakfast so far (10:00 a.m.) but I'm feeling pretty hungry (not starving, but not satisfied or 'full'). Now, I know the Paleo-approach is to eat when you're hungry, but I realize that this early in the... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · May 01, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Why, if you had "a hard time shoving all that in" did you then start eating an apple, a pear and a capsicum immediately afterwards? First observation is that the fruit won't have been particularly filling. Indeed they might have been unfilling... (more)

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by 196 · about 10 hours ago

Hi. :3 I started Paleo sometime in June and have recently talked it over with my boyfriend, who tried it for about two months and kind of gave up. The difference is, I took my friend's advice (He was the person who had introduced me to Paleo in... (more)

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Seadanes 0 · April 25, 2011 at 5:58 PM

I think you get over cravings and detox faster if you do it entirely. Check out Whole30 - it's a great approach to get started.

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by 25 · about 10 hours ago

I have just finished my first week of paleo and hopefully the worse is over. I feel good and don't have any issue besides being tired and some weird muscle tension in the legs. Today, while at the gym I stepped on a scale and discovered that I... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · December 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I think it all depends how overweight you are and how much fluid retention you have for the first week or so. I've been at this for about 7 weeks and have lost 13 lbs. The weight is coming off more slowly now but I still losing. Good luck with... (more)

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by 0 · October 31, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Hello everyone, I am a mom on a strict budget. My fiance and myself are wanting to start going Paleo, and have been researching the way of eating, however, we do not know where to start, what to start with, etc. Any and all advice will be... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 15, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Baby step #1 - cut out wheat and glutinous grains (should be easy since you are gluten sensitive) Eat potatoes, rice, yucca, and plantains instead - a good source for yucca and plantains are latino markets if there are any in your area. Baby step... (more)

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by 53 · October 31, 2014 at 4:05 AM

I started this lifestyle change a few weeks ago and have noticed some weight loss. Started at 303lbs and am now at 295. I'm 6'2 and moderately active. I travel quite a bit for work and I have to eat out on the road. For breakfast I eat a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 01, 2013 at 8:56 PM

As long as "sandwich" meant with no bread, and "simply meat, veggies, & some fruit" includes plenty of those veggies, I can't say your "lifestyle" is paleo, but your diet is pretty much there. Just make sure to continue getting a variety of... (more)

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by 4632 · October 31, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I am 29 year old female, 5'4.5", 126.4 lbs and about 27% body fat. I gained a little excess after my wedding (normal weight is 118 but still about 25% body fat) must have been a food honeymoon! I have a small frame so that is how I can still... (more)

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Billerson 0 · October 21, 2011 at 3:46 PM

My girlfriend was a similar weight to yours before we started with paleo (maybe just a bit heavier). In the first 30 days she dropped somewhere around 15 pounds, which really was a considerable amount for someone who is ~5'4". Just a note,... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:01 AM

I am a very poor person. I also have been encouraged to go pale and I am impressed by what I've read. I have no idea where to begin. Every time I start to write a grocery list, I am overwhelmed by the cost. Could you some advice. Or better... (more)

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begob 0 · December 01, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Ox/beef liver. Beef bones. Stewing beef/lamb. Onions/garlic/herbs. Side of salmon - slice your own portions. Canned oysters. Eggs and more eggs. Pork belly. Coconut oil refined, from Asian store. Butter ghee - shop... (more)

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by 94 · October 30, 2014 at 4:40 AM

Hi there! To give you some sort of background, I'm a 33yo dude, I am 5'10", and started the switch to this lifestyle at 282lbs. I have pretty severe IBS, and I am an emotional eater, since like everyone else, I have a tremendous amount of stress... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · February 23, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Jason, Your story reminds me a lot of my own. We are both the same height and I was approaching the weight you are now (around 265ish). I came from an athletic background, but the real world happened and my food choices were horrible. Like... (more)

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by 63 · October 30, 2014 at 3:57 AM

The, "yeah, I'm gonna go ahead" is an attempt at (office space) humor; but I really am serious about this. I just keep getting fatter and fatter (around 275 at 6 feet and 51-years-old), but also the sinuses, lungs and prostate aren't getting any... (more)

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staceychev 0 · February 15, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Good luck! My husband has been pretty successful treating his sinuses (I'd say he's at about 90% effective, which is pretty amazing for him) by staying away from gluten and dairy. You can totally do this--you'll be "done" right before Memorial Day... (more)

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by 0 · October 29, 2014 at 4:01 AM

I am new to this. I dont know anyone who has previously or currently lives a paleo lifestyle, so theres not much advice around here. I have read the book (primal blueprint) and understand the basic ideas behind the concept, but am kind of afraid... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · June 01, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Read more books and blogs. There are zillions. Mark's Daily Apple is a great site. Practical Paleo is a great book. And keep visiting this site - lots of great info, especially if you use the 'search' field at the top right.

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