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I am a 16 yo female, 5' 5.5", around 110lb, 14% BF. I want to gain muscle and loose fat. I workout every day, strength training (I love lifting weights) 5x a week and power yoga the other 2x. I also do HIIT or Conditioning work 3x a... (more)

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arnakuagsak 0 · February 14, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Pregnant women sometimes get lots of weird cravings, known as pica... More likely, you ate more carbs than usual a few weeks ago. To satisfy the resulting cravings (which are a result of how carbs are absorbed, digested, and metabolized),... (more)

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Recently I have noticed that I am increasingly bothered by the sweetness of foods I used to love. Even 80% dark chocolate (Which I originally bought to handle sugar cravings is a bit much). The weird part is I crave it, but I don't actually... (more)

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lifelonglearner 0 · February 27, 2014 at 4:00 AM

SInce going paleo three months ago, some vegetables even taste too sweet to me now! My tastebuds have most definitely changed!

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Okay, i did it already once this year and im going to do it again. Im not trying to lose weight. Im trying to gain energy and focus. I work out three times a week (and i want more) and i work a very active job second shift. I was pulling... (more)

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KontraDictionary 0 · February 14, 2014 at 2:43 AM

@paleot @TheGastronomer thank you guys. I am trying to run on fats but i must be getting something wrong. I had two sweet potatoes today n the rest of my carbs were spinach arugala broccoli and mushrooms. Am i getting that right? N i had a... (more)

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I saw the documentary below that highlights that although sugar does not contain as much calories as fat, it has such an impact on the chemistry of our body and our way of dealing with incoming calories that is it one the leading causes of... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · March 27, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Sugar Nutrition UK claims that there are no consensus evidences of scientific evidences of sugar causing obesity and heart diseases. Many Press releases and news outlets have being focused on between high sugar consumption and rise of obesity... (more)

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What can we take away from BBC Horizon's Sugar v Fat documentary?http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03t8r4h Edit: I was a bit surprised they talked about the high-fat dieter burning muscle to fuel his bike ride but didn't discuss ketosis.... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Couldn't watch it due to the BBC restricting access to the UK only. I did find it on youtube, I'm guessing it's the same program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D-XL-zkNIY The big questions are going to be, what kind of sugar? dextrose?... (more)

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So i have found myself craving fruit like crazy since i started the paleo diet. I know it is just because of the sugars in fruit, but i eat quite a bit of fruit every day. So how much is too much??? any suggestions for alternatives to fruit to... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Eat fruit seasonally and as appropriate for where you live. For example, if bananas don't grow in the winter where you live, don't eat them.

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I actually am dealing with some digestive issues that has recently started to get better. The only thing new in my diet is ice cream. I eat Alden's organic vanilla bean ice cream, and it seems to help with keeping my stool soft, and smooth. I've... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · January 06, 2014 at 10:48 PM

There is some bro-science among body builders and crossfitters that eating breyers ice cream before bed actually aids in weight loss. The real science behind it is that the dairy inhibits digestion, and you pass your food with less... (more)

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by 58 · 3 minutes ago

Yet again, a holiday is approaching and I've gone off the deep end with sugar (and milk products). I have managed to stay away from gluten, at least. I'm not eating it in moderation, I'm devouring whatever I can get my grubby little hands on.... (more)

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Pampamesaylq 0 · January 07, 2014 at 9:22 PM

No worries about the future. This day, this moment is all we have. Take each day one bite at a time. I think if I'm pretty good throughout the year the taste of sugary sweets just won't appeal any longer

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by 0 · 3 minutes ago

Hi! Long time lurker here. I've been trying to find some way of sorting out my severe OCD/Anxiety issues for years. I've tried CBT, ERP, NLP and REBT, none of them gave an ounce of relief, and then I discover paleo. I've read the science... (more)

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samc 0 · December 14, 2013 at 4:34 AM

If you are in for a long trip http://albertoaks.com/ which is hooked up with the Perfect Health Diet. Embarrassingly the owners of the place don't look very fit to me. I've never been, so I'm not endorsing. Seems like it would be cheaper to... (more)

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I know I've asked way too many questions like this, but this is one really getting to me. Pre-paleo, I'd eat 5-6 servings of fruit a day and 2 or 3 chocolate bars. Only now do I realize the amount of sugar i was consuming. ever since going... (more)

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samc 0 · December 02, 2013 at 3:25 PM

How long have you been Paleo? Give it months before evaluating if it works for you. Figure out if you are getting enough fats, protein and complex carbs. In my case I lowered my fruit consumption to an apple, banana or grapefruit, no more than... (more)

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Please help me! I am seventeen and have PCOS and was mostly paleo for a good year and a half. Dropped at 5'4 from 140lbs to all time low of 108 in summer (too low!) and back to a comfortable 112-114. However, I have always had binge eating... (more)

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Ilkleygirl 0 · December 01, 2013 at 12:33 AM

my only concern with high carb is worries that it will skyrocket my cravings and weight... Seems like with pcos they say no fruit? Or very little? It's just so confusing! And I have to have no dairy due to the fact my system really can't handle... (more)

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by 13 · 4 minutes ago

So for the past two years, we've been paleo. And I've been doing so well! I'll have a bad day every now and then but usually I can hop right back onto the train and move on from there. Weeeell...I'm now 26 weeks pregnant and I am eating... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · November 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Im a guy so I can't really say anything about pregnancy.. but from what i've read pregnancy cravings are caused by hormonal swings which are usually a sign of mineral or even vitamin deficiency... you may want to ask caltonnutrition.com, they're... (more)

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I initially got into paleo because dairy was at the root of my moderate acne and because I found dr. Robert lustig's "sugar is toxic" research very compelling... he basically outlines how fructose is a significant contributor to t2d, heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · November 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I'll out myself as a stevia supporter. I use it or a stevia-xylitol blend whenever possible, except for baking, where its physical chemistry properties are required. ButI'm starting from a point of having T2 diabetes, and having severe food... (more)

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I like to cook Thai food at home but almost every recipe contains sugar. I usually omit sugar but that changes the salty-sour-spicy-sweet thai flavor to just salty-sour-spicy. Still good but not the same. If I was going to use a sweet... (more)

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samc 0 · November 11, 2013 at 3:39 AM

I never add sugar to Thai food. If I want some sweet (rare) I'd use some spices. . . Cinnamon, Allspice, etc.

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by 951 · 5 minutes ago

I was wondering how many grams of sugar per day is a good goal to shoot for? I am not talking about the sugar you find in things like various paleo sweets, honey, agave, fruits, etc., but the sugar that you run up against in slightly less than... (more)

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samc 0 · November 03, 2013 at 4:21 AM

Your best control is using nothing that is pre cooked or processed. If you have the time and energy for it of course. Homemade jerky is pretty easy to make and you leave out the sugar. I get a very small amount of sugar since I stopped eating... (more)

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Hi! So I have a major sweet tooth that I really struggle with since I'm trying to stay relatively low-ish carb to help with weight loss. I also don't have the time, money or determination to make some snazzy, 20 ingredient (coconut flour, almond... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · October 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM

I love slushy/smoothie type of things. I put a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder in the blender with either kefir or yogurt, add 1/2 a banana, some ice, almond butter and blend.

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I've been oil pulling, and it has rid me of some of the plaque build up in my teeth. However, quite likely because it's sucessful in removing all that gunk from my teeth, it also caused a lot of inflammation: bleeding, swollen gums that were... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · September 29, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Stress is inflammatory, right? There are some that would say sugar can help tons with reducing stress.

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And how do you deal with them? Do you have something sugary that's high quality or...?

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samc 0 · September 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

After almost two years of very little sweet foods I don't crave any sugar at all. Once you get over the hump it gets much easier.

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I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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Though I have long since given up refined carbs and processed foods, since I can't tolerate ketogenic eating, I do still have some sugar and carbs in my diet, specifically in the form of a tbsp of coconut sugar in my morning tea, and a few small... (more)

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by 10 · 8 minutes ago

Hey all, Long time reader -- thanks to everyone on here for providing such helpful informartion. Stats: 26yo Female 100 lbs @ 5'5 (small boned, have always been small) Following a 90% paleo diet for about 1.5 years (had occasional frozen... (more)

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mk07 0 · August 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I wish I had the answer... :( I have the same issue. It is called reactive hypoglycemia. I can't tell you how many times I passed out. I started out by having levels in the 60's 1h after eating, with the feeling I could kill someone if I didn't... (more)

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by 15400 · 8 minutes ago

I was having a "lovely" discussion with a SAD eater. I said that sugar is evil and it destroys our health in more ways than one. She said that the only reason why I am saying it is because I no longer can have it due to my metabolic... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · August 24, 2013 at 8:47 AM

I am very sugar sensitive, addicted etc. That can be genetic, particularly children of alcoholics. Others can have those chocolate sin the house for months and not have any desire to eat them all. So I do believe there are major differences... (more)

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I used to have a bowl of cereal (or two or three) pretty much every morning. Never been over weight but doing pale for health and digestive benefits. I am not aiming for ketosis or super low Carb. Just less starchy foods and grains, more meats and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Sounds exactly like an ocular (or "visual") migraine. Something in what you ate likely triggered it--a food sensitivity to something you're not used to eating anymore. Since I began paleo, oranges do that to me. Stay away from nasty high... (more)

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All week long I have no trouble with my hunger. I IF daily and eat 3 solid meals during my 8 hour window (usually between 10-6) with no issues whatsoever. I workout 4 or 5 days a week, so I up my carbs when I lift weights or do sprint intervals.... (more)

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by 21 · 13 minutes ago

is sugar bad for us because it is carbs with no nutrients, or because the body recognizes sucrose on its own as unhealthy (whereas in fruit its ok)? what if the only carbs i got in a day was 80g of sucrose? and then i took the supplement form of... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 20, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Refined sources of sugar (which does include maple syrup) are problematic for a few reasons: 1) They taste good and are very energy-dense, making it easy to overconsume. 2) They produce a very rapid increase in blood sugar, which can lead to... (more)

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