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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hi I am a 16 year old girl who is trying to lose 5 pounds, but nothing is working so I have decided to try paleo. This is what I will eat: breakfast: smoothie with seeds, fruit, greens, and coconut water lunch: salad with chicken and... (more)

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Drael 0 · February 24, 2014 at 1:39 AM

Theres a few more seeds in there than i'd expect. Typically seeds are not a staple food in paleo. We eat them, but tend to prefer nuts (lower in omega-6, or more balanced, especially the likes of macadamia nuts, walnuts, almonds). Nuts and seeds... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I'm going to an overnight week summer camp and will not be able to eat paleo, should I bring snacks like nuts and stuff and have those instead of sugary granola bars an just have the meals? its my fifth year going but first time paleo lifestyle,... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 04, 2013 at 10:54 PM

dude if you're 15 and at summer camp, getting laid should be your priority, not being the point dexter with the organic pate and veggies. Girls >sports>life goals>food

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Hello. As I find myself weeks from turning 17, I can't help but be depressed at the state of my life. I grew up a normal boy who ate pretty poorly (fast food, candy, a LOT of diet coke). Around the age of 12 I started getting into drugs and... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 19, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Have you had your gut examined for any rampaging problems? The feeling depressed/like you're dying inside seems either quite typical of gut damage(SIBO, gut dysbiosis, poor gut flora health...) or of a bad diet (ingesting bad foods), or of... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I've heard people with hypothyroidism should avoid soy, gluten (ok, everyone should avoid these), dairy, cabbage, broccoli, peanuts, cauliflowers and a few more things. Does this only apply to those with autoimmune hypothyroidism (hashimotos)?... (more)

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Sunshineriver 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I recommend to take a look at the AIP (Auto immunue) protocol by mickey. She has a great protocol including Hash/hypo. The website has tons of helpful info too! Link: http://autoimmune-paleo.com/paleo-autoimmune-protocol-print-out-guides/ (more)

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by 13 · about 19 hours ago

Hey everyone. I was just wondering about cheat meals and being paleo. I am an active then girl who does paleo mostly 85-90% of the time...but sometimes, im with friends and they will have brownies or icecream and I just have to have some! I'm not... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 12, 2013 at 6:50 AM

There's no one paleo diet -- different people do different things depending on what works for them. You're the only one who can decide what you're allowed to do. If the question is whether an occasional indulgence in sugar or wheat is going to... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Hey... So I am a 15 year old girl on the paleo diet, and I run highschool track and swim for my nieghboorhood swim team. My track season just ended and swimming has already started. I eat overall pretty healthy, and my parents even nickname me... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Hi Harper. There is no one size fits all paleo template that fits everyone. Eating paleo is eating a wide variety of whole foods and will vary from person to person as goals and situations change. If you were obese or underweight and trying to... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

So I'm aiming to become HEALTHIER to have better skin, better body, better growth, etc. Then I came across the Paleo Diet. I felt like my meals and snacks were unhealthy. You'll see what I mean here: Breakfast: -1-minute Quaker Oatmeal with 1/2... (more)

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fredmull 0 · May 13, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Your diet is so far ahead of most teens - congrats! Instead of sweetened yogurts/oatmeal maybe try unsweetened plain kefir. Also, try coconut milk. Do you do smoothies? It looks like you are eating a Perfect Health Diet style plan. Google that for... (more)

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by 421 · about 19 hours ago

Stats first. I am 17 years old, 5'3, female, ~135 lbs and I guesstimate myself to be around 30% BF. My waist is ~28 inches. I'm very active (spin, yoga, running, kettle bells, softball, etc. 6x/week). I know I am young, but please trust that I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 12, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I know I am young, but please trust that I don't have a messed up view of my body or an eating disorder- neither is the case. When I plug your age, height, weight, and waist size into an BF% estimation calculation, I get 21%. Now, with neck and... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hey Y'all. I'm 18 years old and had acne since around age 14. Switching to a paleo diet a year ago and realizing some food intolerances has cleared it up about 85% maybe. But I've noticed recently that when I start drinking coffee again (just... (more)

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norwegian_girl 0 · April 07, 2013 at 5:26 PM

yes, probably the high content of caffein that triggers acne. I started with paleo to get rid of acne. I had to quit drinking coffee because of the breakouts I get from it.

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by 430 · about 19 hours ago

Yesterday I convinced my mum to let me try paleo for a month. It took some convincing, and she's still afraid of fats, but she'll let me try. She is still however, trying to not give me a lot of food because "you have to eat less to lose... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · November 02, 2012 at 3:10 PM

The "eat less, move more" paradigm of losing weight is a gross oversimplification, and in the case of a growing girl, dangerous. While you do need to eat fewer calories than you expend each day, the difference between the two on a... (more)

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by 430 · about 19 hours ago

Okay, so I've posted a lot of questions on here regarding my weight. But for those who don't know, I'm a 14 year old girl who does cycling who needs to lose weight. My mam and dad say, I say, even some people at cycling have commented on my... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · October 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM

A year back I was in a similar situation. I needed to lose weight but I didn't know how. The first thing I did was ask my cousin who lost 60 pounds over the course of 6 months. So I followed that diet, what was that? "Healthy food", no bread or... (more)

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by 1 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, my name is Kami, i am 18 years old, 5 foot and 115 pounds. for the last 4 years i've been "dieting"/ eating very healthy. i eat 1000-1200 calories a day. small meals, 2-3 oz of meat per meal, lots of vegetables and fruit, and healthy fats. i... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:33 AM

This probably isn't what you want to hear, but the fat on your thighs and lower belly is supposed to be there if you are female, considering your weight it is most certainly within the healthy range. If you work hard enough to get rid of it, you... (more)

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by 148 · about 19 hours ago

Meaning, one big meal every 24 hours. Even though I'm at a healthy weight (5'6'', 120-125 pounds, 18 years old), I tend to over-obsess about what I eat to the point where it's the main focal point in my life. This then tends to lead to breakdowns... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Fasting/Feeding windows are fine, but trying to scarf down a days worth of nutrients in a single sitting (I'm assuming you mean one meal ~1 hour of eating) is going to be tough. Especially if you already obsess over food. Plus there is some... (more)

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by 455 · about 19 hours ago

After a three week break from lifting and ordering Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe (which won't arrive until August 14), I've made up my own routine that I will start tomorrow. Are there any experienced lifters out there who can provide some... (more)

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Klaud 0 · July 08, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Your program looks good. The most important thing is consistency(and form, but that is a given). As many strength coaches would say: "Just Lift" On a side note, no program is the holy grail. Just keep lifting with proper form until you can't... (more)

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by 25 · about 19 hours ago

Hey guys, I'm a seventeen year-old girl and I've got a bout of acne that won't go away. It started back in October 2011 and it hasn't gone away. I've been relatively paleo since December 2010, and until October, I only got zits in my t-zone and... (more)

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Korion 0 · February 24, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Acne on the chin usually means stress : bad sleep, just standard school stress, ... You often see it in older women (one zit on the side of their chin, like my mother, my aunt, and many other women I saw). What could really help you is a diet... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:20 AM

Just some background info first off: I'm 15, female, 5"4, fluctuate around 109 - 110lbs or so, just started crossfitting 6x a week about 2 months ago (training for competition, I know this may seem like a bit too much but bear with me - also I... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · March 07, 2014 at 4:46 AM

"just started crossfitting 6x a week about 2 months ago" When do you heal? "sleep has been pretty crappy at around 5-8 hours" You should take a break. Honestly...the two things that build muscle for me...what I do in the kitchen and... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:19 AM

My daughter (age 14) has been on her period for about 2 years, only reasently she has complained of pads being no good when she plays soccer, tennis, gos to gymnastics etc. I thought of suggesting tampons, but the risk of TSS and tampons... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · February 19, 2014 at 4:19 AM

One her best options is to use a menstrual cup and a great example of how well they can work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CBh6cAKapA Also, Paleo is not about recreation..we've made great advances in technology and we should be taking... (more)

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by 13 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Hey everyone, I am a teen girl on the paleo diet, and have been on it for abut 4 months now. I am about 5'1 and 78-80 pounds. I'm not really trying to loose weight, unless you all think I should? I love eating whole, nutritious foods and I love... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Cheating shouldn't stress you out. If you want the ice cream, then eat it. Just don't indulge in the stuff all the time. Isn't there an 80/20 rule?? You can cheat 20% of the time? I'm not sure.

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by 5 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Hello. As I find myself weeks from turning 17, I can't help but be depressed at the state of my life. I grew up a normal boy who ate pretty poorly (fast food, candy, a LOT of diet coke). Around the age of 12 I started getting into drugs and... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · August 04, 2013 at 3:33 AM

Hey Max, you have some serious and long standing issues so please continue to see the doctor and try the treatments he or she recommends. You stated what you don't eat but not what you do eat. If you were my son (I actually do have a teen son),... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:12 AM

I'm going out tonight with my grandma at the boathouse in va and was wondering what are the best paleo options or best rated item on the menu. I am really bad at decision making and would just like some idea of what to get. If you're wondering why... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I am assuming it is a seafood restaurant, so get some grilled fish, and steamed veggies. I am certain those would be on the menu.

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:11 AM

I have swim meets for my summer nieghborhood division, not like quest or over 50 meters unless relay or IM, but i would like to know what are some good paleo options. Last year before paleo i would carbo load with pasta but i know i wouldnt go... (more)

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glib 0 · July 26, 2013 at 1:24 AM

man, did I hate carbo loads when I was a teen. But I am guessing that it is done for a reason, that you race better. Sweet potatoes with coconut oil, bananas and dried fruits would be my choice. This will also potassium load you, which is a good... (more)

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by 13 · October 23, 2014 at 4:09 AM

Hi everyone! I am a 14 year old girl who has gone paleo for about a month now, with the exception of a few cheats here and there ;) I dance 3-4 days a week and I am 5'1 1/2 and I think around 85 pounds? I usually aim to eat about 200 grams protein... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2013 at 9:39 PM

That's definitely not 'not enough' protein. That's likely either a good amount for you or too much. If you decide to cut back some on the protein as many here are advocating then I'd consider adding some sweet potatoes/potatoes in to help you meet... (more)

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by 5 · October 23, 2014 at 3:59 AM

hey everyone, I'm a 16 year old girl, im about 6 feet and 180 pounds and im looking to lose as much weight as possible, as I want to be a victoria secrets model and I'm also a pescatarian. I don't know if the paleo diet will hurt my... (more)

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Cricket 0 · January 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Ok, if you're a pescatarian, you can still follow paleo. It's quite easy :) It's always good to have ambition, and you're certainly aiming for something, so I applaud that. If anything, the Paleo diet will further your development, as you'll be... (more)

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by 80 · October 23, 2014 at 3:55 AM

My family lives a really healthy life. A usual dinner is salmon + salad, or maybe a big portobello mushroom with tomatoes and goat cheese. If we wanna splurge we have sausage and sweet potatoes. A normal lunch for me is a bento box filled with... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 20, 2012 at 4:21 AM

Paleo is optimal for you. Just dont restrict your calories or variety of paleo foods and your all good.

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by 430 · October 23, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Hi, I'm not one of those girls who thinks they are fat when they've mostly got a flat stomach.I haven't. I have grab-able fat. Even my mom says I could lose half a stone. It may be for vanity, but it is also for my running. I need to drop fat... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Hiding your attempt to eat paleo from your Mum will increase your stress, which is always bad for your health (increased level of cortisol and all that). I suggest that you and your Mum read "Escape the Diet Trap" by London MD John Briffa. After... (more)

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