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by 0 · July 04, 2014 at 3:06 AM

I am a 16 year old female, more into powerlifting than body building. I lift heavy 4-5x/week, and do HIIT/ metabolic conditioning around 3x a week. I focus on large compound movements (squat, deadlift, bench, OHP) more than isolation movements. ... (more)

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superdad 0 · July 02, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Just off the top of my head, i wouldn't say that was a lot considering you are lifting heavy 4-5 times a week plus doing HIIT/metcon. Depending on how long you have been training & what your goals are, you may be doing a bit too much. If you're... (more)

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by 0 · March 15, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I've been on paleo for about 6 days. I went completely cold turkey and I'm loving eating within the paleo guidelines. Today it's Saturday and I've been eating well all day, but it's nearly dinner and I feel like a creamy mushroom pasta.. I've... (more)

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rewdy 0 · March 15, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Hello. Here are a few things to keep in mind. 1. Know why you're following paleo. If you're following paleo just to lose weight, eating one pasta meal will probably not significantly cause you problems. If you're following paleo (like a... (more)

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by 0 · March 07, 2014 at 4:46 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 · February 24, 2014 at 12:56 PM

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 · February 20, 2014 at 2:00 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hey! So today i am going out to lunch at red lobster and want to know what the healthiest paleo option is. I am really bad at decision making so i wanted to hear others opinions. or shoould i just make this my cheat meal for the week? i am only... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 05, 2013 at 4:06 PM

The "cheat" portion of eating out at a place like Red Lobster can be the shitty oils that they use to cook food in. For the most part, however, you can stick to healthier options: a quick look at their menu shows grilled pork chops, grilled... (more)

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by 13 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 3 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I am 14 years ild and have been doing paleo for 2 months now. I greatly suffered from the "low-carb" flu and my energy has gone up a little bit but I still feel SUPER weak.. it is a chore to get up and do anything. I'm 5' 1" and 101 lbs and around... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · February 27, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Eat more potatoes & sweet potatoes. I'm all about ketosis, personally. But, I don't think it's supportive of your life stage. As for working out, get involved in a sport. Something you like. Doesn't need to be through school, just make sure... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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 202 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

95% of the dinners cooked by me for our family is Paleo. I've been trying to convince my kiddo that Paleo would be better for him. He can't have cow milk, but some products like yogurt seem to be fine. he's been forgoing cheese lately (by my... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Oh honey, I feel for you and your son. I have food intolerances too, but nothing that bad! Coconut oil is great and all, but I feel animal fat is king for digestion. Can you find lard or duck fat in your area? They taste so much better, I find.... (more)

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by 80 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

14 year old girl, 5'3", 150 pounds. Started paleo initially to lose weight and to feel better. I've been fully paleo for about 4 days (not long, I know) and it was hard. Because I couldn't eat as much as I wanted because of the fat-phobic,... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · November 05, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Congrats on resisting all the junk food, that's half the battle! You could be eating not enough carb for energy. Unless you're really committed to it, I wouldn't try to go very low carb right away...try just moderate-to-low carb for a bit and... (more)

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by 430 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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)