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by 529 · about 2 hours ago

A very close friend eats grains/carbs at the moment and is on a very tight budget (~$85-110 a month for food), sometimes with limited access to cooking. While they've expressed wishes to transition to Paleo/primal/ancient-type diet, right now,... (more)

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glib 0 · July 25, 2013 at 2:49 AM

This is based on my personal experience, and I assume you mean from "less inflammatory" to "more inflammatory". Note also that I eat my wife's bread, if the dough is fermented for more than 24 hours. Very safe: turnips, yams and sweet potatoes,... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Hello! I am 33 y/o married female, about 135 lbs (no kids). I would like to lose 10-15 lb, but mostly get my energy back. I have a heart condition (replaced pulmonary valve) so I wear out pretty easily, since I am not getting 100% oxygen to start... (more)

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CoconutFan 0 · January 20, 2013 at 12:39 AM

It definitely helps having your spouse on board. My husband and I (in our 30's) just started two weeks ago. And there was a point that he wanted to start eating wheat again. But I insisted that we stick with it for at least a month. He found... (more)

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by 496 · about 2 hours ago

Hi. Can white rice give you acne if consumed and eaten with fiber, good fats, and protein? This apparently can lower the insulin spike greatly? Secondly, I have been paleo for three weeks coming from a vegetarian diet of mostly legumes and brown... (more)

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PrairieProf 0 · May 31, 2012 at 3:04 PM

You have just changed a zillion factors in your diet. The likelihood that white rice is giving you acne (especially as you were eating brown rice before) is vanishingly small. And given that you've probably vastly lowered your carb intake from... (more)

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by 95 · about 2 hours ago

Hello, I have been Paleo/Primal since Nov'11 and am transitioning my family over. My children are young (6 1/2, 5 and 3 1/2) and are addicted to cereal. (I don't buy the sugar-bomb cereal - but it's still grains) Anyway.... am looking for ideas... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · April 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM

You can take a gradual approach, or do it all at once. Some people do better one way, some do better the other. Start introducing meals where you either don't have cereal, or start serving cereal (preferably a gluten-free type, such as most of... (more)

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by 152 · about 2 hours ago

I'm doing pretty good with eliminating soy and dairy, and am on the fence about legumes since Archevore is looking pretty appealing as a starting place for me. Wheat and grains are right now the most difficult transition for me. I've severely cut... (more)

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JitzGrrl 0 · January 23, 2012 at 1:38 AM

My #1 change is that gluten makes me crazy in the social-anxiety sense; glutened I am paranoid about and paralyzed by other's reactions and intentions, which is miserable for me and everyone close to me. It was a huge and surprising finding, and... (more)

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by 152 · about 2 hours ago

My question is - what resources/model of paleo/primal, etc. might be best for me to start with? I have been to a number of paleo/primal websites (Robb Wolf, PaleoParents, Cordain, Whole 9, Mark Sisson, No Meat Athlete, Tim Ferriss and others) and... (more)

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Ashley_9 0 · January 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I too am a recovering vegetarian. I can't do cheese or butter yet... Here is what my diet looks like... HEAVY on the fish. I eat loads of salmon, tuna, trout, scallops, sardines, etc. I eat eggs everyday. It was hard to learn to eat the... (more)

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by 600 · about 2 hours ago

Hi hackers. Having recently discovered Paleo/Primal, I'm working to transition my family away from our SAD ways towards a healthier way of eating. We're not too far off actually, just have to get rid of some crackers, bagels and cereal. One of... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · December 16, 2011 at 1:27 AM

I used to live with my friend who had a 3-year-old, and she was also very attached to a morning ritual she picked up at her Dad's over christmas, which was, unfortunately, Raison Bran cereal. She wouldn't eat breakfast if she couldn't have it.... (more)

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by 5531 · about 3 hours ago

I looked around the site and couldn't find the specifics of what's actually going on when someone feels crappy transitioning from SAD to a real food diet. Is it sugar withdrawal symptoms, burning more fat and less carbs for energy, microorganism... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · September 24, 2011 at 6:26 AM

The cause of the low carb flu =impaired fat oxidation. My sense is you are looking for an explanation in people-ese that would be good for sharing with others. So, here's a good... (more)

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by 1186 · about 3 hours ago

My sis's ulcer has acted up severely since transitioning to strict paleo from a diet of mostly sugar and french fries. She's at the point now where any food is causing stomach pain/nausea, and feels she must try some starchy foods again to get... (more)

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wmertens 0 · September 16, 2011 at 9:46 PM

I don't think you want to stress her body extra by switching to a relatively extreme (low carb) diet from what it was. Stress in any form is not good. Just removing sugar/excessive fructose and wheat from her diet and otherwise not changing... (more)

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by 165 · about 3 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 85 · about 3 hours ago

Bottom line, I'm doing paleo and I'm losing weight rapidly but feel terrible and I'm extremely irritable with friends and family. By terrible I mean: constant hunger and distracting cravings, inability to concentrate, sleepiness, shakiness and... (more)

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peter_5 0 · August 19, 2011 at 12:42 PM

You CAN NOT do endurance exercise and weights on a calorie deficit. End of story. You need to eat fat and you need to eat starches. Sorry Masochist, but your plan is bad and you are going to feel shit. 1) eat enough carbs for you running -... (more)

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by 2949 · about 3 hours ago

As the title says, I got a live-in nanny job for a 7 year old girl, single mom situation (saving up to move to california, finish school, and start my own paleo practice yeahhh!) The mom was happy I'm studying nutrition and love to cook, I... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · August 19, 2011 at 11:40 PM

First of all, you need to get on the same page. The mother values the idea of nutrition, feels you have valuable information, and is willing to learn. You don't have to be sneaky about it, leave books lying around, or anything like that. Doing... (more)

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by 380 · about 3 hours ago

Long story short, I sprained my MCL in a freak jello wrestling accident this weekend. (Don't worry, it was unsweetened and I didn't eat any of the jello.) I've been considering purchasing a pair of VFFs (or a similar minimal shoe), and I was a... (more)

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jared_2 0 · June 30, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I'd say go for it. An integral part of any rehab strategy nowadays is improving proprioception, your body's ability to determine the relative position of joints in space and in relation to each other. Thick soled shoes inhibit proprioception,... (more)

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by 539 · about 3 hours ago

Since I gave up eating paleo last week and have re-introduced wheat,sugar,etc. I feel I can go longer without eating than when I was trying paleo. Also, I can eat smaller portions and not feel so bloated. When I was doing paleo, I had to gorge... (more)

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permiechickie 0 · May 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Perhaps the problem here is the paradox of choice. Everyone thinks that they want to have more choices in life (should I wear fur or diamonds?) but in reality, when we are given too many choices we often feel unhappy. I think that going Paleo is... (more)

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

No grains / Gluten ? No legumes ? No dairy ? No processed food ? No refined sugar ? Here is the link to answer directly on facebook and/or share it: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=question&id=10150263783443465 (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · May 18, 2011 at 10:14 AM

If I had to choose one, it would be no grains (and therefore no gluten). The damage they can do to the gut opens up doors for all other types of ailments and auto-immune issues. Closely followed by processed food and sugar. However by cutting... (more)

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by 152 · about 3 hours ago

My plan is to transition using a 14 stop program, modified from Panu's step program. I tried going cold turkey a few times, so I am trying a different approach. How do you keep track of your transition to eating more paleo foods and less SAD... (more)

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being 0 · April 03, 2011 at 7:15 PM

i track my food two or three days a week, max, to keep myself on the straight and narrow (i try to average less than 50g carbs a day ON AVERAGE at the end of the week- at this point i can mostly do it in my head, but i track sometimes just to be... (more)

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by 78422 · about 3 hours ago

Actually Markus Rothkranz isnt Paleo. His Video and his promotion is a bit provocating and special. Playing with fear. So a reason for me to share this controversal guy. He self shows him as very healthy. He is anyway a interesting guy, some new... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Wow, that might be the least legitimate website I've clicked on in a while (and I spend a lot of time on the internet). It's almost comically illegitimate in a self-parody sort of way.

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by 78422 · about 3 hours ago

Hej Paleo folks. Are there paleo people coming from a raw vegan background? Do you have raw vegan friends? What do you think on raw vegan lifestly and diet? For whom is Paleo, for whom is raw food? Did you learn something from a raw vegan Diet?... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 06, 2011 at 3:42 AM

Seems like a combination of the two could be a good diet; we ought not to be so dogmatic about these things.

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by 20787 · about 3 hours ago

The low carb flu, caffeine withdrawal, sugar withdrawal, constipation, cravings, depression, etc. Some people experience side effects when transitioning to paleo. Are there ways to make this easier, less painful and less stressful for newbies? ... (more)

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Nico 0 · October 02, 2010 at 4:44 AM

In my experience, you can get a lot of benefits of paleo without being as low-carb as some people are. Eat fruit, yams and squash to your heart's content. If you do want to go very low-carb you can do so once you've gone a while without gluten and... (more)

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by 4464 · about 3 hours ago

Strange question: After about 5 months of paleo, my wife has finally decided to take the plunge and give it a try to join me. She's coming from a very SAD diet (as did I). She's got a strong sugar addiction, has always loved Mountain Dew,... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · June 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM

The first time (!) I transitioned, I felt major flu-like symptoms including achy muscles. Also, because I went from regular coffee to decaf (cold-turkey), all my little caffeine-related aches and pains screamed for more caffeine until they were... (more)

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by 85 · about 3 hours ago

I have a friend that seems curious about going Paleo, especially since I mentioned that some people seem to find that their allergies improve after switching. She also suffers from asthma, which appears to be an inflammatory response. As run-away... (more)

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andrew 0 · June 18, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Yes! This was the original reason for starting to eat Paleo. I have had asthma since childhood and didn't like the idea of being on steroid inhalers for life. I began in November and found within a few weeks that things had improved. About 10... (more)

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

Hi everyone. I'm a paleo-curious ex-vegan who had been kind of "flexitarianism"-ing it for the past year. Typically, I wake up extremely hungry and am totally non-functional until I eat. Then, throughout the day, I typically get hungry every 4... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · April 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Not only are meat and fat more satiating than carbohydrates, they don't disturb your insulin levels. That ravenous, foggy, must-eat-now feeling comes from the low blood sugar rebound of the insulin from too much carbohydrate. You should... (more)

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by 5 · October 25, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Hi! I've had Type 1 Diabetes for almost 4 years now. I've really struggled with this disease and so I've researched anything I've come across that could be beneficial to me regarding Diabetes. Last year I found the paleo/primal approach. It just... (more)

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sarah_79 0 · April 18, 2013 at 2:40 AM

I have type 1 diabetes too :) No, the kidney failure is only going to happen if you have bad blood sugars, which should improve a-lot if you eat low carb. But another thing to be wary of is that if you are eating low carb and adding in more... (more)

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by 50 · October 25, 2014 at 3:54 AM

The book "Practical Paleo" pushes getting away from eating lots of little meals/snacks towards eating larger meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner. I used to eat that way (3 square meals, never snacks) years ago until I got IBS. Then (based on... (more)

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Pecan 0 · February 16, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Keep busy. Adjust your lifestyle such that you are too distracted to snack. Make time for your meals and enjoy them. Once you get into a routine, it'll come naturally. Be mindful. Think about the health benefits of avoiding snacking. It's better... (more)

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by 10 · October 25, 2014 at 3:23 AM

About three months ago my 72lb lab was diagnosed with diabetes. We tried the cheaper Science diet but his blood glucose didn't do well on it. Then switched permanently to Royal Canin HF which is their dry diabetic food. We feed him 2.5 cups twice... (more)

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syrahna 0 · November 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Sweetpotatoes, I suspect this is totally doable - but since I've never dealt with a diabetic dog, I can't speak to that. You may want to track down a holistic vet so you can have support for the diabetic issues while you transition. Here's how I... (more)

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