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by 131 · about 17 hours ago

Back when I was a vegetarian and a vegan, I was never interested in wearing those shirts that said things like "Meat is murder" or "I love tofu" or using bumper stickers, key chains, bracelets, or any of that type of junk that advertised my... (more)

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coldhandinmine 0 · September 22, 2011 at 1:15 AM

I never advertise anything about my eating habits. One of my central IRL tenets is "avoid unnecessary and exhausting conversations."

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by 4181 · about 17 hours ago

Simple question, would there be a benefit to eating only vegetables and a little fruit once or twice a week and then the other days eating a paleo style diet? Intermittent fasting allows 500 calories during the day (without protein) and that would... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I usually do a full fast (36 hours with no food at all) once every couple weeks but if I didn't then i'd make sure to have days where I go very low on protein. I generally restrict protein to around 75g per day aswell.If you eat lots of protein... (more)

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by 396 · about 18 hours ago

Goths, like myself (an older Goth, not vegetarian), tend to mostly be vegetarian/vegan. We despise hippies, and love bloodsuckers, so why do you think Paleo isn't attractive to Goths?

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tmj_1 0 · July 14, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Hipster and goth are opposites folks!! No idea about the vegetarianism-goth connection though. I thought that was only hippies?

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

Hey guys, so I'm very new to Paleo and Cross fit. Actually I've only really been doing it for a week now. However, I've noticed that my calves are feeling very weak. I can't run as far as I used to because my legs get too tired. I know that I am... (more)

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RK 0 · May 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

It could be the food. But it could just be crossfit. It is an excellent tool for ferreting out your weak spots! Crossfit can be pretty calf intensive, with all the jumping and lifting. You could try those crazy compression socks. A lot of... (more)

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by 614 · about 18 hours ago

If one designs a diet based solely on fruits, nuts and veggies (no soy, dairy, etc) that meets ALL of the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals with the notable exception of Vitamin D which can be supplemented very easily and contains... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Still incomplete: retinol, K2, B12, taurine, carnitine, etc... Also probably hard to get enough calories, many vegans have that issues (which is why generally folks lose weight until they're sticks, unless they're gorging on processed crap.) (more)

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by 229 · about 18 hours ago

I have a friend you recently turned vegan. Besides the facts about how dirty factory farming can be one of her main reasons was that she felt lethargic eating meat. Is there any other explanations that would cause lethargy? Without asking her... (more)

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Mash 0 · April 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Is she feeling lethargic right after eating meat or throughout the day after eating meat?I'm thinking digestion, fuller meat stomach versus a lighter vegetable stomach. Is she eating the same amount and type of vegetables as before along with... (more)

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by 281 · about 18 hours ago

Today I happened upon this link via Mark Sission: http://kristensraw.com/blog/2013/03/17/my-vegan-diet-caused-health-problems-would-primal-paleo-or-real-food-be-better/ While it's purely anecdotal evidence, it's surely compelling anecdotal... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM

I think the folks who self-destruct on paleo (or veganism) share some common traits. They practice an extremely limited and inflexible version of the diet and when that isn't optimal for them, they crash and give up. They also tend to make it a... (more)

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by 229 · about 18 hours ago

Does anyone have a good reply to this comment? I'm probably not going to reply to it because I don't think that an intelligent debate is possible based on her other comments. However I would like to know some solid reasons against veganism. "... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 14, 2013 at 9:27 PM

I like your decision not to try to "win" this conversation. This person appears to have some deeply-held beliefs and her emotions are too engaged for rational analysis of all existing data. I've seen that in some paleos as well and they aren't the... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I'm interested in trying the paleo diet/lifestyle since I've started getting interested in fitness, and alot of people seem to have been very successful with their fitness routines while following a paleo type diet. My trouble is, perhaps due to... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · March 26, 2013 at 3:03 AM

what does your dialy diet consist of? you may be combinding foods inappropriately, not getting enough fiber from green leafy veggies, celery, or cucumbers, may not be getting enough water, and also fat. you need more fat than protein, to grease... (more)

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by 26182 · about 18 hours ago

We have had several vegetarian/vegans on the site recently. And I think there is value to engaging in intellectual debate. So, What I am asking for is scientific/ intellectual arguments for the value of the Vegetarian diet with respect to... (more)

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Mash 0 · March 21, 2013 at 3:21 PM

The problem I see though is that in general people are coming from the same place. That being a low variety low nutrition high toxin modern diet. Hence you find people moving from a poor diet to a high variety high nutrition low toxic fresh... (more)

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by 482 · about 18 hours ago

Before starting paleo a few months ago I was a strict vegetarian for about 5 years. However I developed severe anemia (which was partly genetic) and other health problems most likely caused by eating such a high carbohydrate diet with lots of... (more)

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CD 0 · February 25, 2013 at 3:05 AM

My opinion -- to each their own. I don't like vegans telling me how I should eat, I am not going to do the same. I have a couple of vegan friends who are very well educated. I enjoy talking nutrition with them. The truth is, for every... (more)

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by 644 · about 18 hours ago

Hi, I am an ex vegetarian/vegan/raw foodist. I was meat free for 12 years, from about 12-24 years of age. I love animals. I was a fanatical PETA activist. I love cows, love pigs, love chickens, love love love- meaning I feel a deep connection... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · January 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I think it's definitely possible to eat a healthy vegetarian paleo diet. If you eat a paleo-starch based diet, you're already most of the way there, because eating a lot of your calories from plain potatoes (if you deem them paleo) will give you... (more)

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by 95 · about 18 hours ago

Hello, I've searched and read various 'budget paleo' threads, but I was hoping I could get some more specific advice addressed to an individual recently wanting to adopt a paleo diet. I've been a vegetarian for about a year, and have excluded... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM

In terms of quantity/price, vegetarian is going to win over paleo 90% of the time. If you start considering quality/price, paleo is going to start to pull ahead.

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by 219 · about 18 hours ago

I live with my fiance, who is a vegetarian-leaning pescetarian. I'm a safe starch friendly paleo eater. Any tips for where to find grain-free vegetarian recipes? Obviously vegetables and fish are points of agreement for us.

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Tcraig 0 · November 05, 2012 at 8:38 PM

There is a whole list of vegan paleo friendly recipes here http://www.vegiehead.com/vegan-paleo-recipes.html. I have that entire page bookmarked, especially for the paleo friendly desserts (I can't help my sweeth tooth!). It also adds a nice... (more)

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by 50 · about 18 hours ago

Hello, this is my first post on Paleo Hacks. I'm hoping you can help me a little with my wife and "conversion" issues, plus a new health challenge. My wife is pretty much the complete opposite of me on fitness ... well, sort of. She does... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 13, 2012 at 11:57 PM

The clich?? "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" exists for a reason. You can't force a grown woman to do anything she isn't convinced is good for her or thinks will make her feel unhealthy. The latter consideration is at... (more)

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by 3 · about 18 hours ago

I???m looking to incorporate more paleo principles in my diet. I'm a 20something female who has lost significant weight the last couple of years, but am still obese. My original diet was basically all carbs and sugar, sometimes avoiding meat (junk... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

As an omnivore, I don't think cat or dog meat sounds disgusting. Food is food. Your hangup is purely psychological, you can get over that. Eggs are a good start, but whole egg is essential. Dairy is ok, find a good source but that's the case with... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

How does my blood work look? 38 yo female, 5'7" 122 lbs, 13% body fat, HIIT 5x / week. Gets at least 8 hours of sleep. Should I worry about LDL being small and dense? Dr says 'no' - it's such a new test and no one completely knows how to... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Plasma cholesterol concentrations, measured by the standard lipid panel, are nearly irrelevant, according to Dr. Tom Dayspring. 70% of the total atherothrombotic events in the U.S. (those resulting from clogged blood vessels) still happen,... (more)

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by 5808 · about 18 hours ago

It's hard to stay legume/grain-free on a vegetarian/pescetarian paleo diet. Soy is out, dairy is out, but for me, seafood and eggs are in. I imagine it would be even harder for vegan paleos. What are you vegan-paleos eating for satiation and... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · September 13, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Lyndsay- I probably eat similarly to you. I eat legumes, very carefully-prepared--usually lentils or heirloom variety beans. I also eat plenty in the way of fat (olive oil, lard, coconut oil, ghee). I don't feel good eating grains. They tend to... (more)

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by 144 · about 18 hours ago

Hi Paleohacks, I'm back for another semester of college! With a collage of my food issues, stress levels, social factors and desire to be Primal I am living a co-op (which is lots of fun) with mostly vegetarians. Lunch and dinner are supplied... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · September 07, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Are you allowed to do any of your own cooking there? If you do ever plan to spend money on food at the store in town, you don't have to limit yourself to Clif and Luna bars and wacky stuff like that. (Mostly soy protein isolate and all kinds of... (more)

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by 716 · about 18 hours ago

After hearing about the mental boost afforded by creatine i decided to read some studies to bolster the hearsay with science. Ended up finding some pretty widely replicable results on the memories and cognition of vegetarians taking creatine; The... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 18, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Well the evidence that we have to base our decision upon is the studies you have read. I have read them too. What I think we can garner from them is that a certain degree of exogenous creatine benefits cognition. Vegetarians because they don't eat... (more)

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by 6229 · about 18 hours ago

So I'm sick of hearing spirituality associated with vegetarianism. At some point, eating all those beans are going to interfere with meditation or spiritual practice. LOL. BTW - the hubby and I had much better meditation post-Paleo then... (more)

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Rene_2 0 · August 04, 2012 at 6:11 AM

I think it was the Dalai Lama who once said in an interview that to find spirituality one should not turn to "strange" practices alien to ones culture, but find it in ones own tradition. The tenets of my liberal Christian background are quite... (more)

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by 610 · about 18 hours ago

On the website of the Seventh Day Adventists, I was looking up how they think about sugar (and they eat only very little). I came across this piece of info: "Since 1954 more than 250 articles have been published in scientific journals on the... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I know that much of the difference of SDAs longevity versus the rest of the populous is supposed to be from the close personal and community bonds they form. This is also an issue with other long lived populations like Okinawans. One problem you... (more)

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by 11152 · about 18 hours ago

A study conducted found a correlation between the adaptation of a vegetarian diet and an elevated risk of mental illness (neuroticism, major depression, OCD, phobias, etc) in comparison to a matched non-vegetarian group which took socio-economic... (more)

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trjones 0 · June 11, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I always considered becoming a vegetarian as a sign of an already existing mental illness, not a contributing factor.

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by 925 · about 18 hours ago

If you read my profile I think you'll see that I have run the gamut of eating styles. Vegetarian (true vegetarian) for 13 years, tried veganism, raw foodie for a while etc. Anyhoo, I became interested in the Paleo diet particularly since my... (more)

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monaLisa 0 · May 08, 2012 at 1:54 AM

I was the same way. I have been a vegetarian for 20 or so years sometimes adding seafood when I get anemic. I never realized it before but I was always so tired. I just started eating red meat, and let me tell you it has been a battle. I... (more)

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by 413 · about 18 hours ago

Report found at the follwing link: http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20120502/hate-meat-it-may-be-in-your-genes The study basically outlines that some people may very well have a gene (if not 2) that intensifies the scent of the steroid androstenone... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · May 03, 2012 at 2:57 PM

"People who are instinctively vegetarian or vegan or instinctively heavy meat-eaters, it could definitely have some sort of underlying biological component to it," says Kara Hoover, PhD, a biological anthropologist and assistant professor at the... (more)

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