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by 131 · about 19 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 5 · about 19 hours ago

People criticize paleo for a lot of reasons. What tenets do people bash the most, or most frustratingly, in your experience?

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TruthinessInc 0 · August 22, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Anything related to replacing a modern doctor. If you do XYZ, you'll never have to see a doctor again! If I break a bone, I don't care how much coconot oil I eat, or how much bacon grease I rub on it, things wont get better until I go to a... (more)

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by 4181 · about 19 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 215 · about 19 hours ago

I've been thinking for a while, about how much contraversy there is in nutrition, and how maybe everyone is wrong for the same reason. Maybe an unrestricted diet of whole foods is best. You here the vegetarian say,"ever since I stopped eating... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 11, 2013 at 3:50 AM

I would say it is not just about avoiding harm, but about actually doing good for your body. If someone is only going to eat so much food in a day, they should maximize the stuff that is actually healthy. Just because grains don't bother you,... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I too am a Vegetarian, for the most part, I do not like red meat, I can taste the minerals in it. I do occasionally eat turkey, and will eat eggs on occasion as well. I also do not eat pork or shellfish for religious reasons, I am Jewish. I need... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 24, 2013 at 12:24 AM

You can be paleo without eating a lot of animal flesh. Focus on vegetables, fruit, safe starches, eggs, and lots and lots of fat. If you're okay with low-lactose dairy, you can get lots of fat and protein and some animal-type micronutrients from... (more)

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by 1876 · about 19 hours ago

What is everyone's opinion on this study stating that vegetarians live longer? http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/04/vegetarians-may-live-longer/?hpt=hp_t3 (more)

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Renee_2 0 · June 05, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Here's what Chris Kresser had to say on his Facebook page: "You may have seen the WSJ piece today on a study claiming vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters. Those studies are notoriously confounded by the 'healthy user effect' (i.e. since... (more)

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

I've heard that people who are longtime vegetarians/veg*ns/vegetarians/veg*ns from birth that the first time they have meat/first time they have meat in a while it can make them sick. Was this the case with you? Or did you handle it just fine? (more)

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harnessedinslums 0 · June 05, 2013 at 6:10 AM

I broke 6 years of veganism and 7 years of vegetarianism with tuna sashimi, which was delicious and easy to digest. The next thing I introduced was turkey breast and that took some getting used to... it sat pretty heavy and the texture was... (more)

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by 229 · about 19 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 19 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 55 · about 19 hours ago

Hi! I've been away from paleohacks and also the paleo diet for over a year, as I have been working as a vegetarian chef at a yoga resort in India, and have been eating mostly vegan during this time. I can't help but notice that no matter how... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · April 02, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Sounds like you'll make youself malnourished with that sort of diet. You're cutting out all the goodness in teh egg. Why not have the whole egg, it seems boiled eggs are pretty satiating for many folks. I think the sort of diet you propose... (more)

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by 614 · about 19 hours ago

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2989112/ Low-carbohydrate diets and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: Two cohort Studies "Abstract Background Data on the long-term association between low-carbohydrate diets and mortality are... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · March 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM

This paper was discussed here at PaleoHacks soon after it was published I'd also recommend you study Denise Minger's analysis of that study If you still have concerns it's not that difficult to count your daily Potassium intake and then ensure... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 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 26172 · about 19 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 5 · about 19 hours ago

I have been a vegetarian athlete since the age of 8, but am very interested in the paleo lifestyle, is there a way to incorporate a paleo lifesyle, while staying strict vegetarian?

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blueballoon 0 · March 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM

I think you could do modified paleo. If you're thinking of going grain-free and keeping legumes, make sure you prepare the legumes carefully (that is, soaking/fermenting/sprouting/etc.). I disagree with others here that legumes are going to hurt... (more)

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

When a vegetarian/vegan is telling you about how vegetarianism is compassionate and how animals have souls and consiousnesses, and you're a paleo, is there any right way to respond to that? I do agree that animals have souls and consiousnesses,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 08, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Avoid it the same way you'd avoid talking about any other divisive issue with someone you don't know particularly well: cut them off and start talking about something interesting instead. Their diets are basically religious beliefs (happens around... (more)

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by 482 · about 19 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 511 · about 19 hours ago

I was at the gym this morning and while getting ready I over heard a woman explaining to 3 other women that she has lost 15-20 pounds going vegetarian. The 3 other women were listening intently amazed at her weight loss while she explained how... (more)

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Mash 0 · February 12, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Whenever you feel the urge... the question to gently ponder is... Have you ever witnessed anyone welcoming unsolicited advice on any subject matter whatsoever?

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by 644 · about 19 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 40 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, a friend of mine asked me to research why humans shouldn't eat meat. So I've been reading and reading different stuff on the internet and I still can't understand why. I can't seem to find any good reason. So I want to understand so if someone... (more)

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Derek_2 0 · January 08, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Well, as with anyone else who comes to me and says something about how we are not supposed to eat meat, I always present them with the same question. If we are not supposed to consume meat, then how would we get the essential vitamin B12? The... (more)

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by 219 · about 19 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 5 · about 19 hours ago

My daughter and I were both vegetarians for approximately one year. After a couple of years passed, we are now both gluten intolerant (and my daughter developed ulcerative colitis at the same time). It might be related, or it might be just a... (more)

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Mscott 0 · October 25, 2012 at 4:15 AM

I asked this same question a few months ago: http://paleohacks.com/questions/92629/could-potential-elements-of-a-vegan-diet-predispose-someone-to-gluten-intoleranc#axzz2AGMmKI8r (more)

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by 50 · about 19 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 5 · about 19 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 19 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 6709 · about 19 hours ago

Had Michael Duncan been a paleo advocate I am sure there would be congressional hearings by now. Did you know that Duncan was a vegetarian? RIP Big Man.

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Matt_11 0 · September 07, 2012 at 12:06 PM

4 days, congrats, on making it 4 days before suggesting that his vegetarian diet had something to do with it.

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