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by 4181 · about 7 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 3280 · about 7 hours ago

I was surprised when I read this in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/25/6/555.full.pdf The conclusion is that vegetarians have a LOWER risk of osteoporosis than do omnivores. I thought all the phytic... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 08, 2014 at 6:40 PM

How the heck did you find some ancient study like that that gives essentially the opposite of nearly every other study out there? Googling 'bone density vegetarianism' comes up with this: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/90/4/943.full first... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 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 396 · about 7 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 7 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 633 · about 7 hours ago

By average SAD-er, I don't mean someone eating McDonalds everyday and drinking soda, I mean someone eating oatmeal and OJ for breakfast and maybe turkey sandwich on wholegrain bread with low fat cheese/margarine for lunch(in other words,... (more)

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Roth 0 · May 02, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Yes, but not because they're vegans. They're healthier because they remove all the shitty food that SAD people eat, not because they removed animal products. Veganism is the one of the most restrictive diet on the planet and when you restrict... (more)

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by 229 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 55 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 579 · about 8 hours ago

I think the article was circulating in the Paleosphere of one of the top bloggers or even WAPF. Can't remember! If I remember correctly, the article showed that although we have 98.5% similar genetic material, our digestive systems are really... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 09, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Well, not so recent anymore, but this points squarely to the work of Barry Groves, which did the following presentation for the Weston A Price Foundation - I believe this is what you're referring to. I wish his work were better known in the... (more)

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by 511 · about 8 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 8 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 -2 · about 8 hours ago

It seems to me that Paleo is sort of a rebranding of the Zone style low/no carb diets that lost popularity after being shown to be unhealthy, and extremely difficult. Is science behind this, or is it the animal agriculture industry? I'm just... (more)

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CD 0 · January 09, 2013 at 8:44 PM

So you are obviously a vegan troll, and not here for healthy debate. So I just have one question for you.... Do paleo people actually go on vegan boards and troll like this? Or is this just something you do?

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by 40 · about 8 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 8 hours ago

Thanksgiving is bringing home to me that most of the people who I care about eat, not just SAD, but a very inverse diet to mine. I live in a liberal college town. Most of my loving, progressive, artistic friends & family: Believe in the... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM

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by 219 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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