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by 131 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 229 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 5 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hi, I have the autoimmune condition alopecia universalis, (total hairloss.) I got it when I was 15 and am now 34. At 21 my hair started to grow back and by 26 I had quite a lot of hair (though not all.) During this time I had adopted a vegetarian... (more)

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aj_6 0 · December 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I second the thyroid-absolutely the culprit. I, and 2 of my 5kids have thyroid problems, and major hair loss. www.stopthethyroidmadness.com for more info.al my best-aj

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by 219 · about 12 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 95 · about 12 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 95 · about 12 hours ago

Hello, I've been reading a lot about the paleo/primal/LCHF diet recently. About 9 months ago, I decided to become more active in deciding what constituted my regular diet. At the time, that translated into adopting a vegetarian diet;... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 10, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Vegetarian/vegan paleo should read Denise Minger's recommendations: http://rawfoodsos.com/for-vegans/

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by 219 · about 12 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 12 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 3 · about 12 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 5808 · about 12 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 40 · about 12 hours ago

So, At the moment I am only going off of what I've read on the Internet. I have a lot of different eating styles under my belt, trying to actually find one without getting health concerns from it. I've been a raw foodist, AND a fruitarian which... (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · September 07, 2012 at 4:35 AM

First off, as a woman who is 5'7" and 150 healthy lbs, don't worry about your weight so much. One of the big misconceptions about ancestral diets is that they make a woman look like a fitness model. On average, they don't, and that's a good thing.... (more)

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