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by 1186 · 2 minutes ago

This is a question only women should be able to answer. I get terrible carb and sugar cravings the week before my period. I have been working with the Leangains protocol of eating from 1-9 daily, but I find that the carb cravings come hardest at... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 08, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I think that's definitely worth trying. I have to have a window that allows me to eat up until a couple of hours before bed as I seem to sleep best with food in my belly. Are you allowing yourself chocolate or other treats? I try to fight the... (more)

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by 871 · 2 minutes ago

I have been reading everything I can get my hands on by Gary Taubes. I am getting through "why we gat fat..." And I reached the chapter about localized weight gain..i believe in extreme cases it is called ..lipodystrophy. This fascinated me... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 06, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I have read on several primal/paleo "experience" blogs, that quite a few women (who aren't crossfitters and start Paleo while overweight) quote "keep their curves" (and are happy to do so) once they've reached their goals physically. I find the... (more)

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by 3197 · 3 minutes ago

Morning everyone! I've lately been having appetite issues (lack of it, more like) and some fellow cavepeople on here suggested I try a full fast to 'reawaken' my appetite. I've fasted before, and I like the idea; besides, I kind of do it on a... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · January 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Sounds more like some more sleep is in order! But man or woman, you don't want to be worrying about what you eat if you're not feeling on top of things. On the other hand, it clearly hasn't killed you so take it as a learning experience and see... (more)

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by 13983 · 3 minutes ago

My friend Coach CanaDan wrote a great blog post for the layman about cholesterol and why high LDL ain't all that bad when the LDL is fluffy. Worth a quick read! Then my friend Kurt posted a question about whether there's a difference for women.... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Men generally have higher levels of CETP and higher TGs coupled with smaller particle sizes. Serum TGs are the primary determinant of LDL particle size. I would assume that this results in a differential CHD etiology. I suppose at the macro... (more)

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by 1025 · 7 minutes ago

I'm asking this question for several reasons: 1) It seems like there have been a lot of questions lately from women who are struggling to get their body fat to a lower % and to be rid of belly fat in general. 2) I'm becoming increasingly aware... (more)

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Mallory_1 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM

omg people....the womens bodies DO NOT LOOK INSULIN RESISTANT or 'wheat bellied.' you obviously have no idea what cultural women's bodies look like- sans i think cliff said the ideal was no ideal. women, ALL fertile women SHOULD carry their weight... (more)

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by 505 · 7 minutes ago

I have been eating primal for about 6 months and have seen HUGE improvements in my overall health and digestive issues. I was feeling very malnourished and now I feel great! One area though that has not budged in the slightest is my PMS/PMDD. I... (more)

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Fiona 0 · November 16, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I was looking up PMS symptoms earlier today. I read that eostrogen can affect calcium/magnesium levels. Are you still using the progesterone? Perhaps this could be a factor? Zinc, magnesium & vitamin b6 have been implicated with PMS. I... (more)

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by 36 · 9 minutes ago

Please don't get offended, and maybe I'm wrong, but generally I usually see women needing to be in serious relationships more than men. Has going Paleo, especially females, made you overall more independent?

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by 213 · 10 minutes ago

I'm wondering if no-poo is best for thick and/or curly hair. Is there anyone with fine hair who has made it work for them? When I try it, my hair is thin and stringy so I give up after 4 or so days. Is this something I need to wait out or is it... (more)

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WordVixen 0 · October 07, 2011 at 4:11 AM

I have very fine hair and I've been doing no poo for a while now. It took MONTHS for my hair to adjust, and it never totally did until my vacation to Florida. The water there is much softer than the water where I live. I could have gone over a... (more)

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by 56616 · 10 minutes ago

Winter is coming and I"m looking for two pairs of shoes, one for the 20-50 degree range and one that will survive in temperatures ranging from 20 to -15 or so. Last year I had my Vivo Barefoot, which did fine in 20-50 degrees, but didn't meet all... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · October 04, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Camper makes a really good product, have worn different styles over the years and have loved them. For me, my Asolo's and OR Expedition Crocodile Goretex gaiters have saved my life these NY winters. For snow days they are my go-to, even dressed... (more)

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by 974 · 11 minutes ago

I would like to hear some feedback from women who are 40+ y/o and Paleo Diet. I am 40 and am having trouble losing weight lately. Everyone tells me "once you hit 40 it is so hard to lose weight". AT first I just didn't believe them--now I am. ... (more)

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gabriele_1 0 · September 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM

I am almost 58. I used to be a vegan (not very good at it either) but adopted a paleo diet and have lost 55 pounds. My advice, as far as losing weight, would be this: calories DO count, contrary to what Gary Taubes writes. You can be obese as a... (more)

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by 499 · 11 minutes ago

I'm new here, and looking into paleo as a way of helping to manage my PCOS (and concurrent insulin resistance). I've been cutting simple carbs and industrial oils out of my diet and increasing my fat consumption, though I'm still eating legumes... (more)

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Alchemille 0 · September 15, 2011 at 8:20 AM

I recently learned that glycemic problems (whether hyper/diabetes or hypo) are the result of a lack of chromium and/or vanadium. I've been having hypoglycemia since childhood and since I started taking these in colloidal form (a couple weeks ago),... (more)

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by 35 · 11 minutes ago

I am paleo for about 1 month. I do not limit fruit. I am not overweight; I weigh 53kg and am 163cm. I am 31 and after going off birthcontrol 3 years ago I never got my period or ovulation back...I did get pregnant after my first round of clomid... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM

My guess would be that you're zinc deficient as a result of the vegan diet, which has decreased estrogen and caused amenorrhea. You need to start actively pursuing zinc in your diet if you don't want to supplement. Focus on eating foods like... (more)

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by 355 · 12 minutes ago

I picked up a review copy of this book on the slush pile at work ("Why Women Need Fat") -- the basic hypothesis is that women need more DHA / EPA because they deplete those stores when they get pregnant, because the developing foetus needs extra... (more)

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Dr_Cate 0 · September 03, 2011 at 3:01 PM

This kind of sloppy science depresses me. Two phrases jump out and demand reply: A: "our bodies tell us to keep eating more until we get that precious few drops of Omega-3s that we need to store; so if we ate more Omega-3s in the first place... (more)

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by 56616 · 14 minutes ago

When I was a veg*n I struggled with hair loss, excessively long periods, and depression during my period. About four years into mostly paleo, I went through a period where my periods were just right, but now they are only 1-2 days. I also now have... (more)

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Heather_2 0 · August 04, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Pluck them! That's what I do. My hormones are normal and I've always been a bitty fuzzy all over with the hair near the nipples after puberty (I'm 27 now). I've never had a chin hair though, but plenty of women do. Not everything we find... (more)

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by 380 · 14 minutes ago

I've been paleo-flexible (dairy if I feel like it, small indulgences when I feel I'd be missing out) for about 10 weeks, and I've dropped almost 20lbs and made great strides in my sports training. My adult-low bodyweight thus far is right around... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · August 03, 2011 at 10:04 PM

You need to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. If access (usually related to lack of insurance) is an issue, call your nearest public health clinic and ask if they have a women's health care program/ Nurse Practitioner that can evaluate you.... (more)

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by 430 · 14 minutes ago

I have been dabbling in the idea of trying IF (eating daily from 12-9pm ish).. The thought is a lil scary since I have totally conditioned my body to eat RIGHT when I wake up. I actually get hunger pangs 45 minutes from when I wake up if I haven't... (more)

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Annie_2 0 · August 02, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Hi Amanda, I am female and had great success with IF and I still do it a few times per week. When I first started, I purposely did not eat until late in the afternoon until around 3-4pm. I drank green tea or coffee with a little heavy cream and... (more)

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by 1295 · 15 minutes ago

This question was in-part inspired by the recent post about Paleo women being too hard on themselves and their body composition. So Paleo men, what do you think? Does a woman with a 6-pack and bulging biceps make you swoon, or is feminine... (more)

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Anish 0 · July 18, 2011 at 3:13 AM

I prefer toned but not too muscular. Curves are nice but not necessary. Something like Allison Stokke: (more)

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by 128 · 15 minutes ago

I have only been doing this for one week, so far I'm loving it. I love the way I'm eating, the foods are great. I am excited to continue. I'm concerned about Calcium, being a woman it's important that I get what I need. So, supplements? ... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · July 09, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Supposedly the reason why calcium supplements don't work is that the calcium goes into your arteries and may spark a cardiovascular event, rather than fortifying your bones for those suffering from osteoporosis. I wonder how many other... (more)

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by 3159 · 15 minutes ago

Heya- After some googleage, I get the impression that high-fat low-protein works best for most women on paleo (note: I know our biochemistry is all different and it often requires individual tweaking). I believe I eat more protein than fat... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · July 06, 2011 at 2:03 PM

It took some tweaking of my diet to get the right formula but definitely is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb way of eating that helped me shed some body fat and weight. I did have digestive issues before and increasing my fat created a... (more)

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by 529 · 16 minutes ago

I have been primal/paleo for the last four months and followed a Weston Price style diet before that. Lots of fermented food, pastured meats, organ meats, raw dairy, fermented dairy and no grains, I am allergic. I had IBS from the grain allergy... (more)

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animalcule 0 · July 06, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Sounds to me like a problem with LC paleo. I had something similar, most severe in the first couple periods after I went VLC. I also had IBS caused by grains, asymptomatic now on a 'primal' diet. And my body loves fatty dairy. I would try eating... (more)

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by 2854 · 16 minutes ago

From leangains to IFing there are so many examples of men losing fat/gaining muscle, but as women's bodies are playing a different game (or so it seems), I'd love to compile the successful strategies that have worked for Paleo females. What... (more)

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none 0 · June 29, 2011 at 2:10 PM

In my personal experience I had success prioritizing exercise in the following way: Heavy weights Intervals - sprints Bodyweight circuit training lots of walking and hiking with my kids Things that helped with diet: no booze - yes water,... (more)

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by 549 · 16 minutes ago

Hello I am in my 50s, have always been physically active and strong, but overweight. I decided on 100% (i.e no dairy as well as other eliminations)paleo and have really enjoyed the last month, creating and enjoying new dishes. I have not weighed... (more)

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Rose 0 · June 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM

You briefly mentioned carbs, saying they were the lowest percentage of your food. Is it possible you're going into ketosis for the first time? Many people go into ketosis at 60g or less of carbohydrate per day (most of us go into ketosis when... (more)

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by 1069 · 18 minutes ago

Hi, Background: I'm a 22 year old 5'3"/120 lb female. I have been eating lacto-Primal/Archevore with increasing strictness for the past six months or so - my carb levels vary but are generally within 50-150 grams per day of vegetables/tubers, with... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM

My guess would be that coupling crossfit with low carb has caused an increase in cortisol, which has interfered with your natural hormone levels and probably decreased estrogen. If you were to make 150g of starch the minimum for any day, with more... (more)

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by 250 · 18 minutes ago

First of all, I hate that term "problem areas," but it's the only way I can best describe those weird areas where some women (myself included) seem to always be out-of-proportion or overweight. My body is not a "problem," but I do I want to be... (more)

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being 0 · May 26, 2011 at 7:25 PM

i have the same body. ive found that it just really is what it is. spot toning dosent do all that much. my belly is the first place i lose fat from and the last place i gain it. ive lost 30 pounds and not a single inch from my hips and thighs!... (more)

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by 828 · 18 minutes ago

Sorry for the rambling question, but I???m at my wit???s end. I???m 24, F (obvi), 5???7, 135 lbs, zero pregnancies. I haven???t had my period for three years. I lost it after losing about 40 lbs (from 190 to 150) and quitting The Pill because I... (more)

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Dr__Ryan 0 · May 18, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Whew, there is a lot going on here girl. I think that I might be able to help you some, but my primary recommendation is to seek a holistic professional such as a chiropractor with wellness credentials or a functional medicine doc. Sounds like you... (more)

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