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by 15 · less than a minute ago

Hey! So Im looking to get smaller, Im 24 and 160 cm short lol... At the moment Im finding it really hard to lose my thighs.. Sure Paleo has helped me become really firm, but Im still struggling to lose a dress size or 2. I have a small build, and... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · December 06, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I was a paleo eater for years without any intent of becoming "skinny" until this past year. I'm still going strong on the paleo bandwagon and am also quite thin now. In other words, paleo is not in itself a weight loss diet, it's a way of eating.... (more)

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by 50 · less than a minute ago

Hi I'm currently dancing full time and really need to get back into shape as quickly as possible , I've had six months off after a serious injury and piled on the chub unfortunately.. What are some tips for leaning up and losing weight fast? It's... (more)

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pascal 0 · December 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

My list: Get SOLID sleep Perfectly clean paleo diet (no alcohol) with strong emphasis on meat and vegetables Carbs only post-workout, and (if possible) in evening (back-loading) No snacks between meals (only water/tea) Stop eating at... (more)

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by 20 · 1 minute ago

A friend and I were having a conversation about exercise/crossfit and paleo diets. I was saying that I have been a slacker in the exercise world for a while until recently but enjoying paleo food. She was wondering if people who have desk jobs and... (more)

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KA24 0 · November 29, 2012 at 5:47 AM

There are a lot of directions this topic could go. With that said, protein is by far the LEAST LIKELY of the three macro-nutrients to be converted to stored Triglycerides. Assuming we're talking about whole food protein that will require both... (more)

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by 25 · 1 minute ago

Newbie here. Day 4, just getting over the hump of the first few days and starting to feel better. I'm a mid-thirties mom, 145 lbs and 5'4", trying to lose about 20 lbs if possible. And get some energy back, maybe balance my hormones, etc.... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · November 27, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Hey Michelle, welcome to PH! You look like you're off to a great start. You asked what you should be doing at this stage; my answer? Give your new lifestyle some time before you see any changes. And another thing: fat doesn't make you fat. It'll... (more)

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by 1667 · 2 minutes ago

I have been helping a 23 year old young lady switch to a gradually more primal way of eating over the course of the past year. I have enhanced her vitamin D to optimal levels and continued to nag her to incorporate fermented foods (starting with... (more)

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megawatts 0 · December 05, 2012 at 10:45 PM

This sounds very much like histamine intolerance, which could potentially be made worse by eating leftover meat, fermented foods, seafood, and some other paleo goodies (maybe bone broth, but I'm not sure about that one). I've been reading up on... (more)

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by 1195 · 3 minutes ago

I am especially asking women who did not have freckles genetically, but got them from hormonal changes, perhaps in from going on the pill or from getting older. I never had any (neither parent does to this day) until my mid thirties. I never... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · October 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM

No, but I have noticed some difference from Retin-A (which probably isn't paleo). Not sure if what I have is really "freckles" or just "age spots" or some more general sort of sun damage, but either way Retin-A has lightened the dark spots. I'm... (more)

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by 80 · 5 minutes ago

We've been on this bandwagon for close to a year, with intermitten periods of diligence, but it's been successful overall. Truth be told, we are damn good during the week, but the weekends can be total right offs from time to time. We've seen... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · October 01, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I'm 47 and pretty active. I have recently restarted my weight loss after about 9 months of no weight loss by cutting out the high impact stuff. Instead I do extremely low impact cycling and jogging. I keep my heart rate at 180 - age, which makes... (more)

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by 15 · 7 minutes ago

I am 41 years old. 2 years ago I quit working to care for my 6 year old son with autism. Since I quit working I have gained 45 lbs. I live with the added stress that comes with raising my beautiful boy. My son wakes up about 2 times a night so I... (more)

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Jean_1 0 · September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Does your son eat paleo? I have read that it helps with autism in some cases.

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by 78417 · 9 minutes ago

https://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/19049 My wife had blood tests recently which showed she was perfectly healthy with the exception of prolactin levels 3x the normal lab range maximum. That's 63 instead of 20 (ng/ml?). They currently want her... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 02, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I wouldn't panic, since you have only had one lab test. Stress is implicated in prolactinoma, so reducing stress is essential. Get her Vitamin D level checked & sun/supplement to 60-80 ng/ml to help her hormonal balance. Xenoestrogens... (more)

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by 43 · 9 minutes ago

5'3" and 135 lbs. 36 years old, five kids. Have thick upper arms, saddlebags and love handles. Not lean. Primal for last 12 months, between 50-80g carbs for last 6 months. In ketosis, with a cheat carb day every 10-12 days. Consistently eat... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · August 04, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Some thoughts: You have a tough plate with 5 kids but... 1) Cut out IF (intermittent fasting). Some research shows that IF for females (human and animals) makes glucose tolerance WORSE but is better for... (more)

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by 343 · 9 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I'm a 28 year old female, eating a mostly paleo diet (some dairy in the form of Greek yoghurt and occasional cheese, and weekend alcohol). I crossfit 3x per week and have another one or two relatively short, intense circuit-type... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · August 01, 2012 at 9:52 PM

To gain strength, you must do a strength training program. Crossfit is metabolic conditioning and primarily focuses on muscular endurance. This is great training to add to an existing strength program but by itself really is not all that useful.... (more)

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by 30 · 10 minutes ago

SURVIVOR/ REVERSAL OF Interstitial Cystitis! What ever you do please tell your wife to try the Paleo diet. I was diagnosed at 19 and my life became a living hell. I was on multiple medication, couldn't engage in any form of activity and was... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · December 18, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I suffered repeat Urinary Tract Infections for many years after my bladder packed up and I had to use catheters. Obviously inserting a plastic pipe into what is supposed to be a sterile area is likely to introduce infections and once these become... (more)

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by 5 · 11 minutes ago

I keep being stunned when I read labels - chewing gum, salad dressing/condiments, dark chocolate even supplements! Is there a minimal amount one can consume safely? If not, how do you guys avoid it (especially when going out to eat)?

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peter_5 0 · July 21, 2012 at 1:48 AM

*Dont eat foods from a packet. *Mix your own ingredients. *Make your own salad dressing/condiments. *Choose the fresher products. *Lyndt 85% - no soy. Other than that its a mine field out there. Soy is in every-bloody-thing! (more)

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by 483 · 12 minutes ago

So, I've realised I'm 'skinny-fat'. I saw this post on Stumptuous.com here - scroll down to see the picture. I look a lot like that. I'm 5ft 7in and 138lbs, but with v. little muscle definition and I'm weak as all hell. Up until a year ago I... (more)

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trjones 0 · July 10, 2012 at 3:37 AM

I think you need to differentiate between "lift heavy things" and "lifting heavy". As used in the paleo community, the former can mean anything from bodyweight exercises to deadlifts. The latter is a term of art (sorry for the lawyer in me... (more)

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by 195 · 13 minutes ago

I just recently started weight training with a cross fit style coach about five weeks ago.. I did 2 weeks of twice a week, and 3 weeks of 3 times a week. I have very little body strength and we're basically working from the 'ground up'.. We lift... (more)

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Violet9 0 · June 27, 2012 at 5:27 PM

1) How long have you been eating paleo? What's your carb intake like? 2) "Over-exercise shouldn't be an issue because I have plenty of body fat from being 'skinny fat'." A person can have lots of body fat and still be exercising too hard. Hard... (more)

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by 40 · 13 minutes ago

Hello fellow paleo women :) I'm 19 and I've been on paleo for a whopping 6 days! I love it so far and I've lost 8 pounds! Talk about instant gratification! Anyway, I have always had KILLER periods. I'm talking: *Feeling like the world is... (more)

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by 40 · 13 minutes ago

Ladies! I was wondering: If you've lost a good amount of weight on paleo, have you lost much in your breasts? If you haven't, what's your secret? Any tips you have on this subject? I really like mine just the way they are! Hahaha :) (more)

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Sami_1 0 · June 29, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Since no one has really said anything about keeping the ladies big, my secret is avocados! Whether I work out or not, I eat an avocado a day and, luckily, I've been able to keep my boobs from deflating. :) It's also worth it to note that just by... (more)

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by 343 · 14 minutes ago

Hi all, Looking for a bit of advice from you nice folks... I'll start by saying that I know you cannot spot reduce, however I also know that certain dietary practices (eg. grain-free) are very helpful for losing belly fat, so I'm wondering if... (more)

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tanukicons 0 · June 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I heard about this on a podcast a couple of weeks ago in regards to estrogen dominance causing excessive thigh & lower body fat in women. http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Episode84.pdf Also, I believe Charles Poliquin (sp?)... (more)

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by 10 · 14 minutes ago

I have been eating gluten-free for over a year and recently started eating Paleo. I know people have seen dramatic results with a Paleo lifestyle, however I'm guessing mine won't be quite as dramatic since I had already given up gluten. Has... (more)

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Paula_10 0 · June 26, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Gluten free for 10 years which has had lots of positives for my health (except weight gain continued on the GF diet.) Still I saw lots of new positive effects within one week of going paleo and cutting out all grains&potatoes. I haven't given... (more)

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by 185 · 15 minutes ago

Hello guys (but specifically women), I want to know what you all think of this study promoting bulletproof coffee as a solution to IFing for women. There are a gathering number of blog posts in the paleo-sphere claiming that for women trying to... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM

On a personal level I have not had the best experience with this. Normally when I IF, it's because I'm lazy and just not very hungry in the morning. Coffee is one of the few things I desire and the butter-MCT-coffee method gives me crazy energy.... (more)

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by 1467 · 16 minutes ago

Someone posted this article on PH awhile ago and I thought it was interesting given my current... (more)

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PaleoVenus 0 · June 07, 2012 at 4:39 PM

I do a 14/10 instead of the typical 16/8. Even Martin of LeanGains has recognized that women seem to do better with a 10 hour feeding window--maybe try that? Source:... (more)

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by 25 · 16 minutes ago

Hello all, I'm interested in getting my first kettlebell, but I have a few concerns. I'm female, 107lbs, 20 years old, and have no weight lifting experience or access to classes right now. What size kettlebell should I use? More importantly,... (more)

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John_the_Drunkard 0 · June 06, 2012 at 6:52 PM

A half-pood (8kilo) 'bell is usually suggested for small folks/women. More important is learning prober technique. DON'T 'just grab' a kettlebell and try to follow some DVD. Read and/or watch instructional material from Pavel... (more)

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by 1528 · 16 minutes ago

Ok, my BFF confided in me she was about to go get electrolysis for some dark hairs under her chin. She just turned 36 but still hasn't gone Paleo, altho' she's started looking at MDA. Electrolysis is very expensive! Because 36 is a reality, I... (more)

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Violet9 0 · June 04, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I took saw palmetto for a while because I suspected my testosterone was too high and it was causing some PCOS-like symptoms. I took it for about a month, and it definitely seemed to make things worse. I discontinued saw palmetto months ago but was... (more)

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by 85 · 19 minutes ago

Like most people who peruse this site I frequent a variety of diet and health related blogs. As with any human endeavor, especially one that takes place on the interwebs, I understand that anything I read is heavily influenced by the persona and... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 08, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The questions are getting really wierd on PH lately, or is it just me?

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by 5808 · 19 minutes ago

I went hiking several times by myself this week, in a popular county park, three trails, totaling maybe 5 miles (with sharp inclines, in the woods). The first time I had my mace, so felt confident, but the other times I didn't have mace and I... (more)

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It sounds like you are sticking to popular routes. If that's the case you are probably just fine. My husband works for the National Park Service and I used to as well. Before kids, I used to hike alone all of the time. On a few occasions I... (more)

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