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by 2913 · 6 minutes ago

My husband is a space cadet and packs his lunch for work but then sees something shiny and forgets it. We're trying to save money and eat well, so I thought I could make a few "emergency" lunches that he could put in his freezer at work to have... (more)

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Frugal_Jen 0 · February 21, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Soups & chilis. Chicken casseroles. Neo-Homesteading's Baked Scotch Eggs And if you eat dairy, cauliflower-crust pizza! (more)

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by 15 · 9 minutes ago

Hello, My family and I have been eating primally for a few months. It hasn't been going too well for my husband. He works in a place that only has a tiny fridge for all of the employees to share. It's one of those really tiny ones that are... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · January 18, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Egads! Get him an ice pack, stat!! Not just for soothing bumps or bruises, they keep food nicely chilled until it's time to eat :) You could do a small cooler and container things up - so food to be heated remains nicely stable and things that... (more)

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by 480 · 13 minutes ago

I work in consulting at one of the big three strategy firms. I find it odd that seemingly everyone else in my business is incredibly smart and innovative when it comes to business and many intellectual ideas, yet at the same time physically most... (more)

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BJ_1 0 · December 01, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Chase, I'm in a similar situation. I'm an independent strategic consultant, but I spend the majority of my time on-site. Not only do people question my Paleo nutrition, but they question why I have a lacrosse ball on my chair or why I stand at my... (more)

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by 40 · 17 minutes ago

Hi I have been 'sort of' Paleo for about 1 month now and wanted to check to see if I am on the right track, or maybe something is missing...basically I have cut out some foods as much as possible (grains, dairy) and added others. . Breakfast... (more)

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Caveman_Bob 0 · October 18, 2011 at 1:58 PM

You're on the right track. You may want to consider adding a source of complete protein into your breakfast and limiting yourself to one piece of fruit in the morning. You could simply cook some scrambled eggs with the avocado and perhaps some... (more)

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by 1025 · 17 minutes ago

I think most would agree that a strong sense of community is good for our health and quality of life. What really got me thinking about this was the "issue" of girls in their late teens getting pregnant. While 18 is a pretty ideal age... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · October 17, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Great Question! I think whatever we can to do dismantle the current structure that insists on a rigid progression throughout life, is worth working towards. Currently, our youth and our aged are not allowed to fully live. The young are caged in... (more)

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by 7592 · 20 minutes ago

I am lucky where I work they have an all organic/pastured (mostly) based cafeteria. It is expensive so I keep food frozen or refrigerated here at work. In any case, I get a lot of looks from people when they see me eating???then they come up and... (more)

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Wendy_3 0 · September 12, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Avocados, 'chocolate squares' (frozen coconut oil, cocoa, honey with a sprinkling of chopped macadamias), nuts, berries and packs of Almond or Hazelnut butter, Raw Cookies, ginger flavored. I also try not to snack too much at work...but sometimes... (more)

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by 557 · 25 minutes ago

A lot of people in the paleo community are going to say vibrams (which i have) but i feel like these might be sub optimal for a lot of lifts and exercises. What are your thoughts on vibrams and what are your preferred lifting shoes?

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Ryan_H 0 · July 16, 2011 at 12:30 AM

If I had to tell someone to pick one shoe to work out in for everything I would go with Converse. Pretty universal shoe for lifting, running, everything. Now, when people lift I tell them to go barefoot if they are coming close to any kind of... (more)

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by 20 · 29 minutes ago

I work full-time doing concrete finishing. A typical day will include a good hour or two of moving wheel-barrels full of concrete followed by three or four 1-2 hour stretches of bent-over trawling, with various other physical tasks in-between.... (more)

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ben_basom 0 · May 20, 2011 at 3:02 AM

I hear you I am a union carpenter (8 years) and started out in concrete. I know what it's like to spend 60+ hours a week on a hot slab busting your ass. I wasn't totally paleo when I was doing concrete(now I do finish and cabinets and only part of... (more)

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by 1502 · 30 minutes ago

A number of people have written on this forum about Direct Labs, but I haven't seen this question addressed: do you trust what they do with your test results? The HIPPA Privacy Notice page on DirectLabs web site... (more)

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Thumper 0 · April 26, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I would suggest that if you have concerns about this to give them a call or shoot them off an email asking them to explain it to you. Make sure you are happy with and fully understand their answer. It is in their best interest to give you as... (more)

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by 24523 · 34 minutes ago

If you have this type of job, are you thinking about switching careers? For example, towards something that involves movement and social interaction, with minimal Microsoft and Adobe products? I figure that eating paleo is just one bite from... (more)

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Riveted 0 · March 04, 2011 at 1:51 PM

What you're describing is what I've come to understand as true integrity - the integration of our inner and outer worlds so that contradictions between what we value and how we live are dissolved. I've come in and out of livelihoods and... (more)

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by 164 · 37 minutes ago

I know drinking a meal isn't ideal, however, that all important post workout window closes a little to quick, and there is little other way to get in what I need. Would egg white powder be more effective (paleo). New to paleo but dairy seems like... (more)

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MikeD 0 · December 01, 2010 at 4:21 PM

I was almost 200 at 5'8 when I started and I used egg protein with coconut milk on occasion. I leaned out all the way down to 155lbs on paleo. Egg protein is not the best choice if real food is available but it works in a pinch and with coconut... (more)

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by 24523 · 38 minutes ago

Nothing in particular against microwaves. Their effect on nutrients seems negligible, and the non-ionizing radiation is most likely not an issue. But I don't feel right being all paleo-like then heating up my lunch five days a week in a space age... (more)

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base 0 · November 10, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Use the microwave. Working in an office all day isn't paleo either!

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by 821 · 41 minutes ago

Does anyone here work in a SAD (Standard American Diet) restaurant? After years of working in food service as a baker/cook/server/you-name-it, from corporate chain restaurant hellhole to vegan wholefoods cafe, and vowing I would get out and... (more)

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SperlyTriRunner 0 · May 27, 2010 at 1:53 PM

I've worked as a waitress at the same restaurant for the last four years... my "supplemental" income to fund medical school. :) We're all outdoor seating restaurant, on the lake, and there is honestly nothing that beats watching the sunset go... (more)

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by 312 · 41 minutes ago

I usually hard boil up a dozen or so at a time and this is my mainstay for breakfast through out the week as I travel for work. I am curious as what the thinking in the community here is on eating hb eggs. Go for the whole egg? Eat just the... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 24, 2010 at 10:22 PM

It doesn't make sense to pick and choose portions of an egg like this. Eggs are, for all intents and purposes, a "whole food". To me, eating only the yolk or only the white reminds me of those crazies who make almond-flour cookies, and coconut... (more)

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by 105 · 41 minutes ago

Colleagues often bring in homemade cookies, candies, muffins etc to share at work. I'd like to share something too, but I would like it to be healthy. Do you have any good alternatives to those kinds of sweets? Store-bought fruit somehow... (more)

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Marc 0 · April 29, 2010 at 6:56 PM

This takes some prep work but it will knock their socks off. Bacon wrapped, cream cheese and sausage filled Jalepenos. Buy the largest fresh Jalepenos you can find, slice them in half vertically and de-seed. Fill each half with cream cheese and... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

I'm a psychotherapist which is a super sedentary job. It almost made me want to reconsider professions. Actually I used to be a paramedic and it was very sedentary. You sit ALL DAY in the ambulance while waiting for calls. I'm now using a standing... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 19, 2014 at 10:06 PM

I used to go to a psychologist who would make some sessions walking ones - we'd walk slowly around the lake in the back of the building for an hour or so. I lived in a rural area then, so confidentiality wasn't an issue. Still, this or something... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

I've been having hypothyroid symptoms lately (Cold hands, fatigue, etc.). So I decided to track my temps. This made me notice something interesting. At work (standard stressful corporate job) I frequently have cold hands. When I measure my temp I... (more)

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moors 0 · July 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Your allocation of food in the day may also be making this. P5P deficiency can make it hard to turn fatty acids to forms that seem necessary in your situation. That's listed as a symptom in pyroluria also and that's mostly a sort of P5P... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

been paleo for two and a half years, was perfect for the first year which i attribute to just graduating college and having lots of free time and energy. However once i started working things started to get rough. I work as a case manager for... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 12, 2014 at 3:37 AM

If you do go out, Cobb salad with oil/vinegar or omelet with tomato on the side are good choices. Don't get confused between Ancestral, Primal and Paleo. People talk about them as if they're the same, but they're preferences on a range of... (more)

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by 4283 · about 24 hours ago

As 2014 quickly approches, it's the time of year that many people start reflecting on 2013 and making goals for 2014. I've followed a Paleo diet for 4 years now and have seen great benefits from it. Yet the world seems so alien to me know. I... (more)

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BobK 0 · December 22, 2013 at 4:12 AM

"What suggestions to do you have for me? DItto with @samc & @Tonia75 Are you a software engineer? (ie can you find a new job quicker than the drive home?) Otherwise, as my best friend taught me..... 'I really don't see a personal... (more)

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by 25 · about 24 hours ago

curious if anyone has seen a work boot or shoe that has a minimal sole, especially at the heel. Any suggestions?

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paleohacks 0 · September 09, 2013 at 3:54 AM

Look at Jika-tabi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jika-tabi. There are steel-toed versions if you want to use them as work boots.

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by 396 · about 24 hours ago

Many paleo folk talk about "cheating" and eating more during the weekend, but for me , it's the opposite. I can go all Saturday and Sunday or any vacation day without eating (I manage to eat one meal only if I force myself). I'm just not hungry on... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 07, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Yep I'm the same way. I feel like I'm starving by the time lunch comes around but when I go to eat I find I'm actually not even all that hungry. I also seem to have this insatiable thirst too -- easily drinking 3 nalegene bottles in one... (more)

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by 25 · about 24 hours ago

Ok so I've been strictly paleo for a month and a day now, except for last night, when my demons had their way with me. I totally went off the rails, like TOTALLY. I think the end tally was something like: 2 magnum ice creams 2 drumstick ice... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · July 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

You only have yourself to answer to. Now you feel sick and have your own behaviour to thank. I find that any "cheats" make me feel bad physically. That's all I need to stay on the straight and narrow. You can analyze it all you want but in the end... (more)

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by 5 · about 24 hours ago

Im a Carpenter/Construction worker. Ive just switched to Paleo style eating at work (more sustained energy levels) but im worried about my glycogen levels dipping too low on intense working days. I carb up after work to restore muscle glycogen.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 08, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Paleo doesn't have to be low carb. You're doing an intensive job (I known your pain, my dad was a construction worker too), so make absolutely sure you eat starchy vegetables, and fruits and white rice if you can tolerate them. Running your body... (more)

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by 2771 · about 24 hours ago

I have a co-worker with a candy jar that she brought into the office and she's never put anything in it. I thought it would be nice to put something OTHER than candy in it, but I can't think of anything good enough. I guess I could put marbles... (more)

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sage_ 0 · February 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM

get a small pad of paper and whenever a co-worker does something noteworthy write it down with the date, fold it up and put it in the jar. open the jar during the office holiday party and read them aloud. appreciation is good for your cortisol... (more)

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by 10490 · about 24 hours ago

For those of you who fast, intermittent fast, do feeding windows, etc - what do you do on your lunch break at work if you're not eating? I'm looking both for ideas, and just to hear what other people do in general. I often eat something very... (more)

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CD 0 · December 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I have to take an hour too. I've been using it for my workout times. But in order to do so I moved my lunch time to 10:30 (luckily my schedule is flexible) -- too many people at the gym during normal lunch. Plus I get back just in time for... (more)

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