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by 0 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 25 · about 21 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 25 · about 21 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 80 · about 21 hours ago

Hey guys, I am a gym-rat. Or I was until I recently took up a landscaping job. This isn't powerlift for an hour and go home, it's squatting, kneeling and reaching for weeds and cultivating soil for 9 or more hours a day. It's breaking me. When I... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · June 07, 2013 at 1:54 AM

This summer I started working on the oyster docks. I (along with 3 others) shovel approximately 45-60 tons of oysters a day (split up in 3 sessions). The rest of the day I'm on my feet, sorting oysters and carrying heavy (maybe 60lbs) buckets of... (more)

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by 549 · about 21 hours ago

Hello I am afraid. Why? Because I had a physical last week and got the results....and thought perhaps someone in Paleohacks can advise me. I am female, 61 years. To start, since being primal for 2 years, I have had great results in terms of OA... (more)

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RK 0 · May 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Here's another post with some more info on some of your numbers, specifically C-reactive P: http://paleohacks.com/questions/46886/high-c-reactive-protein-levels-14-6-updated#axzz2UbQF0Mas Here's my take - with a grain of salt please, I'm not a... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 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 0 · about 21 hours ago

I'm starting as a survey assistant in May which will put me in the field for 14 days with the only chance of "fresh food" being the 50 dollars they give me to spend at the dinners we stop at. So my question is, is there meals I can make that will... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 03, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Do you have access to a dehydrator? Or an oven that can remain at low temps like 200F (or even 150F)? Considering dehydrating a LOT of meat, and making jerky to pack. Also pack a bunch of fresh veggies and fruit that will stay good - e.g. carrots,... (more)

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by 35 · about 21 hours ago

I work a typical 8-5 workday. I do CF almost every morning and I am hungry most of the day. I eat snacks at 10, lunch at 1 and another snack at 3:30. I usually eat fruit, but I'm starting to think I eat too much of it. I try and stick to low... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM

No-cook options: avocados, jerky, olives, nuts (coconut, walnuts, anything really), cucumbers, carrots. Cooked options that "don't smell": cooked sweet potato "chips" (just baked fries, really), cooked veggies of any kind.

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by 20 · about 21 hours ago

We take turns at the office each week cooking a good lunchtime meal for the team. What would you recommend making to introduce 12 hungry, typically bread-eating guys to the world of paleo? It can't be too expensive and it has to be something... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · November 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I would do a a paleo pulled pork in a slow cooker and make a low sugar BBQ sauce for it (make your own ketchup). It would be inexpensive and one pork shoulder would feed 12 people all they handle! Matt PhysiqueRescue.com (more)

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by 1804 · about 21 hours ago

I really need to incorporate more bone broth into my diet, and I'd like to do so by sipping some in the office. Does anyone do this? Do you microwave the broth? If not, how do you heat it up? Do you just bring it warm with you to work in the... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM

It has got to smell better than Cup o' Noodle, or Top Ramen, which seemed to be what my coworkers lived on when I had an office job. I've looked into it over and over again, and even with my paranoid mind, I have not found any non-woo woo reasons... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Alright guys new to Paleo been doing it for about a month. How are my numbers? Blood Glucose- 81 Total Cholesterol- 144 HDL- 46 LDL- 89 Triglycerides- 43 Just a basic blood test for now. Didn't get A1C, C-Reactive Protein, or VLDL. (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Looks good to me, similar to mine actually. Your HDL might be a bit lower than some people like, but factoring in low total cholesterol and trigs I say don't sweat it.

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by 70 · about 21 hours ago

Hey all! First time poster here :) Love this community, btw. :) Been following for a while. Anyway, I had a question (obviously :)). I eat paleo and have 3 square meals a day and occasionally do snack. I'm a student and always eat before class... (more)

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Crystal_2 0 · August 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Paleo Kits, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, nuts, lunch meat, avocado. I bring a big-a$$ salad to work every day, and I don't refrigerate it. As long as it doesn't get hot, it's fine. I keep the dressing separate until I'm ready to eat it. As... (more)

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by 364 · about 21 hours ago

I need some suggestions of snacks I can store in my desk at work. I don't have a lot of space, and it needs to be something that can be okay in a desk for at least a week, though I'd prefer longer. I am really easily distracted, so it is hard for... (more)

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Elunah 0 · August 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Canned tuna/salmon Canned pineapple Seaweed snacks (SeaSnax brand) Kale chips Banana chips (don't go nuts!) Beef jerky (check the ingredients) Fruit (clementines, apples, berries, cherry tomatoes, etc.) Protein powder (if you're into... (more)

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by 1173 · about 21 hours ago

i am always on my feet and moving around at work, and my shifts are 5 or 8 hours long. now that i am Paleo i can withstand hunger and not feel light headed. i am wondering if it is better to fast during my work time and eat after work (rather... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · August 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I'd say IF is fine for that short of a shift. See how it goes for you.

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by 219 · about 21 hours ago

I will start a new office job soon and want to eat a Paleo lunch. My thoughts: bring a crock pot, toss in some veggies & sweet potato with butter, let simmer. And: meat. Maybe a tiny George Foreman grill? Bring a pack of frozen grillable meat... (more)

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barefeet 0 · August 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

My recommendation: Cook in the crock pot overnight at home(or do it on a weekend day). Divide cooked food into individual-size containers. Bring container to work. If you want to eat it hot, heat it up. If it's OK cold, skip the microwave. This... (more)

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by 144 · about 21 hours ago

I'm working a typical 8-4 / 9-5 ish desk job right now. I wake up at 6:30/7 to get my stuff together and bike to work (~30 min low intensity cardio). Trying to get in the habit of stopping by the gym for 30 minutes of weight training on my bike... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · July 04, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I do crossfit after work usually at 5:30pm. I eat lunch but usually nothing else until the workout so i am somewhat fasted. I am usually mildly hungry on my way to CF since i eat a small breakfast and lunch. I guess i just try not to think about... (more)

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by 487 · about 21 hours ago

Hello there! Just turned 20 and I'm back home this summer from college. I'm slowly (with a lot of road bumps), integrating Paleo into my lifestyle. This is something I want to do my health, not just for weight loss. So I'm also trying to find a... (more)

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Gerg 0 · July 02, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I think your job as a waitress would cover most of your needs, assuming you were busy and not sitting around, it's a lot of movement and carrying stuff around. I'd probably still try and lift heavy weights once or twice a week if possible.

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by 664 · about 21 hours ago

Ok, strange observation maybe. On day three of eating nothing but paleo (I have been about 95% so far), I noticed that my energy levels started to increase. Maybe this is just in my head, but day four I woke up and HAD TO WALK AND RUN THE... (more)

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Sol 0 · June 24, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! How you feel on paleo is VERY dependent on what you ate pre-paleo. If you ate a crappy Standard American Diet (SAD) then switching to any healthy diet (not just paleo) will likely make you feel good. I personally didn't... (more)

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by 1876 · about 22 hours ago

I'm relatively new to paleo and loving it. I have no problem adhering to Whole30 rules, until now. I work as a construction inspector for a state agency and will be spending the majority of my summer paving. This means walking next to a paver,... (more)

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Molly_5 0 · June 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

At 300 degrees for 12 or more hours you could put sweet potatoes out to cook and they'd be done by dinner, or you could fill up a dutch oven in the back of your truck and slow cook all day. Ok...seriously, tuna and chicken in sealed foil pouches... (more)

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by 510 · about 22 hours ago

I recently had some blood work and was found to have mildly decreased RBCs (just below the lower end of normal). Prior to this set of lab results, I'd always been in the normal range (for blood work!). I had some followup iron labs drawn and got... (more)

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Rogue_Dietitan 0 · May 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

What's the MCV? Low MCH and MCV indicate iron-deficiency anemia. High MCH and MCV indicate folate and/or B12 deficiency. I agree that it doesn't sound like you are iron deficient. If you eat a lot of (red) meat, your B12 should be fine. Consider... (more)

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by 788 · about 22 hours ago

I was never the type of person that had a life-plan of work until 65 then retire. I always felt that working this long for 8 hours a day (or more) is NOT what I want to do with my life. This thinking went on the backburner until I discovered... (more)

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HippiPaleo 0 · May 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Totally agree, work and consumerism are slavery tools of the Government. Didn't need paleo to teach me this, but the fact that I'm always searching for info in the "local food" "natural health" world has given me this goal of "better things to do... (more)

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by 1026 · about 22 hours ago

The bus went way to fast to school today. When I got off it, I suddenly felt something wet on my back. Because of the bumps in the road, my water bottle got crushed in my backpack, where my expensive apple laptop always is. As I already spilled... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 09, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Do not power the laptop on. Place it in a sealed bag of uncooked rice after removing the battery. Also 1800 is too much money. I spend less than $800.00 on my laptops... Make sure you don't walk around with the laptop in a bag of rice... (more)

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by 871 · about 22 hours ago

I know there are a couple of you so far...So i am wondering..in this city that we live in, with incredibly limited finances, (just scrapping by as an artist).. How do you guys make Paleo eating work here? Do you do what i do, Deli/Bodega Salads... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 02, 2012 at 10:57 AM

It's really not that hard. While I don't actually live in Manhattan, I'm not very far. You can hit the farmer's market at Union Square and other places, there are several vendors there that sell grassfed beef and tons of veggies/fruit/etc. ... (more)

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