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by 0 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 35 · about 12 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 2771 · about 12 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 12 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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I just heard Tim Ferriss talk about perfectly timing his post-work out shake recovery properly by having it before his work out depending on particular work outs. He says, "during the window within which I had maximal insulin sensivity and best... (more)

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by 1418 · about 12 hours ago

What do you all bring for lunch to work? Don't just say leftovers, give some examples of what kind of leftovers you bring, and has anyone ever commented on the food you bring? What are some snacks you take? When do you prepare these things(night... (more)

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MarkES 0 · October 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

What do you all bring for lunch to work? Don't just say leftovers, give some examples of what kind of leftovers you bring Commonly slow cooker beef roast and whole chicken, ground beef/turkey/chicken with tomato sauce or seasoning like taco... (more)

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by 45 · about 12 hours ago

My small workplace is making it difficult for me to stay paleo and still be included in social events! It seems like everything that we do is celebrated with extremely non-paleo foods (cake, pizza, bagels.) Most work social events revolve around... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Why would you want to be included in "social events" that don't fit within your lifestyle? If you insist on socializing with these people, if there was a diabetic in the group, would they accommodate that person? You have to put your big girl... (more)

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by 1804 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 219 · about 12 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 487 · about 13 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 13 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 244 · about 13 hours ago

So I've been doing the paleo thing for about a year now, for general health. Its been great for just about everything, but I have a problem coming up. I'm going to need to work 2 shifts each week that require me to wake at 330 am. I generally go... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · June 01, 2012 at 4:35 PM

The only thing I can think of is waking/sleeping earlier during the rest of the week. If you could get in the habit of sleeping at 1130 PM, for example, you'd get 4 hours of sleep on the early shifts. Other than that, big swings in sleeping... (more)

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by 510 · about 13 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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