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Natural Movement / Planters fasciitis
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:12:24 PM »
So, I've been on and off paleo for a while. I mainly fall off the wagon when I'm running low on funds and need to shop cheaper or rely on what my mother- who refuses to try a paleo diet- is making. But I do my best with staying as paleo as possible. I fell off paleo for a couple of months a while back, and developed a terrible case of plantars fasciitis. One of my jobs has all cement floors and are not very kind to anyone's feet. When I returned to paleo, within a week of 100% strict eating, all the pain in my feet was gone. I couldn't believe it.
Every once in a while I stumble very far off paleo for a little while, and the pain in my feet comes back.
Has anyone else had anything similar to this happen? Does anyone have any suggestions for movements or excersizes I can do to keep this from happening for when I slip up?

Diet and nutrition / Quinoa
« on: September 02, 2016, 07:11:49 PM »
So, a health food store I work at is going to start carrying these new raw wraps because they're delicious, fold well, and are overall healthy.
You can checkout the link to see what the wraps are. Someone mentioned they were paleo, and I questioned it because they have quinoa. Quinoa is not strict paleo, correct? I know it's technically a seed, but it has grain-like properties which is why I thought it wasn't..
Just thought I'd question it on here and see what your thoughts are on quinoa and paleo.

Miscellaneous / Hydration
« on: August 22, 2016, 08:10:30 PM »
Does anyone have any tips on staying hydrated? I seem to keep going through cycles of drinking almost no water for days, and then having times where I stay perfectly hydrated for days. Currently I'm at that point where I'm struggling to stay hydrated, simply because I have a labor intensive outdoor job at a park, and I just don't realize I haven't had anything to drink until I'm at the point of a headache.
This sounds silly, but I really just forget to drink water and don't notice until it's too late. Does anyone else ever have this problem?

Diet and nutrition / Advice on food for a hiking trip
« on: March 11, 2016, 10:09:06 AM »
Hello All!
I am going on a week long hiking trip in April, and I'm trying to plan for food. And in the past I haven't been very successful... So I'm looking for some advice.

Over the holiday season, I stopped eating paleo, but I've since returned to paleo and have finally broken the sugar cravings and my energy levels are back to normal and I'm feeling MUCH better.
I have a hiatal hernia and GERD which makes things a little difficult. Anytime I work out really hard- I get really nauseas and struggle to keep food down, and every exhausting hike I've been on, I puke and lose all my energy and I tend to feel very cold. This has been consistent over the past few years. I've been hiking a lot and have been going to the gym regularly, but I still get pretty nauseas after a good workout. I do not take any medication for GERD because I made the decision to try to fix it through my diet instead of staying on pills for the rest of my life. So far- I've done pretty well with that except for strenuous workouts. I DO drink apple cider vinegar to help with my symptoms.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has this problem? Does anyone have any food suggestions to bring on the trip? Any tricks to calm nausea while hiking? I managed to calm my stomach down earlier after going to the gym with a banana blueberry smoothie with hemp seed.

So far for food, im planning on making my own jerky, bringing mixed nuts, some celery with almond butter, bananas, and probably some apples.

Any comments or suggestions are welcome!

Diet and nutrition / Pork belly
« on: February 25, 2016, 08:07:41 AM »
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cook or prepare pork belly?

Diet and nutrition / Sugar cravings
« on: February 16, 2016, 08:08:06 AM »
So, since the holidays, I've managed to fall off the paleo wagon. With eating out at other peoples houses and just eating what's been available, I've started to feel crappy, unhealthy, run down, and I've gained weight. I've been working on eating paleo the past 2 weeks or so, but somehow over the course of the past couple months, I've developed an unhealthy relationship with sugar. I had started getting drinks at Starbucks..... And I'm not sure if that's where it started or not, but I'm struggling to break the sugar habit.
I have since returned to drinking just plain black coffee over the past month (which I actually enjoy more than lattes anyways), but I'm noticing that if I go a day or two with no added sugars in any food, I start getting adgitated and think about foods with sugar. I've never really had this problem before- even when I initially started paleo a while back. It clearly shows it's addictive qualities in sugar.
Any suggestions? Could it be the foods I'm eating? Think I should give up fruit for a while until the cravings go away? I do tend to eat sweet potatoes a lot... Probably once or twice a week- though thats not really unusual for my old paleo habits. Any chance this is causing my inability to kick the sugar habit?

On a side note: I work at an all natural and organic hippy food store- and I'm surrounded by baked goods half the time because I work in the prepared foods department. Which- I'm pretty sure is adding to my delemma here.

Recipes and meal photos / Chinese food
« on: November 20, 2015, 06:15:10 PM »
So I found this paleo sesame chicken recipe online and made it tonight.  It was absolutely awesome, and honestly just tasted like a healthier version of the real thing you get in the resturaunts. I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you :-)
This is the recipe:

I know some people who eat paleo don't eat honey, but I do, and it's included in the recipe.

Diet and nutrition / Low carb flu
« on: March 29, 2015, 10:20:25 AM »
Does everyone experience the low carb flu? I've gone on and off of paleo a few times over the past 5 years and once starting paleo again, I've always felt remarkably better than ever by the end of the first week and I have no issues losing weight from it. I've never had that feeling of feeling unwell or lack of energy. Am I weird? I hear all the time that people changing over to a paleo lifestyle go through a period of feeling worse before they get better. I'm just curious if I'm doing something wrong if I don't go through this.

Diet and nutrition / Is this paleo?
« on: January 17, 2015, 07:09:32 AM »
Hi! I was looking at the ingredients of a kale salad that I know tastes awesome, but it says it has non gmo liquid aminos. I have no idea what that is and if its paleo. Can anyone help me out?
Also! I was wondering if sliced meats were paleo if they are organic with no antibiotics or hormones.

Hello! I saw the food journal tab and I figured why not. It never hurts to keep a food journal to look back and see what you ate and how you felt afterward. I do actually have a question about it.
Today for breakfast, I had 4 scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil and left over broccoli walnut salad.
I then had a sweet potato for lunch around 12:30 or so.
By about 5, I was light headed and dizzy and my stomach was hurting with hunger, but I was at work until close (it was crazy busy and we had too much to do with too little help) and didn't have time to get food to eat right away. I forgot my baggie of almonds at home.
Finally I got to take a break and eat around 630. I work in a health food store (though you'd be surprised of the "health food" that we sell in the prepared foods section- which is where I work.) I didn't have much cash on me, and really all I could afford that's paleo was a burger patty over some lettuce with avocado.
I only got a 10 minute break, and unfortunately I was still starving after I ate.
While I hate eating so late at night, when I got home I was so hungry, I ate two decent size pieces of chicken and a full plate of kale salad. I was FINALLY not starving.

When I was starting to feel a little dizzy around 5, I was trying to think of how I could have fixed this situation for the future. It was like I got hit with a wave of insane fatigue. Everything seemed a bit fuzzy and my eyelids were heavy and I felt so dizzy. I couldn't focus very well and I definitely started slowing down in general. I knew that I was going to be rushing from class to work this morning before I left (and naturally I forgot the nuts I had at home), so I made an extra egg for breakfast thinking the protien would hold me over longer- which it obviously didn't since I was so hungry at 1230 when I had the sweet potato- which did fill me up for a little while. Do you think adding meat to my breakfast could have held me over longer? Or maybe having more than just a sweet potato for lunch? I'm just trying to think of how I can prepare better for the next time I have to be out and about from early hours to late in the evening around 10pm. I do usually carry nuts with me to snack on... But when I got home, they were right on the counter where I left them.
I do usually eat more during the day... Lunch is usually a gigantic salad with nuts avocado and whatever meat is available to me- I just didn't have time time today to make it because of classes. It's the first day back to school and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to make this new Tuesday/Thursday 8am-10pm schedule work with my paleo lifestyle.
Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Exercises / Can't keep food down after a work out- suggestions?
« on: January 10, 2015, 07:26:16 PM »
Hello!! I was just wondering if I could get some feedback on a particular issue I have with running long distances. I love running, I do tough mudder obstacle courses and local 5k's and in general like doing difficult workouts. I have acid reflux and a hiatal hernia.. Which I'm not sure if they play into this, but I have found that after a hard work out, or a difficult run, distance or just lots of up hills, I can't eat. I get nauseas to the point where I throw up if I do eat. It's a bit annoying, and generally takes me a long time to able to eat- I have to eat mini bites slowly with lots of time in between. This also happens on very long all up hill hikes. So far my friend thinks my goal is to puke in every state rather than hike the most difficult mountains in every state. I haven't gone on a run this long since I've returned to a paleo diet, but I was wondering if any of you had suggestions for what I may be able to eat after a run that I can actually keep down. Do you think maybe just eating paleo will help with this? It's pretty annoying to finish a tough mudder and watch your friends gorge on the protien and nutrition they need and not be able to join them- I'm hoping for a solution! All suggestions are welcome :-).

Introductions / New to the forum!
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:27:44 PM »
Hello! Just wanted to say hi to everyone! I learned about the paleo diet a few years ago when I was 20. Within a week of eating on the diet, I had changed so much, my brother thought someone had taken over my body- I was actually in a good mood 24/7! Unfortunately, being a college student still living at home, I couldn't keep up with my own groceries AND bills, and eventually had to just give in to what my mother bought. Now though, I've been getting back into my old
Paleo ways and I conveniently work at a healthfood store. I'm hoping this site can be a good support network and a place where I can find fun ideas for paleo food! I'm happy I'm joining the network!

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