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Diet and nutrition / What to Eat Post Workout?
« on: January 17, 2011, 08:18:33 AM »
Hi Everyone,

For those of you doing weight/endurance training, what do you take post workout?  I know an insulin spike is needed so do you just load up on fruits or do you make a certain type of post workout shake?

I know.. they're not Paleo... But I want to bulk up and the scale isn't moving. 

I thought about supplementing with some kind of weight gain powder similar to this one.  I would mix it with almond milk (since dairy makes me sick).

I tend to rely on how things "feel" in my body more than whether it's "Paleo" or not.  I've had the best luck so far following a strict Paleo Diet but I'm not opposed to supplementing if it will help me get the results I want.

For example, I recently added some L-Glutamine to my diet to help with recovery.  I've noticed I recover alot quicker, have more energy, and it doesn't make me tired (huge selling point).  Yet, protein powders have always made me feel sick in my stomach and made my head feel "fuzzy."  Perhaps this is because of all the artificial ingredients?

Has anyone tried any weight-gain supps with luck?  If so, how did it affect your physical or mental energy?

Diet and nutrition / Suggestions for Keeping a Clear Head?
« on: October 06, 2010, 07:20:10 AM »
Hello everyone,

I've been eating Paleo for about three months now.  I've noticed a significant increase in my energy, mental processing, and strength.  Yet, I still get frequent headaches. 

My diet consists of the following:

-Ground Beef
-Fruit (mainly bananas, cantaloupe, watermelon, apples, and grapes)
-Raw and steamed vegetables (mainly cabbage, broccoli, carrots, onions, mushrooms)
-Eggs (I eat a ton of these)

I should also note I'm working to put on lean muscle mass.  My diet is around 3000 calories (consisting of the above foods - mainly protein) and I work out 2-3 times per week with heavy weights. 

What effective remedies have you found to be effective in reducing/treating headaches?

Diet and nutrition / Mass-Building Paleo Diet?...
« on: September 09, 2010, 02:09:51 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm looking to put on 10 lbs lean muscle.  I lift weights 2-3 times per week and I'm making great gains in my strength.  Yet, the muscle doesn't seem to be coming with it.  My current diet might be the constraint.

I weight 180 pounds would like to get to 190 w/less than 15% body fat.  Does anyone have any sample Paleo "mass building" diets they've tried (or know of) with success? 

I've been trying to "up" the quantity of meat, eggs and such but I feel like I might need a more structured outline. I'm usually just trying to guess what to eat each day and I'm not pleased with the results so far.

Appreciate your help.

Miscellaneous / How often should I know...going?
« on: August 13, 2010, 08:21:35 PM »
Hey guys,

Still pretty new to the diet but I'm loving it so far. One concern I have is I'm not as regular as I used to be.  I'd say I'm good for about once every 3-4 days but it's definitely not as often I'm used to.  I don't feel sick or anything but is this something I should be worried about?  If so, what's a good remedy?

Vitamins and Supplements / What's Your Take on L-Glutamine?
« on: July 26, 2010, 09:40:43 AM »
Hi everyone,

I've noticed every 3-4 months I get sick and have to take 3-4 days off from the gym and work.  I have a feeling this might be due to the mental and physical stress I put myself under (I workout 2-3 days per week, go to college full-time, and run two side business').  

I've read alot of studies regarding the benefits of L-Glutamine to counteract this stress. I know it's not Paleo but I think it might help.  Supposedly it helps boost the immune system, speed recovery from exercise, build muscle, and counteract stress.  I'm wondering if anyone in here has seen any success (or lack of) from it?

If anyone does take it, what is a brand you have had good luck with?

Exercises / Looking for a new workout routine
« on: July 16, 2010, 07:33:11 PM »
Hello all,

Since I started a new diet (Paleo) last week, I figured now might also be a good time to start a new workout approach.  Right now I'm already pretty lean at around 180 lbs but I'd like to get closer to the 190-195 range while staying on a strict Paleo diet (no protein shakes, sports drinks, etc). I'm looking to put on anywhere from 10-15 pounds of lean muscle mass, add an inch or two to my biceps and calves, widen and thicken my upper back, thicken my thighs/hams, and add mass and definition to my chest.

Does anyone have a good routine they use or a resource they could point me to that lists some good exercises to use for building mass?

On my old diet I had been using some HIT principles and I had a little success but nothing to get too excited about.  A routine with very specific detail is what I'd prefer.  Right now I have about enough time to about an hour at the gym 2-3 times per week so I want to maximize the time spent there. 

Exercises / Anyone in here a bodybuilder?
« on: July 12, 2010, 09:24:21 AM »
Hey guys,

I've always loved lifting weights and being active.  I'm wondering how my new Paleo diet is going to affect my energy and strength at the gym.  Has anyone in here been able to notice strength, energy and muscle gains on the Paleo diet (and not just weight loss)?  If so, how did you do it?

Also, any recommended resources of other bodybuilders using a similar diet would be helpful.

P.S. This forum is awesome.

Introductions / Hello Everyone
« on: July 12, 2010, 09:16:36 AM »
Hello All,

My name is Brandon Jones.  I'm new to the Paleo Diet but I LOVE the sound of it.  In fact, I've been looking for something like this for awhile.  I'm anxious to share my experiences and learn from you all.

Diet and nutrition / How Long Until the Tiredness/Dizziness Passes?
« on: July 12, 2010, 09:15:12 AM »
Hello All,

I've been experimenting with the Paleo Diet quite a bit lately. I haven't bought the book but I feel like I understand the concept well enough as I've done similar diets in the past.
My intent in trying the diet was to have more energy, a better mood throughout the day, better mental focus, and to feel more vibrant and happy.

However within the first few days I experienced a HUGE slump in energy.

I felt extremely tired, weak, and dizzy from the low carbs (no bread, starch, etc) and eventually caved yesterday and had some melba toast (I felt much better afterwards). In reading earlier posts on this forum, it appears I'm not the only one who's had this problem and it looks like the tiredness eventually goes away.  How about the weakness and dizziness? And about how long does it take so I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.

I should also note that I'm a fairly active individual. I go running a few times a week adn lift heavy weights twice a week. I wonder if the low-carb Paleo diet is going to work for my lifestyle.

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