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  1. I lived in a motel with a dorm fridge and a...

    I lived in a motel with a dorm fridge and a microwave last year for about 6 weeks. I bought a microwave egg cooker that made sort of fried eggs. The texture was a little odd but I got used to it. I...
  2. I run distance and do Cross Fit too. I ran my...

    I run distance and do Cross Fit too. I ran my first marathon while eating primal last year (I ran 6 marathons pre-primal) My primal diet includes things like sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and rice...
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    When I first went primal a little over a year...

    When I first went primal a little over a year ago, I had days where I nearly fainted when I stood up and I felt dizzy and shaky. I found that adding salt to my food and occasionally to a glass of...
  4. My daughter was borderline failure to thrive. At...

    My daughter was borderline failure to thrive. At 2 years she weighed not quite 20lbs. Now at 11 years she weighs 58lbs and is average height for a 9 year old, so she is overall just small. I'm only...
  5. Are your kids old enough to go for walks with you...

    Are your kids old enough to go for walks with you in the evenings? I found that I could find the energy to go for short walks (1-2 miles) even when work stress had me exhausted too.


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    Another question - what is best to use after...

    Another question - what is best to use after swimming in a pool? I ended up using shampoo this morning (despite being no poo for a few weeks now). Shampoo was all I had in my gym bag and a water only...
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    How often do you use baking soda and ACV on long...

    How often do you use baking soda and ACV on long hair?
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    On Monday I tried baking soda and apple cider...

    On Monday I tried baking soda and apple cider vinegar for the first time. I just rinsed on Tuesday and my hair was a bit oily, so I wore a ponytail. Yesterday I used the baking soda and ACV again....
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    I have run an ultra yet. Last December I ran my...

    I have run an ultra yet. Last December I ran my 7th marathon. It was my first eating primal during training and during the race. Before long runs and before the race I are my usual breakfast (two...
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    I think each family has to do the best they can...

    I think each family has to do the best they can with primal eating, by buying the best quality food within their budget. We eat lots of frozen vegetables. We eat some organic meat but most is...
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    I've done it. Sometimes my long trail runs turn...

    I've done it. Sometimes my long trail runs turn into hikes if they don't go well, so I don't see much difference in hiking wearing a sports bra (and shorts of course!)
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    Last week while we were skiing, I only shampooed...

    Last week while we were skiing, I only shampooed once every 3 days and rinsed on the other days, because I still enjoy my shower. Since I've been home I went 2.5 days without shampooing - did it a...
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    When I was first starting out in primal eating, I...

    When I was first starting out in primal eating, I used more of the primal-ized recipes, like almond flour pizza crust, chicken enchiladas with egg as the tortilla, etc. Also I made more primal treats...
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    How do I cut back on shampooing?

    So I'd like to cut back on shampooing. I currently shampoo every day and my hair is straight but kind of frizzy lately. I'm about to go on a so trip, and I thought that would be a good time to try...
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    Hi, I'm 45 and mostly a lurker. No menopause...

    Hi, I'm 45 and mostly a lurker. No menopause symptoms yet. I've been primal for 11 months now. I eat about 100g carbs a day including fruit, veggies, occasional potatoes or rice. I eat no grains and...
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    I'm a 45 year old mother of two. My abs have...

    I'm a 45 year old mother of two. My abs have really improved in appearance after about 6 weeks of Cross Fit 2x per week. I had reached my goal weight before starting Cross Fit. Even the loose skin...
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    My 10 year old who reads well above her grade...

    My 10 year old who reads well above her grade level, so her favorites would be fine for a 13 year old, likes the Warriors series, and the Survivor series, books about cats and dogs with their own...
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    I make romain lettuce roll-ups for lunch often...

    I make romain lettuce roll-ups for lunch often and they are easy to eat one handed. I usually put meat, cheese, and avocado inside. Just make sure you get romain with big leaves or it will be harder...
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    When you look in the fridge for a quick snack and...

    When you look in the fridge for a quick snack and are overjoyed to find a small piece of bacon wrapped pork loin! It was very tasty.
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    Nutrition tuning for marathon training

    I'm training for my first marathon since going primal 6 months ago. Some how I have managed to gain 5lbs in the last month. I'm a 5'1" now 119lb woman, so I don't think it is muscle. I haven't been...
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    I just got back from an extended work trip where...

    I just got back from an extended work trip where I managed to stay pretty primal with only a microwave and fridge in a hotel room. I did eat out some and made the best choices I could, like bunless...
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    My lunch is usually romaine lettuce wraps filled...

    My lunch is usually romaine lettuce wraps filled with cheese, leftover meat or deli meat, avocado, and tomato. With that I have a banana with almond butter (I put a spoon filled with almond butter in...
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    Another heart issue that can contribute to...

    Another heart issue that can contribute to fainting easily is mitral valve prolapse. It basically means that the mitral valve is leaking slightly. It is a condition that one can live with for a long...
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    Tonight we had bacon wrapped pork loin with fresh...

    Tonight we had bacon wrapped pork loin with fresh green beans, zucchini and yellow squash from the farmers market accompanied by a romain & spinach salad with heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers topped...
  25. The only places we've used a tarp on top of the...

    The only places we've used a tarp on top of the tent (tied up a few feet above it) were Alaska and Boundary waters where it rained almost every day. If rainy weather is likely it really helps keep...
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