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    The last blood work I had done was in January...

    The last blood work I had done was in January 2013. Total cholesterol was 124, 59 HDL and 47 LDL. I've been eating more strict paleo since then, so the numbers might be a little different now.
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    Believe me, I definitely take everything he says...

    Believe me, I definitely take everything he says with a grain of salt. But I've heard this elsewhere, even from my extremely CW nutrition professor--that the body responds to dietary cholesterol by...
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    Cholesterol absorption question

    I have cystic fibrosis, which causes malabsorption of fat and protein (I take digestive enzymes at almost every meal to help). Because of this I have low cholesterol, like most CF patients. I just...
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    Paleo Doctor / Endocrinologist in NYC

    Hi there,

    Has anyone had any good experiences with a primal or paleo oriented doctor in or around New York City? I'm dealing with some hormonal / female issues and really want to see someone who...
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    Primal Doc / Endocrinologist near NYC

    Hi there,

    Has anyone had any good experiences with a primal or paleo oriented doctor in or around New York City? I'm dealing with some hormonal / female issues and really want to see someone who...
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    Decaf Coffee and Cortisol

    I think I may have some issues with abnormal cortisol patterns. I heard recently that coffee itself--not caffeine--has compounds that can raise cortisol and affect blood sugar. Does anyone have any...
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    Oh, and I am very skeptical about the potato...

    Oh, and I am very skeptical about the potato diet…as someone who needs a lot of protein for medical reasons, that scares me.
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    Carb confusion--mixed results

    At the beginning of this year I had gained several pounds over the previous few months, and was able to lose it in the spring by going low carb and then carb cycling. Over the past few months I've...
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    Thanks everyone. I looked at the alternate day...

    Thanks everyone. I looked at the alternate day fasting thread, but I know that is too extreme for me. I can't eat 500 calories a day, no matter how much I ate the day before--I'm pretty sure I...
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    Calorie cycling?

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    I'm already at a healthy weight (137 lbs. at 5'6.5) and I'm in pretty good shape, but I still have fat to lose and I'm determined to do it. I tried a ketogenic diet and that worked very...
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    Sardines are great with salsa or tomato sauce, or...

    Sardines are great with salsa or tomato sauce, or especially any kind of eggplant or caponata dip / sauce. My mom broke her foot recently and is trying to eat lots of sardines "for the calcium," but...
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    I find it's a lot easier to get myself to "just...

    I find it's a lot easier to get myself to "just do it" when I have a plan. Make sure you know what you want to get out of the workout, what exercise you're going to do, and for how many sets /...
  13. Oh and I promised myself a while ago I would buy...

    Oh and I promised myself a while ago I would buy a Grok On tee shirt from the website once I could do 3 real push-ups, so it looks like I'm almost there!
  14. I had a great day today, and I just wanted to say...

    I had a great day today, and I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on here for the advice and support. To be honest I wasn't sure if the whole EMF thing was working, since hunger suppression...
  15. Wow, this thread moves fast! But if I can return...

    Wow, this thread moves fast! But if I can return to this response for a sec…

    To be honest, eating at BMR does seem low calorie to me. My BMR is about 1550, and while there are certainly days...
  16. Just a question for all of you, how do you manage...

    Just a question for all of you, how do you manage to keep your calories so low? I'm still working on upping the fat and replacing some of the protein, and I keep telling myself that hopefully hunger...
  17. Hi everyone! I've been keeping up with this...

    Hi everyone! I've been keeping up with this thread for a little while and decided to try ketosis for a little bit to see what, if any, benefits there were (mostly in terms of body recomp and...
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    Despite what everyone's said about you now being...

    Despite what everyone's said about you now being at healthy weight and BMI (which is true), I completely understand why you're upset. I was in a similar situation this year, though not as drastic. ...
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    A little tahini on canned salmon is fantastic!

    A little tahini on canned salmon is fantastic!
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    Ladies, anyone have any specific thoughts on...

    Ladies, anyone have any specific thoughts on Starting Strength vs. New Rules? From what I can tell, Starting Strength is good for getting a strong foundation in traditional barbell training, whereas...
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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I like the...

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I like the idea of the bodyweight programs, and I'm thinking about You Are Your Own Gym or Al Kavadlo's book. I just downloaded the YAYOG app, and I'm excited...
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    Strength building plan for women?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm in decent shape but seem to have a hard time--harder than most women my age (20)--building muscle and making strength gains. I started really lifting (beyond the light dumbbells...
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    I second Sandra: what makes you give up? You say...

    I second Sandra: what makes you give up? You say you feel great physically eating like this, so what makes you stop? Identifying this is the first and most important step to lasting change. I also...
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    Wise words. I may buy Lyle McDonald's book...

    Wise words. I may buy Lyle McDonald's book because I'm curious and think it would be an interesting read, but for now I've set up a 4-week IF plan and I'm going to see how that works. Basically,...
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    Ripped, thanks very much for your thoughtful...

    Ripped, thanks very much for your thoughtful reply. I certainly agree generally with what you said, and I too have had the realization that the primal blueprint doesn't mean you can gorge on fat,...
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