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    Dude, I stink.

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    This is a bit embarassing and at the same time quite sad as this is my first post, but dudes, I STINK.

    I mean, like, melting deodorant and armpit chewing through tshirts stink.

    I've been 100% primal for over a year now, and I'm currently cutting the last 8-12% bodyfat leading into a show in two months, so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with this. I haven't had any issues in the last year, but the last few weeks my wife's threatened to kick me out of the house.

    Daily intake is basically:
    8 eggs
    2-3lbs of chicken breast/thighs
    1-2lbs lean red meat
    3-5 cups of broccolli
    5 or so cups of spinach and leafy greens
    6 servings EAS 100% Whey (I know, I know, 2 grams of sugar a scoop...)
    Tons of misc other things found in the kitchen (avacados, peppers, etc)
    I don't eat any dairy

    Is there something I can add that'll help the smell? I cut back on onions and garlic thinking maybe they contributed a little.

    Please don't tell me to make my own deodorant, I don't have time for that hippie-dippie nonsense.
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    Do you have an infection of any sort?

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    No, not that I know of at least. Feel awesome actually.

    I even rotated through a few deodorants and anti-perspirants, and none seemed to work. It's like I'm an odor-producing superhero.

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    Here is some non hippie stuff... Are you bathing regularly? Using soap?

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    Dude. You eat that much meat+eggs+whey DAILY!?! I think that is probably why you stink. Your body produces ammonia when you metabolize protein. In normal amounts, this is OK. But if you overdo it, you will stink. I would think 2 pounds of meat a day would be PLENTY for any diet. Without needing to add MORE from whey.

    Maybe try cutting back on the protein somewhat and eat more fat and/or carbs. A classic complaint of people eating Atkins-style is the ammonia stench.

    Off-topic: and you're CUTTING?!! How huge are you!?

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    i do believe that's ammonia from excess protein.

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    When did this problem start? When you went primal a year ago, or just in the past few weeks?

    I actually had the opposite experience - when I started eating paleo, my normal moderate BO pretty much disappeared, and I almost never wear deodorant now. I actually find that wearing deodorant MAKES me smelly, so I don't wear it anymore.

    What I do now, if I'm real sweaty under my armpits and a little stinky, I wash my pits with a damp washcloth and wipe them with some rubbing alcohol on cotton balls - the alcohol kills off the bacteria that produces stinks, and I find it to be quite effective. Hope that's not too hippy for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorMag View Post
    Here is some non hippie stuff... Are you bathing regularly? Using soap?
    Hahahahaa! Yes and yes. About 2-3 times a day depending on training schedule.

    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    Dude. You eat that much meat+eggs+whey DAILY!?! I think that is probably why you stink. Your body produces ammonia when you metabolize protein. In normal amounts, this is OK. But if you overdo it, you will stink. I would think 2 pounds of meat a day would be PLENTY for any diet. Without needing to add MORE from whey.

    Maybe try cutting back on the protein somewhat and eat more fat and/or carbs. A classic complaint of people eating Atkins-style is the ammonia stench.

    Off-topic: and you're CUTTING?!! How huge are you!?
    I donnu, I'm a big dude I guess. 260. I should be around 245 at the end of my cut. It sounds bad, but I've always eaten this much. Workouts are pretty demanding (I also train for strongman), so I cruise through the calories pretty easily.

    I've cut before, albeit with tons of processed carbs, and never had this kind of problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakey View Post
    i do believe that's ammonia from excess protein.
    If that's the case I better stock up on some cologne. I don't see myself cutting protein anytime soon - mainly because that's where I derive the majority of my cals.

    Quote Originally Posted by BestBetter View Post
    When did this problem start? When you went primal a year ago, or just in the past few weeks?

    I actually had the opposite experience - when I started eating paleo, my normal moderate BO pretty much disappeared, and I almost never wear deodorant now. I actually find that wearing deodorant MAKES me smelly, so I don't wear it anymore.

    What I do now, if I'm real sweaty under my armpits and a little stinky, I wash my pits with a damp washcloth and wipe them with some rubbing alcohol on cotton balls - the alcohol kills off the bacteria that produces stinks, and I find it to be quite effective. Hope that's not too hippy for you!
    I'll try that, but I ain't wearin' any of them tie-dye tshirts!

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    Ingest a tablespoon or two a day of coconut oil, that usually helps me, and apply some on your armpits. Also, my wife likes it when I apply a bit of Pinaud Clubman after shaving on face and pits.
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