So approximately 4 months ago after years of using caffeine and supplements I started having GI issues (thin stools and constipation). Shortly after this time my doctors told me I have a low hemoglobin. Has anyone ever experienced this? If so... (more)
Is there any physiological reason why caffeine doesn't seem to work for me? I am not a regular coffee drinker (probably indulged around 8 times in the past year). I do indulge in 3 squares of 85-90% dark chocolate about 2x weekly. Lately I've been... (more)
I love coffee, the smell, taste, buzz, everything. Recently, not sure why, after I drink coffee I have been getting mild anxiety symptoms. Pounding heart, chest tightness, etc. Ive researched it and there is a TON of info on caffeine's effect on... (more)
I cut down my caffeine dramatically for the past month. From 5 cups of coffee a day to about 1. I have gained at least 6-10 pounds and having major aches and pains that I never experienced before that won't go away. It can't be due to... (more)
Close friend has gut dysbiosis and is finding "healthy" (actually healthy, not SAD-idea-healthy) confusing. Previous attempts at Paleo/PHD resulted in too low carb/no energy, or feeling overly restricted. (along the lines of "Non-grassfed... (more)
Two weeks ago I started breaking out in hives after breakfast and lunch. Never had hives or any allergy before except for a mild cat allergy. I finally figured out this week that it was coffee, so it could just be caffeine in general but I don't... (more)
Since I started paleo I've found that I no longer rely on coffee throughout the days and that I can quite happily go without it and have boundless energy. Also I was researching the side effects of caffeine on metabolism, ketosis, mental state... (more)
I can't stop snacking on several hundred calories worth on cacao a day. Specifically, I consume lots of chocolate cheese. (I melt the bakers chocolate in a fondue set and then pour it over a wheel of Brie cheese.) Sometime I layer it on cheddar... (more)
Are you gaining weight? If not, rock on. Cheese and unsweetened chocolate aren't the types of foods associated with deleterious metabolic outcomes.
For a few years I have avoided many foods with caffeine because I have a reaction to it. I would get anxious, nervous and jittery from a small cup of coffee or piece of chocolate. Since going paleo I have reintroduced chocolate (100% cacao) and... (more)
For years I was a 6-8-ish cup day coffee drinker and because caffeine impacts my sleep I would always finish my coffee by noon thinking it would be out of my system and not impact my sleep. Well, for the last 6 weeks or so I've strictly limited... (more)
I am exhausted upon waking (5am) and feel burnt-out every afternoon. Please hack my sleep! My hours at work changed last summer and I needed to start waking up at 5am instead of 6am for the opening shift. It didn't work out well. I???d get... (more)
Hello Paleo Hackers, I came to Paleo for mainly to change my mood. I've had clinical depression for almost a decade now and am still transitioning to Paleo. It's hard to assess what my mood will be like once i am fully acclimated to the diet... (more)
I inadvertently fell into a paleo diet while trying to cure my 4+ year long struggle with moderate depression (dysthymia) and the addiction to carbs and sugar that came along with it. In terms of 'normal mood' changes that I noticed, I find myself... (more)
Ideas? I've finally built up my tolerance so that I don't over react to my love of coffee. I can drink it now and not become too stimulated. That's nice, but I wonder if the fat burning effects get affected by the tolerance issue?? (more)
I really struggle when it comes to hot drinks on this diet. I am following a version of the Autoimmune Protocol so coffee is out for me. I am not a fan of green tea either, just can't stomach the stuff. I am looking for Autoimmune Protocol... (more)
I have always reacted very strongly to caffeine and any stimulant. One shot/cup and I'm wired all day. I've noticed that while on keto/VLC days, the negative effects are much worse. Also, i must have it before training and while still... (more)
I'm new to this and am wondering if I should drink coffee or not. Do you find it helpful or harmful? Does it make a difference? I have also read both views on coffee makes you thin/ coffee makes you fat, what are everyone's thoughts on that?
I agree with the above two posters. It jacks up my nervous system, and wears if down, something fierce. After enough days of it, I'm literally worn down. But, the workout power it affords is unmatched, the fat burning (while IF'ing) potential is... (more)
i have noticed something very strange since i started pursuing a ketogenic diet about a week ago. i have always considered myself immune to the effects of caffeine since i drank many cups of black tea and coffee a day for the past 8 or so years... (more)
UPDATE 8/29: So it's been around a month and a half since I posted this. Haven't had caffeine since this post, and due to the more stable energy levels that brings I feel a little better, though my energy levels still don't feel normal. My... (more)
So caffeine and the stimulant in chocolate raises insulin. Insulin shuts down fat oxidation. So, if you are in ketosis, on VLC, won't drinking coffee or eating raw dark chocolate shut of that nice fat burning mode? I know when I am VLC, if I... (more)
I've been on the bulletproof version of the paleo diet for about 55 days now. I also began using caffeine daily, at about 100-200mg/day. At about the second week I ordered Dave Asprey's upgraded coffee and found it to be amazing. During this... (more)
Most of the related questions I have come across on here involve individuals looking to eliminate coffee, tea, or caffeine from their diets. I am on lean gains and currently do not drink coffee or tea. Do you see any reasonable benefit to adding... (more)
http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/top-25-natural-appetite-suppressants?page=15 Green tea is on the list of 25 natural appetite suppressants. "If you're not a coffee drinker and get sick of water easily, try sipping on a cup of hot... (more)
I love coffee, and for the most part, it doesn't give me any issues. However, sometimes, if I'm using half and half or drinking a latte, I'll develop extreme stomach pain and/or diarrhea. I've never had this problem using heavy cream in my coffee... (more)
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