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 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)
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'm thinking of doing the January W30 and the only sticking point for me is caffeine. I'll admit it: I'm an addict. I work too hard and sleep too little and if I'm going to wrestle myself out of bed at 5:45am to go run tabata sprints, I need a... (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)
So, I was reading an article about caffeine and it said: Caffeine also has a dramatic effects on the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands regulate hormone levels within the body. Most notably of theses hormones are the ???fight or flight???... (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'm on Leangains, eating at 12pm and 8pm, meat and fat low calorie on rest days, lean meat and carbs and higher calorie on training days, workouts at 11am with 10g BCAA and coffee. I had big issues dealing with caffeine before, but I've found... (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)
Does it matter how you brew your coffee?? I recently broke my French press and want to buy a Chemex. I don't drink tons of coffee and try to drink black teas or any teas also but coffee is just Mmmm-mmm good!!
Taste should rule within bounds of course. For me it is vacuum first then French press and chemex drip depending on the time and situation. Early am Fr P. but later drip but after full dinner back to vacuum. Da Jim
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)
Two things come to mind. The first is that you are low on salt, as Alexis mentions. But the more likely answer is that you are choline dominant and the excess choline pushed up your level of iNOS to the point that you create more superoxide which... (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)
I have to believe iodine and selenium is fairly important especially if consuming goitrogens and fermented vegetables. My husband and I were consuming about 1-2 pounds of COOKED goitrogenic vegetables per day with no supplemental iodine or... (more)
For me (a person with lifelong thyroid disease) the challenge in discussing things like iodine, selenium, and goitrogens is this: what may be most appropriate for a given individual with thyroid trouble depends very much on the nature of that... (more)
Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa makes me anxious. Raw Cacao does not make me anxious. Or so it seems. Does one have caffeine and the other not, or do they both contain caffeine?
I'm starting to suspect caffeine as a catalyst to some of my body's recent quirks. So, does anyone know of a naturally caffeine-free beverage similar to coffee?
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
Eating pudding and heat