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Is it okay to be a skinny paleo teen?

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Created November 20, 2012 at 2:30 AM

My family lives a really healthy life. A usual dinner is salmon + salad, or maybe a big portobello mushroom with tomatoes and goat cheese. If we wanna splurge we have sausage and sweet potatoes. A normal lunch for me is a bento box filled with nuts & honey, cheese, a few slices of meat or fish, and a little bit of rice. Breakfast is eggs, peanut butter and a banana. I'm really healthy and for the most part, paleo. I'm almost 14 years old; about 5 foot 1. I've been around 101 lbs for the past year or two, until recently; now I'm 110. I still have a small, athletic frame but I want to get in extra shape. My parents encourage exercise, but they don't want me to be 100% paleo. They think that I should enjoy other foods like sandwiches and cake and ice cream etc. that other kids my age seem to enjoy just fine. Especially at my age and weight, they said, I can "get away with anything." But I don't agree - I think the sooner I start, the better and stronger and fitter I'll be at, say, 30 or 40 years old. I don't want to stop having my period or anything. But what are your thoughts on paleo, for me?

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on November 20, 2012
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energy state which helped developed such phenomenons as "calorie counting." I'm a bit too tired to continue explaining, so here's a summary: Minimize potato consumption, as they werent meant to be consumed copiously though were available and consumed by our ancestors as evidenced by adaptations in our salivary glands. Let me appologize for my spelling/grammar I am much too tired

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on November 20, 2012
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Generally not, since I really don't care for how bland they taste except for the sweet potato. If you peel a white potato, there isn't anything exceptionally harmful inside and can actually be quite nutritious (albeit not vital.) Plants are always competing for survival. The skin on the potato for instance, has been found to be toxic when consumed in high doses. The potato wants to survive by having you not eat it, lol. Even superfoods like Kale have side effects. What we realize though, that no matter what, incorporating grains into our diet reverts us to an inefficient...

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I don't eat rice right now but just wondering do you eat potatoes? Great post.

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:21 AM

Paleo is optimal for you. Just dont restrict your calories or variety of paleo foods and your all good.

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on November 20, 2012
at 02:40 AM

i think paleo is great at any age to be honest. your BMI is normal and you aren't having any health problems. i'd stick to it. you can always treat yourself once in a while. after all, it is your life and you should enjoy the things you love.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 20, 2012
at 05:56 AM

That is horrible that your parents don't want you to be 100% paleo.

Here is the truth:

If you stop exercising, but go 100% paleo...

You won't EVER go above your phenotypic weight.

I DO NOT EXERCISE, I eat loads and loads of fat like an obese person, yet lost four pounds last week.

I'm a 5'11" Male 160 pounds. I weighed 196 pounds before starting Paleo. I was schocked by how much pastured bacon and butter I consumed, did not exercise once, but the fact that I removed grains from my diet led me to losing 36 pounds in a month.

It is a hard truth for many to accept, and I unfortunately can't well explain the science behind it but I"m sure you can research it yourself. "Lacesandlabcoats," even rice will be stored as fat.

Try watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdJFbjWHEU

Let me also mention one last thing, Exercise releases cortisol and other stress hormones which serve to accelerate aging, supress the immune system, and degrade the central nervous system. People like to abuse the evolutionary mechanism which releases endorphins after exercise. Endorphins saved our lives, we should "enjoy" running away from tigers, wolves and lions. If we didn't we would die off.

Think of it this way: Exercise serves to alleviate the effects of the modern diet.

The real questions is... Why is anyone experiencing them in the first place???

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on November 20, 2012
at 06:36 AM

I don't eat rice right now but just wondering do you eat potatoes? Great post.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 20, 2012
at 07:38 AM

energy state which helped developed such phenomenons as "calorie counting." I'm a bit too tired to continue explaining, so here's a summary: Minimize potato consumption, as they werent meant to be consumed copiously though were available and consumed by our ancestors as evidenced by adaptations in our salivary glands. Let me appologize for my spelling/grammar I am much too tired

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 20, 2012
at 07:33 AM

Generally not, since I really don't care for how bland they taste except for the sweet potato. If you peel a white potato, there isn't anything exceptionally harmful inside and can actually be quite nutritious (albeit not vital.) Plants are always competing for survival. The skin on the potato for instance, has been found to be toxic when consumed in high doses. The potato wants to survive by having you not eat it, lol. Even superfoods like Kale have side effects. What we realize though, that no matter what, incorporating grains into our diet reverts us to an inefficient...

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:59 AM

I'm 15, 5'5 and about 110 lbs. I also run 40+ miles a week and I've been eating Paleo + white rice for almost 6 months now and I'm feeling great. :) I don't think there's a problem with doing paleo at any age as long as you know that there's no NEED to stick with Paleo 100% of the time.

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