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What are your top 3 paleo hacks?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 10, 2013 at 10:29 PM

For me it's:

  1. To include gelatin in my diet for perfect 4's on the Bristol Stool Chart.
  2. Eat more cholesterol when resistance training/HIIT because there is a direct linear correlation between cholesterol intake and strength gains, muscle gains.
  3. To do HIIT/resistance training to increase muscle insulin sensitivity and acheive body Recomposition.

What are yours?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 23, 2013
at 08:41 PM

Lol dude, I definitely agree with your #2 that is so true. I find stocks and seafood do similar things for me though. +1

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 21, 2013
at 06:52 PM

+1 for balance then.

61848fb3934eb0f08abacf0b920bf81b

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on January 19, 2013
at 12:51 PM

Appologies for the down vote. I mis-clicked by accident and only realized it later when I got the critic badge, and now it is too old to change. Again, so sorry!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on January 18, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Over 340 views, 7 answers, and still only one upvote. If it's good enough to answer, it's probably good enough to upvote.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on January 18, 2013
at 10:51 PM

Over 340 views, 7 answers and only one upvote still. WTF. If it's good enough to answer it's good enough to upvote.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on January 18, 2013
at 09:30 PM

+1 for Aristotle reference.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Nice hacks, you already know I'm gonna agree with the HIIT one, but I'm liking the fake it till you make it, and the 90-10 rule. Someone gave me one of the best tidbits of advice years ago when they told me not to take advice from someone who doesn't have what it is that you're trying to get. So don't take money advice from a poor person, health advice from a sick person or dating advice from someone who's never dated. Mimicking the behaviours is an extremely important key to becoming more successful in all areas of life.\, including health and nutrition.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:11 PM

Hell yea, keeping food on hand is always nice, along with exercise, I love me a good workout. Thanks for sharing these.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:10 PM

@mscott and foreveryoung, thanks for grabbing those studies, those are exactly what I was talking about.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:08 PM

+1, Those are all really good, thanks for sharing!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:06 PM

+1 for your hacks #2 and #3, I totally agree with those.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:04 PM

yea, a couple people wrote up on it, ergo log (forever young mentions above), science daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080109173717.htm , FACEB journal: http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/22/1_MeetingAbstracts/962.13 . Granted it is only one study in the older population. There's another study floating around somewhere that I should've bookmarked. It's in younger men and showed a significant correlation also between dietary cholesterol intake and strength gains.

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on January 18, 2013
at 07:43 PM

Austin: or this as well (though maybe he's referring to his personal experience, which seems likely in this context): http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/22/1_MeetingAbstracts/962.13

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on January 18, 2013
at 07:14 PM

@ Austin- he might be referring to this, but I'm not sure http://www.ergo-log.com/cholesterolmuscles.html

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on January 18, 2013
at 04:17 PM

Mind providing a source for your claim that "here is a direct linear correlation between cholesterol intake and strength gains, muscle gains"?

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on January 18, 2013
at 04:08 PM

These probably are not the type of hacks you are looking for. But for me:

  1. Eat Whole Unprocessed Foods
  2. Listen to your body to understand your needs (hunger, nourishment, sleep, etc)
  3. Improve O3:O6 ratio
  4. (bonus) re:Cooking -- Food tastes good. Meat = Good; Veggies = Good; If it doesn't taste good, you probably did too much to it. Keep Cooking Simple!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:06 PM

+1 for your hacks #2 and #3, I totally agree with those.

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on January 18, 2013
at 06:06 PM

From a beginner: Here are a couple things that have saved my butt;

  1. Leftovers! If you can cook a bigger dinner that you can have the next day for lunch -- it'll help immensely, especially if that dinner was delicious!
  2. Cauliflower Rice! For me rice has always been a vehicle to get other things into my mouth (aside from sushi). I've started making batches of cauliflower rice and there's hardly a noticeable difference.
  3. Bento Box Lunch Boxes -- I bought a pack of 4 lunch boxes off of Amazon (they are basically a single tupperware with 3 sections. I think this really helps with portion control, variety, and keeping me on track. Protein in the biggest section, Vegetables in the medium section and fruit or nuts in the small section!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 18, 2013
at 08:08 PM

+1, Those are all really good, thanks for sharing!

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on January 18, 2013
at 07:12 PM

  1. "Fake it till you make it"- A lot like Nichomachean Ethics here, but the gist is that whatever you want to do-- whether it be a better boyfriend, a better student, a better athlete, a healthier person, etc-- examine and emulate the techniques that successful people employ. With time and consistency, you'll no longer be "copying" them, and the habits will become habit and integrated into your character and the person that you are now. What you're essentially doing is copying the habits/traits of Platonic "Forms" you're aiming for until with time, you've reached your potential. I can't emphasis how important this rule enough. I could actually stop here, as it covers everything.

  2. = 90% of calories must come from meat/seafood/eggs and vegetables (including starchy ones). The other 10% can come from things like fruit, nuts, added oils/fats, alcohol or whatever else you fancy.

  3. Do HIIT (weight training/sprints) in addition to other lower-intensity activities you enjoy (hiking/walking/swimming/etc).

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 18, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Nice hacks, you already know I'm gonna agree with the HIIT one, but I'm liking the fake it till you make it, and the 90-10 rule. Someone gave me one of the best tidbits of advice years ago when they told me not to take advice from someone who doesn't have what it is that you're trying to get. So don't take money advice from a poor person, health advice from a sick person or dating advice from someone who's never dated. Mimicking the behaviours is an extremely important key to becoming more successful in all areas of life.\, including health and nutrition.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on January 18, 2013
at 09:30 PM

+1 for Aristotle reference.

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06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

on January 23, 2013
at 01:44 PM

  1. Get outside as much and as often as possible. Outside makes us happy.
  2. Do the opposite of what nearly everyone else is doing.
  3. Make stocks and drink stocks.. often. Stock is the missing link.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 23, 2013
at 08:41 PM

Lol dude, I definitely agree with your #2 that is so true. I find stocks and seafood do similar things for me though. +1

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

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on January 18, 2013
at 09:19 PM

1) Prepare ahead. Prepare ahead. Prepare ahead. I do so well if I spend one day a week cooking everything for the week.

2) Sauce does not NEED to be sopped up. Dishes can be licked.

3) Cooking isn't hard. Protein + veggie + fat + seasoning = a great meal, and quick.

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Cbd384d52a150aa0e944830ad0d0ba67

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on January 18, 2013
at 05:43 PM

I keep some paleo bread (I like Elana's Bread 2.0) on hand for both bread-like uses (occasional toast or a sunbutter sandwich) and to replace other starches, like when making a dish with a lot of sauce (or to replace the rice when eating Indian). One of the most handy things to do with home cooking time...

61848fb3934eb0f08abacf0b920bf81b

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on January 19, 2013
at 12:51 PM

Appologies for the down vote. I mis-clicked by accident and only realized it later when I got the critic badge, and now it is too old to change. Again, so sorry!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 21, 2013
at 06:52 PM

+1 for balance then.

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564468f093b36d9cdeb8adb138446363

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on January 18, 2013
at 07:44 PM

My "Top 3" changes throughout my path to good health. This month, it is:

  1. Plenty of protein and fat - I eat lots of it and try to keep cooked meat on hand at all times to prevent snack attacks and wacky glucose fluctuations.

  2. Vitamin D - daily supplement and sun to keep my mood and energy bright.

  3. Exercise every day - even if I'm sick or time-strapped I squeeze in a short walk or a 6-minute warm-up video.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 18, 2013
at 08:11 PM

Hell yea, keeping food on hand is always nice, along with exercise, I love me a good workout. Thanks for sharing these.

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on January 24, 2013
at 08:14 PM

  1. Bulletproof Coffee. Gives me energy and mental focus, teaches my body to burn fat, suppresses appetite, and tastes great! http://bulletproofcoffee.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/my-experience-with-bulletproof-coffee/
  2. Intermittent fasting. Turns your body into a fat burning machine, helps with sleep.
  3. Cutting out gluten. The root of so many of the 1st world's nutritional problems!

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on January 18, 2013
at 09:55 PM

  1. N=1 is paramount. Individual diets for each individual. Listen to your body carefully, but don't correlate random events with human action.
  2. Carbs are good. How many carbs are optimal is individual (see #1). Most folks though restrict carbohydrate too far.
  3. Mega-dosing fish oil. I feel best when supplementing with a hefty dose of fish oil. It's N=1, YMMV, but it works for me.

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