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Who has background in Police, military, security, special forces and how does it help you to come along with the paleo diet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 02, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Are there people who come from proffesional setting of military, special forces, or polices or securities? Did this affect your way you how you cope with the paleo diet?

Did the Paleo Diet helps You in your Job? Is the Paleo diet used in proffesional settings? Maybe it was also more easy to switch in Paleo Diet cause you were used to excercise a lot?

Is the paleo Diet a good vehicle for such Profession?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 04, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Just tell them to enjoy their excitotoxins(MSG). Because BBQ chips are loaded with that neurototoxic shit =) They are basically taking drugs that are worse than any illegal substance, MSG is even worse for the body than methamphetamine and alcohol.

88cffa260e8259942de579503d282ee7

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on April 03, 2011
at 07:37 PM

It's part of our culture: before I went paleo I loved BBQ potato chips so some guys buy my favorite brand and munch on them telling me how tasty they are. It's not a big deal.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on April 02, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Who tries to sabotage your efforts? What the heck?

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on April 04, 2011
at 03:45 AM

I'm a cop... started doing paleo about two weeks ago. I work in a small town (pop. 20,000), so I can drive home for dinner (I work overnights). I usually already have something prepared, so this works out really great.

One of the big differences that I can tell right away is that since I'm also trying to lean out (and going lower-carb) that by taking in a higher percentage of fat to protein/carb, that I stay full a lot longer than if I had ate something that was strictly carb. In fact, I almost have to force myself to eat... now eating twice daily, and forcing a third sometimes.

As far as the effects on my body, I had bad sugar cravings the first week, but now I don't care. I'm also noticing a slight dip in my performance when I lift several times a week and on my sprints (no change on my short and easy 3 mile runs).

Overall, I've dropped five pounds, am leaning out (currently at 163 lbs., but shooting for a lean 150 with ripped abs). I'm excited, because this is working out much better than when I was strictly counting calories.

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88cffa260e8259942de579503d282ee7

on April 02, 2011
at 03:13 PM

I'm a paramedic/firefighter. There are several issues with our schedule and all of them benefit by being paleo. Prior to eating clean I was a cortisol poster boy: worked out hard without result, had a big gut, always tired and always hungry.

Things are better now but shift-work is hard on your body. Getting up in the middle of the night presents all kinds of issues: should I eat? should I go back to sleep? Should I go work-out and try to gut it out tomorrow? every situation is different. Chronic sleep deprivation is horrible.

Try to maximize the things you can control: eat well when you can: keep a stash of food (nuts, tanka bars, smoked salmon) for when the meal becomes pizzas after a long fire. Create a sleep environment (blackout curtains, cooler temps, white noise) and keep to as regular a sleep pattern as possible. modify or eliminate your workouts when appropriate.

In our [dysfunctional] family there are those that try to sabotage my efforts but in my case it makes me stronger in my commitment. I've lost @20 lbs and feel great. good luck!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on April 02, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Who tries to sabotage your efforts? What the heck?

88cffa260e8259942de579503d282ee7

(466)

on April 03, 2011
at 07:37 PM

It's part of our culture: before I went paleo I loved BBQ potato chips so some guys buy my favorite brand and munch on them telling me how tasty they are. It's not a big deal.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 04, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Just tell them to enjoy their excitotoxins(MSG). Because BBQ chips are loaded with that neurototoxic shit =) They are basically taking drugs that are worse than any illegal substance, MSG is even worse for the body than methamphetamine and alcohol.

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7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

on April 02, 2011
at 02:39 PM

I am in Corrections so our schedule of 56 days, 56 nights on 12 hours shifts gets hard on the body. Since going paleo I drink less coffee simply for the fact that I don't get as tired at night. When I get up in the morning, I am alert and ready to go. Handy when getting those calls to come in asap. Packing lunch at first was a bit trickier with out sandwiches, but all the handy dried foods nuts and such make up for it. Being able to grab something small like that and having it last is nice though. Good Luck!

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