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Created May 14, 2012 at 2:43 AM

are ritz whole wheat crackers, and natural peanut butter good pre and post workout snacks?

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:25 PM

Omega6- I'd rather eat a whole loaf of bread than the same amount of calories from nut butters. While I understand nuts are included in a paleo diet, I think it's a big mistake to replace even grains or tubers with them.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on May 17, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Considering the ads on the sidebar for tortilla chips, it's easy to see where someone could be confused.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:59 PM

But why not? I'm seriously curious--is it because of the fat or protein (or both)?

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:58 PM

Kathryn, there are some people out there who do not know much, if anything, about paleo. "Newbies" who don't know much about paleo are welcome here--I encourage you to read the FAQ.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Peanut butter may not be recommended from a paleo perspective, but it's somewhat dishonest to dismiss it based on being "GMO" and "void of any real nutrients." One can easily obtain non-GMO peanut butter, and it's hardly void of "real nutrients," unless we ignore the protein, B3, B6, E, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, etc. I think we should not resort to hyperbole when educating people about paleo and non-paleo foods. Yes, peanuts and other legumes have serious drawbacks--those are reason enough to not eat them without fabricating scary additional reasons.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Just to clarify for the OP, normally paleo means "grain free," which would include rice (and the whole wheat crackers!), but there are some folks who consider white rice to be a "safe starch," meaning it might be okay to eat, even though it's technically a grain. Some people tolerate white rice just fine, and some don't without some kind of side effect--which could be as simple as just gaining weight from the extra carbs.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:41 PM

You aren't pissing people off, there are just 5 negative people here who, for some reason, think downvoting a question is the right way to honor the spirit of this site's FAQ, which says "...No question is too trivial or too 'newbie'" and "Be nice," and "Be tolerant of others who may not know everything you know." By the way, if you haven't looked at it yet, do check out the FAQ--it will help lead you to lots of great information on paleo and clear up some of your confusion over what to eat/not eat, etc.

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on May 14, 2012
at 09:30 PM

sorry, i didnt know i was pissing people off with my questions

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 14, 2012
at 09:29 PM

sorry if i seen like a troll, didnt know i was pissing people with questions.

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on May 14, 2012
at 06:22 PM

I agree - this is a legit question. Mike, ask a way, don't let this stop you! Some people have too much testosterone, and they just don't know how to use it!

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 02:39 PM

Folks, this poster is an 18 year old, probably/possibly still in school, still subject to the food/shopping choices of his parents. I think all the downvoting is pretty snarky--he doesn't seem to be a troll, just someone with a lot to learn about diet, exercise, and paleo.

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on May 14, 2012
at 01:43 PM

We totally need to rename this thing to Palaeo! And change the pronunciation from "pail-e-o" to "pal-e-o".

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on May 14, 2012
at 01:22 PM

I agree with kasra

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on May 14, 2012
at 12:41 PM

Also, some legumes are more toxic than others and peanuts fall in the more toxic category, primarily due to the peanut mold Aflatoxin. Peanuts also have high levels of n6 (linoleic acid).

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on May 14, 2012
at 11:53 AM

Why would that be, Kasra?

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on May 14, 2012
at 08:49 AM

You've already received an answer in one of your previous questions saying grains are out in paleo diet. Your question here is against some of the most basic tenets of paleo. It's fine to ask questions, but it's better if you do some of your own reading before that. Now this sounds like trolling, and will be treated as such. -1

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on May 14, 2012
at 06:01 AM

is it short for Paleolithic? :) ...... (Palaeolithic in UK English)

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on May 14, 2012
at 06:01 AM

is it short for Paleolithic? :) (Palaeolithic in UK English)

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on May 14, 2012
at 04:09 AM

I wouldn't recommend nut butter pre or post workout.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 14, 2012
at 02:53 AM

Nah man. Fruit is great pre or post workout! Potatoes, sweet potatoes, or even rice cakes if it's really intense do the job as well. Hell pound a little thing of pedialite. What you need is muscle glycogen, not gluten and soybean oil.

Hope that helps you out and gives you some nice alternatives.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Just to clarify for the OP, normally paleo means "grain free," which would include rice (and the whole wheat crackers!), but there are some folks who consider white rice to be a "safe starch," meaning it might be okay to eat, even though it's technically a grain. Some people tolerate white rice just fine, and some don't without some kind of side effect--which could be as simple as just gaining weight from the extra carbs.

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:49 AM

no not at all. ritz are made of wheat which has gluten in it, ritz also uses hydrogenated soybean oil in their crackers. and lastly peanut butter is gmo and roasted and void of any real nutrients. oh and its not a nut but a legume. ritz are made of a grain too.

GRAINS AND LEGUMES = ANTI PALEO

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on May 14, 2012
at 12:41 PM

Also, some legumes are more toxic than others and peanuts fall in the more toxic category, primarily due to the peanut mold Aflatoxin. Peanuts also have high levels of n6 (linoleic acid).

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Peanut butter may not be recommended from a paleo perspective, but it's somewhat dishonest to dismiss it based on being "GMO" and "void of any real nutrients." One can easily obtain non-GMO peanut butter, and it's hardly void of "real nutrients," unless we ignore the protein, B3, B6, E, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, etc. I think we should not resort to hyperbole when educating people about paleo and non-paleo foods. Yes, peanuts and other legumes have serious drawbacks--those are reason enough to not eat them without fabricating scary additional reasons.

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Baca1c17577501bce56c3ce89beaad2f

on May 14, 2012
at 03:02 AM

WHy don't ya go for sliced banana with almond butter or sunbutter? ;) or if you want that crunch, go for banana chips (& your seed/nut butter of choice)!

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on May 14, 2012
at 04:09 AM

I wouldn't recommend nut butter pre or post workout.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on May 14, 2012
at 11:53 AM

Why would that be, Kasra?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 14, 2012
at 01:22 PM

I agree with kasra

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:59 PM

But why not? I'm seriously curious--is it because of the fat or protein (or both)?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on July 12, 2012
at 12:25 PM

Omega6- I'd rather eat a whole loaf of bread than the same amount of calories from nut butters. While I understand nuts are included in a paleo diet, I think it's a big mistake to replace even grains or tubers with them.

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on January 31, 2014
at 11:41 PM

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:16 PM

Turkey Breast/ fruit pre workout. I am about to start Paleo diet next week, wish me luck , but having no granola will break me as that is my favorite snack mixed in Natural Fromage Frais which also isn't Paleo :(

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:04 PM

Skip eating before working out.. do it fasted and observe how you perform. You'll be surprised.

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7b59d02841b7011b47dd2b94a11c256f

on May 14, 2012
at 05:24 AM

Do people not even know what paleo is??!!!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on May 14, 2012
at 06:01 AM

is it short for Paleolithic? :) (Palaeolithic in UK English)

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on May 14, 2012
at 06:01 AM

is it short for Paleolithic? :) ...... (Palaeolithic in UK English)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on May 14, 2012
at 01:43 PM

We totally need to rename this thing to Palaeo! And change the pronunciation from "pail-e-o" to "pal-e-o".

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 14, 2012
at 11:58 PM

Kathryn, there are some people out there who do not know much, if anything, about paleo. "Newbies" who don't know much about paleo are welcome here--I encourage you to read the FAQ.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on May 17, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Considering the ads on the sidebar for tortilla chips, it's easy to see where someone could be confused.

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