I'm currently participating in the "Whole Life Challenge" which has me eating a paleo-ish diet for 2 months. I've been surprised by how quickly I've acclimated to it. It's gotten me interested in understanding more about nutrition. I'm particularly interested in actual facts regarding "paleo eating" and what nutritionists/doctors actually think of as a healthy diet these days. [more inside]
I'm making bone broth and this is confusing me.... [more inside]
I have never fasted or done paleo. But I want to try both for awhile as I start a new health regimen. Can you give me some pointers? [more inside]
On April 6th, Mr Ruki and I will be starting a Whole30. What should I be buying now to prepare? [more inside]
Can you recommend me some recipe-based blogs that aren't necessarily paleo but will have some recipes that would appeal to someone who is paleo? Like maybe some real food blogs that don't use flour or cheese in every single recipe, or some different ethnic food blogs that don't use a lot of flour or dairy either? [more inside]
My husband (5'8, 205 lbs, 39, South Asian) was diagnosed as pre-hypertensive after several months of high blood pressure readings. After a couple years going soft Paleo to great success for my partner & me, I'm finding myself totally confused by the opposing DASH diet and trying to figure out what to do to improve his health. [more inside]
What is your favorite packaged whole30 and/or paleo snack bar?
It has come to my attention, via the scale, that I have been taking the "fat is good" aspect of primal eating just a little too literally. I need to reduce calories, and would like to do so as painlessly as possible. Could you please share your recipes and meal suggestions for tasty things that are on the lower end of the fat spectrum? Bonus points for anyone who has found a primal- friendly alternative to the fatty deliciousness of cheese.
Soon-to-be-metal-mouth needs your best soup recipes, stat. They also need to be paleo-friendly (no dairy, no grains, no processed sugars) and I would really prefer they be easy/quick! [more inside]
I would like your suggestions for easy, portable lunches that meet the criteria below. [more inside]
15 of us are planning our annual weekend trip in a few weeks. I'm responsible for menu planning. We have a variety of different dietary restrictions, and I'm looking for ideas for great meals that can feed these people. [more inside]
I am interested in doing a Whole30 for some health reasons. I've done a bunch of reading about it and have already gotten many of the things from the shopping list. I am looking for advice on how to do it with minimal time investment. [more inside]
I just discovered delicata squash and I'm in love. I roasted some halves that I had planned to cube and put into a salad but it came out too soft and now I have about 2 cups of mashed squash. What are your favorite winter squash recipes - sweet or savory - that use mashed squash as a base? Bonus points if they can be eaten out of hand. Double bonus points (any points, really) if they don't include gluten or grains.
After a month of at-home kickboxing and adjusting my diet to include more than tacos, I'm beginning to feel the love for physical activity and healthy living. Now I find myself looking for CrossFit gyms in Philadelphia that won't scare me away. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Managing gestational diabetes fairly well by eating paleo/low carb and injecting insulin (tiny dose, rarely) when anticipating higher glucose levels. Now I read pregnant women should load carbs shortly before and during the childbirth itself. I'd like to avoid both a carb crash and hypoglycemia during delivery. I also worry about the baby being hypoglycemic if I have high glucose levels during delivery and I'm getting conflicting info (yes, danger v. no, too short a time to impact baby). So, what to eat leading up to and during delivery?
I've been doing Paleo for five weeks and have been losing weight at an okay rate - about five or six pounds down now. I'm doing about 90/10 which comes out to around two "cheat" meals in my estimation, though the cheats have been mostly pretty tame, some red wine, a few slices of pizza, half a tiny panna cotta. In either five weeks or when I hit my first goal weight, whichever comes first, I'm planning to ease out of Paleo somewhat, and eat more things, but also practice portion control. How do I do this? [more inside]
Just scored the use of a mandoline slicer for the next week, and I'm totally excited but don't know where to start. Can you good people hook me up with your best mandoline-using recipes? Potatoes! Carrots! Turnips! I'll slice 'em all! [more inside]
I'm seeking your suggestions for easy, accessible, flexible paleo-ish meals. Snowflakes! [more inside]
I'd like the recipes for your best wheat-free baked treats! Bonus points if they are cookies. Double bonus points if they are free of refined sugar (other natural sweeteners are fine). [more inside]
I need some dinner ideas that are both vegetarian and suitable for a paleo diet! [more inside]
Hey Ask, I don't know whether to continue in my vegetarianism. Advice? [more inside]
low carb queries: hot and hungry. [more inside]
I've just discovered the magic of Maille Old Style whole grain mustard and it is glorious. What are your favorite whole grain mustard recipes? [more inside]
Self-directed low carb/paleo diet. Totally wrung out after 30 minutes in the gym. Am I doin it rong? [more inside]
12 pounds of pork shoulder!... uh, now what? [more inside]
Recently decided to go paleo and am looking for your favorite resources on delicious paleo recipes! In particular, looking for awesome remixes of classic favs, like cauliflower pizza crust (yum btw), but any favorite sites/blogs are welcome. Thanks!
What are some good fixin's ("fixins'"?) for taco night on a low-carb/quasi-paleo diet? [more inside]
Looking for some critical, reasonably independent discussion of some of the paleo diet claims--does such a thing actually exist? Specifically with regards to cardio exercise and saturated fats/cholesterol. [more inside]
Paleo cupcake delivery in DC? Does not exist, but... [more inside]
Help turn a sugar and carb addict into a cavegirl! [more inside]
What is this "inflammation" of which they speak? Is it, you know, a real thing? [more inside]
I'm back to exercising but my weight is at a standstill. What's worked for you? I'd love to lose 30 pounds. Also...any ideas for controlling your diet for someone who really enjoys the culture of food? [more inside]
Please talk to me about the ability to stay long-term on a low/no grain diet. [more inside]
Any Paleo/Primal eaters in SF Bay Area know of a primary care doctor that 'gets it'? [more inside]
I've got a problem fitting in working, exercising and sleeping. Some activities are in the evening, and I eat after, then I can't sleep. [more inside]
Anti-nutrients: Do they pose any legitimate risks? [more inside]
Paleo diet and lo carb/hi fat- Couple of questions, and want to hear how you got on. [more inside]