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Doctor insights on: Caloric Intake And The Paleolithic Diet

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How many calories are there in the paleolithic diet?

How many calories are there in the paleolithic diet?

Calorie intake isn't: Dictated. Paleolithic diet reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. The assertion is that man's body has not acclimatized to diets that are heavily impacted by industrialization ; crop cultivation. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid processed ; junk foods as well grains. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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My friend has tried paleo diet and he lost weight although he didn't lower calories, how is that possible?

He did lower kcal: He did lower calories. He removed something from his diet. With paleo its processed foods and carbs that is removed. That will lead to a reduction in calories. ...Read more

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I started weightlifting. Many people i've met recommend the paleo diet. If half of my calories came from saturated fat, what would it do to my body?

I started weightlifting. Many people i've met recommend the paleo diet. If half of my calories came from saturated fat, what would it do to my body?

Unknown: It was widely believed that the low carb, high fat, atkins diet would cause a marked increase in LDL cholesterol and heart disease but it didn't. If you're normal weight and exercising regularly, it may not matter what you're eating but this has not been conclusively proven. As a cardiologist, I do not recommend 50% of calories from sat. Fat but you can measure your own lipids & see for yourself. ...Read more

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Total thyroid removal 1/15. Weight concerns. What's your thoughts on paleo diet? Is it healthy or should I just ct calories / exercise /49 yrs

Total thyroid removal 1/15. Weight concerns. What's your thoughts on paleo diet?  Is it healthy or should I just  ct calories / exercise /49 yrs

Good question: the paleo diet is essentially a lower carb limited processed food diet. I think its great. Anytime you remove something from your diet...you will lose weight. I see a lot of diabetics in my practice. I usually advise them to remove carbs and they lose weight. Once they plateau we add calorie counting and restriction using tracking apps. We get impressive weight loss results doing this. ...Read more

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Heard a lot about paleolithic diet. Seems unsafe to cut out all dairy, all grains and all legumes. What do you think? Am 100 lbs overweight

Heard a lot about paleolithic diet. Seems unsafe to cut out all dairy, all grains and all legumes. What do you think? Am 100 lbs overweight

Approaches to : Lifestyle need not be all or none. Paleolithic diet reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. The assertion is that man's body has not acclimatized to diets that are heavily impacted by industrialization ; crop cultivation. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid processed ; junk foods as well grains. The paleolithic life. ...Read more

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Is there a downside to the paleolithic diet? I want augment my 5-6 day per week workout regimen to lose fat and build more muscle.

Is there a downside to the paleolithic diet? I want augment my 5-6 day per week workout regimen to lose fat and build more muscle.

Agree w Dr. Ross: Watch protein intake. Some people may find it a major lifestyle change when living in an industrialized society that thrives on junk food, processed food and cultivated crops. ...Read more

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What is a paleo diet?

What is a paleo diet?

Primitive diet: The idea of the Paleo diet is that we should eat what primitive man ate and this should make us healthier. Many doctors are concerned that this diet is too high in red meat and does not allow vegetable oils such as olive oil, both of which may increase your heart attack risk. Additionally, no dairy products are allowed which may cause calcium deficiency. Also no grains or legumes are allowed. ...Read more

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Rare rutabagas ok in paleo diet?

Rare rutabagas ok in paleo diet?

Don't use a Paleo: Diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall.com and www.nutritionfacts.org for information on a healthy diet. Both doctors cite lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet and the dangers of a high-protein, high-fat diet. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of the paleo diet?

What is your opinion of the paleo diet?

Paleo Diet: I'm a fan of the paleo diet - here's a quick start guide http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.Html. ...Read more

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Is the Paleo diet suitable for Coeliacs?

Is the Paleo diet suitable for Coeliacs?

Sort of.: Coeliac is a reaction to wheat protein (gluten). Paleo diet certainly does not require gluten and has a trend away from it. Certainly a paleo diet will avoid the gluten that is hidden in very many processed foods (soy sauce, most sauces with flour thickeners, etc.) ...Read more

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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more