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Food questions

Do I need to be in ketosis all the time?

One of the common fears in the keto community is being “kicked out of ketosis.” If nothing else, the adaptation...

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4 Tips to Optimize Keto for Weight Loss

Weight loss isn’t the only benefit of keto, but it’s a major attraction for a lot of folks, and that’s...

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Stronger Digestion and Better Metabolic Health Through…Bile Acid?

You need it to digest fat and absorb fat-soluble vitamins. It “talks” to your gut bacteria constantly and it’s likely...

Building a Paleo meal

Only Paleo Eater in the House? 6 Meals that Work for a Mixed Crowd

Paleo is already a lot of cooking – who wants to cook twice? But what else can you do if...

Keto, Fasting, and Chronic Pain

About 1 in 5 people in the US has some kind of chronic pain – that includes any kind of...

Myths and questions

3 Lifestyle Factors that Affect Cholesterol Levels

We’ve covered the topic of diet and cholesterol several times – dietary cholesterol doesn’t have a huge effect on blood...

Stress

Stress Eating and How to Prevent it: The Paleo Take

Stress eating: a lot of research has found that chronic stress really does increase cravings for junk food. That’s one...

Nutrition label

Will I be Deficient in Anything on Low-Carb? 5 Vitamins and Minerals to Watch on a Low-Carb/Paleo Diet

Most low-carb Paleo meals involve a plate at least half-full of vegetables, which tends cut down on the concern about...

Dairy and Paleo

Lactose Intolerance and Paleo: Can you Still Have Dairy?

“You’re lactose intolerant” can be hard to hear, especially if you love all things cheese and yogurt. In people who...

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7 Steps to Planning a Paleo Food Budget (Beginner-friendly!)

Food budgeting: it’s nobody’s idea of a fun Friday night, but it doesn’t have to be that bad! Here’s a...

Avoiding grains

Carb Blockers for Paleo and Keto Diets: Do they work? Are they safe?

If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s all in the name: carb blockers are supposed to stop the carbs...

Weight Gain

5 NEAT Paleo Tips for Burning Calories Like a Thin Person

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, or NEAT, basically means burning calories while doing anything other than a workout – think washing dishes, cooking, hauling...

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Paleo and Keto: How Much Fat is Too Much? How Much is Enough?

Way too many explanations of Paleo and keto diets are jam-packed with: Complicated technical terms (Omega-6 PUFA! Stearic acid! Adipose...

Cheese

8 Kinds of Cheese for Keto/Low-Carb Diets

Not all people on keto diets eat cheese – and that’s totally fine! If you can’t tolerate dairy, here are...

Nutrition label

How to Read Nutrition Labels for Paleo/Keto Diets

They’re long and complicated and full of numbers: for people who don’t already know a lot about nutrition, those black-and-white...

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4 Lesser-Known Causes of Constipation – Even on a Paleo or Keto Diet

“Eat more fiber” and “drink more water” are the two pieces of advice everyone always gets for constipation – and...

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Food Additives, Weight Gain, and your Gut

“Food additives” is an incredibly general term – as a rough definition: a food additive is something added to food...

5 Lesser-Known Tips for Hunger-Free Paleo Weight Loss

Ask anyone how to avoid hunger while you’re on a diet and they’ll tell you to eat more fiber, eat...

Wheat

Going Gluten-Free for Digestive Symptoms

From upper digestive issues (dyspepsia, heartburn, etc.) to problems lower down in the gut (bloating, gas, constipation/diarrhea), there’s actually quite...

Stress

5 Things to Know About Running & Paleo

Running is a touchy subject on Paleo – some folks swear off it as a relic of their calorie-counting past...

Cramps: SOS

Digestion and the Menstrual Cycle: The Paleo Take

If you struggle with constipation, diarrhea, bloating, awful gas, or general abdominal pain around your period, you’re not alone: roughly...

Time saving

4 Things to Know about Intermittent Fasting and Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting has a lot of promise for weight loss – partly because the fasting itself has beneficial effects, and...

6 Paleo and Low-Carb Meals with more Fiber than a Whole-Wheat Sandwich

6 Paleo and Low-Carb Meals with more Fiber than a Whole-Wheat Sandwich

Fiber isn’t the one holy grail for digestive health – in fact, some people have digestive problems from eating too...

Ham

How Much Meat on Keto: Choosing and Preparing Animal Protein for Paleo/Keto Diets

The stereotypical image of a keto meal is a big plate full of bacon with a few spears of asparagus...