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2/8/10 1:46 A

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Hello,

My name is Katy and I'm a 23yo college student. I suffer from PCOS and have done south beach with some success but once grains were added back in I ballooned up again. I saw the paleo diet on a bbc show and had had a fellow blogger mention in on a natural living blog so looked it up as I am desperate to get my body healthy again. I'm going full primal minus a little dairy, my fiance on the other hand won't give up grains so we're just cutting down his portion sizes of grains. :(

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2/4/10 12:16 A

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Hola!

I am new, new new. I just found out about the Primal Diet, and ordered Mark Sisson's book. I am slowly transitioning, but I can already see a difference on the scale, not to mention, I feel different in a very positive way. Nice to meet you all!

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1/29/10 8:28 P

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Hi everyone, I'm Christina. My bestest friend, Nutmeg1125, got me eating paleo right before the start of the new year. I'm finding it very easy to stick to so far, aside from this past week which has been very stressful! In the whole week though, I only had 3 meals which weren't paleo, so I guess it's not SO bad. I'm moving next Friday, so it'll be all back to normal by then I'm sure! I've definitely lost 3 inches in my waist - I was too chicken to weigh myself before I started so I don't' know how much weight I've lost yet. I mostly eat "Primal" style, where the dairy isn't such a no-no. I try not to go crazy with it, but I just looooove cheese.

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Hi Josie-welcome here. I agree with the idea of dairy- according to the Spark nutrition tracking guide I don't get enough protein on a daily basis- HUH? I eat eggs every day for breakfast, poultry or fish for lunch, red meat, poultry or fish for dinner and nuts for snacks- what more can I do except supplement with protein shakes. I personally think that my diet is way better than a carb loaded one that is presently seen as the norm. Yes, I do eat cheese- not every day but a few ounces of good feta on a salad have to be good for you:)...MJ

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1/27/10 6:54 P

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I work full time and go to school full time, so it can sometimes be frustrating to find enough time for shopping & cooking, so I generally just do a Zone diet sort of thing (40% low-GI carbs, 30% fats, 30% protein per meal 5-6x/day), batch-cooking meals on Sundays.

I've been talked into going Paleo until spring break by my co- CrossFit workout buddies though, so I'm interested to see how things go.

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1/27/10 11:35 A

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emoticon Hi Laura- sounds like you're on the right track! Glad to have you aboard...MJ in Nova Scotia

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1/27/10 11:26 A

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Hey everyone :) i'm Laura, 27 from Ohio...

i stumbled onto the "Mark's Daily Apple" website by accident last week while searching for some new workout ideas for the classes i teach... i've been living "healthy" for over 2 years now, but something about what Mark had to say just clicked with me... i went back into my SP nutrition trackers & realized i was eating close to 300g of carbs per day!!! WHAT?! so, as of Monday, i'm working toward 150g per day for this week, & then 100-150g next, and eventually never over 100g... i have realized i'm a carb-addict & want to wean myself off slowly versus going cold-turkey- - i'm already getting headaches with cutting to 160g!!!

I'm really excited about the Primal/Paleo thing though. Every "diet" trend i've tried has left me feeling deprived & grouchy- but honestly, the past few days i haven't missed my carb-y snacks & i feel satisfied & great (minus the pounding head!!!)

i'm excited to get to know people here & explore the team threads :)

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12/27/09 9:15 A

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Hi Bonnie- welcome here! Check out MarksDailyPlanet.com if you haven't already- he is based in Malibu but has incredible blogs regarding the primal diet. All the best to you and your hubby, you will soon see results with this way of eating...MJ in Nova Scotia (if you like Celtic, it's here!) emoticon

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Hi there, my name is Bonnie and my husband and I are just starting the Paleo Diet. I'm very excited to have found this team and am looking forward to keeping in touch!

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Hi there and welcome! Glad to hear that you are seeing results already- keep it up and keep Groking:)...MJ emoticon

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12/11/09 7:07 A

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Hello all, i'm fairly new to the paleo scene. I found out about it from doing some research over the internet. From there I decided to purchase the book "THE PALEO DIET" from Loren cordain. I have been on this plan for about a week and I can say that i'm truly feeling better already! My mom mentioned to me the other day that my face looked smaller emoticon . I'm looking to meet new friends on this journey as well....

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emoticon Hi Sarah and welcome aboard- great avitar BTW! I hope you find some answers here- a lot of us have a few or many of the same problems and this way of eating has made life much easier for us, both on the feeling well side but also on the fitness and weight loss side. Read as much as you can- The Paleo Diet by Leo Cordain is good and includes recipes and marksdailyplanet.com and primaleats.com are good sites to track on a daily basis. Both will offer multiple links. All the best here- we look forward to your participation...MJ

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My name is Sarah. I am not new to low carb, but seemed to have forgotten to remember it with all my struggles.

I've been heavy since my early 20's. Doctors couldn't give me a reason for my gaining weight so incredibly quickly. Told to me to eat less move more. In my mid-20's I got married and before the wedding I shed 80lbs on Weight Watchers and going to the gym. I was still 70 lbs overweight at this point. After my wedding, I got pregnant and had my first daughter. I lost all the baby weight plus about 20 more lbs within 6 months of having her. Then I got pregnant a second time and had my second daughter. My pregnancies were easy and uncomplicated but during my second pregnancy I gained weight like crazy, was exhausted and had hypoglycemia. Again was told, eat healthy food more often and move more.

Once my second daughter was born, the weight wouldn't go anywhere. I actually gained an extra 20 lbs AND kept all the baby weight. And that was all while I was running around after two kids under the age of two. I was exhausted and foggy. I had hives covering my body daily for over a year (from after the birth of my second). I went to my doctor...who told me to eat less and move more. I changed doctors.

My new doctor (I'd had my previous one since I was 11!), ran a bunch of thyroid tests and immediately referred me to an endocrinologist. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and put on Synthroid. You can get chronic hives from this autoimmune disease. I signed up at the gym with a trainer and busted my tushy 6 days a week. I ate 1800 calories a day. That was back in June/09 and as of today I have lost.....nothing. Not one pound.

Now my doctors, trainers, nutritionists are puzzled as all get out. No one has any explanation for why I cannot lose weight. By the numbers and my effort...I should be losing boatloads of weight. But I am not. I seem to be the exception.

It was my trainer who suggested a high protein, high fat diet and very low carb. I've done it before, when I started gaining weight in my 20's...but never stuck with it. Now I am desperate to. I want to be a role model for my daughters and a damn sexy one at that!

I like the Paleo plan because I can't eat dairy (allergy). Funny enough in all my troubles I notice I have a heck of a time with soy, gluten, artificial sweeteners as well. Maybe my body's intelligent way of telling me to give it all up!

I turn to all of you in hopes of meeting someone else out there with my struggles....or those of you who are just good at supporting.


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11/1/09 6:51 P

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You said it all- welcome here! emoticon ...MJ

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11/1/09 4:20 P

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Hi there! I'm a marathoner too. New to the team, new to Spark People.

I've been eating somewhat Paleo for about 3 years. I absolutely believe in this diet and it's health benefits, but I lose all control when I try to observe it strictly. (The curse of deprivation.) So I happily drink coffee with cream, but still kick myself when I choose to eat a slice of bread instead of the pineapple (like today). Ah well, it's a journey.

I can say without reservation, however, that the closer to Paleo I eat, the better I feel, look, run, and think.

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Welcome aboard C!!

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10/13/09 7:50 A

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Hi "C"! Look forward to hearing about your running and how a paleo diet keeps you moving...MJ in Nova Scotia emoticon

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10/12/09 7:43 P

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Hi Everyone - I got interested in Paleo after reading the Paleo for Athletes book - it really made a lot of sense to me, especially in terms of fueling immediately before and after particularly long workouts.

I look forward to learning from all of you!

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Hi Nance- glad to have you aboard and look forward to you sharing your paleo ideas and experiences. Your farm sounds great!...MJ in Nova Scotia emoticon

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Hi...mind if I join you? I found Mark's Daily Apple site the other day and in reading on it I discovered that much of what he recommends I already do. Makes so much sense! Even a lo9t of the recommended books already live in my bookcase. So being a Sparker for several years it only followed that I would look for a team and here I am. I am not totally Paleo yet...but do at least the 80/20% I saw stated.

On the personal side...I'm a grandma of 10 1/2 grand Sprouts living on a mini farm in Oregon where we raise our own grass fed beef and semi free range chickens. How can I NOT be Paleo? LOL!

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emoticon emoticon Hello!
I highly recommend The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain- it is much stricter than Mark's Daily Planet but a good place to start and includes wonderful recipes....MJ

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I highly recommend Mark's Daily Apple ( www.marksdailyapple.com/ ), or even his book The Primal BluePrint.

Basically avoid grains, limit dairy (and use full fat when you do have it) and eat lots of meat/fish/fowl and low glycemic (non-starchy) vegetables. Processed foods should be avoided!

Paleo isn't necessarily low carb, but lower carb is better for weight loss. Vegetable oils should also be avoided, but olive oil, coconut oil, etc are fine. Nuts too (but watch your servings!) are great, but avoid legumes, including peanuts.

My advice would be to at least look at Mark's site and figure out what you should and should not be eating. Clean out your kitchen of all foods not "allowed" and dive in!

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Hello all. I am new to the Paleo Diet. I have hypothyroidism, and my trainer suggests I try this. I am giving it a shot, and hope to make it a life long plan. If anyone has tips, advice, recipes, etc. than I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks everyone.

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LOL, screws are not Paleo! Welcome...MJ emoticon

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Hi I'm Brandi, I'm in Hollywood, CA and I'm doing my research now and clearing out my kitchen this weekend for the Paleo diet.

I'm pretty excited I think its a step in the right direction.

I'm so hungry I could eat screws.
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Hi Kris- glad to have you aboard! I hear you guys on the reluctance to dispose of foods not on the paleo diet but if you don't at least remove them from your kitchen/pantry you will be tempted. These past 2 weeks I have been eating grains as my daughter is home for a bit and wants to cook for us (she is a vet student between externships)- we have had wraps, bagels with smoked salmon and chocolate desserts- I have been experiencing the mid afternoon "downs and shakes" as a result. I hate to see her leave for a few months but it will be good to get back to real paleo and get rid of the jitters...MJ

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Kris,

Welcome!

One thing about the fiber intake - if you're eating a lot of veggies & some fruit, like 2-3 servings per meal, you'll get WAY more than enough fiber.

Be sure to pick the nutrient dense, fiberous veggies - like red leaf/romaine lettuce over iceberg, broccoli, eggplant, cauliflower, spagetti squash, red peppers, green beans, asperagus, etc., and fruit apples, blueberries, strawberries, pears, etc., and you'll be golden.

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Hi Kris! Yeah, I know what you mean about not wanting to throw away food. I actually still have a lot of stuff left over from before I went paleo. Pasta, crackers, cans of beans, etc. I save it for cheat days or for when we have guests over. Case in point: we had some friends over for Labor Day, and I finally used my cans of chickpeas to make hummus and veggies. The pasta... well... it'll get eaten someday. Maybe.

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Hi there, I'm Kris. I'm just getting started on the Paleo Diet, at the suggestion of my personal trainer. I'm not 100%, as I can't bring myself to throw out perfectly good groceries that I purchased previously to making this choice, but I'm trying to eat a little less dairy/soy/grains each day. I hope to be strictly on the Paleo Diet within two weeks from now. I'm definitely anticipating grains being a challenge for me, as I've come to rely on oatmeal/etc. to help get my daily fiber intake up. I'm eager to talk with other people who are following this diet and hear what is helping them to stick with it!

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Hi Deanna!! Welcome to the team!!

I follow a mostly paleo plan, but do allow dairy and the occasional grain (grains at most 1-2 times/month).

I also follow Mark's site and did the August challenge.

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Hi!

I'm Deanna, and while I went Paleo back in May, it took me this long to find the group on SP. I switched not to lose weight, but because I read a description of the diet on a random website, and it made so much logical sense to me that I had to try it out, and I haven't looked back since. I lost 7 lbs. that I didn't think my body was capable of losing -- I thought it was at its "happy weight." I get so much enjoyment out of preparing food and eating it that I can't imagine going back to grains regularly. I do allow myself cheats a la Mark Sisson's 80/20 philosophy, but I find that I need them less and less. I'm so glad to have found the SP group!

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Hey Everyone~

I've been grain free for over a month and dairy free for two weeks. Today I am kicking the soy and legumes. I am going to try and do Paleo with Zone Blocks since I have had success with the Zone. I'm a little afraid of eating without a plan. Is there a 30 day challenge thread here? Love Byers site, but am afraid that it might be past time to join it.

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"he suggests 40% carbs 30% protein 30%"

For me at least, 40% carbs is too high. I usually stay under 10%.

Do check out Mark's site....especially the posts on saturated fat!

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Hi Aussie!! Welcome!

Paleo diet is essentially eat what our ancestors ate....not our grandparents or even great-great-grandparents, but early man.

For the best info (I think), check out Mark's Daily Apple: www.marksdailyapple.com/

Here's a quick reference:
Is it Primal?
You know the basics: Lean meats and vegetables are healthy, grains and sugars should be avoided. But what about everything else?
* Eggs – Yes
* Nuts – Yes (Almonds, Walnuts, Soaking Seeds & Nuts)
* Seeds – Yes
* Coconut – Yes
* Coffee/Tea – Yes
* Whole Grains, Oatmeal, Brown Rice – No
* Beans & Legumes – No
* Dark Chocolate – Occasionally
* Red Wine – Occasionally
* Artificial Sweeteners – Not really, but not terrible
* Cheese – Not officially, but…
* Soy – Depends
* Chewing Gum – Depends
Dairy – Dairy isn’t strictly Primal. After all, Grok didn’t start his day off with milk – at least not after infancy. But some forms of dairy, like yogurt, provide probiotics that help with digestion and even to some degree, nutrient absorption. Additionally, butter and heavy cream offer a high source of healthy fats. I consider cheese a “sensible indulgence,” fine in moderation. And if you do drink milk, I would suggest milk with higher fat content like whole milk rather than skim or 2%. The bottom line is dairy, for those that can tolerate it, can be enjoyed in moderation on the Primal Blueprint diet.

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Hey everyone im a 24yr old USMC firefighter and im reading Dr. Sears book 'enter the zone'. I have heard alittle about the PALEO diet and im interested in it. Now Dr. Sears says to get almost alll your cards from fruits and veggies. So its sounds like what the Paleo Diet is also Preaching but he suggests 40% carbs 30% protein 30% Fat for amounts of daily calorie intake. What is the Paleo Diet like?

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8/17/09 8:14 P

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I'm with you Cindy- no grain but I do have to have yogurt every day- keep at it and stay healthy and fit...MJ

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8/17/09 7:23 P

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Hi....I'm Cindy. 55 yrs old living in NC. I've followed low carb for quite a while, mostly paleo, but am now trying to get even stricter. I don't eat grains, but do still eat some dairy (not convinced on the dairy part).

Cindy Moore

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7/31/09 8:01 A

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Hello and welcome!...MJ emoticon

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7/30/09 4:00 P

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Hi there! Just signed up and, while I'm not ready to make the complete switch to Paleo (though I'm about 85% there), this seems like a great forum to learn more about it...

And I'm stalking, er, following Butterpeacan_T from the CrossFit team... LOL! ;)

Steph

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7/27/09 3:45 P

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Hello all! I started Paleo a week ago. My CrossFit trainer encouraged us to do a 30 day challenge. I schrewed up over the weekend and decided that I will work my way into going totally Paleo. So, I will be eating more fruit thatn advised and slowly working myself down. I didn't like the sugar withdrawals I had last week and want to make this a little less painful

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7/27/09 2:44 P

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Hi:

I started eating Paleo a few weeks ago, when I discovered the 30-day challenge on the byers gets diesel blog. I had a few slips over the weekend and realized I am on this lifestyle for good. carbs seem to make me overly emotional these days.

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7/6/09 8:43 A

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emoticon Hi and welcome! Look forward to your thoughts and progress, this is a learning curve for most of us here. All the best...MJ in Nova Scotia, Canada

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Hi I'm a fellow Paleo follower. I started on the recommendation of a PCOS book I'm reading and loved the results. I had a tough time on vacation but am getting back in the grove now. I have a lot to lose but i love the healthy habits intrinsic in the Paleo diet.

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He's having me go no fruit for the first two weeks to really just reset my body and make sure that it turns to burning fat for energy. I'm endomorph and carb sensitive so I'd guess it's in an attempt to avoid spiking my blood sugar. After I get my body fat remeasured on Monday, he'll reassess and see what we're going to add back. I'm sure that he'll give me the go ahead on berries and low glycemic fruit at that point.
I agree though. It's definitely been a challenge getting enough fiber without fruit!

Danielle

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6/25/09 7:54 A

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Hi Danielle! Welcome here and glad to hear you are doing well. What does your trainer have against fruit? Seems to me that you are losing out on a whole heap of good nutrients including complex carbs and fibre- some are obviously better than others but the same goes for veggies. Please tell us about his/her reasoning...MJ emoticon

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Hi there,
I started Paleo eating 10 days ago and I love it. I'm definitely losing the weight - though my trainer put me on one with no fruit so I'm feeling a little carb deprived.

Danielle

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emoticon emoticon Hi there and welcome to the team! Those are great results for your first week BTW- look forward to hearing about your progress...MJ in Nova Scotia, Canada

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Hello all. I am 31, and just had my first kidlet about 2 months ago. I joined a boot camp last week and the instructor asked us all to do the Paleo Diet for 30 days. If we don't want to keep it up after that, we can call BS on him. Well, it's been a week with one cheat I did last night, but I am down 10lbs.

About 7 years ago, I had done the Atkins diet and felt great on it. So this is a better concept of that and I know I can do this. I still have yet to read the book, and will be picking that up very soon.

I am excited to be on this journey and would enjoy the support of others going through the same thing!

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Morning all! I'm MJ from Nova Scotia, Canada. My DH and I have been on the Paleo diet since May 4/09 with great results- should have done this years ago!...MJ

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Name: Kristen
Age: 25
When You Started Paleo: June 8, 2009
Why: A friend recommended it, so I agreed to start it with her. I hope to see increased energy, weight loss, and improved performance in triathlons!

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