Hey there,from time to time, I have a cheat moment when I'm giving up and go out to the local store and buy everything I like. Mostly, way too much - like yesterday, a bag of gummy bears, ben&jerrys, chocolate, you name it. I really feel bad about... (more)
So I grew up on carbohydrates, cheap simple carbohydrates. Bread, frosted flakes, candy, pasta, pizza, you name it, it was probably on my top list of favorite foods. Over the paste few years, I have reevaluated my relationship to food. First... (more)
Lately I have bought a few bags of nuts and they are so moreish it's ridiculous! I want to get rid of them now but it's a waste. I know you should cut down on nuts and any form of sugar if you are trying to lose weight but I have can't seem to... (more)
Hi Everyone!! I'm new to this community, and I'd like to get to know you a bit better. So I have one question to get started with - well, more of a POLL if you will! :-) What's your main reason for adhering to the Paleo lifestyle? Weight loss /... (more)
I realize this question isn't strictly paleo, but I think it will appeal to a paleo audience! Not all addictions are bad. Many athletes are addicted to exercise and many musicians are addicted to practising. Once I was addicted to a video game... (more)
When you figure out how to turn a mundane activity into one that you fall in love with (without using drugs) let me know. In fact let the world know and charge a fee - you will become a multi millionaire overnight.
I have a question. Don't know if it qualifies as a "Paleo Question" I have quit alot of bad habits. Sugar, grains, fast food, etc. My no. one enemy now is alcohol. When i drink alcohol i can't help myself with the other stuff either. Sugar,... (more)
I have been hacking away at this problem for a long time, and I have not yet gotten satisfactory insight. Here are the "answers" I've gotten that are not satisfactory: "Just don't buy them." - That's a good way to not eat nuts, but it doesn't... (more)
I'm hoping this isn't off-topic. I decided to get my Paleo eating habits down pat before quitting smoking. I know, I know, it's the reverse of every advisement I've read, but since I know ME and how I am, I thought this was best. If I quit... (more)
I fully support your idea. Any life change you try to make has to be something you can live with forever. Just think of it this way, if you can smoke e-cigs forever instead of regular cigarettes, your ditching all the cancer causing junk that... (more)
Hi everyone, i've started doing crossfit about a month ago, and while I really enjoy the workouts and being a part of a great community, I find that i'm recovering very, very slowly, and have sore muscles and very low energy for a few days after... (more)
eat MORE roots/tubers.. the "weight gain" is likely glycogen repletion in your muscles and is a good thing. Either way... scale weight means nothing... if you are doing crossfit style work outs you should eat a shit ton of carbs on work out days... (more)
I'm starting to eat paleo foods and so far I have eliminated all legumes and grains...except oats. I have been trying to eliminate oats, but I'm addicted, so many years of killing hunger with oats made them my favorite food, their flavor tastes... (more)
Hi, I'm a 44 year old female, ex heroin addict, 5.5 years clean but recently became completely out of control binging on sugar and carbs. Finally brought to knees over last several months by: -Chronic brain fog -Depression -Weight gain -Allergies... (more)
Same here with pistachios. The problem is self-control. The solution is not buying them.
A study that's been mentioned a few places suggests that obesity is not caused by food being too rewarding and encouraging one to eat more, but rather by food eaten being not rewarding enough and hence requiring greater levels of consumption to... (more)
FRH isn't backwards, but it's very, very incomplete -- and therefore fails to answer some basic conundrums, like "I like bacon-wrapped filet mignon more than Pringles, but I can't stop eating Pringles. Why not?" and "If palatability makes us fat,... (more)
Possible Duplicate: How many bananas per day is too much? Hi! I eat between 3 and 6 bananas a day. I'm male, active (WODs at least 5 times/week plus weekly boxing and yoga classes) and eat a well-balanced paleo diet, aside from my... (more)
It's in a lot of people's top 5 foods according to responses on that question. If you search chocolate there are a ton of questions about it, ways to get it, which is the best, etc etc. Many people eat it daily on here. There's some info... (more)
You might as well ask why people have sex. It would fit your argument just as well. My answer to you is seratonin and also dark chocolate still fits in the Paleo framework with negligible downsides.
I've been using home made laundry detergent scented with essential oils for about two years now, and I've gotten pretty used to the faint, natural, pleasant scents. I bought a scarf from a local knitter that vends at a few craft events in town... (more)
I need to build the case against sugar, reasons why it is no good for me. Sugar addiction is my Achilles heel, I have to battle against it. What should I read? Videos? For example I measured out all the sugar in a chocolate bar, it was a lot!!... (more)
Start with Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on YouTube. Then read Gary Taubes' Is Sugar Toxic? Other good resources: Mark Sisson's Definitive Guide to Sugar Kathleen DesMaisons' Science Behind Sugar Sensitivity Nephropal's Sugar Addiction (more)
Hey all! I've been on and off strict paleo for a little over a year and a half now. What I mean by that is I never consume grains, but sometimes I'll eat more fruit in a day than is probably allowed/suggested, and I use honey/agave nectar from... (more)
I love frozen berries. They are low in sugar and taste amazing. Paleo or not, if you like them eat them. 20g per cup, you could eat 2 cups a day and still be LC. And they taste so good with greek yogurt.
My father is a 52-year old recovering alcoholic and current tobacco user (snuff chewing tobacco). He has been in recovery for about five years and has had mixed success...some streaks of "clean" (relative term for Paleohacks - in this case meaning... (more)
Hi, My name is Darwin and im an addict..... I eat larabars way to much to lean out like I want. At first it started out as a way to get rid of loose change now its a problem lol. Should I quit cold turkey or start slowly? Or do I even need to... (more)
I wonder why so many of us (people generally, but within the paleo community here, too) have a pretty strong interest in eating cheese. I know there are details: pastured, pasteurized versus raw, homogenized or not, A1 or A2 proteins, etc. But... (more)
(just hear me out, huntgatherlove) I'm pretty sensitive to high Lectin foods (nuts, dairy, white potato, too many eggs...) and generally avoid them as they make me bloated and puffy and constipated. BUT, when I do eat them, I find myself craving... (more)
It doesn't seem like high lectin foods per se, but rather pseudo paleo foods. How many eggs and nuts would we really have gotten in the wild? Probably very few. And potatoes and dairy aren't strictly paleo (not that they're bad foods).
I read this NYT article featuring David Kessler a couple of years ago and it really resonated with me. Here's an excerpt giving the gist of things: When it comes to stimulating our brains, Dr. Kessler noted, individual ingredients aren???t... (more)
It starts when I wake up. I start thinking about the moment when I will be gulping down a bottle of kombucha. Or maybe I happen to be passing by Whole Foods, and I'll think, "I deserve it for doing X. I'll stop tomorrow" Not just any Kombucha... (more)
I have been eating a lot of dark chocolate lately, and sometimes it seems to be the only thing that can stop my hunger. I know that dark chocolate is not that paleo.. Am I still a sugar addict? Apart from the sugar in the chocolate (14 grams of... (more)