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by 247 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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wtfgod 0 · June 01, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Call me an optimist, but I think you should give them to somebody you dislike, win-win-win. Helps you get rid of your candy, potentially sickens or kills your enemies and may even make them like you more given this attempt on their life fails you... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 23, 2013 at 3:16 AM

I don't think carb addiction is mostly psychological. Magnesium and Vitamin D supplementation have helped me a lot with glucose control and over time have helped me reduce my carb addiction. But after 3 years of Primal... (more)

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by 482 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 03, 2013 at 4:51 AM

I used to have this issue in the past. Are you anxious or stressed about something? For me, stress was a very potent trigger for both sugar and salty stuff cravings. As you well pointed, getting totally rid of them for a while is the best... (more)

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by 60 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · April 13, 2013 at 8:01 PM

I am 20,000 year old man, I am Paleo because it reminds me of my youth in the fjords when the world was a younger place. I often pine for the fjords.

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by 163 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · February 16, 2013 at 11:34 AM

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.

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by 84 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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blackappy 0 · December 25, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I only drink red-wine, but after I started consuming homemade lacto-fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, half-sour pickles, etc, my desire to drink wine decreased by a huge amount. What I found most interesting was that I was able to refrain from... (more)

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by 3979 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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sage_ 0 · November 23, 2012 at 4:03 PM

i think its the way they come packaged in nature. if we didn't have this strong craving, who would have done all the work to get them out of the shells before humans had tools? humans are lazy, so we evolved huge "so good!" responses to things... (more)

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by 2913 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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Dr__Mitchell_J_Morris_PhD 0 · September 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM

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)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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Paleo_BLaZeDRas 0 · September 03, 2012 at 3:47 PM

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)

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by 47 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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Mscott 0 · August 27, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Oats are not paleo! Braah! Sorry, I had to say that or I might get fired from paleo. Okay, so oats are an evil grain and not optimal and stuff. But they're far from the worst food you could be eating. Here are some studies with favorable... (more)

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by 290 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I would love for you to check out this Balanced Bites podcast episode when you have time. Bottom line: Starting as soon as possible, and continuing for a while, you probably just need to CALM DOWN. (Physically and psychologically.) I can... (more)

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by 2341 · about 21 hours ago

I ate a whole bag (16 servings) in 3 days...i'm going to have to stop buying them for a while.

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Seamaster 0 · June 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Same here with pistachios. The problem is self-control. The solution is not buying them.

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by 1078 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · March 09, 2012 at 11:55 AM

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)

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by 255 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 01, 2012 at 6:32 PM

The biggest possible issue I see is the foods are you may not be eating in favor of the bananas. Do you eat other fruits or only bananas? Are you eating good quantities of veggies? I think a quest for variety in the diet is important so I'd... (more)

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by 550 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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BaconHealsChic 0 · February 22, 2012 at 7:38 PM

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.

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by 4875 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Wisper 0 · January 01, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Of course they are designed to be attractive. There's been quite a bit of research on this. Addictive is probably a bit too strong of a word to use in this context, thought. Most likely you have some emotional connection to the smell from your... (more)

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by 717 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · October 26, 2011 at 6:18 PM

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)

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by 130 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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peter_5 0 · October 17, 2011 at 8:23 AM

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.

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by 733 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · August 22, 2011 at 7:59 PM

My first thought is that you are fantastic son and your dad is so lucky to have you in his corner. And your dad sounds pretty fantastic as well. Must be where you got it from. My second thought is that you need to back off and slow down. ... (more)

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by 155 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Olivia 0 · July 28, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Stop buying them. And eat bigger meals so you don't feel the need to eat snacky stuff like larabars.

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by 15976 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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being 0 · May 20, 2011 at 2:29 AM

i just love it. fancy cheese has always been my weakness, long before paleo. ive never had much of a sweet tooth. for a long time i felt like i couldnt enjoy it because it was arterycloggingsaturatedfat, so the fact that i can indulge in some... (more)

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by 2854 · about 21 hours ago

(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)

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mari 0 · April 25, 2011 at 12:15 AM

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).

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by 12174 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Kamal 0 · April 22, 2011 at 6:51 PM

I think that Paleo IS the answer to hyper-palatable foods. Once we take away the option of eating things cooked up by food chemists to taste especially good, we're sort of in the clear. Meaning that the more we eat whole foods, the longer we are... (more)

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Gazelle 0 · April 08, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I used to be addicted to GT's. I suspect it was the sugar and the little alcohol buzz it gives. Now I brew my own. Much cheaper, and I make it more sour so I only really want one glass a day at the most. I have a zillion SCOBYs to give away if... (more)

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by 15 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Paul_1 0 · February 16, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Here are a few ways to think about it. What you're eating is only 10% carbohydrate (and 84% fat; I'm assuming the rest of the carbohydrate is marked as "dietary fiber" which, in theory at least, would be turned into short-chain fats in your... (more)

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