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by 0 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

I'm new to paleo (trying for +- 1 month) and i have problem with sugar cravings and than binge eating (non-paleo food mostly). It comes after breakfast (when i stay home alone) or after lunch. I noticed that green tea (or coffee, but i don't want... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 14, 2013 at 11:33 AM

If the tea helps you I guess there's no problem in having one or two a day, indeed seems that has a good ton of antioxidants and it may be better than coffee. Just have good quality organic loose leaves and please do not use any sugar on it... (more)

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by 60 · about 6 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 40 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can explain why the only time I intensely crave sugar is just after I eat something sweet? The only other time I crave sugar is after meals, a small square or two of 85% dark chocolate usually fixes things,... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM

You could have a look into Dr. Jack Kruse's website (OK I know that he is very questioned here but I like his writings a lot and think that have a lot of truth on them at least). He has a lot of explanation related to this, but there's plenty of... (more)

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by 84 · about 6 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 6 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 729 · about 6 hours ago

i would like to go fully paleo but i have a real hard time giving up these 4 foods and find that they are really addictive. any tips or recomendation? thks!

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Mscott 0 · October 16, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Cocoa isn't really frowned upon really, just the sugar and additives sometimes added to chocolate. This is easy to get around, just get high quality stuff. I'd try to cut out splenda. Stevia may be better, I don't know for sure but I'd bet on it.... (more)

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by 2913 · about 6 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 47 · about 6 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 753 · about 6 hours ago

I'm really interested in finding information on these. If I am understanding correctly, the breakdown of some of the proteins in certain grains and dairy can cause a reaction in the opioid receptors (info from just one article), and that in rats,... (more)

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Paul_Whiteley 0 · July 10, 2012 at 10:36 PM

No plug intended but we published a paper on the potential opiate-like effects of grains and dairy produce a few years back with autism in mind: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12223079 if this is any use. That and the work of Fukudome and... (more)

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by 30 · about 6 hours ago

I have developed a rather overwhelming walnut addiction... I HAVE to have them every day, and if I go without for a week, I spend time thinking about how to get them. Left to my own devices, I would eat 50+ in a day, which is INSANE calories.... (more)

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AnarchyCaveman 0 · June 24, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I've found that when I have nuts around, I always eat way too many of them. Pecans in particular. They were also keeping me from losing weight at one time. They're so easy to binge on. I no longer buy nuts at all, and only have them if they're... (more)

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by 290 · about 6 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 6 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 6229 · about 6 hours ago

I have spoken with some people (not just Paleo/Primals), but Low-Carbers who have tried to reintroduce certain foods and get into trouble. Perhaps their gut has not healed fully, or gut flora need more time. Perhaps there are still some underlying... (more)

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Stacy_5 0 · March 23, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Sounds like they were seduced by the Peatatarians! I have detoured into Peat's World twice in the last 18 months of paleo. The first time was short, no ill effects. The second time I bought a jar of raw honey and ate it with a spoon -- something I... (more)

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by 10 · about 6 hours ago

I am currently in a long distance relationship with a fellow Paleo-er - we live very far apart and I am starting to see the following problems become increasingly worse after the Paleo lifestyle was adopted by my SO: 1) Extreme obsession with... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I don't disagree with greymouser and Jaych, but I'd say if paleo is still fairly new to your SO I don't think it's very unusual to go through a few phases--including a rabid/dogmatic one--along the way. After the novelty wears off I think many... (more)

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by 1078 · about 6 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 6 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 75 · about 6 hours ago

Hi, My Name is Greg. I've been on Paleo for 27 days now. But I'm finally willing to admit I have an addiction...Dark Chocolate Raisinets. I've had a box a day for the past 4 days. I'm talking movie theater size boxes. I don't know what comes... (more)

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KenS 0 · February 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Switch to dark chocolate and organic raisins, for starters. I actually have some "peanut-butter cup" candy molds that I use, on occasion, to melt down 85% dark chocolate with a bit of coconut butter folded into the middle. This would work with... (more)

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by 550 · about 6 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 6 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 4875 · about 6 hours ago

This is an idea that has been slowly developing in the back of mind over the last year or so of my experiences with diet and various addictions. I'd appreciate thoughts, feedback, personal experiences, or relevant science that anyone can... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · December 26, 2011 at 1:47 AM

This doesn't surprise me. Eating sugar causes blood sugar swings, and low blood sugar causes lots of problems, including impulsivity and alcohol cravings. On impulsivity, see for example: The Physiology of Willpower: Linking Blood Glucose to... (more)

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by 8858 · about 6 hours ago

I???ve heard that there are many ways to skin a cat, and I believe this. I also believe that no crazy cat-skinning method should be dismissed outright. Ideas are useful even if they???re wrong. One idea I like very much comes from a book I???m... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM

What persistent, albeit wrong or misguided idea(s) has (have) shaped your health and nutrition worldview? I used to think that humans could 'design' foods better than nature.

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by 688 · about 6 hours ago

I'm contemplating starting a ZC regimen for 30 days with the only carbohydrate in my diet coming from coconut milk and eggs. I've been struggling with some sugar/carb addiction recently. Basically, I follow VLC paleo for a couple of days, but... (more)

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Leoni 0 · November 22, 2011 at 4:57 AM

It works for me too. Within days of cutting out all plants my brain fog eases and my mood is absolutely transformed. I barely recognise myself from the anxiety-ridden teary mess I have struggled with being for so long, to the calm, peaceful... (more)

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by 5516 · about 6 hours ago

Lately I have been getting the suspicion that I am addicted to chocolate. I eat either 99% schaffen berger baker chocolate or 100% cocoa powder mixed with coconut flakes and I believe I'm kidding myself into thinking this isn't a bad idea. The... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · November 01, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Chocolate addiction is not merely plausible, it is something one should obviously expect. It's no less surprising than the fact that coffee is addictive. In addition to the caffeine, cocoa contains theobromine, which is another stimulant and... (more)

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by 717 · about 6 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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