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by 247 · about 12 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 13 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 13 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 482 · about 13 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 13 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 30 · about 13 hours ago

Reading things like this makes me so glad I made a change, but for the masses, particular those in low income brackets, it's not so easy. Do you think a piece like this will spark change in any way or is the fast food industry too big? Is there... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · February 21, 2013 at 3:53 PM

This will have little effect. Anyone who thinks and pays attention and reads already knows (or at least assumes) everything in this article. The "food" companies don't really try to hide it and it is quite obvious. People know (in general... (more)

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by 163 · about 13 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 3979 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 2341 · about 13 hours ago

I've been on a potato binge lately...I've consumed roughly 15-20 pounds worth of sweet potatoes, yams, and white potatoes over the past week. I mentally can't seem to avoid them. Should I just try to quit cold turkey for a week or so? and slowly... (more)

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borofergie 0 · September 01, 2012 at 4:00 AM

No. Ketosis is no place for someone with carb cravings. Unless you have a compelling reason for being in ketosis, then it's going to be tough to go from 20lbs of sweet potato to much less than 50g of carb total in a day (and probably also... (more)

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by 47 · about 13 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 30 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 14 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 1078 · about 14 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 1448 · about 14 hours ago

My mother in law is addicted to pain medication and she wants to stop. I have told her she needs professional help, but she does not have any money and is currently homeless. She was staying with us for a while and is now staying with her... (more)

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BaconHealsChic 0 · March 04, 2012 at 4:16 AM

Narcotics Anonymous...does not cost a cent. In my opinion there will be no natural remedy to cushion withdrawl.

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by 255 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 1571 · about 14 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: You know you are a PaleoHacks addict when… Do you have a problem? I do. I can't stop checking PaleoHacks for new questions or just spending (waisting) hours cruising through past questions/answers. It is a... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · February 05, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I made it 4 hours on New years eve before checking PH on my phone...

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by 4875 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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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