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Appetite

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

TLDR? I lack appetite, have some indigestion, slow peristalsis maybe? It's been getting better with Paleo but I want to feel hungry again! What can I do to get hungry and increase my caloric intake? I follow a mostly PHD-inspired diet.... (more)

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samc 0 · October 09, 2013 at 3:44 AM

I have some of the same issues, not really all that hungry a lot of the time. As I recall reading you started IF, which I do as well. I think it helps remove some of the hunger as you are cramming your eating into a smaller window. The... (more)

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by 2303 · about 4 hours ago

I just got back from a month and a half long trip across Europe where we backpacked across 6 countries. During this time I was on my feet all day every day. I didn't do any typical 'strength training' per ce, unless you count the backpack strapped... (more)

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animalcule 0 · August 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM

This is very serious. You have anorexia. Not anorexia nervosa, with it's attendant neurosis (yet), but medical anorexia. And you are already severely underweight. This is a very serious health problem! And it can also turn into a full-fledged... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I have been paleo for about 6 months. I am a 5"7 125lb female. I am a dancer and train 3 times a week, I also crossfit 5 times a well and do bikram 4 times a week. Before paleo I would say I had a pretty normal appetite, but ever since starting... (more)

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tjaxr 0 · September 04, 2013 at 4:12 AM

I'll throw an idea out there: get a spice mix with MSG (monosodium glutamate), if you don't react negatively to it try spicing some of your meals with it. MSG increases appetite like nothing else and its fairly safe if you're not sensitive (e.g.... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

I'm 49, female and obese. I've been on a primal diet since the beginning of last year, this year I started with drastically reduced carbs (15-25g per day) on 1 January. When I first started on low carb, I had a drastically reduced appetite (I... (more)

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August 0 · June 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM

It is okay to just follow your appetite, for a while anyway. The key issue is whether or not you start to feel run down with no energy. If you start reading questions about hypothyroidism and begin to think it may describe you, then you probably... (more)

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by 100 · about 4 hours ago

I'm guessing this is some kind of mechanism to stabilize weight? Should I still eat then even if I'm not hungry? Also, my stomach seems to be permanently distended. What's happening?

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Dragonfly 0 · April 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Don't eat if you aren't hungry, but be sure to stay hydrated and salt food to taste. Make sure you are dialing in your micronutrients: Vitamin D and magnesium may require supplementation. Eat nutrient-dense foods like liver, eggs, red meat, dark... (more)

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by 4292 · about 4 hours ago

I have self-diagnosed FODMAPs sensitivity (by which I mean, I get very bloated and gross when I eat them and feel better when I don't). I cut out all of them and I'm introducing them a little at a time to see what I react to and what I... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · March 29, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Hmm, I doubt that eating something with FODMAPS yesterday would make you hungrier today. Is it possible you ate less yesterday because you were bloated and full-feeling, so today your body is just trying to compensate for the shortage?

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

I've been at this Paleo thing for about 3 months, now. Since I live in the city, work and go to school, I've never felt the need to go to the gym but I recently started adding in a workout routine. I feel great, except I am pushing the limits of... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · March 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Well, all my meals contain protein, ample fat, a starchy carb and a fibrous (green) veg. I'm full after meals and not hungry between them.

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by 638 · about 4 hours ago

I want to try out eating 2 meals per day. I am a female, aged 22, 5'4 and 170 lbs. My main reasons for wanting to do this is because: a) when i tried out the whole30 protocol (clean eating, no snacking, 3 meals a day) this was the best I have... (more)

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Debs 0 · March 07, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I started years ago with two meals and now frequently only eat one meal and I have no energy problems or huger issues. Even on days that I exercise I have no problems. Maybe its just something you can train your self to do? It helps to stay... (more)

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by 260 · about 4 hours ago

I am on a strict paleo autoimmune protocol to manage an autoimmune condition (for which I'm currently experiencing a flare). However for the past 6 days I've been suffering from severe waves of nausea and a complete inability to eat anything on... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · November 22, 2012 at 4:11 AM

I apologize, I'm not versed in autoimmune protocols, but I did just nurse my husband back from a stomach bug that caused him to vomit and have nausea for several days, during which he couldn't eat. Not sure if coconut counts, but I made a soup... (more)

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by 20 · about 4 hours ago

I am 5 months pregnant to the day and for the first 4 months had to ditch Paleo eating due to my horrible nausea and food aversions. I also had to give up working out. 100% not what I wanted or intended to happen. But for the last month I have... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · November 08, 2012 at 11:36 PM

If you are feeling good & babe is growing well, then I wouldn't be concerned. All my pregnant clients are different in terms of hunger/timing. I'd would make sure the foods you eat are nutrient dense. E.G. : liver pat??, seafood, grass-fed... (more)

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by 100 · about 4 hours ago

B: coffee with heavy cream / grass-fed butter + MCT L: 1 avocado D: a LOT of quality protein & green leafy veggies (but within reason) So my question is, is there anything wrong with having that avocado at noon? I figured since it was mostly... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · October 02, 2012 at 10:51 PM

IF you are indeed a fat burner, you should not need to eat pure fat for energy, b/c your body will be efficient at tapping into its own for fuel. Needless to say, I personally would not eat the avocado. And what you are doing does not resemble... (more)

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by 25 · about 4 hours ago

For medical reasons it has recently become necessary for me to stop eating low carb. I have reintroduced fruit and starchy vegetables into my diet. Before LC I had a big problem with food obsession. After every meal, thoughts of my next meal would... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · October 01, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I have a couple of suggestions. First, read this fab post by Paul Jaminet on how to eat starch and minimize blood sugar response. That may help food cravings too. Secondly, I'd encourage you experiment with one or more of the following: Keep... (more)

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by 613 · about 4 hours ago

Lately my eating plan on work days has been to make my first meal of the day pretty large (time of day varies for this meal, sometimes first thing in the morning, sometimes I don't eat until 10-12) and full of fat and protein. I usually eat... (more)

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Red_Robin 0 · September 15, 2012 at 3:42 AM

Finish your second meal with an orange or some grapefruit to address your craving for 'sugar/sour/acidic foods'. Listen to your body.

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by 211 · about 4 hours ago

I'm curious about introducing marijuana in the form of vaporizer or a paleo-edible. When I thought about this I thought this is either a brilliant idea or the worse idea I've come up with. I am trying to put on some mass and have very little... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

My guess is 3 weeks into your "bulk" you're going to lose all motivation and desire to do the necessary training. Just being honest. Good luck, though.

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by 716 · about 4 hours ago

I have been trying to lose weight for a while now on paleo without much success. Tried high fat, high carb..etc, but my appetite was always there and always demanding more. Now i've known about the satiating ability of protein from a while ago... (more)

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patti2003 0 · August 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Also see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3139783/

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

Does anyone have any stories to share about recovering from "burn out", depression and insomnia while going paleo? I have a long story of ill health behind me on all levels. As a result, I had wrecked myself just to find anything that would help... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I can't speak to the burnout, but you may find this article really helpful: http://drgominak.com/vitamin-d I have found that optimizing my D3 level & making sure I take 200-600 mg of Magnesium (citrate, glycinate or malate) before bed makes... (more)

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by 455 · about 4 hours ago

I've noticed that after heavy lifting, my appetite skyrockets. For instance, yesterday afternoon I did a heavy combination of deadlifts, chin ups and rows. I PRed on my deadlift, which I was very happy about, and, being hungry anyway, ate as soon... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 09, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Lifting burns a huge amount of calories, and it elevates your BMR for roughly 24 hours post workout. If your goal is to put on mass then don't worry about it; the hunger is good. If you are trying to lean out, I'd still not worry about it until... (more)

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by 383 · about 4 hours ago

I'm struggling on this diet, am doing well during the day but the cravings are getting the better of me after 7pm every night. I would like to try an appetite suppressant in the evening to see if this can stop me eating mindlessly, i would be... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Don't think you're going to find anybody supporting the idea of appetite suppressant supplements here. The bigger question is what's your diet like? That will explain why you're hungry in the evenings. My guess not knowing anything: either too low... (more)

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by 393 · about 4 hours ago

I suspect the use of Stevia is making me hungry. I know it's been used in South America as an appetite stimulant for cattle. Anyone else hungry after using it? You have to know that I react very sensitive to sugar substitutes. Especially the... (more)

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Anne_8 0 · April 19, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Yes this stuff makes me crazy hungry. It really messed with something in the satiety center and brings on an un-natural hunger that is almost maddening. I had to eliminate it altogether to finally rid myself of the drive to eat anything that... (more)

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by 3197 · about 4 hours ago

Hello all, I'm freaking out a little. Ok, I'm full-on panicking. As you may have seen from my previous question on here, I've experienced declining appetite to the point where I have breakfast early and dinner very late. I just am not hungry... (more)

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Grocket 0 · February 22, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Danny Roddy has a blog about nutrition and hair loss and specifically discusses this issue with regards to the paleo diet. (more)

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by 1774 · about 4 hours ago

Hey everyone - A few days ago, I stumbled upon a few interesting comments here on PH. It was about eggs and satiety. Whenever someone asks for advice on what to eat to prolong their state of satiety, eggs seem to be on top of a lot of people's... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · February 14, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I would not be satisfied eating a meal of eggs only. I mix lots of veggies, plenty of fat, and sometimes meat as well. ADDING eggs to an unsatisfying meal can help round it out for me, but they really can't be my only source of fat and protein for... (more)

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by 1055 · about 5 hours ago

I have finally found a tea that I love! http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Tea-Good-Vanilla-36-Count/dp/B001B2SY9U doesn't start up my heartburn in the am and tastes absolutely lovely (I dont add any sweeteners or cream - doesnt need it!). What I do... (more)

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Soporificat 0 · January 31, 2012 at 4:07 AM

For me, if I have a warm drink I feel almost as if I've had something to eat, and I feel satisfied. Often, I have a hard time getting myself to eat breakfast because I've had a warm drink first, and then I don't feel motivated to cook. (more)

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by 3197 · about 5 hours ago

Hello! Ok. Let me start by saying that I'm a bit of a worry-pot and hypochondriac, and a lot of people will probably think this rather silly, especially as its not something that's causing me any particular discomfort. I'll probably also piss... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 23, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Hi, Milla! Don't worry--I enjoyed your question as I've had a similar conversation with myself lately. Namely, what's going on? First, your sore throat could be a germ you caught or you slept with your mouth open and dried it out but it's... (more)

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by 495 · about 5 hours ago

So, I'm a little concerned... should I be? I've been "paleo-ish" for about 6 mos, very few gaffs & I exercise 5-ish days a week (1-2 hrs each workout). I tend to be hungry w/in an hour or so of working out (as I tend to be in fasting mode or... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 23, 2011 at 2:50 AM

It's good to be aware of what's going on but I agree it doesn't sound like anything scary is happening. Some folks--and I'm one sometimes--can temporarily lose interest in food when we are frequently in ketosis. Just a suggestion: Once per week,... (more)

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by 2565 · about 5 hours ago

Recently I was researching serotonin and appetite. I keep coming across research showing that tryptophan and 5htp decreases appetite and helps with insomnia. I've been taking it for several months and it helps me sleep but also increases my... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · December 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM

5-HTP and L-tryptophan are given to anorexics and bulemics to raise seratonin levels, which plays a role in appetite regulation. An anorexic has no appetite, and returning seratonin levels to normal will help a normal sense of hunger return, while... (more)

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