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Appetite

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by 598 · about 5 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 2318 · about 5 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 10 · about 5 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 78422 · about 6 hours ago

Cavemen, or Grock, used to "pump" their penis. Can this work to make it bigger or was Grock just trying a primitive form of masturbation.

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by 638 · about 6 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 5 · about 6 hours ago

Good morning everyone, I am new here and new to Paleo. My name is Fiona. I am 52 and basically a housewife. My question relates to portion control and appetite. As I understand it, paleo is about allowing your body to begin to regulate itself... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM

It will take a lot of time. The biggest problem will be kicking the sugar addiction, and fruit won't help here. Normally fruit come into season at the end of summer. We use the fructose in them as a signal to start packing on the pounds for... (more)

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by 45 · about 6 hours ago

So last night I had some popcorn, roughly a cup and a half. It was a light cinnamon type. No dairy. The thing is this morning I had a good amount of energy at the gym (this is after 10-11 hr fast which is typical). I do tend to eat VLC so maybe... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 27, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Microwave popcorn, unless you can find an organic brand, is likely GMO. If you are going to eat popcorn, pop organic kernels yourself in some coconut oil or ghee, then dust with cinnamon. A much better option for an occasional treat! I found... (more)

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by 100 · about 6 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 170 · about 6 hours ago

20 year old female, still 50+ lbs overweight (although steadily making progress there), otherwise healthy, active college student, been paleo since may. So, since school has started up again I've been constantly busy with homework, classes,... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 20, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Sounds fat adapted, I would just be concerned about potential vitamin/mineral deficiencies. If you go by the "set-point" theory, it sounds like since the Whole30 you've got your hormones in check, but realize that your body can down regulate... (more)

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by 613 · about 6 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 1173 · about 6 hours ago

has anyone experienced an increased appetite after supplementing with HCL? i feel like it's been a very useful supplement for me as i believe i messed up my stomach acid with neurotic eating habits, antacids, and bulimia about four months ago. ... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · September 08, 2012 at 4:00 AM

I have noticed it increases my appetite too. I am not sure why, but I am guessing because the food is being digested properly leaving very little hanging out in your stomach?

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by 341 · about 6 hours ago

I have been eating paleo for about three months now, and have been keeping my carbs to a little less than 50g a day. I lift weights, and my strength coach just put me on a hypercaloric diet which comes out to be about 200 calories above my... (more)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · August 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Increase your carbs.

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by 455 · about 6 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 6 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 153 · about 6 hours ago

So i'm currently 3weeks back in to SL5x5 after returning from an operation (for testicular cancer). I'm trying to put some weight back on which is going pretty well so far however i noticed i really just don't want to eat after my workouts for... (more)

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patrick3000 0 · May 27, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Good news, you don't have a problem. For maximum growth hormone potential, you're not supposed to eat for at least two hours after a workout. (The insulin spike would blunt the growth hormone release.) Keep up the good work!

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by 393 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 3197 · about 7 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 2565 · about 7 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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by 544 · about 7 hours ago

Dr. William Davis (of "Wheat Belly" fame) claims that the gliadin present in wheat increases appetite. He even quantifies the amount as 400 kCal. I have seen references that Dr. Davis conducted the study that concludes this. Is it published? ... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · December 19, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Great question. I don't have an answer, but it would be interesting to find out exactly what it is with wheat that makes you want to eat so much. Carb calorie-for-calorie, I can eat pure sugar or pure white rice with less increase in appetite... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

Hi! Well, a few months ago, i was underweight by about 4 kg, and because of this I have not had my period in a while. So I gained weight and now i'm near what I was before I started to lose weight. I find that now I have a weird appetite/eating... (more)

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blur 0 · December 19, 2011 at 12:17 PM

I've been having some trouble with this too- I'm also recovering from being underweight and experiencing weird appetite. I'm also a teenager. Your metabolism is likely recovering from being slowed down while you were underweight and you will... (more)

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by 15003 · about 7 hours ago

I found this article from smartplanet.com -- The Science of Food Porn -- to be a fascinating read. The article mentions a Harvard psychologist, Deirdre Barrett, and her book Supernormal stimuli: how primal urges overran their evolutionary... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 26, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I knew about this, but the reminder was very welcome. Even though I now avoid junk food because I developed aversion after months of healthy ancestral eating, I'll admit that some billboards and commercials still kindle the old impulse to eat... (more)

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by 3690 · about 7 hours ago

So right now, I'm battling a cold (rare sight, indeed, on Paleo foods...) and have an insatiable appetite. I'm listening to my body and eating Paleo foods until satisfaction (not totally jam-packed), but am eating ridiculous amounts...Is this... (more)

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AuH2Ogirl 0 · November 14, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Well, a little bit different here because I had the flu last week (sans fever, so that may be it) and not a cold, but was RAVENOUS for the first couple of days. So I ate and ate and ate good food, supposing my body needed the nutrition to fight... (more)

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by 2565 · about 7 hours ago

I'm trying to eat a mostly high fat and high protein diet, but ever since I started it I have no appetite. I'm often nauseous and can only eat once a day. I feel a ton of pressure in my gut, to the point where I have to lay on my stomach to... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 10, 2011 at 4:25 AM

It's good you are seeing a doctor. I agree with Nance. Another thing you have to do is STOP being on a restrictive diet. You have to eat and if it's non-paleo food that's better than starving. Ice cream, milk shakes, anything. Have you ever... (more)

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