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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Female, 24 years old.SYMPTOMS:Amenorrhea - started getting periods every 2-3 months (for about a year), then entire loss of menstruation last September. Nothing since. IBS - IBS symptoms (inability to digest basically anything without pain, BMs... (more)

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coco_nutrition 0 · May 31, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Matt hit the nail on the head. Your energy intake is far less than needed for maintaining, regulating, and repairing your body. No periods or libido is a red flag -- it's your body's way of going in to "triage" mode. Since reproduction isn't a top... (more)

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by 974 · about 17 hours ago

Does anyone else eat fat and not get full? I think I have come to the conclusion I can not have fat --ghee,coconut oil, mac oil --in my house. I can eat huge chunks/spoonfuls and still not feel satisified. And yes I do eat it on top of... (more)

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Methodician 0 · March 12, 2014 at 10:41 PM

That is WEIRD... How long have you been at it? I have the opposite problem, I try to keep a high % of my calories coming from fat but if I go too far that direction I just barely eat, and I'm not overweight so that's a problem. I remember when I... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

The following is the 100% ugly truth: In the last 24 hours, I have literally consumed 15,000-20,000 calories of pure, sugar junk food. It started around 4am last night when I got up to have some greek yogurt. Sleep never came, and the... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · March 04, 2014 at 10:46 PM

OP, I'm worried you may have a budding eating disorder. If this is truly the first time you've binged, there's no need to see a professional just yet. If you binge again or even feel like you want to, go see a qualified therapist right away!... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hi everybody! Ive been Paleoing for 3 weeks and just getting over mourning the loss of sugar. I've turned to dark chocolate (90%) thinking that this would be ok, but boy oh boy it's sent me doolally! I've not stopped craving it and have eaten... (more)

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Halesb 0 · February 26, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Thank you everybody! I think the cravings are possibly to do with being pre-menstrual. I had more of the dark stuff today following another craving while I was out and it wiped me out. I feel dazed and fuzzy headed. I have to leave it alone. I... (more)

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by 229 · about 17 hours ago

Over christmas break there was a period of about 3-4 days where I pretty much just ate all the junk food I wanted. Including lots of chocolate and non-paleo desserts. Then I was sick for one day. Now my stomach has been bloated ever... (more)

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CD 0 · January 02, 2014 at 8:30 PM

because you were sick and it takes 4-6 days after symptoms resolve themselves before you start feeling normal again.

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Please help me! I am seventeen and have PCOS and was mostly paleo for a good year and a half. Dropped at 5'4 from 140lbs to all time low of 108 in summer (too low!) and back to a comfortable 112-114. However, I have always had binge eating... (more)

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Ilkleygirl 0 · December 01, 2013 at 12:33 AM

my only concern with high carb is worries that it will skyrocket my cravings and weight... Seems like with pcos they say no fruit? Or very little? It's just so confusing! And I have to have no dairy due to the fact my system really can't handle... (more)

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by 20 · about 17 hours ago

I know, it's always weird to post your body pics and ask random strangers what they think about it, but I really need honest opinions. I'm not an attention seeker. The thing is, mirrors lie to me. http://postimg.org/image/unatlbqp1/ (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Honest answer: I want to feed you, not eat you. In my opinion, you are quite a bit too thin all over and do not look very healthy.

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

Ok so I've been strictly paleo for a month and a day now, except for last night, when my demons had their way with me. I totally went off the rails, like TOTALLY. I think the end tally was something like: 2 magnum ice creams 2 drumstick ice... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · July 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

You only have yourself to answer to. Now you feel sick and have your own behaviour to thank. I find that any "cheats" make me feel bad physically. That's all I need to stay on the straight and narrow. You can analyze it all you want but in the end... (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

Since I started paleo I've found that I no longer rely on coffee throughout the days and that I can quite happily go without it and have boundless energy. Also I was researching the side effects of caffeine on metabolism, ketosis, mental state... (more)

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karla2000 0 · July 24, 2013 at 7:12 AM

I've heard that coffee and smoking are appetite suppresants. So, my answer is "yes".

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

I've been on the paleo diet for a week and lost the 5 lbs that no amount of oatmeal/treadmill could ever take off. I've eaten 2 meals/day composed of organic meat/produce. Problem is I went to the grocery store today, bought a big chunk of dark... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 12, 2013 at 2:54 AM

No. Do not overreact by starving yourself, overexercising, or being punishingly strict. That just sets you up for a pattern of yo-yo dieting and self-abuse. You want to teach your body to see paleo eating as a healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hello! Normally I eat VLC, but I had a binge last saturday, with 1L Coca Cola and some fries. I still don't get it though, as I've still to experience any problems related with the binge. The sunday after - yesterday - i continued fasting, and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM

This is not a binge. This is simply eating a shitty meal.

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by 518 · about 17 hours ago

I use to binge eat. I went to O.A for years which did help but it wasn't until I went Paleo that I stopped. I am now thinking it was an addiction to gluten all these years. Anyone else found the same? By the way I don't binge on Paleo food... (more)

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RK 0 · April 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Gluten or sugar for me. After months of 100% paleo, I ate a few of my kids jelly beans at easter. I meant to eat 3 or 4. It was like a monster took over and I scarfed an entire bag. Had to go buy them another bag....

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by 10490 · about 17 hours ago

Paleohacks is the main forum I post at, so I realize that this may be more of a Paleohacks thing than a Paleo thing. But I am getting seriously disturbed at the amount of eating disorder talk that goes on. To clarify, I'm not talking about people... (more)

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MikePancho 0 · April 07, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Very disturbed as to what the user above has to offer on the subject and I hope it is not indicative of the kind of people that frequent the site...

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by 43 · about 17 hours ago

I'm long overdue for a binge session. It's difficult for me to go home and see all my relatives in my big extended family without relapsing in some way. Nevertheless, I am extremely proud of myself since I've gone over a week so far. The other... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · April 04, 2013 at 4:33 AM

Hindu squats, jumping jacks, burpees... Grapefruit, lemon or lime Kombucha, kimchi, green tea 100-250mg Alpha-Lipoic Acid, EGCG Green Tea Extract

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by 125 · about 17 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo now for around 8 weeks and i've noticed a MASSIVE change in me. At the minute i'd say i'm around 90-95% "clean" paleo. I have so much more energy through the day, I rarely wake up groggy, I rarely get hungry and my abs are... (more)

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Linds 0 · March 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I've been able to eat paleo just fine at stag and does being paleo. Will there be nothing there at all or do you mean you'll be just giving up paleo as a personal choice for the weekend? Either way not eating paleo for a couple days won't make a... (more)

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by 146 · about 17 hours ago

Short background: I'm eighteen. All my life, even before I took up rhythmic gymnastics, I ate tons of junk food / fast food / wheat noodles everyday. Of course I ate meat and veggies and good stuff too. I never watched what I ate though, or cared... (more)

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Hemming 0 · March 27, 2013 at 1:17 PM

I'm in the early recovery phase of an eating disorder (26y male, 178cm, 53kg). To me it sounds like you're slowly developing an eating disorder in some form. I can assure you that it is a horrible state of mind and extremely difficult to get out... (more)

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by 3 · about 17 hours ago

Some background: About 5 months ago I had a 1 month long collision with anorexia and bulimia, which turned into 4 months of extreme constant binging and overeating, especially of bready carbs, sugar, and peanut butter (somehow I gained less than 5... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Relax. You appear to be intolerant to gluten and the only thing to do is to eat a normal Paleo diet and give yourself a break. Getting some counseling for your eating concerns/anxiety may be helpful, too.

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by 10490 · about 17 hours ago

Two part question! It seems that most people's appetite changes when under stress. I don't think binge eating or fasting is optimal, but our bodies or minds tend to go one way or the other as a reaction to higher-than-usual amounts of stress.... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM

In periods of acute stress I have a tendency to lose appetite. I don't like to eat when stressed/recovering from stress where there is residual tension, so usually don't eat and wait until I'm hungry. This can often take a while (cortisol releases... (more)

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by 13 · about 17 hours ago

I eat a low-carb Paleo diet through the week but I eat sugary cheat meals during the weekend. This is a conscious decision, my life would be dull without indulging in bad non-Paleo foods. I feel lean and 'clean' a few days after returning to my... (more)

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james_barlow 0 · February 05, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Completely off topic but.... How freaking empty is your life if eating some sugar on the weekends is enough to make you consider your life not dull. As an aside, if eating sugar really is an exciting addition to your usual routine you have much... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

I've been doing Paleo for almost 2 weeks, and loved the results so far (Yes, I know the 10 pounds I lost the first week was water weight, but still.), today I wasn't in the mood to cook, and decided to let myself go to Subway and get a footlong... (more)

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polynesian_metal 0 · December 09, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Don't be so hard on yourself. Re-examine your relationship with food. Consider it a "treat" not a "cheat" because you didn't do anything morally wrong, you just ate something that tastes great and has a bad effect on your body. You are suffering... (more)

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by 40 · about 17 hours ago

I find that if I fall off the diet and have a few days eating crap like cakes, bread etc i start to experience lots of muscle twitches and my calves are very easy to cramp. Even when I keep taking my mineral supplements. Do you think the grains... (more)

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by 430 · about 17 hours ago

I've been on paleo for around 3 and a half weeks. The first two weeks i was great. I didn't take a bit of anything that wasn't paleo. Then, I went to the movies, and thought I'd "treat" myself with Ben and Jerry's. It was ok, but it made me feel... (more)

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Mike_48 0 · November 30, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Binges happen. That is part of the process of going through a significant life change. The key is to move on and learn from it. You need to get back to your strict diet and don't stray! It takes time to change old habits, especially eating habits.... (more)

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by 55 · about 17 hours ago

I have a problem with sugar/carb binges that starts with one small cheat, maybe a cookie or ice cream...and results in me eating any sugary carby item i can get my hands on until my stomach hurts. Its almost as if i punish myself for cheating and... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 07, 2012 at 11:00 PM

1 - I'd try going to the gym when you have the craving but before you binge. 2 - Can you burn off the calories? Not really. If you down an entire gallon of ice cream you'd need to run a marathon to burn it off. It just doesn't end up... (more)

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by 499 · about 17 hours ago

I've been completely primal for about a month now. Over the weekend I went out on a road trip with some friends and that evening I had a huge meal of bread. The next day I woke up an extremely sore throat, stuffy nose, messed up sinus and extreme... (more)

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dstnyb 0 · September 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I rely on home-brewed chicken broth to bring me back after episodes such as these. Honestly, I can't emphasize enough how much I love broth, how much it sustains me, and how much it heals me when I consume foods that are not kind to my system. It... (more)

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by 609 · about 17 hours ago

Alright here is my question(s) is it a good idea to binge once a week as some sources suggest or not? I usually do a binge meal once or twice a week while eating within appropriate Cal during the week the binges usually go above 1500 calories plus... (more)

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VB 0 · September 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM

In most cases binge eating is triggered by: 1. Severe caloric restriction (maybe you need to consume more calories on a daily basis) 2. Eating foods that are not nutritionally dense. Try to eat more kale, broccoli, leafy greans, onions,... (more)

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