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by 66 · about 8 hours ago

Evening all, I've had a look around (albeit briefly) and couldn't find anything specifically answering my query. So, over the past month I've regularly consumed crap on Saturday evenings (burgers, fries, beer etc.) and I'm wondering whether... (more)

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RoryD 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

The term fat adaptation refers to how efficient your cells' mitochondria are at utilising ketones for energy rather than glucose. Being "fat-adapted" isn't like an on/off switch, as there are different degrees to how adapted to ketosis you are.... (more)

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by 307 · about 8 hours ago

I swear, the more I learn the less I know.I originally was just eating straight up paleo; steamed/raw veggies, no grains/gluten, grass-fed meat, fish, healthy fat, fruit. When I was lifting 3 times a week, and during my crossfit time, I would eat... (more)

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bethaneyjayne 0 · September 19, 2012 at 11:18 PM

as a binge eater I can say fasting doesn't work for me, I enjoy eating and its a fight to tell my brain no, too stressful, it was enough to quit binge eating, let alone to expect to not eat at all for extended periods! yes brain over binge ebook... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello everyone......I'm not sure where to start and feel a bit apprehensive in putting myself out there by writing this. Basically I've struggled with binge/comfort eating for about 4 years now and I really have tried so many different things to... (more)

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BobK 0 · June 04, 2014 at 4:02 AM

I would with VB's advice except I've read mixed reports about intermittent fasting for women..... consider with caution. Also if you tolerate dairy, fermented can work.

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by 0 · about 8 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 1005 · about 8 hours ago

The semester has started again, I'm taking lots of (conventional wisdom based) really difficult classes that require lots of studying, and I find, well, this is nothing new, but I find that i can't focus unless I'm munching on something... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 15, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Lack of the proper neurotransmitters can cause these exact symptoms. Things like 5HTP at night and L-Tyrosine in the morning/afternoon can help resolve this type of issue. Dr. Kalish had a bunch of seminars in the past (as well as his... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

So I've been dealing with this problem for quite sometime, but it's a bit embarrassing so I've never tried to seek help with it. I have a sugar binge eating problem! About once a week I get a crazy craving for sweet food, allow myself to eat... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I used to have the same problem when I was under eating. I found that increasing my fat intake really really helped stomp out any sugar cravings I had. Kombucha in the afternoon also helped with the cravings if I sensed them coming on. I've... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello, so I recently have started the Primal diet/lifestyle and am struggling immensely with carb/over eating. I was scary skinny at 5'7 and 89 pounds. I have managed to gain a few back, I'm currently at 94, but I exercise a lot. About 6 days a... (more)

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AmericanBandit_ 0 · June 16, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Number 1 - Stop training so hard, you're actually working against your body's natural ability to gain muscle mass and putting your body in a catabolic state from over training. I would skip the eliptical all together, no reason to do cardio if... (more)

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by 287 · about 8 hours ago

Im at a loss. im paleo 5 days and screwed up...binged on bread rolls and biscuits.. I Just dont know why i feel the need to, just have a terrible urge to stuff my face with junk when Im not hungry...dont know what causes it, I dont have to be... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 20, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Paleo might help keep binge-eating tendencies in the long term at rest, but you need to address your issues with binge-eating before optimizing your diet with paleo. Binge-eating is a serious mental issue, and has to do with your relationship with... (more)

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by 748 · about 8 hours ago

I struggle with BED, and realize when i eat up to 80% of my calories from fat, (avocado, raw nuts, some butter, maybe 20grams of carbs, and sometimes no protein from meat but just from the nuts) that I do not struggle with my BED really and come... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · March 24, 2013 at 5:57 AM

You might be missing a lot of micronutrients, particularly vit c, b vitamins, as well as iron etc from the meat. If it's seemingly helping you in the short term, that's great. Longer term I think it would be helpful in you looking at the whys and... (more)

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by 266 · about 8 hours ago

I bought a 9.5 ounce container of dry-roasted, unsalted almonds from Whole Foods just a couple hours ago, and at this point they're almost gone. It says there are 10 servings in the container, 170 calories each. Did I seriously just eat 1,700... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 03, 2013 at 1:15 PM

If you aren't already supplementing Magnesium, try 400-600 mg before bed. See if you stop binging (give it at least 6 weeks.) If not, it's likely psychological/emotional attachment.

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by 170 · about 8 hours ago

I've been researching this question online for a years but haven't found any answers. I binge on vegetables, yes vegetables. I don't want candy, cake, pie or other sweets. I crave the crunch of cauliflower, radishes, celery and romaine. I... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 31, 2012 at 4:55 AM

i ate like that when i was following 80/10/10 (raw vegan diet) but that was because i needed at least 2500 calories a day to even feel remotely satisfied. i definitely took naps after my meals since i was so full afterwards. i would eat a lb of... (more)

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by 185 · about 8 hours ago

Just wanted to see how many of you have dealt with an eating disorder before going into paleo and if you still struggle with it while doing paleo. I just started writing a blog about my journey from raw food into paleo and beyond while running... (more)

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Jen_42 0 · December 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hey Rachael : ) Thank you for sharing your journey with us thus far. I have a similar background- have always been concerned about weight gain since early puberty and have gone through periods of extreme restriction, which then morphed into... (more)

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by 185 · about 8 hours ago

Background: I am a 24 yr. old female, 1.68 meters, 60 kg & 22% body fat. I do CrossFit 5x a week. I was overweight & sedentary before I stumbled across CrossFit & Paleo. I never had an issue with insulin or blood glucose levels that I... (more)

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MG_1 0 · November 24, 2012 at 9:21 PM

What stuck out for me is that you are very active, and not eating a lot, plus very low carb... and after a few weeks you have a binge. Your body might just be demanding more food. Cravings can become overwhelming if you have been restricting -... (more)

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by 2199 · about 9 hours ago

Many alternative medicine folks talks about Candida causing cravings. Wouldn't killing fungus with drugs stop the cravings? Have you seen binge eaters stop binging after taking difulcan or other medications for candida?

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nthmost 0 · September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I can only answer from my own perspective, having done a 1-month course of diflucan after not responding to nystatin. Killing the yeast in my body DEFINITELY changed my cravings for certain foods (I no longer had any attraction medjool dates,... (more)

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by 427 · about 9 hours ago

I while back Rob Wolf answered a question on his podcast about nicotine gum and if I remember correctly he seemed to have nothing but positive things to say about it. Well about 12 days ago i decided to give it a shot. I started chewing 2-3... (more)

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CD 0 · August 22, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I think, if the choice is between smoking and nicotine gum, then nicotine gum is the right choice. But if the choice is between proper eating and nicotine gum, then proper eating is the right choice. 1) Improved sleep -- Nicotine gum lists... (more)

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by 4292 · about 9 hours ago

For the past month, I've been stuck in a pattern. I'm always fighting the urge to binge - on any given day it probably takes up about 10-20% of my energy. I lie awake at night crying over how much I want Nutella, and have borderline panic attacks... (more)

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Annie_4 0 · May 09, 2012 at 1:03 AM

To be 100% honest, it might take adding back a couple of things that you REALLY, REALLY want... that's not the answer you're going to get from other people here, but I've had a binge eating disorder for awhile, and I've realized that the only... (more)

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by 865 · about 9 hours ago

Hi guys - I'm hoping for some advice on how to really work on myself. I just graduated college and I have about two months of doing NOTHING before my job starts, and I want to use this time to tackle some of the food demons that I've dealt with... (more)

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Portesa 0 · May 06, 2012 at 7:45 PM

You are doing some great things to help heal your relationship with food. As someone who dealt with anorexia and bulimia as a teen, and with binge eating most of my life, I'll share what's helped for me: 1) I focus on health rather than weight... (more)

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by 144 · about 9 hours ago

Hi, I'm a 21 year old female, 5'2", feeling chubby (although also strong) at 130 lbs. I've been eating mostly Paleo for about 6 months. However, I have a history of binge eating and general anxiety towards food; dealing with that is a major life... (more)

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November 0 · March 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Here's an article I like on 'Why Friends Don't Let Friends Do Cardio' http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/09/02/friends-dont-let-friends-do-cardio/ He's got links in there to other stuff. It's a good intro explanation. Sorry to hear about your knees,... (more)

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by 589 · about 9 hours ago

Are there items that you just can't buy or have in your house because leads to a binging episode? I am starting to think I just can't have nuts (and any type of nut butter) and any type of primal sugar(honey coconut sugar etc). Just knowing it... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · February 09, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I can now have anything in the house without a problem...unless I start eating it. I think though that's partly because I tend to go to those foods when I'm feeling sub-par anyway. The nut butters, chocolate, honey - if I'm feeling good and have... (more)

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by 147 · about 9 hours ago

I have a brain-bending question about acne, hormones, diet and overeating...! I am a fully-fledged paleo convert, student of natural medicine, and total healthy living geek, but I also struggle with persistent acne around my jawline (i'm female,... (more)

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August 0 · January 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM

For me, the big culprits seem to be wheat, the protein casein (found in milk), and soy. I read the labels on the dark chocolate bars and avoid even soy lecithin. Sugar itself doesn't seem to effect acne. So I am strict about this when I am... (more)

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by 35 · October 23, 2014 at 4:06 AM

So i've been following eating paleo for 7 weeks now. I've got the eating part down. I recently in the past 2 weeks added some protein powder and low fat dairy products.So now i'm eating meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, oils, sweet... (more)

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collegeprimal 0 · April 15, 2013 at 2:19 AM

cheat meals defeat the purpose of a paleo lifestyle in my experience. As a past binge eater, I tried to incorporate cheat meals into my lifestyle, but all it ended up doing was make me feel like crap and gain weight. When I am fully paleo it can... (more)

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by 5 · October 23, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Hey everyone, I'm a bit of a newbie here, but I have been lurking 'round for a while and reading heaps of questions etc and I have come to see that quite a few people have gone paleo to help them recover from binge-eating disorder... That is why I... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · April 17, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Try fish oils - they really help diminish the urge to binge. Even eating more oily fish like sardines has helped me, and I was a long term binge eater - more than 25 yrs

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by 309 · October 23, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Ok, I'll go first: anything starchy and sugary. The sweeter, the better. Combination of cream and caramel makes me drool like Tom (Jerry's friend). If I don't touch those for a while, the cravings seem to go. But if I so much as put a drizzle of... (more)

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diabeticbinger 0 · February 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I have found if I eat too much simple carbs/starch with Paleo, I will begin to crave sugar. Two or three servings a day (of safe starches or sugary fruit) for several days in row will suffice to start the cravings. If however I rigorously stay... (more)

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by 363 · October 23, 2014 at 3:56 AM

I have been tryin to stick to a paleo diet , grains or legumes is not the problem for me , i literally never crave them . However i am constantly binging on dairy foods , mainly pizza , ice cream and cheese wontons from the chinese restaurant ,... (more)

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CD 0 · December 04, 2012 at 4:27 PM

pizza , ice cream and cheese wontons.., general tso chicken BTW, all three are heavy in grains and sugars which are far worse (imo) than dairy. Perhaps you are using these as cravings for wheat/sugar unknowingly...

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by 388 · October 23, 2014 at 3:56 AM

My dietician just told me I need to eat atleast every four hours, or less. That I need snacks throughout the day. But most importantly, to NEVER wait more than 4 hours between meals. I tried to tell her that if I eat protein and healthy fats at a... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 30, 2012 at 9:53 PM

She's an idiot. You sleep every night without waking up to eat, right? As long as you eat enough, it doesn't matter if it's in one big meal or 30 small ones, or something in between.

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