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by 0 · June 04, 2014 at 5:20 AM

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 · March 05, 2014 at 8:43 AM

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 · February 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 66 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 35 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 748 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 309 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 5808 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Do you think that for some, over-examination of what constitutes a Paleo diet can result in more harm (obsessive calorie-counting, OCD, bingeing, etc), than good? Should there be, a Paleo maxim, or a few defined rules of basic... (more)

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flowers 0 · January 25, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Avoid processed junk. Processed stuff like artificial sweeteners cause bloating and digestive discomfort. Don't be scared of carbs, especially after you have reached your goal weight or thereabouts and especially if you are very active. Just make... (more)

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by 170 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 363 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 363 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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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PrairieProf 0 · December 03, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Pizza, ice cream, and wontons are appealing junk food, not "dairy foods," even if they contain dairy. If you were binging on, say, cottage cheese and yogurt I could imagine it having something to do with dairy.

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by 388 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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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by 430 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I haven't got a good relationship with food. I've been in denial for the most part, but now I've finally had to realise how bad it's getting. I started paleo about a month ago. First week - felt great, had lost weight. But I was a little...TOO... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · November 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM

hey ebrady. i have suffered from an eating problem, too. i'd say there were two main things that helped me. first was seeing a therapist. i realized that my eating problem was all about control because i felt out of control on other aspects of my... (more)

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by 23 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I was one week in, with dairy, and I felt so good. Then tonight I went to a party where there were chocolate chip cookies and.. needless to say, one wasn't enough for me. I also had rice and legumes tonight. I feel so guilty... bloated and gross.... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · November 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM

You didn't fail... you had some cookies. They're delicious and they always will be. As time goes by cravings get more manageable. Mainly because of the disappointment you feel right now. You'll just come around to feel it's not worth it. If... (more)

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by 185 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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 307 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Background: Eating disordered (starve, binge, fast, binge, binge, binge, fast) from 13 until today (age 22). Don't remember the last normal bowel movement I had. Most recently struggle with intestinal pain, trapped gas at random times (so... (more)

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VB 0 · November 23, 2012 at 4:04 AM

I am sorry, but you will HAVE to go to the doctor. I recommend getting a hydrogen methane breath test for SIBO. 84% of all IBS syndrome patients have it. It also common among dieters and anorexics. You can purchase a home kit - compare the prices,... (more)

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by 504 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Im getting burned out on my workouts, i keep getting sick, and i keep binge eating, what should i do?

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Nance 0 · October 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

As a card-carrying, 40+ year binge eater, I understand what you're facing. I don't know about you, but part of my problem is extreme pendulum swings. If I exercise at all, I tend to do more and more until I break down. When I try to lose weight,... (more)

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I'm curious as to how many people here are eating Paleo for medical reasons (IBS, Celiac, etc) and how many of you are doing it for personal reasons.. I don't suffer ANY food issues, apart from a sugar addiction and binge eating disorder which... (more)

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borofergie 0 · September 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Yes. I found out about low-carbing when I caught the T2 Diabetes 18 months ago, which eventually brought me to Paleo (which is a pretty easy jump when you are already eating <25g of carb a day). During that time I've managed to: Reduce my... (more)