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by 0 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 748 · about 9 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 9 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 185 · about 10 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 388 · about 10 hours ago

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 185 · about 10 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 25 · about 10 hours ago

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)

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by 75 · about 10 hours ago

So tonight I was bingeing. After a great paleo day I didn't feel "complete" and kept eating tahini, dark chocolate, raspberries, etc. But these "healthy treats" just didn't work! I kept going and going and couldn't stop or be satisfied. Finally I... (more)

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TheTruthDoesNotMove 0 · September 22, 2012 at 2:45 AM

I have done that too, and then also thought "I wish I hadn't wasted all the calorie intake to pinpoint the craving"..... but I really think it's psychological. Did you have Nutrigrain bars as a snack or reward when you were little? <3

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by 2199 · about 10 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 10 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 130 · about 10 hours ago

Hi All :) I'm relatively new to Paleo and am also a recovering/habitual binge and over-eater (in my non Paleo days). I'm striving for 3 good meals a day now and was wondering what your thoughts on eating to fullness vs eating a, "suggested"... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · August 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Eat to fullness, eating "Paleo" items. I know restrictions of any kind can trigger my binge desires, but knowing I can eat as much as I want, I feel better. Make sure you are getting enough good fats and proteins. If you want some guidelines,... (more)

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by 2341 · about 10 hours ago

I grab a handful of almonds, I decide to grab another, and another, and another...15 minutes later i'm eating 3 bananas and 2 sweet potatoes and 5 eggs.... Does anybody else have this same experience with nuts or is it just me?

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joanna_4 0 · September 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

i used to have a binigng problem with nuts, mainly marcona almonds. i overcome binging through therapy because it's all about self-control, not the food. i had also binged on other things, but nuts was always a huge trigger for me. now, i... (more)

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by 600 · about 10 hours ago

has anyone ever had the issue with what I call sleep eating? I'll wake up in the middle of the night and I'll eat whatever I can find - pretty much a binge, then I'll go straight back to sleep. When I wake up in the mornings I sometimes don't even... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · August 09, 2012 at 5:22 PM

My husband's best friend sleep-eats and his is stress and OCD related. He even washes whatever dishes he uses without ever waking up. His diminishes when he is not living inside his own mind constantly. Look for a therapist in your area that... (more)

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by 431 · about 10 hours ago

What technically qualifies as binge eating? I just ate an avocado as well as a full, albeit tiny, jar of tahini, about half a cup, with a bit of ghee and cinnamon, which was delicious. Is it a mental state that defines what is and isn't a binge?... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · May 09, 2012 at 6:22 PM

You know how after a long day of work, you're driving home, you walk inside and think t yourself, how did I get home...you don't remember the trip, the time...to me, that is a binge...you've ingested all these calories but don't remember doing it,... (more)

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by 4292 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 1022 · about 10 hours ago

Hey everyone, I??m wondering why I can eat HUGE amounts of some foods, that are perfectly nutritious and all (I??m not talking about Paleo muffins or so..), and I??m very hungry again, like, 2 hours later, it??s so frustrating! The things I??m... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · January 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Hey Severine.. not sure how long you've been Paleo but for me, in April it will have been a year. I'm still tinkering with food to see what combos work best, but after my first Whole60 to settle it all in, it was most definitely trial and error. I... (more)

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by 147 · about 10 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 573 · about 10 hours ago

I struggle with binge eating, and eating more "paleo" for the past month has helped a little bit but not enough. I know this isn't just a matter of nutrition (but it definetely helps to eat less sugar to want less sugar). I am telling myself that... (more)

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Krisha_C_ 0 · January 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Here are some tips based on my own experiences and those of others (personal friends and PH-ers). The first was the biggie for me: 1) Make sure you're eating enough nutrients. Seriously, a varied diet, vitamins, etc. If you're malnourished, your... (more)

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by 39841 · about 10 hours ago

It occurs to me that I am totally ignorant about binge-eating and how it actually manifests in the real world for someone so afflicted. I tend to go in the other direction and have too strict a hold on the reins, which leads me to things like my... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 13, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I describe my binge eating as a mental disorder driven by deranged metabolism. When in binge mode, I do things that I don't want to do and that I know are self-destructive. If you read this answer, you'll know I am not proud of my binge eating... (more)

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by 66 · October 30, 2014 at 5:17 AM

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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