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by 5516 · about 3 hours ago

(at least I do) I have found over my time period of eating paleo that when I feel really really crappy I tend to worry less about eating chocolate or potatoes or going a bit off the beaten path. I wonder if there is any research as to why we do... (more)

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Aaron_2 0 · April 21, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I have gone through these type of cravings. Nothing like eating some pizza on a bad day. Grains release exorphins in to the blood and then to the brain that actually do make you feel better. It is similar to a drug addiction. This realization... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hi there. I cannot find any information on this but it is really bugging me. If I stop eating Paleo, after a couple of days I start getting a generalised soreness feeling under my skin (legs, core and arms). I feel the pain especially if I jump... (more)

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Bellamoorena 0 · April 08, 2014 at 11:45 AM

The symptoms look like Dysesthesia a class of neurological disorder. Cutaneous dysesthesia is characterized by discomfort or pain from touch to the skin by normal stimuli, including clothing. The unpleasantness can range from a mild tingling to... (more)

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by 13 · about 4 hours ago

Hey everyone, I am a teen girl on the paleo diet, and have been on it for abut 4 months now. I am about 5'1 and 78-80 pounds. I'm not really trying to loose weight, unless you all think I should? I love eating whole, nutritious foods and I love... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Cheating shouldn't stress you out. If you want the ice cream, then eat it. Just don't indulge in the stuff all the time. Isn't there an 80/20 rule?? You can cheat 20% of the time? I'm not sure.

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

Hi everyone! I desperately want to get lean and mean. I started the slow carb diet in January of this year, and I went from 188 to 174 in about 4 months, because I cheated more often that I should have. But, after following the diet very strictly... (more)

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Logan013 0 · July 24, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Today I had a revelation! Based off the advice all of you were gracious enough to provide, I decided to add some fat to my diet. So, today at lunch, I bought my usual meal: rotisserie chicken breast and veggies. However, this time I added one... (more)

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by 13 · about 4 hours ago

Hey everyone. I was just wondering about cheat meals and being paleo. I am an active then girl who does paleo mostly 85-90% of the time...but sometimes, im with friends and they will have brownies or icecream and I just have to have some! I'm not... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 12, 2013 at 6:50 AM

There's no one paleo diet -- different people do different things depending on what works for them. You're the only one who can decide what you're allowed to do. If the question is whether an occasional indulgence in sugar or wheat is going to... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

Hi, I am very strict paleo for 6 days a week. Usually do the Sisson type menu- eats few fruits, lots of veggies, big dinner with a good cut of meat etc. However I found when I add one cheat day it just speeds up my metabolism like crazy and I... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · March 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Works for me! Although, I don't call it cheating... I guess if I ate gluten and such on those days I might call it that, but still I let go of my Catholic guilt years ago ;) But yah, I practice carb cycling wherein I eat pretty low carb 6 days of... (more)

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

Hi guys, I've been trying the autoimmune protocol for about 3 months now and had great success. As long as I stick to it, a very strict version, I am pretty much completely symptom free of Chron's. My question is about reintroducing certain... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · April 01, 2013 at 4:32 AM

If you cheat with a bottle of wine than discussion on reintroducing foods is pretty pointless. Sort out your priorities. If you quit alcohol altogether you will probably not get any reaction from any foods at all. This is my personal experience:... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I started my Paleo lifestyle almost a week ago and I've gone from 183lbs to 178lbs. I plan on sticking with this way of eating for a long time, I definitely feel better about myself already and I don't really have the cravings that I did the first... (more)

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reacon 0 · March 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

"I definitely feel better about myself already" Great quote from yourself, if eating the paleo way makes you feel this good then do you really want to stop?! As for not going out to restaurants, you can TOTALLY still do this but just be savvy... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

I spent 4 straight weeks only Paleo - doing amazing! Then, started traveling for work again. What is the best way to get back to the results I was seeing in the shortest timeframe?

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collegeprimal 0 · February 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM

the only thing you can do is simply start again. One meal at a time, and don't eat until you're actually hungry

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by 55 · about 4 hours ago

Ok,let's say you're eating out and everything available to you has some sort of Paleo-No-No in it. Soy, Sugar, Grain, etc. When it comes down to decision time, is there a lesser of evils?

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SlimIcy 0 · February 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I avoid things in this order (I avoid #1 at all costs): 1) Gluten/Grains 2) HFCS 3) Canola/Soy Oil 4) CAFO Dairy 5) Corn 6) Brown Rice 7) Sugar 8) Good (fermented, goat, etc) Dairy (more)

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by 55 · about 4 hours ago

So I've been doing this paleo thing for 4.5 days and am trying to figure things out as I go... I think I've been doing well, but not perfect. But who is, really? Sweeteners: I know that honey and pure maple are OK. But what about others, in... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · January 18, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Sweeteners: after experimenting with a few different ones I finally just quit them all. There is a fair amount of evidence that artificial sweeteners trigger hunger and insulin responses as much as sugars and in many ways are just as bad for you.... (more)

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by 1005 · about 4 hours ago

Lately I just can't seem to stop cheating. a "yolo" food now and then is one thing, but I seriously can't stay on the wagon longer than five seconds lately. None of my usual tricks for not cheating have been working lately. Do any of you have any... (more)

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Alvaro 0 · December 24, 2012 at 5:34 AM

I'm going through a bit of a cheating spree myself, but it is somewhat planned for the holidays. When I'm ready to get back on track, I will Fast for 24 hours and then eat low carb(50g.) primal for 4 days, I find this cleans my system of all the... (more)

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by 363 · about 4 hours ago

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 430 · about 4 hours ago

For any of you out there who doesn't know anyone who is paleo, I bet you guys can relate. So it's my friend's birthday next week, and we're going out for a meal. Brilliant, I thought. Only it turns out it's a 'set meal'. So for starters it's... (more)

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SoloX 0 · November 12, 2012 at 6:14 PM

You will be fine. 80/20 rule applies - you need to enjoy life too.

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by 789 · about 4 hours ago

I'll admit it; I do. I'll be clean for 5 or 6 days, and then I'll succumb to Chick-Fil-A. Then the next week, maybe some rice and beans. The next week, pizza. Nine months paleo, but I will honestly say I haven't gone 30 days gluten free, at the... (more)

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Nance 0 · October 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I had a terrific 12 months on primal/ancestral which was amazing after 40 years of binge eating. I then hit several months of severe family-related stress and totally lost it--a 4-month binge during which I regained all the weight I'd lost. I'm... (more)

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by 182 · about 4 hours ago

I ate 2 slices of pizza tonight and was wondering how this will affect my cholesterol levels. I do bike ride 80 miles a week and happened to do 4 miles up some big hills afterwards but I have a cholesterol test tomorrow and wanted to know what to... (more)

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MusclesGlasses 0 · September 12, 2012 at 1:26 AM

please visit your local emergency department for a stat ECG

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

So, I've been pretty strict Paleo for about 5 months... I am extremely active (college athletics and crossfit) and have always been relatively healthy. I have no auto-immune disorders, celiac, etc. and I'm not trying to lose any... (more)

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jake_7 0 · August 20, 2012 at 3:49 AM

yeah don't stress it so much. i was sorta the same way, trying to be as close to paleo perfect as possible and worrying way too much about the little details when i was already healthy. i've started to eat non "paleo" foods more frequently and i... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

Ok, so I started paleo about a month ago. I've been pretty good about it so far. The first "cheat" meal I had was an anniversary dinner about two and a half weeks in, but it was still very minimal cheating. As in, I had a bite of my boyfriend's... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · August 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM

probably the apple juice skyrocketing your sugar into overdrive more than any of the other things you ate, which sound quite moderate and acceptable - no? Have you been avoiding sugar all along the last month and was the apple juice the most sugar... (more)

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by 208 · about 4 hours ago

I don't go full-SAD per se, but sometimes I find myself eating "that one, innocent meal/snack" and going into kind of a slippery slope. Usually that means, a little here, a little there, and then I'll cut it out for a couple weeks 'til it starts... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 16, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Been there and back a number of times, for a number of reasons. For me morning sickness has been the biggest derailer, if buttered bread is all I can keep down for a few days, buttered bread is all I'm gonna eat for a few days. Pregnancy... (more)

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by 151 · about 4 hours ago

Hi! I am thinking about starting a Paleo lifestyle, or at least try whole30 (for general better health (I have IBS, migraines and random/vague pains) and weight loss), but I am not 100% sure yet. I thought "trying won't hurt", but now I am reading... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · May 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

It doesn't "make you" wheat intolerant. Eliminating wheat from your diet will allow your gut to heal, which makes any intolerance to wheat that much more noticeable. I didn't realize how crappy I felt in general when I consumed grains until I... (more)

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by 2022 · about 4 hours ago

I'm hoping to get back to the basics of paleo and start with a couple of weeks going very low carb (<20 if I can stand it, <50 if I can't). I'll bring some more carbs in after that. I'm feeling pretty shitty because I've been cheating quite... (more)

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Beth_5 0 · May 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Take the food list from your favorite source such as the Atkins Induction List, the Protein Power book, the GAPS diet and eliminated any foods that are not paleo. Use a food tracking program such as fitday or myplan and see how many carbs are in... (more)

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by 1448 · about 4 hours ago

I have seen a lot of questions asking why people started on the paleo journey, but my question is more about why people may be holding back from 100% paleo, or or what made people give it 100%? I see a lots of posts on here where people say "I'm... (more)

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grover 0 · May 16, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Anger. Anger was it for me. Once I found out that most of the ingredients in damn near all the food in the store were poison, put there to increase the profits of billion dollar food companies, who then bribed our government into endorsing and... (more)

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by 50 · about 4 hours ago

I hear people talk about the "80 / 20" way of eating Paleo, and when I they admit to what the other 20% is, it's usually that they eat potatoes, some sort of dairy product, or even just a chocolate bar. I haven't heard anyone admit to eating any... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · May 10, 2012 at 9:14 PM

This is just one guy's free advice, but.... My advice is to commit to going 100% for 30 days. See how well you do (or don't do). Adjust (or not) from there. I never, ever felt as good in my entire life as I did when I was 100% compliant (with... (more)

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by 80 · about 4 hours ago

I just got back from my new naturopath, and she has started me on a gut healing protocol for my colitis, celiac, thyroiditis, and liver problems. I am used to smaller meals (I get full really easily) with snacks like fruits and nuts throughout... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · April 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

When you start eating more meat and fats you won't need to snack as much. Try eating only when you're really truly hungry so you can eat more at that time and then go without for longer periods. I too am very similar to you in that I have... (more)

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by 431 · about 4 hours ago

So, I've always been about 99% with the paleo, but I just discovered that fresh fava beans are being sold RIGHT OUTSIDE my doorstep. I just had a big bowl with tons of ghee, and it was the most satisfying meal I can remember having... ever. But... (more)

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Tyler_2 0 · March 20, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Hard cider. I mean, you could stretch it and argue that it's fermented apples... but it's hardly nutritious.

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