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by 0 · April 08, 2014 at 11:45 AM

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 58 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I've been wondering if its possible to be almost paleo. What I mean by Almost Paleo is letting go every once and a while and enjoying some nice Italian food, pizza, cake, ice cream etc. Its not that I miss those things, I'm completely sold on the... (more)

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Dave_5 0 · January 18, 2011 at 3:19 AM

The short answer is no. You can cheat sometimes without significant consequences or setbacks. Now there are a few things to keep mind. First of all, you are damaging your body every time you do so, and I'm not sure about the validity of Tim... (more)

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by 13 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

After a week of being strictly Paleo, I succumbed to a very delicious looking brownie. My roommate brought home a whole tray over the weekend and I'd been staring at them for days but turning toward fruit instead. In a moment of weakness I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 24, 2013 at 2:10 PM

First, you didn't cheat. People like to throw that word around. Cheats get you to goals faster, not derail you. Indeed, some cheats are actually planned, too. You just failed / got derailed, and in the grand scheme of things, that's not really a... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 271 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I'd like to know how much cheating on your diet you guys can afford, without feeling like shit. Let me elaborate. I've been yo-yo ing between a sort-of-paleo diet and crap diet for the last few years. I tried sort-of-paleo to see wether this... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 09, 2013 at 7:25 PM

This is my interview with a bipolar patient who found health via the Paleo-ketogenic diet. Hopefully, her life story will help you stay on course. http://eugenia.queru.com/2013/03/07/interview-wheat-was-the-culprit-in-my-bipolar-disorder/ (more)

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

So I'm a college kid - I'm learning all sorts of new stuff everyday and making my fair share of bad decisions. I just started the Paleo diet and did 6 days of being very strict. I felt SO great. The puffiness in my face and belly went down, I felt... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 12, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I think this was the story that made me finally, firmly disagree with the use of the word "cheat" in situations like this. You didn't "cheat" anything - you simply failed/disrupted the purported diet you were attempting. A "cheat" is a (often... (more)

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by 813 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Not that I want to, but ever since I got back from a 4 month trip abroad I meant to go eat a big juicy burger from Five Guys, bury my nose in donuts and cheesecake. But for some reason, I just can't bring myself to do it. Is this a normal habit... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 21, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Oh no, you don't want to eat fake food anymore. That's terrible, I guess you're stuck with high quality nutrient dense food. Seriously, that's where you want to be. I haves "cheated" (boy do I hate that term) in 5 years, and have no desire to.... (more)

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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 51 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

So I usually "wake up" hungry & feel ravenous at night. I want to go get a burger & fries right now...someone stop me

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Here some info you might find useful: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/night-eating-syndrome-causes-solutions/

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

It's Xmas! 'Tis the season to cheat with a gingerbread mocha from Starbucks :-)

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karstyl 0 · December 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Standing rib roast, Salmon Roe, Jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon instead of batter, Cheese plate, Veggie tray, Roasted Chestnuts, Wild boar salami With that list why cheat?

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 · 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 158 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I've read all the big words (that I can never remember) why we need to carb up if we are following a LC or VLC to chew up some body fat reserves to reduce our body fat % However if our ancient ancestors didn't have easy access to carb dense... (more)

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CD 0 · November 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

First, it is very likely that Grok's diet was extremely varied. Month-to-Month, even week-to-week, what was available (i.e. fruits, root vegetables, etc) was constantly different. Remember this was pre-agricultural revolution so they ate what... (more)

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by 430 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 499 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

So I've been paleo for a couple months now and was recently at a halloween party. At the party I had a brownie and a very small piece of cookie cake. Already I feel extremely bloated and also have a headache. Does anyone have any good ideas for... (more)

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CD 0 · November 01, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Just go back to eating the way you normally do. don't stress about it. Cheats happen, and the best thing to do is to go back to eating normal.

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by 564 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Do all of us need to cheat? No; but the reality is that some of us do cheat on occasion, whether it's a "binge" or a conscious loosening of the reins for a meal or a day. There are a few threads on cheating, but I'd like this on to focus... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · October 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I eat something makes my joints flare up-- lots of nuts, red meat, chicken, lots of legumes, that's pretty much it. I don't cheat much these days. My joints flare up (rheumatoid arthriti) I used to IF to recover, but then I realized that just... (more)

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by 789 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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)