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by 525 · about 7 hours ago

Ok so gradually I have been able to phase out carbs. I would start with doing Paleo + dairy and then over time my demand for dairy products would go so I didn't need that either. So I was getting along really well until I was forced to eat carbs.... (more)

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Elizabeth_2 0 · February 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I can't really think of a situation where you are forced to eat sugar or carbs (maybe prison or the military, I guess). You might have to go hungry for a little while, yes, but there's always your next meal. Eating grains and refined sugars... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I am a cake decorator trying to be Paleo but the temptation is killing me! Does anyone have any advice on how to fight cravings and temptation for sweets? I never used to like sweets but now that they are in my face all the time, I'm having a... (more)

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paleoguy85 0 · June 12, 2014 at 4:03 PM

If you're having a craving try to remove yourself from the situation, go for a walk, start talking to someone. Since this is your job that's probably not always possible. Try to have some other satisfying food on hand to prevent you from eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I've been on paleo for about three weeks now. For the last one week I've been experiencing some intense cravings, but I can't tell what it is I'm craving. After a pretty fatty dinner tonight, with bacon, chicken and salad with avocado oil -... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Cravings really don't mean anything. There's a whole bunch of pseudo-scientific ideas around the ideas that cravings indicate nutritional deficiencies, not supported by real science though.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I am a 20 year old male. I started experiencing several problems a year ago, including very low HR, body temp, and BP along with constipation/bloating and several other neurological, metabolic and GI symptoms. We found that I had low T3,... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 02, 2014 at 10:02 AM

The Main reason why most weight-loss programs fail is that patient always feels dull and tired after attaining weight loss. This makes the patient go back to his old eating habits and result in rebound weight gain. Caralluma fimbriata... (more)

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by 247 · about 7 hours ago

Hey there! I'm trying to lose weight and doing this whith being on the lower-carb side and doing some Hiit. So I always try to eat mostly meat/fish/poultry, veggies, eggs and some fats (evoo, coconut, ghee). It feels like my body is... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · February 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I feel you - sometimes I am devastatingly hungry. For me, the answer is in healthy fats. If I start thinking about food, a half an avocado with some sea salt and chili flakes on it can get the fat in my system to keep the demons of craving at... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

So i have found myself craving fruit like crazy since i started the paleo diet. I know it is just because of the sugars in fruit, but i eat quite a bit of fruit every day. So how much is too much??? any suggestions for alternatives to fruit to... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Eat fruit seasonally and as appropriate for where you live. For example, if bananas don't grow in the winter where you live, don't eat them.

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by 13 · about 8 hours ago

So for the past two years, we've been paleo. And I've been doing so well! I'll have a bad day every now and then but usually I can hop right back onto the train and move on from there. Weeeell...I'm now 26 weeks pregnant and I am eating... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · November 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Im a guy so I can't really say anything about pregnancy.. but from what i've read pregnancy cravings are caused by hormonal swings which are usually a sign of mineral or even vitamin deficiency... you may want to ask caltonnutrition.com, they're... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi guys, i have some really issues with losing weight. Everytime i start a paleo style diet and limit the carbs, this goes well for a week or two and I have even lost 8 pounds. But then comes these weird moment when my body is just... (more)

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sixfeetdown 0 · November 05, 2013 at 7:04 AM

So here is the thing. A haven't eat pasta, bread, lots of sweets. I also never drank juice or soda. Just coffee and soda. So it did some reseach and I found... (more)

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

Hi! So I have a major sweet tooth that I really struggle with since I'm trying to stay relatively low-ish carb to help with weight loss. I also don't have the time, money or determination to make some snazzy, 20 ingredient (coconut flour, almond... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · October 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM

I love slushy/smoothie type of things. I put a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder in the blender with either kefir or yogurt, add 1/2 a banana, some ice, almond butter and blend.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

And how do you deal with them? Do you have something sugary that's high quality or...?

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samc 0 · September 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

After almost two years of very little sweet foods I don't crave any sugar at all. Once you get over the hump it gets much easier.

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

Hey all, So I started the paleo lifestyle about two months ago and have loved it. Have cut caffeine almost entirely out of my life (no more headaches and I sleep better - yay) plus I've lost about 10 pounds (I need to lose about 40, I am... (more)

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samc 0 · September 09, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Tabata - google it, briefly shown that short duration high intensity exercise is way more efficient. combine that with some intermittent fasting like 16/8 and a Paleo diet. Works for me.

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by 598 · about 8 hours ago

What kind of paleo friendly candy-type snacks to you buy? I mean like stuff in a wrapper for when you get that craving (I'm not trying to lose weight) - not something I have to spend a couple hours preparing at home. Today I was at this neat... (more)

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lizj 0 · September 03, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Most paleo answer: I really like the coconut date rolls that you can get at the grocery store, sometimes with an almond in the middle. I know you can get them in the whole foods bulk section. They're just dates, coconut, and nuts. Ridiculous... (more)

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by 1005 · about 8 hours ago

I swear, I could go for almost anything containing grain right now, even though I haven't had grain in months. What gives, even though grains aren't particularly nutrient dense and contain anti-nutrients? What nutrient could possibly be in grain... (more)

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McSwaggin 0 · August 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Great answer Johnny, that's very informative and along the lines of what I was going to suggest. Whenever I get "the craving" I'll typically assess my diet and check my carb intake. To tell you the truth, I usually just grab a couple sweet... (more)

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by 25 · about 8 hours ago

Since I started paleo I've found that I no longer rely on coffee throughout the days and that I can quite happily go without it and have boundless energy. Also I was researching the side effects of caffeine on metabolism, ketosis, mental state... (more)

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karla2000 0 · July 24, 2013 at 7:12 AM

I've heard that coffee and smoking are appetite suppresants. So, my answer is "yes".

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by 15 · about 8 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 4292 · about 8 hours ago

I went fantastically off the rails with Oreos last Tuesday, and I've been craving Oreos specifically ever since. This is bizarre to me because I usually get over food cravings within a day after a cheat. They don't linger. I usually crave sugar... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 08, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Likely some emotional connection/association. I use EFT (tapping) to help with these types of cravings. For sugar cravings in general, Magnesium supplementation has helped a lot.

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by 4292 · about 8 hours ago

I'm trying to find a way to stop my food cravings/binge cravings because even the W30 (day 16 so far) isn't cutting it. Aversion therapy really fits with my personality (always looking for a reason to punish myself) and I know it helps people quit... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · March 28, 2013 at 1:08 AM

What kind of foods do you crave and at what point in time? There could be reasons behind these food cravings, such as amino acid or other nutrients difficiences, allergy-addictions (like gluten or dairy), hormonal imbalances, low-calorie dieting... (more)

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by 1974 · about 8 hours ago

Was curious if anyone finds that they get intense cravings for a specific food, where they want to eat like the single food for a while. For a couple weeks I could not get enough beef and ate like 1/2 lb a day at least. Then I went through... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 14, 2013 at 4:57 AM

If your cravings are for things like meat, broccoli, oranges, and carrots, go with it. If your cravings are for things like Ben & Jerry's, Twinkies, Butterfingers, or cinnamon buns, ignore the craving but acknowledge that you have a... (more)

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by 421 · about 8 hours ago

Hi! So while in general I am a pretty active person (running, spinning, weight training, yoga, etc. 5x/week), I've only hit the gym 2x this week.. and yet every day this week I have wanted to sit down with a huge bowl of pasta and butter (a meal... (more)

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DH 0 · March 08, 2013 at 4:18 AM

protein deficiency. it gives you cravings for oddly everything BUT protein i.e. carbs, caffeine, fat, junk foods. eat a few sirloin steaks or chicken breasts and you'll be good. keep the protein up

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello! I've been having really strong cravings for cabbage and brussel sprouts for about a month now. (I know there are way worse things I could be craving) I'm not bingeing on them, but I know that usually when the body is craving something very... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 05, 2013 at 1:37 AM

wild guess .. but i know that cabbage being a cruciferous veggie is a rich source of IC3-a phytochemical that increases testosterone levels." so maybe your Test levels are low..? Try a site where you enter your foods and it tells you all your... (more)

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by 309 · about 8 hours ago

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 18 · about 8 hours ago

Howdy all! I'm 20 days into Paleo and things have been going well. I haven't been getting enough sleep, so I can't say that I've been feeling great, but I don't feel all heavy and hungover after eating, which is a plus! Now that I am this far in,... (more)

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Tony_g 0 · January 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Cravings that creep up over time, especially after making major dietary adjustments, can indicate malnutrition. The book, Perfect Health Diet, states that when all your nutritional needs are met, your cravings (and appetite) should be at their... (more)

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by 321 · about 8 hours ago

I was browsing some chocolate craving questions and the inevitable "you're low on magnesium!" answers come up. I'm NOT low on Magnesium because I take my tolerance dose each night as NaturalCalm fizz. After dinner but before bed is when I feel... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · January 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I love natural calm for when I need help sleeping, but not sure I'd assume that because you're taking it every night, you're not low on magnesium. I would try another form, like unbuffered mag glycinate, for a few weeks and see if that cuts back... (more)

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by 1981 · about 8 hours ago

I am an ex-smoker who uses marijuana, daily, and it's very much a crutch. I originally started smoking it only once in a while, but when I quit smoking, I hugely increased my use of marijuana to cope with the cravings. Over the holidays I went... (more)

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BigPapaChakra 0 · January 05, 2013 at 12:54 AM

As an ex-cannabis user (and in all honesty, potentially returning when I'm much older) I feel I can give some sound input. First off, how serious are you about not smoking weed? If you're serious and want NOTHING to do with it again, tell everyone... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

So I've been 90% primal (still love beer, dairy, and may have the occasional treat every now and again) for about 14 months now and it's great. This past week however, I've definitely strayed from my primal eating. I've eaten everything from... (more)

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CD 0 · December 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

You don't need to fast. you need to FEAST! Make a massive primal feast for the new years. Get some grass-fed rib eyes, make a potato hash, some asparagus, whatever you like. And at new years raise a glass of beer (Dogfish Head Chicory Stout... (more)

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