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by 0 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all. Maybe this has been asked before but I would love some feedback from the community. I have never been a "sweets" person; I have always craved more salty foods. So, going Paleo was actually pretty easy, since I was already essentially GF.... (more)

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majjaoa1789 0 · December 12, 2013 at 3:03 PM

@Desmond Thanks for your input! @raydawg You raise a good point. I haven't really been paying too much attention to my carb intake, and consequently I think I've been lacking in that department. (more)

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by 233 · about 6 hours ago

I'm in the middle of a Whole30, and I've taken liking to dumping cacao powder on beef and saut??ed onions and the taste (not texture) is pretty close to dark chocolate. I'm Game...what about y'all?

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by 15 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

Been on paleo for almost three weeks...carb withdrawal was awful but over. Sleeping well for the first time in decades and energy is up. Horrible cravings for chips and dip and fritos and bean dip. What is up with that and help!!

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raydawg 0 · September 05, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Those foods are loaded with all sorts of interesting man made addictive flavor components such as MSG. You're just getting rid of your addiction, that's all. Stay away from them. Try some bacon, home made mayonnaise (make it with EVOO or EVCO... (more)

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by 598 · about 6 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 25 · about 6 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 6 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 327 · about 6 hours ago

been eating paleo for at least 6 months, i was off of it for 3 when i was in the hospital. I was diagnosed with ms and I don't know if this is necessarily food related. It seems when i go ketogenic i get extremely stressed out and can't handle... (more)

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by 60 · about 6 hours ago

I am just wondering how other people deal with really bad junk food cravings during their period? I have been paleo for about a month and just the last few days my cravings feel unmanageable. I wanted to know if other women just go off paleo for a... (more)

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Brenjin 0 · April 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Sleep is very important for controlling food cravings. Make sure you go to sleep at a reasonable hour in a room with as little light as possible.

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by 60 · about 6 hours ago

Hi Everyone!! I'm new to this community, and I'd like to get to know you a bit better. So I have one question to get started with - well, more of a POLL if you will! :-) What's your main reason for adhering to the Paleo lifestyle? Weight loss /... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · April 13, 2013 at 8:01 PM

I am 20,000 year old man, I am Paleo because it reminds me of my youth in the fjords when the world was a younger place. I often pine for the fjords.

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by 4292 · about 6 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 10 · about 6 hours ago

I've been at this Paleo thing for about 3 months, now. Since I live in the city, work and go to school, I've never felt the need to go to the gym but I recently started adding in a workout routine. I feel great, except I am pushing the limits of... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · March 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Well, all my meals contain protein, ample fat, a starchy carb and a fibrous (green) veg. I'm full after meals and not hungry between them.

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by 40 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can explain why the only time I intensely crave sugar is just after I eat something sweet? The only other time I crave sugar is after meals, a small square or two of 85% dark chocolate usually fixes things,... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM

You could have a look into Dr. Jack Kruse's website (OK I know that he is very questioned here but I like his writings a lot and think that have a lot of truth on them at least). He has a lot of explanation related to this, but there's plenty of... (more)

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by 1974 · about 6 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 0 · about 6 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 94 · about 6 hours ago

I think one of the hardest things to deal with I'm currently battling is the idea that I can't ever have a hamburger with bun again. I mean, I know I can, but as soon as I do, I'll surely get incredibly sick from the bun. Now, I know the proper... (more)

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cocobanana 0 · March 02, 2013 at 5:08 AM

It definitely does get easier, hang in there! Keep all of the tempting food away and then you won't be able to eat it, anything worth having is worth fighting for and good health is certainly worth fighting for. See those advertisements on TV... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I have done most low carbs. However after research paleo seems more for me. I have given up alcohol, I train daily. I have 20 lb I want to lose then keep the paleo life style. My problem is I have strong sugar cravings, and I tend to not have much... (more)

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collegeprimal 0 · February 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I feel you on the sugar cravings. What worked for me is to completely eliminate all sugars and replace with fat and animal protein to satiate you for 30 days. If you still have cravings afterwards (like I did) buy 100% dark chocolate and eat a... (more)

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by 1981 · about 6 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 986 · about 6 hours ago

I'm 7 weeks pregnant, and I've been paleo for about a year and half. Pretty strict about it too, I very rarely cheated. Well now that I'm pregnant, meat is about the most disgusting thing I've ever seen, and cooking smells make me gag. I can force... (more)

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Maw_West 0 · December 19, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Currently 37 weeks and about to pop, and had the same issue through the first and second trimesters. I had to relent and let myself eat what I could, bagels and macaroni, cereal, oatmeal, and milk. Meat was just repulsive and though previously... (more)

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by 613 · about 6 hours ago

I've been doing crossfit workouts 3x per week for the last month, and for the past two weeks of that, I've started having intense cravings for dairy. I've struggled with dairy cravings in the past, but I was really starting to get them under... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 04, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I have a sensitive front tooth. If I don't feed it dairy, the Paleo diet alone does NOT make it happy. If I either take a calcium pill, or I eat dairy, the pain goes away within 30 minutes. Which is kind of magical, if you ask me (and yes, I did... (more)

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by 2407 · about 6 hours ago

I've been on Leangains for 6 months and have leaned out below 8%. About two months ago I started drinking coffee again after a very long time, to burn fat. I've also been free of any junk food or sugar for more than 18 years. Seriously. My... (more)

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raney 0 · December 03, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I once entertained the idea that I couldn't quit drinking until I quit caffeine. The two inverse roller-coasters just fit together so perfectly; big spoon & little spoon. I mention this in the context that I see [compulsive, destructive,... (more)

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