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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hello all, Apologies for the length of this. Need some advice about weight loss and what I might need to do different to start losing. I???m a 39 year old male and have gained and lost the same 160 (!!!) pounds since the time I was in my... (more)

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samc 0 · April 07, 2014 at 3:58 AM

The faster you take weight off, usually the faster it is going to come back. I did several cycles of losing big amounts of weight over my lifetime and finally with sticking to a pretty strict Paleo diet I've slowly taken off a lot of weight and... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

I know, it's always weird to post your body pics and ask random strangers what they think about it, but I really need honest opinions. I'm not an attention seeker. The thing is, mirrors lie to me. http://postimg.org/image/unatlbqp1/ (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Honest answer: I want to feed you, not eat you. In my opinion, you are quite a bit too thin all over and do not look very healthy.

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by 388 · about 10 hours ago

I need help. I figure it's best to be really honest here. I am trying to recover from unhealthy eating patterns. Mostly binge eating, sometimes anorexic eating, and a history/tendency of purging (that part's pretty rare now, but still runs... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I have been there too, Little Rain. I suffered from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating for a little under a decade. I also found that my idea of nutrition clashed with the dieticians I saw. Could you find a paleo dietician? The sad thing is that... (more)

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by 10490 · about 10 hours ago

Paleohacks is the main forum I post at, so I realize that this may be more of a Paleohacks thing than a Paleo thing. But I am getting seriously disturbed at the amount of eating disorder talk that goes on. To clarify, I'm not talking about people... (more)

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MikePancho 0 · April 07, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Very disturbed as to what the user above has to offer on the subject and I hope it is not indicative of the kind of people that frequent the site...

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

i eat about 1000-1200 calories every morning, so i eat a lot of bread and peanutbutter. In fact in the morning i pretty much only eat bread and peanutbutter. Im a teenager, five five, and about 113 pounds. i have lost ten pounds since i began... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Eating like you describe will always result in muscle wasting and the flabby, skinny-fat look you have. Nobody ever actually gets an attractive body by starving themselves. Sure, your weight will drop, but your bodyfat percentage will actually... (more)

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by 118 · about 10 hours ago

Ok so this might be a bit long. I'll try to sum it up lol. If you read this all I appreciate it. OK so it started off last year when my mom suggested for me the paleo diet because I could not lose weight and thought I was eating healthy... (more)

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RK 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

First, I want to say that I think you are doing AWESOME. You totally have ownership of your health and you are acquiring knowledge about how to take care of yourself. You go girl. :) Are you getting into eating disorder territory? Yes,... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

My husband has been eating a mostly-paleo diet for several months, and has been trying to get me to come on board. I was anorexic about ten years ago and though I am healthy now, I still find myself worrying about calories when I get stressed out.... (more)

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eric_9 0 · October 08, 2012 at 2:55 AM

I was there in the same place once. Looking back I think the advice I would give, if you were serious about going paleo, is to go slowly. Make the changes to diet slowly. Check out the feedback your body will give you.

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

Hi. I have some questions about recommendations for a healthy diet plan for myself. I do yoga, crossit (daily) an occasional mile run and I'm also in therapy for recovery from my Eating Disorder. I've been advised to seek a nutritionist so I'd... (more)

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elguaposbj 0 · August 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM

A lot depends on your current health and where you are in recovery. Refeeding is the most dangerous part of eating disorder recovery, (assuming anorexia...if this is a bad assumpltion I apologize). You need professional guidance if you are in... (more)

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

Hi everyone! So I've been struggling with BED for years now, and the episodes have become more and more frequent over the past few months. I eat pretty healthy on a regular basis, and then go into these maniacal eating sprees where I can scarf... (more)

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Team_Oberg 0 · August 03, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Unfortunately paleo cannot fix this problem entirely on it's own, you have to undress the underlying psychological causes of the binge eating. Paleo will help in the sense that you will feel more sated, and less hungry most of the time. Also,... (more)

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by 2422 · about 10 hours ago

I have an eating disorder (ED-NOS: bulimia, anorexia, binge/purge, orthorexia). I went Paleo 9 months ago, thinking that eating whole foods (plenty of fat, meat and low-carb veggies) and intermittent fasting would restore my hunger/satiety signals... (more)

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thhq 0 · June 25, 2012 at 4:45 PM

At 25.7 BMI why do you NEED to lose weight? This is slightly overweight, not morbid obesity, and not enough to raise any health concerns. Don't obsess over it and drift back into disordered eating. Just figure out how to maintain.

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by 30 · about 10 hours ago

I'm hoping someone can give me some input... A little background on me: I'm semi-recovering anorexic/bulimic (that hurts to say out loud). Before starting Paleo I had lost about 25-30lbs, admittedly not in the healthiest way, and then stumbled... (more)

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Kevin_20 0 · May 23, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Seek qualified, professional help. While this forum can be helpful in grasping and implementing paleo concepts, an eating disorder is a serious medical condition and I doubt that anyone here is qualified to give you the help you need. Since you... (more)

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by 871 · about 10 hours ago

This is a bit personal, but I have wanted to reach out for a while now about this topic, and after reading another post on here about Eating disorders, i thought it might be ok. My question is for those who have experience with an eating... (more)

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Milla 0 · April 01, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Hey there, First of, well done for committing to getting better, and for overcoming your ED. I hope you give yourself credit for this as its a massive achievement. This reminds me of another thread about orthorexia, and whether being paleo can... (more)

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by 5509 · about 10 hours ago

I love and believe in eating paleo. I love discussing nutrition, hearing great advice, and feeling better about my food choices and having motivation to accomplish my goals. I love the sense of community and I love the "regulars" here! I think... (more)

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conciliator 0 · March 31, 2012 at 7:27 AM

If you have or are recovering from an ED, stay away from all food-related sites. You need to develop a good relationship with food that does not involve restricting or the notion of good/evil foods. Best of luck.

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by 10653 · about 10 hours ago

Last summer, I began my road to recovery from an eating disorder. I did extreme caloric restriction + long hours of exercise. As I slowly increased my calories and cut back on exercise, I ate probably around 3000 on SAD and gained weight slowly.... (more)

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Mick_Jagger 0 · March 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Hi! I recovered (or rather, began my recovery) from anorexia in 2008. I also used to frequent caloriecount--back then, it was a pretty dangerous place (they didn't even have the 'Health & Support' forum!). As far as gaining weight with... (more)

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by 10653 · about 10 hours ago

For a while I had an eating disorder and got down to a dangerously unhealthy weight (88 lbs at 5'3") and developed amenorrhea (didn't have a period at all in 2011). I started eating more (non-Paleo at first, then began Paleo around September) and... (more)

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gydle 0 · January 18, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Congratulations, April. This is a really good sign. It means your body is finally healthy enough to do what it was evolutionarily meant to do - nourish a new life. Not that you need to go out and make a babby right away, or anything, but...... (more)

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by 1579 · about 11 hours ago

Hello! I have been told by my doctor that I need to be gaining at least 1 lb per week until I am not underweight. I am currently 5'0" and 88 lbs due to eating issues while on paleo. I am in college and my doctor could force me to withdraw if I... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 06, 2011 at 5:52 PM

I was also 88 lbs at my lowest due to an eating disorder (eating 800 calories a day) and I'm 5'3" and I'm also in college. I gained weight easily eating a ton of carbs (whole wheat bread, oatmeal, apples, milk and cereal, etc.) and doing some... (more)

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by 5232 · about 11 hours ago

It is my understanding that Paleo has been demonstrated to be beneficial to those with diabetes, so hopefully my train of thought isn't too far off here. I'm curious as to how the Paleo diet ("diet" meaning how one eats, not necessarily as a... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 22, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Isn't this really just subbing one type of counting for another? I don't think there is anything wrong with calorie counting (you know that) sometimes, it's just what the brain needs. If you are serious about not counting, you have to not count... (more)

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by 51 · about 11 hours ago

I think we all are. Right? At least to some extent. Initially I thought this was a joke. But apparently it's not. Now people that eat healthy have a mental disorder. http://www.naturalnews.com/029098_orthorexia_mental_disorder.html (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · July 03, 2010 at 1:58 PM

A disorder would be if paleo made you socially isolated or malnourished (like many raw vegans or macrobiotics). If you aren't an asshole about being paleo and you eat plenty of good paleo food, you don't have to worry.

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by 118 · October 21, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Ok sorry for all the questions! I don't have access to a nutritionist, and I question their knowledge considering most encourage the SAD diet and gov myplate crap, and I've had two duds in the past. Anyways, I'm 15, 5'7", female, and 107-110... (more)

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mojay75 0 · February 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Zombers, You and I have vastly different goals for making changes in our diets and are in vastly different places physically, emotionally and chronologically (I'm in my late 30s, very out of shape, morbidly obese and my goal is excess fat loss).... (more)

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by 121 · October 21, 2014 at 4:10 AM

EDIT: So I've tried to increase calories this past week, but I really feel full on my current amount of food. I've also been tracking nutrients, and according to Cron-O-Meter I'm hitting about 80% of my requirements, with mild deficits in... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · December 08, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Your metabolism is probably low right now to be on that number of calories and maintaining (or are you losing?). I'm sure you'll be getting comments about how your weight is "fine" but it is not just about the numbers. You're feeling run down,... (more)

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by 93 · October 21, 2014 at 4:06 AM

So I just met with my school health services trying to get exempt from the school's meal plan. I explained that my Dr. has recommended I go on a grain, legume, dairy and vegetable oil free diet (the truth!) and that it is impossible to eat that... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · October 17, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I'd start by canceling the appointment with counselor. If you haven't already asked for it, get your doctor's recommendation in writing. Ask what forms the school requires be completed and have them signed by your MD. I loathe schools that... (more)

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by 35 · October 21, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Hello! I just had my cholesterol measured for the first time the other day, and as my situation is a little messy, I thought I'd post to see if anyone might have some thoughts. I'm 23, 5'6", and currently 120 pounds. Dealt with a mild eating... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Elevated cholesterol is typical for blood lipid panels in anorexics. It is normal, and may be a protective mechanism. Do not worry about your cholesterol/blood lipids, focus on getting to a healthier body weight, and things will level out in... (more)

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by 2199 · October 21, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Have you ever battled anorexia nervosa (AN)? What has worked for you in overcoming it? To what extent have effective AN treatment been medically or dietarily treated vs through psychotherapy and body image cognitive treatment? Of course they are... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 21, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Hi, TH. I used to be anorexic from 12-15, kinda 16. I was treated in a hospital on 3 seperate occasions, and my last visit lasted around 4 months in duration. I will say that I do not beleive my psychiatrist played any significant role in my... (more)

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by 388 · October 21, 2014 at 3:49 AM

So... I will be starting counselling for an ED soon. Mainly binge eating, with a history of bulimia and anorexic eating. Mostly binge eating, though. That is the main problem I have now. I'll also be seeing a nutritionist. I've looked up the... (more)

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tdgor 0 · May 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM

This answer is a bit of a ramble, because I have several different unrelated thoughts on this subject. One, I don't know how the initial interview is structured, but I'm pretty sure that at first, the nutritionist will be asking you a number of... (more)

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by 78417 · October 21, 2014 at 3:46 AM

In the last few weeks I've seen some behavior that I find worrisome. I have developed some real reservations about some of what happens on the site. I've seen people who are showing signs of eat disorders being encouraged to fast. I've seen... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · April 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM

While ultimately, we are all responsible for doing our own homework, I also think that we are each also held responsible to only give advice in a public forum with limited information on any one person that is broad and fairly generalized. No one... (more)

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