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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour ago

I'm a young girl and I have an (undiagnosed) eating disorder. I'm currently seeking therapy for it and also for some other reasons, but I'm not sure if my psychiatrists understands my issues with eating. And I don't know how to explain paleo to... (more)

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blur 0 · September 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I have struggled with this too, and am currently seeing a therapist for it, which I would highly recommend. I was forced to see a nutritionist for a while, and while we differed in our food ideologies (paleo kind of spurred my ED), she worked... (more)

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by 20 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 187 · about 1 hour ago

hi there, so i have been paleo for a little over a year now, it has been a strict year of meat fish veg and occasional fruit and nuts with no paleo baked goods or dairy. i've been going through a really stressful time over the past few weeks... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

i was thinking about a 24 hour fast and plenty of water, but i dont think that will address the underlying issues this binge has raised. I'm not a mental health professional, but in my humble opinion castigating yourself by swinging in the... (more)

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by 10490 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 185 · about 1 hour ago

Just wanted to see how many of you have dealt with an eating disorder before going into paleo and if you still struggle with it while doing paleo. I just started writing a blog about my journey from raw food into paleo and beyond while running... (more)

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Jen_42 0 · December 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hey Rachael : ) Thank you for sharing your journey with us thus far. I have a similar background- have always been concerned about weight gain since early puberty and have gone through periods of extreme restriction, which then morphed into... (more)

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by 93 · about 1 hour ago

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 · about 1 hour ago

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 · about 1 hour ago

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 15 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 2 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 600 · about 2 hours ago

Brief background: I've always been big girl but it's hard to sell yourself 'It's just baby fat' when you are 27. Four years ago I lost over 30 kilos using Calorie King (counting calories limiting fat) I was told to only consume 20g of fat a day. I... (more)

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Amanda_13 0 · May 10, 2012 at 10:01 AM

As a recovered calorie counter/fat phobic that's been eating pretty strict paleo for four months, I have given up my numbers obsession. I no longer weigh myself, count calories or pay attention to how many grams are in what. At 30, this is the... (more)

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by 871 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2913 · about 2 hours ago

A lot of my friends are morbidly obese (this tends to happen when you're in the IT/technology world), and while I feel Paleo may not be the solution for all of people's health problems, I know a couple of friends who could really benefit from a... (more)

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KenS 0 · February 09, 2012 at 1:56 AM

The instinct to want to protect our family or "tribe" is natural and important. Finding effective ways to communicate this can be challenging, however. Remember when our parents would tell us not to do something they knew would harm us, yet we... (more)

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by 20411 · about 2 hours ago

My first thought is that people with certain eating disorders might be better off not going down the road of a very restricted diet that might end up reinforcing the very food issues that they are trying to deal with. I'm curious about you're... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · December 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Depending on how you define a Paleo diet, I don't think it is for everyone. For example some folks would not do well on a high fat, high protein, low carb diet. Kids for example just have different metabolisms than adults and I think they need... (more)

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by 1579 · about 2 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 4283 · about 2 hours ago

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthorexia_nervosa My coworkers read about this disorder on yahoo and instantly emailed me concerned that this is what I really suffer from. So do we really suffer from this or is it perfectly normal to be so into paleo? I... (more)

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Gary_W 0 · April 28, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Seems like my eating disorder is causing me to become lean and fit. I can live with that.

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by 45 · about 2 hours ago

I am wondering if anyone else has suffered from disordered eating while on paleo or just unhealthy behavior over food? The reason I ask is because I am a recovered bulimic for about 15 years now. However, my relationship with food has never been... (more)

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DAC 0 · March 02, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I have wrestled with anorexia and some binge-and-starve bulimia. I understand what it's like to think you've got it licked, only to slip back into an unhealthy pattern seemingly without warning. That ED ember is never completely extinguished, in... (more)

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by 51 · about 2 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 659 · October 25, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Got a problem folks. Binge eater from way back. Was 130kg, lost a heap, probably half starved myself to 88kg now sitting at a well muscled 95kg. The issue is that the eating disorder rears its head when stressed, bored, insert other emotions... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 03, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Binge eating is a tough nut to crack, let's face it. For each person, I suspect the underlying emotional states and food relationships that trigger or soothe binge eating will differ. For me, any unsettled emotions will trigger an urge to eat but... (more)

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