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by 0 · April 07, 2014 at 3:58 AM

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 · September 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

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 58 · September 25, 2012 at 5:15 PM

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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Kelvin 0 · September 25, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I think people who cling to disproven theories (e.g. saturated fat clogs arteries while heated, isolated PUFA oils are a fountain of youth) and refuse to answer the question, "do my ideas make sense given the history of eating?" - these are the... (more)

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by 20 · November 08, 2013 at 7:58 AM

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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Cory151 0 · August 30, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Perfect, I love women whos thighs do not touch at the top. Congrats on being leggy and lean.

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by 358 · August 18, 2013 at 9:03 PM

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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VB 0 · August 18, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Hi Little Rain, I am sorry I won't be able to answer most of your questions since I am not a trained professional - and only a trained professional can do it. However, I can offer you some hope. I used to be have intense cravings for sweets,... (more)

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by 75 · May 24, 2013 at 7:38 PM

My lastest blog post for encouragement and self-acceptance. Good luck in your recovery and may you find ultimate physical and mental health! http://www.runninginsilence.com/a-glimpse-of-where-i-am-now/ (more)

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by 187 · May 22, 2013 at 11:29 AM

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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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Firstly, thank you for posting this. I've also been eating at maintenance, over eating carbs, and sneaking in a lot of non-paleo foods the past three days. Today has been the worst- lots of processed crap, lots of sugar crap. Bleh. Like you, I... (more)

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by 10439 · April 16, 2013 at 8:29 PM

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 659 · April 04, 2013 at 10:06 PM

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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AxialGentleman 0 · April 04, 2013 at 10:06 PM

My advice would be to work on building new coping skills for when you're stressed, bored, etc. If a person doesn't have good, readily available options for dealing with stress other than bingeing, it's not surprising when they binge. You may want... (more)

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by 20 · February 27, 2013 at 10:58 PM

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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Wakaanai 0 · February 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM

You still have 'love handles' because your diet is unhealthy. It's not just about losing fat; it's about losing fat in the right places. Eat healthy food and you will lose the love handles and everything else that makes you feel self-conscious,... (more)

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by 118 · February 18, 2013 at 12:51 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 118 · February 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

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 185 · February 12, 2013 at 3:28 PM

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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Erika_3 0 · February 12, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Hi Rachel, I was a collegiate swimmer and have struggled with healthy eating since I graduated in 2006. I still maintained an intense weekly swim and running routine until 3 years ago, when my mother passed away from lung cancer. Since then, I... (more)

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by 122 · December 13, 2012 at 1:30 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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Hepoberman 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I suspect high serum glucose. Test Blood sugar. Without the presence of carbs, coconut oil is a great way to add calories. (and depending on your genetics, could improve your lipid profile). I could not stop losing weight until I added coconut oil. (more)

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by 93 · October 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM

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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BoneBrothFast 0 · October 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM

You have no obligation to go to the counselor. But you should go anyway and rip the counselor a new one.

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by 5 · February 02, 2013 at 12:06 AM

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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blueballoon 0 · February 02, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I am conflicted in giving you advice. I struggled with an eating disorder for about a decade. I still struggle sometimes, like you, when I'm stressed. You say you are healthy now. That is fantastic! Whatever you do, please stay healthy. Eating... (more)

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by 35 · September 18, 2012 at 6:22 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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Vivalapaleo 0 · August 26, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Yes my estrogen was out and insulin resistance going on even on no grain diet my cholesterol was high . I was told it was because my body was trying to make extra estrogen and insulin as cholesterol is the basis for making hormones. Sort that out... (more)

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by 10 · August 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM

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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Karen_23 0 · August 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM

4 days in a row now! Today will make 5.

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by 2198 · March 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM

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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kels82 0 · March 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM

@FrazDance. Did these allergies to gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, red meat develop as a result of your ED? I am sensitive to many foods now after a year with ED....and am wondering if I'll be able to eat them again. What are your thoughts on food... (more)

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by 15 · August 21, 2012 at 6:31 PM

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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by 2423 · June 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

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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Paleoplegic 0 · June 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

As someone that has struggled with the sensations of hunger and satiety for 44 years I can recommend slowing down your eating for the satiety part of it. If I'm not mindful about my portions I will over eat until it's too late and my belly feels... (more)

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by 30 · June 16, 2012 at 4:47 AM

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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Mendes 0 · May 23, 2012 at 2:40 AM

dont quit getting healthier. if u still look good on the mirror why bother the amount of wheighy? if u are working out that add can be muscular tissue 2. if none of these seem to fit do this: track all ur food input for one week, check the total... (more)

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by 358 · December 10, 2012 at 4:47 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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Sunny_Beaches 0 · December 10, 2012 at 4:47 AM

I saw your other question and it lead me here. First, when do you usually binge? If it is in the evening, this is probably because she wants you to eat every 4-5 hours so that you won't skip meals and overeat later, which may make you feel too... (more)

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by 599 · May 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM

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 77338 · October 04, 2012 at 5:46 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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D_K_ 0 · April 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Or how about when people complain of rising LDL and they get told to eat more saturated fat?