Food Cravings

Food Cravings

Food Cravings Questions

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by 30 · about 17 hours ago

I have been paleo for over three years and was quite paleo during pregnancy as well. My son is now 8 months old and I started having major sugar cravings while breastfeeding when he was about 4-5 months and I am still breastfeeding about 6 times a... (more)

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RK 0 · May 30, 2013 at 12:42 PM

One of 4 things: (1) you need more carbs, as your caloric needs have gone up. Try more starchy carbs. (2) you need more fat, as the major sign that you need fat is actual sugar cravings. (3) you need more minerals like magnesium, which... (more)

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by 15400 · about 17 hours ago

My last question for today. I have noticed that my food cravings have changed dramatically after SIBO recovery. Cravings while having SIBO: chocolate sweets ice-cream dairy and creamy desserts bread/things made with dough like pies,... (more)

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RK 0 · March 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Mineral deficiency comes to mind. Iron is an obvious one. But what about zinc? BTW, I have been thinking something similar ... I got back on my SIBO protocol a few weeks ago. I fall off all the time ... I just want blueberries! Anyhoo, the... (more)

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by 504 · about 17 hours ago

I ate near 300 grams of protein today, what up with that?

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primallykosher 0 · October 17, 2012 at 5:01 AM

Did you accidentally deadlift a couch, or squat a barbell?

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

I get really strong sugar cravings. I've eliminated most processed foods, and I am in the midst of eliminating all sugar from my diet for 21 days. My question is this: What about after the 21 days? If I eat sugar every once in awhile, such as on... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · July 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

The short answer is you might indulge on day 22. :) After my Whole30, I certainly did. But, alas, we are human. In my experience, sugar begets sugar. Meaning that the more you eat, the more you'll want. For me, it's less immediate and more... (more)

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by 4100 · about 17 hours ago

I find I frequently crave vinegar. To the point that, even writings about it here, I start salivating. It doesn't seem to have too much to do with hunger, although the craving is worse when I am hungry. Does anyone else get this?

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hannah_2 0 · June 16, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Usually related to a mineral deficiency. Pregnant women frequently crave vinegar-heavy foods (pickles, etc.) for this reason.

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by 374 · about 17 hours ago

I live in Rhode Island, where it is illegal to buy or sell raw milk (how absurd.) Fortunately, it is legal in nearby Massachusetts, and RI being teeny tiny, I can easily travel to MA for some raw milk. Anyway, I usually don't drink milk; never... (more)

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Divrgurl13 0 · June 02, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I'm originally from Western MA - there is a place called Uppingil Farm in Gill, MA that sells their raw milk (about 2 hour drive for you one way, but it is phenomenal). Have you talked to the Whittier Farm in Sutton, MA?

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by 103 · about 17 hours ago

Hi guys, cravings!!! I've had this for a while. I eat really well and disciplined on a paleo type diet generally low carb. I'm 23% bf with some fat around the belly I want to shift. I've started to put it down to stress, although I don't have a... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 29, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Depends, for me, doing any amount of carbs (except after a huge workout that depletes glycogen levels, which I do weekly) is detrimental. I'm about 20% fat at this point. I don't have carb cravings and this is what I did to get rid of them. ... (more)

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by 15400 · about 17 hours ago

Dear Paleohackers, I have a problem that I want you to help me with. I am open to any ideas so I am asking you please NOT down vote anybody - any ideas are welcome. Here is the thing. My body seems to function in cycles: I eat super healthy... (more)

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Ralph_Furley 0 · February 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM

My name is Ralph Furley and I'm a junk food junkie. I've always liked junk food and it has always gotten in the way of having the best health that I could have and the best body that I could actually have. I've been in decent shape, but never... (more)

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by 896 · about 18 hours ago

Just noticed that I'm having a very red orange week. I am craving carrots, red peppers,hot peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, red onions, red apples, and red meat. Yes... I'm eating some other foods.... but I'm also smoothering everything I eat... (more)

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thatkate 0 · January 24, 2012 at 4:42 AM

Sounds like your body is telling you what it really wants without all the signal disruption from frankenfoods, antinutrients and excessive carbs (sugar). My hypothesis: you need more of the nutrients that are available from foods with those... (more)

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by 4258 · about 18 hours ago

Hey all, So trying to get back on the good ol' bandwagon, I noticed something today. I think some sugar cravings may actually be fat cravings. With so many "low fat" foods out there, I'm wondering if you typical foodstuffs (aside from eggs and my... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · January 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Everything is as it should be. Your brain needs it, your body needs it. Embrace the fat.

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by 4258 · about 18 hours ago

I'm usually good at eating paleo during the day. Late at night is when cravings for sugar/carbs really kick in. If I give in I feel awful the next day, so clearly it isn't good for me. Any thoughts on why it's consistently in the evenings? Or how... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 01, 2011 at 6:18 PM

The same happens to me. During the working hours and until 8 PM I have no problem but after 8 I start to crave sugar. The interesting part is that I never craved sugar before in my life. I tried many times just to eat more low carb stuff but it... (more)

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by 1926 · about 18 hours ago

I've been Paleo now for about 4 months and have lost around 30 lbs. For the most part I am very careful with my food choices. Long story short, I bought some 99% chocolate as a treat to have a few times a week. At first it was way too bitter to... (more)

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chirocaveman 0 · July 19, 2011 at 9:57 PM

After fourth months I doubt that you are having serious cravings for the poisons in something you enjoy in moderation, considering how faithful you've been to the lifestyle (although it is entirely possible!). The craving could be for magnesium,... (more)

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by 35 · about 18 hours ago

Whatever we do, my wife and I, who have been Paleo for the past month (with just 2-3 meal cheats so far), can't give up assorted set of condiments. Now, I know that someone of them have the bad stuff in them - soybean, sugar and MSG, but is it... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 11, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Anyone can give up anything. Convincing yourself it doesn't matter is kind of lame. Own your choices. You don't want to give up the condiments you love. Personally I think that's fine. All you can do is all you can do. I never think it is wise... (more)

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by 135 · about 18 hours ago

So this will be me 2nd real attempt at following paleo. When I was originally eating primal, I felt great, worked out harder, and saw significant change in my physical appearance. However, I also began to notice my growing narcissism, and decided... (more)

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Spelhaug52 0 · March 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Read a classic book, keep your shirt on, and go to church or what ever you follow for your soul. Be humble my friend. Be who you are, not what you appear. I do this for me, no one else. My wife enjoys my progression and she feeds of of it also to... (more)

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by 250 · about 18 hours ago

My eating preferences now seem to be shifting with the seasons, something that may have happened in the past but I never really noticed until I started paying attention (a large part due to eating paleo). This past spring and summer, I was all... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · December 10, 2010 at 2:25 AM

During a period of what some might consider extreme locavorism, I spent two winters essentially living off fatty grass-fed beef and pastured pork, collard greens, beets, turnips, and winter squashes. The body has its own wisdom so far as the... (more)

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by 60 · about 18 hours ago

Hi guys, here's a bit of a fun one. What's your favorite paleo comfort food? Comfort foods generally tend to be, well, not paleo (e.g. chicken noodle soup, toast, crackers). Mine, once the weather cools down, is chicken vegetable soup. So what... (more)

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RickW 0 · August 20, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Chunks of yam wrapped in strips of bacon, roasted @375, about 40 minutes.

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by 9647 · about 18 hours ago

I've been thinking about the ways different people in the paleo community experience cravings and "forbidden" desires differently (including this discussion and this discussion on paleohacks). I think I've found a good way to categorize the... (more)

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tattooedchef 0 · August 17, 2010 at 12:18 AM

It's somewhat mental for me -- so I'm maybe around a 2 or 3? Here's what I mean: A few weeks ago, I went to Dunkin Donuts for an iced coffee, black. Normally I'll get one and not even consider a donut, but on this particular day, my mind... (more)

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by 486 · about 18 hours ago

Question: is there a proven way to eliminate food cravings. When I introduce the paleo diet as a method of weight loss, everyone responds, "I just can't give up food X." I realize will-power is important, but some people have carb/sugar... (more)

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Meng_Weng_Wong 0 · March 04, 2010 at 10:13 PM

I don't have a particularly addiction-prone personality. But I do know what a craving feels like: the loss of self-control, the robotic walk to the kitchen, the almost involuntary reach of the arm to the bowl ont he table. In my view, cravings... (more)

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by 209 · October 23, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Sorry for the awkward question... I've been doing quite well eating meats, fruits, veg, nuts and fats. And I felt alright on my daily: 3eggs2bacon, salmon/chicken salad with avocado for lunch, and meat + veg for tea with berries and greek... (more)

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Infinitum 0 · May 21, 2013 at 8:53 PM

It's normal to be more hungry during menstruation. Just eat until satisfied and your appetite will decrease after a few days. I've never heard of it really affecting weight especially if you're avoiding gluten and excessive carbs. You will... (more)

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by 468 · October 23, 2014 at 3:47 AM

I have always been a fan of food. Especially food that I like. Now that I've gone Paleo in the last month, Paleo foods taste soo much better than they used to! I often eat the same things from day to day and sometimes they don't taste perfect,... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · July 31, 2012 at 4:31 AM

I think food tastes good for the same reason sex feels good.. it's keeping the species going! Incidentally, I did see one of those intervention shows in which a man had only eaten french fries for the past 4 years, with ketchup, because he had a... (more)

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by 70 · October 23, 2014 at 3:32 AM

So I've been Paleo for over a year, but i recently decided to do a Whole 30. Done several Whole 30's before and I've never had cravings like this! I'm craving ice cream, milkshakes, and baked goods. These things haven't been a regular part of my... (more)

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sherrid 0 · March 06, 2012 at 2:18 AM

These cravings are for sweets, so I'm guessing by doing the Whole 30, you have decreased your sucrose/fructose. I know for myself, whenever I clean up my diet (even if it is pretty decent) I always crave sweets. I always find that adding in... (more)

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by 7275 · October 23, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Have you always had food preferences that leaned towards paleo? Or had food preferences that you later find out were good for you? I remember 15 years ago seeing an article about paleo and thinking "wow, that looks like how I want to eat!" ... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 12, 2011 at 2:30 PM

My parents tried to make me crave meat and veggies, but for the most part I didn't like them (the healthy meals, not my parents!), and to this day if I'm visiting they won't give me any boned meat or skin from the chicken because I made such a... (more)

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by 2565 · October 23, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I recently watched a video that gave me many of the answers I've been looking for for a long time about what the dysbiosis I have in my gut is doing to the rest of my body. I also learned in this video that lipopolysaccharides (LPS) from bad... (more)

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Paul_Whiteley 0 · November 27, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Lots of perhap-es on the possible role of gut bacteria in obesity: http://questioning-answers.blogspot.com/2011/06/obesity-gut-bacteria-and-wall-e.html and http://gutness-gracious-me.blogspot.com/2011/11/gut-bacteria-pesticides-and-obesity.html (more)

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by 10768 · October 23, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Is blood or foods made from blood anywhere in your diet? Does the thought creep you out? I'm currently missing the Stornoway Black Pudding I tried in Scotland during my... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · November 17, 2011 at 9:16 PM

http://www.nosetotailathome.com/2009/02/blood-cake-and-fried-eggs/

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by 1005 · October 22, 2014 at 3:53 AM

For years I was plagued my constant stomach cramps. I would feel miserable and be wishing for a new set of internal organs. Then I cut dairy from my diet, and I felt like a new person. Cramps rare, athletic ability improved exponentially, you name... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · March 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM

I went dairy-free 5 years ago (a sad day) when raw veganism became the end all be all! Talk about living hell! Anyways after 2 1/2 years of paleo I have just recently introduced dairy products back into my diet. Instead of Cow I did sheep. No... (more)

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