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by 25 · about 21 hours ago

For the last couple of years, I've had trouble with food - overeating, constantly thinking about (carby) food, eating "just because it's there", etc. I think it's all been due to some weird, unfounded fear of ending up in a situation where I'm... (more)

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pfw 0 · August 26, 2010 at 8:01 PM

You sound a lot like me, especially if you're skinny. I can only tell you my experience, so I don't know how well this applies to you: I wasn't eating enough. Eat more. As a skinny guy, I had developed a mental model of what "a lot" of food... (more)

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by 25 · about 21 hours ago

It's rare for me to eat 3 meals a day. I'm rarely hungry in the mornings and sometimes don't really get a genuine hunger pang until the afternoon. Sometimes this concerns me because, you know, we're so used to thinking 3 meals a day. And obviously... (more)

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schultz 0 · August 14, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I think ingestion of food upon waking is a good way to lower cortisol and possibly adrenalin if it's elevated. Cortisol tends to make people feel good short term (think cortisone shots for athletes) but long-term elevation will have adverse... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Choosing the mortal condition equipment for your workout curriculum can be a real ticklish pick. As plate gyms score gotten progressively important and fashionable in gild, output the foremost equipment for you can be grievous for a tracheophyte... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

In these image conscious times there is more pressure than ever on be folks to be slim. Fortunately dieting and losing pounds needn't be the chore that it is often made said to be and it is doable to eat whenever you want and stay slim if you know... (more)

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by 2626 · about 22 hours ago

Last year I tried paleo for 6 months, and basically gave myself 6 months of blood sugar swings and gradual body composition losses as my body insisted on cannibalizing its muscles instead of burning fat. Recently I decided to try a low-carb diet... (more)

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CD 0 · May 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

dairy fat, at least for me, is not very satisfying. I would suggest cutting the dairy all-together. Replace those calories with fish, meat and veggies (most veggies are not very high carb. Andy of the veggies on this list will work:... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Hello! I have been following a paleo diet for 5 weeks. I started after developing an autoimmune disorder and conventional medicine was not working. I also do not consume nightshades of any kind and little to no citrus fruit. On the bright... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 01, 2014 at 12:01 PM

This is what happened to me. I went paleo and it killed my appetite. I was about 225 pounds and eating around 1200 calories per day, but I wasn't really hungry. I could easily skip breakfast or lunch, sometimes not eating until 2-3pm. ... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

This week I have felt so hungry all the time, I have been eating more than I usually do, getting enough of the good stuff & drinking loads of water, but still nothing is filling me. Last night I made a huge paleo curry with all the... (more)

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MimsySeoul 0 · January 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

A lot more info is needed in order to help you out. Bascially, in a healthy person, hunger is a symbol that the body needs more nutrients (not necessarily bulk in the stomach). If I do a cheat or a carb refeed, I end up hungrier than I would... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

At first when I started out Paleo 5 weeks ago I was hungry as hell ate about 3000 cal a day and that's a lot. Probably gained a little but just figured that I'd deal with that once I've accommodated into paleo. Now I'm barely hungry at all,... (more)

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Peachfoo 0 · November 08, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Hey I am feeling totally the same, been on proper paleo diet for 3 weeks now and I just seem to sail through the day not particularly hungry. Add to this I am now walking a lot more in addition to my usual running and I am surprised at how I am... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

About me: I am a 32 year old male and am 5'6" and weight 125 lbs. It has been 5 weeks since I went Paleo. I just finished a Whole30. I did great during the Whole30, but near the end and into the past week I have been feeling hungry all the... (more)

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Sean_23 0 · September 14, 2013 at 4:04 PM

26, 6'2' 147lb I am just gonna free write this on jack kerouac style. Doesnt look like you need to lose weight....so If you are hungry, EAT. When i dont eat enough i end up eating things that are less nutrious in a state of worried... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

Lately I've been noticing that I am not hungry at all during the day. Like at all. I could basically not eat all day and be fine and then I come home at night around 5 and could really eat a lot. I eat a full dinner, berries for dessert, then I... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 16, 2013 at 3:46 AM

Nothing is necessarily wrong with the way you are eating. If you are seriously wanting to change your pattern, just skip dinner one night. You will wake up and be hungry pretty soon. Then eat a large meal, and you probably won't want a large... (more)

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by 396 · about 22 hours ago

Many paleo folk talk about "cheating" and eating more during the weekend, but for me , it's the opposite. I can go all Saturday and Sunday or any vacation day without eating (I manage to eat one meal only if I force myself). I'm just not hungry on... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 07, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Yep I'm the same way. I feel like I'm starving by the time lunch comes around but when I go to eat I find I'm actually not even all that hungry. I also seem to have this insatiable thirst too -- easily drinking 3 nalegene bottles in one... (more)

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by 70 · about 22 hours ago

Background info: I was doing pretty ok 80/20 paleo for a little while, but then slipped to probably 60/40 for a month or so and have been back to maybe 90/10 for the past couple weeks. Also, paleo, SAD, or whatever, I've never been someone who... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 01, 2013 at 1:57 PM

If it is working for you, stick with it. You don't want to always try to override your hunger response, because that will begin to change your hormones. If an egg or spoonful of coconut butter tides you over for a couple hours, that is a healthy... (more)

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by 184 · about 22 hours ago

Hi all, I'm on day 10 of my paleo transformation. In those 10 days, I noticed some very positive changes : no more irritated bowels (since day 2) no more gum bleeding while brushing my teeth (since day 4) lost 2 kg better perfomance in my... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 31, 2013 at 6:16 PM

You're like me. You seem to have cravings all the time. I was like this for two to three weeks. BUT DON'T BE DISCOURAGED. Keep on. It is so worth it. The first week was terrible for me. I fainted, I vomited, my sebaceous glands went crazy, my KP... (more)

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by 2303 · about 22 hours ago

All week long I have no trouble with my hunger. I IF daily and eat 3 solid meals during my 8 hour window (usually between 10-6) with no issues whatsoever. I workout 4 or 5 days a week, so I up my carbs when I lift weights or do sprint intervals.... (more)

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by 25 · about 22 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 421 · about 22 hours ago

Hi everyone! For several weeks now, I have been suffering from nausea that goes away immediately upon eating. The nausea can be mild or full force. I never vomit. I just feel light-headed, a bit dizzy, queasy, etc. Sometimes, the nausea returns a... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 20, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I feel your pain. I live in the hot and humid South and I already have appetite problems as it is. The heat makes me straight up not want to eat. I think it is the heat causing the nausea. At least, that's what I think it is for me and it does... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

A typical day for me is 2 eggs fried in butter, three slices of bacon with a tsp of ketchup. 6oz chicken in a salad for lunch with balsamic vinegar and olive oil and dinner is usually 6 oz of beef, chicken, seafood, or pork cooked in some type of... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · June 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I snack on protein, such as leftover steak, liver, etc. If I don't eat enough protein at dinner, or eat too much carbs during the day, or go to bed too late, I get really hungry. Ideally, I like to eat a good amount of meat at dinner and go to... (more)

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by 25 · about 22 hours ago

It seems no matter how much water I drink or how much I eat, I never feel full. I'm trying to lose weight, but eat maintenance calories during this time. Even 1,850 calories isn't enough though! What do you guys do to help get rid of this... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I just get chocolate cravings lol and a square of dark chocolate with melted butter cures it right up. I agree with increasing your fat intake during that time. It will help you stay fuller longer. Definitely load up on those veggies. Add spinach... (more)

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by 75 · about 22 hours ago

My DH seems to be having an issue where the only time he feels full is if he eats red meat, particularly beef. It's actually getting to the point where he gets upset if I prepare chicken (always dark meat) more than once a week. I try to cycle... (more)

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paleocurious_1 0 · May 21, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Getting upset over a slight deviation in what's served is a symptom of anxiety. Sometimes, people with autism or Asperger's will want to eat the same thing every day, but he could just get up and make himself something else. He doesn't have to... (more)

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by 384 · about 22 hours ago

Right now, around the world, there are people who cannot afford access to basic nutrition. This is not simply something that happens in Africa. This weekend I spent teaching a seminar at the local food bank on how to eat healthy when living on... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · May 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

With respect to poverty inside the US, for starters we could stop subsidizing corn and wheat and start subsidizing fruits and vegetables (if we had to subsidize anything at all). Right now, bad food is ARTIFICIALLY cheap and good food is... (more)

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by 121 · about 22 hours ago

I'm allergic to gluten and dairy, and have a rather annoyingly sensitive stomach. When I eat something bad, I'll feel nauseous for a while and, after a few rounds of diarrhea, be starving and feel like I could eat forever. Does this happen to... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · April 20, 2013 at 4:45 PM

I've done this; I have a FODMAPs sensitivity and symptoms of IBS-C. If I eat something wrong I'm bloated and disgusting until I finally poop, and then I'm ravenous after that, even if I force myself to eat a normal amount of food throughout the... (more)

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by 40 · about 22 hours ago

I keep hearing about the benefits of skipping meals and I'm curious to try it out myself to break through my last weight loss plateau and to stop me obsessing over food, but I'm kinda nervous to try it for the following reasons: I get... (more)

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RK 0 · April 18, 2013 at 9:42 PM

First, don't even try IF until your hunger is controlled. Fasting should always feel natural, not like something painful. If it is stressing your body, it won't work, bc your body will go into survival mode and store fat. Second, if you are... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

I'm a 17 year old girl who's been eating paleo for some moths now. about two years ago I struggled with a short burst of anorexia because I was bloated all the time. I fully recovered from it about a year ago and have a normal weight. I work out 4... (more)

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Bones_1 0 · March 31, 2013 at 7:38 PM

You should eat a diet higher in carbs. Try some fruit. I don't know if you exercise in the morning or in the afternoon, but to use exercise as a way to get hungrier, you might want to exercise earlier in the day. To read more about hunger... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

I started eating paleo about nine months ago and have dropped roughly 70lbs. Then I started into crossfit about four months ago, and am still eating a clean paleo diet. However, since starting into crossfit 5+ times a week my metabolism has shot... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Fuel that workout, son! Are you including dense sources of starchy carbohydrates in your meals? Sweet potatoes, cassava, true yams, potatoes, squashes of all kinds, taro - eat it up!

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by 25 · about 22 hours ago

I've been on and off a Paleo diet for a few years now. By on and off, I mean I haven't eaten grains or legumes at all in that time, but I go through phases of eating grass-fed dairy. The problem is I can't seem to stop some level of compulsive... (more)

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Borysewich 0 · March 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Maybe I'm missing something, but you don't seem to be getting very much saturated fat at all. It seems whenever I get too close to half of my calories as carbs I start to get sugar cravings due to glucose preference vs fat preference. Also, are... (more)

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