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by 83 · about 10 hours ago

I'm currently tapering off a high fat diet and including more carbs in an attempt to drop my LDL (also switched to seafood/mono-unsaturated as my protein/fat sources) last night i ate about 2-300g carbs (cassava is dense!) about... (more)

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CD 0 · September 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Probably not.  Most likely its due to the dietary a change, and your body being thrown out of homeostasis.   Evolutionarily speaking, a change to dietary input could signal a change to available food resources.... (more)

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by 25 · about 11 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 0 · about 11 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 11 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 11 hours ago

I want to eat bread. My stomach feels slushy and watery and hungry.... What dry foods are best on a paleo diet? Whenever I start dieting, my downfall is this watery empty feeling (absence of bread!) in my tum tum =( I have eaten eggs and had... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · July 07, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Maybe, if you tolerate them, try some sweet or white potato hashbrowns with your eggs. Also, left over jasmine rice is excellent cooked into scrambled eggs, add some nutritional yeast flakes and Kerrygold for a "cheesy" egg fritata taste. (Plus... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I (25 year old male) started with Paleo around a year ago and compared to a conventional diet I definitely felt better initially, I wouldn???t want to go back to e.g. grains at all. Over the course of the year I???ve been trying out a lot of... (more)

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Methodician 0 · January 29, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Are you sleeping okay? Stress can cause sleep problems that can really only be worked out by habit changes such as not watching late night TV, avoiding too much social contact or stress in the evenings, and maybe eating some safe starches a... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 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 11 hours ago

I had problems with hunger and cravings after my meals, most probably due to insulin resistance. But yesterday I found organic ginger in the store and in the evening I felt like having something warm. So I boild a few pieces of ginger and made... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM

That stopped hunger for me but not the cravings, my problem is that I get cravings even if I feel completely stuffed.

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by 25 · about 11 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 10 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 1005 · about 11 hours ago

Why is it that sometimes when we get hungry, we feel that empty, gnawing feeling in our stomachs, other times we feel weak, tired, lightheaded, or have a headache? why can't we just feel that gnawing feeling in the stomach and leave the more... (more)

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thatkate 0 · May 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

From what I've learned, the former is literally an empty stomach and a need to eat for fuel and nutrients, and the latter is low blood sugar or a "crash." Stabilizing my blood sugar has completely eliminated the second set of symptoms for me,... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 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 94 · about 11 hours ago

Hi there! To give you some sort of background, I'm a 33yo dude, I am 5'10", and started the switch to this lifestyle at 282lbs. I have pretty severe IBS, and I am an emotional eater, since like everyone else, I have a tremendous amount of stress... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · February 23, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Jason, Your story reminds me a lot of my own. We are both the same height and I was approaching the weight you are now (around 265ish). I came from an athletic background, but the real world happened and my food choices were horrible. Like... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

Hello! I've been paleo for about 9 months now, and every now and then, I have issues maintaining my weight. This has been an issue since before I started paleo, but paleo has made it more difficult, I think. I am fairly skinny at ~150 pounds and... (more)

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Tom_10 0 · February 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Michael, my advice is: a) don't sweat it, and b) count your blessings! I would love to be slim and faced with the challenge of packing on weight - not many people have this problem! You sound perfectly healthy, so I wouldn't worry about adding... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hi I just bought a block of creamed coconut block yesterday, and it tasted really sweet when I bit into a chunk of it. The ingredients list says 100% coconut - so I was wondering if it might be safe to consume? I've been on Paleo for 4 weeks now,... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 27, 2013 at 5:56 PM

It's exactly the same stuff as "coconut butter" in a vacuum sealed brick instead of a jar. (And about half the price!)It has a natural sweetness to it that you can enjoy because your taste buds are no longer hostage to overly sweetened commercial... (more)

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by 171 · about 11 hours ago

I'm a 20 year old woman who has been mostly paleo for about six months, with the occasionally cheat day. The last three or so weeks I've noticed that I feel a bit different lately, maybe its just the winter and lack of sunlight, but I find myself... (more)

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Sayeds 0 · January 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Is it possible your pregnant? If not, what do you usually eat in a day?

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by 968 · about 11 hours ago

I am a lazy cook. lately I've been cooking up a piece of meat (tonight goat), and not feeling bothered to add anything else to it. I've noticed over the last week of eating like this (partially due to laziness, partially lack of real hunger)... (more)

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Roth 0 · December 24, 2012 at 2:45 PM

When I eat meat, I feel healthy and "alive." When I eat plants, I feel like I just ate twigs and leaves. The only reason plants exist is to decorate my meat with.

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by 130 · about 11 hours ago

I understand there has been quite a lot of hype around fasting recently, specifically intermittent fasting, whether that's 16/8, 19/5, once/twice a week for 24 hours etc. I've recently changed from a daily 16/8 which I followed since January 2012,... (more)

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DavidHill76 0 · March 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

I fell very ill and I thought it was mono for a while so I began to eat smaller meals. It didn't take long before I started having that typical "hunger" pain in the morning. Mind you this if after a year of IF 16/8 and fast 5 style. However,... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

I started the paleo diet about a week ago because im trying to help balance out my hormones from poly-cystic ovarian syndrome naturally. No matter how much I eat I have this constant gnawing pain in my stomach, from lack of grains. I used to have... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · December 07, 2012 at 7:34 PM

During this transition time it is first and foremost important to make sure you are eating enough. There will be time to back down on portions once you reach your cruising altitude, but first you need to not be hungry all the time or this isn't... (more)

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by 55 · about 11 hours ago

Dear Paleo Hacks, I have been eating strict paleo for about 2 years. I found paleo after battling severe IBS with constipation. I have since transitioned into the full GAPS diet and am intent on doing GAPS intro this coming winter. My current... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · November 29, 2012 at 6:26 AM

"Some kind of protein"? Elaborate , please. Change your 85/15 beef to 80/20, if you're eating lean meats, switch to fattier cuts of meat. If I ever have to cook lean meat, I always cook it with lots of heavy cream or coconut milk, or I make sure... (more)

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by 1974 · about 11 hours ago

For about 6 months my body has had the oddest hunger. I wake up very hungry and eat about 500 calories around 630. By 930 I am starving again and eat another 300-400 calories. Then by 1130 i am starving and eat 400-500 calories. By 230 I am... (more)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM

So I read one of your other posts, "...smoothies. I add a banana, strawberries, nut butter, POM juice and some almond milk...". If that is your normal breakfast then I would assume you are having a bit of a blood sugar crash -- especially given... (more)

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by 3221 · about 11 hours ago

Hello all, Is there a scientific explanation for this, or Am I just weird? Each time I drink a couple of Scotches or Vodkas, or any hard liquor or even wine, I get ravenous. What's up? Thank you, Love to all.

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anonymous_12 0 · November 08, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Alcohol can drop leptin. That can = hunger.

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by 430 · about 11 hours ago

Yesterday I convinced my mum to let me try paleo for a month. It took some convincing, and she's still afraid of fats, but she'll let me try. She is still however, trying to not give me a lot of food because "you have to eat less to lose... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · November 02, 2012 at 3:10 PM

The "eat less, move more" paradigm of losing weight is a gross oversimplification, and in the case of a growing girl, dangerous. While you do need to eat fewer calories than you expend each day, the difference between the two on a... (more)

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