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I have a Savory Tooth, Can anyone relate?

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Created January 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Instead of the sweet tooth thing many people have, I feel that I have a "Savory Tooth" where I can't stop eating excessive amounts of fatty foods. When I began paleo, 2.5 years ago I transitioned from eating nothing but peanut products, canola oil and soybean oil for my fats. So I was severely deprived of good fats and what occured when I began eating liberal amounts of saturated fats was akin to a kundalini like awakening when I felt this energy run through my body and I felt euphoric for days, hypomanic as it would be described in the psychiatric world.

Since this experience I overeat fatty foods. Dark chocolate is hyperpalatable and I cannot stop myself from eating it daily, I sometimes add extra cooking fat to 80/20 beef, I drench veggies in olive oil, I randomly snack on spoon fulls of almond and coconut butter and so on.

I keep overwhelming my system with fats to the point that I have had to make myself vomit half a dozen times since going paleo. It's that experience where you're so full and sick and your system cannot digest the fats you have eaten and you just want to sit there bloated feeling extremely nauseous.

I keep doing this to myself and I know the cause but fatty foods are just so hyperpalatable to me.

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58 · January 29, 2014 at 6:42 PM

When I was unemployed out of college, and my roommate had to move away, I gained weight and was the heaviest I'd ever been. When I got a job, I started losing weight, then I moved back to my old friends and family, and lost a lot more weight. So these factors do a have a lot of control over eating and fat loss/gain. Happiness is so important for our health and well-being

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208 · January 29, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Just what you said 6-8 hour window of eating. I usually have 2 cups of coffee in the AM and don't eat until noon. I've reduced my calorie intake and don't eat like a pig anymore.

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15 · January 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

@samc That's rather interesting. I've been looking at IF-ing, mainly because I feel full fairly naturally within a small (~6-8 hour) window of eating, and will sometimes feel bloated with a larger (~12 hour) window of eating. How do you IF? Any tips or basic points about IF-ing?

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5 · January 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Maybe it has been being unemployed for the majority of this year. Maybe there's a need to find a sense of reward that isn't there from this isolation.

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58 · January 29, 2014 at 6:42 PM

When I was unemployed out of college, and my roommate had to move away, I gained weight and was the heaviest I'd ever been. When I got a job, I started losing weight, then I moved back to my old friends and family, and lost a lot more weight. So these factors do a have a lot of control over eating and fat loss/gain. Happiness is so important for our health and well-being

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208 · January 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I've overcome an almost lifetime issue with overeating. Paleo, Primal and Intermittent Fasting have all contributed to my new found control. I think in my case IF has been the ticket.

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15 · January 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

@samc That's rather interesting. I've been looking at IF-ing, mainly because I feel full fairly naturally within a small (~6-8 hour) window of eating, and will sometimes feel bloated with a larger (~12 hour) window of eating. How do you IF? Any tips or basic points about IF-ing?

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58 · January 27, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I definitely have a sweet tooth, and have experienced all you have eating sweet and carby food. I'll go off the deep-end, (usually around Holidays) and cram my stomach full of candy, or anything that doesn't have gluten. I feel so full, terrible and guilty, that I have induced vomiting.

Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? I think these things (either chemical or situational) are the root of food obsession. I'm still trying to figure out how to deal.

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