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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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.
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.
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.