With keeping insulin levels low and eating the right paleo foods can over eating produce negative effects?
Also, I find when I only eat 2-3 times a day that I over eat because I am pretty damn hungry and feel the need to compensate? Anyone else easily over eat on paleo?
I find overeating to be quite simple if I am:
3)in dire need of a cuddle
4)eating pseudo-paleo foods (like nuts or modern fruits or dairy or chocolate)
6)recently (within a day or two) eaten any sugars or more carbs than usual.
I'm slowly (sloooooowly) gaining awareness of these causes every time I find myself in the symptom of overeating- 'what else could I fill myself with right now? A good talk? A nap? A glass of water? A hug?'
I'm at the point where I will probably keep eating anyway, but I believe this awareness will eventually lead to action.
I can put away some food.
I used to be a very small (quantity) eater. But since making the transition to Paleo, I can literally clear plates of food. I feel like a ravenous beast, and anyone who knows me well has commented on the difference.
Best part is? I workout less and walk around 30lbs lighter, one year later. Also, I always thought I was ripped... easily took 10% body fat off. I'm 5 foot 7, 158lbs.
I think I understand you, Michael. It's not about getting full. It's compulsive overeating, also known as bingeing. It's an eating disorder that I also suffer from. Paleo makes it slightly better, but only to a point. I would love to know someone else with this problem who is Paleo. Make a sort of support group. Let me know if you're interested. I think an accountability partner is the best way to overcome this.
I've found that on any whole foods type scenario (really, anything that excludes sugar and refined grain) makes it physically difficult of seriously over-eat (volume issues....). You'll feel ill before you overshoot as much as a soda would add to the day.
Meat is often the classic example of this. But it seems to be equally applicable to vegetables or even fruit (would you ever eat 4 apples in one sitting?), etc.
I get mixed signals on this. I AM NOT LOSING WEIGHT ON PALEO. And yet, I see people stating that they eat 1-2 pounds of meat daily PLUS several pounds of veggies and more if they work out that day.
I can put away some food, but I'm finding it difficult to reconcile that with the fact I'm not losing weight, yet others are slamming down food and losing 5 pounds a week.
I've said it before, y'all make me feel like a freak of nature sometimes.
I can definitely overeat on Paleo. I gain weight very easily. I recently gave not counting calories a shot, while continuing to eat low carb Paleo. I gained 5-7lbs in a two week period. If I don't stay under 1400/1500 calories I gain weight. I've proven this to myself OVER and OVER. I keep testing because I think I may have "fixed" my damaged metabolism from being formerly obese, but it's been 6 years now and I still gain that easily.
I also find I have to eat every 3-4 hours no matter how much I eat at one time. Coming from my eating disordered background, if I get too hungry, I overeat. I know it's not very Paleo, but it works for me.
In my previous life, I wasn't "satisfied" until I was ready to burst. I still have that urge but am able to resist pretty easily now. I have gorged at buffets since going paleo, but I kept it to paleo food.
Yes, it's possible to overeat on a paleo diet. Massive calories still = weight gain, even on strict paleo. It's less likely since most people are satiated more easily on a paleo diet, and high protein diets = fewer actual calories processed. However, people can still have psychological issues that cause binge eating.