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by 1579 · November 03, 2012 6:43 AM

The first bite is always the best. Then as you proceed to chomp away it becomes somewhat tasteless. I'm aware of the food reward advantage but why is it short lived? What if it lasted all the way to the last bite?

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Stephen_4 0 · November 03, 2012 3:27 AM

Lol, you should look up the opponent process theory of motivation. Basically absolutely everything that is pleasurable is slightly less pleasurable with repeated stimulus. So, think of Cocaine, Meth, Orgasms, Pizza, etc. Anything that stimulates... (more)

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by 709 · December 30, 2012 8:55 AM

I have been experimenting with reducing food reward/palatability for a while now and have been unsuccessful to say the least. Couple days I could go until fatigue would hit me (in many different ways) and I would give in to some junk to make me... (more)

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Abe_1 0 · December 29, 2012 8:29 PM

LOL this guy can't know how funny his reply was: Didn't know i was difficult to be around. Always appreciate the help! P.S. Go fuck yourself! – jackson Aug 1 at 19:35

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by 709 · August 01, 2012 5:49 PM

Was wondering if anyone knew the timeline involved in adapting to a blander diet. Also wondering if anyone knew ways to speed the adaptation

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eakthekat 0 · August 01, 2012 5:49 PM

I don't think I could ever adapt to a bland diet; I love food too much. If you are eating bland food, because you think that is what is required, check out some of the Paleo cookbooks available. Also, check out freetheanimal.com. He has a lot of... (more)

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by 4086 · July 19, 2012 8:20 PM

I am reading a fascinating book called Zoobiquity right now. In it (specifically chapter five) the author talks about our brains being wired for reward in the form of feeling good, and how hunting and gathering used to trigger these... (more)

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Jason_1 0 · July 19, 2012 8:20 PM

I think hunter/gatherers did so for survival, not enjoyment.

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by 676 · June 29, 2012 7:20 AM

So I have been having some great success with Paleo since kicking this thing off. I forgot my lunch this morning...I know...dangerzone, right? So I needed something. I got a mediterranean chicken salad with no dressing and very little feta. ... (more)

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CJ 0 · June 29, 2012 3:09 AM

Green & Blacks white chocolate!

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by 7559 · March 20, 2012 6:52 PM

I've been reading and waiting for a personal revelation in the food reward discussions. I continue to read Guyenet, Stanton, Roberts, the blogs/controversies etc. to try and understand my affinity for the cheetoe and peanut butter cup—or any... (more)

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Joni_1 0 · March 20, 2012 6:52 PM

I wonder if you are lacking some vitamin or mineral that makes you go off the wagon and crave other things? Can you list your foods for a few days? Maybe someone can find a nutritional void...

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by 19504 · April 08, 2012 8:42 PM

What are your go to Food Reward food items as well as tips and tricks?

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · January 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Realize that "food reward" is not a unitary concept -- it's composed of several distinct drives. If we don't understand this, we're stuck in a land of unclear and circular definitions Further realize that our tastes are the product of millions... (more)

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by 2215 · December 03, 2011 5:28 AM

In this study by Hashim, which I've seen cited on blogs a few times, the obese subjects spontaneously reduced calories and lost substantial bodyfat when restricted to a smoothie of sorts — specifically, a liquid formula that was nutritionally... (more)

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James_3 0 · December 02, 2011 6:52 PM

I may be remembering incorrectly, but I believe those people were way overweight, and had incentive to stay on the diet. The concern with any diet like this is mental. After a while, you simply don't want to take anymore of it, and if food is... (more)

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by 6043 · October 31, 2011 7:21 PM

Someone mentioned that pork rinds are unsatiating despite being high in protein and fat. Any other paleo/pseudo-paleo foods that are surpringly unsatiating?

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ben61820 0 · October 31, 2011 1:14 AM

From the responses so far it certainly seems that fat is not as satiating as it is usually claimed. Interestingly I've always thought the same. Eating gobs of extra fat never made me feel fuller than anything else. It makes sense physically I... (more)

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by 356 · February 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Paying attention to the food reward debates as well as some personal experience with addiction and over eating I’m beginning to think food addiction is everywhere! I recently went on a road trip with some friends. We had to stop every 4 hours to... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · September 17, 2011 at 11:34 PM

A very large number. There are exceptions though...

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by 18437 · October 08, 2013 at 10:38 AM

From the standpoint of dopamine and reward and such is it not easier to add a pleasurable activity or item before or even as you take one away? When you make choices as to reducing certain toxic stresses for the long term how much of your focus... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 08, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I think its easier do make a radical swift if I go all in from the beginning. Otherwise cheating feels a bit okay and the transformation into new routines wont work very well. But then again i've always been an all or nothing person. Very high... (more)

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by 1945 · February 04, 2012 7:45 AM

Does it now make sense in light of the recent discussions on food reward, set points, and fat loss? Here is a link

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Pierce_Inverarity 0 · June 03, 2011 at 11:59 PM

This doesn't really answer your exact question, but in case it is useful to anyone: I followed the Shangri La Diet quite strictly for a while a couple years back, and it had absolutely no effect whatsoever. It seems to work for some people but I... (more)

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by 20222 · June 02, 2011 7:43 PM

I've been following Stephan Guyenet's Food Reward series with some interest.... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · June 02, 2011 1:50 PM

i've been following stephan's posts too. i think the food reward concept in and of itself needs to be hashed out more. i've seen his explanations of it and it still seems abstract to me. as far as bland foods being good for fat loss, i can see... (more)

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by 12118 · November 26, 2011 7:29 AM

I am a huge fan of umami foods: sauteed mushrooms and onions, a particularly well cooked piece of steak or bacon, a delightful broth, certain pickled veggies, and yes: cheese! Lately I've been catching up on the latest Chris Kresser podcast with... (more)

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Stabby 0 · May 29, 2011 9:30 PM

I don't really think that real food is necessarily hijacking anything. It all appears to depend upon leptin sensivity, which likely predisposes us to becoming slaves to food addiction in the first place.... (more)

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by 12118 · May 21, 2011 8:06 PM

I read about dopamine in connection to food/brain reward pathways all the time. My question is about folks trying to break free of SAD patterns/cravings. People in such a position will be trying to eat paleo whole foods that don't provide the... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 21, 2011 8:06 PM

one non paleo thing that actually works is Maca in your smoothies. It really decreases cortisol and increase progesterone. Also can boost Testosterone in some folks.

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by 12118 · December 04, 2012 9:54 AM

There are so many inspiring paleo success stories shared here that I can't resist asking: Did you use a large and/or small reward system? Of course getting fit and healthy is ultimately the largest reward of all, but what I'd like to know is... (more)

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by 2505 · September 11, 2010 1:59 AM

It's funny that this thread just popped up, because I got to thinking of a question in the same general bucket just last night. On occasion, you may find yourself eating something that doesn't jive with the whole Paleo/Primal thing. I know I've... (more)

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Ed 0 · June 10, 2010 1:34 AM

Interesting question. What you're suggesting is analogous to the "maintenance" phase of immunotherapy, where you may be injected with an occasional dose of bee venom or tree pollen to keep your allergic reactions at bay. Since reactions to... (more)