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