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by 0 · September 26, 2014 at 4:22 AM

Hi, iI have been doing a lose paleo diet for the past few months as a teenager and have felt quite good... Unfortunately, recently I have been trying to gain a bit of weight due to losing too much... At first I got scared and ate a few granola... (more)

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by 0 · September 28, 2014 at 4:09 AM

I have been eating mostly paleo since October and have been feeling much healthier. However early this week I went on a white sugar binge and ate a crazy amount of sugar. Within 24 hours I developed a really nasty cold.. Could the two be related? (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I certainly do not make a habit of binging. I don't even have a "cheat" day or meal because I'm someone where if I let myself have a little I'll let myself have a lot. But on the unfortunate circumstances where it does happen, what do you... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Whenever I eat too many carbs I make sure to fast until dinner the next evening (24 hours) and I do some intense exercise when I get up in the morning to burn off the sugar, I know these two things help with stabilizing the excess sugar in my... (more)

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by 15 · about 12 hours ago

I've been paleo going on a month and I've found that, no matter what, once a week I have a cheat meal. Not on purpose, it just works out that way. Anyway, I was wondering what kind of an effect these cheats could have? They're usually all out... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · July 26, 2013 at 1:29 PM

???Is once a week too often for a bad cheat???? "I was wondering what kind of an effect these cheats could have???? From your questions - I always feel kind of sick the next day??? From what you???ve asked and from what information you???ve... (more)

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by 71 · September 25, 2014 at 4:02 AM

I really would like to avoid the first binge. I want to happily take part in the following... "walking" "avoidance" "distractions" "water" "vegetables" "baths" "various body care" "some sucrose alternative" or "read a book" if any of these... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · July 04, 2013 at 12:31 AM

It might be helpful if you could tell us a bit about why you binge. Is it as an emotional coping mechanism for fear/stress/whatever? Food cravings? Boredom? Feeling deprived? You don't even know? What's going through your head leading up to/during... (more)

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by 15400 · about 12 hours ago

I have a question about sugar binge symptoms. I have noticed that sugar binges are especially hard on me. I am just coming out from my three-day sugar binge. It started very innocently - I had some honey. Then I had some raw goat milk. Then some... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · April 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM

you are pushing yourself into a state of metabolic distress which puts stress on all of your bodies functions. from your endocrine system, your liver, your respiration, every part of your body has to work in over drive to figure out what the hell... (more)

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by 40 · September 29, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can explain why the only time I intensely crave sugar is just after I eat something sweet? The only other time I crave sugar is after meals, a small square or two of 85% dark chocolate usually fixes things,... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM

You could have a look into Dr. Jack Kruse's website (OK I know that he is very questioned here but I like his writings a lot and think that have a lot of truth on them at least). He has a lot of explanation related to this, but there's plenty of... (more)

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by 309 · about 12 hours ago

Ok, I'll go first: anything starchy and sugary. The sweeter, the better. Combination of cream and caramel makes me drool like Tom (Jerry's friend). If I don't touch those for a while, the cravings seem to go. But if I so much as put a drizzle of... (more)

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diabeticbinger 0 · February 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I have found if I eat too much simple carbs/starch with Paleo, I will begin to crave sugar. Two or three servings a day (of safe starches or sugary fruit) for several days in row will suffice to start the cravings. If however I rigorously stay... (more)

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by 13 · about 12 hours ago

I eat a low-carb Paleo diet through the week but I eat sugary cheat meals during the weekend. This is a conscious decision, my life would be dull without indulging in bad non-Paleo foods. I feel lean and 'clean' a few days after returning to my... (more)

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james_barlow 0 · February 05, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Completely off topic but.... How freaking empty is your life if eating some sugar on the weekends is enough to make you consider your life not dull. As an aside, if eating sugar really is an exciting addition to your usual routine you have much... (more)

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by 35 · about 12 hours ago

I've been loosely following a paleo diet for a while, because that's what my brain tells me to eat. Mostly meat, vegetables, and very little fruit. However, my brain craves sugar when I'm in a low mood. So I tend to go with my instinct and have... (more)

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MG_1 0 · October 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I'd ask what sugary treats are you bingeing on? Fruit? Chocolate? Ice Cream? Candy bars? Fruit is not bad for your health. Some would say chocolate is good for you, quality high cacao chocolate that is... But if you are eating candy bars or... (more)

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by 410 · about 12 hours ago

This will likely be fairly long, but there are quite a lot of details which might influence your thoughts/ advice so I think it's better than I'm pretty thorough. Stats: 20 years old, female, only living at home over the summer/ Christmas and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Leave...right...now. I'm serious, pack your bag and go. Wait tables for the summer, crash on a friend's couch, anything would be better, just get out of there. The binge eating will never be controlled as long as you are in that abusive... (more)

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by 10 · September 28, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Hi Paleohackers - I've been on the paleo-primal lifestyle for the past month, albeit not perfectly. My "20%" comes from about 200 calories from dairy a day (full-fat; blue cheese crumble on salad; cheddar shreds in omelette) and 200 calories a day... (more)

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Carissa_2 0 · June 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Hi there! A subject near and dear to my heart. My answer is going to have nothing to do with paleo. I know exactly what you mean by head hunger. I go to group therapy for food addiction and this is something we talk a lot about, except we call... (more)

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by 971 · about 12 hours ago

I've been doing great on (mostly) paleo. Lost some pounds, more even energy, clearer head. Last few days I drank some cokes, ate some cake and candy and some pizza. Ok, so now getting back on track. I am feeling strung out! brain foggy, sleepy.... (more)

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Paleoette 0 · May 08, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I really hate the post-binge brain fog. Here are some strategies that have helped me in the past: Nap. Be prepared for some really vivid and strange dreams. Drink a LOT of water. Like double your usual amount. For the next 2-3 days. You'll... (more)

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by 333 · about 12 hours ago

I just ate a whole loaf of bread and half a jar of almond butter with half a jar of jam jelly, granted its the Trader Joe's low calorie bread at 40 calories/slice, now I'm ordering a burger, a slice of cake and chocolate mail shake, how do I stop?... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · April 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

First off, I'd ask what kind of bread you are eating. If it is wheat bread (even sprouted) you are exposing yourself to exorphins (morphine-like compounds) that, in certain individuals, and in certain individuals more than others, make bread an... (more)

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by 1295 · about 12 hours ago

Seriously. This always happens to me, and I don't understand why sugar consumption would cause breast tenderness. Care to enlighten me?

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Lyndsay 0 · April 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM

My ob/gyn told me that sugar, as well as caffeine, can cause imflammation in breast tissue. I have fibrocystic tissue. The avoidance of sugar, caffeine, red meat, soy, and the addition of iodine-rich foods has eased the soreness, hardness, and... (more)

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by 15400 · about 12 hours ago

Dear Paleohackers, I have a problem that I want you to help me with. I am open to any ideas so I am asking you please NOT down vote anybody - any ideas are welcome. Here is the thing. My body seems to function in cycles: I eat super healthy... (more)

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Ralph_Furley 0 · February 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM

My name is Ralph Furley and I'm a junk food junkie. I've always liked junk food and it has always gotten in the way of having the best health that I could have and the best body that I could actually have. I've been in decent shape, but never... (more)

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by 360 · about 12 hours ago

I've spent a few weeks now with this cycle of bingeing on grains and sweets. I go a couple days eating well, then I pig out on unhealthy foods like cookies or anything I can find. Before paleo, I was slightly bulemic (binge-starve), but I had that... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 03, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Why do you want to be moderate in your approach? Personally, it sounds like you have an extreme issue, and trying to solve it with a half measure is verbatim "faileo", and yes, you will fail. While there are many differences in what "Paleo" is,... (more)

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by 300 · about 12 hours ago

I've been strictly Primal (I love dairy mkay?) for 9 months now. It's been a great ride and a pretty easy one at that. My only issue is that I get a massive burst of energy after dinner and find myself snacking in order to drive my insulin... (more)

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Anthony_DAmato 0 · January 31, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Carbs before bed shut down my body like crazy... I'm out COLD, yet my body is working hard to burn it and I'm overheating. It's such a weird feeling that I just don't like anymore. I've turned to calming and chamomile teas (check ingredients for... (more)

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by 688 · about 13 hours ago

I went on a little bit of a sugar bender yesterday. I didn't have any gluten, but I consumed way more table sugar and fructose than I normally do. Before that, I was eating VLC as I am trying to lose weight. Anyway, today I feel like complete... (more)

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Kasra 0 · October 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

When you eat sugar, you are rewarded with a little release of dopamine to the brain. When you eat a lot of sugar, you are rewarded with a flood of dopamine to the brain. This massive surge in dopamine causes the receptors to downregulate,... (more)

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by 2178 · September 29, 2014 at 3:17 AM

I've been paleo for several months, and I love it. However, put me in a social situation where there are chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, and it's all over. I'm powerless. (Forget the salty snacks, though -- chips and pretzels don't... (more)

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Jac_1 0 · September 05, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Hypnosis is OK, but the effects don't last long at all so it's an expensive and time consuming option. I have very similar issues around sugar, and through trial and error have found that I need to have a daily intake of good carbs, very little... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Been cross fitting for 3 months now and trying to keep paleo but my problem is sweets, sugar, even splenda would do it for me but I know this is something I need to give up. What are my options? I Don't think I can give up sugar/ fructose!

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vdh1979 0 · September 04, 2011 at 8:07 PM

You can totally do it. I've been sweetener free for 2 months or more now. Even the 90% dark chocolate is sweet now when I try it. I even like the unsweetened baker's chocolate now. Just try walking away from it for a week and you'll find you... (more)

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by 333 · about 13 hours ago

I have generally eaten healthy for the last year and been strict Paleo (no dairy, no nuts, minimal wine, but some berries) since January, and stay fairly active. I've leaned out over the last year and lost a few % of body fat since going Paleo.... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 04, 2011 at 1:03 PM

While there may be some nutritional components that you can tweak (healthy sweet foods, following a program like Whole30, etc.) I think that you are experiencing the effects of emotional and/or psychological issues. I have worked with weight-loss... (more)

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by 333 · about 13 hours ago

I am 27, 5'5, ~100 lbs, small frame and relatively lean (my Tanita monitor says I oscillate between 11-13% Body fat but i don't really believe that) with trouble spots that i want to be rid of. I have been pretty intense with my workouts and... (more)

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Forrest 0 · May 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM

It sounds to me like you're creating a large calorie deficit with your workouts, and you have no real weight to lose. It's no surprise to me that you are having intense cravings for sugar. I'd add fat and low GI carbs PWO....maybe some... (more)

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by 1159 · about 13 hours ago

Lately i've been craving sugar like crazy and instead of going for crap foods i decided to get me some honey (the regular stuff you find at supermarkets). The problem is, once i start eating it, it's as if someone is forcing me to eat it, i simply... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · February 16, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Commericial processed honey is nothing like the raw unprocessed stuff. I have tried several different brands of raw. "Really Raw" makes a nice one, with crispy chewy cappings on the top layer in the jar. I also take active manuka honey, which is... (more)

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by 4086 · about 13 hours ago

Very interesting questions/posts lately concerning IF and extended fasting. I have read the books of Taubes, Wolf, Pilon and other assorted guru's blogs and have not seen a lot of data concerning extended fasting. Thanks to Paleohacker Rob Sacks... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 14, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Hi Leah. Thanks for mentioning that my earlier posts were helpful. I really appreciate it! It takes a long time to lose carb cravings completely. In my case, over a year. Like Eva said, ketosis and loss of carb cravings are two different... (more)